Aimee Hubbard
MS, PhD, PLMFT Verified
Independence, MO 64055
Offers online therapy
Finding love is hard, and then when you do find love it is a whole different kind of hard to maintain that relationship. You may have noticed that your relationship feels harder than it used to, you feel disconnected from your partner, or are having more feelings of anger and resentment. While you are not alone in these struggles or feelings, you also do not have to continue to feel that way. Seeking help for your relationship can help you rediscover those initial “sparks” and even help you develop a deeper connection. Growth and change are hard and often scary, but the results are always worth it.
(816) 253-6209
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Independence, MO 64055
Offers online therapy
Finding love is hard, and then when you do find love it is a whole different kind of hard to maintain that relationship. You may have noticed that your relationship feels harder than it used to, you feel disconnected from your partner, or are having more feelings of anger and resentment. While you are not alone in these struggles or feelings, you also do not have to continue to feel that way. Seeking help for your relationship can help you rediscover those initial “sparks” and even help you develop a deeper connection. Growth and change are hard and often scary, but the results are always worth it.
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Marni Marie Shrum
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Independence, MO 64055
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I have a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Avila University and a Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia with training in Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Gottman Method Couple's Therapy & Play Therapy. Beyond my education, I have experience working with children ages 3 and up, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental health issues, including severe and persistent mental illnesses, addictions, trauma, abuse, neglect, couples and relationship issues, grief and loss, and mood/anxiety disorders. I use a multidisciplinary approach based on the individual and their specific need and therefore use a variety of therapeutic models.
(816) 208-8134
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Independence, MO 64055
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I have a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Avila University and a Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia with training in Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Gottman Method Couple's Therapy & Play Therapy. Beyond my education, I have experience working with children ages 3 and up, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental health issues, including severe and persistent mental illnesses, addictions, trauma, abuse, neglect, couples and relationship issues, grief and loss, and mood/anxiety disorders. I use a multidisciplinary approach based on the individual and their specific need and therefore use a variety of therapeutic models.
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Keith L Allen
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Independence, MO 64050
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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Office is near:
Independence, MO 64050
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.
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Lori Schwartz
Psychologist Verified
Office is near:
Independence, MO 64050
My specialty is working with patients with relationship concerns and adjustment to life circumstances. I enjoy working with young adults and couples and am a certifed sex therapist through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. I have experience working with sexual dysfunctions and interpersonal concerns. I really enjoy working together with patients to analyze problems and am active in providing solutions to problems. Secondarily, I enjoy working with adults and children, evaluating educational and emotional concerns. I have had over 20 years of clinical experience.
(816) 659-3290
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Office is near:
Independence, MO 64050
My specialty is working with patients with relationship concerns and adjustment to life circumstances. I enjoy working with young adults and couples and am a certifed sex therapist through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. I have experience working with sexual dysfunctions and interpersonal concerns. I really enjoy working together with patients to analyze problems and am active in providing solutions to problems. Secondarily, I enjoy working with adults and children, evaluating educational and emotional concerns. I have had over 20 years of clinical experience.
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Kansas City Relationship Institute, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LCMFT Verified
Independence, MO 64055
Offers online therapy
Life provides many challenges to maintaining a healthy, happy relationship. Our relationships can be a great source of strength, but they can also cause pain and heartache. Whether you currently feel committed to building a better relationship, ambivalent about the future of your relationship, or fear that your relationship is on the brink of collapse--therapy can often help. Through looking at yourself, your partner, and your relationship in new ways, I help couples gain confidence and clarity about the next steps for their relationship and I help couples build satisfying relationships that last and are worth wanting.
(816) 354-0449
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Independence, MO 64055
Offers online therapy
Life provides many challenges to maintaining a healthy, happy relationship. Our relationships can be a great source of strength, but they can also cause pain and heartache. Whether you currently feel committed to building a better relationship, ambivalent about the future of your relationship, or fear that your relationship is on the brink of collapse--therapy can often help. Through looking at yourself, your partner, and your relationship in new ways, I help couples gain confidence and clarity about the next steps for their relationship and I help couples build satisfying relationships that last and are worth wanting.
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Katherine Malone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Independence, MO 64050
Offers online therapy
Therapy is a collaborative relationship that requires trust and patience.
Everyone has the goal in life to live a fulfilling existence and to be happy. Life can be overwhelming and trying at times and we may need assistance in reaching our goals. Helping others to navigate the difficult times and events of life is what I love to do. My life and career experience of successfully working with children, teenagers, adults, elderly, and families has led to me becoming an accepting and open-minded clinician. I love the diversity of the clients that I have been blessed to work with. PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR A FASTER RESPONSE TIME. Thank you.
(816) 281-8094
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Independence, MO 64050
Offers online therapy
Therapy is a collaborative relationship that requires trust and patience.
