Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in St. Joseph, MO.

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


Hannah Sedgwick, LMFT
Child Therapist

Hannah Sedgwick, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66048 - Nearby to St. Joseph.

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.

Richard Bates,  LCMFT, RN
Child Therapist

Richard Bates, LCMFT, RN

Richard D Bates, Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66048 - Nearby to St. Joseph.

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.

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

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

In 64152 - Nearby to St. Joseph.

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.


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

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

St. Joseph is located in Buchanan County, Missouri. It has a land area of 44.00 square miles and a water area of 0.78 square miles.  The population of St. Joseph is 76,596 people with 28,557 households and a median annual income of $43,298. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in St. Joseph is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in St. Joseph are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local St. Joseph public health department.