Addiction Therapists in De Soto, KS.

Counseling for addiction and codependency in De Soto, KS. Help for alcohol and substance abuse, pornography, sex and internet addiction, gambling, and compulsive spending.


Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW
Addiction Counselor

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

In 66202 - Nearby to De Soto.

It can feel like there's no way out, when you are trapped in the grips of a chemical addiction. Whether it's alcohol, prescription drugs, or illegal drugs such as cocaine/crack, methamphetamines, heroin, etc, I can help. I hold a license in addiction counseling in the state of Kansas, and have extensive experience working with women in various stages of recovery. Individual therapy is essential in making sobriety stick and experiencing a long-lasting recovery. EMDR can be an essential tool in desensitizing urges and strengthening recovery skills. Talk therapy is also valuable in tailoring each client's recovery to meet their specific needs--there is no one-size-fits-all recovery model.

Laura Drinkard, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Laura Drinkard, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66048 - Nearby to De Soto.

Addiction in any form whether it is sexual, internet, gambling, gaming, or substances is a disease and is neurological in nature. Our time together will be blame free and non-judgmental while we work to identify triggers and collaborate to get you the best care possible. Addictions not only effect their victims, but their families as well. Our work will include maintaining and strengthening relationships while they adjust to the changes involved in recovery.

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC
Addiction Counselor

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Professional Counselor

In 66212 - Nearby to De Soto.

Debra Neal specializes in working with problem and compulsive behaviors--compulsive or problem gambling, alcohol and substance abuse, sex/pornography, internet gaming, debting, and eating disorders. Using motivational enhancement techniques and best practice therapies, Debra helps individuals, couples and families find hope, solutions, and freedom better way to live day to day.

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT
Addiction Counselor

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

In 66112 - Nearby to De Soto.

I am not a certified addiction counselor, however, I believe therapy, along with support from out-patient services, such as AA, or NA, will help get you to the depth of the emotion that took you to this point in the first place. Many addictions are driven by the core emotion of shame. Deep shame is not guilt but a sense that "I don't deserve to be here on this planet." Shame usually starts very early in life, often unintended by our caregivers, but never the less, it can lead to destructive behaviors. I am a certified Heart Centered Hypnotherapist, which can help find the root of the shame, change the conclusion, and find healing.

Richard Bates,  LCMFT, RN
Addiction Counselor

Richard Bates, LCMFT, RN

Richard D Bates, Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66048 - Nearby to De Soto.

The brain heals. The feelings of no joy pass. We will work to steady you until that time. It happens over months...many, many months. But it happens. We will find the hope to keep you going, the relationships that keep you getting better, ways to avoid triggers, any explore medical interventions that may help. Remember, addictions are a neurological problem, not a moral one.

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC
Addiction Counselor

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66216 - Nearby to De Soto.

Addiction is oftentimes the result of an underlying issue. In counseling sessions, I encourage clients suffering from addiction to pinpoint the triggers that cause the addictive behaviors. We also analyze the starting point of the behavior and the emotions associated with this form of acting-out. This process may include Narrative Therapy and homework. Each client is encouraged to find his or her own path to healing by uncovering emotions and circumstances from the past. Faith in God is a major factor in the healing from addition process.

Jennifer Asbury, MA, LPC, NCC
Addiction Counselor

Jennifer Asbury, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66212 - Nearby to De Soto.

I utilize DBT skills to help clients dealing with addictions. Looking at addiction from an impulse issue helps clients to realize there is a reason for what they do. Addictions can range from drug, alcohol, food, gaming/electronics, gambling, sexual and spending to name a few. Learning to use DBT skills can help the client manage impulsive behaviors.

Sara Minges, LPC
Addiction Counselor

Sara Minges, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66215 - Nearby to De Soto.

My older teen and adult clients with unhealthy relationship issues receive information on how codependency is an addiction to "feel good" chemicals released in infancy and early childhood in response to responsive, nurturing, consistent parenting. When nurturing is sporadic, a child craves the feeling of connection and being loved, and will often sacrifice their own needs later in life in order to experience those feelings again, as the idea of being alone is more devastating than not having their own needs met.


You have Found the Top Therapists for Addiction And Codependency in De Soto, KS.

Thank you for visiting our Kansas page of therapists in De Soto who specialize in addictions in all forms- internet addiction, pornography and sex addictions, gambling, alcohol and drug abuse, shopping, and food addictions.  An addiction can destroy lives and relationships. Often times there is a codependent person somewhere in the sphere of an addict. Professional therapy from an addiction specialist in De Soto, KS is a vital part of recoverey and healing. We are ready to help, let's get started.

De Soto is located in Johnson County, Kansas. It has a land area of 11.08 square miles and a water area of 0.12 square miles.  The population of De Soto is 6,074 people with 2,166 households and a median annual income of $51,259. .


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Therapy in De Soto is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your De Soto therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local De Soto public health department.