Emma Wood is the co-founder of Resonate and a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. Emma also is the owner and clinical director of Thalia House Inc. in Fairway KS.
Emma serves individuals with a variety of problems including addiction, marital problems, parenting, abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and life adjustments of all kinds. Emma has completed advanced training in couple therapy at the Gottman Institute in Seattle, Washington. She is also trained in Emotion-Focused Therapy. She offers comprehensive assessment, counseling and enrichment for premarital couples and married couples. Emma is a clinical fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. In her spare time, Emma enjoys hiking, reading, yoga, laughing with her friends and playing with her children.
MA, MS, LCMFT
Grant is the co-founder of Resonate and he serves individuals, couples and families in the areas of emotional, relational, social and spiritual development. Grant has completed advanced training in couples therapy at the Gottman Institute, and in Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy. He specializes in pre-marital and marital enrichment, men’s issues, and spiritual formation. Grant is a clinical fellow in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and a member of Spiritual Directors International.
Grant has the gift of making people feel comfortable and at peace even during the most difficult circumstances. Grant takes joy in playing his guitar in pubs, long-distance kayaking, reading and being outdoors.
Karin is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with adolescents, adults, and couples facing a variety of life’s challenges. Karin’s unique background and education in both counseling and engineering enable her to bring a balanced approach to the counseling relationship, incorporating both the emotional and logical aspects of people’s struggles. By developing a safe and compassionate environment, she offers hope, encouragement and practical solutions. She helps clients recognize unhelpful patterns in their lives and empowers them to develop new skills and strategies, enabling them to let go of harmful behaviors and regain meaningful lives. She is DBT Certified and has extensive experience in emotion regulation, interpersonal relationships, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and shame resilience. Karin has a passion for helping those experiencing difficulties related to emotional isolation, intimacy and connection, ineffective communication, emotion regulation, shame, low self-worth, stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and parenting struggles.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband of over 15 years and their four school-aged children. She is respectful and appreciative of all cultures, ethnicities, religions, and backgrounds. Karin also works as a Primary Therapist, Family Therapist, and Group Therapist at Thalia House, a transitional living facility for eating disorders in Fairway, KS.
MA, LCPC, LCMFT
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Joel is passionate
about serving individuals, couples, and families in all stages of life, as they move toward emotional,
relational, social, and spiritual health.
Joel serves people in the areas of anxiety, depression, pre-marital/marital, men's issues, addiction,
parenting, grief/loss, life transitions of all types, and identity formation. Joel is an active member of the American Counseling Association and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists.
Joel finds peace and joy in spending time with his wife and three kids, being outdoors, music, sports,
exercising, reading, learning and friendship.
Lori B. Justice
Using structural and strategic family therapy, Lori sees families with high risk or at-risk youth (committing crimes/ in the juvenile justice system, truancy, drug use, alcohol use, defiance, school issues, disrespect, runaways etc.) and various MH issues (ADHD, ODD, OCD, conduct disorder, explosive disorder, depression, suicidality, etc)
Neurofeedback is used to help children and adults with dis-regulated brains train their brains to become self-regulated through the use of specific neurological "games." Neurofeedback training has helped adults and children with the following: depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, ODD, conduct disorder, explosive disorder, postpartum depression, traumatic brain injury, concussion, insomnia, fatigue, stroke, seizure disorders, addictive behaviors, emotional dis-regulation, migraine headaches and developmental trauma.
Greg is a licensed professional counselor with an emphasis in marriage and couples counseling. He considers it a privilege to work with individuals and couples as they experience the personal and relational difficulties life brings including marital discord, depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, grief, and loss. Greg has a particular passion for couples and provides a safe place for those who are experiencing a betrayal/affair, couples who are high-conflict, those having sexual intimacy challenges, or simply those who feel isolated from one another and find themselves living as roommates. As a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator he also provides pre-marital and marital enrichment counseling for those looking to ensure a strong start to their marriage or looking for ways to create a stronger connection.
Greg also works with individuals who find themselves dealing with depression, anxiety, or simply those who feel stuck and need some assistance in moving forward and finding practical solutions. He is a member of The American Counseling Association (ACA), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator (P/E), and a member of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS). He enjoys reading, running, and spending time on the beach whenever possible with his wife and kids.
Certified Play Therapist
Polly serves a wide array of clients. These include individuals, families, and children. Polly's background, skills, and experience lend themselves particularly well to younger clients. Her practice most often addresses issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, relationships, anger management, attachment, divorce, emotion regulation, parent-child relationship, sibling conflict, self-esteem, blended families, and adoption.
To address these concerns and more, Polly and the client develop collaboratively a unique and individualized treatment plan. Approaches she has utilized include cognitive behavioral, solution focused brief, relational, trauma focused, sand therapy, and play therapy. The latter can achieve amazing results with the youngest clients through an interactive experience.
