Find a Therapist in Paola, Kansas.

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Diane Schmidt, LSCSW
Psychotherapist

Diane Schmidt, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

In 66210 - Nearby to Paola.

Through therapy you can uncover the confidence that's hidden inside you! It may be covered up with layers of people-pleasing, guilt, anxiety, depression, guilt or fear. I help you discover your hidden truth so that you can develop healthy relationships and create positive changes in your life. Counseling is often necessary to uncover the hidden hurts, the unmet needs, and the repressed or unexpressed emotions, which are preventing us from getting to the truth, which will set us free. In many instances, there can be no true healing and spiritual growth until we are released from painful memories and unhealthy patterns, which now interfere with our present behavior and attitude.

Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT
Psychotherapist

Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66204 - Nearby to Paola.

It is likely that you might find our work together to be both challenging and extremely rewarding. I consider it my absolute privilege to be invited into your self growth and therefore consider the therapy room to be a sacred space. I strive to uphold a safe, accepting, inviting, and confidential place for you. My goal is to provide you with a unique therapy experience that allows you to exceed your therapy goals and discover the heart of the issue to create lasting change in your life. I love the entire therapy process from the moment someone walks in my door until they reach their goals and we have a closing session. It brings me the sincerest joy to witness a transformation.

Aaron Mitchum, LPC
Psychotherapist

Aaron Mitchum, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66212 - Nearby to Paola.

I utilize a contemporary self psychological psychoanalytic approach to working with individuals. This means I work with you to understand and heal the roots of issues and problems. I do not seek to dissect people and point out all that's wrong with them (that's the old model that says insight alone is what cures). I come from a current stand point that uses empathy to see people in light of their whole self and story and developmental psychology to respond to people in ways that, along with giving insight, helps put them back to together (instead of pulling them apart).

Benjamin Smalley, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Benjamin Smalley, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66047 - Nearby to Paola.

I am not into labels. I think that mental health labels frequently drive the medical field into bad practice. Some assume they know your struggle based on medications or diagnoses that someone else gave you. I call you a “client” and not a “patient” because I always start from the perspective that you as a human seeking growth and not a “sick" person. I use evidence-based therapy in my practice so you can be sure that your efforts in seeking growth will be met by my previous efforts in training and continued education. My practice will offer you 3 things: I will listen to the story of your life. I will help you get the pen back in your hand to write your CHOSEN story. Finally, I will care.

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT
Psychotherapist

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

In 64149 - Nearby to Paola.

Are you left confused about the status of your life and find things to be overwhelming and challenging? My office is a place where I hold space for you to safely explore your inner world and to help you make connections to how your past affects your current life. In our busy world we give to everyone else. Give yourself the gift of discovering a better future. I can help you create a better reality for yourself and those you live life with.

Mary Sheridan, LSCSW
Psychotherapist

Mary Sheridan, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

In 66215 - Nearby to Paola.

Mary has a knack for formulating unique approaches to the challenges facing her clients. Using cognitive behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, mindfulness, neuroscience understanding of how the brain works, and emotion-focused therapy among others, Mary has plenty of tools to assist you in finding the right approach for your needs. We both work together exploring the right path for healing. Mary checks with the client during the session to make sure they are being properly heard and we are addressing their needs in a successful fashion.

Stephen Brannen, PhD, LCSW, CCDP-D
Psychotherapist

Stephen Brannen, PhD, LCSW, CCDP-D

Diplomate in Clinical Social Work/Dual Disorders

In 64131 - Nearby to Paola.

My approach to counseling is what I describe as humanistic, cognitive behavioral therapy. I respect the right of each individual to make choices and encourage my clients to make the right choices and decisions for them. I believe in the bio-psychosocial model of assisting clients, and thus work with each in developing an understanding of their unique situation from this perspective. I am very comfortable in engaging with other providers such as primary care physicians in maximizing the benefits provided to my clients.

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC
Psychotherapist

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66216 - Nearby to Paola.

As a client-centered therapist, I focus upon each individual's unique personalities and strengths. Therapy session will focus on methods that meet your individual needs. Most sessions include Cognitive Behavior therapy which focuses on negative or destructive thought patterns. Some will involve Narrative therapy as well. Each individual is treated with value and respect in a private, non-judgemental environment.

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT
Psychotherapist

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

In 66112 - Nearby to Paola.

You will name your goals and desires for counseling. You will receive a nonjudgmental approach, a time to reflect on your past and present decisions, looking at the outcomes, looking at cycles that may be destructive or promotive and how actions can deter, limit or achieve your goals. If there is anxiety or depression, we will determine the level it is affecting you, then proceed to choose ways to help you to bring it under control.

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC  LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP
Psychotherapist

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66210 - Nearby to Paola.

I have 15 + years of experience in the therapeutic process of psychotherapy. Psychotherapy consists of a series of techniques for treating mental health issues, emotional and some psychiatric disorders. With this type of "talk therapy," I individualize my techniques in way that is compassionate and safe and allows my clients to move toward recovery in a productive way.

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW
Psychotherapist

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

In 66202 - Nearby to Paola.

Psychotherapy has value across many mental and emotional challenges. Specifically, I utilize EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Ego State work, and Family Systems Theory. I specialize in providing assistance to adult women, and women of at least 14 years of age. I also have extensive training and experience, as well as continue to provide assistance to women who are struggling with issues including, but not limited to: unresolved trauma, addiction to drugs and alcohol, depression, anxiety, stress, excessive worry and fear, mood swings, self harming behaviors, relationship violence, and low self esteem.


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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. 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.