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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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

KATELYN FLAX, 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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