Judy Gardner, MS, BSN, RN, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
656 SE Bayberry Lane, Suite 105, Lees Summit, MO
My approach to couples counseling is focusing on the health of each individual, their strengths, and mutual goals. I believe that love is a choice, not merely an emotion. I borrow from several theories, depending upon the personality and needs of the clients. Helping couples learn how to communicate and deal with conflict effectively and respectfully is also important.
Turning Leaf Counseling 0 Consultation, LLC, LPC, LCSW, PLPC
202 SE 2nd Street, Lees Summit, MO
A therapist is on staff to assist with marital counseling, co-parenting, separation, and divorce. We specialize in reducing high conflict to help improve the marriage, reduce stress, frustration and ultimately improve communication for the couple, parents and family. Our therapists have specific training to help reduce costs in place of a third party mediator. We also explore issues and assist in resolving blended family issues.
Danience Moreland, MA, LPC
License Professional Counselor
9419 E 63rd Street, Raytown, MO
It’s important to understand how we unknowingly bring our past into our current relationships. Learn habits to communicate better, argue in a healthy manner, resolve conflict, productively expression emotions, share your needs/wants clearly, work through unresolved issues, and negotiate change in your relationship. Also examine how to rekindle intimacy while understanding and embracing your partner’s flaws.
Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT
Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist
Lee's Summit, MO
As a couple therapist I will work to provide you an understanding of what is going on in your relationship that is causing distress. I have extensive training in the Gottman Method and will also draw upon my knowledge of Dr. Sue Johnson's work in Emotion Focused Therapy. If you are in distress we need to work to help you find ways to communicate your needs to one another and to be heard by your partner. There are practical tools that I can give you so that you can learn ways to communicate and connect. Couples utilizing these methods commonly find that they notice some immediate relief and are able to begin to communicate in a way that each partner feels heard and understood.
Walt Moon, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
1150 Grand Avenue, Suite 620, Kansas City, MO
I believe that the greatest cause of strife in relationships is that people lose focus on the relationship and start focusing on themselves. Current culture is constantly hammering us to get “our needs met”. However, for a couple in trouble, both members end up obsessively demanding their needs get met while making those demands in ways that almost guarantee that they won’t get met. When we focus on the health of our relationship, we are much more effective in getting our own needs met. Couples counseling can be appropriate for marital and pre-marital counseling, but also for sibling, co-worker, or/or adult parent/child relationships.
Adam Lynch, MA, MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
435 Nichols Rd., Suite 200, Kansas City, MO
Relationships account for such a large amount of our time, energy and emotions. I believe they also reflect so much of how we see God and how He works in and through us. I am convinced you can experience a fruitful and joyful relationship no matter how many challenges you face or burdens you feel from the past. This can happen in the context of a relationship where openness and forgiveness are working hand in hand. I really enjoy working with couples and have found a lot of success in helping in the process of healing and redeeming relationships and marriages.
Matthew Luckenbach, MA., LPC., RPT, NCC
888 Haines, Suite 230, Liberty, MO
God created us to be in relationships but with that can come great difficulty. Our relationships affect all aspects of our lives. It is my passion to help you bring restoration and healing to some of your most important relationships. With so many things to work through communication and intimacy can be difficult and it is beneficial to have an experienced and objective professional walk through this with you. There is always hope even amidst the most difficult of circumstances.