Family Therapy in Western 49-63, Kansas City, MO

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Chris Williams
Counselor, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Family dynamics are often complicated and difficult. While we often find comfort and stability within our family , it is all too common to experience problems that we’re just not quite prepared to address. Parents may feel unsure of themselves or overwhelmed by increasing demands on their time and attention. Children and teens may struggle to feel they can open up with their parents for several reasons. Communication breaks down and the family that once felt so close knit is starting to drift apart. While we know we need help, it can be difficult to take that first step and reach out.
(816) 209-1324
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Western 49-63
Kansas City, MO 64110
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Kimberly Levitan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you a parent that is feeling overwhelmed or exhausted? Do your child's emotional or behavioral problems dominate your day? If your child or family is facing challenges, I'm here to help! I see children ages 4-16 presenting a variety of issues including anxiety, behavior problems, depression, anger management, grief and loss, trauma, adjustment issues, and more.
(913) 325-4319
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Western 49-63
Kansas City, MO 64110
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Jessica Horine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I work from a compassionate, person-centered perspective that includes Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems, and EMDR.
Suffering, while valuable, doesn’t have to define you or your story. If you’re wanting to move beyond old hurts, or feeling stuck despite desiring change, together we can re-author your story to include healthier ways of thinking, feeling, and being. In addition to my office in Brookside, KCMO, I am also offering sessions via Telehealth for those who do not wish to leave their homes due to COVID-19 (client must reside in MO).
(816) 306-0228
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Western 49-63
Kansas City, MO 64110
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A Balanced Life LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
Healing requires restoring trust in yourself and tapping into your strengths and inner wisdom. At A Balanced Life LLC we believe in each person's innate capacity for, and natural progression towards, healing. Our goal is to help you achieve relief, lasting change, and confidence. Trusting you as the expert, our therapeutic approaches follow your lead. A Balanced Life LLC offers therapy to people of all ages and stages of life, matching you to a therapist who provides effective therapy according to your needs and goals.
(816) 470-9023 x1
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Western 49-63
Kansas City, MO 64113
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Heartland Therapy Connection
Verified
Verified
Living authentically and creatively sounds good, right? Nurturing quality relationships is important and also difficult. Managing stress in difficult times is confusing and overwhelming. Showing up in your life *how* you want is why we are here. Helping you identify ways the past has shaped your life, the patterns that have emerged and how to implement the change you want is our priority at HTC.
(816) 670-3321
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Western 49-63
Kansas City, MO 64110
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Brandi Haskins
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC, MA
Verified
Verified
Life can be filled with challenging, yet beautiful moments when we are truly present in our day to day lives. I believe that we can take each opportunity to learn, grow, and cultivate joy to help us feel better connected to others, ourselves, and the world around us. I am passionate about working with those who are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem issues and life transitions. My approach is an eclectic one, which primarily uses principles from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), tailored to the needs of each client.
(816) 327-2182
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Western 49-63
Kansas City, MO 64110
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Not accepting new clients
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Danielle Andrea Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW, CGCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy guiding you toward achieving your goals. I'm flexible and easy-going while always having a definitive plan for how you're going to reach your goals. I often giving worksheets & between session suggestions (homework) to further your progress. Becoming unstuck from the past is often needed for present and future happiness. Traumas, depression, anxiety, anger, low-self-esteem, or psychosis are common challenges which will impede contentment. With barriers greatly reduced or removed, people are free to live their lives as they choose. To contact me please EMAIL so I can quickly find and see your message.
(913) 347-4851
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Western 49-63
Kansas City, MO 64110
Not accepting new clients
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Erika Foulk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CPT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you having trouble finding joy and meaning in life, healing from the past, or finding your way? I believe the path can get cloudy for everyone at some point, and that therapy is a great tool for finding clarity and healing. Let me walk with you on your journey towards peacefulness and positive change.
(816) 207-2906
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Western 49-63
Kansas City, MO 64110
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Alex Ratzlaff
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a therapist, my goal is to help guide clients through the uncomfortable and often painful process of making life changes and better understanding themselves. Many of my clients struggle with trauma that has kept them stuck in a cycle. I am here to help clients navigate through difficult feelings, relationships, and/or experiences and develop ways to live a healthier, happier lifestyle. Also, as an athlete and a coach, I have unique insight working with athletes of all ages and levels. In sports performance, unlocking the mental side of the sport and making it work for you can help you achieve your next level.
(816) 297-0887
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Western 49-63
Kansas City, MO 64110
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Katherine Brennan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW, R-DMT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I’m Katherine, and I’m glad you found me. I love working with individuals and couples who seek to carve out a path of hope and newly imagined potential for themselves. Whether that’s moving through a transition, trauma, loss, or just wanting to feel “unstuck”, I accompany my clients through the muddy waters of emotions and life circumstances toward greater clarity and new possibilities, finding a more full version of self. Attuning to your own well of intuition and finding a sense of direction within your own dreams is what we can work toward together.
