Local Providers

Meeka Centinmano, LSCSW

Clinical Director, Therapist at Centimano Counseling

6405 Metcalf Avenue, Suite 114 Mission, KS 66202

meeka@centimano.com

http://www.centimano.com

Phone: 913.530.3837

Do you accept insurance? Please list which companies.

Have clients call us to discuss payment options with Insurance and Health Savings Accounts.

Have you received training or certification related to perinatal mental health?  Have you participated in any conferences orwebinars pertaining to perinatal mental health?  If so, please list below.

Postpartum Support International, member, former State Coordinator, former Midwest Regional Coordinator, PSI Education Standardization Committee, PSI National Trainer and PSI Conference attendee off and on from 2003-current

What do you enjoy most about treating expectant or new parents?

Hope. Offering plan for successful recovery and watching mothers enjoy parenting. Being the support person that guides them through grief that others do not understand, and helping women heal from loss. Too many amazing things to list!!

What are you top three books/resources to recommend to a pregnant or postpartum women struggling with a mood or anxiety disorder?

This Isn’t What I Expected-Karen Kleiman Postpartum Support International website Centimano Counseling Facebook Page (for local moms)

Is there anything else you would like potential clients to know about you? 

I am straightforward and solution oriented because families do not have an overflow of time, resources and energy. Mom will be very clear about next steps to take once she leaves my office. Partners are always welcome at any time during the process. I value having the point of view as clinician and a mother that experienced PPA.

 

Maria Ilardi, APRN

ilardi.maria@gmail.com

http://www.ilardipsychiatricservices.com

phone: 785-312-9866  

fax: 785-246-5747 

Do you accept insurance? Please list which companies.

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Have you received training or certification related to perinatal mental health?  Have you participated in any conferences orwebinars pertaining to perinatal mental health?  If so, please list below.

I don’t have any specific certifications in perinatal mental health but recieve continuing education classes that cover best prescription practices for pregnant and nursing women.

What do you enjoy most about treating expectant or new parents?

I enjoy finding the most effective treatment for the mother and the safest for the baby. My recommendations may include medication, supplements, dietary changes, or lifestyle changes to improve health and wellbeing for both mother and baby.

What are you top three books/resources to recommend to a pregnant or postpartum women struggling with a mood or anxiety disorder?

The Depression Cure for depression. For anxiety disorders, treatment varies depending on the disorder so what book I recommend depends on the specific disorder.

 

Janace Maynard, LSCSW, LCAC

When It Rains, LLC

jmaynard737@gmail.com

FB Janace Maynard / When It Rains, LLC

Phone: 785-330-3787

Do you accept insurance? Please list which companies.

I am in the process of becoming a Medicaid provider. Affordable self-pay rates.

Have you received training or certification related to perinatal mental health?  Have you participated in any conferences orwebinars pertaining to perinatal mental health?  If so, please list below.

Yes, I have had training with Karen R. Kleiman, Diana Lynn Barnes, and Jassin M. Joria

What do you enjoy most about treating expectant or new parents?

I truly enjoy working with pregnant / postpartum women and their families! I like the “immediacy” of the work, given the time frame of pregnancy and infancy. I have been blessed to witness incredible strength, resiliency, courage, and growth. 

What are you top three books/resources to recommend to a pregnant or postpartum women struggling with a mood or anxiety disorder?

I make recommendations on an individual basis given needs, symptoms, timing, and priorities. I have referred to the BYV support group. Clients have also benefited from portions / sections of “This Isn’t What I Expected” by Karen R. Kleiman & Valerie Davis Raskin

Is there anything else you would like potential clients to know about you? 

I am here to help! I provide in-home services to avoid issues with transportation, child-care, and other “arrangements.” I have provided mental health services in Kansas since 1990 and have focused on perinatal issues since 2013.

 

Anne Owen, PhD

5200 Bob Billings Parkway 
Suite 202
Lawrence, Kansas 66049
(785) 260-6975 

http://anneowenphd.com/

 

Kara Shelman, LMSW, LCSW, MPH

Centimano Counseling  

kara@Centimano.com

319-594-1167

http://www.Centimano.com

Do you accept insurance? Please list which companies.

No

Have you received training or certification related to perinatal mental health?  Have you participated in any conferences orwebinars pertaining to perinatal mental health?  If so, please list below.

Yes- Graduate training under Michael O’Hara and Scott Stuart, University of Iowa. PSI conference 2015, PSI online maternal mental health certificate training. Currently under supervision with Meeka Centimano, perinatal mental health specialist.

What do you enjoy most about treating expectant or new parents?

I love seeing mothers get better, and gain confidence in their roles as a mother and woman.

What are you top three books/resources to recommend to a pregnant or postpartum women struggling with a mood or anxiety disorder?

This Isn’t What I Expected by Karen Klieman Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts by Karen Kleiman The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook

Is there anything else you would like potential clients to know about you? 

I also specialize in working in the area of infertility, perinatal loss and disordered eating.

 

Rita Stuckey, PhD

1311 Wakarusa Dr # 2116

Lawrence, KS 66049

Phone: (785) 841-4114

 

Vicki Tsai, PMHNP, MSN, MHA

Formosa Sea Mental Health Services
3601 SW 29th Street
Suite 216
Topeka, Kansas 66614

Hello@formosasea.com

Phone: 913-317-6882

Do you accept insurance? Please list which companies.

No

Have you received training or certification related to perinatal mental health?  Have you participated in any conferences or webinars pertaining to perinatal mental health?  If so, please list below.

Yes. PSI

What do you enjoy most about treating expectant or new parents?

Many women suffer from mental health issues, however when they become pregnant, most of the health care providers will immediately stop all medications without discussing the risk and benefits with the clients, therefore many of them continually suffering the psychiatric illnesses during and after their pregnancy

What are you top three books/resources to recommend to a pregnant or postpartum women struggling with a mood or anxiety disorder?

One of the best resources I suggested to my clients is Womenshealth.org Books: “The Art of Holding in Therapy” and “This isn’t what I expected” by Karen Kleiman

Is there anything else you would like potential clients to know about you? 

I have been working in the psychiatric field since 1996. I have extensive experiences, and knowledge in treating clients with various psychiatric illnesses.

Lesa West, LMFT 

Family Therapy Institute Midwest 
lesaannwest@gmail.com 
785-766-7183 
ftimidwest.com
Do you accept insurance? Please list which companies.
Accepts:  Kancare, all three, United, Sunflower, and Amerigroup
Have you received training or certification related to perinatal mental health?  Have you participated in any conferences or webinars pertaining to perinatal mental health?  If so, please list below.
 “I’m listening” perinatal training

What do you enjoy most about treating expectant or new parents?

The honor of being included in such a personal and transformative journey.

What are you top three books/resources to recommend to a pregnant or postpartum women struggling with a mood or anxiety disorder?

Parents as teachers Build your village Your primary care doctor or your child’s pediatrician

Is there anything else you would like potential clients to know about you? 

Prenatal through five is when 90% of the brain is wired. 90%! The nurturing, attachment, and interactions during this time have unparralled impact. It is our collective responsibility to support the health and well being off families with young children.