About Us

Robert Yates, Ph.D. About Us

Serenity Psychological Services and Consulting LLC is a private mental health practice founded by Robert Yates III, Ph.D. in 2016. Dr. Yates is a licensed clinical psychologist, a licensed clinical addictions counselor, and a substance abuse professional in the state of Kansas. Serenity Psychological Services and Consulting LLC offers therapy services, psychological evaluation services, and consultation services. We are focused on providing services in a caring, compassionate, and confidential manner to individuals age 8 and older.

 

About Dr. Yates

Dr. Yates is a Kansas native having grown up in the Northwest Kansas town of Phillipsburg. Dr. Yates attended Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, where he graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in psychology in 2006. He then attended the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, where he received both a master of science degree in general psychology and a doctor of philosophy degree in clinical psychology in 2013. In 2013 Dr. Yates completed a one year pre-doctoral internship at Pennsylvania Counseling Services in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, where he specialized in general mental health and substance use treatment. Following his formal education, Dr. Yates completed a one year post-doctoral fellowship at High Plains Mental Health Center. Dr. Yates then served as the senior clinical supervisor of the outpatient substance use treatment program at High Plains Mental Health Center in Hays, Kansas, before starting Serenity Psychological Services and Consulting LLC. Dr. Yates is also an adjunct faculty member in the psychology department at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, where he teaches a variety of undergraduate psychology courses for the Virtual College.

 

About Jennifer Colby

Jennifer Colby is a Kansas native having grown up in the Northwest Kansas town of WaKeeney. Ms. Colby attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology in 1997. She then attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, where she received a Master of Social Work degree in 2009. Following her formal education, Ms. Colby was a substance use therapist at Pawnee Mental Health in Manhattan, Kansas from 2009 until 2013. In January 2014, Ms. Colby joined the team at High Plains Mental Health Center as an outpatient therapist working primarily with the substance use treatment program. Ms. Colby specializes in working with women’s issues in particular, domestic violence and sexual assault.  She has also worked extensively with individuals who experience severe mental illness, dual diagnosis issues, anger management, loss and grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, family issues, and relationship issues. Ms. Colby is also an adjunct faculty member in the social work and sociology departments at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, where she teaches a variety of undergraduate social work and sociology courses both on campus and for the Virtual College.

 

About Annette Lebhardt

Annette Lebhardt is our patient support coordinator. As the first person you speak with when calling, she manages the front office duties helping patients navigate through their visits. Ms. Lebhardt is an Oregon native having grown up in the Southern Oregon town of Medford. She worked as a legal assistant at The Center for Nonprofit Legal Services for 10 years prior to moving to South Central Kansas in November 2015 to be closer to family. She enjoys gardening, camping, baking, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Ms. Lebhardt is available to help you get started receiving services and to answer questions throughout your treatment.

 

Please contact us today (785) 621-4417 to inquire about services or fill out an appointment request using our HIPAA compliant appointment request form!