This is Dr. Scott Anstadt's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mission Hills, Kansas (Mission Hills, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 36

Hello, This is Scott Anstadt, Ph,D, LCSW, a seasoned clinician with decades of academic and counseling experience. Empathic, direct, and practical in approach using a wide range of evidenced based tools to make our time most meaningful and enhance your everyday life concerns. Flexible in approach to build in regular and strategic contacts and coaching. Enjoy working with older adults, periods of transition and adjustment, and grief issues. Overall, I use an eclectic approach from an evidenced based perspective. This includes strategic use of skills in: family sy...

This is Patricia Lord's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mission Hills, Kansas (Mission Hills, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LCPC,RPT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I believe everyone has a unique story and it is in 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, domestic violence and self harming behaviors. My work also includes assisting with behavioral, a...

This is Brianne Phillips's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mission Hills, Kansas (Mission Hills, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LSCSW,RPT-S
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

Welcome! My name is Brianne Phillips. I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker in the state of Kansas. I am also clinically licensed in our neighboring state of Missouri and hold the credential of a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Over the past 17 years, I have spent my time as a social worker in various settings: in schools, in private practice, in a hospital, with youth in foster care, and with survivors of domestic violence. Even though the settings were all different, one thing stayed the same. Our success and challenges are influenced by our l...

This is Pamela Frieden 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mission Hills, Kansas (Mission Hills, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello! Welcome to the BetterHelp community! My name is Pamela Frieden and I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker practicing in Kansas. I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma. I have been providing psychotherapy for a wide variety of issues and populations for 20 years. I graduated from Newman University in 2000 with a Master in Social Work and a Minor in Women's Studies. For six years, early in my clinical career, I did in-home family therapy with Juvenile Offenders and their families to help reduce recidivism rates of teens enteri...

This is Carol Thoma-Perry's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mission Hills, Kansas (Mission Hills, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

When life gets complicated, I am here to help you figure things out. Hello, I’m Carol Thoma-Perry, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in practice since 2004. I have a strong belief in the resilience of people and would like to work with you to accomplish your goals and improve the quality of your life. My therapy style is caring, listening, and structuring treatment to fit your individual needs. I will be able to provide encouragement, affirmation, and keep you motivated even through difficult times. Therapy is most effective when a client is motivated by ...

This is Dr. Juanita  McGowan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mission Hills, Kansas (Mission Hills, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD, LCSW, MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 40

Dear Client: I have been a licensed clinical social worker in Kansas for more than 40 years. As an African-American, faith based woman, I am a seasoned professional counselor, life coach, teacher, consultant, and administrator. Experiencing the journey of life can be challenging and difficult. Finding peace can be overwhelming, therefore, I applaud you for taking the courageous step to seek counseling support. You deserve to live your best life. If you desire to achieve a healthy state of mindfulness and wellness, it is important to gain insights abou...

This is Tera Robinson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mission Hills, Kansas (Mission Hills, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A., M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello! I am so glad you are here and have taken this important step towards healing! I am a licensed clinical professional counselor-supervisor, a licensed professional counselor-supervisor, and a licensed professional counselor in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas respectively. I have extensive experience working with adults, children, teens, couples, and families utilizing a variety of therapeutic approaches. I am a solution-based therapist; therefore, my therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address person...

This is Jamika Hobbs's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mission Hills, Kansas (Mission Hills, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 9

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist with over 9 years of experience working with individuals facing some very difficult life challenges. I enjoy helping people get the results that they are looking for. I work with individuals who are motived to change and I help them create a plan that will work with their lifestyle. My style is warm and solution focused. I will meet you where you are and help you to get where you want to go. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you...

This is Terra Prescott's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mission Hills, Kansas (Mission Hills, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LSCSW,LCAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker. I have been a Social Worker since 2010. I have had experience working with a wide range of mental health concerns such as anxiety, caregiver burden, abuse/trauma, severe mental illness, major depression, and depression related to major life changes, chronic pain, grief, interpersonal struggles and discord in relationships. I have worked in acute psychiatric care settings, by bedsides in hospitals, outpatient therapy settings, and community based services settings. My skills in navigating technology to...

