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My experience with Thrive started approximately 16 months ago. I came to a point where I knew that I needed guidance and help. I was burdened with guilt to an extent that I had never experienced, and it was consuming my day to day life. It was in my nature to resist change, ignore weakness, and not ask for help. All are important, but the third is the most important. I had a long list of counselors to pick from. So I picked one to call first. That phone call established much more than I would've ever thought, and changed my life for the better, helped me maintain my path through bad times, and made something click in my brain that brought back personal interests and values that I had lost along the way. I've never made a statement like that in my life until now. Together we dug myself out of the whole that I was masking from co-workers, friends, family, and all. After about seven months in, I hit a realization that I'd never been happier in my adult life. This took dedication to the process. If you do not focus on positives, while accepting and facing the negatives, you won't get better. That thought process was, is and will remain a necessity in my day to day life. It took time, self awareness, and empathy. So what happens from there....? Life hit me even harder than ever before. Within a seven week window, the combination of circumstances caused the worst pains of my life thus far. Initially, it broke me down. The first 3 of 7 months were brutal, but positive thought was always present no matter how bad the day or week had been - very minimal at times, but it was there. I wouldn't take the period of struggle back for anything, because I faced it. I learned more about myself than any period of my life, what I could handle, and our ability to keep moving forward. My counselor is the only reason I figured this out. Because I asked for help almost a year prior, established a connection with my counselor, put all cards on the table, I was able to come out of a hole - guilt. Then six months later, get knocked into a deeper hole, bc that's what life does. While it was the worst time ever in the moment, it was the best time in terms of mental health, strength and growth. The most important thing I can say is the following - I know that life is going to hit me with terrible moments again. There will be unfortunate circumstances, loss, mistakes made, and on and on. However, I don't worry about it, because of two things primarily. I can accept that certain things you cannot control, and that I will handle whatever it is, get through it, support the others effected, and move forward. My appreciation of perspective that I've gained through my counselor will be instilled in me for the rest of my life and the gratitude I extend is in the hope that whoever is reading this, if you think you might need help, then you do need help, and you need to take action as I did.
When faced with an irreparable eight-year marriage (due to infidelity) and a child in the mix, my spouse and I never thought genuine reconciliation was possible for our family. Both of us were extremely skeptical of professional counseling due to a horribly biased past experience with another counselor. Though reluctant at first, we searched for help one last time--knowing our issues were too big and too many for us to solve on our own. By chance (or fate), we found Doris House and nearly six months later, my wife and I have recommitted to one another in a way unlike never before--and for the first time in our marriage the road ahead is brighter than ever thought possible. Sure, there are cheaper counsellors out there... but I assure you, every penny we've spent has been returned to us a hundred fold in her guidance, experience, compassion and professionalism! I'd recommend Doris to anyone seeking guidance in life, regardless of the matter. If you need help, don't wait--contact Doris. You'll be glad you did.
We used Puryear Counseling to seek help on how to handle some anger issues my son has been suffering from, and to gain some guidance on how to improve our overall family communication. My son was very reluctant at first to meet with someone, but it made a WORLD of difference having Anthony come into our home. It made it a way more comfortable experience for us all. He helps give us the tools and guidance we need to better our communication with each other. We never felt judged in any way and we leave each session feeling optimistic about how we can better handle stressful situations that may come our way. We will of course continue to seek his help.
Melinda is a pleasure to work with. She makes you feel at ease and respected. Her thoughtful insight is always helpful and provides much needed perspective to every matter that I see her about. I’d highly recommend Melinda for someone seeking a counselor who is professional, knowledgeable, and non-judgmental.
Rachael is a wonderful therapist. Very knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate. Dedicated to her clients and her work as a therapist.
I have been receiving service with Midwest Integrative and Jeneb Coleman for over a year. They are extremely professional and flexible with scheduling. Through the time I've been there I have gone through many traumatic life transitions and Midwest Integrative has assisted me weekly to ensure that I was emotionally and mentally healthy/stable enough to overcome each obstacle. I am very thankful. I feel more like family then a client. I highly reccommend their services!
Without Amy and her team, my teen daughter would have continued suffering, leaving her feeling hopeless, helpless, lost and confused. After nine months of receiving therapy at Lilac, my daughter now sees a light at the end of the tunnel and, most importantly, hope that life gets better. Amy also has taught me and my husband how best to communicate with and parent our daughter. She showed us that we are not alone and that we can be and are an integral part in our daughter's recovery. Amy gives us reassurance that we, as parents, are not failures -- and for that, we immensely thank her. We continue on our journey of health and healing, and with Amy's help and from all of the staff at Lilac, we now see sunlight when there once only was darkness. We can't thank Lilac enough.
Michelle was our family therapist during a really difficult time in dealing with our teenage daughter. She was so personable and made us feel very comfortable. Our daughter had been to several other therapists and really made a connection with Michelle and made great progress while in her care. Michelle wasn't just good for our daughter she was good for us too. She helped us work through our own issues and helped us to understand that the issues we were having were not just our daughters issues but an entire family issue and what we needed to do to heal as a family unit. She was kind, compassionate and overall excellent in her services. I would highly recommend her services. Our family would not be where it is today without Michelle's patience and guidance. Tiffany and Brad F.
