Our Team

Providers

Thomas Mefford

Thomas Mefford

Licensed Psychologist, Trained Mediator
President

Trained Mediator. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Individual, Couples and Family Therapy; Children, Adolescents & Adults; Psychological testing/assessment, mental status evaluation, Bariatric screening. Psychological trauma, child behavioral and emotional issues. Mediation. Parenting Coordination.
E-Mail
tmefford@sbcglobal.net

Tim Vuagniaux

Tim Vuagniaux

Licensed Psychologist
Vice-President

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Individual, Couples and Family Therapy; Children, Adolescents & Adults; Psychological testing/assessment, mental status evaluation, Bariatric screening. Critical incident stress debriefing.
E-Mail
vonyo@sbcglobal.net

Christopher Robinson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Cognitive Behavioral and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy; Individual, Couples and Family Therapy; Adolescents & Adults. Psychological trauma, including a history of sexual, physical and verbal abuse or violence.
E-Mail
chrisrobinsonlcsw@gmail.com

Debbie Baker

Debbie Baker

Licensed Professional Counselor

Debbie Baker was raised in California and Moved to Missouri in 1999. In 2010, she received her BA in Liberal Arts from Southeast Missouri State University. Ms. Baker later received her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2014. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Ms. Baker works with individuals, couples, and families. Ms. Baker also works with children, adolescents and adults. In her free time, Ms. Baker loves to travel with her husband and dogs back to the beaches in Southern California.
E-Mail
debeebaker2001@gamil.com

Gail Baker

Gail Baker

Licensed Professional Counselor

A Licensed Professional Counselor since 1998, Gail Baker attained her MS in Clinical Psychology at Central Missouri State College in 1995 and later received her PhD in General Psychology at Walden University in 2014. With Mefford, Vuagniaux & Associates since 2006, Dr. Baker has worked in a variety of settings - domestic and international - throughout her clinical career and served as adjunct professor with Central Methodist University from 2012-2018 teaching graduate courses in psychology. A general practitioner, Dr. Baker also has specializations in trauma and transgender issues, a subspecialty in chronic pain management, and is certified in nutritional psychology.
E-Mail
doctorgvb@gmail.com

Laura Aziere

Laura Aziere

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS NCC LPC; Licensed Professional Counselor. Cognitive Behavioral Theory; Individual, Couples and Family; Children, Teenagers and Adults. Family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized treatment using an applied array of different evident based methodologies to assist clients with therapy.
E-Mail
lauraneedy@gmail.com

Marie Satterwhite

Marie Satterwhite

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, NCC - Marie Satterwhite is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Missouri as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors. She has a warm and compassionate person-centered counseling style. She uses a variety of counseling methods to help clients find solutions to the current problems with which they are struggling, enact positive change in their lives, and experience personal healing.
She has specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Marriage and Family therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, EMDR therapy, Play Therapy, Christian Counseling, Grief Counseling, Trauma and Abuse Recovery, and Eating Disorders. She is listed in several EAP and insurance networks.
She works with Adults of all ages, Couples, Adolescents, and Children ages 5 and older.
E-Mail
msatterwhite2015@gmail.com

Andra Ferguson

Andra Ferguson

Licensed Professional Counselor

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Individual, Couples and Family Therapy; Teenagers & Adults.
Dr. Andra Ferguson has been an out-patient therapist since 2007 and was prior an adolescent therapist in an in-patient acute care setting for ten years. She received a BS degree in Dental Hygiene from University of Missouri-Kansas City. She received a MS degree in Clinical Psychology and a MS degree in Counseling Psychology from Central Missouri State University. She completed her supervision and licensure requirements at Royal Oaks Hospital (1999-2002) and currently practices as a Licensed Professional Counselor with Mefford, Vuagniaux, and Associates, in Sedalia and Warrensburg, MO. She received a PhD in Health Psychology from Walden University. She currently teaches graduate and undergraduate students in the programs for dentistry and psychology. Dr. Ferguson has been a member of the IMET/UMICPT team since 2003 and is also on the board for IMET. She has given presentations on a variety of trauma related topics to professionals in Istanbul, Turkey; Islamabad, Karachi, Khaki Village, Kashmir, Peshawar Pakistan; Joplin, MO; New Orleans, LA; Butare, Kigali, Rwanda; and many other locations in the United States.
E-Mail
andraferguson@hotmail.com

Sandra Parkhurst

Sandra Parkhurst

Licensed Professional Counselor

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Individual, Couples and Family Therapy; Teenagers & Adults.
E-Mail
sandra.parkhurst@charter.net

Administrative Staff

Jeanne Chapman

Jeanne Chapman

Hi, I'm Jeanne Chapman. I am the Office Manager and have been working for this great company since 2008.
E-Mail
jeannec2019@gmail.com

Danya Dunnavant

Danya Dunnavant

Office Billing Manager, company email is mvapc@sbcglobal.net
I have been part of Mefford, Vuagniaux's & Associates team since 2011.
E-Mail
mvapc@sbcglobal.net