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Outpatient Therapists and Physicians

Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Providers

Last Updated January 17, 2019

Below are websites of psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers. They are listed in alphabetical order. The list is not all-inclusive, but includes places our patients have used. We do not endorse one provider over another. It can be a very personal choice and we encourage you to research your options and choose the best fit for your family. Look at your insurance list of preferred providers and see how they cover non-preferred providers if you think a non-covered provider might be the best choice for your child due to location, availability, treatments offered, and/or personal choice. 

This is provided for your information only and does not constitute a referral or recommendation.

You will need a social worker, therapist, or psychologist for counseling or behavioral therapy.

If you need someone who can prescribe medications for mental health issues, you will need a physician (pediatrician or psychiatrist) or nurse practitioner.

Our pediatricians do prescribe medications for many of these issues, but sometimes need help from specialists for the therapy aspect or for medications in difficult to manage situations.

If you prefer to visually see some of these providers, see this Pinterest page.


Inpatient Facilities for Acute Psychiatric Needs:

Johnson County Mental Health has a program called Open Access.

Access Team – The access Team offers Open Access, same day walk-in comprehensive intake evaluations offered by trained licensed mental health clinicians for persons seeking immediate treatment and mental health care.  Same day access dramatically decreases the waiting time for initial assessment, evaluation and treatment. Upon completion of a full evaluation by a licensed therapist, consumers may be referred for a follow up appointment for case management, therapy and/or medication services in one of our three locations.

Open Access is available Monday through Friday from 9am to 2pm in the Shawnee office located at 6440 Nieman Road and in the Olathe office located at 1125 West Spruce. It does not necessarily have to be for urgent matters.  Families need to provide proof that they live in Johnson County, ID, income amount and insurance card.  

They also have walk in hours for current patients from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday at the same location.

Phone numbers are:

24-Hour Emergency Services: 913-268-0156
During daytime business hours call: 913-826-4200

Online search engines: 

Kansas KidLink: A resource for finding mental health providers in Kansas and other resources.

Psychology Today has a list of therapists. Search by your zip code and limit by insurance, issues, gender, and more.

Outpatient Therapists and Psychiatrists

ADDvantageKC promotes the acceptance and awareness of ADHD by equipping, encouraging, and empowering parents, professional educators and mental health professionals. Paula Smith-Culp is an experienced and dedicated licensed professional counselor and educator of children, adolescents and families. She has counseled students, juveniles in the court system, mobile crisis intervention services, and in private practice. Her 30 years of experience has given her the expertise to share with others that neuro-diversity is real and manageable.  

Barry McAnulty, MSW, LSCSW, LCSW ("Coach Barry") is a clinical social worker who sees approximately 60%  children, teens and families and 40% adults. His office is in Lee Summit and he is licensed in both Missouri and Kansas.

Dianne Voss Atteberry is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She specializes in marital conflict, parenting, trauma, self harm, attachment, adoption, anxiety, depression, grief, violence, and abuse.

Behavioral Health Specialists: Behavioral Health Specialists is a group of highly taught and experienced clinicians, all of whom are fully licensed in their respective fields. Staffed by well-qualified Psychologists and Social Workers, Behavioral Health Specialists work in an environment of ultimate patient care, concern and healing.

Anne Clark, MD is a psychiatrist who can provide prescription medicines for the treatment of mental health disorders.

Clinical Associates, PA is a group of psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers who specialize in many areas of mental health, including ADHD, teen behavior and decision making issues, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, school adjustment, and more.

Comprehensive Psychiatric Associates has both psychiatrists and psychologists on staff to provide comprehensive care for various mental health issues, learning disabilities, eating disorders, encopresis, autism, and more. They are in the Gladstone area.  

Caroline Danda, PhD is a licensed psychologist who provides assessment and treatment for issues related to emotional, physical, and behavioral health as well as parent coaching and consultation.

Melanie Davis is a psychologist who focuses on individual and family therapy for young children, adolescents and adults but she also provides assessment of a range of psychological issues including cognitive functioning (IQ testing) and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Kanakam Dileepan, MD is a psychiatrist who can treat mental health issues with prescription medicine.

Embark Counseling Services, LLC, states that they are a compassionate place for therapeutic services for children, adolescents and families.  Their licensed professional counselor specializes in providing a therapeutic environment for children who have difficulties managing their emotions, behaviors, or other challenging transitions from a Christian world view. Therapies used include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques, Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Attachment-Based methods, as well as Expressive Art Therapy.

Betsy Fredrickson, LSCSW, LCSW is a social worker who specializes in helping adolescents and young adults discover their possibilities. She provides teen and young adult counseling in Overland Park, Kansas.

Great Oaks Therapy Center provides individual, family, and couples therapy. They have three clinicians trained in Reiki, a Music and Play Therapist, and all of their therapists are trained in EMDR. 

Julie Hardeman, MS, LCPC, RPT-S is a therapist who works with children, adolescents and adults. She uses play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and attachment based and trauma focused approaches to help a wide variety of issues.  

Healthy Roots Counseling has several therapists who work with all ages, including families, kids, teens, and adults. They have several 
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC), Registered Play Therapists (RPT), and Sexual Addictions Treatment Providers (SATP-C). Their therapists participate in Theraplay, Filial Family Therapy, Child Parent Relationship Training (CPRT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and practice Trauma Informed Care. They have a facilitator for dating relationship compatibility, pre marital-counseling, parenting assessments, and marriage counseling. They work with a wide range of behavioral issues, anxiety, ADHD, relationship problems, autism, trauma, bullying, and more. See their website for specific therapist specialties.

