Our Staff

Our clinical staff represents a variety of disciplines including psychology and social work.  They have experience in the fields of individual, marital, family and group therapy for a wide variety of issues.  The clinical staff consults with your primary care physician or psychiatrist when necessary to facilitate your care.  Our office staff will be happy to assist you in scheduling appointments and answering your questions.



Jillian Woodford Wasson, Ph.D.

Dr. Wasson has been working with individuals (adolescents and adults), couples, and groups since 2009. She earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2015. She is both personally and professionally committed to working with clients from diverse backgrounds and with a range of presenting concerns. Jillian works primarily from an interpersonal process approach and believes that a strong, collaborative alliance with her client is the core of successful counseling. Special interest areas include mood concerns, grief/loss, relationship issues, career counseling, religion and spirituality, peripartum/postpartum for women, eating disorders, trauma, and substance abuse. In addition to psychotherapy, Dr. Wasson also provides cognitive and personality assessment services. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychology on a tenure-track at the University of Saint Mary of Leavenworth, Kansas.

Paul Cox, LSCSW

Paul Cox is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been a clinical therapist since 1980. He has been fortunate to have gained expertise with all age groups. He enjoys working with children and adolescents, having a great deal of experience with ADHD and oppositional behavior. Paul is also knowledgeable and experienced with adults, couples and family therapy, focusing on healing and resolution of life issues. Paul follows the belief that the Holy Spirit can direct our souls on the path to healing and emotional well-being.

Verdell Taylor, Jr., MS

Rev. Verdell Taylor, Jr. is a native of Leavenworth, Kansas. He received a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1968 and a Master of Science in Counseling in 1972 from Emporia State University. He has been with Christian Psychological Services since 1996. He enjoys working with all people and helping them reach spiritual fulfillment. Verdell has a special interest in working with adolescents and couples. He has been ordained as a pastor since 1980, and he has been the pastor of St. Luke A.M.E. church in Lawrence since 1995. He is married, and has two daughters and three grandchildren.

Glen Mack Harnden, Ph.D.

Dr. Mack Harnden has been a licensed psychologist for over 39 years and is currently the Executive Director of CPS. After completing his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas, he founded and directed in Christian Psychological Services in Lawrence, KS which later expanded to Kansas City. Prior to his graduate training, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served 4 years on active duty to include one year as a combat infantry officer in Vietnam. He provides counseling and therapy with adolescents and adults, families, couples and organizations. His clinical work includes working with clients with Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Geriatric Challenges, Family and Work Relationships, and Career/Vocational Challenges to include Job Selection and Transition. He is particularly skilled at integrating one’s faith into all aspects of their lives so that they have an inspirational, harmonious and life-guided relationship with God. Dr. Harnden is particularly interested in working with Veterans to include those challenged with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD).

In addition to his clinical work, he has consulted with hundreds of businesses since 1989, specializing in Succession Management, Leadership Development and Coaching, Executive/Career Assessments, Organizational Effectiveness, Strategic Planning and Team Building. As a senior business consultant, his primary goal is to enhance and sustain the results-driven performance and fulfillment of corporate leaders and the profitability of their organizations.

Since 1985, Dr. Harnden has also developed a high level of expertise in educating and motivating individuals to Give and Receive Forgiveness and to be generous with others. He is the founder and current President of the Forgiveness Institute. Sponsored by the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, he envisioned and directed the First National Conference on Forgiveness which took place in Kansas City in 1993. In addition, Mack envisioned and co-directed the first international conference on forgiveness which took place in Amman, Jordan and Jerusalem in December 1999. During this conference, 300 individuals attended from 30 countries. He currently offers Workshops to churches, mental health professionals and other groups on the “Process and Power of Forgiving” those who have deeply hurt us. In such workshops, he uses a variety of movies that illustrate the stages through which individuals typically progress to forgive those that have hurt them. Guiding clients through these stages is an integral part of Dr. Harnden’s therapeutic approach.

He is currently a member of the American Psychological Association.



Board of Directors

Jennifer Dix – Board President
Steve Flory – Vice Presidnet
Rodge Moore
Abbey Gripka, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Executive Director

Mack Harnden – Founder and Licensed Psychologist

Office Manager

Susan Soelter