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Our dedicated team of professionals is known for its talent and experience and is well-equipped to help members deal with a variety of issues. They respond appropriately to a clientele of all ages, races, educational backgrounds and income levels and focus on treating everybody with the utmost courtesy, dignity and respect.

Stacey Winter, LCMFT, CEO

Stacey Winter, LCMFT, CEO

Stacey Winter received her Master of Science in Family Therapy from Friends University in 1996. With over 20 years of clinical experience, Stacey spent much of her career in the child welfare system. As a clinician and as CEO of EMPAC, Stacey assists individuals, couples, families and groups through counseling, training, coaching, and consulting. Throughout her work, Stacey has focused on organizational health, building and maintaining effective teams and the impact of trauma.

Amy Schreffler

Amy Schreffler, LCMFT, LMAC, SAP

Amy Schreffler received her Master of Science in Family Therapy from Friends University in 2009, licensure as Master’s Addiction Counselor in 2010 and certification as a Substance Abuse Professional through the US Department of Transportation in 2015. With more than 10 years of counseling experience, Amy has worked with clients in both family counseling centers and drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. As an EAP counselor, Amy integrates cognitive behavioral, narrative and solution-focused therapies in treating substance use disorders, marital and relationship difficulties, depression and anxiety issues. 

Bridgette Miller, LMFT, LBSW

Bridgette Miller, LMFT, LBSW

Bridgette Miller received her Master of Science in Family Therapy from Friends University in 2012 and her Bachelor of Social Work from Kansas State University in 2009. She is passionate about helping clients through their road blocks to obtain peace, acceptance and understanding. Bridgette encourages individuals and families in their journey to learn from the past, live in the present and prepare for a more hopeful future. 

Dabria VanGieson

Dabria VanGieson, LCMFT, RPT

Dabria VanGieson received her Master of Science in Family Therapy from Friends University in 2012.  Dabria is also a Registered Play Therapist who incorporates hands-on activities to help clients fully process their struggles, with special emphasis in grief, anxiety, blended family issues and trauma. She specializes in working with children, teenagers, and families. Dabria also enjoys working with first responders and is skilled in providing crisis debriefings.

Jennifer Adams

Jennifer Adams, LMFT

Jennifer Adams received her Master of Science in Family Therapy from Friends University in 2018. As an integrative therapist, she combines different therapeutic approaches with the language of parts to help clients embrace difficult emotions as they occur.  Jennifer works with survivors of trauma as they journey from reactivity to experiencing inner leadership driven by vision, compassion and confidence.

Jessica Muret

Jessica Muret, LSCSW

Jessica Muret received her Master of Science in Art Therapy from Emporia State University in 2004, and her Master of Social Work in 2011. She has over fifteen years of experience working with non-profits and is versed in Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, and Restorative Practices.  Jessie has a passion for building resiliency, hope and creative healing with those she works with. She prides herself in being an advocate for at-risk populations including individuals who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, abuse and neglect.    

Rita Buffington

Rita Buffington, LCMFT

Rita Buffington received her Master of Science in Family Therapy from Friends University in 2012. Integrating positive psychology with a strengths-based brief therapy approach, she enjoys working with individuals interested in developing mindfulness, greater self-awareness and emotion regulation. Rita counsels both adults and couples with issues such as depression, grief, life stage transitions, and marriage and relationship issues.

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