Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Merriam, KS.

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


Anxiety Counselor

Richelle Stillwell, LPC, CMHC, CFTP, PLPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Certified Family Trauma Professional

Within driving distance of Merriam

Anxiety is not something that only a select few can understand. Forty million people currently suffer from varying forms of this oftentimes silent assailant. Anxiety and panic can not only be from an obvious source, but can be initiated and fed by an unknown trigger. Let me help you identify the source of your fear or worry and the role it is playing in your struggle. We can discover how to use it as a tool to help overcome it and move forward in your life in a meaningful way. You should not feel that you have to remain prisoner any longer. There are many ways we can address this. Let’s find one that works for you!

Anxiety Counselor

Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.

Anxiety Counselor

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Merriam

Anxiety and stress can wreak havoc on your body and life. You can only take so much. Sometimes things get so overwhelming that you feel paralyzed and cannot function. I offer ways to learn and understand your anxiety and stress, ways to manage it, and reduce it. I will give you the tools to identify the triggers and ways to prioritize the things that are important to you. Anxiety can also be helpful to us. I will help you find the healthy ways to use your anxiety to move forward in life. Let me help you turn your anxiety from a negative to a positive.

Anxiety Counselor

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Merriam

As a therapist, I utilize many stress reduction techniques for the treatment of anxiety and stress disorders. One technique I have had succes with is biofeedback. This assists the individual to develop a healthy coherence and reduce symptoms significantly. I generally utilize a holistic approach which addresses every areas within an individual's life. Therapy may target the negative patterns and cycles that cause symptoms such as; self-care and prioritizing, life adjustments and changes, or in some cases, due to abuse or trauma. Whatever the situation, there are healthy and therapeutic techniques to resolve or reduce symptoms significantly.

Anxiety Counselor

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of 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.

Anxiety Counselor

Tish Kovac, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.

Anxiety Counselor

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of 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.

Anxiety Counselor

Diane Schmidt, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Merriam

Anxiety is the number 1 mental health issue for women and number 2 for men! For many, waking up in the middle of the night feeling anxious with our minds racing, is not uncommon. We live in an overstimulating society that encourages busyness to the detriment of ourselves! Learning to slow down and rest, assessing the activities of our lives, being able to say no and not feel guilty and learning ways to assess the social media and electronics use is part of the work we do in therapy. It's possible to have a life that is not anxiety-driven!

Anxiety Counselor

Alex Ehrsam, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Merriam

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.

Anxiety Counselor

Adam Lynch, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.

Anxiety Counselor

Laura Drinkard, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.

Anxiety Counselor

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of 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.

Anxiety Counselor

Aaron Mitchum, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Merriam

I use Self Psychology (a branch of psychoanalysis that uses human developmental science, sustained empathy and the therapy relationship itself to understand and bring healing to problems). I work from a warm, empathic standpoint in which I try to enter your shoes and understand your experiences as you do, not as others do. Insight is not the main goal (although that certainly happens), rather formative moments of feeling tuned into, deeply understood and emotionally held are the goal. These offer new emotional experiences that really catalyze psychological growth and healing. Benefits include increased: feelings of vitality and realness, hope, self-esteem, emotion regulation, etc.



You have Found the Top Therapists for Stress, Anxiety, and PTSD in Merriam, KS.

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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Affordable with Planning

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