Counseling in Blue Springs, MO. Find the Right Therapist.

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Leslie Gleason, MA, LPC, LCPC-S, LPCC, LMHC, RPT

Leslie Gleason, MA, LPC, LCPC-S, LPCC, LMHC, RPT

Fully Licensed Therapist

1701 W US-40 Ste 207, Blue Springs, Missouri 64015 | 816-427-1148 or 720-432-8843

*We have IN PERSON sessions available now!* We have a special interest in providing care for children/teens who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, PTSD, and family concerns, and are often called the "teen whisperer".

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Therapy Blue Springs, MO

Counseling Grain Valley, Lake Tapawaingo

Blue Springs is located within Missouri and is surrounded by attractions for everyone in the family. Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center is completely free and features a bird sanctuary, aquarium, designated wildlife area and much more. Here your children and teenagers can have an educational, yet fun time.1 Fleming Park located on Woods Chapel Road has everything for a perfect outdoor family outing with boating, fishing, hiking, and much more. Here you will also find Missouri Town 1855 with is a living village great for everyone in the family. However, if you and your family are seeking a more upbeat attraction, try Lunar Bowl. This location has a space theme and proves to be great for friendly competitions as well as birthday parties. Blue Springs 8 is a great little theatre where you can grab popcorn, sit back, and relax while enjoying a great film.

Mental Health in Blue Springs

Community Works is a Kansas City area non-profit that provides support services to individuals with developmental disabilities or mental health issues. The agency offers comprehensive case management services to ensure individuals have the support systems they need to attain an optimal level of functioning at home and in the community. Various mental health services are offered, including those that provide support and guidance for individuals who suffer from anger management issues, an eating disorder, a learning disability, or other mental health related difficulties. Contact Community Works at 913-789-9900 to inquire about these programs. 2

Children who have been abused or neglected by their families can experience ongoing mental, emotional, and physical trauma. In order to provide these children with a voice, the Court Appointed Special Advocates assigns a volunteer worker who fights for the child's best interests in the legal system. Whether testifying on the child's behalf at a custody hearing or working with other agencies to find foster or adoptive homes, CASA advocates work to ensure each child has a safe, happy, and healthy home in which to grow up. CASA is always in need of dedicated volunteers. To help meet the needs of the area's most vulnerable children, call CASA 816-842-2272.3

Individuals who live with an obsessive-compulsive disorder can participate in peer support groups offered by the Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment. The center offers a group specifically for people who engage in body-focused repetitive behaviors, such as excoriation disorder or trichotillomania. The group meets each month and is free and open to the public. Call 913-649-8820 extension 117 for additional details.4

Current Education

The recovery support programs offered by Mental Health America of the Heartland seek to help mentally ill residents of Blue Springs integrate into the community. To meet this goal, the organization engages in ongoing efforts to increase access to safe and affordable housing for the mentally ill. Dubbed the Heartland Housing Initiative, individuals who have special needs receive services that places them in supportive housing, provide rent and utilities assistance, and coordinate financial, housing, and human services to promote their overall wellbeing. To learn more, call 913-281-2221.5


References

1. Missouri Department of Conservation. (2017). Burr Oak Woods Nature Center. Retrieved from http://mdc.mo.gov/regions/kansas-city/burr-oak-woods-nature-center
2. Community Works. (2010). Services. Retrieved from http://www.communityworksinc.com/services
3. Court Appointed Special Advocates. (2016). The Role of Jackson County CASA. Retrieved from http://www.jacksoncountycasa-mo.org/about-us/the-role-of-jackson-county-casa/
4. Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment. (2016). Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors Support Group. Retrieved from http://kcanxiety.com/groups/
5. Mental Health America of the Heartland. (2009). Heartland Housing Initiative. Retrieved from http://www.mhah.org/programs.html

Blue Springs is located in Jackson County, Missouri. It has a land area of 22.35 square miles and a water area of 0.07 square miles.  The population of Blue Springs is 54,148 people with 19,132 households and a median annual income of $63,753. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Blue Springs, MO

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Blue Springs are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Blue Springs public health department.