Therapists for Teens in Independence, MO

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Photo of Phillip Harrison Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Independence, MO
Phillip Harrison Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
I have experience helping people recover from stressors like: *Addiction *Anger *Anxiety *Boundaries * Child & Adolescent Adjustment *Communication *Conflict Resolution *Depression *Guilt/Shame *Infidelity/Affairs *Life Transitions *Marriage Counseling *Mood Disorders *Psychosis *Relationship Struggles *Self Esteem *Spiritual Needs *Stress Management *Trauma.
When I meet with people, I am told that I am approachable, understanding, and humorous! I know what it's like to be a client and to be asked to pour out my life; therefore, I adapt my therapy sessions to you and allow you to share what you desire! I do what I do to help others as I have been helped, and my goal is to assist you in achieving your goals!! I understand how to incorporate Christianity into your session, though also respect your desire to not include any beliefs whatsoever. I am flexible and understanding.
(816) 622-3171 x709 
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Independence, MO 64057
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Nina Petersen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I enjoy working with all my clients, however, I have specific training working with troubled youth. The world is hard to navigate as adults and can be even harder as a young adult, teen , or adolescent . In my experience depression and anxiety are secondary to the trauma caused by unresolved issues. These issues affect both children and adults. This can often express in opposition to rules, defiance, self harming, alcohol and drug use. I can help. I understand what its like to feel misunderstood in a world filled with overwhelming decisions.
(660) 218-1332 
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Independence, MO 64050
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Erica L Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Dr. Erica Thompson, LPC is a multiculturally competent and realistic therapist that believes in meeting people where they are. She takes an individualistic approach in therapy understanding that the needs of everyone will be different. Understanding comfort and flexibility are top priorities for those needing therapy, her services are conducted in a variety of settings including, in-home, teletherapy, and traditonal office settings.
(816) 873-8069 
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Independence, MO 64055
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Greg E Neubauer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
I have over 25 years of clinical experience providing counseling therapy to adult individuals, children, adolescents, families, and couples to address their emotional and behavioral struggles. I utilize a cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, goal directed, reality based treatment approach, integrating family dynamics as needed, to help clients effectively resolve or learn to cope with their struggles. I am available to coordinate with schools and other treatment providers. My office at Truman & Main St on the Independence Square offers a convenient, unassuming, confidential, and relaxing environment.
(816) 237-5524 
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Independence, MO 64050
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Daylin Rodriguez Cesar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PhDc
Verified
I am a caring bilingual counselor with experience in working with people of all ages, races and genders. My mission, as a therapist, is to be your companion on this therapeutic journey in a comfortable and confidential environment. I am primarily a systems therapist which simply means that I am interested in the total person- background, family, current situation, and hopes for the future.
(913) 884-1812 
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Independence, MO 64050
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Laurie L Carpenter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW, CCATP, CCTP, EMDR
Verified
I believe that all humans have a resilient spirit which allows them to overcome any obstacle before them. Sometimes we forget who we are or perhaps we never fully knew. Maybe we felt we were never able to be our authentic selves. It's possible we think there's something wrong with us or we're broken. Or is it that we struggle to manage mental health symptoms and we become emotionally deregulated and filled with shame? Maybe you think that you have gone to far and there is no hope for you. You are not alone. I have helped countless people with stories like these and many more. What ever it is that is holding you back, I can help.
(816) 368-8257 
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Independence, MO 64050
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Kamille M Greene
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLMFT, LMFT
Verified
I have experience working with individuals, couples and families. Some of the most common issues I work with are improving communication, anger management, building self-esteem, increasing self-awareness, and restructuring unhelpful beliefs. I work collaboratively with clients to establish therapeutic goals and create an environment where the optimal change can occur.
(216) 867-6147 x106 
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Independence, MO 64055
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Sarah Willey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Hello! I work with adults and young adults (age 17+) experiencing a variety of concerns, whether related to a new life change or to a longer-standing emotional or relational problem. Whatever problem you are facing, I believe it will appear more manageable once we start working on it together.
(816) 495-3398 
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Independence, MO 64055
Not accepting new clients
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Jennifer (Jenni) D Liles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Jennifer (Jenni) Liles is the owner of Responsive Mental Health Services LLC. I believe that each and every one of us has the capacity to live life that is fulfilling, that contains moments of joy in between and around the difficult times, and that allows us to experience ourselves as valuable human beings with something to offer. I would like to help you achieve that capacity. I have extensive experiencing helping people through trauma, grief, depression, and anxiety, and out the other side. If you are not yet ready to go to therapy, you can go to www.oomm.com for videos, audio clips and articles that can help. Ages 8 and up.
(816) 448-8183 
Independence, MO 64050
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Katie McCurter
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Life, laughter, and love are important to living life wholeheartedly, but psychological pain can get in the way. Abuse in the context of a close relationship or a family can create the most pervasive and persistent psych-ache, and may be passed from generation to generation. Whether the source of pain is past trauma, worry about the future, or even current jobs or relationships, I am here to help! I often see clients whose trauma began in domestic abuse in the forms of emotional, psychological, physical, sexual, or financial abuses.
(816) 239-3370 
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Independence, MO 64058
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Megan Hiser
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, S-MFT
Verified
I think we are all wired for and worthy of love and connection. Whether that is connection to ourselves or to others, I believe the desire to belong lives inside each of us. That doesn’t mean it’s easy, though. There can be so many places where shame, doubt, old wounds, and miscommunication disorient and disconnect us. As a therapist, I consider it a great privilege to be invited into your world and to get to partner with you as we collaboratively work through some of the things that might be keeping you stuck.
