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Flint Hills Neuropsychology

Flint Hills Neuropsychology offers local, specialty care for psychological evaluation and diagnosis of children ages 3 and up, and adults. We offer a patient-centered model, where your questions can be answered with customized and scientifically based assessments. If you, or your child are experiencing symptoms with thinking, memory, concentration, behavior, or emotion, we can help you understand the nature of the problem, and make recommendations for intervention. We accept Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurance plans including Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Tricare.


Dr Christine Durrett, LP, ABPP

Dr. Durrett trained at Harvard University (BA in Psychology) and the University of Missouri-Columbia (MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology), then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at PAR Rehab Services in Lansing, Michigan. She is board certified in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. She maintains ongoing involvement in academic psychological research.

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr. Aaron Van Gorp

Dr. Van Gorp has a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas, in addition to a BS in Psychology from Iowa State University and an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Nebraska- Omaha. He completed a post-doctoral residency in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Missouri, with an emphasis on adult neuropsychology and health psychology. He offers adult and geriatric neuropsychological evaluations.

Temporary Licensed Master's Level Psychologist

Courtney Sayers, T-LMLP

Courtney has a bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Emporia State University. Before completing her master’s degree, she worked as a psychology technician in a community mental health center. She enjoys learning about the complexities of the brain and how it relates to thinking, behavior, and mood. When she is not working, she enjoys crocheting, reading, and playing tennis.

licensed psychologist

Dr Brent Schneider, LP

Dr. Schneider has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, a master’s degree from Washburn University, and a doctorate in counseling psychology form Oklahoma State University. He has worked with many different populations across a range of settings in his career, and he has particular interest in geriatric psychology and ADHD assessments.

Psychology Technician

Madilynn Allen

Madilynn has a BS in Family and Human Services as well as a BA in Intercultural Studies from John Brown University. As a Kansas native she is excited to be able to give back to her community through her work. In her spare time she loves spending time with friends, traveling, and curling up with a good book.

Psychology Technician

Jenna Springer, BCBA, LBA

Jenna is a behavior analyst who brings extensive experience with early childhood, developmental assessments, data analysis, and autism intervention to her work as a technician. She has a BA in psychology from Kansas State University and an MS from St Cloud State University in applied behavior analysis .

speech-language pathologist

Carrie Fratecelli, CCC-SLP

Carrie has worked since 2009 as a speech-language pathologist serving toddlers through older adults in clinics, private practice, schools, and university settings. She has specialty interests in cognitive and communication skills, autism spectrum disorder, and intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). She has advanced training in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) techniques, including high-tech and eye-gaze systems. Carrie is a KS-licensed and ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist, with a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Kansas State University and coursework in Applied Behavioral Analysis from Temple University. She lives in Manhattan, KS with her husband and the world’s cutest dog Zelda. She also coordinates the Manhattan-area Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Support Group.

Psychology Technician

Karen Frick

Karen is a Kansas native. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Ft. Hays State, and she studied Clinical Psychology and Social-Personality Psychology at Ft. Hays and K-State. She taught psychology courses for Barton Community College at Ft. Riley for 15 years before settling at Flint Hills Neuropsychology. She has two daughters, three grandchildren, cats always, and many books.

Psychology Technician

Robin Schneider

Robin completed a Masters in Gerontology from Kansas State University, and she has a BA in Psychology and an Associates in Early Childhood Education, covering a multitude of topics across the life span. Robin and her husband live here in Manhattan. They have a daughter attending K-State and a son attending North Central Arkansas University.

administrative assistant

Mariah Cangemi

Launch Learning Clinic Director

Jaclyn West

Jaclyn has been in education for over 20 years. She has experience as a teacher, interventionist, athletic director, and principal. Jaclyn has a Bachelor’s Degree from K-State as well as a Master’s in Educational Leadership. She has a teaching license, an administrative license, as well as an ESOL endorsement. She loves watching her daughters dance and play soccer. Jaclyn loves the Cat’s, the Royals, and the Chiefs!

reading interventionist

Jenny Birk

Jenny is a special education teacher at Anthony Middle School. In the 25 plus years that Jenny has been teaching, she has specialized in teaching individualized programs that are personalized for students, Jenny and her husband Chad have two children and enjoy exploring new places, hiking, and camping

reading interventionist

Carrie Ellis

Carrie is a veteran teacher with 13 years of experience in both the local public and private school systems. She holds a Masters degree in Education from Kansas State and has specialized in language arts instruction. She lives north of Manhattan with her husband, Jason. They raise sheep on a small, hobby farm, and she is often gardening in the summer months and sitting by the fireplace with hot tea and good books in the winter.

Reading Interventionist

Melissa Galitzer

Melissa has been teaching for over 20 years in the Manhattan-Ogden school district. She currently teaches sixth grade Language Arts at Anthony Middle School. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in English and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from K-State. She is qualified to teach English to speakers of other languages, as well. When she is not reading, she enjoys building things out of wood, gardening, crocheting, and spending time with her family.

Reading Interventionists

Kristen De La Garza

My name is Kristen De La Garza and I am excited to be teaching at Launch! Originally, I am from Gordonville, MO, but my family and I have called Randolph, KS, our home since 2014. The military brought us to KS, but the love of this amazing area is what kept us here. Although this is my first year at Launch, my teaching career actually began over 20 years ago in a 1st grade classroom in Sikeston, a small town in Southeast Missouri. Since then, I have taught in three different states (MO, OK & KS) and a multitude of grade levels. I love teaching, but I have always had a passion for teaching children to read.

My husband, Albert, and I have been married for 11 years now and God blessed us with three beautiful children: Katherine (11), Joseph (10) and Samuel (7). As a family, we enjoy riding horses together. All three of our kids compete in the sport of rodeo, so we spend many, many weekends throughout the year in a rodeo arena all throughout the state.

Reading Interventionists

Karen Hastings

My name is Karen and I am excited to be teaching at Launch. Before coming to the Manhattan area, my family and I called Savannah, Georgia home. I moved to the area a little over 3 years ago with my husband and three children, two boys and one girl. After moving to the area I was a paraprofessional in the USD 383 school district before becoming a 6th grade Resource teacher at Susan B. Anthony Middle School. I am currently pursuing my Masters degree in Special Education with certificates in Applied Behavior Analysis and Reading Specialist.

Reading Interventionists

Vikki Mulderrig

Vikki is originally from England and taught in a special school there for seven years. She met her husband while he was stationed in England while in the (American) Navy. They moved to Manhattan, Kansas in December, 2017 and have been here ever since. Vikki has her K-6 elementary education license as well as a special education endorsement. In her free time, Vikki enjoys playing with her two cats, and her dog, as well as increasing her ever growing collections of books and board games.