Everyone has the goal in life to live a fulfilling existence and to be happy. Life can be overwhelming and trying at times and we may need assistance in reaching our goals. Helping others to navigate the difficult times and events of life is what I love to do. My life and career experience of successfully working with children, teenagers, adults, elderly, and families has led to me becoming an accepting and open-minded clinician. I love the diversity of the clients that I have been blessed to work with. PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR A FASTER RESPONSE TIME. Thank you.
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Sally Hodges
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Independence, MO 64055
Offers online therapy
I primarily work with clients focused on their relationship, individually or as a couple.
Relationships are incredibly rewarding but often challenge us in more ways than expected. Strong relationships are the foundation for a thriving life but for a variety of reasons, life gets in the way of thriving. Maybe you are looking for your relationship to thrive again or maybe you feel your problem is much bigger. No matter the issue, I believe therapy can help. My goal is for couples to look at themselves, their partner and their relationship in a new light. This creates the potential to have passionate and connected relationships while also growing as individuals.
(816) 319-0548
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Independence, MO 64055
Offers online therapy
I primarily work with clients focused on their relationship, individually or as a couple.
Relationships are incredibly rewarding but often challenge us in more ways than expected. Strong relationships are the foundation for a thriving life but for a variety of reasons, life gets in the way of thriving. Maybe you are looking for your relationship to thrive again or maybe you feel your problem is much bigger. No matter the issue, I believe therapy can help. My goal is for couples to look at themselves, their partner and their relationship in a new light. This creates the potential to have passionate and connected relationships while also growing as individuals.
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Michelle Washburn-Busk
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Independence, MO 64055
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with couples and relationship issues, as well as individuals struggling with self-esteem and shame, and trauma.
I believe that all humans have the capacity for growth, but that growth is often thwarted by a lack of self-compassion or self-confrontation. I aim to help clients nurture their deepest and most hidden wounds, to examine the motives driving their actions, and to access new levels of joy and fulfillment by honoring the best parts of themselves. I specialize in working with couples where the power is imbalanced between partners, often resulting in feelings of helplessness.
(859) 495-3306 x105
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Independence, MO 64055
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with couples and relationship issues, as well as individuals struggling with self-esteem and shame, and trauma.
I believe that all humans have the capacity for growth, but that growth is often thwarted by a lack of self-compassion or self-confrontation. I aim to help clients nurture their deepest and most hidden wounds, to examine the motives driving their actions, and to access new levels of joy and fulfillment by honoring the best parts of themselves. I specialize in working with couples where the power is imbalanced between partners, often resulting in feelings of helplessness.
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Phillip Harrison Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC Verified
Independence, MO 64057
Offers online therapy
I have experience helping people recover from stressors like: *Addiction *Anger *Anxiety *Boundaries * Child & Adolescent Adjustment *Communication *Conflict Resolution *Depression *Guilt/Shame *Infidelity/Affairs *Life Transitions *Marriage Counseling *Mood Disorders *Psychosis *Relationship Struggles *Self Esteem *Spiritual Needs *Stress Management *Trauma.
When I meet with people, I am told that I am approachable, understanding, and humorous! I know what it's like to be a client and to be asked to pour out my life; therefore, I adapt my therapy sessions to you and allow you to share what you desire! I do what I do to help others as I have been helped, and my goal is to assist you in achieving your goals!! I understand how to incorporate Christianity into your session, though also respect your desire to not include any beliefs whatsoever. I am flexible and understanding.
(816) 974-9335 x709
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Independence, MO 64057
Offers online therapy
I have experience helping people recover from stressors like: *Addiction *Anger *Anxiety *Boundaries * Child & Adolescent Adjustment *Communication *Conflict Resolution *Depression *Guilt/Shame *Infidelity/Affairs *Life Transitions *Marriage Counseling *Mood Disorders *Psychosis *Relationship Struggles *Self Esteem *Spiritual Needs *Stress Management *Trauma.
When I meet with people, I am told that I am approachable, understanding, and humorous! I know what it's like to be a client and to be asked to pour out my life; therefore, I adapt my therapy sessions to you and allow you to share what you desire! I do what I do to help others as I have been helped, and my goal is to assist you in achieving your goals!! I understand how to incorporate Christianity into your session, though also respect your desire to not include any beliefs whatsoever. I am flexible and understanding.
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Lauren Richerson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Independence, MO 64055
Not accepting new clients
*I am not currently accepting new clients. Sorry!* I am an experienced clinical psychologist who has spent 15 years developing my knowledge and skills for addressing problems that occur in families such as problematic parent-child dynamics. I am also well equipped to address internalizing disorders such as depression, anxiety, suicidality, and PTSD in children, teens, and adults. While I use evidenced-based techniques that are informed by scientific research, I do so in the context of a warm and caring therapeutic relationship. I strive to understand your personal struggles without minimizing what you are going through.
