Staff

eva-brown.jpgEva Brown, ARNP, MDIV, has been in private practice in the Topeka community since 2000. Her education and work experience allow her to work as a nurse practitioner with individuals, couples, families and groups of all ages who are facing crises, transitions, loss, relationship or parenting challenges. She specializes in the following areas of treatment:

*Depression and anxiety
*Medication management
*EMDR for treatment of past trauma or phobias
*Spiritually-based psychotherapy
*Mood disorders
*ADD/ADHD in adults and children over the age of 10
*Eating disorders/binge eating

Ms. Brown received her BS in Nursing degree at Fort Hays State University and her Master in Nursing from Kansas University. She also holds master degrees in education and divinity.

Her practice is open to clients ages 10-100.

Ms. Brown is currently on the following insurance panels:

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Century Health Solutions
  • Medicare
  • Principal
  • Tricare

Contact your insurance provider directly to determine if Ms. Brown is a provider for your network and to obtain specific benefit information for either in-network or out-of-network benefits.


paula-clanton.jpgPaula J. Clanton, LSCSW, is a native Topekan and a graduate of the University of Kansas. She obtained her Master of Social Work degree in 1992 and is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker. Her undergraduate and graduate training was with the Menninger Clinic and her post-graduate training included psychiatric social work from The Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences. She completed individual, group, marital and family coursework there as well.

Ms. Clanton provides individual, relationship and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults. She specializes in:

*Co-parenting therapy
*Depressive and anxiety disorders
*Post-traumatic stress disorders
*Grief and bereavement
*Attention Deficit Disorders
*Divorce impact on children and families
*Alcohol and drug abuse
*Stage of life issues
*Parenting education
*Consultation and referrals

Ms. Clanton is currently on the following insurance panels:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Magellan
  • Preferred Health Systems
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Medicare
  • Century Health
  • Kansas Health Solutions (Medicaid)

Contact your insurance provider directly to determine if Ms. Clanton is a provider for your network and to obtain specific benefit information.


steveSteven M.S. Halley, LSCSW has been in private practice for over ten years. Receiving his Masters in Social Welfare from Kansas University in 1996, Steve has developed a practice that has focused both on individual and couples therapy. In addition to his years as a therapist, in the last 20 years, Steve has experienced working as a Wilderness Counselor and a Court Services Officer. He has developed specialized skills in working with teenagers, troubled relationships, and with those who use violence and abuse in relationships. Steve has earned a reputation of being able to connect with even the most troubled youth and adolescents.

In addition to his private practice, Steve has been active on the State level. Steve is a board member of the Governor’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board. He has also assisted the Attorney Generals office in developing state wide tools for use in domestic violence programming. He has conducted trainings throughout Kansas on topics that include, Building a Therapeutic Relationship, The Art of Facilitation in Domestic Violence Programs, and Parenting without Punishment.

Steve, along with his wife Dorthy, wrote “Halley’s Alley” in 2006. This book is a collection of short articles covering a wide range of individual and family issues including marriage, parenting, grief and loss, trauma, domestic violence, and other social concerns. “Halley’s Alley” has become a popular book for those interested in self-help.

Steve has formal training in:

*Child and Family Mediation
*Case Management for High Conflict Couples
*The Gottman Institute, Marriage Counseling
*Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
*Treating the child victim of Sexual Abuse
*Duluth Model of Domestic Violence Facilitation
*The Mankind Project. (The art of working with Men)

Clients, who commonly come to see Steve, come to get assistance with:

*Improving their marriage
*Parenting and Co-parenting challenges
*Grief and loss
*Ending violence in their relationship
*Depression and anxiety relief
*Repairing childhood wounds
*Recovering from Trauma
*Divorce recovery for both adults and youth

Mr. Halley is currently on the following insurance panel:

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas

Contact your insurance provider directly to determine if Mr. Haley is a provider for your network and to obtain specific benefit information.

 


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Elizabeth R. Hatcher, MD, is a Board-certified psychiatrist, a graduate psychoanalyst and an experienced psychopharmacologist. Providing psychoanalysis, cognitive-psychodynamic therapy and medications, she sees adult patients distressed by disturbances in their attention, eating, mood, personality and self-perception. She welcomes adults who have borne chronic or acute stress including sexual abuse from childhood or later, and who now suffer with mental disorders related to those experiences. Veterans are welcome.

Dr. Hatcher is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed her Residency in Adult Psychiatry at the Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences and her psychoanalytic training at the Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis and the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute. She is licensed in the states of Kansas and Florida. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Hatcher is currently on the following insurance panels:

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Century Health Solutions
  • Medicare
  • Preferred Health Systems
  • ValueOptions

Contact your insurance provider directly to determine if Dr. Hatcher is a provider for your network and to obtain specific benefit and authorization information.


