Our professional staff have the clinical expertise to address a variety of needs including depression and anxiety in addition to other psychiatric illnesses, family and interpersonal concerns, and stressors which occur throughout the lifespan. Our services emphasize a wellness perspective to assist individuals in regaining positive mental health.
The Counseling Center Staff
|Andrew R. Bennett, LMFT, graduated with a BS in Psychology from Barclay College and a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University. He has extensive experience in community mental health settings serving clients with a variety of mental health needs. He has experience leading parenting classes as well as fatherhood groups. Andrew has worked with children, adolescents, couples, and families. Andrew has also worked closely with foster care children and their families and has expertise in navigating systems of care. Additionally, Andrew has extensive work with people in crisis.|
Angela Watson, LMSW, graduated from Newman University. Angie has completed training from KC Play and is a Play Therapist. Angie has extensive experience using play techniques, attachment work, filial therapy and non-directed child play. Angie’s therapy includes working with parent skills and education. Angie also works with a variety of adult issues such as life cycle transitions, depression, and anxiety and is experienced with more severe psychiatric disorders as well. Angie is a member of National Association of Social Workers.
Audrey L. Martin, M.S., LMFT received her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University in Wichita, KS. Audrey is certified in PREPARE/ENRICH which enables her to offer assessments and feedback for couples considering marriage or for those who have been married for several years and just want to improve their relationship. In addition to working with couples, Audrey also assists individuals and families with a variety of concerns. Some of the issues she has treated include depression, anxiety, addictions, infidelity, communication struggles, divorce, personality disorders, childhood disorders, grief, unplanned pregnancies, parenting challenges, teen issues, and more. Audrey is in the process of completing work for a play therapy certification and enjoys working with children. Audrey is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the Kansas Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
|Harold Wiebe, LSCSW, graduated with a BA in Music/Education from Bethel College, N. Newton, KS and a Masters in Social Work from Wichita State University. He received a clinical license in November of 2008. He has had experience working with Child Protective Services and in medical social work with renal patients. He spent five years working with hospice prior to coming to MHA. Harold has experience providing grief counseling and support for persons suffering with anxiety, depression, serious illness, and loss. Harold is currently working with the Mid-Kansas Senior Outreach Program, providing in-home mental health therapy for older adults.|
Heidi Ogden, M.D, is Board Certified in Psychiatry. She is a graduate of University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Ogden treats all ages of patients, has experience as a military psychiatrist treating active duty and combat veterans. Dr. Ogden is experienced with patients with developmental disabilities and severe mental illness. Her special interests include treatment of mood and anxiety disorders including Bipolar and Obsessive Compulsive disorder.
|Lisa Fuson, LMSW, graduated from Newman University. Lisa has completed training from KC Play and is a Play Therapist. Lisa has experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Lisa gained experience through creating and implementing a program evaluation for a local residential treatment program during graduate school, as well as providing therapy services to adolescents and adults receiving inpatient psychiatric treatment. She previously worked in child welfare and has experience in working with the juvenile court and providing in home-therapy services to families.|
|L’Oreal Gooden, LMFT, LAC, graduated with a BS in Psychology from Wichita State University and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University. L’Oreal has experience working with children, couples, adolescents, and families with various needs. Her interest includes relationship and family issues, self-esteem issues, eating disorders and depression. L’Oreal is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the Delta Kappa International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society.|
|Mariah Warden, LSCSW, LCAC graduated from Newman University. Mariah works with children, adolescents, and families with emphasis on family education. Mariah is experienced working with severe psychiatric disorders with emphasis on those with co-occurring substance use disorders. Mariah also works with trauma, loss and grief, co-dependency issues, self esteem, panic, anxiety, and depression. Mariah is currently in process to become a Play Therapist through Wichita State University with a completion date in May. Mariah is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Mariah is proficient in Korean.|
|Mary C. Jones, LMFT, LAC, graduated with a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University. Mary has over 17 years experience with MHA in working and developing Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs. Mary became Director of the Counseling Center in October 2008. In addition to overseeing the clinic, she maintains a clinical caseload. Mary’s primary emphasis is with PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, marital and relationship issues, family dynamics, and post partum recovery. Mary is a member of Delta Kappa International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.|
|Nathan Kramer, LMFT, LAC, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University in Wichita, Ks. He has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. Nathan has experience conducting group therapy as well as psychoeducational groups. He has provided services for individuals, families, and couples within the Wichita area.|
Terry Anderson, APRN, CNS, BC is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. She is Board Certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Terry provides medication management to people 17 years old and up. She has a special interest working with adults diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness. In addition, she enjoys working with people exploring their spirituality and sexuality. Terry is currently in process to become a Spiritual Director through Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, KS with a completion date in June 2011.
