Family Therapists in Kansas City, MO

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Sarah Dettmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, MS, LPC, LCPC
Verified
I have special interests in working with clients who: are in need of coping with health conditions, experience relationship/intimacy concerns- communication skills, physical intimacy enhancement needs, New Parents and the challenges of adding a child to the family , Women's issues- divorce, single parenthood, low self-esteem, anxiety.
Change is an inevitable part of life. Transitions are as natural as night and day. In nature we observe times when things move slowly without visable change - and then suddenly acceleration occurs followed by a transformation. I am a therapist/professional counselor who works with individuals ranging from childhood through late adulthood, couples, and families to assist them in finding personal growth, and work confidently through the natural transitions life brings. I recognize each client as unique and direct my counseling to the whole person; which attends to the body, mind, and spirit of each.
(913) 667-7134 
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Kansas City, MO 64110
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Chris Williams
Counselor, PLPC
Verified
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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Kansas City, MO 64110
Offers online therapy
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Emily Carnahan
PLPC
Verified
I appreciate how childhood experiences influence one’s development and the entire family system.
My approach to therapy is to be there in the moment with each client, utilizing my past experiences, education and training in trauma to provide an empathetic ear and guide you to feeling better and uncovering the life you dream of. As a person-centered therapist, I bring a strength-based approach, along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions. You are not alone in your journey; how you feel about what is going on in your life is valid, and hope and healing can be achieved. I am passionate about empowering each client to embody their strengths and find resiliency in their daily lives.
(816) 209-1428 
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Kansas City, MO 64151
Offers online therapy
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Candiss Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Children talk about the loss of a family member, past physical or sexual abuse, or abandonment through Art Therapy.
Virtual Only: I specialize in providing clients with a unique approach to helping them reach specific life goals. I will help you recognize problems and take action to decrease or eliminate potential impacts to your emotional well-being. My customized approach, tailored to individual needs, allows me to help you create achievable goals that are based on your needs and lifestyle. I use state-of-the-art tools to identify your issues easily and effectively. I am committed to helping you make fluid movement in your life. An appointment can be scheduled on 2 online platforms: Headway (Texas Clients) and Sondermind (Texas and Missouri).
(816) 992-5030 
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Kansas City, MO 64114
Offers online therapy
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Lauren Richerson
Psychologist, PhD
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) 361-0664 x208 
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Kansas City, MO 64114
Not accepting new clients
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Tina B. Stone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
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
Offers online therapy
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The Transgender Institute
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
The Transgender Institute is a collaborative center that with its partners provides a full spectrum of psychotherapeutic, psychiatric, medical, surgical, endocrine, and aesthetic care for the transgender person and family .
The Transgender Institute(r), located in the heart of the Midwest in Kansas City, Missouri, and serving the transgender community for 20 years, is a comprehensive gender therapy and coaching practice, unlike any other, dedicated to serving the transgender population. We offer inumerous services including n-office consultation, coaching and therapy sessions, as well as telehealth sessions. At The Transgender Institute, we help you determine if transitioning is an appropriate course of action and assist you through the various stages of the transition process.
(816) 305-0943 
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Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers online therapy
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Jeffrey E Holt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Jeff has been working with men and boys in the Greater Kansas City area since 1999. Jeff is licensed in Missouri, Kansas, and Alaska, and provides a unique and personal approach, specializing in working with troubled teenage and pre-adolescent boys. Jeff provides individual and family therapy for boys and men of all ages. In addition to being a skilled clinician, Jeff has been a foster parent, mentor, and instructor, and has published articles on communication, family dynamics and diversity. He has provided training for parents and group therapy for teens with the goal of building trust, respect, and individual empowerment.
(816) 521-6948 
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Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers online therapy
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Katrina Stoddard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LCMFT
Verified
I am Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT) in the states of Kansas and Missouri. In addition to being in private practice, I teach a graduate course at the University of Kansas as well as provide guidance and therapy skills to graduate level students at Friends University. I specialize in couples therapy and maternal mental health. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which I use with my in my trauma work.
(816) 656-3947 
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Kansas City, MO 64110
Offers online therapy
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Sarita Boyette
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
ALL SERVICES ARE VIA TELETHERAPY! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri with 5 years of experience in providing direct mental health and behavioral counseling. I have worked with children, adults, and families in a variety of settings and for a myriad of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, parenting, anger management, community violence, phase-of-life problems, relationship issues, and family issues. I am passionate about helping people feel connected and whole and in helping to build skills aimed at conquering the challenges of life.
(913) 794-3693 
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Kansas City, MO 64130
Offers online therapy
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Emily Scott
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLMFT, LMFT
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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Cassie Babalola
Pre-Licensed Professional, S-LMFT
Verified
I am a supervised licensed marriage and family therapist.
