Family therapy services in 66046: Lawrence, KS. Relationship and couples counseling.

Family counseling in 66046: Lawrence, KS. Honest and effective help for couples, relationships and blended families in and around Lawrence, Kansas.


Benjamin Smalley, LMFT
Family Therapist

Benjamin Smalley, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

3300 Clinton Parkway Court, Suite 206, Lawrence, Kansas 66047 | 913-343-1028

Relationships are hard. Whether you find yourself having difficulty with children, partner or as a family - the intensity and duration of that difficulty can become a burden on your daily lives. An unbiased, caring, professional family therapist can be helpful in resolving those difficulties, relieving that stressful relationship and rewarding you with growth and enjoyment of your family. I believe that we are wounded in relationships and so it is in relationships that we experience healing. This starts with hearing from all the voices in the room and mapping out how the system is working well and underfuntioning in other areas. I've done this work for myself with my own family.

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT
Family Therapist

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

1225 N. 78th St., Suite A, KANSAS CITY, Kansas 66112 | 913-515-6919

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.

Richard Bates,  LCMFT, RN
Family Therapist

Richard Bates, LCMFT, RN

Richard D Bates, Marriage and Family Therapist

205 South Fifth Street Suite 13, Leavenworth, Kansas 66048 | 913-271-7099

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.

Laura Drinkard, LMFT
Family Therapist

Laura Drinkard, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

205 S. 5th St Suite 13, Leavenworth, Kansas 66048 | 785-379-3373

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.

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC
Family Therapist

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Professional Counselor

7180 W. 107th St. Ste 21, Overland Park, Kansas 66212 | 816-805-0732

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.

Aaron Mitchum, LPC
Family Therapist

Aaron Mitchum, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

10551 Barkley St Suite 320, Overland Park , Kansas 66212 | 913-294-7769

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.

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC  LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP
Family Therapist

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP

Licensed Professional Counselor

8575 West 110th Street, Suite 225, Overland Park, Kansas 66210 | 4846780552

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.

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT
Family Therapist

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

155 S. 18th Street, Suite 200, Kansas City, Kansas 66102 | 816-462-2222

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.

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

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

Parkville, Missouri 64152 | 816-699-2047

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.


66046 is a zip code located in Douglas County and part of Lawrence, Kansas. It has a land area of 40.824 square miles.  The population of 66046 is 19,452 people.