Please join us on February 2nd as we launch our Kickstarter campaign for Consent-Based Sex Education: Parenting Teens in an Internet Age. We have a $15,000 funding goal to support publication in August 2015 including summer internships for former Double Take coauthor Katie Guyot and our teen production assistant. We have great premiums for pledges as low as $11 and a great message for parents to catch them up on what today's teens are facing.
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In this video Dr. Wes and Katie give a brief overview of Consent-Based Sex Education and how parents can use the PLUS model (Pause, Listen, Understand, and be Sex-Positive) to prepare for difficult conversations their teens may bring to them or vice versa. Our Kickstarter begins February 2nd. Please come back here for the link. Every pledge includes copies of the book and other premiums
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Family Psychological Services is owned and operated by Wes Crenshaw, PhD. He and his three associates see a broad clientele from Lawrence and Douglas County. Dr. Wes also sees Kansas City Metro clients two days a week at our office in Prairie Village. Kelsey will begin seeing clients on Fridays in Prairie Village in March.
2015 will be a big year for FPS, with state-of-the-art medication management services to clients seen here for psychotherapy services, emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, ePrescribing, convenient client access, and empirically valid protocols.
Please hang in there. We know it's currently very difficult to get an appointment, but help is on the way! We appreciate your business and we want to work with you, and we'll be adding staff through 2015 to meet the demand. We'll be teaching these talented new professionals what they need to know to offer the same top-quality service you've come to expect from Family Psychological Services.
We're building on Dr. Wes's 22 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 the time we shake hands and say "good-bye."
Family Psychological Services offers a full range of services for families, children, teens, and college-aged adults and a limited scope of services for adults over age-25.
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ADD AND RELATIONSHIPS. Millions of teens and adults have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Dr Wes says that for most of them, ADHD plays a major role in how they get along with others, especially where family, dating and marriage are concerned. He's joined by author Melissa Orlov to discuss how people with ADHD can make the most of their relationships and how their loved ones can learn to better deal with them.
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Dr. Wes Crenshaw offers thirteen principles for successful living with ADD and ADHD drawn from twenty-two years of experience and 23,000 hours of clinical discussions with hundreds of interesting clients. Written in an entertaining, conversational style for readers aged 15 to 30, Dr. Wes pulls no punches in confronting the cognitive, social, emotional, and academic pitfalls people with ADD face every day. He also helps families, friends, and romantic partners understand a diagnosis of ADD not as something to fear or an excuse, but as a first step on the path to a better tomorrow.
SUCCESSFUL DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT OF ADD & ADHD. What do you think of when you hear "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" or ADHD? Does it bring to mind a hopeful explanation for all sorts of problems that you or your loved one never understood before? Or do you think of a conspiracy between doctors, drug companies, and schools to over-label and over-diagnose kids and adults for just being who they are? We discuss what ADHD is and isn't and how to get a good diagnosis and treatment right from the start.
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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ADHD AND ADD?: Dr. Wes joins Great Day St. Louis on KMOV Channel 4 to talk about I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not and explain why ADHD's branding does more to confuse than enlighten them. Hint: "What do you mean I have ADHD? I'm not hyperactive."
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IS ADD OVER-DIAGNOSED OR UNDER-DIAGNOISED?: We're hearing more about ADD and ADHD every day. But are more kids and adults getting diagnosed than should be? Dr. Wes discusses his new book I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not: Successful Living with ADD and ADHD, and how to get a good diagnosis for your kids or yourself to be sure you're getting the right treatment. As he says, with ADD you go from where you start..
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Wes Crenshaw, PhD is a Kansas Licensed Psychologist who is Certified in Couples and Family Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Wes has been a member of the Lawrence community for over 25 years, having received his PhD from the University of Kansas in 1994. He trained with some of the masters in the field, and is skilled and experienced in working with adults, teens and couples.
Dr. Wes has served Lawrence, Douglas County and the greater Kansas City metro since 1999. He is coauthor of the Double Take column published weekly since 2004 in the Lawrence Journal World. He is a frequent guest in Kansas City area media.
