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500,000 people sought help at Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting psychologists therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City | BCBS, Carelon, +18 more
Chronic Illness, Coping Skills, Life Transition, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, +1 more

My multicultural background makes me a better psychologist.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, +9 more

Starting Psychologists

What is Psychologists?

Psychologists are mental health professionals that provide psychotherapy services and diagnoses for their clients. They have more research-focused training than most therapists, as they are more medically educated and receive a more general education about therapeutic approaches and theory.

How does Psychologists work?

Thriveworks psychologists in Kansas City, MO provide standard psychotherapy services, tailoring treatment to each client and their unique concerns. However, they can also provide diagnoses to clients when appropriate, something that therapists and counselors cannot do. Finally, in some states in the U.S., they are allowed to prescribe medication.

Is Psychologists conducted in person or online?

How long does Psychologists last?

Psychological treatment at Thriveworks Kansas City is very individualized and specific to each client, which means that the duration of treatment is often varied depending on a client's condition or disorder, the state of their symptoms, and their specific goals.

Need more help deciding?

As we all know, life isn’t exactly a walk in the park. Even the people who seem to have it all together are struggling with obstacles in their lives. It could be from struggles with personal goals, challenges at work, or even conflicts in our relationships. Are you:

  1. Struggling to communicate with the people in your life? 
  2. Worried you might be battling a mental illness? 
  3. Trying to achieve goals you set for yourself but can’t find the motivation? 
  4. Experiencing an overwhelming amount of stress in your life? 

Fortunately, licensed psychologists have the training and experience to help you through all of these challenges and more. They can help you figure out your priorities, manage stressors, and overcome obstacles. 

Nobody is perfect so don’t feel ashamed if you need the help of a mental health professional. Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Kansas City, MO, our team of psychologists is dedicated to providing you with complete comprehensive care every step of the way. 

There is nothing stronger than saying, “I need help.” Whether you need a little guidance in making big decisions or want to learn ways to communicate more effectively in your relationships, a psychologist at our office can help you. To get started, just give us a call. 

Psychologists: What Do They Do?

As we briefly touched on, psychologists are trained mental health professionals who specialize in a variety of fields. Psychologists can assist you with everything from mental illnesses to support in making big decisions. They utilize various methods and techniques to help their clients achieve their goals and work through the problems standing in their way. 

Talk therapy is the most traditional and common form of therapy. This is when you sit down with your therapist to talk about how you feel, what you’re facing, and what your goals are. You might be asked to address a phobia or stressor in order to work through your thoughts and reactions. In other instances, you could be rewarding positive behavior or thoughts to train your brain to shift its focus. 

Your licensed psychologist might utilize the above methods as well as any others they might see fit for your situation. Psychologists do not prescribe their clients medication. Suppose you and your therapist feel like you might benefit from taking a medication. In that case, they’ll work closely with your primary care provider or psychiatrist to ensure the correct medication is prescribed for your needs. 

Psychologists Can Help With…

If you’re going through a tough season in life, chances are, a psychologist can offer the answers you’ve been looking for. 

They can work with you through a multitude of areas concerning your mental health and overall wellbeing. Some of the more common reasons why we see clients here at Thriveworks in Kansas City include: 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression 
  • Low self-esteem
  • PTSD
  • Loneliness
  • Family turmoil 
  • Relationship problems
  • Grief and loss
  • Divorce
  • Stress at work and/or home 
  • Anger issues
  • Parenting struggles
  • Child therapy
  • Life coaching 

 

If your specific concern wasn’t listed above, don’t worry. We can help you with many other challenges. Our psychologists can also help you determine the root cause of your concerns so you can move forward without that overwhelming stress and worry. 

Schedule a Session with a Psychologist in Kansas City, MO

Are you looking for a psychologist in Kansas City that you can trust? Are you struggling mentally or emotionally? You’re in the right place. Here at Thriveworks Counseling, we pride ourselves on providing you with the dedicated, client-focused support you need. Our team of mental health professionals look forward to helping people just like you find the peace and success you deserve. In addition, we offer competitive benefits, such as: 

  1. Online counseling options 
  2. Flexible scheduling, including evenings and weekends
  3. Exceptional customer service from our scheduling specialists
  4. No waitlists 
  5. 23.5-hour cancellations 

And more! If you think that you could benefit from working with us, let’s get started. Just visit our online booking system or give our office a call. One of our scheduling specialists will help you find an appointment that works with your schedule. 

