Meet our Therapists
Our therapists are respectful, professional and engaging. We will work with you to achieve the positive outcomes that you desire.
Walt is the practice owner and a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT). He enjoys helping families solve problems related to significant life changes such as traumatic events, aging, illness or loss of support networks.
Walt’s experience includes delivering home-based therapy through Family Preservation and Foster Care programs in Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Douglas and Johnson Counties. He has led anger management groups for teens at the Wyandotte Juvenile Detention Center and provided Victims Assistance Counseling with the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. Walt often works with adults and teens who have been victims of violence, including sexual violence.
Walt is a lifelong learner. His formal education includes a BA in Economics and a BS in Business Administration from Centenary College, a Master’s in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, a Master’s in Business Administration from National University and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University.
Walt’s hobbies include running, hiking, gardening and watching KU basketball. He and his wife Micky have been married for 35 years. They enjoyed the challenge of raising three children together. Two of their children are involved in teaching careers in the Kansas City area. Their youngest child is an immigration lawyer in Texas.
Nancy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with over twenty-five years of experience working with families and children of all ages in multiple settings (residential, group-home, acute hospital, and in-home).
She graduated with a B.A. degree in Psychology and an M.A. degree in Counseling from Louisiana Tech University. Nancy is licensed in Missouri as a Licensed Professional Counselor and in Kansas as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She has extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory and other evidenced-based, trauma-focused therapies. She is also an approved In-home Family Therapy provider for the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF).
Prior to joining In-Home Family Counseling Associates, Nancy spent the past fifteen years as a therapist at Crittenton Children’s Center in Kansas City, Missouri providing group, family and individual therapy to children and their families in a residential setting. Her experience before Crittenton includes four years as an in-home therapist at Rediscover Mental Health Center as a part of their Families First Program working with at-risk youth and families.
Nancy’s hobbies include spending time outdoors, gardening and traveling. She is dedicated to the clients she serves and enjoys helping children of all ages as well as their families.
James is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over six years of experience working with youth and adults in various community settings.
James served at risk youth as a deputy juvenile officer for over three years. As a certified Prepare and Enrich therapist James has provided individual, family, couples and premarital counseling to a wide range of clients through a church based counseling ministry.
James enjoys working with clients of all ages and from all walks of life. He is passionate about helping others overcome adversity and use their strengths to create a sense of hope for their future.
James attended Emporia State University on a baseball scholarship and graduated with a degree in Social Science. He completed his masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Friends University.
Jason is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Kansas. He has over three years of experience serving adults, children, and families in the Kansas City, Kansas metro area.
Jason graduated from Kansas State University with a BA in Anthropology and then continued his education at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he completed his MA in Counseling.
Jason enjoys helping families become more cohesive and seeing all family members thrive in their roles in the family system. Jason uses a variety of therapeutic interventions including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy.
Bethany is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) passionate about helping people attain their personal therapeutic goals. She firmly believes all people have the innate power to enact and maintain positive outcomes in their lives. Although most change comes from within, sometimes it can be beneficial to have an outside perspective to help guide the process.
Prior to joining In-Home Family Counseling Associates, Bethany worked for the Raytown School District for 10 years educating Special Needs children. She has completed internships at Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) and Signature Psychiatric Hospital. Throughout her experiences she has provided individual, family, and group counseling for children, adolescents, and adults with diverse presentations.
Bethany’s undergraduate education was completed at the University of Missouri, Kansas City where she majored in psychology with a minor in pre-med. From there, she went on to complete her M.S. at Avila University and specialized in Child and Adolescent Development.
Danielle is a Licensed Master Level Social Worker (LMSW) with over 18 years of experience working with children and families in multiple settings. Her experience includes foster care, early intervention, support for military families, and school-based social work.
In addition to her work with In-Home Family Counseling Associates, she currently works in the Fort Leavenworth Schools, as a School Social Worker.
Danielle graduated from the University of Saint Mary with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo, with a Masters in Social Work.
Danielle enjoys working with families and children to attain their emotional best, individually and as a family. She has a special interest in working with families and individuals with special needs. She is certified in AutPlay Therapy, which is a method of working with children who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders on emotional regulation, social skills, and relationship development.
Collin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Kansas. He has over six years of experience serving adults, youth, and families.
Collin graduated from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana with a BA in Psychology and then from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon where he completed his MA in Counseling.
Collin enjoys coming alongside individuals and families as they journey through life. A professional hiking partner of sorts, Collin helps people to help themselves by becoming more aware of the areas in which they’re likely to stumble, by helping them sort through the baggage that’s been weighing them down, and by helping them reconnect with their fellow travelers— their family and friends — so that they can go forward, walking the trail the way they want to walk it, together.
Prior to joining In-Home Family Counseling Associates, Collin worked for Family Health Care, a non-profit safety net clinic for the underserved in the greater Kansas City area. He has also worked at a family homeless shelter, an inpatient crisis-stabilization facility for those experiencing a major mental health crisis, multiple group homes, and a transitional housing facility. Collin uses a variety of therapeutic interventions including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solutions-Focused/Problem Solving Therapy.
Jenine is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists with over 17 years working with children and families. Her experience includes foster care, family preservation, support for military families, domestic violence, multi-systemic therapy, working with at-risk adolescents, in-home therapy, and in outpatient settings.
Jenine graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a secondary major in Gerontology from Kansas State University. Jenine graduated with a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Kansas State University.
Jenine has a passion for helping people overcome adversity in their lives. Jenine believes that everyone has the capacity to change and enjoys walking alongside people in the process.
Laura Stallbaumer is a Licensed Master Level Social Worker, (LMSW) and has been a social worker for ten years. Laura has experience working with both children and adults in the mental health field and the school system. Laura’s work includes advocating for children and families. Past work experiences has been in family preservation, foster care permanency, school-based social work, and The Layne Project.
Laura graduated from the University of Washburn with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas.
Clinical experience includes children and family counseling, crisis intervention, grief counseling, anxiety, depression, and mental health needs. Laura uses therapeutic interventions, which are tailored to individual and family needs.
Laura’s passion is working with families and communities to ensure the safety of children encouraging healthy family connections. Building on individuals’ strength’s to know who they are, what they will do, and who they will become. This leads to a person’s continued success throughout life.