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
7211 NW 83rd Street
Suite 200
Kansas City, Missouri 64152
(816) 463-4656

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"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 is located at Metis Counseling 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. You owe it to yourself or child to schedule an appointment today.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 18 Years
  • School: Webster University
  • Year Graduated: 2000
  • License No. and State: 2001011585 Missouri

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • First Health
  • Home State Health Plan
  • Humana
  • In network with most insurance plans
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • MissouriCare
  • MoHealthnet (under 21 only)
  • Most EAPs (employee assistance program)
  • Multiplan
  • New Directions
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • 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
7211 NW 83rd Street
Suite 200
Kansas City, Missouri 64152
(816) 463-4656

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Play Therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Gay

Client Focus

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

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Professional Connections

Mrs. Nicole Rich, MA, LPC
Mrs. Nicole Rich, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor Colleague, known for 14 years
Dr. Matthew Luckenbach, DCoun, LPC, RPT, NCC, CCMHC
Dr. Matthew Luckenbach, DCoun, LPC, RPT, NCC, CCMHC
Licensed Professional Counselor Colleague, known for 7 years
Ms. Cindy Eldridge, MA, LPC, NCC, RPT, CGRS
Ms. Cindy Eldridge, MA, LPC, NCC, RPT, CGRS
Other Colleague, known for 5 years

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 28 Jul 2017
Melissa Wright, MA, LPC, RPT-S, NCC, Counselor in Kansas City

Melissa Wright

Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT-S, NCC