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Patricia “Pat” Hyland, RN, LSCSW, works with individuals, couples and families.   Her goal is to begin where you are, support your growth, personally and spiritually, reduce your anxiety and assist you and your family toward a happier, more functional and balanced life.  Problems and difficulties as well as strengths will be addressed.   She specializes in loss, transitions, adjustment to illness, trauma, divorce, adolescent transition and death.   She is a Family Systems Therapist and believes that individual and family issues are interrelated.  Clearly identifying your concerns and goals will be essential for forward movement.

* Individual, Couples and Family Counseling
* Individual and Family Business Coaching
* EMDR, EFT
* Relaxation & Hypnosis Techniques
* Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
* Self-Integration Model
* Inner Counselor Process

Ms. Hyland welcomes new referrals.

Ms. Hyland is currently on the following insurance panels:

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Medicare

Contact your insurance provider directly to determine if Ms. Hyland is a provider for your network and to obtain specific benefit information.


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Terry Janzen, LSCSW, AAPS graduated from the University of Missouri in 1985, and his License in Clinical Social Work in 1990, and he is licensed as an Addiction Prevention Specialist in Kansas. He has an extensive background in addiction treatment, having worked in inpatient, outpatient and aftercare programs. He worked at Children's Hospital at Menninger for six years as a substance abuse counselor and since has worked for the past 14 years at a community based outpatient mental health program in Missouri where he has worked with individuals, families, adults and adolescents with a variety of mental health and substance abuse issues.

*Alcohol and Drug Abuse Issues
*Dual Diagnosis Issues
*Mood disorders
*ADHD/ADD
*Family Counseling, Individual Counseling
*Grief and Loss
*Shame Based Issues

Mr. Jansen is currently on the following insurance panels:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Century Health
  • CIGNA
  • Kansas Health Solutions (Medicaid)
  • Medicare
  • Preferred Health
  • ValueOptions
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • Coventry

Please contact your insurance provider directly to determine if Mr. Janzen is a provider for your network and to obtain specific benefit information.


joyce-markham.jpgJoyce Markham, MS.Ed, LSCSW, NCPGC With over 25 years working with individuals and families, I have come to believe,   If someone could “fix” their problem themselves, they would.   Coming through the door asking for help is a huge step. For most of us, asking for help is difficult in any situation. 

I want to provide a safe and confidential environment to allow you to explore your issue(s).  Together, we will explore the past, work to accept the present and prepare for the future.  We cannot change the past; but, we can change our perspectives of the past.  With new insight and new tools for communication, we begin to empower ourselves.

I have a strong background working with individuals and families who are struggling with alcohol and other drugs.  I believe in the 12-Step recovery program to support individual and family recovery and use the Bio-Psy-Social Model for relapse prevention.

Addiction is a family illness and there is hope and help available.  Families learn to survive addiction by learning the following rule:

*Do not talk.

*Do not feel.

*Do not trust.

*Just look good.

If you grew up in a dysfunctional home or are a parent or child currently living with addiction, you may need help to break the rules and go beyond survival.

Children especially suffer and feel displaced when a parent works to maintain recovery.
Children need specially designed therapy to learn skills for surviving a dysfunctional family (a family in trouble). Words are cheap and they need to be able to express themselves using experiential tools, such as art, play, and games.

Prior to establishing a private practice in 2001, my work experience focused on addiction.  My experience includes working as a family therapist for 14 years at a hospital based program, as a therapist in an adolescent inpatient and outpatient treatment program and as an outpatient therapist at a mental health center.

Over the years, I have enjoyed group therapy with adolescent incest survivors, family support groups, support groups for children with addictive parents, continuing care groups for individuals following treatment, and support groups for gamblers.

I have been active in the grass roots development of the Kansas Coalition for Problem Gambling.  I currently serve as the President-Elect. I was the first in Kansas to be certified by the American Academy of Problem Gamblers Counselors.  Currently, I am Nationally Certified as a Problem Gambling Counselor.

Ms. Markham received her training at the following institutions:
Ibero Universidad - Mexico City, Mexico
BA Bachelor of Arts Degree - Washburn University 
MS Ed. Master degree in Educational Psychology - Kearney State College, Kearney, Nebraska
MSW Master of Social Work - Kansas University

Ms. Markham holds the following designations:
*LSCSW Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker
*SAP certification, Substance Abuse Professional
*Licensed by the State of Kansas to provide alcohol & drug evals & treatment
*NCGC- National Certified Gambling Counselor

Ms. Markham have extensive experience and training in the following areas:
*Addictions Evaluation & Treatment
(Including alcohol, drug, gambling, internet)
*SAP Evaluations
*Adjustment Issues
*Marital Relationship Issues
*Grief and Loss Issues
*Depression and Anxiety Disorders
*Family of origin issues including physical abuse

Ms. Markham is currently on the following insurance panels:

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • Century Health
  • New Directions
  • ValueOptions
  • Aetna
  • Preferred Health Care

Contact your insurance provider directly to determine if Ms. Markham is a provider for your network and to obtain specific benefit information.


