Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Merriam, KS.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Merriam, Kansas.


Mary Sheridan, LSCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Mary Sheridan, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

In 66215 - Nearby to Merriam.

Mary experienced her share of anxiety while growing up. She has spent her life understanding the many facets of anxiety and now uses her knowledge to assist others to lead a less-stressed, less anxious life. She is teaching a pregnancy anxiety course. Who isn't anxious when they are pregnant? Mary has taught other mindfulness-based classes, as well. With the latest technologies working for us, more and more is being learned about the harmful effects of stress on our bodies. It is worth the time and effort to educate ourselves and learn tools to help us lead a happier, more balanced life. Let's get started!

Richard Bates,  LCMFT, RN
Anxiety Counselor

Richard Bates, LCMFT, RN

Richard D Bates, Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66048 - Nearby to Merriam.

Ironically, anxiety is the root of most of our problems. Partner distress, sexual dysfunction, career disappointments, parenting troubles, etc. Anxiety, and how to deal with it, is the core of my therapy practice. We will explore your loyalty to fear and what exactly it is that you fear. Ultimately, whatever goal we decide, reducing anxiety is part of it.

Laura Drinkard, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Laura Drinkard, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66048 - Nearby to Merriam.

Life is full of stress and feelings of anxiety can get in the way of so many things we wish we could do. Anxiety can make everyday tasks feel impossible as it often leaves us feeling paralyzed with physical symptoms. Anxiety is often about a threat or fear of something real or imagined. Let's work together to identify that fear and learn to manage the anxiety that comes along with it.

Stephen Brannen, PhD, LCSW, CCDP-D
Anxiety Counselor

Stephen Brannen, PhD, LCSW, CCDP-D

Diplomate in Clinical Social Work/Dual Disorders

In 64131 - Nearby to Merriam.

My approach to working with anxiety, stress, and trauma recovery (PTSD) is to utilize a supportive, humanistic cognitive approach. I utilize only research supported interventions such as Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy , and specific treatments such as Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Reprocessing Therapy. I also am comfortable in consulting with medical professionals is the management of clients experiencing stress related disorders.

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC
Anxiety Counselor

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC

License Professional Counselor

In 64133 - Nearby to Merriam.

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.

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

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

In 66202 - Nearby to Merriam.

Anxiety and stress can be debilitating, affecting all areas of life--school, work and relationships especially. Anxiety and stress are internally self-perpetuating, and can lead to panic attacks or anxiety attacks. Panic and anxiety attacks are scary and can feel like you're dying, making someone feel hopeless and helpless. However, therapy can provide significant relief from anxiety and stress. Through the use of talk therapy, yoga and conscious breathing, art and sand tray therapy, and EMDR; relief is possible. Therapy can provide the relief you're looking for, so you can finally rest peacefully, live life confidently and fearlessly, and finally take a deep breath and breathe.

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66216 - Nearby to Merriam.

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.

Adam Lynch, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Adam Lynch, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 64116 - Nearby to Merriam.

Let's be honest - there are many experiences and relationships that bring a lot of anxiety and stress into our lives. We can feel uncomfortable in the presence of others, fearful that our vision for life won't unfold how we want it to, or the challenge of making progress and using our time and energy in productive ways. We all struggle with this at different levels, but I believe we can take hope that because of who God is and in a close relationship with Him, we have a future that is incredibly bright. I want to offer clarity on how this is true even when it doesn't feel like it in your life.

Matthew Luckenbach, DCoun, LPC., RPT, NCC, CCSAS
Anxiety Counselor

Matthew Luckenbach, DCoun, LPC., RPT, NCC, CCSAS

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 64068 - Nearby to Merriam.

Stress and anxiety can deeply affect our lives and prevent us from seizing every opportunity or pleasurable moment in life. I can provide a specific type of approach that will address your stress and anxiety and help you manage it. Through this process we can work together to find manageable ways to deal with whatever life throws at you. Anxiety is an emotional that almost all us face at some point in our lives and it can very difficult to recognize, manage, and reduce. My collaborative approach is designed to help you learn to cope and reduce anxiety/stress in your daily life.

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC
Anxiety Counselor

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Professional Counselor

In 66212 - Nearby to Merriam.

Using practical, proven, and small techniques, clients learn to manage anxiety and stress more effective day by day. Focused on best practice interventions that work well over time to manage this painful emotion, this clinician uses a collborative, nonjudgmental style with individuals and couples who want to live more fully with less of the negative influences of fear, anxiety and depression.

Tish Kovac, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Tish Kovac, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 64152 - Nearby to Merriam.

Stress and anxiety is something we all feel at times. It's a normal part of life, but it can become so overwhelming that it starts to take over our ability to function, and that's when we know it's time to get help. I'll work with you to better understand the thoughts and feelings that are maintaining the distress, signs from your body leading up to it, and help you manage these area so that you're eventually able to be proactive in not letting the stress and anxiety overtake you.

Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66204 - Nearby to Merriam.

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.

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

In 66112 - Nearby to Merriam.

Anxiety often develops during our growing up years that seem to manifest itself during our adult years when the stresses of life can take its tole. We will explore the root of your anxiety, as well as teach skills to manage it before it gets out of hand. If willing, using hypnosis can help one get in touch with those often forgotten memories. Through hypnosis, one can express the pain, frustration, hurt and anger that often gets stored in our bodies.



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Thank you for visiting our Kansas page of stress therapists in Merriam, Kansas who are skilled and experienced in dealing with anxiety, worry, and panic in all its forms.  Worry and stress can cause a myriad of physical symptoms and wreck havoc on both our personal life and our relationships. Counseling for stress and PTSD in Merriam, KS will give you healthy tools and help you move forward. Let's get started. Reach out to us today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Merriam is located in Johnson County, Kansas. It has a land area of 4.32 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Merriam is 11,288 people with 5,016 households and a median annual income of $56,914. .


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Therapy in Merriam 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 Merriam 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 Merriam public health department.