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Our Philosophy

Our mission is to help individuals and families who have been impacted by trauma or adversity recover from their psychological wounds, regain control of their lives and re-establish a sense of safety and security in life.

Our vision is for our clients to comfortably experience our unique approach to healing the mind, body, and soul. Our clients will recover from their mental trauma through our cutting-edge psychotherapy treatment options which include the use of innovative technology and modern psychotherapy techniques.

Our core values are: passion, respect, trust.

Our passion is to strengthen and heal individuals, marriages, and families. We are passionate about strengthening and healing individuals, marriages, and families. We are passionate about learning new innovative treatments that can speed up the healing process. We are passionate about building lasting relationships with our clients and with our community. We are passionate about serving our clients with optimism and a positive attitude.  

We respect an individual’s beliefs and life choices. We respect our client’s time.  We respect diversity and embrace it as an essential component leading to understanding our client’s needs. 

Trust is the basic building block of a relationship. Trust is built with integrity. Our clients can trust that they are receiving the absolute best treatment available for their individual situation. They can trust that we will deliver excellent transparent service. They can trust that we will give all our effort to everyone, every time. 

Our Story

Matt Armstrong, LMFT & owner, had a vision. He wanted to heal the world, one family at a time. His faith and firm belief in the potential of the family and how powerful the impact of strong families is to society led him to what is now Armstrong Family Counseling. 

His determination to understand mental pain and how to heal it brought him to a defining conclusion: trauma is the root of psychological anguish.

This team of proficient therapists that are each a brilliant piece of the "heal the world" equation by focusing on healing trauma while addressing other mental afflictions--depression, anxiety, stress, ADHD. 

With modern technology, an in-depth understanding of the mind, and a passionate team of therapists, Armstrong Family Counseling is on a mission to heal the world, one family at a time.

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Meet the Team

Meet the experts who define the Armstrong Family Counseling client experience. Each person has a unique combination of training, expertise, and insight that allows them to connect with clients on a deep and personal level. We also have a team working behind the scenes to ensure you have a 5-star experience with Armstrong Family Counseling.


Matt Armstrong | LMFT | Owner of Armstrong Family Counseling

Matt Armstrong


Clinical Director

Marriage & Trauma Expert

Matt is a marriage and family therapist and trauma expert. His unique approach involves seeking to understand his client’s needs, and he uses modern psychotherapeutic treatments such as neurofeedback to heal his clients.

His vision is to help individuals and families who have been impacted by trauma or adversity and to help them recover and re-establish a sense of security in their lives.

"My passion is families, the building block upon which society is built."

Dena Abnos | Depression Expert | Female Therapist

Dena Abnos


Relationship & Depression Expert

Dena Abnos, LPC, is a depression expert and relationship therapist. She helps clients dealing with depression, unhealthy relationships, communication difficulties- including intrapersonal communication.

Dena approaches healing by encouraging clients to envision their desired future and then helps them create a plan that brings happiness and relationship clarity.

"I strongly believe in our capacity to change no matter how bad our life circumstances have been or how old we are."


Michael Henderson


Asst. Clinical Director

 Trauma & Behavior Expert

Clients describe him as trustworthy, respectful, and compassionate. Michael is a registered counseling supervisor, providing supervision for individuals seeking counseling licensure in both Kansas and Missouri. He also consults with agencies, universities and corporations, and presents at local and national workshops and conferences.

"Together we collaborate in identifying your strengths and developing a healthier and happier future."

Dawn Hood

Dawn Hood


Relationship &

Cognitive Behavior Expert

Dawn's personal brand of therapy is an individualized and practical approach.  She collaboratively uncovers the core changes clients want to make, and together with her clients finds realistic, sustainable steps to make that change happen.

During the counseling process,  the relationships in her client's life is considered, and she examines how they influence the progress clients want to make.

"I choose to become a counselor because I enjoy helping people grow, make changes and feel better!"

Gabe Fry | LPC | Anxiety Expert | Christian Counselor

Gabe Fry


Anxiety Expert & Christian Counselor

Gabe Fry, LPC, is an anxiety expert and Christian counselor. His expertise helps clients to manage their stress, develop a healthier self-image, and reignite the attraction in their relationships.

His unique approach involves creative problem solving, teaching coping techniques such as mindfulness, breathing exercises, and other stress-reducing activities.

Gabe also is experienced in treating those dealing with Gender Dysphoria.

Michael French

Michael French



Addiction Recovery Expert

Michael French, LPC,  has provided counseling services to men and women for individual and group therapy sessions in addition to administering documentation for clients progress and in conjunction with treatment center nurses and medical doctors.

Michael's counseling methods  include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Talk Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. He has experience working with adults that have been diagnosed with substance use disorders and domestic violence clients, both perpetrators and victims.

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