Making a Personal Connection
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Rosa Knowlton, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

Rosa has a bachelor's degree from the University of Arkansas and a masters from KU. She has experience working as a Bilingual Shelter/Outreach Therapist at a non-profit agency where she provided individual and group therapy. She uses different strengths-based approaches in her work, including solution focused,

Sandtray, EMDR, Psychodrama, Play therapy, and mindfulness/grounding techniques. Rosa values the capacity, skills, knowledge, connections and potential in each client she sees. She works with individuals and families on behavioral problems, family difficulties, abuse and relational concerns. She likes to remind clients that they are the experts in their lives, and works in collaboration with them to provide support and build healthy coping skills.

Rosa tiene una licenciatura de la Universidad de Arkansas y una maestría de KU. Ella tiene experiencia trabajando como terapeuta bilingüe dentro la comunidad/refugió en una agencia no lucrativa donde proporciono terapia individual y grupal. Ella utiliza diferentes enfoques basados en fortalezas en su trabajo, incluyendo soluciones enfocadas, Sandtray, EMDR, psicodrama, terapia de juego y técnicas de atención plena. Rosa valora la capacidad, las habilidades, el conocimiento, las conexiones y el potencial de cada cliente que ve. Ella trabaja con individuos y familias con problemas de conducta, dificultades familiares, abuso y preocupaciones relacionales. A ella le gusta recordar a los clientes que ellos son los expertos en sus vidas, ya que trabaja en colaboración con ellos para brindarles apoyo y desarrollar habilidades de afrontamiento saludables.

Rosa accepts Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Ambetter, KanCare, Cigna, and United Health Care. She does not accept any form of Medicare.

From Dr. Wes: As an LSCSW, Rosa is fully clinically licensed in Kansas, the highest level of qualification sanctioned by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB). She joined FPS after establishing abase in the Lawrence community and has proven herself to be a solid and popular therapist. Rosa is a good match for any family in our area who needs a therapist interested in seeing children, teens, and young adults. If you or your child would like to see Rosa, please fill out an Ask About Services form. She looks forward to joining with you and working toward your goals together.

Rosa's Schedule

PLEASE READ BEFORE EXAMINING THE CALENDAR BELOW: Rosa's availability for appointments is listed below. You CANNOT schedule here, only see availabilities. Rosa's evening and after school schedule is typically filled during the school year with existing clients. Regardless of availability, she may not be taking new clients. The appearance of an opening does not guarantee an appointment, it only allows you to see what is available to request. 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 existing client appointment.



Working toward self recovery...

As a Latina bilingual therapist, I have a passion to help Latinx clients bridge gaps, navigate cultural barriers and over come mental health struggles. I also like working with people of all backgrounds and cultures to identify their strengths and develop coping strategies to live better lives"

Como terapeuta bilingüe, me apasiona ayudar a los clientes latinos a superar las brechas, superar las barreras culturales y superar las luchas de salud mental. También me gusta trabajar con personas de todos los orígenes culturales para identificar sus fortalezas y desarrollar estrategias de afrontamiento para vivir una vida mejor”."

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Areas of Specialization


Children and Teens
Rosa has a passion for helping young people navigate day-to-day stressors that might hinder their quality of life including low self-esteem, anger management, family or interpersonal violence, anxiety and depression.

Niños y adolescentes
A Rosa le apasiona ayudar a los jóvenes a superar los factores estresantes del día a día que pueden afectar su calidad de vida, incluyendo el bajo autoestima, el manejo de la ira, la violencia familiar o interpersonal, la ansiedad y la depresión.


Rosa has experience working with complex trauma and PTSD, and resulting depression, anxiety, self-harming behaviors, flashbacks, nightmares, hyper-vigilance, grief and loss. Rosa is trained in EMDR and Sand Tray therapy. Sand tray therapy is a technique, which can be used to facilitate healing in adults, adolescents, and children, allowing them to express their thoughts and feelings when words alone are not enough. Rosa also uses play therapy techniques to help children process their individual traumas through play.

Rosa tiene experiencia trabajando con traumas complejos y trastorno de estrés postraumático, y la depresión, ansiedad, conductas auto lesivas, recuerdos hirientes, pesadillas, hipervigilancia, duelo. Rosa esta capacitada en EMDR y terapia Sandtray. Sandtray es una terapia que utiliza bandejas de arena, es una técnica que se puede utilizar para facilitar la curación en adultos, adolescentes y niños, permitiéndoles expresar sus pensamientos y sentimientos cuando las palabras por si solas no son suficientes. Rosa también usa técnicas de terapia de juego para ayudar a los niños a procesar sus traumas individuales a través del juego.


Relational Violence
Rosa has experience working with survivors of domestic and relational violence, focusing on psychoeducation, safety planning and empowerment of individuals and families.

Violencia relacional
Rosa tiene experiencia trabajando con sobrevivientes de violencia domestica y relacional, enfocándose en psicoeducacion, planificación de seguridad y empoderamiento de individuos y familias.