Catholic Counselors 

Dcn. Tony Zimmerman works for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in KS.  Feel free to contact Dcn. Tony at for more information about Catholic counselors in NE Kansas. 

The following counselors / psychotherapists have solemnly pledged that they are Catholics who follow the teachings and authority of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.  They have firmly pledged to follow Catholic teachings in their lives, and to encourage their Catholic clients to live these out as well.  This listing is not an endorsement of their counseling methods or effectiveness.

Many of these counselors are providing telehealth sessions during COVID-19.

William Art, LSCSW, LCSW

Diana Luna Camden, MS, LPC, BC-TMH, NCC

Melissa Carrico, LSCSW

Michael Ciaccio, MS, LPC, SATP

Adam Clement, LCMFT

Donna Constantineau, MA, MPS, LCPC

Stacie Cordell, LMFT

Mary Helen Dennihan, LCMFT

Chris Ellman, MSW, LCSW, SATP, CSAT Candidate

Will Fernholz, LSCSW

Tamara J. Finlen, LSCSW, LCSW

Denise Gartner, LPC, SATP-C 

Eric T. Gaughan, Ph.D.

 Francis (Frank) Gerner, Ph.D.

Thomas Hornbeck, LPC, NCC

Julia Kovac, RN-BC, MA, LPC, EFMHL

Margaret (Peggy) Lucas, LCPC, LCAC

Liz LaColla, LSCSW

 Sam Meier, MA, LPC, CSAT Candidate

Deacon W. A. "Mike" Moffitt, III, Ph.D.

Grace Mulcahy, LSCSW

Jacqueline R. Pfeifer, Ph.D.

Dennis Schemmel, Ph.D.

Jennifer Schmidt, MA, LCPC

Sharon Simien, LSCSW

Laura Stallbaumer, LMSW

Jill Thorne, PsyD

Annalise Tinker, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor

·       Professional Association:
·       101 E. Cedar St. Olathe, KS 66061
·       Phone:  913-393-3828
·       3515 S. Fourth St., Suite 101 Leavenworth, KS 66048
·       Phone: 913-651-8415
·       Website:

Individual therapy with children, adolescents, and young adults; specialization in play therapy; diagnosis and treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, anger management, stress management, grief and loss and trauma.

Mary Vorsten, MA, LCPC

David Walter, LPC

Many of the above counselors provide telehealth counseling over the phone or secure video for people outside of Kansas City, Topeka and Leavenworth The Website: Pastoral Solutions Institute also provides Catholic phone counseling.

If you are a Catholic psychologist, counselor, or social worker in NE Kansas / KC metro who is interested in being part of this list, please call Dcn. Tony Zimmerman at 913-647-0329.

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