Meet the Liberty Therapists
Chief Executive Officer & Therapist
LSCSW, LCAC, LCSW, CRAADC, SAP, CCTP-II
Specialties: substance use disorder, EMDR Certified, Somatic Experiencing, SAP assessor, co-occurring disorders, complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders
Population Focus: adolescents ages 13 and up, adults, military, first responders
Biography: Sheena is dually licensed in the state of Missouri and Kansas as a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC), and Certified Reciprocal Advance Alcohol Drug Counselor (CRAADC). She is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy) certified, an approved EMDR Consultant in Training, a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in Training, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II, and certified to provide Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) assessments . Sheena is a first responder treatment provider for
in Training, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II, and certified to provide Missouri CIT and FRST. In sessions, Sheena uses modern approaches to help individuals achieve goals and make personal improvements in their life. Sheena's favorite self-care activities include traveling, cooking, attending live shows, and spending time with her husband and Bengal cats Niko and Remi.
Chief Financial Officer & Therapist
LSCSW, LCSW, MSW, RPT-S™, CAS, CAAPT
Specialties: child & adolescent issues, play therapy, EMDR certified, autism, depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma
Population Focus: children (age 2 and up), adolescents, young adults, children & adolescents of first responders & military
Biography: Jill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Missouri, Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) in Kansas, and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S™). She is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy) certified, a Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider, a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS), and a Certified Animal Assisted Play Therapist (CAAPT). She is currently an adjunct professor at Park University and a volunteer for the Northland Trauma Recovery Network. Jill is passionate about helping individuals meet their goals and enhance their well-being. Before entering private practice, she worked in hospice and at a psychiatric
hospital. Jill has three dogs and a cat who come into the office with her. Jill's favorite self-care activities include being outside, running, and spending time with family, friends, and her pets.
Director of Internship Program & Lead Therapist
Specialties: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), EMDR trained, Trauma focused, anxiety, depression and PTSD.
Population Focus: adolescents, adults, seniors, LGBTQ, first responders, military, adolescents of first responders & military
Biography: John is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas. He has a history of training and implementing trauma informed care programming in residential and community programs. John has been in the social services for almost 20 years with career experience in residential care, child welfare, and individual and group therapy. He specializes in working with depression, anxiety, co-occurring diagnosis, PTSD, and the impacts of daily stressors. John has an extensive knowledge of therapeutic practices including CBT, Solution Focused, DBT, and EMDR. John's favorite
self-care activities include spending time with family, reading, exercising, and seeking learning opportunities.
Specialties: EMDR trained, play therapy certified, domestic violence, PTSD, trauma, sex therapy, including but not limited to: affair and trust recovery, alternative love styles, BDSM / Kink, compulsive sexual behavior, desire discrepancies, divorce & separation, infertility support, intimacy issues, paraphilias, pelvic pain disorders, polyamory & swing lifestyle, postpartum, pornography issues, sexual dysfunction and sexual issues
Population Focus: ages 3 and up, couples, survivors of trauma, LGBTQIA+, military, first responders, children & adolescents of first responders & military
Biography: Montana Bright (She/Her) is a current PhD candidate working towards her sex therapy certification and PhD in Clinical Sexology and has a Master in Mental Health Counseling from Missouri State University in Springfield. She is under the supervision of Kate Weir 2011039650. Montana utilizes different therapeutic techniques when working with individuals and
couples experiencing loss of desire, erectile disorders, or other sexual dysfunctions. She works with members of the LGBTQIA+ community and anyone questioning gender Identity. Montana uses a gender-affirming therapy model when working with transgender clients. Montana has a background working with clients who have experienced domestic violence, sexual trauma, depression, and anxiety. Montana’s favorite self-care activities include painting, yoga, and spending time with her family and two dogs.
