Therapists in Shawnee County, KS

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Photo of Jenner Bagshaw, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Shawnee County, KS
Jenner Bagshaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66614
I am a Licensed Masters Level Social Worker (LMSW), who works specifically with adolescents over the age of 11, and adults. I use a variety of therapeutic methods, depending most importantly, on the needs of each client. Using a strengths and mindfulness based approach to psychotherapy, I draw upon my knowledge of, and training in, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy to help clients reach their goals.
I am a Licensed Masters Level Social Worker (LMSW), who works specifically with adolescents over the age of 11, and adults. I use a variety of therapeutic methods, depending most importantly, on the needs of each client. Using a strengths and mindfulness based approach to psychotherapy, I draw upon my knowledge of, and training in, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy to help clients reach their goals.
(785) 829-4799 View (785) 829-4799
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Myisha J Edmonds
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
Hello! I am honored to have you stop by and visit with me. As a therapist, I am committed to each client reaching their full potential. I have worked as a school social worker in the Topeka area for the past few years. My focus as a therapist, are children and teens with unique backgrounds and experiences. If your child or teen finds themselves experiencing anxiety, depression, or other school difficulties I’m here to walk with them through their passage of self-discovery.
Hello! I am honored to have you stop by and visit with me. As a therapist, I am committed to each client reaching their full potential. I have worked as a school social worker in the Topeka area for the past few years. My focus as a therapist, are children and teens with unique backgrounds and experiences. If your child or teen finds themselves experiencing anxiety, depression, or other school difficulties I’m here to walk with them through their passage of self-discovery.
(785) 369-7613 View (785) 369-7613
Photo of Ryan Kemp-Pappan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Shawnee County, KS
Ryan Kemp-Pappan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCAC, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66604
I am a middle-aged, punk rock contemplative with the ability to connect with just about anyone. If you are looking for a therapist that provides honesty, a kind ear, and an inexhaustible belief in the human spirit's ability to grow and change, then I may just be the therapist you have been looking for. I believe that all of us are able to awaken our truest and healthiest self. I believe that the path towards our truest and healthiest self is diverse and fluid. I believe that life is an opportunity to learn, grow, connect, and suffer well as we venture towards our truest and healthiest self.
I am a middle-aged, punk rock contemplative with the ability to connect with just about anyone. If you are looking for a therapist that provides honesty, a kind ear, and an inexhaustible belief in the human spirit's ability to grow and change, then I may just be the therapist you have been looking for. I believe that all of us are able to awaken our truest and healthiest self. I believe that the path towards our truest and healthiest self is diverse and fluid. I believe that life is an opportunity to learn, grow, connect, and suffer well as we venture towards our truest and healthiest self.
(785) 264-4116 View (785) 264-4116
Photo of Kathi Hachmeister, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Shawnee County, KS
Kathi Hachmeister
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
Work stress & conflict in relationships are common issues people struggle with, often leading to feeling overwhelmed & stressed out. If you would like to learn effective ways to deal with stressful situations, I would like to help. I am available to assist you in seeking new ways to cope with difficult situations & uncomfortable feelings to improve your quality of life. I enjoy working with all ages. I have experience in a school setting, mental health center & social service agencies. if you're ready for change, I provide guidance in an environment of support & encouragement. Call or text for an appointment.
Work stress & conflict in relationships are common issues people struggle with, often leading to feeling overwhelmed & stressed out. If you would like to learn effective ways to deal with stressful situations, I would like to help. I am available to assist you in seeking new ways to cope with difficult situations & uncomfortable feelings to improve your quality of life. I enjoy working with all ages. I have experience in a school setting, mental health center & social service agencies. if you're ready for change, I provide guidance in an environment of support & encouragement. Call or text for an appointment.
(785) 465-4830 View (785) 465-4830
Photo of Barbara StreckerGaudreau, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Shawnee County, KS
Barbara StreckerGaudreau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66604  (Online Only)
I have 30+ years experience working in Mental Health. I'm a graduate of KU School of Social Welfare and have vast experience working with diverse clients. In my practice, I work to empower clients to reach their goals. I use problem-solving, positive therapeutic approaches "in partnership" with my clients to reduce co-dependency, depression, anxiety, stress, relationships and parent/child issues.
