Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Lee Summit, Missouri

Find a therapist in Lee Summit, Missouri that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Lee Summit 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
Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri and I have been working in the counseling field since 2011. I have worked with clients in a variety of settings including: residential, outpatient, incarceration, government, through telehealth (online) and in private practice. Life transitions, trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, adjustment disorders are all issues I have experience counseling. I want to meet you where you are and work... Read More
Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri and I have been working in the counseling field since 2011. I have worked with clients in a variety of settings including: residential, outpatient, incarceration, government,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

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

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

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

Hillary Haarmann

MSW, LCSW
20 years experience
Hi! My name is Hillary. I am a licensed therapist with many years of experience in providing talk therapy to clients with a diverse set of backgrounds. I enjoy working with people, helping them to realize their full potential and by providing support and guidance in reaching their goals. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, and my Master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. I have experience working with... Read More
Hi! My name is Hillary. I am a licensed therapist with many years of experience in providing talk therapy to clients with a diverse set of backgrounds. I enjoy working with people, helping them to realize their full potential... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Jessicca Shumard

MS, LPC
14 years experience
Welcome to your journey of finding peace in your purpose through Mindset Wellness, Counseling, Coaching and Consulting! My goal is to empower you to navigate through the mess of life. Together we can work on finding your inner harmony, reducing stress, transforming limiting beliefs, calming the mind, fueling the body and finding balance within your spirit. Living life purposefully can keep you focused and fueled toward reaching your goals so that you can take control... Read More
Welcome to your journey of finding peace in your purpose through Mindset Wellness, Counseling, Coaching and Consulting! My goal is to empower you to navigate through the mess of life. Together we can work on finding your inner harmony, reducing... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Erin Gould

LPC
12 years experience
I have been a licensed professional counselor for almost 13 years. I managed and ran my own private practice for approximately 6 years. I've worked with clients varying in age, gender, and socioeconomic status. I worked as a Substance Abuse Supervisor in an inpatient facility and currently hold the position of Assistant Clinical Director at my place of full-time employment. I primarily utilize a cognitive-behavioral, strengths-based model for treating clients. I also use motivational interviewing... Read More
I have been a licensed professional counselor for almost 13 years. I managed and ran my own private practice for approximately 6 years. I've worked with clients varying in age, gender, and socioeconomic status. I worked as a Substance Abuse... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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

An Overview of Mental Health in Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Lee Summit, Missouri, is a city of just under 100,000 residents located in Jackson County. The city, which is the sixth largest in the state, is part of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Families in this fast-growing community enjoy a low rate of crime, outstanding public schools, higher than average income ($94,224 median family income), and a lower than average cost of living. The weather is generally pleasant with 216 clear days per year on average. Money magazine named Lee’s Summit #41 on its list of the Best Places to Live 2018.

Lee’s Summit residents age 12 years and older who are in need of mental health services can find assistance through Research Psychiatric Center, which partners with Lee’s Summit Medical Center in the provision of care. This is one of the only full-service inpatient facilities in the area. Day treatment and outpatient care are also available in the community. The staff of the Research Psychiatric Center includes psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and social workers. If you prefer a smaller, less clinical setting, you can find a variety of providers in private practice through the online directory from E-Counseling.com.

Mental Health Statistics for Lee’s Summit, Missouri

In 2017, a community health assessment was compiled for Jackson County through the local health department. The study used the definition of mental health given by the World Health Organization. Mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life…” The definition includes emotional, social, and psychological health. Several facts in the report provide a snapshot of the state of mental health in the area.

  • Substance abuse and mental health concerns, along with obesity, made up the top three community health concerns cited by stakeholders.
  • Residents reported having more days of “poor mental health” than “poor physical health.” In fact, 56 percent of survey respondents reported at least one such day in the past month.
  • In 2015, Jackson County had a suicide rate of 12.66 for every 100,000 residents. It is one of the top 10 leading causes of death.
  • Anxiety is the number one reason for emergency room visits related to mental health.
  • Poverty can exacerbate mental health issues and make it more difficult to access treatment. Most of Jackson County’s households have an annual income below the average for the state.

Family Mental Health Issues

Many people don’t feel the need to seek help with their mental and/or emotional well-being until they encounter difficulties at home or with family. Some of the most common difficulties center around marital troubles and addiction. Challenging times like those call for professional assistance.

In Lee’s Summit in 2016, approximately 60 percent of the adult population was married. Twenty-five percent had never been married, 10 percent were divorced, and 5 percent reported losing a spouse to death. While the divorce rate is lower than the state average, that doesn’t mean marital strife doesn’t exist. The city has a number of counselors and therapists to assist those going through a divorce, the death of a partner, or a similar family issue. These professionals can be found in the large healthcare complexes and in private practice.

Addiction takes many forms. While most people think of substance abuse, such as alcoholism or illegal drug use, other issues such as pornography and gambling are serious and rapidly growing problems. Jackson County, like many parts of the country, has significant challenges around prescription drugs like opioids. The average age of people seeking treatment for addiction is decreasing, with a growing population of teenagers in need of help. No matter who in the family is dealing with an addiction, it’s a stressor for the whole household.

Finding the Help You Need

If you or someone you love is in need of help with a behavioral or mental health issue, the search for assistance can be overwhelming. E-Counseling.com offers a comprehensive directory of professionals in Lee’s Summit who can help. You can review each one to see if he or she specializes in a particular area, such as anger management, grief counseling, or handling stress. You’ll also find information on the therapist’s credentials, experience, and a bio to give you an idea of the professional’s approach to services, so you can make the best choice for you and your family.