Clinical Supervisor & Lead Therapist
Specialties: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, adoption-related issues, chronic illness, trauma, parenting challenges
Population Focus: adolescents, adults, older adults, LGBTQ+, military, first responders
Biography: Katie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado and Missouri, and a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker in Kansas. She has experience with individuals and families across the lifespan and is skilled in a variety of modalities. With professional experience in adoption, healthcare, primary care based behavioral health, and private practice, Katie seeks to understand the many layers and environments that shape individuals and systems. She is a member of the Missouri Crisis Intervention Team as a First Responder Treatment Provider. Katie is trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches including
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and motivational interviewing. Katie is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and is working towards her EMDR certification. As a clinical supervisor at CCA, she is enthusiastic about supporting Masters level students and clinicians pursuing their clinical licenses. She is a LGBTQ+ affirming therapist, believes in the worth of all people, and is a provider on GLMA’s LGBTQ+ Healthcare Directory. Katie always takes a strength-based approach to therapy and works alongside her clients to choose the best modality for them. Katie’s favorite self-care activities include yoga, reading, listening to music, spending time in the wilderness, and drinking delicious coffee.
LSCSW, LCAC, CAGCS
Specialties: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), EMDR trained, trauma focused, LGBTQ+, eating disorders, certified advanced grief counseling specialist
Population Focus: preteens and adolescents (age 12 and up), adults, LGBTQ+
Biography: Marie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Missouri, Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker in Kansas, and a Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist with a Masters Degree in Social Work from Kansas University. She specializes in working with depression, anxiety, stress management, grief, eating disorders and trauma. Marie is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy) trained and working towards certification. Her career experience has been in child welfare, case management, group therapy, and individual therapy. Marie is described as compassionate, warm,
caring, and insightful. Marie's favorite self-care activities include paint by number, playing with her nephews, watching documentaries, and finding new ways to move her body.
Specialties: Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety, Domestic Violence, Chronic Illness
Population Focus: children, adolescents, adults, LGBTQ, first responders, military, children and adolescents of first responders & military
Biography: Cassandra is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Registered Play Therapist (RPT). She specializes in working with trauma, domestic violence, anxiety, chronic illness, polyamory, and identity development. She works with ages 3 to 103 using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, and solution focused orientations and is an LGBT affirming therapist. She is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), play therapy, advanced sand tray techniques. and is EMDR certified. Cassandra's favorite self-care activities include bullet journaling,
gardening, home projects, and spending time with her spunky toddler and husband.
J. Joseph Fanska
LPC, LCPC, MA, C-DBT, CAIMHP
Specialties: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychoeducation, adolescent issues, communication, addictive behaviors, depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, sleep-related issues, LGBTQ, borderline personality disorder, EMDR-trained, life skills, and self-care.
Population Focus: adolescents and young adults (ages 12 to 24) and group therapy
Biography: Joseph is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and Kansas with a master’s degree from the University of Missouri. He is a Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist (C-DBT) and certificated in addictions counseling (CAIMHP). He specializes in providing therapy to teens and young adults. Joseph has experience in acute inpatient psychiatric treatment, day rehabilitation for adolescents, substance abuse treatment with teens, adolescent intensive outpatient programming (IOP),
management. He has volunteer experience at a crisis hotline and in a research lab studying emotional development in children. Originally from the KC Northland, Joseph is a proud Eagle Scout and a volunteer mentor with Big Brothers of Greater KC. Joseph’s favorite self-care activities include travel, meeting new people, and spending time with family and friends.
Psychological Testing & Therapist
PhD, LPC, BCBA-D
Counseling Specialties: Behavioral Parent Training (BTP), acceptance-based cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety, PTSD, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and chronic pain disorders. EMDR.
Assessment and Appraisal Specialties: Child and adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), first responder pre-employment and fit-for duty
Population Focus: Children and adolescents for assessment and appraisal. Adults (18 years and older) for counseling
Biography: Dr. Duane A. Lundervold graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale where he studied psychology, behavior analysis, rehabilitation, and counseling. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and Wisconsin and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral level. He has been providing behavioral healthcare services, training, and supervising, and
teaching others since 1984. Dr. Lundervold is a Professor of Psychological Science at the University of Central Missouri and was on the staff at Saint Luke’s Hospital-Kansas City. His expertise is in the areas of behavioral parent training, acceptance-based CBT, treatment of PTSD, depression, anxiety, and pain management. Dr. Lundervold is one of a handful of nonmedical specialists who helped individuals with Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor cope with psychosocial disability. Duane’s favorite self-care activities include playing gourmet chef, riding motorcycle, spending time on the water, and being in nature, especially with Odin, his Golden Retriever.
