Dr. Helen Weiser

Psychologist/ President

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Missouri Licensed Psychologist

  • Nationally Certified Advanced Substance Abuse Counselor

  • Certified Imago Relationship Therapist

Experience: 

25 years providing mental health services to include forensic testing and assessment of adults and children, serving as instructor/supervisor/trainer of psychologists, and performing program development and executive administration; also provides Professional training for Imago (family relations) Institute, Missouri Psychological Association, Missouri Department of Mental Health.

Specialties: 

Child psychology, couples counseling, as well as seminars and workshops on marriage revitalization and holistic healing at various settings, including on site, community or professional organizations and business offices; publications include relationship dynamics, social psychology issues.

Saundra Schnoebelen

Office Manager/Co-Owner

Education: Masters of Science, Social Gerontology, Central Missouri State University

 

Experience: 8 years case manager and substance abuse counselor, inpatient and outpatient treatment services; 24 years private practice, support staff supervision and training.

Specialties: Case management and counseling individuals with co-existing substance abuse and severe mental health disorders (dual diagnosis treatment)

Kati Thomas

LPC, Therapist/Co-Owner

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Dr. Amy Barnes

Psychologist

Dr. Greg Sisk

Psychologist

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Missouri Licensed Psychologist

Experience: 30 years private practice, individual, group and family therapy; assessment and testing, forensic evaluations and expert testimony; competency evaluations; diagnostic evaluations in concert with psychiatric services; provides parent and child assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and parental fitness evaluations.

Other Affiliate Psychologists: Tanda Allen, Ph.d., Kathleen Baggett, Ph.d

Heather Fitzcharles

LPC/LCPC Therapist

Certified Trauma Professional

Education Specialist in Mental Health

Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology

Experience: 

Heather has worked in mental health for 25 years with 18 years of clinical experience. She has worked in research, education, training and development, consultation, supervision and leadership. She has been an instructor in psychology, lifespan development, forensic psychology and counseling at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Metropolitan Community Colleges and Johnson County Community College. She currently teaches couples and family practicum in the Master’s program at UMKC.

Specialties: 

Mindfulness based Cognitive therapy with an emphasis on Trauma, acceptance and commitment therapy, and couples therapy using Gotman methods. Works with trauma, grief and loss, domestic violence, Psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults. Services for groups, families and couples. Training and education including workshops on site or at community locations.

Brigette Banks

LPC, Therapist

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Education: Master’s of Arts in Professional Counseling; Trained and approved Clinical Supervisor


Brigette has worked in the mental health field for 14 years. Her specialty is mindfulness based cognitive
behavioral therapy with an emphasis on trauma. She especially enjoys working with challenges faced by
children, adolescents, and women including trauma, behavior difficulties, self-esteem, and life
transitions. She also serves clients in the areas of grief and loss, parenting, depressive and anxiety
disorders, personality disorders, stress, and domestic violence. Brigette enjoys spending time with
family, reading, and serving as President of Royal Divas, a women’s group she started with her sister that
focuses on community service and mentoring young girls.

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Burt Rogers

LPC, Therapist

Darryl Narcisse

LPC, Therapist

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Darryl has a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance.  He has 20 years of experience in client services in and outside of the mental health field. His unique blend of education, experience and living as a blind person supports his ability to empathize with people dealing with difficult circumstances.

Darryl’s approach to counseling emphasizes mindfulness based cognitive

behavioral therapy and self-care. Works with depression and anxiety, grief and loss, chronic disability management, trauma, anger management, domestic violence victims and perpetrators.

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCPT

 

Burton Rogers specializes in mental health and substance use concerns. He enjoys helping others gain insight into their problems and empowering them to make positive changes in their lives. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor's in Psychology and completed his Master's in Counseling at Stephens College.

He is a DBT informed therapist who assists clients with building skills to deal with intense emotions. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) offers treatment for people who struggle with emotional regulation. It is an evidence based treatment for a range of problems including Impulsivity, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Self Harm, Anger Outbursts, and Relationship Problems.

Mr. Rogers was born and raised in the inner city of Kansas City, and his experiences have given him unique insight into the particular concerns of people from that background.

Barbara Damron

APRN, FNP-C

 

Barbara Damron has been involved in her family mental health practice for the past 25 years. She saw the need for a medical component to be part of a full wellness assessment, and this guided her into the medical field.   She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2010, and in 2016 was awarded her Masters of Science in Nursing from Rockhurst College.  As an RN she worked primarily in critical care servicing six HCA hospitals in the Kansas City area helping patients to achieve their health goals. Her passion for holistic medicine led her into the field of functional and regenerative medicine and an invaluable year’s experience with the Epigenetics Healing Center.  She now brings her passion for optimal health back to her family practice to achieve a fully integrated service to their patients.   Her deep love of people and lifetime commitment to healing has guided her to offer service wherever needed.   She recently returned from three months on the front line in New York fighting the COVID pandemic.  Her service to others further included a 15 year involvement with Aids Orphan Education Trust of Uganda, Africa, organizing  children’s choir tours here in the United States to raise funds and awareness of the devastating effects of  AIDS in that part of the world.  She is happily married to her husband of 28 years and enjoys spending time with her four young adult children as often as she can.  She loves traveling, music, dancing and community service. 

Dr. Mammadova

PsyD

Dr. Mammadova received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2017.   She has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders (Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder) including psychological testing and assessment to guide both treatment and forensic needs.   She provides individual, group and family therapy, including play therapy, for mood disorders, trauma, grief and loss. 

Adriana Capraio

LPC, Therapist

 

Adriana holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology.  She has clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient mental health wellness centers.   As a student therapist she served in community counseling settings and as an intern therapist at Truman Medical Center.  She utilizes an integrated approach in her work with clients, tailoring treatment to each person’s unique needs and wellness goals.

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  • whitney johnson (parent aide)

  • Nikki MerritT (parent aide)

  • Monique Roberts (parent aide)

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