Rachel Willoughby Greene, MS, LPC, CCTP, in Kansas City, Missouri, 64116

Rachel Willoughby Greene, MS, LPC, CCTP

Rachel Willoughby Greene, MS, LPC, CCTP
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Rachel Willoughby Greene, MS, LPC, CCTP

Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC
Secondary Credential: LPC
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 42770
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Kansas City, Missouri 64116
  • Accessible Parking
  • Service Animals Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building
  • Wheelchair Accessible Restroom

Billing and Insurance

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: In-office fees:

Initial Session (up 90 min) $100 (will discount if session ends sooner)

each 60 minute session after: $70

Discounted rate for hour session for ages 7 to 17, full-time students, first responders, veterans, and spouses, and income under 30K: $50

Please contact regarding equine-assisted psychotherapy fees

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"Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime."

This represents my counseling philosophy. My goal as a counselor is to work myself out of a job. I believe my best gift to people is to hold space for them to explore and learn about themselves, teach when necessary, keep my mouth shut when needed, and help implement healthy and effective skills. I have found this is my best route to lasting change. My personal approach to my fellow human being is through a humanistic lens, meaning I believe in the uniqueness of each individual and treat the whole person. We might break down the parts during our work, but ultimately we are treating the whole.

I use a variety of techniques as I acknowledge the individuality of the person, and I am open and humble enough to listen and learn from you on how best to help you. I highly value feedback informed work. I have training and certification in trauma work and spiritual direction. I also enjoy spending time learning about wellness approaches, military culture, suicide, and animal and nature therapies.

I believe my role is not as a guru or director, but as an educated and trained companion on your journey working alongside you to clear the rubble, light the path, and find your way to your desired life. I believe much healing occurs when someone simply holds space for us to be heard in a completely nonjudgmental way, to be seen with all our flaws, and to receive back hope and belief in our ability to live lives of honesty, integrity, authenticity, peace, and purpose even in the midst of our often chaotic and hectic lives.

Email or Call Rachel Willoughby Greene, MS, LPC, CCTP at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 42770

More Info About My Practice

I have a unique practice by offering a variety of settings. We can work together at my office in a cozy and eclectic therapy room, take a day-time walk in the safe and lovely neighborhood around my office, a public park, or meet in the arena or pasture working with my fellow 4-legged therapists, aka horses. This is offered via Horses & Heroes, Inc. in Shawnee, KS. Google for more info regarding this powerful non-profit!

Regarding insurance, I accept MO Health Net for youth in state custody (foster care & guardianship) via Midtown Psychological Services, a wonderful group I contract with. I also contract with Tri-County Mental Health services, another wonderful organization that serves the uninsured, under insured, and insured people of Clay, Platte, and Ray Counties.

Outside of those agencies, I do not accept insurance at this time. I do so in an effort to exert my own free-will in when, how, and where I offer counseling in my private practice. Therefore, I try to offer affordable self-pay rates.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

First of all, let me say congrats for considering counseling. I believe it is an act of self-love and love of others because it can make us better human beings. Therapy, counseling, whatever you call it, the work we do creates sacred space for a person's story to be held, honored, respected, and clarified. Throughout my time living life and also working with individuals living theirs, I am convinced that having space to give voice to things going on inside and around us, and be truly heard and accepted when doing so, is a major step to healing. Therapy can help us to make sense of our story, identify themes, debunk lies, and learn new ways of being.

Don't be afraid of therapy. We are social beings who are wired for connection but living in a time of chronic disconnection. Consider it a way of seeking counsel just like your ancestors might have with their village or tribal elders, religious figures, etc. You are not alone and therapy is a great place to learn that.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I believe a therapist should be self-aware, humble, curious, and have a sense of humor. Those have become values in my work largely through realization and understanding of, and working through my own struggles. I know what it's like to feel hopeless, alone, desperate, profoundly sad, confused, angry, and the like. I spent much of my childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood affected by those feelings. I know what it's like to hang onto hope, to crave peace, balance, purpose, and meaning. I also know what it's like to take those vulnerabilities to a therapist and come out feeling worse.

I grew up learning to "play the game" and tell professionals exactly what they wanted to hear. However, one day I entered the office of a therapist who was real, genuine, and could not be fooled. She heard me, saw me, accepted me, and helped me. In one session something within me shifted and I had hope that not all people were blind to the needs of others, deaf to their cries, or shocked or afraid of how those needs and cries manifested themselves.

Since then I spent time working with and learning from similar professionals both personally and professionally. People who knew how to accept and love me but still call me out when I was fooling myself or them. My experience has given me a keen intuition, wisdom, respect, sense of humor, and curiosity. I did the work to get to this place and I have no shame in admitting my own struggles. They have made me an effective therapist by increasing my ability to relate both to children and adults, to not assume what a person needs, but to also know what will likely move them toward or away from their goals. I am not afraid to go to the darkest places with a person, nor am I shocked by what we find there. I dare to reach into the darkness because I also know the light.

I don't preach theories and technical terms to the people who entrust their stories to me. I offer safe space, respect, acceptance and wisdom because that is who I am and what I am about.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Physical Abuse
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Clean Language, Symbolic Modeling, and Metaphor Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapies
  • Focusing
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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