Trauma Focused Therapists in Old Westport, Kansas City, MO

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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
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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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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
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Cassie Babalola
Pre-Licensed Professional, S-LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I want you to know what it’s like to live a life of healing. If you feel like you are drowning, overwhelmed, exhausted, or resentful - I can help. Together we will roll up our sleeves and get to work. It will get a little messy, but I’m not scared of the mess. I will support you while you learn to love the things you have previously hidden. Your pain, your thoughts, and your behaviors can all make sense when we explore them with kind curiosity. It is time to take off the shackles of your past, and live tomorrow more free than you were yesterday.
(816) 227-6661
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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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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
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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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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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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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Tara L Crowl
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, ADHD-CC, CCATP
Verified
Verified
Finding the right therapist can be difficult. You want someone knowledgeable but also one who will really listen and work to understand what you’re going through. My approach is that you are the expert on you. I listen with compassion and without judgement and then bring in therapeutic strategies and tools to help you reach your therapy goals. I strive to create a warm and welcoming place where you can feel safe, cared for, and valued.
(816) 227-6522
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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
Waitlist for new clients
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Megan Mulheron
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wounds often shape our life's choices without our knowledge of their presence. Life is hard and these wounds can wear on us over time. Are you unsure if you're struggling with an addiction and you feel like your substance may be wreaking havoc on your life and your relationships? It takes courage to ask for help. I can meet you where you are and we can explore this together in an environment that is free of shame and judgement. Successful therapy involves a collaborative relationship where clients risk to uncover wounds and challenge unhelpful family structures.
(816) 249-2986
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Old Westport
Kansas City, MO 64111
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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
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Nancy S Hoey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, , LPC , CCTP
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about helping individuals heal from past hurts, overcome tough life situations, and feel better about themselves and their relationships. I use a warm, collaborative, and evidence-based approach to help you understand your emotions, challenge negative belief patterns, find and develop your strengths, utilize coping strategies and set personal goals. I began my career in Kansas City, running a vocational rehabilitation program prior to pursuing a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. I established and ran a successful group practice in Jefferson City prior to moving with my husband to KC in 2020.
(816) 203-1518
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Kansas City, MO 64110
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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.