Kansas City, Kansas Therapists

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Melissa Wright
MA, LPC, RPT-S, NCC
In-Person Sessions:

Kansas City, Kansas

I am passionate about helping kids, teens and families.  I have 20 years of experience, with a laid back approach and tailor the therapy process to a person's personality and temperament.  I always keep parents in the loop and even make the...
Jon Soileau
LPC (KS), PLPC, NCC, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Kansas City, Kansas

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas

Dr. Katrina Ostmeyer began her career in behavioral health at 19, when she became an Assistant Teaching Parent at The Achievement Place for Boys. At this time, she also started her first clinical practicum working with children with autism at the...
In-Person Sessions:

Overland Park, Kansas

Laurie has been trained as a family therapist, a trauma informed therapist, play therapist, and in the use of EMDR. She loves to help individuals and families capitalize on their strengths and values to achieve what they are hoping for through...
James Cochran
NCC, MA, LCPC
In-Person Sessions:

Overland Park, Kansas

I like people. I think deep down, whatever else might be true, we’re all just trying to do our best. And I’m really passionate about helping people do their best. I’ve been practicing for a while now in a few different contexts. I completed my...
In-Person Sessions:

Overland Park, Kansas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas

We get ourselves all tangled up in circumstances and relationships. Our anxiety level goes up, the thinking and problem-solving part of us goes down and we begin to think there's no way out. I bring objectivity to your situation and help you get...
In-Person Sessions:

Lenexa, Kansas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas

Do you need help with those important relationships in your life? How about help solving problems with your child or adolescent, or blended family issues? Are you struggling with intimacy issues perhaps relating to the after effects of an affair? I...
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,...
Diana Johnson
LPC-Supervisor 1, L.P.C, LCPC, MS
In-Person Sessions:

Liberty, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri, Kansas

In-Person Sessions:

Olathe, Kansas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas

Healing and recovery is possible, but the journey...now that's the hard part. You need to be able to trust the person you travel the journey with; I like to think I’m that person. I actually consider myself to be more of a "therapeutic-coach." I...
In-Person Sessions:

Olathe, Kansas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas

My goal as a therapist is to introduce hope, assist with growth, so that you find peace. Hope, Growth, Peace. I think all of us can agree this is what we ultimately desire. It’s my pleasure to assist you in finding these things. I have been a...
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...
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...
In-Person Sessions:

Lawrence, Kansas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kansas

I am a Licensed Master Level Psychologist. I worked in the corporate world prior to becoming a therapist. Every decade seems to bring a faster pace with higher expectations. People need more effective and efficient strategies for managing today’s...

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.