Melissa Wright MA, LPC, RPT, NCC, Counseling in Kansas City, Missouri, 64152

Melissa Wright

MA, LPC, RPT, NCC

Melissa Wright

MA, LPC, RPT, NCC

Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - 2001011585
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • United Health Care
Fees: Our private pay fees are $100-120 per session. We are in network with almost all insurance plans, as well as Employee Assistance Programs. We also take HSA cards.

Offices

7211 NW 83rd Street
Suite 200
Kansas City, Missouri 64152

My Approach to Helping

Let's face it, life is hard enough with just the normal everyday concerns. There gets a point where a family member's problems no longer seem manageable. Whether it's a kid not acting like their old self, feelings of sadness, anger or worries start to outweigh the positive things, or something bad/life changing happened, I can help. The end result of therapy is to work through and conquer these problems that can be too much to handle alone and ultimately have a better quality of life. Your child or family doesn't need to endure these problems, contact me now for further info or to schedule an appointment.

More Info About My Practice

My office is located at Metis Counseling in Kansas City northland, by the I-29 and Barry Road intersection across from the entrance of Zona Rosa in the Barryview Building. We are behind Jiffy Lube and next to Fast Lane Car Wash. I am in-network with most insurance plans as well as EAP (employee assistance) plans. I also accept self pay (not involving any 3rd parties) and healthcare reimbursement cards. I would be happy to answer any questions via email or phone.

I am a Certified Trauma Specialist through the National Center Of Trauma and Loss. I supervise other play therapists (have my RPT-S) and do some on site work for EAPs. I am a National Certified Counselor.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to assist in figuring out what all is contributing to the presenting problem,if its unknown. At the start of therapy, we make a plan of how to work through, work towards or get better at what it is you want to get out of therapy. For kids, this can be a lot of tailored activities using art supplies and toys to address and work symptoms of things such as anxiety, anger, sadness and behavioral concerns. This also includes working through feelings, improving relationships, learning coping, or stress/anger management skills. Since all people are different with their own unique experiences, you can see why it needs to be specific to a person's personality, temperament, and value system.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in working with school age kids, which includes grade school, middle and high schoolers. I also see younger kids, starting at age 3. I am a Registered Play Therapist, utilizing play as a modality, along with specific structured activities that address the presenting problems as well as working with parents. I regularly work with kids and teens in working through any major (or minor) changes that are causing stresses that leads to changes in mood and behavior. Depression and anxiety symptoms can become much more manageable as well.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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