Emotionally Focused Therapists in Leawood, KS

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Melanie Carron Kulick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LMAC
Verified
Verified
Modalities that I use include, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Trust Based Relational Intervention, a variety of theories of addiction, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Psychodynamic therapy.
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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Amberlee Johns
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I'm advanced trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), which is used with couples, individuals, and families.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? If so, you don't have to walk alone. My passion is to partner with individuals and couples. Together, we will slow down what feels overwhelming. I have an unique interest in helping individuals and couples with perinatal trauma. When trauma occurs during pregnancy, the birth process, or afterwards, it can complicate our relationships. I help individuals and families learn to support one another through transition, losses, and perinatal birth trauma.
(479) 888-4078
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Amy Burton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC(KS)
Verified
Verified
A counselor's technical skills are only as important as his or her ability to connect with you, otherwise personal growth in therapy may be limited. Establishing a balanced, trusting, supportive, and safe relationship with you is a paramount aspiration within my counseling framework. It is my mission to provide you with empathetic counseling support by not only using research-based and proven interventions, but also with my ability to foster a supportive and nurturing therapeutic alliance. I provide comprehensive therapy for couples, individuals, adolescents, and families utilizing a client centered, emotionally-focused approach.
(913) 243-2699
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Leawood, KS 66209
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Emily Lekan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-T
Verified
Verified
Through my own exploration of my family history and its impact on our attachment styles, I find meaning in exploring this with my clients through attachment work and emotionally focused approaches.
I know that therapy isn't one-size-fits-all. We all face challenges in life; some endure more than others, but you're not expected to handle it all on your own. I'm passionate about providing a safe environment that is validating, engaging, and focused on positive change to help both children and adults heal through their own unique therapeutic journey. My purpose includes creating a safe and accepting environment for children and families to grow from and to feel inspired by their own capabilities. I earned my graduate degree at Friends University, and I also have extensive training in the practice of Child-Centered Play Therapy
(913) 270-1787
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Emma Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified
Verified
I provide individual, couple and family therapy and specialize in teenagers and adults. I conceptualize concerns through an attachment and family systems perspective and apply solutions. I value evidence-based theories and interventions and holistic treatment getting to the root of the concerns. This brain based approach helps heal trauma, addictions, mood disorders and relationships. I have advanced training in emotionally focused therapy and Gottman Institute couples therapy. I have practiced in inpatient and outpatient settings and own a group therapy private practice. I look forward to helping you grow!
(913) 325-4569
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Danielle Nash
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
It feels like you're not going to be able to do this much longer. No, the relationship isn't going to end. It's just that something has got to give. You've literally said everything you can say to help your partner understand what you need. Explaining, negotiating, yelling, managing. All in hopes that something will click. That something will create change. At this point you don't know how it's gotten so painful and lonely. It's starting to feel a little helpless, maybe even hopeless, that you'll ever be able to have the connection that you once had again.
(913) 533-7135
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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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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
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Jennifer Elliott
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I help adults, couples, children, and adolescents transform their lives for the better through individual, couples, and family therapy. You are not alone, and don't have to carry life challenges by yourself. I help clients cultivate greater relationships with partners and children, and better relationships with themselves. I use a warm and engaging integrative approach to assist clients in building upon and optimizing their existing strengths.
(913) 325-4600
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Leawood, KS 66211
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Sydney S. Spears
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LSCSW
I work with adults in their 20s-70s who is overwhelmed with chronic stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, grief/loss and/or life disrupting childhood trauma/post-traumatic stress. I also work with individuals and couples who want to resolve problems within their relationships, life transitions, divorce, including cultural identity issues. I work well with men who are in midlife (30s-70s) struggling with anxiety, aging and/or depression. I also work with women who are going through many life changes and identity conflicts. These clients often feel lost, stuck and alone. Their anxiety, negativity and low mood is out of control.
