Jeff Peterson Psychotherapy Counselors, Therapists, Psychologists Online Therapy, Virtual Therapy, e-therapy, or Internet-Based Therapy

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Jeff Peterson, LPC

Virtual Therapy, OnLine Therapy, and Internet-Based Therapy

Kansas City Psychotherapy offers Internet therapy, online therapy, e-therapy, distant therapy, or Internet-based therapy in a virtual format from the convenience and comfort of your own home or office.  This type of therapy is limited because there are many therapeutic issues that are not a good fit for an exclusive distance-based format, therefore a pre-screening is required before being able to conduct therapy/coaching online or via telephone.  Online therapy, virtual therapy, or Internet therapy formats include Skype (videoconferencing), FaceTime (video phone call), Google (video or instant message), or telephone-based therapy.  If you need help setting up Skype, FaceTime and Google Instant Messenger you can visit our Tutorial for Setting Up Skype for online therapy

NOTICE: Skype, and other Internet-Based forms of therapy, are not considered a HIPPA compliant form of communication, although Skype does take significant precautions to reduce the potential of intercepting communication.  Clients who engage in Skype therapy do so with full informed-consent of the limitation of privacy and confidentiality during Skype sessions.  Sensitive information should be conveyed off-line or in-person.

Locations Served

Kansas City Psychotherapy incorporates counselors, psychotherapists, therapists (similar to psychologists) serving the Kansas City metropolitan area.  This includes: Independence, Lenexa, Northland, Gladstone, North Kansas City, Parkville, Liberty, Platte City, Grandview, Harrisonville, Belton, Raytown, Lees Summit, Sugar Creek, Oak Grove, Grain Valley, Blue Springs, Lake Lotawana, Greenwood, Buckner, Pleasant Hill, Lone Jack.  This includes districts such as: Westport, Volker, Ivanhoe, Hyde Park, Squier Park, Penn Valley Park, Armour Hills, Southmoreland, Crossroads District, Pendleton Heights, River Market, Union Station, Valentine, Hanover Place, West Bottoms, Riverfront Park, Vine District, Coleman Highlands, Troost Avenue, Country Club Plaza, Waldo, Brookside, Loose Park, Swope Park, and Rockhill.

Outdoor or Wilderness Therapy

Jeff Peterson of Kansas City Psychotherapy currently dedicates one day of the week to working with clients in the great outdoors.  We meet rain or shine at a pre-selected trailhead for a 2 hour hike.  Research has shown that unplugging from our fast-pace daily demands and connecting with an expansive natural setting actually helps boost positivity and can enhance clarity.  Together we practice mindful communication, focusing our attention on the present moment and getting in tune with our physical body, thoughts, and emotions.  This format may also be less intimidating, as we visit in parallel with one another, rather than face-to-face.  

Frequently Asked Questions about Kansas City Psychotherapy

Do You Accept Insurance?

We do not currently accept insurance, but instead offer a reduced rate for services (similar to many insurance policy’s co-pay).  We accept cash, credit card, or check.  The benefit of not receiving therapy provided through your insurance provider is that everything we discuss truly remains confidential and is not shared with a third-party.

Is Therapy Kept Confidential?

The law protects the privacy of all communication between a psychotherapist and client, with only a few restrictions.  Those restrictions are discussed in detail prior to beginning therapy.  HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act) is also a federal law that protects patient rights with regard to use of protected health information.

What is your cancellation policy?

You will be expected to pay for your session unless you provide 24-hours advance notice of cancellation.  Some exceptions are made for circumstances outside of your control.   

Professional Association Memberships

American Psychological Association (APA)

American Counseling Association (ACA)                                                         

American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)

Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW)

American Medical Association (LGBT-GLMA)

Healthcare Guild (Guild)

American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)

American Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES)                                 

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)

Kansas City Psychotherapy Counseling Theories

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Adlerian Psychotherapy

Anger Management

Applied Behavior Analysis

Art Therapy

Authentic Movement

Autogenic Training


Bioenergetic Analysis

Biofeedback / Neurofeedback

Body Psychotherapy

Body Talk System

Body-Mind Psychotherapy



Clean Language, Symbolic Modeling, and Metaphor Therapy

Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT

Coherence Therapy / Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy

Collaborative Couple Therapy

Collaborative Therapy / Collaborative Language Systems

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Conflict Resolution Therapy


Contemplative Psychotherapy


Control Mastery Theory

Core Energetics

Core Process Psychotherapy

Creative Art Therapy

Critical Incidence Stress Debriefing

Dance / Movement Therapy

Depth Hypnosis

Depth Therapy

Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy

Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Drama Therapy

Dreamwork and Dream Analysis

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy

Emotion Focused Couples Therapy

Emotion Focused Therapy

Emotional Freedom Technique

Emotional Transformation Therapy

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Energy Psychology

Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapies

Existential Psychotherapy

Expressive Arts Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Family Attachment Narrative Therapy

Family Constellations

Family Systems Therapy

Feldenkrais Method

Feminist Therapy

Filial Therapy



Gestalt Therapy

Gottman Method

Guided Therapeutic Imagery


Healing Touch

Holistic Psychotherapy

Holographic Memory Resolution

Holotropic Breathwork

Human Givens

Humanistic Psychology


Imago Relationship Therapy

Integral Psychotherapy

Integration of different therapy models

Integrative Body Psychotherapy

Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy

Internal Family Systems

Interpersonal Neurobiology

Interpersonal Psychotherapy


Journal Therapy

Journey Therapy

Jungian Psychotherapy

Lifespan Integration


Middendorf Breathexperience

Mindfulness Based Approaches

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Music Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Neuro-Linguistic Programming


Non-Violent Communication

Object Relations

Parent Work

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Person Centered / Rogerian

Play Therapy

Poetry Therapy

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychotherapy

Possibility Therapy

Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples

Process Oriented Psychology

Psycho-Physical Therapy

Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis





Radiant Heart Therapy

Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)

Reality Therapy

Redecision therapy

Regression Therapy

Reichian Breathwork

Relational Psychotherapy

Relational Recovery

Relationship Enhancement Therapy

Rubenfeld Synergy Method

Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy

Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy

Schema Therapy

Self Acceptance Training

Self Psychology

Self Relations

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Shamanic Journeying / Psychoshamanic

Solution Focused Therapy

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Psychotherapy

Soul-Centered Psychiatry

Sport / Fitness Psychology

Systems Theory /Therapy


Thought Field Therapy

Timeline Therapy

Transactional Analysis

Transpersonal Psychotherapy

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Trauma Relief Unlimited

Voice Dialogue

Voice Therapy

Wilderness Therapy

Yoga Therapy