Host: James Michael Lecluyse, LCSW, LSCSW, LCAC, MAC
Group meets in:
Kansas City, MO 64114
"There are two principal Mindfulness skills. We focus on these in every group session and - just as importantly - in our everyday lives. First: increasing our capacity to pay attention, notice, or observe what is going on within (thoughts, ..."
(816) 558-3025
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Kansas City, MO 64114
"There are two principal Mindfulness skills. We focus on these in every group session and - just as importantly - in our everyday lives. First: increasing our capacity to pay attention, notice, or observe what is going on within (thoughts, ..."
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Host: Ms. Lynn B Barnett, MA, LSCSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Kansas City, MO 64131
"For teenagers ages 11-18, this group focuses on teens who identify as gender non conforming or transgender. This is a safe place to explore emotions and feel accepted and cared about. "
(913) 826-6680
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Kansas City, MO 64131
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"For teenagers ages 11-18, this group focuses on teens who identify as gender non conforming or transgender. This is a safe place to explore emotions and feel accepted and cared about. "
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Host: Mrs. Christine Linda Ryan, MS, CPT-CES
Group meets in:
Grandview, MO 64030
"Groups for divorce are forming on a regular basis. Need 6-8 adults of either sex. Call for more information. Also groups for young adults,pre marital,or just singles wanting to find support in their community. "
(816) 912-4284
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Grandview, MO 64030
"Groups for divorce are forming on a regular basis. Need 6-8 adults of either sex. Call for more information. Also groups for young adults,pre marital,or just singles wanting to find support in their community. "
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Host: Dr. Bonnie Buchele, PhD
Group meets in:
Kansas City, MO 64112
"Group psychotherapy can be an extremely effective treatment because it offers an opportunity to receive assistance from both others who have had similar experiences and a trained professional simultaneously.l "
(816) 482-3289
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Kansas City, MO 64112
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"Group psychotherapy can be an extremely effective treatment because it offers an opportunity to receive assistance from both others who have had similar experiences and a trained professional simultaneously.l "
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Host: Ms. Caroline Gibbs, LPC, NCC
Group meets in:
Kansas City, MO 64111
"The group provides guest speakers, pertinent topics and open discussion to provide support for the trans woman. This free group draws approximately 20 women twice a month. "
(816) 305-0943
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Kansas City, MO 64111
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"The group provides guest speakers, pertinent topics and open discussion to provide support for the trans woman. This free group draws approximately 20 women twice a month. "
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Host: Ms. Nina Petersen, LCSW
Group meets in:
Lees Summit, MO 64063
"This is a safe place for LGBTQ teens to openly tell their stories and be supported in all stages of their journeys. Come meet your new tribe members and learn to be your authentic self in a world of masks. ..."
(660) 218-1332
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Lees Summit, MO 64063
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"This is a safe place for LGBTQ teens to openly tell their stories and be supported in all stages of their journeys. Come meet your new tribe members and learn to be your authentic self in a world of masks. ..."
Host: Ms. Robin L Larson-Molzen, MEd, Psychol, LPC
Group meets in:
Blue Springs, MO 64015
"When the demand allows, I conduct small groups on various topics. Currently, I have been doing a closed small group of 6 to allow for graduated exposure for pre-teen and teens to gain confidence and skill interacting with others their ..."
(816) 656-2721
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Blue Springs, MO 64015
"When the demand allows, I conduct small groups on various topics. Currently, I have been doing a closed small group of 6 to allow for graduated exposure for pre-teen and teens to gain confidence and skill interacting with others their ..."
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Host: Cheryl Graves, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW, CCATP
Group meets in:
Lees Summit, MO 64063
"Mental health professional who brings a host of experience and specialty areas to clients, partnering for the best possible outcomes for your best living. "
(816) 312-5992
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Lees Summit, MO 64063
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"Mental health professional who brings a host of experience and specialty areas to clients, partnering for the best possible outcomes for your best living. "
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Host: Mr. Adam Magers, MA, PLPC
Group meets in:
Kansas City, MO 64109
"Oftentimes, warriors (veterans and first responders) have a tendency to identify with their role as warriors in the military, law enforcement, fire department, or EMS. As this happens, we lose touch with who we really are, forgetting that the mask ..."
(816) 759-2029
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Kansas City, MO 64109
"Oftentimes, warriors (veterans and first responders) have a tendency to identify with their role as warriors in the military, law enforcement, fire department, or EMS. As this happens, we lose touch with who we really are, forgetting that the mask ..."
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Host: Mr. Chuck Franks, MA, LCSW, CST
Group meets in:
Kansas City, MO 64114
"Individuals who may benefit from this group include gay, bisexual or heterosexual men who: identify as sex addicts, feel out of control involving partnered or solo sex; have symptoms involving consensual sexual urges, thoughts or behaviors; feel motivated to improve ..."
(816) 925-9509
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Kansas City, MO 64114
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"Individuals who may benefit from this group include gay, bisexual or heterosexual men who: identify as sex addicts, feel out of control involving partnered or solo sex; have symptoms involving consensual sexual urges, thoughts or behaviors; feel motivated to improve ..."
Photo of Jerald Payne, LSCSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mr. Jerald Payne, LSCSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Kansas City, MO 64111
"This group is a place for men to work on managing their anxiety and/or depression and how it affects their personal, romantic and work relationships, as well as overall functioning in all domains. "
(816) 839-9448
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Kansas City, MO 64111
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"This group is a place for men to work on managing their anxiety and/or depression and how it affects their personal, romantic and work relationships, as well as overall functioning in all domains. "
