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Family Counseling Leavenworth KS

Family counseling helps family members to resolve conflicts and solve communication problems. Families in counseling work to resolve issues and function better as a family unit. Read on to lean more and to find licensed family therapists in Leavenworth, KS who provide family therapy.

Deborah Shaddy
(913) 651-2674
Lansing, KS
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Melissa Wright, MA, LPC, RPT, NCC
(816) 863-8139
7211 NW 83rd Street Suite 200
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Loss or Grief,OCD,Parenting,Trauma and PTSD
Education
Along with my Masters in Counseling, I have my Registered Play Therapy certification and teach Counseling for Children at Webster University.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Metis Counseling

Jamie Mason
(816) 268-8501
Kansas City, MO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Joyce Arnold
(816) 452-4143
Kansas City, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Diane Kiper Marriage & Family
(913) 682-4895
205 S 5TH St
Leavenworth, KS

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Jennifer Lyn Vernon
(816) 587-4100
Parkville, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Christopher Sorrentino
(816) 401-6960
Kansas City, MO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Italian

Susan Howard-Perry
(816) 309-0605
Gladstone, MO
Practice Areas
Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mary Linda Hughes
(816) 453-7709
Kansas City, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Family Therapy Institute
(816) 452-7531
5545 N Oak Trfy
Kansas City, MO
 
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Parenting advice tips for spending more time talking to your kids

Parenting advice tips for spending more time talking to your kids

John Thompson
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Talking to a teenager can be difficult, although experts say itA recent British study has found that children who spend the most time with their dads are happier than kids who have less face time with their fathers.

According to the NY Daily News, researchers from the Children's Society in Great Britain found that kids' happiness is linked to how much time they spend talking to their dads. Kids who chat with their fathers "most days" rated their overall happiness at 87 out of 100, while kids who "rarely" talk to their dads rated themselves a 79 on the happiness scale.

While the teen years can be especially difficult for parents trying to keep the lines of communication open with their sons and daughters, researchers say the study indicates the importance of talking with teens since it affects their relationships later in life.

Fathers may want to consider some parenting advice for effectively communicating with their teens, according to PsychCentral.com:

1. Be a good listener.
2. Respect your child's privacy.
3. Give him or her increasing independence.
4. Schedule times to talk about mundane topics, such as homework.
5. Focus on the positives before offering constructive criticism.

As for things to avoid when it comes to talking to teenagers, experts say don't nag or lecture them, and remember to keep confidences secret to ensure they'll keep confiding in you.
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