Anissa Pfannenstiel, CEO

Anissa Pfannenstiel, CEO, LSCSW

CEO (she/her) | Lawrence, Kansas

Anissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of working in mental health and healthcare. With a social justice perspective and social work background, she strives to find ways to meet the needs of the community in innovative ways. The main focus of her work at Interpersonal Psychiatry is leading the company in providing exceptional services in mental health care for the communities served. This means collaborating with other providers in the community, listening to each patient’s needs with kindness and compassion, having a workplace that is healthy so staff can provide the most optimal, safe and secure environment possible as well as supportive everyone’s growth and well-being! She believes it is an honor to serve patients, clients and staff to help them achieve a better quality of life for each individual and the world at large.

Anissa also owns another mental health practice, Karuna Center Counseling and she is continuing to grow therapeutic communities in the Midwest and beyond! Although not currently accepting new clients, Anissa is trained in a number of different types of therapy such as Solution-Focused Therapy, EMDR Brainspotting, IFS, Hypnotherapy, and Contemplative Practice Therapy (Mindfulness, Japanese Psychology). Anissa also specializes in supporting individuals and families struggling with benzodiazepine harm, tolerance, taper and healing.
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