Margaret Barger, LPC, LCP

Elisabeth Chipps, LPC, LCPC

In our outpatient setting, Lauren works with adults of all ages to address various concerns; including relationship issues, mood disorders, anxiety and panic, as well as grief and loss. Working from a client-focused perspective, Lauren uses techniques tailored to individual needs and ensures therapy is a collaborative process.

Lauren accepts UnitedHealthcare and offers sliding scale fees. 

Outpatient Services

In private practice, Margaret serves adults of all ages who cope with depression, panic & anxiety, chronic pain or chronic mental illness. Much of her work is with individuals in the midst of an unanticipated change, seeking relief from a major loss or struggling with a catastrophic illness. She enjoys working with caregivers of older adults, LGBT and minority clients. 

Margaret accepts BCBS, UBH, GEHA, Aetna, and Humana. 

Health Insurance

We accept most public and private insurance plans. We also offer sliding fee scales for those without insurance. 


Outpatient services are paid for by private insurance or out-of-pocket. A co-payment may be required. 

Requesting Services

To schedule an appointment with one of our therapists, contact our office at 816-333-0606.

In private practice, Elisabeth works with adults of all ages who struggle with mood disorders, anxiety, panic or chronic pain.  She works closely with clients to address relationship issues, women’s issues, improve parenting and achieve work/life balance.

​Elisabeth accepts Aetna, Aetna Better Health of Missouri, Coventry, Humana, and United Behavioral Health.

At our Brookside office we provide individual, family and couples counseling. Our approach to treatment is always tailored to the unique needs and circumstances of each client. 

Staff Therapists

Lauren Eikel, LPC​