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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW, RPT
My practice experience includes: grief & loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, ADHD, relationship challenges, children and adolescent behavioral/mental health & chronic pain management.
If you are looking for acceptance, understanding, and an authentic, compassionate perspective in therapy you have found it. I am passionate, flexible, curious, non-judgmental and open in my work. I have found this helps me connect with the distressed, anxious, uncertain and yes "HOPEFUL" person that has taken the great leap of faith in seeking help for their child or for self.
Kaci Christine Ziegler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
I treat adults, adolescents, and children as young as four and provide counseling in the community, school, office, and virtual settings.
Hello, I am Kaci Ziegler, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been in the counseling field for the last six years. I have worked in schools, hospitals, and community mental health settings. I provide easy-to-use video therapy that can help support rural communities, busy families, and make access to mental health care quick and comfortable.
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Tonya R. Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
I have experience working with trauma, grief, ADHD, Adjustment Disorder, anger management, anxiety, depression, infertility, behavioral challenges, and wellness for children , adolescents and adults.
Our individual experiences in life can bring us many ups and downs, including feelings of intense anxiety and depression. This can be overwhelming and greatly affect our daily lives. Please know that you are not alone and I would honor the opportunity to help you find new hope and tools that empower you to cope and feel better.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
I specialize in working with families and children ages 3-17 to overcome challenges.
When children are struggling, this often impacts the entire family. Connecting with parents and caregivers and working directly alongside children through the powerful practice of Play Therapy, we can work towards positive change!
The Well Counseling Center
Counselor, LCPC, RPT-S, LPC-S, NCC, TBRI
She partners with children , teens, and families, by coming alongside them to find healing in the midst of life’s difficulties.
The Well Counseling Center is a professional mental health care practice serving the area with office, and/or Telehealth. We sincerely believe there is hope, no matter their situation. With an integrated approach, using psychological proven techniques and skills from a Christian foundation, we draw from a variety of methodologies to incorporate what is most helpful for each individual. We tailor our skills and therapeutic interventions to meet our individual clients’ needs with love and understanding. Sascha is a advanced clinical supervising specialist for teen, child , marital, and online therapy.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCPC, RPT, NCC, LPC
REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST SINCE 1999. I SPECIALIZE IN AGES 3 TO 9 and work closely with parents providing support and guidance in helping their child during each session. I counsel children , dealing with all issues that are presented in the developmental area of young children . Including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, aggressive behavior, social skills, school and peer issues, sleep and eating issues, fears, defiance, mood changes, sibling issues, parenting support and coaching. I believe that each child and parent(s) are unique and individualize each session.
Michele Murphy Leininger
I also have specialized training and personal experience (I have an adopted child ) in the area of adoption and attachment issues.
I feel passionate about helping people have hope for the future. Too often people feel hopeless and helpless when thinking about making changes in their lives. I believe, with a helping hand or fresh perspective, we can all discover the strengths and steps needed to make the changes needed to be happier and healthier.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
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.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a different and fun way to reach children , adolescents, transitional-age youth and adults without the stigma of talk therapy. EAP is an alternative therapeutic approach that addresses mental health concerns and everyday life challenges by teaming up with caring therapists and horses. This type of therapy often reflects clients' verbal and nonverbal strengths and incongruencies while enhancing personal growth and development. This experiential, holistic approach works well with solution-focused therapy (SFT) and other evidence-based treatment modalities, e.g., ACT, EMDR, and CBT.
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
My areas of specialty include psychological assessment and therapy services for children and adolescents. I complete thorough assessments for ADHD, autism, learning disorders, developmental delays, mood, anxiety, and behavioral disorders. Reports include specific recommendations that emphasize and involve the child 's strengths. In addition, I provide therapy for children and adolescents who are experiencing a variety of emotional and behavioral difficulties.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Sometimes it’s hard for your child or teenager to open up to you. Under the surface, they may be struggling more than it appears. Or their outbursts make it apparent that something is not right. It takes courage to acknowledge that your child is struggling and that you are not able to resolve their issues on your own. It takes even more courage to reach out for help. I can help your child or teenager through traditional talk therapy or play therapy, using a person-centered approach to find and give help for any assessed needs. It takes a village to raise a child , so let me help you with yours.
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I am experienced working with clients in all of life's stages, including children , adolescents, and adults.
Are your fears holding you back from what you want to do or who you want to be? I believe you are stronger than you may think, and as your therapist it is my goal to help give you the necessary tools to live a happy and meaningful life! I currently focus on psychological, cognitive, and diagnostic evaluations. I provide assessment and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, intellectual disabilities), mood/anxiety disorders, and other psychological concerns.
