Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT
Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist
Lee's Summit, MO
Families go through periods of time in which they need help. Do you feel that your family is struggling and you feel lost in how to help? I am a Family Therapist and have a unique talent of helping families find new ways to connect in meaningful ways. If your family is experiencing troubled times don't wait for it to get worse. I will help you find a way to navigate through these difficult times and learn ways of communicating so that each person feels valued, loved and accepted. I work from a systems perspective and can help you identify strengths of your family system and more importantly find ways of reconnecting in a meaningful way.
Judy Gardner, MS, BSN, RN, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
656 SE Bayberry Lane, Suite 105, Lees Summit, MO
When there is chaos in the family, there is often feelings of not being understood, heard, or hurt. Family therapy can be very beneficial to provide new ways to communicate, When there is effective communication, conflict decreases and satisfaction within the family and interpersonal respect increases. Individually, self-esteem and self-regulation of emotions also increases. I provide a safe and nonjudgmental setting to train the family in new communication styles, creating new patterns within the family dynamics.
Andrea Gerry, MS, LMFT, EMDR Trained
Marriage and Family Therapist
8400 West 110th Street, Suite 250, Overland Park, MO
Naturally families are always seeking to solve the problems that face them. However if everyone develops and implements a separate plan there is often chaos instead of calm. There are even times where the solution creates a new problem. In Family Therapy the family joins to collaborate and discover unique solutions together. The time spent in collaboration and discovery creates connection which ultimately helps heal the relationships between family members.
Sitka Stueve, LSCSW, CCP, CCTP, SAP
Licensed Specialized Clinical Social Worker
7500 College Boulevard, Ste 507, Overland Park, MO
Family counseling can be a very imporant part of healing for each individual; as well as, the whole. If you are struggling with emotional disconnection within your family, significant loss that has impacted the entire unit, or even working through a family member's estrangement; counseling can help! Learn how to connect again, communicate effectively, love abundantly and resolve conflicts within your family through counseling! I look forward to helping your family!
Aaron Mitchum, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
10551 Barkley Suite 320, Overland Park , MO
Family problems are best dealt with by not starting with behavior but starting with what's going on in the inside of people and what unspoken motives and needs are going unseen. I work from a warm, empathic standpoint in which I try to enter your shoes and understand your experiences as you do, not as others do. Insight is not the main goal (although that certainly happens), rather formative moments of feeling tuned into, deeply understood and emotionally held are the goal. These offer new emotional experiences that really catalyze psychological growth and healing. Benefits include increased: feelings of vitality and realness, hope, self-esteem, emotion regulation, etc.
Adam Lynch, MA, MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
435 Nichols Rd., Suite 200, Kansas City, MO
Family means so much to God, so it should mean so much to us. Consequently, family dynamics can be quite challenging to work through when issues arise. The struggles that come from families of origin can stifle growth in a marriage and cause a lot of friction in raising children. Not to mention, having children can introduce many new dynamics that consist of anything from their behavior issues to significant emotional distress and social challenges. I can help you navigate through these challenges effectively either with your children individually or within the context of family therapy.
Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT
Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
8100 Marty, Suite 107, Overland Park, MO
As a trained Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I believe that every person in the family impacts one another. My mission is to help all family members feel heard and respected during our time together. Whether your goal is to improve your family connection, communication, or help navigating an important family transition, exceeding your goal can be a reality.
Sherri Jacobs, M.S., LMFT, M.A., ATR
Marriage and Family Therapist, Art Therapist
InterUrban ArtHouse 8001 Conser, Suite 290, Overland Park, MO
There is no such thing as a one person problem. As a marriage and family therapist, I am trained think in "systems" and navigate with families and even co workers in a system how to improve their system by exploring everyone's contribution. Bringing entire families systems into a therapeutic setting can be dynamic, powerful and transformative to issues that might have been lurking around for generations. My background of working in inpatient psychiatric hospitals eventual led me to working with families, as I witnessed thousands of people over the years get better, only to return home to a place where the rest of the family hadn't been offered the same opportunity for therapeutic growth.
Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LAC, LCSW, CTS
Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor
6901 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Suite 219, Overland Park, MO
Though individual therapy is an essential piece in mental health recovery, the addition of family therapy can further the recovery process. Very few of us live as isolated life, remaining unconnected to others--no family, friends, or coworkers. Therefore, helping an individual communicate with their family, and helping the family to not only understand but learn how to help their loved one--can be an important part of the recovery process. Whether it be trauma, addiction, or mental illness such as Bipolar, Depression, or Anxiety, family therapy can help build a healthy support network. We all need supportive people in our lives. Family therapy can help.
Kristen Burrus, MS, LMFT, LAC
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
11261 Strang Line Rd, Lenexa, MO
I approach therapy from a systems perspective, meaning the whole not the individual. When there is one person in a family with a challenge, the whole family system is affected. I like to have everyone in the house involved in therapy if possible. You are the experts on your life, and each person will have a different perspective. To be helpful, it's important I get all the pieces of the puzzle.