(816) 209-1434 
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Independence, MO 64055
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Mary Younger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Looking to gain a better perspective on life? Improve self-esteem? Stop the racing thoughts, anxiety, constant worry and depression? I provide supportive therapy to help people realize they can make these positive changes and know they are not alone.
(816) 281-1402 
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Independence, MO 64055
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Michael Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CAS, LPC
Verified
The angry, argumentative, and underperforming child is often seen by others as the product of lax parenting. This unfortunate characterization has had a great impact on the way our children are viewed by schools, employers, and society in general. The fact is parents often exhaust various recommended "fixes" and desperately want things to be normal. I have over 25 years of experience working with children and families. I understand the daily struggles parents routinely face. I know how school performance, relationships, and behavior are impacted when children struggle. I understand the frustrations associated with a child who "acts out" and underperforms.
(816) 348-3254 
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Independence, MO 64055
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Derek Keath Faulkner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Do you feel alone, and like no one cares? I care about you and your well being. I want to help you win against the struggles you are facing. You are capable of more than you think and I want to bring out the best in you. I am confident that i can help you. I want to be a shoulder to lean on emotionally as well as to cry on. I love working with new people, of all differences, and diversities. Given the chance, I would love to serve and care for you in your time of need.
(816) 253-8421 x702 
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Independence, MO 64057
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Marni Marie Shrum
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
I have a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Avila University and a Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia with training in Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Gottman Method Couple's Therapy & Play Therapy. Beyond my education, I have experience working with children ages 3 and up, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental health issues, including severe and persistent mental illnesses, addictions, trauma, abuse, neglect, couples and relationship issues, grief and loss, and mood/anxiety disorders. I use a multidisciplinary approach based on the individual and their specific need and therefore use a variety of therapeutic models.
(816) 208-8134 
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Independence, MO 64055
Not accepting new clients
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Diakonos Counseling
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW, LPC, PLPC
Verified
Diakonos is a private mental health counseling center in Independence, MO since 1981. We believe in a healthy approach to healing life's problems through integrating sound principles for the mind, body & spirit. We offer compassionate care for those struggling with painful emotions, distorted thinking, and troubling behavior, as well as those desiring personal growth and more satisfying relationships. We are comfortable and experienced at integrating clients' religious & spiritual beliefs with the therapy and healing process. Treatment is personalized to meet the individual needs of each participant. Therapists are available to lead conferences and speak on topics of interest to your church, business, or organization.
(816) 527-9391 
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Independence, MO 64057
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Marie Suzanne Styles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I consider what my client and their environment can bring to their process of healing. I believe that I am an active participant, encouraging the process of change alongside my client. My goal is to offer support and strategies so that my clients can decide for themselves what is appropriate for them. I strive to help my clients gain perspective and a deeper understanding of their lives so they are empowered to make meaningful breakthroughs for themselves. In addition to individual therapy, I enjoy working with couples helping them to relate better with one another or to cope with family issues in healthier ways.
(816) 605-6658 
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Independence, MO 64055
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Julia Tribelhorn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
After spending two years mentoring young women at a college ministry, I gained a new found passion for helping people through the most difficult times in their lives. As a result I pursued and earned a Master’s in Counseling from Midwestern Seminary. I have had experience counseling in community mental health, school settings, as well as homeless shelters. Moreover, I have a Bachelor’s in Education and a thorough understand of the school system having spent two years as a school based therapist.
(816) 239-3448 x722 
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Independence, MO 64057
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Paul Busk
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LCMFT
Keeping passion and connection in relationships while also thriving as individuals is a goal that many of us have. Balancing these aspects of life can be difficult, especially when life stressors, mental or emotional disorders, or trauma present themselves. My goal is to help clients achieve their goals of connection and personal growth, while challenging them to act on the best parts of themselves. I am passionate about working with couples struggling with intimacy and desire issues. My approach in working with couples centers on differentiation based therapies and encourages both individual and couple growth.
(816) 209-1329 
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Independence, MO 64055
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Glenda Baker Whitehead
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified
Are you feeling stuck and don’t know what to do or where to go? Have all your old ways of coping stopped working? We all need support and guidance along our journey. Sometimes we need more than what our family and friends can provide. Everyone has the capacity to live a life full of joy, happiness and wholeness. When circumstances happen in your life that make this difficult to live, you may need some extra help. Together, you and I can find the right path to create the life you are meant to live.
(816) 209-1081 
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Independence, MO 64050
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Teen Therapists
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

Most teens have a relatively egocentric perspective on life; a state of mind that usually abates with age. They often focus on themselves and believe that everyone else—from a best friend to a distant crush—is focused on them too. They may grapple with insecurities and feelings of being judged. Relationships with family members often take a backseat to peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance, which teens perceive as increasingly important during this time.

The transition can naturally lead to anxiety about physical development, evolving relationships with others, and one's place in the larger world. Mild anxiety and other challenges are typical, but serious mental health conditions also emerge during adolescence. Finding a teen therapist in Independence and addressing a disorder early on can help ensure the best possible outcome.