Kansas City


Scott Thode, MA, PLPC

Under Supervision of 

Dr. Joy Whitman, PhD

9233 Ward Parkway, #305

Kansas City, MO 64114





Kansas City Psychotherapy offers Counselor Supervision, Individual Counseling, Psychiatric, and Psychological Services, as well as Marriage Counseling, Couples Therapy, Adolescent Therapy and Online Video Counseling in the Kansas City area.  We are conveniently located near Leawood, Prairie Village, Waldo, and Overland Park.

                                Amanda Vallo, MA, LCP

                                CALL: 913-488-6552

About Amanda

Amanda Vallo, MA, LPC, conducted her counseling psychology masters and doctoral post-graduate work (ABD) at The Ohio State University.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri and completed her post master’s clinical hours at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC).  Prior to private practice Amanda was a mental health counselor at The Whole Person, an independent living center in Kansas City serving individuals with disabilities.  She has presented on intersecting identities of LGBT and disability for various organizations including KU Medical Center and UMKC.....You can contact Amanda directly at:

Kansas City Psychotherapy

9233 Ward Pkwy, Suite 305

Kansas City, MO 64114

(913) 488-6552


Amanda’s Theoretical Approach

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an empirically-based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies combined with commitment and behavior-change strategies with the goal of increasing psychological flexibility.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (C.B.T.) & Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (D.B.T.)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is well known for helping individuals identify and change unhealthy or distorted thought patterns.  These thought patterns can then trigger emotional responses that form a chain of emotional events.  This process happens so quickly that it is often outside of the awareness of an individual and therefore requires a significant process of unraveling over time.  Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is behavioral in nature and helps individuals develop new skills for coping with emotions and interacting with others.  This involves developing mindful awareness based on living in the present moment and accepting each moment as it is without influence from past preconceived beliefs or emotions.  DBT helps a client accept the present moment with a non-judgmental stance and works towards developing new models of interacting with self and others. 



individual, couples, adolescent, & online counseling