Kristi Broz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with couples, families, and individuals of all ages. As a Registered Play Therapist, I have had specialized training that enables me to work effectively with young children. I recognize that each person needs something different from the therapy process. I have an eclectic approach to counseling which combines elements of client centered and cognitive behavioral therapy. I tailor these elements to meet the individual needs of each client I see.
(816) 495-3870
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Lees Summit, MO 64063
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with couples, families, and individuals of all ages. As a Registered Play Therapist, I have had specialized training that enables me to work effectively with young children. I recognize that each person needs something different from the therapy process. I have an eclectic approach to counseling which combines elements of client centered and cognitive behavioral therapy. I tailor these elements to meet the individual needs of each client I see.
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Amy Lynn Hanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACHT, RPT Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64081
Whether I am seeing a child individually for play therapy; offering support to caregivers; utilizing attachment-focused interventions; collaborating on behavior modification; or seeing adults individually who are ready to heal from their own trauma; I continue to be inspired by the vulnerability and courage of those who are ready to change their lives!.
Love and nurturing are the cornerstones of my practice. From my youngest clients to my oldest, I believe that a positive connection in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere encourages and empowers the children, families and adults I work with to heal and grow from the inside out! My focus for the past 10 years of my career has been on supporting children, families and individuals to reconnect with each other and themselves in a way that enhances their sense of peace, joy and fulfillment.
(816) 253-8338
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Lees Summit, MO 64081
Whether I am seeing a child individually for play therapy; offering support to caregivers; utilizing attachment-focused interventions; collaborating on behavior modification; or seeing adults individually who are ready to heal from their own trauma; I continue to be inspired by the vulnerability and courage of those who are ready to change their lives!.
Love and nurturing are the cornerstones of my practice. From my youngest clients to my oldest, I believe that a positive connection in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere encourages and empowers the children, families and adults I work with to heal and grow from the inside out! My focus for the past 10 years of my career has been on supporting children, families and individuals to reconnect with each other and themselves in a way that enhances their sense of peace, joy and fulfillment.
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Meredith Glyn Gardner
MS, PLPC, NCC Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64064
Offers online therapy
I have training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), play therapy, domestic violence counseling, and trauma-informed counseling.
I understand that we all need a little help sometimes. Whether you’re going through an issue that’s been troubling you for an extended period of time or through situational trauma, I can give you the assistance you need. I provide a safe environment for clients to be themselves by utilizing unconditional positive regard and a warm, caring nature.
(816) 290-6894
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Lees Summit, MO 64064
Offers online therapy
I have training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), play therapy, domestic violence counseling, and trauma-informed counseling.
I understand that we all need a little help sometimes. Whether you’re going through an issue that’s been troubling you for an extended period of time or through situational trauma, I can give you the assistance you need. I provide a safe environment for clients to be themselves by utilizing unconditional positive regard and a warm, caring nature.
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Madeline Jane Cramer
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64064
Offers online therapy
I use EMDR with chronic pain, anxiety, disordered eating, depression, play therapy, PTSD, and body focused repetitive behaviors such as skin picking.
I want to help clients get relief and know that they are not alone. Whether that relief is from anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or from relationship issues, we can work together. You might be surprised at how your strengths start to show! I can give you invaluable information and skills that can positively impact your daily life. I care deeply for my clients and restore hope. Together, we overcome your unique struggles to reveal a new life outlook. With your specific concerns, I can show you relief and ways to not have them continuously interfere in your life.
(816) 625-5977
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Lees Summit, MO 64064
Offers online therapy
I use EMDR with chronic pain, anxiety, disordered eating, depression, play therapy, PTSD, and body focused repetitive behaviors such as skin picking.
I want to help clients get relief and know that they are not alone. Whether that relief is from anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or from relationship issues, we can work together. You might be surprised at how your strengths start to show! I can give you invaluable information and skills that can positively impact your daily life. I care deeply for my clients and restore hope. Together, we overcome your unique struggles to reveal a new life outlook. With your specific concerns, I can show you relief and ways to not have them continuously interfere in your life.
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Pamela Wine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC/CPT, EdS, PCIT Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64064
Offers online therapy
Play provides a safe psychological distance from a child’s problems and allows expression of thoughts and feelings appropriate for their development” (apt.
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
Offers online therapy
Play provides a safe psychological distance from a child’s problems and allows expression of thoughts and feelings appropriate for their development” (apt.
