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Kayla Gallo, LCSW
My office is a safe space, where non-judgmental conversation encourages you to be your best self and begin healing from within. From the moment you walk in the door, I hope to meet you where you are, help stabilize you in your environment, and work with you to gain the tools to overcome life’s challenges.
Supporting people through the growing pains of life is my passion. From sorting out spiritual and religious beliefs, to overcoming heartbreak or becoming a new parent, transitions and identity exploration are my specialties. I am passionate about helping you discover your true self and live your live more fully, no matter where you are in your journey.
Through validating your life’s experiences, my experience and training can provide support with individuals experiencing peripartum disorders (PPA and PPD), anxiety, depression, or trauma. I am an LGBTQI+ ally, and am experienced working with people of varying backgrounds, orientations, preferences, identities, cultures, & ethnicities. Utilizing a combination of talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and other modalities, I am dedicated to helping you meet your goals.
In my free time, I enjoy being in nature, traveling, exercising, eating, and cooking with my husband, 2 young daughters, and our 2 corgis.
Healing requires trusting yourself and tapping into your strengths and inner wisdom. Despite challenges in life, you and your loved ones can grow and thrive. I am a true believer in each person’s innate capacity for, and natural progression towards, healing. Focusing on the relationship helps children, parents, and families create new, positive experiences, regaining trust and confidence in themselves and each other.
My therapy approach celebrates each person’s individuality. My goal is to restore hope, power, and control to you, incorporating EMDR therapy as the backbone to efficiently help resolve overwhelming life stressors and negative beliefs. Since 2001, I have helped people from the age of two to 72 reinvigorate their lives.
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Missouri and a licensed specialist clinical social worker (LSCSW) in Kansas. As a Certified in EMDR therapist and a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor, I also possess extensive training in expressive arts therapy, emotionally focused therapy, and sand tray therapy.
One can never have too many hobbies! Most recently, my free time is dedicated to gardening and house projects.
Jane McKinney, LCSW, LSCSW, RPT-S, Certified EMDR therapist
I approach therapy from a humanistic point of view. It is my belief that every person is made up of unique traits that are molded by the experiences they have had in their lives—positive as well as negative. I enjoy helping people find their best selves. I have worked extensively with adults who struggle with addiction, dual diagnosis, and/or the effects of traumatic events.
Upon first meeting, we will complete an assessment and begin building a good rapport with one another. Working together, we will develop a treatment plan and will decide which treatment approach to use. Treatment modalities I use include EMDR therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Interpersonal Psychotherapy to engage in problem-solving. No matter the approach, I believe you are the expert in your life and deserve support and an opportunity to heal.
For self care, I enjoy spending time outside, walking my dogs, and just being in nature. I practice mindfulness and remind myself daily, “There’s no struggle if I don’t struggle.”
Terry Paine, LCSW, LSCSW, RADC
Nick Van Walleghem, LCSW
I once heard a great therapist say, “healing happens in the context of relationships”. Since then, I’ve used this idea to guide my work helping those who seek resolve in the face of various life stressors. I believe good therapy should increase emotional expression, connectedness and self-awareness. Embracing these traits may improve our ability to manage internal discord. Moreover, there is a hidden reward of taking this journey: a renewed ability to connect with others.
Trained in EMDR, using an eclectic approach, my work is grounded in play therapy, attachment and systems theories. My areas of expertise include working with others to resolve trauma; addressing blended family issues; and, helping people in their change process to improve self-management of thoughts, feelings, and actions in order to improve well-being. My extensive work experience in residential and inpatient settings, has afforded me the opportunity to develop therapeutic skills with children, adolescents, LGBTQIA, adults and families.
Away from the therapy office, I enjoy spending time with my wife, two children and our dog named Zelda. I love to travel and cook and am a lifelong musician.