This is Thomas Flanagan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mission Hills, Kansas (Mission Hills, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 40

I am an experienced and skilled therapist. I am straightforward and I work for my clients. I will accompany you on your journey to feel different/feel better. If you want to change and work at it, I am the right person for you. I use a strengths based approach and we will examine your strengths and how to use them to assist you in changing behaviors. I believe everyone has a unique story and I believe in listening to yours. Lets work together so you can achieve your goals.

This is Carlos Camarena's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mission Hills, Kansas (Mission Hills, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LSCSW,LCAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

My therapy career journey started in 1980 when I became a Case Manager working with individuals dealing with severe physical disabilities. At that time I was fresh out of undergraduate school and was seeking experience in the helping professions. My mother was a Social Worker and provided community services in the small town I grew up in and I was carrying the torch so to speak. I graduated with my MSW in 1991 and began working for a County mental health program in my state that provided services to people suffering from severe mental health issues and that had b...

This is Leslie Gleason's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mission Hills, Kansas (Mission Hills, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC,LPC, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello there! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Missouri. I attended MidAmerica Nazarene University and received my masters degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage, Couple, and Family. My undergrad was in Psychology. I have years of experience helping people of all ages with concerns such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, parental concerns, family and relationship issues, and much more. In addition to being an LPC I am also a Board Certified Nationally Certified Counselor. My education and experience is in all aspects of the indiv...

This is John Myers's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mission Hills, Kansas (Mission Hills, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

John earned a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friend’s University in 2005. He enjoys working with all couples, families and individuals including those in the military. John has worked with military families across the country and in Europe to provide counseling as they navigate the unique challenges that come with serving in the armed forces. This experience has informed John’s approach to therapy that includes providing a warm, empathetic approach to help clients clarify and find solutions to problems that are difficult to overcome. John h...

This is Stephanie Risinger's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mission Hills, Kansas (Mission Hills, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LCMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Hello and congratulations on taking this courageous and hopeful step toward wholeness. My name is Stephanie Risinger and I'm a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. Don't let the title fool you! Most of my work is with individuals. Being a marriage and family therapist simply means I have a specialized understanding of how our personal struggles and mental health challenges can affect relationships. I have 13 years of clinical experience in working with a wide range of concerns and mental health challenges. Examples include (but not limited to) grie...

This is Kevin Audley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mission Hills, Kansas (Mission Hills, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I once fell off a roof over 2 and 1/2 stories to the cement below when I was a mere 20 years old. That near death experience opened my eyes and led me to devote my life to helping others see their innate value and the choices they have to fully experience life. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 25 years and love to help people with anxiety and depression issues. You sometimes cannot change your immediate situation but can change how you look at it. I believe in focusing on what is going well and building upon that. I will quickly help y...

This is Erin Burvee's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mission Hills, Kansas (Mission Hills, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 28

I am a clinical social worker in Overland Park, Kansas with 28 years experience treating individuals with relationship conflicts, parenting struggles, grief and loss, as well as mood disorders, anxiety, and ADHD. I believe firmly in the importance of continued growth and self-awareness. My therapy style is interactive and helps individuals identify their strengths as well as areas of growth. My approach uses a cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, as well as a family systems approach. Our sessions will be tailored to your specific needs. Taking the first ste...

This is Mary Friesen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mission Hills, Kansas (Mission Hills, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Kansas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Daylin Rodriguez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mission Hills, Kansas (Mission Hills, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am a licensed and bilingual (Spanish) therapist in Kansas and Missouri with 13 years of professional work experience. Hablo Español. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Aaron Mussat's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mission Hills, Kansas (Mission Hills, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Kansas, Texas, and Missouri with 3 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 in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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 Manijeh Reynolds's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Mission Hills, Kansas (Mission Hills, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Louisville based clinically licensed counselor with a wide range of experience in providing mental health services and resources to the underserved. I have a passion for working with adolescents and have extensive, unique experiences with youth such as a former juvenile probation officer and a case manager where I engaged with children with developmental disabilities. In 2010, I became an elementary school teacher and my true passion for impacting disadvantaged youth through education was realized. My experience in working as a case manager complimented he...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Mission Hills?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Mission Hills area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Mission Hills and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Mission Hills or elsewhere in Johnson or the state of Kansas.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Mission Hills therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Mission Hills due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists in the state of Kansas may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp therapists serving the city of Mission Hills 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 four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Mission Hills to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Mission Hills, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A San Jose therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Mission Hills, KS, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 66208 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Mission Hills:

66208

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.