Mental Health & Wellness Providers

Connecting First Responders with Qualified Providers

Our program provides access to a curated list of licensed providers who specialize in services such as therapy, counseling, and wellness treatments. Through our scholarships, first responders can receive financial assistance to cover the costs of these services, including insurance co-pays or self-paid service fees. As a nonprofit organization dedicated to the well-being of first responders, we aim to expand our network of qualified providers and ensure that our community heroes have access to the support they deserve. By connecting first responders with qualified providers, our Resilience Scholarship program not only eases the financial burden of seeking mental health and wellness treatments but also ensures that individuals receive the best care tailored to their needs. We are proud to empower our local heroes in their journey towards better mental health and overall well-being.

Anxiety & Depression Clinic of Columbia

2600 Forum Blvd, Ste G
Columbia, MO 65203

Carmen Buis, MSW, LCSW

Carmen is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in therapy for teens and adults facing trauma, anxiety, and depression. She emphasizes the importance of creating a safe and judgment-free space for her clients, drawing from her personal experience with trauma and therapy. Carmen is trained in therapeutic modalities like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), offering support for addressing trauma and managing intense emotions.

2012 Cherry Hill Drive, Suite 206, Columbia, Missouri 65203

Joan Burke, LPC, EMT-P

Laird “CHAP” Thompson, M.Div

Chaplain (MAJOR) Ret. U.S. Army 1991-2017
Hospital and Hospice Chaplain

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy


We provide relief to those who serve the community as first responders by providing financial assistance to first responders (and their families) who experience loss and who are in need.

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