Psychodynamic Therapists in Kansas City, MO

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Adam Magers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
As a practitioner of Jungian, depth, and psychodynamic psychotherapy, I specialize in supporting those who feel stuck, down, depressed, or anxious; those who are searching for purpose, calling, or meaning; and those who are interested in incorporating dreamwork into the therapeutic process. Often, when we find ourselves at a standstill or in a crisis, our potential for healing and transformation comes from the unconscious side of the psyche. Since 2014, I have specialized in supporting veterans as they seek to heal and transform after war and military service, as well as first responders in search of healing.
(816) 759-2029
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Kansas City, MO 64109
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Danielle Dawn Soileau
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I practice from a Psychodynamic lens which draws from providing empathic and holistic care towards understanding ourselves and how our experiences have shaped us.
Transition feels like a natural progression throughout life. Much like seasons change from Summer to Fall; we experience the ebb and flow within relationships, dreams, families, and our internal worlds. Maneuvering through changes can be terrifying and sometimes overwhelming. I find through sharing our struggles one can start the process of gaining insight into ourselves and our relationships. It is my belief that most people have an innate need for connection and a natural desire to be seen, heard, and understood. I find patients begin to develop stronger connections and experience more lasting relief through our relationship.
(816) 744-1368
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Kansas City, MO 64105
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Emily J Towner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
CBT and psychodynamic therapy is provided.
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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Kansas City, MO 64114
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Suzanne Muehlebach Garrett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified
Verified
With 30 years experience in mental health, I have a conviction about the human capacity to grow, develop, and adapt throughout life. I appreciate that each person brings to therapy a unique self: the combination of one's personal characteristics, early family relationships, and life experiences. I practice from a psychodynamic perspective to better understand your current situation in a safe therapeutic environment of curiosity and collaboration.
(816) 844-6404
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Kansas City, MO 64113
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Sabra Sherrow
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I employ techniques based in experiential, attachment-based theories along with psychodynamic work to maximize your therapy experience.
You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or carrying the weight of abuse and trama through life. Issues like these weigh you down as you continue to fulfill your roles at work, at home, and in your relationships. These struggles may be new to you, or you may have carried them alone for years. Perhaps you've even reached out for help but not yet found the right fit, yet you long to break through these challenges and feel like yourself again.
(816) 253-8086
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Kansas City, MO 64102
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Katherine Taylor Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I use psychodynamic psychotherapy with a CBT and mindfulness implementation.
Life can seem like a chore rather than a joy. Choosing a therapist you feel comfortable with is important. I help individuals work through the worst to discover their best. Therapy is about the relationship and authenticity is important. I love my work and my clients can feel that. I meet with clients inside my home. It’s traditional psychotherapy in the best way. Where we meet is private and has been described as “cozy” and “great.” It includes my favorite couch and too many books.
(816) 266-4912
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Kansas City, MO 64131
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Maxwell Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Verified
Maxwell provides expert cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapy (e.
Dr. Maxwell specializes in treating chronically turbulent emotions, as well as difficulties relating comfortably and effectively to others. Sometimes these experiences go along with a feeling of not knowing who one is, as well as making rash choices one often regrets. These experiences may or may not be related to abuse(s) and/or neglect experienced in one’s childhood and teenage years. Clinically, these experiences sometimes manifest as personality disorders and/or complex posttraumatic stress disorder. He also helps people curb unruly anxiety, combat avoidance, disrupt depressive thinking patterns, and reshape unhelpful habits.
(816) 239-3940
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Kansas City, MO 64106
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Joy S Whitman
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been working with clients since 1991. Over the course of my training and experience, my style of therapy has evolved to an integrative approach combining humanistic, feminist, and psychodynamic theories of personality development with an approach that emphasizes the adaptive development of identity across the lifespan within broad interpersonal, social, and cultural contexts. I seek to find what is working well for you, help you understand the experiences that brought you to this place in your life, and use your strengths to help you grow and develop insight as well as create behavioral change.
(773) 570-2522
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Kansas City, MO 64114
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Avery Sunnarborg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PLPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
My client-centered and psychodynamic approach emphasizes your experiences, past and present, as valuable sources for discovering insight and addressing the future.
It’s natural to wonder if and how change is possible, especially when feeling confused, uncertain, and, oftentimes, alone. Chances are that you have already tried many things to help yourself and want to know how therapy can help you find what you are seeking.
(913) 270-0427
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Kansas City, MO 64109
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Mary J Yanics Phd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Psychodynamic psychotherapy benefits those who are motivated to deepen their understanding of the unconscious forces shaping their relationships & lives.
Psychotherapy is for individuals who are motivated to make positive changes in their lives. Some individuals seek out therapy to improve their lives and to help recognize and remove barriers to a healthy lifestyle, relationships, and productivity. While others find that troubling symptoms of anxiety, depression, failed relationships, chronic pain, and loss are too intense to manage on their own. I work with individuals presenting with a range of emotional and psychological needs in a safe and respectful atmosphere. I respect and encourage individuals' motivation to change and help them develop their own internal resources to make lasting positive changes.
