Gestalt Therapists in Kansas City, MO

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Thressa Newell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I've studied in depth and continue to study Attachment, Trauma, and Gestalt and Body-Centered Therapy, the theories that show that persons who suffer PTSD, psychiatric and emotional problems in adulthood have suffered abuse and neglect in their childhood.
Did you feel neglected and unloved when you were a child? Did you feel lonely and ostracized if you tried to tell your parents or other adults about your feelings or if you tried to ask them questions about life? In your adult life, do you have difficulty relating to others? Do you feel depressed and alienated from others? Do you have difficulty knowing your own feelings or how you feel in your own body? Are you afraid to trust yourself, to be yourself? I've worked for 20 years with adults abused, traumatized, and/or neglected in childhood. .
(816) 368-8243
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Kansas City, MO 64110
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Jannae Turley
PLPC, LPC
Verified
Verified
Do you ever feel like it is you against the world? Or wonder if there is anyone “in your corner”? This world can throw all sorts of difficulties our way and sometimes it is helpful to know you are not alone in the fight. Those difficulties may present with symptoms of depression, anxiety, fear, worthlessness, addiction, trauma, negative thinking, or loss. I understand first-hand how tempting it is to give up the fight, but I also know the joyful victory that comes with healing and freedom. I am holding hope for you even if, right now, you are not able to hope for yourself. I believe there is abundant life for YOU!
(816) 992-5647
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Kansas City, MO 64131
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Reena Sharma
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRADC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Being a parent is a joy like none other. This may however become challenging if your child (especially a teenager) battles emotional, behavioral, eating disorders, lack of confidence or addiction problems. Teenagers with these issues often argue, have hard time expressing emotions, have disruptive behavior, sudden change in eating habits and conscious of their body image. They might resort to use of alcohol or other drugs to escape struggles. This does not mean you are a bad parent; it is just a difficult time for your family. You just need someone to walk you through during this difficult time.
(816) 448-8144
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Kansas City, MO 64114
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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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Kansas City, MO 64111
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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
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Kansas City, MO 64111
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Christina McDowell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LSCSW, CST
Verified
Verified
Therapy is a collaboration where we discover creative solutions to your problems, find strong clarity, and discover your truth and powerful, inner voice. I believe in the resiliency of the human spirit and the ability we all have to rise above adversity and intentionally craft our lives. My approach is eclectic and I use solution-focused, evidence-based methods in addition to traditional modalities such as mindfulness and mind/body techniques. Therapy isn't about finding out what is "wrong" with you. At the heart of it, it is about learning, understanding, and discovering the beauty and courage that has been inside all along.
(816) 209-1305
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Kansas City, MO 64109
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Jason Phelps
LPC Intern
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sometimes we have experiences that make us feel different, out of place, foreign and even unwelcome. Life can bring challenges, pain, and experiences that do not always make sense to us. It's easy to become trapped in those moments, in need of help. I believe in being someone who will listen with unconditional positive regard, without judgement, to you and your story. I seek to help you see your situation from a different vantage point in order to discover something new about yourself and your world.
(816) 239-3457
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Kansas City, MO 64102
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Anna Stelmach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I believe everyone is an expert in one's own life. My intention, as a therapist, is to offer connection, support, and a safe environment. I collaborate with clients to explore their experience and deepen their awareness in order to have a greater understanding of themselves, as well as a way to alleviate issues.
(816) 203-3752
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Kansas City, MO 64111
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Thomas Michael Humphrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
There are few joys greater than interpersonal freedom. Living unabashedly and authentically as you deserve and desire. This is our true heritage as humans. When we are barraged daily to find this freedom externally by our culture, (perhaps friends and family) and then osmotically transfer it inward we are left deeply lacking. It never works. The cost of freedom and to a higher level of awareness about ourselves is called work. W-O-R-K! The digging deep kind of work. Working to let go of anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, or whatever repeatedly binds us to a negative narrative from the past that no longer serves the present.
(816) 323-4697
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Kansas City, MO 64131
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Stephanie A. Bartholomew-Crespin Llc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Each client comes to therapy for different reasons. Your unique challenges, background, strengths, and life experiences will guide me as we collaborate on treatment goals and explore how to reach them. My first task is to practice active listening and nonjudgmental curiosity as we get to know one another. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist is what can provide the space for healing, growth, and improved mental health. Therapists are human, too, and we are constantly learning as we go. This is why I see clients as creative partners, not patients. We are in this unique process together.
