You may find the life you are living isn't healthy, or is in need of some change. With over 20 years in private practice, I have had the opportunity to help men and women make significant improvements in their relationships and in their life direction. If you are an individual needing to make a significant change, or a couple needing relationship help, I offer an individualized and practical approach. First, we will find what isn't working for you and identify the core changes you want to make. Then, together we will map out realistic steps to make that change happen.
You may not feel like it, but seeking help is an act of bravery, and I'm proud of you for taking this step. My name is Erin Sunsong, and I specialize in helping individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, or the challenges that come with being LGBTQ+. I have extensive experience helping people explore their gender and sexuality, and working with folks at every stage of gender transitioning. As a queer woman I want you to know, no matter who you are or what you believe, that I care about you, and I want happiness for you. If you resonate with any of that, I can help you.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing in the mental health field for over 10 years. I offer a strengths-based approach to help my clients embrace the positive and overcome the negative. No matter how dark things can seem, there is always hope. I am here to help anyone struggling to overcome life's obstacles. I am trained in multiculturalism; and all of my interventions are provided in a culturally competent manner. While much of my experience involves helping marginalized groups, I gladly accept clients from all walks of life. Take a step towards a better life and schedule your free phone consultation today!
My clients reach out to me because they want to create positive change in their lives and I'm here to walk alongside them, providing encouragement along the way and empowering them to be the best version of their selves they can possibly be! My clients experience a wide range of life stressors from anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, identity issues, and stress just to name a few. If you are ready to reach out for help, I'm ready to support and power you along the way.
Congratulations! Take the opportunity to discover results which improve your life. You have found a flexible and down to earth therapist willing to work towards your goals.Sometimes you need 1 session or several sessions to reboot, re-energize and get back on track. I personally understand the many facets and stressor's which make life more difficult but nothing is unmanageable. For additional convenience, I offer HIPPA compliant Teletherapy services via internet access.
I am a licensed psychologist who provides general therapy services to adult individuals. My approach to therapy is both humanistic and collaborative. I strive to create an atmosphere of acceptance, warmth, safety, and caring in my practice.
I'm Dr. Shelly Peterson, a licensed clinical psychologist with over a decade of experience treating individuals and couples with a wide variety of problems, especially mood, anxiety, trauma, women's issues and coping with chronic pain and medical conditions.
As a licensed clinical psychologist (my pronouns are she/her), I have over 20 years of experience in guiding, directing, challenging, and supporting people of all ages as they encounter difficulties in life. I conduct psychotherapy with adults, adolescents, and pre-teens. My approach to psychotherapy varies with the problems presented and the needs of each client. I blend research-based treatment approaches with a respect for each client's unique background and expectations to create a compassionate, individualized, and collaborative process for improvement and healing.
We are not meant to live life alone, but rather deeply involved in relationships. Some of these relationships are highly successful, while others have come with great loss, significant struggle or just the every day difficulty of learning to live and enjoy life with another person. I believe in the value of working through personal problems in the context of building stronger relationships. I will help you work through this on a personal level or with whomever you are needing to have a restored relationship with.
I dedicate my time to finding ways to help individuals, couples, and families grow. Through my non-confrontational, straight-forward approach I seek to help you and your loved ones identify personal strengths, achieve goals, have improved relationships and effective communication patterns. With all clients I strive to help you have "ah-ha" moments of clarity while dealing with current feelings of frustration in life. Within couples and families I aim to help you understand each other's needs; emotionally, physically, and spiritually. It is my goal to work with you and your loved ones to find solutions that fit your needs.
I believe therapeutic relationships rooted in attachment can help ease burdens, and restore hope, even during seasons of great suffering. Feeling stuck in life patterns can sometimes isolate us, create hopelessness, and erode self-esteem. Isolation can affect how we think about ourselves and bond with friends, family, and business colleagues. I work to provide a therapeutic relationship with individuals and couples rooted in authenticity, honesty, and trust. As the therapeutic relationship deepens, individuals develop insight into what initially brought them to see me; restoring hope through an organically curative experience.
