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Gary Armour, M.Div., LCMFT
Throughout Gary’s career, working with and caring for people has been a core value for his life’s work. Gary holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from UMKC, and a a Master of Divinity degree from St. Paul School of Theology in Overland Park, Kansas. He is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist through the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board of the State of Kansas. He is a Clinical Fellow with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Gary counsels individuals and families, and works through adjustment problems with couples, children, and youth by reestablishing communication, relational understanding and emotional healing. He also provides therapy for couples dealing with infidelity, survivors of emotional and sexual abuse, those struggling with issues of aging, divorce, grief, addiction recovery, and stress of serious illnesses on the family. He assists couples preparing for marriage using the “Prepare/Enrich Inventory”. He is a cancer survivor. He considers himself to be a “wounded healer” who appreciates the fact that being “broken or wounded” is a part of our human condition. He helps clients find strength by working through their woundedness so they no longer need to feel victimized and powerless.
With a background as an ordained Pastor of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and a full time minister for over 35 years, Gary feels comfortable bringing aspects of faith and spirituality into the therapy session. However, Gary holds a high regard for the client’s perspective and so he will only discuss faith issues when the client requests that spirituality be included as a part of the treatment plan.
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
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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