Marcie Lechtenberg

Contact Information


  • Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy, Kansas State University
  • Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, Kansas State University
  • Master of Science in Counseling, Wayne State College
  • Master of Arts in Communication, Kansas State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Credentials and/or Certifications

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Area(s) of Specialization

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Court-ordered Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy
  • Chronic Illness and Family, Social Justice Education

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Endeavors

  • Mindfulness work for Anxiety and Depression
  • Court-mandated Therapy
  • Family/Couple impacts related to cancer

Courses Taught

  • Couple and Family Therapy Professional Studies
  • Ethics
  • Practicum
  • Families and Diversity
  • Human Needs
  • Family Violence
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Professional Biography

Marcie Lechtenberg began her career life as a high school English teacher. After earning a Master's in Counseling, she worked as an individual and family counselor within the school setting. She also served on the Nebraska Task Force for Child Abuse for twelve years. In 2003, she was named to the Nebraska Commission on the Status of Women, serving as its chair for two years. She worked as a family counselor/educator at the Mercy Cancer Clinic for eight years before returning to Kansas State University. After earning her doctorate in 2014, she served as an instructor and a clinical supervisor at the Family Center. Dr. Lechtenberg served as co-chair of the committee for the Graduate Certificate in Education at K-State. In June 2017, she was named the Clinic Director for the K-State Family Center in the Couple and Therapy Program. She continues to teach, supervise, and see clients. Her research interests include court-mandated therapy, mindfulness based interventions, and chronic illness.

Personal Information

Dr. Lechtenberg loves all things purple! She has been a season ticket holder since 1983 and cheers loudly at all K-State events. She also enjoys the performances at McCain Auditorium and walking through campus in every season. She and her husband, Kelly, are members of the K-State Board of Trustees and serve as co-chairs of the Innovation and Inspiration campaign for the College of Veterinary Medicine. The couple has three daughters and three adorable grandsons. When she is not on campus, Dr. Lechtenberg enjoys riding and showing her hunter horse, cooking, and walking with her friends. She has been a member of the same book club for over fifteen years.

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