Katie Perkins, LPC

Graduated from Avila University in 2012.

Certified EMDR therapist.

Seeking a therapist for yourself can be overwhelming. Anxiety, painful events from your past, and today’s pressures can hold you back from getting what you want. Therapy can help you gain control over low self-esteem, body image struggles, past trauma, disordered eating behaviors, and anxiety. Therapy can help you grow, connect, and thrive. Together, we can help you find the courage to heal from the past, turn down the negative voice in your mind, choose healthy coping skills to build resiliency, and trust yourself to create the life you love.

Therapy can help you reclaim inner joy, build self-confidence, and create stronger relationships. In therapy, we may use a variety evidence-based tools including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), mindfulness-based therapies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, to help you create the life you want. I help teenagers, parents, and adults grow, connect, and thrive. Vulnerability is the first step to true healing, belonging, and resiliency.

Kali Keilbey, LPC

Graduated from Avila University in 2013.

Kali Keilbey is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri. She graduated in 2013 from Avila University with a Masters in Counseling Psychology and with a Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counseling. She specializes in working with children and adolescents
focused on depression, anxiety, bullying, family stressors, and self- harming behaviors. She has extensive experience working with adolescents and their families to strengthen relationships and find happiness again. She is passionate about helping others to succeed in their everyday lives.

Kali utilizes a combination of techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), solution focused, and family systems therapy. In the past, she has worked as a group facilitator and individual and family therapist at an inpatient hospital focused on crisis stabilization. In her spare time, Kali enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter as well as being outside and traveling.

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Dr. Christopher VanHorn

Dr. Dr. Van Horn is a native of Kansas City. He attended Avila University. He earned his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He completed his residency at the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry. He also completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has been in practice with Psychiatry Associates of Kansas City since 2001. Dr. Van Horn is board certified in both General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has specific interests in the treatment of Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Disruptive Disorders of childhood, Anxiety and Trauma related disorders, Depression and Bipolar Disorders, and Schizophrenia. Every year since 2007, Dr. Van Horn has been included on the list of Kansas City Super Doctors. His focus is working collaboratively with patients, families, and therapists to provide evidence based, compassionate, patient centered care. In his free, time he most enjoys being with his wife and three children. He also supports the arts and local sports. He sees children and adolescents as well as special populations of adult clients. Dr. Van Horn was selected by their peers as one of 435 Magazine’s 2018 Kansas City Top Doctors!

 Counseling 9AM - 6PM M-F,  Groups 6PM-9PM   phone: 816-272-5656 fax: 816-817-8820

Foss McKay, LCSW

Graduated from Kansas University in 2005.

Certified EMDR therapist.
Whether you are facing a new crisis in your life or feeling stuck with old feelings and behaviors, therapy can be a useful tool to help you move on with your life. Utilizing a direct and thoughtful approach, I will help you find coping strategies to deal with the immediate stressor, but also help you identify underlying patterns and issues so you can make long-term and lasting changes. I work with a range of clients from adults to adolescents and help people with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and crisis situations.

I have training in a range of therapuetic approaches. Through a collabrotive effort, we will create a plan that includes a combination of approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths-based concepts, and EMDR (when appropriate). Clients often feel empowered when leaving therapy with me, free from their past, and capable of taking on their future.

Chris Cobb, LPC

Graduated from Webster University in 1997.

​Certified EMDR therapist.

Your family may be feeling like it is being turned upside down as your developing young adult
struggles to find their place in the world. I work within the family system to re-establish the
balance that is necessary for a healthy, growing family and find order within the chaos. Teens
and young people may appear to be rebelling; fighting back against all of the family’s efforts to
offer guidance and support. With my nineteen years of experience, we can work together to turn this energy into a productivity and success in academic, social, and all other aspects of life. We will get to the issues and stick with them. When you or your family is in crisis or turmoil, you can't afford to lose precious time. Call and ask for an assessment for Individual Therapy or for our Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program. Many clients and families find that a more intensive approach to counseling helps them realize the changes they want to see in their lives. Our Intensive Outpatient Program is just the fit for this. We have programs that meet three evenings a week.

Jon Effertz, LCSW

Graduated from University of Missouri - Kansas City in 2014.
Each of us bring a unique perspective to how we interact with the world around us. I pride myself in maintaining a position of openness and radical acceptance. It is said that those that practice what they teach are most effective as clinicians. This is a fundamental principal of how I practice therapy and has given me the insight of knowing what is most effective. I have extensive experience in working with depression and anxiety through the use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

My work experience is inclusive of involvement with inpatient and outpatient levels of care. Through this, I have come to recognize the impact of the multiple variables and systems surrounding our lives.

Others have described my style as relaxed and comfortable. Most importantly, I truly believe that therapy is a collaborative process and this is reflected within the dynamics of how I practice.