Specialties: Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Marriage Therapy, Financial Counseling
Aaron McGuire, Licensed Professional Counselor, is the founder and president of McGuire Christian Counseling. Before starting MCC in May of 2008 he worked at Lakeland Regional Hospital as a counselor on the sexually maladaptive unit. Aaron has also worked with Eagle Crest Counseling and Safe Harbor Counseling in the private sector dealing with a wide variety of clients with mental health issues. Aaron is also part of Freeway Ministries where he preaches weekly, serves at a weekly men’s Bible study and sits on the board of directors to help those that struggle with addictions, social/mental health issues and life skills. Aaron started MCC to glorify Christ through superior christian counseling services.
Specialties: Integration of Christian Faith and Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Experience as a teacher, industrial trainer, caregiver, 6 years of experience working with adults with developmental disabilities. I look for ways to incorporate Christian Faith into therapy. I enjoy jogging, reading, and time with family.
I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Evangel University. I have worked with students from grade school age to college age. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I enjoy partnering with people and helping them overcome the struggles life throws at them.
Specialties: Marital, Family, Depression, and Anxiety
Niche: Marriage Counseling
Scott is a Licensed Professional Counselor and MCC’s Clinical Director. Scott is a family man enjoying life as a dedicated husband and father of three. He is involved in volunteering at his church, connecting with new people and leading a small group with his wife. Scott’s interests include family activities, wood work, fishing, hunting, and reading. As a counselor, Scott has a passion towards seeing marriages restored and reunited the way God intended them.
Specialties: Children, Teenagers, Relationship Issues, Abuse and Trauma, Depression and Anxiety
Niche: Complex Trauma Counseling with Teens and Children
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with an M.A. in Counseling from AGTS. I love helping children, teenagers, and families who are having a difficult time with life’s struggles find hope and healing through the therapy process. I have three crazy cats and an adoring husband.
Angelica CambellLPC, MA
Specialties: Children and Adolescents, Relationship Issues, Autism and Sensory Issues, Anxiety, and Family
I am a provisionally licensed professional counselor with a Master of Arts in Counseling with an emphasis marriage, family, and child counseling. I have experience working with adults in a residential care setting. I also have experience working with aggressive behaviors and with children who have sensory and behavioral issues. I love helping people overcome life’s struggles and find peace within themselves.
I encourage individuals to be intentional in their daily lives to bring to the forefront the very best you! My greatest reward is helping clients explore ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. This encouragement and my experience combine to form an approachable environment where uniqueness is valued and the individual is empowered. I have extensive experience dealing with a variety of clientele and paired with my Bachelors in Elementary Education, time in the school system and having 3 children of my own I am able to provide a safe and comfortable environment for my clients at any age. Using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions I have worked with children, teens, adults, elderly, and couples at our practice to live more productive lives. In my clinical practice experience, I have treated a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems, such as anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship problems. I am a Provisional Licensed Counseling Professional and have my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. I believe that the entire person is affected and am comfortable working from a faith-based perspective but also greatly respect those who prefer to not include this in therapy.
Nathen Ransom is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor who earned his Master’s of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He has experience working with emergency room and oncology patients and their families, and he has also worked extensively with college students. Nathen’s clinical interests include Christian counseling, marital and couples counseling, trauma counseling, group counseling, grief and loss counseling, as well as counseling children, adolescents, and families. Nathen is a member of the American Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for students and professional counselors. His personal interests include cooking, traveling, hiking, video gaming, watching sports, playing trumpet, and spending time with his wife and two children.
Leslie worked for 2 years at the St. Louis Teen Challenge as a Residential Director and Spiritual Advisor to help women struggling with life-controlling issues. Her desire to better understand emotional and mental health, led her to obtain her Masters in Counseling/Psychology at Evangel University. During which time she also worked 3 years as a substance abuse counselor. Although her specialty is addictions, Leslie has assisted individuals with other life-altering issues such as depression, anger, unemployment, suicidal thoughts, separation from children, and grief from a loved one’s passing. She uses Motivational Interviewing in a Cognitive-Behavioral theory as well as Adlerian concepts of birth order and social connectedness to encourage and empower clients. Some of Leslie’s interests include spending time with any of her 11 niece and nephews, reading a good novel, playing sand-volleyball, and attending her Bible study group.
Laura TateMS, PLPC
I am a native of Springfield, MO. I have been married for 24 years and have 3 sons and one daughter in law. I received my Bachelors in Counseling Psychology from Central Bible College and my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Evangel University. I have experience with crisis counseling through working on the Crisis Hotline and have worked with those experiencing severe and persistent mental illness with co-occurring disorders. I typically approach people and istuations from a holistic position, believing that we were created body, mind, and spirit and believe that we function best when all areas are healthy.
I have a Masters in both Counseling and Theology from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I have worked with the homeless population at City Union Mission in Kansas City and more recently at Lakeland Behavioral Health. I use CPT, Reality Therapy, and REBT Therapy. I look forward to helping people through life’s struggles.
Specialties: Children, Individual Therapy, Marriage Therapy, and Parenting
I received my Masters degree from The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Counseling. I also received my Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies from Trinity Bible College. I have worked with my husband, a licensed minister, with the AG as a lead pastor, while working as a counselor. I have over 12 years experience working with children and their families. My passion is to work with individuals of all ages to empower and enable personal and interpersonal healing.
Lisa ButlerPLPC, Parenting Class Instructor
Specialties: Parenting, Marriage and Family Counseling
Lisa is married with two children and relocated to Missouri from Colorado four years ago. Lisa brings a wealth of personal experience, academic training and almost 20 years of experience as a nationally certified school psychologist and is currently working as a provisionally licensed professional counselor. As a school psychologist, Lisa worked with students from preschool through high school and provided consultation to parents, instructors, and administrators to provide a deeper understanding of academic needs and services. She has worked with students suffering from severe emotional and behavioral deficits in both day treatment and self-contained classrooms. Lisa was an active member of the Crisis Response Team in Colorado and provided immediate assistance and support to children in crisis, including those directly impacted during and after the Columbine shootings. Lisa has a passion for parent education and has created a parenting program, Positive & Powerful Christian Parenting, to offer parents a strong foundation for creating happy and healthy homes. In counseling, Lisa uses an integrative approach focusing on the family system to support families in their growth; through marriage and family therapy. Lisa has a MA degree in Educational Psychology and an Ed.S degree in school psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver.
I am sometimes asked why I chose the field of Social Work and Counseling as a career. As I think about the question, I realize that my life in this field started many years ago. I was taught by my parents to always be available to help others and I remember working in various church activities when I was a child. As a young mother, I was a foster parent and in 10 years of fostering I helped care for 175 children. Soon after this I was a single parent of two children with disabilities; one of them being terminally ill. This taught me patience and compassion for others and as I pursue my education, it seemed only natural that I would have a career in some type of human service job. Social Work and Counseling seemed the perfect fit for me. At this stage of my life I am reminded that Christ taught us that as we grow older we are to instruct younger. At McGuire Christian Counseling I have the perfect opportunity to teach young mothers how to care for a family, young couples how to enrich their marriage and children how to meet the challenges of life. I consider myself blessed to have the opportunity to serve our clients.