Teen Therapists in Leawood, KS

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Tish Holub Taylor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I also collaborate with schools and other professionals involved with a child/ adolescent as needed.
My primary goal is to facilitate the positive development of children and adolescents. I work with children, adolescents, families and professionals to identify areas of difficulty and goals to improve functioning. Goals may be related to improving school performance, social skills, emotional or mood related difficulities, anxiety, or developmental disabilities. Once goals are identified, important skills are taught that will help children/adolescents adjust to home and school. This can be accomplished through a variety of services that include evaluations, psychotherapy,and family consultation or coaching.
(913) 738-4177
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Leawood, KS 66211
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Lisa Ruff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
It can feel so overwhelming figuring out what the issue is with your child or teen .
I love making therapy a positive experience that leaves clients feeling happy and excited to come back the next week. My practice is focused on therapy with kids, teens, adults, and families. I use play therapy, Theraplay(tm), and Whole Brain Child interventions to reach kids and teens. I enjoy working with adults on determining what career path to take, how to adjust to college/full time employment, mid-life career issues, and stress management/mindfulness skills. Issues from Anxiety, ASD, and Depression often pop up at this time of life. I am here to help them navigate!
(913) 225-7636
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Leawood, KS 66211
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Michael Little, PhD Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I can say that I particularly enjoy working with mood disturbances, marital issues,and child and adolescent behavior problems.
Therapy is a process which affirms life and growth and a better version of ourselves. To be a therapist grants the privilege of aiding in that process. I am a seasoned therapist with a diverse clientele and very broad and deep clinical experience. I seek to join with clients in ways that are not only effective but which take into account the specific person or relationship,situation and need. I invite you to call if you would like to know more about my practice or schedule an appointment.
(913) 686-6509
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Leawood, KS 66211
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Hollie Jo McKinney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPT, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist and trained in EMDR with an emphasis in child/ adolescent .
I am the owner of InDwell, a mental health service for children and teens. If your child is struggling emotionally or behaviorally and you are feeling lost on how to help them cope and manage behaviors, I can help! I enjoy working with children and teens dealing with a myriad of issues. My desire is to help individuals gain insight and develop the skills needed to empower them to grow and have tools to navigate the hardships of life. I also work with the parents of these children to find coping strategies and parenting skills necessary to promote healthier relationships and a more family friendly atmosphere within the home.
(913) 372-3860
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Leawood, KS 66211
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Elizabeth Miranda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT, RPT-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have received additional, specialized training in the areas of: Play Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Parenting Teens, Adult and Teen Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Attachment Disorders.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I especially enjoy working with children, teens, and couples facing a variety of issues. Life is a journey in which change is often the only constant. My job is to honor the journey you are on, and provide avenues for healing and hope both for you and your family. I believe that by working with individuals and families, healing and relational satisfaction can take place and change in relationships can occur.
(913) 416-1050
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Leawood, KS 66211
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Carron Ellspermann Montgomery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT
Verified
Verified
Do you feel confused, worried or lost about your child's behavior? I can help by providing your child or teen with the skills and confidence needed to transform their behavior. I want your child to feel confident and proud of who they are at school and at home.
(913) 937-8360
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Leawood, KS 66206
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Lori Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Are you going through hard times? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by your situation? Has your life been turned upside down? Are you feeling alone? If you and/or your child or teen has hit a rough patch and are feeling stuck, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Many individuals and families find themselves struggling through difficult situations or stuck in old patterns. If this is you or your family, you have likely tried many ways to break out of these circumstances. Finding your way through the struggle to discover and connect with your strengths and abilities can be challenging.
(913) 828-2065
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Leawood, KS 66206
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Claire Barron
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
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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Leawood, KS 66211
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Brian P Heydon
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, CIT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in Imago Relationship Therapy as well as crisis intervention, addiction, mood disorders, sexuality issues, child/ adolescent problems, and adjustment issues among high-functioning professionals.
Finding the right counselor may be one of the most important decisions you can make in seeking a better life. As my client, you will be provided a therapeutic relationship that is non-threatening, challenging, empowering, and ultimately life changing. You will find that your pain, which is actually healing trying to happen, will be lessened and most likely alleviated, your feelings and experiences are valid, and that you can make positive changes to improve your life and relationships. I'm a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist and specialize in relationships - between couples, parents and children, friends - any human relationship
(816) 659-3196
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Leawood, KS 66206
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Marty Kraus
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Most people go through periods when they need extra support and guidance. I care about you and helping you to move beyond the difficulties you are currently facing. I provide therapy in a safe, unbiased, and nonjudgmental environment. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas. I have a MS in Counseling Psychology, a graduate certification in Child and Adolescent Psychology from Avila University, and a BS in Developmental Psychology from the University of Kansas. I work with all age groups and specialize in Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment disorders, and Trauma.
(913) 349-7942
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Leawood, KS 66206
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Allison Kidd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LMAC
Verified
Verified
