Catholic Counselors

Sam Meier, MA, LPC works for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in KS.  Feel free to call Sam on his confidential number at 913-647-0378 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.

1. Mary Ann Altenbernd, MS, RN, LCPC

    • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
    • 913-645-6347
    • 5600 West 95 Street Suite 207
      Overland Park, KS 6620
    • www.counselinghope.com
    • maryann@counselinghope.com
    • Works with adolescents, adults and seniors experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, marital conflict or other relationship issues, grief, trauma, domestic violence, adoption issues, health or life transition.

2. William Art, LSCSW, LCSW

    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kansas and Missouri
    • Phone: 816-510-9115 - direct line
    • 8826 Santa Fe Drive, Suite 306
      Overland Park, KS 66212
    • 1310 Carondelet Drive, Suite 300
      Kansas City, MO 64114
    • Bilingual Spanish speaking working with individuals, couples, families experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and more

3. Diana Luna Camden, MS, LPC

    • Licensed Professional Counselor
    • 5450 Buena Vista, Suite 104
      Roeland, Park, KS 6620
    • Phone: 913-777-9145
    • counselor.diana@gmail.com
    • Bilingual Spanish speaking counselor assisting adults and couples in Kansas. Areas of specialty are in those experiencing depression, anxiety, acculturation, time and stress management, relationship concerns and college aged populations with transition issues.

4. Michael Ciaccio, MS, LPC, SATP

5. Adam Clement, LCMFT

    • Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in Kansas
    • Phone: 913-481-1968 - direct line
    • Phone: 913-345-0033 - office 
    • AdamClementTherapy.com
    • 8575 W. 110th St. Suite 218
      Overland Park, KS 66210
    • Family, couple, and individual therapy; specializes in marital therapy; experienced with depression, marital conflict, adolescents, addictions

6. Mary Helen Dennihan, LCMFT

    • Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Phone: 913-323-6536 - direct line
    • Phone: 913-338-0400 - main office/appointments
    • 4500 College Blvd. Suite 304
      Overland Park, KS 66211
    • Works with individuals, families, couples and groups experiencing trauma, mood disorders, relationship issues, grief, and more

7. Chris Ellman, LCSW

    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    • Phone: (913) 568-8415
    • christopher.ellman@gmail.com
    • www.catholictherapists.com/chris-ellman
    • Helps individuals, couples, and families work through the stress of life by addressing the whole person; mental, physical, and spiritual; works with people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma; also works with men and women who experience same-sex attraction, sexual addition, and alcohol and drug abuse

8. Carly Elms, M.Ed., LMSW, CRC

    • Licensed Master Social Worker
    • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
    • Phone: 816-560-3227
    • ladybug@franciscanforgiveness.com 
    • Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Eucharist
      2100 N. Noland Rd
      Independence, MO 64050
    • Works with adults, adolescents, couples, families, groups, and religious communities experiencing relationship issues, trauma, community living issues, grief, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and personality disorders. Specializes in the treatment of anger through forgiveness.

9. Will Fernholz, LSCSW

    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    • Phone: 913-416-4796
    • willfernholz@connectionscounselingllc.com
    • www.connectionscounselingllc.com - Connections Counseling, LLC
    • Twitter: @ConnectionsKC
    • 10977 Granada Lane, Suite 250
      Overland Park, KS 6621
    • Individual therapy with children, adolescents, and adults; pre-marital and couples' counseling; expertise in anxiety treatment, stress management, depression treatment, and children and adolescents

10. Tamara J. Finlen, LSCSW, LCSW

    • Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker in Kansas and Missouri
    • tfinlen@bhsks.com
    • Phone: 913-906-9559
    • 10551 Barkley St.
      Suite 201 
      Overland Park, KS 66212
    • Family and co-parent counseling; anger, anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders; childhood trauma counseling.

11. Denise Gartner, LPC, SATP-C 

    • Licensed Professional Counselor
    • Phone: 913-274-3793
    • deniseg@gwhope.org
    • 801 N. MurLen, Ste. 111
      Olathe, KS 66062
    • Works with females who struggle with pornography / sexual addiction, or whose spouses struggle with pornography / sexual addiction; also works with women who struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, behavior modification, chronic pain / illness, depression, grief counseling, parenting, PTSD, sexual abuse / violence

12. Eric T. Gaughan, Ph.D.

    • Licensed Psychologist in Kansas and Missouri
    • 4400 College Boulevard, Suite 190
      Overland Park, KS 66211
    • Phone: (913) 562-9588
    • dr.gaughan@gaughanpsychkc.com
    • www.gaughanpsychkc.com
    • Individual therapy for adults of all ages, with expertise addressing a broad range of psychological problems, including depression, anxiety, stress, anger, relationship difficulties, addiction and substance abuse, poor self-image, and adjustment issues and distress due to medical conditions

