Child Therapists in Lawrence, KS

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Marci Ramsay, LSCSW, RPT-S
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, RPT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My primary practice is the assessment and treatment of children , birth through age 10, with developmental and social-emotional difficulties. I offer clinical assessment for children and individual, client-centered therapy for children and their caregivers. I specialize in treating children with trauma-related conditions, including child maltreatment and attachment or adjustment disorders. This includes work around grief and loss, and those impacted by divorce or separation from caregivers. Additionally, my work with children involves parenting education and support when there are stressors within the family system.
(785) 214-4017
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Lawrence, KS 66049
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Kristina White
Counselor, LCPC, RPT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
With children I primarily use play therapy and sandtray therapy, and I also specialize in parenting skills training.
I treat children , adolescents, college students, and adults. My goal with all of my clients is to provide a safe and supportive environment in which we work together to create lasting change. My therapeutic style is versatile and I use a variety of approaches to explore patterns of thoughts and behaviors, provide insights without judgment, and assist you or your child in developing strategies to replace unhelpful patterns with new ones that help you thrive.
(785) 347-6637
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Lawrence, KS 66044
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Jamie Gabriel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, RPT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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!
(785) 329-0408
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Lawrence, KS 66044
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DaKie Washington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CCATP
Verified
Verified
DaKie is a Licensed Master Social Worker and has experience working with children , adolescents, families, and adults. DaKie utilizes interventions and techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). DaKie is currently pursing his Clinical Licensure and Play Therapy Certificate from Heartland Play Therapy Insitute. DaKie received his bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a Psychology minor and his Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Kansas.
(785) 302-9049
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Lawrence, KS 66044
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Christian Psychological Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMLP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy working with Children and Adolescents. I recognize the value of guiding and helping parents in their goal of improving their family relationships, utilizing play therapy and other psychodynamic techniques and interventions. I help children and adolescents to express their emotions and reactions to challenges in their lives. Families play an essential role in children 's healing processes. The interaction between children 's problems and their families is always complex. Play therapy helps in multiple Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders.
(785) 310-3987 x66049
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Lawrence, KS 66049
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Lawrence Play Therapy, LLC
Counselor, MS, LCPC, RPT-S
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Children often do not have the words to express what they are feeling or thinking. Traditional talk therapy alone is rarely successful in helping children process difficult life situations. I (Stacy Johnson, owner of Lawrence Play Therapy) can work with your child and family to bring healing. Play therapy involves children sharing their feelings and working through problems using play rather than just talking. The toys are the child 's words and play is the child 's language. I specialize in therapy with children ages 2 - 12. I also incorporate family therapy, Theraplay, and EMDR when appropriate.
(785) 329-0164
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Lawrence, KS 66044
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Namaste' Hall Manney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CCTS-I
Verified
Verified
Located in downtown Lawrence, Namaste provides a comfortable atmosphere, equipped to meet the therapy needs for both children and adults.
Namasté is a Lawrence’s only Master Certified Accelerated Resolution Therapist (ART), ART uses in-vivo exposure through visualization and rapid eye movement to reprogram the way in which distressful memories are stored in the brain, reducing strong physical and emotional reactions to past experiences. Also a Brainspotting Therapist, Namaste can support you in using points in your visual field to assist you in accessing and processing previously unresolved trauma or painful past memories stored in the subcortical brain. Both are ideal for treating depression, PTSD, trauma, anxiety, etc.
(785) 504-1078
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Lawrence, KS 66044
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Erin Herschell
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Would you like your life or the life of your child to feel more enjoyable? Would you like your days to feel less stressful and chaotic? You may be struggling with excessive worry or stress, difficulties parenting, going through a life transition, or having marital issues. You may have a child that is experiencing anger, hyperactivity, attention or learning difficulties, worries, or difficult behaviors. If any of these issues sound familiar, I can help. Let's work together to make the rest of your life the best of your life!
(620) 207-1293
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Lawrence, KS 66044
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Staci Pershall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Children heal through play, and appreciate the opportunity to process their experiences via puppets, art, and sand tray creations.
I am interested in assisting people of all ages in reaching their fullest potential. Whether you are experiencing a difficult life phase, are a trauma survivor, or are navigating life with a persistent mental health diagnosis, I am here to partner with you.
(785) 914-5714
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Lawrence, KS 66044
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Barbara StreckerGaudreau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified
Verified
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.
(785) 428-4049
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Chris MacDonald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified
Verified
We are trained in play therapy for children , EMDR and TF-CBT for the treatment of trauma, and other modes of treatment for adults and young adults.
Are you feeling stuck? If you are experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety? Having problems in relationships, or with trauma related issues? We have experienced and qualified therapists at Renew Therapy Group who can help get you moving in a new and positive direction. If you are experiencing problems related to chemical dependency, you will find a therapist at Renew Therapy Group an exceptional fit. If you have a child , teenager, or young adult experiencing behavioral or emotional problems, many of our therapists are parents themselves in addition to being clinically sound providers.