Counselor, LCPC, RPT , SATP-C
I am passionate about working with people of all ages. My youngest client is 3 & my oldest is 80 years old. I treat adults, couples, co-parents, families, young adults, teens, tweens, & children . As a clinically licensed counselor, I treat a variety of mental health & family issues. I studied 2 yrs post masters to become an RPT (registered play therapist specializing in working with children ) and an SATP-C (sexual addictions treatment provider - certified). I am passionate about working with people who have experienced depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, attachment issues, high conflict family work due to divorce, etc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
I have 30+ years experience working in Mental Health. I'm a graduate of KU School of Social Welfare and have vast experience working with diverse clients. In my practice, I work to empower clients to reach their goals. I use problem-solving, positive therapeutic approaches "in partnership" with my clients to reduce co-dependency, depression, anxiety, stress, relationships and parent/ child issues.
I have studied child and adolescent therapy as well as integrating play therapy into my practice.
Working with children and families, I strive to empower my clients to create lasting bonds and create solutions to improve everyday living in their homes and school environments. I have worked extensively in the foster care system with biological and foster parents, addressing behavioral issues, family of origin issues and family bonding/attachment. I enjoy both in home and in office sessions and working with the entire family to meet the individual needs.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
I have experience in working with adults, children , and families that have experienced issues related to trauma, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, and loss.
You deserve to live a life that is meaningful and filled with moments of happiness and hope. Right now, you may feel weighed down by anxiety, hopelessness, or previous trauma you have experienced. It may even lead you to feel irritable or angry frequently. Life can be full of unexpected hardships and I am here to help guide you in your journey towards healing and living a more fulfilled life. I am passionate in helping clients heal and grow through a personalized and supportive approach.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Are you seeking help for a child with emotional or behavioral issues? Is your child anxious or stressed? If so, please give me a call. Your child is unique and deserves the chance to reach their full potential. Behavior issues, trouble adjusting to divorce, parent/ child conflict, or a history of trauma and abuse can make life difficult for kids. I specialize in working with children ages 11 and younger, personalizing treatment to each child 's unique needs. When treating a child , I always work with parents or guardians, as well, as this is the most effective way to help your child .
Amy M Jacobs
Counselor, MS, LCP
Hello, I am Amy Jacobs and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist. Being in this field for the past three decades, I hold a perspective which honors that each person is unique, worthy of dignity and respect while having a need to be understood within one’s individual life and experiences. I find that we all naturally seek to move towards growth and evolvement, towards meaning and purpose, yet sometimes we may struggle in seeking and understanding this in the various life path’s we may be on. Much of my professional walk has focused on fostering growth in the lives of many children and youth.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, RPT
I can assist parents and families with attachment issues they may be experiencing with their children , help you better understand brain development and age-related issues, and provide alternative suggestions for managing sometimes less than desirable behavioral concerns from your children .
You are the expert of your own life and I will work alongside you to tailor a treatment plan and interventions to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. I have experience working with but not limited to abuse, trauma, foster care system/families, juvenile offenders, ADHD, Adjustment Disorder, PTSD, anger management, Anxiety, Depression, sexual orientation and gender issues, grief and loss, and with children , parents, couples, and families. I am a registered play therapist through APT.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy and compassion, is strengths-based, and offers a collaborative experience for my clients. I enjoy working with children and their families, and offer play therapy and sand tray as methods to address the challenges young clients may be facing.
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Do I need to attend therapy with my child?
Parents are an integral part of a child’s therapy, but the specifics of their involvement vary. If your child is young, you may attend most or all sessions; if your child is older, you may attend a few sessions or none; sometimes a therapist may ask you to have a session on your own. Whatever the arrangement, you should expect to work collaboratively with the therapist, your child, and your family members to take steps to help support your child.
How long are sessions with child therapists?
Children’s therapy sessions can last 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes. The length of the session may depend on your child’s age and the type of therapy practiced. You can discuss this with therapists you consult and the one you ultimately move forward with.
How do I get a child to agree to seek therapy?
The best approach is to have an open-ended conversation with your child about how they’re doing and what they might be struggling with. When you raise therapy, discuss the concept in an age-appropriate way, for example explaining that a therapist’s job is to help kids handle their hard or uncomfortable feelings. Frame therapy positively, as an opportunity to explore and build emotional skills—it’s an important tool in the toolbox to help kids feel their best.
How can I tell if a therapist is a good fit for my child?
A child needs to feel comfortable opening up about their thoughts and feelings, so if your child feels a sense of comfort, ease, and trust with their therapist, that’s a great sign. In addition, a therapist is a good fit for your child if the two can communicate well together; a clinician should be able to communicate clearly, effectively, and in an age-appropriate manner.