Melissa Wright


Melissa Wright


Professions: Psychotherapist, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
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 $120 per session. We are in network with almost all insurance plans, as well as Employee Assistance Programs. We also take HSA cards.


7505 NW Tiffany Springs Pkwy
Suite 510
Kansas City, Missouri 64153

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My Approach to Helping

I am currently full at this time.
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 badlife 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

I am currently full at this time, but someone else at my practice may have openings. It is the very first set of black office buildings on the right, the 2nd building (middle building). The address is 7505 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway Suite 510 KCMO 64153 (so the 5th floor). 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 counselors and play therapists (have my RPT-S, or Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor). 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 stressanger 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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    As of Jan 2021, I am currently full and not accepting new clients at this time. However, others at my office might have availability. You can go to and click on schedule an appointment to see others availability. Take care.

    I specialize in working with school age kids, which includes grade school, middle and high schoolers. I also see younger kids, starting at age 4. 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
  • 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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