Ailee Sykes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW Verified
Kansas City, MO 64109
Offers online therapy
I welcome individuals from LGBTQIA+ and CNM/polyam communities and take an affirming stance when working with individuals who do sex work.
Feeling stuck, apathetic, overwhelmed, angry, worried, depressed, anxious, hopeless, or disconnected is exhausting and isolating. Many of our systems are designed to keep you this way, and you deserve more. I believe every person has an innate resilience, that helps us adapt to an ever changing world. I work to meet people where they are, connecting to the strength, courage, and insight already present and exploring areas for transformation and growth.
(913) 636-1935
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Kansas City, MO 64109
Offers online therapy
I welcome individuals from LGBTQIA+ and CNM/polyam communities and take an affirming stance when working with individuals who do sex work.
Feeling stuck, apathetic, overwhelmed, angry, worried, depressed, anxious, hopeless, or disconnected is exhausting and isolating. Many of our systems are designed to keep you this way, and you deserve more. I believe every person has an innate resilience, that helps us adapt to an ever changing world. I work to meet people where they are, connecting to the strength, courage, and insight already present and exploring areas for transformation and growth.
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Caitlyn Crawford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT, PLMFT Verified
Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers online therapy
Passion Populations & Specializations: LGBTQ+, Couples of all varieties, Women-Empowerment, Teens. I'm in the business of story-shaping. I believe we become the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves. I also affirm that people are not defined by their problems. Are you stuck in a story that feels disempowering or defeating? Do you no longer feel like your own narrator? Let me be your co-author and collaborator in creating your counter story—a brand new, one-of-a-kind narrative that aligns with your truest, most authentic self.
(913) 246-5085
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Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers online therapy
Passion Populations & Specializations: LGBTQ+, Couples of all varieties, Women-Empowerment, Teens. I'm in the business of story-shaping. I believe we become the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves. I also affirm that people are not defined by their problems. Are you stuck in a story that feels disempowering or defeating? Do you no longer feel like your own narrator? Let me be your co-author and collaborator in creating your counter story—a brand new, one-of-a-kind narrative that aligns with your truest, most authentic self.
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Joy S Whitman
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD Verified
Kansas City, MO 64114
Offers online therapy
I have expertise with people with eating disorders, clients who have experienced trauma, and with LGBTQ clients.
I have been working with clients since 1991. Over the course of my training and experience, my style of therapy has evolved to an integrative approach combining humanistic, feminist, and psychodynamic theories of personality development with an approach that emphasizes the adaptive development of identity across the lifespan within broad interpersonal, social, and cultural contexts. I seek to find what is working well for you, help you understand the experiences that brought you to this place in your life, and use your strengths to help you grow and develop insight as well as create behavioral change.
(773) 570-2522
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Kansas City, MO 64114
Offers online therapy
I have expertise with people with eating disorders, clients who have experienced trauma, and with LGBTQ clients.
I have been working with clients since 1991. Over the course of my training and experience, my style of therapy has evolved to an integrative approach combining humanistic, feminist, and psychodynamic theories of personality development with an approach that emphasizes the adaptive development of identity across the lifespan within broad interpersonal, social, and cultural contexts. I seek to find what is working well for you, help you understand the experiences that brought you to this place in your life, and use your strengths to help you grow and develop insight as well as create behavioral change.
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Ren Elliott
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Kansas City, MO 64110
Offers online therapy
I provide an LGBT+ affirming approach and also provide support for those who are neurodivergent such as those who have low-support autism and ADHD.
I’m Ren Elliott, a Licensed Professional Counselor based out of Missouri, and I specialize in the treatment of trauma, depression, and anxiety, as well as assisting my clients through any kind of life transition or identity concerns. My approach is person-centered with an emphasis on self-compassion and breaking the shame cycle. No longer should you beat yourself down for the barriers you’ve dealt with; I want to help my clients start new cycles of being comfortable with themselves and be genuine to who they are as well as reclaim their personal sense of power.
(417) 547-1328
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Kansas City, MO 64110
Offers online therapy
I provide an LGBT+ affirming approach and also provide support for those who are neurodivergent such as those who have low-support autism and ADHD.