13. Francis (Frank) Gerner, Ph.D.

    • Licensed Psychologist in Kansas
    • Phone: 785-234-4743
    • fygerner@cs.com
    • 907 SW 10 Ave.
      Topeka, KS 66604
    • Adults, couples and adolescents; diagnostic assessment for services, counseling the intellectually challenged, PTSD, addiction, and general daily stress

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

    • Licensed Professional Counselor
    • Phone: 816-896-6569
    • cometothestable@yahoo.com
    • stress, anxiety, and Equine-Facilitated Mental Health & Learning

15. Liz LaColla, LSCSW

    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kansas
    • Phone: 785-249-3067
    • www.lizlacollacounseling.com
    • 2945 SW Wanamaker Drive
      Topeka, Kansas 66614
    • Individual therapy with adolescents and adults, couples / marriage therapy as well as working with families; dissociative identity disorder, trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, boundaries, and health issues

16. Sam Meier, MA, LPC

    • Licensed Professional Counselor
    • Phone: 913-647-0378
    • smeier@archkck.org
    • www.archkck.org/myhouse
    • 12615 Parallel Parkway
      Kansas City, KS 66109
    • 11100 Ash St., Suite 100
      Leawood, KS 66211
    • Couples, men, pornography / sexual addiction, NFP, depression, trauma, addictions, trust issues, and relationship problems

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

    • Licensed Psychologist in Kansas and Missouri
    • Professional Association:
    • 109 W. Poplar - Olathe, KS 66061
    • Phone: 913-393-3828   
    • 3515 S. Fourth St., Suite 101 - Leavenworth, KS 66048
    • Phone: 913-651-8415
    • www.professionalassociationphd.com
    • Individual therapy with children, adolescents, and adults; specialization in marital and family therapy; diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders; ADHD assessment and treatment; substance abuse, Trauma/PTSD/Critical Incident Debriefing

18. Grace Mulcahy, LSCSW

    • Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker in Kansas
    • Phone: 913-360-7112
    • Benedictine College
    • 1020 N. 2nd St.
      Atchison, KS 66002
    • Individual therapy with children, adolescents and adults, marital and family therapy, trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse. Specialized experience in child/school problems, parenting, children adjusting to divorce or blended families.

19. Jacqueline R. Pfeifer, Ph.D.

    • Licensed Psychologist in Kansas and Missouri
    • Professional Association:
    • 109 W. Poplar - Olathe, KS 66061
    • Phone: 913-393-3828   
    • 3515 S. Fourth St., Suite 101 - Leavenworth, KS 66048
    • Phone: 913-651-8415
    • www.professionalassociationphd.com
    • Individual therapy with children, adolescents, and adults; specialization in marital and family therapy; diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders; ADHD assessment and treatment; Trauma/PTSD/Critical Incident Debriefing

20. Dennis Schemmel, Ph.D.

    • Licensed Psychologist in Kansas and Missouri
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Kansas
    • Phone: 913-909-2740
    • 11018 W. 126th Terrace
      Overland Park, KS 66213
    • Marital and family therapy issues; individual therapy with adolescents, adults and elderly; experienced with issues of anxiety, stress, depression, sexual addiction, career development, and parenting

21. Sharon Simien, LSCSW

    • Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker
    • Phone: 913-680-1600 - office & fax
    • 205 South 5th Street
      Leavenworth, KS 66048     
    • Individual, family and organizational services, marriage and family, parent/child relational problems, conflict resolution, work related stress, separation and loss, and child and learning/school problems

22. Jill Thorne, PsyD

    • Licensed Psychologist
    • Phone: 913-220-9502
    • Fax: 913-273-6739 
    • www.drjillthorne.com
    • 8100 N. Marty Street, Suite 107
      Overland Park, Kansas 66204
    • Relationship problems, depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder

23. Mary Vorsten, MA, LCPC

    • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
    • Phone: 913-909-2002
    • mytherapistmaryv@gmail.com
    • 5450 Buena Vista
      Roeland Park, KS 66205
    • Adults and older adolescents, anxiety, depression, grief, addictions, life transition, and marital relationships 

24. David Walter, LPC

    • Licensed Professional Counselor
    • Phone: 913-677-3553
    • 8629 Bluejacket Street
      Lenexa, KS 66214
    • http://www.clinical-assoc.com/david-walter
    • Has experience with and works with adolescents, young adults, adults, and seniors in the treatment of depression, anxiety, anger management, and bipolar disorders, and more. 

Several of the above counselors provide counseling over the phone for people outside of Kansas City, Topeka and Leavenworth The 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 Sam Meier at 913-647-0378.

      

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