Stacy Hutton, PhD, is a psychologist who specializes in LGBTQ+ individuals and their families, individuals who have experienced sexual trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance abuse. 

InSight Counseling offers comprehensive eating disorder and body image counseling as well as cognitive behavior therapy services for anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive spectrum conditions, and related conditions (e.g., depression).

Dr. Amy Jacobsen is a licensed clinical psychologist committed to providing high quality specialty Cognitive Behavioral Therapy services for all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults, affected by anxiety conditions, obsessive compulsive spectrum conditions, and related conditions.

Johnson County Mental Health Center offers services to children 4-18 years old with emotional or behavioral issues. They help with children who don't follow rules, are verbally or physically assaultive, seem withdrawn or isolated, have suicidal thoughts, run away, skip school, or have legal problems due to behavior.

Joshua Center for Neurological Disorders specializes in Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment specializes in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, and stress related disorders. They have psychologists and clinical therapists on staff.

Kansas City Psychiatric Group has several psychiatrists available to medically treat mental health disorders as well as psychologists available to provide various therapies.

Poonam Khanna, MD is a psychiatrist now in private practice after many years at KU Medical Center. Her office is located at 143rd and Metcalf.

Kids, Inc provides therapy to children and families for a wide variety of issues, including but not limited to: school problems, tutoring, trauma/PTSD, domestic violence, divorce, anger control/impulse and coping skills, Aspergers syndrome, social and self-esteem issues, ADHD/ADD, eating disorders and parenting skill training. Clinical social workers and therapists are on staff.

KidsTLC helps children heal on all levels through innovative therapeutic treatment philosophies; chaplaincy services; expressive therapies such as art, play and music therapy; and through a wealth of opportunities to improve the physical health of clients including the movement towards integrating mental health services with local health clinics that provide physical health services, increased nutrition/wellness education, and opportunities for physical exercise. They offer inpatient and outpatient services. They have a psychiatrist, nurse practitioners and many therapists on staff.

Stacey Laird, MD is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist with an office in Prairie Village. 

MidAmerica Nazarine University Counseling Center offers treatments for a wide variety of issues for children, teens, and adults. Services include treatments for anxiety, divorce adjustment, behavior problems, school issues, and more. Charges are based on an income-based sliding scale for Kansas City community members. They use their 2nd year graduate counseling students as counselors. All counseling students are supervised by a clinician that is clinically licensed by the State of Kansas.

Midwest Anxiety Treatment Center treats adults and children with anxiety, OCD, stress control, managing bullying, and more. Clinical social workers meet clients in their home or school. They also offer social skills groups and online classes for anxiety.

Midwest Neuroeducational Services provides neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and psychological assessments, individualized recommendations for learning, and offer consultations for learning and educational specialists, academic tutors, executive functioning coaches, speech therapists, and occupational therapists. They have a neuropsychologist and a clinical psychologist on staff.

McNeley-Phelps Psychological Services, P.A. (no website at this time) 12351 W. 96th Terrace, Suite 111, Lenexa, KS 66215.  (913) 787-0400 - Joi McNeley Phelps, PhD or (913) 788-0871 - Jack McNeley-Phelps, MS. They provide psychological services to children and their families, including treatment of anxiety, obcessive compulsive disorder, phobias, school refusal, trauma, and trichotillomania by their psychologist and therapist.

Manuel Morales, MD is a psychiatrist who can treat mental health disorders with prescription medicine.

Ochester Psychological Services, LLC offers mental health services including testing, counseling, and psychotherapy, to individuals, couples, families and organizations in the greater Kansas City metro.

Odyssey Learning provides ADHD coaching and Executive Function assistance.

Psychiatric Associates treats adults and children with a wide range of mental health issues. They have both a psychiatrist (for medication prescribing) and a psychologist (for therapy) on staff. They participate in clinical trials as well as see patients not in trials.

Psychiatry Associates of Kansas City has a number of psychiatrists, some of whom see children. They have four locations.

Janette Reinke, LMFT provides family counseling and parenting support for a wide variety of emotional and behavioral issues. 

Renew offers counseling for individuals, families and couples of all ages who are struggling with eating disoders, anxiety, grief, trauma, depression, abuse, sexual addictions, and other personal or relational issues.

Responsive Centers for Psychology & Learning provides services for a wide variety of mental and emotional health issues through psychologists, social workers, and therapists. They provide services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. 

Signature Behavioral Healthcare has psychiatrists and therapists for outpatient treatment of various mental disorders and addiction treatments. Several KC area locations.

Jane Sosland is a psychologist at KU who treats anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD, behavior problems, and more. 

Sunflower Pediatric Behavioral Health provides psychological assessment and therapy for chldren. Dr Emily Warnes is a licensed Child and Adolescent Psychologist.

Susan Liberman Psychology Dr. Liberman is a licensed psychologist specializing in children, adolescents, individuals, and families, using behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy. Her areas of interest are Attention Deficit Disorder, behavior problems in children and adolescents, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, developmental disabilites, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Tish Taylor, PhD is a psychologist who offers counseling as well as ADHD and learning disability evaluations.

Tonya Miles, PsyD, is a psychologist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Overland Park, Kansas. She has had extensive clinical training in the assessment and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder in children and adults and treatment for substance abuse.

Wexler Family Psychiatry provides child psychiatry and adult psychiatry services at various locations in the Kansas City area. Dr. Micaela Wexler is Board Certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

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