We look forward to learning more about you and helping you achieve the goals and expectations you set for yourself. Don’t wait to get started. Call today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Kansas City therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Kansas City
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Kansas City reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Shanna is a fabulous counselor. She is personable, caring, down to earth and she has a witty sense of humor. Her patience and warmth empowers her clients to reach their potential.
Read more Shanna is a fabulous counselor. She is personable, caring, down to earth and she has a witty sense of humor. Her patience and warmth empowers her clients to reach their potential.
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Shanna is a consummate professional and a great therapist. She has great insightful , empathetic, gentle, yet firm. She provides practical application, resources and tools needed to become the best version of oneself. She displays a tough love approach and understands areas to work on. She is always prepared, very detailed oriented, responsive and cares about the client journey. and patient. She seems empathetic and kind, but also clear and firm. Her sessions always end with actionable goals and she is willing to move the session toward relevant concerns if need be
Read more Shanna is a consummate professional and a great therapist. She has great insightful , empathetic, gentle, yet firm. She provides practical application, resources and tools needed to become the best version of oneself. She displays a tough love approach and understands areas to work on. She is always prepared, very detailed oriented, responsive and cares about the client journey. and patient. She seems empathetic and kind, but also clear and firm. Her sessions always end with actionable goals and she is willing to move the session toward relevant concerns if need be
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Had a very sympathetic but direct counselor who was tremendous. She helped me see patterns in my own behavior that should change is response to situations that had led to my depression previously. Very compassionate and helpful.
Read more Had a very sympathetic but direct counselor who was tremendous. She helped me see patterns in my own behavior that should change is response to situations that had led to my depression previously. Very compassionate and helpful.
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Shanna is caring and compassionate with excellent communication skills. She is easy to talk with and values genuine rapport and an individual approach. Her years of experience with a variety of clients make her a great choice as a counselor!
Read more Shanna is caring and compassionate with excellent communication skills. She is easy to talk with and values genuine rapport and an individual approach. Her years of experience with a variety of clients make her a great choice as a counselor!
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
I worked with Shanna as a colleague for many years. I've noted that people are drawn to her because she is so open and easy to talk to. One of her greatest motivations in life is helping others. She has the ability to lift others up with kindness and support. Shanna is very professional and insightful and I wouldn't hesitate to ask for her help.
Read more I worked with Shanna as a colleague for many years. I've noted that people are drawn to her because she is so open and easy to talk to. One of her greatest motivations in life is helping others. She has the ability to lift others up with kindness and support. Shanna is very professional and insightful and I wouldn't hesitate to ask for her help.
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Julia is an amazing therapist. She is professional as well as personable. Julia works hard to enure the individual needs of each client are met. I highly recommend her.
Read more Julia is an amazing therapist. She is professional as well as personable. Julia works hard to enure the individual needs of each client are met. I highly recommend her.
Kansas City Dec 2020
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★★★★★
I worked with Julia for two years at a community mental health center. Julia was a great colleague and mental health provider for the clients we served! She was empathetic and compassionate. She possesses a client centered and trauma informed approach with the people she works with!
Read more I worked with Julia for two years at a community mental health center. Julia was a great colleague and mental health provider for the clients we served! She was empathetic and compassionate. She possesses a client centered and trauma informed approach with the people she works with!
Kansas City Dec 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Julia and I were work colleagues. I found her to be very knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend her!
Read more Julia and I were work colleagues. I found her to be very knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend her!
Kansas City Dec 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Kansas City is located at 4010 Washington St, 2nd Fl-STE 201, Kansas City, MO 64111, near West 40th Street.

Phone number

(816) 722-2967

Languages spoken by MO providers

  • English
  • Japanese
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