We are glad you are here!
Welcome to Embark Counseling Services, LLC, a compassionate place for children, teens, families and couples. At Embark Counseling, our counselors provide a warm and supportive outpatient therapy environment that cultivates safety and trust for each client to find the strength within to manage emotions, behaviors, or other challenging life situations. Embark is your safe place for your journey to wellness.
Our goal is to provide high quality, compassionate counseling services to empower and guide families to lasting change from a client-centered, integrative, holistic approach, where hope and healing are the central focus, to foster emotional and behavioral growth and nurture satisfying family interpersonal dynamics.
Empowering Children and Families for Hope and Healing
Our Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists are trauma competent, and approach outpatient therapy and counseling from an integrative, holistic approach, paying careful attention to each individual’s emotional, physical, mental, spiritual and psychological safety; recognizing that each person experiences situations uniquely different, and building resiliency requires empathy, support and understanding.
Our Play Therapists have specialized training and certification, and may utilize these methods with children, teens, families and couples in their therapy. To learn more on how Play Therapy may help your child or teenager, click here.
Our Marriage and Family Therapists approach couples and family therapy with empathy and techniques that are substantially researched (Gottman Method) as a highly effective for relieving distress among couples, reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, resolving conflict, restoring lines of communication and re-establishing a secure emotional bond.
Our Counseling Interns provide counseling at an affordable cost, while maintaining the integrity of your experience, and quality of your therapy.
Together, we help families improve overall functioning and growth toward healing, hope, peace and enjoying life together. We look forward to meeting you, and helping you along your journey!
Meet our Counselors
Teresa Paterson, LPC, LCPC, RPT-STrauma Competent Child, Adolescent and Family Counselor; Parent Coach; Clinical Supervisor; Registered Play Therapy Supervisor; Educational and Business Consultant
Stephanie Fox, LCSWTrauma Competent Clinical Social Worker; Attachment Therapist; Mindfulness Trained; Brain Story Trained
Anna Rizzi, MS, LCPC, LPCTrauma Competent Couples and Family Counselor; Certified MBTI Practitioner
Ashley Cross, MA, PLPCTrauma Competent Child, Adolescent and Family Counselor; DBT Trained; Gottman Trained
Jimmarie Stinson, PLPC, LPC, CPTTrauma Competent Child, Adolescent and Family Counselor; Certified Play Therapist; Couples Counselor
Ashley Lawrence, Counseling InternTrauma Competent Child, Adolescent and Family Counselor; Art Therapist
Sydney Minnis, BA, Practice ManagerPractice Manager
Molly Rose, Therapy DogTherapy Dog
Katie Kalahurka, CITTrauma Competent Counselor, Family Systems Therapist
Christy Lanterman, Counseling InternCounseling Intern, Couples and Family Counseling Trauma Trained
Jill Fields, Counseling InternCounseling Intern, Christian Counselor Intern, Trauma Trained
Embark Counseling Services now has three locations, and likely in your area! Now, you have greater access to quality trauma informed mental and behavioral health services, including Telemental Health. We are located in:
Kansas City North, MO
specializing in Play Therapy, Teen Counseling, Couples and Relationship Counseling, and Parent Coaching.
specializing in Play Therapy, Teen Counseling, Couples and Relationship Counseling, Women’s Issues, and Parent Coaching
St. Louis, MO
specializing in Teen Counseling and Women’s Issues