Anderson County

Abigail Basham, LPC is a school-based outpatient therapist located in Garnett, KS.  She has worked for SEKMHC since 2020.  Abby has a Masters of Science Degree/ Educational Specialist Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Florida State University. Prior to coming to SEKMHC, Abby worked in the behavioral health unit at Tallahassee Memorial in Florida. Abby received her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University.

Blair McMillan, LMFT, LMAC is an outpatient therapist located in Chanute, KS and Crest School in Colony (Anderson County). She has worked for nearly three years in community mental health and works with individuals, couples, and families. Blair earned two Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Family Studies and Human Services from Kansas State University, as well as a Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln in Child, Youth, and Family Studies with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Ekaterina Sterkhova-Ortiz, LMLP is an outpatient therapist located in Garnett, KS.  Ekaterina completed her clinical practicum at Marillac Children’s Psychiatric Hospital in Overland Park, KS and worked with children/adolescents on inpatient unit, as well as led outpatient groups. She enjoys working with diverse populations of clients that include children, adolescents, and adults, using therapeutic approaches involving CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), psychotherapy, and family systems therapy. Much of her experience has been with mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar, etc.) as well as behavior disorders (ADHD, etc.) in both individual and family settings.  Ekaterina’s degrees include:  MA, Counseling Psychology, LMLP.  She received the MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Ks and studied undergraduate psychology and received her BA in Psychology from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO.

Frank Thomas, is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Corrections from Washburn University. He holds a Bachelor Addictions Counselor and Certified Criminal Justice Specialist as well as Graduate Study Hours at both Kansas State University and Wichita State University. Frank is also an author and has multiple publications. Frank worked for over 20 years counseling and supervising offenders with substance abuse and behavioral health issues within Corrections. Frank has been with SEKMHC since 1997.

Jeanette Rogers, T-LMLP is an outpatient therapist located in Garnett, KS.  She has an MS in Clinical Psychology and is a T-LMLP.  In 2018, Jeanette performed her internship at SEKMHC and has been employed here since 2019.  She received her BS in Psychology from Fort Hays State University and her MS in Clinical Psychology from Emporia State University.

Pamela R. Allen, LSCSW is an outpatient therapist located in Iola, Humboldt and Garnett.  She has been a contract therapist with SEKMHC for many years.  Pamela provides supervision for therapists working toward advanced credentialing.  She earned her MSW from The University of Oklahoma and has completed post-graduate training in Bowen Family Systems Theory and Therapy.

The Mission of the Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center is to provide, advocate, and coordinate quality mental health care, services and programs for people in its service area.

Our Vision is to improve the quality of life in Southeast Kansas