Know the Team

Discover more about our licensed and knowledgeable therapists, exploring their backgrounds and personal missions. They are dedicated to helping individuals take charge of their mental health, fostering understanding, and supporting the pursuit of goals and ambitions for personal growth.

Meet Our Therapists

Cara McBride

A photo portrait of Cara McBride, a clinical therapist at Clarity Counseling Mental Health.
Clinical Therapist & Owner
LSCSW, RPT

Life can present us with challenges that leave us feeling stuck and lost, unsure of where to turn. In those moments, it’s important to remember that hope, healing, and self-discovery can transform your life.

Discover more about our licensed and knowledgeable therapists, exploring their backgrounds and personal missions. They are dedicated to helping individuals take charge of their mental health, fostering understanding, and supporting the pursuit of goals and ambitions for personal growth.

A photo portrait of Cara McBride, a clinical therapist at Clarity Counseling Mental Health.

Cara McBride

Clinical Therapist & Owner
LSCSW, RPT

Licenses

  • Clinical Social Worker, State of Kansas License (LSCSW)

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Kansas University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Kansas University

Professional Experience

  • Clarity Counseling: Owner for 8 years.
  • SafeHome Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Tri-County Mental Health Services
  • Spofford Home
  • Legal industry expert advising state courts.
A photo portrait of Cara McBride, a clinical therapist at Clarity Counseling Mental Health.

Cara McBride

Clinical Therapist & Owner
LSCSW, RPT

She offers diverse modalities for addressing pain, trauma, and mental health issues using evidence-based techniques and practical therapeutic approaches. Together, we’ll discover the most effective path for you.

Specialty Certifications:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Play Therapy: A Psychotherapeutic Approach for Children
  • Sand Tray: An Expressive-Focused Therapy for Adolescents
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Find additional therapy types and treatment offerings.
A photo portrait of Cara McBride, a clinical therapist at Clarity Counseling Mental Health.

Cara McBride

Clinical Therapist & Owner
LSCSW, RPT

Should you wish to reach out to a particular therapist or seek further information regarding a specific therapy treatment or any other inquiry, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to assisting you.

Setup a free 15-minute therapy consultation

15-Mins. Free Therapy Consultation Form
During Clarity Counseling's complimentary 15-minute Therapy Consultation, we'll explore your challenges, goals, and answer any questions you may have. Please fill out the scheduling form and click "Submit" to finalize your request. We'll be in touch shortly to arrange a phone appointment.
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Appointment Type:
Your Full Name:
By selecting 'I AGREE' you acknowledge and consent to Clarity Counseling's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use upon submitting our 15-minute Therapy Consultation Contact Form.

Contact us for any general inquires.

Get in Touch: Inquiry Contact Form
For general inquiries or questions regarding Clarity Counseling therapy services, please complete our Get in Touch: Inquiry Contact Form and click "Submit" to complete the form submission.
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Full Name:

Cassidy Haag

a therapist woman employee smiling at camera.
Mental Health Therapist
LMSW, DBT-Certified

Cassidy believes each person’s journey is unique and deserves empathy and understanding. She views mental health as a changing spectrum influenced by biology, environment, and life experiences.

For Cassidy, healing is more than the absence of illness. It involves well-being, realizing abilities, managing stress, and working productively. She promotes open dialogue for seeking support without shame.

Cassidy uses a holistic approach, addressing both symptoms and underlying causes by considering the mind, body, and spirit. She believes in resilience, self-compassion, and growth, viewing challenges as opportunities for learning and development.

a therapist woman employee smiling at camera.

Cassidy Haag

Mental Health Therapist
LMSW, DBT-Certified

Licenses & Certifications

  • Licensed Master Social Worker, State of Missouri (LMSW)
  • Licensed Master Social Worker, State of Kansas (LMSW)
  • Intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Animal-Assisted Intervention Specialist (C-AAIS) In-Progress

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Social Welfare, Kansas University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Washburn University

Professional Experience

  • Family Services & Guidance Center
  • The Lilac Center
a therapist woman employee smiling at camera.

