Whitney Davison (she/her)

LMSW
Accepting Clients

The work of therapy can be hard, but it’s worth it, and I’ll be with you every step of the way.

Therapist in Lee's Summit, MO
Supervised by Sarah Manriquez, LCSW, LSCSW

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Are you an adult stuck in repetitive patterns of bad relationships, anxiety or anger issues, job problems, or all of the above? Are you a teen who is so stressed they can't see a positive future? Do you sometimes find yourself zoning out, feeling like the world around you is unreal, or wondering who you are? I work with adults and teens 14+ to calm their thoughts, develop meaningful connections with others, and resolve even long-standing problems, including anxiety, trauma, and dissociation.

My Background and Approach

I like to say that I take a "goal-focused but flexible" approach to helping. In our first few sessions, we will establish your goals for therapy, and I keep those goals as our focus throughout treatment. However, our work each week is flexible and based on both present issues and your long-term goals. We might start out talking about the pizza you had for dinner, but might end up talking about your childhood, your ex, your body image, your finances...the paths are endless, but all lead to the same goal. This approach is especially important if you have an anxiety disorder, complex trauma or CPTSD, dissociation and dissociative disorders, personality disorders, or anger management issues. I balance immediate needs with long-term progress so that we are moving forward instead of stumbling from crisis to crisis. Most importantly, I like to add humor to my work. If you're coming to therapy, it is because things are hard. But that doesn't mean we can't also laugh at ourselves and fate.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I work best with clients who want to get to the roots of their problems and not just put a band-aid over them. Whether it is past trauma, current bad decisions, repetitive patterns, or anxiety driving you out of your mind, we can work together so that you see actual, permanent improvement. I also work well with clients who thought therapy wasn't for them or, alternately, those who have been through therapy and it hasn't "worked." My combination of humor and compassion seems to help me connect with clients who have tough exteriors. I am a proud LGBTQ+ ally, and am especially happy to work with parents of LGBTQ+ children. I also work well with first responders and some military/veterans, probably because of that tendency to connect well with the "tough" types.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 125/session

Info

913-214-2490 Email Whitney
400 Southwest Longview Boulevard
Suite 160
Lee's Summit, MO 64081

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