Photo of Janie Kilmer, Licensed Professional Counselor
Host: Janie Kilmer, MA, LPC
Group meets in:
Lees Summit, MO 64063
"This 8 week workshop on Mindful Eating is based on a non diet approach to weight loss/management. The series was developed by Dr. Michelle May, a reformed yo-yo dieter, and author of the award winning book, "Eat What You Love, ..."
(816) 974-6662
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Group meets in:
Lees Summit, MO 64063
"This 8 week workshop on Mindful Eating is based on a non diet approach to weight loss/management. The series was developed by Dr. Michelle May, a reformed yo-yo dieter, and author of the award winning book, "Eat What You Love, ..."
Photo of Andrew Sherwood Ph.D. Jungian Analyst, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Andrew Sherwood - Jungian Analyst, PhD, LCSW, MA, MSW
Group meets in:
Kansas City, MO 64137
"The groups is a peer support group for anyone coping with the loss of a pet. Meetings are open-ended discussions where participants can share experiences, find comfort through solidarity, and learn to cope with the grief we all experience through ..."
(913) 667-2714
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Kansas City, MO 64137
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"The groups is a peer support group for anyone coping with the loss of a pet. Meetings are open-ended discussions where participants can share experiences, find comfort through solidarity, and learn to cope with the grief we all experience through ..."
Host: Mr. Jeff F Miner, LPC, MEd
Group meets in:
Kansas City, MO 64114
"This group is for athlete's to build the skills necessary to become more mentally tough. The group will give you the basic skills to raise your confidence, control fears, and address limiting beliefs. Athletes will overcome mental roadblocks and play ..."
(816) 920-0007
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Kansas City, MO 64114
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"This group is for athlete's to build the skills necessary to become more mentally tough. The group will give you the basic skills to raise your confidence, control fears, and address limiting beliefs. Athletes will overcome mental roadblocks and play ..."
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Host: Aurora Molitoris, MA, MPH, LPC
Group meets in:
Kansas City, MO 64114
"NEW GROUP FORMING JULY 2020! Being in or ending a relationship with a sex addict is a difficult journey. Partners need support in order to focus on their own healing. This group runs 10 weeks and is both educational and ..."
(573) 279-1176
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Kansas City, MO 64114
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"NEW GROUP FORMING JULY 2020! Being in or ending a relationship with a sex addict is a difficult journey. Partners need support in order to focus on their own healing. This group runs 10 weeks and is both educational and ..."
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Host: Dr. Charles Ray Lake, MD, PhD
Group meets in:
Kansas City, MO 64114
"My Group work is based on a teaching of Irvin Yalom, MD. It's one of the few, if not the only system to gain self-esteem and self confidence in learning to "speak up" versus "holding in" to improve the quality ..."
(816) 399-2295
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Kansas City, MO 64114
"My Group work is based on a teaching of Irvin Yalom, MD. It's one of the few, if not the only system to gain self-esteem and self confidence in learning to "speak up" versus "holding in" to improve the quality ..."
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Host: Ms. Shelley Stelmach-Nigro, MS, LPC
Group meets in:
Kansas City, MO 64111
"THE GROUP CONSIST OF TWO THERAPISTS WITH A MINIMUM OF SIX CLIENTS The focus is personal issues and relationship concerns. The aproach is primarily gestalt therapy based with an emphasis on problem solving and insight "
(816) 607-3367
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Kansas City, MO 64111
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"THE GROUP CONSIST OF TWO THERAPISTS WITH A MINIMUM OF SIX CLIENTS The focus is personal issues and relationship concerns. The aproach is primarily gestalt therapy based with an emphasis on problem solving and insight "
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Host: Dr. Colin Mackenzie, MD
Group meets in:
Kansas City, MO 64131
"Welcome To TelePsychiatry Associates! Telepsychiatry Associates is now providing in-home detoxification services. We now have the ability to safely and cost-effectively treat substance use disorders at distant locations such as patients' homes, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, and outpatient clinics. Patients no ..."
(913) 586-0163
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Kansas City, MO 64131
"Welcome To TelePsychiatry Associates! Telepsychiatry Associates is now providing in-home detoxification services. We now have the ability to safely and cost-effectively treat substance use disorders at distant locations such as patients' homes, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, and outpatient clinics. Patients no ..."
Host: Kaitlyn Lickteig, MA, PLPC
Group meets in:
Lees Summit, MO 64081
"Mothership [mothers + allyship] is designed to be a safe space for education, support, connection + community for new mothers. The goal of Mothership is to facilitate open and honest conversations on the vast amount of issues new mothers face, ..."
(816) 253-6988
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Lees Summit, MO 64081
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"Mothership [mothers + allyship] is designed to be a safe space for education, support, connection + community for new mothers. The goal of Mothership is to facilitate open and honest conversations on the vast amount of issues new mothers face, ..."
Host: Tanner Edwards, LCSW
Group meets in:
Kansas City, MO 64111
"All participants receive a 30-week manual with information and skills specific to overcontrol. We cover these materials each week in class. Classes can be attended on their own, without individual therapy. $50 per 90 minute class. Two class times to ..."
(913) 393-9732
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Kansas City, MO 64111
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"All participants receive a 30-week manual with information and skills specific to overcontrol. We cover these materials each week in class. Classes can be attended on their own, without individual therapy. $50 per 90 minute class. Two class times to ..."

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Jackson County Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Jackson County is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Jackson County are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Jackson County allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types such as Mindfulness Based group therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.

As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.

Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.

Group therapy and support groups in Jackson County can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.