Sometimes, it feels like you're stuck between two choices in life. Your depression vs. your happiness. Your ambitions vs. your comfort. Your family vs. your goals. Making a choice can be hard, and it can be tough to find the balance. A counselor based in Kansas City can help you with any ambitions or choices you have. 

Being stuck in the middle of life is what Kansas City is. It occupies Kansas and Missouri, and it manages to balance the two states quite well. In life, you need to sometimes find that balance, and the person who may be able to help you is a counselor. 

This is Larry Bell Jr's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kansas City, Kansas (Kansas City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LCMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 13

I am a South Carolina native who after serving my country in the U.S. Air Force, completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wichita State University, a M.S. in Family Therapy from Friends University, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Kansas. I have spent over 15 years working in the mental health industry in different roles and over 10 years as a clinician. I have provided mental health services within public school settings, for youth in the foster care system, for active duty military service members, for veterans through the VA ho...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kansas City, Kansas (Kansas City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

I have a passion for helping others while meeting them where they are in their life challenges. I have over 15 years experience working with anxiety, depression, relational struggles, employment difficulties, grief and loss, life transitions, parenting challenges, family and couple conflict. I desire to instill hope in everyone I work with through warmth and compassion. Using a strengths-based approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help others facilitate growth and reach clients desired goals. When working with couples, I assist them to pursue their...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kansas City, Kansas (Kansas City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LCMFT,LCAC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 22

I still love what I do after 22 years. I have extensive experience in Christian Counseling, Blended Families, Couples, Addiction, PTSD, Trauma, Sex-Offenders, and Obsessive-Compulsive behaviors. I have worked with a variety of clients ranging from ages 7 to 89. I have worked with juveniles in a residential facility, military families on an army base, couples, and individuals through mental health and addiction facility plus my church. I am independently licensed in 3 different states as a Marriage and Family Therapist and independently licensed in 2 state...

This is Lisa Daly's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kansas City, Kansas (Kansas City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

It's an honor to be considered as a partner in your quest to feel better. Reaching out for help is not easy, but I know first hand how much courage it takes and the benefit from professional therapy when you find a good fit. I am a licensed clinical social worker in Missouri (LCSW) and in Kansas (LSCSW) and have provided therapy services for 16 years to individuals, couples, and families with a client-centered approach. I listen first before jumping in with any suggestions. You are the expert on you and your situation and I offer options from which you can cho...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kansas City, Kansas (Kansas City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 21

I have been working in numerous areas of psychotherapy and mental health for 20+ years including depression, anxiety, inpatient, outpatient and private practice. Over the last 20 years, I have developed my therapeutic approach to effectively assist people from all backgrounds in dealing with and overcoming challenges. As your therapist, I will strive to provide you with the best quality services possible in helping to resolve personal struggles and increase your satisfaction in life. Together we can work on making these improvements to your daily life, your i...

This is Lorinda Wente's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kansas City, Kansas (Kansas City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,MS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 25

I am a therapist licensed in Kansas with over 25 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and specific women's issues. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is personable and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychod...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kansas City, Kansas (Kansas City, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello. My name is Diane Morgan. I have 20+ years in providing counseling and am licensed in Missouri and Kansas. I am a specialist in treatment of PTSD, Dissociation, and complex trauma. I come at this work from a creative artistic view and then a move to psychology. My work has included years of crisis and emergency work to the last 15 years working in a multicultural, age diverse, and multi-focused therapy treatment. I find people fascinating and deserving of being heard and given attention. I have a Masters of Clinical Social Work from the University of...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kansas City, Kansas (Kansas City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, ADHD, Autism, and self-esteem. I also have assisted people who have endured mental and emotional abuse. My therapy style is tailored to each individual that I work with. We are all going through a life journey, and a solution that may work for one individual, may not necessarily work for the next. Our discussions will be objective, paying par...

This is Arthur Garvin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kansas City, Kansas (Kansas City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,LPC,MA
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 20

I am a clinical professional counselor licensed in Kentucky, Missouri Kansas, and Colorado with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse issues, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I've also helped many people heal, who have experienced physical trauma, neglect, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach c...

This is Dawn Wake's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kansas City, Kansas (Kansas City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi, my name is Dawn Wake. Thank you for reading my profile. I have a clinical social work license in Kansas. I am an individual, family and marriage therapist with over 25 years of experience working as a mental health clinician. During my career, I have worked as a supervisor and clinician at the community mental health center and in a private practice for the last 20 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I have also help...

This is Melissa Loudon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kansas City, Kansas (Kansas City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in both Missouri and Kansas. I have worked with various populations of people over my 16 year career including adjudicated youth, children and families in the child welfare system, and people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The people I have had the privilege of serving come from all walks of life and have encountered a myriad of personal challenges. I feel confident in supporting individuals struggling with situational depression, anxiety, past trauma, communication and relationship issues, family dynamics,...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kansas City, Kansas (Kansas City, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Kansas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am here to support and empower you through your journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kansas City, Kansas (Kansas City, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed professional counselor in Missouri and Kansas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kansas City, Kansas (Kansas City, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Missouri & Kansas, with 3 years of counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Lori Brax's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kansas City, Kansas (Kansas City, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Kansas with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Dr. Carnell Colebrook-Claude Ph.D. Clinical, Health, Forensic & Neuro; LCPC, LIMHP, LPCC, LPC, NCC, BCTMH, & Nutritionist's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kansas City, Kansas (Kansas City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD (Clinical, Health, Forensic & Neuropsychology)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

With over 25 years of extensive mental health experience, I hold a Ph.D. (APA accredited) in Clinical, Health, Forensic, & Neuropsychology. I am also a Certified Nutritionist, a Board-Certified TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH); a Board-Certified Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas, Illinois, and New Jersey; a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Kentucky; a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) in Nebraska; a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Montana and Illinois; a Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Prov...

This is Jennifer Mostafa's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kansas City, Kansas (Kansas City, KS)
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Kansas and D.C. with over 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with LGBTQIA+ related areas of concern, intimacy related concerns & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take a ton of courage! I look forward to working together.

This is Dr. Kristina Kersting's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kansas City, Kansas (Kansas City, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in Missouri with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues & family conflicts. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Lana Jamison's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kansas City, Kansas (Kansas City, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

I am licensed in Kansas and Missouri and have over 20 years of experience working with adult and pediatric populations in hospitals, outpatient medical and mental health clinics and schools. I have worked with individuals, couples, families, and those with Veteran status. I have extensive experience using teleservices. I understand that life can be challenging. We are pulled in many directions and often give so much of ourselves to other people and other activities in our lives. Sometimes we need to allow ourselves time to stop, even for just a short time, to...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kansas City, Kansas (Kansas City, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Kansas and Missouri with 11 years of professional work experience. I provide encouragement, support, and an opportunity to challenge you to become the person you desire to be. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Kansas City? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Kansas City area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.
 
First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Kansas City' and find the one that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Kansas City, or elsewhere in the Wyandotte county or state of Kansas.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Kansas City therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Kansas City counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Kansas City, KS ranges from $85-$150.
 
Some therapists in the state of Kansas will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Kansas City and elsewhere throughout the state of Kansas, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Kansas City offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.
 
Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Kansas City has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Kansas City, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). While helping to develop healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people who you see everyday.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Kansas City therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 151709 people in the city of Kansas City, KS finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 66115 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Kansas City therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around Kansas City, Kansas can serve:

66101, 66102, 66103, 66104, 66105, 66106, 66109, 66110, 66111, 66112, 66115, 66117, 66118, 66119, 66160

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Kansas City' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Kansas City's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near Kansas City, Kansas?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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