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.


Helen (Liz) Howerton

LSCSW,LCSW
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Liz and I specialize in working with women, active duty and prior service military. Understanding and walking with clients through the pain of trauma and, or substance use, to better days equipped with fresh insight and coping skills. I am clinically licensed in Kansas and Missouri. I am proficient in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Cognitive Processing therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Psychoanalytic therapy, motivational interviewing and DBT skills. Accelerated... Read More
Hello! My name is Liz and I specialize in working with women, active duty and prior service military. Understanding and walking with clients through the pain of trauma and, or substance use, to better days equipped with fresh insight and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Geraldine Alexis

LIMHP,LPC,LCPC
20 years experience
My name is Geraldine Alexis. I was born and reared in Omaha, Nebraska. I have been afforded the opportunity to work with indigence, low income individuals, and minorities to assist them in rebuilding their lives. Recently, I was a Military and Family Life Counselor where I traveled to different installations to counsel service members enlisted in the Army, Air Force and Marines, and their families. In addition to the aforementioned work history,... Read More
My name is Geraldine Alexis. I was born and reared in Omaha, Nebraska. I have been afforded the opportunity to work with indigence, low income individuals, and minorities to assist them in rebuilding their lives. Recently, I was... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Theresa Presley

LCSW,RPT-S
11 years experience
Hi, I am Theresa Presley and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri and Kansas. I have been practicing social work for 11 years. I have worked in a variety of settings to include inpatient/outpatient mental health, domestic violence and private practice. I work with a variety of ages and various populations. Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues,... Read More
Hi, I am Theresa Presley and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri and Kansas. I have been practicing social work for 11 years. I have worked in a variety of settings to include inpatient/outpatient... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Dr. Nena Kircher

MA,PsyD
14 years experience
Hello. I am Dr. Nena Kircher, a licensed Clinical Psychologist in multiple states. I completed my MA in Clinical Psychology in 2007 and my PsyD (Doctor of Psychology) in 2009. I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings and with individuals who had a range of concerns. My primary areas of focus include stress and anger management, working with survivors of trauma and abuse, managing issues related to chronic pain and... Read More
Hello. I am Dr. Nena Kircher, a licensed Clinical Psychologist in multiple states. I completed my MA in Clinical Psychology in 2007 and my PsyD (Doctor of Psychology) in 2009. I have had the opportunity to work in a variety... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:14 years

Brianne Phillips

MSW,LSCSW,RPT-S
3 years experience
Welcome! My name is Brianne Phillips. I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker in the state of Kansas. I am also clinically licensed in our neighboring state of Missouri and hold the credential of a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Over the past 17 years, I have spent my time as a social worker in various settings: in schools, in private practice, in a hospital, with youth in foster care, and with survivors of domestic... Read More
Welcome! My name is Brianne Phillips. I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker in the state of Kansas. I am also clinically licensed in our neighboring state of Missouri and hold the credential of a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. ... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Angela McClain

M.S.,LCPC,LCAC,LIMHP,LPC
11 years experience
Welcome to Firm Foundations Counseling Inc and my website. I am so glad you stopped by to find out a little bit more about me, my services, and whether you feel I would be a “good fit” for you to partner with in you “road of self-discovery and empowerment”. My name is Angela McClain. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC) in the State of... Read More
Welcome to Firm Foundations Counseling Inc and my website. I am so glad you stopped by to find out a little bit more about me, my services, and whether you feel I would be a “good fit” for you... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

James Cochran

NCC, MA, LCPC
7 years experience
The clients I work with struggle often feel disconnected, and my role is to help them become connected. My goal is to help my clients develop a deeper connection to their most authentic selves. Read More
The clients I work with struggle often feel disconnected, and my role is to help them become connected. My goal is to help my clients develop a deeper connection to their most authentic selves. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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.