Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Riverside, MO.

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


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

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

In 64116 - Nearby to Riverside.

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.

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT
Child Therapist

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66102 - Nearby to Riverside.

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.

Richelle Stillwell, LPC, CMHC, CFTP, PLPC
Child Therapist

Richelle Stillwell, LPC, CMHC, CFTP, PLPC

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

In 64081 - Nearby to Riverside.

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)

Matthew Luckenbach, DCoun, LPC., RPT, NCC, CCSAS
Child Therapist

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 64068 - Nearby to Riverside.

It can be very difficult as a parent to address all of your child's needs and issues. As a play therapist I have specialized training in utilizing an effective approach to help your child achieve healing and the family to restore relationships. Children often can suffer from the same issues that we can have as adults but express it in different ways. This is often misunderstood and requires a unique approach with parents to help find the ways to manage behaviors and explore problems within a child's life. My experience includes counseling children with an abuse or trauma history, ADHD, and Autism.

Richard Bates,  LCMFT, RN
Child Therapist

Richard Bates, LCMFT, RN

Richard D Bates, Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66048 - Nearby to Riverside.

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.

Laura Drinkard, LMFT
Child Therapist

Laura Drinkard, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66048 - Nearby to Riverside.

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.


You have found the top therapists in Riverside, MO who specialize in helping children.

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

Riverside is located in Platte County, Missouri. It has a land area of 5.50 square miles and a water area of 0.27 square miles.  The population of Riverside is 3,150 people with 1,230 households and a median annual income of $32,372. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Riverside, MO

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Committing to weekly sessions of therapy without insurance coverage or low cost options is very challenging for most people in Riverside. If this applies to you, please contact your counselor and ask about sliding scale options or inquire about insurance coverage. The good news is that there are options available to you to establish an effective relationship with a great therapist in Riverside. Your well being and health are important enough to make the best possible effort for. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Riverside public health department.