Child Therapists in Springfield, MO

Photo of Mariah Kochell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Springfield, MO
Mariah Kochell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65806
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), EMDR, 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.
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), EMDR, 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 View (417) 272-4149
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Gabriel Cline
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65804
I specialize in High-performance individuals that live under a constant state of performance pressure, Parents who want to understand what their child needs in education (gifted or learning difficulties), and Attorneys that want fair and honest data to decide what needs to happen in complex child custody cases. As someone who has lived in 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.
I specialize in High-performance individuals that live under a constant state of performance pressure, Parents who want to understand what their child needs in education (gifted or learning difficulties), and Attorneys that want fair and honest data to decide what needs to happen in complex child custody cases. As someone who has lived in 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 View (417) 414-0333
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Jacey L. Collins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65804
I know what it's like to feel broken, hopeless, and alone. I also know how it feels to come out of a season like that. One of my greatest passions is to walk alongside others facing challenges that they feel unequipped to handle. It takes courage to ask for help, especially with the negative stigma attached to therapy. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to help adults and children find the strength to move forward. Wherever it is that you find yourself, know that you are not meant to go through it alone.
I know what it's like to feel broken, hopeless, and alone. I also know how it feels to come out of a season like that. One of my greatest passions is to walk alongside others facing challenges that they feel unequipped to handle. It takes courage to ask for help, especially with the negative stigma attached to therapy. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to help adults and children find the strength to move forward. Wherever it is that you find yourself, know that you are not meant to go through it alone.
(417) 815-4185 View (417) 815-4185
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Vonita Kelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
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.
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 View (417) 231-4546
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Mary Kay Houck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
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.
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 View (417) 424-5782
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Life Tree Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807  (Online Only)
Putman is trained in EMDR for trauma with children, adolescents and adults, as well as Trauma-Informed CBT, Child-Centered Play Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy for Adolescents, Internal Family Systems and Family Therapy.
Dr. Katharine Putman seek to create a warm, healing collaboration with each client. With over 18 years' experience providing therapy for children, adolescents, adults and families, Dr. Putman blends expertise in healing from trauma, anxiety, depression and grief. Life Tree therapists also tailor a unique approach to help each client to help the client to heal and thrive. Dr. Putman works within clients' spirituality, culture and worldview to reach short-term goals and/or longer-term therapy goals for those who wish to pursue deeper healing and growth in their relational patterns.
Putman is trained in EMDR for trauma with children, adolescents and adults, as well as Trauma-Informed CBT, Child-Centered Play Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy for Adolescents, Internal Family Systems and Family Therapy.
Dr. Katharine Putman seek to create a warm, healing collaboration with each client. With over 18 years' experience providing therapy for children, adolescents, adults and families, Dr. Putman blends expertise in healing from trauma, anxiety, depression and grief. Life Tree therapists also tailor a unique approach to help each client to help the client to heal and thrive. Dr. Putman works within clients' spirituality, culture and worldview to reach short-term goals and/or longer-term therapy goals for those who wish to pursue deeper healing and growth in their relational patterns.
(626) 790-7066 View (626) 790-7066
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Julie Hendrix
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65807  (Online Only)
It know can be so tough to reach out for help! I’ve raised neurodivergent children and have lived experience with the same things you are.
I provide empowering, goal-oriented therapy to help neurodivergent young people move toward the future with confidence.
It know can be so tough to reach out for help! I’ve raised neurodivergent children and have lived experience with the same things you are.
I provide empowering, goal-oriented therapy to help neurodivergent young people move toward the future with confidence.
(573) 284-3344 View (573) 284-3344
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Resilience Center - Psych Testing & Evaluation
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65808  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (417) 216-7458
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Kari Coleman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65804
If you're looking for someone to come alongside you and your child to help them develop emotionally, then please don't hesitate to reach out!.
I help youth and adolescents with life’s everyday problems. Individuals who feel overwhelmed by their emotions and want to get to know themselves better, as well as those who need help finding the right words to communicate their feelings. I am passionate about helping young people find the best strategies and techniques to appropriately express what they’re going through - whether it be anger, school issues, or relationships. My focus lies in facilitating growth and providing solutions that lead to positive changes in the lives of my clients.
If you're looking for someone to come alongside you and your child to help them develop emotionally, then please don't hesitate to reach out!.
I help youth and adolescents with life’s everyday problems. Individuals who feel overwhelmed by their emotions and want to get to know themselves better, as well as those who need help finding the right words to communicate their feelings. I am passionate about helping young people find the best strategies and techniques to appropriately express what they’re going through - whether it be anger, school issues, or relationships. My focus lies in facilitating growth and providing solutions that lead to positive changes in the lives of my clients.
(417) 487-4886 View (417) 487-4886
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John Opalka
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
Assisting with programs at church, being in leadership with young people, teaching high school and subbing in elementary and working in group homes for abused/neglected children and teens.
To the young person and parent out there, I know life can be challenging and difficult to navigate. From anxiety and depression to self esteem and confidence, to parenting and family dynamics, I want to help you gain insight, perspective and control so you can live a life you feel good about. I want to focus on your struggles today so you can focus on living your life tomorrow.
Assisting with programs at church, being in leadership with young people, teaching high school and subbing in elementary and working in group homes for abused/neglected children and teens.
