The team at Attachment and Trauma Therapy provide a warm, positive and family-oriented style, allowing children, teens, and families a safe place to work through their challenges. Our areas of focus include adoption, attachment, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), depression, sensory processing disorder (SPD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), selective mutism, and trauma.
Our therapists use the latest research in play therapy, neurobiology, trauma, and attachment theory to inform our treatment. We draw from experts in the field including Dr. Bruce Perry, Dan Siegel, Karyn Purvis, Heather Forbes, Ana Gomez and Dan Hughes.
Play and playful interaction always undergird therapy to create a sense of safety that allows a child or teen to feel comfortable processing their challenges in life whether they are struggling with hard emotions like anxiety or depression, family conflicts, or other mental health issues.
We believe collaboration with parents is essential for the child’s healing. At our office, parents will be informed every step of the way. Parents are often invited to participate as a therapeutic presence for their child. The deep, emotional connection between the parent and child can be a powerful agent for healing. At times, it may be appropriate for the child to meet with the therapist individually. In such cases, the therapist will provide general updates on progress while maintaining the child or teen’s privacy.
Lebeka Fox, LCSW, LSCSW, RPTLebeka offers a warm, positive and family-oriented style, allowing childen and families a safe place to work through their challenges.
Xinli Fan, LMFTXinli holds a peaceful, safe and comfortable space for clients to be genuinely open and face their struggles.
Amber Helms, LMSWAmber Helms is a therapist who has a passion to see people heal in their identity and walk out restoration in and through relationships. She has a history of serving foster and adoptive children and families throughout the various parts of the journey. She values the role of the parent(s) in the restoration process and […]
Theresa Hitt, LCPC, RPTTheresa Hitt, earned her M.S. in Child and Family Development/Child Life Specialist and her Specialist in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. She has been licensed in KS since 1999. Most recently, Theresa moved back to Overland Park from FL. While in FL she was a therapist for Tykes and Teens […]
Sydney Hobson, LPCSydney’s philosophy is therapy should be a place of encouragement that validates that you are doing the best you can, even in difficult situations. She believes therapy is at its best when it is collaborative and fun, while also challenging people to try new things and take on new perspectives. She has play therapy experience […]
Bailey Jacobs, LPCBailey views counseling as an opportunity to meet individuals where they are at, at any stage of life, on any kind of day. In each meeting with a client, she seeks to create a space for clients to feel safe, seen, heard, and understood. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Bailey is dedicated to helping […]
Kathleen McCarther, LMFTPronouns (She/Her/Hers)TLMFT, I have spent more than a decade refining the necessary skills to facilitate relational connectedness. I acknowledge and support the lived experience of everyone. I am committed to navigating many familial issues such as bonding/attachment, conduct disorder, school adjustment difficulties, single -parenting, relationship conflict, societal bias, and loss of affirmations. As a collaborative […]
Emily Scott, MFTComing from a playful perspective Emily loves to help children and teens find their self-worth and express their true feelings in ways they can understand and be understood.
Rene Thomsen, LPCRene loves being a therapist because of people’s extraordinary ability to learn, change and grow, even during the most daunting times. Whatever your needs may be, she is here to offer support.
Morgan Webb, LPCMorgan is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) specializing in complex trauma, and dedicated to supporting children and families along their journey to healing and recovery. Morgan comes to us in Kansas City from Philadelphia where she worked for several years as a Trauma Therapist and Clinical Supervisor, providing trauma treatment services for children and families […]
Emma Higgins, Student InternEmma creates an inviting space for children to safely process their past experiences, present challenges, and future goals through play and connection. She believes, as Garry Landreth states, that “toys are the child’s words, and play is their language.” She uses this framework to guide her work with children and focuses on the role of […]
Sherry Hodge, Student InternSherry brings a warm, caring, and fun presence to the therapy room. Her therapeutic approach is person-centered and attachment informed. She values her clients in all aspects of their humanity, while aiming to be open and authentic. She also strives to provide a safe and judgement-free environment, where children, teens, and their families can process […]
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