Neosho County

Addison Gardner, MS is an outpatient therapist located in Chanute, KS.  She has worked for SEKMHC since 2016 and was involved with establishing the school-based programs.  Addison previously worked with children who had moderate to severe autism/developmental delays at Heartspring in Wichita.  She received her Undergraduate Degree from Kansas State University and Bachelor of Science in Family Studies as well as Human Services Masters.  In addition, Addison received her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University.

Amy White-Blakesley, LP is an outpatient therapist located in Chanute, KS.  Amy has been working as a therapist for over 20 years.  She began working with children and families in Wichita as a master’s level therapist.  After receiving her doctorate, she came to work at SEKMHC.  She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has experience in treating many mental health diagnoses with extensive experience in treating anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders and trauma.  Amy has experience in psychological testing, assessment, diagnosis and does the ADHD assessments for SEKMHC.  She is experienced in working with children, adults and geriatrics.  Amy is a Psy.D/Licensed Psychologist and has a Masters from Washburn University and Doctor of Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology.

Ashleigh Dooley, LMSW is an outpatient therapist located in Chanute, KS.  She has worked in the social service field for the last 5 years and has been a therapist at SEKMHC since 2018.  Ashleigh is certified in basic A.R.T. (Accelerated resolution therapy) and trained in play therapy and has experience in working with children, teens and adults. She provides therapy at Chanute Elementary School a couple days per week. She is a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW), with degrees in Master’s in Social Work; Master’s in Criminal Justice; Bachelor’s in Sociology; and Bachelor’s in Justice Studies.  In addition, she is certified in play therapy and grant proposal writing.  Ashleigh completed her education at Washburn University for her Masters; Pittsburg State University for her Bachelors; Mid America Nazarene for Play Therapy; Fort Hays State University for Grant Writing.

Blair McMillan, LMFT, LMAC is an outpatient therapist located in Chanute, KS and Crest School in Colony. 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.

Carol L. Esau, MS, LMFT, is an outpatient therapist located in Chanute KS.  She has worked for the past 5 years in both private practice and community mental health, the last 3 of which have been in community mental health.  Carol performs assessments, diagnoses and psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families.  Her emphasis is in working with people who have endured trauma, though she also has extensive experience in working with people who have anxiety, stress management issues, depression, relationship issues and anger management issues.  She received a Master of Science in Family Therapy from Friends University in July 2014 and was certified in Basic EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy in 2015.

Doug Wright, LP is an outpatient therapist located in Chanute, KS.  Administratively, Doug works out of the Iola office but covers all six of our counties.  His specialty areas and training include marriage counseling, treatment of trauma/PTSD utilizing prolonged exposure therapy, crisis intervention, crisis debriefing, anger management, and telehealth.  Doug has over 25 years of clinical experience working with all age groups, treating a wide variety of clinical issues, which includes working with military personnel, law enforcement and families.  This experience has included work in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health, university counseling center, juvenile detention, prison and centers for the developmentally delayed.   At SEKMHC, Doug has served in a variety of different roles including: outpatient therapist, Quality Assurance Manager, Risk Manager, HIPAA Compliance Officer and Director of Crisis Services.  He currently serves as the Clinical Director with oversight of clinical services for mental health and substance abuse.  Education:  Bachelor of Science Psychology and Sociology Majors from Fort Hays State University; Master’s Degree Community Counseling from University of Oklahoma; Doctorate Degree Counseling Psychology from University of Oklahoma.

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.

June Adams, LMSW is an outpatient therapist located in Chanute, KS as a School-Based therapist for Royster Middle School and Chanute High School.  She began her career with SEKMHC as a Case Manager, Supportive Employment Specialist and Outpatient Therapist from 1994 to 2010.  June then worked for Hospice from 2010 to 2019 and returned to SEKMHC in July of 2019.  She graduated from Iola High School then attended Allen County Community College where she received her Associates Degree.  After Junior College, she attended Pittsburg State University and received her undergraduate degree.  June graduated from KU in 2001 with her graduate degree in Social Work.

Rachel Haigler, LPC is an outpatient therapist located in Chanute, KS.  She began working in mental health in 2010 as a children’s psychosocial aid and continued working in mental health while pursuing a master’s degree in counseling.  Rachel has worked for Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center as an outpatient therapist since September 2015.  She also has training in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).  Rachel provides Individual therapy for children and adults and works with clients in a collaborative manner to help them find ways to address their mental health needs.  She went to Pittsburg State University, received her Bachelor of Science in psychology with an emphasis in substance abuse services and has a Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling.

Stacie Tush, LMSW is an outpatient therapist located in Chanute, KS.  She worked for 13 years supporting at risk children and families in the community.  Stacie has provided individual, family, group, and more specifically play therapy for approximately 4 years.  She is initially serving in a K-12-day treatment setting and currently in the USD 101 Erie/Galesburg School District.  Stacie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Kansas State University; Master’s degree in Social work from Washburn University and Postgraduate certificate in Play Therapy from Mid-America Nazarene University.

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