the path to authenticity starts here

You deserve to be connected to your partner. You deserve to discover your most authentic self. And I want to help.
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I like people.

I’m a counselor committed to helping couples and individuals discover and become the most authentic version of themselves. My work with couples is focused on identifying barriers to connection and equipping them with the tools they need to overcome them. My work with individuals combines a wide variety of techniques drawn from therapeutic traditions like CBT, narrative therapy, polyvagal theory, and mindfulness to help people come home to themselves. One of my passions is helping people learn and grow. I’ve got a podcast on relationships called Super Together, which you can subscribe to at I’ve also created some e-classes for couples which you can purchase at AVAILABILITY UPDATE April 2021: I'm excited to connect with new clients, but there is a currently a short wait for services at both the Westport and Leawood locations. In Westport there is a wait of 3-5 weeks and in Leawood there is an estimated wait of 4-6 weeks. These times may vary depending on how flexible your schedule is (i.e., if there are only a couple of times that will work for you, it may take longer than usual). If you would like to be on the waiting list, please reach out to my scheduler at or 913-603-7353.
James Cochran

what I do

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Blended Families
  • Burn Out
  • Career Counseling
  • Communication Issues
  • Couple's Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mindfulness
  • Loneliness
  • Men's Issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Prejudice/Discrimination
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality and Religion
  • Stress


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Gottman Method
  • Health at Every Size
  • Imago
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Polyvagal Theory

Insurance Accepted

  • United Healthcare
  • Sunflower Health Plan (Kansas Medicaid)
  • Out of Network


  • Individual (55 minutes): $123
  • Couples (55 minutes): $138
  • Couples (80 minutes): $200

my offices

Westport Office

4049 Central St
Kansas City, MO 64111

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Leawood Office

11111 Nall Ave Suite 219
Leawood, KS 66211

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