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About Us

Meet The Team

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Matthew Gallagher

Owner, Psychotherapist, Consultant

Matthew works as a therapist to serve individuals, couples, and children. He graduated from Tabor College and earned a Master’s degree from Wichita State University. He began his career working with students and parents as a classroom teacher and later as a school counselor before transitioning to private practice psychotherapy in 2009.

Through his work in schools and private practice Matthew offers a wealth of unique experience and compassionate support to his clients. He has pursued additional training in personality-based assessment through PCM (Kahler's Process Communication Model®) and trauma-informed treatments such as Brainspotting and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).


Matthew works to provide respectful care and compassionate support to help each client heal from previous experiences and learn how to care for themselves and those around them in more effective ways.


Tara Lancelot


Tara works as a therapist to service individuals, couples, adolescents, and families. She earned her Master’s degree from Friends University in Marriage and Family Therapy. She began her career working at South Central Mental Health in Andover, KS, before transitioning into private practice in 2013.


Tara has focused her practice on working with anxiety, depression, attachment injury, and familial patterns. She pursued additional training in the trauma-informed treatments Brainspotting and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapy.


In session, Tara focuses on building a positive therapeutic alliance with each of her clients. She works to create a comfortable environment where clients feel safe to share their experiences. She looks forward to helping people work towards healing and contentment in their lives.

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Tonya Smith


Tonya works with children, adolescents, and adults.  She graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz and earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Newman University.  She began her career working in child welfare and later as a school social worker.  Her transition to mental health therapy began in 2017 while providing crisis therapy services at a community mental health center and eventually mental health therapy services in a private practice setting in 2018.


Tonya works with her clients through a strengths-based/ trauma-informed approach using evidence based practices such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Brainspotting, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, play therapy techniques and mindfulness practices. She desires to help her clients find relief from anxiety, depression, anger, and recovery from traumatic events. Through this work she hopes to increase resiliency, enhance healthy relationships, and improve coping skills.

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Andrew Bogner


Andy works as a therapist to serve adults and adolescents in individual, family, couple, and sometimes group setting. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Wichita State University. He began his career working as a therapist at PrairieView in Newton, focusing on working with individuals and groups. Following this, he spent several years as a therapist working with a major research project in the state of Kansas and implementing several evidence based practices with families in the foster system. He transitioned to private practice in 2016.


With his history working in community mental health, as well as in the child welfare system, Andy offers an abundance of experience to individuals. He works to help clients move toward emotional healing, utilizing several evidence based, trauma-informed approaches.


Michelle Drake, LSCSW


Michelle works with adolescents, individuals and families. She earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work from Wichita State University. Michelle has a variety of social work service experience which includes child welfare, foster and kinship care, juvenile offender residential treatment, homeless families, school social work and now private practice.


Michelle uses proven therapy methods (EMDR, Brainspotting, CBT) to help her clients with anxiety, depression, relationship discord, grief and trauma. She believes that people want to be happy but don’t always know how to achieve it. She brings humor and creativity to her sessions and truly enjoys assisting her clients in tapping into their natural resources and strength to elicit their desired outcome.


Brady Bergman, LPC


Brady works as a licensed professional therapist serving individuals, couples and adolescents. He graduated from Friends University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Fort Hays State University with a Master’s in Clinical Counseling. 

Brady worked in public service as a professional firefighter for over 20 years serving in special operations and peer support. Through this service he developed a passion for treating trauma and understanding the effects it plays in our everyday lives. He is EMDR trained through EMDRIA, utilizes Gottman theory in couples/marriage counseling and specializes in treating unwanted sexual behavior and pornography addiction. 


Carla Hibbs, LPC


Carla works with children, adolescents and adults as a licensed professional therapist. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wichita State University. Carla’s career developed in the field of education, both as a teacher and as a school counselor. Her passion for people and for healing nurtured her transition into the therapeutic world in 2023, when she returned to Wichita State University and completed her Clinical Mental Health degree.


Carla focuses on the personal wellness of her clients and is committed to helping others create positive change. She believes in the transformative power of relationships, the power of the spoken word, and the strength we hold within. She uses a strength-based and trauma-informed approach to sessions, and leans into Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, coping skills, and play therapy practices. Carla also has a beloved and devoted helper in her office; Pringles, a black lab, is her certified facility dog, a calming and reassuring presence during sessions.  


 Lori Gallagher

Owner, Office Manager

Lori is the office manager and smiling face behind the front desk.  She works to help clients find appointments, manage payments, and understand insurance benefits.  She has operated a daycare and directed a children's ministry before learning the ins and outs of insurance and practice management.  Lori is an expert with children and shares her wisdom in the parenting workshops she hosts with Matthew and her compassionate understanding of their needs.


Esther Vantleven

Scheduler and Billing Specialist

Esther runs the front desk in the morning assisting clients with appointments, payments, insurance, and any questions they might have. She has worked as an administrative assistant for multiple local area mental health facilities and an expert with insurance claims. Through her time working as an administrative assistant, she has broadened her knowledge of medical insurance, how it works, and the behind the scenes factors of proper client care.


"One thing I am passionate about is simply people. I believe everyone has a story and a history that makes them who they are. I love being able to serve and do what I can to bring light to what can sometimes be a dark world. My goal in life is to always make a positive impact on everyone that I come in contact with. I am also currently taking classes to get one step closer to my dream of one day being a counselor."


Sharon Yates

Administrative Assistant

Sharon runs the front desk in the evenings assisting clients with appointments, payments, insurance, and any questions they might have. She has a bachelors degree in Psychology/Human Services and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, both from Friends University. She is also an adjunct professor at Friends currently teaching Towards Healthier Marriages and has researched how dogs and other animals help in the therapeutic process.


"I have a dog and 4 grandchildren and they bring so much fun and joy to my life. I love spending time with my family and friends. I always enjoy meeting new people and getting to know them. My motto in life is this: It's never too late! You're never too old to pursue new goals and dreams."

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