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SHEENA SLACK

Owner & Therapist

LSCSW, LCAC, LCSW, CRAADC, SAP

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) trained and certified to provide Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) assessments as stipulated by Department of Transportation regulations. Sheena is a first responder treatment provider for Missouri CIT, FRST, and a steering committee board member for Northland Trauma Recovery Network. 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 fiancé and Bengal cats Niko and Remi.

Specialties: Behavioral Health & Substance Use Disorder, EMDR Trained, SAP assessor, co-occurring disorders, trauma focused, PTSD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders

Population Focus: adolescents ages 13 and up, adults, military, first responders

JILL ROBINSON

Owner & Therapist

LSCSW, LCSW, MSW, RPT, CAS

Jill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Missouri, Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) in Kansas, and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). She is EMDR (Eye Movement & Reprocessing Therapy) trained, a Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider, a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS), and a Level 1 trained in animal assisted play therapy (AAPT) ®. She is passionate about helping individuals meet their goals and enhance their well-being. Before entering private practice, Jill worked in hospice and at a psychiatric hospital providing group therapy. She has three dogs, and one even comes to the office with her! Jill's favorite self-care activities include being outside, running, and spending time with family, friends, and her pets.

Specialties: child & adolescent issues, play therapy, EMDR trained, autism, depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma

Population focus: children (age 2 and up), adolescents, young adults

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NIKO

Feline Therapist

Emotional Support Animal

Niko is two-year old Bengal cat. His owner Sheena went all the way to Oklahoma to adopt him. Niko is energetic and loves to play. He knows a few tricks like shaking paws and fetching. Niko’s favorite self-care activities include running on his cat wheel, playing with his dad, snuggling with his mom, watching birds, and visiting Bentley's Pet Store.
Follow Niko on Instagram at NikoTheTherapyCatKC

THOR

Canine Therapist

Emotional Support Animal

Thor is a nine year old Siberian husky. He was adopted by Jill shortly before his fourth birthday. Thor enjoys playing with his two siblings, naps on the couch, and time with his owners. Thor’s favorite self care activities include going for walks, eating frozen peanut butter Kong treats, and getting in his dog pool.
Follow Thor on Instagram at DogtorThor

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MARIE CLIFTON

Lead Therapist

LCSW

Marie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She specializes in working with depression, anxiety, bipolar, stress management, grief, trauma. 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 puzzles, tasting new local coffee shops, watching documentaries, and working out.

Specialties: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), EMDR trained, trauma focused, LGBTQ, eating disorders

Population focus: preteens and adolescents (age 12 and up), adults LGBTQ

ERIC HANSEN

Lead Therapist

LMSW, LMAC, CADC

Eric is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Licensed Master Addiction Counselor (LMAC) in Kansas and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in Missouri.  He has a Master of Divinity with an emphasis on counseling and is pursuing his second Master Degree in Social Work at Park University. Eric has cultural competence living and providing services on the Yakima Indian Reservation, experience working in a detox unit, providing individual and group therapy with an inpatient psychiatric unit, adolescents, and military/first responders. He works with clients to utilize existing strengths and offers support to address concerns and facilitate positive changes.  Eric’s favorite self-care activities include volunteering with youth, puzzles, and being outdoors.   

Specialties: Substance Use Disorders, Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Children and Family, Anxiety, Depression  

Population Focus: military, first responders, adolescents, adults

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HAREG ESHETE

Therapist

LMSW

Hareg is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with Master Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas. She has vast experience working as an Internal Medicine Social worker in a hospital setting. She is skilled at identifying comorbidities that have an affect on a person’s well-being. Hareg uses a variety of therapy approaches to help meet each individual's needs and goals, including strength based, CBT and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Hareg's favorite self care activities include traveling, meditation, reading books, journaling and spending time with family and friends.

Specialties: anxiety, depression, compassion fatigue and adjustment challenges

Population focus: adolescents, adults, immigrants, healthcare workers

DANYELL BROWN

Therapist

LPC

Danyell is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Missouri and Kansas with a Master in Counseling Psychology from Avila University. She has experience working with anxiety, depression, PTSD, life changes, marital struggles, and is EMDR trained. Danyell uses a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet the individual clients needs and goals. Her goal in therapy is to create a safe, judgement free, open space for clients to process, explore, and create positive changes. Danyell’s favorite self-care activities include reading books, walking outdoors, spending time with friends, family, and her two cats, Penelope and Hazel.

Specialties: EMDR trained, Level 2 Gottman Therapist, marital struggles, anxiety, depression, PTSD

Population focus: couples, adolescents, young adults, adults, first responders

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J. JOSEPH FANSKA

Therapist

LPC, MA, C-DBT

Joseph is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master’s in Counseling from the University of Missouri.  He is also a certified dialectical behavior therapist. Joseph specializes in working with teens and young adults, and he has experience in a variety of settings including a lengthy tenure at an inpatient psychiatric hospital, a treatment-based day program for adolescents, an emergency shelter for youth, a substance abuse clinic for teens, an adolescent intensive outpatient program (IOP), and a community mental health center providing case management for youth.  He has volunteer experience at a regional crisis hotline and as a research assistant studying emotional development in children.  Joseph was born and raised in the Northland.  He is a proud Eagle Scout and a volunteer mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City.  Joseph’s favorite self-care activities include travel, meeting new people, and spending time with family and friends. 
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, life skills, and self-care. 
 Population Focus: adolescents (age 12 to 17), young adults (age 18 to 24), group therapy

JOHN CLYMORE

Therapist

LCSW

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: 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

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CASSANDRA WHITNEY

Therapist

LPC

Cassandra is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has applied for her Registered Play Therapy (RPT) certification. She specializes in working with trauma, domestic violence, anxiety, chronic illness, polyamory, and identity development. She works with ages 3 to 103 using CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, and solution focused orientations and is an LGBT affirming therapist. She is trained in DBT, EMDR, play therapy, and advanced sand tray techniques. Cassandra's favorite self-care activities include bullet journaling, gardening, home projects, and spending time with her spunky toddler and husband. 

