Family Therapy in Raytown, MO

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Shantai L. McCray
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My treatment approach is eclectic and incorporates client-centered, family systems and trauma focused techniques.
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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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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Katrina Stoddard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LCMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
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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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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Not accepting new clients
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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
Not accepting new clients
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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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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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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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Aimee Hubbard
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PhD, PLMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Finding love is hard, and then when you do find love it is a whole different kind of hard to maintain that relationship. You may have noticed that your relationship feels harder than it used to, you feel disconnected from your partner, or are having more feelings of anger and resentment. While you are not alone in these struggles or feelings, you also do not have to continue to feel that way. Seeking help for your relationship can help you rediscover those initial “sparks” and even help you develop a deeper connection. Growth and change are hard and often scary, but the results are always worth it.
(816) 253-6209
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Raytown, MO 64129
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Nadirah Habeebullah
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified
Verified
Wouldn't it be nice to turn down the voice in your head, to not have to deal with its constant criticism and attack? It keeps ruining things: putting you down, telling you you're not good enough, making you second guess everything you do. Then the spiral starts. It's your fault, all your fault, and your relationships suffer because of... you. Yep, there's definitely something wrong with you, the voice says. You don't have problems. You ARE the problem. If this sounds familiar and you're tired of fighting yourself, we should talk.
(816) 203-3821
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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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Emily J Towner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Provide a broad range of psychological services in a private practice setting to adults & children, including evaluations individual, family & couples therapy.
Mental health is part of your physical health. You cannot have one without the other. No one is exempt from facing mental health struggles at one time or another in their life. It is not uncommon during times of mental health struggles, either it be an isolated incident of panic, short-term and long-term anxiety, tragedy, situational depression, or circumstances that were out of your control that caused you to have a "new normal." Therapy will alleviate these stressors through a process of personal insight, change, and opening your eyes to a new way of seeing your life and how you react to it.
(816) 565-4270
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Kansas City, MO 64114
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Vonetta McClunie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, OTRL, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Life can deliver challenges to us via situations we feel may be in or out of our control. At these moments, we may feel hopeless, pondering who can we seek out for help. As a result, we may experience trauma, anxiety, depression, loss, etc. As both a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Occupational Therapist, we will work together within the context of your relationships to restore optimal health and balance. This process can ultimately create a positive impact on the quality of your daily life. I am honored and amazed at the resiliency and courage of clients as they strive to achieve overall health!
(816) 670-2989
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Lees Summit, MO 64081
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Sarah Dettmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, MS, LPC, LCPC
Verified
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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Cassie Babalola
Pre-Licensed Professional, S-LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Kelly Trowbridge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with families with children with disabilities or with any family , couple, or individual integrating a disability or chronic illness into their life or family . I also focus on working with individuals in high stress professions such as first responders, health care providers, or child and family service providers. At varying times in life, the issues that arise out of both of these circumstances may include chronic stress, anxiety, uncertainty, burnout, sadness, and stressed relationships. Families and individuals frequently seek out my services at times of transition or decision-making.
(913) 937-5355
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Kansas City, MO 64113
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Michael Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CAS, LPC
Verified
Verified
I also provide individual and family therapy services to address identified issues.
The angry, argumentative, and underperforming child is often seen by others as the product of lax parenting. This unfortunate characterization has had a great impact on the way our children are viewed by schools, employers, and society in general. The fact is parents often exhaust various recommended "fixes" and desperately want things to be normal. I have over 25 years of experience working with children and families. I understand the daily struggles parents routinely face. I know how school performance, relationships, and behavior are impacted when children struggle. I understand the frustrations associated with a child who "acts out" and underperforms.
(816) 348-3254
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Independence, MO 64055
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Melissa Anne McManamy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ACC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in life & career transitions, anxiety & family therapy . We know that change is inevitable; sometimes the journey is easy & sometimes it isn't. I believe everything happens for a reason; all humans are inherently good & have an amazing capacity for change. The first step is to accept & love ourselves & our life story. Whether you are embarking on a new career, transitioning out of a relationship, integrating work, life & parenting, trying to build healthier thoughts & habits, building your self-esteem, trying to manage anxiety or simply setting a life vision – I welcome the opportunity be your accountability partner.
(833) 799-0536
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Kansas City, MO 64113
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Leonor Stockwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified
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
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Dr. Cary Corley
Licensed Professional Counselor, DOC, LPC-S, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
At Lakewood Family Therapy our goal is to offer excellent therapy from beginning to end for all of our clients and their families. We are a dedicated group of professional Christian counselors, bringing healing to the family , and giving hope for the future. Dr. Corley offers professional counseling for marriages, families, and individuals. For more information about our practice or our counselors, or to set up a free 15 minute phone consult, please visit our website www.lwfamilytherapy.com .
(816) 207-2228
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Lees Summit, MO 64064
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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.