I’m Ren Elliott, a Licensed Professional Counselor based out of Missouri, and I specialize in the treatment of trauma, depression, and anxiety, as well as assisting my clients through any kind of life transition or identity concerns. My approach is person-centered with an emphasis on self-compassion and breaking the shame cycle. No longer should you beat yourself down for the barriers you’ve dealt with; I want to help my clients start new cycles of being comfortable with themselves and be genuine to who they are as well as reclaim their personal sense of power.
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Mending Hearts Counseling
Counselor, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Kansas City, MO 64101
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ and questioning clients.
Are you looking for a safe space to explore sexuality and/or gender identity? Are you looking for a professional who is affirmative, empathetic, and well-trained with the LBGTQIA+ community? Look no further than Mending Hearts Counseling. I believe that every client deserves a safe space where they don't have to live in fear of discrimination. Through our therapeutic relationship, we identify goals for managing stress, learning new methods of coping, and improving relationships.
(417) 228-2480
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Office is near:
Kansas City, MO 64101
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ and questioning clients.
Are you looking for a safe space to explore sexuality and/or gender identity? Are you looking for a professional who is affirmative, empathetic, and well-trained with the LBGTQIA+ community? Look no further than Mending Hearts Counseling. I believe that every client deserves a safe space where they don't have to live in fear of discrimination. Through our therapeutic relationship, we identify goals for managing stress, learning new methods of coping, and improving relationships.
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Kels Pegg
MA, PLPC Verified
Office is near:
Kansas City, MO 64112
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
My passion for working with LGBTQIA individuals is personal. I value working with all individuals, no matter their experience or how they identify, but I have a specific interest in working with the LGBTQIA community due to my own identification as a nonbinary, transmasculine individual. I understand the difficult process that many LGBTQIA individuals encounter, such as coming out, navigating relationships with friends and family, transitioning and wanting to find your place in the world. Most clients come to me seek a supportive environment where they can safely explore their various identities and come to their own conclusions.
(573) 410-8052
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Office is near:
Kansas City, MO 64112
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
My passion for working with LGBTQIA individuals is personal. I value working with all individuals, no matter their experience or how they identify, but I have a specific interest in working with the LGBTQIA community due to my own identification as a nonbinary, transmasculine individual. I understand the difficult process that many LGBTQIA individuals encounter, such as coming out, navigating relationships with friends and family, transitioning and wanting to find your place in the world. Most clients come to me seek a supportive environment where they can safely explore their various identities and come to their own conclusions.
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Breathing Room Therapy and Wellness, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers online therapy
I welcome LGBTQ+ people, and I've been working from an intersectional perspective for over a decade.
Feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, or stuck can shine light on the human need to deepen understanding and live in meaningful ways. Using mind-body techniques in combination with traditional "talk therapy" approaches, I help people who are feeling stressed out or low develop more balance in their lives. Even in the most challenging circumstances, we can find opportunities to heal, grow, and recenter.
(816) 992-5234
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Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers online therapy
I welcome LGBTQ+ people, and I've been working from an intersectional perspective for over a decade.
Feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, or stuck can shine light on the human need to deepen understanding and live in meaningful ways. Using mind-body techniques in combination with traditional "talk therapy" approaches, I help people who are feeling stressed out or low develop more balance in their lives. Even in the most challenging circumstances, we can find opportunities to heal, grow, and recenter.
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Tyler Sharpe
TLMLP, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Kansas City, MO 64108
In addition, I am highly experienced in working with the LGBTQ+ community.
Did you know that it’s ok, not to be ok? Before you can heal, change and transform yourself, you must accept where you are and what you feel right now. Being confronted with obstacles and stressors in life can be confusing and challenging, but you do not have to tackle them alone. If you’re reading this, you’ve already taken the first, and hardest step; reaching out for help. No matter what struggles you may be facing, always remember, the comeback is stronger than the setback. As a Licensed Psychotherapist, with an educational background in Behavioral Neuroscience & Clinical Psychology; I will help you, better understand, YOU!
(913) 318-3763
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Office is near:
Kansas City, MO 64108
In addition, I am highly experienced in working with the LGBTQ+ community.
Did you know that it’s ok, not to be ok? Before you can heal, change and transform yourself, you must accept where you are and what you feel right now. Being confronted with obstacles and stressors in life can be confusing and challenging, but you do not have to tackle them alone. If you’re reading this, you’ve already taken the first, and hardest step; reaching out for help. No matter what struggles you may be facing, always remember, the comeback is stronger than the setback. As a Licensed Psychotherapist, with an educational background in Behavioral Neuroscience & Clinical Psychology; I will help you, better understand, YOU!
