Michael Kaplan

Counseling in Columbia, MO


Do you or your child experience depression?


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mkface1I’d like to help. I’m a licensed clinical social worker offering counseling to adults, teens and children. My approach is rooted in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), a proven and practical way of enhancing emotional health and well-being. I also use the practice of mindfulness to help achieve greater calm and acceptance.

For the past 15 years, I’ve helped adults address problems with moods and behaviors. More recently, I’ve begun working with children and teens as well. The focus of counseling can involve longstanding issues, or it might be triggered by a recent event.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, or to schedule your first appointment. Thank you for visiting my website—I wish you all the best.

A Note on Payment

I strongly believe that counseling should be affordable. For those not using insurance, my hourly rate has not changed since I opened my practice in 2006. If you are unable to afford this amount, I offer a sliding-scale rate based on what you can pay. I also accept several major insurance plans. For more information, please see Fee Information.

Free Consultation

Finding the right therapist is important. To help you do this, I offer a free 20-minute consultation by phone or in person at my office. This allows you the chance to ask questions and decide if my approach is right for you or your child. If you are interested in a consultation, please let me know when scheduling your first appointment.