This is a brief introduction to our therapists and support staff, feel free to make an appointment to get to know more about our approach to mental health treatment.
Norma"DeAnn"Fleming, LCPC, LPC, SEP
No matter our experiences in life, we can experience trauma. Simply put, trauma can be defined as too much, too fast, too soon. I have spent fourteen years utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to assist clients with building life changing skills to be able to tolerate the overwhelm of problems in behavior and functioning. I currently am the team leader of a comprehensive DBT program utilizing the core components of the model. Our program includes individual therapy, skills training, between session coaching, and consultation.
Additionally, I have trained as Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) to support individuals feeling “stuck” having not been able to fully heal past wounds with traditional methods of talk therapy. This gentle, yet very powerful, method assists us in finding how our bodies may be holding onto trauma, keeping score of past events. We work with your body to heal the intensity of your experience negative things that keep you feeling overwhelmed in the here and now.
Blending both DBT & SE along with principals of attachment and relational models such as NARM (NeuroAffective Relational Model) & DARe (Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience) and Neuropsycholgy, we can heal, grow, support, & change the distressing symptoms of today.
I look forward to being with you through your journey.
Jenna "Jenna"Foraker, LPC
I am an EMDRIA trained therapist, who has been in the field for over ten years. I have experience in substance abuse, family issues, co-dependency, addictions, severe anxiety and mental illnesses. I work with clients as young as 3 years old. I don't believe that there is any situation that can't get better, with coping skills and support. I have been in private practice since 2014 and a clinician since 2005 (You are supposed to say that I don't look old enough). My experience in this field is extensive, I have worked with families that were in foster care, helped to prevent children from coming into foster care through a grant, telemedicine, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse both adults and adolescents, outpatient mental health therapy, I am currently working in the Lee’s Summit office only.
I also was personally born and raised in the Kansas City area. I enjoy spending time with my friends being crafty. I have a total of 4 nieces and nephews that I spend as much time as I can with.. DeAnn have I said enough? Am I close enough yet? I am not wordy in writing, but I am chatty.
Katie Sullivan, LCPC
I believe in the power of change, healing, and coping through collaborative efforts of the client and clinician. I have training and maintain efforts to provide comprehensive components of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. My experience working in inpatient psychiatric hospitals and in outpatient partial hospitalization programs as well as, intensive outpatient programs has allowed me to assist in the transformation of mental wellness and substance use clients from the beginning through stabilization. I now have a passion to assist those on their journey in individual, group skills training, and family therapy. I enjoy working with diverse populations including adults, adolescents, and college age males/females struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and personality disorders. I use concepts of mindfulness and holistic philosophies to meet goals and effectively create positive change.
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Kansas City and in my spare time, I am an active Kansas City native. I love exploring this ever growing city and supporting all of my local teams, small businesses, and artists. I enjoy being outdoors, live music, and traveling especially to the ocean or anywhere with water. I have three sisters and a large blended family. My most recent goal is to pursue pet therapy as a new intervention to incorporate with my clients. Stay tuned!
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Tammy Noller, LPC
I congratulate you on your decision to seek therapy, this takes a great deal of courage and is worthy of respect. As your therapist I will provide an environment that is safe, non judgmental and compassionate. I have an eclectic approach to therapy drawing on techniques using person- centered, strength-based cognitive behavioral therapy as well as mindfulness and motivational interviewing. . I have over 20 years of experience in the field and have worked extensively with clients struggling with anxiety, social phobias, depression, life transition, grief and loss as well as learning to better manage day to day life stress. Our work is individualized to meet your therapy needs as we will collaborate to develop goals that should help you on your journey to wellness
I have lived in Kansas City for 25 years but still have many things in the city to explore. I am an avid Royals fan, watching as many games as I can fit in but also enjoy the Chiefs and the Mavericks. I have 2 daughters, both nearly grown, who I love to spend time with, when they can fit me in! Make an appointment to see if together we can create a happier, more fulfilling life.