Teen Therapists in Raytown, MO

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Rose Smith
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
As we go through life it can become very challenging, overwhelming, and even scary. Sometimes we need emotional support to get us through the mishaps and worries of life. There is hope for our issues and problems we face. Working together we can bring about a connection of your thoughts, feelings, and behavior and help you understand your ability to bring peace and joy to your life. Sometimes change is hard but it takes strength and determination from you to make those changes. It takes courage to want to change and ask for help.
(816) 340-6649
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Raytown, MO 64133
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Tina C. Christian 'is Not Currently Accepting New Clients'
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Life’s challenges can get us down. Challenges can cause impairments in our lives, preventing us from reaching our maximum potential and overall total well-being. Challenges like stress, health issues, relationship conflicts, abuse, irritability, depression, and traumatic events, to name a few. But only YOU can make the choice to feel better. Let Tina C. Christian, LPC, NCC, TF-CBT Trained be your ally in your journey to reaching your maximum potential and or total well-being.
(816) 656-3256
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Raytown, MO 64133
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Clear Counseling Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified
Verified
Kenya Hicks is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is a graduate of the University of Missouri Kansas City with a Master’s Degree in Social Worker. Mrs. Hicks has experience in treating childhood trauma. She has over 15 years’ experience working with children, families and individuals as a Trauma Clinician. She provides early intervention or crisis management services to help stabilize individuals and families in need.
(816) 227-6897
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Raytown, MO 64133
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Shantai L. McCray
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Making the choice to see a therapist can be difficult for a number of reasons. However, I believe it to be a life-changing decision. My goal is to help you discover the patterns in your life that leave you feeling stuck or overwhelmed. Through our work together, I hope to help you uncover the tools you possess to get back on track.
(816) 886-5040
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Raytown, MO 64133
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Kenneth W Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LCMFT
Verified
Verified
My passion is helping people achieve healthy relationships that honor, strengthen, and validate the people in them. I enjoy helping young men and women to build significant and open relationships on their way through dating and engagement as well as working with them on tools to address the conflict in their marriage. Often times unchecked anxiety leads to depression and I have many effective tools for people who struggle in attending to their anxiety in an effective way. I work with addictions of all kinds in a non shaming, caring, effective, and healing way.
(816) 396-5628
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Raytown, MO 64133
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Chantele Mercier Ferguson
Psychologist, PhD
As we journey through life, we can experience challenges that stifle our personal growth or block our connection with others. Sometimes, we feel ill-equipped, disappointed, alone, hurt, or afraid. But there is hope-- hope for understanding, peace, empowerment, and joy. Whether you would like to broaden your understanding of your own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, or deepen your connection with others, there is hope and there is help. Together we can enhance self-awareness and other-awareness. We can work to understand and strengthen your ability to manage your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. We can develop healthy problem-solving and life skills.
(816) 463-4646
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Raytown, MO 64133
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Megan Deaver
MS, PLPC
Verified
Verified
Life gets tough sometimes and everyone needs a little help. Sometimes that help comes from friends or family, but other times that help can come from a professional. Reaching out to a counselor is tough but frequently can be the first step towards improvement in life. It is important to find a counselor with whom you feel comfortable enough to do the tough work and talk about the hard issues. I enjoy learning whether that is from formal training and classwork or from the people I work with. I consider therapy a collaborative experience where we learn from each other.
(816) 396-8195
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Raytown, MO 64129
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Angela Wozniak Minor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Do your find yourself struggling with negative emotions such as worry, sadness, or irritability? Do you need help changing your current ways of coping with stress or challenges? Do you struggle with continual feelings of low self-esteem? My goal is to help you feel more centered, capable, and confident as you learn to cope with negative feelings and habits in a more self-supporting manner. I specialize in the areas of depression, anxiety and eating disorders. I also work with individuals who struggle with relationship issues.
(816) 554-7705
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Raytown, MO 64133
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Jeff Dayton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for support in navigating through the ups and downs of life? Are you searching for ways to better deal with anxiety and daily life stressors? Are you seeking to overcome depression, trauma, self-esteem issues, men's issues, family & relationship issues? Together, we can meet your needs and help you get where you want to be. As we journey together, my clinical desire is for you to feel heard, safe and understood. My Mission, is to equip you with unique skills to handle any situation you may face. I use an integrated approach of Solution Focused Brief Therapy & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(816) 320-5995
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Raytown, MO 64133
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April Dixon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
(816) 239-3248
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Raytown, MO 64133
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Kayla Lejeune
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in three clients: 1) children who find it difficult to manage/express their emotions, 2) teens overwhelmed with thoughts/feelings that they can’t get rid of, and 3) women who have tried endless self-help tricks but still feel stuck. Whether your child is struggling to make it through school without getting in trouble, your teen seems overly moody or withdrawn, or you are ready to experience the freedom you have been chasing after, it is my honor to come alongside you in your healing journey.
