Proudly Serving the Kansas City Metro Area! Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Shawnee, Lenexa & Gardner Communities! As a Counselor & Life Coach with over seventeen years of experience, I am dedicated to helping individuals, couples & families achieve their objectives, find self-acceptance, greater peace of mind & joy in their lives. I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Kansas. Over the years, I have had numerous professional settings prior to opening my own Private Practice, Dawning of a New Day Counseling & Life Coaching in 2012. I have worked in several substance abuse & addictions settings, both as a Clinician and later, as the Western Region Program Director at Preferred Family Healthcare. I invested six years of service as a Clinician & Supervisor at Wyandot Center for Behavioral Healthcare serving the severely & persistently mentally ill population. I also had the honor of serving as the Regional Director of Psychological Health for the USMCR for five years, which fueled my passion for working with the Military populations; as well as, trauma survivors.
About My Clinical Approach
Opening my own practice has allowed me to focus on the areas of counseling that I believe I am most effective and competent in. The issues I specialize working with include: developing & sustaining intimate relationships,, marriage-enrichment, blended family issues, divorce recovery & custody issues, drug & alcohol treatment, resolving childhood wounds, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss & grief, eating disorders & transitioning issues across the life span. I utilize a variety of traditional treatment modalities, including:
- CBT: Cognitive-behavioral Therapy
- Psychodynamic &/Or Interpersonal Therapy
- Solution-focused Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Mindfulness Therapy
- Family Systems Therapy
The therapy process must be customized to fit the issues or goals of the client(s) who are seeking resolution to their problems. Effective therapy will help you shift negative behavior patterns that are holding you back from experiencing a more meaningful life!
I am Preferred Provider who is Certified in the following Clinical Specialties:
- Life & Business Coaching
- Prepare & Enrich Marriage Counselor
- Depression, Anxiety & PTSD
- Clinical Trauma Professional
- Substance Abuse Professional
About My Passion & Mission!
I have dedicated my life to helping individuals, couples & families achieve their objectives, find self-acceptance, greater peace of mind & joy in their lives. We all will face unique life transitions and challenges in our lifetime. I specialize in helping you navigate through difficult life transitions:
- Pre-marital Counseling to help a couple better define what the key elements are of a marriage and how to set-up their new union for success
- Marital Counseling to help a couple with growth & stabilization across their lifetime. Helping a couple understand the areas of strength in their marriage and the areas for growth.
- Blended-family Issues to help navigate the difficult transition from: Yours & Mine to Ours.
- Grief Counseling in any area of Loss: Death of a Loved One, Divorce Recovery, Affair Recovery, Job Loss or Death of a Dream
- Singleness Issues: the difficulty of never marrying or being newly divorced
- Adult Child Estrangement Issues
- Women's or Men's Issues
- Trauma Counseling - when pain resides and needs release...
Benefits of Counseling
As a Counselor & Life Coach, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential & lead a life that is worth celebrating, a life 'in balance'. Counseling allows you to discover, modify & implement life strategies, to reduce stress & anxiety, manage difficulties & improve key relationships. Take the next step...
What People Report After Completing Counseling
"Sitka is a very knowledgeable and kind individual who clearly has a genuine care for the wellbeing of her clients. It is hard not to find hope and optimism when speaking with her and I highly recommend her services to anyone going through a tough time or just needs some sound advice." Clint G.
"After going through a lot of soul-searching, I realized I needed to end my marriage. I began seeing Ms. Stueve and she walked with me through the divorce process, the grieving process and helped me learn how to build my new life. I highly recommend her services to anyone going through marital difficulties, a difficult divorce or who needs help rebuilding after a major loss." Maria D.
"My husband & I decided that after ten years of marriage, it was time for a 'tune-up'! We spoke with Sitka and she suggested we complete the Prepare & Enrich Online Assessment and begin marriage enrichment counseling with her. The Assessment was spot-on! The key elements of the marriage that were reviewed were all important, in their own way, and the areas we needed growth in - became very obvious. Our marriage is stronger for having completed this marital tune-up with her. We highly recommend her as a marriage counselor! " Dan & Sue J.