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ABOUT THE TEAM 

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Holly Hemphill, MA, LCMFT, DAACS

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Kansas. I went on to receive my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kansas State University. When I decided to specialize in sex therapy, I studied at the Colorado School of Family Therapy and received my certification as a Diplomate of the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists (DAACS).

 "I feel that a safe, soft, and warm environment inspires insight and reflection which encourages positive change. I have had the privilege of working with many couples on the verge of divorce, discovery of infidelity, lack of communication or mismatched sexual styles that have been able to repair relationships and come out stronger and closer than they have ever been before. These couples are known as the "Masters" of relationships. My commitment is to help ALL relationships become “Masters." As a specialist in marriage and family therapy, I can assist with reorganizing your relationship with a focus on an outcome that is best for your couple's style and your family. Working on improving communication, intimacy, and attachment can help breathe life into your relationships. I also welcome individual and family clients who are struggling with life concerns like depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. I look forward to contributing to your success and healing."

 

I also believe that sex is a natural, healthy expression that gets distorted and obsessed about in our culture. When this connection is disturbed through negative childhood or adult experiences, it can be shaming and/or confusing. This intimate, pleasurable experience can become feared or all too consuming. My office is a sex positive, confidential environment to untangle these issues with integrity and find solutions. Clients have described my approach as warm, straightforward and very effective.
 

SPECIALTIES

  • Communication and Disagreement Repair

  • Utilizing various therapy modalities as needed or desired by the client.

  • Self-esteem, self-value, appreciation & adjustment issues

  • Communications Problems

  • Erectile Disorder

  • Low Sexual Desire

  • Emotional Closeness and Passion

  • Affair recovery

  • Infidelity disclosure

  • Sexual desire issues

  • Premature & Delayed ejaculation

  • Trauma & PTSD Recovery

  • New Monogamy Vision

  • Painful intercourse

  • Sexual anxiety

  • Sexual esteem issues

  • Alternative Sexual Lifestyles

  • Fetishes

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Life transitions

HOLLY HEMPHILL
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Heidi Tolnai MA, LPC

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I hold a Bachelor's degree in German, English and Women's Studies from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska.  I went on to receive my Master's of Arts degree in Counseling from Doane College also in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

 I strongly believe in the inner strength and wisdom that exists within you.  As your therapist, I honor your own expertise as we work together to create a safe and compassionate space that is optimal for healing and personal growth.  I invite you to open yourself up to possibility of change and bravely lean in towards the discovery of your authentic self.  You can heal from past trauma and use your strengths to find balance and live more intentionally. 


My clinical approach is holistic, collaborative, and heart-centered. I believe that we must work deliberately every day to choose happiness, and the more we explore what brings us the greatest joy, the easier that work becomes.  I will oftentimes refer to the therapy process in my office as "holding space," which means to be truly present with someone without judgment. Holding space is my goal in session, to be able to accept and validate someone's truth, to embrace their experience, to be open to possibilities, and sit with my clients even through the hard moments. 

As a seasoned therapist with over 20 years experience in the field, I always remain honored and grateful to open my office to those ready for change and healing. It is important to me that my services are culturally inclusive, accepting of diversity, trauma sensitive, as well as being a strong ally in the LGBTQIA+ community.
 

SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Life Transitions

  • Family of Origin Concerns 

  • Relationship Concerns

  • Women’s Issues (assertiveness, boundary setting, self-care)

  • Work-Life Balance 

  • Self-Esteem

  • Stress Management 

  • LGBTQIA+ Concerns

Heidi's Specialized Focus:

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Trauma-focused therapy approaches the needs of the client through a trauma-focused lens.  We will spend time exploring your experience and assist you in connecting patterns that have emerged over time.  Instead of asking "What is wrong with you?" the preferred question will be "What has happened to you?" We can then move forward with ways in which the trauma has manifested in unhealthy ways, and in turn shift them into healthier coping strategies.  
 

 Trauma Therapy 

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You do so much for others! Now, what about you? As a therapist, you deserve the same compassionate support you show your clients along with a space to exhale and process emotion.  Let's practice setting boundaries in our own life as you take the time to prioritize self care and give back to yourself.  When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow.  Remember, "you can't pour from an empty vessel." 

 Therapy for  Therapists 

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You are enough
Women are caretakers and healers.  We will often prioritize the needs of others before our own, which can lead to losing ourselves in the process. We have learned to internalize our feelings and forget who we are at times.  Women are two times more likely than men to experience depression and anxiety, most often during those stages in life that are defining moments.  Examples include: going away to college, career changes, marriage, pregnancy, motherhood, infertility, change of life(midlife/menopause) and divorce/break-ups. 
 

 Therapy for  Women 

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You may love being a mom, but it is far from easy! Whether you are a stay at home mom, working professional, co-parenting mom, or a single mom doing it all, sometimes it can feel like there is no time left over for you.  We can feel overworked, exhausted and not appreciated at times.  When life is out of balance, we can easily feel "burned out" and lost, oftentimes not even knowing who we were before we had families and kids.  

