Each staff member at Thalia Therapy & Wellness Center is licensed, or under direct supervision, and here to support your personal growth.
CYNTHIA WOLF, MEd, LCPC, RPT, NCC, LPC
Cynthia is a Registered Play Therapist since 1999. She specializes in aged 3 to 9 and work closely with parents providing support and guidance in helping their child during each session. Cynthia counsels 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. She believes 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), she supervises other counselors and Play Therapists passing on my expertise. Being a Play Therapist is not a job for Cynthia, 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 her focus on that age group and specialty. She places all her attention, research, training, education and focus on what is current in the field of my specialty, Play Therapy. Cynthia loves what she does, helping children and parents.
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. 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, adults, first responders, and artists, struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression as well as body and self-esteem issues. Katelyn is trained in EMDR therapy, and utilizes Somatic Experiencing techniques to establish a 'bottom up' approach to therapy. She is set to graduate UMKC in the spring of 2023, and is excited to continue her licensure at Thalia Center! https://www.katelynherschlpc.com/
B.F.A, Musical Theatre-American Musical and Dramatic Academy
4061 Indian Creek Parkway
3rd Floor Suite 330
Overland Park, KS 66207
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm