Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Independence, MO.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Independence, Missouri.


Richelle Stillwell, LPC, CMHC, CFTP,
Anxiety Counselor

Richelle Stillwell, LPC, CMHC, CFTP,

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

In 64081 - Nearby to Independence.

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!

Alex Ehrsam, M.S., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Alex Ehrsam, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66212 - Nearby to Independence.

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.

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC
Anxiety Counselor

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Professional Counselor

In 66212 - Nearby to Independence.

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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 64101 - Nearby to Independence.

While most treatment approaches for anxiety and stress are effective on the surface, they don’t treat the real problem. Mantras, deep breathing, and rational dialogues about your fear being irrational rarely work---for most people don’t believe it or you! Imagine if you can trick the brain into changing without you telling your conscious mind that you are changing it? Problem with anxiety and stress is that the brain in this state knows you want to change it and it resists. Contact Kevin@kevinfleminphd.com for the ultimate stress and anxiety solution that will literally change your brain's autonomic nervous system patterns while you sit on your butt. 877-606-6161.

Glenda Rodgers-Lawless, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Glenda Rodgers-Lawless, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 66209 - Nearby to Independence.

Is your anxiety keeping you from living your life fully, or keeping you from attaining your goals? Daily responsibilities or personal trauma can create anxiety and stress that is difficult to overcome alone. I create an environment with client's that is safe and encouraging, teaching them the skills they need to overcome their anxiety and deal more effectively with stress. I utilize CBT and hypnotherapy to get to the source of the anxiety and depression and teach new skills that alleviate anxiety and depression.

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

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

In 66202 - Nearby to Independence.

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.

Terri Clinton-Dichiser, MA, JD, LCPC, NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Terri Clinton-Dichiser, MA, JD, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 66206 - Nearby to Independence.

Everyone feels anxiety at some point in their lives but when it starts to interfere with your life, counseling can help. Although anxiety can feel debilitating, it is treatable. People with anxiety don’t always share the same symptoms, they vary from person to person. Therapy will help you to reclaim your life and function in a chronically stressful world.

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC
Anxiety Counselor

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC

License Professional Counselor

In 64133 - Nearby to Independence.

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.

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

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

In 64116 - Nearby to Independence.

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.


You have Found the Top Therapists for Stress, Anxiety, and PTSD in Independence, MO.

Thank you for visiting our Missouri page of stress therapists in Independence, Missouri 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 Independence, MO 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.

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. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Independence, MO

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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.