Art Installation Creates Functional, Expressive Wyandot Center Lobby

 

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Wyandot Center
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An outpatient psychiatrist serving the needs of Kansas City patients, Dr. Christie Mensch treats patients with conditions ranging from schizophrenia to anxiety, and has a strong interest in pet therapy. Dr. Christie Mensch practices with the Wyandot Center. Focused on the patient experience, the Wyandot Center recently took steps to mitigate the effects of a high ceiling in the lobby on 47th Street.

The issue was that sounds and voices were magnified in an environment where personal and confidential information was often being conveyed. The anxiety created in visitors was identified by employees of the building as an issue that could benefit from a creative solution that would be expressive and therapeutic.

The result has been the installation of 75 wall panels that feature artwork with inspirational and soothing themes. Included is client art that conveys a sense of hope, as well as success stories associated with patients. The functional, trauma-informed installations serve to brighten the space, while creating an atmosphere more conducive to psychological counseling.

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