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For all new patients (excluding Tricare and Medicare), we are now able to initiate counseling without an in-person visit or face-to-face contact. We have transitioned our intake paperwork to a completely digital, HIPPA compliant process. This allows you to establish yourself as a new patient and begin counseling (in the majority of situations) at our earliest available appointment. Normally, this would require one in-person visit or session.

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Mary Kay Brooks
Two guiding principles for change are compassion and accountability. Compassion helps us hang in there when life is hard. Accountability compels us to use what we learn, as it turns us away from self-pity and blame. Sometimes we learn life's lessons the hard way-it just seems to be part of being human. If you're feeling stuck in a confusing or painful situation, consider therapy. It isn't about telling you what to do. It's about learning how to sort things out for yourself. My approach is active, direct and flexible. I employ cognitive, behavioral, insight, relaxation training, and mind, body, spirit approaches. My career began in health care, and I offer over 20 years experience. I particularly enjoy working on relationship issues with people of all ages.
 Burkett, Dave 2(0) David Burkett, LCSW
I have over twenty five years of counseling experience, offering individual, marital and family therapy.  I have a great deal of personal experience on this level, having been married for 40 years, and having 3 adult children.  I have professional experience in working with a broad age group from 5 to over 100 years of age, and have had the experience of caring for elderly parents, including my 97 year old father, who continues to live in his own home with the help of his family.  Also on a professional level, I have a strong background in working with chronic and terminal illnesses, assisting individuals and family members in adjusting to their changed circumstances, while identifying factors within their control and strategies to help navigate through challenging life experiences.  Working through life transitions, and finding meaning in our experiences, is an important feature of my counseling role.  Toward this end, I primarily utilize an eclectic approach with an emphasis on brief, short-term psychotherapy skills.  I was educated at the University of Kansas, where I obtained a Masters Degree in Social Work, and I am licensed in both Kansas and Missouri.
Mary L Carlson, MS, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. I understand that finding a therapist who is a good fit for you can be intimidating and overwhelming. I also understand that establishing a genuine, empathetic, and trusting relationship is key to healing. With my non-judgmental, empathetic, and respectful manner towards my clients, I will help you understand and successfully manage your symptoms. It is my privilege to work with adults from various cultural backgrounds who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, domestic violence/intimate partner violence, suicidal ideation, mood disorders, grief, and addiction. I am trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. I also include a variety of other scientifically proven techniques to tailor the best fit for each client to achieve a successful outcome. I encourage you to schedule an appointment to meet me and decide if I will be good fit for you and your journey to better mental health.
Barbara Dickerson, MSW, LCSW
As a supportive and interactive therapist we will work together to discover your goals for therapy and your life.  I will help you identify the obstacles that hinder achieving your goals, and help you find ways to overcome these obstacles. For over 30 years, I have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds.  I use a variety of techniques and provide a caring and comfortable environment from a Christian perspective.  Specialties include: grief, loss, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, abuse, PTSD, marital, divorce issues, behavior problems, parenting children of all ages, chronic medical problems, cancer, and stress. Call for an appointment.
Samantha Dufva Samantha Dufva, LCSW
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I want to help people find their very best self. I use various therapies, including cognitive behavior therapy, focused solution therapy and strengths- based therapy, to help individuals find their path and move forward at their own pace. i have a diversity of experiences including, working with addiction, grief, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma and family dysfunction. I work with couples and adults.
Judith Evnen Judith Evnen, LCSW
"Thanks for being a real person", is something that clients have expressed through the years-even folks who may be pretty wary at the beginning. It's an honor to hear, but being with people during rough times, and helping them move forward in a way that suits their values is what we're working towards. That is the true honor. Using a toolbox including Cognitive Behavioral Therapies; solution-oriented therapy, a dab of dialectical behavioral therapy, humor and strengths-based approaches result in important therapeutic progress. Clients want to know that they will meet with a skilled clinician, will not be judged, that their therapist will work to connect in a meaningful way, and honor their experiences. They also want to be certain that therapy will lead to new insights and change. Therapeutic process isn't always easy, but it's achievable with a thoughtful, tailored approach.  Let's work together on concerns including anxiety, depression, grief and death, medical/health situations including strategies for coping with physical pain, assertiveness, family and marital difficulties and sometimes just figuring out the next step to creating a better path in an organized, productive way.  Look forward to meeting you, and developing useful tools and insights, together.
