Meaning, Love, Connection  

What is DBT?

Meet Scott




In response to the Covid-19 crises, Scott is providing all services via telehealth until further notice. Whether you’re a new or existing client, please don’t hesitate to contact him at 316.260.1127 with questions or to see how he can best support you during these uncertain times.

Dancing With Our Emotions

When was the last time you did something in your life purely to inspire hilarity and laughter and fun? Do you cultivate joy and positive memories every day? How do you shift emotions when you’re trapped in negativity?

Welcome to Wise Mind, Wise Life, the site of Scott Spradlin, LPC, LMAC, licensed therapist, author, teacher and DBT practitioner, a place to explore the wisdom and intuitive knowing we all possess.


Connect to the mythic and poetic in a data-driven and consumer-driven environment.


Be present in your own skin, fall in love with the little “aha” moments of life. Connect fully in relationships.


Feel emotionally robust, integrated and whole, even during chaos. Make meaningful contributions to others.

Scott Spradlin, LPC, LMAC

Meet Scott

Meet Scott

Scott Spradlin, LPC, LMAC, is a licensed therapist, educator, author, consultant and media developer based in Wichita, Kansas. He provides DBT, mindfulness-based therapy and Christian counseling services to adults, teens, families and couples. The only therapist in Wichita to complete Intensive Training with DBT founder Marsha Linehan, Scott is active in the Wichita mental health and mindfulness...

Core Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a prerequisite to all of the other skills in the DBT model. Scott brings even more richness and a historical perspective through the ideas of philosophers, poets, writers and spiritual teachers from Rilke to Anne Morrow Lindbergh to Eastern Orthodoxy.

This unique blend of philosophy and wonder, combined with the proven science behind DBT make Scott more than just a therapist. Through his own practice of mindfulness and DBT, and his thirst for growth and learning, he inspires others by his example.

‘Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control’ by Scott Spradlin

The first practical workbook to bring Marsha Linehan’s proven DBT techniques to a general audience. In its pages you’ll learn how to reduce the impact of painful feelings and increase the effects of positive ones.

• Break the cycle of depression and anxiety
• Learn real-world skills leading to emotional stability
• Enjoy more open, meaningful and joyful intimate relationships

“When your emotions light up, so does your whole body. A biological complex has been activated.”

— Scott Spradlin

Latest From the Blog

Wise Mind vs. Tyranny of the Urgent

Wise Mind vs. Tyranny of the Urgent

I have recently been re-reading the works of the renowned organizational and personal leadership teacher, Stephen Covey. It must have been twenty years ago, maybe more, that I first encountered his books on leadership and personal change. As I re-read Covey, I linger...

Year of Clarity

Year of Clarity

A continued Happy New Year to all of you, even now on this "leap day" of February 2020! 2020 is upon us and many of us are already suffering the attrition of willpower to continue with our New Year resolutions we so fervently sounded out at the stroke of midnight,...

Be a Better Parent than Your Parents

Be a Better Parent than Your Parents

"We are all born with the capacity for love and care, and many of us have had to learn to adapt to a life with suboptimal attachment. It's never too late to reflect on what may have gone on in our own lives and then begin the repair process in our self-understanding...

Upcoming Events



Compassion & Resilience Tools

View Details



The Sacrament of Love: Paul Evdokimov, Hero of Faith

View Details

“I know Scott outside his professional services. He is a good man, with a rare sense of presence that is hard to find in this professional world. His heart is always on his sleeve. Bless his good work!” 

— Skyler Ray