Child Counseling & Play Therapy


Child Therapy Specialists LLC

Play Therapists at Wichita Counseling And Coaching Center

Wichita Counseling and Coaching Center is also the home of Child Therapy Specialists LLC.  Although some of Wichita Counseling and Coaching Center’s private therapists specialize in seeing adults, others have extensive experience working with young children. Psychotherapy with children requires specialized skills because they are not developmentally able to do talk therapy the way adults can do. Usually, play therapy is needed to help children with their emotional issues. Therapy with children also frequently involves educating and coaching parents in new ways to understand and respond to their child's behavior.

Children are commonly seen in therapy for issues like:

  • Anxiety / Separation Anxiety
  • Grief / Coping with Death or Loss
  • Emotional Trauma / Post Traumatiic Stress / Recovery from abuse, neglect, or abandonment
  • Family Changes / Divorce
  • Behavior problems such as oppositional behavior, defiance, aggressiveness, and excessive anger.
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Relationships / Developing skills and abilities needed for healthier relationships

We have a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and two other therapists who are well trained for psychotherapy with children as young as one year old. We have play therapy rooms and offices appropriate for children at our West office (520 S. Holland) and at one of our East offices (250 N. Rock Road).

We also see many adolescents and frequently help parents with parenting issues.

Our Wichita Counseling and Coaching Center receptionists and billing staff help our private therapists with all your scheduling and insurance paperwork needs.

Call 729-9965 for a free consultation with one of our child therapists.

You may click the links below to read more about our therapists with special training in working with young children through play therapy: Vanessa Whalen, L.S.C.S.W. (East office- 250 N. Rock Road) Sarah Darrington, L.M.S.W. (West office) , Susan Huebert, L.S.C.S.W. Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor (Main office)

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Call 729-9965 for a free consultation with one of our child therapists.

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