Lee Summit, Missouri Therapists

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Lees Summit, Missouri

Each of us bring a unique perspective to how we interact with the world around us. I pride myself in maintaining a position of openness and radical acceptance. It is said that those that practice what they teach are most effective as clinicians....
Rachel Bichara
PLPC (MO), LPC (KS)
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Missouri, Kansas

Let's be honest... talking about your mental health with a stranger is not easy! Yet; I'm here to provide a space for just that. Getting started in therapy may seem unnatural in some ways, but I believe that the benefits are so great that everyone...
Dr. Monique Burns
LCSW, Ph.D., LSCSW
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Missouri, Kansas

For the past 30 years, I have held positions in clinical, administrative, and academic social work. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. Together through discussion, new ideas come to the surface to shed light on patterns of...
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Mission, Kansas

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Kansas, Missouri

Therapy is so much more than sitting on a couch and talking about feelings. Therapy is a deeply personal experience where space is created to get to know yourself, figure out what’s driving your relationships, and gain confidence in your ability...
Lisa Jonas
LCSW, LSCSW
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Kansas City, MIssouri

Hello! My name is Lisa Jonas. I am a licensed social worker in the state of Missouri. I work with individuals who are suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and other life issues. I believe that you are the expert in...
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Missouri, Kansas

Your pain is real and your pain is valid. Are you tired of pretending that “everything is fine” when you are deeply hurting inside? Are you tried of wearing a mask and keeping parts of yourself hidden? Is your body trying to tell you about the...
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Lenexa, Kansas

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Kansas, Missouri

Today marks the day I return home to myself." - B. Taplin. Many experiences in life can leave us feeling lost and disconnected from ourselves. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, exhausted, or discouraged. Maybe you're asking yourself,...
Vonetta Mcclunie
LMFT, MS, Occupational Therapist
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Blue Springs, Missouri

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Kansas, Missouri

Hello, my name is Vonetta and I have a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friend's University and a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Howard University. I have additional training in Eye Movement Desensitization...
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Kansas, Missouri

My clients are sensitive, smart, and creative, but may find these strengths difficult to access and manage. As a result they may feel disconnected, anxious, and depressed. They often self medicate with alcohol, drugs, or food. I help people...
Diana Johnson
LPC-Supervisor 1, L.P.C, LCPC, MS
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Liberty, Missouri

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Missouri, Kansas

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Kansas City, Missouri

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Missouri

My passion is assisting individuals and families to achieve meaning and purpose in their lives by providing a holistic counseling approach of instruction, guidance, and insight for personal development and emotional growth. I will always come with a...
Cindy Eldridge
LPC-Supervisor 1
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Kansas City, Missouri

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Missouri

Hello! I'm Cindy, the founder of Living Waters. I help people who are searching for that part of themselves which seems lost. I am passionate about working with people who have lost their sense of self-identity and belonging. Whether it stems from...
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Missouri, Kansas

I enjoy helping those who are looking for help and solutions to their problems. I began working for those with relationship issues and sexual addictions. I have worked with women and children dealing with various trauma-related situations. ​ I...
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Missouri

I offer a therapy called Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT). It's a specialty treatment for people with excessive control - introverts, perfectionists, worriers, brooders, and the notably stubborn. When self-control is over-expressed, people struggle to...
Jon Staples
LCSW, MSW
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Kansas, Missouri

I'm Jon, a Clinical Social Worker in Kansas and Missouri. I've been providing professional mental health services since 2012. I received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Kansas. I specialize in treating anxiety but...

An Overview of Mental Health in Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Lee Summit, Missouri, is a city of just under 100,000 residents located in Jackson County. The city, which is the sixth largest in the state, is part of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Families in this fast-growing community enjoy a low rate of crime, outstanding public schools, higher than average income ($94,224 median family income), and a lower than average cost of living. The weather is generally pleasant with 216 clear days per year on average. Money magazine named Lee’s Summit #41 on its list of the Best Places to Live 2018.

Lee’s Summit residents age 12 years and older who are in need of mental health services can find assistance through Research Psychiatric Center, which partners with Lee’s Summit Medical Center in the provision of care. This is one of the only full-service inpatient facilities in the area. Day treatment and outpatient care are also available in the community. The staff of the Research Psychiatric Center includes psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and social workers. If you prefer a smaller, less clinical setting, you can find a variety of providers in private practice through the online directory from E-Counseling.com.

Mental Health Statistics for Lee’s Summit, Missouri

In 2017, a community health assessment was compiled for Jackson County through the local health department. The study used the definition of mental health given by the World Health Organization. Mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life…” The definition includes emotional, social, and psychological health. Several facts in the report provide a snapshot of the state of mental health in the area.

  • Substance abuse and mental health concerns, along with obesity, made up the top three community health concerns cited by stakeholders.
  • Residents reported having more days of “poor mental health” than “poor physical health.” In fact, 56 percent of survey respondents reported at least one such day in the past month.
  • In 2015, Jackson County had a suicide rate of 12.66 for every 100,000 residents. It is one of the top 10 leading causes of death.
  • Anxiety is the number one reason for emergency room visits related to mental health.
  • Poverty can exacerbate mental health issues and make it more difficult to access treatment. Most of Jackson County’s households have an annual income below the average for the state.

Family Mental Health Issues

Many people don’t feel the need to seek help with their mental and/or emotional well-being until they encounter difficulties at home or with family. Some of the most common difficulties center around marital troubles and addiction. Challenging times like those call for professional assistance.

In Lee’s Summit in 2016, approximately 60 percent of the adult population was married. Twenty-five percent had never been married, 10 percent were divorced, and 5 percent reported losing a spouse to death. While the divorce rate is lower than the state average, that doesn’t mean marital strife doesn’t exist. The city has a number of counselors and therapists to assist those going through a divorce, the death of a partner, or a similar family issue. These professionals can be found in the large healthcare complexes and in private practice.

Addiction takes many forms. While most people think of substance abuse, such as alcoholism or illegal drug use, other issues such as pornography and gambling are serious and rapidly growing problems. Jackson County, like many parts of the country, has significant challenges around prescription drugs like opioids. The average age of people seeking treatment for addiction is decreasing, with a growing population of teenagers in need of help. No matter who in the family is dealing with an addiction, it’s a stressor for the whole household.

Finding the Help You Need

If you or someone you love is in need of help with a behavioral or mental health issue, the search for assistance can be overwhelming. E-Counseling.com offers a comprehensive directory of professionals in Lee’s Summit who can help. You can review each one to see if he or she specializes in a particular area, such as anger management, grief counseling, or handling stress. You’ll also find information on the therapist’s credentials, experience, and a bio to give you an idea of the professional’s approach to services, so you can make the best choice for you and your family.