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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


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

Emily Crawford-Thompson
Kylie Hayes
Patti Hinten
Laird Thompson
Emily Crawford-Thompson

Emily Crawford-Thompson

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.
Kylie Hayes

Kylie Hayes

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.
Patti Hinten

Patti Hinten

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).

If you question your meaning and purpose in life, feel overwhelmed and unsure of the next path, or struggle with identity or relationships in life, Patti might be a good fit for you. She 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.
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. Schedule a free telephone consultation to find out if Laird is a good fit for you.

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