Shakea “Kea” Roper is a clinical therapist who works with individuals, children, and families to overcome obstacles. I have over 10 years of various experience.
I believe all individuals who want to overcome those obstacles in their lives can with some hard work. As a team, we will come up with solutions to your unique situations. I have worked at many different community agencies, a hospital, domestic violence shelters, a rehabilitation center for offenders reentering the community, substance abuse agencies, and a mental health hospital. I have learned compassion for all types of people and have a no-judgment attitude.
I have taken trainings in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution focused, and Strengths Based Therapies. I have a love of learning and plan continue to add to the strategies that can be used with you and your loved ones. This is your journey and I want to put myself at the best place to be able to assist you in a manner that best fits you and your unique situation.
I hold a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2009. Previously earned a Bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of Central Missouri (formally Central Missouri State University) in 2008. Prior to that social work flowed through my veins as I helped friends and family the best I could.
I have earned a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker in Kansas, the Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri, and another Licensed Clinical Social Worker license from North Dakota.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
PA LCSW CW022922
MO LCSW 2021017002
UT LCSW 12805670-3501
ND LCSW 6218
KS LSCSW 05430
Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Shakea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
Shakea is easy to talk to, a great listener, and tells you what you need to hear. She asks good questions that help you think and shares helpful resources.
Written on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Kea is awesome. I highly recommend her!
Written on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar dis
She is a wonderful therapist, incredible listener and warm soul!
Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
I love Kea. Since day one she paid attention in everything I shared. She listened closely and compassionately understood. She has helped me overcome many fears that I had been dealing with for over 30 years and she continues to help me in many ways. Fears from childhood, fears from my young adult years, etc. Fears that bled into my marriage and caused a lot of horrible things and pain. Thankfully, I found betterhelp and I was matched to Kea and I feel supported. Thank God.
Written on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
So far so good, informative and i feel comfortable talking with her.
Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem