Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Olathe, KS.

Find a child psychologist or a counselor who specializes in therapy and assessment for children in Olathe, Kansas.


Child Therapist

Michelle Niehues, LMFT, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Olathe

I have over 10 years of experience working with children, families and parenting. I take the time to understand where the child is at developmentally as well as take into consideration the struggles the parents are having with the child. I work with the children through play, talk, games, and I'm not afraid to turn the room into an obstacle course! I focus on developmental stages, emotion awareness/management, and behavior. Along side, I find it helpful to talk with parents about their concerns, and I strive to offer parenting advice and effective family interactions.

Child Therapist

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

Within driving distance of Olathe

A parent is only as happy as their saddest child. It is extremely painful to watch our children suffer and be at a loss of what is going on or how to help them. I am a certified Play Therapist and work with children ages 2 and up. When a child is acting out that is a sign that something is wrong in their world. Play Therapy is the preferred form of therapy for children under the age of ten and it is highly effective for children suffering from abuse, neglect, bullying, low self esteem, divorce etc. Play was a child's first language and we use play in session to gain insight into what is going on in a child's world when they don't have the ability to put words to it themselves.

Child Therapist

Sara Minges, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Olathe

Theraplay, a sensory type of play therapy emphasizing the parent-child relationship, is an approach I often use with 3-8 year old clients to treat issues of life transitions, trust, depression and attachment. Sand Tray Therapy, another type of play therapy, is also effective in helping young children make sense of their feelings and experiences. It involves the use of miniatures that represent hopes, fears and experiences, to let them "share their story."

Child Therapist

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Olathe

Children are not miniature adults. The way they see the world is different. They often don't have words to express how they are feeling so you will often see them act out with negative behaviors. Helping children learn to express themselves in healthy ways, learn about their emotions, and work through the issues they struggle with is very important to me. The things they go though as a child can and will shape who they are throughout life. I strive to make it as positive and healthy as possible.

Child Therapist

Richelle Stillwell, LPC, CMHC, CFTP, PLPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Certified Family Trauma Professional

Within driving distance of Olathe

Oftentimes, parents find themselves in counseling for their young children because of behavioral difficulties. Children who have problems managing and regulating their behavior can be tough for a frustrated and exhausted parent to deal with. Their behavior can begin to disrupt family functioning and put a strain on family relationships. Working to address these behavioral difficulties in young children begins with providing education and support for the parents. Parent support includes providing skills to help reshape behavior and learn how to readjust family interactions in a more positive way. Let me help you increase your confidence as you master the skills necessary to manage your child’s behavior, while also providing your child with skills to control...(view profile to read more)


You have found the top therapists in Olathe, KS who specialize in helping children.

Thank you for visiting our Kansas page of licensed child psychologists and child therapists in Olathe, Kansas who are trained and experienced in helping children and youth.  Working with children requires a different skillset from other types of therapy and here you will find therapists who are skilled, patient and experienced. Please note that while all therapists here work with children, not all may be a registered psychologist. You can easily verify this on each profile. Reach out to a child therapist or child psychologist in Olathe today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Olathe is located in Johnson County, Kansas. It has a land area of 60.86 square miles and a water area of 0.75 square miles.  The population of Olathe is 134,305 people with 45,742 households and a median annual income of $77,335. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Olathe, KS

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Olathe for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees