Valerie Owings
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, NCC, RPT-S Verified
Kansas City, MO 64114
Offers online therapy
Sometimes my clients wonder is my child depressed? Does my child have anxiety? Am I doing a good job as a parent? My passion is working with children and families, helping them to relate better with one another or to cope with normal family issues in healthier ways. I believe all clients possess the potential to improve their lives. My goal is to offer support and strategies so that clients can decide for themselves what is appropriate for them. In addition, I strive to help adult clients gain perspective and understanding of their lives so they are empowered to make meaningful changes for themselves.
(816) 839-6513
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Kansas City, MO 64114
Offers online therapy
Sometimes my clients wonder is my child depressed? Does my child have anxiety? Am I doing a good job as a parent? My passion is working with children and families, helping them to relate better with one another or to cope with normal family issues in healthier ways. I believe all clients possess the potential to improve their lives. My goal is to offer support and strategies so that clients can decide for themselves what is appropriate for them. In addition, I strive to help adult clients gain perspective and understanding of their lives so they are empowered to make meaningful changes for themselves.
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Elizabeth Goslinga
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC Verified
Kansas City, MO 64114
Are you struggling to understand your child's behavior? I can help. My goal is for each child and family to feel safe, accepted and understood. I want to help your child grow to meet their true potential. I will work with you and your child to help alleviate stress and work through the challenges you are facing.
(913) 937-0999
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Kansas City, MO 64114
Are you struggling to understand your child's behavior? I can help. My goal is for each child and family to feel safe, accepted and understood. I want to help your child grow to meet their true potential. I will work with you and your child to help alleviate stress and work through the challenges you are facing.
Bre-Ann Slay
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Kansas City, MO 64113
Offers online therapy
Struggling with problem behaviors and defiance? Does your child have difficulty using listening ears and following directions? Are you looking to improve your relationship with your child by relieving parenting stress? Is your child between the ages of 2 and 8 years old? You've come to the right place! I have worked with many families in person and on Zoom who have graduated treatment successfully resulting in a significant increase in child compliance and happiness.
(816) 355-5926
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Kansas City, MO 64113
Offers online therapy
Struggling with problem behaviors and defiance? Does your child have difficulty using listening ears and following directions? Are you looking to improve your relationship with your child by relieving parenting stress? Is your child between the ages of 2 and 8 years old? You've come to the right place! I have worked with many families in person and on Zoom who have graduated treatment successfully resulting in a significant increase in child compliance and happiness.
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Kimberly Levitan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW, RPT Verified
Kansas City, MO 64110
Offers online therapy
Are you a parent that is feeling overwhelmed or exhausted? Do your child's emotional or behavioral problems dominate your day? If your child or family is facing challenges, I'm here to help! I see children ages 4-16 presenting a variety of issues including anxiety, behavior problems, depression, anger management, grief and loss, trauma, adjustment issues, and more.
(913) 325-4319
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Kansas City, MO 64110
Offers online therapy
Are you a parent that is feeling overwhelmed or exhausted? Do your child's emotional or behavioral problems dominate your day? If your child or family is facing challenges, I'm here to help! I see children ages 4-16 presenting a variety of issues including anxiety, behavior problems, depression, anger management, grief and loss, trauma, adjustment issues, and more.
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Emily Scott
PLMFT, LMFT Verified
Kansas City, MO 64114
I find the greatest joy in working with families to repair and build nurturing relationships. Coming from a playful perspective I love to help children and their parents find their self-worth and express their true feelings in ways that they can understand each other. I utilize my training and background in child development studies to help children and parents understand each other in appropriate ways. I keep in mind that each child and family is unique, seeking to understand without judgment.
(816) 521-6139
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Kansas City, MO 64114
I find the greatest joy in working with families to repair and build nurturing relationships. Coming from a playful perspective I love to help children and their parents find their self-worth and express their true feelings in ways that they can understand each other. I utilize my training and background in child development studies to help children and parents understand each other in appropriate ways. I keep in mind that each child and family is unique, seeking to understand without judgment.
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Pam Thorp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW, LLC Verified
Kansas City, MO 64114
Offers online therapy
It is important that we are able to talk to our children and help them to structure their time and offer them a sense of security.
This is a time in which many are suffering from extreme anxiety having been given the order to 'Shelter in Place at Home.' As a mental health clinician I want to be available for those needing to use professional services and I am set up to take new clients for safe confidential online sessions or phone. It is especially difficult on those who have underlying emotional conditions that will become more symptomatic being in social isolation and having a sense of the unknown. I have been providing mental health therapy for thirty years and I am currently taking new clients including children and adolescents.
(816) 545-9263
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Kansas City, MO 64114
Offers online therapy
It is important that we are able to talk to our children and help them to structure their time and offer them a sense of security.
This is a time in which many are suffering from extreme anxiety having been given the order to 'Shelter in Place at Home.' As a mental health clinician I want to be available for those needing to use professional services and I am set up to take new clients for safe confidential online sessions or phone. It is especially difficult on those who have underlying emotional conditions that will become more symptomatic being in social isolation and having a sense of the unknown. I have been providing mental health therapy for thirty years and I am currently taking new clients including children and adolescents.
Samantha Donahoo
S-MFT Verified
Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers online therapy
Hi! I’m Samantha. For the past several years I have had the absolute privilege of working with kids who come from hard places. Through this work, I have found that helping humans find healing is my passion. I love working with the whole family system including children, families, parents, individuals, and couples.
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Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers online therapy
Hi! I’m Samantha. For the past several years I have had the absolute privilege of working with kids who come from hard places. Through this work, I have found that helping humans find healing is my passion. I love working with the whole family system including children, families, parents, individuals, and couples.
Julie Gibson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Kansas City, MO 64119
I am very experienced in play therapy with children as young as 3.
Are you having struggles with your job or relationships? Are you feeling worried or down? I can help you to find the solutions you seek. I encourage clients to bring their pets if they wish (primarily dogs, cats tend to freak out!) My goal is to help you to feel comfortable and relaxed. I am trained in hypnosis and EMDR. I have a very non-critical, supportive style. My hours are very flexible, so they work with any schedule. Give me a call or email me and we can get started making all your problems disappear!
(816) 607-3587
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Kansas City, MO 64119
I am very experienced in play therapy with children as young as 3.
Are you having struggles with your job or relationships? Are you feeling worried or down? I can help you to find the solutions you seek. I encourage clients to bring their pets if they wish (primarily dogs, cats tend to freak out!) My goal is to help you to feel comfortable and relaxed. I am trained in hypnosis and EMDR. I have a very non-critical, supportive style. My hours are very flexible, so they work with any schedule. Give me a call or email me and we can get started making all your problems disappear!
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Jerald Payne, LSCSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW Verified
Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals, couples and families on such issues as relationship issues, problem solving, conflict resolution, communication enhancement, anger management, drug/alcohol abuse and addiction. Many clients present with depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders, psychotic disorders, ADHD, childhood disorders such as conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, etc. I work with adults and couples on relationship/marital issues, domestic violence, etc. I work with clients who have experienced abuse, both sexual and physical. I assist parents with parent-child relational issues and behavior modification skill development. I also assist clients with anxiety disorders, grief/loss issues and struggles with adjusting to life circumstances.
(816) 839-9448
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Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals, couples and families on such issues as relationship issues, problem solving, conflict resolution, communication enhancement, anger management, drug/alcohol abuse and addiction. Many clients present with depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders, psychotic disorders, ADHD, childhood disorders such as conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, etc. I work with adults and couples on relationship/marital issues, domestic violence, etc. I work with clients who have experienced abuse, both sexual and physical. I assist parents with parent-child relational issues and behavior modification skill development. I also assist clients with anxiety disorders, grief/loss issues and struggles with adjusting to life circumstances.
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Leah Probasco-Burns
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT-S, CDWF Verified
Kansas City, MO 64110
Offers online therapy
I provide a very open, creative, inviting space to help children and their families feel comfortable to become vulnerable and do the work.