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.
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Amber Utter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CIMHP Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64064
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I am trained in play therapy, certified in Prepare/Enrich (helping couples start out strong), and EMDR certified.
Every person has their own unique path to walk in life. Sometimes we need people to walk with us to guide, support, validate and encourage . I would see it as a privilege to walk beside you on your journey. It's difficult to reach out and it takes courage to seek positive change. I'm here to help anyone experiencing life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship conflict and more.
(816) 253-8164
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Lees Summit, MO 64064
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I am trained in play therapy, certified in Prepare/Enrich (helping couples start out strong), and EMDR certified.
Every person has their own unique path to walk in life. Sometimes we need people to walk with us to guide, support, validate and encourage . I would see it as a privilege to walk beside you on your journey. It's difficult to reach out and it takes courage to seek positive change. I'm here to help anyone experiencing life transitions, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship conflict and more.
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Yvonne Nuffer
MA, LPC, CPT NCC, SPED Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64086
Offers online therapy
I work with women, men, and children who deal with everything from anxiety, past trauma, and life transitions to grief and loss, depression, and ongoing feelings of unhappiness. I am also a certified play therapist specializing in therapy with children. In my previous career as a special education teacher, I was moved by the overwhelming need of both the children and parents when faced with special needs. I am familiar and comfortable working with people who have physical and emotional characteristics that require unique strategies for coping.
(430) 233-4843
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Lees Summit, MO 64086
Offers online therapy
I work with women, men, and children who deal with everything from anxiety, past trauma, and life transitions to grief and loss, depression, and ongoing feelings of unhappiness. I am also a certified play therapist specializing in therapy with children. In my previous career as a special education teacher, I was moved by the overwhelming need of both the children and parents when faced with special needs. I am familiar and comfortable working with people who have physical and emotional characteristics that require unique strategies for coping.
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Samantha Harris
MA, PLPC Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Offers online therapy
I approach counseling from a person-centered, trauma informed, play rich and strengths based approach, from a family systems lens.
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
Offers online therapy
I approach counseling from a person-centered, trauma informed, play rich and strengths based approach, from a family systems lens.
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.
Cara Gruhala
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64064
Not accepting new clients
I also commonly utilize elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and for children, Play Therapy.
Visiting with a counselor can be a life changing experience. I work with clients from early childhood through all phases of adulthood. Everyone has a unique story, and I value the personal experiences, hopes, and dreams of all my clients. Partnering during a trusting counseling relationship can be one of the best ways to reach your goals and create lasting, positive change in your life. The relationship between counselor and client can create a vessel or space in which we can unpack and sort through your concerns with care, compassion, and confidentiality.
(816) 290-7475
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Lees Summit, MO 64064
Not accepting new clients
I also commonly utilize elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and for children, Play Therapy.
Visiting with a counselor can be a life changing experience. I work with clients from early childhood through all phases of adulthood. Everyone has a unique story, and I value the personal experiences, hopes, and dreams of all my clients. Partnering during a trusting counseling relationship can be one of the best ways to reach your goals and create lasting, positive change in your life. The relationship between counselor and client can create a vessel or space in which we can unpack and sort through your concerns with care, compassion, and confidentiality.
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Andrea Stark
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64064
Offers online therapy
With children, I find that play therapy is the best form of communication.
Are you or your child finding difficulty dealing with the challenges of life? Is there overwhelming anxiety, stress, or fear? No one should go through that alone and you don't have to. Getting to a place of peace, emotional safety, and resolution is possible when we work together. Let me come alongside you and assist you process what's troubling you and teach helpful coping skills that you can use everyday.
(816) 663-9751 x104
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Lees Summit, MO 64064
Offers online therapy
With children, I find that play therapy is the best form of communication.
Are you or your child finding difficulty dealing with the challenges of life? Is there overwhelming anxiety, stress, or fear? No one should go through that alone and you don't have to. Getting to a place of peace, emotional safety, and resolution is possible when we work together. Let me come alongside you and assist you process what's troubling you and teach helpful coping skills that you can use everyday.
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Embark Counseling Services
Counselor, LPC, LCPC, RPT-S Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Offers online therapy
Do you feel stuck while searching for answers, perhaps wondering if things can change or things can get better? We believe it is a privilege to partner with you on your child's or teen's and family's journey to healing, where I am committed to provide you with a safe and warm environment that is accepting and non-judgmental. It is often difficult to understand your child, and our play therapists can help. We have many clinicians at all four locations that are wonderful and able to help, including interns for affordable options.
