Family Counseling Services in Merriam, KS.

Find a family therapist in Merriam, Kansas. Effective help for relationships, blended families, family of origin and other issues.


Family Therapist

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Merriam

As a Family Therapist, involving the whole family is important to looking and understanding the dynamics of your unit. There will be times when all are invited for a session, with rules that hopefully promote honest discussion, non-judgmental listening, open communication and problem solving. Depending on the problems presented, there may be times when each member will have their own session such as the parental system will have their own session/s and then the sibling system will have theirs. Grandparents may be invited for a session, as well, especially if they play an ongoing supportive role in the family life.

Family Therapist

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Merriam

Each family is unique and comes with its own issues that directly impact them. I find it an honor and rewarding to work with the entire family system. When you can work on improving the way the whole family interacts and change the relational dynamics, everyone benefits. Each person is a valued member of the family and plays an important role. The family would not be complete without everyone. Family therapy allows understanding and healing for everyone.

Family Therapist

Laura Drinkard, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Merriam

As a Marriage and Family therapist, I am an expert in relationships and the dynamics and issues that arise within the family system. I will work with your family as a whole as opposed to identifying one person as the problem. This will allow our work to be blame free and judgement free with the focus on the relationships and patterns that you may currently be struggling with.

Family Therapist

Sara Minges, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Merriam

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, I work with adults with family of origin, grief issues or single adults interested in starting healthy peer relationships. I work with divorced co-parenting couples, married couples contemplating divorce or separation, children with divorced parents, teens engaging in self-harm behaviors, and blended families.

Family Therapist

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Merriam

Usually a collborative, solution center approach, this client works with many types of familys. Blended families, alternative families, and groups who live together but have trouble doing so. Using practical, small, self identified goals, clinician starts with techniques that encourage healthy talking and listening Clinician draws upon family systems concepts, cognitive behavioral strategies, and preparing self for change resources.

Family Therapist

Michelle Niehues, LMFT, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Merriam

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I am rooted in family counseling. I believe problems are often a cause and effect from other family members, or they are rooted from our family of origin. I focus on a few different parents to bring the family together as a whole. One part being with the parents rather they are single, divorced or together. It is most effective to help parents create a strong foundation. On the side I work with the children to understand who they are and what is really bugging them. Bringing all the pieces together we are able to discuss changes that would bring effective understanding and change.

Family Therapist

Hannah Sedgwick, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Merriam

I approach Family Therapy from the view that the family is a system of different moving parts that all affect each other and must work together to function properly. Even if it seems like only one family member may be struggling more often than not it is causing some type of distress in the rest of the family members. I strive to create connection and cohesion where it is lacking in families in order to create a happy home environment once again

Family Therapist

Richard Bates, LMFT, RN

Richard D Bates, Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Merriam

Your family is probably experiencing a "bad" person. As a contextual therapist, I am aware that your family is actually one unique "ecosystem". And like an ecosystem, the system balances out. In biology, we called this phenomenon "homeostasis". I am a systems expert and all systems operate under the same rules. No corporation, government, or family is exempt. I can correct this imbalance.

Family Therapist

Matthew Luckenbach, DCoun, LPC., RPT, NCC, CCMHC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Merriam

Families are among the most important relationships to us and to God. Family difficulties can cause strain in our lives and it is my passion to help children and families return to a place of healing and restoration.As a family it is beneficial to explore problems and work together to come to a place of healing, understanding and respect for one another. My collaborative approach is often helpful to explore how life's, stresses, conflicts, and other aspects can strongly affect family dynamics and communication. My passion is help families work together to solve life's difficulties.

Family Therapist

Aaron Mitchum, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Merriam

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.

Family Therapist

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Merriam

When working with families in therapy, I utilize a family systems approach which addresses each member of the family. The family system has its own structure and patterns of communication, which may be defined by parenting style, personalities, and other influences. My therapy techniques will focus on improving communication skills, addressing conflict management, and working towards a goal of offering solutions to nurture change and development and making the family unit stronger. I utilize therapeutic techniques to address issues such as; marital problems, parent-child conflicts, problems between siblings and the effects of illness on the family.

Family Therapist

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

Within driving distance of Merriam

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.

Family Therapist

Adam Lynch, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Merriam

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.



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Thank you for visiting our Kansas search of licensed family therapists in Merriam.  Discord due from strife, marital problems, sibling rivalry, family of origin issues and blended families (just to name a few) can strain and hurt loving relationships. Counseling with honesty and depth will get to the heart of the issues and work towards healing. Find resolution for your family in Merriam right now, please contact a specialist above, you can email 24/7.

Merriam is located in Johnson County, Kansas. It has a land area of 4.32 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Merriam is 11,288 people with 5,016 households and a median annual income of $56,914. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Merriam, KS

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Merriam is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Merriam therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility