Child Therapists in Missouri

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Samantha Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Your child and family's resiliency is built through a strong connection and a solid plan.
The relationship you and your child has with their counselor is the true measure of how helpful the counseling experience will be. I value developing a warm, positive, supportive and empathic environment for your family to overcome any challenge that you are facing. In our experience together, you will find healing and growth, and recognize your own strengths, and how they help you and your child work toward building a more positive and rewarding future. Both in your individual lives, and collectively within the family.
(913) 914-8828
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Lees Summit, MO 64063
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Tender Hearts Child Therapy Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
SPECIALIZING IN CHILD , ADOLESCENT, FAMILY COUNSELING... Is your child or adolescent struggling with defiance, anger issues, or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder? Or paralyzed by symptoms of anxiety or depression? Maybe you're feeling like your family is falling apart due to poor communication skills or ineffective parenting and discipline strategies?
(573) 206-3216
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Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
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Bill Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have many years of experience with clients of all ages. I have particular experience with adolescents experiencing, school problems, behavior problems, parent/ child conflict, and trauma. I have experience with individual and couples therapy, parent/ child conflict, divorce, and LGBTQIA issues. I specialize in trauma treatment for all age groups. CURRENTLY OFFERING TELEMEDICINE SESSIONS VIA ZOOM OR SKYPE.
(573) 312-2953
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Jefferson City, MO 65109
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Ellen M. Reynolds
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
If your child is hurting, imagine a life where hope enters in, allowing that pain to heal so your child can begin to feel whole again. With a strong background in crisis intervention, suicide prevention and adolescent depression and anxiety, I work with teens, tweens & young adults. I offer a client-centered, strength-based, philosophy. I work to quiet the mind, uncover resiliency & provide hope for healing. It is my privilege to walk beside a child who is struggling. I aim to provide an affirming space and help them uncover once again their inner strength, their unique gifts and their capacity to thrive.
(314) 643-9646
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Saint Louis, MO 63119
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Courtney Schaefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for support with your children ? Would you like to be able to filter the parenting messages that bombard you from schools, doctors, media, and even friends and family members? Are you interested in learning how to help your children deal with their emotions and behaviors? I am honored to have worked with families like yours for more than twenty years to help children through a variety of emotional and developmental issues, while at the same time supporting families.
(314) 501-5584
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Saint Louis, MO 63144
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Kristine V Eickhoff
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Children , teens and parents, alike, are facing new challenges in today's fast-paced world of ever-changing technology, expectations and youth culture. For over 15 years, I have been working as a Psychologist specializing in the treatment of children , teens, young adults and families to address the emotional and behavioral challenges of everyday life as well as those unique to ADHD, child development, anxiety and other mood disturbances. When working with clients, I feel it is important to develop a strong therapeutic alliance in which to learn new behaviors, coping strategies and ways of thinking and problem solving.
(314) 200-0508
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Saint Louis, MO 63119
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Sally A. Frede
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCLS, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
I love working with Children of all ages! My goal is to help children navigate the increasingly complex world and difficulties that come with it. This includes family and school challenges. I enjoy partnering with parents to create family environment where children can thrive.
(816) 323-8890
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Saint Joseph, MO 64506
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Emilie Paterson - Ellie Mental Health Saint Charles
MA, PLPC
Verified
Verified
I personally have most experience with children , adolescence and families.
At Ellie Mental Health we strive to provide quality care and an inclusive environment. Providing services for all types of clients and addressing a vast variety of mental health issues. We recognize that taking the first step to finding support through a therapist can be incredibly challenging. Many fears and worries may cross your mind. At Ellie we strive to provide an emotionally safe and comfortable environment knowing that it took a great deal of courage to show up! And we are glad you did!
(314) 936-2329
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Saint Charles, MO 63301
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Emily Scott
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLMFT, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I find the greatest joy in working with families to repair and build nurturing relationships. Coming from a playful perspective I love to help children and their parents find their self-worth and express their true feelings in ways that they can understand each other. I utilize my training and background in child development studies to help children and parents understand each other in appropriate ways. I keep in mind that each child and family is unique, seeking to understand without judgment.
(816) 521-6139
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Kansas City, MO 64114
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Andrea Pittman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT
Verified
Verified
I am here to partner with you to help your child and/or family develop the skills needed to be happy and healthy.
Hi, I’m Andrea, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist. Having worked in a variety of mental health settings and within the public school system, I have 18 years of experience with children , adolescents, and families. My passion is helping children and families discover and build upon their strengths and abilities in order to overcome obstacles, learn new skills, and establish healthy relationships. I believe the therapy process should be engaging and collaborative in a safe and supportive environment.
(816) 239-3816
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Gladstone, MO 64118
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Tamara Moore
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CIT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! I am currently a Counselor in Training (CIT), under the direct supervision of Julia Dooly, MA, RPT LPC #2015035429. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in Child and Family Studies, from Northwest Missouri State University, and have obtained my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Missouri Baptist University. I currently work as a Foster Care Supervisor at Great Circle, working with youth in the foster care system who have experienced trauma. I have 5 years experience working with youth who have elevated mental and behavioral health needs (ages 5-20).
