Parenting Therapists in Raytown, MO

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Chantele Mercier Ferguson
Psychologist, PhD
I've helped parents to learn proven parenting techniques.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sara Nelson-Johns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with adults who want to make changes, deal with anxiety, depression, old hurts and current stressors. I work with parents struggling with parenting anxiety, feeling bad or worried about the ways your children are affected by some of these challenging times. And I work with adolescents who aren’t sure how to take their next steps. - I am supervising a licensed masters level therapist that provides virtual therapy at a discounted cost. Please ask me about this if you are interested in meeting with her.
(816) 608-8095
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Kansas City, MO 64106
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Stephanie Andrews
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with individuals, couples and families experiencing challenges within the family system, which often show up as belligerent teens, difficulties in relationships, anxiety, depression, as well as the myriad issues that arise in the general navigation of life. These issues may include parenting issues, grief and loss, relationships, being part of the sandwich generation, work/life balance. I truly believe you already have the knowledge and wisdom needed to address these issues. As we work together, I will support and guide you as you gain clarity and identify steps to navigate your current challenges.
(913) 937-5524
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Kansas City, MO 64101
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Cherie Howard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I specialize in individual, family and couples counseling, adolescents and adults who struggle with family problems, ADD/ADHD, parenting , self-esteem, infertility, and substance abuse.
We all have something. Ready to face the “something” and heal? My therapeutic approach is based on one of empathy, compassion, and empowerment. I want you to experience healing and change in your life. I provide truthful, Christian counseling from a biblical perspective. Sessions are client-centered and strengths-based focused.
(816) 330-2885
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Kansas City, MO 64114
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Jeremy Lotz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm an Individual & Family Therapist in practice since 2005. My background includes 12 years (2005-2017) working full-time in long-term teen residential programs as a therapist & Training Director before I opened a private practice in 2017. My advanced training allows me to treat a broad scope of issues but I don't pretend to specialize in everything! Specializing only in: 1) Teens / Young adults , 2) Parenting & 3) Christian counseling. I have 20+ years of student ministry & ministry leadership experience. My career in residential care has trained me to treat the toughest challenges teens, young adults, & families can face.
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Lees Summit, MO 64063
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Pamela Wine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC/CPT, EdS, PCIT
Verified
Verified
In my play room, I implement Child Centered Play Therapy, Mindfulness, Attachment Focused activities, Parent Training, and when appropriate, a more directive approach.
Play is the place where children’s minds, hearts, and souls meet. Through Play Therapy, children are able to heal from distressing events such as, but not limited to, trauma, grief and loss, divorce, depression, adoption, foster care and attachment issues; and to improve in myriad areas such as impulse control, emotional regulation, ADHD, OCD, and ODD. As your child’s therapist, my goal is to enable children to heal, so that they are empowered to “rise and shine” to their highest potential.
(816) 623-1814
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Lees Summit, MO 64064
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Cassie Babalola
Pre-Licensed Professional, S-LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Trauma, abuse, codependent relationships, anxiety, and parenting are my specialties.
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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Jane M Webb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with adults, couples, and families who face challenges related to the stress of modern living as well as traumatic experiences, including complex trauma histories. My clients often come to me with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting , and coping with grief and loss.
(816) 338-7049
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Lees Summit, MO 64064
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Mandy Haury
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Though I've been licensed for six years, I have nearly ten years of experience working with people in a therapeutic capacity. I've had the opportunity to work with clients facing an array of challenges, including overwhelming stress, divorce, parenting challenges, housing or food insecurity, depression, and anxiety. I also have experience working with survivors of childhood abuse (physical, sexual, and emotional), domestic violence, and sexual assault. I am familiar with the challenges of the foster care/adoptive system. I tend to be a good fit for clients looking for a space to process/organize their thoughts and feelings.
(636) 422-6174
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Kansas City, MO 64113
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Ann L Hakan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MDiv, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have been in private practice for over twenty years. During those years I have counseled both individual clients and couples with a variety of issues. These issues include relationship issues, life transitions, abuse, depression, eating disorders, grief, stress, anxiety, sexual identity, and parenting issues. I believe we all go through difficult periods in our lives where we need someone to talk to who can give understanding, support, guidance, tools, and suggestions. I believe that counseling can often help our lives become less painful but instead become more hopeful and fulfilling.
(816) 531-6777
Kansas City, MO 64112
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Samantha Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I love partnering with parents to not only help their child overcome, but also to help strengthen the parent -child relationship.
The relationship you and your child has with their counselor is the true measure of how helpful the counseling experience will be. I value developing a warm, positive, supportive and empathic environment for your family to overcome any challenge that you are facing. In our experience together, you will find healing and growth, and recognize your own strengths, and how they help you and your child work toward building a more positive and rewarding future. Both in your individual lives, and collectively within the family.
(913) 914-8828
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Lees Summit, MO 64063
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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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Parenting Therapists

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.