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Patrick Patterson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS , LPC, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65804
***Accepting New Clients*** Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are the challenges of life becoming too much? Is excessive worry keeping you up at night? Life can present a host of challenges. When it does, it is important to have the support of a skilled professional who can help you navigate life's difficulties. I have experience and education working with a variety of individuals in many different environments.
***Accepting New Clients*** Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are the challenges of life becoming too much? Is excessive worry keeping you up at night? Life can present a host of challenges. When it does, it is important to have the support of a skilled professional who can help you navigate life's difficulties. I have experience and education working with a variety of individuals in many different environments.
(417) 280-3455 View (417) 280-3455
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Janelle DeBlock
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Blue Springs, MO 64014
Life is often stressful and relationships get messy. It’s hard to navigate and work through major life transitions and adjustments especially when they are complex and you are facing more than one at a time. There is hope and there is help available. You are not alone. I believe counseling can be a beneficial healing relationship experience that requires collaboration between client and therapist. I enjoy meeting and working with people, helping connect them to resources, identify their strengths, work through life challenges, and begin healing while offering support, encouragement, and a listening ear.
Life is often stressful and relationships get messy. It’s hard to navigate and work through major life transitions and adjustments especially when they are complex and you are facing more than one at a time. There is hope and there is help available. You are not alone. I believe counseling can be a beneficial healing relationship experience that requires collaboration between client and therapist. I enjoy meeting and working with people, helping connect them to resources, identify their strengths, work through life challenges, and begin healing while offering support, encouragement, and a listening ear.
(816) 209-1509 View (816) 209-1509
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Megan Palmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64152
Seeking help from someone you have never met and discussing your most challenging life obstacles can be very uncomfortable and scary. However, at some point in our lives, searching for guidance and support outside of our friends and family may be needed in order to get you to your desired goal in life. Or maybe you are on the right path, but simply need validation and support. Whether your goals are decreasing anxiety, assisting with family conflict, or guidance with trauma, I can assist you with your desired outcome. I work with all ages from diverse backgrounds.
Seeking help from someone you have never met and discussing your most challenging life obstacles can be very uncomfortable and scary. However, at some point in our lives, searching for guidance and support outside of our friends and family may be needed in order to get you to your desired goal in life. Or maybe you are on the right path, but simply need validation and support. Whether your goals are decreasing anxiety, assisting with family conflict, or guidance with trauma, I can assist you with your desired outcome. I work with all ages from diverse backgrounds.
(816) 307-0529 View (816) 307-0529
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Andrew Sherwood Ph.D. - Jungian Analyst - LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64081
I typically work with adults (over 35 and often older folks above the age of 60) of various races & ethnicities, genders & sexualities, religions & spiritualities. All are welcome. Jungian analysis is a journey of profound self-discovery. It may be that the depths of the psyche ask for a different life experience! Symptoms like depression, anxiety, relationship / sexuality issues can begin the exploration of what a more meaningful & interesting life might look like. Note: This type of therapy is not a 'quick fix' process. As of February 2024, I have a few openings for new clients.
I typically work with adults (over 35 and often older folks above the age of 60) of various races & ethnicities, genders & sexualities, religions & spiritualities. All are welcome. Jungian analysis is a journey of profound self-discovery. It may be that the depths of the psyche ask for a different life experience! Symptoms like depression, anxiety, relationship / sexuality issues can begin the exploration of what a more meaningful & interesting life might look like. Note: This type of therapy is not a 'quick fix' process. As of February 2024, I have a few openings for new clients.
(816) 327-9740 View (816) 327-9740
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Justin Wright
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64118
Life is something we all struggle with. Sometimes it gets to be too much, and we find we can't do it on our own. You may feel like you’re the only one, but the truth is we all feel that way at times and sometimes we need extra help. Whenever life seems to get too tough it's ok to ask for help. Your problems might tell you you're alone and there is no one who will understand or be able to help. If you haven’t heard it before I’d like to tell you you are not alone in your struggles. There is a possibility of freedom. You don't have to continue struggling alone.