If you are reading this you have done the first step in seeking support for you and your family. You might feel overwhelmed on how to handle the big emotions, how to respond to your child's anxiety, or support a situation that has caused your child to feel sad/depressed. I am proud of you.  You are willing to start the conversation and make it ok to take care of our whole-self. I am here for you. I work with children (4-13) and their families to help find the tools needed to bounce back. I work with clients who present a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, anger management, grief, attachment and trauma.
(816) 227-6986
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Kansas City, MO 64110
Offers online therapy
I provide a very open, creative, inviting space to help children and their families feel comfortable to become vulnerable and do the work.
If you are reading this you have done the first step in seeking support for you and your family. You might feel overwhelmed on how to handle the big emotions, how to respond to your child's anxiety, or support a situation that has caused your child to feel sad/depressed. I am proud of you.  You are willing to start the conversation and make it ok to take care of our whole-self. I am here for you. I work with children (4-13) and their families to help find the tools needed to bounce back. I work with clients who present a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, anger management, grief, attachment and trauma.
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Chris Williams
Counselor, PLPC Verified
Kansas City, MO 64110
Offers online therapy
With nearly 20 years of experience working with children and a counseling focus on working within family systems, I work with youth and parents alike to help find solutions and foster healthier relationships within the family dynamics.
Family dynamics are often complicated and difficult. While we often find comfort and stability within our family, it is all too common to experience problems that we’re just not quite prepared to address. Parents may feel unsure of themselves or overwhelmed by increasing demands on their time and attention. Children and teens may struggle to feel they can open up with their parents for several reasons. Communication breaks down and the family that once felt so close knit is starting to drift apart. While we know we need help, it can be difficult to take that first step and reach out.
(816) 209-1324
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Kansas City, MO 64110
Offers online therapy
With nearly 20 years of experience working with children and a counseling focus on working within family systems, I work with youth and parents alike to help find solutions and foster healthier relationships within the family dynamics.
Family dynamics are often complicated and difficult. While we often find comfort and stability within our family, it is all too common to experience problems that we’re just not quite prepared to address. Parents may feel unsure of themselves or overwhelmed by increasing demands on their time and attention. Children and teens may struggle to feel they can open up with their parents for several reasons. Communication breaks down and the family that once felt so close knit is starting to drift apart. While we know we need help, it can be difficult to take that first step and reach out.
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Natalie Grady
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT Verified
Kansas City, MO 64151
Offers online therapy
Natalie approaches therapy from a trauma competent attachment perspective—she believes the child’s relationship with their caregiver is the most influential factor in their long-term growth and healing.
Natalie serves a wide demographic of individuals. She works closely with the LGBTQ+ community as well as children, teens, families, and adults who are actively struggling with trauma reminders and responses. Natalie is compassionate, patient, and empathetic when it comes to all areas and walks of life and is here to assist you during life's transitions, changes, and challenges.
(816) 227-6503
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Kansas City, MO 64151
Offers online therapy
Natalie approaches therapy from a trauma competent attachment perspective—she believes the child’s relationship with their caregiver is the most influential factor in their long-term growth and healing.
Natalie serves a wide demographic of individuals. She works closely with the LGBTQ+ community as well as children, teens, families, and adults who are actively struggling with trauma reminders and responses. Natalie is compassionate, patient, and empathetic when it comes to all areas and walks of life and is here to assist you during life's transitions, changes, and challenges.
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Kaitlyn Sampson
MS, PLPC, CPT Verified
Kansas City, MO 64151
Offers online therapy
Life is hard and you just need someone you can turn to during your time of stress. You may feel overwhelmed and alone, or experiencing anxiety or depressive symptoms. You may simply want someone to hear you, connect with you, believe in you and support you while you explore your true self to find balance and peace. As a parent, you may be concerned about what your child or teen is going through, and need additional support to help your child behave better and feel better. Kaitlyn is passionate about helping you discover your healing in the midst of the struggle, while being heard and supported.
(816) 209-1405
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Kansas City, MO 64151
Offers online therapy
Life is hard and you just need someone you can turn to during your time of stress. You may feel overwhelmed and alone, or experiencing anxiety or depressive symptoms. You may simply want someone to hear you, connect with you, believe in you and support you while you explore your true self to find balance and peace. As a parent, you may be concerned about what your child or teen is going through, and need additional support to help your child behave better and feel better. Kaitlyn is passionate about helping you discover your healing in the midst of the struggle, while being heard and supported.
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Embark Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, LPC, LCPC Verified
Kansas City, MO 64151
Offers online therapy
We approach children and teens from a family systems lens, providing support and guidance for all members of the family.
We are here to help! We are a group of professionals who approach therapy with compassion and understanding, providing a partnership with you in a safe, caring and supportive place to explore life's difficulties, and learn how to balance any challenge, and improve your relationships. We use an individualized, integrated approach to therapy, promoting wellness in all areas of your life: physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual. We work with children, teens, young adults, millennials, families, couples and partners.
(913) 353-3769
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Kansas City, MO 64151
Offers online therapy
We approach children and teens from a family systems lens, providing support and guidance for all members of the family.
We are here to help! We are a group of professionals who approach therapy with compassion and understanding, providing a partnership with you in a safe, caring and supportive place to explore life's difficulties, and learn how to balance any challenge, and improve your relationships. We use an individualized, integrated approach to therapy, promoting wellness in all areas of your life: physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual. We work with children, teens, young adults, millennials, families, couples and partners.
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Claire Barron
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Kansas City, MO 64131
My approach is to first listen, and then help adults,adolescents and children find solutions that can work for them.
Adolescence can be a trying time for teenagers as they mature emotionally and try to handle new responsibilities in school, at home, and in planning for the future. It becomes all the more difficult if a teen is going through another issue like their parents getting divorced, difficulty learning in school, or losing an old group of friends. Sometimes just being able to talk to an adult who isn't their parent can help them process everything going on in their world and make positive changes.
(913) 204-9144
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Office is near:
Kansas City, MO 64131
My approach is to first listen, and then help adults,adolescents and children find solutions that can work for them.
Adolescence can be a trying time for teenagers as they mature emotionally and try to handle new responsibilities in school, at home, and in planning for the future. It becomes all the more difficult if a teen is going through another issue like their parents getting divorced, difficulty learning in school, or losing an old group of friends. Sometimes just being able to talk to an adult who isn't their parent can help them process everything going on in their world and make positive changes.
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Michael Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CAS, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Kansas City, MO 64124
The angry, argumentative, and underperforming child is often seen by others as the product of lax parenting. This unfortunate characterization has had a great impact on the way our children are viewed by schools, employers, and society in general. The fact is parents often exhaust various recommended "fixes" and desperately want things to be normal. I have over 25 years of experience working with children and families. I understand the daily struggles parents routinely face. I know how school performance, relationships, and behavior are impacted when children struggle. I understand the frustrations associated with a child who "acts out" and underperforms.
(816) 348-3254
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Office is near:
Kansas City, MO 64124
The angry, argumentative, and underperforming child is often seen by others as the product of lax parenting. This unfortunate characterization has had a great impact on the way our children are viewed by schools, employers, and society in general. The fact is parents often exhaust various recommended "fixes" and desperately want things to be normal. I have over 25 years of experience working with children and families. I understand the daily struggles parents routinely face. I know how school performance, relationships, and behavior are impacted when children struggle. I understand the frustrations associated with a child who "acts out" and underperforms.
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Phillip Harrison Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Kansas City, MO 64150
Offers online therapy
I have experience helping people recover from stressors like: *Addiction *Anger *Anxiety *Boundaries * Child & Adolescent Adjustment *Communication *Conflict Resolution *Depression *Guilt/Shame *Infidelity/Affairs *Life Transitions *Marriage Counseling *Mood Disorders *Psychosis *Relationship Struggles *Self Esteem *Spiritual Needs *Stress Management *Trauma.
