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Online therapy in Kansas City

Online therapy in Kansas City is becoming more common as the world becomes more connected.

Online therapists help those who may feel anxious about meeting face to face in a therapist’s room, those who can’t afford offline therapy or those that simply prefer the convenience and anonymity of online counselling and psychotherapy.

The world of online counselling is vast, but many people are still unconvinced about the validity of online therapy, with some feeling that it is not real therapy.

However, there are plenty of therapists who can provide solid support and guidance through your issues via Skype or other messaging apps.

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Mental Health in Kansas City

Mental Health Statistics from Kansas City, MO:

Over 60% of all homeless individuals have some type of mental illness. In comparison, only about 20% of Americans have some type of mental illness. The rates are particularly high for those who are chronically homeless. Roughly 25 – 40% of them suffer from some form of severe and persistent mental illness as well as approximately 16 – 17% with serious mental illnesses like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or major depression (National Coalition to End Homelessness). Furthermore, it is often cited that over 10 percent of all homeless individuals also suffer from drug addiction (NAMI).

Because many people view homelessness as a choice rather than a consequence, this number could be seen as lower than it should be.

The percentage of children under 18 in the state who have experienced symptoms within the last year that are indicative of one or more mental health conditions is at around 14% (MHA). For example, about 16 – 20% of youth between 13 and 18 struggle with one or more mental disorders. However, only 1 out of every 4 youth receive treatment during any given year for these issues.

The most common disorder among adolescents in Kansas City is depression, followed by ADHD then conduct disorder. Although depressive symptoms are not uncommon during puberty, they should not reach the level where daily functioning is significantly impacted. Additionally, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is the most common mental disorder diagnosed in children 10 to 17 years old (CDC), but it is underdiagnosed.


The top three leading causes of death among individuals with mental illness are heart disease, cancer, and trauma.

Although the risk for suicide seems to be high for those with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, or “”severe depressive symptoms””, there is insufficient data to implicate that they are at higher rates than any other subpopulation. However, depression can lead to an increased risk of self-harm. Additionally, someone who has committed suicide may have had underlying severe depressive symptoms untreated. This is especially true if certain contributing factors exist such as previous attempts or family history (NAMI).

Best Therapists in Kansas City

Ms. Lynne Crooker

She is a licensed professional counselor and psychotherapist with over 24 years of experience. She has been providing excellent therapy services for those who need them the most. She offers both individual and group therapy sessions as well as mindfulness-based psycho-education workshops. Her areas of specialization include depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, anger management, and family conflict. She learned from her mother when she was in college and has been helping people since then.

Dr. Mona Shattell

She is a psychotherapist and an expert in cognitive behavioral therapy. Her education includes a doctorate in social work from the University of Kansas and a postgraduate certificate in clinical mental health counseling from Washburn University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard College. The important part about her education is that every program she attended at the universities above had high standards which made Dr. Shattell a good psychologist.

Dr. Craig Malkin

He is a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School as well as a practicing therapist who specializes in love addiction, sex addiction, relationship anxiety, intimacy concerns, codependence, eating disorders, sexual issues, infidelity problems as well as sexual compulsions. His education includes a doctorate of psychology from the Massachusetts school of professional psychology which was chosen because it has high standards just like other universities listed above. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Amherst College where he was the captain of his varsity squash for two years in a row. He is available for both short-term and long-term clients.

Mr. Eric Morrison

He specializes in mood disorders, substance abuse, schizophrenia spectrum disorders as well as sexual compulsions. His education includes a doctorate of clinical psychology from the Chicago school of professional psychology which was chosen because it has high standards just like other universities listed above. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington where he graduated with honors. He is available for both short-term and long-term clients, but he only accepts adults as his clientele.

Dr. Kenneth Norcross

Before becoming a therapist, he worked at the National Institute of Mental Health for 25 years where he used his skills to contribute to the mental health of Americans. He was also among the first few therapists that were involved in the formation of professional standards by offering training programs and seminars on therapy all over America. His education includes doctorate degrees from two universities, one is an EdD degree (Doctor of Education) which was earned at Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. degree (Doctor of Philosophy) earned at George Washington University. Both universities are respected around the world. He is available for both short-term and long-term clients, but he only accepts adults as his clientele. He does not discriminate against people based on age or gender.

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Common types of therapies in Kansas City

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Kansas City is where the therapist challenges your negative thoughts about you and the world. He tries to alter unwanted behaviors or treat disorders such as depression.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Second most common therapy approach in Kansas City is which the therapists teach behavioral skills (mindfulness & emotion regulation) to help clients enhance motivation. DBT is often used for mental health issues including eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorder, self-harming notions.

Existential Therapy

3rd most common therapy treatment in Kansas City focuses on self-actualization in the face of people’s challenges. Existential therapy aids clients in confronting hard and distressing truths about life and death.

Other therapy approaches include:

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Psychologists or therapists in Kansas City help people understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues.

They diagnose and treat mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.

You should expect to pay between $100 and $250 for a face-to-face therapy session with a Kansas City area therapist.  Online therapy in Kansas City is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in Kansas City via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the Kansas City free helpline number. There are a few online therapy options that can be free or low-cost. At MantraCare, therapy can cost you as low as $10.

Anyone interested in working as a therapist or counselor in the Kansas City area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work. Kansas City also has some continuing education requirements, and every counselor or therapist is required to know all the rules and laws that pertain to their profession.

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