Mental Health Providers

Interpersonal Psychiatry of Lawrence Kansas has a group of caring and experienced medical and clinical mental health providers. Our diversity allows patients the opportunity to engage in multiple services with a single community based provider. This means less scheduling issues and more of your time remaining yours. It also means your healthcare information is shared quickly and accurately among the professionals on your treatment team who are all in one place. The result is the highest quality of care to address your individual needs.

Your doctor or therapist are attentive to your needs and will return your call or email within one business day, oftentimes within hours. A call to our office will be answered promptly by one of our friendly staff members. If you call , we will get you in with one of our compassionate mental health providers.

Hiten Soni MD
Dr. Hiten Soni, MD


Dr. Soni chose to devote his professional life to medicine after working for more than a decade as an Environmental Engineer. As a physician, he initially gained experience in various organizations before founding Interpersonal Psychiatry in October of 2013. Dr. Soni elected to work in private practice after witnessing first-hand the dire need for high quality, timely, and accessible, psychiatry services in his community. His treatment philosophy is somewhat unique, in that, Dr. Soni places his primary emphasis on improving his patients overall quality of life. This philosophy allows for treatment that is patient specific or Patient Centered. The Patient Centered Treatment model is evidence based and includes medications when warranted in addition to behavioral and social interventions that are also tailored to the person, and not a one size fits all approach.

Dr. Soni completed his internship at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri and his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He has also completed Post-Doctoral training at The Florida Postgraduate Sex Therapy Training Institute and the Psychoanalytical Institute of Greater Kansas City. He is licensed to practice Psychiatry in the states of Kansas and Missouri.

Dr. Soni resides in Lawrence, Kansas with his family and two dogs. Contact Dr. Soni today to experience for yourself the difference individualized healthcare can make for you! .

Dr. Soni sees patients in both our Lawrence and Kansas City offices.

Doing good before doing well

Dr. Hiten Soni, MD
William Braun MD
Dr. William Braun, MD

Addiction Medicine

Dr. Braun is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine after completing a fellowship at the University of Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine, and a proud alumnus of the University of Notre Dame, and an enthusiastic spectator of the athletic programs.

Dr. Braun sees patients in our Lawrence office.

Gina Rasnic
Gina Rasnic, APRN

Certified Nurse Practitioner

Gina Rasnic joined Interpersonal Psychiatry as a Nurse Practitioner in the spring of 2016. She became a Registered Nurse in 1993 after attending Kansas City Kansas Community College. Gina completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri- Kansas City, before earning her Master’s degree as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Gina sees patients in our Lawrence office.

Anissa Pfannenstiel
Anissa Pfannenstiel, LSCSW


Anissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 13 years of practicing with patients ranging from 3 years of age to geriatric populations. She is a previous owner of a halfway addiction house, and has worked with foster care families, biological parents, and foster children, as well as severely and persistently mentally ill clients.

Anissa is trained in a number of different types of therapy so she is able to customize the best fit for your needs in healing:

  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Contemplative Practice Therapy (mindfulness)
  • Expressive Arts Therapy

Additionally, she is a parenting coach and Unplug/Reconnect workshop leader. With a passion to connect and help clients find their innate ability to manage their lives, Anissa is committed to meeting her client where they are to help them absolve their situation to a place of well-being.

Anissa sees clients in our Lawrence office.

Hope Heller
Hope Heller, LPC-S (MO), LCPC (KS), NCC, BCPC, MAC

Chief Operations Officer

Hope is a CBT therapist with more than 18 years experience in mental health across a variety of settings. Her specialties include mood disorders, personality disorders, addictions and co-occurring disorders in adults. Her focus is on you and providing quality care that assists you in improving your life based on your needs.

Hope sees clients in both our Lawrence and Kansas City offices.

Beverly Little, LPC (KS), PLPC (MO)


Beverly is adept at implementing an eclectic style in her therapy sessions to best meet her clients where they are. However, her predominate theoretical preference is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or (CBT). Beverly prefers CBT due to extensive empirical research suggesting that CBT is an effective mode of treatment for a large variety of symptoms. Beverly works with adults, couples, veterans, and geriatric patients and is LGBTQ and Ethical non-monogamy orientations friendly. She specializes in co-morbid disorders or dual-diagnosis clientele. In addition to individual sessions, Beverly facilitates SMART recovery groups on a weekly to assist clients with all forms of addictions, not merely addiction to a substance.

Beverly received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Hannibal LaGrange University, and her Master of Science in Education, with an emphasis in Counseling, from Missouri Baptist University, in St. Louis, MO. Beverly has openings for individual or group counseling at either Interpersonal Psychiatry location in Kansas or Missouri.

Beverly places her focus on assisting you to overcome the obstacles you have identified in your life so that you can experience a greater quality in your life and your relationships. Please call Beverly today to get started! .