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Your safe place for in person and telehealth sessions. We continue to offer online counseling sessions, in addition to in person sessions, in all of our Kansas City offices.
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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 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. We approach therapy with evidenced based modalities, including CBT, DBT, EMDR and Play Therapy.
All of our Therapists and Counselors are experienced in providing Online Telehealth Therapy in Missouri and/or Kansas.
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, teen or family, click here.
Our Couples, Relationship and Family Therapists approach couples and family therapy with empathy and techniques that are substantially researched (Gottman Method) as a highly effective way 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. We currently have interns at our Lenexa location.
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 Caring Professionals
Nicolette Rogers, MS, LPC, NCCTrauma Competent Counselor, EMDR Trained, Integrative Mental Healthcare St. Joseph Location
Samantha Trujillo, LMSWTrauma Competent Child, Adolescent and Family Therapist, Telehealth
Kaitlyn Sampson, MA, PLPCTrauma Competent Child, Adolescent and Family Counselor, Play Therapist in Training, Northland Office, Lee's Summit Office
Samantha Harris, MA, PLPCTrauma Competent Child, Adolescent and Family Therapist, Play Therapist in Training Lee's Summit Office
Carolyn Grace, LPCTrauma Competent Child, Adolescent and Family Therapist, Play Therapy, Theraplay, TBRI
Ali Tusten, LMSWLegacy Senior and Family Life Coach
Candice Jenkins, MA, PLPC, NCCTrauma Competent Child, Adolescent and Family Counselor, Play Therapist in Training, Couples and Relationship Counselor, Northland Office, Lee's Summit Office
Chadrick Miller, LMSWTrauma Competent Family Systems Therapist, DBT Trained, Play Therapy trained, Lenexa Office, Northland Office
Kasey Ashcraft, MA, LPC, NCCTrauma Competent Family Systems Counselor, Gottman Trained Couples and Relationship Counselor, Northland Office
Ashley Cross, MA, LPCTrauma Competent Child, DBT Trained; Play Therapy, Gottman Trained Couples and Relationship Counselor, Northland Office, LGBTQ+ Affirming
Lauren Wood, LSCSW, LCSWTrauma Competent Family Systems Therapist, Teen Counseling, Family Counseling, Lenexa Office
Jimmarie Smiley, LPC, CPTTrauma Competent Child, Adolescent and Family Counselor; Certified Play Therapist; Couples and Relationship Counselor; Lee's Summit Office, Lenexa Office
Anna Rizzi, MS, LCPC, LPCTrauma Competent Couples and Family Counselor; Certified MBTI Practitioner
Callie Jacobson, Counseling InternCounseling Intern, Lenexa Office, Play Therapy, Child, Teen and Family Counseling
Morgyn Anderson, Counseling InternCounseling Intern, Lenexa Office, Teen and Adult Counseling
Sydney Heustis, BA, Practice ManagerPractice Manager
Adrianne MinnisClient Care Coordinator
Alyssa Welborn, BABilling and Insurance Specialist
Teresa Paterson Bartch, LPC-S, 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
Our Counseling Services
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. Teen Group Therapy for Emotion Regulation (DBT) now enrolling for Fall 2020. EMDR therapy also available.
specializing in Play Therapy, Teen Counseling, Couples and Relationship Counseling, Women’s Issues, and Parent Coaching. EMDR available.
specializing in Play Therapy, Teen Counseling, individuals with anxiety and depression and family systems approach with a holistic, integrative lens. EMDR available.
Couples Counseling ~ Coming Soon!
specializing in Play Therapy, Teen Counseling, Couples and Relationship Counseling, Women’s Issues and Parent Coaching.