Play Therapy 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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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
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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
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Erica Long
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Additionally, I have completed a year-long play therapy program and integrate playfulness whenever appropriate.
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
Offers online therapy
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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
Offers online therapy
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Frankie Crawford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
I am nationally certified in adoption competent counseling and specifically focus in grief and ambiguous loss, trauma, attachment, play therapy , and Theraplay to help you through your unique situations.
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
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Cari Hansen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC, NCC
Verified
I have been trained in Play Therapy along with ample knowledge and understanding of Co-Occurring addictions/substance abuse, and eating disorders.
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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Robert Jason Grant
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, NCC, RPT-S
Verified
I am a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and Board Certified Telehealth Professional.
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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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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Associates In Caring
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
It is about relationships. Either with oneself, ones family member, or ones partner. My goal is to help you expand and strengthen your emotional world. To help you feel seen and heard in your relationships. I will help you to learn to manage the distressing emotions arising during conflicts with a loved one. With those seeking couples counseling we will work on avoiding defensiveness, criticism, contempt, and stonewalling. I will help you build an atmosphere of admiration and appreciation providing you with the tools to be able to reestablish the friendship and fondness that once drew you together.
(417) 727-0842 
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Springfield, MO 65804
Offers online therapy
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Lorrie Chafin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MFLC
Verified
Hello! To say my life has been interesting is an understatement. If it's unusual or a rare thing it's most likely happened to me or I've helped someone dealing with it. In order to be a well-rounded therapist, I have worked in state agencies, schools, and now for myself. I dedicated five years to fulfill contracts with the military (all over the world) to assist active duty and their families. It's very important to me to make sure your therapy is in tune with your needs. I don't do cookie-cutter therapy. I proudly call my business LHC and Company because I believe in teamwork with you and those I need to get the work done.
(417) 551-6396 
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Seymour, MO 65746
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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Mackenzie Schmid
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified
I hope to work with clients that are motivated to develop trust with their body and connection to their story. Developing this trust within the self aids in developing effective resources to cope with the stressors of life. Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, difficulty maintaining relationships, and utilizing maladaptive coping skills are some of. the ways past traumas manifest in daily life. I enjoy helping clients develop a nonjudgemental perspective to understand their traumas and how these experiences impact them presently. I enjoy working with clients to strengthen their self-compassion and increase their adaptive skills.
(417) 352-2859 
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Springfield, MO 65804
Offers online therapy
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Melissa Bagwell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR
Verified
I specialize in three types of clients- Women and Men who are dealing with infidelity, individuals experiencing the effects of trauma, and those who are struggling with anxiety and depression related to life’s changes and challenges. As someone who has experienced each of these scenarios at some point in my life, I have learned some helpful tools to help you find the guidance you need. I believe each of us has a purpose, each of us matters, and is here for a reason. I am honored to give YOU the tools you need in your journey.
(417) 637-3405 
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Springfield, MO 65804
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Fry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
To the humans who are looking for someone to talk to: I'm glad you're here. I'm glad you're scrolling, trying to find the right counselor for you. I'm glad you're taking these steps toward growth, or healing, or finding peace, or letting go, or taking back. You deserve to feel whole, safe, and content. And in both my personal and professional experience, counseling is a profound process that can help you find these things within yourself.
(417) 884-1130 
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Springfield, MO 65806
Offers online therapy
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Arlene O'Brien
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SAP, NCC, ESMHL
Verified
I have been working with individuals and groups since 2000. I am an expert in treating substance abuse and anger management. I am comfortable treating a diverse range of people suffering from anxiety, depression, stress management, PTSD, and relationship problems. I mostly use cognitive behavioral therapy and therapeutic horsemanship to resolve issues. I offer parenting and anger management classes. I am a very patient and optimistic individual.
(417) 260-7707 
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Houston, MO 65483
Offers online therapy
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Kimberly D Dolan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Life can feel hard or overwhelming and sometimes we can all use a little help. I have over 12 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and groups helping them navigate through various life issues they have faced. Some of my work with individuals has included dealing with anxiety, depression, self esteem and intimacy issues as well as working through traumatic experiences. In my work with couples, I have assisted in strengthening communication skills, finding areas for connection, and creating healthier boundaries and expectations, couple intimacy, sexual issues and dysfunction.
(417) 409-2235 
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Republic, MO 65738
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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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
Offers online therapy
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Danielle K. Carver, L.L.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC
Verified
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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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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Play Therapy
Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counseling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys--such as playhouses and dolls--to understand the child's behavior and identify issues.

If you're looking for play therapy in West Plains or for a West Plains play therapist, these professionals provide play therapy, play therapy children, child play therapy, play therapy for children, sandplay therapy, family play therapy and group play therapy. They include play therapists, play psychologists, play psychotherapists and play counselors.