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Guided Growth Counseling Center

Your thoughts are tangled in a tight knot that seems impossible to loosen and you don’t know where to start.

You’re tired of being exhausted from trying to figure it all out. Tired of being awake at 3:00 a.m. replaying the day and all the ways you’re not enough and dreading tomorrow.

You’re tired of putting on the “I’m fine-you’re fine-everything’s fine” mask, but you’re scared what others will see or even what you’ll discover if you take it off.

Whether it’s anxiety, depression, grief, infertility, stress, worry, relationships, boundaries, or life in general that has your thoughts tangled, your shoulders in knots, and your stomach in distress, you don’t have to figure this out on your own. Therapy can help.

I listen to fully understand, and I will hear you. Together we will create a plan for positive growth and change.



In-person appointments now available in Abilene

Accepting online/telehealth therapy clients anywhere in Kansas

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If the accumulated stresses of life have you feeling tapped out, therapy can help you find some balance. You’ll gain tools and insight to help address not just today’s challenges but to use the next time “stuff” happens.


We start with where you are right now. Together, we will define goals that are right for you, fit with your current circumstances, and move you in the direction you want to go.


It’s natural to focus on the destination, especially when working on goals, but the journey deserves to be embraced and small changes celebrated along the way.

Therapy Anywhere in Kansas . . . Tailored to You

We are all unique individuals, and I will work with you to personalize what works best for you.

First, I’ll listen to fully understand. Then, we’ll address your concerns with an approach that fits you and your goals, building from an empathetic and non-judgmental relationship focused on your strengths.

For many of us, asking for help is a challenge. We’re used to being the helpers. We tell ourselves a million reasons why we don’t need help– I should just get over this . . It’s not really that bad . . . I just need to be more patient . . . I’m fine . . . It’s fine . . . Everything’s fine. Except it’s really not and time passes, but not the worries and concerns.

Call or email when you’re ready to take that first step. I will be honored and excited to join you on your journey of guided growth.

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Online Therapy in Kansas; Connection Without the Commute

With online therapy, your therapy choices aren’t limited to your zip code. Whether you’re in Western Kansas or Johnson County or somewhere in between, we can work together to address your concerns. Help and connection without the commute!

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Therapy: What to Expect

Guided Growth Counseling Center offers in-person in Abilene or online (telehealth) anywhere in Kansas, which means that you don’t have to spend your limited time traveling to a therapy office. You can choose a quiet and private location that is convenient for you–a room in your house or maybe your car or office during your lunch break. The reassuring warmth and connection of in-person but with the convenience of virtual. Connection without the commute!

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Variety of potted plants including cacti and succulents representing that we are all individuals with our own growth patterns.

Individual therapy for children, teens, and adults throughout Kansas to address:

        • Anxiety, panic attacks, worry, and sleep issues
        • Depression, anger issues, and emotional regulation
        • Grief, loss, and life transitions
        • Self-esteem, boundaries, and coping skills
        • Relationships, parenting, and communication
        • Stress management, burnout, and work/school/life concerns

My approach is grounded in compassion, active listening, and evidence-based therapies, including client-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). Sessions are a safe, confidential & non-judgmental place for you to lose the mask, unpack worries, gain insight, and implement changes to (re)discover you. 

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