We are glad you are here!
Now offering telehealth sessions, in addition to in person sessions, in all of our offices. We are here. We care. You matter!
Welcome to Embark Counseling Services, LLC, a compassionate place for you, your children, your teen, families and couples. At Embark Counseling, our caring 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. Stop by their bios to learn more about their approach and strengths.
Together, we help individuals and 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
Kasey Ashcraft, MA, LPCTrauma Competent Family Systems Counselor, Gottman Trained Couples Counselor
Chadrick Miller, LMSWTrauma Competent Family Systems Therapist, DBT Trained
Candice Jenkins, MA, CITTrauma Competent Child, Adolescent and Family Counselor
Lauren Wood, LSCSW, LCSWTrauma Competent Family Systems Therapist, Teen Counseling, Family Counseling, Couples Counseling
Ashley Cross, MA, PLPCTrauma Competent Child, Adolescent and Family Counselor; DBT Trained; Gottman Trained
Anna Rizzi, MS, LCPC, LPCTrauma Competent Couples and Family Counselor; Certified MBTI Practitioner
Ashley Lawrence, MA, LPCTrauma Competent Child, Adolescent and Family Counselor; Art Therapist
Jimmarie Stinson, PLPC, LPC, CPTTrauma Competent Child, Adolescent and Family Counselor; Certified Play Therapist; Couples Counselor
Stephanie Fox, LCSWTrauma Competent Clinical Social Worker; Attachment Therapist; Mindfulness Trained; Brain Story Trained
Morgyn Anderson, Counseling InternTrauma Informed Counseling Intern
Jill Fields, Counseling InternCounseling Intern, Christian Counselor Intern, Trauma Trained
Sydney Heustis, BA, Practice ManagerPractice Manager
Teresa Paterson Bartch, LPC, LCPC, RPT-STrauma Competent Child, Adolescent and Family Counselor; Parent Coach; Clinical Supervisor; Registered Play Therapy Supervisor; Educational and Business Consultant
Molly Rose, Therapy DogTherapy Dog
Embark Counseling Services now has multiple 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, Women’s Issues and Parent Coaching. EMDR therapy also available.
specializing in Play Therapy, Teen Counseling, Couples and Relationship Counseling, Women’s Issues, and Parent Coaching. EMDR therapy also available.
St. Louis, MO
specializing in Teen Counseling and Women’s Issues
St. Joseph, MO – COMING SOON!
specializing in teens, individuals with anxiety and depression and family systems approach with a holistic, integrative lens.
Lee’s Summit, MO – COMING SOON!
specializing in Play Therapy, Teen Counseling, Couples and Relationship Counseling, Women’s Issues and Parent Coaching