Judy Gardner, MS, BSN, RN, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location: 656 SE Bayberry Lane, Suite 105, Lees Summit
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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.

Melissa Kincheloe, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Lone Jack, MO
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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.

Mary Ann Altenbernd, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Lone Jack, MO
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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 Near Therapist: Lone Jack, MO
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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.

Child Psychologist Lone Jack MO.

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