Kansas City, Missouri Therapists

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Linda Pogo
LPC, Master's of Educational and Counseling Psychology, Certified Professional Coach, Yoga Teacher- 200
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

Gain and loss, pain and pleasure, praise and blame, fame and shame: these 8 worldly winds will blow through your life. They have the potential to connect you to your human family. How you choose to respond to these changes determines the inner...
Katie Bouvatte
LCSW, MSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Florida, Missouri

I believe therapy is beneficial in helping each of us on our own unique journey toward healing and wholeness. I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment so that we can work collaboratively on navigating life's challenges. By utilizing an...
Erika Russina
LPC 172, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Ballwin, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

Erika Russina is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Counselor with a degree in Clinical Psychology. She strives to create a warm, non-judgmental environment in which clients feel understood and comfortable exploring issues, while...
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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....
Diana Johnson
LPC-Supervisor 1, L.P.C, LCPC, MS
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Liberty, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri, Kansas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Connecticut, Missouri

We are experiencing shifts in the world right now, and that can bring up many questions along with anxiety that feels out of control and can cause strain on our lives and relationships. As a trained Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) therapist, I am...
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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...
Kate Schroeder
M.Ed., LPC, NCC
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St. Louis, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

Kate is a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in working with adult survivors of childhood trauma, through the use of affective and experiential therapy. She is a certified administrator/interpreter of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator...
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

My name is Robin and I currently live in the Mid-Missouri area I have worked in the field of mental health for over 20 years. I specialize in co-occurring disorders, individual, relationship/marriage and family therapy. I am a solution focused...
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Saint Charles, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

Scott received his undergraduate in communication studies from Truman State University, first sparking his deep interest in the manner in which people interact, communicate, and live life together. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts he went on to...
Stacy Peebles
LCSW, Ph.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

I am a dedicated and motivated, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience providing services to individuals seeking support in navigating through life's challenges. My goal is to empower you to make positive and informed decisions...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

There are times in life when you feel stuck, sad, angry, or indifferent. In these times, it is helpful to have a non-bias party be a mirror on your journey to becoming the best version of you that you can be. There are also times when clients have...
Lacita Moody
MA, PLPC, NCC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

You are not the only one who feels invalidated about how you feel, who has experienced trauma or abuse that impacts your ability to be in lasting healthy relationships, or who is experiencing life transition. I am here to make sure your voice is not...
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Moberly, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

I have worked with all ages of clientele in a variety of settings: outpatient, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization and residential treatment. I consider myself a Jill of all trades as my passion is to help people find solutions to their unique...
Tammy Neil
LPC, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Cave Springs, Arkansas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Arkansas, Missouri

For nearly two decades, I have been compassionately helping people through all walks of life. My extensive experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor has offered relief, peace, and healing for many dealing with everything from anxiety and...
Rod Hoevet
Psy.D.
In-Person Sessions:

St. Louis, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri, Illinois

In my clinical practice, I provide a range of services: Counseling/therapy Diagnostic assessments Clinical consultations Psychological testing Professional supervision My counseling approach avoids superficial, symptom-management based approaches,...
Carolyn Catchings
LPC 172, LPC, MA
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Olivette, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

If your behavior does not reflect your core potential, make this your day to initiate personal growth & evolutionary change. Learn how to discover and employ your personal power to activate transformation! As a Licensed Therapist and Personal...
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Creve Coeur, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

Jennifer Webbe VanLuven, MSW, LCSW, CDM specializes in helping clients with their relationship issues, whether they want to stay in the relationship/marriage or go their separate ways. She assists individuals and couples in navigating the difficult...
Liana Nelson
LMHC, L.P.C, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

North Carolina, Missouri

Is sex a difficult subject and the thought of sex and intimacy sends you on an emotional rollercoaster? Do you find yourself guarded and struggling to connect and commit even with yourself? Avoidance is no longer working and it seems impossible to...
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Moberly, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri who has who has provided services to adults across multiple settings. I have “front line” experience with direct support as a community support specialist in outpatient and residential settings,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

You appear to others to have it all together, but inside you are falling apart. You go through life with a smile on your face supporting others, waiting for someone to notice you're not really okay. You cope by working hard at work and/or school;...
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St. Louis, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri

I view life as a journey with many obstacles along the way. We may find ourselves struggling with difficult or broken relationships, illness, the death of a loved one or unresolved issues from our childhood. At times we might feel anxious, confused,...
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...

Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Kansas City

Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri and spreads across four counties. It also spans across two states, with the other being Kansas. The Missouri side is home to the football stadium, baseball stadium, and international airport. Visitors and residents alike can enjoy the barbecue, museums, and jazz that the city has to offer.

In 2016, the population was 481,360, which is more than the 467,700 people that resided there in 2013. It’s safe to say that Kansas City is growing and for a very good reason. It’s considered one of the fastest growing tech cities and has seen 157 percent in growth in year-over-year listings in tech jobs. In addition, the city is considered affordable, especially for people in technology.

Kansas City Demographics

Based on city-data.com, the median household income in Kansas City is $51,235. This figure is lower than the nationwide median household income, which is $59,039. Approximately 90 percent of individuals aged 25 and older have a high school diploma or better; 35 percent hold a Bachelors degree or more; and 12.5 percent have a graduate degree or better. 41.4 percent of the population is currently married, and 12.7 percent have experienced divorce. Over 38 percent of the population has never been married.

Mental Health in Kansas City, MO

With the population growing and the unemployment rate trending down, one would assume that the quality of life for people in Kansas City was considerably good. However, the number of deaths by suicide seen a 17 percent increase between 2010 and 2015. They’ve also seen an increase in self-reported poor mental health days, which demonstrates that mental health is an increasing cause of concern. In addition, the crime rate has gone up. In 2016, there were more murders, rapes, robberies, and assaults documented than previous years.

It turns out that 1 in 10 adults residing in Kansas City, MO has a serious mental illness. When these conditions are left untreated, it can lead to increased incarceration, suicide, unemployment, and chronic medical conditions. Major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorder make up 40 percent of the major cases that are left untreated.

Research shows that environmental factors such as stress from work could cause anxiety. It’s possible that the boom in tech jobs is increasing the prevalence of anxiety and/or depression in the region. While tech jobs do pay well, the job itself can be extremely fast paced and demanding. In addition to tech jobs, a lot of people work as retail salesperson and customer service representatives. On average, these jobs pay between $20,000 and $30,000/year. If you’re a single parent ,taking care of a household of four, then making ends meet could be a challenge. The poverty level for a household of four is an annual income of $24,600 and 18.3% of the people in Kansas City are in poverty. This added stress puts people at risk for mental illness.

What Is Kansas City Doing about Mental Illness?

Kansas City recognizes that mental health is a big problem in their region and realizes the impact it’s had on their community. The annual cost burden of untreated serious mental illness to Kansas City is $197 million. 87.5 percent of the money goes to indirect expenses like time lost from work and higher unemployment rates. 10.5 percent of the cost of serious mental illness is spent on direct expenses such as increased patient care, long-term care, and outpatient care. What remains is the costs associated with criminal activity, Social Security disability, and social welfare administration fees.

In 2016, they established the Kansas City Assessment and Triage Center. This mental health facility helps those with mental illness or a substance abuse disorder avoid going to jail or the emergency room. Their goal is to connect these individuals to the programs and services they need. This facility ensures that patients have been helped before being released back into the community. Prior to this, the emergency room would have 17,000 visits a year from people with substance abuse disorders and mental illness. With no real discharge treatment plan or options, these same people would end up right back again or in jail.

How to get assistance

While the assessment and triage center is a great way to assist those with mental health problems, it doesn’t target everyone. The individuals who would likely benefit from it the most are the homeless and those in poverty.

An option for others in Kansas City is our therapist directory. It allows a person to sort among providers based on data that we’ve collected, which ensures that the patient will be satisfied with the services that they’ve received.