Paul W. Anderson, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist: KS, MO, SC

Location Near Therapist: Kansas City, MO
Marriage CounselingRelationship/Couples Coaching
Couples TherapyFamily Business Relationships
Substance Abuse, AddictionsCorporate Managment Conflicts
Career CoachingSubstance Abuse Assessment

I provide a neutral and safe environment where you can examine your important issues. Together, we look objectively at options and consider pros and cons. At times you need extra motivation and strategic insight to achieve your goal(s). That's when I get to work.

Martha Childers, MA, EdS

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location: Located on the Country Club Plaza, Kansas City 64112
coupleswomen
50+grieving
career counselingdomestic violence
mindfulnessspirituality

My counseling approach focuses on empowering you and developing communication skills that are key to any relationship. I specialize in helping couples, women and individuals aged 50+. I will help you find ways to solve problems, enhance pleasure, and improve your life.

Matthew Luckenbach, MA., LPC., RPT

Christian Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Kansas City, MO
ChristianTrauma
AbuseDepression
AnxietyAnger Mananagement
DivorceBehavior Management

I like to provide a collaborative and compassionate approach that includes respect for self, values, relationships, and beliefs. As a Christian Counselor I will allow a person at their discretion to include their own beliefs and convictions as part of counseling.

Adam Lynch, MFT

Pastoral Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Kansas City, MO
Marriage and familyPre-marital counseling
Alcohol/Drug addictionSexual addiction
Same-sex attractionDepression
Anxiety issuesCounseling teens

We are not meant to live life alone, but rather deeply involved in relationships. Relationships can come with great loss, struggle or just the every day difficulty of learning to enjoy life with another person. This is where I thrive in bringing revival to your life.

Accessing Change, Inc.

A Diversified Office of Professional Counselors

Location: 9601 NE Barry Rd, Ste 220, Kansas City 64158
Anxiety/StressDepression/Mood
Marital/Relationship ChallengeLife Changes
Self-EsteemMotivation/Self-Discipline
Divorce PreventionParenting

At Accessing Change our goal is to help you find and make the changes you want when things have become overwhelming and unmanageable or when you just feel stuck in some area of your life. We encourage you to visit our website regularly to get to know more about us.

Olufemi Sharp, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor and Life Coach

Location: 7611 State Line Road, Suite 135, Kansas City 64114
Depression/AnxietyRacial/Cultural Issues
Grief,Trauma,LossLGBTq Individuals
Addictions, Food, Sex,Addictions, Shoplifting
Addictions, Drugs, AlcoholAddictions, Gambling, Internet

Hello, I have 20+ years of stellar education, training and experience helping individuals create the life they deserve. Therapy is all about you. My purpose is taking care of your emotional needs. I offer late evening appointments including Saturday and Sunday sessions.

Jeanneen Morris, M.A., L.P.C.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Kansas City, MO
Grief and LossDepression
Anxiety DisordersFamily Counseling
PsychotherapyMarriage/couples counseling
Divorce recoveryInfidelity

As a counselor I get to enjoy helping people find some peace, balance and clarity in their lives. I hope to create an atmosphere in my office where you feel like you can take some time out of your daily life to focus on an area in your life that would make you happier.

Tish Arnold-Kovac, MA, MFT

Marital & Family Therapist

Location: 7211 NW 83rd St, Ste 255, Kansas City 64152
Marriage TherapyRelationship Issues
Christian CounselingDepression
AnxietyLife Coaching

Nothing effects your life and sense of well-being more than your close relationships. God designed us to be in relationships with each other, yet there are times when those relationships feel intolerable. I'm here to help you through those times.

Walt Moon, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location: 1 E 34th Street, Suite 301, Kansas City 64111
Grief And LossSexual Trauma
Anxiety And OCDHoarding
Marriage And FamilyChildren/Adolescents
AddictionsConduct Disorders

I am ready to stand beside you as you fight to overcome your obstacles. I will be there to support you, to encourage you, and to provide the insight and tools that you will need to transform your life. Reconnect now with your faith, your family, and your true self.

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC

License Professional Counselor

Location: 7611 State Line Road, Suite 135, Kansas City 64114
Mental IllnessAnger
Alcohol/Substance AddictionRelationship/Family Conflict
Coping SkillsDepression
ConsultationDomestic/Teen Violence

I provide a nonjudgmental, safe, & supportive environment to explore life's challenges. Together we will set goals & work toward improvement; while you develop additional tools to face life anew. Flexible scheduling, including 7am appointments.


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Counseling Kansas City Missouri

Therapist Westwood, North Kansas City, Mission Hills, Mt Hope, Kensington, Shawnee Heights, Beacon Hill, Riverview, Fairfax, Lykins, Coronado, Victory Hills, Bethel Welborn, Quindaro Bluffs, Fairway, Countryside, Merriam, Mission

Kansas City, Missouri is filled with more attractions than one can imagine. If you are a chocolate lover, Chip's Chocolate Factory is a great place for an educational family outing on the makings of fudge and your other favorite treats. The city is also home of Coco Key Water Resort; this indoors area is great for children, teenagers, and adults featuring slides, spas, and family restaurants. Kaleidoscope (a free interactive art studio for children), the Kansas City Zoo, and Oceans of Fun (outdoor waterpark) are more of the numerous family fun activities this city has to offer. Science City at Union Station is a fantastic attraction aimed for children of all ages, with fossil digging and a NASA simulator.1 For a family activity that your teenagers and children are sure to enjoy, make sure to visit Worlds of Fun to gain an adrenaline rush on the local rollercoaster. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art located on Oak Street is worldly and enjoyable for the entire family.

Mental Health in Kansas City

Kansas City and the greater Jackson County region, like many other areas in the United States, experience a high incidence of substance abuse. Because of its location in the center of the country at the intersection of several major interstates, the presence of illegal substances is high. The National Drug Intelligence center places Kansas City's use of drugs well above the national average. As such, substance abuse recovery programs and therapists trained in working with addictions are in very high demand.2

To address the need for accessible mental health care, the Kansas City's Metropolitan Council of Community Mental Health Centers (MCCMHC) oversees the operation of seven community mental health clinics. With programs designed specifically for low-income families, the centers seek to establish a safety net for those who might not otherwise have access to or be able to afford quality behavioral health care. Programs for children, adults and the elderly are available, and for a variety of mental health conditions. Each year, the centers provide services for over 62,000 such individuals.3

Current Education

The University of Missouri at Kansas City offers a master's degree program in counseling and guidance that prepares graduates to serve their community's mental health needs. Students can concentrate in one of three areas: couples and family, mental health or school counseling. The wide variety of classroom and field-based learning experiences at the university's Community Counseling and Assessment Services gives students the knowledge and skills they need to effectively work with any population. More in-depth information about the program is available by calling the UMKC School of Education at 816-235-2234.4


References

1. Science City at Union Station. (2014). Home - Science City. Retrieved from http://www.sciencecity.com/.
2. The City of Kansas City Public Health Department. (2008). Community Health Assessment. Retrieved from http://www.kcmo.org/idc/groups/health/documents/health/drug_use08.pdf.
3. Metropolitan Council of Community Mental Health Centers. (2011). About the Metro Council. Retrieved from http://www.mentalhealthkc.org/about.
4. University of Missouri at Kansas City. (2014). Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance. Retrieved from http://education.umkc.edu/academics/masters-degrees/master-of-arts-in-counseling-and-guidance/.