Lorelei Ammons, PsyD

Lorelei, a licensed psychologist in Kansas, began her career at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, while she was active duty in the U.S. Army.

In 2008, Lorelei was appointed as the first Behavioral Health Director for the Kansas Department of Corrections and continued in that role until joining the VitalCore team. She developed the behavioral health monitoring program for the KDOC system. Lorelei has served as co-chair of the Governor’s Behavioral Health Planning Council’s Subcommittee for Justice Involved Youth and Adults, which collaborates with mental health entities and community partners across Kansas. Lorelei has represented Kansas as a member of the Mental Health Network through the National Institute of Corrections. She has also served as a member of the American Correctional Association’s (ACA) Commission on Accreditation. Nationally, Lorelei currently serves as a member of the Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Committees for ACA and she has conducted behavioral health certification training for at least six state correctional programs across the United States.

Lorelei received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri. She fulfilled her clinical psychology internship in 1993 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Lorelei began practicing in the correctional behavioral health field in 1998, working as the Clinical Supervisor of Topeka Correctional Facility. She has also worked at the Veteran’s Administration performing Quality Management services while maintaining a private clinical practice in the community.

Contact Lorelei at LAmmons@VitalCoreHS.com or 785-246-6840.

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