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Anchor of Hope Counseling, LLC

Offering a warm, caring environment that is professional, confidential, and respectful of every person's life journey.

Throughout life we experience many seasons and sometimes life does not go as we have planned.  Are you seeking additional support as you face a new season in your life?  Counseling offers the opportunity to work through challenges and to move toward a more satisfying and fulfilling life.    

I am passionate about helping others find freedom and wholeness.  


"I am not what has happened to me.  I am what I choose to become."

Carl Jung

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With You Every Step of the Way

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Offering In-Person and Online Sessions


Attachment Difficulties
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Career Concerns
Family Conflict
Family Relationships
Financial Difficulties
Loss and Grief
Marriage and Premarital Counseling
Relationship Challenges
Self Esteem
Women's Issues

Approved by the Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors as a licensure supervisor for CIT and PLPCs in the state of Missouri-Contact Me for Information

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Experience You Can Count On

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Master of Arts in Counseling

Missouri Baptist University 2017

C.A.S.E 2023

Couple Holding Hearts

"The #1 Premarital And Marriage Assessment For Over 35 Years"

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Bible Lessons

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Hourly Rate

 The hourly rate for any form of counseling is $85 per hour, due at time of service.  Methods of payment accepted include cash, Square Cash, Venmo, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.

Reduced rates may be available on a case by case basis.  


We are not able to accept any type of health insurance.  We are willing to help file for out-of-network benefits if you are eligible and choose to go this route.  It is your responsibility to call your insurance provider and inquire about out-of-network benefits and to get any paperwork started.  It is your responsibility to pay the full amount at the time of service and then apply for reimbursement through your insurance company.

Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, you must notify your counselor 24 hours before your scheduled appointment time. You will be charged in full for your scheduled session if you fail to contact your counselor in advance. This charge must be paid before or at the time of your next appointment to continue in the counseling relationship. Exceptions are made in emergency situations only.

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A Little About Me

I work with people of all ages and in all walks of life.  

I have worked as an adoption professional for over 17 years.  My husband and I have been married over 30 years and we have two children.  Some of my favorite things are coffee, English Bulldogs, Jeeps, books, and chocolate.  I also hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Lindenwood University; I have a background in finance and banking.  Life has not been without challenge for me; I choose to reflect on those events and to use them for growth and in helping others. 

I would be delighted to come alongside you and to help you find balance that will lead to experiencing a fullness of life.   

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Anchor of Hope Counseling, LLC  is under the direction of

Lara C. Kelso, MA, LPC, NCC

License No. 2017041276

NPI 1720791221

10310  MO-21
Hillsboro, Jefferson County 63050


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