Family Therapy in Joplin, MO

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Rachal Bales
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, and major life changes are just a few of the reasons many people struggle. If you find that you are ready for a resolution to problems in your life, I can help you achieve the changes you want. I have been a licensed Marital and Family Therapist since 2004, and I am ready to work with you to make change a reality. I have experience with teens, couples, and adults of all ages. I am excited every time I see a client push through what's holding them back, and become empowered to live a more fulfilling life.
(417) 423-8597
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Joplin, MO 64804
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Dr. Michael S. Londe, Ph.D., LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, LADC, CRADC
Verified
Verified
Working with family and friends ensures a greater chance for recovery.
If you or someone you love is affected by any addiction, I can help. With over 38 years of experience in addiction and substance abuse, and training in numerous techniques to deal with addiction issues, I possess the knowledge, expertise, and flexibility for your recovery. A therapist who listens to what you say, helps you decide what isn't working for you, and provides you with the tools to achieve your goals. Substance abuse and addictions affect people in many different ways, and these issues need to be addressed. However, if you don't treat the underlying cause, it's like changing a tire without taking out the nail.
(417) 222-6656
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Joplin, MO 64801
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Mark Liston
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, BCCC
Verified
Verified
Most of us want to be good people who have our needs met and enjoy our family and friends. Most of us struggle at times to get there. We need a little help: Someone to listen, help us think things through, or to give us some coaching about life and relationships. Or maybe we are in serious trouble and really need professional help. Taking that next step is often scary. For 30 years, Mark has helped 1000s. 85-90% of his clients say they are very satisfied with their counseling. He's genuine, accepting, effective. Ready to take that step?
(417) 213-5987
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Joplin, MO 64804
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Christopher Bunn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MAADCII
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chris' areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, grief and bereavement, anger management, family therapy , adolescent behavioral issues, and substance abuse/dependence.
Receiving his Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Pittsburg State University in 2003, Chris holds extensive experience working with adolescents with mental health and substance use issues and their families. He has over 22 years of experience working within the juvenile and adult justice systems, drug courts, the state health and human services system, and local school systems.
(417) 302-3833
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Joplin, MO 64801
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David Wermuth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The ideal client is anyone who is willing to come to therapy. Sometimes coming to therapy is the biggest and hardest battle a client may face. With a strengths-based, trauma-focused, and client-centered approach, I can work with nearly any individual, couple, family , or group.
(417) 660-2175
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Joplin, MO 64801
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Eric D Pagan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My work is based in an understanding that complex family systems deeply shape us, but don't have to define our outcomes.
I'm not the expert on your life, YOU are. With the perspective of an outside observer and insight born of experience, I seek to help you map out a path to pursue healing and wholeness. I believe that ignoring your heart is as dangerous as following your heart. I instead seek to help you understand what's happening in your heart, so you can explore your inner world and respond out of a place of self-awareness and growth.
(417) 815-0662
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Joplin, MO 64804
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Blake Webster
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Blake Webster holds a PhD in clinical psychology with specialization in depression, anxiety, personality assessment, and family systems therapy. Dr. Webster has a background teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology. Prior to his work in private practice, Dr. Webster worked in both hospital and community settings. He also has a background as a family business executive coach and upon completion of his PhD, received specialized training with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at the VA in Hampton, VA.
(417) 929-1834
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Joplin, MO 64801
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Dr. Brandi Norman, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
D in clinical psychology and a post-degree certificate in marriage and family therapy .
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I teach coping skills and guide you toward finding values in life to make it worth living. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.
(417) 261-5975
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Joplin, MO 64801
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Vonita Kelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I'm committed to the restoration of families and our community. I am a member of the American Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, International Association of Addictions & Offender Counselors, Association of Missouri Mediators and the Professional Mediation Association. I counsel all populations from ages 3 to 81 and employ an integrated modality approach. My practice includes child therapy, couples & relationship counseling, family counseling and individual counseling. I am also certified in Prepare/Enrich, a marital and premarital counseling course.
(417) 880-9582
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Joplin, MO 64801
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Gabriel Cline
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I specialize in High-performance individuals that live under a constant state of performance pressure, Parents who want to understand what their child needs in education (gifted or learning difficulties), and Attorneys that want fair and honest data to decide what needs to happen in complex child custody cases. As someone who has lived in these scenarios, I've developed tools and techniques to help you find the answers you need. Whether you are worried about your child, feeling burned out, or need an accurate assessment for court, I'll strive to give you the care and attention I'd want for my own family .
(417) 414-0333
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Shirley D Ankrom-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Hello! I work with Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Reality Therapy Modalities. I provide services for children age 11 and older, adolescents, and adults. I offer individual therapy, marriage counseling, and family therapy . I work with issues of grief, PTSD, relationship challenges, abuse issues (including, physical, mental and sexual), depression, women’s issues, victims issues, behavior modification, and domestic violence issues. I strive to hear the needs of each of my clients and to empower the individual(s) to identify the the problem and/or behaviors of concern. Together we work to determine a possible solution.
