Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Wathena, KS.

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


Hannah Sedgwick, LMFT
Child Therapist

Hannah Sedgwick, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66048 - Nearby to Wathena.

Young children often struggle to communicate what they are feeling in the ways the adults are capable of. This can become a problem if the child is struggling with something and cannot find the right way to communicate or express what is wrong. When working with children I use play as a form of therapy. It allows them to let their guard down and feel comfortable in a space that may otherwise be stressful. Through this play during therapy, children are able to express their emotions in healthy and productive ways.

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT
Child Therapist

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

In 64152 - Nearby to Wathena.

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.

Laura Drinkard, LMFT
Child Therapist

Laura Drinkard, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66048 - Nearby to Wathena.

I help children in the context of the family. By addressing the family as a whole and the patterns that exist within the family, the symptoms and behaviors in the child often dissipate. We will work together on relieving the family stress, how you can help your child become more successful and feel proud of him or herself. Every parent wants the best for their child and every parent wants to see their child happy and flourishing. Beginning family therapy is a great first step.

Richard Bates,  LCMFT, RN
Child Therapist

Richard Bates, LCMFT, RN

Richard D Bates, Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66048 - Nearby to Wathena.

I help young children by helping the family. Often times, a child's behavior is related to a problem within the family. If we help your family, usually the child will get better. Sometimes, especially in the case of foster care or adoption, there is a "wound" that needs addressing, primarily by helping the child receive a loving adult to hang on to. Academically speaking, we may refer you to a psychologist to rule out a learning disability. A family therapist is the best place to start.


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

Thank you for visiting our Kansas page of licensed child psychologists and child therapists in Wathena, 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 Wathena today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Wathena is located in Doniphan County, Kansas. It has a land area of 2.27 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of Wathena is 1,336 people with 582 households and a median annual income of $47,500. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Wathena, KS

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While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Wathena, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Wathena may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Wathena public health department.