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KU Edwards Campus Psychological Clinic (KUEC-PC)

KU Edwards Campus Psychological Clinic (KUEC-PC)

The KU Edwards Campus Psychological Clinic (KUEC-PC) supports students at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus in Overland Park. Mental health is fundamental to academic success, and the KUEC-PC makes low-cost, outpatient therapies, assessments and crisis care accessible to KU students in the Kansas City metro area.

SERVICES
Alexander Williams, Ph.D., and Lauren Spears, Ph.D., offer evidence-based, outpatient therapy for KUEC students. From test anxiety to serious mental illness, the KUEC-PC welcomes the full spectrum of student concerns and tailors services accordingly.

Wait times and availability: 

Dr. Williams is available for appointments throughout the day on Tuesdays and on Friday afternoons. The current wait time for an appointment with Dr. Williams is approximately two to four weeks.

Dr. Spears has limited availability for appointments on Thursday mornings. The current wait time for an appointment with Dr. Spears is approximately ten weeks.

Examples of Common Student Concerns

  • Juggling family, life and school commitments
  • Experiencing anxiety
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Finding it difficult to transition back to school

Examples of Available Evidence-Based Therapies

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety and stress
  • Interpersonal therapy for depression
  • Exposure-and-response prevention for obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Cognitive processing therapy for PTSD

Examples of Available Psychological Assessments

  • Personality testing
  • Intelligence testing
  • ADHD evaluations
  • Learning disability evaluations
  • Autism spectrum evaluations
  • Cognitive and functional assessments

Students may use the results of these assessments when pursuing medication from outside primary care providers or seeking classroom accommodations.

FEES
The initial consultation session with Dr. Williams is free. Beyond that, students pay a flat rate of $12 per 50-minute session. Rates on assessments vary from $200 to $400.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

24/7 Crisis Line: 913-268-0156
Students have free access to Johnson County Mental Health, which provides acute phone, walk-in and mobile crisis care.

Social Services
Clinic staff can help connect students with local services from groceries, clothing and housing to health care, transportation, emotional support, etc., through My Resource Connection.

 

For more information about services and the origins of the Clinic, visit the KU Psychological Clinic page.

Nondiscrimination Policy

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.


LOCATION & PARKING

The Clinic is located on the second floor of the Regents Center at the KU Edwards Campus in room 210.

Parking is free in all areas except for a designated faculty/staff lot on the south side of Regnier Hall.

Accessible parking is available in the lot east of the Regents Center, the west end of the south parking lot by Regnier Hall and on the north side of the BEST Building.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Call 785-864-4121 to complete the intake process for scheduling appointments. Intakes are available Monday through Friday from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Please indicate during your intake phone call that you are a KU Edwards student. (Intake interviews can be completed in person at the KU Lawrence Clinic if preferred.)

CONFIDENTIALITY 
All contacts with the Clinic are confidential. Patient information is only released with written consent unless legally or ethically mandated. The Clinic enjoys the same legal confidentiality guarantees as all other licensed mental health professionals.

STAFF

Director of KU Edwards Campus Psychological Clinic
Dr. Alexander Williams

Staff Psychologist and Graduate Student Supervisor
Dr. Lauren Spears

Director of Student Success and Support Services
Misty Chandler

Director of KU Psychological Clinic-Lawrence
Dr. Sarah Kirk, ABPP