Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Paola, KS.

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


Anxiety Counselor

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

Within driving distance of 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.

Anxiety Counselor

Sara Minges, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Paola

Stress prevents us from achieving balance and overall health and wellness. I help my clients learn simple, fun ways to feel better and let go of their past and things they cannot change. We also teach them how to stop emotional eating and to savor their food, to avoid overeating or using food to avoid dealing with emotional issues. Clients learn ways to improve sleep, identify and maintain personal boundaries and feel excited about life.

Anxiety Counselor

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.

Anxiety Counselor

Alex Ehrsam, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Paola

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

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.

Anxiety Counselor

Diane Schmidt, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Paola

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

Stephen Brannen, PhD, LCSW, CCDP-D

Diplomate in Clinical Social Work/Dual Disorders

Within driving distance of 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.

Anxiety Counselor

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of 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.

Anxiety Counselor

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Paola

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

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.

Anxiety Counselor

Richelle Stillwell, LPC, CMHC, CFTP, PLPC

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

Within driving distance of 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!

Anxiety Counselor

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of 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.

Anxiety Counselor

Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.



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

Some budgeting needed

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