This is Wykeeta Lee's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Leawood, Missouri (Leawood, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, thanking you for taking the time to read my profile. There are hundreds of very capable counselors available. I believe that it's important to find the right counselor that's a fit for you. After all, the hallmark of counseling is the therapeutic relationship. I have been a licensed professional counselor for ten years, with emphasis on crisis intervention, depression/anxiety, anger management and abuse. I am the published author of Breaking the Silence from Shame- my journey to healing from spiritual abuse. My personal theory of counseling is that ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Leawood, Missouri (Leawood, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,RPT
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

I am a licensed clinical social worker and play therapist licensed in Missouri with over 8 years of experience working as a therapist and social worker. I have worked with a variety of clients with a wide range of concerns regarding depression, anxiety, parenting struggles, young adult difficulties, ADHD, and self-harm. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and divorce. My counseling style is warm and inviting. I believe in meeting clients where they are at and building off of their strengths. My approach is a combination of person-center the...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Leawood, Missouri (Leawood, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello- I have been a licensed LPC counselor in Missouri for the past five years and was recently licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, District of Columbia, Maine, and Virginia. Working with individuals, families, and couples has provided me with the ability to assist individuals throughout many aspects of their lives. I have had training in DBT, CBT, EMD-R and continue to grow my therapeutic knowledge through self-training and through clinical training. I have had the pleasure of working in many different fields throughout my life time and feel this has prov...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Leawood, Missouri (Leawood, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA LPC ATR-BC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

Peace of Mind...You deserve it! Many people say they want to feel content and in control of their lives. I work with individuals who want to make changes and experience more enrichment and satisfaction. Therapy is a relationship that is safe, non-judgmental, warm, and rewarding; a way to find peace. Therapy can provide insight and new perspectives into life's challenges and can help open up new possibilities and options for approaching difficult situations. Some of the benefits available from therapy include: * Developing new skills for handling stress an...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Leawood, Missouri (Leawood, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 6

Have you ever wished you had someone that could listen and be supportive without being biased? That is my goal for each and every client I work with. We have all experienced times in our life where we needed someone to be there for us. My goal is to provide you with the tools to be the best possible you. Being a Licensed professional counselor with over 7 years of experience I have had the pleasure of working with many populations. I have worked with clients with a wide range of topics including: Depression Anxiety Relationship issues Parenting problems C...

This is Sandra DeAtley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Leawood, Missouri (Leawood, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

It can be so difficult to acknowledge that a problem exists, let alone reaching out for help! By doing so you have already demonstrated that you are brave and strong! I am a licensed clinical social worker with seven years of experience in direct service to clients. I have worked with clients from all social classes in non-profits and in the private sector and have found that the most important element of a therapeutic relationship is one between client and practitioner that is based on trust, collaboration, and respect. I have worked with the homeless to t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Leawood, Missouri (Leawood, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Jasmin Foster and I received my Masters in Social Work from The University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2016. I have over 5 years of experience working in Crisis Intervention as well as 3 years in child welfare. I currently work with clients who experience depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance use disorders, homelessness, financial issues , individuals struggling to address mental health concerns and family issues to name a few areas of experience. My style is very person centered with a focus on the clients needs and desired outcomes. My goa...

This is Jason Bowers's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Leawood, Missouri (Leawood, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MTS,MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Missouri and Michigan with over 7 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, OCD, and PTSD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-beha...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Leawood, Missouri (Leawood, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,CRC
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome! My name is Kara Bates. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) who has had experience in a variety of counseling settings. I offer individual, child, and family counseling. I provide a holistic approach to counseling by addressing your physical, mental, emotional, and social needs. I approach therapy in an integrative, client-centered way in which my clients are seen as the expert in their lives to ensure the highest quality care is provided. I assist and guide you through interpersonal changes and hea...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Leawood, Missouri (Leawood, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 35

I am a dual licensed as a Professional Counselor with (35+) years of service, and I am (LMT 16+) as a Massage Therapist. I utilize a holistic, therapeutic approach to treatment that involves healing of the MIND, BODY, and SPRIRIT. I have an earned a BA degree in Psychology from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. And I earned a MA degree in Psychology from Washington University, in St. Louis MO. I have completed a massage therapy certification program at The Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, in 2005.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Leawood, Missouri (Leawood, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): NCC,CCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief
Years of Experience: 15

I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years experience . l started my counseling experience with the Missouri Division of Youth Services. l worked with troubled teens providing both individual, as well as group counseling. l worked in this residential setting for four years before going to work for Four Rivers Behavioral Health in Mayfield Kentucky. l worked with clients with dual disorders, as well as providing counseling services to inmates at the Graves County Jail in Mayfield Kentucky . January 8, 2007, l began working for the Department of V...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Leawood, Missouri (Leawood, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 24

Navigating through the paths of life can be challenging. You don't have to journey them alone. My name is Leslie Scott aka the Esteem Counselor. I am here to support you along your journey with a clinical road map and conversation to make your journey easier to endure. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 24 years of experience specializing in Culturally Based Therapy, Christian Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Loss, Life Transitions, Relationships, Family, Couples, Trauma, Veterans, Diversity, Inclusion, and Narcissistic Abuse. I work with a div...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Leawood, Missouri (Leawood, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

I am licensed in Missouri with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Leawood, Missouri (Leawood, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Missouri with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with multiple issues, some of which include: domestic violence, mood disorders, relational issues, trauma and abuse & parenting issues. I have worked in multiple inpatient and outpatient settings. I have experience working with clients across the lifespan, including children, families, teens, college students, adults, and the older adult population. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and tr...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Leawood, Missouri (Leawood, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

I am licensed in Missouri with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anger management, depression, & coping with life changes. 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 Emily Adler's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Leawood, Missouri (Leawood, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Kansas and Missouri with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Leawood, Missouri (Leawood, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am a compassionate therapist dedicated to the journey of wellbeing. I believe that you are the expert of your story and my approach is to build upon your strengths to help you advance your journey. I am a graduate of Maryville University with a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling, where I earned the Faculty Award for Student Excellence. I have over 15 years of experience in the social services field working with children and families of diverse backgrounds. My focus is in trauma informed care and I am trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Th...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Leawood, Missouri (Leawood, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Georgia and Missouri with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Leawood, Missouri (Leawood, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Missouri with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. 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!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Leawood, Missouri (Leawood, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Missouri with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety. 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. 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.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Leawood?

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 Leawood 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 Leawood 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 Leawood or elsewhere in Newton or the state of Missouri.

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 Leawood 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 Leawood due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists in the state of Missouri 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 Leawood and elsewhere throughout the state of Missouri 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 Leawood 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 Leawood, 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 Leawood, MO, 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 64804 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 Leawood:

64804

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.