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Bruce Johnson
Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist, MS, LCP, NCPsych Verified
Office is near:
Kansas City, MO 64118
Offers online therapy
Other specialties: Mixed Orientation Relationships, LGBTQ, and alternative lifestyles.
Nearly 3 decades of experience helping couples and individuals overcome problems and begin to thrive again. I work with individuals, and couples struggling with everything from breaches in trust such as infidelity, resentments, lies, hiding financial issues, parenting stress, sexuality issues, non-traditional relationships, and the myriad of challenges that we all face. They don't have to be road blocks, it's what we do with them and how we use them to learn and grow to become a better partner and ally to each other and ourselves.
(913) 361-6722
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Office is near:
Kansas City, MO 64118
Offers online therapy
Other specialties: Mixed Orientation Relationships, LGBTQ, and alternative lifestyles.
Nearly 3 decades of experience helping couples and individuals overcome problems and begin to thrive again. I work with individuals, and couples struggling with everything from breaches in trust such as infidelity, resentments, lies, hiding financial issues, parenting stress, sexuality issues, non-traditional relationships, and the myriad of challenges that we all face. They don't have to be road blocks, it's what we do with them and how we use them to learn and grow to become a better partner and ally to each other and ourselves.
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Chuck Franks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, CST Verified
Kansas City, MO 64116
Offers online therapy
I offer LGBTQ, kink, and poly-aware and knowledgable services.
My clients find it empowering to not just talk about a problem but also to create ways of coping through learning new skills and allowing new perspectives. I help clients who want to be truly authentic. Sexuality and the pursuit of our sexual health is important as we strive to integrate our expression into our relationships. I help individuals incorporate their true selves into their relationships. My specialties are sexual problems, issues of sexual identity/orientation, consensual non-monogamy, out of control sexual behavior more commonly known as sex or porn addiction.
(816) 925-9509
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Kansas City, MO 64116
Offers online therapy
I offer LGBTQ, kink, and poly-aware and knowledgable services.
My clients find it empowering to not just talk about a problem but also to create ways of coping through learning new skills and allowing new perspectives. I help clients who want to be truly authentic. Sexuality and the pursuit of our sexual health is important as we strive to integrate our expression into our relationships. I help individuals incorporate their true selves into their relationships. My specialties are sexual problems, issues of sexual identity/orientation, consensual non-monogamy, out of control sexual behavior more commonly known as sex or porn addiction.
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Lynn B Barnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSCSW, LCSW
Kansas City, MO 64131
Offers online therapy
I also work with youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered.
I am a home based therapist. I believe all children deserve a loving family that knows how to best parent them. While I do not have an "ideal client" per se, I do believe no child should be taken off alone to develop an attachment to me, the therapist. Children should attach and bond to their parents so therapy with foster and adopted children is most effective within the family. When working with older youth in foster care, individual therapy may be warranted, but I would prefer to work with the family whenever that is a viable option.
(913) 826-6680
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Kansas City, MO 64131
Offers online therapy
I also work with youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered.
I am a home based therapist. I believe all children deserve a loving family that knows how to best parent them. While I do not have an "ideal client" per se, I do believe no child should be taken off alone to develop an attachment to me, the therapist. Children should attach and bond to their parents so therapy with foster and adopted children is most effective within the family. When working with older youth in foster care, individual therapy may be warranted, but I would prefer to work with the family whenever that is a viable option.
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Erin Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers online therapy
Erin Eaton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri with 20 years of experience working with children and families in the child welfare system. She has experience working with generational trauma and foster care and adoption issues. She also has experience working with adults and adolescents who are seeking help for depression, anxiety, relationship issues and anger management. Erin is alternative lifestyle and LGBTQ+ friendly. Erin earned a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Psychology from Missouri Western State University in 1998 and her Master Social Work degree from the University of Kansas in 2004.
(816) 227-6675
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Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers online therapy
Erin Eaton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri with 20 years of experience working with children and families in the child welfare system. She has experience working with generational trauma and foster care and adoption issues. She also has experience working with adults and adolescents who are seeking help for depression, anxiety, relationship issues and anger management. Erin is alternative lifestyle and LGBTQ+ friendly. Erin earned a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Psychology from Missouri Western State University in 1998 and her Master Social Work degree from the University of Kansas in 2004.
