Through a multi-disciplinary approach to mental health, our providers promote the psychical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being of individuals who turn to us for care.
Dr. James Jura Medical Director Dr. Jura is a board certified psychiatrist. He works with adults age 16 and older. He provides medication management for depression, anxiety, psychosis, and substance abuse.
Dr. Robert Corder Dr. Corder has retired from his OB/GYN practice in St. Joseph and received his SAMSHA Waiver to prescribe medications for opioid addiction. He is an active member of the Buchanan County Medical Society and is active in the community.
Laura Willoughby, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Licensed as a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Laura sees children and adults for a variety of disorders including ADHD. She enjoys working with school-aged children and youth starting at age 5. She provides medication management in collaboration with Dr. James Jura.
Amy Tally, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Amy sees children starting at age 5 to adults. She provides medication management in collaboration with Dr. James Jura, and received her SAMSHA Waiver to prescribe medications for opioid addiction. She is an active member of the Buchanan County Medical Society and is active in the community and our surrounding communities.
Cassandra Veale, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Cassandra is Licensed as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner , She will begin seeing patients on February 27, 2023 and is taking new patients. She provides medication management in collaboration with Dr. James Jura.
Joyce Estes, Masters in Education, LCSW Joyce is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 30 years of experience. She has a wide variety of practice experience and works primarily with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety and panic, life stress and difficulty coping, trauma-related issues, grief and loss, LGBT issues, family and work stress and problems managing anger. She works with clients aged 12 and older. In addition, she does EAP contract work.
Kara McGhee, MSE Autism Spectrum Disorders Kara has a Masters in Special Education, and Autism Spectrum Disorders, She is available for testing and consulting. She will gladly accept referrals from local physicians and school professionals.
Rayelin Garcia, LMSW Rayelin is a licensed master social worker. She provides valuable tools for coping with life stressors, anger management, self-care, LGBTQ+ community, cultural issues and establishing healthy boundaries. She works with clients ages 5 and older and as a therapist approach from a person centered, strengths-based approach that empowers families and individuals.
Our Leadership Staff
Carolyn Paden, RN, BSN, MBA, FABC Executive Director Carolyn joined Samaritan Counseling Center in 2017. She is a nursing executive with over 34 years of experience, her leadership career has spanned several areas including; surgical, women's and children's, and various clinics. Carolyn leads SCC focusing on our mission and future vision.
Sheela Simone Human Resources and Financial Director Sheela leads the day-to-day management of our accounting, billing, and administration.
Christine Feuerbacher Director of Development Christine raises money for our organization, and keeps our social media and website going.