Thressa Newell, Therapist in Kansas City, Missouri — Zencare
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Thressa Newell


Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Kansas City Accepting In-person
Updated September 12, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Childhood trauma

Professional statement

Thressa Newell is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice. Her office is located in her home. She works primarily with adults of all ages and all gender, racial, sexual orientation. Her special focus is working with both men and women who have had difficulties in their childhood and who now have difficulties holding down or enjoying their jobs or who have difficulties in their personal relationships. They can suffer from anxiety, depression, self-loathing or dislike, eating disorders, mood swings, etc.

Thressa's approach is eclectic and may include various strategies. Whatever the approach, the purpose is always to connect with clients, to help them feel safe enough to explore the inner workings of their minds and especially of their feelings so that they may understand themselves, accept themselves, and learn how to work with themselves to reach whatever goals they feel the need to reach.

Thressa has learned the EMDR approach and uses it occasionally, but she is much more inclined to use whatever strategies (inner child, modified hypnotherapy, CBT, chair therapies) gleaned from Peter Levine, Bessel Van Der Kolk, Richard C. Schwartz, Terry Real, Fritz Perls, Attachment Theory, or EMDR. She chooses the strategy that works best for the particular client she is working with.

Thressa is in private practice; her office is located close to the Plaza on the east side of Kansas City, MO. In addition to seeing customers in her office, she is quite open to conducting sessions online or by phone. Her first priority is making sure that her clients feel safe, understood, and heard. Her second priority is to ask the client to define a goal. The therapy proceeds from there.

Message to clients

Do you feel that you need somebody to talk to, somebody who will really listen. understand and hear you? Do you have difficulty trying to talk to your friends about yourself and your concerns? Do you feel alone, like you have no friends? Did you have a difficult childhood? A childhood in which you had difficulty making friends? In which you felt neglected and/or you were left alone to fend for yourself? Were you expected to perform perfectly but were never given the rules to make such performance possible? Were you expected to parent one or both parents? Did you you feel unloved? Do you in the present feel unloved? Do you dislike or hate yourself? As a result of any of the situations described above, do you suffer from too much anger, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder?

Though I work with adults on whatever issues they bring to our sessions, I'm especially trained to work with people who suffer from any of the difficulties listed above. I work with you as you describe your relationship difficulties, your work difficulties, your difficulties with friends, with neighbors, your difficulties with yourself. It is my purpose to support you, to help you heal your emotional wounds, to work with you to realize yourself and your gifts.


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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Thressa Newell is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $50 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $50

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I ask for cash for an in-person session; I ask for a check if I see a client online.


Kansas City practice
5324 Woodland Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64110
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Wed 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Thu 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Fri 1:30 to 4:00 pm
  • Sat 11:00 to 12:00 am; 1:30 to 3:00 pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Self-employed, Psychotherapist, 2003 - Present
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA), Psychotherapist, 1993 - 2003

Webster University, Master of Arts, 1995


Missouri: 2016020780