Mary Ann Altenbernd, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Location: 8100 Marty St., Suite 102, Overland Park
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My focus with young children is to build a secure bond with a caregiver. Attachment theory and research has found that the more securely connected we are, the more self confident we are in life. Attachment always asks the question, "Can I depend on you when I need you?" Often circumstances happen so that a child is more anxious and clingy or the opposite avoiding closeness. Theraplay consists of activities consists of activities done between a caregiver and the child so that a secure bond can be built.
Also, children need structure. Love and Logic principles will be taught so that a child can receive consequences for negative behavior.
Kristen Burrus, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Location: 11261 Strang Line Rd, Lenexa
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Working with young children in a therapeutic setting can be challenging and also extremely rewarding. Children love to play and through play they will express themselves in ways they may not be able to verbalize. Emotions are complex for adults and confusing for young children. They have not yet learned how to get those emotions out in a healthy way. I can provide sand tray and play therapy for children to help them articulate what they can not.
Melissa Kincheloe, M.S., LCMFT
Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
Location: 9393 W. 110th Street, Ste. 345, Overland Park
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Through the technology and media advancements today our children are experiencing things so much earlier than we did as kids. This can leave children trying to make meaning out of life events and situations that we as adults struggle with. I have found that through play and art therapy we can create a space for them to process these thoughts, feelings and beliefs. The goal is to help them give voice to what they are experiencing while finding resources to help them get through it in a healthy manner.
Matthew Luckenbach, MA., LPC., RPT
Location Near Therapist: Kansas City, KS
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It can be very difficult as a parent to address all of your child's needs and issues. As a play therapist I have specialized training in utilizing an effective approach to help your child achieve healing and the family to restore relationships. Children often can suffer from the same issues that we can have as adults but express it in different ways. This is often misunderstood and requires a unique approach with parents to help find the ways to manage behaviors and explore problems within a child's life. My experience includes counseling children with an abuse or trauma history, ADHD, and Autism.
Andrea Ruse, LCPC, LAC, CCDP-D, RPT
Location: 1009 E. Old 56 Highway, Olathe
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"Birds fly, fish swim, and children play" -Dr. Gary Landreth
When working with children we have to engage in their world--PLAY! Children are not developmentally appropriate for many forms of talk-therapy, but rather are fully capable of processing divorce, trauma, and other life events through sand tray and other play therapy techniques.
Children ages 2-12 are ideal candidates for Play Therapy. Parent sessions are integrated into the therapy to assist in understanding child progress and transferring skills into day-to-day life.
Judy Gardner, MS, BSN, RN, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Location Near Therapist: Kansas City, KS
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I am trained in directive (theraplay) and non-directive play therapy, and EMDR with children. My approach to counseling and helping children is obtain a thorough history and list of concerns from both parents, and assess the child through their play and interaction with me. I love the energy and ability of children to heal, even without words. I am also trained in Trust Based Relational Intervention for kiddos with attachment issues.
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