Nicole Crites MS LCMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Hi, and welcome to our webpage!  It is my hope that this site offers a measure of "getting to know us" before we jump into therapy!  I am Nicole-wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, therapist, and owner at Willow Emotional & Relational Health, LLC!   Often times I am asked if I am a "Christian Counselor."  To that I respond, "I am a therapist who is a Christian, undeservingly saved by God's grace and mercy alone!  My professional licensure, however, is in Marriage & Family Therapy, not in Christian Counseling."  Each client system is different in all kinds of ways, and whether or not ones own spiritual beliefs are brought into the therapy room is up to each individual. 

In 2010 I started my therapy career in the rural southwest corner of Kansas, and now practice in Northeast Kansas, here at Willow!  I have had the pleasure of sitting across from hundreds of individuals looking to better their relationships, lives, understanding of oneself, heal trauma or wounds, along with many other presenting issues.  I have come to learn that I relish the opportunity to sit across from couples the most, and have a heart passion for helping teens and their parents/those that love them understand and navigate the season of adolescence more intentionally and less bumpy!

Life can get difficult, relationships can lose their luster, wounds are tough to live with... and sometimes a little support and guidance from a professional therapist can make things easier, if not even better. I honor the courage that it took for you to come this far in your pursuit for well-being and something different.  I would be happy to have a conversation with you about what it might look like for you and I to begin therapy together.  Please don't hesitate to reach out to me in whatever way feels most comfortable for you (email, phone, text, website inquiry).
I look forward to knowing you!