Family Counseling Services in Independence, MO.

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


Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT
Family Therapist

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66102 - Nearby to Independence.

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.

Aaron Mitchum, LPC
Family Therapist

Aaron Mitchum, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66204 - Nearby to Independence.

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.

Adam Lynch, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Adam Lynch, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 64116 - Nearby to Independence.

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.

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

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 64068 - Nearby to Independence.

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.

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

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

In 64116 - Nearby to Independence.

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.

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC
Family Therapist

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Professional Counselor

In 66212 - Nearby to Independence.

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.

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW
Family Therapist

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

In 66202 - Nearby to Independence.

Though individual therapy is an essential piece in mental health recovery, the addition of family therapy can further the recovery process. Very few of us live as isolated life, remaining unconnected to others--no family, friends, or coworkers. Therefore, helping an individual communicate with their family, and helping the family to not only understand but learn how to help their loved one--can be an important part of the recovery process. Whether it be trauma, addiction, or mental illness such as Bipolar, Depression, or Anxiety, family therapy can help build a healthy support network. We all need supportive people in our lives. Family therapy can help.

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC  LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP
Family Therapist

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66210 - Nearby to Independence.

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.


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Thank you for visiting our Missouri search of licensed family therapists in Independence.  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 Independence right now, please contact a specialist above, you can email 24/7.

Independence is a city that is located in multiple counties- Jackson County and Clay County in Missouri. It has a land area of 77.83 square miles and a water area of 0.44 square miles.  The population of Independence is 117,255 people with 48,313 households and a median annual income of $43,472. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in Independence is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Independence 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 Independence public health department.