Couples Counseling Therapists in Independence, MO

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Photo of Christina Wilson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Independence, MO
Christina Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you in a romantic relationship that is feeling heavy instead of fun & fulfilling? If so, let's chat. Relationships aren't simple & easy, but they hopefully bring positive value to your life, so let's figure out what you and your partner are contributing to staying in the same stuck place that might be getting in the way. If you are tired of lack of closeness, constant fighting, broken trust, or disagreements about what the right way to put the fork in the dishwasher is, then you might benefit from finding other ways of interacting by determining what type of relationship you want to build and what type of partner you hope to be.
(816) 239-3371
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Independence, MO 64055
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$125 per session
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Megan Hiser
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, S-MFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have experience working with individuals and couples and am passionate about working with issues of identity exploration, intimacy, grief, trauma, and infidelity.
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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Shelley Weakley
Counselor, LPC, MSCP
Verified
Verified
My work focuses on adults and couples who endeavor to live a life of fulfillment, meaning, and joy.
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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Eileen Kerrigan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, S-MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My goal is to increase personal growth and fulfillment in the lives of each partner and couple by creating a space for openly sharing and addressing patterns that detract from connection.
I believe that relationships are one of the best resources that we have. It can feel overwhelming, frustrating, and hopeless when our relationships feel like an additional stressor on top of an already busy, and sometimes isolating life.
(816) 327-2390
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Independence, MO 64055
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Not accepting new clients
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Kamille M Greene
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLMFT, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
$125 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Michelle Washburn-Busk
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with couples and relationship issues, as well as individuals struggling with self-esteem and shame, and trauma.
I believe that all humans have the capacity for growth, but that growth is often thwarted by a lack of self-compassion or self-confrontation. I aim to help clients nurture their deepest and most hidden wounds, to examine the motives driving their actions, and to access new levels of joy and fulfillment by honoring the best parts of themselves. I specialize in working with couples where the power is imbalanced between partners, often resulting in feelings of helplessness. I help couples struggling with communication, disconnection, contemplating divorce or separation.
(816) 495-3290 x105
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Independence, MO 64055
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$150 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Sally Hodges
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I use this education in geriatrics to help couples navigate what aging means for their emotional and sexual relationship and help families with decision making and caring for aging parents.
Relationships are incredibly rewarding but often challenge us in more ways than expected. Strong relationships are the foundation for a thriving life but for a variety of reasons, life gets in the way of thriving. Maybe you are looking for your relationship to thrive again or maybe you feel your problem is much bigger. No matter the issue, I believe therapy can help. My goal is for couples to look at themselves, their partner and their relationship in a new light. This creates the potential to have passionate and connected relationships while also growing as individuals.
(816) 319-0548
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Independence, MO 64055
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Erica L Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We specialize in individual, family and couples counseling , mentoring/life coaching, mediation, advocacy services and customized retreats and training/motivational speaking.
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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$60 per session
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Daylin Rodriguez Cesar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, PhDc
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I enjoy working with the LGBTQ+ community, couples , children and individuals.
He sido una sicoterapeuta bilingue por 12 años enfocada en tratar trauma y evaluaciones sicológicas para emigración. Les proveo un ambiente confidencial y muy cómodo a mis participantes. Es un gran privilegio guiarlos en su andar de sanidad y paz. Me especializo en sicología infantil, EMDR, y hipnosis clínica. Tengo vasta experiencia ayudando a parejas, procesos de separación, trauma, niñas/niños, y a la comunidad LGBTQ+. I am a caring bilingual counselor with experience in working with people of races and genders. My mission is to be your companion on this therapeutic journey in a comfortable and confidential environment.
(913) 884-1812
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Independence, MO 64050
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$70 per session
Not accepting new clients
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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
$150 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Marie Suzanne Styles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I'm trained in Imago Dialogue for couples and families, Conscious Discipline (CD) is an evidence-based trauma-informed approach that teaches social and emotional learning to kids, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression, Grief and Loss.
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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$65 (individual)$120 (couples)
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Aimee Hubbard
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PhD, PLMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I want to help you feel connected to both yourself and to your partner .
Finding love is hard, and then when you do find love it is a whole different kind of hard to maintain that relationship. You may have noticed that your relationship feels harder than it used to, you feel disconnected from your partner , or are having more feelings of anger and resentment. While you are not alone in these struggles or feelings, you also do not have to continue to feel that way. Seeking help for your relationship can help you rediscover those initial “sparks” and even help you develop a deeper connection. Growth and change are hard and often scary, but the results are always worth it.
(816) 253-6209
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Independence, MO 64055
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Kansas City Relationship Institute, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LCMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I work with couples who present with a number of issues, including constant, bitter arguments; the revelation of a recent affair; sexual desire or sexual dysfunction difficulties; the possibility of separation or divorce; or just the desire to tune-up and strengthen their relationship.
Life provides many challenges to maintaining a healthy, happy relationship. Our relationships can be a great source of strength, but they can also cause pain and heartache. Whether you currently feel committed to building a better relationship, ambivalent about the future of your relationship, or fear that your relationship is on the brink of collapse--therapy can often help. Through looking at yourself, your partner , and your relationship in new ways, I help couples gain confidence and clarity about the next steps for their relationship and I help couples build satisfying relationships that last and are worth wanting.
(816) 354-0449
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Independence, MO 64055
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$100 per session
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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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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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$80 per session
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Paul Busk
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LCMFT
2 Endorsed
2 Endorsed
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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$150 per session
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Keith L Allen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have been a psychologist for 30+ years. I am licensed as a Psychologist and Health Care Provider. I work with individuals and couples and specialize in issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and vocational issues. I also specialize in helping individuals overcome sexual difficulties, which may include low sex drive, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and sexual addiction. I work with couples and families on relationship issues including marital and divorce issues, parent child difficulties, and sexual difficulties as they relate to the couple's relationship.
(816) 934-4810
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Independence, MO 64050
$110 per session
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Richard Abloff
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Verified
My aim is to help individuals and couples who are experiencing repetitive, entrenched patterns of problems or symptoms. These problems may appear in the realm of mood (emotions), behavior, or be physically lodged (psychosomatic). Disturbances such as these are often found to have their roots in templates formed earlier in life, but exert force upon present-day perceptions, emotions, cognitions, and interpersonal life. My role is to facilitate an in-depth understanding of the understructure of these mental and emotional constellations (usually out of awareness) which uphold and perpetuate the problems and patterns in need of modification or relief.
(816) 444-7890
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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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$100 per session
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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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