Dr. Paula Harkins, PhD
As a clinical health psychologist, I look at the whole picture to understand how emotional, behavioral, and social factors affect patients' health and well-being. I have expertise in treating depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems, but I am also trained in couples counseling, sex therapy, addiction treatment, weight loss, diabetes management, smoking cessation, and pain management. I worked in community mental health clinics for several years, providing treatment to individuals and families with a wide range of mental health problems, and I have been in private practice since 2010, working primarily with adults, although I see children and teens for evaluations. I apply a comprehensive approach, using cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and motivational strategies to help patients heal emotional distress and change attitudes and behaviors that affect their overall well-being. I also provide diagnostic evaluations for attention-deficit disorder and other mental health disorders, disability evaluations, and pre-surgical evaluations for spine surgery and bariatric surgery.
Aaron Henderson, MA, LPC
I have a BA in Psychology and a MA in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. I use a multidisciplinary approach to therapy which include elements of cognitive behavioral, solution focused modalities and choice theory. My goal is to facilitate my clients' efforts to address their concerns so that life's challenges can be more manageable. Through this process, I'm hopeful that each person that chooses to work with me will have a better understanding of themselves and how they interact with others.My experience is with those over the age of 15 from all walks of life, in working on issues including behavioral concerns, phobias, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, working through trauma and PTSD. I'm also passionate about working with couples or individuals dealing with relationship concerns and/or marital issues. I truly enjoy helping people identify their own strengths so that they may utilize them to develop effective strategies for improving all facets of their lives.
Ashley Hennegin, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Missouri and Kansas and have worked with all ages in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings for 20 years. I currently treat adults and children ages 10 and up. I have an extensive background working with individuals, couples and families in crisis. I am comfortable working with individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, mood and substance use disorders. I am dedicated to helping support individuals and families as they go through challenging times, including interpersonal relationship problems, marital discord, grief and loss, and adjustment issues.I believe in the power of hope. Life experiences, stress, and mental health symptoms can make it difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am invested in partnering with people as they navigate through dark times to find hope in the healing. My eclectic approach pulls from Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR and others, to meet each person where they are.
Myra Hyatt
I am Myra Hyatt. I have been a social worker over four decades. I am a clinical social worker licensed in both Kansas and Missouri. I have experience working with children, young adults and seniors. I work to empower people to meet the many challenges they may face in their lives, including depression, anxiety and stress, I also have an interest in working with people who are hoarders. I primarily employ CBT in my practice, as well as Rational Emotive therapy, but also am eclectic in my practice, believing one size doesn't fit all! I believe everyone has a life story that deserves to be heard and I firmly believe in practicing from a strengths perspective, acknowledging and helping people recognize their tremendous resiliency.
Rebecca Kaiser, LPC
I believe that the problems we experience in life have solutions and I will work with you to help you find them!  You may not realize that those solutions lie within yourself and  by actively listening to you, giving feedback and suggestions, I can help bring them to your awareness. I also believe that growth involves learning new skills and patterns, so I often teach coping skills to manage stress and anxiety, focus better, and change thought patterns and habits. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings in mental health for over thirty years, so I have experience with most diagnosis and treatment approaches.I specialize in anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social phobia and generalized anxiety disorder;  assessment and treatment of attention deficit disorder; major depression and other depressive disorders;  bipolar disorder and other mood swing disorders; obsessive compulsive disorder; and adjustment disorders. I also specialize in helping people get through difficult experiences in life such as marital problems, domestic violence, assault and abuse, grief and loss, and work-related problems. I work with adults, adolescents, children, couples and families.I am credentialed with most major insurance policies and most EAP companies, and self pay rates are available on request.Thank you for considering allowing me to help you with your journey.
