Our Experience Can Change Your Life

About EPKC

EPKC was launched by professionals who noticed the lack of services in the area for parents.  EPKC understands the importance of focusing on both the parents and children in restoring family wholeness. We recognize that the well-being of one is intrinsically tied to the well-being of the other. We are proud to be one of the few organizations in our area that places such a strong emphasis on holistic family support.

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Lisa Erickson EPKC
Lisa Erickson
CEO, Therapist

Lisa specializes in conflict resolution. She has mediation training which helps her specialize in working with high conflict families, including children and adults. She provides individual counseling and family therapy.

Kris Peters EPKC
Kris Peters
Parent Aid Director

Under Kris' dedicated leadership, the Parent Aide Program has achieved remarkable growth and milestones. Her strategic initiatives have empowered parents with essential skills and resources to create stronger, healthier families, reflecting her firm belief that every family can overcome challenges with the right guidance and support.

Capitola Robbins EPKC
Capitola Robbins
Parent Aid

One of the most rewarding aspects of her work is witnessing the growth and development of family relationships.  It brings her immense joy to see families come together, overcome challenges, and build strong connections that will last a lifetime. 

Mission Statement

EPKC believes strong families are the foundation of strong communities, therefore, we restore and reunite families by providing therapeutic, parent aide, and mentor services.

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About

Lisa Erickson

Since 2019, EPKC has been providing outpatient mental health services for children and families in Jackson County and the surrounding areas.

At Empowering Parents Kansas City, our mission is clear: to empower children and families in our community to thrive. We understand that families come in all shapes and sizes, and we are here to support them. A majority of our clients include those navigating the difficult terrain of divorce, separation, and those grappling with underlying mental health and substance abuse issues. Whether you are needing some generalized support or are going through a significant life change, you have come to the right place! Our experience can change your life.

About

Kris Peters

Kristina (Kris) Peters, the Director of the Parent Aide Program, is a seasoned professional with an impressive 27-year track record of leadership in nonprofit organizations. Rooted in a strong educational foundation in Social Psychology and bolstered by a Master’s degree in Public Affairs w/Nonprofit Management Focus, she is dedicated to making a lasting impact on the lives of families in our community.

Kris holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology from Park University, offering a deep understanding of human behavior and social dynamics, which has been foundational in her commitment to family support and advocacy.

Building upon this foundation she pursued an advanced degree, earning a Master’s in Public Affairs with a specialization in Nonprofit Management, also from Park University. This education equips her with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively lead and develop nonprofit initiatives.

With over 27 years of experience in nonprofit management Kris has held various pivotal roles, consistently demonstrating a commitment to improving the well-being of families. Her tenure in leadership positions has allowed her to cultivate a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities inherent in the nonprofit sector.

Under Kris’ dedicated leadership, the Parent Aide Program has achieved remarkable growth and milestones. Her strategic initiatives have empowered parents with essential skills and resources to create stronger, healthier families, reflecting her firm belief that every family can overcome challenges with the right guidance and support.

Kris deeply values the importance of serving families with care, concern, and consistency as they navigate the difficult process of connecting with their children. This commitment forms the bedrock of her approach, ensuring that families receive the support they need during challenging times.

Away from her professional life, Kristina is an open road enthusiast. She loves to drive and explore, always ready to venture down any road that beckons. This passion for travel and adventure fuels her spirit and adds an element of spontaneity to life.

For inquiries or to connect with Kris regarding the Parent Aide Program, please feel free to reach out via email at krisp@epkc.org. She looks forward to potential collaborations that make a lasting impact on the lives of families in our community.

About

Capitola Robbins

Capitola Robbins is a dedicated professional who graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, specializing in Child & Family Studies.  With a passion for helping others, she has been working as a parent aide for the past five years, assisting families in various ways to strengthen their bonds and create a nurturing environment for their children.

One of the most rewarding aspects of her work is witnessing the growth and development of family relationships.  It brings her immense joy to see families come together, overcome challenges, and build strong connections that will last a lifetime.  Through her work, she hopes to provide knowledge, experiences, and expertise to individuals and families seeking to enhance their relationships and create a nurturing environment for their loved ones. 

While she’s not working, she enjoys spending time reading.  Reading has always been a beloved hobby of hers, allowing her to explore different perspectives and gain valuable insights.  

She looks forward to connecting with you and assisting you on your journey towards building stronger family bonds.