(913) 674-5365
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Lees Summit, MO 64063
Offers online therapy
Do you feel stuck while searching for answers, perhaps wondering if things can change or things can get better? We believe it is a privilege to partner with you on your child's or teen's and family's journey to healing, where I am committed to provide you with a safe and warm environment that is accepting and non-judgmental. It is often difficult to understand your child, and our play therapists can help. We have many clinicians at all four locations that are wonderful and able to help, including interns for affordable options.
Larson Counseling Services, LLC
Psychologist, MEd, Psychol, LPC Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64086
I am trained in multiple modalities from CBT, to PLAY THERAPY to Family Systems, Solution Focused and EMDR for trauma recovery.
Life can be challenging, especially in our fast-paced transient society. I work with adults, teens, and children of all ages. I specialize in Marriage Conflict and Parent-Child conflict with a large portion of my business devoted to adolescents. From Social Anxiety, to ADHD and chronic depression. I am trained in PLAY THERAPY, EMDR, Veteran's Deployment Psychology, CBT and much more. "Friendly, but professional," describes how most clients see me. I love what I do and look forward to working with you.
(816) 656-2721
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Lees Summit, MO 64086
I am trained in multiple modalities from CBT, to PLAY THERAPY to Family Systems, Solution Focused and EMDR for trauma recovery.
Life can be challenging, especially in our fast-paced transient society. I work with adults, teens, and children of all ages. I specialize in Marriage Conflict and Parent-Child conflict with a large portion of my business devoted to adolescents. From Social Anxiety, to ADHD and chronic depression. I am trained in PLAY THERAPY, EMDR, Veteran's Deployment Psychology, CBT and much more. "Friendly, but professional," describes how most clients see me. I love what I do and look forward to working with you.
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Sarah Keto
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Lees Summit, MO 64064
Not accepting new clients
I have training in cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused interventions, play therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness studies.
Are you or your child/adolescent feeling overwhelmed? Are you struggling with a situation from the past, present, or future? Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or other difficult emotions? These symptoms all have a way of letting us know we need to make some adjustments, process some experiences, or learn a new way of acceptance. I would be honored to assist you or your child in finding some peace.
(816) 325-3796
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Office is near:
Lees Summit, MO 64064
Not accepting new clients
I have training in cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused interventions, play therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness studies.
Are you or your child/adolescent feeling overwhelmed? Are you struggling with a situation from the past, present, or future? Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or other difficult emotions? These symptoms all have a way of letting us know we need to make some adjustments, process some experiences, or learn a new way of acceptance. I would be honored to assist you or your child in finding some peace.
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Youth Mental Health Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC-S, LPCC, LMHC, RPT Verified
Office is near:
Lees Summit, MO 64064
Offers online therapy
We have Registered Play Therapists on site!.
*We have IN PERSON sessions available and in some cases same week as your call!* We have a special interest in providing care for children/teens who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, PTSD, and family concerns, and are often called the "teen whisperer". If you are navigating these concerns we offer individualized treatment plans that are set around your goals. Our main priority is to give you a place where you can process your concerns, and provide you with guidance to walk through those with skills.
(816) 295-2561
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Office is near:
Lees Summit, MO 64064
Offers online therapy
We have Registered Play Therapists on site!.
*We have IN PERSON sessions available and in some cases same week as your call!* We have a special interest in providing care for children/teens who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, PTSD, and family concerns, and are often called the "teen whisperer". If you are navigating these concerns we offer individualized treatment plans that are set around your goals. Our main priority is to give you a place where you can process your concerns, and provide you with guidance to walk through those with skills.
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Alicia Grindstaff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCPC Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Offers online therapy
Coming to counseling is often not an easy decision to make, and I commend you for taking the first step and researching your options. In order for the process to be as beneficial as possible, it is important that you find someone that you can trust and open up to. Counseling often involves discussing tough topics and areas in your life that you are struggling with, so an empathetic and understanding counselor is important.
(816) 205-8782
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Lees Summit, MO 64063
Offers online therapy
Coming to counseling is often not an easy decision to make, and I commend you for taking the first step and researching your options. In order for the process to be as beneficial as possible, it is important that you find someone that you can trust and open up to. Counseling often involves discussing tough topics and areas in your life that you are struggling with, so an empathetic and understanding counselor is important.