(816) 373-6433
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Independence, MO 64055
Not accepting new clients
*I am not currently accepting new clients. Sorry!* I am an experienced clinical psychologist who has spent 15 years developing my knowledge and skills for addressing problems that occur in families such as problematic parent-child dynamics. I am also well equipped to address internalizing disorders such as depression, anxiety, suicidality, and PTSD in children, teens, and adults. While I use evidenced-based techniques that are informed by scientific research, I do so in the context of a warm and caring therapeutic relationship. I strive to understand your personal struggles without minimizing what you are going through.
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Tara Yardley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EdS Verified
Office is near:
Independence, MO 64052
Offers online therapy
Do you wonder if what you are feeling is normal? Are you having relationship concerns or feeling depressed? Are you irritable or unsure of what is going on in your life? Does your child struggle with emotion regulation or behavioral concerns? Maybe you are considering a major life change? I am here to provide you with the support and confidence you need to cope. Have you recently started questioning your life experiences, dealing with a lost loved one or need support for your child. Through counseling we can identify what you are feeling, how to deal with stress, what are healthy relationships and effective ways to cope with life.
(816) 839-9423
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Office is near:
Independence, MO 64052
Offers online therapy
Do you wonder if what you are feeling is normal? Are you having relationship concerns or feeling depressed? Are you irritable or unsure of what is going on in your life? Does your child struggle with emotion regulation or behavioral concerns? Maybe you are considering a major life change? I am here to provide you with the support and confidence you need to cope. Have you recently started questioning your life experiences, dealing with a lost loved one or need support for your child. Through counseling we can identify what you are feeling, how to deal with stress, what are healthy relationships and effective ways to cope with life.
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George M Wine Chase
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MS, LPC, ACC Verified
Office is near:
Independence, MO 64052
Offers online therapy
It is a collaborative relationship with someone who wants to take those extra steps toward a more fulfilling life, career, intimate relationship.
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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Office is near:
Independence, MO 64052
Offers online therapy
It is a collaborative relationship with someone who wants to take those extra steps toward a more fulfilling life, career, intimate relationship.
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.
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Sydney Lawson
Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC Verified
Office is near:
Independence, MO 64050
Offers online therapy
As an Art Therapist and Counselor, I am equipped to work with a variety of individuals in a myriad of ways. I utilize a person-centered, strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to understand and assist people through their struggles. I am able to provide 'traditional' counseling services as well as art therapy, behavior change approaches and EMDR to help you deal with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harming behaviors, relationship issues, life transitions and self-esteem struggles. I am direct, creative and open-minded and love working with people ages 8 and up. (Sat. office appointments; virtual appointments weekday PM)
(678) 252-5168
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Office is near:
Independence, MO 64050
Offers online therapy
As an Art Therapist and Counselor, I am equipped to work with a variety of individuals in a myriad of ways. I utilize a person-centered, strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to understand and assist people through their struggles. I am able to provide 'traditional' counseling services as well as art therapy, behavior change approaches and EMDR to help you deal with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harming behaviors, relationship issues, life transitions and self-esteem struggles. I am direct, creative and open-minded and love working with people ages 8 and up. (Sat. office appointments; virtual appointments weekday PM)
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Megan Steffens
MA, PLPC Verified
Office is near:
Independence, MO 64055
Offers online therapy
If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, unable to enjoy life, having trouble with relationships...consider reaching out for help. I provide therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of clinical interests. My areas of interest include: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress management, anger management, trauma, women’s issues, relationship issues, life transitions and self-esteem. Whatever challenges you may be facing, let's work through them together.
(816) 239-3159
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Office is near:
Independence, MO 64055
Offers online therapy
If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, unable to enjoy life, having trouble with relationships...consider reaching out for help. I provide therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of clinical interests. My areas of interest include: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress management, anger management, trauma, women’s issues, relationship issues, life transitions and self-esteem. Whatever challenges you may be facing, let's work through them together.
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Samantha Harris
MA, PLPC Verified
Office is near:
Independence, MO 64050
Offers online therapy
The relationship you and your child has with their counselor is the true measure of how helpful the counseling experience will be. I value developing a warm, positive, supportive and empathic environment for your family to overcome any challenge that you are facing. In our experience together, you will find healing and growth, and recognize your own strengths, and how they help you and your child work toward building a more positive and rewarding future. Both in your individual lives, and collectively within the family.
(913) 914-8828
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Office is near:
Independence, MO 64050
Offers online therapy
The relationship you and your child has with their counselor is the true measure of how helpful the counseling experience will be. I value developing a warm, positive, supportive and empathic environment for your family to overcome any challenge that you are facing. In our experience together, you will find healing and growth, and recognize your own strengths, and how they help you and your child work toward building a more positive and rewarding future. Both in your individual lives, and collectively within the family.
