Playful Awareness, LLC

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  • 810 Pennsylvania Ste. 209

    Lawrence, KS 66044

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  • 785-749-1075

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  • Counseling Services
Hours
Monday: 11:00 AM - 06:30 AM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 06:30 AM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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I was a client of Sara's for 6 weeks. When I began with her she seemed so compassionate, however towards the end the compassion faded into judgement. She was very judgmental of my need to go into the hospital twice during this time.

During one of my hospitalizations, she was angry that no hospital staff had contacted her during my first couple of days. I received reports from both a social worker and the medical director that she was being pushy, unprofessional, and seemed to show little compassion for me. They strongly recommended that I seek a different therapist.

Her financial practices are questionable. She invited me to attend a group the day of, had me pay in advance. However, I became upset and didn't feel it was right to attend in the state of mind I was in so I texted her to let her know I was to upset to attend, she said ok. I had written 2 checks that day, one for individual and the other for group. She cashed the individual check a couple days after she received it, and as I expected she did not cash the group check since I did not attend and neither of us were given a 48 hour notice so her cancellation policy did not apply in this situation. Then a week later the group check cleared the bank, ironically the same day I emailed her to tell her I was discontinuing services because I could no longer afford to pay out-of-pocket. I emailed to question why she cashed the check and she sited the 48-hour cancellation policy, and that I could write up a formal appeal and she would consider it. I wrote the appeal and have yet to hear from her even when emailing her for a status (it has been nearly 4 weeks).

I just discovered that she has 5 formal complaints lodged against her with the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board http://www.ksbsrb.org/disciplinaryactions.htm, 2 of which she was disciplined for. Please read the information on the KSBSRB website prior to making an appointment with Sara. In reading one of the documents, I discovered she was fired from a previously held counseling job. I sure wish I had checked it. However I have now filed a complaint of my own siting the poor financial practice she did in my situation, and also failure to collaborate with other professionals. The later of which she has been disciplined for before.

**UPDATE** 02/04/15
Since the time of the original posting I received a letter from her stating that she would not be giving me a refund, and that since I complained to the KSBRB she would no longer accept me as a client. Yesterday I received an email from her threatening to sue me due libel from the negative review.

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I was a client of Sara's for 6 weeks. When I began with her she seemed so compassionate, however towards the end the compassion faded into judgement. She was very judgmental of my need to go into the hospital twice during this time.

During one of my hospitalizations, she was angry that no hospital staff had contacted her during my first couple of days. I received reports from both a social worker and the medical director that she was being pushy, unprofessional, and seemed to show little compassion for me. They strongly recommended that I seek a different therapist.

Her financial practices are questionable. She invited me to attend a group the day of, had me pay in advance. However, I became upset and didn't feel it was right to attend in the state of mind I was in so I texted her to let her know I was to upset to attend, she said ok. I had written 2 checks that day, one for individual and the other for group. She cashed the individual check a couple days after she received it, and as I expected she did not cash the group check since I did not attend and neither of us were given a 48 hour notice so her cancellation policy did not apply in this situation. Then a week later the group check cleared the bank, ironically the same day I emailed her to tell her I was discontinuing services because I could no longer afford to pay out-of-pocket. I emailed to question why she cashed the check and she sited the 48-hour cancellation policy, and that I could write up a formal appeal and she would consider it. I wrote the appeal and have yet to hear from her even when emailing her for a status (it has been nearly 4 weeks).

I just discovered that she has 5 formal complaints lodged against her with the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board http://www.ksbsrb.org/disciplinaryactions.htm, 2 of which she was disciplined for. Please read the information on the KSBSRB website prior to making an appointment with Sara. In reading one of the documents, I discovered she was fired from a previously held counseling job. I sure wish I had checked it. However I have now filed a complaint of my own siting the poor financial practice she did in my situation, and also failure to collaborate with other professionals. The later of which she has been disciplined for before.

**UPDATE** 02/04/15
Since the time of the original posting I received a letter from her stating that she would not be giving me a refund, and that since I complained to the KSBRB she would no longer accept me as a client. Yesterday I received an email from her threatening to sue me due libel from the negative review.

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Hands down - Worst Therapist Ever.
Do not even venture into her world of crazy. IF she shows up to the appointment she has made with you, she will interrupt you when you answer the question she asked. She gives no clue as to how she runs her little "show" but then reprimands you afterwards. She is flakier than flaky. She will ask you to wait outside her door while she is with your child, then, email you later and accuse you of trying to listen in. She makes very definitive diagnoses but then wants to take no responsibility for what she says. She talks a good game, but she has harassed me with emails, and absolutely refuses to acknowledge that our relationship IS NOT WORKING! She needs to remember this statute as I make a complaint to the KSBSRB:
102-2-7: Unprofessional Conduct
(pp) failing to terminate the social work services when it is apparent that the relationship no longer serves the client's needs or best interests.
The problem is, and she actually told me this when my child's fathers CC was declined, she needed money to pay her rent that day. She is so incredibly difficult to work with. Save yourself before you start. Otherwise, she'll have you diagnosed and labeled at "hello" even though you're there just to ask for advice in a situation where your child's father is untrustworthy, a cheat, and grooming your kids for parental alienation. She is not objective. She chooses a side and what he says, has become gospel. The proof in court is totally opposite. But, Sara knows all. Stay far far far away. Stay very far away.

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Hands down - Worst Therapist Ever.
Do not even venture into her world of crazy. IF she shows up to the appointment she has made with you, she will interrupt you when you answer the question she asked. She gives no clue as to how she runs her little "show" but then reprimands you afterwards. She is flakier than flaky. She will ask you to wait outside her door while she is with your child, then, email you later and accuse you of trying to listen in. She makes very definitive diagnoses but then wants to take no responsibility for what she says. She talks a good game, but she has harassed me with emails, and absolutely refuses to acknowledge that our relationship IS NOT WORKING! She needs to remember this statute as I make a complaint to the KSBSRB:
102-2-7: Unprofessional Conduct
(pp) failing to terminate the social work services when it is apparent that the relationship no longer serves the client's needs or best interests.
The problem is, and she actually told me this when my child's fathers CC was declined, she needed money to pay her rent that day. She is so incredibly difficult to work with. Save yourself before you start. Otherwise, she'll have you diagnosed and labeled at "hello" even though you're there just to ask for advice in a situation where your child's father is untrustworthy, a cheat, and grooming your kids for parental alienation. She is not objective. She chooses a side and what he says, has become gospel. The proof in court is totally opposite. But, Sara knows all. Stay far far far away. Stay very far away.

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Very concerned about payment. Not easy to work with. Went back and forth with plans for therapy and was very flaky. She has been terminated for some of the same conduct which now makes sense.
http://www.ksbsrb.org/pdf/Disciplinary%20Actions/R%20Minges%2009-0090.pdf

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Very concerned about payment. Not easy to work with. Went back and forth with plans for therapy and was very flaky. She has been terminated for some of the same conduct which now makes sense.
http://www.ksbsrb.org/pdf/Disciplinary%20Actions/R%20Minges%2009-0090.pdf

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We encourage open collaboration with our clients and carefully explain billing and treatment procedures at the initial session. Our staff is dedicated to providing high quality therapeutic services that are cost-effective and beneficial. We also offer evening and weekend appointments to.accommodate work and family schedules. Most of our clients are extremely satisfied with our services. However, we do realize sometimes there is not a good fit between the client and the therapist.
 

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