Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Shawnee, Kansas

Find a therapist in Shawnee, Kansas that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Shawnee 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

An Overview of Mental Health in Shawnee, Kansas

Shawnee, Kansas, is a suburb of Kansas City and is one of the most prosperous areas in all the state. It has also been ranked as one of the top places to live in Kansas. Shawnee is characterized by boutique-esque coffee shops, bars, shops and parks. Most of the 65,513+ residents in the city own their own homes, and most lean toward the conservative side. The public schools in the area are highly rated. It received a Niche rating of A+ and an AreaVibes livability score of 83.

Shawnee, Kansas, Demographics

It’s already been established that Shawnee has a great environment, but what about it caused Niche and AreaVibes to grant the city such great livability scores? A lot of factors may come have come into play.

As of 2017, the median household income in Shawnee was $81,964. This number is significantly higher than the national median household income of $55,322 and the state median of $53,571. However, there is a huge discrepancy between men’s pay and women’s pay. Males earned an average of $74,380 while women in similar professions and of similar skill levels earned just $58,699. This is a factor worth noting as you continue on to the next section. The poverty rate in Shawnee is 5.4 percent, which is lower than the state’s poverty rate but higher than the county’s.

The median property value in Shawnee was, as of 2017, $214,900. When you compare this value with the median household income in the area, it’s easy to see why nearly three-quarters of the homes in the suburb are owner-occupied. The average annual property tax is $3,000.

Nearly 50 percent of Shawnee residents aged 25 or older possessed a bachelor’s degree or higher. Approximately 95 percent of residents are high school graduates.

The age of the average Shawnee resident is 37.8, which is right on par with the age of the average U.S. citizen. 85.9 percent of residents are white, 4.7 percent are African American, 7.1 percent are Hispanic or Latino and 4 percent are two or more races.

The State of Mental Health in Shawnee, Kansas

When you look at the numbers, you would think that Shawnee is a suburb untouched by mental health concerns. However, some of the factors that make Shawnee such a great place to live may also cause or compound emotional and behavioral disorders. Some such factors that could be harmful are as follows:

  • Wealth: Several studies show the correlation between poverty and mental illness, but not to many connect wealth and mental disorders. However, a University of California Berkeley study found that the pursuit of power despite interpersonal costs and high levels of pride contribute to mania. The study also found that those with an inflated sense of self-worth are prone to narcissistic personality disorders, depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders.

Though much of Shawnee is living in wealth, it is important to bear in mind that about five percent live in poverty. Poverty-stricken individuals who live in areas with extreme levels of inequality are three times more likely to develop depression and anxiety disorders.

  • Gender Pay Gap: The gender pay gap has existed for far too long, and though women are making leaps and bounds in combatting it, it’s still a very prevalent problem, as the income disparity in Shawnee indicates. More recent studies show that working women, and women in general, are two times more likely to live with depression and 2.5 times more likely to experience anxiety.
  • Occupation: The most common jobs held by Shawnee residents were in administration and management. According to one study, office workers exhibit higher rates of depression and anxiety than those who work in manufacturing.

Availability of Mental Health Care in Shawnee

A quick Google search reveals that there is an abundance of mental health care services available in Shawnee and the surrounding county. However, individuals often fail to reach out for help on their own because of the stigma that surrounds mental illness. That’s where E-Counseling’s directory come in. Thanks to the directory, individuals can find the help they need via a quick zip code search. The program is discreet and easy to use, making it the ideal forum via which to access care. If you or a loved one lives with a mental illness, use the directory to find the help you need today.