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Youth Mental Health Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC-S, LPCC, LMHC, RPT Verified
Office is near:
Independence, MO 64055
Offers online therapy
*We have IN PERSON sessions available now!* We have a special interest in providing care for children/teens who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, PTSD, and family concerns, and are often called the "teen whisperer". If you are navigating these concerns we offer individualized treatment plans that are set around your goals. Our main priority is to give you a place where you can process your concerns, and provide you with guidance to walk through those with skills.
(816) 295-2561
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Office is near:
Independence, MO 64055
Offers online therapy
*We have IN PERSON sessions available now!* We have a special interest in providing care for children/teens who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, PTSD, and family concerns, and are often called the "teen whisperer". If you are navigating these concerns we offer individualized treatment plans that are set around your goals. Our main priority is to give you a place where you can process your concerns, and provide you with guidance to walk through those with skills.
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Diaysha Cole
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, MHA Verified
Independence, MO 64057
Offers online therapy
Are you an individual that struggles to explore their emotions and come to terms with past trauma, current fears, and broken relationships? Are you a couple or and family that needs help facilitating the creation of secure lasting bonds and reinforcing any preexisting positive bonds? Are you an individual that needs a non-judgement safe place to process and heal from the stress of life, or wants to grow mentally, emotionally and spiritually?
(816) 239-3130
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Independence, MO 64057
Offers online therapy
Are you an individual that struggles to explore their emotions and come to terms with past trauma, current fears, and broken relationships? Are you a couple or and family that needs help facilitating the creation of secure lasting bonds and reinforcing any preexisting positive bonds? Are you an individual that needs a non-judgement safe place to process and heal from the stress of life, or wants to grow mentally, emotionally and spiritually?
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Christina Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, PLMFT Verified
Independence, MO 64055
Offers online therapy
I love collaboratively working with a variety of clients but specialize in helping couples and individual adults. My hope is to help you develop into the person you desire to be rather than waiting for that moment to come to you. I aim to help partners who feel stuck or are feeling hurt to get unstuck and mend that pain and know that being in therapy can be hard work. Further, I enjoy working with motivated clients who want to know and share themselves more deeply and are willing to take risks to stretch themselves for personal growth.
(816) 239-3371
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Independence, MO 64055
Offers online therapy
I love collaboratively working with a variety of clients but specialize in helping couples and individual adults. My hope is to help you develop into the person you desire to be rather than waiting for that moment to come to you. I aim to help partners who feel stuck or are feeling hurt to get unstuck and mend that pain and know that being in therapy can be hard work. Further, I enjoy working with motivated clients who want to know and share themselves more deeply and are willing to take risks to stretch themselves for personal growth.
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Kamille M Greene
MS, PLMFT, LMFT Verified
Independence, MO 64055
Not accepting new clients
I have experience working with individuals, couples and families. Some of the most common issues I work with are improving communication, anger management, building self-esteem, increasing self-awareness, and restructuring unhelpful beliefs. I work collaboratively with clients to establish therapeutic goals and create an environment where the optimal change can occur.
(216) 867-6147 x106
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Independence, MO 64055
Not accepting new clients
I have experience working with individuals, couples and families. Some of the most common issues I work with are improving communication, anger management, building self-esteem, increasing self-awareness, and restructuring unhelpful beliefs. I work collaboratively with clients to establish therapeutic goals and create an environment where the optimal change can occur.
Hope Counseling and Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC Verified
Independence, MO 64057
Offers online therapy
I realize that today there is a tremendous amount of stress on individuals. Depression and anxiety abound because of the sheer amount of stress persons are facing. One possible answer to this dilemma is to engage a skilled and seasoned therapist to help. I have faced my own battles with stress, depression, anxiety and childhood trauma. Each of these are extremely painful experiences. I would be privileged to companion you on your healing and growth journey. Contact me for a free 15 minute phone consult.
(816) 207-2843
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Independence, MO 64057
Offers online therapy
I realize that today there is a tremendous amount of stress on individuals. Depression and anxiety abound because of the sheer amount of stress persons are facing. One possible answer to this dilemma is to engage a skilled and seasoned therapist to help. I have faced my own battles with stress, depression, anxiety and childhood trauma. Each of these are extremely painful experiences. I would be privileged to companion you on your healing and growth journey. Contact me for a free 15 minute phone consult.

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Relationship Issues Therapists
While need for human connection appears to be innate, the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned. Some evidence suggests that the ability to form a stable relationship starts to form in infancy, in a child's earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meets the infant's needs for food, care, warmth, protection, stimulation, and social contact. Such relationships are not destiny, but they are theorized to establish deeply ingrained patterns of relating to others. The end of a relationship, however, is often a source of great psychological anguish.

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