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Taryn Hodison
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC Verified
Kansas City, MO 64110
Offers online therapy
I also specialize in racial and sexual minority populations including those in the African American and LGBTQ community.
I approach therapy from a trauma-focused, multicultural perspective. I strive to promote healing from traumatic experiences. I do this by collaborating with clients because I believe they are the true experts in themselves. My treatment approach is eclectic in nature as I utilize methods from multiple treatment modalities including CBT, DBT, person-centered and brief, solutions-focused therapy. *PLEASE NOTE: EMAIL IS THE BEST WAY TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ME: APPOINTMENTS@ANCHORCCKC.COM
(816) 656-2651 x100
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Kansas City, MO 64110
Offers online therapy
I also specialize in racial and sexual minority populations including those in the African American and LGBTQ community.
I approach therapy from a trauma-focused, multicultural perspective. I strive to promote healing from traumatic experiences. I do this by collaborating with clients because I believe they are the true experts in themselves. My treatment approach is eclectic in nature as I utilize methods from multiple treatment modalities including CBT, DBT, person-centered and brief, solutions-focused therapy. *PLEASE NOTE: EMAIL IS THE BEST WAY TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ME: APPOINTMENTS@ANCHORCCKC.COM
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The Transgender Institute
Counselor, LPC, NCC Verified
Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers online therapy
The Transgender Institute(r), located in the heart of the Midwest in Kansas City, Missouri, and serving the transgender community for 20 years, is a comprehensive gender therapy and coaching practice, unlike any other, dedicated to serving the transgender population. We offer inumerous services including n-office consultation, coaching and therapy sessions, as well as telehealth sessions. At The Transgender Institute, we help you determine if transitioning is an appropriate course of action and assist you through the various stages of the transition process.
(816) 305-0943
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Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers online therapy
The Transgender Institute(r), located in the heart of the Midwest in Kansas City, Missouri, and serving the transgender community for 20 years, is a comprehensive gender therapy and coaching practice, unlike any other, dedicated to serving the transgender population. We offer inumerous services including n-office consultation, coaching and therapy sessions, as well as telehealth sessions. At The Transgender Institute, we help you determine if transitioning is an appropriate course of action and assist you through the various stages of the transition process.
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Sherrie Stafford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SATP, LCPC Verified
Kansas City, MO 64123
Offers online therapy
I am a medically retired police officer. I provide services anywhere in Missouri and Kan. I hold a certification DBT and in sex addiction treatment, and trained in EMDR I&II, substance use issues, LGBT, and attachment issues. Domestic violence trainer of trainers. Many hours of trainings in trauma. I have worked the national and local suicide hotline. Developed/trained and provided therapy to police officers/wives. Have provided therapy to special clearance service members/wives at FT Carson, FT Warren, and Air Force Academy. I have worked closely with mental health/drug court. I provide therapy to individuals and couples.
(816) 307-9598
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Kansas City, MO 64123
Offers online therapy
I am a medically retired police officer. I provide services anywhere in Missouri and Kan. I hold a certification DBT and in sex addiction treatment, and trained in EMDR I&II, substance use issues, LGBT, and attachment issues. Domestic violence trainer of trainers. Many hours of trainings in trauma. I have worked the national and local suicide hotline. Developed/trained and provided therapy to police officers/wives. Have provided therapy to special clearance service members/wives at FT Carson, FT Warren, and Air Force Academy. I have worked closely with mental health/drug court. I provide therapy to individuals and couples.
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Dallas LaRue
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Kansas City, MO 64110
Offers online therapy
As an adopted person myself, I am passionate about working with individuals impacted by adoption and attachment issues, and I have several years of experience working with LGBTQ+ and trans folx!.
Choosing a therapist is sometimes the most overwhelming part of getting help! Relationship is very important to the process, and I am happy to schedule a free phone consultation to discuss your goals for therapy and find out if we are a good match. I believe in an individualized approach that will help you get out of therapy what YOU want to achieve.
(816) 227-6035
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Kansas City, MO 64110
Offers online therapy
As an adopted person myself, I am passionate about working with individuals impacted by adoption and attachment issues, and I have several years of experience working with LGBTQ+ and trans folx!.
