Robert Queen, Jr. , LSCSW, LAC - Community Support Services Director - began working at Labette Center in 2015 as a case manager. A Parsons native, Queen spent all of his school years in the USD 503 school system. Queen acquired a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with an emphasis in Addiction Counseling in December of 2018 and a Master of Social Work in May of 2021. Queen is currently a licensed LMSW and LAC and is working towards becoming an independent clinical license for social work, specializing in working with individuals experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. In addition, Queen is member of the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAACAC) and the Kansas Association of Addiction Professionals (KAAP). In addition Queen is a Certified Trauma Professional and serves as the clinical liaison for the Labette County Behavioral Court.
Queen is a first generation graduate student in the immediate and extended family. Through his educational journey he has cherished the full support of family while working towards achieving goals. This support provided Queen with the ability to keep spirits high and head in the game. Queen currently resides in the Parsons community with his wife. The couple enjoys time with their two parrots, Taco and Mango, and two dachshunds, Phoebe and Oscar, who they have welcomed into their lives as their children. Queen enjoys spending time with family, having barbeques, cooking, listening to music, playing trivia games and watching movies.