Take the Next Step Towards Healing

Feeling overwhelmed? Maybe a little stuck or paralyzed by anxiety?

You don’t have to feel that way and you don’t have to go through it alone.

We are here to help.

Take the Next Step Towards Healing

Feeling overwhelmed? Maybe a little stuck or paralyzed by anxiety?

You don’t have to feel that way and you don’t have to go through it alone.

We are here to help.

You can learn the emotional skills you need.

Being human means going through seasons where life is overwhelming and confusing. We don’t know how to move forward or where to go next. We feel stuck, paralyzed, and uncertain. No matter where you are in your journey, Blue Valley Counseling is here to help you heal and understand your story.

We are a group of therapists who provide compassionate care tailored to who you are and what you need. Our goal is to provide security and clarity as you explore your past experiences and present struggles. 

Our therapists will help you…

Our therapists will help you…

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understand yourself

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break unhealthy family patterns

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Identify and express your needs

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Manage anxiety and depression

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work through difficult emotions

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set boundaries

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break unhealthy family patterns

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understand yourself

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Identify and express your needs

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Manage anxiety and depression

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work through difficult emotions

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set boundaries

Not sure if you need help?

Take our quiz to see if therapy would be a good fit for you

Whether it’s to work through past traumas or mounting depression, or just to get a little help moving through a ‘stuck’ phase of life, we can help. Often people continue to move through life feeling anxiety or depression, convinced that it will pass or unwilling to acknowledge that help is necessary. So we have developed a quick assessment to help guide your decision to seek help.

Not sure if you need help?

Take our quiz to see if therapy would be a good fit for you

Whether it’s to work through past traumas or mounting depression, or just to get a little help moving through a ‘stuck’ phase of life, we can help. Often people continue to move through life feeling anxiety or depression, convinced that it will pass or unwilling to acknowledge that help is necessary. So we have developed a quick assessment to help guide your decision to seek help.

Counseling for

Anxiety

Anxiety can show up in many ways; racing thoughts, flutters in your chest, worrying about worst-case scenarios, inability to focus, fear of failing, and so much more. Anxiety can be a constant we don’t even know we’re living with. Not so fun fact: Anxiety often gets misdiagnosed as ADHD which prolongs your ability to get the help you need. At any age, anxiety can be present and prevent you from going to school, test anxiety, performing at work, enjoying your family, or living your day-to-day life. We can help reduce your anxiety so you can live the life you want.

Anxiety

Anxiety can show up in many ways; racing thoughts, flutters in your chest, worrying about worst-case scenarios, inability to focus, fear of failing, and so much more. Anxiety can be a constant we don’t even know we’re living with. Not so fun fact: Anxiety often gets misdiagnosed as ADHD which prolongs your ability to get the help you need. At any age, anxiety can be present and prevent you from going to school, test anxiety, performing at work, enjoying your family, or living your day-to-day life. We can help reduce your anxiety so you can live the life you want.

Depression

Depression typically manifests in increase in tiredness, inability to focus, irritability, isolation, and much more. It is a slow and painful place where a fog seems to have taken over your life. You are not alone in feeling this way and taking the first step of getting into counseling will help you get out of the darkness. Anxiety and Depression typically go hand and hand which can create the feeling of being trapped in your body with buzzing energy and no motivation to move.

Teens& College-Age Adults

The season of transitioning from childhood to adulthood comes with many exciting and confusing experiences. Graduating and moving on can create anxiety and confusion about who you are, where you came from, and where to go. It is a time when you question who you are and what you want to do with your life. This season comes with identity crisis’ and anxiety/depression. Major life transitions are complex and talking this out can help you process your trauma and organize your thoughts. You’re not alone, this time of life brings so much change, it’s okay if it’s overwhelming. We’re here to help.

Individuals

Therapy can help you process your past to better understand yourself. It can help you break generational patterns of pain, abuse and neglect. Therapy can help you set boundaries, express your needs, reduce shame about having needs, connect you to your emotions and your body, communicate with your partner, and so much more. If you are struggling to connect in your relationships or you want to know yourself better. Therapy is a safe place for you to explore what gets in the way of being where you want to be in life.

Children & Play Therapy

Play therapy is designed for children ages 3-12. Children often do not have the words to express their emotions or problems. Play is a universal language that children can use to work out difficult life situations. Play therapy is done using specific techniques and interventions that feel just like play but are actually beneficial to the growth and emotional development of the child.

Trauma & EMDR

EMDR is a scientifically based therapeutic technique that works to alleviate distress and allow the processing of emotional disturbances caused by traumatic memories. EMDR uses bi-lateral stimulation (eye movement back and forth) to stimulate both sides of our brain; the right side of the brain where trauma is stored when unprocessed, and the left side of our brain where language and understanding help us to make sense of our experience. By implementing this back-and-forth movement, the client begins to put language to their traumatic experience, alleviating the distress, and leaving room for a newfound sense of safety and peace.

Helping you Navigate the journey to healing

What to Expect

Decide if you are ready to start therapy. If you have been considering it for a long time, it might be time for you to take the next step and book your first session. Check out our team page and choose the therapist that seems to be the best fit for you. Reach out through the contact page if you want help deciding. 

Reach out to one of our therapists. They will send you some paperwork that will ask you simple questions regarding your symptoms, goals, and reasons for therapy. Your first session will consist of going over some basic boundaries of therapy, your goals, and hearing your story.

What to expect each week. Weekly sessions consist of talk therapy. You will come in and have the space to talk about whatever you want or need to process. Our job is to observe patterns, help you understand yourself better and untangle difficult emotions and situations. It will feel like a conversation where you and your therapist walk along side one another in discovering who you are and how to help you find freedom and connection.   

Our Team

Karli Farnham Jones
MA, LPC

My areas of focus are anxiety, phobias, teens and young adults, family conflict, and feeling disconnected from self.

Andrea Stark
MA, LPC

I specialize in anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, adjustment and stress, eating disorders, and postpartum issues. 

Shelby Duce
MA, LPC

Areas of focus are trauma and PTSD, women’s issues (self-esteem, identity, body positivity), anxiety, perinatal care, and disordered eating. 

Samuel Duce
LPC

My areas of focus are adolescents, adults, trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and self-esteem.

Casey Gum
LPC

My primary clinical experience has been working with young adults to walk with them through life transitions, mood disorders, anxiety, processing family trauma, and more.

Contact Us

Address

6721 W 121st St.
Leawood, KS 66209

Phone

(255) 352-6258

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