Aimee Golden, EdS, NCC, LPC


Aimee is a lifelong resident of Joplin. She is married and has four young daughters with her husband. Being a mother, she is keenly aware of the challenges of raising children in today’s world of constant turmoil and financial worries. She believes “it takes a village to raise a child,” but confident parents are the strong foundation upon which our children learn and grow.

Ms. Golden received her graduate degree in Community Counseling from Pittsburg State University. She has specific training in psychological assessment, including intellectual, personality, career, disability, and ADHD. She has worked with Social Rehabilitation Services (SRS) in the state of Kansas and the Department of Family Services (DFS) in Missouri for several years completing mental health and intellectual assessments. Ms. Golden is passionate about group counseling and its ability to greatly compliment individual counseling. While in college, she served as the editorial assistant for the Journal for Specialists in Group Work to the editor and was recognized as an “Emerging Leader” in the field of counseling by the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW). Aimee has worked as a college counselor in university counseling centers and worked in private practices with several other practicing clinicians. She has also worked at group homes for troubled children and adolescents performing both individual and family counseling, while being an active member of a treatment team consisting of a psychiatrist, caseworker, and other counselors. She was a member of the treatment team and a treating counselor for the truancy diversion program at Pittsburg State University, working with adolescents and their families to resolve emotional and behavioral problems resulting in school truancy.

Ms. Golden is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and has presented sessions on eating disorders and cinematherapy (using movies in counseling) at the ACA national conventions in Kansas City and Anaheim, California. Aimee has also been an instructor at Pittsburg State University teaching both undergraduate and graduate psychology courses. She has spoken at auxiliary groups and community events regarding mental health, eating disorders, and parenting.

Ms. Golden has been counseling individuals of the Four State area since 2003, before joining Counseling Associates of the Four States, LLC in 2009. Aimee is an advocate for parents and families, and is experienced in working with behavior problems within a family. She is passionate about caring for children and strengthening the families of this community, as well as empowering parents through counseling and coaching. She also specializes in treating eating disorders and women’s issues. Aimee enjoys counseling a variety of ages in an effort to heal individuals and promote healthy relationships.


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