Making a Personal Connection
For Change


Our clinical staff works under the direction of Dr. Wes Crenshaw, who has specialized in adolescent psychology for his entire practice. We know how to form the critical relationships necessary to improve outcomes, even with difficult teens...

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Parenting children with behavioral or psychological problems can be frustrating. Adrian Zelvy, Tamara Henley, and Alisha Saucedo work with families to reduce intensity and frequency of conflict, and to curb distressing behaviors...

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While Family Psychological Services specializes in adolescent, child, young adult, and family psychology, we do see clients age 25+ in a limited scope of practice, mostly for issues surrounding relationships, sexuality, anxiety, ADHD, and situational depression...

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Newest Blog Entries and Recent Media Appearances

We're now blogging on our national platform, In addition to original content by the writers at Family Psychological Service, we're featuring media appearances from Fox4, KCUR, KLWN, St. Louis Public Media and others. Readers are invited to post questions and we'll answer them online.

Of course, our blog is not a substitute for seeking mental health services. If you have a specific need that goes beyond this publication, please contact our office staff or another provider in the community.

Other recent media appearances are listed below, but we'll be moving them to the blog as time allows.

- Fox4 Morning Show: Valentines Day is long gone and so are some of those romances. For Teens and YAs, Breaking Up is Hard to Do. Click the icon below to watch:

Dr. Wes appears the fourth Thursday of every month in the 9:00am hour on Fox4...
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- Fox4 Morning Show: The responsibility every kid wants....and many parents ends up with: "I Promise I'll Take Care of It!" Click the Mr. Steve's image below to watch:

- All Sides with Ann Fisher on WOSU 90.7 FM in Columbus: Coping with ADHD:

Dr. Wes makes occasional appearances on WOSU.

- St. Louis on The Air with Don Marsh on KWMU 90.7 FM: ADD and Relationships with author Melissa Orlov discussing how couples can struggle with ADD and how they can learn to cope. Click the STL Public Radio icon below to listen:

Dr. Wes appears on STL On the Air several times a year...
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- ADDitude Magazine: In this webinar from November 2016, Wes Crenshaw is joined by Ryan Sipes to discuss the Good, Bad, and Ugly of video gaming for kids with ADHD. Click the icon below and to the left to download and listen

Dr. Wes contributes to both the online and print forms of these local and national publications
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Visitors Since Aug 12, 2016


The Largest Private Mental Health Practice in Lawrence

2601 W 6th Suites A and C
Lawrence, KS 66049-4319
Phone: 785-371-1414

Growing to Better Serve Lawrence & Douglas County

With seven full time, licensed, clinical staff, Family Psychological Services (FPS) is the larges private practice in Douglas County. FPS is owned and operated by Wes Crenshaw, PhD, a Lawrence psychologist with 26 years of experience, including 17 years providing services in Lawrence. He and his six associates see a broad clientèle of children, teens, adults, couples and families from Lawrence, Douglas County, and the KC Metro. Feel free to browse this website to learn more about our scope of practice and the services we provide.

We have two recent additions to our staff. They're both veteran social workers with experience in diverse areas of practice. Annas Boyer, LSCSW, LCAC is taking new clients daily now, but still has good slots available for new clients. She's a good fit for the teens or adults, including those with subtance abuse issues-an area of practice we're opening due to expressed need in the community. She also does relationship therapy and individual work on other areas of concern with adults and teens. Kelly Hughes, LSCSW has worked with teens and adults for several years and specializes in problems of eating and trauma recovery. She'll begin taking clients on June 6th, so call 785-371-1414 now to reserve an intake slot before her schedule begins to fill.

FPS is now operating out of both Suite A and C of the 2601 West 6th Building and will expand further in August 2017 to meet the rising need in our community. PLEASE NOTE: We recently moved our business office from Suite A to Suite C to facilitate that expansion. New clients please come to Suite C at your first appointment. We now have an electronic check in system, so when you arrive for your appointment your therapist will be immediately alerted whether we have staff in the business office or not.

In tandem with psychotherapy, Family Psychological Serivces offers state-of-the-art medication management, emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, ePrescribing, convenient client access, and empirically valid protocols. We believe in building a strong face-to-face relationship with our medication clients in an unrushed, accessible, and consistent atmosphere you can count on.

Kelsey Daugherty, DPN completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice on May 14th 2017 after practicing at the masters level for two years at Family Psychological Services. Dr. Kelsey is now transitioning from part- to full-time practice and is in the office Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. She'll add a fourth day over the summer. She also offers two Walk-in Medication Consults for existing clients each day she is here, one at 8am and another at 5pm. To use the walk-in consult, clients must be stable on medicaion 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. Walk-ins are not available for non- or new clients or clients whose medications are not yet stablized.

New Video: Collin's First Session with Grace, CAT

Collin isn't happy. His parents are going through a divorce and he's frustrated and angry. The last thing he wants to do is talk about it with a therapist. He's in for a surprise when he meets his new therapist, Grace, CAT. This is the first in a series of videos designed for kids and adults to make seeking therapy less daunting. Click the video below to watch.

Immediate Availabilities for Adolescence and Adult Clients

For the first time in several years, FPS will have no waiting list for teens and adults through the end of 2017. While established staff have less availability due to ongoing caseloads, our new staff are open for both day and evening appointments. The more flexible your time and desired therapist, the quicker we can get you in.

Family Psychological Services is busy and expanding for a reason. We invite you to find out why.

Constantly Enhancing Our Services to Clients
and the Community

Dr. Wes is training all our staff, new and seasoned, to offer the top-quality service you've come to expect from Family Psychological Services. We're currently learning the research proven Gottman to enhance our services to those seeking relationship therapy. Dr. Wes was recently certified as a Sex Therapist by The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Alisha Saucedo is just beginning her training in sex therapy. In November, Wes attended a four-day intensive workshop with the luminaries of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and has begun using this model with his clients. Adrian Zelvy just returned from a training on Parent Coordination and is now offering extended services in co-parenting consultation for cases of divorce and custody.

This is an exciting time for Family Psychological Services as we grow to meet the need for services in our community. Join us to learn why FPS is where families want to be for mental health services.

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Kansas City Metro

We welcome KC Metro clients and see quite a few of them. Our Lawrence office is about four minutes off Exit 202 on the Kansas Turnpike (I-70). From some parts of Kansas City, it's a quicker drive to Lawrence than to distant parts of the metro. For those in southern Johnson County, the Lawrence Southeast Trafficway now makes travel via K-10 to Iowa Street much easier and safer.