Recognized Experts in Family Psychology
Professional standards define expertise in the practice of psychology, psychotherapy, and psychiatric nursing. The staff of Family Psychological Services have met and exceeded those standards in their specialties. Wes Crenshaw is Board Certified in Couples and Family Psychology, a Certified Sex Therapist, and holds Health Certificates in Sex Therapy and Sex Education from the University of Michigan. He is the author of several books and a frequent guest on public radio and commercial TV. Kelsey Daugherty holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Missouri, Kansas City and is Board Certified in Psychiatric Nursing. All our professional staff are licensed in Kansas.
Tamara Henley, LCPC holds a masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas. Adrian Zelvy completed an MA in Counseling Psychology-Counselor Education specializing in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Colorado-Denver. Both have been working with children and families for many years, with an emphasis on working with the acting out child and improving and repairing family dynamics. We recently added Susan Chase, LMSW to our staff. She comes with several years of experience and is presently completing her final hours for clinical licensure as an LSCSW. Jordan Mayfield and Annas Boyer are both dually licensed as clinical social workers (LSCSW) and as Licensed Clinlcal Addiction Counselors (LCAC). Kelly Hughes is an LSCSW. All three have extensive experience working with adults and late teens across a wide range of mental health difficulties.
Just as importantly, our staff knows how to make a personal connection for change with children, adolescents, families, and adults. These are not always "feel-good" relationships because therapy is rarely an easy journey. But the relationships we build are authentic, direct, and benevolent. Our goal is to work as a team to help you and your family succeed. If you're bringing children or teenagers to therapy, please assure them before the first visit that we see them as vital members of our team and always afford them a voice in treatment.
You're putting your faith in us and our organization to handle your case confidentially, professionally, and skillfully. Family Psychological Services will work to earn that trust.
Please take a look at our staff profiles at the bottom of this page. Click below each picture to learn more about the staff member and to find out if and when they have openings for new clients. Family Psychological Services is building on Dr. Wes's 25 years of experience in business and mental health service delivery to enhance what you and your family get out of treatment, from the time you make your first call to our office, until we shake hands and say "good-bye."
Kelsey Daugherty, DNP is licensed to provide medication management services in Kansas. Family Psychological Services offers integrative treatment, meaning that we draw together medication and psychotherapy into a single treatment model to maximize outcomes. This is the best-practices standard in the mental health community as reflected in treatment guidelines from every national professional organization.
This means that we do not offer any free-standing medication management to clients who are not in ongoing psychotherapy services. This does not mean that you have to "see a therapist first," before getting medication. It means that medication clients must maintain an ongoing treatment relationship with our therapy staff until we determine as a team that they're ready to go "meds-only" with our office or are ready to be referred to another provider who does non-integrative treatment.
Due to limits on her time, Kelsey cannot provide medication management services for other therapists. Clients of other providers who are interested in medication services should seek a referral from their therapist for a psychiatrist, PCP, or APRN who has an established relationship with that clinic.
Our goal in these policies is to improve outcomes and maximize the benefits you get from your experience at Family Psychological Services.
Intensive Outpatient Services Through Awakenings KC
Some clients need more than weekly or twice-weekly therapy. When that need arises, we refer to Awakenings KC, an Intensive Outpatient Program. Awakenings is owned and operated by Maria Cristina Davila, MD FAPA, a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst. She owns and operates Awakenings Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adults and adolescents with mental health and substance abuse concerns at 83rd and Mission in Prairie Village. Dr. Davila also serves as a consulting psychiatrist for Family Psychological Services and collaborating physician for Kelsey Daugherty, APRN. You can reach Awakenings at 913-381-8555.