Melissa Wright

Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT-S, NCC

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Melissa Wright, MA, LPC, RPT-S, NCC, Counselor in Kansas City
(816) 463-4656 Website

Melissa Wright

Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT-S, NCC


Location

Metis Counseling
7505 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway
Suite 510
Kansas City, Missouri 64153
(816) 463-4656

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7505 Northwest Tiffany Springs Parkway
Suite 510
Kansas City, Missouri 64153
(816) 463-4656

"I just want my child to be their normal self again". That is what I often hear at the beginning of therapy. It is very difficult to know how to handle changes like anger, acting out, sadness, or keeping to themselves. These problems affect the child and everyone else involved in their daily lives. I will tailor therapy to meet you and/or your child's specific needs, and work towards getting "back to normal" (or improving on what normal has been).

The underlying reason for being seen may be pretty serious, but children tend to enjoy the process of play therapy (ages 3 and up). Sessions are tailored to the person's personality, temperament and what works best for them. Parents are always kept in the loop with time for questions each session.

My office moving one exit north of Barry road to 7505 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway, Suite 510 KCMO 64153 on September 1st. Currently, Metis Counseling is near I-29 and Barry Rd, across the street from the Zona Rosa entrance in the Barryview Building, 7211 NW 83rd Street, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64152. Enduring these problems won't make it improve.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 19 Years
  • School: Webster University
  • Year Graduated: 2000
  • License and State: 2001011585 Missouri

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $120
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • EAP
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • In network with most insurance plans
  • Magellan
  • New Directions
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Institiute for Trauma / Certified Trauma and Loss Spec
  • Certificate Date: 2013
  • License No. and State: Registered Play Therapist Association for Play Therapy

Location

Metis Counseling
7505 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway
Suite 510
Kansas City, Missouri 64153
(816) 463-4656

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

7505 Northwest Tiffany Springs Parkway
Suite 510
Kansas City, Missouri 64153
(816) 463-4656
Specialties
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Anxiety
  • Divorce
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Play Therapy
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 12 Aug 2019
Melissa Wright, MA, LPC, RPT-S, NCC, Counselor in Kansas City

Melissa Wright

Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT-S, NCC