Everyone is different and needs an individualized therapy or counseling approach.  At The Purpose Center, we focus on the specific problems that affect your daily life, using well-known, evidence-based techniques.  

And, while techniques are important, authenticity, warmth, and empathy are integral for people to flourish in, and outside of, counseling. You are a whole person—mind, body, spirit - with strengths, and weaknesses.

Let us help you form a stronger family, decrease stress, enhance your relationships, find meaning in your life, and realize overall greater health and well-being.

At KKJ, we offer the following specialized services:


Health encompasses all areas of your life. At KKJ, we understand that you need to address your whole self – mind, body and spirit.

With authenticity, warmth, and empathy we can help you define your Purpose. This may be to reevaluate your priorities and values, or set goals for your health and life, but the Purpose you seek is to realize overall greater health and well-being.

We can help you find your Purpose through:


One cannot find their Purpose without personal exploration and growth. KKJ highly values the need to balance acceptance with hard work when striving to make important life changes. We use an active, problem solving approach in therapy to help you develop a plan for change. KKJ highly values the mind-body connection.

While techniques are important, authenticity, warmth, and empathy are integral for people to flourish in, and outside of, counseling and coaching. We strive to treat the whole person—mind, body and spirit—to help individuals and families decrease stress, enhance relationships, and realize overall growth and well-being.

With delicate issues at stake, therapy must be a good fit between professional and client. Click here if you would like more information on the importance of the therapeutic relationship. Visit here to learn about our providers.  If KKJ is not the right fit for you, we can make referrals based on our knowledge and working relationships with others in the community.

We can help you Grow through:

  • Individual Therapy for Children, Teens and Adults
  • Depression, loss and grief
  • Anxiety
  • Traumatic life events
  • LGBTQ affirming
  • Work related issues? Visit our Leadership page for more information
  • Family Therapy

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Striking a balance between working hard and living a good purposeful life can be difficult. Let us help you develop your leadership skills and find fulfillment in your work and your life. Formal supervision can also be obtained for mental health professionals.

We can help you find your purpose in Leadership:

  • How to lead a healthy workplace
  • Fostering better teamwork in the workplace
  • Work life balance – boundary setting
  • Career success and enjoyment
  • Changing career paths
  • Women in the workplace
  • Career counseling
  • Supervision: Dr. KKJ provides clinical supervision to early career psychologists, LPCs, and LPAs for therapy and evaluation services.
  • Consultation: Dr. KKJ also provides consultation on an as needed basis to mental health practitioners who have clients engaged with the court system.

Telehealth Services Available

This is essential in the era of Covid-19. And, in normal times, it can be a very effective option for busy professionals or for parents without childcare. It can also be an option if you're traveling, if you can't get out of work, or if you're a short-term client taking advantage of health, relationship, or business coaching.

Forensic Psychology Services:

Every divorce is complicated and difficult to navigate. You can reduce the emotional stress and practical difficulties by working with someone who can help you choose how to design your divorce process. We provide co-parenting services, individual divorce coaching and therapy, and family therapy including reunification therapy. Dr. KKJ is a Certified Family Financial Mediator and trained in Collaborative Divorce.

Sometimes you need a psychological or substance use evaluation for diagnostic clarification or to determine if there is progress in therapy. We can also help you develop a clear path with a career assessment. Other times, employers may require a psychological or substance use evaluation to determine readiness to return to work. Lastly, we can help with adoption readiness evaluations.


Mackenzie Howard, MA

Individual, group, and family therapy for childhood through adulthood

Impulse Control and Emotional Regulation

Coping Skills

Empowerment for BIPOC folx of all ages

Kaytie Mero, MA

Individual and group coaching and therapy for adults

Health and Wellness Coaching

Depression/Anxiety/Stress Management

Leadership in the Workplace

Whitney Wall Strugatsky, Ph.D.

Individual and couples counseling for adults

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma



Lisa Foss, MA

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma



Julianne Ludlam, Ph.D.



Psychological Evaluations

Katrina Kuzyszyn-Jones, Psy.D.

Health & Wellness

Work / Life Balance


Marissa Stanziani, Ph.D.




Michelle Chasen, B.S.

Depression & Anxiety


Career Transition in Adulthood

Nadya Chavies, B.A.

Depression & Anxiety

Setting healthy boundaries

Lgbtq+ individuals | all lifespans

Alyssa Choate, Intern

Questions?  Please contact us

Our purpose is to help you find your purpose through health, growth, and leadership.