Counseling Services for Stress & Anxiety in Merriam KS.


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Stress & Anxiety

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LAC, LCSW, CTS

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Merriam, KS

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Merriam, KS

Daily stress and important life events can have a significant impact on our personal lives and relationships. I believe that having the ability to calm down and express our feelings can foster growth and joy in the midst of difficult circumstances. My hope is that you leave our time together feeling empowered so that you are able to find peace in the midst of whatever life event you are facing.

Stress & Anxiety

Sherri Jacobs, M.S., LMFT, M.A., ATR

Marriage and Family Therapist, Art Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Merriam, KS

Anxiety is defined as, "the real or perceived threat of death." While there are many minor things that might contribute to your anxiety, the brain and body often experience small issues as catastrophic. In our increasingly complex world, stress and anxiety seem to be the undercurrent of living in a way human beings have never experienced with constant stimulation, pressure and expectations. My observation is that this pressure seems to be happening simultaneously in every age group. Therapy can be an effective route to not only manage stress, but explore the building blocks in a person's mind, and life experience. I am also EMDR trained.

Stress & Anxiety

Sara Minges, LPC, RPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Merriam, KS

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Alex Ehrsam, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Merriam, KS

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Professional Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Merriam, KS

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Aaron Mitchum, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Merriam, KS

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.

Stress & Anxiety

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Merriam, KS

Anxiety and stress can wreak havoc on your body and life. You can only take so much. Sometimes things get so overwhelming that you feel paralyzed and cannot function. I offer ways to learn and understand your anxiety and stress, ways to manage it, and reduce it. I will give you the tools to identify the triggers and ways to prioritize the things that are important to you.

Stress & Anxiety

Kristen Burrus, MS, LMFT, LAC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Merriam, KS

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issues in the United States. These disorders are also very treatable. I work with people every day who have some sort of anxiety disorder. Unchecked anxiety can cause poor physical health, addiction, self harm, just to name a few. I will work together with you to relieve your anxiety and stress.

Stress & Anxiety

Diane Schmidt, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Merriam, KS

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!

Stress & Anxiety

Sitka Stueve, LSCSW, LCSW, CCP, CCTP, SAP

Licensed Specialized Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Merriam, KS

Anxiety, stress, panic attacks or worry can be debilitating! If you find yourself spiraling again & again, in debilitating anxiety, please know that therapy can help you to understand the anxiety process and help you learn how to manage your anxiety effectively. I have over fifty proven anxiety-reduction tools that I use with clients who have anxiety-related issues. Are you ready to stop worrying? Contact me!

Stress & Anxiety

Walt Moon, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Merriam, KS

Anxiety has the power to take over your life if you let it. The never-ending struggle to control and/or avoid your anxiety can paralyze us even as it makes us ever more helpless. I can help you take back your confidence and control. Together, we can identify, challenge, and change thinking errors that are giving your anxiety control over you. With well researched methods and techniques, I have helped patients and clients overcome all sorts of maladies related to anxiety including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Hoarding, Hair Pulling, Social Phobias, and Generalized Anxiety. I have also helped multiple patients gain success over anxiety triggered and driven by traumatic experiences.

Stress & Anxiety

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Merriam, KS

Anxiety often develops during our growing up years that seem to manifest itself during our adult years when the stresses of life can take its tole. We will explore the root of your anxiety, as well as teach skills to manage it before it gets out of hand. If willing, using hypnosis can help one get in touch with those often forgotten memories. Through hypnosis, one can express the pain, frustration, hurt and anger that often gets stored in our bodies.


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