LGBTQ+ Therapists in Ward Parkway Plaza, Kansas City, MO

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Karla Dubon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
My work is rooted in an anti-racist, LGBTQIA -affirming, feminist, and body-positive framework; allowing space for you in a compassionate and non-judgmental setting.
Maybe your anxiety or stress is compounded by intersectional identities such as gender, sexuality, or race. Maybe you find yourself doom scrolling on social media in order to numb the world around you, have difficulty communicating with loved ones, or are searching for your sense of self after years of being told your true self was not enough. Maybe it’s even 2 am as you read this after a sleepless hour of thinking about all the embarrassing things that you’ve experienced. Now, wait. Take a breath, notice anything coming up for you and acknowledge it. It can be here without disrupting your purpose.
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Ward Parkway Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64114
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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
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Ward Parkway Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Julie Kaufmanschmidt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I would love to work with you to improve your life. I've helped many people with personal growth issues. I've seen clients improve from the curve balls life has thrown at them like infidelity, health issues, infertility, and grief. I've helped clients improve their functioning while dealing with severe diagnoses of depression, bipolar and anxiety. Family peace can be restored between parents and children.
(816) 307-0696
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Ward Parkway Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64114
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Dan Gabbert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, LPC, CSAT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Our practice focuses on sexual addiction - for the addict, the partner and the couple. If you struggle with sex addiction (including pornography) you need someone who understands this addiction and has a plan for your recovery. We do. If you are the partner of a sex addict, it's important to take care of yourself and seek counsel from a compassionate therapist who understands your situation. Both the addict and the betrayed partner get better faster with a highly trained, highly focused supportive therapy team. Men and women have regained and even improved relationships through their work with us.
(816) 527-8441
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Ward Parkway Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64114
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Rachel Hills
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
As a clinician that specializes in both Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders, I love to work with my clients on finding the tools and skills to tackle the roller coasters that come with life, especially in the journey of becoming a parent. Growing a family can be full of twists, turns, ups and downs, often creating heartache, grief, depression, anxiety and a whole host of other challenges before during and after a baby and within the context of your relationships. I take the approach of walking with you to empower and support you and your family in reaching your goals, whatever that looks like.
(816) 227-6719
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Ward Parkway Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64114
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Matthew L Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Life throws so much at us. Often our natural instinct is to cling to the happy times and push away pain and suffering. However, learning to accept difficult situations and accept change is possible through guidance and feedback. Learning to act effectively to accept change and to face the places where we need to improve is an act of courage that does not appear overnight. I believe in evidence-based and practical strategies to help my clients improve their lives and emotional well-being. I believe that change is not only possible but inevitable.
(816) 323-4675
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Ward Parkway Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64114
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Annalisa Gramlich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, LPC, RYT
Verified
Verified
"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." C.G. Jung-- You might suffer from anxiety, depression, grief, and/or relationship issues, but the key is that you are willing to explore why. My philosophy is holistic in that I feel like it is important to examine each part of life because I truly believe everything is connected when it concerns mental, emotional, and physical suffering and pain. I have recently completed a yoga teacher certification so I am able to incorporate somatic principles and movement into my work with clients.
(816) 565-4951
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Ward Parkway Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64114
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Erica N Brandli
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am currently full and not scheduling new clients, however I am continuing to offer free phone screenings to those looking for full-model DBT and interested in being added to a wait list.
(816) 253-8729
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Kansas City, MO 64114
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Chris Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, LPC, CSAT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
The focus of my work is helping men and women who are struggling with intimacy disorders and compulsive sexual/relationship behaviors (also known as sex, porn or love addiction) that have had negative impacts on a person's relationships, overall emotional well being, health, family, career and other aspects of life. Struggles with sexuality can involve a great deal of pain, guilt and shame. If this is your experience, finding a professional who can provide a safe and non-judgemental space is crucial. In addition, I work with individuals who experience difficulties creating and maintaining intimate connections in relationships.
(816) 494-1903
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Ward Parkway Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64114
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Olufemi (Femi) Sharp
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Are you thriving or surviving? Are you stepping more into your own becoming into the truth of who you are or not? Do you need help with regulating and mastering the patterns of your thoughts and emotions? Your mental health-wellness is my highest priority. By working with me you and your relationships will be renewed and restored. I will support, inspire, awaken and enrich you (energetically and spiritually). In treating trauma, anxiety and depression my work is influenced by CBT, MBCT, IFS, DBT, TAO, and Energy healing treatments. I offer supportive tools, skills, and strategies to help you recalibrate self-care and self-love.
(816) 839-9476
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Ward Parkway Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64114
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Emily J Towner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Mental health is part of your physical health. You cannot have one without the other. No one is exempt from facing mental health struggles at one time or another in their life. It is not uncommon during times of mental health struggles, either it be an isolated incident of panic, short-term and long-term anxiety, tragedy, situational depression, or circumstances that were out of your control that caused you to have a "new normal." Therapy will alleviate these stressors through a process of personal insight, change, and opening your eyes to a new way of seeing your life and how you react to it.