(816) 323-4513
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Kansas City, MO 64106
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Stan Archie
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MA, LPC, SATP-C, ThD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a therapist and supervisor, Stan works through an Attachment Theory lens. He values working with a treatment team, and utilizes a multidisciplinary approach, highly valuing each individual for his/her own uniqueness. He believes in a holistic approach to counseling through exploration of psychological, emotional, spiritual, and relational aspects of one's life. Therapy modalities that will be utilized in treatment include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and Attachment Theory. He considers it a privilege to walk alongside individuals while through the healing process while reaching their goals.
(913) 747-4132
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Kansas City, MO 64114
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Brenton Guice
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified
Verified
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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Kimberly Levitan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you a parent that is feeling overwhelmed or exhausted? Do your child's emotional or behavioral problems dominate your day? If your child or family is facing challenges, I'm here to help! I see children ages 4-16 presenting a variety of issues including anxiety, behavior problems, depression, anger management, grief and loss, trauma, adjustment issues, and more.
(913) 325-4319
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Kansas City, MO 64110
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Not accepting new clients
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Claire Becker
Counselor, PLPC, ART-P, NCC, MS
Verified
Verified
Mental Health Matters and through therapy and the creative process you can build your mental health to where you want it to be. It is an honor to work with people in their life transitions. I have worked with mental health issues like bereavement, chronic mental health issues, life changes, military, first responders, grief, and loss as well as death and dying. The theories that I use most often use are Motivational Interviewing, CPT, Eclectic, and Experiential Therapies. I completed my Masters in Clinical Counseling and Art Therapy at Emporia State University and am currently under supervision for my PLPC and ATR-P licenses.
(913) 794-3219
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Kansas City, MO 64116
Not accepting new clients
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Keith L Allen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have been a psychologist for 30+ years. I am licensed as a Psychologist and Health Care Provider. I work with individuals and couples and specialize in issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and vocational issues. I also specialize in helping individuals overcome sexual difficulties, which may include low sex drive, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and sexual addiction. I work with couples and families on relationship issues including marital and divorce issues, parent child difficulties, and sexual difficulties as they relate to the couple's relationship.
(816) 934-4810
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Kansas City, MO 64112
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Dan Smith
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, S-MFT
Verified
Verified
Don’t continue doing life closed off and disconnected. Open yourself up to connection and find the peace you’ve been needing. I want to help, but more importantly, I want to point you back to you. You don’t deserve to keep living in the dark. There is hope for all the parts of you.
(816) 597-4868
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Kansas City, MO 64108
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Not accepting new clients
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SOS Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified
Verified
Hello! My name is Lisa Jonas. I am a licensed social worker in the state of Missouri. I work with individuals who are suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and other life issues. I believe that you are the expert in yourself and my job is to help you find the best solution to your problem.
(816) 622-1117
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Kansas City, MO 64131
Not accepting new clients
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Suzanne Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CRAADC
Verified
Verified
Suzanne Taylor is a practicing therapist and holds current certifications as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisor and an Alcohol and Drug Counselor Supervisor. She is the Clinical Director at Midwest Recovery Centers and has relevant experience with direct client care as well as clinical supervision and administrative work. She has worked with a variety of populations and settings including child welfare, mental health, substance use disorder treatment, family support, trauma, etc. She has experience with micro, mezzo and macro work and is passionate about passing on her knowledge on to professionals seeking supervision.
(816) 662-7029
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Kansas City, MO 64145
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Taylor Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
*** ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS *** Everyone has a story, and you are the expert of your own. It is my goal to provide a safe and warm environment in which you experience unconditional acceptance, empathy and understanding. Each client is treated uniquely with an individualized treatment plan.
(816) 239-3462
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Kansas City, MO 64109
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Shana R Puckett
Pastoral Counselor, MA
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
Are you longing for a sense of deeper knowing, presence, and integration in your life? Everything taking place, no matter how uncertain or challenging, is assisting you in your next steps in orienting to your deepest Self. I offer holistic spiritual direction to support you in walking your unique path...in spirit, heart, mind, and body. I collaborate with you in an intuitive, person-centered way to live your life from a place of integrity and alignment to your inner guidance, using various integrative modalities including Jungian psychology, energy practices, and attachment and trauma-informed, body-centered somatic healing.
(720) 442-7649
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Kansas City, MO 64131
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Gestalt Therapists
Gestalt therapy seeks to integrate the client's behaviors, feelings, and thinking, so that their intentions and actions may be aligned for optimal mental health. The therapist will help the client become more self-aware, to live more in the present, and to assume more responsibility for taking care of themself. Techniques of gestalt therapy include confrontation, dream analysis, and role playing.

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