DianeKeith Diane M. Keith, LPC
Seeking help can be difficult. We often think we should be able to handle any problem that comes our way. However, everyone needs support at some point in their lives. A major crisis, a life transition, loss, relationship problems, emotional needs, our past interfering with our present, or just daily stressors become too much to deal with alone. We forget our strengths and become isolated, depressed, angry, or make poor choices.As your counselor, I use an eclectic approach to help you find solutions to your problems, rediscover and develop your inner strengths, and acquire valuable communication skills so you may have a happy and healthy relationship with others and yourself!If you are looking for a safe and compassionate therapist, I would love to work with you!Psychology Today Profile
Sarah Keto Sarah Keto, LPC, RPT
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist. I have a BA in Art and Art therapy and a MS in Counseling Psychology, both from Avila University. I have experience working with individuals facing depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma related issues, stress, behavioral concerns, attention difficulties, and more. I work with children, adolescents, and adult. I am eclectic in my approach to therapy, using interventions from person centered, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness studies, or strengths based frameworks. I individualize my approach to therapy based on your needs and goals. I believe in the power of play, creativity, and compassion to assist us in making sense of our lives and to find solutions to live a more balanced, healthy life. I empower and encourage individuals to make positives changes to overcome a variety of challenges. Sometimes the challenges in life we face seem overwhelming and impossible. I would be honored to help you find your way.
Christine Kornbluth Christine "Chris" Kornbluth, LCSW
Chris has over 30 years of experience working with adults with various mental health and substance use disorders.  She uses Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, but her favorite tool is a power tool: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).She has been using EMDR since 1998 to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other disorders such as anxiety, depression, and relationship issues that have their roots in the past.  She has also used it to help reduce cravings for nicotine and other substances to prevent relapse.Chris favors a strengths-based approach, building on what you already know, while teaching additional skills to manage feelings, build self-confidence, and cope with stress.  She will also help you to resolve long-standing issues that may be keeping you stuck in your life.Chris earned a bachelor's degree Summa Cum Laude from Eastern Michigan University in 1986 and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from The University of Michigan in 1987.  She moved to Missouri in 1992 and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Missouri since 1994.
Laura Lester, LCSW
Hello! My name is Laura Lester. I am a LCSW in the State of Missouri and have over 8 years of experience working with patients who have a variety of mental health and medical needs. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Northwest Missouri State University and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Missouri-Columbia.My passions are working with both children and adults who have experienced trauma, LGBT related issues, and women's health. Some of the other issues I have experience addressing include chronic medical conditions, abuse, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationships, grief, and crisis intervention. I enjoy working with patients who are going through life changes and may need extra guidance and support.I use a personal and laid back approach with my patients, one that feels more like a conversation rather than an interview. I utilize concepts from such therapies as interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, strengths based, and psychodynamic therapy. My goal is to help you find peace and happiness in your day to day life.
James Kenneth Long
"Ken"
is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Kansas. He earned his Master of Science degree in Psychology in 1993. He has been married nearly 30 years and has two adult children. He served as a licensed Foster Parent for two years. Ken's counseling specialties and emphasis areas are:  anxiety, stress, anger, depression, coping skills, marriage, parenting and Christian counseling. Long's counseling orientation is "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy". This approach is interactive and time efficient. He can be reached directly to schedule an appointment at 816-516-2127. Messages are typically returned within one hour. He works out of the Lawrence Office.
Cathy Catherine Mapes, MSW, LCSW
Catherine Mapes is a licensed clinical social worker in Kansas City, Mo. Her office is located between mid-town and downtown at 3100 Broadway, Suite 410. The building is handi-capped accessible and free parking is provided in the garage located on the south side of the building.Ms. Mapes has a bachelor's degree in elementary and secondary education from Kansas University and a master's degree in social work from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. She has been a clinical therapist for ten years, in private practice for the last two. In the previous eight years, she was Lead Therapist at the inpatient Midwestern Eating Disorders Program at Research Medical Center.She practices 'talk" therapy based on multiple cognitive behavioral therapeutic approaches that identify maladaptive patterns of thinking and behaving, coping and calming skills, mindfulness, awareness of negative core beliefs and self-talk, with an emphasis on changing self-sabotaging behaviors. In accordance with social work ethics and philosophy, her job is to engage the patient, help identify goals, and formulate steps that are measured week to week towards these goals. The over-reaching intent is employ the client's strengths to find the skills and motivation to make the changes that encourage and affirm rather than rely on internal negative and self-destructive habits of thought.The first session includes information and legal paperwork to establish consent to treat, hearing the client's story, validating feelings and concerns, answering client's questions and beginning a mutually agreed upon path to provide help.Evening hours are available Monday through Thursday. Special hours are available upon request.
