Photo of Ann L Hakan, Licensed Professional Counselor in 64112, MO
Ann L Hakan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MDiv, LPC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64112
I have been in private practice for over twenty years. During those years I have counseled both individual clients and couples with a variety of issues. These issues include relationship issues, life transitions, abuse, depression, eating disorders, grief, stress, anxiety, sexual identity, and parenting issues. I believe we all go through difficult periods in our lives where we need someone to talk to who can give understanding, support, guidance, tools, and suggestions. I believe that counseling can often help our lives become less painful but instead become more hopeful and fulfilling.
I have been in private practice for over twenty years. During those years I have counseled both individual clients and couples with a variety of issues. These issues include relationship issues, life transitions, abuse, depression, eating disorders, grief, stress, anxiety, sexual identity, and parenting issues. I believe we all go through difficult periods in our lives where we need someone to talk to who can give understanding, support, guidance, tools, and suggestions. I believe that counseling can often help our lives become less painful but instead become more hopeful and fulfilling.
(816) 531-6777 View (816) 531-6777
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Craig Mcandrew
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCAC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64112
Yes I have availability. No, I'm not in network with insurance. Your out of network benefits may cover. I'm very easy to talk to. Do you have trouble sleeping? Are you overwhelmed? Do you have a sense of doom? Have friends and/or family commented on the amount of alcohol or drugs you can take? If so, you may benefit from seeing me. Since 1996, I have worked extensively with people struggling with Substance Use Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Grief. I also take a secular approach to those who have experienced religious trauma. If you have struggled with any of these issues, I can definitely help.
Yes I have availability. No, I'm not in network with insurance. Your out of network benefits may cover. I'm very easy to talk to. Do you have trouble sleeping? Are you overwhelmed? Do you have a sense of doom? Have friends and/or family commented on the amount of alcohol or drugs you can take? If so, you may benefit from seeing me. Since 1996, I have worked extensively with people struggling with Substance Use Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Grief. I also take a secular approach to those who have experienced religious trauma. If you have struggled with any of these issues, I can definitely help.
(816) 727-7769 View (816) 727-7769
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Lauri M Edwards
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64112
Waitlist for new clients
My passion lies in working with adults, adolescents, and families. My experience has been working on a variety of issues including trauma, mood d/o, anxiety, self-exploration and understanding how our thinking affects our feelings and behavior. I enjoy assisting patients with identifying messages taken from life experiences that drive our choices and behavior in order to give each individual a better understanding of self. It is this understanding that brings awareness of habituated behavior patterns, effective communication skills and balance in our daily lives. Skills that are useful to patients outside of the therapeutic setting.
My passion lies in working with adults, adolescents, and families. My experience has been working on a variety of issues including trauma, mood d/o, anxiety, self-exploration and understanding how our thinking affects our feelings and behavior. I enjoy assisting patients with identifying messages taken from life experiences that drive our choices and behavior in order to give each individual a better understanding of self. It is this understanding that brings awareness of habituated behavior patterns, effective communication skills and balance in our daily lives. Skills that are useful to patients outside of the therapeutic setting.
(816) 226-5807 View (816) 226-5807
Photo of Lily Siebert, Licensed Professional Counselor in 64112, MO
Lily Siebert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64112
If you are a human person looking to improve and understand your experiences with living, I am here to help. Whether this is your first experience with counseling or you are well-seasoned in the ways of talk therapy, I'm glad you are exploring the idea. Counseling can and will help work through things like depression, anxiety, trauma, body image issues, relationship concerns, general dissatisfaction with life, and numerous other bumps in the road.
If you are a human person looking to improve and understand your experiences with living, I am here to help. Whether this is your first experience with counseling or you are well-seasoned in the ways of talk therapy, I'm glad you are exploring the idea. Counseling can and will help work through things like depression, anxiety, trauma, body image issues, relationship concerns, general dissatisfaction with life, and numerous other bumps in the road.
(816) 239-3020 View (816) 239-3020
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Chuck Whittington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CRAADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64112
Maybe you’ve tried everything. You’ve spent the last of your energy and hope. It feels like depression and anxiety are winning. Or drugs or alcohol are taking over. It’s a scary place to be. And can feel lonely. But you don’t have to be alone. I work with clients in this scary place and am unafraid to step into these challenges with you. You already have the strength and courage to do this. I can help you find your own way to make different choices for yourself and make your situation better.
