About Us

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Melissa Wright

Melissa WrightI worked for Healthy Families Counseling and Support as an outpatient therapist, supervisor and in home therapist for 10 years. This is my 8th year providing outpatient therapy at Metis Counseling.

I am a registered play therapist – supervisor (RPT-S) trained through the Kansas City Play Therapy Institute. Play therapy is a unique approach to counseling that uses play and structured activities to target a child’s needs.

Melissa Wright, MA, LPC, RPT, NCC Therapist Kansas City Therapist

I have taught at Webster University as an adjunct professor for their Counseling of Children course. I am a Certified Trauma Specialist with credentials through the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. For more information, visit their website at www.starrtraining.org/about-tlc

I obtained my Master of Arts in counseling from Webster University and my Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Previous employment includes service coordination with the Department of Mental Health and Platte County Board of Services. I also managed a day treatment program through Unlimited Opportunities, Inc.

I have two boys, and have been married 19 years.

Nicole Rich

Nicole RichI have worked for Healthy Families Counseling and Support for 6 years as an outpatient therapist, in-home therapist, and targeted case manager providing mental health and counseling services to adults, adolescents, children and families. This is my 8th year providing outpatient therapy at Metis Counseling.

I earned my Masters of Arts degree in counseling from the University of Saint Mary and my Bachelors of Arts degree in psychology from Park University.

Nicole Rich MA, LPC Therapist Kansas City Therapist

Previous employment includes case management, group facilitation and in home counseling with Child Abuse and Prevention Association and Synergy Services, Inc.

Nicole has a 7th grader, 4th grader and kindergartener and has been married 20 years.

What is Metis?

The name “Metis” is derived from Greek mythology, where Metis was said to be the goddess of good counsel, advice, planning, and wisdom.