(913) 341-9444
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Kansas City, MO 64113
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Bernard J. Sullivan Ph.d.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
After 40 years and 50,000 sessions with clients, Dr. Sullivan has learned that people are stronger and more normal than they feel they are. He combines cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches to help you learn more about yourself and others and uncover and respect your strengths and accept and work around your limitations.
(913) 667-4582
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Kansas City, MO 64114
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Larry W Tyndall
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I believe psychotherapy is a mixture of psychoeducation (providing information to help people develop new coping and relationship skills), emotional processing (learning to identify and work through uncomfortable feelings), and corrective emotional experience (using the counseling relationship as a safe place to experiment with new interpersonal skills). I utilize a mixture of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (addressing how our thoughts and beliefs impact our emotional experience, self-image, and behavior); Family Systems Therapy (helping people gain insight into characteristic relationship patterns); and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (understanding how ways of coping developed earlier in life may not serve us well in the present).
(913) 721-4580
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Kansas City, MO 64114
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Laura K. Burt
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LMLP-T
Verified
Verified
I use cognitive-behavioral strategies paired with positive psychology and psychodynamic techniques.
Life is unexpected and sometimes we struggle with finding our path. My goal in therapy is to work with my clients on being comfortable with vulnerability. I believe that consciously choosing to not hide your emotions or desires from others is key to healing and growth. In therapy I learn about and help my clients use their unique strengths to help them resolve current conflicts. My focus is primarily assisting women experiencing depression and anxiety, but I also take male clients.
(913) 380-1460
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Kansas City, MO 64132
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Breck Mundis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified
Verified
I believe change is possible for all of us, and I have seen that change develop in many clients over the course of a collaborative treatment. I believe that, working together, we can develop a rich and fulfilling understanding of each client’s personality. I have training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, and I use that frame to provide an environment that promotes healing, awareness, and growth. I have also used components of cognitive behavioral and dialectic behavioral services in outpatient group therapy, and I blend these tools with the psychodynamic frame to provide an individualized approach.
(913) 285-8261
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Kansas City, MO 64113
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Dr. Annalise Millet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Psychodynamic , Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting, EMDR.
Trauma clouds every aspect of your being. Leaving you either numb and shut down or agitated and on alert. Most people have experienced a traumatic event or relationship that betrayed them. What makes the difference is how you recover, and the kind of supports you have in your life. When you experience trauma, abuse or neglect when you are young, the consequences run deep. You have fewer inner resources to deal with the impact, which can lead to unhealthy ways of dealing with the pain, such as addictions, self-harm, destructive relationships, isolation. Through safe relationships, we can process traumatic experiences and find joy.
(772) 210-3427
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Kansas City, MO 64105
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Whitney Logan, MA, LPC, RYT
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RYT
Verified
Verified
My approach to psychotherapy is largely informed by the Analytical Psychology of Carl Jung. I believe in a theory of personal development that emphasizes the integration of all parts of the self into an experience of personal wholeness. This work is often referred to as "depth" psychology because it requires some familiarity and/or curiosity about one's own inner-world. We may explore the symbolic direction of dreams, psychological complexes, relationship patterns, family of origin dynamics, personal self-concepts, trauma histories, spiritual sensibilities, identity issues, personal purpose, & how the psyche manifests in the body.
(816) 495-3505
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Kansas City, MO 64109
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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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Kansas City, MO 64114
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Heidi Coulter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Numb? Anxious? Overwhelmed? Not feeling like yourself? You are NOT alone! Life gets to all of us sometimes, especially after the last few years of fear and isolation ruling our lives. Whether you're a young professional, a new parent or a seasoned adult, we all need to sit with someone who deeply cares and listens to our story. I am here for you!
(816) 339-4536
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Kansas City, MO 64108
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Ada Gillespie Kelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, RN, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in personal growth, relationships, emotional wellbeing and spirituality. I enjoy working with a broad spectrum of clients who want to increase their awareness about their emotional, spiritual, and physical health. I enjoy guiding clients through changing habits, attitudes and beliefs and healing emotional obstacles that prevent them from feeling and being their best selves to support life-long well-being.
(816) 203-1954
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Kansas City, MO 64113
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Megan L Ressel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, or relationship issues? Do you feel alone, like no one could possibly understand what you're going through? I'd like to help. I help people find the strength they need to climb out of the hole that leaves them feeling stuck. I believe people can be burdened by previous life experiences, causing them to feel paralyzed. Figuring out and understanding the difficulties of your past can help you move on and experience joy in your present and future.
(562) 354-4602
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Kansas City, MO 64111
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Psychodynamic Therapists
Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.