Maybe you’ve tried everything. You’ve spent the last of your energy and hope. It feels like depression and anxiety are winning. Or drugs or alcohol are taking over. It’s a scary place to be. And can feel lonely. But you don’t have to be alone. I work with clients in this scary place and am unafraid to step into these challenges with you. You already have the strength and courage to do this. I can help you find your own way to make different choices for yourself and make your situation better.
(816) 925-4414 View (816) 925-4414
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Jennifer Eick-Jakiela
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64112
Jennifer Eick-Jakiela, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MO) and a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (KS).  Jennifer graduated with her Masters of Social Work from University of Kansas School of Social Welfare Edwards Campus in 2007. Since then, Jennifer has worked with a wide range of populations in mental and behavioral health.
Jennifer Eick-Jakiela, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MO) and a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (KS).  Jennifer graduated with her Masters of Social Work from University of Kansas School of Social Welfare Edwards Campus in 2007. Since then, Jennifer has worked with a wide range of populations in mental and behavioral health.
(816) 750-5984 x1 View (816) 750-5984 x1
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Kelli Mckinney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, PMH-C, EMDR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64112  (Online Only)
I am currently only offering telehealth . Life can be easier said than done! If you're reading this, you've already made the first courageous step to seek help. My overarching goal is to provide safety along the journey of healing and ultimately to you experiencing a fuller, more joyful life. Choosing to share your story can be difficult, but rewriting that story can alter the way you live, lead, and love. I've personally been in the trenches, and it's my passion to walk through the pain and beauty of life with others.
I am currently only offering telehealth . Life can be easier said than done! If you're reading this, you've already made the first courageous step to seek help. My overarching goal is to provide safety along the journey of healing and ultimately to you experiencing a fuller, more joyful life. Choosing to share your story can be difficult, but rewriting that story can alter the way you live, lead, and love. I've personally been in the trenches, and it's my passion to walk through the pain and beauty of life with others.
(816) 750-2456 View (816) 750-2456
Photo of Adam Lynch, Marriage & Family Therapist in 64112, MO
Adam Lynch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64112
We are not meant to live life alone, but rather deeply involved in relationships. Some of these relationships are highly successful, while others have come with great loss, significant struggle or just the every day difficulty of learning to live and enjoy life with another person. I believe in the value of working through personal problems in the context of building stronger relationships. I will help you work through this on a personal level or with whomever you are needing to have a restored relationship with.
We are not meant to live life alone, but rather deeply involved in relationships. Some of these relationships are highly successful, while others have come with great loss, significant struggle or just the every day difficulty of learning to live and enjoy life with another person. I believe in the value of working through personal problems in the context of building stronger relationships. I will help you work through this on a personal level or with whomever you are needing to have a restored relationship with.
(816) 760-2389 View (816) 760-2389
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Andrew Jacobs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64112
The clients I have worked with have a variety of issues. Usually these are related to their self confidence and can be impacted by their relationships with parents, teammates, coaches, teachers and competitors. They typically want assistance at guiding them to understand their goals, strengths, weaknesses, fears, distractions and stressors. We will work thru their communication with others, their preparation, focus, attitude and self confidence. Most clients want to understand where their issues started, find solutions to them and ways to be more confident and happy with themselves and accomplishing their personal goals.
The clients I have worked with have a variety of issues. Usually these are related to their self confidence and can be impacted by their relationships with parents, teammates, coaches, teachers and competitors. They typically want assistance at guiding them to understand their goals, strengths, weaknesses, fears, distractions and stressors. We will work thru their communication with others, their preparation, focus, attitude and self confidence. Most clients want to understand where their issues started, find solutions to them and ways to be more confident and happy with themselves and accomplishing their personal goals.
(833) 647-0381 View (833) 647-0381
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Sheryl Lavelock Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64112  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns expecting different results? Rather than being "the definition of insanity," it's a normal reaction to abnormal circumstances. If you're in need of significant change but feel stuck, you may benefit from collaboration with a professional to help you move forward. I offer an individualized, practical and evidence-based approach. Together, we will examine your core values and beliefs, behavior patterns and relationship dynamics, to address how they work together to affect your daily life.
Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns expecting different results? Rather than being "the definition of insanity," it's a normal reaction to abnormal circumstances. If you're in need of significant change but feel stuck, you may benefit from collaboration with a professional to help you move forward. I offer an individualized, practical and evidence-based approach. Together, we will examine your core values and beliefs, behavior patterns and relationship dynamics, to address how they work together to affect your daily life.