Cassidy Haag

Mental Health Therapist
LMSW, DBT-Certified

Cassidy’s approach is a specialty blend of therapy techniques, lifestyle adjustments, and personalized behavioral support to suit individual needs. She sees challenges as chances for growth, driven by resilience and self-compassion.

Therapy Specialties:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Find additional therapy types and treatment offerings.
a therapist woman employee smiling at camera.

Cassidy Haag

Mental Health Therapist
LMSW, DBT-Certified

Should you wish to reach out to a particular therapist or seek further information regarding a specific therapy treatment or any other inquiry, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to assisting you.

Setup a free 15-minute therapy consultation

15-Mins. Free Therapy Consultation Form
During Clarity Counseling's complimentary 15-minute Therapy Consultation, we'll explore your challenges, goals, and answer any questions you may have. Please fill out the scheduling form and click "Submit" to finalize your request. We'll be in touch shortly to arrange a phone appointment.
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Appointment Type:
Your Full Name:
By selecting 'I AGREE' you acknowledge and consent to Clarity Counseling's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use upon submitting our 15-minute Therapy Consultation Contact Form.

Contact us for any general inquires.

Get in Touch: Inquiry Contact Form
For general inquiries or questions regarding Clarity Counseling therapy services, please complete our Get in Touch: Inquiry Contact Form and click "Submit" to complete the form submission.
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Full Name:

Elizabeth Ekis

A photo portrait of Elizabeth Ekis, a licensed clinical therapist at Clarity Counseling in Leawood, Kansas.
Clinical Therapist
LSCSW, LCSW, LMSW

Elizabeth prioritizes a person-first, humanistic approach in providing therapy to ensure comprehensive client care and treatment. We all face stressors and challenges in our lives, experiencing our unique degree of mental wellness that can change as we navigate these obstacles.

The best way to overcome these barriers is to keep our humanity at the forefront of our therapy work. Everyone deserves dignity, respect, and an opportunity to be heard and connect with their authentic selves.

As an advocate for eclectic therapy, Elizabeth utilizes diverse therapeutic modalities to support clients in achieving their individual therapy goals effectively.

A photo portrait of Elizabeth Ekis, a licensed clinical therapist at Clarity Counseling in Leawood, Kansas.

Elizabeth Ekis

Clinical Therapist
LSCSW, LCSW, LMSW

Licenses

  • Clinical Social Worker License, State of Kansas (LSCSW)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Missouri (LCSW)
  • Licensed Master Social Worker, State of Missouri (LMSW)

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Social Welfare, Kansas University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Behavioral Science, Kansas University

Professional Experience

  • Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Community Mental Health Practice
A photo portrait of Elizabeth Ekis, a licensed clinical therapist at Clarity Counseling in Leawood, Kansas.

Elizabeth Ekis

Clinical Therapist
LSCSW, LCSW, LMSW

Elizabeth has delivered high-quality mental health treatment to diverse populations as a social worker for over six years. She incorporates practical approaches and proven therapeutic techniques and stays updated with the latest methods in the field.

Specialty Certifications:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Find additional therapy types and treatment offerings.
A photo portrait of Elizabeth Ekis, a licensed clinical therapist at Clarity Counseling in Leawood, Kansas.

Elizabeth Ekis

Clinical Therapist
LSCSW, LCSW, LMSW

Should you wish to reach out to a particular therapist or seek further information regarding a specific therapy treatment or any other inquiry, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to assisting you.

Setup a free 15-minute therapy consultation

15-Mins. Free Therapy Consultation Form
During Clarity Counseling's complimentary 15-minute Therapy Consultation, we'll explore your challenges, goals, and answer any questions you may have. Please fill out the scheduling form and click "Submit" to finalize your request. We'll be in touch shortly to arrange a phone appointment.
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Appointment Type:
Your Full Name:
By selecting 'I AGREE' you acknowledge and consent to Clarity Counseling's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use upon submitting our 15-minute Therapy Consultation Contact Form.

Contact us for any general inquires.

Get in Touch: Inquiry Contact Form
For general inquiries or questions regarding Clarity Counseling therapy services, please complete our Get in Touch: Inquiry Contact Form and click "Submit" to complete the form submission.
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Full Name:

RESPONSIVE BREAK

Know the Team

Discover more about our licensed and knowledgeable therapists, exploring their backgrounds and personal missions. They are dedicated to helping individuals take charge of their mental health, fostering understanding, and supporting the pursuit of goals and ambitions for personal growth.

