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Best Therapists & Counselors in Kansas City

Discover our Kansas City team of top-quality therapists and counselors. Door of Hope’s team of therapists can help you build on your strengths, and develop the skills necessary to grow, heal and recover from anxiety, depression, and other psychological problems. We serve Kansas City, Overland Park, KS, and the surrounding areas.

Lauren Lane

Lauren received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Avila University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Lauren knows that each person who walks through her door brings their own unique history, beliefs, and experience with them into the room. Lauren understands the environments we interact with and live in can have a direct impact on our lives and mental health. This is why she conducts therapy with an integrative and collaborative approach to allow sessions to be tailored to each individual’s unique needs.

Lauren has experience treating issues related to perinatal mental health, eating disorders, self-esteem, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and more. After her training in PMADs and internship with eating disorders, helping individuals work through these is a passion of Lauren’s.

Lauren sees teens, young adults, and adults. She also works with couples and families. Beyond the client-centered approach, Lauren strives to meet the needs of her clients using a Psychoanalytic approach, and CBT.

Maleah Banker

Maleah Banker is currently working on her master’s degree in Counseling from Avila University. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology at Park University. Once she graduated from Park University, Maleah took a small break from school and started working at University Health in downtown Kansas City where she has worked for the last six years. In this time, Maleah has worked and continues to work with client’s who have co-occurring disorders.

Maleah has experience with a very diverse population of clients with a spectrum of ranging diagnoses. These include but are not limited to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Borderline Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Schizophrenia, and more. Maleah is a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and welcomes clients of all backgrounds and cultures.

Through her professional experience at University Health, Maleah has received training in methods such as risk assessment, ongoing assessment of behavioral and psychosocial needs, motivational interviewing, client and family education, coordination of services with various providers, and assistance with learning necessary skills to promote wellness across life domains. Maleah has also taken several courses while working on her masters at Avila University on topics such as couples counseling, family systems, addiction, and more.

As a student and professional, Maleah is passionate about working and growing her skills in several areas. She wants to work with issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, eating disorders, sexuality, personality disorders, and more. Maleah is interested in working with individuals and couples.

Jenna Barton

Jenna Barton received her Master’s and Education Specialist degree in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She utilizes a person-centered, integrative, collaborative, and holistic approach to work with clients to establish and reach their goals in healing and treatment. She strives to create a warm, welcoming, supportive, and empowering therapeutic environment in which clients can navigate any unique challenges they are facing.

Jenna has experience treating issues related to anxiety and depression, motherhood, adjustment/life transitions, children and childhood trauma, challenges of poverty, and more. Since working at a Title I elementary school and child advocacy center, she enjoys working with families, school professionals, and other community stakeholders in a collaborative manner. Working as a multi-systemic therapist in St. Louis also confirmed her desire to work collaboratively and from an integrative mindset.

Faith Scott

Faith Scott spent 24 years in the education world as a K-12 Educator and then Elementary Counselor after receiving her Masters Degree in Counseling from Emporia State University in 2011. She has since gone on to complete her course work at Mid-America Nazarene University to become a Licensed Professional Counselor before joining Doors of Hope.  She has a wide range of experiences working with children, teens, and families, treating issues relating to social skills, anxiety, depression, family transitions, school issues, self-esteem, trauma, identity development (cultural, spiritual, sexual, gender identity, etc.), empowerment, religious trauma and deconstruction, self-awareness/esteem/acceptance/love, including being an open and affirming LGBTQIA+ Ally. She utilizes the client-centered and collaborative approaches, as well as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness techniques, and more. She is also Certified Yoga Teacher, and utilizes the breathwork techniques and gentle, restorative movements to help with mindfulness, calming, and focus.

Abby Pollard

Abby Pollard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She utilizes a client centered approach to meet the needs of her clients across all stages of life with a special focus on teens and young adults. Abby works to provide a warm and inviting therapy setting that is centered around the client. Through various treatment interventions tailored to the client, you will work on cultivation of a support system, self-care, coping skills and overall life balance.

