Ann Becker-Schutte, Ph.D.

I am a licensed counseling psychologist practicing in the midtown area of Kansas City, MO. My goal in therapy is to create a safe, supportive environment for my clients.

I work to provide therapy that is beneficial to my clients in several ways. First I help you explore challenging life issues while being a caring, neutral listener–someone whose only agenda is your overall health. I support my clients in exploring difficult experiences by creating a safe setting. Therapy can become a “box” to hold issues that are too painful to explore in other settings. In fact, my office is a “shoes-optional” space–I want you to feel able to be comfortable and as relaxed as possible.  I help clients commit to changes in their lives–having someone who supports accountability to yourself is powerful.  I use tools that are supported by current research, including mindfulness practice and cognitive strategies, to help you create and sustain healthy change. Finally, I can give you the benefit of an objective outside perspective, which can bring new insight about life’s challenges.

My practice specialties include the intersection of physical & emotional health, grief & loss, and infertility.  I firmly believe that our emotional and physical health are strongly related.  There is great research supporting this belief.  So one of my primary goals in my practice is to create a space for those who are coping with serious or chronic health issues to receive support and gain understanding of how their mind and body affect one another.

If you would like to learn more about whether or not I am a good fit for you, please feel free to give me a call, or email me at ann@pollockgroupkc.com.  I publish a blog that is full of helpful information about coping and self care.  You can find that here.
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