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RMHS LLC IS TELEHEALTH ONLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

. Get therapy in your pjs, on your comfy couch or share, don’t bundle up for the weather, don’t worry about gas or mileage, just click a link on your Chrome or Firefox browser and your session begins. 

Call 816-282-0144 to leave a voicemail for Jenni or Liz at RMHS to set up an intake appointment with you. Expect a call back within 2 business days. (Check my Facebook page for sick and vacation days. I won’t be returning calls on those days, and “Like” the page to keep updated).

who

Hi, my name is Jennifer (Jenni) Liles, and I own Responsive Mental Health Services (RMHS). My office provides individual therapy to people ages five or older in eastern Jackson County, Missouri, and telehealth (video call) therapy throughout Missouri. My office assistant is Elizabeth (Liz) Liles, who works remotely from Washington state. I don’t currently have other therapists working with me, but will be happy to refer out. 

what

Responsive Mental Health Services LLC (RMHS)

I provide individual therapy including DBT-informed therapy and other therapies. We serve people who have trauma histories, depression, anxiety, and combinations of these. I work with individuals and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We will assist with the gender confirmation process and discussions that explore it and similar issues. You can learn more about Lady Day, the therapy dog, here. If you want to keep track of news, subscribe to the blog here. 

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind will shift from providing mental health info, microfiction, and politics to providing an opinion about how political policy affects mental health for various populations, as well as lifestyle stuff and microfiction. Articles currently at Out of My Mind that are on mental health-related topics will be moved under the Growing a Better Life website over the next several months. Content includes videos, podcasts, and articles, Out of My Mind is supported entirely by donations through Patreon. If you find the services useful, please become a Patron

Growing  a Better Life

In July or August of 2020, I will be rolling out a website to support ebooks and audiobooks about mental health, productivity, relationship skills, and basic living skills under the Growing a Better Life name. The Out of My Mind Facebook group will be renamed and is still running. It is important to answer the membership questions fully or your request to join will be ignored. The group is run as a safe space that takes the concerns of members who are part of marginalized populations extremely seriously.

RMHS’s office is located at 136 E. Walnut Street, Suite 103, Independence, MO 64050. It is down a flight of ten steps and a short hallway. If you need a wheelchair-accessible therapy space, I can accommodate you through use of the building’s conference room, which is fully wheelchair accessible. The building also has a wheelchair accessible bathroom. I am now sharing that office with two other therapists, and at least until a vaccine for COVID19 has been created and 80% of people are consistently using it, I will be doing nearly all of my appointments through telehealth.

when

When you are ready for therapy for yourself or a family member, call the RMHS intake line at 816-282-0144. Leave your name, a good phone number, date of birth, and a brief description of why you’re calling, and either Liz or I will return your call in a (business) day or two. If you are not ready for therapy yet, you might want to explore Out of My Mind and use its combination of videos, audio, articles, and the Facebook moderated group.

Hours

RMHS is open:

Tuesday through Thursday 10:oo am to the last appointment, which is typically at 5:15 or 6:00 pm.

Fridays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

On Saturdays from 7:30 am through 11:15 am, ending the workday at noon most Saturdays.

Evening and weekend appointments go quickly but we will move people to them if needed as soon as available. Jenni also does non-emergency “coaching calls” following DBT guidelines during non-work hours.

why (this therapist)

I have fifteen years of post-master’s experience in individual and group therapy. Experienced working with folks dealing with issues related to poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, sexual assault and sex trafficking, severe mood disorders, childhood and adult trauma, and issues secondary to experiencing bullying and other injustices at home and in the world.

RMHS is LGBTQ affirming and affirming of many alternative lifestyles.  My approach to therapy involves treating you and helping you cope with the world as it is. Sometimes it involves changing what is possible to change in your world. 

I start from the premise that you are *good enough* just the way you are, and that you *still* have things you’d like to improve about your life. I work with you to find what is already going well in your life to make it better, and what is going not so well and improve it or at the very least work toward accepting it (for now) until it can become better.

 

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