Jeremy Hickey, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

Been with Willow Tree since: 2015



As a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker, my clinical training enables me to treat a variety of clinical issues such as, but not limited to; anxiety, depression, child behavioral problems, anger, trauma, ADHD as well as relational issues involving couples and families.Honoring each person's unique perspective, I seek to help children, adolescents, adults, couples and families work through difficult feelings, enhance their ability to cope with stress, change destructive patterns, adjust to change, and find a renewed sense of belonging in life, work, and relationships.

Through a safe, supportive therapeutic relationship I provide guidance and help each person build upon their unique strengths in order to achieve their goals.

Carrie Couture, LSCSW, RPT

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

​Registered Play Therapist

​Been with Willow Tree since: 2015


Carrie completed her Bachelor's of Social Work at Wichita State University in 1999 and her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas in 2002. In April 2012, she completed the PlayTalk Program at the KC Play Therapy Institute and became a Registered Play Therapist in May 2015.


As a Licensed Clinical Specialist Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist, her clinical training enables her to treat a variety of clinical issues such as, but not limited to; anxiety, depression, child behavioral problems, anger, trauma, neglect and abuse as well as relational issues involving couples and families. Honoring each person's unique perspective, she seeks to help children, adolescents, adults, couples and families work through difficult feelings, enhance their ability to cope with stress, change destructive patterns, grieve loss of all kinds, adjust to change, and find a renewed sense of belonging in life, work, and relationships.


Carrie's philosophy and approach toward therapy is based on the belief that every person has the capacity to grow and make changes in their life. Through a safe, supportive therapeutic relationship, she provides guidance and helps each person build upon their unique strengths in order to achieve their goals.

Clinicians 

Brian Kerschen, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

Been with Willow Tree since: 2017


My experience as a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker will enable me to help you through this difficult time in your life. I believe that we all have unique strengths; I can help you find them and utilize them in everyday life. I have extensive experience working with those struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, medical issues; and those dealing with grief and end of life.


I will help you use coping skills and individualized strengths to work past difficulties and achieve success in life, work and relationships through a solution focused non-judgmental approach.


I will provide a safe environment where, together, we will re-establish your sense of self-worth in order for you to effectively deal with the many challenges that life brings. Through this therapeutic relationship, you will develop a lasting sense of happiness and peace.






Deborah Ast, LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

​Been with Willow Tree since: 2015


As a Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, I walk with my clients as they discover new paths toward personal growth, new paths in their relationships with others, and in discovering a new peace within their environment. Leaving the old path, that started the day we were born, can be difficult even when we know it's leading us in the wrong direction. Let me help you uncover the whys, discover the hows, work to prevent relapse, and encourage you in your new journey to emotional health.

I work with individuals, couples and families in areas of anxiety, depression, grief, relationship difficulties, family issues, self-esteem, and many more. I am a Certified EMDR therapist working with many kinds of trauma.

I will be adding Hypnotherapy to my practice in the near future to help with anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Erin Rindt, LCMFT, RPT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

​Registered Play Therapist

​Been with Willow Tree since: 2015


I believe that all families, couples, and individuals can be empowered to make change, and finding the therapist that believes in their story can help in that amazing process. Change is difficult, especially when people feel judged or shamed. I value the relationship I have with my clients and work hard to ensure that every client's story is taken seriously, and heard with respect, regardless of the situation.

I enjoy helping clients work through trauma, school-related problems, family issues, gender identity issues, and parent-child relationships. I have extensive experience working with children, teens and families.

The hardest part of therapy is getting started, so please know I offer warmth and safety during this time. I would be honored in helping take the first steps in making real change in your life.


Danielle Kraus, LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

Been with Willow Tree since: 2017


As an LCMFT (Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist), my clinical training enables me to treat a variety of issues such as, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, child behavioral problems, anger, ADHD, trauma, abuse and neglect, adjustment issues, as well as relational issues involving couples, individuals and families. Honoring each person's unique perspective, I seek to help children, adolescents, adults, couples and families work through difficult feelings, enhance their abilities to cope with stress, change destructive patterns, grieve loss of all kinds, adjust to change and find a renewed sense of belonging in life, work and relationships.


I received my Bachelors of Arts Degree at Wichita State University in 2002 and my Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy Degree from Friends University in 2005. I have extensive training in play therapy and am working toward becoming a registered play therapist.


I feel that within each therapy session, we can begin to successfully confront those barriers to change. I believe that building a trusting, therapeutic relationship creates a positive long-term change.





Noelle Martin, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

Been with Willow Tree since: 2016


I believe so many of us experience times in our lives when we need extra help adjusting to life transitions, facing new challenges or healing hurts from the past. I really enjoy working with both teens and adults. I have extensive experience in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, unhealthy relationships, marital problems, behavior issues, family conflict and more.


I specialize in treating women adjusting to the challenges of pregnancy and motherhood. For many women the transition to motherhood can elicit intense feelings of anxiety and depression. I am here to get you feeling like yourself again and help the entire family adjust to this major life change.


I offer a safe, supportive, judgement free space for you to truly be yourself and together we will work to get you to a place of healing and peace.


Shelby Batt, LSCSW 

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

Been with Willow Tree since: 2015


Shelby received his Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (2011) and a Master's Degree in Social Work (2013) from Wichita State University. (2011). As a Licensed Master Social Worker, Shelby's clinical training enables him to treat a variety of clinical issues such as, but not limited to; anxiety, depression, child behavioral problems, gender identity, anger, trauma, ADHD as well as relational issues involving couples and families. Honoring each person's unique perspective, shelby seek to help children, adolescents, adults, couples and families work through difficult feelings, enhance their ability to cope with stress, change destructive patterns, adjust to change, and find a renewed sense of belonging in life, work, and relationships.

Shelby's beliefs are that every person has the capacity to make healthy changes in their life. Through a safe, supportive therapeutic relationship; he provide guidance and help each person build upon their unique strengths in order to achieve their goals.



John Fleeker, LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

Been with Willow Tree since: 2016


Are you struggling with addictions or are your marriage not functioning then I can help. Are you or your children dealing with difficulties with behavioral or mental health problems then I can help. Are you a blended family but struggling with family dynamics, then I can help. Are you feeling depressed or anxious because life has not turned out the way you wanted, then I can help. Are you having difficulty with your teen or child, then I can help.


I have worked in a variety of settings from foster care, residential treatment, and community mental health programs, which has given me a lot of experience with wide range of people and their struggles.


I am a Christian therapist who uses cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy techniques to help you cope with life challenges. I have worked a lot with marriage counseling, or working with youth and families. I am able to see clients days, evenings, or Saturdays. I can Help.




​​​​Willow Tree LLC​

7348 W 21st St N Suite 107

Wichita, KS 67205

Phone: (316) 779-2560