Life is something we all struggle with. Sometimes it gets to be too much, and we find we can't do it on our own. You may feel like you’re the only one, but the truth is we all feel that way at times and sometimes we need extra help. Whenever life seems to get too tough it's ok to ask for help. Your problems might tell you you're alone and there is no one who will understand or be able to help. If you haven’t heard it before I’d like to tell you you are not alone in your struggles. There is a possibility of freedom. You don't have to continue struggling alone.
(816) 327-2387 View (816) 327-2387
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Patricia Jo Ann Evans
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
I specialize in helping children and families heal from trauma, sexual abuse, physical abuse or neglect. Untreated trauma can lead to depression, anxiety, PTSD, and substance use.
I specialize in helping children and families heal from trauma, sexual abuse, physical abuse or neglect. Untreated trauma can lead to depression, anxiety, PTSD, and substance use.
(573) 508-0764 View (573) 508-0764
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Shirlene Tonks
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Liberty, MO 64068
You wonder how things got this way, you used to feel connected with your partner. You feel alone, confused, frustrated, misunderstood, rejected etc. You reach out, you are trying…it turns to an argument or distancing. It often seems like a blame game with defensive reactions. How do you turn this around and feel safe with your partner again, or other loved ones? You are concerned about the outcome, yet it’s not getting better. Something needs to change but you’re unsure how to approach things.
You wonder how things got this way, you used to feel connected with your partner. You feel alone, confused, frustrated, misunderstood, rejected etc. You reach out, you are trying…it turns to an argument or distancing. It often seems like a blame game with defensive reactions. How do you turn this around and feel safe with your partner again, or other loved ones? You are concerned about the outcome, yet it’s not getting better. Something needs to change but you’re unsure how to approach things.
(816) 399-0661 View (816) 399-0661
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Kelsey Wendland-Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64108
Maybe you are here because you're feeling stressed after a difficult, scary, or painful life event. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed and isolated by your emotions. Maybe you're already feeling not good enough and the idea of talking to someone feels like a lot. But at the same time, you're considering that what you need most might be acceptance and a safe person to process with. If you or your child/teen are feeling stuck, I am glad you are here! I can help you reconnect with your sense of calm and work through your struggles to find your growth.
Maybe you are here because you're feeling stressed after a difficult, scary, or painful life event. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed and isolated by your emotions. Maybe you're already feeling not good enough and the idea of talking to someone feels like a lot. But at the same time, you're considering that what you need most might be acceptance and a safe person to process with. If you or your child/teen are feeling stuck, I am glad you are here! I can help you reconnect with your sense of calm and work through your struggles to find your growth.
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Adam Lynch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64153
The heart and soul of how I help others is as a counselor who meets clients where they are in life, relationships, struggles, and so on - with the goal of gaining your trust and helping move you through discouraging and challenging circumstances, while sharing in God's reality for your life. I believe in the value of working through personal problems and issues in the context of stronger relationships. I will help you with this on a personal level, and in the process of restoring health and relationships with whomever you are intending to build this restored relationship with.
The heart and soul of how I help others is as a counselor who meets clients where they are in life, relationships, struggles, and so on - with the goal of gaining your trust and helping move you through discouraging and challenging circumstances, while sharing in God's reality for your life. I believe in the value of working through personal problems and issues in the context of stronger relationships. I will help you with this on a personal level, and in the process of restoring health and relationships with whomever you are intending to build this restored relationship with.
(816) 307-3814 View (816) 307-3814
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AM Behavioral Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64131
Many people experience trauma or other hardships that interfere with their life. Depression and anxiety can make it difficult to function. Extreme emotions can be overwhelming and distracting. I incorporate multiple science based approaches in therapy to make sure that individuals both have the skills to function, and can live their life to their full potential. I am experienced in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is an excellent tool for dealing with unresolved trauma. I will work with you to find the the best tools that will encourage healing and foster growth.
Many people experience trauma or other hardships that interfere with their life. Depression and anxiety can make it difficult to function. Extreme emotions can be overwhelming and distracting. I incorporate multiple science based approaches in therapy to make sure that individuals both have the skills to function, and can live their life to their full potential. I am experienced in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is an excellent tool for dealing with unresolved trauma. I will work with you to find the the best tools that will encourage healing and foster growth.
