Child Therapists in Springfield, MO

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Vonita Kelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
I have served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children appointed by the Greene County Judicial Courts in conjunction with CASA for Southwest Missouri.
I'm committed to the restoration of families and our community. I am a member of the American Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, International Association of Addictions & Offender Counselors, Association of Missouri Mediators and the Professional Mediation Association. I counsel all populations from ages 3 to 81 and employ an integrated modality approach. My practice includes child therapy, couples & relationship counseling, family counseling and individual counseling. I am also certified in Prepare/Enrich, a marital and premarital counseling course.
(417) 231-4546 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Shannon Atherton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
I specialize in preteens/teens, self-esteem, identity issues, self-harm, social anxiety, confidence building, rebuilding/healing relationships,  divorce, survivors of abuse, codependency, gifted/highly intelligent children , substance abuse, depression, and couples counseling.
I believe counseling is a partnership in which we work together in developing and implementing a plan to reach the clients treatment goals. Each client is unique and different, and I adjust according to the clients needs. I work well with clients who are ready to do the work to heal and grow. The client and I are active throughout the counseling process. I have found that this process is a journey towards healing and thriving in all areas of life.
(417) 551-6886 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Frankie Crawford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Life is full of challenging times and transitions and I understand how vital compassion and support can be when struggling through these challenges. I have spent the last few years working with foster, adopted, and troubled youth in residential treatment, rehousing programs, and case management. I am passionate about enhancing healthy coping, communication, and attachment skills while fostering a safe environment for individuals and families to process grief, trauma, loss, and day to day struggles. I work with all ages but especially love helping children and youth affected by foster care and adoption.
(417) 212-5587 
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Springfield, MO 65807
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Gabriel Cline
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I specialize in 3 types of clients: High-performance individuals that live under a constant state of performance pressure, Testing to help parents understand what their child needs in education (gifted or learning difficulties), and Testing to help courts and lawyers decide what needs to happen in complex child custody cases. As someone that has lived in each of these scenarios, I've developed tools and techniques to help you find the answers you need. Whether you are worried about your child , feeling burned out, or need an accurate assessment for court, I'll strive to give you the care and attention I'd want for my own family.
(417) 414-0333 
Springfield, MO 65804
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Riley Grinnell
PLPC
Verified
Riley has the honor of helping children and adolescents through their own unique journeys and leads classes on positive psychology and parenting in recovery as well as group, couples, and family therapy. With a listening ear, a warm and comforting presence, and a passion for good jokes, Riley has been known to "walk on water" in the eyes of the little ones she works with and Synergy's play therapy room is often referred to as "Miss Riley's House."
(417) 884-1237 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Kayla Lejeune
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
I specialize in three types of clients— children who find it difficult to manage/express their emotions, teens overwhelmed with the thoughts/feelings that they just can’t seem to get rid of, and women who have tried endless self-help tricks but still feel stuck. Whether your child is struggling to make it through a school day without getting in trouble, your teen struggles to overcome the thoughts that burden them, or you’re wanting to finally experience the freedom you have been chasing after, it would be an honor to come alongside you in your healing journey.
(417) 922-4297 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Mary Kay Houck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I provide individual, family and group outpatient counseling for people of all ages. I work with people who may be struggling with relationship issues, anxiety issues, substance abuse and addiction and behavioral addictions, bullying, conflict resolution, grief loss issues, trauma and PTSD, anger management, adult and childhood ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders. I also assist children and families with parent- child relational issues and behavior modification skill development. I have worked within the school system, inpatient and outpatient settings, in homes, and emergency rooms. I have trained youth to help peers on a local suicide hotline.
(417) 424-5782 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Iman Williams Christians
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Change takes courage. I understand the courage it takes to reach out and ask for support when we feel our most stuck. As your therapist, I will remain fully dedicated to strengthening the resiliency needed within to reclaim yourself through connection, self-compassion, and self-love. I specialize in helping adults, couples, and children especially as it relates to trauma. Come see me and begin to live a more meaningful, balanced life. I am licensed in Missouri, Kansas, and Virginia.
(417) 216-7458 
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Springfield, MO 65808
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Rebecca McGarry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Life can be overwhelming, exhausting, and even lonely at times. The everyday battle of constant pressures and overload of doubts, worries, and negativity can sometimes be too much. Especially, as a child , adolescent, or young adult who is trying to navigate the confusing balance of school, relationships, and expectations, while handling the changes that come with growing up. No matter where those pressures are coming from, having a safe space where you can connect, be heard, and work through those situations and emotions can be life changing.
(417) 212-5806 
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Springfield, MO 65803
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Sarah Logan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, SMFT, LPN
Verified
After devoting my time to my clients, I then return home to my husband and our six children .
Welcome to my page!! My name is Sarah Logan and here we are all individuals and have unique needs. Being a therapist expands how being a caregiver allows me to see you in a way that might have been missing before. My training in therapy has allowed me to see the "both/and" perspective. I am able to understand my clients' point of view from their side of the fence as I become more engaged in their journey. It is truly amazing what lending an empathetic ear and offering support can do for someone!
