I provide Outpatient Crisis Intervention and Stabilization as well as Traditional Outpatient Therapy.  I offer Individual, Couple, Family and Group psychotherapy options. I am experienced in treating preadolescents, adolescents, young adults, adults and senior adults.  I provide various session lengths and treatment modalities to meet a variety of needs. I have set my fees to be fair, reasonable and affordable within the context of the Kansas City metropolitan area.  I am also available to provide educational seminars and workshops upon request

My Standard Services & Fees Are As Follows

Service Session Length Fee
  • Initial Intake & Diagnostic Interview
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Couples or Family Therapy
  • Couples or Family Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Preparation of Reports
  • 90 Minutes
  • 30 Minutes
  • 55 Minutes
  • 85-90 Minutes
  • 55 Minutes
  • 85-90 Minutes
  • 90 Minutes
  • 60 Minutes
  • 20-30 Minutes
  • $125
  • $45
  • $75
  • $125
  • $75
  • $125
  • $45
  • $30
  • $30

 

-Group Therapy Offerings-

All Groups Require Preregistration And Are By Appointment Only. Maximum group size is 8 participants.  I will start a group with a minimum of 2 people (with the exception of "Becomers" which requires 4).  Groups generally follow a flexible 6-8-12 week curriculum except for Becomers which follows a more intensive 20 week curriculum. Groups follow either a 60 or 90 minute format.  Insurance companies only reimburse for 60 minute groups but I have rarely found 60 minutes to be enough time for people to learn and to process as much as they really need to.  Therefore, I prefer 90 minute groups with 30 minutes of psychoeducation and homework review and then 60 minutes of personal processing. The fee for 90 minute groups is paid "out of pocket".  The fee for 60 minute groups my be submitted to your insurance company or paid "out of pocket".  Groups may change date, times and topics according to client/group needs.  Please contact me by phone or email for an up to date accounting of which groups are currently open and running and which groups are currently available but "empty" and needing at least 2 participants to start.

 A Morning Group

Wednesday 9:00-10:30--"Reclaim the Day"  --For Those Finding It Hard to Function.  Get Up.  Get Going.  Get Back to Living Your Life. 

 A Saturday Group

Saturday 1:00-2:30--"Becomers"--A Biblically Based Recovery Group for Survivors of Sexual Abuse.  A minimum of 4 group members are required to start a "Becomers" group.  Date and Time may be adjusted if there are at least 4 people who want to start a group on an alternate day.

 The “Happy Hour” Series (Meeting either at 3:30-5:00 or 5:00-6:30)

Mondays: "Finding Joy Again"- Living in Recovery From Grief & Depression  3:30-5:00 or 5:00-6:30

Tuesdays: "Overcoming Depression & Anxiety"- Recovery Strategies and Support.  Currently 3:30-5:00

Wednesday:  "Healthy Anger Expressions & Living in Forgiveness"- Using Anger Constructively and Letting it Go.  3:30-5:00 or 5:00-6:30.     

Thursdays: "Finding Peace in Troubled Times"- Stress & Anxiety Management. 3:30-5:00 or  5:00-6:30

Fridays:  "Thriving Not Just Surviving"- PTSD Recovery Strategies & Support.  3:30-5:00 or 5:00-6:30 

 

 Determining Whether Ephesians 4:15 Counseling Services Is Right For You

Please feel free to contact me at 913-384-2170 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to arrange a free 5 to 10 minute phone or email consultation to determine whether or not “Speaking the Truth in Love” is the right counseling service for you.

Scheduling an Appointment

My regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (6:30 when I have a 5:00-6:30 Happy Hour group).  After hours Emergency  or Urgent Care appts are available through 8:00 p.m. if absolutely impossible to schedule them within regular office hours.  I also am available to Schedule Saturday appointments, most generally 1:00-5:00 pm.  I set and manage my own schedule so it may vary from time to time according to my personal and family life needs.  Please call me at 913-384-2170 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule an appointment and I will get back to you as soon as possible.  Currently same day or next day appointments are most oftentimes available for your convenience.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Since the scheduling of an appointment requires the reservation of time specifically for you, a minimum of 24 hours’ notice is required for canceling or rescheduling an appointment. Without required notification, you will be billed for the full amount of your scheduled appointment or the maximum amount allowed by your insurance company. I always appreciate as much advance notice of cancelations as possible so that I can make the vacated time slot available for someone else on the waiting or cancelation list. Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation with this cancellation policy.

Contact Between Sessions

If you feel an urgent need to contact me between scheduled therapy sessions, I am available for brief between session phone calls or email correspondence during normal business hours. If you are experiencing an emergency and for some reason I can't be reached, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room for assistance.

Specific Areas of Expertise and Experience

Recovering from Trauma

  • Post Deployment Stress Disorder
  • Post Deployment Readjustment Issues
  • Survivors of Childhood Physical & Sexual Abuse & Neglect
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Adult Survivors of Physical & Sexual Assault
  • PTSD
  • Phobias

Mood Disorders: Living in Recovery with Wellness Recovery Action Planning

  • Major Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Social Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorders

ADD & ADHD

Comorbid Substance Use Disorders/Addictions

Feeling Management/Emotional Regulation

Thought Management/Mindfulness & Christian Meditation

Stress Management/Distress Tolerance/Coping Skills

Relationship Difficulties/Building Better Relationships via Interpersonal Effectiveness

Personal Identity & Questions of Meaning & Purpose Of Life

Grief & Loss/Rebuilding a Life Worth Living After Loss...Living With Acceptance & Hope

Grief & Loss/Coping with Severe, Life Altering Illness...Living With Acceptance & Hope