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Juanita M. Bartel, MA, LPC
Experience in recovery from grief, addiction, depression, anxiety and adjustment difficulties in life’s transitions, with an emphasis on adult children of dysfunctional and alcoholic families and adult survivors of childhood abuse.
After twenty-two years in chaplaincy, I decided to act on my long-term dream of being a Pastoral Counselor. In 2001, I received my Certified Pastoral Counseling status from College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy and am currently licensed by the State of Kansas and Missouri as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am also an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Dr. Todd Bowman, PHD - Psychology
Todd joined the Lifeline team in November of 2010 to provide testing and assessment services for our adult and adolescent clients. He specializes in objective assessment of personality and relational functioning.
Dr. Bowman is the Coordinator of the Mental Health track of the Counselor Education Program at MidAmerica Nazarene University. Prior to his time at MNU Todd served as Director of the Nazarene Student Center for 4 years at Oklahoma State University. He received his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Oklahoma State in 2008 and has been practicing professional counseling since then.
Dr. Bowman's specialized training is in work on stress management and anxiety reduction, and he has more recently begun training to specialize in individual work with sexual addictions and attachment related concerns in adults and adolescents. Todd operates from an existential perspective in his work, and readily incorporates attachment and developmental perspectives as appropriate.
Ginger E. Brown, MSW, LSCSW, RPT
Ginger is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist. She received her Master’s degree from The University of Kansas and her Play Therapy Certification from The Mid America Nazarene University.
Ginger specializes in Psychotherapy for children through the age of 13, and their families. Issues include: Attachment, Behavior, Divorce, Abuse/Trauma, Adjustment Disorders, Blended Families, Grief and Loss, Self-Esteem, Anxiety, Anger, Adoption, Foster Care, and Stress Management. Ginger has been trained in Filial Therapy and in addition, uses techniques based on Theraplay principles.
Ginger has experience with diverse client populations. She is a member of The National Association of Social Workers, The Association for Play Therapy, and The International Association of Trauma Professionals.
Lyle Gibbens, MA, LCPC
Karen Goggans, MA, LMFT, LPC
Karen is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and licensed Professional Counselor that has been in private practice since 2008 and received her Master of Arts in Counseling degree from MidAmerica Nazarene University. She provides counseling services for individuals, couples, and families and specializes in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, grief and loss, relationship conflict and enrichment, and life transitions.
Karen believes that the way out of our pain and conflicts is to “walk through” them and considers it an honor and privilege to journey with each client and respects that we are the experts of our own lives. In order to meet each client’s counseling goals, Karen utilizes Mindfulness techniques, principles of Attachment and Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Sandtray Therapy.
Stacy Johnson, MS, LCPC, RPT
Stacy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist. She received her Master’s of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas and a postmaster’s Certificate in Play Therapy from Mid-America Nazarene University. Stacy practiced as a counselor for eight years at Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas before starting her private practice here at Lifeline.
Stacy specializes in doing play therapy with children ages 2 – 12. In addition to working with children, she also has clinical experience working with adults and doing family therapy. Stacy has experience and will see clients (both children and adults) for the following issues: abuse/trauma, attachment, ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavior problems, anger, grief/loss, and adjustment issues.
Carol Mullenioux, ATR-BC, LCPC, BCPCC
Debbie Nixon, MA, LCPC
Debbie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Kansas. She is Graduate of Mid America Nazarene University with a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling. She is a member in good standing of AACC (American Association if Christian Counselors), KCA (Kansas Counselors Association) and AMHCA (American Mental Health Counselors Association). She has completed training coursework and is completing the requirements for becoming a Certified Sexual Addictions Specialist.
Debbie’s counseling experience includes working with adolescents, families, individual adults, and couples. Debbie’s areas of focus for therapeutic service includes adolescent behavioral issues, parenting, separation/divorce, eating disorders, substance and sexual addiction, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, anger, shame issues, faith dilemmas, chronic pain, women’s issues, abuse/trauma, as well as marital conflict/relational (dis)connection. Debbie is certified to administer Prepare/Enrich inventories to premarital/married couples.
Debbie counsels with an attachment and family systems perspective, as well as a cognitive behavioral approach. She takes into consideration the unique needs of each client, emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually. Debbie Strives to “hear” her client(s) well and without judgment. She hopes to stimulate each client to reach his/her highest potential, not only to resolve the hurts, but to discover new meaning and purpose in life.
Find out more at www.debbienixonlcpc.com
Roxanne Quinn, MS, LCPC, Play Therapist
Kate Smith, MS, LMFT
Kate is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. She graduated from Friends University with a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mid America Nazarene University where she majored in Psychology. Prior to obtaining her Master’s degree Kate was certified in the state of Kansas as an addictions counselor working in inpatient as well as outpatient settings providing group and individual therapy to clients and their families.
Kate’s approach to therapy is emotion focused which enables her to connect with individuals, couples and families to explore the concerns that bring them to therapy. Whether those concerns are anxiety, depression, grief, domestic violence, or addictions Kate is a skilled and patient therapist who will be present throughout the therapeutic journey. Kate operates with the belief that therapy is a relational experience and offers her clients an environment of honesty, acceptance, and encouragement as healing and growth emerge.
Denise Weller, MSW, LSCSW
Marcie Wheatley, MA, LCMFT
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