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Kenneth G Burke
MS, PLPC
Verified
Verified
Every person has their own history and their own struggles. They have their own ways of dealing with these struggles and sometimes they simply need help. I find great joy in helping people through difficult times. I specialize in trauma related issues such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I like to work with clients at their own pace, gently and compassionately. I offer both in person and online appointments. I like to think of the first appointment as a time for you to decide if you think that we might be a good match.
(816) 323-8210
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Kansas City, MO 64114
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Not accepting new clients
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Bethany Mealy
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hello! Thanks so much for taking the time to see if I could potentially be a good fit for you. One of the most important parts of therapy is the therapeutic relationship, so fit is extremely important. I deeply value relationships and connection, and am honored to be allowed into the lives of others. I have completed a significant amount of training in treating trauma and understanding how trauma impacts our brains and bodies. In addition to trauma I also work with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and substance misuse.
(816) 340-6144
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Kansas City, MO 64114
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Kindra Jackel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Accepting group clients only at this time. One of my joys in life is witnessing growth and change. And being part of another's journey is an honor and privilege. I work with adults and adolescents who struggle with anxiety, grief, depression, and difficulty managing emotions. In addition, I enjoy helping clients with career and phase of life issues.
(816) 425-2342
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Kansas City, MO 64110
Not accepting new clients
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Sarah Fleener
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified
Verified
Feeling overwhelmed? Out of control? Dealing with major life changes? Or desiring a life change that you just can't quite grasp? Each of us is created with the ability to manage life's challenges but we don't always see clearly amidst the struggle. Connecting with someone in a safe, affirming, non-judgmental, and solution-focused environment can help you uncover your inner-strengths and see a way out from those feelings of suffering. With more than 18 years of practice experience, Sarah is well equipped to walk with you through any challenge.
(816) 227-6945
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Kansas City, MO 64105
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Mara Colbert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a counselor and yoga teacher specializing in mindfulness-based interventions for healing anxiety, depression, and trauma. I began my counseling career with a background of nearly 20 years teaching yoga, meditation, and mindfulness to groups and individuals. I integrate the tools and techniques of yoga practice and theory with more traditional cognitive-behavioral therapy, DBT, and EMDR, in order to treat people holistically - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
(816) 307-2952
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Kansas City, MO 64110
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Abby Lindsay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can be hard sometimes and full of stress, but my goal is to help provide a sense of inner peace and increase in happiness. I am passionate about the body and mind connection and identifying ways to improve overall happiness to live your best life. Life is meant to be lived and to feel empowered. Finding your own inner strength through improvement in mood, cognitions, and overall well-being. Having a safe space to talk and improve self growth and awareness is critical to improvement in daily functioning. My favorite saying is happiness is good for the soul and finding out that you are capable of that is my motivation!
(816) 312-5923
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Kansas City, MO 64108
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Sharron Bartle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(816) 670-2693
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Kansas City, MO 64105
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Nicholas Higgins
Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work primarily with clients suffering from the effects of trauma, chronic shame, depression, and anxiety. Finding what you want in a therapist is difficult, a difficult task on top of the difficulties you are already facing. I encourage you to reach out with an email or a phone call for a free consultation so that we can determine how exactly to get you where you want to be.
(913) 270-8005
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Kansas City, MO 64106
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Francis J Manley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with people in a safe and supportive atmosphere where a person can open to who they really are, and discover strengths and solutions that they never knew were possible. I feel that my client and I can figure out more together than either one of us could have separately. I believe that human beings are self-healing, and it is thrilling to me to use my knowledge and experience to enliven the healing process. I work with people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, past traumatic experiences, or challenging life changes.
(816) 607-4754
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Kansas City, MO 64112
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Jessica Agudelo Benito
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Dr. Benito brings with her a wealth of experience. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker originating from New York City with 10+ years of experience working with culturally diverse and at risk populations across multiple settings. Dr. Benito earned her Doctorate in Social Work from the University of Southern California focusing her capstone work on designing innovative healthcare solutions that combine the power of behavioral health and advancements in neuroscience to address the lifelong, adverse effects of childhood adversity and developmental trauma.
