About Firm Foundations Counseling Inc.

A Little About Us

Shayley Lust - Administrative Assistant

Firm Foundations Counseling Inc. welcomes Shayley Lust to our team. Shayley is the administrative assistant here at Firm Foundations Counseling. Inc.

Shayley is currently a junior student at Washburn University working towards her bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She enjoys spending time with her four sisters and friends as well as volunteering and planning events with her sorority. During her free time you can be sure to see her outdoors involved in many activities to include hiking, fishing, and playing on a local slow pitch softball team. Shayley will be sure to greet you with a smile and answer any questions you may have.

Angela McClain - Owner/Therapist

I was born and raised in Nebraska; however, relocated to Kansas resulting from marrying a native Kansan in September 2013. I love spending time with my amazing best friend/husband, 3 wonderful children, two beautiful step-daughters, and my three grandchildren, who are the “apple of my eye.”

I graduated from Bellevue University, located in Bellevue, NE, with a Master's Degree in Human Services-Clinical Counseling and a subsequent Master's Degree in Advanced Clinical Counseling. I have also completed extensive education and training in addictions evaluation and counseling. I was fortunate to have completed my clinical internships at agencies working with mental/behavioral health and addiction disorders, located in Lincoln, NE.  While training at these agencies, I received extensive training and outstanding mentoring in all levels of care, including, residential, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and aftercare services.

I am currently licensed as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor through the Kansas Behavioral Board.

I am extremely passionate and dedicated to my chosen career field and truly believe it "chose me". I feel it is a privilege and honor when clients allow me into their lives, often despite many losses, trauma, stress, and hurts they have experienced. I have a wide range of skills and interests, including, co-occurring disorders assessments and therapeutic interventions, couples and family therapy, anxiety disorders, trauma-related disorders, severe and persistent mental health clients, both male and female-specific challenges, and have been fortunate to have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric clients. I specialize in all mental/behavioral health disorders, substance abuse/addictions disorders, and relationship issues, including individual, couples, family, and group therapy.

I am looking forward to walking alongside you in your "Road of Self-discovery!"

Angela D. McClain M.S., LCPC, LCAC 

Firm Foundations Counseling Inc.

quality, caring & compassionate counseling in Topeka, Kansas