Kansas City, MO23 Counselors near you

Where do you need the counselor?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Kansas City Counselors

Browse these counselors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Kansas City.

Rose Marchick, PhD.
4.9
from 82 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 216 hires on Thumbtack
James R.
Verified review

Someone who genuinely cares, Isn’t afraid to tackle problems head on and is worth every penny. Before, We had been to two different counselors. Both through the preferred list of insurance and We spent almost a year with each. It seemed to be going no where. We were confused and frustrated why we couldn’t seem to gain traction. It seemed like our problems were being tip tied around, we needed practical steps that we could implement that day to improve our relationship and our family. As soon as we reached out to Dr. Marchick she has been there for us 100%. Things started off different, in a good way. We had an initial phone call to see if we were a good fit before any money was involved. Appointment times are flexible and rates are fair. She was able to see that this was our last attempt at therapy/counseling so we hit the ground running. She’s been available to us 24/7. Outside of office hours, in our times of crisis, you name it. Our relationship with Dr. Marchick has been the biggest help to our marriage. She made us feel safe talking about our issues, problems. She’s helping us sort through and find what’s important to us and what isn’t. Setting shared goals and practical steps on how to become closer as a family and rekindle what we’ve lost. Her memory is sharp, and she pushes real change for the better. To be 100% honest, We weren’t sure if the issues and complications we were facing were approachable, we felt like a train wreck. We wanted the best for us and our son. Dr. Marchick took our issues head on and is guiding us through the real issues and work that a marriage takes.

Thrive Counseling
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
Mark M.
Verified review

My experience with Thrive started approximately 16 months ago. I came to a point where I knew that I needed guidance and help. I was burdened with guilt to an extent that I had never experienced, and it was consuming my day to day life. It was in my nature to resist change, ignore weakness, and not ask for help. All are important, but the third is the most important. I had a long list of counselors to pick from. So I picked one to call first. That phone call established much more than I would've ever thought, and changed my life for the better, helped me maintain my path through bad times, and made something click in my brain that brought back personal interests and values that I had lost along the way. I've never made a statement like that in my life until now. Together we dug myself out of the whole that I was masking from co-workers, friends, family, and all. After about seven months in, I hit a realization that I'd never been happier in my adult life. This took dedication to the process. If you do not focus on positives, while accepting and facing the negatives, you won't get better. That thought process was, is and will remain a necessity in my day to day life. It took time, self awareness, and empathy. So what happens from there....? Life hit me even harder than ever before. Within a seven week window, the combination of circumstances caused the worst pains of my life thus far. Initially, it broke me down. The first 3 of 7 months were brutal, but positive thought was always present no matter how bad the day or week had been - very minimal at times, but it was there. I wouldn't take the period of struggle back for anything, because I faced it. I learned more about myself than any period of my life, what I could handle, and our ability to keep moving forward. My counselor is the only reason I figured this out. Because I asked for help almost a year prior, established a connection with my counselor, put all cards on the table, I was able to come out of a hole - guilt. Then six months later, get knocked into a deeper hole, bc that's what life does. While it was the worst time ever in the moment, it was the best time in terms of mental health, strength and growth. The most important thing I can say is the following - I know that life is going to hit me with terrible moments again. There will be unfortunate circumstances, loss, mistakes made, and on and on. However, I don't worry about it, because of two things primarily. I can accept that certain things you cannot control, and that I will handle whatever it is, get through it, support the others effected, and move forward. My appreciation of perspective that I've gained through my counselor will be instilled in me for the rest of my life and the gratitude I extend is in the hope that whoever is reading this, if you think you might need help, then you do need help, and you need to take action as I did.

Top Pro
The Path Forward
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Anne is a good counselor. While she can be a little blunt, what she says has value.

The Veil Kc
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah F.
Verified review

LaTasha did a great job on my big day, she made the night run smoothly and i had no stress. I highly recomend her for any event you may have!

Top Pro
Doris House, LPC, PC
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alfred J.
Verified review

Doris was wonderful and the compassion she shared for the tough time made it easier for us to receive and use the help she was giving.

  • 14 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

She's everything I've looked for in a counselor for years and didn't find. She's got the couch, low lighting and soft voice; she listens, makes suggestions and, in my case, sent me on my way feeling a lot more hopeful than when I went in.