Polly has three adopted children and a family that is culturally diverse, enabling her to bring both a personal and a professional perspective to the therapeutic relationship. She has over 20 years in the mental health field in various settings. Her focus is on empowering each individual to reach their highest potential.
Melinda is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with both adolescents and adults. Melinda seeks to utilize the strengths of her clients by incorporating empowerment, hope, mindfulness, and logic to aid in the development of skills and applicable solutions for each person’s unique challenges. Melinda’s passion is working with those who are overcoming traumatic experiences, and struggling with disordered eating patterns by addressing concerns such as anxiety, low self-worth, and ineffective relational patterns. She also has a passion for walking beside adolescents and teens as they navigate the complexities of school, identity, and self-differentiation.Melinda’s background and education in counseling and nutrition enable her to bring a well-rounded and holistic approach to the counseling relationship that balances the many aspects of the human experience. She is respectful and appreciative of all cultures, ethnicities, religions, and backgrounds of those she serves. Melinda is certified as both a trauma professional and a DBT therapist.
Kristen is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor licensed in both Kansas and Missouri. She has a passion for working with people with complex trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, as well as other struggles. Kristen is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and utilizes that modality in addition to traditional therapy to help people process and overcome these challenges. She uses a direct, structured, and goal oriented approach while also offering hope and compassion when working with her clients. Kristen is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the Delta Kappa International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society.
Effective counseling is based on the trust built between a client and therapist. Gina is a Licensed Professional Counselor who strives to create a safe environment for clients to come explore, identify, and grow through their struggles. She is committed to walking alongside her clients through their journey of discovering the strength and courage already within themselves. She believes clients are the experts on their own lives, and aims to learn about and aid her clients in identifying that which they may currently be unable to see.
Gina is passionate about enhancing personal relationships and positive interactions in clients' lives through identifying client strengths and values to implement into daily life and decision-making. Clients will use multiple coping skills, both inside and outside of therapy, to aid in relaxation and reflection of potential solutions. Gina works with a multitude of unique clients, ranging in age, gender, race, spirituality and socioeconomic backgrounds. Her area of emphasis is women's issues, such as eating disorders, domestic violence and sexual assault. Other areas of experience include depression, anxiety, grief/loss, mood disorders and life transitions.
MA, LCPC, LCMFT
Christine was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and moved to the Kansas City area in 2018. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Northeastern State University and she received her Master’s degree in community counseling from Oklahoma State University. Christine completed an internship at a addiction treatment center for women and children and enjoyed being able to work with women seeking to better their lives, and the lives of their children. In 2007 she joined the team at Laureate, a psychiatric hospital located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During her 8 years there, she worked in various different settings, including in admissions and as a primary therapist on the adolescent eating disorders unit. Her family then moved and began their overseas living adventure in 2015 where they spent 3 years living in Peru. After spending those years abroad in South America, she moved to Kansas in 2018. She enjoys collaborating and working as part of a treatment team, which she continues to do in an outpatient setting. Christine has extensive experience in working with adults, adolescents, and their families across multiple treatment settings and modalities. She has experience in individual, family, and group therapy, as well as parent coaching and meal support. Christine mainly works from a perspective of ACT, DBT, and CBT modalities; she also works within a Christian lens for those desiring that framework.
Grace has been clinically licensed for over 20 years and serves diverse populations. She is a compassionate listener and gently and respectfully aligns with clients to help them create well-being and more satisfying relationships.
Grace is an IFS practitioner (selfleadership.org). She has completed 1500 hours of post-graduate training in marriage and family therapy and in addition an intensive at the Couple’s Clinic in Chicago, learning ground breaking, innovative methods to improve relationships.
Grace is a Certified Play Therapist and has worked in education, counseling children and parents dealing with emotional and transitional issues, divorce, anxiety and trauma. She has a special connection with children and teenagers and finds they are comfortable and open in her presence. In addition, she specializes in the educational experience of girls in schools and society and promotes women’s self-awareness and growth, nurturing independence and self-confidence. In her free time she enjoys the company of her adult children and four grandchildren, friends and two Bichons.
Caitlin Mordan is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works as and individual therapist, as well as a primary therapist for Thalia House’s Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program. Her passion is working to build authentic connection with her clients in order to build the trust that is necessary for them to face whatever they bring into the counseling office. Caitlin strives to show her clients that their own unique quirks, sense of humor, and experiences can help to create the story that they want for their lives and that they can find some fun along the way.
Caitlin specializes primarily in adolescents and athletes with eating disorders, as well as personality disorders and high achieving adolescents. Caitlin’s clients will utilize a blend of RO-DBT, CBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy skills as they empower themselves on this journey to recovery.
Charles is a licensed professional counselor with an MA in Marriage, Family & Couples counseling and an emphasis in spiritual formation. Charles seeks to form a reliable connection with clients that is safe for free expression and exploration. He enjoys working with a diverse client population and wide range of concerns. He practices psychodynamic psychotherapy and particularly enjoys longer term depth work.