I have 30+ years experience working in Mental Health. I'm a graduate of KU School of Social Welfare and have vast experience working with diverse clients. In my practice, I work to empower clients to reach their goals. I use problem-solving, positive therapeutic approaches "in partnership" with my clients to reduce co-dependency, depression, anxiety, stress, relationships and parent/child issues.
(785) 428-4049 View (785) 428-4049
Photo of Krystal Kershaw, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Shawnee County, KS
Krystal Kershaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66604
Urgent Care for Mental Health - Now is the time to contact me... I have immediate openings! I specialize in helping individuals facing a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress and relationship difficulties. I am LGBTQIA2S+ allied, gender-affirming, and neurodiverse affirming. I am clinically diagnosed ADHD and self-diagnosed autistic (which makes me Audhd).
Urgent Care for Mental Health - Now is the time to contact me... I have immediate openings! I specialize in helping individuals facing a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress and relationship difficulties. I am LGBTQIA2S+ allied, gender-affirming, and neurodiverse affirming. I am clinically diagnosed ADHD and self-diagnosed autistic (which makes me Audhd).
(785) 453-7312 View (785) 453-7312
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Daniel Patrick Lassley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-KS
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66611
I work with adults who are experiencing difficult emotions and life situations. I also work with those who want to improve the quality of their relationships. People struggling with issues from disability or chronic illness.
I work with adults who are experiencing difficult emotions and life situations. I also work with those who want to improve the quality of their relationships. People struggling with issues from disability or chronic illness.
(785) 367-3466 View (785) 367-3466
Photo of Zuleika Reynoso, Pre-Licensed Professional in Shawnee County, KS
Zuleika Reynoso
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66612
I enjoy helping individuals of all ages and their families be the best version of themselves. I help clients address issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, and anger issues. I help clients identify the stressors and help them find peace and healthier functioning.
I enjoy helping individuals of all ages and their families be the best version of themselves. I help clients address issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, and anger issues. I help clients identify the stressors and help them find peace and healthier functioning.
(785) 369-1225 View (785) 369-1225
Photo of Valerie Peckham in Shawnee County, KS
Valerie Peckham
LCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66611
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life you love living. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will discover unhelpful behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life you love living. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will discover unhelpful behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(785) 246-7379 View (785) 246-7379
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Tonya K Ricklefs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66611
I enjoy working with people to provide services where they feel they can be their genuine self. I love working with people who have complex issues that we can work together to take one step at a time. Mental health is an ongoing process that involves work and self discovery. I work in a variety of areas involving veterans, military, divorce, parenting, sexual health, sexual orientation, and gender issues.
I enjoy working with people to provide services where they feel they can be their genuine self. I love working with people who have complex issues that we can work together to take one step at a time. Mental health is an ongoing process that involves work and self discovery. I work in a variety of areas involving veterans, military, divorce, parenting, sexual health, sexual orientation, and gender issues.
(785) 524-2481 View (785) 524-2481
Photo of Danell Underwood, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Shawnee County, KS
Danell Underwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66612  (Online Only)
Like the idea of talking to a therapist from the privacy of your home with no risk of running into someone you know? Would you like to save the time of driving to and from scheduled therapy appointments in an office? My therapy practice is 100% virtual. I see Kansas residents anywhere in the state and you will never need to go to an office. After years of providing traditional therapy, I am now semi retired and travel full time seeing my clients via teletherapy. You may be dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions or maybe you're not even sure what is going on. You just know you are overwhelmed and struggling. I can help.
Like the idea of talking to a therapist from the privacy of your home with no risk of running into someone you know? Would you like to save the time of driving to and from scheduled therapy appointments in an office? My therapy practice is 100% virtual. I see Kansas residents anywhere in the state and you will never need to go to an office. After years of providing traditional therapy, I am now semi retired and travel full time seeing my clients via teletherapy. You may be dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions or maybe you're not even sure what is going on. You just know you are overwhelmed and struggling. I can help.
