Our experienced therapists, counselors, and clinicians are capable of assisting you, your child, or your family in overcoming challenges so that you may live happier, more fulfilling lives.



Lacy has a passion for assisting people in furthering their development so that they may live more fulfilling lives.  Simply put, she believes that all people can and should be better.   Lacy is committed to working hard for all of her clients so that they can achieve this. 

Lacy has a special interest in working with couples and people experiencing problems related to lack of fulfillment, depression and anxiety, intimacy, sex, and trauma. She has attended numerous trainings in Crucible Approach and Crucible Neurobiological Therapy, revolutionary approaches focused on enhancing intimacy and desire within long-term relationships as well as more brain based treatment for more complex problems related to interpersonal trauma.

Lacy is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist.  She completed her Master of Science in Family Therapy from Friends University in 2008.   Lacy is also an AAMFT approved supervisor and provides post graduate supervision to new professionals in the field.

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Amanda Chadwick, LCMFT

Amanda believes that everyone needs help navigating through life's challenges from time to time. As a client centered therapist, she works to understand where they are at in their journey and aids them in finding their way to where they want to be. She believes that by striving to extend past your established comfort zones, clients grow into more well rounded people who are capable of managing life’s ups and downs. She enjoys working with adults who are challenged with depression, anxiety, trauma and relationship issues. 

Amanda is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Kansas. She completed her Master of Science in Family Therapy in 2014.  Currently, Amanda is working toward EMDR certification, a therapeutic approach used to address post traumatic stress disorder symptoms. 

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Nina Naillieux, LMFT

Nina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Kansas. She received her Master of Science in Family Therapy from Friends University in 2015. Nina has worked in multiple mental health settings before joining Hope Counseling Initiative.

Nina strongly believes that every person has the right to live the best and most fulfilling life possible.  She will work hard in helping people establish a more beautiful and joyful life. She enjoys working with adult and adolescents who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and trauma.

Sylvia Schmidt, LPC

Sylvia Schmidt is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 25 years of experience working with children and families to enhance relationships and personal well-being.  Sylvia enjoys working with a variety of kids and families and uses a client-centered approach to address trauma, anxiety, grief and behavioral issues.  Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), Emotional Free Therapy (EFT), music and art therapy techniques, mindfulness, relaxation, ZONES of Regulation (for emotional regulation), and Brainspotting (BSP) are some of the ways she creates a safe and compassionate environment to help heal the stresses that we all feel at times.

Sylvia received her Masters in Counseling from Kansas State University and completed the WSU Play Therapy program; in 2015 she became the first recognized APT School-Based Registered Play Therapist in the U.S. She has been using Certified Therapy Dogs in Animal Assisted Therapy since 1994 and is an evaluator for the Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD). She taught workshops for fifteen years at Friends University teaching educators and therapists how to safely and effectively use professional therapy dogs.  Sylvia was named the Kansas Counselor of the Year in 2014 for her work in school counseling and for her support of counselor training and development.  She is a member of the Kansas Counselor Association as well as the Kansas Association of Play Therapy.


David Anderson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas.  He completed his Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas in 2005. After completing his Master’s in Counseling he served for three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Moldova. During this time he worked with local non-profit organizations to improve psychological, social, and educational services for children with special needs. After completing his Peace Corps service he joined South Central Mental Health where he gained additional experience providing counseling services to children and teens.  He completed the Play Therapy Certificate program at Wichita State University in 2013. He has a special interest in working with children and adolescents, Play Therapy, OCD, Autism spectrum disorders, and anger management. David is not currently accepting new clients. 

Samantha Crelly, LMFT

Samantha started her work in mental health in 2008 as a case manager working with children and adolescents. In 2017 she earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University.

Samantha has extensive experience working with youth with emotional and behavioral disturbances and is continuing to further her education and knowledge of play therapy techniques in order to utilize them in therapy with her clients.

She enjoys working with individuals of all ages to help them reach their full potential and live more fulfilling lives. She also has special interests in working with couples and families to help them increase their sense of self while improving their relationships with each other.