Kansas Counselors

Christian Practitioners in the Kansas District

This list of licensed Christian counselors in Kansas has been developed to assist and support workers, members, and non-members in need of Christ-filled, compassionate care following the trauma of the 2020 pandemic and beyond. Whether you’re looking for a referral for someone in your care or you need assistance yourself, we pray that this list will be useful to you.

Remember, if you are a member of the Concordia Health Plan (CHP), you, and your family members enrolled in the plan, are eligible to receive six (6) free visits a year through the Cigna Behavioral Health EAP (Employee Assistance Program) through a participating provider.

ABOUT THE LIST
The counselors included in this directory have been recommended by members of the Kansas District and are organized by the regions of the district (see map). If you know of a Christian counselor who would be a helpful addition (especially in Regions 2, 3, and 4), or you are a counselor yourself, please contact District President Rev. Justin Panzer at kspres@kslcms.org. President Panzer will vet each suggested counselor before they are added to the list.

Region 1 (Northeast Kansas)

Janette Reinke – MSFT, LMFT
KC Marriage Counseling
8889 Bourgade, Suite 117
Lenexa, KS 66219
785-550-7771
janettereinke@gmail.com
www.kcmarriagecounseling.com

Janette Reinke, MSFT, LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in helping couples, families and adults struggling with ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety issues, grief & loss, trauma and PTSD. Her private practice is located in Lenexa, KS.

Teresa Paterson Bartch – LPC, LCPC, RPT-S
Embark Counseling Services, LLC
12351 W. 96th Terrace, Suite 105
Lenexa, KS 66215
913-257-3161
tpaterson@embark-counseling.com
https://embark-counseling.com/staff/teresa-paterson-lpc-lcpc-rpt-s-supervision-and-consultation/

Teresa Paterson Bartch is licensed as a clinical professional counselor in KS (LCPC). She is EMDR trained and has a certification in Clinical Trauma, as well. She primarily approaches counseling from a psychodynamic, person-centered philosophy, although she does integrate Christianity into her work, if the client desires.

Lauren Wood – LSCSW, LCSW
Embark Counseling Services, LLC
12351 W. 96th Terrace, Suite 105
Lenexa, KS 66215
913-257-3161
info@embark-counseling.com
https://embark-counseling.com/staff/lauren-wood-lscsw-lcsw/

Lauren Wood values approaching her clients from a holistic approach, treating the whole family system. She engages the biological, psychological, emotional and sociological factors that influence the whole person, including the spiritual part of the person. She practices from a person-centered therapeutic approach, most often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She will also draw upon Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) methods focused on mindfulness and distress tolerance. Lauren has also completed Level 1 training in Gottman’s couple’s therapy methods.

Lifeline Counseling Center
Marcie Wheatley, Clinic Director
405 S. Clairborne Rd, Suite 1
Olathe, KS 66062
913-764-5463
http://www.lifelinecounselingcenter.org/

Lifeline Christian Counseling center provides services related to individuals and families; marital & pre-marital issues; interpersonal communication; depression, stress & anxiety management; family & divorce; adolescent & teen issues; children & play therapy; parenting skills; women’s & men’s issues; addiction recovery; physical, sexual & emotional abuse issues; anger management issues; and grief & loss issues

Amanda Ziegler – LSCSW
Renew Counseling Center
11695 S. Black Bob Rd
Olathe, KS 66062
913-768-6606, ext. 316
aziegler@renewkc.com
https://renewkc.com/about-us/amanda-ziegler-msw-lscsw/

Amanda Ziegler uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients identify areas of negative self-talk and to challenge those thought processes. Mindfulness techniques are also incorporated into her practice as a way of grounding and centering ones’ self to the present reality. Her specialties include blended families, co-parenting, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, inner healing, life transitions / life changing events, marriage, personal issues, trauma and relational issues.

Jennifer Dembowski MA, LCPC, NCC
5750 W. 95th St. Suite #370
Overland Park, KS 66207
913-240-7774
www.jenniferdembowski.com

Jennifer Dembowski practices from a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic theory of counseling. Her approach is relational with an emphasis on attachment, with the goal of understanding and working through the core causes of suffering, often rooted in early life. She works with individuals ages 15+ in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. She’s currently in training in psychoanalysis with the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Institute.

Rachael Rutter-DeKoning – LCMFT, LAC
Christian Psychological Services
8575 West 110th Street Suite 218
Overland Park, KS 66210
913-220-9063
rach2978.rr@gmail.com
www.rrcounseling.org

Rachael Rutter-DeKoning has experience treating issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, couple and family relationships, child-behavioral problems, family of origin problems, blended families, life transitions, personal growth, self-esteem, chronic illness, sexual orientation, divorce and co-parenting, and grief and loss. Rachael has specialized experience treating addiction and substance use disorders and received her License in Addiction Counseling (LAC). Other areas of specialization and interest include military family issues, conflict resolution, couples therapy, specifically infidelity and domestic violence, and identity issues (i.e. sexual orientation, spirituality, etc.).