(785) 264-4678 View (785) 264-4678
Photo of Mario R. Lopez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Shawnee County, KS
Mario R. Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66611
Challenges in life are essential to human growth and development, but sometimes these stressful events in life can become overwhelming. Anxiety, depressed moods, anger, irritability, acting out and even addictive and/or compulsive type behaviors are natural responses once internal coping skills have been exhausted. These symptoms can have devastating effects on relationships, work and many other life domains. However, with the assistance of a skilled therapist, these symptoms can be managed and relief is possible.
Challenges in life are essential to human growth and development, but sometimes these stressful events in life can become overwhelming. Anxiety, depressed moods, anger, irritability, acting out and even addictive and/or compulsive type behaviors are natural responses once internal coping skills have been exhausted. These symptoms can have devastating effects on relationships, work and many other life domains. However, with the assistance of a skilled therapist, these symptoms can be managed and relief is possible.
(785) 384-6327 View (785) 384-6327
Photo of Karen D Kriger, Marriage & Family Therapist in Shawnee County, KS
Karen D Kriger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66604
Not accepting new clients
You are meant to thrive. I believe that every life circumstance carries the potential to grow our health, resilience & sense of Self. Sometimes we need someone to come alongside to help & hope for us as we heal & make sense of our stories. Helping couples, families, adults & children pursue this healing & transformation is a privilege.
You are meant to thrive. I believe that every life circumstance carries the potential to grow our health, resilience & sense of Self. Sometimes we need someone to come alongside to help & hope for us as we heal & make sense of our stories. Helping couples, families, adults & children pursue this healing & transformation is a privilege.
(785) 450-1426 View (785) 450-1426
Photo of Becky Trapp-Marquez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Shawnee County, KS
Becky Trapp-Marquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
I am a licensed therapist with over 23 years of experience in various social services agencies. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients, regardless of age, reach their goals. I am passionate about working alongside children, adolescents, and families on their journeys to healing and growth.
I am a licensed therapist with over 23 years of experience in various social services agencies. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients, regardless of age, reach their goals. I am passionate about working alongside children, adolescents, and families on their journeys to healing and growth.
(785) 655-8053 View (785) 655-8053
Photo of Crystal M Duclos, Psychologist in Shawnee County, KS
Crystal M Duclos
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
Hello! I am a Licensed Psychologist practicing at Stonestreet & Associates in Topeka, KS. I earned my Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and have experience working with a diverse set of individuals and problems including anxiety, panic, OCD, mood disorders, thought disorders, life adjustment difficulties, and relationship issues. Therapy is typically not a quick fix, so I gravitate toward working with individuals who are motivated to be active participants in the therapy process to learn skills that create lasting change.
Hello! I am a Licensed Psychologist practicing at Stonestreet & Associates in Topeka, KS. I earned my Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and have experience working with a diverse set of individuals and problems including anxiety, panic, OCD, mood disorders, thought disorders, life adjustment difficulties, and relationship issues. Therapy is typically not a quick fix, so I gravitate toward working with individuals who are motivated to be active participants in the therapy process to learn skills that create lasting change.
(785) 741-8215 View (785) 741-8215
Photo of Angelica Pearce, Marriage & Family Therapist in Shawnee County, KS
Angelica Pearce
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
I understand that life is not always simple, and comes with many layers. I create the space to safely process, without judgement, and empower people to live the life that they are meant to live. I work with individuals and couples. I have experience working with trauma, healing from abusive relationships, depression, anxiety, and life transitions, as well as parinatel mood disorders. I also love working with couples in a variety of stages, from building foundations to start a healthy relationship, reconnecting, and healing from infidelity.
I understand that life is not always simple, and comes with many layers. I create the space to safely process, without judgement, and empower people to live the life that they are meant to live. I work with individuals and couples. I have experience working with trauma, healing from abusive relationships, depression, anxiety, and life transitions, as well as parinatel mood disorders. I also love working with couples in a variety of stages, from building foundations to start a healthy relationship, reconnecting, and healing from infidelity.
