Janet Byars, MS, LCMFT

Janet Byars, MS, LCMFT
Family Counselor

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

Location: 8100 Marty, Suite 107, Overland Park
Fast Contact: Email or Call Janet.

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., LMFT

Afton Strate, M.S., LMFT
Family Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 8100 Marty, Suite 107, Overland Park
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.

Wanda Easterwood, LPC, MA

Wanda Easterwood, LPC, MA
Family Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location: 8100 Marty, Suite 107, Overland Park
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Family and family values seem to be ever changing with time. Although the traditional family structure has been considered the basic building block of our society, the landscape of the American family has begun to change. Whenever family values are compromised and one or more family member experience challenges that affect the family my counsel can help them recognize and work towards healing of that member(s) for the good of the entire family. I will assist families in learning how to respect the feelings, thoughts, and beliefs of their family members. I will incorporate couple and individual counsel sessions as well to achieve healthy solutions for successful results.

Bernadette Borchardt, LCSW

Bernadette Borchardt, LCSW
Family Counselor

Psychotherapist

Location Near Therapist: Merriam, KS
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Family conflict, like other conflicts in our lives, sometimes stems from the unreasonable expectations we put on ourselves and others. By examining the black and white thinking that is going on in our heads about how our family members' behaviors, we can turn those demands we make on others into strong preferences thereby turning unhealthy feelings and emotions into healthy disappointment and frustration.

Adam Lynch, MA, MFT

Adam Lynch, MA, MFT
Family Counselor

Christian Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Merriam, KS
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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.

Dhyana Coil, MS, LMFT

Dhyana Coil, MS, LMFT
Family Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 8826 Santa Fe, Suite 204, Overland Park
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I believe family therapy is often the most effective method of addressing mental health situations or normal life challenges. I believe that we are a product of our context, there is always another side to the story and my approach is to treat the relationship instead of the individual. I utilize Structural Family Therapy, Contextual Family Therapy, and Intergenerational Family therapy, among others. Clients have reported an increased understanding of healthy family dynamics and greater sense of control over how their own actions can affect family functioning.

Brian Heydon, Ed.S., LPC

Brian Heydon, Ed.S., LPC
Family Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Merriam, KS
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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.

Dawna Grigsby, M.A, Ed.S, LPC.

Dawna Grigsby, M.A, Ed.S, LPC.
Family Counselor

Zest of Life, LLC. Professional Counselor

Location Near Therapist: Merriam, KS
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dawna.

Family Therapy is best approached from a Systems Theory model of counseling. I have enjoyed working with many families using specialized techniques from a Systems Theory model. We have succeeded to create positive change through difficulties the family members found overwhelming. I respectfully invite you and your family to have an initial counseling session with me to see if my style of counseling feels right for your family.

Olufemi Sharp, MA, LPC

Olufemi Sharp, MA, LPC
Family Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor and Life Coach

Location Near Therapist: Merriam, KS
Fast Contact: Email or Call Olufemi.

I employ a strategic and structural approach to family counseling. I create a warm, safe platform for families, blended families, couples, same sex couples and interracial couples to sort out roles and boundaries. I allow each individual to voice their feelings in a respectful, loving way. I help the family identify ways in which a relationship or individual problems are caused and maintained by certain family dynamics. I utilize communication techniques to build skills that allow for effective communication between family members and intimate partners. Some techniques involve reflecting, repeating and fair fighting (attentive listening & expressing feelings in a nonthreatening manner.

Brad Nowlin, LCMFT

Brad Nowlin, LCMFT
Family Counselor

Licenced Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 8575 W 110th ST. Suite 218, Overland Park
Fast Contact: Email or Call Brad.

I approach family therapy from a systems perspective which allows for a comprehensive look at all influences including family of origin. Whether it is a traditional nuclear family or a complex step or blending family, I promote values of respect, honor and love. Improved communication where everyone is truly and deeply heard will make for a happier more harmonious family.


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Family Counseling Merriam KS.

If you are in Kansas 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 Merriam KScan help. Theravive is the best source for effective Merriam KS family therapy in Kansas. A professional Merriam KS 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 Merriam, KS family counselor to begin your new commitment to beneficial change.

Welcome to our network of family therapists in Merriam. Strife and turmoil in the home, or with extended family, can damage many of our relationships. Family counseling Merriam, KS 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 Merriam family counselors below for more information and to book an appointment.