Micaela Flick, LMSW
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brian B.
Verified review

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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Puela D.
Verified review

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.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie F.
Verified review

My fiancée and I actually sought Doug out for counseling prior to our official premarital counseling. Right off the bat Doug made both of us feel comfortable. He listened to both my fiancée and I talk through our thoughts. We would say he made us feel understood and even more impressive he helped us to genuinely understand each other, ha. Through regular and premarital counseling, Doug gave us tons of practical tools to help us then and now. My now Husband and I would both recommend Doug! We are very thankful for him for how has helped us to relate better and grow a deeper friendship. Also we attended Doug's marriage seminar called the seven principals for making marriage work. That was one of the most helpful things we ever did for our relationship. The one day seminar was packed with super practical help and my husband and I frequently reference things we learned from that day. The seminar is also a nice environment to learn and get help that's a little less personally intense. If you are nervous about talking one on one with a counselor, this would definitely be a good/safe/comfortable environment to get some help.

Inspired Living Counseling
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Melinda is a pleasure to work with. She makes you feel at ease and respected. Her thoughtful insight is always helpful and provides much needed perspective to every matter that I see her about. I’d highly recommend Melinda for someone seeking a counselor who is professional, knowledgeable, and non-judgmental.

Fellowship of Grace
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 12 years in business
Tracy H.
Verified review

Michael is a gifted counselor, helping people to see biblical principles as they seek to improve their relationships, their outlook and their situations.

Counseling Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Tamara G.
    Verified review

    William Cobb is a dedicated counselor. My husband and I went to him for pre-martial counseling. We were not sure of what to expect but William seemed genuinely interested in our emotional and spiritual growth. He was very helpful, thoughtful, asked critical questions and listened carefully to our answers. William will help you get down to the bottom of whatever problems you are facing and improve your understanding of yourself and your partner. He is highly professional, flexible and accommodating. I am very grateful for the pre-marital counseling that we received and would recommend him without question.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Teresa O.
    Verified review

    It's an honor to be able to do this small thing for Rachel Asbury as a thank you for all that she has done for me. She has been my guide, anchor and counselor through some of the roughest times of my life. She is intuitive, compassionate, understanding and professional with me and has helped me to trust, and understand how to proceed through the murky waters that are my life. I feel that I am stronger and more able to move forward. It takes courage but she has assisted me in finding my own strengths and has been my support on the road towards mental health and a more productive life in both work and with my family. I will survive and she has been my guide to understanding how to do just that.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sheryl L.
    Verified review

    Brenda Shriner tops the list of skilled and effective counselors I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Brenda’s breadth of knowledge and many years of experience combined with her keen instincts give her a therapeutic edge, whether counseling for relationship issues or workplace challenges. I would recommend her to my own family.

    About

    I am a clergy pastor and counselor. I counsel couples wanting to get married and provide advice. We only provide words of wisdom to men and women as a couple.

    About

    We provide the following services: * Premarriage counseling * Weddings * Life coach * Mentoring My wife and I will celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary this year. I performed my first horseback ceremony several years ago. I also do private, public, church, garden, boat and would even skydive! Let me know far enough in advance so we can meet and know for sure what you want. I prefer to counsel before the wedding and offer lifetime mentoring, counseling and/or just friendship.

    About

    We provide counseling services for individuals and couples. We deal with depression, anxiety, conversion disorder, trauma, adjustment disorders, weight loss, and relationship issues.

    About

    Comforting Faith Counseling Services Inc. offers quality and affordable counseling services in Lees Summit, Missouri. Our team of counselors each has unique specializations including the following: * an EMDR Level 2 certified trauma therapist * a women's issues therapist * a specialist in play therapy * a marriage and family therapist and more This ensures that you will receive highly specialized care in your area of need. Our counselors operate as a team. This helps us stay up-to-date on the latest counseling technologies and techniques and to discuss ideas with one another. Comforting Faith Counselors believe that today's technology can support the efforts outside our offices. Our counseling services include the following: * marriage and couples counseling * family counseling * premarital counseling * depression and anxiety * life transitions * work and career issues * life coaching * trauma therapy * faith-based issues We have been serving Lees Summit, Raytown, Independence, Blue Springs, and the Kansas City metro area, MO.

    • 11 years in business
    About

    The great concern I place on the institution of marriage designed by God. I believe it is still the greatest picture of love demonstrated to others to know how much God loves us.

    About

    Sometimes, clients need a little assistance in getting "unstuck" with life's decisions. I will assist the client in moving forward in life. With life coaching, I offer assistance in spiritual and family counseling as well as financial, wellness, and inner peace coaching. I am also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).

    About

    I offer marriage counseling, premarital counseling and marriage ceremonies. I'm open to any Christian denomination. Counseling is done from a Biblical perspective.

    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.

    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.