(816) 312-5149 View (816) 312-5149
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Sue A Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
Therapy is a collaborative process between you and your therapist and to be effective, good therapy has to be a ‘good fit.’ I am invested in creating a welcoming space where clients can find their way towards living a better, happier and more full filling life. Regardless of gender, sexuality, spirituality, race or ethnicity, all are welcome. In therapy there is no one size fits all. My approach is tailored to fit the needs of each person and to provide an opportunity to learn to live more skillfully while also tapping into your innate knowing with the help of a trusted confidant.
Therapy is a collaborative process between you and your therapist and to be effective, good therapy has to be a ‘good fit.’ I am invested in creating a welcoming space where clients can find their way towards living a better, happier and more full filling life. Regardless of gender, sexuality, spirituality, race or ethnicity, all are welcome. In therapy there is no one size fits all. My approach is tailored to fit the needs of each person and to provide an opportunity to learn to live more skillfully while also tapping into your innate knowing with the help of a trusted confidant.
(417) 783-2660 View (417) 783-2660
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Samantha Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64063
The relationship you and your child has with their counselor is the true measure of how helpful the counseling experience will be. I value developing a warm, positive, supportive and empathic environment for your family to overcome any challenge that you are facing. In our experience together, you will find healing and growth, and recognize your own strengths, and how they help you and your child work toward building a more positive and rewarding future. Both in your individual lives, and collectively within the family.
The relationship you and your child has with their counselor is the true measure of how helpful the counseling experience will be. I value developing a warm, positive, supportive and empathic environment for your family to overcome any challenge that you are facing. In our experience together, you will find healing and growth, and recognize your own strengths, and how they help you and your child work toward building a more positive and rewarding future. Both in your individual lives, and collectively within the family.
(913) 914-8828 View (913) 914-8828
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Sohna Shook
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64127  (Online Only)
Everyone has something to work through. My goal is to help those who experience Racial Trauma, General Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Grief and Loss, Stress and Anxiety, Trauma, and Abuse find their strength and hope.
Everyone has something to work through. My goal is to help those who experience Racial Trauma, General Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Grief and Loss, Stress and Anxiety, Trauma, and Abuse find their strength and hope.
(816) 578-0212 View (816) 578-0212
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Paige Weber
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Embarking on counseling is an acknowledgment of your inner strength. Today marks a step toward wholeness, and I'm excited to support you in relationships, parenthood, anxiety, depression, trauma, or grief. A path awaits, promising change, healing, restoration, and relief. Hope is not a distant dream; it's tangible. In anxiety, trauma, or marriage challenges, there's hope within you, guiding you gently. If holding onto hope is hard now, I'm here to hold it for you. Hope isn't abstract; it shapes your journey. Taking a healing step is tough, but together we'll find your strength.
Embarking on counseling is an acknowledgment of your inner strength. Today marks a step toward wholeness, and I'm excited to support you in relationships, parenthood, anxiety, depression, trauma, or grief. A path awaits, promising change, healing, restoration, and relief. Hope is not a distant dream; it's tangible. In anxiety, trauma, or marriage challenges, there's hope within you, guiding you gently. If holding onto hope is hard now, I'm here to hold it for you. Hope isn't abstract; it shapes your journey. Taking a healing step is tough, but together we'll find your strength.
(816) 208-8150 View (816) 208-8150
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Dr. Leah Barreca
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64157  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are health issues impacting your outlook? Twenty years of honing my therapeutic skills in diverse medical and mental health settings have shaped my unwavering belief in the transformative power of evidence-based therapies. Witnessing firsthand the struggles of individuals battling sleeplessness, chronic headaches, arthritis pain, IBS, and others, led me to specialize in health psychology and leverage CBT-based solutions as both first-line and adjunctive treatments. Recognizing the demands of modern life, I have dedicated my practice to virtual therapy, ensuring equitable access to these specialized treatments regardless of location.
Are health issues impacting your outlook? Twenty years of honing my therapeutic skills in diverse medical and mental health settings have shaped my unwavering belief in the transformative power of evidence-based therapies. Witnessing firsthand the struggles of individuals battling sleeplessness, chronic headaches, arthritis pain, IBS, and others, led me to specialize in health psychology and leverage CBT-based solutions as both first-line and adjunctive treatments. Recognizing the demands of modern life, I have dedicated my practice to virtual therapy, ensuring equitable access to these specialized treatments regardless of location.
