Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Overland Park, Kansas

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


Dr. Emily Christensen

PhD, LPC, LCPC
18 years experience
I am a doctoral level licensed clinical professional counselor, with twenty years of experience as a counselor. The most transformative aspect of counseling is feeling safe and supported by a knowledgeable therapist who will listen empathetically and without judgment, and will help nurture and draw out your best self. I believe that your answers lie within you; my job is to help you discover your inner wisdom and identify and overcome the obstacles... Read More
I am a doctoral level licensed clinical professional counselor, with twenty years of experience as a counselor. The most transformative aspect of counseling is feeling safe and supported by a knowledgeable therapist who will listen empathetically and without... Read More
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  • Languages: English, American Sign Language
  • Experience: 18 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

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

Kayce Bragg

LPC-SC, LAC, NCC
8 years experience
I am a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervisor Candidate, and a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of South Carolina and have been practicing in the mental health field since 2011. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. In addition to providing therapy services with various platforms and my own private practice, Synergy eTherapy, I am the Clinical Director... Read More
I am a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervisor Candidate, and a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of South Carolina and have been practicing in the mental health field since 2011. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Randee Olive

LSCSW
13 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: 13 years

Nicole Fenoglio

LSCSW
6 years experience
My name is Nicole and I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker in Kansas. I have been working in the mental health field for about 10 years and have worked with all ages. Much of my experience comes from working with clients in crisis and following a crisis, in an inpatient hospital, the emergency department, and in an outpatient program. I also have experience working with Veterans who are suicidal or struggling with PTSD.... Read More
My name is Nicole and I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker in Kansas. I have been working in the mental health field for about 10 years and have worked with all ages. Much of my experience comes from... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Laurie Pisciotta

LCMFT
6 years experience
Laurie’s own journey and self- work has opened her heart to helping individuals and families navigate through the challenges that can drain, consume, and disconnect us. She understands how loss, life transitions and trauma can lead us to a place of feeling stuck. Her passion is to navigate through the healing process with others. Read More
Laurie’s own journey and self- work has opened her heart to helping individuals and families navigate through the challenges that can drain, consume, and disconnect us. She understands how loss, life transitions and trauma can lead us to a place of feeling stuck. Her passion is to navigate through the healing process with others. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

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.