Dr. Ahrens is a licensed Psychologist in Kansas and has over twenty years of experience in treating children, adolescents and adults. She specializes in the treatment of mood disorders, trauma and anxiety. Trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, she has led and managed DBT groups for adults and adolescents for thirteen years. She also is trained in EMDR and cognitive behavioral approaches.
Dr. Ahrens obtained her Masterís degree in Clinical Psychology from Washburn University and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The University of Kansas. She did her Internship at Topeka State Hospital which had a cooperative training agreement with the Menninger Clinic. She has worked in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, and the prison system. She has taught at Baker University in the school of Graduate and Professional Studies and has led training on a variety of topics including the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
She is married with three children, a dog, and two hermit crabs.