Family Psychological Services is owned and operated by Wes Crenshaw, PhD. After thirteen years practicing in Lawrence, Dr. Wes has a broad clientele from Douglas County and the greater Kansas City Metro who come to see him and his associate, Adrian Zelvy. FPS is expanding to provide more service options to our vibrant community. In doing so, we're building on Dr Wes' twenty-one years of experience in business and mental health service delivery to enhance what you and your family get out of treatment, from the time you make your first call to our office, until the time we shake hands and say "good-bye."
Let us make a personal connection for change in your life, your child's life or the life of your family.
HOW TO MOTIVATE KIDS WITHOUT STRESSING THEM OUT: It's a fine balance for parents between pushing kids too hard and not pushing them hard enough. How can parents know how much kids can take or when they should back off? Dr. Wes joins the Fox4 Morning Show to talk about how to motivate teens without stressing them out..
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Getting Teens and Pre-Teens Into An Economy. It seems like a never-ending test of wills between parent and child: kids expecting parents to supply iPhones, video games, cars and computers; or even just spending-money. Parents expecting kids to pitch in to help with chores and neither side satisfied with the outcome. Dr. Wes says that today's teenagers feel entitled for a good reason—we've just given them too much stuff. But it just doesn't have to be that way. How to get your child into a real economy.
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Wes Crenshaw, PhD is a Kansas Licensed Psychologist who is Certified in Couples and Family Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Wes has been a member of the Lawrence community for over 25 years, having 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 adults, teens and couples.
Dr. Wes has served Lawrence, Douglas County and the greater Kansas City metro since 1999, first as the director of Family Therapy Institute and now in his own practice. He is coauthor of the Double Take column published weekly since 2004 in the Lawrence Journal World. He is a frequent guest in Kansas City area media.
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"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."
--Dr. Wes Crenshaw
Adrian Zelvy is a Kansas Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Adrian completed a MA in Counseling Psychology-Counselor Education specializing in Couple and Family Therapy in 2007 from the University of Colorado-Denver. Prior to working as a therapist, Adrian worked with adults and children with disabilities to re-enter the competitive workforce and as a high school teacher.
Adrian has practiced in the Lawrence community since 2008. Prior to that he worked at the Wyandot Center in Kansas City Kansas as a part of Project Redirect – providing court ordered therapy services to juvenile offenders. Adrian began serving children, teens and families in Lawrence with the Bert Nash Center's Child and Family Services Team in 2008. He uses a collaborative approach that maximizes the strengths of those he works with and empowers change.
"I am not here to fix you, because I do not see you as broken. Instead, therapy is a process of identifying and initiating small shifts in our way of thinking, feeling and behaving that lead to healthier patterns of living with ourselves and others. Sometimes taking the first steps can seem difficult, but rest assured we'll take them together."
--Adrian Zelvy, LCPC
Alisha Saucedo is licensed in Kansas with a Masters of Social Work (LMSW). She is completing supervision and clinical contact hours and will sit for for the clinical social work (LSCSW) licensure exam later this year. She is currently credentialed to see KanCare clients with United/Optum with Sunflower/Cenpatico pending. She can also see uninsured clients needing sliding fee scales down to $40 per session.
Alisha has practiced school social work in the Topeka area since 2008. She also has experience working in acute psychiatric care, juvenile justice, and the foster care system. She brings to FPS a wealth of experience with younger children, adolescents, and families as well as play therapy, behavior modification, solution focused therapy, and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention.
"My goal is to provide my clients with the opportunity for change. Whether that's exploring life through play, including the family or community system, or focusing on a solution, my job is to help you reach your full potential.
--Alisha Saucedo, LMSW
Grace, is a Certified Animal Therapist (CAT)*. She assists Dr. Wes by trying to type notes on his laptop during sessions, and napping on the arm of his chair. Sometimes she will sit with clients, but she may ignore you unless you bring string. In fact, she wrote her masters thesis on string theory. Sometimes she plays rough, particularly with boys. Grace likes boys quite a bit. Grace does not like other cats, but she does like puppies as long as they are friendly and cute. She loves birds...which is why we don't usually invite them to session.
If you have allergies to Grace she won't be offended. She can retire to her office or visit with clients in the lobby during your session. Just let us know at the beginning of sessions. Some clients who like cats but are allergic enjoy having this limited exposure to Grace. Dr. Wes does have a HEPA air filter in his office to keep the air clean of allergens.
"Meow. Meow meow meow. Meow. Meow meow. Purr purr. Snore snore."
*This is a joke. Cats can't be certified as therapists.