MCINTYRE PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
Your Telehealth Psychologist in Kansas City, MO
Your mental health should never take the backseat. Especially in this day and age, you deserve the chance to improve your life and seek change and growth.
If doing it on your own is a burden that is too much to carry, just remember that you do not have to do it alone. Our mental health care providers at McIntyre Psychological Services can lend you a hand when the path is too steep to walk on.
McIntyre Psychological Services specializes in transforming lives. When you are struggling with something only you know about, our counselors are here to hear you. No judgment and no discrimination. With our team, you are safe.
Our licensed psychologist and counselors are experts in online therapy, Clinical Supervision, Emotional Support Animals, Group Therapy, and more. We are serving Kansas City, MO, and other cities with our telehealth psychology and counseling program.
You Are Worth Every Session
We are a thriving private practice clinic specializing in various areas of mental health designed to help individuals overcome thier biggest challenges. We conduct in-person & telehealth therapy sessions using HIPAA compliant video and telephone platforms.
Ethical & Competent
24/7 Crisis Line
100% Privacy & Comfort
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
If you recently contacted a mental health service provider, you may hear about the term “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.” WebMD defines CBT as a “common type of talk therapy that for some people can work as well or better than medication to treat depression.” (1)
Since this method can work for individuals in different situations and phases in their life, it is a common modality for treatment that is being used worldwide. Psychologists and therapists believe that CBT can teach people a lot of things, such as how to regulate their thoughts, control emotions, and lessen unwanted or explosive behavior.
Some examples of issues and conditions that cognitive behavioral therapy may be a program of interest are the following:
- Sleep issues
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Substance problems
- Eating problems or body dysmorphia issues
- Phobias and Traumas
- Bipolar Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
What happens during a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Session?
Are you nervous about your upcoming CBT session? We understand. The first couple of sessions may be daunting, but believe us, we will make sure that you are comfortable and at ease. Since we are your partners in your path to growth and change, the last thing we want to do is make you feel anxious.
As with other kinds of therapy, your psychologist or counselor will give you some exercises and activities. Our team will work with you for you to explore your feelings, thoughts, and the way you behave in different situations. Occasionally, we will encourage you to do some deep thinking which is essential for self-monitoring and eventual progress.
Will I benefit from Counseling and Therapy?
“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” – Fred Rogers
If this is your first time seeking professional help, you may be worried if it is actually worth your time and resources. After all, it is something new for you, and few people want to risk opening up to a stranger.
There are many hesitations and nay-sayers when it comes to counseling and therapy. However, they exist for a reason. Mental health conditions and disorders have existed since the earliest years. Now that we have centuries of mental study behind us, we also have the opportunity of going into the root of our feelings and emotions so that we can relieve ourselves from the unnecessary stress, anxiety, and pain.
Professional therapy has helped a number of people with their own concerns and illnesses due to the persistence of therapists. Because of this, our office believes that counseling and therapy are crucial for many people. Although nothing is 100% sure in the world, psychotherapy may be the thing that can help you and your loved ones deal with what is currently going on.
Our Specialties & Expertise
Quality, comfortable therapeutic sessions in numerous modalities.
Emotional Support Animals
Ethical & legal assessments for emotional support animals.
Forensic Assessment & Treatment
Renowned forensic assessment & court-approved treatment.
Clinical Supervision for master’s level & doctoral level students.
What does Telehealth Therapy mean?
One of the advancements that we widely use in 2021 has also made its way in medicine, psychiatry, and health. This method is now known as “Teletherapy.”
Telehealth Therapy is a way of counseling using devices such as a phone or laptop to have access to a psychotherapist. According to the American Psychiatric Association, it is “the process of providing health care from a distance through technology, often using videoconferencing.” (2)
How do I know if Teletherapy is right for me?
Everyday struggles are not a joke. The task of having to wake up early for work, take care of the kids, study, and other tasks can easily take our time away. Because of this, having an online therapy session may be best for many individuals and has been proven to have many benefits. As what HelpGuide states, “For many people with anxiety, online therapy can be just as effective as traditional, in-person therapy.” (3)
Teletherapy may work for you if:
You are struggling to find a good therapist near you
Nowadays, finding the best therapist does not have to be limited to the professional mental health providers in your city. With the help of telemedicine, you can now book an appointment online with therapists around Missouri.
You find yourself too tired or down to go to your appointment
Do you find yourself too drained, anxious, or depressed to go to your counselor? With a virtual session, you can talk with your psychologist while cozying in your safe spot.
The budget may be tight at the moment
Some telehealth programs are less expensive than in-person counseling sessions. Do not hesitate to ask your mental health provider as you may be eligible for certain discounts.
Looking for the best therapists in Kansas City?
At McIntyre Psychological Services, you can expect to get counseling from our licensed and experienced therapists at the comfort of your home. All you have to do is schedule an appointment and our staff will assign the mental health professional that can assist you best.
We hear you. Give us the chance to help in your journey to healing.
Our Current Service Areas
Due to the pandemic, we are making sure that we are keeping our clinicians, staff, and clients safe. Because of this, we are closely following the COVID-19 protocols in the state to prevent it from spreading. As much as possible, we recommend virtual therapy sessions as of the moment. To determine if you can take advantage of online therapy, you can ask our team for more information.
Ready to take control of your emotions and life once again? Our clinicians are here to dedicate their time and effort to make sure that you are getting the psychotherapy meant for your needs.
- WebMD | Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Treat Depression?
- Org | What is Telepsychiatry?
- Org| Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
Our Operating Hours
General in-person & Teletherapy hours. Also available by appointment. See about page for specific team member availability.
Mon – Fri
9am – 5pm
Sat + Sun
Available 24/7 for current patients. Inquire for more details.