Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New counseling business up and going in Wyandotte County


After the tragic shootings in Colorado, Wisconsin and Texas this summer, the issue of mental health and the importance of treatment for it have re-entered the public discussion.

In Wyandotte County, a new counseling service is available for individuals who can benefit from mental health services.

Serenity Counseling and Wellness Center, located at 7933 State Ave., is a new business in Wyandotte County that serves both adult and juvenile patients in the areas of mental health and substance abuse.

The head of Serenity Counseling is Menissa Hill-Brox, who has 17 years of experience in mental health counseling.

"I grew up in Wyandotte County and unfortunately, Wyandotte County does not have too many treatment centers," Brox said.

Brox has an MA in counseling psychology, is a licensed clinical addictions counselor and is certified to help those in substance abuse, child development and patient care.

She has significant working experience in both Kansas and Missouri.

"At a young age, I always was interested and enjoyed talking to people about their issues," Brox said. "We believe we can offer a unique service for Wyandotte County."

Along with substance abuse issues, Serenity Counseling looks to help individuals overcome issues including depression, anger-management, mood disorders and anxiety disorders.

According to recent statistics regarding mental health, one-in-four Americans will experience an issue connected to mental health, whether it be depression, anxiety or other mood disorders. 

Both individual and family counseling sessions are available. For residents age 18 or older, nine hours of weekly sessions are available, while six hours of service can be obtained for those younger than age 18.

Programs and services will be offered during the day and evening. Students who are seeking help can schedule after-school appointments.

Serenity Counseling and Wellness Center plans to be open six days a week.

For more information on the business and the services it offers, contact Brox at or visit the Website at


Disclosure: Menissa Hill-Brox's husband, David, helps me on the KCK Preps Website. However, I am in no way connected to Serenity Counseling and Wellness either financially or personally.