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"When people come to therapy they don't want to talk to a therapist. They want to talk to a person who knows how to do therapy. Regardless of how well you're trained or how much you know, if a therapist can't talk with kids and families like a regular person, he won't be able to communicate the important ideas of therapy. That's how I try to work with my clients -- like a real person who knows something useful that could bring about change."
--Dr. Wes Crenshaw
Kelsey Daugherty, APRN completed her MSN in December. While that's just the first phase of her training at the UMKC, she is now licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and can prescribe all psychopharmeceuticals except stimulants. She has applied for her DEA number and will be able to prescribe stimulant medication by the end of February. We are currently working to get her empaneled with insurance carriers.
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. While building her practice in Lawrence and Prairie Village, Kelsey will continue her graduate program at UMKC to complete the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2017. Kelsey is an amazing addition to our team.
"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. "
Adrian Zelvy is a Kansas Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Adrian completed a MA in Counseling Psychology-Counselor Education specializing in Couple and Family Therapy in 2007 from the University of Colorado-Denver. Prior to working as a therapist, Adrian worked with adults and children with disabilities to re-enter the competitive workforce and as a high school teacher.
Adrian has practiced in the Lawrence community since 2008. Prior to that he worked at the Wyandot Center in Kansas City Kansas as a part of Project Redirect – providing court ordered therapy services to juvenile offenders. Adrian began serving children, teens and families in Lawrence with the Bert Nash Center's Child and Family Services Team in 2008. He uses a collaborative approach that maximizes the strengths of those he works with and empowers change.
"I am not here to fix you, because I do not see you as broken. Instead, therapy is a process of identifying and initiating small shifts in our way of thinking, feeling and behaving that lead to healthier patterns of living with ourselves and others. Sometimes taking the first steps can seem difficult, but rest assured we'll take them together."
--Adrian Zelvy, LCPC
Alisha Saucedo MSW has completed her supervision and has been approved to sit for the clinical social work (LSCSW) licensure exam later this month. She is currently credentialed to see KanCare clients and will apply to insurance panels upon receipt of her independent practice license. Until then, Alisha can see clients for $40 per session or insurance clients for the cost of their copay.
Alisha has practiced school social work in the Topeka area since 2008. She also has experience working in acute psychiatric care, juvenile justice, and the foster care system. She brings to FPS a wealth of experience with younger children, adolescents, and families as well as play therapy, behavior modification, solution focused therapy, and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for adults and children.
"My goal is to provide my clients with the opportunity for change. Whether that's exploring life through play, including the family or community system, or focusing on a solution, my job is to help you reach your full potential.
--Alisha Saucedo, LMSW
Maria Cristina Davila, MD FAPA is 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. She serves as a consulting psychiatrist for Family Psychological Services and collaborating physician for Kelsey.
Intensive Outpatient Services provide a much needed resource for adults and adolescents who require more than weekly or twice monthly outpatient service, but are not in need of inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. You can reach Awakenings at 913-381-8555.
"I believe in real collaboration between patient, therapist, and prescriber. By working as a team we can enhance treatment outcomes.
--Maria Cristina Davila, MD FAPA
Grace, is a Certified Animal Therapist (CAT)*. She assists Dr. Wes by trying to type notes on his laptop during session and napping on the arm of his chair. Lately she's been learning to sit with clients (or on them), but she may ignore you unless you bring string. In fact, she wrote her masters thesis on string theory. Sometimes she plays rough, particularly with boys. Grace likes boys quite a bit. Grace does not like other cats, but she does like puppies as long as they are friendly and cute. She loves birds...which is why we don't usually invite them to session.
If you have allergies to Grace she won't be offended. She can retire to her office or visit with clients in the lobby during your session. Just let us know at the beginning of sessions. Some clients who like cats but are allergic enjoy having this limited exposure to Grace. Dr. Wes does have a HEPA air filter in his office to keep the air clean of allergens.
"Meow. Meow meow meow. Meow. Meow. Purr purr. Snore snore."
*This is a joke. Cats can't be certified as therapists.