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Our counselors draw upon their professional training, formal education and experiences to address the unique mental, emotional, spiritual and relational needs of each person.

While we are committed to a Christian perspective in approaching mental health issues, we are also sensitive to perspectives of others and those who do not identify with the faith.

To take advantage of our online booking system through Jane App, click on the button below. If you would rather talk to someone in person, you may call 417-624-9659 between the hours of 1 and 5 pm on weekdays. You may also leave a message through the form below at any time. 


Dr. Karl Wendt. Middle aged, caucasion male. Shorter dark hair, glasses, smiling.

Dr. Karl Wendt | PhD | LPC | AAMT

Director of the Mount Hope Counseling Center that has been in operation now for 35+ years delivering hope to those in need.

Dr. Karl specializes in Marriage & Family Counseling.

Marissa is a younger middle aged caucasion female. She has a huge smile and long reddish brown hair. She is wearing a teal shirt.

Marissa Fort | PLPC

Marissa is a trauma informed practitioner specializing in individual counseling for adults, adolescents, and children, couple and family counseling, play therapy, trauma, women's issues, and addiction.
Eddie Culp MS | PLPC

Eddie has been counseling for 14 years. He specializes in individual counseling, group counseling, children, adolescents and teens, ADHD, anger management, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and problematic sexual behavior.

Darla Wyatt


Darla has a heart for couples and enjoys coming alongside those who are struggling relationally, to instill hope and help them resolve their conflict. Darla has helped many couples restore trust in their relationship after an affair or betrayal. In addition to working with couples, Darla also works with women who are dealing with emotional difficulties such as depression or anxiety. She will work with the client to determine the best treatment for them so they can achieve their goals. 

Johna is a middle aged caucasion female. She has longer blonde hair, and is wearing a white shirt with blue and pink flowers. She is smiling.

Johna Burton  | BCBA

Johnna is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Her services rely on emphasizing strengths, setting goals, and teaching new skills to caregivers and children on the autism spectrum, children with developmental delays and those experiencing behavior challenges.

Micah Clark. Younger male, with short darker brown hair, light goatee and mustache. Waring a grayish blue and white plaid shirt.

Micah Clark


Micah is a counselor in training and on track to get his PLPC within the next few months. Micah earned his bachelor's in psychology and counseling from Ozark Christian College and his master's in clinical mental health counseling from Liberty University. Micah specializes in childhood and adult grief, pregnancy grief/ infertility, issues pertaining to sex/sexuality, childhood and adulthood trauma, and PTSD. Micah mainly specializes in college-age but also see's children ages +9 and adults aged 27-49. Micah is accepting clients Monday-Wednesday, 8 am-6 pm. 

Adam Forrest is a middle aged, caucasion male with a graying beard. He is wearing a black vest over a dress shirt and a necktie and also a newsboy cap. The picture is in grayscale.
Adam Forrest

Forrest completed his master's degree in Clinical Psychology at Pittsburg State University. He is a counselor in training on his way to getting his PLPC in a few months. Forrest works with adults, teens, and children specializing in individual, couples, marriage, family and group counseling. He works with individuals struggling with relational and socialization challenges, ADHD, chronic pain, physical and sexual trauma, anxiety, depression and grief, as well as organizational and financial counseling. Forrest offers telehealth options to those residing in the state of Missouri and can accommodate both early and late appointments if scheduled with him in advance.

Georgia Kinslow is a younger middle aged caucasion woman. She has curly dark brown hair and is wearing a light pink dress shirt.

Georgia Kinslow

Georgia is a counselor intern that will be graduating in May with her masters in clinical mental health counseling from Missouri State University. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Pittsburg State University where she worked as a sexual assault responder and in violence against women education. Georgia was born with a natural desire to help and finds a lot of joy in her work. She enjoys working with kids, teens (ages 12 and up), and adults in individual therapy. Utilizing a trauma informed approach she specializes in treating trauma, women's issues, grief, self-harm, depression, and anxiety. When not working or studying she enjoys reading, crocheting, and spending time with her family and pets.

**Currently welcoming new individual clients!**

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