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Kansas City Therapists

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Rose Marchick, PhD.
4.9
from 82 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
Karen G.
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I have suffered with depression my whole life and have had a lot of different therapist throughout the year I never really finding the right one, until I found Rose Marchick. She is a truly wonderful & knowledgeable therapist. All I can say is now after seeing her that I have the tools needed to deal with life's ups & Downs!!!!!

Thrive Counseling
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
Chad F.
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Nice and compassionate therapist. Cheryl has been great for my wife and I.

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The Path Forward
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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Ryan W.
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Great program and even better therapist. Very happy so far.

  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Julie R.
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My husband and I have been to a few different therapists. We never found someone that seem to understand both of our positions, which is exactly what Bella manages to do when we meet with her. She listens to both of us and she never judges us for anything that we say or do. It feels really good to be heard.

  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Justin S.
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Rachael is a wonderful therapist. Very knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate. Dedicated to her clients and her work as a therapist.

Brock Caffee, LCMFT
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Mike L.
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I have known Mr. Caffee for over 10 years. In that time I have observed him to be a man of character, strength, clarity, and fairness. He has demonstrated that he is able to accurately assess, diagnose, and treat a wide array of mental health issues with a diverse population. He is a compassionate therapist with a gift of bringing clarity to the issue at hand. This helps him get to the root of the issue, and solve problems effectively and quickly. Ultimately this serves to be a very useful set of traits that helps clients live a healthier and more productive life. I highly recommend him as a therapist, and would feel comfortable referring him to those close to me. Mike Lyons, LFMT

Micaela Flick, LMSW
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brian B.
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I've met with several therapists over the years and have been the most comfortable with Micaela. I feel like she truly listens and cares about what I have to say and am going through. She challenges me and gives me "homework" and follows up on that during our next meeting. I have always had an easy time scheduling an appointment and rescheduling if needed.

Lilac Center
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer C.
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Therapists never helped before but the Lilac Center changed my life.

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Puela D.
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She is an excellent counselor and teacher. When my wife and I had her. She made it an amazing experience for us. We went through her marriage counseling sessions and they were very informative and thought provoking. The activities we did helped my wife and I increase the love in our marriage and helped us grow.

Rychel L. Johnson, LCPC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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Rychel Johnson cares deeply for her clients and it shows in her work. As a fellow LPC I have worked with her in the past and would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a therapist.

Sherri Jacobs
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Sara A.
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Sherri Jacobs provided deep insight and wonderful advice during a difficult time in my life. She helped me to better understand my own motivations so that I could find my own way forward. She is an amazing therapist.

Great Oaks Therapy Center
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Julia G.
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My 15 year old daughter likes working with Michelle Worley. She has had 4 previous therapists in her life and did not like any of them. Michelle relates well to teens.

Robin Helget
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Taylor K.
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Robin is the best play therapist we've been to! She gave us great ideas to work on at home and we saw changes in our child's behavior very quickly! Would definitely recommend her.

  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
About

I am a psychotherapist with over thirty years of professional experience. Therefore, I am confident in my abilities and feel that I can assist you with your concerns.

  • 10 years in business
About

I treat each client as a personal client which means your health and wellness comes first. My only concern is to assist your mind body and soul in achieving its ultimate well-being. I take a customized approach to each clients treatment as this will insure you receive the best up close and personal body care.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I believe that my clients are their own experts regarding the solution to their problem(s). I help my clients discover their own solutions within the framework of their life situation.

About

Rick Presley is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Rick's own story of recovery has opened the door to help many clients who find themselves struggling with addictions, marital, parenting, and trauma based issues. Rick graduated from Friends University with a master's degree in science in marriage and family therapy. Since earning his degree and license in the state of Kansas, Rick has gone on to complete training in sexual addiction recovery therapy, and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). Rick specializes in treating couples who are healing from the effects of addicting patterns in one or both of the partners. Rick's emphasis and specialized training in the area of sexual addiction puts him on the cutting edge of treatment of this issue that is faced by so many couples today. The popularity and accessibility of pornography has propelled this problem to being one of the fastest-growing problems counselors are seeing today. Rick will equip you with education, accountability and marital resources to help your marriage be better than it ever has been. Rick has also completed the basic training for EMDR therapy. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy has become one of the preferred methods of treating trauma. Clients often find that they are struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress symptoms and addictions as a result of unprocessed trauma in their lives. This can be from “I was never good enough for a parent" to major life-treating traumatic events. i.e. natural disasters and combat stress.

  • 12 years in business
About

Therapy offers guidance in your journey towards emotional freedom and happiness. KC is a modern therapist who wants to teach you the tools to create your own psychological, emotional and philosophical way in the world -- your life, for you, by you. There are individuals, groups, and corporations -- whole systems -- designed to try to make you feel anxious, addicted, scared, depressed, helpless, and hopeless; whether they are successful or not is up to you. I offer counseling that works!

  • 12 years in business
About

Our goal is to offer effective counseling and coaching to get you to be more resilient and self-reliant - not stuck in therapy for years on end.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I am a licensed massage therapist with 8 years of experience. I worked alongside a chiropractor for 7 years, so I became very comfortable with all different injuries and disorders, such as whiplash, spinal fusions, muscle spasms, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and other illnesses. I specialize in deep tissue and myofascial release, and I am level 1 certified in craniosacral therapy. Types of massages I offer are Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal, myofascial release, sports massage, and cranialsacral therapies. I just recently rented an office in a professional building in Kansas City, MO. I am offering first-time client specials. I am taking appointments immediately. My rate is $45 an hour for the first 2 visits and $55 for the regular rates. I strive to provide very reasonable rates, because I believe everyone should have a choice and chance to feel better.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

As a Christian centered therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Our support works to give you the "successful edge" as you pursue your passion for living. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. Please call or email me for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a psychologist?

A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

  • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
  • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
  • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
  • Overcoming addictions.
  • Managing chronic illness.
  • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

What are the types of psychologists?

Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

  • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
  • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
  • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
  • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
  • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
  • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
  • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
  • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
  • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
  • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
  • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
  • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
  • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
  • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
  • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
  • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
  • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
  • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

How much do therapists cost?

If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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