Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Paola, KS.

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


Teresa Cote, MA LCPC  LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP
Anxiety Counselor

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66210 - Nearby to Paola.

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.

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

In 66112 - Nearby to Paola.

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.

Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66204 - Nearby to Paola.

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.

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 Paola.

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 Paola.

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.

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66102 - Nearby to Paola.

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.

Aaron Mitchum, LPC
Anxiety Counselor

Aaron Mitchum, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66204 - Nearby to Paola.

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.

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66216 - Nearby to Paola.

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.

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT
Anxiety Counselor

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

In 64149 - Nearby to Paola.

If anxiety and stress are keeping you from enjoying life to the fullest we need to explore the source of both and process together ways in which you can reduce your stress levels or find ways to cope until your circumstances change. It is important to me that you feel that someone understands what you are going through and how difficult your anxiety makes your life. You will benefit from my work with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that is designed to reduce anxiety. This approach is proven to give you tangible tools to utilize to create a more comfortable life for you. I provide a warm and caring place for you to feel supported while you are going through this difficult time.

Mary Sheridan, LSCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Mary Sheridan, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

In 66215 - Nearby to Paola.

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!

Benjamin Smalley, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Benjamin Smalley, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66047 - Nearby to Paola.

I cannot think of one emotion that we as people like to experience less than fear which is exactly what anxiety is. It's a persistent, low-level fear that hums along inside of us swelling at times and waning at others. When I work with clients who are oppressed by anxiety, I help you identify the fear. When it comes to anxiety, it isn't always easy to know right away and can take some exploration. When we identify the fear it allows us to work on reducing it. Coping mechanisms and education around anxiety can be very beneficial when discussed with and unbiased, caring professional. Especially one who's lived with anxiety and experienced growth that's led to great reduction in its oppression

Richelle Stillwell, LPC, CMHC, CFTP, PLPC
Anxiety Counselor

Richelle Stillwell, LPC, CMHC, CFTP, PLPC

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

In 64081 - Nearby to Paola.

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!

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

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

In 66202 - Nearby to Paola.

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.



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

Thank you for visiting our Kansas page of stress therapists in Paola, 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 Paola, 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.

Paola is located in Miami County, Kansas. It has a land area of 4.86 square miles and a water area of 0.42 square miles.  The population of Paola is 5,527 people with 2,115 households and a median annual income of $47,056. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Paola, KS

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While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Paola, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Paola may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Paola public health department.