Worth It Therapy Services is a therapy practice located in Kansas City, MO. They offer mental health services to adults who often find themselves unable to regulate their emotions. They often have outbursts of anger or frustration, and sometimes feel like they can’t stop crying. These intense emotions may interrupt work and also might cause conflict in their relationships. Worth It Therapy Services also supports those who feel stuck, including those who feel creatively stuck, and those who would like to make healthy changes for both their minds and their bodies.
The therapists at Worth It Therapy Services believe that healing must address both mental and physical health. They specialize in offering clients Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. This therapy approach leverages the brain’s natural functions to place painful or distressing memories in the past, while teaching clients how to remain grounded in feelings of safety in the present. It is an evidence-based therapy modality that can be used with individuals who have trauma backgrounds, including symptoms of anxiety and depression. The therapists at Worth It Therapy Services also practice the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Worth It Therapy Services believes in the importance of teaching clients about their reactions in the context of the nervous system, including the fight, flight, and freeze responses. They are knowledgeable about Polyvagal Theory which aids clients in supporting vagal tone. All Worth It therapists teach their clients many strategies for regulating their emotions so they can feel in control of their lives. Worth It Therapy Services also facilitate groups. Currently, Worth It is offering a virtual group focused on Gut Directed Hypnosis and an in-person retreat based on Dr. Brene Brown’s PhD book, Daring Greatly.
All Worth It therapists are in-network providers for United Healthcare, most also accept Medicare. Out of network and cash-based payments are also welcomed; we are happy to provide superbills for those interested in utilizing out of network benefits. Initial intake fee is $175 and all follow up sessions are $150 - your unique insurance coverage may reduce these costs.
Worth It offers individual therapy sessions to adults in the KC Metro, both in-person at our West Plaza clinic location and virtually on both sides of the state line. All therapists are trained in and practice EMDR. We also offer group therapy experiences based on the ground-breaking work of Brene Brown, PhD as well as evidenced-based hypnosis groups for the treatment of IBS.
Modalities used with clients include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) techniques, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), Somatic Interventions and client centered therapy. While using these treatment protocols, education and guidance about mindfulness, grounding, internal psychological resources, and breathing exercises are provided by therapists. In addition, psychoeducation about the nervous system and the brain-body connection from a psychological perspective is provided. Symptoms addressed in mental health therapy include, but are not limited to, anxiety, abuse, relationship difficulties, family discord, trauma, depression, chronic pain, guilt, shame, sadness, stress, grief, and loss.
The therapists at Worth It focus on the brain-body connection. Modern neuroscience has provided evidence to support the relationship between the brain and the body. Worth It therapists use specific modalities designed to support whole body healing.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety
Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect
Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Payment is made at the time of service. Billing questions can be answered by our care coordinator, Stephani Bowne.
Gut Directed Hypnosis (GDH) is an evidence-based protocol for the reduction of Gastrointestinal Disorders (GI) symptoms.
Daring Greatly is a psychoeducation group based on Dr. Brene Brown's PhD research on shame, shame resilience, and vulnerability.