Family Therapy in Independence, MO

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Paul Busk
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LCMFT
2 Endorsed
2 Endorsed
I have experience working with families, individuals and adolescents struggling with issues related to depression, anxiety, personality disorders and sexuality, using emotionally focused family therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Keeping passion and connection in relationships while also thriving as individuals is a goal that many of us have. Balancing these aspects of life can be difficult, especially when life stressors, mental or emotional disorders, or trauma present themselves. My goal is to help clients achieve their goals of connection and personal growth, while challenging them to act on the best parts of themselves. I am passionate about working with couples struggling with intimacy and desire issues. My approach in working with couples centers on differentiation based therapies and encourages both individual and couple growth.
(816) 209-1329
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Independence, MO 64055
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$150 per session
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Michael Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CAS, LPC
Verified
Verified
I also provide individual and family therapy services to address identified issues.
The angry, argumentative, and underperforming child is often seen by others as the product of lax parenting. This unfortunate characterization has had a great impact on the way our children are viewed by schools, employers, and society in general. The fact is parents often exhaust various recommended "fixes" and desperately want things to be normal. I have over 25 years of experience working with children and families. I understand the daily struggles parents routinely face. I know how school performance, relationships, and behavior are impacted when children struggle. I understand the frustrations associated with a child who "acts out" and underperforms.
(816) 348-3254
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Independence, MO 64055
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$65 (individual)$65 (couples)
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Serenity Psychotherapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Telehealth gives you flexibility: no travel; see your therapist on your lunch break; no baby sitter needed; small group and family therapy from different locations.
Getting to the root of your pain, learning to deal with it, building upon your strengths then learning to act versus react to people and events is the goal of our approach. We have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Occupational, grief and more Our approach is to work with your strengths; help you to develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works in obtaining your goals. As a psychotherapy group practice, we can see just about anyone no matter what you're dealing with.
(816) 253-8114
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Independence, MO 64057
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$150 (individual)$150 (couples)
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Julia Tribelhorn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
My areas of specialty include: children & adolescents, trauma, depression, anxiety, family issues, school issues, and parenting challenges.
After spending two years mentoring young women at a college ministry, I gained a new found passion for helping people through the most difficult times in their lives. As a result I pursued and earned a Master’s in Counseling from Midwestern Seminary. I have had experience counseling in community mental health, school settings, as well as homeless shelters. Moreover, I have a Bachelor’s in Education and a thorough understand of the school system having spent two years as a school based therapist.
(816) 239-3448 x722
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Independence, MO 64057
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Erica L Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We specialize in individual, family and couples counseling, mentoring/life coaching, mediation, advocacy services and customized retreats and training/motivational speaking.
Dr. Erica Thompson, LPC is a multiculturally competent and realistic therapist that believes in meeting people where they are. She takes an individualistic approach in therapy understanding that the needs of everyone will be different. Understanding comfort and flexibility are top priorities for those needing therapy, her services are conducted in a variety of settings including, in-home, teletherapy, and traditonal office settings.
(816) 873-8069
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Independence, MO 64055
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$60 per session
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Sally Hodges
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
In addition to my education in Marriage and Family Therapy , I have a graduate certificate in Gerontology.
Relationships are incredibly rewarding but often challenge us in more ways than expected. Strong relationships are the foundation for a thriving life but for a variety of reasons, life gets in the way of thriving. Maybe you are looking for your relationship to thrive again or maybe you feel your problem is much bigger. No matter the issue, I believe therapy can help. My goal is for couples to look at themselves, their partner and their relationship in a new light. This creates the potential to have passionate and connected relationships while also growing as individuals.
(816) 319-0548
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Independence, MO 64055
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Katie McCurter
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life, laughter, and love are important to living life wholeheartedly, but psychological pain can get in the way. Abuse in the context of a close relationship or a family can create the most pervasive and persistent psych-ache, and may be passed from generation to generation. Whether the source of pain is past trauma, worry about the future, or even current jobs or relationships, I am here to help! I often see clients whose trauma began in domestic abuse in the forms of emotional, psychological, physical, sexual, or financial abuses.
(816) 239-3370
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Independence, MO 64058
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$140 (individual)$140 (couples)
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Marie Suzanne Styles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I consider what my client and their environment can bring to their process of healing. I believe that I am an active participant, encouraging the process of change alongside my client. My goal is to offer support and strategies so that my clients can decide for themselves what is appropriate for them. I strive to help my clients gain perspective and a deeper understanding of their lives so they are empowered to make meaningful breakthroughs for themselves. In addition to individual therapy, I enjoy working with couples helping them to relate better with one another or to cope with family issues in healthier ways.
(816) 605-6658
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Independence, MO 64055
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$65 (individual)$120 (couples)
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Katherine Malone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I have 30+ years of experience in the mental health field and draw on that to help treat each individual or family successfully.
Everyone has the goal in life to live a fulfilling existence and to be happy. Life can be overwhelming and trying at times and we may need assistance in reaching our goals. Helping others to navigate the difficult times and events of life is what I love to do. My life and career experience of successfully working with children, teenagers, adults, elderly, and families has led to me becoming an accepting and open-minded clinician. I love the diversity of the clients that I have been blessed to work with. PLEASE PHONE ME ME FOR A FASTER RESPONSE TIME. Thank you.
(816) 323-6646
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Independence, MO 64050
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$75 (individual)$95 (couples)
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Greg E Neubauer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Serving Adults, Young Adults, Adolescents, and Children: Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar, Life Transitions, Family Therapy , Couples/Marital Counseling, Men's issues (including Fathering) ADHD, Oppositial Defiance, Grief, Trauma, OCD, PTSD, Phobias, Adjustment Disorders, Co-Occurring Autism Spectrum Disorders (Aspergers) & Co-Occurring Substance abuse.
