Dr. Jared Anderson

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

I have been working in the field for 20 years as a therapist, clinical supervisor, teacher, academic, researcher, and author. My passion is to help individuals become more of who they want to be and to help couples build satisfying, passionate relationships that are worth wanting. I believe that when we are each operating from the best in us our relationships have a better chance of flourishing. I also teach in the areas of couples and sex therapy and human sexuality and I conduct research on factors related to healthy couple relationships.

I completed my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Kansas State University and my PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Minnesota. I grew up in the Kansas City area and I have been married to my high school sweetheart for twenty years. We have four kids and we enjoy sports, hiking, camping, international adventure travel, reading and spending time together as a family.

Sally Hodges

Associate Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

I am a graduate of the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Kansas State University. I have broad experience working with couples, families, and individuals. I believe that strong relationships are the foundation for a thriving life but for a variety of reasons, life sometimes gets in the way of thriving. My goal is to help clients have passionate and connected relationships while also growing as individuals. I believe therapy can be the place where you build the courage to be more of who you want to in your relationship. In doing so, individuals and couples have the potential for a fulfilling, connected, passionate, and fun relationship.

In addition to my education in marriage and family therapy, I have a graduate certificate in Gerontology. I use my education in geriatrics to help couples navigate the process of aging and what it means for their emotional and sexual relationship. I also help families navigate the waters of decision making and caring for aging parents. I have done research on factors related to older adult sexuality and the impact of an affair on the relationship. I also teach on culture change in long term care administration.

I grew up in central Oklahoma and completed my undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State University. Outside of work, you can find me spending time with my husband, being outside, cooking and eating good food, reading, and gardening.

Cynthia Wright

Associate Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

As a Mother and Wife myself, I can appreciate first hand both the importance and the strain of building strong relationships while balancing life’s other demands. I work with both couples and individuals in all of their uniqueness.

My education includes a Master’s Degree from Friend’s University – Kansas City, and an undergraduate degree in Social Psychology from Park University.  I am currently pursuing my PhD in the Doctoral of Marriage and Family Therapy program at Antioch University New England, where I’m couples therapy through the lens of social justice.

I am a firm believer that representation is important. Whether it’s an association made by social status, gender, sexuality, race, profession, or even personality type… seeing someone who reminds you of yourself or who you feel like can relate to you is often more meaningful than we realize. It’s important to feel comfortable, safe, and accepted with the therapist you choose. I embrace and celebrate the diversity between and within myself and my clients.

Verena Fawzy

Associate Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Relationships are powerful and so significant to almost every part of our lives but that doesn’t mean they’re always easy. Sometimes it can feel like we’ve lost or given up parts of ourselves when we’re working so hard for our relationships. At times, it can even feel like you and your partner are in an endless loop that you can’t break free of. I’m passionate about helping individuals and couples break out of the loop and find and heal those parts of themselves.

I graduated from Friends University (Kansas City) with a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy and completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University (Ontario, Canada). I have experience working with individuals and couples on relationship issues (i.e. communication issues & loss of connection), anxiety, depression, loss of self, family conflict, and grief.

I’m a firm believer in the power of being seen – the power of knowing someone sees you, your pain, your hopes and just gets it with no ounce of judgment. That is what I want to provide you with.

Dr. Michelle Washburn-Busk

Associate Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

I believe that all humans have an innate capacity for growth, but that growth is often thwarted by a lack of self-awareness, self-compassion or self-confrontation. I aim to help couples and individuals heal from pain and anger, to examine the values and motives driving their actions, and to access new levels of joy and fulfillment by honoring the most authentic version of themselves. I will work collaboratively with you to make new meaning of pain, betrayal, mental illness, or everyday trials, and I will guide you through examining the ways you exert or resist influence from your partner. I specialize in working with couples where one or both partners feels helpless or disempowered, often resulting in disconnection. I also help clients navigate shame and the residual effects trauma can have on relationships. I research and teach about how partners influence one another to navigate fairness in their partnerships.

I completed my Master’s degree and PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy at Kansas State University. My husband and I love kayaking, gardening, camping, trying new food, and exploring new cities together. We adore and spoil our two dogs.