(816) 565-4270
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Ward Parkway Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64114
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Melissa Mazur
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, AS, CATP
Verified
Verified
Everyone's response to trauma is different. With years of experience working with survivors of abuse and neglect, my approach is personalized to align with your therapeutic goals. Working together, my purpose is to offer a safe and trusting environment to establish a variety of tools to enhance empowerment, self-awareness, reduce symptoms of emotional disturbances, and stress management skills.
(816) 323-8009
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Ward Parkway Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64114
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Nicole Hayles
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I work with survivors of sexual abuse and assault and those affected by anaphylactic food allergies. People who've experienced these traumas often begin feeling a sense of losing control over their lives. I want you to know that you can heal from trauma and I can help you with that process. I will work with you to figure out how to mange anxiety, fear, sleep and relationship problems or any other symptoms you're experiencing. We can then work together to decide which approach to trauma processing is best for you.
(816) 227-6895
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Ward Parkway Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64114
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Brian P Heydon
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, CIT
Verified
Verified
Finding the right counselor may be one of the most important decisions you can make in seeking a better life. As my client, you will be provided a therapeutic relationship that is non-threatening, challenging, empowering, and ultimately life changing. You will find that your pain, which is actually healing trying to happen, will be lessened and most likely alleviated, your feelings and experiences are valid, and that you can make positive changes to improve your life and relationships. I'm a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist and specialize in relationships - between couples, parents and children, friends - any human relationship
(816) 659-3196
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Ward Parkway Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64114
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Kathryn Grant
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAC
Verified
Verified
Do you feel stuck in a rut of addiction? Do your thoughts and desires to change keep getting put off until tomorrow or some other future date? This is a miserable way to live! I specialize in working with clients with addiction issues. I see clients who struggle with addictions related to alcohol, drugs, food, shopping/spending. My goal is to help you along your path leading to a sober and fulfilling life where you can flourish! I also help clients with issues like depression, anxiety, grief and stress. I use mindfulness, meditation, solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, among others to help clients.
(913) 325-4625
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Kansas City, MO 64114
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Richard Ashby
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
My practice’s primary focus is on the intersection of ADHD, compulsive behaviors, and human sexuality. Through my focus on impulse control and compulsions, I have some exposure to “sex addiction.” My work on this is complex, sex-positive, and based on extensive modern research into sexual behaviors. Outside of my specialization, I also provide therapy for anxiety, depression, and various personality concerns. These conditions co-occur with ADHD and sexual health concerns, making my continued work and training in these areas vitally important.
(816) 227-6520
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Kansas City, MO 64114
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Jeff F Miner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you have ever dealt with anxiety, panic attacks, or fears of letting others down you have been fighting a battle that you don't need to continue to fight. We help individuals control their anxiety by teaching them techniques and tools that will allow them to regain control over their emotions. These are the same skills that professional athletes use to deal with the anxiety and the enormous amounts of pressure they deal with on a daily basis.
(816) 920-0007
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Morgan Otto-Berglund
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I welcome LGBTQ + people, and I've been working from an anti-oppressive framework for over a decade.
What if you don't have to suffer in order to feel accomplished or satisfied with the life you’re creating? When life feels like it’s moving at a dizzying pace, this stress shows up in our minds and our bodies. I specialize in working with people who are ready to stop feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Together, we'll explore what hasn’t been 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.
(816) 992-5234
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Kansas City, MO 64153
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Brenton Guice
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified
Verified
I’m a queer -identified, millennial-aged therapist with a passion to help LGTBQIA2s+ folx, BIPOC, people-pleasers, perfectionists, & anxious adults cultivate self-compassion, self-love, & self-acceptance.
Perhaps you’ve been called an old soul and have always been the person people turn to for advice. You're hyperaware of other’s emotions and people please to avoid conflict. However, you’re extremely hard on yourself. You’re running on empty. You’ve spent years feeding perfectionism and while others admire you, you have no clue why you struggle with low self-esteem, anxiety, and feeling like an imposter. You’ve lost yourself. You're looking for ways to cope with your anxiety, tackle your depression, and take back control of your mind, body, & soul. You have the answers & I’m here to help you discover them.
(816) 653-3552
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Kansas City, MO 64113
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Laura Dixon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, RBT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an LGBTQ + ally and specialize in positive approaches to becoming your best self, including autism support.
Do you wish there was someone out there that understood you? Do you feel separate from others, different somehow and struggle to find someone to relate to? Possibly you feel inauthentic in your relationships with others or in the roles that you find yourself in. Human connection is something that we all need and strive for and yet is difficult to obtain at times especially with our fast-paced, individual-centric lives. The therapeutic relationship can provide a safe space to explore identities, challenge obstacles to connection and learn to overcome our difficulties in new and exciting ways.
(816) 934-5212
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What type of Ward Parkway Plaza, 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 Ward Parkway Plaza, 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.