Stella Fernandez PsyD, LPC


I hold a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology specializing in diagnostic testing and treatment of Adults, Teens and Couples. I'm dedicated to helping clients reach their personal goals, solve difficult problems and achieve a sense of mastery in their lives.

I provide career testing and coaching for mid-career changers, young adults/students, and executives/entrepreneurs looking to take their work in a new direction.

Additionally, I provide diagnostic testing and treatment of ADHD/ADD, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, bipolar, substance abuse and personality disorders. I take a solutions oriented approach to achieve results in a short period of time. I take pride in establishing a safe place in which life changes, relationship problems and family issues can be handled.

I'm originally from Chile, South America and have lived/worked in the US for over 36 years. Psychology is my second career and passion (previously a claims manager).

In my spare time I love to travel, exercise, and spend quality time with my husband and family. I truly believe in giving back to my community and volunteer on a regular basis.

For an appointment contact our office at 816-224-4400 or email [email protected]

The following are independent providers doing business at Focused Concentration. Their policies, practice, rates & insurance follow their own business structure

Chris Carlin PsyD, LP

Clinical Psychologist

I provide psychotherapy for adults and young adults who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety (including panic, social, and other anxiety issues), and Bipolar Disorder (both I and II). It is very important to me to find ways for clients to better manage and begin healing the painful aspects of their lives. I very much appreciate helping others move toward an improved sense of well-being, self-worth, and life direction.

For individual psychotherapy I utilize an integration-type model with an emphasis on collaboration and good use of time and effort for both the client and myself. I possess EMDR level II certification (for trauma issues). I appreciate group therapy as a treatment option.

I am accessible, conscientious, caring, and knowledgeable. I believe these characteristics come from my personal nature as well as various life challenges and my growth in response to them. I hold a doctor of psychology degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

To make an appointment call me at 417-321-4881

For more information, please go to my website at

Bobbi Mendes MS, LPC

I hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University where I graduated with honors. I believe that people have an innate ability to heal and that successful therapy depends on tailoring sessions to be in alignment with each individual’s unique circumstances.

My counseling approach has been influenced by my own healing journey, years of independent study as well as my training as a clinical mental health counselor.

I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Mindfulness, Adrian and Humanistic Theory and Trauma Informed practices. I have specialized training in Play Therapy and Attachment techniques and I enjoy the use of Sandtray Therapy with clients of all ages.

Together we will design a course of treatment that will help you reach your optimum level of wellness. I serve children, adolescents, and adults with compassion in a safe and supportive environment.

To make an appointment call me directly at 816-305-9828.

Kara Waters, BA

Clinical Assistant

Kara has a BA in Psychology and Business Administration. She helps with the scheduling and billing of Focused Concentration, LLC. Kara works full-time as the mom of two young girls and enjoys time spent with her family, hiking, volunteering, and gardening.

She can be reached by texting/calling 816-224-4400 or email [email protected]

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