(913) 380-1560
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Western 49-63
Kansas City, MO 64113
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Lily Dawson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Find what you truly seek. You've spent enough time searching. Let's get you out of this place. You see the traps you keep falling into, the ones you can’t make it through alone. You know better but need help to get there. Find liberation from your bad habits. Caring so much about meaningless thoughts, tangling yourself in webs of superficiality, losing yourself to old coping mechanisms. Be done with all of it. Let’s do something about those familiar grooves you get stuck in. I work with clients who can see their patterns and behaviors and know there’s a better way. You wanting to change and grow is the key ingredient.
(816) 339-8001
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Western 49-63
Kansas City, MO 64110
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Marquitta Fields
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LCMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Life is hard, and everyone needs support at one time or another. If you're experiencing anxiety, depression, tough relationships, or difficult transitions, you're not alone. You might lack confidence in your recent life choices. You might feel as if you don't have many options right now. You might feel stuck in a never-ending cycle of the "same old". Again, I say... you're not alone.
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Western 49-63
Kansas City, MO 64110
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Thressa Newell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Did you feel neglected and unloved when you were a child? Did you feel lonely and ostracized if you tried to tell your parents or other adults about your feelings or if you tried to ask them questions about life? In your adult life, do you have difficulty relating to others? Do you feel depressed and alienated from others? Do you have difficulty knowing your own feelings or how you feel in your own body? Are you afraid to trust yourself, to be yourself? I've worked for 20 years with adults abused, traumatized, and/or neglected in childhood. .
(816) 368-8243
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Kansas City, MO 64110
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Tenfold Counseling Group, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I utilize various treatment approaches, such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Family Systems, Art and Narrative Therapy.
Hi, my name is Crystal Rodenbaugh, and I hope to have the opportunity to work with you! It is my passion to help others live out a life of abundance and to no longer be held back by the hurts from the past. I provide counseling services to teens and adults who may be dealing with the challenges of trauma recovery, depression, anxiety, grief, and relational conflict. It is my goal to help guide you toward new insights that start the process of change and lead to a more healthy and productive life.
(816) 656-3127
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Kansas City, MO 64106
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Convergence Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a native of Kansas City, MO, born into a big family , raised by a school teacher and a pastor. I am licensed in Missouri and Kansas, and have worked as a medical social worker for the past 11 years. I offer a safe zone for exploring life’s challenges and will collaborate with you to develop tools for managing during difficult times. I can help you to break barriers, end generational cycles, and cope with illness.
(816) 209-1960
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Kansas City, MO 64131
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Tina B. Stone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a second-generation Christian family therapist who has been in practice since 1987, married for 34 years, 2 adult twin daughters, and now 2 sons (both daughters married). My overall philosophy is to assist clients in bringing balance to their lives by examining the emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of their lives. It is important to see the individual as a part of a system, as what may work for one person may not work for another due to current family dynamics and unresolved issues from their past.
(913) 225-8254
Kansas City, MO 64110
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Luke Allen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Transgender clients and family members seeking assessment or counseling services can expect a safe space, and respectful, non-pathologizing, collaborative care.
My approach to therapy is based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). A core idea in ACT is that trying too hard to get rid of or control our emotions tends to backfire. Instead of trying to get rid of unwanted thoughts and feelings (e.g., anxiety & depression), I will help you learn to react differently to them so that you can keep your focus on living a meaningful and fulfilling life based on what’s important to you. We will work together to set meaningful goals to address your concerns–whether they relate to life transitions, depression, anxiety, body image, grief/loss, job or academic stress, or gender & sexuality.
(314) 668-1760
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Kansas City, MO 64152
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Suzanne Muehlebach Garrett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified
Verified
With 30 years experience in mental health, I have a conviction about the human capacity to grow, develop, and adapt throughout life. I appreciate that each person brings to therapy a unique self: the combination of one's personal characteristics, early family relationships, and life experiences. I practice from a psychodynamic perspective to better understand your current situation in a safe therapeutic environment of curiosity and collaboration.
(816) 844-6404
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Kansas City, MO 64113
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Christina McLewin
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I provide individual, couples' and family counseling, and help others live up to their potential by discovering a sense of purpose and wellness wherever they are in life.
(816) 482-3734
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Kansas City, MO 64114
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Centurion Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, BHS, MHA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Because of my family therapy experience couples seek me because I understand the dynamic of males and process fairly.
Check out our website for more details! I became a therapist because of a void that has persisted for decades. A void that allowed black and brown people to be left to find sometimes inadequate ways of dealing with real mental health issues. As you search you will find very few people that look like me that is in the profession of supporting mental health. This is unfortunate. Although my caseload is hugely diverse, what comforts my clients is I represent what in my field is lacking...a representative from a disenfranchised group of people helping to build up the individual, repairing relationships and making families whole.
(816) 209-1910
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Kansas City, MO 64116
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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.