Brian Heydon, Ed.S., LPC

Brian Heydon, Ed.S., LPC
Family Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location: 8080 Ward Parkway, Suite 330, Kansas City
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I utilize Imago Relationship Therapy, based on the book "Getting the Love You Want" by Harville Hendrix as the primary tool in assisting families. The Imago approach assures that every member of the family is heard, validated, and understood, in the context of their individual experiences of one another. Usually the health of the parental/caretaker relationship with one another sets the tone for the entire family. I assist in clarifying family values, family roles, appropriate responses to one another, and strategies for more healthy communication and understanding. What is almost always exposed is the love that we've misplaced or have taken for granted in our struggles to connect.

Judy Gardner, MS, BSN, RN, LPC, NCC, EMDR Certified & Approved Consultant

Judy Gardner, MS, BSN, RN, LPC, NCC, EMDR Certified & Approved Consultant
Family Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

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

Melissa Kincheloe, M.S., LCMFT

Melissa Kincheloe, M.S., LCMFT
Family Counselor

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Grandview, MO
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As a marriage and family therapist, my clients have shown me that there is a core human desire to be heard, validated, respected/valued and loved. In families we often fall into roles that define who we are in the system that can reflect how we are treated and how we behave. When working with families, I look at the patterns of connection within the family system, exploring those patterns that are working for them & seeking alternatives to those that are not working. I also encourage families to examine their expectations & the expectations they have of others. I work to provide a safe environment where each member in the family can have a voice & can collectively create stronger connections

Andrea Gerry, MS, LMFT, EMDR Trained

Andrea Gerry, MS, LMFT, EMDR Trained
Family Counselor

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Grandview, MO
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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.

Aaron Mitchum, MA, LPC

Aaron Mitchum, MA, LPC
Family Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Grandview, MO
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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

Adam Lynch, MA, MFT
Family Counselor

Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 435 Nichols Rd., Suite 200, Kansas City
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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.

Janet Byars, MS, LCMFT, Certified EMDR Therapist

Janet Byars, MS, LCMFT, Certified EMDR Therapist
Family Counselor

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Grandview, MO
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Janet likes working with families solving problems around parenting issues, blended family dynamics, adoption issues, communication issues, and traumatic life events. Using a systemic approach, each family member will learn from the process of working together to relief stress in the family. Janet is also skilled at helping families work through separation and divorce issues.

Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT

Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT
Family Counselor

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Grandview, MO
Fast Contact: Email or Call Afton.

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-T, M.A., ATR

Sherri Jacobs, M.S., LMFT-T, M.A., ATR
Family Counselor

Marriage and Family Therapist, Art Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Grandview, MO
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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

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LAC, LCSW, CTS
Family Counselor

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Grandview, MO
Fast Contact: Email or Call Jessica.

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.


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Family Counseling Grandview MO.

If you are in Missouri and seek assistance with parenting and extended family, or perhaps you are dealing with issues in your children, or trying to work out harmony in a blended family, family counseling Grandview MOcan help. Theravive is the best source for effective Grandview MO family therapy in Missouri. A professional Grandview MO family therapist has training and expertise in family dynamics both in and outside the home and can help resolve toxic and broken relationships. Please contact a Grandview, MO family counselor to begin your new commitment to beneficial change.

Welcome to our network of family therapists in Grandview. Strife and turmoil in the home, or with extended family, can damage many of our relationships. Family counseling Grandview, MO with a licensed and skilled family counselor can help find common ground, and begin restoration and healing. We hope that you will contact any one of our Grandview family counselors below for more information and to book an appointment.