Child Psychologists and/or Child Counselors in Blue Springs.


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Child Counselor

Turning Leaf Counseling 0 Consultation, LLC, LPC, LCSW, PLPC

TLCAC

Within Driving Distance of Blue Springs, MO

Working with young children means first earning their trust as well as the trust of parents, and second working with parents to understand what are considered normal stages of development. It is important also to work with parents regarding appropriate and long lasting discipline to help the child learn appropriate behaviors. Finally many children are very resilient and their ability to cope in difficult situations is beneficial to help the child move past any trauma they have experienced.

Child Counselor

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Blue Springs, MO

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.

Child Counselor

Richelle Stillwell, CMHC, CFTP, PLPC

Provisional License Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Certified Family Trauma Professional

Within Driving Distance of Blue Springs, MO

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)

Child Counselor

Sara Minges, LPC, RPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Blue Springs, MO

Theraplay, a sensory type of play therapy emphasizing the parent-child relationship, is an approach I often use with 3-8 year old clients to treat issues of life transitions, trust, depression and attachment. Sand Tray Therapy, another type of play therapy, is also effective in helping young children make sense of their feelings and experiences. It involves the use of miniatures that represent hopes, fears and experiences, to let them "share their story."

Child Counselor

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Blue Springs, MO

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.

Child Counselor

Sherri Jacobs, M.S., LMFT, M.A., ATR

Marriage and Family Therapist, Art Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Blue Springs, MO

As an art therapist, I use creative interventions for children and teens to express themselves. I spent many years working with children and teens in inpatient psychiatric and residential facilities. When children feel "heard," they can begin the process of healing from issues that might be plaguing them. As a marriage and family therapist, my goal is to offer tools for families to open up channels of communication with one another,and create environments in which each family member can thrive. As a parent of young children and teenagers, my combination of real world experience and years of working with children in a therapeutic setting has prepared me for this work in private practice.

Child Counselor

Sitka Stueve, LSCSW, LCSW, CCP, CCTP, SAP

Licensed Specialized Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Blue Springs, MO

I enjoy working with Children 12 years and older. Pre-teens and teenagers are going through so much and are living in a world that they receive so many messages by the media! It is hard to make good decisions with the onslaught of messages they are bombarded with. Counseling can help a young child to feel safe enough to open up and begin to address 'scary things' in their lives. It would be an honor for me to work with your child.

Child Counselor

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Blue Springs, MO

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 hope to make it as positive and healthy as possible.

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