Maybe you remember this scene from a movie; picture it, a peaceful airplane ride becomes turbulent. The plane begins losing altitude rapidly. The flight attendant urgently instructs you to "put your oxygen mask on first" before helping others. That simple, but critical statement, is just as important in our everyday lives. Remembering to take time to yourself, non selfishly, can be difficult for anyone who tends to place others' needs first. Together, we'll explore your thoughts, feelings, decisions, choices, wants, and needs. I will assist you in" finding your voice" and help you to "put your oxygen mask on first
Do you find yourself stuck in a pattern of self criticism and doubt? Do you want to go from people-pleasing to authentic? Overly critical to accepting? My clients describe themselves as "perfectionists" and "people pleasers" that have high expectations of themselves. I work with anxious clients to help them learn the skills needed to create a fulfilling and balanced life. I specialize and love working with women who aren't feeling connected with themselves and in their relationships. Women who have been taught to strive for a perfect life, but find themselves anxious, irritable, and overall unfulfilled.
Navigating teen years can be challenging, both for teens and parents! Naturally, adolescence is a time of transition with changes in thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. These transitions bring symptoms of anxiety, depression, and unhealthy coping. Now, add the uncertainty and change of COVID, and teens are having even more difficulty adapting and coping. I help teens to gain insight and provide a new perspective. My goal is for them to learn how to be more self-aware, manage stress, cope with changes, have healthy relationships, build a positive image, and handle difficult situations.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCPC, RPT, NCC, LPC
REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST SINCE 1999. I SPECIALIZE IN AGES 3 TO 9 and work closely with parents providing support and guidance in helping their child during each session. I counsel children, dealing with all issues that are presented in the developmental area of young children. Including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, aggressive behavior, social skills, school and peer issues, sleep and eating issues, fears, defiance, mood changes, sibling issues, parenting support and coaching. I believe that each child and parent(s) are unique and individualize each session.
The journey towards healing can feel overwhelming or impossible, but with support and guidance, desired change and growth can be achieved. I believe an important part of therapy is creating a safe and open environment. I strive to build a strong trusting relationship so you are able to learn, grow, and be vulnerable in order to start the healing process.
Living comes with its fair share of stressors, and yet, your situation is unique to you. Do you need a chance to regroup, sort through ideas, and move through a rough spot? Perhaps you haven't quite felt yourself, and you want to get back to you. Maybe you and someone significant have been experiencing conflict, and you would like a neutral party to help work through the complicated reactions that have resulted and come to a clear resolution. If you find yourself in one of these scenarios, I would gladly offer perspective and a listening ear.
"Survive, Grow and Thrive: Tapping into your Internal Light of Strength Through Growth and Renewal". Using various mental health perspectives, utilizing specific techniques to create the best approach for you, therapy involves a partnership for transitioning through obstacles interfering with your ability to thrive in life and create growth. Therapy includes a spirit of openness, acceptance and genuine support around life experiences. I provide a trusting and respectful environment where self-exploration and personal discovery can safely take place. Through a warm, empathetic, and safe environment, you can strengthen insight and awareness, discover deeper meaning, and learn to attend to your feelings, thoughts and behaviors.
Often times women that come to see me are emotionally overwhelmed, feeling stuck, or feeling hopeless. They tend to be anxious about present circumstances or fearful about their future. They ask questions like, "what's wrong with me" as they describe deep emotional wounds. Perhaps you have experienced life events that feel too heavy to even comprehend. Or perhaps you have intense anger, sadness, intrusive thoughts, or feelings of worthlessness. Life can be distressing, and stressors can feel intolerable. I work with many women (children and adults) that have experienced abandonment, different forms of abuse, anxiety, and depression.
Change is inevitable & sometimes the journey is easy & sometimes it isn't. I believe everything happens for a reason & all humans are inherently good & have an amazing capacity for change. The first step is to accept and love ourselves & our story. I am ready to help you navigate the change you want & need to be fulfilled. Whether you are embarking on a new career, transitioning out of a relationship, integrating work, life & parenting, trying to build healthier thoughts & habits, building your self-esteem, trying to manage anxiety or simply setting a life vision – I welcome the opportunity be your accountability partner.
