Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Olathe, Kansas

Find a therapist in Olathe, Kansas  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Olathe to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

Gail Harris

MS, LPC, LCPC
8 years experience
I believe there are no quick fixes and that change is a continuous process. Goals are set, progress is made, and next thing you know, there is an unexpected set back. Life experience has taught me that, it is great to want to change, it is great to want to move forward, however, it is also very important to live in the here and now. I will work with you to manage expectations, manage emotions,... Read More
I believe there are no quick fixes and that change is a continuous process. Goals are set, progress is made, and next thing you know, there is an unexpected set back. Life experience has taught me that, it is great... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Andrea Levitan

LPC, CPT
18 years experience
People who make a deep commitment to themselves to become emotionally healthy are willing to go to the lengths to learn about their emotional selves and to do what is required to release buried emotions. This is often an uncomfortable and difficult journey when you begin, but I promise you great joy once you've gotten over the first few hurdles. Once you make this commitment your journey to identify your issues and release buried emotions... Read More
People who make a deep commitment to themselves to become emotionally healthy are willing to go to the lengths to learn about their emotional selves and to do what is required to release buried emotions. This is often an uncomfortable... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Patricia Lord

MA, LCPC, LPC
5 years experience
I believe everyone has a unique story and it is sharing these stories that I can offer empathy and hope to my clients. I received my Masters of Arts in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling and my certification as a Play Therapist, and work extensively with adolescents, teens and young adults. My experience includes working with all ages and stages of divorce, co-parenting and step parenting relationships, grief and loss, anxiety, stress and depression, trauma,... Read More
I believe everyone has a unique story and it is sharing these stories that I can offer empathy and hope to my clients. I received my Masters of Arts in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling and my certification as... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Michele Turner

LPCC-S, LICDC-CS
15 years experience
Hi, and welcome :) I am Michele, an Ohio transplant originally from Pennsylvania. I graduated from John Carroll University in 2008 with an MA in Community Counseling. I am licensed in the state of Ohio as an Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor-- with a Counseling Supervisor designation. I have been providing counseling services since 2001 in a variety of settings including inpatient mental health, residential substance... Read More
Hi, and welcome :) I am Michele, an Ohio transplant originally from Pennsylvania. I graduated from John Carroll University in 2008 with an MA in Community Counseling. I am licensed in the state of Ohio as an Licensed Professional... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Randee Olive

LSCSW
12 years experience
Feeling better IS possible, let's start today! I am here to help YOU do just that. We will focus on your TODAY and work towards a future that includes a happier you. I have been a clinical therapist, and working with people just like you, for 13 years. I received both my bachelors and masters degrees in Social work and since obtaining my clinical license in social work, it has been... Read More
Feeling better IS possible, let's start today! I am here to help YOU do just that. We will focus on your TODAY and work towards a future that includes a happier you. I have been a clinical... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Laurie Sansom

LPC, LCPC
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Kansas. I have been working with clients in outpatient settings since 2011. Typical concerns that I have experience with are anxiety and/or depression, relationship issues, marriage counseling, supporting people through separation and divorce, grief and loss, parenting, stress management, PTSD, and support for faith/spiritual life. I find Cognitive Behavioral Therapy quite useful and... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Kansas. I have been working with clients in outpatient settings since 2011. Typical concerns that I have experience with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Misty Thompson

LCMFT, DBT-C
17 years experience
Hi I'm Misty Thompson. I have been working for over seventeen years as a clinical therapist with juveniles, adults, couples, and families. I use a solution-focused, experiential therapy style, focusing on areas of strength or need that are determined by the client. My style is supportive and inclusive and I use a variety of therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness therapy, trauma-informed therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I am non-judgmental... Read More
Hi I'm Misty Thompson. I have been working for over seventeen years as a clinical therapist with juveniles, adults, couples, and families. I use a solution-focused, experiential therapy style, focusing on areas of strength or need that are determined by... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

An Overview of Mental Health Resources in Olathe, Kansas

Johnson County is home to Kansas’s four largest cities, including Olathe. Olathe presents a unique challenge for mental health providers. The local suicide rate is even higher than the national average at 13.2 per 100,000 residents. Between January and October 2015, there were 59 suicides in Johnson County, 30 percent of which were persons between the ages of 21 and 40.

Johnson County has also grappled with the national opioid crisis. The most recent statistics put 8.9 per 100,000 residents dying of an overdose. Of the adult residents of Johnson County, 15.7 percent have a diagnosed depressive disorder. Meanwhile, 12.6 percent of residents smoke cigarettes, and more than half of these have reported difficulty trying to quit. Tobacco, drug, and alcohol addiction all play a significant role in mental health disorders and the need for counseling; in Johnson County, 28.1 percent of smokers have a diagnosed depressive disorder. Twenty-one percent of the population has no health insurance, 19.8 percent earns less than $35,000 annually, and more than 16 percent live with a disability.

Each of these factors is significant when analyzing the mental health of a region, drawing a picture of the mental health services needed in Olathe.

Effects of Education, Divorce Rates, and Other Criteria

As of 2016, the population of Johnson County had grown by 17 percent. This included a 6 percent increase in families living in poverty, or 30,000 individuals. While this is lower than the national average, the most affected age range is 18 to 24, followed by children aged 0 to 17. People between 18 and 24 are at the highest risk of suicide, while those who face childhood without necessities often have unique mental health needs.

The average age of those facing homelessness in Olathe is 15 years old. Fifteen percent of the population reported that they often or always worrying about paying their bills. Meanwhile, 17 percent of adult residents reported binge drinking (higher than the state average), while 8 percent lack any form of health insurance. Eighteen percent reported that they do not have a healthcare provider of any kind.

The education criteria for Olathe is positive. The town has a low high school dropout rate of only 6 percent, meaning that 94 percent of residents have a high school degree. Meanwhile, 47 percent have at least a bachelor’s degree or some form of higher education. This is important to consider since education has an effect on the mental health of both individuals and communities.

As of 2016, the divorce rate in Olathe was slightly under 10 percent. This is better than the majority of the country, which hovers somewhere in the low to mid-40s. Divorce opens the door to unique needs in mental healthcare, including couple’s therapy and individual therapy following divorce or separation.

These statistics show that Johnson County has some high-risk factors for mental health conditions, with many residents facing financial, emotional, and psychological difficulties. This illustrates the need for access to good mental health services in Olathe.

Mental Health Resources in Olathe

Since the Kansas Mental Health Reform Act of 1990, priorities have shifted from maintaining inpatient clinics to providing outpatient services at a community level. This means that it is becoming easier to find therapy in a local, comfortable setting. However, the state still struggles to provide adequate services for the number of people in need. In 2016, 97 areas around the state reported having inadequate or understaffed facilities. A 2014 report showed that 53 percent of Kansans with mental disorders did not seek therapy due to lack of access or money. Thankfully, Olathe has many counselors and therapists ready to serve the community.

The Challenges of Finding a Therapist in Olathe

Looking for a therapist can be a stressful process. With our directory, you do not have to do it on your own. Our services can help you find a qualified therapist in Olathe, so you can start counseling as soon as you need. Most of the time, we can help match you with a therapist long before your insurance company can. You can look at online reviews and read a full description of the provider’s services to find out if they are right for your unique needs and goals. Our directory offers detailed information about the best counselors in Olathe, so you can be sure you are accessing top-quality mental healthcare.