I. Therapists in Kansas City, MO

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There are no therapists currently located in Kansas CIty, MO. The following therapists are located in MO.

LaJuana Walker-McGill

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes

Monica Shelton

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, ADHD, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue

Emily Sloan [Anderson]

  • 10 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Kansas City, Missouri
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: EMDR, Eclectic, Existential, Integrative, Somatic, Person-Centered Therapy

State Licenses: Colorado, Kansas and Missouri

Katherine Jorgenson

  • 12 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Kansas City, Missouri
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Emotionally Focused, Feminist, Integrative, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Multicultural

State License: Missouri

Linda Sterling

  • 15 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Kansas City, MO
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Interpersonal, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Person-Centered Therapy

State License: Missouri

Bob Prue

  • 15 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Kansas City, MO
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Men's Issues, Multicultural Issues, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Body Centered Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Dialectical (DBT), Dream Work or Analysis, Meditation/Relaxation, Psycho-Educational, Transpersonal Psychology

State Licenses: Kansas and Missouri

Burke Counseling & Consulting Inc.

  • years of Experience
  • United States
  • Kansas City, MO
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Anger Management, Asperger's, ADHD, Behavior Issues, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Factitious Disorders (Munchausen Syndrome), Family Conflict, Forensic, Grief, Men's Issues, Multicultural Issues, OCD, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Sexual Abuse, Trauma / PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Behavioral, Case Management, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Dialectical (DBT), Information and Referral, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Play Therapy, Psychodynamic, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Supervised Visitation

Katie Burnett

  • 3 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Kansas City, MO
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Areas of focus: Academic Issues, Advocacy, Anger Management, Anxiety, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bullying/Harassment, Depression, Eating Disorders, Education/Personal Development, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Multicultural Issues, Self Abuse, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Thoughts, Trauma / PTSD, Workplace Stress

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Advocacy, Art Therapy, Eclectic, Expressive Therapy, Feminist, Gestalt, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Jungian, Meditation/Relaxation, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Motivational Interviewing, Music Therapy, Narrative, Nutrition Counseling, Person-Centered (Rogerian), Psychodynamic, Relational

State License: Missouri

A Monique Burns

  • 25 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Kansas City, MO
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Aging, Anger Management, Attachment Disorders, ADHD, Marital / Premarital, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Elder Abuse, Gender Identity, Learning Disabilities, Men's Issues, Self Abuse, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Suicidal Thoughts, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Advocacy, Behavioral, Case Management, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Dialectical (DBT), Family-Based Treatment (FBT), Focusing, Forensic Psychology, Humanistic, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Narrative, Parent Guidance, Play Therapy, Prevention, Psycho-Educational, Psychoanalytic, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Sex Therapy, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support, Supervised Visitation, Systemic, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

State Licenses: Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri and Oregon

Carol Peterson

  • 31 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Kansas City, MO
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Adoption, Aging, Anger Management, Anxiety, Asperger's, Attachment Disorders, ADHD, Autism, Behavior Issues, Career Counseling, Child Abuse and Neglect, Marital / Premarital, Depression, Developmental Disability, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Education/Personal Development, Elder Abuse, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Grief, Infertility, Learning Disabilities, Men's Issues, Multicultural Issues, Neurological, OCD, Pain Management, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality Issues, Sleep or Insomnia, Tourette's Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Advocacy, Behavioral, Case Management, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Education Consultation, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Information and Referral, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Long-Term, Meditation/Relaxation, Parent Guidance, Play Therapy, Prevention, Psycho-Educational, Psychodynamic, Relational, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support, Systemic

State License: Missouri

II. The Best Therapists in Kansas City, MO

Online Therapy evaluated top therapists in Kansas City to compile a list of trusted mental health professionals. The following 15 therapists were evaluated based on eight key factors, including specializations, credentials, accessibility, and cost, to ensure they offer professional care at a fair price.

Choosing the Best Kansas City, MO Therapists

Credentials

Professional credentials ensure therapists have the education and experience to provide high-quality care. Missouri requires prospective therapists to earn a graduate degree and pass the National Counselor Examination. Then, they can apply to the Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors for their Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor title and complete 3,000 hours of supervised experience to become a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Accessibility

Choosing the best therapist in Kansas City also hinges on accessibility, meaning therapists who offer convenient office hours that work with your schedule. Some therapists have day and evening hours to enhance accessibility, and all the therapists listed provide remote sessions to make it even easier to work with them.

Cost

Cost is often touted as a barrier to receiving mental health care. Ask your insurance provider if your policy covers mental health care and see if prospective therapists take your insurance. If you’re uninsured or therapists are out of network, ask if they offer a sliding fee scale.