Sarah M. Post, LSCSW graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from the University of Kansas in 2008. Sarah has extensive experience working in suicide prevention and crisis intervention services in Wichita and Kansas City. She has worked in inpatient psychiatric hospitals for both adolescents and adults. She has also completed state and local hospital admission screenings. Her experience has brought her in direct contact with many community agencies including homeless services, child welfare agencies, hospitals, and the judicial system. Sarah has worked closely with these agencies as an advocate to provide comprehensive services for those struggling with mental illness. Sarah is clinical supervisor for MHA’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy program. Sarah is also a member of the Mother’s Embrace team serving the needs of women struggling with postpartum mental health issues.
Brook Pickard, LMSW graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Friends University and a Masters in Social Work from Newman University. Brook has experience in crisis and outreach services in the community with youth ages 2-18 years as well as with families. Brook’s emphasis is with trauma, sexual abuse, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and anger issues.
|Andrea L. Kasper graduated with Bachelors’ degrees in Psychology and Criminology from Kansas State University, and later a Master’s in Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Andrea is the Program Coordinator for the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program at the Counseling Center. She has received extensive and on-going training regarding the DBT model and adults with personality disorders, specifically Borderline Personality Disorder. Additionally, Andrea has worked with children and families in a variety of settings, and has a special emphasis on helping these groups cope with trauma and related issues, as well as children with sexual behavior problems. Andrea is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Psi Chi and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Societies, and was a two time NJCAA Distinguished Academic All-American while a college athlete.|
Ignacio Ayala, LMSW graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wichita State University. Ignacio is a Spanish speaker and a Veteran. He is a national instructor, delivering courses in Health & Safety and emergency response. Ignacio is a Kansas Licensed Emergency Medical Technician Basic and has over 19 years experience responding to crisis and emergencies as a career firefighter. Ignacio has experience working with adolescents and families in a school and home setting. He facilitated adolescent groups in life-skills, leadership, teamwork, goal achievement, careers, and organizing projects. He has also facilitated children, adolescents, and caregivers grief support groups. Ignacio’s areas of special interest include crisis, trauma, loss and grief, and PTSD. Ignacio works with children, adolescents, families, and groups.
Suzie DeVaughn, LMSW, graduated from Wichita State University with a Masters in Social Work. Suzie has completed training in EMDR, Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy, and Psych K. Her special interests include holistic self-care, energy psychology, mindfulness- based and body-centered psychotherapy. Suzie’s clients include adults with PTSD, anxiety, depression, adjustment, and self-esteem issues. Her recent experience included counseling clients at a holistic health center and providing therapy for victims of domestic abuse at a local women’s shelter. She has a Compassion Fatigue Educator Certification from the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology and facilitates Compassion Stress Management training for caregivers. Suzie is a member of National Association of Social Workers and Green Cross Academy of Traumatology.
Rhonda Ashley-Helm is the Manager of the Addictions Treatment Program at the Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas. Rhonda has worked in the Substance Abuse field for over 25 years. She began as a clinician working with the Department of Corrections population. Rhonda has also spent 14 years of her career focusing on Women’s Issues. Throughout the years, Rhonda has volunteered for many projects and agencies, including opening and subsequently running the Brad G Recovery House from 1991 to 2011. Her experience in recovery homes led her to join the administrative team at King’s Treatment Center as the Executive Director of Recovery Homes and Outpatient Services. Since Rhonda has become an Administrator she has been committed to providing new and innovative treatment. In 2011 she decided it was time for a change and left the field to help run her family’s business. The change did not last long for her as she describes it “The Addiction field is her passion”. In January of 2013 Rhonda returned to the addiction field with MHASCK.