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Kansas City, MO 64112
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Stacey Dawn Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
In my practice, I work with adults and children who are experiencing or have experienced trauma or unresolved grief in their lives. Trauma can affect relationships, friendships, marriages and parenting. It can significantly impact how we cope from day to day. Unfortunately, such issues that have been ignored may keep coming up and can haunt us at the most inopportune times. I am continually amazed at how resilient the human mind and spirit can be with just some intentional focus on those areas of life.
(816) 296-9832
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Kansas City, MO 64131
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Tyler R Burch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Nobody is absent of a history that has not at some point brought about hurt, anger, grief, or sadness, and I believe that our current existence is a culmination of these past experiences, good or bad. The emotional outcome is oftentimes determined on our awareness, our interpretation, and how we have chosen to respond to these experiences.
(816) 307-1770 x102
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Kansas City, MO 64108
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Laura Dixon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, RBT
Verified
Verified
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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Kansas City, MO 64114
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Cognitions: Anxiety/Depression Treatment Services
Verified
Verified
Adolescent and adult clients seeking group treatment for depression, adjustment disorders and anxiety (generalized anxiety, social anxiety etc.).
(816) 327-9134
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Kansas City, MO 64111
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Not accepting new clients
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Meagan Freund Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I provide a safe environment for women to process through and learn to manage depression, anxiety, and trauma. Individual women will find a calm and relaxing place to work through life stress, relationship issues, and hurts by way of a client centered, CBT approach and trauma-based techniques such as EMDR. I focus highly on building a trusting relationship with each individual while processing and moving forward in a healthy way.
(816) 578-6043
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Kansas City, MO 64131
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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George M Wine Chase
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MS, LPC, ACC
Verified
Verified
We all have challenges in life. Sometimes those challenges overwhelm our natural coping abilities. Sometimes relationships feel unmanageable. Sometimes habits have become addictions. Sometimes we get so worried about the kids, work, LIFE that we stop sleeping, eating or exercising. Sometimes things feel so dark it feels hard to go on. Sometimes we just lose enthusiasm for things we used to enjoy. Sometimes we just feel worthless and hopeless.
(816) 286-4312
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Kansas City, MO 64114
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Liz Nasseri
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
We all deserve to experience meaningful shifts in our lives. It is a deeply rewarding feeling to see our efforts for positive change show up in our relationships with ourselves, with our loved ones, and with the world around us. It is my goal to be your trusted advocate—creating an emotionally safe space to listen, to encourage, to strengths-build, and to help co-create desired shifts.
(816) 290-6737
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Kansas City, MO 64108
Not accepting new clients
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Mary Belle Wright
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Psychologically maturity & increased self awareness enables a person to live an authentic life which manifests from a place of truth. You have to name it to tame it. When a person can boldly speak his/her truth relationships become healthier & less dramatic. Then you your truth will become your existence. We make our feelings a problem when they are simply information that needs to be leveraged to discover new things about self, relationships & the world. When you are able to eliminate shame and blame from your response cycle, the shift to compassionate understanding promotes change and growth in body, mind & spirit.
(816) 354-0469
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Kansas City, MO 64114
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Karanita B Boling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LSCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I'm a Compassionate, Caring, Trauma Informed, Holistic and Client Centered Clinician. I believe being Mentally Healthy means having the energy to live life to the fullest, being content and having serenity to face life's everyday challenges successfully. No one chooses to feel tired, fearful, anxious, sad or depressed. I have certifications in Motivational Interviewing to help you find the goals to your best life. Seeing older children (9+) through Geriatric (99+), with Military and First Responder experience. EMDR Basic certified.
(816) 494-2595
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Kansas City, MO 64137
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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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Kansas City, MO 64111
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Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

What type of therapist is right for me?

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors. Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.