Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, RD, LD
Verified by Psychology Today
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Independence, Missouri 64055
"Are you feeling overwhelmed, down, or anxious and don't know what to do or where to go? Do you feel very alone and nobody else understands or has experienced what you have/or are experiencing? Are you having trouble sleeping due to looping thoughts running through your mind? Have all your old ways of coping stopped working? We all need support and guidance along our journey. Sometimes we need more than what our family and friends can provide. When circumstances happen making life more difficult, you may need some extra help. Together, you and I can find the right path and tools to get you back to feeling more like yourself."
Compassion Focused
Gottman Method
(816) 875-0868
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Office is near:
Independence, Missouri 64055
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Compassion Focused
Gottman Method
"Are you feeling overwhelmed, down, or anxious and don't know what to do or where to go? Do you feel very alone and nobody else understands or has experienced what you have/or are experiencing? Are you having trouble sleeping due to looping thoughts running through your mind? Have all your old ways of coping stopped working? We all need support and guidance along our journey. Sometimes we need more than what our family and friends can provide. When circumstances happen making life more difficult, you may need some extra help. Together, you and I can find the right path and tools to get you back to feeling more like yourself."
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Katherine Malone, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Independence, Missouri 64050
"Everyone has the goal in life to live a fulfilling existence and to be happy. Life can be overwhelming and trying at times and we may need assistance in reaching our goals. Helping others to navigate the difficult times and events of life is what I love to do. My life and career experience of successfully working with children, teenagers, adults, elderly, and families has led to me becoming an accepting and open-minded clinician. I love the diversity of the clients that I have been blessed to work with."
(816) 844-6180
Verified
Independence, Missouri 64050
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"Everyone has the goal in life to live a fulfilling existence and to be happy. Life can be overwhelming and trying at times and we may need assistance in reaching our goals. Helping others to navigate the difficult times and events of life is what I love to do. My life and career experience of successfully working with children, teenagers, adults, elderly, and families has led to me becoming an accepting and open-minded clinician. I love the diversity of the clients that I have been blessed to work with."
Greg E Neubauer, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Independence, Missouri 64050
"I have over 25 years of clinical experience providing counseling therapy to adult individuals, children, adolescents, families, and couples to address their emotional and behavioral struggles. I utilize a cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, goal directed, reality based treatment approach, integrating family dynamics as needed, to help clients effectively resolve or learn to cope with their struggles. I am available to coordinate with schools and other treatment providers. My office at Truman & Main St on the Independence Square offers a convenient, unassuming, confidential, and relaxing environment."
(816) 237-5524
Verified
Independence, Missouri 64050
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"I have over 25 years of clinical experience providing counseling therapy to adult individuals, children, adolescents, families, and couples to address their emotional and behavioral struggles. I utilize a cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, goal directed, reality based treatment approach, integrating family dynamics as needed, to help clients effectively resolve or learn to cope with their struggles. I am available to coordinate with schools and other treatment providers. My office at Truman & Main St on the Independence Square offers a convenient, unassuming, confidential, and relaxing environment."
Responsive Mental Health Services LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Independence, Missouri 64050
"Jennifer (Jenni) Liles is the owner of Responsive Mental Health Services LLC. I believe that each and every one of us has the capacity to live life that is fulfilling, that contains moments of joy in between and around the difficult times, and that allows us to experience ourselves as valuable human beings with something to offer. I would like to help you achieve that capacity. I have extensive experiencing helping people through trauma, grief, depression, and anxiety, and out the other side. If you are not yet ready to go to therapy, you can go to www.oomm.com for videos, audio clips and articles that can help. "
(816) 448-8183
Verified
Independence, Missouri 64050
"Jennifer (Jenni) Liles is the owner of Responsive Mental Health Services LLC. I believe that each and every one of us has the capacity to live life that is fulfilling, that contains moments of joy in between and around the difficult times, and that allows us to experience ourselves as valuable human beings with something to offer. I would like to help you achieve that capacity. I have extensive experiencing helping people through trauma, grief, depression, and anxiety, and out the other side. If you are not yet ready to go to therapy, you can go to www.oomm.com for videos, audio clips and articles that can help. "
Adam May, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Independence, Missouri 64055
""All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination." Those who are suffering from issues related to any major mental health or stress concerns; such as anxiety, CAN regain the direction they may have lost in their life. If you or your child feels lost, I am dedicated to ensure that the individual builds their life back to where it is meant to be. A quality life worth living is important. Do you want to make that effective change?"
