Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Kansas City, Missouri

Find a therapist in Kansas City, Missouri 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.


Lisa Smith

M.S., LPC, NCC
6 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor with over 6 years of experience ( 3 years Bachelor's level and three years Master's level) in North Dakota working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, Anger Management and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor with over 6 years of experience ( 3 years Bachelor's level and three years Master's level) in North Dakota working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Kate Berryman

LPC, MS
7 years experience
For the past decade, I've worked with clients in a variety of settings: residential, outpatient, incarceration, through telehealth (online) and in private practice to work through trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, etc. Hurting HURTS. If you're hurting, feeling less like yourself or something just isn't right, I'd be honored to work with you. I'm trained in EMDR, DBT, TF-CBT, Narrative therapy, and Theraplay (R) techniques. I'm also a certified... Read More
For the past decade, I've worked with clients in a variety of settings: residential, outpatient, incarceration, through telehealth (online) and in private practice to work through trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, etc. Hurting HURTS. If you're... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Tamara Williams-Reding

M.Ed., LPC
30 years experience
Hi! I'm Tamara and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 28 years. I have had a wonderfully varied career working with people of all ages and with all types of issues. The first thing to know about me is that I believe in change. I facilitate it, I see it everyday, and I myself experience it. When we are struggling to find our way, it is often hard... Read More
Hi! I'm Tamara and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 28 years. I have had a wonderfully varied career working with people of all ages and with all types of issues. The first thing to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Tiffany Murray

LCSW
3 years experience
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Tiffany Murray. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience in the mental health field. Being mentally well is part a of daily self care that often is neglected in this fast paced world. I am here to help you cope and challenge any issues related to relationship issues, anxiety, depression, parenting struggles and more. Let me partner with you in your transformation to become... Read More
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Tiffany Murray. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience in the mental health field. Being mentally well is part a of daily self care that often is neglected in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Jeanine Taylor

MSW, LCSW
15 years experience
My name is Jeanine Taylor. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and have been working in the field of social work for almost 20 years. I received my master's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and have been in private practice conducting therapy for 13 years. I have significant experience in dealing with anxiety, depression, life changes and stress, marital issues, trauma, and parenting issues. I have a true passion for... Read More
My name is Jeanine Taylor. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and have been working in the field of social work for almost 20 years. I received my master's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and have... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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

Harriet Gordon

LPC
7 years experience
I am a professional counselor licensed in Missouri with thirteen years' combined experience in the mental health field. For the past 5 years I have worked almost exclusively with children and teens who have experienced abusive trauma, treating anger, depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms that often accompany it. In addition, I have educated and supported adults in addiction recovery, survivors of domestic violence, and parents of traumatized children. My counseling style is... Read More
I am a professional counselor licensed in Missouri with thirteen years' combined experience in the mental health field. For the past 5 years I have worked almost exclusively with children and teens who have experienced abusive trauma, treating anger,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Ian Guthrie

MA, LPC
3 years experience
I am a professional counselor licensed in the state of Missouri, with over 3 years of experience, and over a decade of experience working with addiction and mental health. I have worked with a range of clients, from children to elderly, who have come to me for a variety of issues, including anxiety and stress, depression, relationship issues, addiction, and lack of motivation. There are times in our lives when we need a... Read More
I am a professional counselor licensed in the state of Missouri, with over 3 years of experience, and over a decade of experience working with addiction and mental health. I have worked with a range of clients, from children... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Lorrie Chafin

LPC, NCC, MA
18 years experience
Hi! I know right now you’re most likely nervous about this. You have worked up the nerve to look into it and now you may be thinking “How do I know who to pick?” Well, I consider myself a little different. I feel my job is to see your vision of your life and what you want to be healthy and happy. To make my goal to help you achieve your goal. I'm always trying... Read More
Hi! I know right now you’re most likely nervous about this. You have worked up the nerve to look into it and now you may be thinking “How do I know who to pick?” Well, I consider myself a little... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Lauren Edwards

MS, LPC, EMDR, Clinician, Prepare, &, Enrich, Facilitator
3 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor and love working with individuals, couples and families. I have worked in Missouri for 3 years in a private practice setting both in office and in-home, residential and now in an urgent care setting providing therapy services. Additionally, I have served in the local church the past 2 years providing premarital and marriage counseling through the program Prepare & Enrich. I have worked with clients with a wide... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor and love working with individuals, couples and families. I have worked in Missouri for 3 years in a private practice setting both in office and in-home, residential and now in an urgent care setting... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

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.