Each staff member at Thalia Therapy & Wellness Center is licensed and here to support your personal growth.
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.
CHRISTINE RUPE, LCPC
Christine received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Northeastern State University and she received her Master’s degree in community counseling from Oklahoma State University. Christine completed an internship at an addiction treatment center for women and children and enjoyed being able to work with women seeking to better their lives and the lives of their children. In 2007 she joined the team at Laureate, a psychiatric hospital located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During her 8 years there, she worked in various different settings, including in admissions and as a primary therapist on the adolescent eating disorders unit. Her family then moved and began their overseas living adventure in 2015 where they spent 3 years living in Peru. After spending those years abroad in South America, she moved to Kansas in 2018. She enjoys collaborating and working as part of a treatment team, which she continues to do in an outpatient setting. Christine has extensive experience in working with adults, adolescents, and their families across multiple treatment settings and modalities. She has experience in individual, family, and group therapy, as well as parent coaching and meal support. Christine mainly works from a perspective of ACT, DBT, and CBT modalities; she also works within a Christian lens for those desiring that framework.
B.S., Psychology - Northeastern State University
M.A., Community Counseling - Oklahoma State University
AMY SCHMIDT, T-LMFT
Amy is a Marriage and Family Therapist and believes emotional balance and connection are the keys to healing and wellbeing. Sometimes, we can feel stuck or lost and she’s here to provide a supportive space to work through life's difficulties. Seeing a therapist does not mean you are broken, it means that you value living a life where you can flourish. Her number one goal is to help you feel safe and seen with empathy and compassion. Amy can help with marital/couple's issues, premarital counseling, family disruption, teens and adolescent issues and adjustment disorders, as well as individual needs such as depression and anxiety. She looks forward to walking with you through this journey. You don't have to go through this alone. Everyone's wellness journey is unique and she provides a personal experience while building on the therapeutic relationship. She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and a member of the Delta Kappa, The International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society.
Graduate of University of Missouri, B.A. Art History & Speech Communication
Graduate of University of Missouri in Kansas City, M.A. in Art History
Graduate of Friends University, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy