Who We Are
Welcome to The Dalton House and The Counseling Cottage at The Dalton House. We are so glad you found us! We are a 501c3, passionate about providing free and accessible support programs and accessible, affordable counseling services to children, teens, individuals and families in need of support and counseling services.
We believe high quality, evidenced based counseling services should not come with a price tag individuals and families are unable to afford. The low counseling service rates, financial assistance and sliding scale you have access to are not a reflection of our competence and training, but a direct reflection of the heart we have for your healing journey being accessible and affordable.
The Counseling Cottage is a fully functional counseling center. Although we specialize in trauma, grief and loss, we can provide treatment for a wide range of mental health challenges and diagnosis. We accept insurance*, including Medicaid and Medicare.
The Dalton House support programs: All support programs at The Dalton House are free. You do not pay and we do not bill insurance for support programs.
We created The Dalton House to help overcome the geographical and financial hurdles those seeking mental health resources encounter. We are committed to providing the counseling and support resources necessary for you to connect and begin your journey of finding the healing hope that is deservingly yours.
Dalton’s life story, the scarcity of trauma, grief, and loss resources we faced, and the tsunami of grief left behind is the heartbeat of how The Dalton House was born. Navigating through Dalton’s death as a family and reflecting on the traumas of his life and ours, we came to realize how significantly the traumas impacted the entire family, including his sisters. This realization led us to understand the importance of supporting the entire family when navigating trauma, grief, and loss.
* For insurance coverage questions, please contact The Counseling Cottage.
Who We Serve
How We Support
We at The Dalton House believe it is important to be transparent about our future plans and how we arrived where we currently are. In that spirit and because we are a new nonprofit organization, we are including a brief synopsis of what has been accomplished thus far, along with details of our future plans.
DECEMBER 3, 2020
The family of Dalton Keith Johnson purchased a 5.87 acre piece of commercially zoned property in Clinton, Missouri, with hopes of one day constructing a facility that will increase access to trauma, grief, and loss counseling and support programming.
On April 9th, 2021
Our attorney filed The Articles of Incorporation and they were accepted by the State of Missouri.
april 13, 2022
Secure donations, grants and other funding sources to construct The Dalton House (pics to follow) and an attached Counseling Cottage, a practical and modest 40×60 structure, equipped with 5 counseling rooms and 1 group room with enough space to accommodate individual and family counseling, our 36 week youth EMPOWER support after school program, grief and loss programming for children and various other support groups. These funding sources will also allow for operational and personnel costs as programming continues and expands.
Secure donations, grants and other funding sources to construct the second structure of The Dalton House, which will allow for expansion of the existing support programming, to include overnight facilities for trauma and grief camps, and weekend retreats for individuals and families navigating trauma, grief and loss.
Lindy Anne Johnson
FOUNDer, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and therapist
Lindy Anne Johnson, Founder, Executive Director and Therapist of The Dalton House has worked professionally and personally with Trauma, Grief, and Loss for over two decades. She has worked with populations ranging from pre-kindergarten to adults, both professionally and personally.
Lindy is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri and is endorsed as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors. She holds a Masters in Clinical Counseling from Central Methodist University’s CACREP accredited program. She holds a Bachelor’s in Social Psychology with concentrations in Abnormal/Clinical and Human Developmental with a minor in social work from Park University.
Lindy is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Lindy is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC), and the National Alliance for Children’s Grief (NACG).
Lindy’s work as a K-12 school based therapist, and having experienced and parented children through trauma, grief and loss places her in a unique position to empathize and walk in the shoes of children, individuals, and families as they experience similar circumstances.
Lindy’s leadership roles include service on the Board of Directors at Park University, service on the Counselor Advisory Board at University of Missouri-Kansas City, and at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Lindy was voted Staff Member of the Year at State Fair Community College in 2014 while working as a student success coach in the TRIO program.
Lindy currently works full time at Clinton High School, as the College/Career Access Counselor. Within her current role, she finds great joy and is passionate about helping rural high school students navigate their post-secondary goals, overcome barriers and navigate their own traumatic experiences.
Lindy has been married to her husband for 24 years. They share their sweet Dalton, who now lives in heaven and 3 beautiful, strong daughters and a deeply adored son in love. She feels incredibly blessed to share life with her 2 grand-babies, commonly referred to as her Vitamin K’s. Adventures with her family is her favorite way to spend her time. Lindy spends her time off volunteering at The Dalton House and traveling. Her future plans are to move into a full time role, providing counseling and support services to clients of The Dalton House. Currently, she enjoys facilitating the face to face child loss support group and also facilitates an online zoom support group for those experiencing child loss.
Neil Keith Johnson
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Neil has worked in the field of law enforcement for nearly three decades and has significant experience with trauma, grief, and loss stemming from both his professional and personal life. Neil is a husband, a father to three daughters and one son, and the “Beepa” to two amazing grandchildren.
Neil is committed to ensuring Dalton’s memory and legacy survives and is advanced, through The Dalton House. Dalton’s tenacity of life, his love for adventure, his entrepreneurship, and his overwhelming resiliency will be an example to all who enter The Dalton House.
Neil holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration: Law Enforcement, from Park University, where he graduated with honors. Neil also holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from University of Central Missouri.
Neil has been employed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol for over twenty-seven years and is currently in a supervisory role as a Master Sergeant. During his time as a trooper, Neil also worked part time for the Liberty School District, which offered numerous opportunities for him to interact with and help guide students of all ages through many traumatic and life altering events. These lifelong experiences have provided a unique perspective, complimentary to the mission and vision of The Dalton House.
In Neil’s off time, he spends his time volunteering at The Dalton House and running Queenbriar Honey and Apiary as a Beekeeper, assisting his Bee’s in producing some of the best honey in Missouri.