Overland Park, Kansas Therapists

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Overland Park, Kansas

Laurie has been trained as a family therapist, a trauma informed therapist, play therapist, and in the use of EMDR. She loves to help individuals and families capitalize on their strengths and values to achieve what they are hoping for through...
James Cochran
NCC, MA, LCPC
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Overland Park, Kansas

I like people. I think deep down, whatever else might be true, we’re all just trying to do our best. And I’m really passionate about helping people do their best. I’ve been practicing for a while now in a few different contexts. I completed my...
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Overland Park, Kansas

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Kansas

We get ourselves all tangled up in circumstances and relationships. Our anxiety level goes up, the thinking and problem-solving part of us goes down and we begin to think there's no way out. I bring objectivity to your situation and help you get...
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Mission, Kansas

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Kansas, Missouri

Therapy is so much more than sitting on a couch and talking about feelings. Therapy is a deeply personal experience where space is created to get to know yourself, figure out what’s driving your relationships, and gain confidence in your ability...
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Kansas, Missouri

My clients are sensitive, smart, and creative, but may find these strengths difficult to access and manage. As a result they may feel disconnected, anxious, and depressed. They often self medicate with alcohol, drugs, or food. I help people...
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Kansas

Dr. Katrina Ostmeyer began her career in behavioral health at 19, when she became an Assistant Teaching Parent at The Achievement Place for Boys. At this time, she also started her first clinical practicum working with children with autism at the...
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Lenexa, Kansas

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Kansas

Do you need help with those important relationships in your life? How about help solving problems with your child or adolescent, or blended family issues? Are you struggling with intimacy issues perhaps relating to the after effects of an affair? I...
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Lenexa, Kansas

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Kansas, Missouri

Today marks the day I return home to myself." - B. Taplin. Many experiences in life can leave us feeling lost and disconnected from ourselves. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, exhausted, or discouraged. Maybe you're asking yourself,...
Dr. Monique Burns
LCSW, Ph.D., LSCSW
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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...
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Missouri, Kansas

Your pain is real and your pain is valid. Are you tired of pretending that “everything is fine” when you are deeply hurting inside? Are you tried of wearing a mask and keeping parts of yourself hidden? Is your body trying to tell you about the...
Rachel Bichara
PLPC (MO), LPC (KS)
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Missouri, Kansas

Let's be honest... talking about your mental health with a stranger is not easy! Yet; I'm here to provide a space for just that. Getting started in therapy may seem unnatural in some ways, but I believe that the benefits are so great that everyone...
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Missouri, Kansas

I enjoy helping those who are looking for help and solutions to their problems. I began working for those with relationship issues and sexual addictions. I have worked with women and children dealing with various trauma-related situations. ​ I...
Melissa Wright
MA, LPC, RPT-S, NCC
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Kansas City, Kansas

I am passionate about helping kids, teens and families.  I have 20 years of experience, with a laid back approach and tailor the therapy process to a person's personality and temperament.  I always keep parents in the loop and even make the...
Jon Soileau
LPC (KS), PLPC, NCC, MA
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Kansas City, Kansas

The weight of life can often seem crushing, creating pressure to keep up and endure during the ebb inflows of relationships, careers, finances, and physical or mental health struggles. Being stuck in painful patterns can feel isolating, overwhelming...
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Olathe, Kansas

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Kansas

Healing and recovery is possible, but the journey...now that's the hard part. You need to be able to trust the person you travel the journey with; I like to think I’m that person. I actually consider myself to be more of a "therapeutic-coach." I...
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Olathe, Kansas

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Kansas

My goal as a therapist is to introduce hope, assist with growth, so that you find peace. Hope, Growth, Peace. I think all of us can agree this is what we ultimately desire. It’s my pleasure to assist you in finding these things. I have been a...
Jon Staples
LCSW, MSW
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Kansas, Missouri

I'm Jon, a Clinical Social Worker in Kansas and Missouri. I've been providing professional mental health services since 2012. I received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Kansas. I specialize in treating anxiety but...
Vonetta Mcclunie
LMFT, MS, Occupational Therapist
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Blue Springs, Missouri

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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...
Diana Johnson
LPC-Supervisor 1, L.P.C, LCPC, MS
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Liberty, Missouri

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Missouri, Kansas

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Lawrence, Kansas

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Kansas

I am a Licensed Master Level Psychologist. I worked in the corporate world prior to becoming a therapist. Every decade seems to bring a faster pace with higher expectations. People need more effective and efficient strategies for managing today’s...

