Sarah Wesch, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and the founder of the Prairie Center for Parental Mental Health. Dr. Wesch received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at American University in Washington, DC. She worked for eleven years at KSU Counseling Services. After leaving in 2015 to start her private practice, she sought additional training in perinatal psychology from Postpartum Support International. Her specialty areas include perfectionism, anxiety disorders (before, during and after pregnancy) and perinatal loss (miscarriage, stillbirth.) To schedule with Dr. Wesch, click here to be redirected to her practice website.
Other Area Perinatal Specialists
Adam McCaffrey, LSCSW, LMAC
Adam McCaffrey is a licensed specialized clinical social worker and licensed master’s level addiction counselor. Adam graduated from Lincoln Christian University in 2004 with a Master's in Counseling and Washburn University in 2009 with a Master's in Social Work. Adam worked for 12 years at Pawnee Mental Health and was the Director of Therapy before leaving in 2018 to start a private practice. Adam is working to provide support to new fathers as they adjust to changes in their lives and relationships after the birth of a child. He is also interested in helping new fathers learn how to best support their partners as they goes through these changes as well. For information on scheduling with Adam go to summitcounselingmhk.com.
Jessica Manny-Flynn, LSCSW
Jessica is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker. She earned her master’s degree from Syracuse University in 2008, her clinical license in 2012, and has practiced in New York, Alabama, and Kansas. Most recently she worked for the last four years at Fort Riley, KS with military service members and their families. In addition to working with people struggling with general depression and anxiety, Jessica very much enjoys working with people who may be struggling with anything from the stresses of parenthood to postpartum complications. She has taught educational classes to help inform new parents about risk factors, symptoms, and coping strategies of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD). A big part of her practice also included seeing patients individually who may be struggling with PMAD, grief and loss, relationship problems, insomnia, chronic pain and medical issues, infertility, and other related issues. She is now in private practice full time here in Manhattan, KS, and hopes to continue with this work. For information on scheduling an appointment with Jessica, please go to www.jessicamannyflynn.com.
Katy Tajchman, LMSW, Certified Maternal Mental Health
Katy works with women from all backgrounds. Her past professional efforts include work as a research assistant in post Katrina New Orleans, studying the resiliency of black elder women after trauma. Her current focus is working with women who are affected by perinatal mood disorders, in conjunction with generalized anxiety and depression. Her overall focus continues to center around women, and increasing self esteem, realizing and reaching full potential. She is a mother of four. The experience she has gained over the past 20 years gives her insight into the challenging dynamics of motherhood. She is currently employed by Pawnee as a clinical therapist. She is available Monday and Friday mornings at The Women’s Health Group assisting women with perinatal mood disorders. She also runs a Maternal Mental Health Group once a month at The Women's Health Group (TWHG.) She is available by calling Pawnee or TWHG.
Sarah Siders, LMSW
Sarah Siders enjoys working with parents in the early childhood years and helping them to transition to parenthood with confidence and enjoy the process. Sarah earned her degree in Clinical Social Work from Washburn University and is a Licensed Master Social Worker. In addition to her education as a therapist, Sarah is also a life coach trained by Robbins Madanes Trainings. For over 15 years Sarah has enjoyed providing coaching, consultation and counseling to individuals and families in a variety of settings. Go to sarahsiders.com for more information on Sarah’s services.
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