Maternal Integrative Psychiatric
Mental Health Care

A whole-person Approach to Postpartum Care


A new approach to maternal mental health treatment that takes into the account the nuances and unique circumstances women are facing and allows time and thoughtful conversations around various pillars of mental health and wellness in motherhood to guide treatment.


Psychiatric medications have their place in this treatment approach. Supportive therapy is meant to support + guide you through processing your unique circumstances and experiences while navigating through various stressors to create a personalized treatment plan that you feel comfortable and confident with.


Making space to educate and inform you about all things psychiatric medications throughout your Matrescence, or process of becoming a mama. We will spend time discussing medication options, common side effects, length of treatment, supportive tapering + weaning, and more. Questions? Concerns? We've got you. Let's talk about it.


Let's break the current model of care where support for mamas falls short. An ongoing and collaborative care model will allow for open conversation, trusted + therapeutic patient-provider relationship, whole-person healing, and the discovery of (sometimes elusive) optimal mental health and wellness in motherhood.

Meet your Mental Health Care provider

Lauren Hays —board-certified, Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner

Lauren Hays, PMHNP-BC, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who is passionate about serving women navigating to and through the various experiences of motherhood. Lauren provides supportive therapy and thoughtful conversation around psychiatric medications with the ability to prescribe and manage those medications. She understands that there are no one-size-fits-all answers when it comes to mental health, which is why she takes a personalized approach with each and every one of her clients. Her goal is to help women feel supported and understood so they can thrive both mentally and emotionally.

Lauren Hays mental health care provider in Kansas

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When it comes to seeking mental health help, it can be confusing to navigate all the different titles and specialties. A psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and a therapist both offer valuable forms of support, but there are some differences to keep in mind. One of the main distinctions is that a nurse practitioner can prescribe medication, while a therapist cannot. On the other hand, therapists tend to focus more on talk therapy and addressing underlying emotional and psychological patterns. Meanwhile, a person-centered and integrative approach to care can be found in both fields, with the goal of creating a safe and collaborative environment for clients to heal and grow. Ultimately, the right choice will depend on the individual’s unique needs and preferences, and it may even involve a combination of both medication management and therapy. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, Lauren can provide medication & therapy to patients and if there is a need for a specific type of therapy not offered by Lauren, she is happy to help find a warm-hand off and referral to another provider.
I specialize in maternal mental health issues, namely anxiety + depression and the thoughtful conversations around finding the right solution for your unique situation. Mental health + wellness treatment are not a one-size-fits all and the standard approach tries to fit women into a bucket. With all of the nuances and personal considerations needed for women navigating their mental health to and through motherhood, I want to provide a service that thoughtfully informs and guides decisions regarding psychiatric mental health care, which looks different for each unique individual. Book a discovery call to see if I would be a good fit for your care! I would love to meet you.

As a mental health care provider, I have made the difficult decision not to accept insurance. Though some may see this as a barrier to care, I believe it affords me the opportunity to truly spend the necessary time with each of my patients. When it comes to maternal mental health, I think there is a great need for more education and meaningful conversations surrounding mental health care. Women should be armed with information and empowered to make the best choices for themselves and their families. By forgoing traditional insurance regulations, I am able to provide a level of care that I feel fully honors the unique needs of each individual patient.

An integrative care model in psychiatry is a holistic way of treating mental health disorders by incorporating both conventional and alternative therapies. This approach acknowledges that the human body is complex and interconnected, and therefore, requires a combination of approaches to achieve optimal health. Integrative care can include medication, therapy, nutrition, exercise, meditation, and more. The beauty of integrative care is that it allows for personalized treatment plans tailored to the individual’s unique needs. Patients feel empowered and involved in their own healing, which increases the likelihood of a successful outcome. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner that believes in an integrative approach, my goal is to promote not just the absence of symptoms but also the presence of overall well-being.

As you prepare for your first psychiatric intake appointment, it’s normal to feel a range of emotions, including uncertainty, anxiety, and hope. During this initial meeting, you can expect to speak with Lauren, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner,  who will gather background information about your medical history, symptoms, and personal circumstances. They may ask about your current lifestyle, including your daily routine, sleep patterns, and diet. This information will help your provider understand your unique challenges and develop an individualized treatment plan. It’s essential to approach this conversation with honesty and openness, as accurate information will help your provider offer the most effective support. Remember, your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and seeking help is a crucial step on the path to recovery.

Are you currently a client? You can book your next appointment in the Luminello patient portal using the calendar function. If you’re having trouble, give us a call at (913) 399-0781 or email

New to us? Book a consultation to learn more.

Listen, we get it. Mama life can be unpredictable and things can come up unexpectedly. We hope you feel comfortable coming just as you are (with babies in tow!) or using our telehealth option if you are not a first-time patient. However, out of respect for our time and other patients who may have used your appointment time, we kindly ask that you provide us with at least 24 hours of notice if you need to cancel your appointment. We value your time, as well as our own, and hope to always provide you with the best care possible. Please note, if less than 24 hours of notice is given, a $100 cancellation fee will be charged, as our policy is non-negotiable. Extenuating circumstances will be considered. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to continuing to serve you!
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Intake sessions are 60-75 minutes.
Follow-up sessions with therapy component are 50 minutes.
Medication management follow-ups are 20 minutes.

We are considering packaged prices that would make the price per visit discounted by committing to a set amount of appointments. If this is something you would be interested in, please email me at to learn more.

Mothers need just as much attention as a newborn because they too have just been born.


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