This can take a toll on your mental health and hold us back from discovering our best self and life.  You are worth the attention to yourself and deserve to put yourself first! 

 

Moms

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You are beginning a new chapter in your life. Perhaps you are graduating from high school, or college, or changing careers. You might feel uncertain and overwhelmed about your next steps and how to navigate all these changes.  

During this young time in our lives, we are exploring relationships and deciding what our interests might be. Layer on top of that parental expectations and trying to discover your identity along the way. Sometimes these life transitions can look different than expected and harder than we imagined. 
I can help you discover some tools to help manage those unwanted anxious feelings and regulate those intense emotions.  Therapy for teens focuses on building self-esteem, improving relationships and communication.  We will work on coping with stress, developing problem-solving skills, building a strong sense of self, and building emotional strength. 

1 in 3 college students struggle with depression. Over 60 percent of college students have experienced “overwhelming anxiety” in the past year.


College can be exciting and scary at the same time. But finding a balance through the new found freedom can be a wake up call.  Grades, relationships, and performance anxiety can cause you to feel overwhelmed and stressed.  It's hard to know what to do, but it's OK to not be OK. 

College students experience a wide variety of stresses that impact their physical, social, and emotional health. Adulting is hard in general, and navigating the demands of life in and after college can be challenging.
 
Whether you are beginning a new school year, engaging in a challenging internship, struggling to maintain relationships, are unsure about the type of career you seek, or uncertain relating to self and others, these stressors related to new and old roles and experiences can feel overwhelming. 

Examples of issues that  I can help with include: self esteem, anxiety, body image, peer/family conflict, school performance, career dissatisfaction, finding work/life/school balance, and relationship concerns.

Therapy for Teens/College Students/Young Adults

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Kristen O’Hara, MA, PLPC

Kristen specializes in helping children, teens and young adults process through life’s difficulties, challenges and traumas, enabling them to enter adulthood with positive mental health and an array of coping tools.  Kristen believes in supporting confidence and perseverance to help youth become prepared to successfully navigate the obstacles of life.

Kristen also specializes in therapy and grief support for women facing infertility, miscarriage and infant death.

 

I have a wide range of experience in working with children, including an elementary education degree from William Jewell College, elementary teaching experience, and years of experience in homeschooling my own children.

For 6.5 years, I worked with high school students with disabilities in a program through the University of Missouri.  I helped students around the northland prepare to be successful in  college, work and the adult life after high school.

I recently completed my Master’s in Counseling at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Within the context of the degree program, I interned and a counselor at a local crisis shelter for teens and young adults.  Through that experience, I gained valuable insights in helping youth cope through traumatic circumstances.

I strongly believe in the importance of helping today’s children and youth grow up with positive mental health and coping tools to enable them to become tomorrow’s successful leaders.

Specialties

  • Supporting children and young adults

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Anger Management

  • Social Skills and Development

  • Grief Support and Coping

  • Goal Setting/Achieving

  • Family Relationships

  • Peer Relationships

  • Positive Parenting

  • Self-Awareness - Strength Recognition

  • Coping Tools

  • Emotion Regulation

Kristen O’Hara
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Emma Bailey, MS, LPC-S, LCPC, PMH-C, RPT™

Stress is a part of everyday life – but what if the stress gets to be too much? Or what if something unexpected happens that piles on more pressure? If stress is leading to you or your family experiencing relationship issues or difficulty managing overwhelming emotions, I am here to help. 

My clinical approach is empathic and collaborative, as well as rooted in evidenced based and person centered approaches. I specialize in working with trauma, anxiety, and relational issues relational issues with children (6+ years old), adolescents, and adults. I often structure my sessions to reflect three core values: connection, understanding, and change. I also value balancing evidenced based practices with expressive and experiential therapies to promote well-rounded healing. As your therapist, my goal is to provide a safe, welcoming environment for you to process your experiences, explore your world, and take ownership of your story. You have strengths within you and I invite you to take your first steps toward personal growth and self-discovery. Together, we can work toward what you envision for your mental health and wellbeing.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and supervisor (LPC-S) in Missouri, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Kansas, and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). I have a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Arts and Psychology with an Art Therapy concentration from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, as well as a Masters Degree in Art Therapy Counseling from Emporia State University. I went on to receive additional specialized education to become Certified in Perinatal Mental Health, Certified in Play Therapy, and trained in EMDR.

Specialities:

 

Anxiety & Stress Management
Attachment
Child & Adolescent Issues
Depression
Grief & Loss
LGBTQIA+
Life Transitions/Adjustment
Parenting
Perinatal/Postpartum Mental Health
Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
Trauma & PTSD Recovery
Women's Issues
Work-Life Balance

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Client Centered Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Expressive Therapies (Art & Sand Tray Therapy)
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Mindfulness
Motivational Interviewing
Parent-Child Therapy
Play Therapy
Solutions-Focused Therapy
Theraplay©

Therapy Techniques:

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