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Stepping up to help. These providers support eliminating barriers to

mental health services for farmers.

 

Farmers often talk about the hurdles they face in finding mental health services – long hours; geographic distance to a provider’s office; lack of remote scheduling options; lack of awareness among providers about the culture of farming. The following providers are among those in Kansas who have stepped up to self-declare that they want to help eliminate those barriers. They have experience or backgrounds in farming; they offer telehealth and alternate hours for sessions; and last but not least, they want to help farmers. If you have had difficulty finding a provider, don’t give up.  Please consider reaching out to one of these providers. If they can’t help you, perhaps they can refer you to someone who can.  

This is not an all-inclusive list of providers and does not constitute a referral or endorsement of those listed. You can always check the status of a provider’s license at https://www.kansas.gov/bsrb-verification/

 

Are you a provider and interested in being involved? Please contact Kansas Corn staff member Deb Ohlde at dohlde@ksgrains.com for more information.

Use the map and filters below to explore providers who might fit your needs. Hover over the map points

to see contact information or click on the pin to visit their website. Explore more detail on all providers

below.

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Alicia Polk
Vitalis Counseling

Alicia Polk is Board Certified in Telehealth and offers appointments outside of normal working hours. Specialties include trauma, anxiety and depression, and sleep disturbance. Contact Alicia below for an appointment request. 

Website

Alicia.polk@vitaliscounseling.com 

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Andrea Kasper-Doggett
Goldfinch Therapy and Wellness

Andrea specializes in multiple areas and offers appointments outside of regular hours. These include trauma, divorce, sleep disturbance, anxiety, and depression. She grew up in a rural area and is now based out of Wichita, KS. Contact Andrea below for an appointment request.

Website 

andrea@goldfinchtherapyict.com

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Crystal Leming
Crystal Leming, LCP, CA

Crystal offers her services through telehealth appointments only, but does take appointments outside of normal working hours. She specializes in a variety of areas including domestic violence, trauma, divorce, and anxiety and depression. Crystal lives in Oskaloosa, was born on a farm, and has current farmers as clients. Reach out to Crystal using her contact information below.

Website

crystal@cleminglcp.com

Elizabeth Christians
High Plains Mental
Health Center

Beth provides both telehealth and appointments outside of normal working hours. She specializes in multiple areas ranging from addiction therapy to sleep disturbance. Beth was born on a farm, lives in a rural area and has current farmers as clients. Contact Beth below for an appointment request. 

Website

elizabeth.christians@hpmhc.com

Katie Jo Connor
CrossWinds Counseling
& Wellness

Providing telehealth appointment options, Katie is well aware of the unique lifestyle of agricultural producers. Katie is currently farming, has current farmers as clients, and lives in a rural area. Contact Katie below for an appointment request. 

Website

kconnor@crosswindsks.org

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Katrina Jones
High Plains Mental
Health Center

Katrina Jones is located in Beloit and is engaged in farming with her husband. Katrina specializes in marriage & family, children & adolescents, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions. Connect with Katrina below for an appointment request. 

Website

katrina.jones@hpmhc.com

Lori Brax
Center for Counseling
& Consultation

Providing telehealth appointment options, Lori specializes in multiple areas including family, couples, trauma, and divorce therapy. Born on a farm and with experience of previously farming, Lori is well aware of the lifestyle of farming. Reach out to Lori below for an appointment request. 

Website

lorib@thecentergb.org

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Maureen Francois
Wild Hope

Maureen offers telehealth appointments as well as evening appointments. Maureen has special experience with anxiety and depression, maternal mental health, child mental health, domestic violence, play therapy, family, and trauma therapy. Maureen currently sees farmers as clients and is familiar with the agriculture industry. Connect with Maureen below for an appointment request. 

Website

maureen@wildhopekc.com

Michael Henderson
Common Ground Counseling

Located in Overland Park, Michael specializes in domestic violence, family, sexual dysfunction, trauma, and divorce therapy. He offers telehealth as a therapy option. Michael has past experience running his own farming operation and is familiar with farming as a lifestyle. Contact Michael below for an appointment request. 

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Sidney Vetter
High Plains Mental 
Health Center

Providing telehealth appointment options and appointments after working hours, Sidney specializes in family, couples, trauma, and divorce therapy as well as offering domestic violence, chronic pain, sleep disturbance, and anxiety and depression services. Sidney was born on a farm, currently farms in the area, and has current farmers as clients. Contact Sidney below for an appointment request. 