Susan Le De'an
Specialties: substance use disorders, adolescent issues, trauma/PTSD, communication skills, depression, anxiety, anger management and LGBTQ affirming
Population Focus: adolescents, young adults, adults and couples/families, military, first responders, adolescents of first responders & military
Biography: Susan is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Missouri and Kansas, and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC) in Kansas. She is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy), DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) trained. Susan serves on the board of Resilient Colorado as the Chief Clinical Officer and clinical member of ATSA (Association of Treatment of Sexual Abusers). She is passionate about building relationships to assist
individuals with inspiring motivation and change. Before entering private practice, Susan worked in outpatient mental healthcare, residential treatment facilities, and at a psychiatric hospital providing individual, group and family therapy. Her favorite self-care activities include being outside, especially walking her Doberman, Jafar, kayaking, traveling internationally, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
LMSW, MAADC II
Specialties: Trauma/PTSD, Immigrant Issues, Anxiety, Depression, pre/peri/postnatal mental health
Population Focus: children (4+), adolescents, adults, survivors of trauma, healthcare workers, new moms
Biography: Miranda is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with a Master’s degree from the University of Iowa. She is licensed in Missouri, Kansas & Texas. She has diverse experience working with individuals from all walks of life, and especially loves working
with immigrants and their children, new moms, and healthcare professionals. Miranda understands that life is both complex and challenging, and is passionate about providing holistic treatment to clients in a nurturing and judgment-free space. She is trained in a variety of trauma-informed approaches including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement
Desensitization & Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). Miranda recently began providing care alongside her dog, Cora. Miranda’s favorite self-care activities include reading, walking with her family and 2 dogs, movies, and traveling.
Specialties: PTSD, trauma, depression, anxiety, family conflict, addictions, self-esteem, EMDR, somatic experiencing
Population Focus: adolescents, adults, families, LGBTQ affirming therapist
Biography: Michael is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Missouri with a Masters Degree from the University of Kansas. He is fully certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) therapy, which is a leading evidence based treatment for those that have experienced trauma and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in Training. Michael has over ten years of experience working with individuals in both residential and outpatient programs. This experience includes work with all ages with primary emphasis on adolescents and young adults. Michael utilizes different treatment modalities depending on the needs identified in therapy, the most common being EMDR, solution
focused therapy, CBT and mindfulness practices. Michael's favorite self-care activities include spending quality time with his wife and two kids, watching and playing sports, enjoying the outdoors, and barbecuing.
Specialties: Depression, anxiety, stress management, emotional regulation, communication, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing
Population Focus: adolescents age 15 and up, young adults, adults, seniors, couples
Biography: Susan is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Missouri with a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Avila University. She specializes in depression, anxiety, stress management, communication skills and evidence-based tools rooted in DBT, CBT, neuroplasticity and Polyvagal Theory. Prior to serving in private practice, Susan provided crisis intervention and stabilization in an inpatient mental health care psychiatric hospital, where she provided individual, family and group therapy in an acute setting. Susan has a reputation for presenting a calming and caring demeaner. She uses sincere active and
reflective listening, empathetic feedback while generating mutually determined goals to help clients improve self-worth and develop positive future focus. She plans to become certified in EMDR in 2023. Susan’s favorite self-care activities include yoga, spending time in nature, creating artwork, and spending time with family, friends, and pets
Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, and Stress Management
Population Focus: Adolescents, Young Adults, & Adults
Biography: Shaunte is a Licensed Masters Social Worker in the state of Missouri. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia during undergrad and transitioned to Barry University where she received her Masters Degree. She is trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), SFBT (Solution Focused Behavioral Therapy), MI (Motivational Interviewing, and BFST (Brief Strategic Family Therapy). She has 9 years of clinical experience in the mental health field providing individual, group, and family therapy as well as crisis intervention in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. She brings a warm, empathic, and non-judgmental nature as well as client-centered approach
to each session to empower the client to impact the change they desire. Shaunte also brings a holistic perspective, as she has studied Essential Oils, Ayurvedic Medicine, and is both Reiki and Restorative Yoga Certified. She enjoys yoga, meditation, and herbal teas for self-care. She specializes in Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, and Stress Management.