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Amanda Colliatie, M.S., LMFT

Amanda holds a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University and is licensed through the State of Kansas. Amanda utilizes careful assessment with a unique brain-based, strengths-based approach that offers hope and encouragement to people who are suffering, struggling, or just feeling stuck in a negative place. 


Using a holistic, integrated practice, Amanda  looks at the whole person instead of just one part. With this unique approach, Amanda considers her client's physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and relational well-being. 

Her approach has been described as compassionate as well as practical.


Amanda has specific insight and training in working with relationship dynamics, parent-child difficulties, abuse, addiction treatment, transitions, depression and anxiety, trauma healing (EMDR trained), grief and loss, adolescent and college age challenges, shame, and guilt. Amanda enjoys working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families of all ages and stages. 


Amanda also offers business consultation and coaching for therapists, counselors, or social workers looking to start or build their private practice.  As the Marketing Director of Encounter Freedom Therapy Center, Amanda is highly skilled and passionate about effective and professional business management.


Amanda adheres to the highest standard of practice outlined in the AAMFT Code of Ethics. Beyond this, she holds to biblical principles found in the Word of God. 


Direct Phone: (316) 393-2447

Timothy graduated from Friends University with a Masters of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Th

Timothy Hein, M.S., LMFT

Timothy graduated from Friends University with a Masters of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. He is currently the Community Based Services Director at South Central Mental Health and has passionately served in the mental health field for over 18 years. 


Timothy’s enthusiasm and experience in leadership provide him the aptitude to collaborate and empower clients in self exploration, and the energy to help them achieve their personal goals and ambitions. 


Through supportive listening, he strives to build resilience and perseverance in each individual he encounters. His desire is to be a supportive guide through life’s challenges.


Timothy is trained in EMDR, Gottman Level I, Prepare and Enrich, Couples Communication, Fundamentals of Play Therapy and Fundamentals of Sand Tray. Timothy enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families struggling with a variety of difficulties. He is a married father of four beautiful and inspirational children.


Direct Phone: (620) 877-7186

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Brooke Miller, LSCSW

Brooke is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker who earned both 

her undergraduate and Masters Degree at Wichita State University. 


While Brooke works full-time as a therapist she is a married mother of 7 children in a successfully blended family. She has 21 years of experience working with communities, families, teens and youth. Her experience includes; owning and managing two childcare centers for 12 years, while contracting with the Kansas Department of Children and Families; providing community support services for behavior disorders such as psychosocial rehabilitation and attendant care; providing permanency services to families as a case manager by assisting families through the legal system; providing grief and trauma support; and providing group and individual therapy by utilizing several therapeutic methods. Patiently helping clients meet personal goals for themselves, their children and their families is her top priority. She strives to accomplish this by providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults & families in a setting they are most comfortable in. 


Brooke provides in office and home-based therapy. She views clients in terms of their current goals and stressors, attachments and developmental stages as well as their experiences. Utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, faith-based therapy and a strength-based approach she is able to make every effort to meet the client's individual needs. She tailors a comprehensive treatment plan for each client and can collaborate with school staff, physicians, other mental health professionals and extended family if the need arises.


Direct Phone: (316) 650-1877

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Jennifer Otis, LSCSW

Jennifer’s primary goal is to be able to provide a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic space to help you address the issues and stressors that you might be going through. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Kansas State University (Go Cats!) and her master’s degree in Social Work from Newman University (Go Jets!). Jennifer has worked within the mental health field for over 10+ years, this experience helps her to identify effective ways to help you address your needs and find hope and peace even in the most difficult situations.   


In order to best address your needs, Jennifer utilizes a variety of treatment methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solutions focused therapy, brief psychotherapy, strengths-based perspective, and mindfulness-based therapy. Jennifer also has experience working within the inpatient and outpatient hospital behavioral health settings which allows her to cater to those who are in crisis and work with those individuals to identify safe and healthy ways to manage intense and emotional situations. 


Jennifer provides expert therapy to adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, overwhelming stress, relationship issues, social/emotional issues, parent and child relationships, school/work issues, and self-esteem issues. She also has a passion to help children and adolescents with behavioral issues, as well as teen moms and individuals transitioning from adolescence to adulthood.


Change can be difficult, Jennifer would be honored if you allow her to walk with you on your journey of healing.


Direct Phone: (316) 477-2363

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Abigail Shinkle M.S., LMFT

Abigail is a graduate of Friends University Marriage and Family Therapy program and is licensed through the State of Kansas. She is an active member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. 


Through her extensive training, Abigail has developed an expertise in working with individuals, couples, and families. Abigail helps her clients regain a vision for their lives with distinct attunement to their system, attachments, and relationships. 


Abigail is skilled in working with PTSD, trauma, depression, anxiety, somatic issues, grief/loss, and relational dynamics. She is a trained facilitator of Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS), Gottman, and Couples' Communication. In addition, Abbie is trained in Advanced 

Sand Tray Techniques. 


Abigail is passionate about seeing people experience healing and restoration and empowering them to live daily as their best selves. She is currently accepting new clients and has flexible availability. Abigail offers a complimentary telephone consultation to listen to what is going on in this season of your life and understand your unique personality and experiences, she will then come alongside to support and encourage you.


Direct Phone: (316) 648-5825

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Carly Wills, M.S., LMFT

Carly Wills is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Carly completed her Master of Science in Family Therapy degree at Friends University. She has experience working as a therapist within the medical field and in Community Mental Health.  This unique background  gives Carly a helpful and hopeful approach to clients suffering from  diverse struggles. 


Carly is passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families in therapy and is trained in EMDR, Level I Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Couples Communication, Sand Tray, and Fundamentals of Play Therapy. 


*Carly is currently out of the office on Maternity Leave and will be accepting new clients starting in April of 2020.  


Direct Phone: (316) 202-6004