Therapists in Topeka, KS

Photo of Kathleen Hunter Levy, LSCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kathleen Hunter Levy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66614
I love to help people begin again to get healthy, well and strong. Whether they are coming through a physical or mental illness, divorce, grief or other life transition, being knocked down in any way, requires support to get back up and start again. I am support.
I love to help people begin again to get healthy, well and strong. Whether they are coming through a physical or mental illness, divorce, grief or other life transition, being knocked down in any way, requires support to get back up and start again. I am support.
(785) 392-6549 View (785) 392-6549
Photo of Greg Gober, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Greg Gober
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66612
Therapy can be fun. Even when we are talking about things such as guilt, shame, trauma along with our concerns about the future, therapy does not have to be an experience that we dread. Those things can, and should, be discussed, but you can still enjoy participating in the therapeutic process. Humor can play a significant role in our ability to be able to recover through whatever it is that we are battling at the moment. There is an old adage that states "laughter is the best medicine" and it proves to be true for a lot of people.
Therapy can be fun. Even when we are talking about things such as guilt, shame, trauma along with our concerns about the future, therapy does not have to be an experience that we dread. Those things can, and should, be discussed, but you can still enjoy participating in the therapeutic process. Humor can play a significant role in our ability to be able to recover through whatever it is that we are battling at the moment. There is an old adage that states "laughter is the best medicine" and it proves to be true for a lot of people.
(785) 249-8276 View (785) 249-8276
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Anderson-Taylor Mental Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66614
I am an LSCSW who works with adolecents, teens, and adults I also see families who are facing generational changes. I am a graduate of Washburn University. I have a very eclectic approach to therapy. I do not belive therapy is a one size fits all when it comes to treatment. I work with my clients to find the best fit therapuetically for their situation.
I am an LSCSW who works with adolecents, teens, and adults I also see families who are facing generational changes. I am a graduate of Washburn University. I have a very eclectic approach to therapy. I do not belive therapy is a one size fits all when it comes to treatment. I work with my clients to find the best fit therapuetically for their situation.
(785) 369-1914 View (785) 369-1914
Photo of Morgan Thorn Grey, LCPC, ExAT, IQM, Counselor
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 yelled 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 yelled 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 Liz Munns, LPC, SEP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Liz Munns
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
Searching for the right therapist can be daunting. The prospect of starting therapy can be scary. It can be especially frustrating to try many different things to feel better, yet never finding a sense of long- term relief. Sometimes we all need extra support to start this healing journey– I know this from a deeply personal level. I have found that lasting change must involve our whole self- body, mind, and spirit. I use mindfulness skills to help bring awareness to how thoughts, feelings and sensations impact our nervous system and sense of well-being and to help you heal those places where you feel stuck and depleted.
Searching for the right therapist can be daunting. The prospect of starting therapy can be scary. It can be especially frustrating to try many different things to feel better, yet never finding a sense of long- term relief. Sometimes we all need extra support to start this healing journey– I know this from a deeply personal level. I have found that lasting change must involve our whole self- body, mind, and spirit. I use mindfulness skills to help bring awareness to how thoughts, feelings and sensations impact our nervous system and sense of well-being and to help you heal those places where you feel stuck and depleted.
(785) 269-0504 View (785) 269-0504
Photo of Troy M Fay, LSCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Troy M Fay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has years of experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Mood Disorders, Marriage/Relationship Issues, Parenting Issues, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Spiritual Issues, Elderly Issues, ADHD, and Behavior Issues in Children,
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has years of experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Mood Disorders, Marriage/Relationship Issues, Parenting Issues, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Spiritual Issues, Elderly Issues, ADHD, and Behavior Issues in Children,
(785) 322-9487 View (785) 322-9487
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Daniel Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LMAC-t
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66612
As the founder of E.P.I.C. LLC, I am deeply committed to empowering individuals in their communities at pivotal moments. My passion lies in assisting those at a crossroads, ready to embark on a transformative journey toward self-discovery, resilience, and fulfillment. Utilizing an Eclectic therapy approach, I blend techniques from various therapeutic methods to fit your needs. This creates a safe space to explore, understand, and grow. My expertise equips me to guide you toward not just surviving but thriving in a life that's authentically yours. Let's connect if you seek a partner to navigate your path to a joyful, meaningful life.
As the founder of E.P.I.C. LLC, I am deeply committed to empowering individuals in their communities at pivotal moments. My passion lies in assisting those at a crossroads, ready to embark on a transformative journey toward self-discovery, resilience, and fulfillment. Utilizing an Eclectic therapy approach, I blend techniques from various therapeutic methods to fit your needs. This creates a safe space to explore, understand, and grow. My expertise equips me to guide you toward not just surviving but thriving in a life that's authentically yours. Let's connect if you seek a partner to navigate your path to a joyful, meaningful life.
