Kirk Shelton,Licensed Professional Counselor

Kirk Shelton,Licensed Professional Counselor

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 2016019104
Secondary Credential: LCPC-Permanent - LCPC 03157
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Friday Health Plans
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Optum Health
  • United Health Care
Fees: $145 for a 1-hour session
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability


Kansas City, Missouri 64118

My Approach to Helping

Strengths-based and person-centered. I believe you are the expert on yourself, and I want to help tap into yourself for healing.

Many things in our lives can lead us to reach out when we feel the need for support or help working through challenges. Many of my clients work on trauma and pain they have carried for a long time. I help my clients reorganize patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting in order to adapt to their present reality and to release "the old stuff".

I practice from a strengths-based, person-centered approach, collaborating to work toward my clients' growth and healing. I emphasize resilience, self-leadership, and compassion. The familiar ways of dealing with life's challenges may no longer be working, but together we can tap into your natural ability to adapt and change. I welcome clients from a variety of ages and stages, though I particularly focus on older adolescents, young adults, and adults. My "home base" is a person-centered approach, though I make frequent use of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) techniques. I am credentialed for EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), an evidence-based practice to heal from trauma, and use it when appropriate.

I became a therapist because I knew what it felt like to be preoccupied by something crying out to be "fixed" or "solved". I enjoy working with clients to collaboratively address their challenges. I am myself in session, and I enjoy helping my clients unravel layers that sometimes make it difficult to get in touch with themselves. The therapeutic process begins before I ever speak with a client, and it often takes some courage to reach out. If you are considering therapy, call or visit my web portal to consult or schedule a visit.

More Info About My Practice

My practice is entirely Telehealth at this time. I can work with anyone within Missouri, Kansas, and Florida via Telehealth.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist places me in dialogue with others about a variety of issues, concerns, emotions, and traumas. I usually maintain a sense of structure while encouraging my clients to lead the way in identifying their goals and values. My main interest is in helping clients resolve impasses and gain momentum toward their goals.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Fear
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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