Morgan is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) specializing in complex trauma, and dedicated to supporting children and families along their journey to healing and recovery.
Morgan comes to us in Kansas City from Philadelphia where she worked for several years as a Trauma Therapist and Clinical Supervisor, providing trauma treatment services for children and families from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Morgan is motivated and inspired by helping young children who have been impacted by physical, emotional, and sexual abuse; neglect; family separation due to divorce and/or foster care; death of a loved one; and exposure to violence and substance use, among other adversities. Morgan has extensive experience advocating for children’s safety and attachment needs within various child healthcare systems, and supporting children in foster care with stabilization throughout adoptive and reunification processes.
Morgan’s therapeutic approach is family-centered and strengths-based. Therapy sessions with Morgan offer a safe and welcoming space where children can talk and play about big feelings, upsetting things that have happened, and to learn and practice other ways of thinking, doing, and being. Morgan works creatively and diligently to provide individually tailored treatment to help children and families cope with the emotional effects of trauma and other daily life stressors.
Morgan believes that a healthy attachment to a safe, supportive, and consistent caregiver can be essential for a child’s healing process and future development. Morgan engages caregivers actively in therapy to help restore and enhance healthy communication, trust, and connection within family relationships, and to support caregivers with understanding and practicing supportive ways to respond to their child’s trauma-related symptoms, behaviors, and recovery needs across settings.
Morgan is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the states of Missouri, Kansas, and Pennsylvania, and she is a National Board-Certified Counselor (NCC). Morgan received her Master’s of Science (MS) degree in Community and Trauma Counseling from Philadelphia (Jefferson) University in 2016, and she is an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Morgan’s additional trainings include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
- Child Parent Psychotherapy
- Sanctuary Model