Laura Shaughnessy


Laura Shaughnessy

Laura Shaughnessy


Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - 2002032131
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8080 Ward Parkway
Suite 330
Kansas City, Missouri 64114
10950 El Monte
Overland Park, Kansas 66212

My Approach to Helping

I specialize in working with relationship issues- I am a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist. My style is collaborative. I believe that my clients are looking for three things when they come into my office: 1-Encouragement that their pain or negative situation will lessen or end, 2-An opportunity to be heard and validated for their feelings and experiences, 3-A plan of action designed to improve their lives. My clients often report that they feel empowered after working with me. Couples enjoy working with me because the process I use with them is affirmative. I try to offer more than one solution to a problem so that my clients may choose the one that best suits them. I enjoy working with couples and families as well as individuals. I am skilled at connecting my clients to resources that will help them and I am able to help them discover meaning in their lives. I offer a relaxing, safe environment in which my clients may work through their personal challenges.

More Info About My Practice

For couples who are in crisis, facing separation or divorce, I offer an INTENSIVE 4 HOUR SESSION. This half day session is equivalent to one month of therapy. This jump start into therapy provides immediate relief, hope and a plan for healing. I offer a free consultaion appointment. I work with most insurance companies, and I offer a sliding scale. If your relationship is in crisis, I offer a four hour intensive session that equals 6 weeks of traditional therapy. please call to inquire.

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

I am well trained in and passionate about relationship issues. I have a unique understanding of the dynamics present in relationships, and I know how to help others to see those dynamics and shift them to a healthier place.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy should provide a safe, neutral, affirmative relationship in which clients can discover sources and solutions to their frustrations and pain.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Relationship Issues, Trauma, PTSD, ADHD, Anxiety

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • 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
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • 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
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification

Types of Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy

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