"Today marks the day I return home to myself." - B. Taplin. Many experiences in life can leave us feeling lost and disconnected from ourselves. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, exhausted, or discouraged. Maybe you're asking yourself, "what's wrong with me?" I can relate...I've said those words. Reaching out for help and attending therapy was one of the scariest AND bravest decisions I've ever made. As your therapist, I'm not here to "fix" you; I'm here to support, empower, and help you heal and thrive. I will provide the space to access your own wisdom and power and invite you to reconnect with you true, authentic self.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW, ADHD-CC
You: Are a people pleaser and can feel drained from taking care of others’ needs. Feel that you thrive having an overloaded schedule, but it’s starting to take a toll. Are a perfectionist, but also a procrastinator. Have been told you’re “too much” and starting to believe it. Sometimes feel like you just don’t fit into the world. Are driven and highly motivated, but still wonder if that’s enough. Are driven and highly motivated, but that also makes you so overwhelmed you don’t know where to start. Compare yourself to others and worry you fall short. Life has handed you too many lemons.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW, CRAADC
I have weekday appointments up to 3:00 pm available. Evening appointments are completely full at this time. I am accepting new clients! I help clients heal their wounds and transform their lives for the better. After 26 years of experience, I can say with great confidence that you are not alone in your challenges, and that you don't have to carry your burden by yourself. With patience and persistence, my clients cultivate greater confidence and self-esteem, richer relationships with their significant others and children, more emotional balance and health. I have a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Houston.
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* London is experienced in working with families, couples, and individuals. She is a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Addiction Counselor who primarily works with both individuals and couples. London has worked in the mental health field since 2017 providing compassionate care to clients in diverse environments such as adolescent psychiatric facilities, community mental health centers, residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment facilities, and private practice. London has a compassionate approach and works to create a space where all her clients feel safe to grow and challenge themselves.
Openings available!! Whether you're looking for help for yourself or your teen, being vulnerable choosing to face whatever struggles are coming your way can be difficult and scary. In my office, you won't have to feel as though you are going at it alone, or spilling your deepest thoughts and emotions to a stranger. Why? With my clients I strive to be completely me- quirks and all. By engaging in authentic connection, the trust that is necessary to face these struggles can be built and we will work together to achieve the goals you set :)
Couples tend to be the relationship dynamic most likely to seek out therapy, but all relationships are important. Relationships I work with include, but are not limited to: marital, intimate partner, co-parent, sibling, friend, and workplace relationships. We tend to find ourselves repeating old patterns of attachment and communication created during formative years. This can lead to feeling stuck, frustrated, and disconnected. While two people are required to create a pattern in a relationship, one person can often effectively change the dynamic through learning new skills, setting healthy boundaries, and improving communication.
Starting individual counseling or couples counseling can be intimidating. I know it’s uncomfortable to open yourself up to someone and really take a look at the painful stories you carry around. Finding yourself can be a daunting task. What’s more uncomfortable is carrying around pain and other stressors. I am well versed in combating these powerful narratives and I am not afraid of authenticity. I believe that most stories are laced with grief such as divorce, loss or just simply losing yourself. Having experienced layers of grief in my own life, I am ready and willing to join you as you explore by doing the work in therapy.
Dr. Benson's practice includes working with children, adolescents, families, adults and couples. He has extensive experience working with a wide variety of emotional and neurological issues associated with children and adolescents. His clinical expertise also includes the treatment of adult mood, anxiety and personality disorders. Dr. Benson is skilled in working with situations involving couples who are married, considering marriage, or have divorced and/or remarried.
Robert A. Feuer, MA, LCP, (Bob) is a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst with 35 years of clinical experience helping people change and grow to improve their lives and relationships. I am President of the Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center where I also serve on the Psychoanalytic Institute teaching faculty. I create a warm, safe, and therapeutic environment for adults and adolescents struggling with mood, anxiety, trauma, adjustment, and relationship issues. I provide briefer therapy as well as psychoanalysis-a deeper, longer-term, more intensive treatment for more lasting and fundamental change.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas. I am also a Licensed Addictions Counselor in Kansas and a Certified Addictions Counselor in Missouri. I have worked with adolescents in crisis and suffering from addictions since 2000. I have worked with adults and veterans with Co-occurring Disorders and trauma since 2006. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma, addictions, and grief and loss issues. I utilize Cognitive Behavior Theory, Mindfulness, Motivational Enhancement Theory, and Solution Focused to help individuals identify and cope with mental health issues.
There’s a reason Dan has worked with adolescents his entire professional career: he truly enjoys nurturing the hearts and minds of young people to help them navigate life’s challenges. As an experienced educator and therapist, Dan excels at empowering individuals to manage anxiety and depression using strategies based on neuroplasticity and behavioral activation. Dan can help teens get “unstuck” in unhelpful patterns of thinking and behavior while also improving their communication and relationship-building skills.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Overland Park are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Overland Park then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Overland Park, or Child Psychologists in Overland Park.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Overland Park psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Overland Park specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.