(417) 414-0333
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Kansas City, MO 64106
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Jenny K Havemeier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
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
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Not accepting new clients
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Headstrong Counseling
Psychologist, PhD, LC
Verified
Verified
I am committed to helping adult & adolescent men and athletes know their strengths and get past their shortcomings in order to better themselves.
Men’s Counseling. Sports Psychology. Personality Testing. My approach to therapy is down-to-earth. We'll talk about your life, your history, and your goals for the future. If you're having a hard time managing stress, anxiety, depression, or other concerns, we'll talk about that too. I know a few things that may help. If you're still not sure if this is right for you, use this link to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation: https://headstrong.clientsecure.me/
(816) 290-6260
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Lees Summit, MO 64086
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Caroline Oas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Childhood and adolescence are times of growth, imagination, beauty, and connection. Being a young person can also present its own unique challenges. Children and adolescents experiencing trauma, loss, mental health struggles, behavior issues at home or school or self esteem/body image issues need a safe, caring presence in their life to listen and walk with them toward healing and self-understanding. If your child or teen is struggling, or if you are a parent seeking a light at the end of the tunnel for your child's behaviors, I'm here to help.
(913) 347-4930
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Kansas City, MO 64111
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Phillip Harrison Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have experience helping people recover from stressors like: *Addiction *Anger *Anxiety *Boundaries * Child & Adolescent Adjustment *Communication *Conflict Resolution *Depression *Guilt/Shame *Infidelity/Affairs *Life Transitions *Marriage Counseling *Mood Disorders *Psychosis *Relationship Struggles *Self Esteem *Spiritual Needs *Stress Management *Trauma.
When I meet with people, I am told that I am approachable, understanding, and humorous! I know what it's like to be a client and to be asked to pour out my life; therefore, I adapt my therapy sessions to you and allow you to share what you desire! I do what I do to help others as I have been helped, and my goal is to assist you in achieving your goals!! I understand how to incorporate Christianity into your session, though also respect your desire to not include any beliefs whatsoever. I am flexible and understanding.
(816) 974-9335 x709
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Independence, MO 64057
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Jessica Mathis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
In 2013, I obtained my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in child, adolescent , and family therapy.
I believe that each of us are not only wired for struggle, but, even more importantly, we are also wired to overcome those struggles. The active support, care, and skills available through a counseling relationship can be the most effective tools we use to battle against life's adversities. I value the courage and vulnerability it takes to enter into a counseling relationship. As someone who has experienced 'bad' counseling, I place high value on the individuality of each client and view them as the expert of their experience. I can help you explore new perspectives, offer new skills, and challenge you towards your goals.
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Kansas City, MO 64131
Not accepting new clients
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Melissa Mazur
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, AS, CATP
Verified
Verified
I hold the following certifications: Autism Specialist, Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional, and Yoga Calm Youth Instructor.
Everyone's response to trauma is different. With years of experience working with survivors of abuse and neglect, my approach is personalized to align with your therapeutic goals. Working together, my purpose is to offer a safe and trusting environment to establish a variety of tools to enhance empowerment, self-awareness, reduce symptoms of emotional disturbances, and stress management skills.
(816) 323-8009
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Kansas City, MO 64114
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Michael J. Grimes
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Verified
My professional experience spans 40* years and includes adolescent residential treatment, inpatient hospital, many years in community mental health center settings, and private practice.
Often it helps to be able to talk with someone to find your way through life's difficulties. I welcome the opportunity to assist you with your journey. I am licensed in Missouri as both a Psychologist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach is both strengths-based and solution-focused. It is a privilege to work with clients assisting each in discovering solutions for their individual issues. I work to empower my clients to enable them to face the varied challenges of life by helping them enhance their coping and problem solving skills while increasing their resilience.
(816) 844-6853
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Kansas City, MO 64131
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Dawn Stillinger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC/KS, LPC/MO, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a creative and caring professional holding a master in counseling psychology degree and a certificate in child and adolescent counseling. With a holistic and trauma-informed approach, I treat the whole person with special emphasis on the effects of trauma. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, parents, families and adults. With my previous work in the private sector and art community, I am uniquely qualified to assist individuals with creative challenges or career transitions and concerns.
(913) 728-4016
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Kansas City, MO 64111
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Jemika Gardner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lately, you've noticed your child/ teen has seemed off. They've been upset, moody, and difficult to manage. You're uncertain what they are going through but you know this can't go on. You're beginning to feel worried and anxious about what might be troubling them. Maybe you've seen some troubling signs. Lack of energy, poor hygiene, or disconnected from friends. Self-harm or expressing suicidal thoughts. Sneaking around, angry outbursts, fighting, or risky behaviors like experimenting with alcohol/drugs. Hello! I'm here to help your child, teen , or college student overcome anxiety, depression, grief, and anger.
(573) 262-8628
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Kansas City, MO 64105
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Teen Therapists

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.