(636) 202-1015
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Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367
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Waitlist for new clients
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Christina Turner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
As a Registered Play Therapist, my focus is on providing a safe, trusting adult for the child to work through the issue that has brought them to my office.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I bring 22 years of clinical experience to my private practice. I have been fortunate to work in a variety of settings as a clinician and supervisor, including non-profit mental health agencies, private practice settings, and for the last 8 years as the Lead Education Support Counselor in a school setting. This experience has allowed me to have a better understanding of the challenges in both the home and school settings when children are struggling. I use a variety of clinical interventions and never lose focus on the importance of building a strong relationship with my clients.
(636) 238-2813
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Wentzville, MO 63385
Waitlist for new clients
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Creative Counseling 4 Kids and Teens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified
Verified
I believe that every child has the right to feel loved, safe and heard. Working in the Counseling/ Social Work profession for 18 years, I have gained great insight in what helps children develop self-acceptance, self-awareness, self-regulation and many more essential qualities. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I engage children in play and art therapy to assist them with having their voices heard.
(314) 270-1336
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Saint Louis, MO 63144
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Fiona Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Receiving formal training/supervision as a Play Therapist and my years of varied clinical experience allows me to effectively partner with children and their caregivers in navigating life’s challenges through play, relationship building, and school/community support.
Often times life can be very daunting for little kids and big kids alike-causing big feelings that lead to big responses that become overwhelming to navigate in many different settings. Behaviors at home and/or school can often be an indicator that something deeper is going on, such as anxiety, depression, and trauma, among a host of other things.
(314) 860-7971
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Creve Coeur, MO 63141
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Cindy Scanlon Play Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified
Verified
Whether you are looking for someone to help your child navigate through and heal from a recent trauma or your child needs help in learning skills for anxiety, depression, ADHD or other difficulties, I can offer a warm and judgement free environment for them to learn and grow! .
I am a hardworking and empathetic registered play therapist. I work with children of all ages on a variety of concerns. I am dedicated to being a support to both children and their families.
(636) 223-4694
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Saint Charles, MO 63301
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Paula Heller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC, RDT
Verified
Verified
I believe change is possible! I help people just like you improve their relationships and build healthy interpersonal and family interactions by highlighting your strengths and resources, and helping you develop new coping strategies. I help families in crisis due to school issues, relationship issues and economic issues. I work with grief and specializes in issues related to pregnancy loss, infertility, life transitions for women including career issues, relationships, child birth, adoption, empty nesting, divorce and menopause.
(314) 347-3580
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Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Amy Lynn Hanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACHT, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whether I am seeing a child individually for play therapy; offering support to caregivers; utilizing attachment-focused interventions; collaborating on behavior modification; or seeing adults individually who are ready to heal from their own trauma; I continue to be inspired by the vulnerability and courage of those who are ready to change their lives!.
Love and nurturing are the cornerstones of my practice. From my youngest clients to my oldest, I believe that a positive connection in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere encourages and empowers the children , families and adults I work with to heal and grow from the inside out! My focus for the past 10 years of my career has been on supporting children , families and individuals to reconnect with each other and themselves in a way that enhances their sense of peace, joy and fulfillment.
(816) 253-8338
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Lees Summit, MO 64081
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Amanda Rexwinkle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have 12+ years experience working with individuals, children , and families.
There are times in everyone's life where they face uncertainty and a stirring in themselves for a different way of living. Whether you are facing a new chapter in your life that leads you unsure of the path forward, a parent seeking support for your child as they navigate their social and emotional world, or searching for ways to heal and grow in your relationships, there is a place to start. Therapy is a unique opportunity to further explore our self, our roles, and our interactions in relationships with others. Together, we will work to determine what changes will give you and your family resilience and a deeper connection.
(816) 227-6860
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Gladstone, MO 64118
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Not accepting new clients
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Jordan Gericke
Licensed Professional Counselor, BA, MA, PLPC
Verified
Verified
If you are struggling with or are the parent of someone who struggles with substance use/addiction issues, I am here to help. Substance use is often just the symptom of a larger problem such as anxiety, depression, trauma, codependency and family issues. Although I have extensive experience with substance use, I also provide services for those experiencing any of these previously mentioned concerns and am here to help anyone in need. If you or your child are struggling with any of these concerns, I am available to help you begin making the changes you would like to see in your life. Please reach out for a free consultation!
(636) 425-3402
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O Fallon, MO 63368
Not accepting new clients
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Pamela Wine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC/CPT, EdS, PCIT
Verified
Verified
“Play provides a safe psychological distance from a child ’s problems and allows expression of thoughts and feelings appropriate for their development” (apt.
Play is the place where children ’s minds, hearts, and souls meet. Through Play Therapy, children are able to heal from distressing events such as, but not limited to, trauma, grief and loss, divorce, depression, adoption, foster care and attachment issues; and to improve in myriad areas such as impulse control, emotional regulation, ADHD, OCD, and ODD. As your child ’s therapist, my goal is to enable children to heal, so that they are empowered to “rise and shine” to their highest potential.
(816) 623-1814
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Lees Summit, MO 64064
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What type of Missouri mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Missouri?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.