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.

Patricia Lord

Patricia Lord, MA, LCPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years


Andrea Levitan

Andrea Levitan, LPC, CPT

People who make a deep commitment to themselves to become emotionally healthy are willing to go to the lengths to learn about their emotional selves and to do what is required to release buried emotions. This is often an uncomfortable and difficult journey when you begin, but I promise you great joy once you've gotten over the first few hurdles. Once you make this commitment your journey to identify your issues and release buried emotions Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years


Emma Cott

Emma Cott, LCMFT

I am a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Kansas. I have been licensed and working for 6 years. Recently, after nearly 6 years in rural community mental health, I've transitioned into private practice. I've worked extensively with adults and adolescents managing a variety of issues: depression, anxiety, suicidal thinking, relationship problems, issues around identity, problems with sex and sexuality, work and career issues, social problems, and others. Basically, if you Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Gail Harris

Gail Harris, MS, LPC, LCPC

I believe there are no quick fixes and that change is a continuous process. Goals are set, progress is made, and next thing you know, there is an unexpected set back. Life experience has taught me that, it is great to want to change, it is great to want to move forward, however, it is also very important to live in the here and now. I will work with you to manage expectations, manage emotions, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Randee Olive

Randee Olive, LSCSW

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years


Katie Crook

Katie Crook, LCPC

Hello! I have been in private practice as a counselor since 2014. My clientele's presenting issues vary, but I have the most experience with depression, anxiety, marriage/relationship issues, parenting issues, and gender dysphoria. I specialize in Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. I work closely with parents and caregivers to help them better understand and cope with these conditions. I take a holistic approach to counseling. I want to know all aspects of my client's Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years


Laurie Sansom

Laurie Sansom, LPC, LCPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Kansas. I have been working with clients in outpatient settings since 2011. Typical concerns that I have experience with are anxiety and/or depression, relationship issues, marriage counseling, supporting people through separation and divorce, grief and loss, parenting, stress management, PTSD, and support for faith/spiritual life. I find Cognitive Behavioral Therapy quite useful and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Colleen Recker

Colleen Recker, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW

Hi! I am Colleen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Therapy can by a scary choice but, often, it is the right one. I offer various treatment options and we will find the one that works best for you as an individual. I have been in the mental health field for much of my career and in a clinical role for 10+ years. I have experience working in the inpatient mental health, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Kathryn Heinzen

Kathryn Heinzen, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in the states of Kansas and Wisconsin. I have been a practicing licensed therapist for 12 years. I have worked with a wide range of populations from children and adolescents to adults and geriatrics. I have worked with clients who have struggled with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, career challenges, and significant life changes. I am also a certified personal trainer and I have worked with clients Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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.