BlueCross BlueShield Therapists in Independence, MO

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Photo of Barbara J Dickerson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Independence, MO
Barbara J Dickerson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
If you are in a difficult time in your life and are experiencing emotional pain, you may be ready to make personal changes. Your past experiences and your reactions to those experiences make you who you are, which makes perfect sense. We can't always stay the same and move on in our lives. I am a directive, involved, compassionate, experienced therapist who is willing to provide insight, options, and perspective to help you resolve individual, marital, family issues.
(913) 601-7146 x49
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Independence, MO 64055
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Laurie L Carpenter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW, CCATP, CCTP, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Sarah Willey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
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
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Glenda Baker Whitehead
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified
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) 495-2987
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Independence, MO 64050
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Serenity Psychotherapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Getting to the root of your pain, learning to deal with it, building upon your strengths then learning to act versus react to people and events is the goal of our approach. We have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Occupational, grief and more Our approach is to work with your strengths; help you to develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works in obtaining your goals. As a psychotherapy group practice, we can see just about anyone no matter what you're dealing with.
(816) 253-8114
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Independence, MO 64057
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Shelley Weakley
Counselor, LPC, MSCP
Verified
Verified
Would you like to feel more connected and valued in your life and relationships? Together we can enter your world as you see it, including what you believe about yourself, both good and bad. Behaviors and emotions make sense when we see them clearly from the perspective of the person, given their history and the lessons they have learned. I enjoy meeting people who want more from their life and are willing to put in the work to get there. My goal is to provide a trusting environment where you, the client, can feel valued and free to share yourself without the worry of judgement.
(816) 253-6286
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Independence, MO 64055
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Marni Marie Shrum
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
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
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Marie Suzanne Styles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
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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Jennifer (Jenni) D Liles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
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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Jennifer Dunsdon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I’m excited to have recently opened Dunsdon Counseling, LLC to offer mental health services in Independence, MO and the surrounding area. I graduated from UMKC in 2012 with my Master’s Degree in Social Work. I have been practicing as a therapist for more than 5 years. I work with children, parents, individuals and couples. I use an individualized, holistic approach, focusing treatment on the need of each client. I believe in the worth of all persons and value each person's unique life experience.
(816) 307-0540
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Independence, MO 64055
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Greg E Neubauer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
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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Derek Keath Faulkner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Mary Younger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
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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Lauren Richerson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
*I am not currently accepting new clients. Sorry!* I am an experienced clinical psychologist who has spent 15 years developing my knowledge and skills for addressing problems that occur in families such as problematic parent-child dynamics. I am also well equipped to address internalizing disorders such as depression, anxiety, suicidality, and PTSD in children, teens, and adults. While I use evidenced-based techniques that are informed by scientific research, I do so in the context of a warm and caring therapeutic relationship. I strive to understand your personal struggles without minimizing what you are going through.
(816) 373-6433
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Independence, MO 64055
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Jeff Tadokoro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My goal in counseling is for you to be empowered to make positive changes so that your life can flourish. I work with Children, Adolescents, Adults and Families using brief and long term therapy. I work with a variety of issues including: Depression Stress/Anxiety, Marriage/Family issues, School issues with Children and Adolescents, Substance Abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Grief and Loss, Anger Control. If you have been thinking about making a change, this is an exciting time in your life, take the next step and contact me. I will be here to assist, empower, and advocate for you.
(816) 326-2088
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Independence, MO 64057
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George M Wine Chase
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MS, LPC, ACC
Verified
Verified
We all have challenges in life. Sometimes those challenges overwhelm our natural coping abilities. Sometimes relationships feel unmanageable. Sometimes habits have become addictions. Sometimes we get so worried about the kids, work, LIFE that we stop sleeping, eating or exercising. Sometimes things feel so dark it feels hard to go on. Sometimes we just lose enthusiasm for things we used to enjoy. Sometimes we just feel worthless and hopeless.
(816) 286-4312
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Independence, MO 64052
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Deborah K Rinehart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified
Verified
Is life not what you envisioned it to be? Tired of the same fight? Discover PERMANENT solutions to repetitive problems! Specializing in couples and life transitions. 20+ YEARS EXPERIENCE HELPING PEOPLE REDEFINE THEIR LIFE COURSE. COUPLES: Discover PERMANENT solutions to repetitive problems. I provide pre/post marital therapy. New relationships welcome! IT IS POSSIBLE TO RECAPTURE LOVE IN YOUR MARRIAGE! LIFE TRANSITION: (Divorce, Loss, Retirement, Empty nesting, Middle-age Slump. Learn to redirect and rejuvenate your life course and find meaning from change, struggle, and transition.
(816) 920-0413
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Independence, MO 64050
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Kathleen Ralph
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Hi. How are you doing? Do you seem to be experiencing more bad days than good? Have you suffered a trauma, or significant loss in your life? Do you experience anger, anxiety, or depression that interferes in your daily activities? Are you just not happy with how things are going?
(816) 253-8311
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Independence, MO 64052
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Chris Cobb
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Your family may be feeling like it is being turned upside down as your developing young adult struggles to find their place in the world. I work within the family system to re-establish the balance that is necessary for a healthy, growing family and find order within the chaos. Teens and young people may appear to be rebelling; fighting back against all of the families efforts to offer guidance and support. We can work together to turn this energy into a productivity and success in academic, social, and all other aspects of life.
(816) 892-2591
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Independence, MO 64055
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Lori Schwartz
Psychologist
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My specialty is working with patients with relationship concerns and adjustment to life circumstances. I enjoy working with young adults and couples and am a certifed sex therapist through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. I have experience working with sexual dysfunctions and interpersonal concerns. I really enjoy working together with patients to analyze problems and am active in providing solutions to problems. Secondarily, I enjoy working with adults and children, evaluating educational and emotional concerns. I have had over 20 years of clinical experience.
(816) 659-3290
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Independence, MO 64050

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BlueCross BlueShield Therapists
BlueCross BlueShield insurance provides coverage for behavioral health services in Independence. BCBS HMO-style plans cover in-network providers while PPO plans provide a benefit that can be applied to either in-network or out-of-network providers. Blue Cross Blue Shield may not require a referral from your primary care practitioner for covered behavioral health services.

Some BCBS Therapists in Independence only have room for a few insurance slots in their schedule, so it's important to confirm in-network availability when you book your first appointment.

Blue Cross Blue Shield companies are independently owned and community-based healthcare insurers. BCBS is the largest health insurer in the US, covering 110 million members in 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Nationwide, more than 1.7 million health care providers contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.

Here’s a link to more information on how insurance works to cover behavioral health benefits.