Heritage Family Counseling Services this week moved into the former Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America headquarters at 6525 E. Mainsgate, which is just off of Woodlawn and several blocks north of 21st Street.
“It gives us a whole bunch more ability,” owner James Smith says of the extra space.
There are 11 therapists at Heritage, and another one will be joining soon.
At Heritage’s previous space near Central and Woodlawn, the therapists shared seven offices.
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At the new space, there are 20 offices and a spacious conference room. Smith says there will be room for workshops.
He owns the new building, unlike his previous space, which he leased at a building that had other businesses as well.
“This gives us our own, independent location.”
Smith says the new building is much more updated as well.
“It was just a great fit for us.”
Brodrick Jayroe of Realty Executives of Wichita and Rod Stewart of KW Commercial handled the deal for the space.
Heritage is what Smith calls a faith-based practice that’s rooted in professional training.
He says the therapists “come with a deep faith walk, and that fuels their desire to do therapy.”
Patients can choose whether they want faith to be a part of their counseling, but Smith says regardless, it’s an important motivator for the therapists.
“Our faith is the reason why we long to help folks out.”