Jeff Peterson, LPC, NCC

Jeff Peterson, LPC, NCC

Professions: Counselling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - 2015015355
Secondary Credential: LPC - LPC.0012304
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 15955
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Office 1
9233 Ward Parkway
Suite 305
Kansas City, Missouri 64114 - United States
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I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

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My practice is a safe and non-judgmental practice for all individuals regardless of gender, sexual orientation, sexual, race, ethnicity, spirituality, or other ecological constellations. I focus on broadening and positive psychological techniques that incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy in challenging negative self-talk such as "I am not worth loving" or other self judgments that result in feelings of inadequacy, criticism, and helplessness. Together we explore your values and worldview as a judgment-free cultural anthropologist, focusing on values and beliefs that are central to improving your happiness and enhancing connectivity to the world around you. I incorporate a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques including: relational psychotherapy, emotionally focused therapy (EFT), somatic experiencing (SE), cognitive behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), feminist systems, existentialist, gestalt, and psychoanalytic therapy in order to deconstruct past events or beliefs in order to understand how they may be influencing your current behavior.

Email or Call Jeff Peterson, LPC, NCC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15955

More Info About My Practice

While I do not take insurance, my services are often eligible for out-of-network coverage. This is ideal for those who prefer the anonymity of not having a diagnosis on their permanent medical records. What we talk about is truly kept confidential vs. using your insurance coverage, which often involves a mandatory diagnosis and may involve reporting the content of your session to a third party.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I help individuals work through guilt and shame in their life. Guilt is often tied to an external behaviors, i.e. "I feel guilty about smoking," where Shame is often tied to an internal sense of who we are, i.e. "I am defective." As a result, shame hits us at our core and can be a caustic force that impedes our ability to be connected to others. There are a variety of ways in which shame can manifest itself. It often comes through both subtle and overt social messages tied to what it means to be a man or woman. It can develop through judgment towards one's self, or aversion to part of who we are. It can develop as a result of conflict between our belief system and our internal feelings. The process of shame or internalized self-hatred manifests when an individual turns on him or her self, working as their own worst enemy to police or correct what they conceive as a problematic aspect of who they are. Addressing shame involves exploring past beliefs, looking at cultural messages that might reinforce certain beliefs, and challenging those internal conflicts that have developed as a result of shame.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Mediation
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with their relationships, are dealing with sexual or gender identity (LGBTQ), or are wanting to learn more about improving their sex life - gay or straight. This includes: sex addictions, breakups, couples counseling, negotiating polyamory and polyfidelity, or dealing with shame, anxiety, or self-worth issues.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychosis
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Adlerian Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Breathwork
  • Clean Language, Symbolic Modeling, and Metaphor Therapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Coherence Therapy / Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy
  • Collaborative Therapy / Collaborative Language Systems
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Constructivisim
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Control Mastery Theory
  • Core Process Psychotherapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Drama Therapy
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotional Transformation Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Hakomi
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Journey Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Lifespan Integration ©†
  • Logotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Neurofeedback
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Object Relations
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Possibility Therapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psycho-Physical Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Soul-Centered Psychiatry
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Wilderness Therapy

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