Colby, KS Counseling

Heartland Rural Counseling Services, Inc.

At Heartland Rural Counseling Services (HRCS) you can find a skilled, experienced therapist who has helped clients build richer, more rewarding lives by promoting individual growth in the clients’ mental health. HRCS was created in 1997. HRCS is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization committed to providing counseling, psychotherapy and psychological testing services to the people of Northwest Kansas.

We specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples in counseling and through diagnostic testing. Our objective is to assist clients develop a healthy balance in their lives, manage crises or transitions and achieve their personal goals.

We accept most insurance plans, Medicaid, and EAPs. We provide services on a sliding scale fee basis for self-pay clients. Call 785-460-7588 for details or to book an appointment.

Anger Management - Colby, KS - Heartland Rural Counseling Services, Inc.

Mental Health Services in Northwest Kansas

Services include:

  • Couples counseling
  • Family therapy, in-home or in-office
  • Group therapy
  • Individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults
  • Parent counseling
  • Play therapy
  • Psychological evaluations tailored to specific referral questions
  • Supervised visitation

We have helped clients like you successfully address a wide variety of issues related to home and family as well as work and career, including:

  • Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse
  • Neglect
  • Anger Management-Individual and Group
  • Stress Management
  • Relationship Skills -Conflict Management, Communication, Problem Solving
  • Parenting -Group and Individual Setting
  • Attachment Issues
  • Life Transitions and Adjustments
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma and Grief
  • Divorce
  • Mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder

Move Toward A Richer, More Rewarding Life.
Whether you're struggling with a particular issue, or just can't shake the feeling that there should be more to life, HRCS can help. We provide a caring environment in which you can identify and explore those issues that may be getting in the way of a more rewarding home life and career, or of more fulfilling relationships. The goal is to help provide you with the insights and tools you need to move beyond old, limiting beliefs and behaviors.

Our Providers

Elaine Ptacek, MS, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor
Specializing in individual and family therapy for

Amanda Lanning, MSW, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker
Accepting children, adolescents and adults
Focusing in behavioral, solution-focused, and relationship-focused therapies

Carla Sloan-Brown, MS, TLMLP

Temporary Licensed Masters Level Psychologist
Accepting children, adolescent and adult clients
Focusing in behavioral therapies and relationship-focused therapy

Call 786-460-7588 today to learn more or to book an appointment.

Contact Information



Heartland Rural Counseling Services, Inc. 485 West 4th St. Colby, KS 67701
Heartland Rural Counseling Services, Inc.
485 West 4th St.
Colby, KS 67701

Hours of Business:
Monday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday By appointment
Sunday Closed