Abby has experience treating individuals with depression, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, life transitions, spirituality and suicidal thinking. Through her time working in patient at advent health, Abby has become especially equipped to work with individuals in crisis and during some of the most challenging times in their life. Other areas of focus include family conflict, grief, women’s issues, codependency, and mood disorders.

She works to best meet the needs of her clients using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness techniques, and more. Abby has a strong passion for treating the “whole-person”.

Alix Orrick

Alix Orrick is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas. Alix has experience and training in treating issues and diagnoses related to anxiety, depression, trauma, emotion regulation, personality disorders, identity development, life and career transitions, social skills, and more. Alix is experienced in working with children (ages 8-12), teens (ages 13-17), and adults (ages 18 and up). Alix has specialized personal and professional experience working with persons with chronic health conditions and physical and cognitive disabilities as well as personality disorders, harm reduction, emotion regulation, and crisis management stemming from her time at Lilac center, kids TLC and Marillac. Alix applies a client-centered and trauma-informed approach, along with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, play therapy, and more. As an LGBTQ+ ally, Alix welcomes clients of all orientations and identities, as well as all backgrounds, cultures, abilities, and ethnicities, and strives to create an accepting and supportive environment for all individuals.

Haley Wagonblott

Haley Wagonblott received her Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Haley utilizes a client-centered and collaborative approach. Haley strives to create a warm, supportive, and strengths based environment in which the client can comfortably explore any concerns while leaning on Haley’s expertise, experience, and training.

Haley has experience treating issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship concerns, self-esteem, recovery from narcissism/abuse, identity work/development, life transitions, learning disorders, and more. She is especially passionate about helping young adults discover themselves through life transitions.

Haley sees individuals, children, and couples. Through her professional experience at disability and children’s treatment programs, Haley became familiar with the treatment of autism spectrum disorder, Traumatic brain injury, and ADHD. Haley is an LGBTQ+ ally and welcomes clients of all backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities.  Beyond the client-centered approach, Haley also utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and more.

Reshma Freeman

Reshma Freeman is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Clinical Complex Trauma Professional who has been practicing since 2017. Reshma graduated with her Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology at Avila University. She completed her internship at the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assaults and at Crittenton Children’s Center.  Additionally, Reshma is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (pursuing consultations for certification), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Reshma welcomes cultures and ethnicities of all backgrounds. Reshma works with children between the ages of 5-12 years old, adolescents between the ages of 13-18 years old, and all adults. She hopes to continue to evolve as a clinician and a human being. Lastly, Reshma hopes to learn from her clients to serve them the best she can on their journey.

Rachael DeKoning

Rachael DeKoning received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Kansas State University. She has been actively helping clients since 2011. Her training allows her to provide individual, couple, family, and group therapy with all ages.

Rachael has experience treating issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, couple and family relationships, child-behavioral problems, family of origin problems, blended families, life transitions, chronic illness, women’s issues and much more. Rachael has specialized experience treating addiction and has received her License in Addiction Counseling (LAC). She is also considered an expert in one of the most up to date mental health theories-Acceptance and Commitment Therapy but uses a wide variety of research proven theories based on individual client needs.

Other areas of specialization and interest include military family issues, conflict resolution and mediation, severe anxiety disorders including OCD and comorbidity, couples therapy including infidelity and domestic violence, and faith integration and recovering from religious trauma.

Adam Clement

Adam Clement is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT). He received a B.S. in Personal Financial Planning at Kansas State University and a M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Abilene Christian University.  He has been practicing in Kansas City since 2014.

Adam has had experience and training working with couples, families, and individuals with a wide range of presenting problems including trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, marital conflict, divorce, and adjustment disorders. Adam has had additional training in Emotionally Focused Couples’ Therapy (EFT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Gottman Method Couples’ Therapy, and is Prepare/Enrich certified.