Brittany Smith, Therapist Student Intern

Brittany has spent the last decade working as a Licensed Bachelor’s Social Worker in non-profits and in child welfare.  Passionate about helping others, she is currently pursuing her Master’s at Newman University. She is a U.S. International Exchange Alumni and has trained non-profits abroad on topics including child welfare, social work, case management and trauma […]

Gina Skinner, Student Therapist Intern

An eager and excited, lifelong learner, Gina works with individuals looking to reconnect to their inner peace and rootedness. A native Kansan who loves traveling, Gina has interacted with a variety of cultures and learned restorative modalities which she has used to find peace and happiness on her own healing journey. Focuses include, life transitions, […]

What is holistic psychiatry therapy? | Soma Wichita

“Holistic” psychiatry is a form of mental health treatment that considers the whole person: body, mind, spirit, and psychology. Holistic psychiatric medication typically uses a combination of conventional, nutritional, and alternative medicine practices to help you restore and prolong your mental and physical health.  Holistic psychiatric medication management seeks to identify the root causes of […]

What’s the difference between a Psychiatrist and Psychologist?

Psychiatrists and Psychologists It is common for people to not know the differences between a psychiatrist and psychologist. It can be confusing even for those who work in the mental health field. Often these professionals work together to treat mental health concerns. Due to it’s popular confusion, we thought it might be helpful to write […]

Medication Manager, Angela Theobald, Joins SOMA Therapy

With a demand in quality psychiatric medication management in the greater Wichita area, Soma is meeting that need by hiring a new medication manager.  With the recent demand for quality psychiatric care and rising mental health concerns spurred by the pandemic, the need for mental health treatment is now more important than ever.  We are […]

Psychotherapy: What to Know Before You Go

Psychotherapy: Let’s Define it! Psychotherapy is a general term for treating mental health problems by talking with a psychiatrist, psychologist or other mental health provider. (Mayo Clinic) Psychotherapy isn’t as intimidating as it sounds; It’s just the technical term for talk therapy, psychosocial therapy, counseling and plain ole’ therapy. There are many approaches to choose […]

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

First of all, what is it? Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is “a type of psychotherapy — or talk therapy — that utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach,” according to John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Originally, psychologist Marsha M. Linehan developed this type of therapy to treat Borderline Personality Disorder. However, DBT has since been used to treat a wide […]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: What is it?

Let’s define it: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) is defined by Psychology Today as “a form of psychotherapy that focuses on modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and thoughts by interrogating and uprooting negative or irrational beliefs.” The idea behind CBT is that thoughts and feelings influence a person’s behavior and how they view the world around them. This type of […]