To the young person and parent out there, I know life can be challenging and difficult to navigate. From anxiety and depression to self esteem and confidence, to parenting and family dynamics, I want to help you gain insight, perspective and control so you can live a life you feel good about. I want to focus on your struggles today so you can focus on living your life tomorrow.
(417) 855-4870 View (417) 855-4870
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Gene E Garcia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65802
At Journey Health we focus on working with individuals and families who are struggling. Our goal is to help guide you to a place of strength and rest. My team and I are committed to doing what is best for our clients both in practice and policy. We are a low barrier and person-focused practice that invests in people and the powerful relationship that can come from a counselor. Whether you have a child or loved one who struggles with challenging behaviors, or if you wrestle with depression, anxiety or major life changes, we have experience helping to find solutions for you and your loved ones.
At Journey Health we focus on working with individuals and families who are struggling. Our goal is to help guide you to a place of strength and rest. My team and I are committed to doing what is best for our clients both in practice and policy. We are a low barrier and person-focused practice that invests in people and the powerful relationship that can come from a counselor. Whether you have a child or loved one who struggles with challenging behaviors, or if you wrestle with depression, anxiety or major life changes, we have experience helping to find solutions for you and your loved ones.
(417) 473-8259 View (417) 473-8259
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Jordyn Bolton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
Throughout my career, I have worked in a school setting, a women's and children's hospital setting, a children's residential facility setting, and private practice settings.
First year social work students are always asked what their preferred population or job is when they graduate. Although most therapist do not know what they want to do for years, I knew right away that I wanted to work with children and their families. I am specifically passionate about children and families that have been affected by the foster care system. Research proves that what happens in childhood affects us all as adults. Although therapy does not magically make trauma go away, I want to help reduce the level of disturbance that trauma causes children so that they can be the best version of themselves as an adult.
Throughout my career, I have worked in a school setting, a women's and children's hospital setting, a children's residential facility setting, and private practice settings.
First year social work students are always asked what their preferred population or job is when they graduate. Although most therapist do not know what they want to do for years, I knew right away that I wanted to work with children and their families. I am specifically passionate about children and families that have been affected by the foster care system. Research proves that what happens in childhood affects us all as adults. Although therapy does not magically make trauma go away, I want to help reduce the level of disturbance that trauma causes children so that they can be the best version of themselves as an adult.
(573) 570-4496 View (573) 570-4496
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Mandy Browning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
Waitlist for new clients
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. 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.
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. 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 View (417) 246-2163
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Susan Johnson Professional Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65803
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.
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 View (417) 720-8129
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Stephanie Rena Armstrong
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS , LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
I am ready to start your journey together. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2018. I have experience working with young children, adolescents, and adults. I use a person-centered approach that facilitates healing through providing empathetic support while walking beside you through your journey of hope and healing. Together we explore how your past is affecting your present. I have many years of experience working with youth in foster care and/or who have been adopted. I enjoy working with all ages and stages.
I am ready to start your journey together. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2018. I have experience working with young children, adolescents, and adults. I use a person-centered approach that facilitates healing through providing empathetic support while walking beside you through your journey of hope and healing. Together we explore how your past is affecting your present. I have many years of experience working with youth in foster care and/or who have been adopted. I enjoy working with all ages and stages.
(417) 497-2392 View (417) 497-2392
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Danielle K. Carver, L.L.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65804
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.
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 View (417) 233-1045
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Kendra Peak
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65804
I am passionate about working with children, teens, and young adults.
“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” -Brene Brown. My first goal as a counselor is to connect with you so we can work collaboratively. I believe therapy’s greatest power is providing a space safe enough for you to embrace your full experience of being human. Because there is not one counseling approach that fits all, I offer a varied style, which means your counseling session could look different from someone else’s or even different from the previous week. What stays consistent is my support of who you are and honoring the vulnerability and courage it took to engage in therapy in the first place.
I am passionate about working with children, teens, and young adults.
“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” -Brene Brown. My first goal as a counselor is to connect with you so we can work collaboratively. I believe therapy’s greatest power is providing a space safe enough for you to embrace your full experience of being human. Because there is not one counseling approach that fits all, I offer a varied style, which means your counseling session could look different from someone else’s or even different from the previous week. What stays consistent is my support of who you are and honoring the vulnerability and courage it took to engage in therapy in the first place.
(417) 423-8617 View (417) 423-8617
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Personal Therapy and Guidance with Becca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65806
Play therapy available for children.
My approach to therapy is rooted in the belief of impermanence, human suffering, and the power of hope. I believe that everyone needs support and someone to talk to. I am kind, calm, and insightful. I will be interactive in every therapy session. We will get to the root of your problems! I promise to help bring clarity and understanding to your situation or mental health issues. Progress can be made in a limited number of sessions. Together, we will develop new coping skills and ultimately improve your quality of life.
Play therapy available for children.
My approach to therapy is rooted in the belief of impermanence, human suffering, and the power of hope. I believe that everyone needs support and someone to talk to. I am kind, calm, and insightful. I will be interactive in every therapy session. We will get to the root of your problems! I promise to help bring clarity and understanding to your situation or mental health issues. Progress can be made in a limited number of sessions. Together, we will develop new coping skills and ultimately improve your quality of life.
(417) 614-5872 View (417) 614-5872
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Kasey Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65802  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (417) 238-1907
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Sarah Logan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, SMFT, LPN
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807
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!
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 View (417) 882-6767


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.