(785) 264-4118
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Lawrence, KS 66044
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Janna M. Walpole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified
Verified
I will take the time to evaluate your needs with you, your child or partner.
Presently have a wait list. Call to be added. Ms. Walpole is pleased to offer partnership in her client’s journey toward healing. She practices believing that therapy offers a road to real growth and transformation! Ms. Walpole works to help people lead more authentic and satisfying lives. As an Advanced Generalist and Clinical Social Worker she is able to engage with an array of clients across the lifespan. She is passionate about advocacy, neurodiversity and healing from trauma. Ms. Walpole believes that effective therapy begins in an atmosphere of warmth and acceptance.
(785) 310-3042
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Lawrence, KS 66044
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Micaela Sands
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
“We are all just walking each other home.” I believe that together, change can be made. Life presents us with challenges and it is our mission to learn and grow from those challenges. As a clinician, it is my passion to support you through this process. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Kansas with a background in animal assisted social work, and crisis intervention. I work primarily with children , and adolescents with complex family dynamics.
(785) 390-9744
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Lawrence, KS 66049
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Adrian Zelvy
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I have experience working with children ages 4-18 and their families, including acting out and behavioral problems, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders and school related issues.
Defiance, mood swings, ADHD, behavior problems, family conflict, school issues, depression: as a parent, all can leave you feeling hopeless, helpless or stuck. Whether you're seeking help for yourself, your child or your loved ones, we will find the path to progress together. Therapy is a process of identifying and initiating small shifts in thought, feelings and behavior that lead to healthier patterns of living with ourselves and others. I work with individuals and families to identify problems and find possibilities to improve your quality of life, relationships, and functioning.
(785) 915-0309
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Lawrence, KS 66049
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Spence Counseling Center - KS
The counselors at Spence Counseling Center specialize in marriage and family therapy; children and teen therapy; grief and loss; anxiety and depression; substance, alcohol, sexual, and gambling addictions; and other mental health issues.
Spence Counseling Center has over 15 Christian counselors in several locations throughout Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas allowing us to serve more populations with a wider variety of issues. Through all the changes in all the years, our mission has remained the same: bringing help, healing, and freedom to the hurting, wounded, and lonely people of this world. As Spence Counseling Center moves forward into the future, our dedication to our mission remains the same as does our commitment to Christ-centered integrative therapy.
(785) 428-0986
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Lawrence, KS 66044
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Anne Drake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Does your child 's anxiety, ADHD or other issue lead to big feelings and reactions? Big feelings can be overwhelming to children , causing even bigger reactions. These feelings can impact your child , and your whole family, daily, even doing things they enjoy. It can impact them at home, in school and with friendships. Using strategies such as play therapy or art, we can teach your child new ways to understand and manage these big feelings, bringing more calm and peace to your child and family.
(785) 425-0018
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Lawrence, KS 66049
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Brock Caffee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
I have experience with trauma, attachment, relationship and communication patterns, grief and loss, parent- child relationships (even adult children ), premarital and prenatal counseling, life transitions, as well as career selection.
I help individuals and couples manage distressing feelings. These things arise from a variety of individual or relational circumstances involving conflict, disappointment, hurt feelings, sadness, grief, loss, or other emotional concerns. It can take time to discover the source and learn to heal. I have experience with trauma, attachment, relationship and communication patterns, grief and loss, parent- child relationships (even adult children ), premarital and prenatal counseling, life transitions, as well as career selection. I hope my clients become more content with their lives as a result of our work together!
(785) 329-0376
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Lawrence, KS 66044
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Social Perspective, LLC
LSCSW
Verified
Verified
At Social Perspective, we are dedicated to helping you create positive change. We work with adults who are managing their own or a loved one's depression, anxiety, or increased stress. Our supportive team also works with children including those who have experienced trauma, bullying, have anger and behavior issues, are feeling depressed or having suicidal thoughts. We believe that every individual can build on hope, strengthen their coping skills, accomplish goals, and overcome challenges.
(785) 522-4672 x841
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Lawrence, KS 66044
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Ryan Eric Talley
Psychologist, LMLP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with individuals, couples, and families ranging in age from children through geriatric addressing multiple issues including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, behavioral issues, relational problems, anger management, and coping skills.
(785) 335-4074
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Lawrence, KS 66046
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Sagan Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I love working with clients with a variety of concerns, goals, and backgrounds. I am here to support anyone and everyone who is going through a difficult time in life or a has a goal they would like to reach. I have 10 years of experience practicing therapy with clients ranging from 5 years old to adulthood. I have extensive experience working with children , adults, and families that have endured significant traumas or are struggling with mental health from a multitude of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
(785) 503-3311
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Lawrence, KS 66046
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Child Therapists

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.