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. Get therapy in your PJs, on your comfy couch, don’t bundle up for the weather, and 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 Griffin 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).


Hi, my name is Jennifer (Jenni) Liles (she/her), and I own Responsive Mental Health Services (RMHS). My office provides individual therapy through telehealth to people ages eight or older throughout Missouri. My office assistant is Griffin Hernandez (they/them), who works remotely from rural Missouri. I don’t currently have other therapists working with me, but will be happy to refer out. I graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City with a Masters’s in Social Work and am licensed in the state of Missouri as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.


Responsive Mental Health Services LLC (RMHS)

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. If you want to keep track of news, subscribe to the blog here. I provide individual therapy including DBT-informed therapy and other therapies.

Jenni’s Space

Jenni’s Space is where I explore mental health and human rights issues. The site is supported by ads and donations through Patreon. If you find the services useful, please become a Patron

Yes, There is a Physical Office Space. Not currently in Use.

RMHS’s office is located at 136 E. Walnut Street, Suite 102, 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 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 Griff 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 Jenni’s Space and use its combination of videos, audio, articles, and the Facebook moderated group.


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 eighteen 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 kink, polyamorous relationships, and sex work.  I provide therapy from a human rights perspective. 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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