Tiffany Radcliff, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Missouri. I enjoy working with adult clients and adult clients diagnosed with physical disabilities and/or chronic medical conditions with specializations in anxiety, depression, and stress management issues.After obtaining a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology in Columbia MO, I received a Master's of Science degree in Counseling from Avila University in Kansas City, MO. Prior to joining Madison Avenue Psychological Services in August 2015, I have enjoyed providing a variety of counseling services, working with a variety of client populations, and working in a variety of counseling settings; providing individual therapy to adults, case management and advocacy services to individuals with various physical and developmental disabilities, individual, supportive, group therapy, and crisis intervention to patients with severe and individual and group counseling to college students.I enjoy developing a connection and establishing a collaborative relationship with clients, providing education about anxiety, depression, and stress (when needed); while also helping individuals learn effective coping skills and develop effective problem-solving skills to manage emotions, reinforce personal growth, and improve overall mental and physical health. When working with clients, I approach therapy like a conversation between therapist and client and I enjoy providing a supportive and listening ear, in a welcoming, non-judgemental, empathetic environment. I approach life with a sense of hope and perseverance and it is my hope that clients will recognize their own individual strengths and gain a sense of empowerment.Throughout my life and career, I have has also had a passion for and have remained active in educating and increasing awareness of disability related issues throughout the community.
Mike Ragan
As a practicing Psychologist for over thirty years, Mike has at various times managed adolescent residential and group home programs, a Psychiatric Hospital program, and developed a Day Hospital program for children and adolescents. He has been in full time Outpatient General Practice since 1990. Mike's practice includes individuals (Children over 6yrs, adolescents, adults, and seniors) Families, Couples, and Psychological testing.  He particularly specializes in the diagnosis, management and treatment of AD/HD in both children and adults.   He is also a person with a wide range of interests including; art, literature, cycling, fishing, snow skiing, photography, computers, property management, and rehab construction.  He collects; fossils, tools and almost anything that captures his attention.
  Kathleen Ralph
Hi. How are you doing? Do you seem to be experiencing more bad days than good? Have you suffered a trauma, or significant loss in your life? Do you experience anger, anxiety, or depression that interferes in your daily activities? Are you just not happy with how things are going?

I appreciate people. I am open-minded, and committed to sincerely listening to people's stories, and goals. I have training, and experiences that give me the knowledge to help those in crisis, and with every day challenges. With me, you have found someone, who will provide support, and comfort, whatever the circumstance.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 24 years of experience in the mental health field.  I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.

I work with individuals eighteen years and older, and I facilitate couple counseling.   I put forth effort to meet you where you are, and help get you where you want to be.

Deanna Rand, ART, LPC
Life can certainly bring its challenges and troubles and sometimes those challenges can be overwhelming and difficult to handle. If you are needing additional support, insight and perhaps tools for how to better navigate through, I would welcome the opportunity to come alongside you and assist you in this process. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Registered Art Therapist. I am compassionate and respectful in my work with individuals and believe it is important to incorporate an individual's strengths into their process of healing. I employ various psychological tools and approaches including mindfulness based coping strategies, cognitive behavioral therapies as well as art therapy. My experience in the mental health field spans over a 20 year period. I have experience working with individuals who have depression, anxiety, addictions and trauma.
Kimberly Reynolds
I received my Bachelors in social psychology from Park University in May 2005 and Master of Social Work from the University of Kansas in May 2007. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Missouri. I have a holistic, client centered approach. I believe in partnering with my clients to form a therapeutic relationship in order to achieve your goals for therapy. I work with all populations and ages. I am experienced in working with clients facing depression, anxiety, stress, grief / loss, relationship concerns, life transitions, maternal mental health, and women's emotional health. I look forward to working with you on your journey.
Fior Sandoval is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both states, Missouri and Kansas. She earned her MSW in 2009 at the University of Kansas. She has been working with adolescents, individuals, couples and families for over 10 years. She began her professional career at MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault). While at MOCSA, she co-facilitated a group utilizing DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) techniques. She has extensive training in the area of trauma. She specializes in issues surround anxiety, depression, anger management, court required assessments, PTSD, grief and loss and caregiver issues.Fior has been helping individuals at different settings, including Truman Behavioral Health- Emergency Department, Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care. Most recently she worked as a bilingual practitioner at The Family Conservancy, serving underserved populations in the community. She currently enjoys working with adolescents and their families at Argentine Middle School. As an immigrant, she understands intercultural situations and acculturation that make everyday life difficult due to immigration processes. Part of her approach is to understand and work with the nuances of different cultural backgrounds and needs.
