Therapists in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO

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Donna K Burgess
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC
Verified
Verified
Overwhelmed? Everyone needs help occasionally through life transitions. Do you have trouble saying no? Do you feel like you do not value yourself enough or have difficulty setting boundaries? Do you have traumatic or abusive experiences (or episodes of panic)? Do you overanalyze things? I have extensive helping experience with these and other issues. I work to get to the root of these issues.
(816) 607-3869
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Morgan McCool
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life is a journey full of ups and downs, twists and turns, dry valleys, and scenic mountaintops. At times, it can be difficult to navigate. We may resist going in a direction that feels unknown because it is uncomfortable to do things we've never done before; however, it is in the places of discomfort that we can create the most growth and discover our most authentic selves. Maybe you feel stuck, hurt, or abandoned. Maybe you feel stressed, alone, or tired. Maybe you feel disconnected from yourself or the people in your life. No matter where you find yourself on your journey, there is hope.
(913) 359-8765
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Christopher Carlin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide psychological assessment and psychotherapy services. Though I understand the value of "diagnosing" a person's particular problem, I'm definitely against labeling a person as such. A person's difficulties--you name it: anxiety, trauma, depression--is what it means in part to be human. Everyone has some type of challenge, to various degrees (and certainly, some more than others). What a client requires, in many cases, is adequate resolution about negative things that has happened to him or her in life. Also, clients often need new skills in dealing with life's current and future expected challenges.
(417) 719-1142
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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From A Strong Place
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
**Online Services Only** As a counselor, I seek to provide counseling that fits the need of the client. From A Strong Place is a safe space that offers convenient telehealth for adults, young adults, and teens.
(816) 239-3205
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Jeffrey E Holt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Jeff has been working with men and boys in the Greater Kansas City area since 1999. Jeff is licensed in Missouri, Kansas, and Alaska, and provides a unique and personal approach, specializing in working with troubled teenage and pre-adolescent boys. Jeff provides individual and family therapy for boys and men of all ages. In addition to being a skilled clinician, Jeff has been a foster parent, mentor, and instructor, and has published articles on communication, family dynamics and diversity. He has provided training for parents and group therapy for teens with the goal of building trust, respect, and individual empowerment.
(816) 521-6948
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Verena Fawzy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you spend all of your energy focusing on other people's feelings or opinions that it feels impossible to consider your own feelings and needs? Is your goal to make sure everyone else is happy even if it means there's no time or space for you? Maybe the weight of people's expectations is heavy and exhausting, so exhausting it’s impacting your relationships with your partner, family, & yourself. It’s your turn. So many parts of you have been working hard for so long. Together, we can begin working towards experiencing yourself and your relationships as life-giving and authentic instead of draining. You deserve this.
(913) 228-3186
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Waitlist for new clients
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Liz Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, PLMFT, LMFT
Verified
Verified
It's hard to find a therapist. Especially when you're not feeling your best. I applaud you for getting this far. Now it's time to invest in your relationship with yourself. I know what it’s like to feel alone with your problems. Maybe you have no one to talk to. Or maybe you feel bad making your friends, your family, or your partner listen to your problems again. I know what that feels like, and I’m here. I’m ready to listen. It’s time to let go of anxiety, sadness, frustration, anger, and shame. I want to process these things with you. You don’t have to go through this alone anymore.
(816) 339-8475
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Waitlist for new clients
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Michael Jon VanderWaal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified
13 Endorsed
Verified
13 Endorsed
Allow me to be a fellow traveler on your journey into the unknown parts of yourself. I'm asking for a deep commitment to participate in this process of self-discovery and self-healing. I believe that everyday stress is rooted in your past. Let's bravely move into those spaces when you feel ready. Feeling safe is vital in this process. We will develop our therapeutic alliance so you feel grounded beforehand. With deep trust for one another, we can bring about lasting transformations in your mind, body, and spirit. The cave you fear to enter, holds the treasure you seek.
(816) 323-4314
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Not accepting new clients
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James Cochran
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I try to help folks come to terms with (and break free from) the stories they've been burdened with. My goal is to help my clients develop a deeper connection to their most authentic selves. I use a blend of cognitive, mindfulness, narrative and neuroscience-informed techniques to address the needs of the head and the heart while honoring the uniqueness of your story.