(417) 882-6767 
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Springfield, MO 65807
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Kasey Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Do you feel helpless and at times don’t know how to "fix" your child ? Does your child come from a traumatic past? Do they struggle with school, emotional regulation, peer or adult relationships, anxiety, fear, or worry? If so, let's talk! I would love to discuss how I can best support you and your child .
(417) 238-1907 
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Springfield, MO 65802
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Lauren Sawyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
I provide Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling to children , adolescents, and adults. I have a specific interest in working with women who may be experiencing depression and/or anxiety from various life stressors, including postpartum needs, divorce, grief, and other relational issues.
(417) 815-4325 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Restore Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I work people of all ages in individual or groups with a range of concerns including Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Family, and related issues. I have worked in residential settings helping children and youth dealing with trauma and now work with this population on telehealth and in office. I am able to integrate the Christian faith into the counseling session for those who appreciate that perspective.
(417) 788-6627 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Danielle K. Carver, L.L.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC
Verified
I have experience working with at-risk children , adolescents, couples counseling, and family systems therapy.
Life becomes too difficult; you need an objective someone to talk to, listen to your story, and provide encouragement that you can not only survive what you are going through, but work to find purpose and meaning in the midst of the storm. The most important aspect of therapy is the Client-Therapist relationship. Once it is determined that the Client is comfortable with me, then it is a collaborative effort to help facilitate the healing process through the life changes the Client faces. My job is to provide a safe place for change and growth to happen.
(417) 233-1045 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Mandy Browning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Life can present us with many unwanted and unexpected situations. Sometimes, it can be a traumatic situation, or maybe you are dealing with a child who has become withdrawn, not speaking, and is not socializing with the family. Perhaps you have some past trauma that has not been fully explored or resolved, or anxiety about the future. Whatever the circumstances, counseling may be able to help. As an LCSW practicing in Southwest Missouri, I have worked with clients of all ages and with many different issues, including anxiety, depression, and ADHD as well as with patients experiencing past and current trauma.
(417) 246-2163 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Robert Jason Grant
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, NCC, RPT-S
Verified
I work with children , parents, and adult clients as co-change agents/partners in the therapeutic process.
I am the owner of the Robert Jason Grant Ed.D AutPlay Therapy Clinic. I am the creator of AutPlay Therapy - an integrative family play therapy approach. I work with children , adolescents, adults, and families dealing with a variety of mental health needs. Some of my specializations include addressing the needs of neurodivergent children , adolescents, and adults (autism, ADHD, trauma issues, and anxiety and depression struggles). I am neurodiversity affirming and informed and provide individual, family, and group therapy. I provide in-office and telehealth services. I also offer parent training and coaching services.
(417) 771-3646 
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Springfield, MO 65807
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Erica Long
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
I enjoy working with children and adults, meeting with individuals, couples and families. Prior to joining the team at Synergy Counseling Center, I worked for a Community Health Center and an Indian Health Services Center in Alaska working across the lifespan. I approach therapy from an attachment-focused lens and believe we find healing through an integrated, wholistic approach to therapy.
(417) 607-6429 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Mariah Kochell
PLPC, MS
Verified
I enjoy helping children , families, and young adult individuals improve their mental and emotional functioning through evidence based approaches such as Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
It is important to me that all individuals feel welcome and supported during the counseling process and I am passionate about creating a safe and secure atmosphere to assist clients in overcoming whatever challenges they might be facing. I have worked with a diverse population of clientele, including teen and adult members of the LGBTQ+ community, and have experience working in a residential setting to help children and their families overcome trauma, behavioral, and mental health issues. I also have experience working with adult individuals and couples to improve their relationships and overall well-being.
(417) 272-4149 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Awaken360 Therapeutic Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Many people seeking help for themselves, their relationship, or their children do not always receive the amount of care needed to adequately address the root cause.
Prevention is always preferred. In life the saying goes 'luck favors the prepared'. In counseling, you are most effective when you can prevent struggles compared to reacting to them after they have begun. At Awaken360, we recognize that you and your family may recognize subtle changes in one another before anyone else does. At Awaken360 our heart is to reach people before struggles, mistakes, and hurt feelings begin to pile up and cause real damage not only to relationships, but your ability to have a happy life and future. We believe no situation is too far for help or repair and we seek to partner with you as you work to overcome the following struggles: histories of abuse, adoption or foster care struggles, attachment issues, infertility, stress management, marital/premarital counseling, emotional instability, impulsive or high-risk behaviors, separation or divorce, suicidal ideations, history of self harm, substance use/abuse, anger/aggression, involvement in judicial system, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Visit Awaken360.org to see real change that lasts and inquire about our three treatment options: Outpatient Counseling, Youth Therapeutic Academy, and Family Intensives.
(417) 217-7089 
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Springfield, MO 65803
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Susan Johnson Professional Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Hello...I am mature, compassionate, caring, experienced, and have the ability to truly listen and respond to clients' concerns. I love doing therapy, and work equally well with children and adults. I provide in-home therapy as well as in office, and am a Missouri Medicaid Provider, so therapy for kids ages 3-21 has no copay. I personally have found therapy to be invaluable in getting through the tough times in life, and is nothing to feel ashamed of. Whatever issues you or your family may be having, I would love to help you.
(417) 720-8129 
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Springfield, MO 65803


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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Springfield, MO provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Springfield build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.