Richard Bates, LMFT, RN
Richard D Bates, Marriage and Family Therapist
205 South Fifth Street Suite 13, Leavenworth, KS
I help young children by helping the family. Often times, a child's behavior is related to a problem within the family. If we help your family, usually the child will get better. Sometimes, especially in the case of foster care or adoption, there is a "wound" that needs addressing, primarily by helping the child receive a loving adult to hang on to. Academically speaking, we may refer you to a psychologist to rule out a learning disability. A family therapist is the best place to start.
Michelle Niehues, LMFT, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
501 Delaware, Suite 7, Leavenworth, KS
I have over 10 years of experience working with children, families and parenting. I take the time to understand where the child is at developmentally as well as take into consideration the struggles the parents are having with the child. I work with the children through play, talk, games, and I'm not afraid to turn the room into an obstacle course! I focus on developmental stages, emotion awareness/management, and behavior. Along side, I find it helpful to talk with parents about their concerns, and I strive to offer parenting advice and effective family interactions.