Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Westwood, KS.

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


Anxiety Counselor

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Westwood

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

Aaron Mitchum, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Westwood

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.

Anxiety Counselor

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Westwood

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

Diane Schmidt, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Westwood

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

Tish Kovac, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Westwood

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

Laura Drinkard, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Westwood

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

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC

License Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Westwood

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.

Anxiety Counselor

Richelle Stillwell, LPC, CMHC, CFTP, PLPC

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

Within driving distance of Westwood

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

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Westwood

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

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

Within driving distance of Westwood

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

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

Within driving distance of Westwood

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

Sara Minges, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Westwood

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

Richard Bates, LMFT, RN

Richard D Bates, Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Westwood

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.



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

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

Westwood is located in Johnson County, Kansas. It has a land area of 0.40 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Westwood is 1,719 people with 770 households and a median annual income of $82,143. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Westwood, KS

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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Westwood for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees