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.

About Jason Blankenship, MS, PLPC



individual, couples, adolescent, & online counseling

Jason Blankenship is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) in the state of Missouri under the supervision of Dr. Jeff Peterson, PhD. He holds two graduate degrees from the University of Arkansas, a Master’s of Arts in English literature and a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling. As a counseling student, Jason received the Deaton Scholarship, was named outstanding intern, and presented at the Arkansas Counseling Association (ArCA) Conference on death and bereavement in same-sex partner relationships. He previously worked at a non-profit mental health agency that primarily services low-income families in Northwest Arkansas, where his caseload consisted of children and adolescents in individual, group, and family settings. Jason is in private practice at Kansas City Psychotherapy specializing in grief, loss, and bereavement; childhood abuse as it manifests in adulthood; and the process of forgiveness.

To Schedule a Session Call Jason Direct at:

Jason Blankenship, MS, PLPC
Kansas City Psychotherapy
9233 Ward Parkway, Suite 305
Kansas City, MO  64114

Prior to becoming a counselor, Jason spent nearly 15 years in higher education. For ten years he was an academic advisor for honors students, including seven years as associate director and two years as director of advising. In the latter role, he focused on advising and support for the pre-medical admission process, aiding students with the application components, the personal essay, and the interview. As a national fellowship advisor, Jason worked with high-ability college students, successfully assisting them in the application process for nationally competitive awards like the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, Pickering, and Fulbright scholarships. He has taught developmental reading and writing courses and college composition, along with first-year experience classes to help students acclimate to campus and persist to graduation. Additionally, he served as a college and career coach supporting at-risk high school juniors and seniors in anticipation of their transition to higher education or the workforce, while also addressing issues of motivation, goals, and accountability, along with practical skills like resumes, applications, interviewing, and personal finances.

Jason is a member American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA). Within ACA, he is a part of the divisions of the Association of Humanistic Counseling (ACH) and Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC).


Jason Blankenship