Joel Ybarra, MS LCMFT

Master’s of Science, Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

Joel is a Marriage and Family Therapist who values the chance to meet each person where they are and help them find healing. Joel believes that each person has an important story and deserves the chance to be in a place where they can encounter profound hope and transformation. He also believes that relationships are vitally important in forming who we are and although our greatest hurts can come in them, relationships are our greatest source of healing as well.

Joel received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Mathematics Minor from Wichita State University and a Master’s of Science in Family Therapy from Friends University in Wichita. He has worked with a wide range of people in various therapeutic settings including Private Practice, Substance Abuse Treatment, and Youth Foster Care Facilities.

Joel has 10 years of full-time ministry experience with youth and adults. He loves to work with couples and families with significant conflict and communication barriers. He also focuses on helping adults and teenagers through issues of anxiety, depression, anger, impulsivity and insecurity. Joel has traveled on missions to various places in the U.S., Europe, Africa and Central America. He draws on a breadth of experience working with many different kinds of people and situations. He also loves music and writing.

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Areas of Focus:
  • Couples
  • Individuals
  • Families
  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Communication
  • Couple/Family Conflict
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insecurity
  • Self-worth
  • Spiritual Direction

Joel is in-network with the following insurance plans:

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Kancare)
  • Anthem EAP
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry
  • Health Partners of Kansas
  • Humana
  • Medicaid (Kancare)
  • MHNet
  • ProviDRs Care Network
  • Sunflower (Kancare)
  • Tricare
  • United (Kancare and Commercial)

Contact Joel to ask questions or set up an appointment: (316) 425-7774, or fill out our secure contact form.