Blue Springs, Missouri Therapists

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Rachel Bichara
PLPC (MO), LPC (KS)
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri, Kansas

Let's be honest... talking about your mental health with a stranger is not easy! Yet; I'm here to provide a space for just that. Getting started in therapy may seem unnatural in some ways, but I believe that the benefits are so great that everyone...
Jon Staples
LCSW, MSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas, Missouri

I'm Jon, a Clinical Social Worker in Kansas and Missouri. I've been providing professional mental health services since 2012. I received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Kansas. I specialize in treating anxiety but...
Lisa Jonas
LCSW, LSCSW
In-Person Sessions:

Kansas City, MIssouri

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

I offer a therapy called Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT). It's a specialty treatment for people with excessive control - introverts, perfectionists, worriers, brooders, and the notably stubborn. When self-control is over-expressed, people struggle to...
Vonetta Mcclunie
LMFT, MS, Occupational Therapist
In-Person Sessions:

Blue Springs, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas, Missouri

Hello, my name is Vonetta and I have a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friend's University and a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Howard University. I have additional training in Eye Movement Desensitization...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas, Missouri

My clients are sensitive, smart, and creative, but may find these strengths difficult to access and manage. As a result they may feel disconnected, anxious, and depressed. They often self medicate with alcohol, drugs, or food. I help people...
In-Person Sessions:

Lenexa, Kansas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas, Missouri

Today marks the day I return home to myself." - B. Taplin. Many experiences in life can leave us feeling lost and disconnected from ourselves. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, exhausted, or discouraged. Maybe you're asking yourself,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri, Kansas

I enjoy helping those who are looking for help and solutions to their problems. I began working for those with relationship issues and sexual addictions. I have worked with women and children dealing with various trauma-related situations. ​ I...
Cindy Eldridge
LPC-Supervisor 1
In-Person Sessions:

Kansas City, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

Hello! I'm Cindy, the founder of Living Waters. I help people who are searching for that part of themselves which seems lost. I am passionate about working with people who have lost their sense of self-identity and belonging. Whether it stems from...
Diana Johnson
LPC-Supervisor 1, L.P.C, LCPC, MS
In-Person Sessions:

Liberty, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri, Kansas

In-Person Sessions:

Mission, Kansas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas, Missouri

Therapy is so much more than sitting on a couch and talking about feelings. Therapy is a deeply personal experience where space is created to get to know yourself, figure out what’s driving your relationships, and gain confidence in your ability...
Dr. Monique Burns
LCSW, Ph.D., LSCSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri, Kansas

For the past 30 years, I have held positions in clinical, administrative, and academic social work. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. Together through discussion, new ideas come to the surface to shed light on patterns of...
In-Person Sessions:

Lees Summit, Missouri

Each of us bring a unique perspective to how we interact with the world around us. I pride myself in maintaining a position of openness and radical acceptance. It is said that those that practice what they teach are most effective as clinicians....
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri, Kansas

Your pain is real and your pain is valid. Are you tired of pretending that “everything is fine” when you are deeply hurting inside? Are you tried of wearing a mask and keeping parts of yourself hidden? Is your body trying to tell you about the...
In-Person Sessions:

Kansas City, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

My passion is assisting individuals and families to achieve meaning and purpose in their lives by providing a holistic counseling approach of instruction, guidance, and insight for personal development and emotional growth. I will always come with a...

An Overview of Mental Health in Blue Springs, Missouri

The city of Blue Springs, Missouri, is located in Jackson County and is the 11th largest in the state. The area’s population at the time of the last census was 54,945, with a slightly higher number of females than males. The city has no rural areas and the dense population, which is above average for the state, along with several other factors, may be contributing to a variety of mental illnesses in the citizens of Blue Springs. The majority of these individuals may not know where to turn for help; however, before problems such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder can be treated, understanding how certain social, economic and environmental conditions in the area may be helpful for those who suffer from them.

Possible Mental Illness Triggers in Blue Springs

The top three employers in Blue Springs are healthcare, retail and manufacturing and the median income for the area is over $10,00 higher than the rest of the country. However, despite this apparent prosperity, there are a few circumstances that may be triggering mental illness in the city:

  • 3 percent of people in Blue Springs live in poverty, which is only 3.5 percent lower than the national average of 11.8 percent
  • Women are much less likely to own their own home than men, which may lead to anxiety over housing issues, especially for single mothers
  • Caucasians outnumber every other race in the city, which could leave Hispanics, Asians, and Blacks with feelings of isolation and a lack of community
  • Blue Springs sees more rainfall than the rest of the country per year, and long winters may trigger Season Affective Disorder
  • Women are the largest group that live in poverty in Blue Springs, and this may prevent them from accessing affordable mental health services

Based on these findings, women, those who live below the poverty line and who cannot afford health insurance are generally more likely to go undiagnosed or use unhealthy coping skills, such as drug or alcohol use, to mask or numb their symptoms of mental illness. Unfortunately, this behavior may only worsen symptoms, especially in the case of alcohol. Most types of alcoholic beverages are likely to worsen depression, as well as cause health issues when used long term or abused daily.

Ease of Access To Mental Health Services in Blue Springs

While the rate of adults in Missouri with some type of serious mental illness is relatively low when compared to surrounding states at slightly over four percent, not all of those afflicted may have immediate access to behavioral services. For example, elderly individuals who have mobility issues, unemployed and disabled citizens may all have trouble reaching services within the city or have trouble reaching public transportation hubs. Those who work long hours or cannot afford child care so they can schedule appointments on weekdays or after work may also ignore symptoms of depression or anxiety. Foreign-born citizens of Blue Springs who do not speak English well may hesitate to seek help due to communication issues or because of cultural beliefs and stigmas related to mental health. However, because most types of mental illness only grow worse when they are not treated, it is important that those afflicted and their families know where to turn when symptoms begin to disrupt their daily lives and relationships with others.

Finding Mental Health Resources in Blue Springs

Individuals who feel they are in immediate danger of harming themselves can dial the national emergency number of 9-1-1 for assistance. Otherwise, there are several other resources in the city that can be of help:

Some of these services may offer therapy for both individuals and families, while others focus more on treatment for individuals. It can be important to remember that mental illness affects people in different ways depending on their age, social situation and genetics. Depending on the nature of the treatment they provide, some mental health clinics may request or require a referral from a general practitioner before patients can be seen.

Mental illness in all its forms can be difficult to overcome. However, taking that first step and finding a treatment that is both effective and affordable can change your life and give you an improved outlook for the future.