(816) 227-6861
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
Not accepting new clients
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Day Shepherd
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
"Be the best of what humanity has to offer".I love being a therapist and this quote inspires me as a person and in my craft. My ideal client understands that therapy is hard work and is intent on finding joy despite difficult circumstances and past childhood pain. As a therapist, I enjoy working with clients who value being challenged. I enjoy working with those individuals and families that need treatment for addictions, ADHD, marital difficulties and spiritual concerns.
(816) 482-3292
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Michael Shahan
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Often times we find ourselves hurting, stuck, and confused. We all have places in our lives where we can tell ourselves one thing, but it feels impossible to actually believe what we are telling ourselves. Our fears and our worries take over our rational thoughts. We are kept from being who we really want to be. Sometimes, these fears are small, and the cost of giving into them doesn't amount to much. Other times, they are life changing and relationship shattering. We can't seem to get a grip on who we really are and our lives fall apart.
(913) 274-9767
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Bobbi Mendes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Verified
I believe that people have an innate ability to heal and that successful therapy depends on tailoring sessions to be in alignment with your unique circumstances. I have an eclectic background that enables me to draw on a valuable combination of experience, knowledge and skills. It is my goal that our time together is creative, flexible and productive.
(816) 203-1443
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Tanner Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I provide a specialty therapy for people with a high degree of self-control (perfectionists, introverts, worriers, and the notably stubborn). Can you have too much of a good thing? It turns out possessing too much self-control impairs our ability to relax, adapt to change, and connect to others. Humans have a fundamental need for fun and belonging, without it, we’re naturally depressed and anxious.
(913) 393-9732
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Erin Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Erin Phillips is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri who has spent 20 years working with children and families in the child welfare system. She has experience working with generational trauma and foster care and adoption issues. She also has experience working with adults and adolescents who are seeking help for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management. Erin is alternative lifestyle and LGBTQ+ friendly.
(816) 227-6675
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Nadirah Habeebullah
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
It’s hard fighting your thoughts. Some days they feel so heavy and intense that you end up spiraling. Sometimes you don't even know if you can trust your own judgment. It just seems like good doesn’t last and more pain is always on the way. Sound familiar? Are you struggling to overcome toxic self-talk and intrusive thoughts? Are you tired of wildly fluctuating emotions that you can't control? Are your relationships suffering? You wonder, what's wrong with me? Why am I so easily triggered? Life shouldn't be this hard.
(816) 203-3821
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Tanner Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I provide a therapy called ERP (exposure and response prevention) for people with OCD. If you’re reading this, you probably know that OCD can take on a life of its own. My clients are trying their best to keep themselves and their loved ones safe, yet OCD can become incredibly time consuming and take attention away from the very activities and people that matter most. With treatment, my clients are increasingly able to feel a sense of safety in their lives and join others instead of needing to control the moment.
(816) 227-6894
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Not accepting new clients
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Makini King
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a counseling psychologist with 10 years of experience I use a compassionate, collaborative and authentic approach to help clients meet their goals. I aim to create a safe and supportive environment for clients to fully and candidly express themselves in order to build an effective therapeutic relationship. I work with a range of clients who experience general life stress, stress related to life-events, relationships and communication problems. I also work with individuals who face marginalization based on their identity/group status, such as people of color and LGBT identified individuals.
(816) 839-4699
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
Not accepting new clients
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Lori Alvarez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLMFT
Verified
Verified
Woah, stop for a second. Are you searching for a therapist? That’s a big step. Take your time. Give yourself some credit for being willing to face what’s got you feeling stuck. If you’re looking for someone unafraid of facing it with you, I might be your person. I’m informed by many therapies (like emotion-focused, IFS, and collaborative) but authenticity is always guiding my work. I believe in my clients. And I know that you can feel better if you’re given the right environment. What might that look like? Let’s figure it out together.
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Cynthia Kohler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Cynthia Kohler is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri who has 10 years of experience providing therapy to adolescents and adults who struggle with the day to day life stressors. Cynthia completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University. She believes that building a strong therapeutic relationship to help you work through issues like stress management, depression, anxiety, relationships, and many more will optimize how to get your life on the track you desire.
(816) 209-1913
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Lynn B Barnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSCSW, LCSW
I am a home based therapist. I believe all children deserve a loving family that knows how to best parent them. While I do not have an "ideal client" per se, I do believe no child should be taken off alone to develop an attachment to me, the therapist. Children should attach and bond to their parents so therapy with foster and adopted children is most effective within the family. When working with older youth in foster care, individual therapy may be warranted, but I would prefer to work with the family whenever that is a viable option.
(913) 826-6680
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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What type of Old Westport, Kansas City mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Old Westport, Kansas City?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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. 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?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.