Counseling Ministries

Northwest District Counseling Ministries exists to support the Conference’s mission and vision by providing counseling resources and programs to help heal and strengthen our pastors, congregations and communities. Counseling Ministries is led by Robin Ewy, MA, LPC. She is a licensed therapist in Missouri in private practice and is on staff at Gashland United Methodist Church for Connections. If you have questions regarding this ministry, please contact Robin at 816-286-7971 or

Looking for help? 

Click here for the Current Resource List

As a reminder, this resource list a living document that will change and grow as we discover new resources. In an attempt to monitor the effectiveness of Counseling Ministries, please consider the following follow up process:
  1. Person presents with mental health need (individual, couple, family, group counseling)
  2. If pastor determines referral is appropriate, he/she provides list of resources to person and notifies Robin at that referral was made. To protect confidentiality, no names will be shared.
  3. Counseling resources will be encouraged to notify Robin if a referral was made through Northwest District Counseling Ministries.
Thank you all for your patience as we fine-tune this process. If you have resources that you would like to add to the Counseling Ministry Referral list, please let me know.

Upcoming Events:

Liberty United Methodist Church 

Rush Creek Campus, 100 Rush Creek Parkway, Liberty, MO - Room A1

Join us every second Saturday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. for a Care ministry workshop. Classes are free and refreshments are provided. Childcare provided with registration.


First United Methodist Church of Kearney 

 1000 E State Route 92, Kearney, MO  64060 - 816-628-556

Alcoholics Anonymous - Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm in Fellowship Hall

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.  No childcare available.  Contact:  Greg Cox at 816-510-3840 or


Platte Woods UMC

7310 NW Prairie View Road, Platte Woods, MO 64151 - Phone: 816-741-2972

Care Night Thursdays 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 

Best Ideas group: Anyone struggling with the recovery journey is welcome to join an open and ongoing recovery group facilitated by Dr. Al Sarno.  With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Al guides this group by using informal discussion as well as instruction in how to use the BEST IDEAS approach.  Improving relationships and mending bridges are crucial goals in recovery, so those topics will be covered as well. Join others on the journey and share mutual support as we seek recovery and healing.