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Practice Specialties

  • Abuse & Trauma
  • Depression Stress and Anxiety Therapy
  • Life Coach Counseling and Consultation
  • Life Coaching
  • Personality Disorders
  • Special Needs Counseling
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Stress Anxiety Depression Christian Counseling
  • Substance Abuse and Addictions Christian Counseling
  • Support Groups
  • Teen Christian Counseling
  • Teen Counseling

About

You are a unique and complex individual wonderfully created to do amazing things. It is my passion to get to know you through a thorough, collaborative evaluation that facilitates your healing journey to your true identity. A psychological evaluation is the closest thing we have in the mental health field to a full physical health exam. You deserve more than just a surface look at what makes you YOU. Dr. Emily Crawford-Thompson, Ph.D. has over 12 years’ experience administering over 1500 comprehensive psychological evaluations with teens (ages 16 and up) and adults to determine diagnoses and treatment recommendations. Note: NOT in network with insurance.

Dr. Emily is well known in Columbia, Missouri as a trusted and compassionate psychologist with impeccable work that both providers and clients respect. She is trained in the ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule), MIGDAS-2, and other measures to assess Autism Spectrum Disorder. Also bariatric, pain, and transplant evals, ADHD, PTSD, Learning, IQ.

Evaluations include a comprehensive, detailed, and strengths-based report. Under PSYPACT, Dr. Emily offers telehealth in several states including Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Pennsylvania. Learn what is right and heal what is left. Discover your strengths today.

Columbia Psychology Healing Center LLC:

Columbia Psychology Healing Center LLC is dedicated to healing the mind, soul, and spirit of those in Columbia, Missouri and region. In addition, we are dedicated to bringing clean water to those in need throughout the world. Columbia Psychology Healing Center LLC is an association of independent mental health providers offering individual and group psychological services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Each provider utilizes evidence-based practices, and has their own unique and diverse professional background.

Client Payment Information

  • Client rates are on a sliding scale

Therapists on Staff

Cheryl Arens
Emily Crawford-Thompson
Kevin Crosby
Mary Beth DeBrodie
Ada Gallup
Kylie Hayes
Patti Hinten
Laird Thompson
Shaun Weitzel
Cheryl Arens

Cheryl Arens

MEd, LPC
Hi, I’m Cheryl. In the counseling journey, I hope to walk alongside and help people as they address a variety of challenges and struggles throughout life. My passion became my profession when I left a career as a Systems Analyst and earned a Master’s of Education Degree in Counseling from Stephens College. As a Counselor, I look forward to joining you on your journey because meaningful change and/or healing can make a significant difference in the quality of your life and relationships. I am certified in SYMBIS (Saving your Marriage Before it Starts) pre-marital counseling, and I enjoy Couples Counseling. I have a heart for helping marriages because of the pain and hopelessness that can develop within a system under stress. Sometimes a little help can make a big difference! I am also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I work with ages 15 and up. cheryl@columbiapsychology.com
Emily Crawford-Thompson

Emily Crawford-Thompson

Ph.D.
Dr. Crawford-Thompson has her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and has over 12 years’ experience providing counseling and psychological evaluation services with teens and adults. She helps trauma survivors with Cognitive Processing Therapy, an evidence-based treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Dr. Emily is experienced in psychological evaluations for Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder and other mood disorders, thought disorders, and anxiety disorders. Data from evaluations helps guide the counseling process to be the most efficient and helpful for you. Dr. Emily’s approach is person-centered, which means that she collaborates with you and encourages you to discover and build on your inner resources and strengths. She also incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy.

Dr. Emily works with ages 16 and up, individual counseling sessions for $150/hour; sliding scale available.
Kevin Crosby

Kevin Crosby

MEd, LPC
I have over ten years’ experience counseling and helping children, adolescents and adults in a community mental health setting. I earned my Masters of Educational Counseling and Psychology from the University of Missouri, where I gained valuable experience in career counseling and substance use counseling. During the last ten years, I have had the privilege to serve clients with significant anxiety and depression symptoms, as well as issues dealing with psychosis. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness and integrate various approaches to best meet each individual. I also have been trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) which promotes a healthy parent child relationship. I am available to work with children ages 6 and older, teens, and adults. I can provide individual, couples, and group therapy. kevin@columbiapsychology.com
Mary Beth DeBrodie

