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.
Providers By Name
|Sabrina Allen, LCSW
My name is Sabrina Allen. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Kansas and Missouri and I have experience working with children, young adults, and seniors. I use a multidisciplinary approach based on the individual and their specific needs and therefore use a variety of therapeutic models. Throughout my career I have worked with children who have been victims of trauma as well as adults with persistent mental illness, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief and loss, and faith-based issues. I am a Christian and if requested by the client am able to incorporate prayer and faith into the therapy room.
|Deborah Babbitt, MSW, LCSW
Deborah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri. After earning her MSW at University of Missouri, Kansas City in 2010 as a Jewish Heritage-Hartford Fellow, she worked with adults, older adults and families in various settings. Work in community, health care and acute psychiatric care settings have provided Deborah with a broad perspective on the issues of aging and supporting aging parents, coping with chronic illness, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief and loss.Deborah enjoys building connection and providing education to help others gain insight, build skills to cope with and better manage life’s stressors. Deborah believes in the power of listening, clarifying ideas and co-creating a new narrative that incorporates a new approach to thoughts and feelings.Deborah utilizes Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Expressive techniques and tailors her approach to the needs of the person and the issues at hand.
|Lisa Blume, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker trained at KU, and am available to clients in both Missouri and Kansas. I have nearly 3 decades of experience providing therapeutic services to adults and older adults in a variety of settings including private practice, psychiatric hospitals, medical clinics, and community mental health. I am honored to hear from my clients that I am trustworthy, non-judgmental, easy to talk with, ethical, and innovative in my approaches with them. I am trauma-informed, and have extensive experience helping those with depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use, complex medical challenges, dementia, end of life issues, caregiving, and coping with difficult relationships, grief, loss and change. Therapy modalities used are eclectic and are strength-based, but can include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, Solution-Focused, Motivational interviewing, mind-body approaches, and we can also utilize complimentary tools such as meditation, spirituality and mindfulness if appropriate. I genuinely like my work and would welcome you to my practice.
|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.
|Cindy Claxton, LCSW, LCAC, KCGC-I
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor, and a Kansas Certified Gambling Counselor Level I. I have worked over 20 years with all ages in the following settings: inpatient and outpatient behavioral health, inpatient substance use treatment, and outpatient dual diagnosis. My passion is helping others to identify where they are going and to partner with them on their journey. I have an extensive background in helping teenagers and adults with mental health and addictions including anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, mood management, stress, substance use, gambling and relapse prevention. I have an eclectic approach that includes CBT, Community Reinforcement Approach, and Solution Focused. I utilize a strength’s approach with every person and will work with you to identify and harness your strengths in order to achieve your outcomes.
|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.
|Dr. Tony Dishman, LPC, LCPC
Professional Counselor in Missouri and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Kansas. Tony’s educational background includes a BA in Human Services, a MA in Professional Counseling, a M-Div. In Professional Counseling, and a D-Min. In Marriage and Family Therapy all earned at Amridge University in Montgomery, Alabama. Tony has served in the Human Service field for nearly 30 years. Tony provides Mental Health services to individuals and family systems struggling with a number of presenting issues. These issues include depression, anxiety, grief, and traumatic response. Tony’s specialty is working with behavioral issues including abusive behavior, adverse sexual behavior, anger issues, addiction and compulsion, and relational crisis. Tony works with marriages as well as domestic partnerships in crisis. Tony’s special training includes trauma awareness and informed intervention, Domestic Violence Intervention, EMDR, DBT, CBT, Narrative Intervention, and Solution Focused Therapy. Faith-Based Intervention is available if requested. Tony wishes to make the community and those he provides services safe, healthy, and happy in the life they live.
|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.
|Rebecca Dye, LPC
Hello, my name is Rebecca Dye, but I go by Becca. I am Licensed Professional Counselor and hold a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with an emphasis in Community Counseling from John Brown University. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings including both inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities. I have experience working with adolescents and adults with a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationship issues, grief, life stage transitions, trauma, faith-related issues, and destructive behaviors. I truly believe in the power of hope. I have specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy and will tailor a multidisciplinary approach to each client based on their needs. In addition to working individually with adolescents and adults, I am passionate about helping new mothers, families, parents and couples as well. I am also active in my church and see mentoring and hospitality as important aspects of my ministry. In my free time, I love spending time with my family, outdoors, or traveling.
|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.
|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 includes 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.