(785) 508-1117 View (785) 508-1117
Photo of Myisha J Edmonds, LMSW, Pre-Licensed Professional
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 Katie Holm, LMLP, Psychologist
Katie Holm
Psychologist, LMLP
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66614
Is so much coming at you that you don't know where to even begin to make it easier? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, and like there is no light at the end of the tunnel? You deserve to know that your feelings have value. Your feelings are important. And you have far more strength inside you than you even realize.
Is so much coming at you that you don't know where to even begin to make it easier? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, and like there is no light at the end of the tunnel? You deserve to know that your feelings have value. Your feelings are important. And you have far more strength inside you than you even realize.
(785) 453-8828 View (785) 453-8828
Photo of Jill L Tomlonson, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jill L Tomlonson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
Navigating our world has become increasingly difficult over recent years and our young people are met with obstacles more challenging than ever before. When our brains are built in unique ways relationships in the home, school, and with our peers and family is even more challenging. I have an extensive history working with families and children of all ages 10-18 years old. Children and teens with special and unique needs such as Autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, childhood grief and loss, and emotional regulation and anxiety are my specialty.
Navigating our world has become increasingly difficult over recent years and our young people are met with obstacles more challenging than ever before. When our brains are built in unique ways relationships in the home, school, and with our peers and family is even more challenging. I have an extensive history working with families and children of all ages 10-18 years old. Children and teens with special and unique needs such as Autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, childhood grief and loss, and emotional regulation and anxiety are my specialty.
(785) 453-3995 View (785) 453-3995
Photo of Emily Hoffman, LCMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Emily Hoffman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66604
Waitlist for new clients
If you want to feel calmer and more confident while improving your relationships with loved ones, I can help. Since 2012, I have worked with children, teenagers, women, couples and families to reduce conflict and stress, improve communication skills and gain mastery over their emotions and reactions. I'm a trauma-informed therapist committed to helping my clients learn how to regulate their emotions and heal from their past to live a fulfilling life. My work focuses on identifying problematic patterns and working collaboratively with my clients to make the necessary changes.
If you want to feel calmer and more confident while improving your relationships with loved ones, I can help. Since 2012, I have worked with children, teenagers, women, couples and families to reduce conflict and stress, improve communication skills and gain mastery over their emotions and reactions. I'm a trauma-informed therapist committed to helping my clients learn how to regulate their emotions and heal from their past to live a fulfilling life. My work focuses on identifying problematic patterns and working collaboratively with my clients to make the necessary changes.
(785) 213-8322 View (785) 213-8322
Photo of Bryan Beaty, LPC, LCPC
Bryan Beaty
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
Hi! I’m Bryan. My hope is to provide clients with a supportive and safe environment where they feel comfortable to explore and understand thoughts and feelings that may arise through life. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-worth, life changes, and trauma. You may be handling these difficulties in ways that are not satisfying or that impact your relationships. Whether you are a teenager struggling to make meaningful relationships, a young adult starting with new changes in life, or a survivor of trauma looking for a safe place to heal, I am here to help.
Hi! I’m Bryan. My hope is to provide clients with a supportive and safe environment where they feel comfortable to explore and understand thoughts and feelings that may arise through life. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-worth, life changes, and trauma. You may be handling these difficulties in ways that are not satisfying or that impact your relationships. Whether you are a teenager struggling to make meaningful relationships, a young adult starting with new changes in life, or a survivor of trauma looking for a safe place to heal, I am here to help.
(785) 264-5850 View (785) 264-5850
Photo of Karen D Kriger, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
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 Gregory J Franchett, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Gregory J Franchett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66612
I don’t have a couch, and I’m not going to ask you to talk about your feelings all session. You have a problem, and I want to help you find the solution, so you don’t need to come to therapy. In my experience, people tend to come to therapy due to something failing to grow or be safe. Unsafe emotions, unsafe behaviors, lack of communication, lack of connection, and understanding that these issues arise in all relationships rather we are talking about parent child or intimate partners. How we deal with conflict matters, because it dictates the relationship and boundaries with our kids, friends, family, and partners.
I don’t have a couch, and I’m not going to ask you to talk about your feelings all session. You have a problem, and I want to help you find the solution, so you don’t need to come to therapy. In my experience, people tend to come to therapy due to something failing to grow or be safe. Unsafe emotions, unsafe behaviors, lack of communication, lack of connection, and understanding that these issues arise in all relationships rather we are talking about parent child or intimate partners. How we deal with conflict matters, because it dictates the relationship and boundaries with our kids, friends, family, and partners.
(785) 453-8844 View (785) 453-8844
Photo of undefined - Birtell Counseling LLC, LSCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Birtell Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66614
My mission is “A Hope and a Future for all”. Currently taking new clients. I have successfully worked with adults and adolescents struggling with depression and anxiety but also a number of other diagnosis such as, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Neurocognitive Disorder, Neurodevelopmental Disorder, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum, Bipolar, & other Psychiatric Disorders including individuals that have experienced trauma. Addressed issues related to hoarding environments. I meet people where they are in all walks of life with no judgement to grow on current strength and finding new strengths and coping skills.
