Family Therapy in Kansas City, MO

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Denise LeBow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My therapy is a comprehensive group of specialized, research based methods tailored to meet the individual needs of children, teens, adults, and family systems.
My profound interest in the simultaneous effects of distress on the mind, body and relationships and my desire to help people of all ages heal, build resilience, confidence, and healthy connections led me to this valuable profession.
(816) 759-0243
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Kansas City, MO 64112
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Amy Kariotis
MA, PLPC, NCC
2 Endorsed
2 Endorsed
I have also worked with trauma, anxiety, personality disorders, interpersonal women’s group and changing family systems.
Life can be hard, overwhelming and filled with obstacles. You do not need to navigate your journey alone. I am here to walk along side you regardless of the current season. I can help unearth experiences, explore unconscious thoughts and help create a new route to mental health. You are more than just your situation.
(816) 203-2202
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Kansas City, MO 64110
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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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Megan L Bartlow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
It can be overwhelmingly scary to know where to begin in your healing journey. Wounds can build upon one another until it all feels like a tangled mess. Childhood and family wounds can dictate the lens in which you see the world. Looking through that lens can be complex and difficult to navigate alone. Whether the symptoms you are experiencing are affecting your current circumstances, creating self-worth issues or relationship difficulties, I love to meet you where you are at, and help you develop goals that lead to a fulfilling life.
(816) 209-1289
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Kansas City, MO 64110
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Josie Mines
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I started out as a family attorney and have worked in many areas of social services, including as a family advocate and clinical therapist in community settings.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, down or frustrated? Or is your child having a hard time with attention or adjusting to a new situation? It can be difficult to know where to turn when you’re new to these problems, or when the help you’ve gotten hasn’t been enough. I work with adults, kids, and parents who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, ADHD, or other parenting or mental health issues. I can help you get a handle on what’s going on and learn new ways to cope with chronic problems. While we can’t prevent every curve ball in our lives, we can learn ways to decrease our stress and improve well-being.
(720) 650-7417
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Kansas City, MO 64106
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Not accepting new clients
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Roger Goldblatt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
I work with adults, couples, and older teens with many presenting issues. Clients work on grief and loss, including miscarriage, as well as depression and/or anxiety, and phobias, including driving phobia. I work with people with substance abuse & other addictions including smoking, shoplifting and gambling. I utilize EMDR to desensitize traumatic emotions. My practice is welcoming to clients with suicidal ideation, prior attempts, or family survivors. I help couples learn effective communication skills, explore infidelity, sexual issues, & the viability of their relationship. I welcome fellow therapists and other professionals.
(816) 368-5095
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Kansas City, MO 64113
Not accepting new clients
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Amy E. Munce
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
After moving to Kansas City, I pursued a MA in Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy .
For over ten years, I have worked to help individuals and couples empower themselves and achieve desired change in their lives. I believe in a direct, yet compassionate approach to therapy, which stems from my extensive training and experience practicing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Act and Commitment Therapy, therapy for high-conflict couples, and behavioral interventions for eating disordered clients. I focus on utilizing evidence-based therapies, self care, gratitude, mindfulness, skills training, and the client's personal value system in order to nurture hope and help clients achieve their goals.
(816) 326-2998
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Kansas City, MO 64110
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Whitney Logan, MA, LPC, RYT
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RYT
Verified
Verified
My approach to psychotherapy is largely informed by the Analytical Psychology of Carl Jung. I believe in a theory of personal development that emphasizes the integration of all parts of the self into an experience of personal wholeness. This work is often referred to as "depth" psychology because it requires some familiarity and/or curiosity about one's own inner-world. We may explore the symbolic direction of dreams, psychological complexes, relationship patterns, family of origin dynamics, personal self-concepts, trauma histories, spiritual sensibilities, identity issues, personal purpose, & how the psyche manifests in the body.
(816) 495-3505
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Kansas City, MO 64109
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Not accepting new clients
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Rachel Hills
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
As a clinician that specializes in both Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders, I love to work with my clients on finding the tools and skills to tackle the roller coasters that come with life, especially in the journey of becoming a parent. Growing a family can be full of twists, turns, ups and downs, often creating heartache, grief, depression, anxiety and a whole host of other challenges before during and after a baby and within the context of your relationships. I take the approach of walking with you to empower and support you and your family in reaching your goals, whatever that looks like.
