Sastun Center

Tammy Mikinski, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

Tammy Coder Mikinski, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in Kansas and Missouri who holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas.  Dr. Mikinski has been licensed since 1994 and has experience with a wide range of common developmental and psychological concerns faced by individuals, couples, and families.  Dr. Mikinski has a special interest and long-term experience working with college students and couples.  She has completed three levels of training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and is in the Gottman referral network.  She also enjoys working with individuals during all phases of life and collaborates with all of the other practitioners at the Sastun Center to meet mutual client needs.  She formerly served as the Director of the Rockhurst University Counseling Center and has worked as a supervisor/consultant to other college counseling centers.  In addition, Dr. Mikinski is experienced in psychological evaluation and assessment, especially for ministerial candidates.  Currently, she teaches Counseling Psychology courses at the University of Kansas, as well as, maintaining her clinical practice at the Sastun Center.

At Sastun Center, clients can expect Dr. Mikinski to take a caring strengths focus with a collaborative treatment approach.  Dr. Mikinski frequently uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy with her clients, however, she will adapt her approach to best meet the client’s needs.  She has pursued advanced training in Couples and Family Therapy, as well as, Integrative Mental Health.  Her practice is constantly evolving to stay abreast of current trends and research in the field of psychology.  Dr.  Mikinski is an experienced provider of continuing education and is available to provide professional training, especially in the areas of professional and ethical issues and couples therapy.


“I emphasize strengths and help clients find healthy solutions.”

Professional Associations

American Psychological Association – Member Division 17 – Counseling Psychology

Kansas Psychological Association

Greater Kansas City Psychological Association

National Register of Health Service Psychologists

Counseling Psychology is a specialty within professional psychology that maintains a focus on facilitating personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span.  The specialty  pays particular attention to emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related, developmental, and organizational concerns.

The practice of Counseling Psychology encompasses a broad range of culturally-sensitive practices that help people improve their well-being, alleviate distress and maladjustment, resolve crises, and increase their ability to function better in their lives. With its  attention to both to normal developmental issues and problems associated with physical, emotional, and mental disorders, the specialization holds a unique perspective in the broader practice-based areas of psychology.  (Adapted from – div 17)

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