Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Kansas City, Kansas

Find a therapist in Kansas City, Kansas  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Kansas City to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Kayce Bragg

LPC-SC,LAC,NCC
8 years experience
I am a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervisor Candidate, and a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of South Carolina and have been practicing in the mental health field since 2011. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. In addition to providing therapy services with various platforms and my own private practice, Synergy eTherapy, I am the Clinical Director... Read More
I am a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervisor Candidate, and a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of South Carolina and have been practicing in the mental health field since 2011. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Katie Stevens

LCSW,LSCSW
9 years experience
Therapy is a brave step! I am here to listen, support, help, and encourage you as we explore your needs and wants. Our goal will be to overcome roadblocks in your life and help you achieve your personal goals. I want this to be a valuable and beneficial experience for you. My approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. As a Social Worker our work will be very solution focused, although we may look... Read More
Therapy is a brave step! I am here to listen, support, help, and encourage you as we explore your needs and wants. Our goal will be to overcome roadblocks in your life and help you achieve your... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Chelsea Deines

LCSW,LSCSW
3 years experience
I am a Clinical Social Worker, licensed in Missouri and I have been practicing Social Work for almost 12 years. I have worked in a variety of settings, including medical social work, hospice/bereavement social work, and in private practice, working with a variety of ages and various populations. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and other mood disorders. My therapeutic... Read More
I am a Clinical Social Worker, licensed in Missouri and I have been practicing Social Work for almost 12 years. I have worked in a variety of settings, including medical social work, hospice/bereavement social work, and in private practice, working... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Sara Nielsen

MA,LPC
3 years experience
I am an LPC (licensed practicing counselor) in the State of Missouri and have been practicing for over 10 years. I have about 20 years of experience working in the field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, self-esteem, OCD, ADHD and many other concerns. I have worked in a wide variety of settings, including residential treatment, inpatient hospitalization, correctional settings, outpatient and online format... Read More
I am an LPC (licensed practicing counselor) in the State of Missouri and have been practicing for over 10 years. I have about 20 years of experience working in the field. I have worked with clients with a wide range... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Geraldine Alexis

LIMHP,LPC,LCPC
20 years experience
My name is Geraldine Alexis. I was born and reared in Omaha, Nebraska. I have been afforded the opportunity to work with indigence, low income individuals, and minorities to assist them in rebuilding their lives. Recently, I was a Military and Family Life Counselor where I traveled to different installations to counsel service members enlisted in the Army, Air Force and Marines, and their families. In addition to the aforementioned work history,... Read More
My name is Geraldine Alexis. I was born and reared in Omaha, Nebraska. I have been afforded the opportunity to work with indigence, low income individuals, and minorities to assist them in rebuilding their lives. Recently, I was... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Jon Soileau

LPC (KS), PLPC, NCC, MA
2 years experience
The weight of life can often seem crushing, creating pressure to keep up and endure during the ebb inflows of relationships, careers, finances, and physical or mental health struggles. Being stuck in painful patterns can feel isolating, overwhelming and begin to impact relationships. It’s my belief we each have a natural draw to being in... Read More
The weight of life can often seem crushing, creating pressure to keep up and endure during the ebb inflows of relationships, careers, finances, and physical or mental health struggles. Being stuck in painful patterns can feel isolating, overwhelming and begin to impact relationships. It’s my belief we each have a natural draw to being in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 2 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Kansas City, Kansas

While it is just two miles from the city of the same name in Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas is a major city in its own right. As of July 2017, Kansas City, Kansas has a population of approximately 152,938 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The city grew by nearly five percent in just seven years, according to the Census.

According to the “Understanding the Mental Health System in Kansas” report published by the Kansas Health Institute in 2017, the face of mental health care has changed dramatically in the state in recent decades. Before the Kansas Mental Health Reform Act was passed in 1990, the state had a greater inpatient mental health treatment focus. Now, state and private funders more widely recognize that many people with mental illnesses can be treated outside of institutional or hospital settings. Approximately 75% of Kansas residents with mental illnesses are treated within the community now, as opposed to 18% in 1990.

However, access to mental health care in and around Kansas City, Kansas can still be a challenge — Mental Health America reported in 2014 that more than 50% of children and adults with conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia go without treatment.

Poverty and Mental Illness in Kansas City, Kansas

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the poverty level in Kansas City, Kansas is 23.7% — which is virtually twice the Kansas average of 11.9% and close to double the U.S. average of 12.3%. The annual per capita income level for Kansas City, Kansas is $18,930, again significantly lower than the Kansas and national averages of $28,478 and $29,829 (respectively).

It is difficult to pinpoint why a growing area such as Kansas City, Kansas has such a high level of poverty — but according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), poverty worsens the symptoms of serious mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

Poverty also makes it more probable that a person will experience a serious mental illness. Finally, anyone who has a mental health condition such as depression or schizophrenia is more likely to end up living in poverty after symptoms begin to appear. This applies to people of all education levels and professions.

Mental Health Statistics for Kansas City, Kansas

According to SAMHSA’s Kansas Behavioral Health Barometer for 2015, the state has mental illness prevalence rates that are close to the national average. Kansas’ percentage of major depressive episodes among children ages 12-17 in 2013-2014 was 11.3% — just .3% higher than the U.S. average of 11% for the same period. Kansas’ average for serious mental illnesses among adults in 2013-2014 was 4.1% — virtually identical to the national average of 4.2%.

Mental Health Resources for Kansas City, Kansas

According to a SAMHSA online search engine, there are five providers of inpatient and outpatient mental health services for children and adults in Kansas City, Kansas. There are 27 additional options within a 15-mile radius of Kansas City, Kansas. Most are in Kansas City, Missouri. There is one provider in Mission, Kansas (approximately seven miles away) and three providers in Overland Park, Kansas (approximately nine miles away).

Kansas City, Kansas has 10 facilities that focus on substance abuse treatment. Some providers also offer programs for people with dual diagnoses (a dual diagnosis is when someone has a mental illness as well as an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol).

While Missouri communities such as Kansas City and Independence are a short distance from Kansas City, Kansas, it is important to remember that some health insurance companies will not cover out-of-state treatment unless it is an emergency situation.

Some of the inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment services available in Kansas City, Kansas and surrounding Kansas and Missouri cities offer low-cost or free treatment to people with low income and/or no insurance.

Challenges of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Kansas City, Kansas

This website is dedicated to helping people in Kansas City, Kansas and every other U.S. city find the best mental health treatment available.

While your employer or health insurer likely has a referral service, you are likely to end up frustrated after hours of completing rather personal forms. More often than not, providers recommended by your employer or health insurer have few or no appointments.

Our directory helps you find a therapist in or near Kansas City, Kansas. We provide mental health resources for residents of Kansas City, Kansas who would like to have therapy or another type of service from a mental health care professional.