(816) 227-6719
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Kansas City, MO 64114
Not accepting new clients
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Bre-Ann Slay
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
You will receive a report with specific recommendations for your child and family .
Therapy: At this time I am not accepting therapy cases. This page will be updated when my therapy caseload opens again. Testing Ages 1-19: Are you looking for testing for Autism, ADHD, Learning Disability, Giftedness, Personality Disorder or finding a diagnosis? You are in the right place! Visit my website for details on how to get scheduled for testing.
(816) 355-5926
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Kansas City, MO 64113
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Heather Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have training in Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization (EMDR), Internal Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
I believe that each person has inherent strengths to overcome life's challenges, and therapy can help you tap into these qualities. In addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, or strained relationships, I can help you identify your goals and work towards them, in a warm and accepting environment.
(816) 281-1389
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Kansas City, MO 64110
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Julie Kaufmanschmidt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
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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Verena Fawzy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you spend all of your energy focusing on other people's feelings or opinions that it feels impossible to consider your own feelings and needs? Is your goal to make sure everyone else is happy even if it means there's no time or space for you? Maybe the weight of people's expectations is heavy and exhausting, so exhausting it’s impacting your relationships with your partner, family , & yourself. It’s your turn. So many parts of you have been working hard for so long. Together, we can begin working towards experiencing yourself and your relationships as life-giving and authentic instead of draining. You deserve this.
(913) 228-3186
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Kansas City, MO 64111
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Focused Concentration-KC Wellness Dr. Fernandez
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of ADHD, Couples Solution Focused Counseling, Depression, Family Conflict, Anxiety, Divorce Conflict, Marriage/Couple counseling, Empty-Nest Syndrome, Sexual Trauma, and Addiction/Substance Abuse issues.
OFFERING REDUCED FEE (PHONE OR VIDEO) TO ALL FIRST RESPONDERS AFFECTED BY COVID-19. I hold a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and treat a variety of emotional issues for adults and couples. I provide diagnostic testing and treatment of ADHD, mood disorders, and substance abuse/addiction issues. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Interpersonal Therapy for depression, anxiety, family conflict and overall addiction/impulse control. Bilingual Spanish-English.
(816) 974-0601
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Kansas City, MO 64111
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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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Becca Higgins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Accepting new clients! I'm so glad you are here. The hardest part of getting help is reaching out to make that first appointment and you are one step closer. Childhood mental health issues have been rising for awhile now and we saw an even bigger increase the past few years. Not only are our children struggling, it is hard work learning to parent our children with mental health needs. Navigating depression, anxiety, mood swings, trauma, etc is not meant to be done alone. I believe in working alongside you, your child, and family as we tackle issues together.
(816) 296-9057
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Kansas City, MO 64108
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Janee V. Henderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CART
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
These relationships may be with a partner, family member, friends, co-worker or even ourselves.
Do you have dreams but aren't actualizing them? Are you lacking motivation or the push you need to get across the finish line? I am skilled at helping my clients identify goals and providing them with support. Are you noticing a negative pattern in your relationships with others? Let me help you learn new communication strategies and a more effective way to resolve conflict. Have you found yourself changing in a way you don't like? I can help you develop healthy coping skills, identify changes that need to be made, become empowered, and motivated to live life to the fullest.
(816) 625-5426
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Kansas City, MO 64108
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Jill Hamilton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS , LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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LaTisha Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I believe in a wholistic approach and I am willing to work with both the individual and the family to promote healing.
Trauma can be overwhelming and life altering. Trauma can stop you from moving forward in life and affect areas of your life and relationships. No matter the story, help is available to assist you in navigating through your trauma narrative and give you the tools necessary to become happy, healthy and thriving. Processing through traumatic events is no easy task; being brave enough to try and seek out help is no small feat. I already admire your bravery and courage. I consider it an honor to walk alongside you and empower you to do hard things- because you can!
(816) 209-1020
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Kansas City, MO 64109
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Erin Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
She uses strength-based, mindful, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral techniques in therapy to achieve individualized goals for each person, couple, or family .
Erin Phillips is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri who has spent 20 years working with children and families in the child welfare system. She has experience working with generational trauma and foster care and adoption issues. She also has experience working with adults and adolescents who are seeking help for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management. Erin is alternative lifestyle and LGBTQ+ friendly.
(816) 227-6675
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Kansas City, MO 64111
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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.