When I meet with people, I am told that I am approachable, understanding, and humorous! I know what it's like to be a client and to be asked to pour out my life; therefore, I adapt my therapy sessions to you and allow you to share what you desire! I do what I do to help others as I have been helped, and my goal is to assist you in achieving your goals!! I understand how to incorporate Christianity into your session, though also respect your desire to not include any beliefs whatsoever. I am flexible and understanding.
(816) 974-9335
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Office is near:
Kansas City, MO 64150
Offers online therapy
I have experience helping people recover from stressors like: *Addiction *Anger *Anxiety *Boundaries * Child & Adolescent Adjustment *Communication *Conflict Resolution *Depression *Guilt/Shame *Infidelity/Affairs *Life Transitions *Marriage Counseling *Mood Disorders *Psychosis *Relationship Struggles *Self Esteem *Spiritual Needs *Stress Management *Trauma.
When I meet with people, I am told that I am approachable, understanding, and humorous! I know what it's like to be a client and to be asked to pour out my life; therefore, I adapt my therapy sessions to you and allow you to share what you desire! I do what I do to help others as I have been helped, and my goal is to assist you in achieving your goals!! I understand how to incorporate Christianity into your session, though also respect your desire to not include any beliefs whatsoever. I am flexible and understanding.
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Brittany Talley
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC, RPT Verified
Office is near:
Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers online therapy
I believe that PLAY is for everyone and I love incorporating play therapy techniques into my sessions with clients of all ages. I specialize in children, adolescents and young adults who have experienced or witnessed interpersonal violence (sexual assault, child sexual abuse, domestic violence). I am also an enthusiastic advocate for children/adolescents of color in their explorations of race, privilege, representation, and identity.
(913) 416-4773
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Office is near:
Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers online therapy
I believe that PLAY is for everyone and I love incorporating play therapy techniques into my sessions with clients of all ages. I specialize in children, adolescents and young adults who have experienced or witnessed interpersonal violence (sexual assault, child sexual abuse, domestic violence). I am also an enthusiastic advocate for children/adolescents of color in their explorations of race, privilege, representation, and identity.
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Lisa D Fisher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Kansas City, MO 64101
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with adults, adolescents, children and families. I have experience working with clients who are experiencing symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and trauma in a variety of outpatient settings. I utilize a holistic, strengths based approach that combines elements from Neuroscience, Attachment theory, Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral theory, Art and Play therapy. I am now offering Direct Neurofeedback, which offers a drug-free approach to improving brain performance and forming new and enhanced patterns of functioning.
(816) 844-6643
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Office is near:
Kansas City, MO 64101
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with adults, adolescents, children and families. I have experience working with clients who are experiencing symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, and trauma in a variety of outpatient settings. I utilize a holistic, strengths based approach that combines elements from Neuroscience, Attachment theory, Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral theory, Art and Play therapy. I am now offering Direct Neurofeedback, which offers a drug-free approach to improving brain performance and forming new and enhanced patterns of functioning.
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Catherine Sterchi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Kansas City, MO 64113
Offers online therapy
I work with adults, teens, children,couples and families.
Do you struggle in your life with strong reactions to events that seem out of your control? Do you find yourself captured by anger, upset, fear, or anxiety? Have you wanted to find a way to take the difficult things that have happened in your life and somehow have them set a foundation for you to have a better, less critical connection with yourself and others around you? I know how hard it is to make real changes that will lead to lasting peace, joy and effectiveness. I also know that it is absolutely possible to change course and rebuild.
(913) 601-8038
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Office is near:
Kansas City, MO 64113
Offers online therapy
I work with adults, teens, children,couples and families.
Do you struggle in your life with strong reactions to events that seem out of your control? Do you find yourself captured by anger, upset, fear, or anxiety? Have you wanted to find a way to take the difficult things that have happened in your life and somehow have them set a foundation for you to have a better, less critical connection with yourself and others around you? I know how hard it is to make real changes that will lead to lasting peace, joy and effectiveness. I also know that it is absolutely possible to change course and rebuild.

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Kansas City, MO provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Kansas City build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.