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 the Crucible Approach, a revolutionary approach focused on enhancing intimacy and desire within long-term relationships.

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 is now a part of the Adjunct Faculty at Friends University where she supervises students in the MSFT program.  Lacy is not currently accepting new clients. 

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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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Whitney mosier, Lmft

I am passionate about working with couples. Our relationships offer us opportunities to resolve past hurts, grow, and create a fulfilling intimate relationship. As a therapist that focuses on couples, I have compassion for couples in this process. It is a challenging yet rewarding process when a couple is willing to enter into the work of building a stronger relationship. I believe that with collaboration, you and your partner can have the relationship you desire and resolve difficulties. In the context of couples therapy, I work specifically with sexual desire problems, infidelity, and communication issues.

I am also passionate about working with women’s issues. Many women struggle with insecurity and low self-esteem and seek to find their worth in places that may not be healthy or sustainable.  I appreciate the hardships many women experience and believe these can be used to explore ourselves, what we want for our lives, and how to develop strong self-confidence from within. I specifically work with women who are struggling with feelings of inadequacy and going through life transitions like divorce and loss.

 My relationship with clients is based on collaboration. This means that we will work together to understand how your feelings, life stressors, and behaviors may be keeping you from meeting your goals. Therapy is a space for clients to explore, grow, and examine their lives in new ways. I recognize that there are challenges and struggles that come when trying to create the life you want and I am willing to step into this process with you.  Life presents difficulties and roadblocks, but together we can look into what can help you overcome and grow from these challenges.

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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.


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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.