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Outpatient Mental Health Staff & Areas of Expertise

Meet Our Staff

Mia Manfredi’s, APRN, goal is to provide effective psychiatric medication treatments that are easy for families to understand and follow. Utilizing clinical evidence, the client’s history, prior treatments and medical conditions, she offers a complete recommendation to families when psychiatric medication is considered as part of their child’s treatment plan. With over eight years of experience, Mia works with children, adolescents and adult clients treating a variety of mental health disorders. Mia is a board certified family nurse practitioner who also earned a post-master’s certificate as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from Wichita State University and KCSL's Outpatient Mental Health Program Manager.

Lura Borsdorf, LSCSW, RPT-S, has been involved in child welfare for more than 20 years and has over 18 years of experience providing therapy. Currently, she is working toward certification with the Child Trauma Academy and training her golden retriever, Edie Anne, to become a therapy dog. Lura provides numerous training sessions for Head Start, Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center, universities and other area agencies. She loves to share and teach early childhood consultation methods with an emphasis on collaborative learning. She also enjoys painting, gardening, reading, traveling with her husband and playing with her 10 grandchildren. Lura’s area of focus is children up to the age of 5-years-old and their caregivers. Lura is a licensed specialist clinical social worker, registered play therapy supervisor and KCSL's Clinical Supervisor.

Beth Owens, LMSW, has experience working with children, teens, families and adults. She has worked with families involved in the child welfare system as a home-based therapist. Beth has experience working with individuals who have experienced complex trauma, parent-child relationship problems, anxiety, depressive and impulse-control disorders. She also works with homeless and runaway youth through the CrossRoads program at the Wichita Children’s Home. Beth strives to highlight and encourage her clients’ strengths and collaboratively work toward achieving goals. Beth is a licensed master social worker who earned her master’s degree from Wichita State University.

Janna Walsh, LMLP, has experience working with families, children and teens. She has also provided services in family crisis intervention, in-home therapy and group therapy. She collaborates with schools and community resources to get needed psychological evaluations and services for her clients. She focuses on the individual strengths of her clients as well as those of their families to facilitate change in their lives. She enjoys reading, traveling, organizing for a social group that helps Wichitans through major life transitions and promotes patronage to local businesses. Janna loves spending quality time with her three children often at community events. Janna is a licensed master level psychologist who earned her undergraduate degree at Wichita State University and her graduate degree at Emporia State University.

Marcine Woods, LCMFT, has worked with a diverse population throughout her career in mental health giving her astute knowledge into child behaviors and family dynamics. She has worked in child welfare as a home based therapist and with both juvenile and adult offenders in corrections. Marcine is a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist who earned her degree at Friends University.

Michelle Cunningham, LMLP, provides support to children, families and adults as they go through difficult changes and challenges life often presents. She worked as a crisis case manager before becoming a therapist. Michelle’s treatment techniques are based on the notion that everyone can achieve their goals, and she encourages the understanding that although change is hard, it is often necessary. Michelle grew up in a small town in Kansas and recently moved to Wichita. She enjoys gathering together over food, spending time outside, running with her dog and lounging around watching movies and Chiefs football with her husband and cat. Michelle is a licensed master level psychologist who earned her degree from Emporia State University.

Valerie Ahlf-Vazquez, LMSW, is a bilingual (English and Spanish) clinician who provides therapeutic services to children, adults and families. She has extensive experience working in child welfare and with adolescents, early childhood and aftercare services. She is passionate about working with Hispanic families and provides services for immigration-related matters. Offering empathy, compassion and kindness, Valerie enjoys helping clients reach their full potential. >i>Valerie is a licensed master social worker who earned her master’s degree from Wichita State University.


Outpatient Mental Health clinical staff are highly credentialed and licensed by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Our areas of expertise and specialized study include:
  • Play therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Medication management
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