Dr. Ken Tombley, DCoun, LPC, CRADC
Ken is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri since 2011. He holds master's degrees in Divinity and Counseling.
He completed his Doctorate in Counseling from Midwestern College and Seminary. His dissertation studied metacognitive training to manage delusions in Schizophrenia.
Ken teaches as an adjunct professor at Southwest Baptist University in their Psychology Department, Liberty University Online in the School of Divinity, Missouri State University in their Graduate Social Work program, Central Bapstist Seminary in their Licensed Professional Counselors program and Midwestern College in their graduate and doctoral programs.
During the week, Ken works as a Clinical Director for an Adult Treatment Center that offers inpatient and outpatient services. There he works with a team of psychiatrist, psychologists, social workers, and case managers. He has experience with both acute and chronic mental illness as well as addictions.
Kathy Tombley, BA
Kathy has a Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Sciences. She is a master herbalist with Vintage Remedies and will be starting nursing school in the Spring.
Kathy was a certified public education teacher until she began homeschooling their nine children. She is currently completing her Master's in Education with a specialization in reading.
She now teaches 2nd grade at our local public school.
The Tombley's Together
Ken and Kathy have been married for 37 years. They worked with teenagers for 10 years and then served as the senior pastor family for 18 years. Together they have raised nine children. The family has grieved the loss of a son at 24 to cancer. They are now "empty nesters" with 7 grandchildren and counting. Both are interested in the 24/7 prayer movement and the homesteading movement. They love books, good coffee, hard work, good food, and prayer.
Dr. Tombley's Qualifications
EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant
Certificated as a Addiction Counselor with the State of Missouri
Certified in Medication Assisted Recovery
Certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Certified in Moral Reconation Therapy
Certified Domestic Violence Recovery Instructor
Certified in Prepare & Enrich Couples Counseling
Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist
Marriage Enrichment Retreats
Melissa is a provisionally licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri. She completed her bachelors degree in psychology and Christian ministry at College of the Ozarks. Melissa recently completed her masters degree in counseling at Missouri state university. Her senior thesis paper focused on neurological impacts of trauma specific therapies.
Melissa has worked in the mental health field since 2011. Currently, she works as a co occurring therapist. Melissa primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy and is certified in EMDR therapy.
Melissa has been happily married for 5 years and is actively involved in her church as a worship leader. She is passionate to see the intersection of Christ and psychology used to heal the whole person.
Melissa Leighty, PLPC
Melissa Leighty's Qualifications
Substance and Addiction Therapy
Statement of Integration
What it means to practice professional psychotherapy informed by a Christian Worldview
Caliber Counseling utilizes an integrated approach to psychotherapy which utilizes as bio/psycho/social/spiritual model of humanity. This model affirms the dignity and depravity of all humans. An integrated model relies on sound empirical behavioral science, evidence based practices, and a clearly articulated Christian theology. The Integrated Psychotherapist often functions in the middle ground when providing treatment in one or all of the bio/psycho/social/spiritual domains. Our goal is wholistic wellness. We acknowledge that some clients come to treatment for the reduction of symptoms while others come for a spiritual transformation. We affirm the autonomy and self-determination of the client and see this as a coinciding pillar of the biblical understanding of free will and personal responsibility. From a “field of study” perspective, we see psychology as a subset of theology. Integration goes beyond having a therapist that is a Christian and allows the therapist to rely on a Christian worldview for a definition of what is healthy and to utilize Christian practices as interventions for treatment goals. It is our understanding that we provide something distinctively different from advice, pastoral care, or Christian education, even though we will call upon these at times.
We utilize professional clinical practices, competencies, ethics, language, and relationships. Caliber Counseling Psychotherapists are members of the American Mental Health Counselor’s Association (AMHCA). We affirm the AMHCA and the American Association of Christian Counselor’s (AACC) Code of ethics.
AACC Coe of ethics link. https://www.aacc.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/AACC-Code-of-Ethics-Master-Document.pdf
Mark Sullivan BA, PLPC
Mark is a Master's Level Intern and Student at Evangel Unversity. He will graduate in the summer of 2020. He is also practiced as a Substance Abuse Counselor for three years. Mark has a passion for marriage and family counseling, addiction treatment, and trauma.
Mark has been married since 2012. He is an avid gunsmen, active in his local church, loves to work out, and is committed to family. He values creating a space for healing and coming alongside his clients as they are transformed.