(816) 307-3833
Verified
Independence, Missouri 64055
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""All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination." Those who are suffering from issues related to any major mental health or stress concerns; such as anxiety, CAN regain the direction they may have lost in their life. If you or your child feels lost, I am dedicated to ensure that the individual builds their life back to where it is meant to be. A quality life worth living is important. Do you want to make that effective change?"
Daylin Rodriguez Cesar, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PhDc
Verified by Psychology Today
Independence, Missouri 64050
"I am a caring bilingual counselor with experience in working with people of all ages, races and genders. My mission, as a therapist, is to be your companion on this therapeutic journey in a comfortable and confidential environment. I am primarily a systems therapist which simply means that I am interested in the total person- background, family, current situation, and hopes for the future."
(913) 884-1812
Verified
Independence, Missouri 64050
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"I am a caring bilingual counselor with experience in working with people of all ages, races and genders. My mission, as a therapist, is to be your companion on this therapeutic journey in a comfortable and confidential environment. I am primarily a systems therapist which simply means that I am interested in the total person- background, family, current situation, and hopes for the future."
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Independence, Missouri 64057
"I have dedicated the last 30 years, earning and maintaining some the best credentials available, in order to provide the best treatment possible. I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Masters in Counseling Psychology. I am licensed and certified to meet almost any therapeutic need. I am a National Certified Counselor, Master Addictions Counselor, Substance Abuse Professional, Certified Mediator, Qualified Play Therapist, Certified Sandtray Therapist, Distance Credentialed Counselor and a Board Certified Coach. I look forward to helping you towards health and happiness."
(816) 307-1037
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Independence, Missouri 64057
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"I have dedicated the last 30 years, earning and maintaining some the best credentials available, in order to provide the best treatment possible. I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Masters in Counseling Psychology. I am licensed and certified to meet almost any therapeutic need. I am a National Certified Counselor, Master Addictions Counselor, Substance Abuse Professional, Certified Mediator, Qualified Play Therapist, Certified Sandtray Therapist, Distance Credentialed Counselor and a Board Certified Coach. I look forward to helping you towards health and happiness."
Mary Younger, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Independence, Missouri 64055
"Looking to gain a better perspective on life? Improve self-esteem? Stop the racing thoughts, anxiety, constant worry and depression? I provide supportive therapy to help people realize they can make these positive changes and know they are not alone."
(816) 281-1402
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Independence, Missouri 64055
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"Looking to gain a better perspective on life? Improve self-esteem? Stop the racing thoughts, anxiety, constant worry and depression? I provide supportive therapy to help people realize they can make these positive changes and know they are not alone."
Diakonos Counseling, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW, LPC, PLPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Independence, Missouri 64057
"Diakonos is a private mental health counseling center in Independence, MO since 1981. We believe in a healthy approach to healing life's problems through integrating sound principles for the mind, body & spirit. We offer compassionate care for those struggling with painful emotions, distorted thinking, and troubling behavior, as well as those desiring personal growth and more satisfying relationships. We are comfortable and experienced at integrating clients' religious & spiritual beliefs with the therapy and healing process. Treatment is personalized to meet the individual needs of each participant. Therapists are available to lead conferences and speak on topics of interest to your church, business, or organization."
(816) 527-9391
Verified
Independence, Missouri 64057
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"Diakonos is a private mental health counseling center in Independence, MO since 1981. We believe in a healthy approach to healing life's problems through integrating sound principles for the mind, body & spirit. We offer compassionate care for those struggling with painful emotions, distorted thinking, and troubling behavior, as well as those desiring personal growth and more satisfying relationships. We are comfortable and experienced at integrating clients' religious & spiritual beliefs with the therapy and healing process. Treatment is personalized to meet the individual needs of each participant. Therapists are available to lead conferences and speak on topics of interest to your church, business, or organization."
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Independence, Missouri 64055
"Im motivated to work with clients that want to improve an aspect of their life, to change a behavior, to adjust their way of thinking or to just talk about stressful or confusing things in their life. V"
(816) 325-2489
Verified
Independence, Missouri 64055
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"Im motivated to work with clients that want to improve an aspect of their life, to change a behavior, to adjust their way of thinking or to just talk about stressful or confusing things in their life. V"
Kevin Poul Wilson, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Independence, Missouri 64055
"Children and adolescents have difficulties, many times these difficulties prove to be disruptive to the child or adolescent's school and home life. As a Licensed Professional Counselor I have devoted training and practice to assisting children and adolescents in developing tools to emotional regulate, acquire skills to assist in focusing on tasks, and develop skills to better navigate life at home and at school. I look forward to providing assistance to you and your family in creating a therapeutic environment where skills may be developed, maladaptive behaviors eliminated, and creating an environment where success is not a dream but a real possibility."