Choosing a therapist is sometimes the most overwhelming part of getting help! Relationship is very important to the process, and I am happy to schedule a free phone consultation to discuss your goals for therapy and find out if we are a good match. I believe in an individualized approach that will help you get out of therapy what YOU want to achieve.
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Brannen Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Kansas City, MO 64152
Offers online therapy
I am limiting my practice to transgender populations and pain management/anxiety using clinical hypnosis.
As a clinically trained provider with over 45 years experience, I am committed to providing ethical and compassionate services to each of my clients, focused on their individual, respective needs. As a transgender female, I appreciate the complex conflicting feelings and thoughts which interfere with life’s challenges.
(833) 917-0603
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Kansas City, MO 64152
Offers online therapy
I am limiting my practice to transgender populations and pain management/anxiety using clinical hypnosis.
As a clinically trained provider with over 45 years experience, I am committed to providing ethical and compassionate services to each of my clients, focused on their individual, respective needs. As a transgender female, I appreciate the complex conflicting feelings and thoughts which interfere with life’s challenges.
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Emily Foltz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Kansas City, MO 64114
Not accepting new clients
I work with adult clients and have specialized experience working with transgender and gender nonconforming individuals in support of transition and recognize that life is about more than dysphoria.
Unfortunately I am not taking new clients at this time, but if you are interested in working with me please reach out and I'd be happy to add you to my wait list. I use an eclectic approach based on Narrative Therapy. We are more than the problems we face. I work with clients to reclaim ownership of their lives and become empowered to make the changes they have been hoping for. Sometimes, as we change, our ideas and our goals change, too. I try to provide a safe space for my clients to explore their goals, and shift or change as appropriate.
(816) 256-4724
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Kansas City, MO 64114
Not accepting new clients
I work with adult clients and have specialized experience working with transgender and gender nonconforming individuals in support of transition and recognize that life is about more than dysphoria.
Unfortunately I am not taking new clients at this time, but if you are interested in working with me please reach out and I'd be happy to add you to my wait list. I use an eclectic approach based on Narrative Therapy. We are more than the problems we face. I work with clients to reclaim ownership of their lives and become empowered to make the changes they have been hoping for. Sometimes, as we change, our ideas and our goals change, too. I try to provide a safe space for my clients to explore their goals, and shift or change as appropriate.
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Pamela Darby-Mullins
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Kansas City, MO 64114
I also specialize in working with lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals, and non binary and transgender individuals.
I am a licensed psychologist who provides general therapy services to adult individuals. My approach to therapy is both humanistic and collaborative. I strive to create an atmosphere of acceptance, warmth, safety, and caring in my practice.
(816) 659-1319 x106
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Kansas City, MO 64114
I also specialize in working with lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals, and non binary and transgender individuals.
I am a licensed psychologist who provides general therapy services to adult individuals. My approach to therapy is both humanistic and collaborative. I strive to create an atmosphere of acceptance, warmth, safety, and caring in my practice.
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Brittany Lee Frazier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Kansas City, MO 64114
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I have ten years of experience in the social work field and have enjoyed working with people from all walks of life, including survivors of domestic violence, members of the LGBT community, people involved in the criminal justice system, and caregivers/family members of individuals who have disabilities of all types.
Coming to therapy can be scary! Do you worry that your therapist won’t “get it” or will tell you how to live your life? I understand that it can be hard to ask for help, and that it takes a brave person to decide to make changes in their life. I believe therapy should be a time where you feel comfortable and safe to be your true self! I am a strengths-focused therapist who won’t judge you, tell you what to do, or give you advice you didn’t ask for. You are the expert in your life, and your problems aren't too much- my job is to help your life look more like the life you imagine for yourself.
(816) 227-6994
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Kansas City, MO 64114
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I have ten years of experience in the social work field and have enjoyed working with people from all walks of life, including survivors of domestic violence, members of the LGBT community, people involved in the criminal justice system, and caregivers/family members of individuals who have disabilities of all types.
Coming to therapy can be scary! Do you worry that your therapist won’t “get it” or will tell you how to live your life? I understand that it can be hard to ask for help, and that it takes a brave person to decide to make changes in their life. I believe therapy should be a time where you feel comfortable and safe to be your true self! I am a strengths-focused therapist who won’t judge you, tell you what to do, or give you advice you didn’t ask for. You are the expert in your life, and your problems aren't too much- my job is to help your life look more like the life you imagine for yourself.

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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Kansas City. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.