William Cobb is a dedicated counselor. My husband and I went to him for pre-martial counseling. We were not sure of what to expect but William seemed genuinely interested in our emotional and spiritual growth. He was very helpful, thoughtful, asked critical questions and listened carefully to our answers. William will help you get down to the bottom of whatever problems you are facing and improve your understanding of yourself and your partner. He is highly professional, flexible and accommodating. I am very grateful for the pre-marital counseling that we received and would recommend him without question.
Best counselor I've ever met! Amazing and she actually listens to what you have to say not just that standard crap.
Micaela is a wonderful counselor. What I love is she doesn't throw a list of resources at you but rather invests in her client by learning what the issues are and offering solutions to work on that you can apply on a daily basis. Micaela is great at offering perspective open heartedly and asks great questions to understand how to meet your needs.
Vivian was great! My husband and I attended several of her marriage counseling classes and Vivian was compassionate and made us feel she understood our concerns and addressed them in a way that didn't make us feel like she was judging us. She gave great tips to make our marriage better and we're very greatful to her for it.
It's an honor to be able to do this small thing for Rachel Asbury as a thank you for all that she has done for me. She has been my guide, anchor and counselor through some of the roughest times of my life. She is intuitive, compassionate, understanding and professional with me and has helped me to trust, and understand how to proceed through the murky waters that are my life. I feel that I am stronger and more able to move forward. It takes courage but she has assisted me in finding my own strengths and has been my support on the road towards mental health and a more productive life in both work and with my family. I will survive and she has been my guide to understanding how to do just that.
Brenda Shriner tops the list of skilled and effective counselors Ive had the pleasure of working with. Brendas breadth of knowledge and many years of experience combined with her keen instincts give her a therapeutic edge, whether counseling for relationship issues or workplace challenges. I would recommend her to my own family.
Comforting Faith Counseling Services Inc. offers quality and affordable counseling services in Lees Summit, Missouri. Our team of counselors each has unique specializations including the following: * an EMDR Level 2 certified trauma therapist * a women's issues therapist * a specialist in play therapy * a marriage and family therapist and more This ensures that you will receive highly specialized care in your area of need. Our counselors operate as a team. This helps us stay up-to-date on the latest counseling technologies and techniques and to discuss ideas with one another. Comforting Faith Counselors believe that today's technology can support the efforts outside our offices. Our counseling services include the following: * marriage and couples counseling * family counseling * premarital counseling * depression and anxiety * life transitions * work and career issues * life coaching * trauma therapy * faith-based issues We have been serving Lees Summit, Raytown, Independence, Blue Springs, and the Kansas City metro area, MO.
I am a licensed Marriage and family therapist in the state of Kansas. I provide therapy services to individuals, couples, families, and children.
As a Christian centered therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Our support works to give you the "successful edge" as you pursue your passion for living. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. Please call or email me for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.
I work with the process of blending families to make them a stable entity. I am what I practice. I understand that when your home life is unsettled, it carries over to other relationships including your work environment. I know what happens to the children that are involved in a negative attempt to blend a family. I also know what occurs in a business situation when people don't listen to each other and anger is the underlying motivation and workers are unaware of this condition.
We provide counseling services for individuals and couples. We deal with depression, anxiety, conversion disorder, trauma, adjustment disorders, weight loss, and relationship issues.
Rick Presley is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Rick's own story of recovery has opened the door to help many clients who find themselves struggling with addictions, marital, parenting, and trauma based issues. Rick graduated from Friends University with a master's degree in science in marriage and family therapy. Since earning his degree and license in the state of Kansas, Rick has gone on to complete training in sexual addiction recovery therapy, and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). Rick specializes in treating couples who are healing from the effects of addicting patterns in one or both of the partners. Rick's emphasis and specialized training in the area of sexual addiction puts him on the cutting edge of treatment of this issue that is faced by so many couples today. The popularity and accessibility of pornography has propelled this problem to being one of the fastest-growing problems counselors are seeing today. Rick will equip you with education, accountability and marital resources to help your marriage be better than it ever has been. Rick has also completed the basic training for EMDR therapy. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy has become one of the preferred methods of treating trauma. Clients often find that they are struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress symptoms and addictions as a result of unprocessed trauma in their lives. This can be from I was never good enough for a parent" to major life-treating traumatic events. i.e. natural disasters and combat stress.
I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri, and have been practicing for twelve years. Specialties: I specialize in couples/marriage and family counseling. I have level-two training in the John Gottman couples therapy. Children: I worked at Crittenton Children's Center for 3 years, providing individual, group and family counseling. I also work with adults on an individual basis. Training also includes the following: * grief counseling * therapy for depression * anxiety * mood disorders * grief from divorce * life transition such as young adults moving from teen years to adulthood, married to single, stay at home mom's to empty nest, among other situations I love to help people remove the obstacles in their life that may be blocking them from happiness.