Making a Personal Connection
For Change

Wes Crenshaw, PhD ABPP CST

Board Certified in Couples and Family Psychology (ABPP), Certified Sex Therapist (AASECT),

Wes Crenshaw, PhD is a Kansas Licensed Psychologist, author, and media commentator. He's been a member of the Lawrence community for over 34 years and 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 families, teens, and couples. Dr. Wes has owned Family Psychological Services for the last ten years and has served Lawrence, Douglas County, and the greater Kansas City metro with quality psychological services since 1999. He coauthored the Double Take column in the Lawrence Journal-World weekly from 2004 to 2016. He is a frequent guest in Kansas City area media and writes for ADDitude Magazine. Dr. Wes is certified as a sex therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists and works both on specific issues of sexuality as well as offering sexuality-informed therapy for individuals and couples experiencing a wide range of mental health concerns. He is especially skilled at working with teen and young adult clients. He is author of the book, I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not: Successful Living with ADD and ADHD and coauthor with Kelsey Daugherty, DNP of ADD and Zombie: Fearless Medication Management for ADD and ADHD.

Dr. Wes accepts Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, United, Ambetter, and Cigna. He does not accept KanCare (Medicaid), but  appears on the KanCare United and Aetna panels in order to provide supervision to junior staff. Dr. Wes does not accept any form of Medicare.

Dr Wes' Schedule

PLEASE READ BEFORE EXAMINING THE CALENDAR BELOW: Dr. Wes' availability for appointments is listed below. You CANNOT schedule here, only see availabilities. Regardless of availability, Wes 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.


Speak the language of the client...

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."

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Areas of Practice

Adolescents and Young Adults
Since beginning practice in 1992, Dr. Wes has specialized in adolescent psychology, working with hundreds of pre-teens, teens, and young adults, on issues ranging from severe emotional disturbance to sexual identity. Now he's brought that wealth of knowledge to the entire FPS staff.
Relationships and Sexuality
Throughout his entire career, Dr. Wes has understood and worked with the critical aspects of human relationships, love, and sexuality. In 2015 he completed a 195-hour program at the University of Michigan and is certified as a sex therapist by AASECT.
Dr. Wes is author of I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not: Successful Living with ADD and ADHD, and a well known expert in working with young adults with ADHD. He is also an author and blogger for ADDitude magazine.