A desire to continue working toward her personal mission statement —“to promote home, school and public environments which encourage children to develop into happy, healthy and productive members of our community”—led Patricia Wilson, a licensed clinical psychotherapist, to join Prairie View’s staff.
She comes to Prairie View with 26 years of experience providing psychological and psycho-educational services to children, adults and families. She earned her master of education and specialist in education degrees from Wichita State University.
“As a young college student searching for a career path, I was able to have educational experiences which exposed me to a wide variety of children from different backgrounds and with different types of abilities,” Wilson said.
“I realized then that I wanted to commit myself to discovering what each child needs in order to be happy and successful. I am fortunate to have been able to work toward that goal both in the mental health field and in school settings.”
Wilson began her career as a pediatric psychologist at the Winfield State Hospital, before moving on to organizations such as the Wichita Child Guidance Center and the State of Nevada Special Children’s Clinic.
In addition to serving the needs of Prairie View’s patients, Wilson is also currently employed as a school psychologist in the metro area.
Her practice will focus on children and families dealing with, autism, developmental delay, behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, child abuse, learning disabilities and school issues.
Wilson will provide outpatient services at Prairie View’s Legacy Park office, located at 9333 E. 21st St. North, in east Wichita.
A native of Wichita, Wilson said, “I have long known of Prairie View’s reputation as a provider of quality mental health services. I consider Prairie View to be the gold-standard in our area and am excited to be joining its staff.”
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