(417) 319-2496
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Micah Clark
LPC Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you starting to realize that life after grief is hard to cope with because you feel immense pressure from friends, family , and society on how you should grieve? You are not alone because grief is such a complex concept that it usually leaves the person feeling broken. Experiencing grief and trauma can feel like you're on the beach, and all of a sudden, a tidal wave crashes, and you feel terrified, confused, and stuck in place. You know what it feels like to experience these feelings and are ready to make a change.
(417) 607-6617
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Carol Loya - Not Your Ordinary Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you struggle to communicate with your spouse or have difficulties resolving issues? Are you dealing with raising a family or caring for your aging parents? Do you find it difficult to navigate cultural issues and barriers? Doing therapy with someone who has been there and has the T-shirt can empower you to build safe, connected and healthy relationships.
Looking for a therapist who is open, warm, transparent and genuine? Someone easy to connect with and talk to? As someone who’s been there, I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step to see a counselor. I am here to help you feel comfortable and safe navigating through life’s struggles by providing non-judgmental ears and decades of life experience. Your story is yours alone, but I would feel privileged to come along side you to help you understand yourself from a Biblical perspective, find freedom from the pain that holds you back and help you do the brave work of healing, growth, and change.
(417) 640-2860
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Sara Louise King
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grounded in ACT, Internal Family Systems, Polyvagal theory, person-centered theories, HAES (Health at Every Size), Intuitive Eating, and the Adaptive Information Processing Model.
I hold space for clients as they acknowledge areas of discomfort, mentally and emotionally, and work to make sense, and find purpose and understanding there. I encourage clients to identify how beliefs, past and present experiences, and troubling memories are creating distress in their lives through symptoms of PTSD and trauma, body-image issues and eating disorders, hyper-arousal, distractibility in important functional roles, self-harming and dependent behaviors, anxiety, low or unstable mood, relational and sexual issues, and other unhealthy long-term coping skills. I am a member of IAEDP and am currently receiving supervision.
(479) 342-2217
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Steven B Adams
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Individual, family and couples counseling.
People come to our office hurting and wanting change in their lives. We offer caring, experienced and professional psychological services.
(314) 677-1315
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Kelly Dundon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As part of Chenal Family Therapy PLC, I consult with our team of therapists and psychiatrists who specialize in different issues, ensuring that all possible treatment approaches are considered.
Every second of every day, the present moment is all we have. Yet, it is not uncommon to find ourselves stuck in memories of the past or fears of the future. Asking for help is not an easy thing to do - but you've made it this far! Depression, anxiety, fear, and self-doubt do not have to define you. You are full and complete being just as you are. If you are ready to reconnect or newly discover the innate strength, joy, and wisdom within you, keep reading! Healing is not linear, but together we will find your path to peace! After all, YOU are the expert of your own life. I would be honored to be alone for the ride.
(479) 239-8759
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Jeremy W Case
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Jeremy has experience working with all age groups but has specialized with adolescents and adults. Jeremy has worked with people struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD/Autism Support, trauma, difficulties with sleep, stress, spirituality/religion, and many other areas of concern as well. Jeremy also specifically works with youth and adults of the LGBTQ+ community. Jeremy is a Trans-Affirming Therapist. Jeremy is licensed in Oklahoma and Missouri and able to provide telehealth services to residents of both states.
(539) 224-3156
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Joplin, MO 64801
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Brian Fidler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LMFT, NCC, CEFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We all get wounded in the battles of life -- some of us in tragically dramatic ways, and others of us bleed through the piercings of a hundred small injuries. Let me help you get to the core of the struggles and back on the road to living your life again. Perhaps it is an addiction you can't seem to get rid of, or that haunting sense of inadequacy or loneliness. It may be anxiety or depression, gender identity issues, or past trauma. Maybe for you a relationship you value has have become difficult or painful.
(417) 222-2586
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Joplin, MO 64804
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Amy Kay Cole
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Amy Kay Cole holds a PhD in clinical psychology with expertise in the management of anxiety, trauma, mood impairment, and relationships. She specializes in the non-pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders and depression.
(417) 374-1517
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Joplin, MO 64801
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Angela J Fenske
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you at breaking point or cross-roads in your life? Maybe you have experienced a loss, a painful relationship problem, or you are feeling stuck in a self-destructive pattern. I would be honored to help you find the way out of your pain. Perhaps you are dealing with a chronic mental or physical health problem. Maybe you just need a little help .Whatever you are facing, I will work with you to resolve your immediate problems, achieve your goals, and find a place of holistic well-being. I have been providing compassionate therapy and shamanic healing services for over 20 years.
(417) 355-9063
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Joplin, MO 64801
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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.