Shakea Roper

LCSW, LSCSW

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Self esteem , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Domestic Violence , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MO LCSW 2021017002

UT LCSW 12805670-3501

ND LCSW 6218

KS LSCSW 05430

PA LCSW CW022922


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Shakea Roper. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by S.H. 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

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 by J.C. 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

Kea is awesome. I highly recommend her!

Written by L.U. 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

She is a wonderful therapist, incredible listener and warm soul!

Written by N.O. 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

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 by K.A. 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

So far so good, informative and i feel comfortable talking with her.

Written by M.E. on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kea is great! She’s everything you’d want in a therapist. Kind, understanding, respectful and always honest. She’s been a tremendous help on my journey.

Written by M.A. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Shakea knows what she’s doing. I like her very much.

Written by A.N. on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s the best.

Written by J.O. on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Need more time with her .... very confident I have found the person I need to help me

Written by K.R. on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I absolutely love Kea! She’s extremely easy to talk to, and she’s a straight shooter! She doesn’t tell you what you want to hear. She tells you what you need to hear. It is really refreshing!

Written by B.L. on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and career difficulties

She’s great!

Written by M.A. on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She has been so great helping me work through a lot of my trauma.

Written by A.S. on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I think Kea is a great therapist. She's very easy to talk to and offers great feedback and/ or solutions. I would most definitely recommend her to anyone.

Written by T.Y. on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Kea is spectacular. It has only been a few short weeks of meeting with her but she has already greatly helped to improve my mental health. It has been very easy to communicate with her and I look forward to continue our conversations!

Written by M.I. on Feb 04, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and adhd

Incredibly helpful and empathetic.

Written by G.U. on Feb 04, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

My sessions with Kea have been wonderful so far. She understands my needs, listens to me and provides me with tools to better myself. I always look forward to my sessions with her.

Written by T.A. on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and bipolar disorder

Great therapist!

Written by M.A. on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 2 weeks on issues concerning bipolar disorder

She is nice and sincerely concerned about her clients.

Written by K.A. on Jun 05, 2021 after therapy with Shakea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Kea is AMAZING. This is my first time going through therapy and it’s been so great. I feel happier because I know I am working on myself and she’s right next to me every step of the way. I have to thank her and BetterHelp for all the help. I definitely recommend Kea and the BetterHelp app!

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