Our team at Wichita Family Counseling offers a range of services, including marriage counseling, individual therapy, family therapy, play therapy, and family/parenting consultation and education. Feel free to contact a team member directly to inquire about their services or send a general inquiry now. We welcome your contact and look forward to the opportunity to serve you.
Brooke Strathe, LCMFT
Brooke is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist with a focus on: parenting teens struggling with depression and anxiety or self-harm; individuals suffering physical and emotional trauma; couples therapy; and families and individuals with chronic illness. She believes each session is the client’s time and space to bring forward current struggles or areas of life they’d like to improve, as the therapy session is one of the few places someone is able to authentically share struggles without judgment. Brooke welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with clients to develop realistic solutions and provides support to help clients make the changes they desire at their own pace. As needed, she integrates with clients’ physicians or other providers to develop a coordinated care plan.
Brooke has additional training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), the Prepare/Enrich program, and Crisis Intervention. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance and KanCare plans.
Read more about Brooke in her Psychology Today profile.
Mika Gross, M.S. – Parent Educator and Family Consultant
Mika is a 25-year master-level professional in family systems, organizational management, and program development. She is co-owner of Wichita Family Counseling and founder of The Parent’s Place, a parenting education and consultation service. Mika offers one-on-one private consultation, group education courses and parenting courses, child and adolescent development education, behavior and emotional management training, co-parenting sessions after divorce, couples parenting sessions to improve alignment, and step-and blended family support. She is also an Independent Facilitator of Love and Logic® parenting programs. She commits to creating a supportive and compassionate environment, centered on positivity and learning, that appreciates the complexities of family life, work life, and parenting. Mika also provides single consultation sessions and referrals for parents unsure of the right resources for their family or child. You can email Mika above or visit www.theparentsplace.com to learn more about parenting support and education services and view group classes.
Sabrina Hooks, LCMFT, RPT
Sabrina is an experienced, licensed clinical marriage and family therapist and a registered play therapist. She has a passion for working with people of all ages and issues and providing them with genuine support, compassion and honest feedback. Sabrina specializes in working with youth and adults, couples, and families struggling with marital conflict, blended families, adoption, depression, anxiety and grief, in addition to postpartum depression. Sabrina says, “I believe that in therapy, it is most helpful to speak to someone who is neutral, non-judgmental, supportive and outside of our life circumstances. I strive to be that person for my clients.”
Lanice Reiswig, MEd, LPC
Lanice is a licensed professional counselor and play therapist. She is a graduate of Wichita State University and Tabor College. As a mother, grandmother, teacher, advocate, career/school counselor, professional counselor and play therapist, her interests have always revolved around children and young people. She believes play is the language of children and finds play therapy is particularly useful in treating children on a nonverbal level, allowing them to experience a cathartic intervention which provides comfort and promotes healing.
Lanice also works with clients of all ages addressing issues like anxiety, depression, self-harm, co-dependency, geriatric concerns, and family, marriage and relationship issues in an open and non-judgmental atmosphere. Lanice uses principles in Cognitive-Behavioral, Existential, Solutions-Focused and Client-Centered Therapies to help her clients achieve psychological, emotional, relational, spiritual, and physical wellness, while developing the insight and skills to grow rewarding relationships and a fulfilling life. Lanice is a Christian and recognizes the beneficial role faith can play in treatment and recovery.
Learn more about the benefits of play therapy at www.a4pt.org
Meredith Miller, LCMFT
As a Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist, Meredith Miller has 17 years of clinical experience assisting individuals, couples, and families. Meredith understands that there is no greater source of meaning in our lives than our relationship with ourselves and with others. She offers a supportive environment and provides valuable resources to cultivate meaningful healing, growth & transformation. Meredith specializes in adult individual work, couples, and family systemic work.
Meredith’s approach to treatment is from an Acceptance and Commitment perspective that uses mindfulness and acceptance techniques to help clients make meaningful change. Meredith specializes in a variety of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, difficult transitions, unresolved trauma and relational conflict including intimacy issues, growing apart and extramarital affairs. Meredith accepts most major insurances and has evening and weekend appointments available.
Julie Miller, LCMFT, CST
Julie is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. She strives to provide couples and individuals with a safe environment to examine aspects of their sexuality and relationships through accurate and reliable information they may not otherwise have access to.
In addition to working with sexual concerns, Julie has a passion for helping individuals through struggles with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Her therapy is trauma informed to address symptoms of PTSD and Acute Stress through hypnotherapy and mindfulness-based skills. She periodically runs groups for those who desire to develop these skills more fully. Julie accepts most insurances and is currently accepting new clients.
Learn more about Julie at www.therapywithjulie.com
Jana Hinz, LCMFT, LMAC
Jana is a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist and a licensed masters addiction counselor. She is passionate about helping others transform their lives by renewing their minds. Jana uses brain-based therapies to support her clients in moving toward health and improved quality of life and relationships.
Jana has extensive experience working with individuals in active addiction and transitioning into early recovery. She believes that addiction begins as an attempted solution to a painful problem and that recovery is achievable and sustainable. Jana also has personal and professional experience in managing chronic pain. She looks for emotional conditions that may be exacerbating the physical pain and teaches emotion-regulation skills aimed at relieving symptoms of pain as well as the underlying trauma, depression or anxiety.
Jana is an Adjunct Professor at Friends University and offers individual and group supervision to marriage and family therapists working toward clinical licensure. She is available and excited to present on topics including addiction and recovery; chronic pain; ACEs and the influences of trauma; brain-based integrative therapies; post-traumatic growth; and her brain-based therapy model, BrainPlans℠.
Amy Glendening, M.Ed, LCPC
Amy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Play Therapist who works with children and adults, three years and older. She has 10 years of experience in the professional counseling role with six years focused in the school setting as a Behavior Specialist. Her primary focus is working with school aged children to help build success in their daily lives at home, in school, and in the community. Amy believes that understanding how the brain works and affects an individual is crucial to implementing positive change in those that she works with. She understands that behavior is a form of communication and it is vital to listen to what those behaviors are saying in order to advocate for their needs. Amy encourages collaboration to ensure meaningful and mindful emotional health for her clients.
Janel Hartwell, LMFT
Janel is a Marriage and Family Therapist who has specific experience working with individuals, couples, and families who have been impacted by a significant medical diagnosis or who suffer from a chronic illness. Janel has a passion for working with clients of all ages struggling with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and relationship difficulties. She works collaboratively with clients towards reaching identified goals and navigating the adversity they are currently facing.
Janel has additional training in Sand Tray, Play Therapy, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Katrina Zachary, LMFT