Making a Personal Connection
For Change

Kelsey Daugherty, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Kelsey Daugherty holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She has worked at Family Psychological Services since January 2015. She can prescribe all psychopharmaceuticals including stimulants under protocol with Ryan Neuhofel, DO MHP.

Prior to graduate school, Dr. Kelsey attended KU for two years before transferring to Avila University where she received her BSN. She began her career at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston after spending a summer in Tanzania working at Bugando Medical Center. She completed practica at Awakenings KC, the KU Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic, Stormont-Vail West, and St. Luke's.

At Family Psychological Services, our medication management approach is just like our approach to therapy--we build relationships with our clients and families and then follow those cases closely to maximize outcomes. We're all on the team. That will definitely take up more of your time than a five-minute med check, but it will add piece of mind to your or your child's treatment.

Dr. Kelsey holds two walk-in medication consultations a day, three days a week from 8 to 9am and from 5 to 6pm. The days may vary week to week, so check out Kelsey's Twitter feed (@KelseyDNP) or if you don't have Twitter go to our Medication_Management page where it is live-posted. There Kelsey posts updates on walk-in times including last minute changes due to weather or illness. You can also call 785-371-1414 to find out upcoming dates. Walk-in consultation has proven very popular so, come at the beginning of the hour to get your place in the queue. All walk-in clients must have an open chart at FPS, be stable on medication or need only minor changes in dosage which can be completed in a 10 to 15 minute appointment. Clients are seen on a first-come first-serve basis. Learn more about our medication policies here.

Dr. Kelsey's Schedule

PLEASE READ BEFORE USING THE SCHEDULING CALENDAR BELOW: Kelsey's availability for appointments is listed below. Please note that you CANNOT schedule here, only see availabilities. Contact the office at 785-371-1414 to schedule or if you are a new client, fill out the ask about services form. Due to how Google masks event details, the availability is listed as "busy." This means that anything that shows up as "busy" is actually OPEN for an appointment.



Begin with good communication...

Good medication management begins with good communication between the client, the therapist, and the prescriber. Sometimes clients come in feeling they've been on a psychiatric conveyor belt. My goal is that everyone I work with leaves feeling they've been listened to and understood."


Areas of Practice

Choosing to have your child on prescription medication can be a stressful decision for many families. Knowing this, Kelsey will help guide your family through this process and provide education to help you become an expert on your child’s medication. Your child’s safety is Kelsey’s top priority, and she will closely monitor them with more frequent follow-up appointments when first starting medication.
Adolescents and Young Adults
Psychopharmaceuticals are not one-size-fits all. When you are working with Kelsey, she will make recommendations customized to fit you, whether you are a pre-teen, teen, or young adult. Whether this is your first time being prescribed medication, or you have undergone medication trials in the past, Kelsey will listen to your experiences and develop a treatment plan as unique as you are.
Assessment and Collaboration
Although Kelsey specializes in psychopharmaceuticals, she also considers the role physical health can play in many psychiatric conditions when developing treatment plans. With careful, ongoing assessment, Kelsey may order lab testing, make recommendations for referral, or consult with your existing specialist or healthcare provider, as she believes in close collaboration between specialties.