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Overland Park, Kansas

Overland Park is the second largest city in Kansas with a population just under 200,000. It’s a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri and lies in Johnson County. Unlike a lot of the other major cities in the United States, the makeup of Overland Park is over 84% white. There is not an awful lot of diversity in this area of the country.

The median income in Overland is much higher than the national average at just under $75,000. The poverty rate is also very low, at less than 5%. The average property value is high at almost $240,000 and the average age is also high at 38 years old.

Mental Health Statistics for Overland Park

Although you would think that a city with such promising economic prospects would have very low mental health issues, this is not the case. Statistics show that the rate of serious mental illnesses in Overland Park is on the rise consistently since 2010.

Based on the number of people who were discharged for serious mental health issues in the last few years, you can see that Overland Park is no different from the rest of the country. About 50 out of every 10,000 people are treated for a serious mental illness every year in Johnson County.

One of the troubling things about Overland Park is the number of mental health disorders amongst young people. Not only has the number of young people with mental issues risen but the number of suicides amongst this group is alarming.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Overland Park, Kansas

Overland Park has a fair amount of mental health resources. There are 207 mental health professionals for every 100,000 people in the city. This means there are over 400 mental health professionals in Overland Park. This is significantly higher than you find in many other cities.

A lack of mental health resources is troubling for many cities. It can lead to an increase in the following:

  • Homelessness
  • Suicide
  • Worsening of mental health conditions
  • Joblessness
  • Divorce

It seems as if the issue in Overland Park isn’t about the number of mental health professionals. It is more an issue of access to information and mental health resources. This is why a directory such as that provided by E-Counseling is key in a city like Overland Park.

What Makes Overland Park Unique When It Comes to Mental Health?

Given the demographics of Overland Park, you would think it had a low incidence of mental health issues. The median income is high, property values are high and there are plenty of mental health professionals. However, just like every other city, Overland Park has its share of mental health issues.

  • Culture: Overland Park is a very homogenous area. Most people are a bit older. The average age is 38 years old. This is key when you consider that a lot of people don’t start experiencing their mental health issues until 35-40 years old.
  • Economic: Financially speaking, the people of Overland Park are in a good position. However, there hasn’t really been an increase in property value or median income in quite some time. So, although the financial outlook isn’t exactly bleak, neither is it progressive.
  • Climate: Overland Park is right on the cusp of where the United States goes from sub-tropical and humid to continental. This can be frustrating for people. It is shown that seasonality can actually alleviate mental health issues. Without any change in weather, there is nothing to change mental health outlooks, good or bad.

Divorce Rate in Overland Park

The divorce rate in Overland Park is one of the five lowest in the country. In fact, the city was described as one of the happiest in the United States. However, this doesn’t mean people in this part of the country can’t benefit from couples’ therapy. One reason a lot of people stay together is financial. This is true especially in a city where people’s money is tied up into homes and property.

As younger people move into the area, expect an increase in the divorce rate. Already, we have seen young people have mental health issues in Overland Park. These are the same people who will comprise the next census’ evaluation of marriage and divorce rates.

Mental Health Resources in Overland Park, Kansas

There does appear to be a generous amount of mental health professionals in Overland Park. The issue is not availability. The issue lies in access to information and resources. In Overland Park, younger people would benefit greatly to a directory that provided quick information and mental health resources.

There are about 400 mental health professionals in Overland Park. The issue clearly is not with the number of professionals – it is with access to these professionals.

E-Counseling Solves the Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Overland Park, Kansas

E-Counseling is on a mission to provide mental health information and resources in every major city in the country. It is critical that everyone have the ability to identify and access mental health treatment. E-Counseling will be the one to provide this information on a grand scale. Check out our directory for your area.