Experience Change with Counseling Associates of the Flint Hills
Have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome? Sometimes, seeking help from a licensed professional is the best way to put things into perspective. As committed, professional Mental Health Service Providers in the area, your well-being and mental strength is our number one priority. Our counselors and therapists are happy to guide you through all of life’s challenges with the attention and counseling services you deserve.
All About Therapy
Through the use of various psychotherapy methods and collaborative treatment measures, our patients develop life-changing habits to help them cope with any of life’s various obstacles. Our counseling sessions are designed to meet the needs of each individual, client, or family.
“Discussing positive experiences leads to heightened well-being, increased overall life satisfaction and even more energy”
Meet Our Therapists
Therapists and Locations
We now have 4 office locations in Kansas with a total of 11 therapists available to meet the counseling needs of our clients.
Our counselors are located in the following areas:
Junction City, KS
Council Grove, KS
Cristy Hutchinson, LSCSW, RPT
Cristy is a registered play therapist and sees clients in Emporia, Council Grove, and Junction City. She accepts Medicaid, BCBS, Tri Care, Aetna, United Commercial, and private pay.
Jessica Hemme, LMSW
Jessica sees clients in Emporia, Council Grove, and Junction City. She accepts Medicaid and self pay.
Susan Mulryan, LSCSW
Sue sees clients in the Emporia, Council Grove, and Junction City offices. She accepts Medicare.
Teresa Palmer, LMSW
Teresa sees clients in Junction City. She accepts Medicaid, Tri care, and self pay.
Kristy Pauls, LPC
Kristy sees clients in Emporia. She accepts Medicaid, BCBS, and self pay. Kristy is an Accelerated Resolution Therapy certified therapist and trainer.
Stephanie Holloway, LSCSW, RPT-S
Stephanie is a registered play therapist and she sees clients in Junction City. She accepts BCBS, Tri Care, and self pay.
Megan O'Brien, MS, LPC
Megan is an art therapist and sees clients in Emporia. She accepts self pay.
Sarah Darrington, LSCSW
Sarah sees clients in Junction City. She accepts Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Medicaid, Tri Care, and self pay.
Kathryn Erk, LPC
Kathryn sees clients in Junction City. She accepts Medicaid and self pay.
Ana Vallecillos, LPC
Ana is a bilingual (Spanish) therapist and sees clients in Emporia and Madison. She accepts Medicaid and self pay. Ana is also certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy.
Rose Vinduska, LSCSW
Rose sees clients in Emporia and Marion. She accepts Medicaid, BCBS, and self pay.
Services We Offer
In our counseling sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve thinking and behavior. We will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles and challenges. Get in touch to book an appointment.
Families often encounter difficult situations. Sometimes families are unable to successfully resolve these situations, in that case it might be time to seek help from a licensed professional. Family counseling sessions help clients improve conflict resolution, increase communication skills and promote healthier interactions between family members.
We provide counseling services for couples who are struggling with relationship issues. In couples sessions, we can work on changing destructive patterns and increasing communication skills. Couples sessions will require the active participation of both partners.
In some circumstances, (disabled, elderly), in-home counseling is available. Also for some families, in-home therapy is more beneficial.
We have a Registered Art Therapist on staff, as well as two Registered Play Therapists.