Mary Starr


816-246-4465, ext 5


Mary received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and her Master of Arts degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling at Webster University.

She enjoys counseling children, teens, and adults, as well as couples and families.  Her frame of reference is a client-centered approach and she specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).  For children, Mary combines play therapy with trauma-focused CBT to help children express their emotions and begin to heal in a safe environment.

Mary is certified to give couples the Prepare Enrich pre-marital assessment and help them interpret the results.  Mary also has experience leading parenting education groups, as well as emotional processing groups for children.  She has helped clients with ADHD, as well as with challenges such as depression, grief, anxiety, stress, and trauma-related issues.

Mary is passionate about helping people find their voice and to realize their confidence.  She feels everyone has the right to be loved and to find purpose and joy in life.  Before becoming a counselor, Mary worked at Children International, a Kansas City-based child sponsorship organization.  After her children were born, Mary worked as a stay-at-home mom and volunteered as a Stephen Minister with her church.  Mary returned to college to become a therapist after realizing this was her life-long dream.  She says, “I consider it an honor and a privilege to work with my clients.  We learn from each other!”

Mary enjoys spending time with her children and fiancé.  She loves photography, nature walks and bike riding, reading, travel, and getting together with friends and family.

Mary sees clients during the following hours:

Sundays:  Out of office

Mondays:  10am – 4pm

Tuesdays: 3:30pm – 8:30pm

Wednesdays: 10am – 4pm

Thursdays:  10am – 8pm

Fridays: Out of office

Saturdays: Out of office

Mary’s Recent Continuing Education Training:

  • EMDR Training: Effectively Treat Trauma and Move Clients Forward - January 2019

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ): Clinical Issues and Treatment Strategies - 2018