Janel R. Sanford LMSW, LMAC

I have twenty years of professional experience in the substance abuse field that includes diverse populations in various community settings including women's issues, homelessness, LGBTQ, domestic violence, medication-assisted treatment and co-occurring mental health. I have worked with a variety of topics and prefer working with individuals and families specific to trauma and abuse, positive parenting, grief and life transition, coping with chronic illnesses, substance abuse and self-esteem issues. I have developed a strong belief in the necessity of addressing the family system as a whole in order to develop lasting changes.

I acknowledge the importance of evidence-based practice and the importance of working as a team with my clients. I believe it is important to accept others where they are at. To honor them while they sort out the debris of what is left following a trauma.


While we cannot change what has happened to us, together we can learn what the triggers are that trip us when we are not looking, develop coping skills that serve to support us when we need it and to plan for better days ahead that bring peace and joy.

Notice of Supervision

In accordance with K.A.R. 102-2-8, you are hereby notified that this clinician, Janel R. Sanford, LMSW, LMAC, is practicing social work or participating in the delivery of social work services under supervision.   

Client confidentiality shall be upheld and respected by the supervisee and the supervisor unless as follows:  

  • The client consents in writing, OR 

  • The disclosure is allowed by court order, OR 

  • There is suspicion of harm, abuse, or neglect to self or others.   

Supervisor contact information:  

        Kathleen J. Ruth, LSCSW 

        714 S. Hillside St.

        Wichita, KS  67211 


        Email: kjr_68@msn.com