Child Therapists in West Plains, MO

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Erin Rigdon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
I believe that all individuals will encounter a time in their lives when they will be facing some form of hardship, conflict, or distress. The ability for someone to recognize that they cannot go it alone and need a partner to assist them in navigating life situations is where I come into play. I believe that individuals can make the changes necessary in their lives with the proper supports and skills provided through counseling. Individuals who are ready to put in the work needed to navigate this life are the ones who will succeed.
(417) 246-2148 
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West Plains, MO 65775
Offers online therapy
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Christine Dowell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Providing a safe space, being entrusted with vulnerability, and bearing witness to healing is an awe inspiring and mutually rewarding experience. Therefore, a good relationship is the first priority in therapy. Christine realizes that successful treatment begins with a strong therapeutic rapport. This focus allows clients to feel safe and understood, which is a strong catalyst for progress towards healing and achieving goals. Positive results can only occur once a therapeutic alliance is developed.
(417) 815-5486 
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West Plains, MO 65775
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Dana Fleming
Professional Counselor , MS, PLPC, NCC
Verified
As the sixth generation of my family to live in Howell County, I understand how foreign the concept of counseling may be to some people. Yet, as an Ozarker, I also understand the wit, humor, passion and intelligence of the people of this area, and I combine these traits with formal training and natural curiosity about people to create space for my clients to go through the healing process. Native Ozarker or not, it is my belief that everyone, at some point in their lives, will experience trauma, loss, or mental illness that is treatable through therapy.
(417) 204-5242 
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West Plains, MO 65775

Online Therapists

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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
Offers online therapy
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Cari Hansen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC, NCC
Verified
I specialize in building resiliency in children , adolescents and adults.
My experience with helping individuals and families overcome difficult challenges is my passion. I believe that it easier to find and build upon one's strengths than it is to focus primarily on fixing problems. Much of my time in therapy is spent on discovering creative solutions rather than talking too long just about what is wrong. I often involve the whole family and believe that every person is unique and requires an individualized approach. One size does not fit all. Please call me or email today discuss your needs and hopes and/or to set an appointment time.
(417) 201-5058 
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Mansfield, MO 65704
Offers online therapy
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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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Buffalo, MO 65622
Offers online therapy
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MBHCA-Crescent Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCDP-D
Verified
Missouri Behavioral Health Counseling Associates' mission is to serve Missouri citizens AND to provide services that improves quality of life for Missouri children , adolescents, and families.
(417) 409-1265 
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Lebanon, MO 65536
Offers online therapy
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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
Offers online therapy
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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
Offers online therapy
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Hannah Laxton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
The relationship between you (or your child ) and I is what makes counseling essential.
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults. Sessions can center anywhere from emotional health to self-healing from past or current trauma. Together we will focus on social skills and ways to create the life you want for yourself by establishing confidence, encouraging self-growth and creating room to enhance self-worth. I am currently taking self-pay clients.
(417) 216-6189 
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Republic, MO 65738
Offers online therapy
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Tenille Neff
Art Therapist, MS, LCAT, ATR-BC, LP, LPC
Verified
I am a Psychotherapist/ Art Therapist/ Psychoanalyst with 15 years experience working with children and adults. Therapy is an important step towards facing and working through our greatest challenges in life. It facilitates growth, acceptance, and understanding. I provide a confidential, open, creative environment for you to explore your path and the obstacles you are facing.
(417) 595-0786 
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Branson, MO 65616
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Christopher M Ward
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and a masters in marriage and family therapy. My education and practice have provided opportunities to gain extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I have found success in emphasizing my client's experience and creating a strong therapist / client relationship. This approach comes natural to me and helps the counseling process feel less intimidating. I have particular interest in: ADHD, autism spectrum, depression, anxiety, relational problems, premarital counseling, oppositional children , addiction, self-esteem, grief and loss, and adjustment to change and difficulty.
(417) 429-2242 
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Nixa, MO 65714
Offers online therapy
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Larissa Darter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, RPT-S
Verified
I provide teletherapy services in both Missouri and Kansas. We all have encountered hurt or adversity at some point in our lives. It can leave us feeling overwhelmed or feeling like we lack the motivation to function day to day. I strive to focus on your strengths while working with you to resolve current issues that are interfering with personal relationships or goals. I am privileged to walk alongside your journey of hope and healing in therapeutic relationship. My background experience includes psychiatric facilities, university and student counseling, adults, adolescents, children , women's issues, and couples.
(417) 280-4031 
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Nixa, MO 65714
Offers online therapy
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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
Offers online therapy
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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
Offers online therapy
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Cody Swearengin
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Some of my specializations include working with children , adolescents and adults that are struggling with: depression, anxiety, ADHD, school issues, relational issues, grief and loss, adjustment to change, life transitions and other mental health concerns.
I enjoy my role, as a counselor, in providing a safe and compassionate place for individuals to feel seen and heard. I enjoy working with individuals that are aware that they need to do something different but aren't sure what the next step is. This could be parents concerned about their child 's behavior, needs at school, adolescents and adults going through life transitions, mental health concerns or just needing a safe space to talk and process life. I have experience working with children , adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health needs and also have over 10+ years of experience in the public education system.
(417) 453-2963 
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Ozark, MO 65721
Offers online therapy
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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
Offers online therapy
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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
Offers online therapy
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Liza Tsahiridis @ Pure.Joy.Co.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MSMhc, MSEd
Verified
I'm a small town girl who has gone through life with divorce, caring for a child with special needs, loss, and love. I love to connect with REAL people who have REAL problems & are looking for not only help but big changes in their lives. Let's connect with you on what is happening in your life today & how I can help you get past the hurdles that are stopping you from moving on! When I am not working with my clients I am speaking all over the world motivating the masses, listening to way too many podcasts & sneaking M&M's in bed! Let me come with you along this journey we call life. It is my passion helping you find true pure joy!
(417) 986-2305 
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Branson, MO 65616
Offers online therapy
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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
Offers online therapy

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in West Plains, 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 West Plains 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.