Specialties: Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety, Domestic Violence, Chronic Illness
Population focus: children, adolescents, adults, LGBTQ

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DUANE LUNDERVOLD

Therapist

PhD, LPC, BCBA-D

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 on the staff at Saint Luke’s Hospital-Kansas City. His expertise is in the areas of 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 and Freya, my Golden Retrievers.

Specialties: Acceptance-based cognitive behavior therapy, anxiety, PTSD, depression, OCD, exposure therapy

Population focus: Adults (18 years and older), first responders, military

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EMMA BAILEY

Therapist

LPC, RPT

Emma is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). Emma received her Master Degree in Art Therapy Counseling and is trained in EMDR, Theraplay©, and Trauma Focused Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Emma specializes in working with trauma, attachment, anxiety, and relational issues with clients of all ages. Emma values balancing evidenced based practices with expressive therapies to promote well-rounded healing. Emma's goal is to provide a welcoming environment for clients to process their experiences, explore their world, and take ownership of their story. Emma’s favorite self care activities include DIY projects and decorating, working out, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

 Specialties: child & adolescent issues, art therapy, play therapy, Theraplay©, EMDR trained, attachment, parenting, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, self-esteem

Population focus: children (ages 2+), adolescents, young adults, adults

VICTORIA WEDDLE

Therapist

LPC

Victoria is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She specializes in working with depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma, and is EMDR trained. Victoria has experience working with children, family issues, parent support, women’s issues, and complex trauma. She uses a variety of therapy approaches to help meet each individual’s needs and goals. Her goal in therapy is to create a space of acceptance, sense of belonging and utilize strengths for clients to process and develop positive changes. Victoria’s favorite self-care activities include cycling, traveling, trying new local eateries, and spending time with friends, family, and her cat Mia Grace.

Specialties: child & adolescent issues, play therapy, women’s Issues, EMDR Trained, parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), family issues, depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma

Population focus: children (age 2 and up), adolescents, young adults

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LANCE GRACE

Therapist

PLPC

Lance is a (Provisionally) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master in Professional Counseling from LeTourneau University in Texas. Lance started in the helping field as a foster care worker and later his family began fostering children. His time as a foster parent cemented his pursuit of helping children and teens experiencing behavioral difficulties. Upon relocating to Missouri, Lance transitioned to substance abuse and co-occuring disorders. Lance is trained in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Trauma Focused (TF)-CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and a Nurturing Parenting facilitator. Lance is passionate about helping individuals and families remove barriers through utilizing a strengths based approach. Lances favorite self-care activities include spending time with his wife and four children and listening to music.

Specialties: depression, anxiety, PTSD, marriage and family issues, substance use disorder, trauma.

Population focus: children (age 4 and up), adolescents, and adults.

MONTANA BRIGHT

Therapist

PLPC

Montana (She/Her) has a master’s in mental health counseling from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. Montana utilizes different therapy techniques to meet each client’s unique needs. She has experience working with anxiety, depression, suicidality, trauma, domestic violence, and anger management. Montana’s favorite self-care activities include reading, yoga, and spending time with her family and two dogs.

Specialties: EMDR trained, play therapy certified, domestic violence, PTSD, trauma, marital problems, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, psychoeducation, and person-centered therapy 

Population focus: ages 3 and up, couples, survivors of trauma, LGBTQ+

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SABRINA GIWA

Therapist 

LPC

Sabrina is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a dual Master Degree in Clinical and Community Counseling from Bellevue University. She has over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field in a variety of settings, including, outpatient, hospital, and corrections. Sabrina uses a variety of therapy approaches to help meet each individual’s needs and goals, including CBT, DBT, strength based and creative expression. Sabrina’s favorite self-care activities include reading, painting, watching movies and creative art projects.

 Specialties: anxiety, depression, trauma issues, grief and loss, cultural challenges

Population focus: adolescents, adults, substance use disorder

ALEX COULTER

Therapist 

Pending PLPC

Alex is a pending (Provisionally) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in MO with a Master Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has a wide range of experience providing mental health services in various settings, which includes outpatient, schools, locked residential, and autism day treatment. Alex has significant experience working with children and adolescents; however, she works with ages 3 to 65 years old. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families, and specializes in working with Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Behavioral Disorders and Adjustment/Transitions. Alex utilizes motivational interviewing, CBT, DBT, play therapy and solution-focused techniques in sessions. She is trained in EMDR, TF-CBT, PCIT, and Seven Challenges. Alex’s favorite self-care activities include crafting/decorating, reading, being outside, and spending time with her family.

Specialties: trauma, anxiety, depression, behavioral disorders, adjustment/transitions
Population focus: children, adolescents, adults

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JASMIN NEWELL

Therapist

MAADC II

Jasmin is a licensed Missouri Associate Alcohol Drug Counselor II with a Master in Human Services Counseling from Liberty University. She is passionate about helping individuals who struggle with or has been impacted by addiction and alcoholism. She has experience working with anxiety and post-partum depression. Jasmin uses an interactive or hands on approach in which clients begin to explore healthy copping skills to manage stressors, triggers, and cravings. Additionally, she helps clients explore improving relationships through teaching individuals how to establish boundaries and empower independence. Jasmin’s favorite self-care activities include journaling, reading books, going to the spa, and spending time with her family. 

Specialties: substance use disorder, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles
Population focus: children, adolescents, adults