I want you to know what it’s like to live a life of healing. If you feel like you are drowning, overwhelmed, exhausted, or resentful - I can help. Together we will roll up our sleeves and get to work. It will get a little messy, but I’m not scared of the mess. I will support you while you learn to love the things you have previously hidden. Your pain, your thoughts, and your behaviors can all make sense when we explore them with kind curiosity. It is time to take off the shackles of your past, and live tomorrow more free than you were yesterday.
(816) 227-6661 
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Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers online therapy
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Julie Kaufmanschmidt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
I'm a licensed professional counselor with a degree in marriage and family therapy.
Welcome! I would love to work with you to improve your life. I've helped many people with personal growth issues. I've seen clients improve from the curve balls life has thrown at them like infidelity, health issues, infertility, and grief. I've helped clients improve their functioning while dealing with severe diagnoses of depression, bipolar and anxiety. Family peace can be restored between parents and children.
(816) 307-0696 
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Kansas City, MO 64114
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Lynn B Barnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSCSW, LCSW
I am a home based therapist. I believe all children deserve a loving family that knows how to best parent them. While I do not have an "ideal client" per se, I do believe no child should be taken off alone to develop an attachment to me, the therapist. Children should attach and bond to their parents so therapy with foster and adopted children is most effective within the family . When working with older youth in foster care, individual therapy may be warranted, but I would prefer to work with the family whenever that is a viable option.
(913) 826-6680 
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Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers online therapy
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Jenny K Havemeier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Families face a multitude of stressors today which can pull relationships apart. Helping families, couples, and teenagers/adolescents identify and cope with these stressors is my passion. If you are facing issues as a family or couple, or have concerns with your teenager/adolescent, my approach to therapy may be what you are looking for. I use a strength based approach to therapy, focusing on solutions to improve communication and reduce conflict and stress in your relationships. Having a safe, relaxed place for clients to work on issues is important to me.
(816) 448-8140 
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Kansas City, MO 64114
Offers online therapy
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Liz Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, PLMFT, LMFT
Verified
It's hard to find a therapist. Especially when you're not feeling your best. I applaud you for getting this far. Now it's time to invest in your relationship with yourself. I know what it’s like to feel alone with your problems. Maybe you have no one to talk to. Or maybe you feel bad making your friends, your family , or your partner listen to your problems again. I know what that feels like, and I’m here. I’m ready to listen. It’s time to let go of anxiety, sadness, frustration, anger, and shame. I want to process these things with you. You don’t have to go through this alone anymore.
(816) 339-8475 
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Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Jill Hamilton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS , LMFT
Verified
Family therapy guru, Virginia Satir, says "I want you to get excited about who you are, what you are, what you have, and what can still be for you.
Maybe you're feeling stuck. Maybe you are seeking answers but not able to see through the darkness. Maybe peace feels impossible. Maybe you're questioning who you are or going through a life transition. Maybe it's your relationship or parenting or past hurts. This life experience is filled with highs, lows, and in-between moments. At times, we all want someone to join in our journey and walk alongside us so we can feel supported. I am here to meet you where you are in your life right now. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I believe that all of life is relational, whether that is within or outside with family , friends, society.
(816) 839-9683 
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Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers online therapy
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Nancy McCormick
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CRAADC, LAC
Verified
I have worked for many years to assist people in dealing with the dramatic impact of addictions; including the addicted individual and also the family or loved ones who have been impacted by the disease of addiction.
I believe in the strength of working together to solve life issues. Taking the first step is the hardest; finding a counselor and making the phone call. Congratulations for reaching out to find support and help.
(816) 640-4477 
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Kansas City, MO 64112
Offers online therapy
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Relationship Consultants
MA
We can also help you find a new way to be in your family , with your kids, your parents, your partners and roommates in an ever-changing dynamic.
As an agency we have been supporting people via online sessions, with everything that falls “outside the box” for many years. Well our whole world just changed with this pandemic, and everything now falls under that category. Let us help you navigate these uncharted waters. No matter what challenge this all is bringing up for you let us support you in finding a way through this and finding your inner strength during this time.
(833) 924-0087 
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Kansas City, MO 64106
Offers online therapy
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Leonor Stockwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified
My passion is to provide kids and adults with the help they need to navigate through difficult times whether it be related to family , school, mental health or substance use. As a licensed specialist clinical social worker, I have experience in a wide variety of support and counseling services, including assessment, crisis intervention, and individual, family and group therapy in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. I have conducted anger management and substance abuse evaluations, and I have facilitated group treatment programs.
(816) 227-6957 
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Kansas City, MO 64110
Offers online therapy


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Kansas City are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Kansas City then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Kansas City, or Child Psychologists in Kansas City.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Kansas City psychologists specializing in EMDR.

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. Psychologists in Kansas City specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.