(816) 685-8322 View (816) 685-8322
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Sara Jouret
MA, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65804
Life can be unpredictable, difficult, and messy. Having someone walk with us, to help us to work through the difficulties of life, is one of the greatest gifts we can receive because they can help us learn from our past to improve our future. I firmly believe that my job is to help you figure out what is healthy and true for this part of your journey in life while working together to release burdens or pain that are no longer welcome.
Life can be unpredictable, difficult, and messy. Having someone walk with us, to help us to work through the difficulties of life, is one of the greatest gifts we can receive because they can help us learn from our past to improve our future. I firmly believe that my job is to help you figure out what is healthy and true for this part of your journey in life while working together to release burdens or pain that are no longer welcome.
(417) 275-3264 View (417) 275-3264
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Kristen Shuler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65804
Hi, I'm Kristen and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I specialize in working with adults who experience emotions very intensely, to the point that it interrupts daily life and takes a toll on relationships. My goal is to help you stop the misery by teaching you how to calm the emotional storms, regulate your mood, improve your relationships, and become more mindful. I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and I am state certified in this treatment. I am licensed to provide psychotherapy to Missouri residents. Many of my clients identify as neurodivergent.
Hi, I'm Kristen and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I specialize in working with adults who experience emotions very intensely, to the point that it interrupts daily life and takes a toll on relationships. My goal is to help you stop the misery by teaching you how to calm the emotional storms, regulate your mood, improve your relationships, and become more mindful. I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and I am state certified in this treatment. I am licensed to provide psychotherapy to Missouri residents. Many of my clients identify as neurodivergent.
(417) 212-5372 View (417) 212-5372
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Carol Loya - Not Your Ordinary Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65803
Looking for a therapist who is open, warm, transparent and genuine? Someone easy to connect with and talk to? As someone who’s been there, I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step to see a counselor. I am here to help you feel comfortable and safe navigating through life’s struggles by providing non-judgmental ears and decades of life experience. Your story is yours alone, but I would feel privileged to come along side you to help you understand yourself from a Biblical perspective, find freedom from the pain that holds you back and help you do the brave work of healing, growth, and change.
Looking for a therapist who is open, warm, transparent and genuine? Someone easy to connect with and talk to? As someone who’s been there, I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step to see a counselor. I am here to help you feel comfortable and safe navigating through life’s struggles by providing non-judgmental ears and decades of life experience. Your story is yours alone, but I would feel privileged to come along side you to help you understand yourself from a Biblical perspective, find freedom from the pain that holds you back and help you do the brave work of healing, growth, and change.
(417) 640-2860 View (417) 640-2860
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Jake Braden
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65804
Our minds are incredibly interesting and complex. We tend to focus on external circumstances and wish our lives were different than they are, and that is valid to an extent. We can work to change and improve our circumstances over time. It's also important to recognize what role our attention plays in shaping our experience, to discern what we can and cannot control, and to develop a path to increasing freedom and contentment, regardless of circumstances.
Our minds are incredibly interesting and complex. We tend to focus on external circumstances and wish our lives were different than they are, and that is valid to an extent. We can work to change and improve our circumstances over time. It's also important to recognize what role our attention plays in shaping our experience, to discern what we can and cannot control, and to develop a path to increasing freedom and contentment, regardless of circumstances.
(417) 783-3714 View (417) 783-3714
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Scott Thode
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Kansas City, MO 64114
My job is to help people function better so that they can begin feeling better. I start with carefully listening to how my clients make sense of the world, identify problems, generate solutions, and implement choices. The past can influence how we see the present, so it might be important for us to analyze relevant historical context and patterns. However, we certainly will not dwell there. Most people want to be more rooted in the now, while also orienting themselves toward positive future aims. This is ultimately what our work will be about.
My job is to help people function better so that they can begin feeling better. I start with carefully listening to how my clients make sense of the world, identify problems, generate solutions, and implement choices. The past can influence how we see the present, so it might be important for us to analyze relevant historical context and patterns. However, we certainly will not dwell there. Most people want to be more rooted in the now, while also orienting themselves toward positive future aims. This is ultimately what our work will be about.
(816) 203-0540 View (816) 203-0540

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How can I find a therapist in Bates County?

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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.