Website

sid.vetter@hpmhc.com

Tiffany Neely
CrossWinds Counseling
and Wellness

Tiffany does not offer telehealth options, but does allow appointments outside of normal working hours. She specializes in family, couples, trauma, and anxiety and depression. Tiffany was raised on a farm and is has an understanding of an agricultural lifestyle. Reach out to Tiffany below for an appointment request. 

tneely@crosswindsks.org

Amanda Buckner
Buckner Mental Health

Amanda offers appointments outside of regular hours including telehealth. Her specialty is in trauma therapy. Amanda grew up and currently lives in a rural area and understands agriculture and rural life. Contact Amanda below for an appointment request. 

Website

info@bucknermentalhealthservices.com

Claire Lahodny
Lahodny Counseling Services

Claire offers telehealth appointments as well as appointments outside of normal working hours. She specializes in a variety of areas including domestic violence, family and couples therapy, sexual dysfunction, trauma, play therapy, addiction, and divorce. Claire lives in Belleville, was born on a farm, and has current farmers as clients. Contact information for Claire is below. 

Website 

claire.lmfta@gmail.com

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Debby Ponton
Mended Hearts
Counseling

Offering telehealth, virtual visits and after hour options, Debby has experience in many specialties including domestic violence, couples, trauma, addiction, divorce, sleep disturbance, and group therapy. She currently resides and works in Abilene, Kansas but has also started to work out of the SONshine Christian Church in Smith Center. Contact Debby below for an appointment request. 

Website

debby.ponton@mendedheartscounselingks.com

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Kailey Patton-Deters
Seneca Family Practice

Kailey has a telehealth certificate and offers telehealth and in-person services. She specializes in family, couples, trauma, anxiety and depression, addiction and divorce therapy. Kailey lives and works in Seneca and understands the ins and outs of a rural lifestyle. Reach out to Kailey with the below contact information. 

Website

kailey.patton@nemvch.org

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Katie Pembleton
Reconnect Online
Therapy

Katie offers telehealth and online therapy services. She specializes in a variety of areas including family, couples, trauma, and group therapy as well as anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. She currently has farmers as clients and is familiar with agriculture. Reach out to Katie with contact information below for an appointment request. 

Website

katie@reconnectonlinetherapy.com

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Lori Ann Weber
Courser Lapo Clinical &
Family Services

Lori was born and raised on her family farming operation and currently lives in the rural area of Concordia. She offers appointments after regular working hours or through telehealth. Specialties include domestic violence, family therapy, sexual dysfunction, trauma, divorce, sleep disturbance, and group therapy. Contact Lori below for an appointment request. 

Website

lori@courserlapo.com

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Marlin Birkey
High Plains Mental
Health Center

Offering telehealth appointment options, Marlin specializes in couples and trauma therapy as well as anxiety and depression services. Raised on a farm, Marlin has experience previously farming and has current farmers as clients. Contact Marlin below for an appointment request. 

Website

marlin.birkey@hpmhc.com

Meredith Ernzen
Turning Point
Professional
Counseling Services

Meredith is located in Bird City and offers telehealth as an appointment option. She was born and raised on a farm, currently farms with her family, and lives in a rural area. She specializes in family, couples, and trauma therapy. Reach out to Meredith below for an appointment request. 

Website

mernzen2@gmail.com

Robin Bales
High Plains Mental
Health Center

Robin provides both telehealth appointments and after normal working hour options. She specializes in family, trauma, and divorce therapy as well as domestic violence, chronic pain, sleep disturbance, and anxiety and depression services. Robin lives in a rural area, currently farms, and has farmers as clients. Connect with Robin below for an appointment request. 

Website

robin.bales@hpmhc.com

Stephenie Klotzbach
Both and Therapy Group

Stephenie offers telehealth and after normal working hours appointment options. She specializes in domestic violence, family, couples, trauma, play, and group therapy. Born on a farm, Stephenie understands the family dynamics and stress of a farm life. In addition, she currently sees farmers as clients. Connect with Stephenie below for an appointment request. 

stephenie@bothandtherapykc.com

Tracy Winchester-
Hillmer
High Plains Mental 
Health Center

Tracy offers both telehealth and appointment options outside of normal working hours. Specializing in multiple areas from trauma therapy to sleep disturbance, Tracy has a variety of experience. She was born on a farm and has current farmers as clients. Connect with Tracy below for an appointment request. 

Website

tracy.hillmer@hpmhc.com