Meet Our Therapists

A photo portrait of Cara McBride, a clinical therapist at Clarity Counseling Mental Health.

Cara McBride

LSCSW, RPT
Clinical Therapist & Owner

Life can present us with challenges that leave us feeling stuck and lost, unsure of where to turn. In those moments, it’s important to remember that hope, healing, and self-discovery can transform your life.

Discover more about our licensed and knowledgeable therapists, exploring their backgrounds and personal missions. They are dedicated to helping individuals take charge of their mental health, fostering understanding, and supporting the pursuit of goals and ambitions for personal growth.

A photo portrait of Cara McBride, a clinical therapist at Clarity Counseling Mental Health.

Cara McBride

LSCSW, RPT
Clinical Therapist & Owner

Licenses

  • Clinical Social Worker, State of Kansas License (LSCSW)

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Kansas University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Kansas University

Professional Experience

  • Clarity Counseling: Owner for 8 years.
  • SafeHome Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Tri-County Mental Health Services
  • Spofford Home
  • Legal industry expert advising state courts.
A photo portrait of Cara McBride, a clinical therapist at Clarity Counseling Mental Health.

Cara McBride

LSCSW, RPT
Clinical Therapist & Owner

She offers diverse modalities for addressing pain, trauma, and mental health issues using evidence-based techniques and practical therapeutic approaches. Together, we’ll discover the most effective path for you.

Specialty Certifications:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Play Therapy: A Psychotherapeutic Approach for Children
  • Sand Tray: An Expressive-Focused Therapy for Adolescents
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Find additional therapy types and treatment offerings.
A photo portrait of Cara McBride, a clinical therapist at Clarity Counseling Mental Health.

Cara McBride

LSCSW, RPT
Clinical Therapist & Owner

Should you wish to reach out to a particular therapist or seek further information regarding a specific therapy treatment or any other inquiry, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to assisting you.

Setup a free 15-minute therapy consultation

15-Mins. Free Therapy Consultation Form
During Clarity Counseling's complimentary 15-minute Therapy Consultation, we'll explore your challenges, goals, and answer any questions you may have. Please fill out the scheduling form and click "Submit" to finalize your request. We'll be in touch shortly to arrange a phone appointment.
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Appointment Type:
Your Full Name:
By selecting 'I AGREE' you acknowledge and consent to Clarity Counseling's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use upon submitting our 15-minute Therapy Consultation Contact Form.

Contact us for any general inquires.

Get in Touch: Inquiry Contact Form
For general inquiries or questions regarding Clarity Counseling therapy services, please complete our Get in Touch: Inquiry Contact Form and click "Submit" to complete the form submission.
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Full Name:

Meet Our Therapists

Cassidy Haag

a therapist woman employee smiling at camera.
Mental Health Therapist
LMSW, DBT-Certified

Cassidy believes each person’s journey is unique and deserves empathy and understanding. She views mental health as a changing spectrum influenced by biology, environment, and life experiences.

For Cassidy, healing is more than the absence of illness. It involves well-being, realizing abilities, managing stress, and working productively. She promotes open dialogue for seeking support without shame.

Cassidy uses a holistic approach, addressing both symptoms and underlying causes by considering the mind, body, and spirit. She believes in resilience, self-compassion, and growth, viewing challenges as opportunities for learning and development.

a therapist woman employee smiling at camera.

Cassidy Haag

Mental Health Therapist
LMSW, DBT-Certified

Licenses & Certifications

  • Licensed Master Social Worker, State of Missouri (LMSW)
  • Licensed Master Social Worker, State of Kansas (LMSW)
  • Intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Animal-Assisted Intervention Specialist (C-AAIS) In-Progress

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Social Welfare, Kansas University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Washburn University

Professional Experience

  • Family Services & Guidance Center
  • The Lilac Center
a therapist woman employee smiling at camera.