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.
|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
|Margaux Kervin LPC, CADC
Hello! My name is Margaux Kervin. I am a licensed counselor in the state of Missouri with a special certification in addiction in the state of Missouri. I graduated with my Bachelors in Psychology from Truman State University and Masters in Counseling from Avila University. My approach is based from interpersonal, strength based, solution focused, and CBT theories to help the client best explore themselves, and the effect of others around them. I work with patients 13 years and older and have years of experience working with people struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, stress, life changes, career issues, family/marital issues, self-esteem, and sports performance issues. My goal is to help clients understand themselves, learn skills to help them grow, and to take the path that is best for them.
|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 “Chris” Kornbluth, LCSW, LSCSW
Chris has over 30 years of experience working with adults with various mental health and substance use challenges.Chris specializes in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD, which is a type of PTSD caused by “the death of a thousand cuts.” She has extensive experience working with substance use disorders (including tobacco), anxiety, and depression.Chris uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Internal Family Systems-Informed Therapy (IFS).Chris has a Bachelor's degree Summa Cum Laude from Eastern Michigan University (1986) and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from The University of Michigan (1987). She moved to Missouri in 1992 and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Missouri since 1994. She is also a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) in Kansas.At this time Chris is seeing clients by video connection only.
|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.
|Monica Masters, LCPC, LPC, LCAC, NCC
Monica Masters is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Kansas and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Missouri. I'm also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC) in Kansas and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Emporia State University. Since 2008, Monica has provided therapeutic services in substance use residential centers, inpatient and outpatient settings, federally qualified health centers (FQHC), and private practice. Her therapeutic modalities are eclectic and include ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), MSC (Mindful Self Compassion), ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and MI (Motivational Interviewing). Monica's passion is to assist each person with believing in themselves and living the life that they desire.
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.
|Beverly Riley, LCSW
At some point in each of our lives, we experience emotional challenges that can be difficult to cope with and I’m here to help you navigate through these challenges. I offer a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment and teach you tool to gain greater control of your mental health and become your own therapist. I have been described as supportive, caring, compassionate, and honest, with a pretty good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and help you to maximize them to overcome obstacles. I have twenty two years’ experience helping individuals and families break free from mental and emotional struggles. My dedication comes from seeing results from a high level of compassion and extensive training and certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure/ Response-CBT, Dialect Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness Skills.
The Secret of Change Is To Focus All Your Energy, Not On Fighting The Old But On Building The New ~Socrates~
|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.
|Brian Sisk, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri and have a background working with individuals in a variety of settings such as community mental health, private practice, and in social services. I am available to work with clients aged 12 and up and have experience working with clients in all age groups and demographics. As a clinician, my goal is to meet my clients where they are, and to address the issues they view as important for their personal growth. In my practice, I draw upon an eclectic interdisciplinary approach to mental health and wellness using interventions derived from cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. My areas of clinical interest include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, impulse-control disorders, and trauma.
|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.
| Jennifer Twigg, MA, LPC
Hello, my name is Jennifer Twigg, MA, LPC. I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Central Missouri and my master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance with an emphasis in mental health counseling from University of Missouri-Kansas City. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and hold the following substance use disorder (SUD) credentials: Certified Co-Occurring Disorder Professional-Diplomate (CCDP-D), International Certified Co-Occurring Disorder Professional Diplomate (ICCDPD) and Medication Awareness Recovery Specialist (MARS). My specialization is in working with co-occurring mental health and SUDs and have worked in community mental health for 10 years in various agencies across the KC metro. I am most passionate about helping my clients identify their strengths, develop areas of improvement, and build skills no matter what brought them into counseling. I also value building connections with each client and utilizing a person-centered approach to guide clients towards achieving their goals for therapy. I look forward to working with you!
|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.
|Marc Walker, LCSW
Marc is a state licensed LCSW receiving a bachelor's degree from Graceland College in Lamoni Iowa in 1991 and a Master's degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City in 2005. He has worked in behavioral health since 1997. Currently Marc is a counselor/therapist focusing on work with individuals dealing with but not limited to anxiety, depression, bipolar, grief, sexual orientation and those struggling with life transitions. He works with wide range of people from age 15 to 90. Marc's focus is to use a person-centered practice through a broad range of therapy modalities. He has worked professionally in community mental health, Hospice and private practice. Marc enjoys using a person's talents and gifts to assist them in their journey through counseling.
|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.