(816) 735-4613
Verified
Independence, Missouri 64055
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"Children and adolescents have difficulties, many times these difficulties prove to be disruptive to the child or adolescent's school and home life. As a Licensed Professional Counselor I have devoted training and practice to assisting children and adolescents in developing tools to emotional regulate, acquire skills to assist in focusing on tasks, and develop skills to better navigate life at home and at school. I look forward to providing assistance to you and your family in creating a therapeutic environment where skills may be developed, maladaptive behaviors eliminated, and creating an environment where success is not a dream but a real possibility."
Tina B. Stone, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Independence, Missouri 64050
"I am a second-generation Christian family therapist who has been in practice since 1987, married for 34 years, 2 adult twin daughters, and now 2 sons (both daughters married). My overall philosophy is to assist clients in bringing balance to their lives by examining the emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of their lives. It is important to see the individual as a part of a system, as what may work for one person may not work for another due to current family dynamics and unresolved issues from their past."
(913) 225-8254
Verified
Independence, Missouri 64050
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"I am a second-generation Christian family therapist who has been in practice since 1987, married for 34 years, 2 adult twin daughters, and now 2 sons (both daughters married). My overall philosophy is to assist clients in bringing balance to their lives by examining the emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of their lives. It is important to see the individual as a part of a system, as what may work for one person may not work for another due to current family dynamics and unresolved issues from their past."
Marni Marie Shrum, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Independence, Missouri 64055
"I have a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Avila University and a Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia with training in Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Gottman Method Couple's Therapy & Play Therapy. Beyond my education, I have experience working with children ages 3 and up, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental health issues, including severe and persistent mental illnesses, addictions, trauma, abuse, neglect, couples and relationship issues, grief and loss, and mood/anxiety disorders. I use a multidisciplinary approach based on the individual and their specific need and therefore use a variety of therapeutic models."
(816) 208-8134
Verified
Independence, Missouri 64055
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"I have a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Avila University and a Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia with training in Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Gottman Method Couple's Therapy & Play Therapy. Beyond my education, I have experience working with children ages 3 and up, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental health issues, including severe and persistent mental illnesses, addictions, trauma, abuse, neglect, couples and relationship issues, grief and loss, and mood/anxiety disorders. I use a multidisciplinary approach based on the individual and their specific need and therefore use a variety of therapeutic models."
Barbara J Dickerson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Independence, Missouri 64055
"If you are in a difficult time in your life and are experiencing emotional pain, you may be ready to make personal changes. Your past experiences and your reactions to those experiences make you who you are, which makes perfect sense. We can't always stay the same and move on in our lives. I am a directive, involved, compassionate, experienced therapist who is willing to provide insight, options, and perspective to help you resolve individual, marital, family issues."
(913) 601-7146 x49
Verified
Independence, Missouri 64055
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"If you are in a difficult time in your life and are experiencing emotional pain, you may be ready to make personal changes. Your past experiences and your reactions to those experiences make you who you are, which makes perfect sense. We can't always stay the same and move on in our lives. I am a directive, involved, compassionate, experienced therapist who is willing to provide insight, options, and perspective to help you resolve individual, marital, family issues."
Kansas City Relationship Institute, LLC, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LCMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Independence, Missouri 64055
"Life provides many challenges to maintaining a healthy, happy relationship. Our relationships can be a great source of strength, but they can also cause pain and heartache. Whether you currently feel committed to building a better relationship, ambivalent about the future of your relationship, or fear that your relationship is on the brink of collapse--therapy can often help. Through looking at yourself, your partner, and your relationship in new ways, I help couples gain confidence and clarity about the next steps for their relationship and I help couples build satisfying relationships that last and are worth wanting."
(816) 354-0449
Verified
Independence, Missouri 64055
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"Life provides many challenges to maintaining a healthy, happy relationship. Our relationships can be a great source of strength, but they can also cause pain and heartache. Whether you currently feel committed to building a better relationship, ambivalent about the future of your relationship, or fear that your relationship is on the brink of collapse--therapy can often help. Through looking at yourself, your partner, and your relationship in new ways, I help couples gain confidence and clarity about the next steps for their relationship and I help couples build satisfying relationships that last and are worth wanting."
