Teresa Cote, MA LPC CRAADC NCC CCDP-D SAP

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  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • 5545 North Oak Trafficway Suite 25A, Kansas City, Missouri, 64118
  • Phone: 816-398-8294
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  • Session Fees: $60 - 90 ( I work on a sliding scale with proof of income)
  • www.kansascity-therapist.com
  • This member is also available for E-counseling.
  • E-counseling methods: Email, Phone, IM, Webcam



 Making A Decision to seek help
Beginning psychotherapy can be a difficult decision and helping individuals to address their concerns in a safe and comfortable environment is my first priority. My passion is to walk alongside individuals and provide hope to those who feel hopeless and overwhelmed and to assist in the healing process of those who feel brokenhearted and want to give up on life or on themselves.
 
 What kind of therapy/therapeutic approach
My main therapeutic approach is cognitive behavioral working within a values system framework, in addition to this, I am eclectic and holistic in utilizing other methods as needed. I believe this is crucial to the therapy process in order to create a therapeutic dynamic that is unique to each person who enters into treatment. Although one of my specialties is Christian Counseling, I strive to be sensitive towards those with other belief systems. My first and foremost priority is to provide therapy that is specialized to each individual that receives treatment. My desire is to see lasting hope, freedom, and restoration in the lives of my clients.
I have been trained from the HeartMath Institute and provide Biofeedback. This is a therapeutic approach which monitors the heart rate and utilizes techniques to help manage and improve many symptoms such as: anxiety, depression, trauma (PTSD), medical/chronic pain, ADHD, cognitive dysregulation. This techniques brings the body into coherence which assist with vast overall improvements.  
 
Therapeutic Experience 
I have 15 years experience working with individuals, families, and couples in many clinical inpatient and outpatient settings. I specialize in many areas of expertise ranging from severe mental health disorder such as: schizoaffective, bipolar personality disorders depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse (PTSD), grief & loss, adjustment issues, anger management/domestic violence, conflict management as well as with substance abuse disorders.
 
I have coordinated and designed a  twelve week domestic violence/anger management program which assisted individuals to manage their emotions and assist them with finding better ways to manage their emotions.
 
I coordinated and provided therapy in the Pennsylvania prison system where I implemented a woman's drug and alcohol therapy group and provided aftercare treatment for those released from the prison system
 
 
Addiction Specialist
I have a specialty with working with individuals with addiction concerns and disorders.  
I coordinated individual and group therapy for individuals that struggle with substance abuse disorders at various treatment centers as well as in my private practice. Moreover, I believe it is important for the whole family system to be involved in an individual's recovery process.
 
Education/Training 
I am a graduate of Immaculata University in Pennsylvania where I received my Master's degree in psychology & counseling. I am a licensed professional counselor for the state of Missouri (LPC) and am a nationally certified counselor (NCC). I am a Certified Reciprocal Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CRAADC) and a Certified Co-Occurring disorders Professional - Diplomate (CCDP-D). I have experience with working with individuals with a combination of mental health concerns and substance use issues as well as addressing co-dependency within the family unit. 
 I received training from Elijah House Ministry and specialize in a biblical framework of Christian counseling (by request only). Within this process, people can receive spiritual growth and healing from emotional wounds, freedom to the soul, a renewal of the mind as well as address root causes and break toxic patterns within their lives through inner healing.  
 
 I am a provider for: United Healthcare/Optum, Cigna, Medicaid, Several EAP agencies, SAP evaluations (DOT) and other private insurances. I also work on a sliding scale.
 
I am looking forward to connecting with you and participate in the process of restoration and healing within your life as you move towards wholeness and freedom.
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email to schedule an appointment or if I can assist you with any questions you may have.
 
 
 


Teresa Cote Reaches

Kansas City MO