Meet the Team

Dr. Travis Smith

Travis Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Doctor of Counseling and Supervision (PhD). Travis received his Master’s in Marital, Couple and Family of Counseling in 2006 and his Doctorate in Counselor Education and Counseling in 2009 from Idaho State University.

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Jody Petzoldt

Jody Petzoldt is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling in 2010 from Southeast Missouri State University. She specializes in relationship and recovery counseling. With a background in Emotionally Focused Family Therapy, Jody facilitates the counseling process with a holistic approach based on connection, emotions, and sense of belonging.  This, combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques allow for healing and recovery for individuals and families presenting with various issues.

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Dr. Jan Ward

Dr. Janice Ward is a licensed professional counselor who has worked in agencies, clinics, and schools in the Southeast Region for 20 years. In her counseling sessions, she uses Person-Centered and Reality/Solution Focused therapy. Dr. Ward also uses strategies and techniques from a variety of other counseling theories to meet the needs of clients. She is currently in the process of becoming a Registered Play Therapist. Dr. Ward has experience with clients of all ages. Her areas of expertise include but are not limited to; depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, crisis, grief/loss, and a variety of childhood issues such as ADHD, reactive attachment disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and others. Dr. Ward also has extensive experience in completing educational evaluations for learning disabilities.

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Andre Ebert

You don’t have to suffer without hope…or help. Whether you’re feeling depressed and anxious, worried and preoccupied, or blocked creatively, Ande can help you to understand how to move forward.

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Leah Crask-Ellis, LPC

Leah Crask-Ellis is a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated from Central Methodist University in 2013 with a Masters of Science in Clinical Counseling. Leah most often approaches therapy from  person centered, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness theories but draws on other theories and practices to best suit her clients. Leah has a variety of therapeutic experiences including inpatient and outpatient settings and addressing concerns such as substance use, serious and chronic mental illness, suicidality, relationship difficulties, grief, depression, anxiety, sexual and gender identity concerns in children, adolescents, adults and couples. Leah has specialized training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) which are both evidenced based practices for addressing both major and minor traumas, and WPATH Standards of Care for working with transgender individuals.

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Matthew Tompkins, PLPC

Matthew Tompkins is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). He graduated from Webster University in 2016 with a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling. Matt has specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and has training in Object Relations Theory. Using this eclectic model, he explores attachment and how people use early established relationships to relate to the world around them. In this framework, individuals are better able to identify existing patterns and move towards healthier, happier lifestyles.

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