Diakonos Counseling Group, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RASAC
Verified by Psychology Today
Independence, Missouri 64057
"Do you feeling alone, and like no one cares? I care about you and your well being. I want to help you win against the struggles you are facing. You are capable of more than you think and I want to bring out the best in you. I am confident that i can help you. I want to be a shoulder to lean on emotionally as well as to cry on. I love working with new people, of all differences, and diversities. Given the chance, I would love to serve and care for you in your time of need."
(816) 253-8421 x711
Verified
Independence, Missouri 64057
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"Do you feeling alone, and like no one cares? I care about you and your well being. I want to help you win against the struggles you are facing. You are capable of more than you think and I want to bring out the best in you. I am confident that i can help you. I want to be a shoulder to lean on emotionally as well as to cry on. I love working with new people, of all differences, and diversities. Given the chance, I would love to serve and care for you in your time of need."
Glenda Baker Whitehead, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Independence, Missouri 64050
"Are you feeling stuck and don't know what to do or where to go? Have all your old ways of coping stopped working? We all need support and guidance along our journey. Sometimes we need more than what our family and friends can provide. Everyone has the capacity to live a life full of joy, happiness and wholeness. When circumstances happen in your life that make this difficult to live, you may need some extra help. Together, you and I can find the right path to create the life you are meant to live."
(816) 873-8659
Verified
Independence, Missouri 64050
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"Are you feeling stuck and don't know what to do or where to go? Have all your old ways of coping stopped working? We all need support and guidance along our journey. Sometimes we need more than what our family and friends can provide. Everyone has the capacity to live a life full of joy, happiness and wholeness. When circumstances happen in your life that make this difficult to live, you may need some extra help. Together, you and I can find the right path to create the life you are meant to live."
Sally Hodges
M.S., PLMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Independence, Missouri 64055
"Relationships are incredibly rewarding but often challenge us in more ways than expected. Strong relationships are the foundation for a thriving life but for a variety of reasons, life gets in the way of thriving. Maybe you are looking for your relationship to thrive again or maybe you feel your problem is much bigger. No matter the issue, I believe therapy can help. My goal is for couples to look at themselves, their partner and their relationship in a new light. This creates the potential to have passionate and connected relationships while also growing as individuals."
(816) 319-0548
Verified
Independence, Missouri 64055
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"Relationships are incredibly rewarding but often challenge us in more ways than expected. Strong relationships are the foundation for a thriving life but for a variety of reasons, life gets in the way of thriving. Maybe you are looking for your relationship to thrive again or maybe you feel your problem is much bigger. No matter the issue, I believe therapy can help. My goal is for couples to look at themselves, their partner and their relationship in a new light. This creates the potential to have passionate and connected relationships while also growing as individuals."
Michael Moore, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CAS, LPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Independence, Missouri 64055
"The angry, argumentative, and underperforming child is often seen by others as the product of lax parenting. This unfortunate characterization has had a great impact on the way our children are viewed by schools, employers, and society in general. The fact is parents often exhaust various recommended "fixes" and desperately want things to be normal. I have over 25 years of experience working with children and families. I understand the daily struggles parents routinely face. I know how school performance, relationships, and behavior are impacted when children struggle. I understand the frustrations associated with a child who "acts out" and underperforms."
(816) 348-3254
Verified
Independence, Missouri 64055
"The angry, argumentative, and underperforming child is often seen by others as the product of lax parenting. This unfortunate characterization has had a great impact on the way our children are viewed by schools, employers, and society in general. The fact is parents often exhaust various recommended "fixes" and desperately want things to be normal. I have over 25 years of experience working with children and families. I understand the daily struggles parents routinely face. I know how school performance, relationships, and behavior are impacted when children struggle. I understand the frustrations associated with a child who "acts out" and underperforms."
Mark Newlon,
MS, PLPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Independence, Missouri 64050
"There is a place of peace within you, the beginning of a new and richer life. If you are ready for change, and ready to find your way once more, let my twenty years of meditation and seven years of experience counseling others help guide you to your path. I am a validating and dynamic counselor, ready to meet you on your journey. After one session, you may experience the glimpse of yourself again you have been looking for in life. From there, we can continue to work through obstacles, to help bring you back to your path, to your sense of self again."
(816) 482-3141
Verified
Independence, Missouri 64050
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"There is a place of peace within you, the beginning of a new and richer life. If you are ready for change, and ready to find your way once more, let my twenty years of meditation and seven years of experience counseling others help guide you to your path. I am a validating and dynamic counselor, ready to meet you on your journey. After one session, you may experience the glimpse of yourself again you have been looking for in life. From there, we can continue to work through obstacles, to help bring you back to your path, to your sense of self again."

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