I have over 25 years of clinical experience providing counseling therapy to adult individuals, children, adolescents, families, and couples to address their emotional and behavioral struggles. I utilize a cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, goal directed, reality based treatment approach, integrating family dynamics as needed, to help clients effectively resolve or learn to cope with their struggles. I am available to coordinate with schools and other treatment providers. My office at Truman & Main St on the Independence Square offers a convenient, unassuming, confidential, and relaxing environment.
(816) 237-5524
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Independence, MO 64050
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Not accepting new clients
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Lauren Richerson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My approach to treating you or your family depends on your presenting problems and what techniques seem to work best for you.
*I am not currently accepting new clients. Sorry!* I am an experienced clinical psychologist who has spent 15 years developing my knowledge and skills for addressing problems that occur in families such as problematic parent-child dynamics. I am also well equipped to address internalizing disorders such as depression, anxiety, suicidality, and PTSD in children, teens, and adults. While I use evidenced-based techniques that are informed by scientific research, I do so in the context of a warm and caring therapeutic relationship. I strive to understand your personal struggles without minimizing what you are going through.
(816) 373-6433
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Independence, MO 64055
$155 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Chris Cobb
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Your family may be feeling like it is being turned upside down as your developing young adult struggles to find their place in the world. I work within the family system to re-establish the balance that is necessary for a healthy, growing family and find order within the chaos. Teens and young people may appear to be rebelling; fighting back against all of the families efforts to offer guidance and support. We can work together to turn this energy into a productivity and success in academic, social, and all other aspects of life.
(816) 892-2591
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Independence, MO 64055
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$100 per session
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Jeff Tadokoro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I use a mixture of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Reality, and Solutions Focused therapy to help people Identify and meet their goals.
My goal in counseling is for you to be empowered to make positive changes so that your life can flourish. I work with Children, Adolescents, Adults and Families using brief and long term therapy. I work with a variety of issues including: Depression Stress/Anxiety, Marriage/ Family issues, School issues with Children and Adolescents, Substance Abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Grief and Loss, Anger Control. If you have been thinking about making a change, this is an exciting time in your life, take the next step and contact me. I will be here to assist, empower, and advocate for you.
(816) 326-2088
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Independence, MO 64057
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Jennifer Reid
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, RD, LD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling overwhelmed, down, or anxious and don't know what to do or where to go? Do you feel very alone and nobody else understands or has experienced what you have/or are experiencing? Are you having trouble sleeping due to looping thoughts running through your mind? Have all your old ways of coping stopped working? We all need support and guidance along our journey. Sometimes we need more than what our family and friends can provide. When circumstances happen making life more difficult, you may need some extra help. Together, you and I can find the right path and tools to get you back to feeling more like yourself.
(816) 875-0868
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Independence, MO 64055
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$160 (individual)$160 (couples)
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Embark Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We approach children and teens from a family systems lens, providing support and guidance for all members of the family .
We are here to help! We are a group of professionals who approach therapy with compassion and understanding, providing a partnership with you in a safe, caring and supportive place to explore life's difficulties, and learn how to balance any challenge, and improve your relationships. We use an individualized, integrated approach to therapy, promoting wellness in all areas of your life: physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual. We work with children, teens, young adults, millennials, families, couples and partners.
(913) 353-3769
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Independence, MO 64055
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$125 (individual)$190 (couples)
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Samantha Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I approach counseling from a person-centered, trauma informed, play rich and strengths based approach, from a family systems lens.
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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Independence, MO 64050
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$125 (individual)$190 (couples)
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Emma Kirk
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you looking for a fun, caring, effective counselor your child or family ? I focus on working with children and teens 10+. I can help navigate through sadness, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, self harm, and other issues. I am also trained in the Gottman method to provide couples counseling.
(816) 239-3954
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Independence, MO 64055
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$50 (individual)$50 (couples)
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Kimberly J Bell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The decision to see a counselor may be intimidating or overwhelming. Sometimes we need to seek help outside family and friends. It is not easy to walk through the door and talk to a complete stranger. I want you to know, I have been where you are right now, and I hope you will reach out. I work with individuals who struggle with abandonment/trauma/abuse. I also work with couples who struggle with communication/infidelity/trust/conflict resolution. Investing in yourself and your relationships will be the most important investment of your lifetime.
(816) 290-6258
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Independence, MO 64056
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$85 (individual)$150 (couples)
Not accepting new clients
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Marni Marie Shrum
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Avila University and a Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia with training in Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Gottman Method Couple's Therapy & Play Therapy. Beyond my education, I have experience working with children ages 3 and up, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental health issues, including severe and persistent mental illnesses, addictions, trauma, abuse, neglect, couples and relationship issues, grief and loss, and mood/anxiety disorders. I use a multidisciplinary approach based on the individual and their specific need and therefore use a variety of therapeutic models.
(816) 208-8134
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Independence, MO 64055
$150 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Jennifer Dunsdon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I’m excited to have recently opened Dunsdon Counseling, LLC to offer mental health services in Independence, MO and the surrounding area. I graduated from UMKC in 2012 with my Master’s Degree in Social Work. I have been practicing as a therapist for more than 5 years. I work with children, parents, individuals and couples. I use an individualized, holistic approach, focusing treatment on the need of each client. I believe in the worth of all persons and value each person's unique life experience.
(816) 307-0540
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Independence, MO 64055
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$80 per session

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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.