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Kansas City Therapists

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Rose Marchick, PhD.
from 82 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 217 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley L.
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Rose is professional while still providing a very comfortable setting for therapy sessions. She makes it very easy to open up and share any issues and then makes her suggestions for improvements in an honest but kind manner.

Thrive Counseling
from 40 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea O.
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Cheryl is hands-down THE BEST counselor in the world, based on my family's experiences. My young daughter was suicidal, hearing voices, traumatized and struggling emotionally. Cheryl gained her trust and friendship quickly, and worked with her through various techniques. She saved my daughter and helped her become the emotionally stable, thriving preteen she is now. I also was a satisfied client of Cheryl's (individual and couples therapy). All three, very different situations, were the most comfortable, productive sessions. We will never forget Cheryl and still call on her once in a while despite moving hours away. Cheryl has every characteristic you'd look for in an amazing counselor. She doesn't impose her values or beliefs on the client, however she knows the value of adding the spiritual dimension in the process. She is creative and flexible and adjusts counseling techniques to the unique needs of each client. She is compassionate, empathetic, friendly and professional. No matter the age or circumstance, Cheryl is the counselor for you. She will work hard to meet your needs and change your life!

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The Path Forward
from 26 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
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Lesa S.
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Where do I start? Anne is a breathe of fresh air! I have been in therapy with others (for YEARS), and have yet to meet someone like Anne. She is incredibly responsive, down-to-earth, and actually gives me hope that "everything will work out". (I didn't experience any anxiety when meeting her, as I usually do with my current therapist). She explained her methods thoroughly and she just seems like a fit for "us"! I left feeling encouraged and calm. I looking forward to this journey.

  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Anne M.
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I am very pleased with how the therapy sessions are going. Bella is very understanding and makes you feel very comfortable. She gives you feed back and tools to use along the way. I would highly recommend her. Anne H

Puryear Counseling
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Morgan B.
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Anthony was great in our couples counseling. Very accepting and gave us a great platform to be able to communicate effectively and work on our issues week by week. I also loved that he came to our home so that we were in a familiar setting which made it easier to talk. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for therapy!

  • 7 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kirk J.
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Rachael has taught me more about myself than I ever could have learned on my own. I was always a person that thought I knew myself better than anyone else, but with her outside perspective my life is %100 better. Thanks Rachey!!!

Micaela Flick, LMSW
from 8 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole J.
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Micaela is a wonderful counselor. What I love is she doesn't throw a list of resources at you but rather invests in her client by learning what the issues are and offering solutions to work on that you can apply on a daily basis. Micaela is great at offering perspective open heartedly and asks great questions to understand how to meet your needs.

Lilac Center
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy H.
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I was referred to Lilac Center and it was the best thing I have ever done. Unlike other places I have been too, they are no comparison to Lilac Center. Lilac Center has group therapy and individual therapy and it is working for me. I love the therapist and the Psychiatrist, they are so sweet and very helpful with the problems you have and they teach you skills to work on when you are having a bad day, All I can say is that it is a wonderful place to go to and would refer anyone to Lilac Center. Peggy Hopkins

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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Ahhhhhh…really says it all!!! I always look forward to my massages with Ruby Briggs. The moment I walk into the room my stress of the day begins to melt away. Then, when I lay on the warm table my body continues to relax. Ruby’s skilled and healing hands remind my body what rejuvenation feels like! The hot stones therapy is amazing! I highly recommend that you enjoy the benefits Ruby’s massage therapy offers.

Rychel L. Johnson, LCPC
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
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Gina W.
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Sherri is wonderful! Insightful, compassionate, curious and so dedicated to her work and the clients she serves. I thoroughly recommend her if you are unsure about where to turn when it comes to choosing a therapist!

Great Oaks Therapy Center
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany F.
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Michelle was our family therapist during a really difficult time in dealing with our teenage daughter. She was so personable and made us feel very comfortable. Our daughter had been to several other therapists and really made a connection with Michelle and made great progress while in her care. Michelle wasn't just good for our daughter she was good for us too. She helped us work through our own issues and helped us to understand that the issues we were having were not just our daughters issues but an entire family issue and what we needed to do to heal as a family unit. She was kind, compassionate and overall excellent in her services. I would highly recommend her services. Our family would not be where it is today without Michelle's patience and guidance. Tiffany and Brad F.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jenele H.
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I have been receiving service with Midwest Integrative and Jeneb Coleman for over a year. They are extremely professional and flexible with scheduling. Through the time I've been there I have gone through many traumatic life transitions and Midwest Integrative has assisted me weekly to ensure that I was emotionally and mentally healthy/stable enough to overcome each obstacle. I am very thankful. I feel more like family then a client. I highly reccommend their services!

Mobile Massage by Rachel
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Steve J.
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First massage and Rachel will make me want to get another soon! Not only is she professional, but she also addressed my needs and gave some great advice on stretching. She was also available at the last minute which really helped me out.

Massage by Tabatha
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Kathy H.
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Tabatha really impressed me with your knowledge, skills, and insight to what my body needed. Fabulous massage!


I offer a range of behavioral health and substance abuse services, all tailored to help you reach your fullest potential. Whether you're looking for short term therapy to a more intensive program I have the knowledge and skills to help you through your journey. My services are posted up front so that you can get precisely what you need and want from therapy. I will always practice with high ethical standards and remember your needs are priority . Each individual is unique. The whole "One-size-fits-all" mentality will never help you reach your full potential in therapy. I can promise a individualized treatment to each person with helpful solutions, sensitive to your culture, your past and that will help you to develop a "backpack" of skills to make a brighter future. If you put forth the effort I can guarantee you will like the positive changes you see.


I offer crisis intervention therapy. Do you feel hopeless and helpless? I can help you. I have been in the counseling field for 12 years.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

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. I love the diversity of human beings.... Every person is "an undiscovered planet" and a delight to build a relationship with.


I offer in-home family and individual therapy. Substance abuse treatment is also available in home. I offer hypnosis for weight loss or smoking cessation. I also now have an office in Leavenworth. I work with small children (2 years old up to teens) in your home, or you can come to my office.


I am a board-certified music therapist who can provide therapy services or percussion or piano lessons. I can also nanny and/or pet sit.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

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.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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