What if you don't have to suffer in order to feel accomplished? Life can feel like it's moving at a dizzying pace, and this stress shows up in our minds and our bodies. I specialize in working with people who struggle with feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Together, we'll explore what's not working for you and figure out subtle shifts that can help you feel more at ease or move forward with more clarity. We'll use the best of traditional talk therapy approaches along with mind-body techniques to help you feel more clear, connected, and calm.
It’s okay to say, "I'm not okay." If trying to return to “normal life” post pandemic is harder than you thought & you’re sad or anxious and not sure why- you are not alone. Life is messy but good therapy ends. Maybe your life looks nothing like it did two years ago & you’re reeling and only now catching your breath and struggling to breathe. Maybe your life looks the same and you feel different but you’re stuck, overwhelmed and don’t know what to do next. What we allow will continue & lasting change requires work. Often starting the work & reaching out is a daunting task but when we avoid our stories, that's when they define us.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, CCATP, CAGCS
In today’s society, emotional resiliency is a necessity, as stressors of everyday life can overwhelm, confuse, and disorient our minds. We struggle to be productive, feel fulfilled, and maintain healthy relationships with ourselves and others. Stress, anxiety, depression, loss, grief, and other adverse experiences can take a long-term toll on our health and overall happiness. We all strive to obtain this happiness, yet a great deal of us struggle to cope with daily tasks, and it can be even harder to make a positive change in our lives without proper motivation, validation, and support. That’s why I’m here!
Do you feel as though you lack confidence in your ability to express yourself in relationships? Are you having a hard time finding affirmation and support for your needs or desires? Maybe you feel inauthentic in your roles or relationships and uncertain in your ability to change these uncomfortable aspects of your life. The therapeutic relationship can provide an affirming space for you to build confidence in yourself. It can be a place to explore your needs and wants and develop strategies to align yourself with them.
Adversities can rob you of peace and affect your ability to stay on life’s course. The distress experienced in today’s world can be associated with toxic stress, cycles of trauma, depression, grief, fear or experiences of racial and social injustices. The way you respond to life’s difficulties matters. True healing occurs when you give yourself permission to explore and face frightening or limiting beliefs that may live beneath emotions causing discomfort and pain.
Did you know that it’s ok, not to be ok? Before you can heal, change and transform yourself, you must accept where you are and what you feel right now. Being confronted with obstacles and stressors in life can be confusing and challenging, but you do not have to tackle them alone. If you’re reading this, you’ve already taken the first, and hardest step; reaching out for help. No matter what struggles you may be facing, always remember, the comeback is stronger than the setback. As a Licensed Psychotherapist, with an educational background in Behavioral Neuroscience & Clinical Psychology; I will help you, better understand, YOU!
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, LMSW, MAADC 2
I love supporting clients who struggle to find providers who practice cultural sensitivity including member of the LGBTQIA+ community, the polyamory community, and the kink community. All individuals, couples, families, and polycules can use support from time to time. I'm also excited to be able to offer EMDR Therapy to my clients!
Lately you’ve been feeling down. Maybe you're having trouble sleeping, eating, or isolating and every day feels like a fight. Perhaps you’ve been feeling nervous, maybe even for no clear reason, and it’s making it hard to focus or function well. Some people even feel like their mind has been playing tricks on them - like having extraordinary experiences where you’re seeing or hearing things others don’t seem to see or hear. Or perhaps those scary moments from your past seem to be getting bigger and bigger, making it really hard to keep running away from. And sometimes, life just feels hard. But it doesn't have to stay that way.
My motto in my practice is “we can do hard things.” My approach is client-centered and I believe in meeting you where you want to be met. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Missouri and Kansas. I am now accepting insurance through Aetna, Optum, and Cigna. I enjoy integrating various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered, and Mindfulness followed through by using strength-based and solutions-focused approaches.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Crown Center, Kansas City are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Crown Center, Kansas City then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Crown Center, Kansas City, or Child Psychologists in Crown Center, Kansas City.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Crown Center, Kansas City psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Crown Center, Kansas City specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.