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Vanessa Wray Knight
Vanessa Wray Knight
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC

Vanessa Wray Knight

Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
820 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 400A, Kansas City, MO 64105
Let's Connect (816) 608-8444
Hello! I'm Vanessa, co-owner of Secure Counseling Clinics. I've lived in KC for 20 years with my husband, 4 children, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1 bearded dragon, and a flock of backyard chickens! I'm a Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in both MO and KS, Nationally Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and KS board-approved clinical supervisor. My heart work is helping humans with complex trauma. Couples, as well as parents and their children, work with me to form secure attachments with each other. I help clients experiencing relationship difficulties and those who experience pain from circumstances or losses.
Working primarily with married and unmarried couples of all types, adult individuals, and families, I am a Certified Emotion-Focused Therapist and a Level I AEDP clinician. I hold a Certificate in Interpersonal Neurobiology from Portland State University, and I also provide EMDR, sand tray therapy, and I have a Psychiatric Service Dog, Rontu, who assists me!
In the work of death and dying, I'm a certified End-of-Life Doula for the terminally ill. I completed a masters-level internship at Solace House, a grief counseling center. In foster/adoption work, I'm a TBRI Educator and Trainer from the TCU Institute for Child Development and work with families who have adopted locally and from over 25 countries.
Call or Vanessa Wray Knight now for a free 15 minute consultation - (816) 608-8444

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Secure Counseling Clinic - Downtown

820 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 400A

Kansas City, MO 64105

(816) 608-8444

Secure Counseling Clinic - Leawood

11111 Nall Avenue, Suite 112

Leawood, KS 66211

Usual availability is Tues/Wed 3-9pm; Fri/Sat 7am-5:30pm. Schedule online at www.securecounselingclinic.com - Online and In-Person Available
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Family Conflict and Parenting 
$175 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (816) 608-8444

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Secure Counseling Clinic - Downtown

820 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 400A

Kansas City, MO 64105

(816) 608-8444

Secure Counseling Clinic - Leawood

11111 Nall Avenue, Suite 112

Leawood, KS 66211

Usual availability is Tues/Wed 3-9pm; Fri/Sat 7am-5:30pm. Schedule online at www.securecounselingclinic.com - Online and In-Person Available
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Family Conflict and Parenting 
$175 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $175
  • Couple Sessions $175
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Out of Network
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Our practice is out-of-network with third party payers and self-pay only. We do not sit in-network with any insurance carriers. Your clinician can provide diagnostic coding for you to submit for out-of-network claims. You can also use your HSA account for full payment.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (816) 608-8444
Vanessa Wray Knight
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC
"
Our practice is out-of-network with third party payers and self-pay only. We do not sit in-network with any insurance carriers. Your clinician can provide diagnostic coding for you to submit for out-of-network claims. You can also use your HSA account for full payment.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (816) 608-8444
Vanessa Wray Knight
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Kansas / 2330
    License state differs from primary location state.
  • In Practice for 16 Years
  • Certificate from Certified Therapist, Emotion Focused Therapy (ICEEFT.com)
  • Certificate from Certified End-of-Life Doula
  • Attended MidAmerica Nazarene University
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I'm a certified EFT Couples/Family Therapist, trained EMDR (emdria.org) provider, AEDP (aedpinstitute.com) provider, Certified End-of-Life Doula, TBRI Educator/Trainer, sand tray therapy and animal-assisted therapy provider! I hold a certificate in Interpersonal Neurobiology from Portland State U.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (816) 608-8444
Vanessa Wray Knight
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC
"
I'm a certified EFT Couples/Family Therapist, trained EMDR (emdria.org) provider, AEDP (aedpinstitute.com) provider, Certified End-of-Life Doula, TBRI Educator/Trainer, sand tray therapy and animal-assisted therapy provider! I hold a certificate in Interpersonal Neurobiology from Portland State U.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (816) 608-8444
Vanessa Wray Knight
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Attachment Related Issues
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bisexual
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Psychosis
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
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I work with clients who struggle with complex or chronic feelings of loss, isolation, fear, feeling trapped or stuck, and feelings of shame, guilt, self-doubt. Clients who enjoy working with me are usually ready to be slowly challenged and encouraged to break out of old patterns of thinking, while also "safe and warm" while they figure out what they need and want at the core.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (816) 608-8444
Vanessa Wray Knight
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC
"
I work with clients who struggle with complex or chronic feelings of loss, isolation, fear, feeling trapped or stuck, and feelings of shame, guilt, self-doubt. Clients who enjoy working with me are usually ready to be slowly challenged and encouraged to break out of old patterns of thinking, while also "safe and warm" while they figure out what they need and want at the core.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (816) 608-8444
Vanessa Wray Knight
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC

Client Focus

Age

Toddler
Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Aviation Professionals
Bisexual Allied
Blind Allied
Body Positivity
Cancer
Deaf Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Little Person Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied
Veterans

Age

Toddler
Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Aviation Professionals
Bisexual Allied
Blind Allied
Body Positivity
Cancer
Deaf Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Little Person Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied
Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • AEDP
  • Attachment-based
  • Attachment-Based Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
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All of the treatment modalities that I use are based in attachment science and our scientific community's current understanding of how the brain, body and emotions interact with one another.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (816) 608-8444
Vanessa Wray Knight
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC
"
All of the treatment modalities that I use are based in attachment science and our scientific community's current understanding of how the brain, body and emotions interact with one another.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (816) 608-8444
Vanessa Wray Knight
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC

Location

Primary Location

Secure Counseling Clinic - Downtown

820 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 400A

Kansas City, MO 64105

(816) 608-8444

Additional Location

Secure Counseling Clinic - Leawood

11111 Nall Avenue, Suite 112

Leawood, KS 66211

(816) 608-8444
"
Usual availability is Tues/Wed 3-9pm; Fri/Sat 7am-5:30pm. Schedule online at www.securecounselingclinic.com - Online and In-Person Available
Call for a free consultation now - (816) 608-8444
Vanessa Wray Knight
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC
"
Usual availability is Tues/Wed 3-9pm; Fri/Sat 7am-5:30pm. Schedule online at www.securecounselingclinic.com - Online and In-Person Available
Call for a free consultation now - (816) 608-8444
Vanessa Wray Knight
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CCMHC
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2023