(816) 209-1870 View (816) 209-1870
Photo of Nancy McCormick, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 64112, MO
Nancy McCormick
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CRAADC, LAC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64112
I believe in the strength of working together to solve life issues. Taking the first step is the hardest; finding a counselor and making the phone call. Congratulations for reaching out to find support and help.
I believe in the strength of working together to solve life issues. Taking the first step is the hardest; finding a counselor and making the phone call. Congratulations for reaching out to find support and help.
(816) 640-4477 View (816) 640-4477
Photo of Francis J Manley, Psychologist in 64112, MO
Francis J Manley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64112
I enjoy working with people in a safe and supportive atmosphere where a person can open to who they really are, and discover strengths and solutions that they never knew were possible. I feel that my client and I can figure out more together than either one of us could have separately. I believe that human beings are self-healing, and it is thrilling to me to use my knowledge and experience to enliven the healing process. I work with people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, past traumatic experiences, or challenging life changes.
I enjoy working with people in a safe and supportive atmosphere where a person can open to who they really are, and discover strengths and solutions that they never knew were possible. I feel that my client and I can figure out more together than either one of us could have separately. I believe that human beings are self-healing, and it is thrilling to me to use my knowledge and experience to enliven the healing process. I work with people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, past traumatic experiences, or challenging life changes.
(816) 607-4754 View (816) 607-4754
Photo of Martha Childers, Licensed Professional Counselor in 64112, MO
Martha Childers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EdS
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64112
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you want to find solutions leading to greater peace of mind and contentment? I provide you a compassionate, safe environment to speak freely about your unique situation. Although we can address together any life issue, my specialties include couples counseling, premarital preparation for marriage, caregiver stress, and grief therapy. I can also teach you mindfulness techniques to handle daily stress and bring clarity of thought. Tinnitus can be treated, too. Having studied world religions, I can help you use your religious and spiritual beliefs to facilitate your life journey, regardless of your path.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you want to find solutions leading to greater peace of mind and contentment? I provide you a compassionate, safe environment to speak freely about your unique situation. Although we can address together any life issue, my specialties include couples counseling, premarital preparation for marriage, caregiver stress, and grief therapy. I can also teach you mindfulness techniques to handle daily stress and bring clarity of thought. Tinnitus can be treated, too. Having studied world religions, I can help you use your religious and spiritual beliefs to facilitate your life journey, regardless of your path.
(816) 368-5853 View (816) 368-5853
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Robert Shonkwiler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64112
If you are struggling with your relationships, problems related to anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, and/or addiction, I can help. My experience consists of working in private practice, a psychiatric hospital, and an in-patient drug/alcohol treatment center. My approach is getting to know you by establishing a safe, trusting, healing relationship; identifying issues you wish to work on; and working together therapeutically to resolve your problems. For additional information check my website www.counselorbobkc.com
If you are struggling with your relationships, problems related to anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, and/or addiction, I can help. My experience consists of working in private practice, a psychiatric hospital, and an in-patient drug/alcohol treatment center. My approach is getting to know you by establishing a safe, trusting, healing relationship; identifying issues you wish to work on; and working together therapeutically to resolve your problems. For additional information check my website www.counselorbobkc.com
(816) 867-8160 View (816) 867-8160
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Phillip Klever
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64112
All people have strengths and challenges. Therapy is a process of using those strengths and resources to address problems people face. I'm interested in understanding you and helping you develop a plan to work with your problems and to build on your strengths.
All people have strengths and challenges. Therapy is a process of using those strengths and resources to address problems people face. I'm interested in understanding you and helping you develop a plan to work with your problems and to build on your strengths.
(816) 479-5129 View (816) 479-5129
Photo of Dawn Hood, Licensed Professional Counselor in 64112, MO
Dawn Hood
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64112  (Online Only)
You may find the life you are living isn't healthy, or is in need of some change. With over 20 years in private practice, I have had the opportunity to help men and women make significant improvements in their relationships and in their life direction. If you are an individual needing to make a significant change, or a couple needing relationship help, I offer an individualized and practical approach. First, we will find what isn't working for you and identify the core changes you want to make. Then, together we will map out realistic steps to make that change happen.
