Alicia Johnson-Turner, LMSW
Alicia’s passion is helping children and their families reach their fullest potential. Alicia is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Kansas. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2013 with a Masters in Social Work. She completed her play therapy coursework and supervision with KC Play Institute in 2013. She also has advanced training including Level I and II of Theraplay®, Filial Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and is currently pursing certification in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics through the Child Trauma Academy.
Alicia has been employed at Douglas County Child Development Association as an Early Childhood Mental Health Clinician since 2013. Alicia specializes in play therapy with children that have been subject to trauma or loss, who display challenging behaviors or who have disrupted or unsecure attachments including children in foster care. Alicia enjoys working with parents and caregivers on parenting strategies, positive reinforcement and providing appropriate structure for their children.
Amberlee Johns, MS, LMFT
Amberlee is honored to have the opportunity to come alongside of children and families during the storms that come their way. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Kansas, and completed her advanced degree in Marriage and Family Therapy/Community Counseling at John Brown University (JBU) in 2016.
While at JBU, Amberlee completed advanced training in play therapy providing her with a framework allowing her to work with children and families in a variety of developmentally appropriate ways. She is additionally trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, which is an attachment based model directed toward drawing upon emotional experiences to promote healing and connection within individuals and in their relationships. Amberlee has provided services to children, individuals, couples, and families, and has been employed at the Douglas County Child Development Association since October of 2016.
Marci Ramsay, LSCSW, RPT
Marci’s advanced degree is a Master of Social Work degree earned in 2006 from The University of Kansas. She holds licensure in the state of Kansas as a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker. In addition, she is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor and is currently pursuing certification in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics through the Child Trauma Academy.
Marci has been employed at Douglas County Child Development Association as an Early Childhood Mental Health Clinician and Positive Behavior Support Administrator since 2007. Marci’s primary practice is the assessment and treatment of children, birth through age 6, with social and emotional difficulties, specializing in treating children with trauma-related conditions, including child maltreatment, posttraumatic stress disorder, and attachment or adjustment disorders. Marci is trained to use a variety of developmentally-based, play therapies to assist children with self-expression and problem resolution including child-centered play therapy, directive play therapy, Theraplay®, and EMDR.