Afton Strate, M.S., LMFT

Afton Strate, M.S., LMFT
Stress & Anxiety

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 8100 Marty, Suite 107, Overland Park
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Daily stress and important life events can have a significant impact on our personal lives and relationships. I believe that having the ability to calm down and express our feelings can foster growth and joy in the midst of difficult circumstances. My hope is that you leave our time together feeling empowered so that you are able to find peace in the midst of whatever life event you are facing.

Mary Ann Altenbernd, LCPC

Mary Ann Altenbernd, LCPC
Stress & Anxiety

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Location: 8100 Marty St., Suite 102, Overland Park
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Anxiety is on a continuum from mild worry to phobias to panic attacks. Worry makes things worse than they really are and anticipates "what might happen if..." Possibly you are just stressed out due to life circumstances. There are coping strategies that are easy to learn in counseling to help you maintain a more calm demeanor with others in your life. Panic attacks are periods of intense fear or discomfort that develops suddenly and peaks within 10 minutes. In counseling you can discover the source and then root out the cause so that you don't have to experience this extremely uncomfortable situation anymore.

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC
Stress & Anxiety

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location: 5505 Foxridege Drive, Mission
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Anxiety and stress is something we all experience in life. However, if you are overcome with anxiety and unable to function in a healthy manner, counseling may be necessary. In my sessions, I focus on anxious thought patterns that may or may not be rational. Cognitive Behavior therapy is used as a tool to help those who suffer from anxiety and stress to evaluate the source of stress and find ways to alieviate the intensity of the anxiety. Thought patterns are analyzed and new thought patterns are taught. Each client is encouraged to take steps to create a new thought pattern process, and pinpoint areas in their lives that need to be dealt with.

Shannon Easterly, LCMFT

Shannon Easterly, LCMFT
Stress & Anxiety

Location of Therapist: Overland Park, KS
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Our world can be a stressful place. Some days it takes everything we've got just to keep it between the ditches. I can help you find balance in your day-to-day life by giving you a safe place to talk through and troubleshoot your stressors. When anxiety has you in its grip, I can help you manage the symptoms and gently challenge the thoughts that hold you there.

Alex Ehrsam, M.S., LMFT

Alex Ehrsam, M.S., LMFT
Stress & Anxiety

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location of Therapist: Overland Park, KS
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We are not born with anxiety. Anxiety and stress are a learned way to cope with difficult situations, and they actually do not help the situation, they just make it worse. Medication treats the symptoms, and can be helpful, but it does not heal anything. I want to work with you to help discover what is the reason you react this way and others don't. We can explore how you learned this, and discover if there is indeed a better coping mechanism available to you.

Brad Nowlin, LCMFT

Brad Nowlin, LCMFT
Stress & Anxiety

Licenced Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 8575 W 110th ST. Suite 218, Overland Park
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We live in a stress filled world and anxiety is a common coping tool. Being aware of our human inheritances, we can better distinguish between healthy and unhealthy anxiety. I use hypnosis and guided imagery to help my clients relax and to better manage their moods. I like the quote, "Worry is not preparation, but it is a magical elixir for avoiding catastrophe." I will help you distinguish between worry and preparation.

Melissa Kincheloe, M.S., LCMFT

Melissa Kincheloe, M.S., LCMFT
Stress & Anxiety

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 9393 W. 110th Street, Ste. 345, Overland Park
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Anxiety can be debilitating when we are gripped with fear and worry. When working with my clients around their anxiety, I often begin by getting curious about what is underneath their anxiety. Is it a fear? Is it a threat? Is it a perceived threat or is it a real threat? Depending on what we discover, we then address the need. I work with each client around their specific needs and find manageable resources for them to use in their daily lives. While medication can be a helpful tool, there are other resources that may offer some relief.

Brian Heydon, Ed.S., LPC

Brian Heydon, Ed.S., LPC
Stress & Anxiety

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Merriam, KS
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Managing anxiety and stress not only involves discovering triggers that are the cause, but also in understanding and managing the brain. Our brain, in a valiant never-ceasing effort to keep us safe, spends much of its time sizing up the environment, hyper-vigilantly comparing the here and now to a vast memory bank of information stored under the category of 'danger and pain'. Triggers in the here and now are attached by the brain to more severe, or even traumatic events from the past, causing a "fight, flight, or freeze" response which overwhelms the central nervous system. I assist clients in recognizing these triggers and in managing their effects through therapy and relaxation work.

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC
Stress & Anxiety

License Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Merriam, KS
Fast Contact: Email or Call Danience.

Anxiety is a normal reaction to a potential threat, however we can become anxious about issues that are not life threatening. Anxiety becomes a problem when the symptoms disrupt our daily activities or cause conflicts in our relationships. Anxiety also impacts our physical bodies and these symptoms (headaches, shortness of breath, stomach aches, fatigue, etc…) are often overlooked as something a therapist can help resolve. During therapy you will gain a better understanding about anxiety, what makes you anxious, how your body communicates, and strategies to overcome these emotions.

Olufemi Sharp, Olufemi Sharp, MA, LPC, DBT

Olufemi Sharp, Olufemi Sharp, MA, LPC, DBT
Stress & Anxiety

Licensed Professional Counselor, Healer and Life Coach

Location Near Therapist: Merriam, KS
Fast Contact: Email or Call Olufemi.

The Power Path, LLC. I apply Cognitive-Behavior, DBT, Mindfulness and Solution-Focused practices when treating Anxiety Disorders. I evaluate the severity of symptoms. Talk therapy and psychiatric treatments maybe recommended. I educate clients on how to recognize anxious reactions as they occur in the present moment and learn the skill of grounding. I encourage people to incorporate the daily practice of both informal and formal mindfulness behaviors. In addition, CBT is very effective in slowing down and challenging worry and fear ridden thoughts that cause elevated emotional arousal. For an appointment call: (816) 665-3003 www.olufemis-counseling.com


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