Mary Beth DeBrodie

LCSW, Ph.D.
I have over 20 years’ experience in clinical practice, with specializations in diagnosis and treatment of individuals, children and families, groups, parenting, forensics, military issues, Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental, behavioral and mood disorders. I specialize in Trauma Focused Assessment and Therapy, individual, family, and group therapy using evidence-based practices including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for children. I founded and developed Safe Care LLC to help meet the needs of children and families in rural Missouri, and I have been awarded a federal grant to work with local communities and government agencies to identify children 5-18 who have been affected by the opioid crisis/substance abuse. I work with ages 4 and up. marybeth@columbiapsychology.com
Ada Gallup

Ada Gallup

MEd, LPC
Ada earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from Stephens College, after earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting, Finance and Management from Columbia College. In addition to non-profit business management, she has more than six years of counseling to include serving clients in private practice settings as well as provision of Dual Diagnosis treatment therapy in a Community Mental Health setting. Ada is a Facilitator of The Parenting the Love and Logic Way program and is a 2009 graduate of the Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge. She is trained in EMDR, CBT, TF-CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Dual Diagnosis Treatment. Ada serves children (ages 3 and above), families, and individuals. Ada’s session fees are $125 for the initial intake session and $100 per subsequent sessions. ada@columbiapsychology.com
Kylie Hayes

Kylie Hayes

MS, PLPC
Kylie earned her Master’s of Science of Clinical Counseling at Central Methodist University. Prior to her Master’s degree, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Christian Counseling at Central Christian College of the Bible. She has experience helping people with substance use disorders, and she has very much enjoyed working with a DBT consultation team helping individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder. Kylie is the founder of Safe Place Home , a 501C3 Nonprofit dedicated to serving women coming out of addiction by providing safe housing and programs.

Kylie cares deeply about your healing journey, and she is grateful to walk alongside you!
Kylie works with adults ages 18 and up, and she offers individual counseling sessions for $100/hour; sliding scale available. kylie@columbiapsychology.com
Patti Hinten

Patti Hinten

MS, CIT
Patti earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling, and she has a Bachelor of Science in Christian Counseling. Prior to her counseling education, Patti spent 8 years managing the youth ministry in her local church and providing lay counseling to adolescents and their families. She especially enjoys helping trauma survivors, and helping those with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Patti works from a systems approach to explore how a person’s past and present environment is affecting current life functioning. Other approaches include DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), and Mindfulness.

Patti works with teens and adults ages 15 and up, and she offers individual counseling sessions for $100/hour; sliding scale available. patti@columbiapsychology.com
Laird Thompson

Laird Thompson

Rev., M.Div, CH(MAJ) USA Ret.
Chaplain (MAJOR) “CHAP” Laird Thompson, U.S. Army Retired 1991-2017 is an Ordained & Endorsed Full Gospel Army and Health Care Chaplain with Chaplaincy Full Gospel Churches and has 28 years of ministry and leadership experience in the U.S. Army and Civilian Ministries.
Chaplain Thompson’s wife Emily Crawford-Thompson describes him this way: “Laird is a man after God’s own heart; Laird is an exceptionally unique, louder than life visionary, teacher, and leader who you can trust to tell you the absolute bold truth with compassion, confidentiality, genuineness, and delightful humor.” CHAP enjoys fishing with his 2 sons Levi and Isaiah, many outdoor activities, helping people, volunteering and worshiping/serving his LORD and Savior Jesus Christ.
Laird works with ages 12 and up, and he offers life coaching sessions for $70/hour. Discounted rates are available for veterans and students. laird@columbiapsychology.com
Shaun Weitzel

Shaun Weitzel

MA, PLPC
Shaun earned his Master of Arts in Counseling at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Bachelor of Science in Criminology from Missouri State University. He has experience helping others in the areas of addiction, trauma, depression and more. He is a licensed gospel minister and enjoys helping people in need of spiritual guidance.

Shaun takes a holistic approach to therapy with a focus on cognitive behavioral therapy and person-centered therapy. He offers a safe, confidential place for clients to feel heard and understood. He knows that life can seem hopeless at times, and full of uncertainty, but there is a path to joy and peace. If you are seeking someone who will walk with you as you build resilience, then Shaun may be a good fit for you.

Shaun offers individual, couples, and family counseling for $100/hour (sliding scale available). He is available to see children, adolescents, and adults. shaun@columbiapsychology.com

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