“Listen to the inner light; it will guide you. Listen to the inner peace; it will feed you. Listen to the inner love; it will transform you.”

Sri Chinmoy

Theory and Practice

First and foremost, I am a person-centered therapist. This means that your time in session with me is to be used for whatever you want and I am there as a guide. I also have a bag of tricks from other counseling theories such as strength based, psychodynamic, narrative, and other wonderful theories. No matter the theory I use I will always do my best to work through a multicultural lens however, I recognize I am still learning and my journey to be a multiculturally competent counselor will never end. I pride myself in being authentic in the room so that my clients know what kind of person I am.

Who am I as a person?

I am a jack of all trades so my area of interests is pretty infinite. I can tell you how to bake the perfect chocolate chip cookie or ramble on about my current Dungeons & Dragons campaign. I am a traveler; I have spent time exploring Asia and lived in South Korea.  I am a creator. I have too many craft skills to name as well as an imagination eager to tell stories. Overall, I am a good person who is always trying to be better.


  • University of Kansas- Masters of Counseling Psychology
  • University of Central Missouri- Bachelors of Science in Psychology


  • Positive Psychology Practicum with University of Kansas
  • Full school year practicum with Great Oaks Therapy Center

Licensing #

  • PLPC MO #: 2021032885


  • Melanie Bettes LPC MO License #: 2018043701


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1511 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111

Monday to Friday: 8am – 7pm

Saturday: Limited availability, contact for details.

Tel: 816-944-0477