Joel Harris, LCSW
Joel earned her undergraduate degree from Columbia College in 1996, and her graduate degrees from the University of Missouri with a Master’s degree in Social Work in 2004, Master’s degree in Special Education-Autism Studies in 2006, and Educational Specialist degree in Counseling Psychology in 2009. Joel is approved by the State of Missouri as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and as a Professional School Counselor.
Joel has worked with children and families in Missouri for the past 20 years. Her work experiences include the Missouri Division of Youth Services, University of Missouri Health Psychology, and Columbia Public Schools where Joel served as elementary Crisis Counselor and then School Counselor, for the past 12 years.
Joel strives to help her clients build upon their strengths, identify their challenges, and develop a plan that utilizes the resources in our amazing community, while supporting continued growth.
Joel specializes in providing client- centered therapy to support children, teens and adults with symptoms of depression, anxiety, behavior disorders, addictions, and relational difficulties, as well as in navigating difficult life events such as divorce, grief, and trauma. Joel also provides family therapy to support positive parenting & co-parenting, adoptive & blended families, and parenting the challenging child.
573-721-9941 or Joel@kindredcollectivecomo.com
Xander Kennedy, LPC
M.Ed., Licensed Professional Counselor
Xander earned a bachelor's degree from Truman State University and a master's degree from the University of Southern California before earning an MEd in counseling from Stephens College in 2016 and gaining full licensure from the state of Missouri.
Xander is trained as both a school counselor and professional counselor and has worked with a variety of ages. Before landing at Kindred Collective in 2020, he spent time training in the Stephens College counseling center and in the counseling office of Rock Bridge High School. He has led groups on healthy relationships and life stage transitions. Additionally he spent a decade working as an admissions counselor and college adviser assisting students as they decided upon and made the transition into higher education.
Xander is also very active in the community of Columbia. He has coached recreational and competitive soccer teams of every age from five years old to college. He has been a college instructor at two local institutions. He has worked with AVID students in high school and volunteered his time in elementary classrooms. He has acted in student films and run the Heart of America Marathon.
Currently, Xander is the owner of Xander Kennedy Counseling, LLC, practicing at Kindred Collective. Xander provides individual therapy for children, teens, and adults. Xander has training in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and changing life events.
Xander believes in the power of the mind to adjust to new or challenging situations. While primarily person-centered in his work, Xander adheres to a holistic approach to counseling, and draws from different schools of thought to assist clients.
Most free moments will find Xander hanging with his children, exploring the parks around town or reading aloud from an endless stack of books. Xander is also a published author and playwright and always has a story or two in the midst of completion.
Xander does not accept insurance currently but works on a sliding scale for payment.
Xander's Missouri license number is 2020009382.
Jan Stock, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
I am a life-long resident of Columbia, Missouri, and received a Master’s degree in Educational and Counseling Psychology from University of Missouri. I was married, now divorced, have two children and two grandchildren who also reside in Columbia. I enjoy gardening and spending time with family and friends, and my spiritual journey is extremely meaningful to me.
Executive Director, Rainbow House Children’s Emergency Shelter, Child Advocacy Center and Homeless Youth Program for ten years.
Licensed Professional Counselor for 30 years specializing in assessment and treatment of child abuse & neglect, working with adolescents and young adults, and spiritual coaching.
Provided Child Custody Evaluations (court ordered) and testified in Family Court to provide information to the Judge who was considering the final determination in these difficult cases.
Forensic Interviewer for 10 years.
Family Court Mediator for three years in Boone and Callaway counties.
Consultant/Trainer for Missouri Children’s Division in five counties for four years.
Best Interest of the Child
Anxiety Reduction and Spiritual Coaching
My passion is practicing and sharing the strategies and techniques that have been life changing for me on my spiritual journey. I had not realized the profound impact our unmanaged negative thoughts have on every aspect of our lives, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that having an awareness of our thoughts gives us an opportunity and a choice to change the trajectory of our thinking and our outlook on life. Working with individuals on their personal journey and experiencing their transformation has been extremely rewarding for me. I want to partner with others on their spiritual path. I want everyone to experience the profound difference that is ours when we refuse to be held hostage to unhealthy and negative thoughts, and we choose to love and show up for ourselves.