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Patient Demographic

Pediatric & Adult

  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Individuals who have witnessed/experienced a traumatic event (e.g. assault, accident, natural disaster, combat) and the following symptoms are prominent in their life, throughout the day, every day and impair functioning.

  • Neurological (intrusive thoughts/images/nightmares)
  • Cognitive (catastrophic, predicting thoughts)
  • Mood (difficulty feeling positive, decrease interest in activities)
  • Arousal/Reactivity (hypervigilance, difficulty sleeping, irritability) 
  • Possible dissociation

*PLEASE NOTE:  Dr. Curiel does not treat trauma responses that manifest into other disorders (e.g. Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders), but she may be able to provide you with a referral.


Traditional Outpatient (one individual therapy session per week) and

Informal Intensive Outpatient (two or more individual sessions per week) are offered within a private practice setting.

The Cognitive-Behavioral approaches utilized are supported by research as the gold-standard treatments for PTSD.

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure

Professional Presentations & Consultations - please inquire by emailing

Professional Bio

Shanda Curiel, PsyD is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies and Exposure Therapies.  She has recently expanded her services for OCD and Anxiety, to include Acute Stress Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.  She has received extensive training in evidence-based treatments, implementing these approaches in various levels of care (treating mild to extreme severities).  She also teaches graduate courses on the diagnosis and treatment of OCD, Anxiety Disorders, and PTSD.


Email for a phone consult or appointment

Sessions and Rates

Initial Assessment:  1 hour

Traditional Outpatient:  1-1.5 hour weekly

Intensive Outpatient: 2-3 sessions weekly

Self-Pay Fee:  $130 per hour

Payment:  Check or Ivy Pay EMS App

North & South Locations

1201 NW Briarcliff Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, Missouri 64116 (2nd Floor)

204A NE Douglas St. Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Tan, converted building. Last entrance.

Hours & Contact

Vary By Appointment

Email is preferred due to limited time during business hours (in sessions) to return calls:

Secondary Contact:  816.663.9623