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.


Meet Dr. Karl Wendt | PhD | LPC | AAMT

Director of the Mount Hope Counseling Center that has been in operation now for 25+ years delivering hope to those in need.

Dr. Karl specializes in Marriage & Family Counseling.

Joyce Payne cropped.jpg.png

Meet Joyce Payne | MS| LPC

Joyce has 16 years experience in providing individual, family, and martial counseling to all ages. She treats depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and most major mental health concerns. Joyce has specialized training in treating trauma and provides EMDR. 

Meet Travis Bolin | PLPC

Travis specializes in individual counseling, group counseling, children, adolescents and teens, trauma, addictions, marriage and family and play therapy.

Joy Parkman.jpg

Meet Joy Parkman | MA | PLPC

Joy specializes in marriage and family as well as men's issues, women's issues, and relationship counseling.
LaShawn Jimenez.jpg

Meet LaShawn Jimenez | LIS

LaShawn is a literacy intervention specialist who works specifically with dyslexia and dysgraphia. She has 10 years experience in public school education.

Meet 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.

Meet Samantha Massara

Samantha is a counseling intern from Harding University. She is a cognitive behavioral therapy practitioner specializing in individual counseling for children, teens, and adults.

Meet Micah Clark

Micah is a counseling intern from Liberty University and is a member of Chi Sigma Iota counseling honor society. He specializes in working in working with adults, grief, individual, group, sexuality, relationship counseling.
Request an appointment or information by calling (417) 624-9659 or emailing us here:

Your message sent. Thank you for contacting us. You should hear back from us within the next 1-2 business days.