Life’s challenges can often stand in the way of taking care of ourselves – whether it’s the weight of emotions, the whirlwind of thoughts, or financial worries. At Sunflower Medical Group, our mental health professionals help light the way through difficult times through comprehensive counseling right here in the Kansas City area.
We believe that discussing your emotional and mental well-being should be as natural as discussing your physical health. That’s why we’re not just doctors – we’re partners in your physical and psychological well-being.
Life doesn’t always stick to the script, and we get that. Whether you’re navigating stormy emotional seas, facing a crossroads in life, or simply need a guiding light in the darkness, our compassionate team is here, always.
With Sunflower Medical Group’s Kansas City counselors by your side, the path to a brighter future is clear and within reach.
What We Treat
Our Kansas City psychologists treat a full range of mental health conditions. They can help you get through trying life circumstances, whether it be relationship issues, family conflict, painful emotions, and more. Whatever mental health issues you’re experiencing, we’re here to help you get through it through counseling and treatment.
You’re not alone if you’re experiencing issues with your mental health. Here are the most common mental health conditions we treat:
If you’re suffering from depression, you’re not alone. Depression manifests itself in a variety of ways and has a wide range of severity. This includes feelings of being stuck in a rut or having the seasonal blues, melancholia, to a more serious condition, such as major depressive disorder.
Our therapists use cognitive behavioral therapy, which has been proven to be an effective treatment for depression. This type of therapy helps you get out of negative thought patterns and replace them with more positive ones over time.
Anxiety is a sensation of fear, worry, and uneasiness. It can be intense and overwhelming and may interfere with your relationships, job, or schoolwork. We treat anxiety disorders such as agoraphobia, acute stress disorder, interpersonal anxiety disorder (interpersonal phobia), obsessive-compulsive disorder, specific phobias, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder (social phobia), and others.
If you’ve gone through a traumatic event, you may be experiencing PTSD. Our therapists are trained to help identify triggers and manage your symptoms so you can have a more fulfilling life.
Grief is a profound emotional pain that can be brought on by the death of a loved one or the loss of a partner or other significant relationship. We’re here to help support you through this difficult time.
Our Kansas City Therapists & Psychologists
At Sunflower, we offer a range of treatment options to guide you along your mental health journey.
Our team consists of therapists, dieticians, and social workers who are committed to providing guidance and support through life’s hardships, transitions, and various stages.
We do not charge for any dietician or social work services for our patients. We also schedule regular (and free) group diabetes support groups led by the dietician and psychologist monthly. Lastly, we have partnered with Kansas City Hospice to help us facilitate advance care planning classes to help our community plan for end-of-life issues. These classes include a free workbook, living will forms, and we will also furnish a notary. Please call for an appointment or to find out more about these classes, as locations vary.
We provide therapy services for individuals throughout all phases of life, including children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Our counselors in Kansas City are trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches and are able to customize treatment to each individual. Whether you’re dealing with a mental illness or a change in your living circumstances, we’re here to assist you.
Learn more about our staff below.
Brenda Rump, Ph.D.
Dr. Rump was born and raised in Larned, KS, and began her psychology studies at the University of Kansas. She then studied at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND, and earned her Masters of Science in Applied Clinical Psychology. She then returned to the University of Kansas to complete her Doctorate in Clinical Child Psychology. She has worked in a variety of positions in the field of non-profit Social Services, and most recently, she worked as a clinician serving adults and children at Johnson County Mental Health Center for 15 years. She was a professor of psychology at Johnson County Community College for ten years, helping to train the next generation of psychologists. She enjoys helping children and adults with a wide variety of issues, including coping skill development, via Cognitive Behavior Therapy, emotion regulation with Dialectical Behavior therapy methods, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy while utilizing Brief, Solution-Focused approaches. In her free time, she loves to watch her favorite sports teams play, including KU football and basketball, NDSU football, the KC Royals, and the KC Chiefs. She loves to complete jigsaw puzzles and listen to Linda Ronstadt. Dr. Rump sees patients at the Sunflower Medical Group Roeland Park location.
Care Manager/Social Services:
Shelley Franzeskos B.E.S. Care Manager/Social Services
Shelly earned her Bachelor’s in Education Studies from the University of Missouri school of education, focusing on counseling psychology with an emphasis on marriage and family counseling. Based on the needs and values of the patient, and in collaboration with all service providers, the care manager links patients and their families/support systems to community resources (financial assistance, food pantries, housing, and support services, etc.) and government services (Medicaid, Social Security, Disability, etc.) for maximization of health and patient/family care. In addition, the Care Manager/Social Services facilitates Advance Care Planning Classes. Shelly helps patients at all locations.
Areas We Serve
We have four locations across the Kansas City metro:
- Roeland Park
- 5675 Roe Blvd., Roeland Park, KS 66205 (NE corner Roe and Johnson Drive)
- Roeland Park
- Lenexa West
- 9300 Meadow View Drive, Suite 100, Lenexa, KS 66227 (K-7 Highway and Prairie Star Parkway)
- Lenexa West
- Kansas City, Kansas
- 2040 Hutton Rd., Kansas City, KS 66109 (Just north of the Kansas Speedway)
- Kansas City, Kansas
- Lenexa East
- 10950 W 86th St, Lenexa, KS 66214 (Near 87th and I-35)
We want the best for Kansas City’s mental health, which is why we have four convenient locations across the metro area. We’re just a short drive from Overland Park, Olathe, Leawood, Shawnee, Mission, Bonner Springs, Merriam, Fairway, Mission Hills, and more.