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

Heather Hawkins

MS, LPC
8 years experience
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. I truly hope that you find the help you are looking for whether it is with me or another therapist. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri. I earned my Master of Science degree (MS) specializing in Counseling Psychology from Avila University. I have practiced therapy in a Community Mental Health Agency, outpatient clinics, and private... Read More
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. I truly hope that you find the help you are looking for whether it is with me or another therapist. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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

Melissa Hale

MSW, LCSW
10 years experience
Hello! I am Melissa Hale, a licensed therapist (LCSW) in Missouri with over 10 years of experience, working with individuals who suffer with grief, loss, depression, trauma, abuse, bariatric difficulties, career challenges, relationship issues and psychiatric disorders. When working with me, you will be in a supportive, friendly, welcoming, interactive and safe environment. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to reach out to someone for assistance, but I... Read More
Hello! I am Melissa Hale, a licensed therapist (LCSW) in Missouri with over 10 years of experience, working with individuals who suffer with grief, loss, depression, trauma, abuse, bariatric difficulties, career challenges, relationship issues and psychiatric disorders. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Gail Roberson

MS, LPC, 001811
30 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. I carry an in-person caseload which allows me to work with a broad spectrum of clients. Over the past 30 years, I have served children, adults, families, and couples in South West Missouri. I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life challenges. I... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. I carry an in-person caseload which allows me to work with a broad spectrum of clients. Over the past 30 years, I have served children, adults, families, and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 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

Kimberly Brownridge

LPC, NCC, BCPC
12 years experience
Hello, my name is Kimberly Brownridge and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I have a MA in Professional Counseling and MS in General Psychology. I LOVE working with couples fighting to strengthen their relationship/marriage. I have experience working with clients navigating the single life, in relationships, pre-marital, and marriage counseling. I am also experienced dealing with depression and trying new ways to help... Read More
Hello, my name is Kimberly Brownridge and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I have a MA in Professional Counseling and MS in General Psychology. I LOVE working with couples fighting... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Dr. Courtney Graves

LPC, CRADC
20 years experience
Hello, my name is Dr. Courtney M. Graves. Do you need support in working through heartbreak, grief, depression, confusion or other negative feelings? Maybe you’re not feeling the love, support, and synergy in your personal relationships and want to know how to turnthem around or how to end the toxic relationships in your life and attract new, positive relationships.I understand that life burdens can be hard to manage, and at times, you may feel overwhelmed... Read More
Hello, my name is Dr. Courtney M. Graves. Do you need support in working through heartbreak, grief, depression, confusion or other negative feelings? Maybe you’re not feeling the love, support, and synergy in your personal relationships and want to know... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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

Tonya Hillman

MS, LPC
9 years experience
Hello, my name is Tonya Hillman and I would love to help guide you through many of life’s challenges. Having worked for nine years as a Licensed Professional Counselor in two states, Missouri and Alabama, and currently working towards my Ph.d in Counseling Education and Supervision, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals and couples on a multitude of platforms. These platforms include relationship development, coping with anxiety and depression, working to... Read More
Hello, my name is Tonya Hillman and I would love to help guide you through many of life’s challenges. Having worked for nine years as a Licensed Professional Counselor in two states, Missouri and Alabama, and currently working towards... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Jon Effertz

LCSW
5 years experience
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. Read More
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. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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.