Client Name:

Independence, MO

Independence, MO

Warrensburg, MO

Warrensburg, MO

Liberty, MO

Liberty, MO

Why Diakonos:

  • Private Mental Health Practice for over 30 years
  • Over 130 years of combined experience between our current therapists
  • Quality of Care is the #1 goal
  • Our therapists routinely meet, strategize, counsel and partner together 
  • Not over-burdened with organizational complexities
  • Freedom to offer professional and compassionate patient-driven therapy for proven results
  • Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Private and comfortable environment for face-to-face sessions
  • Specialize in providing care for seniors, adults and children

Mind, Body & Spirit Approach:

Diakonos Counseling offers compassionate care for those struggling with painful emotions, distorted thinking, and troubling behavior, as well as those desiring personal growth and more satisfying relationships. Our therapists are comfortable and experienced at integrating clients’ religious & spiritual beliefs with the therapy and healing process when asked to do so. Treatment is personalized to meet the individual needs of each participant. 

Our mission is to encourage people facing emotional or relational difficulties through the use of clinically-sound techniques that integrate the client's faith when asked to do so.

Therapists are available to lead conferences and speak on topics of interest to your church, business, or organization.

If you are not familiar with Diakonos and your first contact with us is online, we would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are.  We will be more than happy to help.

Stephanie A. Fidler, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Marketing & Development Director


Finding the Right Fit:

Diakonos Counseling believes in setting you up with the best possible therapist to fit your needs.  The quality of care you receive from the first phone call is treated with the highest professionalism and confidentiality.  Our support staff will take your information and get a brief explanation as to what the issue is you would like to discuss.  This information is then passed on to the executive director or president to review and make a decision regarding which therapist best fits your needs.  The chosen therapist will then give you a call for a FREE 10 minute phone consultation to introduce themselves and to discuss your situation with NO obligation.  

If we feel that we do not have a counselor who can adequately serve your needs, we will gladly join with you in the process of searching our area to help find a qualified mental health professional to assist you.    

From the President:

Dr. Larry Cornine and his wife Dorothy founded Diakonos Counseling in 1981. Initially, the offices were located in the Central Professional Building on the Square in Independence, MO. We are currently located at 4200 Little Blue Parkway, Independence, MO.  In 1995 Steve Pringle took the position of Executive Director and Dr. Cornine then sold the practice to Dr. Pringle and his wife Mary in 2000. Diakonos Counseling has experienced much growth including the addition of therapists. The present therapy staff includes psychologists, professional counselors, and social workers. The growth Diakonos has experienced allows us to enrich and broaden the services we provide. We remain committed to responding to the requests of individuals, pastors, and churches to provide professional counseling and psychological services. Over the past 35 years many have placed their confidence in the professional skill and treatment available through Diakonos Counseling.