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Natalie Grady
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Offers online therapy
Natalie serves a wide demographic of individuals. She works closely with the LGBTQ+ community as well as children, teens, families, and adults who are actively struggling with trauma reminders and responses. Natalie is compassionate, patient, and empathetic when it comes to all areas and walks of life and is here to assist you during life's transitions, changes, and challenges.
(816) 227-6503
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Lees Summit, MO 64063
Offers online therapy
Natalie serves a wide demographic of individuals. She works closely with the LGBTQ+ community as well as children, teens, families, and adults who are actively struggling with trauma reminders and responses. Natalie is compassionate, patient, and empathetic when it comes to all areas and walks of life and is here to assist you during life's transitions, changes, and challenges.
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Katie Perkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, LPC Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64081
Offers online therapy
Seeking a therapist for yourself or your teenager can be overwhelming. Anxiety, painful events from your past, and today’s pressures can hold you back from getting what you want. Therapy can help you gain control over low self-esteem, body image struggles, past trauma, disordered eating behaviors, and anxiety. Therapy can help you grow, connect, and thrive. Together, we can help you find the courage to heal from the past, turn down the negative voice in your mind, choose healthy coping skills to build resiliency, and trust yourself to create the life you love.
(913) 543-4236
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Lees Summit, MO 64081
Offers online therapy
Seeking a therapist for yourself or your teenager can be overwhelming. Anxiety, painful events from your past, and today’s pressures can hold you back from getting what you want. Therapy can help you gain control over low self-esteem, body image struggles, past trauma, disordered eating behaviors, and anxiety. Therapy can help you grow, connect, and thrive. Together, we can help you find the courage to heal from the past, turn down the negative voice in your mind, choose healthy coping skills to build resiliency, and trust yourself to create the life you love.
Justin M. Puch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64086
Offers online therapy
My focus is in two areas: kids (and teens) and couples (and families). I do see clients for other reasons, such as depression, anxiety, and attachment / relational issues, however my passion and years of expertise lay in kids / teens and couples / families. My hope and goal is to bring healing and repair to those I work with; I want to help you and your family become more successful, happier, and more equipped to tell a better story with your life.
(816) 875-3796 x1
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Lees Summit, MO 64086
Offers online therapy
My focus is in two areas: kids (and teens) and couples (and families). I do see clients for other reasons, such as depression, anxiety, and attachment / relational issues, however my passion and years of expertise lay in kids / teens and couples / families. My hope and goal is to bring healing and repair to those I work with; I want to help you and your family become more successful, happier, and more equipped to tell a better story with your life.
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Susan Andree
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64064
Offers online therapy
There are times when life throws experiences your way that require extra support and care. Let me help you, your children or the whole family navigate these challenging times. I help breakdown roadblocks that are keeping you from having fulfilling and loving relationships. I work with people who experience anxiety, depression, behavior issues, trauma, grief & loss, divorce, abandonment, and attachment & adjustment challenges.
(816) 203-1490
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Lees Summit, MO 64064
Offers online therapy
There are times when life throws experiences your way that require extra support and care. Let me help you, your children or the whole family navigate these challenging times. I help breakdown roadblocks that are keeping you from having fulfilling and loving relationships. I work with people who experience anxiety, depression, behavior issues, trauma, grief & loss, divorce, abandonment, and attachment & adjustment challenges.
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Nina Petersen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with all my clients, however, I have specific training working with troubled youth. The world is hard to navigate as adults and can be even harder as a young adult, teen, or adolescent. In my experience depression and anxiety are secondary to the trauma caused by unresolved issues. These issues affect both children and adults. This can often express in opposition to rules, defiance, self harming, alcohol and drug use. I can help. I understand what its like to feel misunderstood in a world filled with overwhelming decisions.
(660) 218-1332
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Lees Summit, MO 64063
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with all my clients, however, I have specific training working with troubled youth. The world is hard to navigate as adults and can be even harder as a young adult, teen, or adolescent. In my experience depression and anxiety are secondary to the trauma caused by unresolved issues. These issues affect both children and adults. This can often express in opposition to rules, defiance, self harming, alcohol and drug use. I can help. I understand what its like to feel misunderstood in a world filled with overwhelming decisions.

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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 Lees Summit or for a Lees Summit 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.