Dr. Samuel U. Rodgers believed that health care was a basic human right. His vision to ensure quality, accessible care regardless of ability to pay led to him founding the health center fifty years ago.
We're here because we love what we do. Hear from three Sam Rodgers Health Center providers about how they help create a safe space for families.
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Shannon Johnston is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in social services since 1993. She has her Master’s of Social Work from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and has been providing counseling services since 1998. Since receiving her license, Shannon has devoted herself to working in Kansas City’s diverse urban core. As such, she is very experienced working with individuals of all ethnicities, religions, and backgrounds. With over 20 years of experience, Shannon enjoys working with her patients and helping them to overcome their Behavioral Health struggles.
Downtown Behavioral Health, Monday-Friday
Types of Visits
Shannon specializes in the treatment of behavioral health issues resulting from Anxiety, Depression, relationship problems, and domestic violence. In addition, she specializes in working with adolescents, adults, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Shannon is trained in a multitude of treatment and therapeutic modalities, but specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy.
Why She Loves Being a Provider
“I enjoy helping people in a family-oriented atmosphere.”
Sara Cole, Psy D, HSP
Michael Nobo, LCSW, CMHIMP
Cindy Ruttan, DO, FACN
Carolina E. Uribe, LCSW & MSW
Carlos Ramon-Ortiz, LPC
Ada Jarrar, LCSW
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