Addiction Therapists in Independence, MO.

Counseling for addiction and codependency in Independence, MO. Help for alcohol and substance abuse, pornography, sex and internet addiction, gambling, and compulsive spending.


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

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

In 66202 - Nearby to Independence.

It can feel like there's no way out, when you are trapped in the grips of a chemical addiction. Whether it's alcohol, prescription drugs, or illegal drugs such as cocaine/crack, methamphetamines, heroin, etc, I can help. I hold a license in addiction counseling in the state of Kansas, and have extensive experience working with women in various stages of recovery. Individual therapy is essential in making sobriety stick and experiencing a long-lasting recovery. EMDR can be an essential tool in desensitizing urges and strengthening recovery skills. Talk therapy is also valuable in tailoring each client's recovery to meet their specific needs--there is no one-size-fits-all recovery model.

Aaron Mitchum, LPC
Addiction Counselor

Aaron Mitchum, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66212 - Nearby to Independence.

Addiction is largely about emotional regulation (fancy words for feeling balanced on the inside). We grow in regulation through relationship. Really. The brain actually grows new paths and ways of operating when in an attuned, empathic relationship with another. I work from a warm, empathic standpoint where 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), nor are tools for abstinence (also a part though) rather, formative moments of feeling tuned into, deeply understood and emotionally held are the goal. These offer new emotional experiences that catalyze psychological growth and healing.

Stephen Brannen, PhD, LCSW, CCDP-D
Addiction Counselor

Stephen Brannen, PhD, LCSW, CCDP-D

Diplomate in Clinical Social Work/Dual Disorders

In 64131 - Nearby to Independence.

I use s humanistic, cognitive behavioral approach to working with clients seeking treatment for addictions. I believe that focusing on the future and remaining positive in recovery s the most effective approach. As a therapist, I am proactively engaged in your treatment and success. I will work cooperatively with your primary care provider or psychiatrist to assure you the best care possible.

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC  LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP
Addiction Counselor

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66210 - Nearby to Independence.

I have 15 + years working with individuals with many types of addictions in inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. As an addiction specialist (CRAADC), (CCDP-D) and (SAP for DOT), I currently provide treatment for individuals with drug or alcohol abuse in an outpatient setting. I also offer support and assistance within the family dynamic to assist them with understanding the dynamics of addiction, co-dependency, and boundaries. I offer a holistic approach that helps individuals to understand themselves in the cycle of addiction, offer information for ongoing support and bring them in a direction of full recovery. I also provide DUI evaluations and DOT SAP evaluations.

Adam Lynch, MA, LMFT
Addiction Counselor

Adam Lynch, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 64116 - Nearby to Independence.

Addiction is not far from any of us. We all walk a tightrope of turning to multiple things that could begin to take control of us so that we can feel okay at any given moment, even when life doesn't. I've done quite a bit of work with addictions and have written some content on the subject that has been published online and in magazines. I feel comfortable working with your addiction - whether it's sexual, substance abuse, technology/gaming or anything that feels like an uncontrollable habit. You can have victory - both big and small, as we work through this struggle together with God's guidance.

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC
Addiction Counselor

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC

License Professional Counselor

In 64133 - Nearby to Independence.

Addiction is the continued use of a mood altering substance or behavior despite adverse consequences. Therapy provides a safe and honest look at behaviors and thoughts leading up to where you are today, a step by step guide to begin to make changes, develop new social skills, and tools to repair broken relationships and a new community of supports. .

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC
Addiction Counselor

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Professional Counselor

In 66212 - Nearby to Independence.

Debra Neal specializes in working with problem and compulsive behaviors--compulsive or problem gambling, alcohol and substance abuse, sex/pornography, internet gaming, debting, and eating disorders. Using motivational enhancement techniques and best practice therapies, Debra helps individuals, couples and families find hope, solutions, and freedom better way to live day to day.

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

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 64068 - Nearby to Independence.

Addiction is a slippery slope that can consume our lives if it gets a foothold. It is helpful to have someone to walk this through with you, hold you accountable, and discover how you can pull yourself out of the addiction. With the information age, internet and pornography addiction is taking control in more and more lives. My experience in working with addictions will allow me to work with you on addressing something that can appear has taken over your life. God wants you to be free and seeking help can lead you to that freedom.


You have Found the Top Therapists for Addiction And Codependency in Independence, MO.

Thank you for visiting our Missouri page of therapists in Independence who specialize in addictions in all forms- internet addiction, pornography and sex addictions, gambling, alcohol and drug abuse, shopping, and food addictions.  An addiction can destroy lives and relationships. Often times there is a codependent person somewhere in the sphere of an addict. Professional therapy from an addiction specialist in Independence, MO is a vital part of recoverey and healing. We are ready to help, let's get started.

Independence is a city that is located in multiple counties- Jackson County and Clay County in Missouri. It has a land area of 77.83 square miles and a water area of 0.44 square miles.  The population of Independence is 117,255 people with 48,313 households and a median annual income of $43,472. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in Independence is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Independence are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Independence public health department.