Alicia Grindstaff, M.S., LPC

816-246-4465 ext 8


Alicia has worked with Healing Grace assisting in office duties since 2013 while she was attending UMKC to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After finishing there, she continued on to get her Master’s in Counseling Psychology and a Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counseling from Avila University. She completed her course work in May of 2015 and is currently under supervision as a counselor while working towards her state license. You may still see her helping in the office as needed, and is happy to assist clients when possible in this manner as well.

Alicia enjoys working with individuals, families, and couples. She especially enjoys working with children and adolescents. She understands that each person and family is unique with their own ideas and experiences, and she hopes to reflect this understanding in her approach to therapy. This is why she takes an eclectic approach in working with clients. This process allows her to use the techniques that fit both the situation and the person.

Alicia describes herself as a continuous student, and is always wanting to learn. Although she does not have current plans to return to school at this time, she is leaving the door open for the future. In the mean time she enjoys being active in her garden, volunteering as a mentor, and beekeeping.

Alicia’s office hours:

Mondays               Out of Office
Tuesdays              12pm – 8pm
Wednesdays        12pm – 8pm
Thursdays            12pm – 8pm
Fridays                 11am – 6pm
Saturdays            9am – 2pm
Sundays               Out of Office

Alicia also is available for speaking, teaching, and workshop facilitation.  Please schedule early as she books out far in advance.

Alicia’s Recent Continuing Education Training:

 Job Analysis Incentive Reading and Post TestAugust, 2017

 The Body Keeps Score-Trauma Healing with Bessel van der Kolk, MD – April, 2017

 Neuroscience for Clinicians: Brain Change for Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, Moods, and Substance Abuse – December, 2016

 Mindfulness, Healing & Transformation – The Pain and the Promise of Befriending the Full Catastrophe – August, 2016

 Play Therapy for Children, Adolescents and Adults Techniques to move beyond talk therapy and “Play it Out” – June, 2016

 Diagnosing and Treating Personality Disorders – May, 2015

 If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit: Tips, Tools and Techniques to Help Grieving Children, Teens and Adults – April 2016

 Helicopters, Drill Sergeants, & Consultants: Parenting Styles and the Messages They Send – April, 2016

 Parenting the Love and Logic WayApril, 2016

 GOTTMAN METHOD COUPLES THERAPY LEVEL 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm – March, 2014

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