Marni M. Shrum MS, LPC
I have a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Avila University and a Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia with training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Play Therapy. Beyond my education, I have experience working with children ages 3 and up, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental health issues, including severe and persistent mental illnesses, addictions, trauma, abuse, neglect, couples and relationship issues, grief and loss, and mood/anxiety disorders. I use a multidisciplinary approach based on the individual and their specific need and therefore use a variety of therapeutic models. I utilize cognitive/behavioral/systemic, client-centered, strength based, and behavioral modification frameworks. I believe we all go through challenges in life and I am passionate about helping people reclaim their true self to move beyond surviving to thriving and conquering.
Dawn Stillinger, LCPC, LPC, RPT
I am a creative and caring clinical professional counselor and registered play therapist. I embrace a holistic and trauma-informed approach to treat the whole person with an emphasis on treating the effects of trauma and anxiety. I enjoy working with adults, children, adolescents, and families and have experience with a variety of issues, including relationship and behavioral concerns, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, and working through complex or sexual trauma and PTSD. I am uniquely qualified to assist with career concerns or creative challenges because of my previous work in the private sector and the art community. My therapeutic approach is strengthened by training in EMDR, CBT, DBT, trauma-focused CBT, mindfulness, family systems, hypnotherapy, play therapy, attachment-based therapy, art therapy and psychoeducation. Since we are all unique, there is no single approach that is productive for each of us. Each of my clients receives personalized treatment from me. I embrace creativity and work to provide a soothing and safe platform for personal expression in a supportive environment.A belief that I hold about engaging in therapy and working to change is this: a powerful therapeutic experience is created by making seemingly small changes in your life. These changes build to create a lasting and positive impact on your life. When you're ready, I'm here to help, and we can get you on the path of discovery to your true and authentic self. Even if you've experienced a particularly traumatic event, with my help and creative approaches, I can create a safe place for you to land and begin to explore your life again.I look forward to finding your unique path of discovery with you.
Patrice Dumas Veraguth Patrice Dumas Veraguth, MA, LPC, MSN

Patrice is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. In addition she holds a graduate degree in Professional Counseling from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. Patrice has specialized in the areas of substance abuse, anxiety, self-esteem, life transitions, relationship conflicts, mood disorders and brief counseling. She has over 20 years of experience in psychotherapy and crisis counseling with individuals, couples, and families. With a clinical approach grounded in solution focused theory, her style is genuine, direct and engaging.In addition to her clinical background as a professional counselor, Patrice is a Registered Nurse with a Masters in Nursing Leadership and Administration from Capella University. She has held several Executive positions in leadership throughout her career in hospitals and in mental healthcare systems. She has primarily assisted Executive leaders with developing and implementing strategic plans, and with the onboarding of their subordinates. Most recently she has worked as a Nurse Informaticist for a large Healthcare IT Corporation.

Rachelle Weakley
Would you like to feel more connected and valued in your life and relationships? Together we can enter your world as you see it, including what you believe about yourself, both good and bad. Behaviors and emotions make sense when we see them clearly from the perspective of the person, given their history and the lessons they have learned. I enjoy meeting people who want more from their life and are willing to put in the work to get there. My goal is to provide a trusting environment where you can feel valued and free to share yourself without the worry of judgement.
My work focuses on adults and couples who endeavor to live a life of fulfillment, meaning, and joy. Most of the issues we struggle with are not fully known to us because “that is the way it has always been” and they can exist outside of our awareness. My focus is on the origins and background of trauma and neglect and how that builds our internal image.
If you feel as though your life should not be so hard and are willing to put in the work needed to achieve a fulfilling and meaningful life, let's work together towards that goal.
John M. Wubbenhorst, Sr.
John is a licensed psychologist. He owns and operates Madison Avenue Psychological Services, the largest mental health practice in the greater Kansas City area. He serves as a psychological consultant regarding CNS Clinical Research for Quintiles in Kansas City. John has presented papers at national and international conferences on family life, education, and also in the area of the interface between public and private sectors in Health Maintenance Organization and Community Mental Health Center administration. Presently, he is a consultant to several national Managed Behavioral Health Organizations in the areas of credentialing, programming, review of new technology efficacy, and quality assurance matters. John has taught multiple courses in undergraduate psychology at three separate colleges. He has been honored by the National Council of Alcohol and Drug Dependence as 2005 Outstanding Professional of the Year for Service. John has a general practice in psychology and mental health counseling. His therapy method is solution focused.
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