Our Staff

Each staff member at Thalia Therapy & Wellness Center is licensed, or under direct supervision, and here to support your personal growth. We look forward to connecting with you. 

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Cynthia Wolf, Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCPC, RPT, NCC, LPC

 

REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST SINCE 1999. I SPECIALIZE IN AGES 3 TO 9 and work closely with parents providing support and guidance in helping their child during each session. I counsel children, dealing with all issues that are presented in the developmental area of young children. Including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, aggressive behavior, social skills, school and peer issues, sleep and eating issues, fears, defiance, mood changes, sibling issues, parenting support and coaching. I believe that each child and parent(s) are unique and individualize each session.

I had the rare and unique opportunity to be educated and trained by leaders in the field of Play Therapy at the University of North Texas. In addition to providing counseling to young children and their parents (or guardians), I supervise other counselors and Play Therapists passing on my expertise. Being a Play Therapist is not a job for me, but a passion

Specializing, exclusively, with children between the ages of 3 and 9( utilizing Play Therapy) gives me the wonderful opportunity to put all my focus on that age group and specialty. I put all my attention, research, training, education and focus on what is current in the field of my specialty, Play Therapy. I love what I do, helping children and parents.

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MELISSA MCMANAMY, MS, ACC, LPC

 

Melissa joined the team after spending over two decades working as a consultant, coach, and Senior Human Resources Executive for a large consulting firm. Her experience ranges from building and executing talent strategies, designing leadership and talent management programs, developing and teaching new skills, and most importantly, coaching and advising people to live their life whole-heartedly. She finds her true passion in helping people navigate change personally and professionally and uses her experience of working with young adults battling self-esteem, body image, and eating disorders, as well as her parenting of three girls, to do so. This passion of Melissa’s inspired her to switch gears from Corporate Veteran to Entrepreneur and Coach and create  The Human Group, LLC, a professional and personal coaching and advisory practice, and partner of Thalia Therapy and Wellness.

Melissa’s educational background is in Psychology, Communication, and Counseling. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Denison University in Psychology and Communication and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas. She is a Master Certified Life Coach (MCLC) and a Certified Design Thinking Practitioner applying Human-Centered design to all her work. In addition to coaching, she is currently pursuing her Master’s Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Dakota.

B.A., Psychology and Communication – Denison University

M.S., Counseling Psychology – University of Kansas

KATELYN HERSCH, MA COUNSELING INTERN

 

Katelyn is a Master's degree level Counseling student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She provides high quality therapy services at a discounted rate and works under the supervision of a licensed clinician. Katelyn has a background in Musical Theater and performing arts, achieving her BFA from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles, California. She believes in a collaborative approach to counseling to help individuals identify their core values and align them to their life goals. Life can be extremely challenging at times, and seeking help is a vulnerable and courageous decision. Katelyn approaches counseling through a person centered and somatic approach, working with the entire mind, body and spirit to achieve overall wellness. She works with teenagers and adults struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression as well as body and self-esteem issues. Her clinical interests include disordered eating and relationship issues. She is set to graduate UMKC in the spring of 2023, and is excited to continue her licensure at Thalia Center!    

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