Cassidy Haag

Mental Health Therapist
LMSW, DBT-Certified

Cassidy’s approach is a specialty blend of therapy techniques, lifestyle adjustments, and personalized behavioral support to suit individual needs. She sees challenges as chances for growth, driven by resilience and self-compassion.

Therapy Specialties:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Find additional therapy types and treatment offerings.
a therapist woman employee smiling at camera.

Cassidy Haag

Mental Health Therapist
LMSW, DBT-Certified

Should you wish to reach out to a particular therapist or seek further information regarding a specific therapy treatment or any other inquiry, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to assisting you.

Setup a free 15-minute therapy consultation

15-Mins. Free Therapy Consultation Form
During Clarity Counseling's complimentary 15-minute Therapy Consultation, we'll explore your challenges, goals, and answer any questions you may have. Please fill out the scheduling form and click "Submit" to finalize your request. We'll be in touch shortly to arrange a phone appointment.
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Appointment Type:
Your Full Name:
By selecting 'I AGREE' you acknowledge and consent to Clarity Counseling's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use upon submitting our 15-minute Therapy Consultation Contact Form.

Contact us for any general inquires.

Get in Touch: Inquiry Contact Form
For general inquiries or questions regarding Clarity Counseling therapy services, please complete our Get in Touch: Inquiry Contact Form and click "Submit" to complete the form submission.
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Full Name:

Meet Our Therapists

A photo portrait of Elizabeth Ekis, a licensed clinical therapist at Clarity Counseling in Leawood, Kansas.

Elizabeth Ekis

LSCSW, LCSW, LMSW
Clinical Therapist

Elizabeth prioritizes a person-first, humanistic approach in providing therapy to ensure comprehensive client care and treatment. We all face stressors and challenges in our lives, experiencing our unique degree of mental wellness that can change as we navigate these obstacles.

The best way to overcome these barriers is to keep our humanity at the forefront of our therapy work. Everyone deserves dignity, respect, and an opportunity to be heard and connect with their authentic selves.

As an advocate for eclectic therapy, Elizabeth utilizes diverse therapeutic modalities to support clients in achieving their individual therapy goals effectively.

A photo portrait of Elizabeth Ekis, a licensed clinical therapist at Clarity Counseling in Leawood, Kansas.

Elizabeth Ekis

LSCSW, LCSW, LMSW
Clinical Therapist

Licenses

  • Clinical Social Worker License, State of Kansas (LSCSW)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Missouri (LCSW)
  • Licensed Master Social Worker, State of Missouri (LMSW)

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Social Welfare, Kansas University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Behavioral Science, Kansas University

Professional Experience

  • Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Community Mental Health Practice
A photo portrait of Elizabeth Ekis, a licensed clinical therapist at Clarity Counseling in Leawood, Kansas.

Elizabeth Ekis

LSCSW, LCSW, LMSW
Clinical Therapist

Elizabeth has delivered high-quality mental health treatment to diverse populations as a social worker for over six years. She incorporates practical approaches and proven therapeutic techniques and stays updated with the latest methods in the field.

Specialty Certifications:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Find additional therapy types and treatment offerings.
A photo portrait of Elizabeth Ekis, a licensed clinical therapist at Clarity Counseling in Leawood, Kansas.

Elizabeth Ekis

LSCSW, LCSW, LMSW
Clinical Therapist

Should you wish to reach out to a particular therapist or seek further information regarding a specific therapy treatment or any other inquiry, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to assisting you.

Setup a free 15-minute therapy consultation

15-Mins. Free Therapy Consultation Form
During Clarity Counseling's complimentary 15-minute Therapy Consultation, we'll explore your challenges, goals, and answer any questions you may have. Please fill out the scheduling form and click "Submit" to finalize your request. We'll be in touch shortly to arrange a phone appointment.
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Appointment Type:
Your Full Name:
By selecting 'I AGREE' you acknowledge and consent to Clarity Counseling's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use upon submitting our 15-minute Therapy Consultation Contact Form.

Contact us for any general inquires.

Get in Touch: Inquiry Contact Form
For general inquiries or questions regarding Clarity Counseling therapy services, please complete our Get in Touch: Inquiry Contact Form and click "Submit" to complete the form submission.
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Full Name: