LGBTQ+ Therapists in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO

See all therapists in Old Westport, Kansas City
Photo of Lynn B Barnett, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO
Lynn B Barnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSCSW, LCSW
I also work with youth who identify as lesbian , gay , bisexual or transgendered.
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
View
Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
& Online
Photo of Erin Phillips, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO
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
View
Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
& Online
Photo of The Transgender Institute, Counselor in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO
The Transgender Institute
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
The Transgender Institute(r), located in the heart of the Midwest in Kansas City, Missouri, and serving the transgender community for 20 years, is a comprehensive gender therapy and coaching practice, unlike any other, dedicated to serving the transgender population. We offer inumerous services including n-office consultation, coaching and therapy sessions, as well as telehealth sessions. At The Transgender Institute, we help you determine if transitioning is an appropriate course of action and assist you through the various stages of the transition process.
(816) 327-6032
View
Hosts group in:
Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
& Online
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Liz Davis, Marriage & Family Therapist in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO
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
View
Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
& Online
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Merritt Posten, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO
Merritt Posten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, CDWF, MCLC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
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.
(816) 396-8013
View
Hosts group in:
Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
& Online
Photo of Dr. Kristen Casey, Psychologist in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO
Dr. Kristen Casey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Are you struggling with self-acceptance, insomnia, anxiety, trauma, gender/sexuality, control, relationship, or attachment issues? Maybe you're struggling to find your sense of purpose. And let’s face it, this is sort of like match.com for therapy. You’re looking for someone who you’ll vibe with who can really understand you. Someone to laugh and cry with you, too. It can be difficult to open up to a complete stranger, yet you’re willing to be vulnerable because you know you need to make a change.
(816) 339-8548
View
Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
& Online
Photo of Peggy K Chilson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO
Peggy K Chilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
If you are interested in making a change in your life, but don’t know where to begin, I can help you. We can work together to understand what you need and how you can achieve your goals. My areas of expertise include human sexuality and I have helped others in regards to their own childhood sexual abuse, sexual dysfunction in intimate relationships and sexual addiction. I am very interested in working with parents about talking to their own children about healthy sexuality.
(816) 323-5317
View
Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
& Online
Photo of Kara Joy Werner, Licensed Professional Counselor in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO
Kara Joy Werner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am thrilled you are here! While I bring the psychological expertise, you know you best. You've got the map and say where to go — I empower you to navigate, process, unpack and heal. I will meet you where you're at as we work to make connections, identify patterns/themes and reframe old stories that no longer serve you. I am also trained in EMDR & approach all treatment through a trauma-informed, systemic, anti-oppression lens, practicing cultural humility. I am a visionary curator of transformative experiences. If you have tried therapy before and are still struggling and/or are ready to change your trajectory, call or email.
(816) 656-3398
View
Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
& Online
Photo of Day Shepherd, Licensed Professional Counselor in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO
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
View
Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
Photo of Bobbi Mendes, Licensed Professional Counselor in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO
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
View
Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
& Online
Photo of Verena Fawzy, Pre-Licensed Professional in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO
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
View
Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
& Online
Photo of Lily Dawson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO
Lily Dawson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Find what you truly seek. You've spent enough time searching. Let's get you out of this place. You see the traps you keep falling into, the ones you can’t make it through alone. You know better but need help to get there. Find liberation from your bad habits. Caring so much about meaningless thoughts, tangling yourself in webs of superficiality, losing yourself to old coping mechanisms. Be done with all of it. Let’s do something about those familiar grooves you get stuck in. I work with clients who can see their patterns and behaviors and know there’s a better way. You wanting to change and grow is the key ingredient.
(816) 339-8001
View
Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
& Online
Photo of Westport Growth Center, Licensed Professional Counselor in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO
Westport Growth Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
Do you want to feel better? Do you want to have more satisfying relationships? Within the first session, you will feel more hope and more possibility. In time, you will see your life become fuller. A focus in treatment is to clarify inner issues and to establish a more mindful approach to daily life
(816) 607-3367
View
Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
& Online
Not accepting new clients
Photo of James Cochran, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO
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
View
Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Jill Hamilton, Marriage & Family Therapist in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO
Jill Hamilton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS , LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Maybe you're feeling stuck. Maybe you are seeking answers but not able to see through the darkness. Maybe peace feels impossible. Maybe you're questioning who you are or going through a life transition. Maybe it's your relationship or parenting or past hurts. This life experience is filled with highs, lows, and in-between moments. At times, we all want someone to join in our journey and walk alongside us so we can feel supported. I am here to meet you where you are in your life right now. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I believe that all of life is relational, whether that is within or outside with family, friends, society.
(816) 839-9683
View
Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
& Online
Photo of Focused Concentration-KC Wellness Dr. Fernandez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO
Focused Concentration-KC Wellness Dr. Fernandez
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
OFFERING REDUCED FEE (PHONE OR VIDEO) TO ALL FIRST RESPONDERS AFFECTED BY COVID-19. I hold a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and treat a variety of emotional issues for adults and couples. I provide diagnostic testing and treatment of ADHD, mood disorders, and substance abuse/addiction issues. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Interpersonal Therapy for depression, anxiety, family conflict and overall addiction/impulse control. Bilingual Spanish-English.
(816) 974-0601
View
Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
& Online
Photo of Nikol Averbuch, Licensed Professional Counselor in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO
Nikol Averbuch
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, MPT
Verified
Verified
Counseling provides an opportunity for people to explore areas of their lives and relationships that may feel dissatisfying, difficult, or even painful. It takes courage for us to look at parts of ourselves and our relationships that are troubling, especially when we're not sure exactly where to begin or what's not feeling quite right. Therapy is a journey, a path toward developing a connection to our own deepest knowing and inner strengths. With increased awareness and internal supports, we feel more hope, strength and freedom to live as fully as possible.
(816) 929-6118
Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
Photo of Michael Jon VanderWaal, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO
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
View
Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
& Online
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Elizabeth Brown, Marriage & Family Therapist in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO
Elizabeth Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PLMFT
Verified
Verified
Feeling stuck, chaotic, overwhelmed, purposeless, anxious? Do you ever find yourself doing the same things over and over wishing you would have a different outcome? Do you feel consumed by your thoughts? Do you feel like you and your partner just don’t get each other? Often time asking for help and finding help is overwhelming. You want to make a change, make things better, but you don’t know how. You want to feel like you again - not to just keep surviving, but start living intentionally and passionately. You want the anxiety, the intrusive thoughts and the sleepless nights to end - to be present with yourself and your loved ones.
(816) 662-6127
View
Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
& Online
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Jeffrey E Holt, Licensed Professional Counselor in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO
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
View
Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
& Online

See more therapy options for Old Westport, Kansas City

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.