Ann M. Becker-Schutte: Ph.D. | Best for coping with health issues

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816-822 1922
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Dr. Ann Becker-Schutte is a licensed counseling psychologist who believes in creating a safe, supportive environment to support patients and caregivers who are coping with health issues, including serious illness or other medical challenges. She works with individuals and couples facing difficult situations that affect family functioning, takes insurance and Medicare, and offers a sliding fee scale.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Grief
Health and coping
Infertility
Medicare
PHCS
TRICARE
Not Provided
Yes Yes

Alex Howard: LPC, SATP-C | Best for relationship issues

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913-735-6272
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Alex Howard is a licensed professional counselor and certified sexual addiction treatment provider who works with couples dealing with relationship issues. He helps couples experiencing relational distress to recapture the hope, love, and connection they once shared. Whether the relationship has just hit a rocky patch or the couple is experiencing a complete commitment crisis, Alex ensures everyone feels understood and finds the relief they seek.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Marital and Premarital
Self Esteem
Out of Network Individual Session:
$125/50 minutes
No Yes

Tara L. Crowl: M.S., LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, EMDR-Tr | Best for trauma

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816-866-8380
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Tara Crowl is a licensed professional counselor and board-certified TeleMental health provider who works with clients aged 14 and older who are struggling with previous trauma that may be causing anxiety and depression. She’s trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and regularly works with those who are struggling with PTSD, C-PTSD, and/or depersonalization. Tara also specializes in sleep issues, ADHD, and improving low self-esteem.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
ADHD
Anxiety
Out of Network 45-minute individual session: $95 No Yes

Tanner Edwards: LCSW | Best for excessive control issues

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913-745-7097
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Tanner Edwards is a licensed clinical social worker who offers Radically Open DBT treatment designed especially for clients with excessive control issues. She’s been practicing for 11 years and understands that the personal cost of overcontrol is often misunderstood and unrecognized. Whether clients are perfectionists, notably stubborn, worriers, brooders, or introverts, RO-DBT was developed to relax extreme control issues. Tanner offers flexible daytime and evening hours.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Out of Network Cost per Session: $110 No Yes

Jon Soileau: M.A., PLPC, LPC, NCC | Best for overcoming painful patterns

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816-895-2515
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Jon Soileau is a licensed professional counselor who works with clients stuck in painful patterns that may make them feel isolated, create distress, and erode self-esteem. He helps clients overcome the patterns impacting how they connect and function in their relationships with others. Jon has been practicing for three years and offers a sliding fee scale.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Self Esteem
Relationship Issues
Trauma and PTSD
not provided Cost per Session: $75-$125 Yes Yes

Kathryn Grant: M.A., LPC, LCAC | Best for addiction

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913-940-2582
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Kathryn Grant is a licensed professional counselor and licensed clinical addiction counselor who works with clients with all types of addiction issues, including addictions related to drugs, alcohol, shopping, and food, among others. Kathryn’s goal is to help her clients along their path to a sober, fulfilling life in which they can flourish. She’s worked in addiction counseling for 15 years and offers a sliding fee scale.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Addiction
Life Coaching
Coping Skills
Out of Network $60 to $90 per 50-minute session Yes Yes

Adam Magers: M.A., PLPC | Best for dreamwork

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816-945-2478‬
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Adam Magers is a provisionally licensed professional counselor with six years of experience who specializes in an integrative approach that includes dreamwork. He uses depth-oriented, psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, and Jungian psychotherapy with an emphasis on the role of dreams as a client’s psyche attempts to guide them toward wholeness. Adam also offers dream consultations and Ecotherapy, or nature-based, sessions. He has a sliding fee scale.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Trauma and PTSD
not provided Cost per Session: $65 – $125 Yes Yes

Christopher Carlin: Psy.D. | Best for PTSD

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417-719-1142
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Dr. Christopher Carlin has worked as a clinical psychologist for the last 20 years and mainly works with adults in a private practice setting, especially those dealing with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Carlin believes PTSD is one of the most common underlying reasons clients seek therapy and is trained in EMDR, which is designed to treat trauma, anxiety, and other mental health issues.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Anxiety
Trauma and PTSD
BlueCross and BlueShield
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $100 – $175 No Yes

Rachel Bichara: PLPC, LPC | Best for eating disorders

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913-583-0554
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Rachel Bichara is a provisionally licensed professional counselor who specializes in eating disorders and helping clients fix their relationships with food and their bodies. She helps clients struggling with body dysmorphic disorder and other body image issues. Rachel views mental health care as a holistic experience with physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects and strives to find a treatment approach that works best for each client.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Eating Disorders
Anxiety
Coping Skills
Out of Network Cost per Session: $120 No Yes

Andrew Jacobs: Ph.D. | Best for sports performance

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816-561-5556
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Dr. Andrew Jacobs is a trained sports psychologist who has been working with individual athletes, teams, coaches, and parents for 40 years regarding sports performance and improved self-confidence.

