Shawnee, Kansas Therapists

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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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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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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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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

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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

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Missouri, Kansas

Vonetta Mcclunie
LMFT, MS, Occupational Therapist
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Blue Springs, Missouri

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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Lawrence, Kansas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...

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.