Christi_PetersonChristi Peterson, LCMFT provides therapy for individuals, couples and families.  She specializes in parent/child relational problems, grief/complicated bereavement, couple relational difficulties, anger/stress management, family/couple stress around medical diagnoses, domestic violence, anxiety and/or depression, abuse/trauma/PTSD, pre-marital counseling, post affair and post-divorce therapy. She will see clients as young as five.
Ms. Peterson offers emotion focused parenting classes and emotion focused couple therapy.
Ms. Peterson is currently on the following insurance panels:
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas
  • ComPsych: EAP & Multiplan
  • Coventry
  • Humana EAP: Life Sync
  • Medicaid
  • PHCS Savility
  • PHCS Network
  • Preferred Health
  • Tri Care/Tri West
  • United Health Care
Contact your insurance provider directly to determine if Ms. Peterson is a provider for your network and to obtain specific benefit information.

Tyrus C. Petty, Jr, LSCSW, MDIV. I am a Licensed Specialist Cinical Social Worker in the State of Kansas.   I have, over the last 15 years, enjoyed assisting people to close the gap between where they are right now and where they want to be emotionally and socially in the future.   Together, we accomplish your goals within custom designed individual therapy sessions.

I specialize in assessing and creating treatment plans for adolescent and adult attention deficit disorder.   Attention deficit is often accompanied by coexisting problems such as anger, frustration, nervousness and excessive worry.   Consequently, I strive to identify and treat simultaneous problems that hamper clients from reaching their full potential.

My other areas of interest include:

*Men in crisis
*Relationship difficulties
*Premarital assessments
*Adjustment to divorce
*Gay/Lesbian problems
*Job stress
*Spiritual/religious struggles

I am a graduate of the University of Kansas with a Masters of Social Work.   I am also a graduate of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois with a Masters of Divinity.    I am an advanced practitioner in the John Gottman, PhD, method of couples therapy: a research based method.

Mr. Petty is currently on the following insurance panels:

  • *Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas
  • *Century Health Solutions
  • *Coventry Health Care
  • *Medicare
  • *New Directions
  • *TriCare

Contact your insurance provider directly to determine if Mr. Petty is a provider for your network and to obtain specific benefit information.




Andrew H. Schauer, PhD, has an established private practice working with adolescents and adults. His work and educational experiences have given him a wide knowledge in the following areas:

*Underachievement and social adjustment of adolescent males
*Career issues
*Geriatric concerns
*Adjustment to chronic illness and disability
*Personality assessments
*Vocational assessments

Dr. Schauer holds undergraduate degrees in History and Psychology as well as a Masters in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento. He completed his PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri, Columbia. His professional experiences include work in a variety of clinical and organizational settings as well as publishing in scientific journals in the areas of psychological testing and PTSD.

Dr. Schauer is currently on the following insurance panels:

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Century Health Solutions
  • Managed Health Network
  • Medicare
  • New Directions
  • Preferred Health Care
  • United Health Care

Contact your insurance provider directly to determine if Dr. Schauer is a provider for your network and to obtain specific benefit information.


jer-stonestreet.jpgJeri D. Stonestreet, MSW, LSCSW, has been established in private practice since 1984. She works with children, adolescents, adults, and families providing evaluation and psychotherapy services tailored to the clients’ needs. Jeri received her graduate degree from the University of Kansas and trained with The Menninger Foundation where she completed the two year Post-Graduate Family Therapy Training Program. Jeri has continued in Advanced Marital and Family Therapy Training with master clinical social workers for 25 years.

Throughout her career, Ms. Stonestreet has worked extensively with pediatric and adolescent clients and adults with a variety of issues. Her work experience as a social worker with children and families in the court system, child welfare agencies and medical centers has given her a rich variety of experiences and training in the areas of :

*Divorce Adjustment of Children and Adults
*Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adults
*Emotional adjustment to illness and trauma
*ADHD
*Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
*Alcohol and drug abuse and addiction
*Marital relationship issues
*Grief and loss issues
*Parenting difficult children, teens and young adults
*Adjustment issues with psychiatric and medical difficulties in the family

Ms. Stonestreet welcomes new referrals and will evaluate, together with her clients, the need for or potential benefit of different types of therapy available through her practice and expertise as well as possible referrals to other professionals when another specialist would be better trained to provide treatment.

Ms. Stonestreet is currently on the following insurance panels:

  • *Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas
  • *Century Health Solutions
  • *Medicare
  • *Preferred Health Care
  • *United Health Care

Contact your insurance provider directly to determine if Ms. Stonestreet is a provider for your network and to obtain specific benefit information.

 
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