(913) 305-4391
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Leawood, KS 66211
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Spark Therapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-t
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Do you feel that your thoughts consume your energy? Have you been feeling like no matter what you try somehow those thoughts or feelings still find a way to steal your power? Your power is important and when that power feels dim it can feel dark. There are many different ways this can show up in your life and I acknowledge that shame, guilt, or humiliation has a way to invite itself in. Feeling good takes practice and you don't have to choose to carry all the heaviness alone. It's my passion to be a guiding light in all of my client's journeys and provide a safe space to process their heaviness.
(913) 347-5698
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Leawood, KS 66211
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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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Arena Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified
Verified
My promise to you is that I will listen and genuinely try to understand what you are going through. Because I care about you, I will be respectful, but honest. My mission is to help you search for the answers, skills and strength needed to make changes that will put you in a position to cope with the circumstances of your life. Since many of those dilemmas are often the result of self-defeating thoughts, I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Exposure Response Therapy. I am EMDR trained for anxiety and trauma related counseling and healing.
(785) 337-4146
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Leawood, KS 66211
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Shannon Kirby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Starting individual counseling or couples counseling can be intimidating. I know it’s uncomfortable to open yourself up to someone and really take a look at the painful stories you carry around. Finding yourself can be a daunting task. What’s more uncomfortable is carrying around pain and other stressors. I am well versed in combating these powerful narratives and I am not afraid of authenticity. I believe that most stories are laced with grief such as divorce, loss or just simply losing yourself. Having experienced layers of grief in my own life, I am ready and willing to join you as you explore by doing the work in therapy.
(913) 318-4319
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Leawood, KS 66211
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Peter Kilbreth Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW, BA, BSW
Verified
Verified
individual clients between ages of 12 to 65+. I work with individuals who have a desire for change with their mental health or are seeking quality of life improvements. Clients who are seeking to improve their lives and are seeking positive change or consultation. Clients issues can range from mental health needs, relationship issues, personal issues, medical disorders or problem-solving life issues. Clients desire long-term or short term change for the issues they are facing. Accountability for goals, desire for change, seek to problem solve, by learning coping strategies or finding solutions to satisfy one’s self-determination.
(913) 379-2016
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Leawood, KS 66209
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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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Kelle Carver
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I believe that growth is only possible when we get so uncomfortable with being uncomfortable that we have to do something different. Feelings like that are usually what bring us to websites like this. I love working with clients who are experiencing confusion, ambivalence & anxiety about the changes & upsets in their lives. I want to help those who long for more, who picture the life they want but don’t know how to get there, & who ultimately believe that the path to getting what they desire first begins with looking inward. Self work takes bravery, vulnerability, & total personal honesty, but you won't be alone.
(913) 349-7534
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Leawood, KS 66209
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Dori A Velasquez-Peach
LCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe the most important factor to success in therapy is the therapeutic relationship. Finding the right fit is essential. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive environment to address your specific needs. I work with adults and children, as young as preschool age. I utilize a variety of evidence-based therapy techniques and activities. In order to be successful, one on one therapy is provided at your child’s social, emotional, and developmental level. I actively support and collaborate with parents. I work to develop a relationship with adults to identify their strengths and goals. My goal is for you to feel successful.
(913) 828-3461
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Leawood, KS 66211
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Bren Tally
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified
Verified
We often have to balance the needs of our self and the needs of others. In this balancing act, we can sometimes feel lonely, misunderstood, spiritually depleted or stuck. I attempt to create a safe space where people begin to ask questions, create a map of narratives and develop influence over their experiences with new outcomes. We don't have to stay in the status quo or be overwhelmed. I'm privileged to watch clients own their story and love themselves through this process...it's a beautiful window into strong and brave parts that people often forget they are capable of knowing and claiming.
(913) 270-3523
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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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Emotionally Focused Therapists
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy that helps clients identify their emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them and then to manage them. Emotionally Focused Therapy embraces the idea that emotions can be changed, first by arriving at or 'living' the maladaptive emotion (e.g. loss, fear or shame) in session, and then learning to transform it. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples seeks to break the negative emotion cycles within relationships, emphasizing the importance of the attachment bond between couples, and how nurturing of the attachment bonds and an empathetic understanding of each others emotions can break the cycles.