You may find the life you are living isn't healthy, or is in need of some change. With over 20 years in private practice, I have had the opportunity to help men and women make significant improvements in their relationships and in their life direction. If you are an individual needing to make a significant change, or a couple needing relationship help, I offer an individualized and practical approach. First, we will find what isn't working for you and identify the core changes you want to make. Then, together we will map out realistic steps to make that change happen.
(816) 293-3168 View (816) 293-3168
Photo of Fran Peek Ryan, Psychologist in 64112, MO
Fran Peek Ryan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64112
I have 30 years of experience as a cognitive, behavioral and certified EMDR psychologist. I believe all of us want to live purposeful lives, but sometimes we need a little help getting through trying times. My ideal client wants to change an uncomfortable life situation. Trauma, loss, anxiety, depression and addiction can freeze us in our tracks, and we sometimes need direction to get moving again. I take an individualized case approach to help clients with whatever issue is challenging them at a particular time in their life. I work with individuals, couples, families and groups.
I have 30 years of experience as a cognitive, behavioral and certified EMDR psychologist. I believe all of us want to live purposeful lives, but sometimes we need a little help getting through trying times. My ideal client wants to change an uncomfortable life situation. Trauma, loss, anxiety, depression and addiction can freeze us in our tracks, and we sometimes need direction to get moving again. I take an individualized case approach to help clients with whatever issue is challenging them at a particular time in their life. I work with individuals, couples, families and groups.
(816) 659-1063 View (816) 659-1063
Photo of Megan Fowler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 64112, MO
Megan Fowler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64112
I strive to ensure you feel seen and cared for throughout our work together. Individual Therapy, especially for challenges that accompany addiction and recovery, or LGBTQIA+ related issues, is a process of understanding the internal and external energies, sometimes beyond our awareness, that guide us in both helpful and harmful ways. We all tell stories about ourselves rooted in profound moments in our lives and impactful relationships. Through therapy we can uncover new stories that better define who we are, what we want, and allow us to heal.
I strive to ensure you feel seen and cared for throughout our work together. Individual Therapy, especially for challenges that accompany addiction and recovery, or LGBTQIA+ related issues, is a process of understanding the internal and external energies, sometimes beyond our awareness, that guide us in both helpful and harmful ways. We all tell stories about ourselves rooted in profound moments in our lives and impactful relationships. Through therapy we can uncover new stories that better define who we are, what we want, and allow us to heal.
(816) 312-5451 View (816) 312-5451
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Chiwoo Choi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64112  (Online Only)
Why is it so hard to break the cycle of codependency, people-pleasing behaviors, and crap-fitting? Because codependency, aka, "self-love deficit disorder" is a lot like drug addiction. Most people are not ready to face the withdrawal symptoms like core loneliness and guilt, and succumb to their old patterns. You might even experience symptoms of PTSD from toxic relationships. In order to heal, you must have determination and guidance. It's going to be the hardest thing you have ever done, but you can be free. There's simply no other way around it.
Why is it so hard to break the cycle of codependency, people-pleasing behaviors, and crap-fitting? Because codependency, aka, "self-love deficit disorder" is a lot like drug addiction. Most people are not ready to face the withdrawal symptoms like core loneliness and guilt, and succumb to their old patterns. You might even experience symptoms of PTSD from toxic relationships. In order to heal, you must have determination and guidance. It's going to be the hardest thing you have ever done, but you can be free. There's simply no other way around it.
(816) 323-3565 View (816) 323-3565
Photo of Marty Dybicz, Psychologist in 64112, MO
Marty Dybicz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64112
Hello! Thanks for caring enough about yourself to look for someone who can truly help you with your challenges. I have been a professional for 46 years and can provide genuine help. I am interested to talk with you and find out what you need and want. And I'm ready to answer whatever questions you have about me and how I work with people. There is information about me in this profile and there is even more on my website. The best way to find out whether working with me feels right is to call, come in, and get started.
Hello! Thanks for caring enough about yourself to look for someone who can truly help you with your challenges. I have been a professional for 46 years and can provide genuine help. I am interested to talk with you and find out what you need and want. And I'm ready to answer whatever questions you have about me and how I work with people. There is information about me in this profile and there is even more on my website. The best way to find out whether working with me feels right is to call, come in, and get started.
(816) 760-2352 View (816) 760-2352

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 64112

80+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 64112 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
71% Grief
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
42% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
39% Aetna

How Therapists in 64112 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 64112?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.