Meet our Providers

Cynthia Kohler
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • New Directions (BlueCross BlueShield)
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare West
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cynthia Kohler, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Cynthia Kohler is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri who has 10 years of experience providing therapy to adolescents and adults who struggle with the day to day life stressors. Cynthia completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University.

Cynthia believes that building a strong therapeutic relationship to help you work through issues like stress management, depression, anxiety, relationships, and many more will optimize how to get your life on the track you desire. Cynthia starts with a client centered approach to assist you with developing goals to reach your full potential wherever you are in life. Cynthia utilizes collaborative, solution focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and strength-based approaches in therapy to meet your needs.

Cynthia invites you to allow therapy to provide support during difficult times with a therapist who will stand beside you as long as it is needed to complete goals and feel you are living your best productive and healthy life.

Education

Lindenwood University
Master of Arts in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
Erin Phillips
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MO
  • Humana
  • Tricare West
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $99

Erin Phillips, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Erin Phillips is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri with 20 years of experience working with children and families in the child welfare system.   She has experience working with generational trauma and foster care and adoption issues.  She also has experience working with adults and adolescents who are seeking help for depression, anxiety,  relationship issues and anger management.  Erin is alternative lifestyle and LGBTQ+ friendly.  Erin earned a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Psychology from Missouri Western State University in 1998 and her Master Social Work degree from the University of Kansas in 2004.  

Erin uses strengths based, mindful, solution focused and cognitive behavioral techniques in therapy to achieve individualized goals for each person, couple or family.  

Erin is excited to work with you to help you meet and achieve your goals to live the most meaningful life you can.

Education

University of Kansas
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Foster Care/Adoption Issues
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma 
  • Stress Management
Hope Heller
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Kansas Blue
Self Pay Rate: $99

Hope Heller, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Hope Heller is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor or (LCPC) in Kansas and a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor or (LPC-S) in Missouri with 24 years of experience working with adults aged 18 and above. Hope approach’s each client as an individual and tailor’s encounters accordingly. Hope utilizes CBT or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Brief Solutions-Focused Therapy, to address, de-mystify, manage, mitigate, or resolve issues brought to sessions. Hope partners with client’s seeking help with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, post-traumatic stress, mood and personality disorders, life transitions and relationship issues. Hope completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Park University, and her terminal Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Avila University. 

Hope places emphasis on identifying her client’s strengths and how those strengths can be enhanced to best manage issues impacting mood and quality of life. She works collaboratively with her clients to expand coping mechanisms, expose, and challenge negative scripts and thinking errors and to develop an individualized plan of care that recognizes each client or couple as unique individuals.

Hope is warm and Rogerian in her approach to clients accepting each person with unconditional positive regard. 

Education

Avila University
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology

Specialities

  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Communication Issues
  • Attachment Issues
  • Women’s Issues
Julia Vulic
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • New Directions (BlueCross BlueShield)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Julia Vulic, LPC, CPT, CRC

Philosophy of Care

Julia Vulic is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist, and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor in the state of Missouri who has 5 years of post-graduate experience working with kids, teens, adults, families, and people with disabilities struggling with things such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma and stress related disorders, self-esteem issues, life transitions, school/peer issues like bullying, relationship issues, and grief. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Maryville University of St. Louis, Missouri, Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling from Maryville University of St. Louis, Missouri, and Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy from MidAmerica Nazarene University of Olathe, Kansas. Julia’s main modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, person centered therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and play therapy.

Julia recognizes that every person is unique and has their own ways of communicating and coping and, because of this, makes sure to use an individualized approach with all clients. She is truly passionate about what she does and will do her best to provide you with a safe, trusting, and non-judgmental environment. Julia believes that, given the right levels of support and guidance, we all have the ability to thrive and live healthy and meaningful lives.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Kids & Teens
  • Mood Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma & Stress Related Disorders
Krista Bolin
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • New Directions (BlueCross BlueShield)
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Krista Bolin, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Krista Bolin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing for 6 years in the state of Missouri, including both community based and clinical work to assist primarily adults in overcoming depression, anxiety, and trauma as well as mood and substance abuse disorders. Krista graduated from the University of Missouri - Kansas City with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Master’s in Social Work with focused studies in Dual Diagnosis, Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Krista practices from a strengths based perspective, helping her clients to identify and use the tools and abilities they already possess as well as a holistic method of treating the whole person - mind, body and spirit, often using alternative techniques that embody the natural process of healing and focus on the individual needs of her clients.

Krista seeks to provide an environment of acceptance, comfort and safety to allow for a collaboration in which trust and vulnerability can create a path to healing, learning and accountability to find a life worth living.

Education

University of Missouri - Kansas City
Master’s in Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma (including grief and loss)
  • Mood disorders
  • Substance disorders
Shanna Brende
Accepting:
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • New Directions
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shanna Brende, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Shanna Brende is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of MO, and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of KS, who has been working in the behavioral health field for over 25 years. She has experience working with various segments of the population including children, teenagers, and adults suffering with mental health and/or substances abuse.

Shanna holds a bachelor’s degree, majoring in psychology and communication disorders from the University of South Dakota, and a master’s degree from Sam Houston State University in Texas with a major in counselor education.

Education

Sam Houston State University
Master's in Counselor Education

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Anger management
  • Addiction
  • Stress management
  • PTSD

 

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