Judy Gardner

Judy Gardner, MS, BSN, RN, LPC, NCC

Judy received a bachelor of science in nursing in 1988 from CMSU, and a master of science in counseling in 2009 from UCM. She completed clinical internships in a private practice, and an
in-patient unit for trauma based disorders. She is a registered nurse, licensed professional counselor, national certified counselor, EMDRIA Certified Therapist, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and EMDR Consulting Coach. She is fully licensed to practice in the state of Missouri. 
Her practice focus includes anxiety, self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, chronic pain, stress management, women’s issues, and marriage counseling. Judy enjoys working with clients of all ages, from small children to adults seeking healing and richness in life in their mature years, and couples seeking repair and growth.

She provides HAP, EMDR Consulting, and EMDRIA consultation.

In therapy, Judy uses a theoretical approach that represents both best practice and the client’s needs. Some of the approaches used include cognitive behavioral therapy, strength-based, EMDR, play therapy, and supportive therapies. She is certified in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), is an EMDR approved consultant, and is trained in play therapy, filial therapy (teaching parents how to use play therapy techniques with their children), and Prepare and Enrich for premarital and marital counseling. Judy is Level 3 Gottman Method trained to build stronger relationships.

Judy holds memberships in the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, American Counseling Association, Missouri Mental Health Counselors Association, Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society, EMDR International Association, and EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program.

Judy currently accepts insurance, but will leaving most insurance panels January 1, 2017. Her rates at that time will be $150 for an initial session and treatment plan, $120 per session for couples, and $100 for individuals.


Judy sees clients in Sedalia on Mondays and Fridays at her office, conveniently located at 416 South Ohio Avenue, Sedalia, Missouri; and in Lee’s Summit, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Judy’s Contact Information:

To Schedule On-Line, to register as a new client, or make payments please click on the following:    

Telephone:  816-718-3528   Facsimile: 888-827-4136    

Email: judy.gardner@hushmail.com

To request Judy to contact you, email or call, and she will get back with you as soon as possible. Please do not include clinical information in emails.

Areas of Practice:

  • Abuse recovery
  • Anxiety
  • Children’s Issues
  • Conflict Management
  • Coping with Bullying
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Critical Decision Making
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Depression
  • Divorce Recovery
  • EMDR  & Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief/Loss Recovery
  • Individual Therapy
  • Interpersonal Concerns
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital Therapy
  • Mood Management
  • Parenting
  • Play Therapy
  • Pre-Marital Therapy
  • Recovery from Trauma
  • Stress Management

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Gottman Approved Member