It is with deep sorrow that we share that Gina West of Safe Harbor Counseling, affiliated with Carpenter Counseling Service, passed following a short illness.  

At the current time, Tracy Carpenter  is not accepting new clients.  Dr. Mayfield is accepting new clients.  

If you are a former client of Gina's, please feel free to contact Dr. Mayfield to continue services, or Tracy refers to the following individuals at the current time:

Laurie Ward, MA, LPC: 816-800-1679

510 Counseling: 816-443-5279

The Joshua Center: 816-763-7605

Diakonos Counseling: 816-373-9240

Gina was one in a million, and we know that she impacted so many.  We are grateful that she lives in the hearts and minds of all she touched.

We are a counseling colleagues that base our success on meeting our clients where they are.  We believe in personalized counseling based on your life experiences.  Read more about us in the "About Us" tab.

We have day, evening and weekend appointments to suit your needs. Call today.

Counselors in Kansas City/Lee's Summit

  • Relationship/Marriage Counseling
  • Separation/Divorce Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Blended Families
  • Women's Issues
  • Mental Illness
  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Anger Management
  • ​Grief and Loss

Appointment Requests

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 5:00 pm.

(Evening hours by pre-arranged appointment.)

Sunday: Closed

Contact Information

One evening, an elderly Cherokee brave told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.  He said, "My son, the battle is between two 'wolves" inside us all.  One is evil.  It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is good.  It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith."  

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one that you feed."

How do you find the right counselor?

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Which wolf will you feed?

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We provide internet based counseling which can be accessed via the convenience of your home of office. Please contact us for additional information.

Group Counseling

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Counselors who care...

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Each of us has our own location to serve you.

Tracy: 816-797-7555

Fred: 913-602-1883

For individuals new to counseling, this is not an easy task, which fills many with trepidation.  We say:

  • Utilize referrals
  • Web search
  • Call
  • Make an initial visit
  • Advocate for yourself