Meet the Liberty Therapists
Chief Executive Officer & Therapist
LSCSW, LCAC, LCSW, CRAADC, SAP, CCTP-II
Specialties: substance use disorder, EMDR certified, somatic experiencing, co-occurring disorders, complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, bipolar mood disorder, animal assisted therapy. SAP assessments
Population Focus: adolescents ages 13 and up, adults, military, first responders, families
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 EMDRIA Approved Consultant, 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 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
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
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
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.
Specialties: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, adoption-related issues, chronic illness, trauma, parenting challenges
Population Focus: adolescents, adults, older adults, LGBTQ+, military, first responders
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+
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.
J. Joseph Fanska
LPC, LCPC, MA, C-DBT, CYMHS
Specialties: dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychoeducation, adolescent development, interpersonal skills, behavioral addiction recovery, mood and anxiety disorders, anger management, self-esteem, sleep hygiene, LGBTQ-affirming therapy, borderline personality disorder, EMDR trained, life skills training, self-care
Population Focus: adolescents and young adults (ages 12 to 24) and group therapy
Joseph is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and Kansas with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. He currently holds certifications in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT) and as a Youth Mental Health Specialist (CYMHS). He has extensive experience in providing therapy to adolescents and young adults, as well as advocating for youth mental health in the community. In addition to his outpatient role, Joseph also holds a current position as a psychotherapist at a local acute inpatient psychiatric hospital, where he has worked for over fourteen years. He has a diverse background in evidence-based day rehabilitation programming, substance abuse treatment for youth, adolescent intensive outpatient programming (IOP), and outpatient mental health case management for children and teens. Additionally, he has volunteered at a crisis hotline and participated in an IRB research lab studying the emotional development in children at the University of Missouri. A native of the KC Northland, Joseph is a proud Eagle Scout and a mentor with Big Brothers of Greater KC. Joseph's favoriate self-care activities include traveling, meeting new people, and spending time with his loved ones as part of his self-care.
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
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
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, CADC, PMH-C
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/birthing parents
Miranda is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. She is licensed in Missouri, Kansas, and Texas. She is also a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC) and Certified Perinatal Mental Health provider (PMH-C). Prior to her work in private practice, Miranda had experience as a direct support professional, judicial advocate, case manager and refugee resettlement/family services provider. She has diverse experience working with individuals from all walks of life, and especially loves working with those living with developmental disabilities, immigrants and their children, healthcare professionals and new moms/birthing parents. 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 (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). Miranda provides care to clients alongside her dog, Cora, a Cavachon. Miranda’s favorite self-care activities include reading, being in nature, time spent with her family and three dogs, movies, live music, and traveling.
Specialties: PTSD, trauma, depression, anxiety, family conflict, addictions, self-esteem, EMDR, somatic experiencing
Population Focus: adolescents, adults, families, LGBTQ affirming therapist
Michael is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Missouri and Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) in Kansas 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, and somatic experiencing. 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
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
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.
Specialties: play therapy, art therapy, neurodiversity (autism and ADHD), ADHD/autism affirming, anxiety, attachment, depression, behavioral issues, codependency, coping skills, domestic abuse, domestic violence, emotional abuse, gentle parenting, grief, intense emotions, life transitions, peer relationships, pregnancy/prenatal/postpartum, parenting, relational issues, school issues, sensitivity, self-esteem, stress, trauma and PTSD
Population Focus: children, youth, caregiver-child relationships, pregnancy/prenatal/postpartum, adults, families, couples
Jamie is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with a master’s degree from the University of Kansas. She is currently under the clinical supervision of Clinical Counseling Associates therapist, Katie Landry. Jamie received her Bachelor of Social Welfare from the University of Kansas as well. Jamie has experience working with youth aging out of foster care through her position as a Transition Advocate in the Foster Adopt Youthrive Program. She also has experience as a coach, teacher, caregiver, and summer camp leader. Jamie recently completed an internship at the Child Abuse Prevention Association where she worked as a play therapist serving children and their caregivers. Through this experience, Jamie developed a passion for working with children of all ages and a desire to become a specialist in play, expressive art, and Autplay therapy. Jamie plans to obtain her Registered Play Therapist certification in the coming year and has long-term goals of specializing in work with neurodivergent children and youth. Jamie’s favorite self-care activities include gardening, playing beach volleyball, being outdoors with her husband and five children, making arts and crafts, and dreaming up house remodelling projects to DIY.
Specialties: child & adolescent issues, play therapy, depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, solution focused therapy, parenting challenges, communication skills
Population Focus: children (ages 3 and up), adolescents, young adults, couples, adults
Haylee is a Supervised Marriage and Family Therapist with a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. She is currently licensed in Missouri and is under the clinical supervision of Jessica Schroeder (2022050158). She has experience working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families working on issues such as anxiety, depression, self esteem, PTSD, and communication skills to strengthen relationships. Haylee most enjoys working with children and adolescents and has training in Play Therapy including sand tray play therapy, child centered play therapy, and attachment based play therapy. Before entering the mental health field, she utilized her undergraduate degree in Child, Adult, and Family Services from Iowa State University in preschool and early childcare settings. Haylee brings an empathetic, playful, and client centered approach to sessions and believes each client holds the knowledge they need to be experts in their own lives. She believes in providing a welcoming, warm, non-judgmental space for clients to safely explore their life stories. Haylee's favorite self-care activities include spending time with her husband and dogs, baking, traveling, and reading.
Master of Social Work Intern
University of Kansas
Specialties of Interest: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, solutions-focused therapy, EMDR, mindfulness-based interventions, play therapy, anxiety, depression, and OCD.
Population Focus: ages 3 and up, adolescents, teens, adults, couples, survivors of trauma
Wes is in his final year of the Master of Social Work program at the University of Kansas. He has a passion for therapy and plans to pursue his clinical license after graduating in May 2024. Wes is currently an intern at Clinical Counseling Associates and under the supervision of CCA lead therapist Katie Landry. He has also been working as a crisis counselor for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline since 2022. Wes is excited to expand his skills gained during his work as a crisis counselor and education, when working with clients at CCA. He is rooted in core values of client-centered and strengths-based therapy and would like to pursue further education in modalities such cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), EMDR, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness based interventions. Wes's favorite self-care activities include playing guitar, video games, laughing, and spending time with loved ones.
Master of Social Work Intern
University of Kansas
Specialties of Interest: CBT, play therapy, arts-based therapeutic interventions, working with youth in various modalities
Population Focus: Children, adolescents
Ruth is a current Master of Social Work student at the University of Kansas. She is a first-generation college student and received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Missouri-Kansas City. Ruth is currently an intern at Clinical Counseling Associates under the supervision of lead therapist John Clymore. She recently completed an internship at the Child Abuse Prevention Association, serving children and youth. Ruth primarily has experience working with children at a domestic-violence shelter in Kansas City. She is passionate about serving children and immigrant families. Ruth’s favorite self-care activities include traveling, making art, and meditating.