Adoption Therapists in Leawood, KS

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Laurie Pisciotta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
CHILDREN/TEENS - transition of separation and divorce, loss, trauma, adoption , ADHD, OCD, anxiety, self harm, suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, school and peer challenges.
Life takes some twists and turns that we just aren't prepared for. From parenting challenges to struggling with that relentless fear that gets in the way of something you desire in your life. I am here to help you navigate through the confusion and overwhelm. Together through Mindfulness practice, EMDR and strength based interventions, we will capitalize on your strengths so you can heal and work towards the change you desire. For kiddos, I provide play therapy with EMDR to help your child heal and enhance his or her self-worth that is often weakened by challenging or traumatic experiences.
(816) 566-5998
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Leawood, KS 66206
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Julie Livingston
Counselor, MS, LCPC, RPT-S, CCHMC
Verified
Verified
I have over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in mental health and counseling settings. I am passionate about providing a therapeutic environment that is engaging, validating and focused on positive change. I utilize a variety of approaches to help individuals and families cope with challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship and parenting issues, adoption and attachment, ADHD, autism, loss and grief, trauma, school challenges and behavioral issues.
(913) 225-8582
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Leawood, KS 66206
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Cindy Brennan
Counselor, LCPC, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a Registered Play Therapist, I work with children 1 year and older with a variety of presenting concerns: anxiety, ADHD, social difficulties, academic struggles, behavioral concerns, divorce, life transitions, self-esteem, anger, and grief. My passion lies with children and their families who have experienced trauma, abuse or attachment difficulties. Recent brain research has proven that the absence of a secure attachment with a primary caregiver negatively impacts the child's normal developmental process. In order to ensure inner change, my play therapy work often initially focuses on developing a positive, consistent, and nurturing relationship with an attachment figure.
(913) 884-3227
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Leawood, KS 66211
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Melanie Carron Kulick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LMAC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker with a license in both Missouri and Kansas. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and my master's of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis I have experience working with children and families in the child welfare system, sexual abuse survivors, addiction, domestic violence survivors, LGBTQIA+ youth, couples, and families. I also have experience working with a variety of mental health diagnoses, including, but not limited to, Depression, Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar I & II .
(913) 380-4084
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Leawood, KS 66206
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Lisa Ruff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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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Elizabeth Miranda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT, RPT-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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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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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Not accepting new clients
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Ben Taussig
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Life can often feel overwhelming. At times that feeling seems to be more than we can handle on our own. These times can be really difficult to navigate alone. When relationships that we count on fall apart, emotions get out of control, and our strategies for just feeling okay seem to do us more harm than good, reaching out to someone for help can be a powerful first step in getting things back in balance.
(913) 608-8569
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Leawood, KS 66211
Not accepting new clients
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Chelsea Link
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT, RPT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life can be challenging, and I am here to walk beside you and your family in this journey. If you are feeling overwhelmed, lost, or experiencing struggles due to trauma to everyday stressors to parenting questions, I am here to help. I have worked with children, families and individuals who present with various needs ranging from struggles with life transitions to trauma. Having witnessed the calm and strength that can come from change, I am dedicated to helping my clients work toward their goals.
(913) 320-0939
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Leawood, KS 66211
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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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Mary Marshall
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Marshall offers an empowering interactive process in a confidential relaxed setting designed to help you move through the stages of change and address underlying issues, not just symptoms. Natural holistic healing, cognitive behavioral therapy, nutrition, skill building, education, stress reduction-management can be part of your treatment plan focused on concerns causing you distress that can result from dysfunctional personal or work relationships, victimization, divorce and blended family, anger mismanagement, addictive behavior, toxic environments, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, bipolar, other disorders or health conditions, low self-esteem, trauma, social phobia, or performance anxiety.
(913) 439-5115
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Leawood, KS 66209
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Secure Counseling Clinic, LLC
Counselor, LLC, LPC, NCC
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
Secure Counseling Clinic, LLC is for men, women, couples, and families, as well as special therapy treatments for children and teens. Clinicians are available for appointments daytimes and evenings, weekdays and Saturdays. Your board-certified, professional counselor will use training in neurological, psychological and emotional issues to help you in a quiet, confidential office. Located at College and Nall in Leawood, KS, near the Overland Park Convention Center and Town Center Plaza, we serve clients from all walks of life with a wide range of presenting issues. We believe that all human beings deserve to feel secure.
(913) 735-3384
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Leawood, KS 66211
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Stephanie Risinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified
Verified
The journey to and through parenthood is sometimes more difficult than expected. If you’re experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other concerns during fertility challenges, pregnancy, postpartum, or a loss, we’re here to help you navigate the journey.
(913) 347-4631
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Leawood, KS 66209
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Richard Benson
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
Dr. Benson's practice includes working with children, adolescents, families, adults and couples. He has extensive experience working with a wide variety of emotional and neurological issues associated with children and adolescents. His clinical expertise also includes the treatment of adult mood, anxiety and personality disorders. Dr. Benson is skilled in working with situations involving couples who are married, considering marriage, or have divorced and/or remarried.
(913) 416-9955
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Kimberly Levitan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
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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Leawood, KS 66206
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Shannon Waters Russell
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, ACHT
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
Welcome! I look forward to helping you discover the strength inside yourself to pursue growth and healing from the inside out. You'll love working with me if you value connection, kindness, and strength as you pursue your own truths and wholeness. I love working with clients who are looking to understand themselves and their lives more fully as they work towards achieving a peaceful, more fulfilling life.
(913) 243-2605
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Leawood, KS 66206
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Pam Thorp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW, LLC
Verified
Verified
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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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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Kathryn Grant
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAC
Verified
Verified
Do you feel stuck in a rut of addiction? Do your thoughts and desires to change keep getting put off until tomorrow or some other future date? This is a miserable way to live! I specialize in working with clients with addiction issues. I see clients who struggle with addictions related to alcohol, drugs, food, shopping/spending. My goal is to help you along your path leading to a sober and fulfilling life where you can flourish! I also help clients with issues like depression, anxiety, grief and stress. I use mindfulness, meditation, solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, among others to help clients.
(913) 325-4625
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Leawood, KS 66209
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Kaley Wajcman
Art Therapist, MA, ATR, BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Something that I find most impactful about art therapy, is it can often feel like a "one stop shop" for my clients. In our busy, day-to-day life of school, work, extra curricular activities, appointments, meetings, and household needs, it is common for many of us to experience the feeling of being "overwhelmed." Therefore, the necessity to find just the right provider to help navigate these feelings is KEY! As a board certified and registered clinical Art Therapist, I am specially trained to utilize art to support our wellbeing with individuals throughout the lifespan, no art experience necessary.
(913) 346-8129
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Leawood, KS 66209
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Adoption Therapists
In recent years, psychologists have begun to investigate how adopted children and their adoptive families navigate their lives together. In an attempt to help children who have been adopted adjust and thrive in a new home, and to understand why problems may arise, studies look at the genetic as well as both prenatal and postnatal environmental influences on the development of children who have been adopted.