Rev. Neil Buono – LCMFT
Heritage Mental Health Clinic
2110 SW Belle, Ste B
Topeka, KS 66614
785-272-5566
buonon@heritagemhc.com
https://www.heritagemhc.com/

Rev. Dr. Neil Buono joined Heritage Mental Health Clinic in 2018.  He brings with him another perspective on the treatment of mental illness through his practice of pastoral counseling. As a pastoral counselor he specializes in providing healing and hope to individuals, couples and families through the professional integration of psychotherapy and Christian spirituality. As a clinical marriage and family therapist he specializes in working with couples across a range of issues.

Sacha Childs – LCMFT, IMH-E®(III)
Faith and Family First
3320 SW Harrison St, Ste 6
Topeka, KS 66611
785-249-9793
faithandfamilyfirst@cox.net

Working with pregnant or newly delivered mothers is Sacha Childs’ passion. Anxiety and post-partum depression are other specialties. (Note: No longer taking marital therapy clients.) 

Substance Abuse Center of Kansas (SACK)
Chad Harmon, Clinical Care Manager
940 N Waco
Wichita, KS 67203
316-267-3825 (central scheduling number)
http://www.sackansas.org/about-us/

Serving South Central and Southeast Kansas, SACK is a non-profit organization specializing in the prevention, treatment, and case management of individuals affected by substance abuse. SACK provides services in 29 counties including Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Cowley, Crawford, Elk, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Labette, Linn, Lyon, Marion, McPherson, Montgomery, Morris, Neosho, Reno, Rice, Sedgwick, Sumner, Wilson and Wilson.

Region 2 (Northeast/Central Kansas)

Dr. Mark Glover – LCMFT, LCAC
Christian Therapy and Mediation Services, LLC
Hutchinson First Nazarene
4290 N. Monroe
Hutchinson Kansas 67502
620-662-1283
drmark@ctmshutch.com
www.ctmshutch.com

Experienced with both congregations and court systems, Mark Glover has a breadth that allows him to help families and individuals. He helps deal with challenges using premarital and marital therapy; depression, anxiety, and addiction treatments; and family mediation and conflict management. His training in DBT (Dialectic Behavioral Therapy), family systems, and solution-focused brief therapeutic methods offers a variety of effective skills. Recently, he received his certification to use EMDR to treat a variety of trauma-related disorders. He is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor and is certified through the state of Kansas to run a Batterer’s Intervention Program.

Substance Abuse Center of Kansas (SACK)
Chad Harmon, Clinical Care Manager
940 N Waco
Wichita, KS 67203
316-267-3825 (central scheduling number)
http://www.sackansas.org/about-us/

Serving South Central and Southeast Kansas, SACK is a non-profit organization specializing in the prevention, treatment, and case management of individuals affected by substance abuse. SACK provides services in 29 counties including Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Cowley, Crawford, Elk, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Labette, Linn, Lyon, Marion, McPherson, Montgomery, Morris, Neosho, Reno, Rice, Sedgwick, Sumner, Wilson and Wilson.

Region 3 (Southeast/South Central Kansas)

Gina Wendt-Blasing – MS, LCMFT
Monumental Health, LLC
400 N Woodlawn, Suite #212
Wichita, KS 67208
316-761-1061
Gina@MonumentalHealthLLC.com
www.MonumentalHealthLLC.com

As an integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapist trained in EMDR, Gina Wendt-Blasing aims to help clients uncover their true potential and lead a life worth celebrating, helping them better understand and resolve challenges in their lives. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, she will work with you to unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life . . . a MonuMental life.

Substance Abuse Center of Kansas (SACK)
Chad Harmon, Clinical Care Manager
940 N Waco
Wichita, KS 67203
316-267-3825 (central scheduling number)
http://www.sackansas.org/about-us/

Serving South Central and Southeast Kansas, SACK is a non-profit organization specializing in the prevention, treatment, and case management of individuals affected by substance abuse. SACK provides services in 29 counties including Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Cowley, Crawford, Elk, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Labette, Linn, Lyon, Marion, McPherson, Montgomery, Morris, Neosho, Reno, Rice, Sedgwick, Sumner, Wilson and Wilson.

Region 4 (Western Kansas)

Teresa Stenzel – LSCSW
Healing Place Counseling
205 E 7th Suite #265
Hays, KS 67601
785-798-0850
healingpl@gbta.net

Teresa Stenzel is trained in multiple interventions and modalities with her areas of expertise and specialty, including Trauma Informed Care, Mindfulness Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Behavior Management. She is highly trained in a technique called Lifespan Integration (L.I.) that treats trauma including PTSD. She works with a lot of clients with depression, suicide and self-harm ideation, anxiety, adjustment disorder, and PTSD. She accepts clients age 12 up through the lifespan.

District Contacts

Rev. Justin Panzer 
District President
785-357-4441
Fax: 785-357-5071
kspres@kslcms.org

Jim Bradshaw
Assistant to the President for Education & Youth
785-357-4441
Fax: 785-357-5071
jbradshaw@kslcms.org

The Employee Assistance Program and Pastoral Support Network provide support for workers and their families. Click the CPS logo to learn more about mental health support options.

Interested in confirming a counselor’s license or checking for disciplinary actions? Visit the State of Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board and scroll down the homepage to find links for “Consumers.”