Navigating teen years can be challenging, both for teens and parents! Naturally, adolescence is a time of transition with changes in thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. These transitions bring symptoms of anxiety, depression, and unhealthy coping. Now, add the uncertainty and change of COVID, and teens are having even more difficulty adapting and coping. I help teens to gain insight and provide a new perspective. My goal is for them to learn how to be more self-aware, manage stress, cope with changes, have healthy relationships, build a positive image, and handle difficult situations.
(913) 914-8157
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Leawood, KS 66206
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Jennifer Dawdy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCAC, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Whether you are coping with a miscarriage, death in the family, or challenges with a teenager , I will provide a welcoming office or a visit to your home to put your family at ease.
Are you experiencing anxiety, life challenges or grief and heartache? I’m here to provide empathy and expert guidance to ensure you and your family overcome these difficulties together.
(913) 544-5877
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Leawood, KS 66206
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Ryan N. Cragg
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My main focus is on men's issues, teen boy's issues, and performance psychology (achieving optimal performance in sports or any domain with a performance component).
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor/National Certified Counselor that has worked in the field of mental health for 16 years. As a therapist, I have been able to work with adults in inpatient substance abuse, to teenagers in residential group homes, to community mental health, and to school-based mental health services. I have been so fortunate to have had these opportunities and now dedicate my time in my private practice at Cherry Lane Counseling.
(208) 428-5575
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Leawood, KS 66224
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Youth Mental Health Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC-S, LPCC, LMHC, RPT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
We have immediate availability. We have a special interest in providing care for children/teens/young adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, PTSD, and family concerns, and are often called the " teen whisperer". If you are navigating these concerns we offer individualized treatment plans that are set around your goals. Our main priority is to give you a place where you can process your concerns, and provide you with guidance to walk through those with skills.
(816) 295-2561
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Leawood, KS 66206
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Vanessa Knight
Counselor, LCPC-S, NCC, CCMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Clinician/co-owner of Secure Counseling Clinic, Vanessa has lived in the KC area for 18+ years with her husband, four children, and dogs Nalu, Rontu, and Sven. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC), and a nationally Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). She is also a KS board-approved clinical supervisor. Vanessa helps couples, as well as parents and their children, to form secure attachments with each other. She helps clients experiencing relationship difficulties and treats clients who are experiencing pain due to circumstances.
(913) 320-0107
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Leawood, KS 66211
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Michelle Benton
Counselor, MA, LPC, ACG
Verified
Verified
My professional training includes a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and 125 hours of ADHD coach training from the ADD Coach Academy (www.addca.com). I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), in the State of Kansas. My counseling background consists of 13 months of experience at a local psychiatric residential treatment facility for adolescents. In this setting, I participated in the treatment of various disorders such as; bipolar, major depression, trauma, personality disorders, AD/HD, substance use, and behavioral conditions. This process includes leading treatment groups and working with family systems.
(913) 752-9641
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Leawood, KS 66224
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Janet Clevenger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you tired of striving to find happiness in your relationships? Do you long to feel secure, peaceful or confident? Do you struggle to find the kind of relationships where you can thrive? Or maybe you struggle with low self esteem, maintaining boundaries or pleasing others to the point you find yourself resenting others? If you said yes, then consider taking the step to learn to care for yourself so you can have the success and relationships you want. Or if you think your loved one might have an eating disorder please call. If your anxiety or traumatic experiences are interfering -call me.
(913) 276-0905
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Leawood, KS 66211
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Steffon E Staley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, BIP, NCC
Verified
Verified
I help people live a life worth living. I help people reduce their unnecessary suffering. I help a lot of people struggling with anger, but I also help people struggling with anxiety, depression, marital issues, and life's struggles. You are more than enough and more than the worst things you have ever done. You are more than the worst things people can say, do, feel or think towards you. You can live a life worth living. You can learn the skills and tools needed to live a life worth living and enjoy meaningful relationships, meaningful purpose, meaningful conversations, and meaningful activities.
(816) 839-6875
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Leawood, KS 66211
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Nicole Lock Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe every person is created to be self confident and emotionally whole. I help each client leverage specific therapy approaches, tailored for their unique situation, in order to experience the transforming power of life change. I treat individuals, couples and families facing a variety of life issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship distress, parenting problems and life cycle changes. One of my passions is working with women that want to discover their true identity and build their self worth. I have lived with a chronic illness since childhood, which helps me relate to those suffering both physically and emotionally.
(913) 601-7891
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Leawood, KS 66209
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Naomi Cataudella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified
Verified
Naomi specializes in assisting families in the family court system to rebuild relationships and take child focused co-parenting approaches. Naomi’s background includes work with individuals who have experienced trauma inclusive of Veterans and those who are involved in intimate partner violence. She spent years providing therapeutic services for bereaved individuals and assisting them in the grieving process and rebuilding their lives. Naomi also worked in correctional mental health and served individuals with substance abuse issues and severe and persistent mental health challenges.
(913) 386-6828
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Leawood, KS 66211
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Teen Therapists
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

Most teens have a relatively egocentric perspective on life; a state of mind that usually abates with age. They often focus on themselves and believe that everyone else—from a best friend to a distant crush—is focused on them too. They may grapple with insecurities and feelings of being judged. Relationships with family members often take a backseat to peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance, which teens perceive as increasingly important during this time.

The transition can naturally lead to anxiety about physical development, evolving relationships with others, and one's place in the larger world. Mild anxiety and other challenges are typical, but serious mental health conditions also emerge during adolescence.