My mission is “A Hope and a Future for all”. Currently taking new clients. I have successfully worked with adults and adolescents struggling with depression and anxiety but also a number of other diagnosis such as, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Neurocognitive Disorder, Neurodevelopmental Disorder, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum, Bipolar, & other Psychiatric Disorders including individuals that have experienced trauma. Addressed issues related to hoarding environments. I meet people where they are in all walks of life with no judgement to grow on current strength and finding new strengths and coping skills.
(785) 322-8229 View (785) 322-8229
Photo of Kerri Cooper, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kerri Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66614
I am a licensed master social worker, as well as a certified enneagram coach. I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, working with individuals, children, families, and couples. I specialize in working with women, in particular mothers, in combating mom guilt. In addition to utilizing the enneagram, I utilize solution-focused and strengths-based perspectives in treatment. I believe therapy is a vulnerable and personal decision, and I want each person to feel empowered and supported through their journey. I look forward to working with you.
I am a licensed master social worker, as well as a certified enneagram coach. I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, working with individuals, children, families, and couples. I specialize in working with women, in particular mothers, in combating mom guilt. In addition to utilizing the enneagram, I utilize solution-focused and strengths-based perspectives in treatment. I believe therapy is a vulnerable and personal decision, and I want each person to feel empowered and supported through their journey. I look forward to working with you.
(785) 333-5769 View (785) 333-5769
Photo of John B Hymon, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
John B Hymon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
My client centered approach is to assist individuals in accessing needs and assessing how to enhance their cognitive wiring moving from maintaining to thriving. Standing with, in an empathetic process - that focuses on affirmation, self determination and self-actualization while building coping skills, trauma recovery and character development.
My client centered approach is to assist individuals in accessing needs and assessing how to enhance their cognitive wiring moving from maintaining to thriving. Standing with, in an empathetic process - that focuses on affirmation, self determination and self-actualization while building coping skills, trauma recovery and character development.
(785) 264-4083 View (785) 264-4083
Photo of Will DelToro, LSCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Will DelToro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
I am a licensed clinical social worker with years of experience using eclectic approaches in therapy to address a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, anger problems, bipolar disorder, athletic performance, marriage/relationship issues, parent coaching, family dynamic issues, transition into adulthood, trauma, grief & loss, substance abuse, ADHD, borderline personality disorder, suicidal ideation, and self-harm behaviors.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with years of experience using eclectic approaches in therapy to address a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, anger problems, bipolar disorder, athletic performance, marriage/relationship issues, parent coaching, family dynamic issues, transition into adulthood, trauma, grief & loss, substance abuse, ADHD, borderline personality disorder, suicidal ideation, and self-harm behaviors.
(785) 264-4621 View (785) 264-4621
Photo of Pamela Allen, LSCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Pamela Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66604
People can benefit from taking the time to reflect and think about their lives in the presence of a neutral therapist. When people encounter a crisis or a difficult situation, it provides an opportunity for the development of self. Change is possible. Therapy provides an avenue to identify and interrupt old ways of thinking, feeling and behaving that are keeping one stuck. It provides an opportunity to "think/reflect" on one's life vs. automatically responding to life's stresses. In this process, a person is often able to see things in a new light and identify new options for dealing with old problems.
People can benefit from taking the time to reflect and think about their lives in the presence of a neutral therapist. When people encounter a crisis or a difficult situation, it provides an opportunity for the development of self. Change is possible. Therapy provides an avenue to identify and interrupt old ways of thinking, feeling and behaving that are keeping one stuck. It provides an opportunity to "think/reflect" on one's life vs. automatically responding to life's stresses. In this process, a person is often able to see things in a new light and identify new options for dealing with old problems.
(785) 260-6702 View (785) 260-6702
Photo of Shianne Cokely, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Shianne Cokely
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66606
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, I earned my Bachelor degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Education from Emporia State University and my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Fort Hays State University. I am a Mom, Christian, Mentor, and Lover of the Outdoors. Whether you are seeking support for a better life balance, desire to improve your relationships, or are struggling with challenges in your life - I am here to listen and support you. I believe in the value of a genuine client and counselor relationship and want to walk with you through whatever you may be facing.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, I earned my Bachelor degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Education from Emporia State University and my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Fort Hays State University. I am a Mom, Christian, Mentor, and Lover of the Outdoors. Whether you are seeking support for a better life balance, desire to improve your relationships, or are struggling with challenges in your life - I am here to listen and support you. I believe in the value of a genuine client and counselor relationship and want to walk with you through whatever you may be facing.
(785) 264-6403 View (785) 264-6403

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Topeka, KS

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Topeka, KS who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
90% Anxiety
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Stress
72% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
56% Medicaid
53% Aetna

How Therapists in Topeka, KS see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Topeka?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.