Lorrie Gfeller-Strouts


Lorrie Gfeller-Strouts


Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist - 263
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GEHA Health Plans
  • Medicaid
  • Optum Health
  • Preferred Health Systems
  • Tricare
  • United Health Care
  • ValueOptions


3244 Gary Ave Ste 140
Manhattan, Kansas 66503

My Approach to Helping

A recent caller told me, "My doctor says you would be a good therapist for me." But then she asked me a question. "I want to know, do we have to re-invent the wheel?" Since my conversation with her, I have thought more about that metaphor. It is a great metaphor for therapy, recognizing how important it is to respect how things have been working at the same time we are figuring out how to get unstuck and establish some forward momentum. And realizing that it is just as important to understand the terrain as it is to make sure the wheels are working. Academically, that means that I am a cognitive-behavioral engineer who is sensitive to family systems and relationships. But most important, is that I listen carefully to understand where you want to go.

More Info About My Practice

My office is located on the north side of Manhattan at a quiet and discrete location that is easily accessible from Seth Child Road. I am a participant in most insurance networks including Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Tricare, Medicaid, United Health Care, and several other insurance companies. I also offer a reduced fee for persons who pay at the time of service.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Your partner's support can be a crucial part of your treatment. Or, your partner's mental health problem might be causing you distress or even fear for your safety. I can help you determine if couples therapy is right for you.

The roots of emotional problems often include prior abuse or trauma. The prospect of dealing with those experiences can be scary. But you don't have to be alone in recovery. The first step is talking with an experienced professional who will treat you with dignity and sensitivity.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Why contact a helping professional instead of talking to friends or family? And how is talking about my problem going to help, anyway? Friends and family want us to get over our pain and might rush us to a solution that is not quite right for us. Maybe we are afraid of burdening them, or even afraid that they might respond with criticism or judgment. There are many more perfectly legitimate reasons for seeking the help of a professional. As a therapist, I strive to be engaged and supportive of your needs and sensitive to your fears about change.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy

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