What patients say: “Andy … helped motivate me and showed me how to clearly focus. He has a positive spirit that’s really contagious and you always feel that he truly cares about you and what you’re trying to accomplish.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sports Performance
Stress
Self Esteem
Medicare
Cost per Session: $200+ No Yes

Robert Shonkwiler: M.S., LPC | Best for resolving problems

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816-867-8160
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Robert Shonkwiler is a licensed professional counselor who helps clients resolve problems related to depression, anxiety, addiction, relationships, and/or bipolar disorder. He helps them identify issues they want to work on and works with them therapeutically to resolve their problems by establishing a safe, trusting, healing relationship. Robert’s mission is to help make his clients’ lives better. He accepts insurance and offers a sliding fee scale.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Addiction
Bipolar Disorder
Aetna
Beacon
ComPsych
Coventry
EAN/Metro Family
EAP Consultants
ESI Employee Assistance Group
MHNet Behavioral Health
Magellan
St John’s Mercy EAP
Out of Network
Cost per Session: $50 – $80 Yes Yes

Marty Dybicz: Ph.D. | Best for psychological growth

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816-590-9545
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Dr. Marty Dybicz is a licensed psychologist who has been practicing for 44 years and strives to promote psychological growth and development. Dr. Dybicz provides psychotherapy and personal growth counseling to adults in individual and couples therapy. He helps with a broad range of issues, from specific psychological and relationship problems to general concerns about their quality of life.

What patients say: “Finally felt validated and heard.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Psychological Growth and Developmen
Relationship Issues
Anxiety
Insurance reimbursements Cost per Session: $120+ No Yes

Nikki L. Crawford: Ph.D. | Best for life coaching

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913-908-2298
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Dr. Nikki Crawford is a certified life coach with 13 years of experience in supporting clients facing difficult life transitions or who feel stuck to reclaim their clarity and confidence and move forward, step-by-step.

What patients say: “I feel like I am becoming a better version of myself because of our work together. I am making progress and setting a new level of expectation for myself.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Life Transitions
Stress
Life Coaching
not provided Cost per Session: $150+ No Yes

Mara Colbert: M.A., LPC | Best for mindfulness-based interventions

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816-739-0837
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Mara Colbert is a licensed professional counselor and registered yoga teacher who focuses on mindfulness-based interventions for healing trauma, depression, and anxiety. Mara brings nearly 20 years of teaching yoga, mindfulness, and meditation to her seven-year professional counseling career.

What patients say: “Mara has helped me change my life for the better and in all honesty, I don’t know where I would be without her.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Depression
Borderline Personality
Aetna
Out of Network
Cost per Session: $90 – $145 No Yes

Kathy Oades-Kelly: M.S., LPC, NCC | Best for stress

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​913-579-8349
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Kathy Oades-Kelly is a licensed professional counselor who works with clients struggling with specific situations that leave them feeling stressed and overwhelmed by life. She provides a private, peaceful setting for clients to share their concerns and restore peace and balance in their lives. Kathy is passionate about providing affordable professional services and the opportunity for her clients to heal and achieve the understanding they want.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Marital and Premarital
Life Coaching
not provided Cost per Session: $50/hour No Yes

III. What You Should Know About Kansas City Therapy

How are Kansas City therapists licensed?

Licensure in Missouri has two levels. A starter license called the Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor allows prospective therapists to get the experience they need for level two, becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. Future therapists must first earn a graduate degree in counseling and pass the National Counselor Examination administered by the National Board of Certified Counselors and the Missouri Jurisprudence Exam. Once they receive their PLPC, they must complete 3,000 experience hours to earn LPC credentials.

How much does therapy cost in Kansas City?

Kansas City therapists typically charge per session, and costs can run anywhere from $50 to $200-plus for each session. Some therapists may have a range of per-session costs to cover varying needs, such as individual versus couple counseling or longer session times. The average price for individual therapy runs from about $60 to $125. Some therapists in Kansas City offer a sliding fee scale based on your income and accept private insurance, Medicaid, and/or Medicare.

 

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