(785) 264-6163 View (785) 264-6163
Photo of Morgan Thorn Grey, Counselor in Shawnee County, KS
Morgan Thorn Grey
Counselor, LCPC, ExAT, IQM
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66603
The tension in your chest is there again. You can hardly catch your breath. So much to do! Your mind is racing and you feel like you are drowning. Even the smallest things are irritating. You just screamed at your son for spilling a drink, and now feel terrible about it. You missed another assignment at work because you’re so distracted. Confidence is at an all-time low. “I can’t do anything right,” you tell yourself. You know something needs to change, but you’re paralyzed by anxiety. Overthinking every choice until you can’t take any action. It’s gotten to the point where you just want to stay in bed, avoid everyone, and give up.
The tension in your chest is there again. You can hardly catch your breath. So much to do! Your mind is racing and you feel like you are drowning. Even the smallest things are irritating. You just screamed at your son for spilling a drink, and now feel terrible about it. You missed another assignment at work because you’re so distracted. Confidence is at an all-time low. “I can’t do anything right,” you tell yourself. You know something needs to change, but you’re paralyzed by anxiety. Overthinking every choice until you can’t take any action. It’s gotten to the point where you just want to stay in bed, avoid everyone, and give up.
(785) 261-9068 View (785) 261-9068
Photo of Katie Sears, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Shawnee County, KS
Katie Sears
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66603
There are two populations that I prefer to work with, children(9+)that struggle with Anxiety, ADHD(Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) and ODD(Oppositional Defiant Disorder) and adults who struggle with the same issues due to childhood trauma.
There are two populations that I prefer to work with, children(9+)that struggle with Anxiety, ADHD(Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) and ODD(Oppositional Defiant Disorder) and adults who struggle with the same issues due to childhood trauma.
(785) 491-7335 View (785) 491-7335
Photo of Jennifer Anderson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Shawnee County, KS
Jennifer Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66611
Like many of us, most of my clients are seeking greater meaning in their lives, improved connection and satisfaction in relationships, and relief from loneliness, worry, rumination, and shame. My practice is based on values that emphasize acceptance/non-judgment, compassion, and authenticity. Starting therapy doesn't need to have a rigid plan or agenda. Simply being curious or wanting to feel better is a great place to start. We all need a space where we don't feel judged and are free to explore who we are, what we want, and who we want to become.
Like many of us, most of my clients are seeking greater meaning in their lives, improved connection and satisfaction in relationships, and relief from loneliness, worry, rumination, and shame. My practice is based on values that emphasize acceptance/non-judgment, compassion, and authenticity. Starting therapy doesn't need to have a rigid plan or agenda. Simply being curious or wanting to feel better is a great place to start. We all need a space where we don't feel judged and are free to explore who we are, what we want, and who we want to become.
(785) 630-8465 View (785) 630-8465
Photo of Carissa Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Shawnee County, KS
Carissa Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66614
When we have physical health concerns, we go see a physician. Going to see a therapist when we have emotional health concerns is no different. I am happy you have found me. I have worked with a plethora of clients throughout my time in the mental health field. The people I have worked with have never fit neatly into one category. Instead, they represent a broad range of identities, emotions, ways of life, perspectives, and treatment goals. I have worked with people from different cultures, people with different religious preferences, and people who are non-religious. I have worked with people who identify LGBTQ+, people who have
When we have physical health concerns, we go see a physician. Going to see a therapist when we have emotional health concerns is no different. I am happy you have found me. I have worked with a plethora of clients throughout my time in the mental health field. The people I have worked with have never fit neatly into one category. Instead, they represent a broad range of identities, emotions, ways of life, perspectives, and treatment goals. I have worked with people from different cultures, people with different religious preferences, and people who are non-religious. I have worked with people who identify LGBTQ+, people who have
(785) 377-5759 View (785) 377-5759

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Number of Therapists in Shawnee County, KS

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Shawnee County, KS who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
74% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
55% Medicaid
54% Aetna

How Therapists in Shawnee County, KS see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Shawnee County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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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.