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Counseling and Therapy ServicesCounseling and Therapy in Kansas City

 

If you are looking for a way to get on top of issues that have been holding you back, then look to the caring therapists at The Family Conservancy. Our licensed therapists have helped thousands of individuals and families face life’s challenges. We can help you:

  • Overcome depression and anxiety
  • Learn stress management skills
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  • Overcome trauma
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Adjust to major life changes – divorce, loss, aging parents
  • Enhance parenting skills
  • Reduce childhood or adolescent stress
  • Strengthen your relationships / marriage
  • Manage anger
  • Reduce family violence
 

To Get Started

Please call (913) 742-4357 (HELP) to learn about counseling services in your area or complete the short form below.
Para servicios en español, llame al (913) 573-1110.

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Why Choose The Family Conservancy?

Why Choose The Family Conservancy?

  • 3 locations throughout the KC metro area
  • Years of experience
  • Specialties include: depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, domestic violence, parent/child, child/behavioral issues, child counseling, firesetters, sexual abuse, LGBTQ, couples, immigration, juvenile fire setters
  • Evening hours available
  • Spanish therapists on staff
  • Accredited by the Council on Accreditation

Who Is Eligible

Families, couples, individuals, including children. Families in the seven-county Kansas City metro area are eligible for reduced fees based on income, residency or other criteria.

Counseling Staff

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Marla Blevins, MSW, LCSW
Location: Eastern Jackson County Family Center
Specialties: depression, anxiety, grief/loss, domestic violence, crisis debriefing, parent/child, child/behavioral issues, trauma, sexual abuse, EMDR, couple's therapy
Age groups: six years to older adult
 
Maureen Francois, LMSW
Location: Johnson County Family Center
Specialties: child behavioral support, parent/child relationships, parenting, PTSD, trauma, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, grief/loss
Age Groups: birth to older adult
 
Cindy Garcia, LMSW
Location: Wyandotte County Family Center
Specialties: depression/anxiety, parent/child, child behavioral issues, grief/loss, parent/child relationships, parenting, crisis debriefing, trauma, play-centered and art-centered therapeutic interventions
Trained in: trauma informed care
Age groups: birth to adult
Languages spoken: English and Spanish

Glenda Hernandez, LMSW
Location: Wyandotte County and Johnson County Family Centers
Specialties: depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, domestic violence, grief/loss, parent/child, child/behavioral issues, sexual abuse, couple's therapy
Trained in: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Age groups: three years to older adult
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French

Lara Johnson, LSCSW, LCSW
Location: Eastern Jackson County Family Center
Specialties: depression, anxiety, grief/loss, domestic violence, parent/child, fire setters (children)
Age groups: three years to older adults
 
Tiffany K. Kann, LMSW
Location: Eastern Jackson County Family Center
Specialties: grief & loss, trauma, sudden/violent loss, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, parent/child, caregiver issues and stress, attachment and infant/toddler mental health, narrative therapy, family systems.
Age groups: birth to adult
 
Sarah Manriquez, LSCSW, LCSW
Location: Wyandotte County Family Center
Trained in: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Specialties: depression, anxiety, grief/loss, domestic violence, parent/child, child/behavioral issues, trauma, sexual abuse, LGBTQ, couples, immigration, juvenile fire setters
Age groups: birth to older adults
Languages spoken: Spanish and English
 
Fior Sandoval, LMSW
Location: Eastern Jackson County Family Center
Specialties: anxiety, depression, domestic violence, immigration, grief & loss, trauma, sexual abuse, parent/child, chronic illness and disability, caregiver issues and stress.
Trained in: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Age groups: 5 years to older adults
Languages: Spanish and English

Amber Thomas, LMSW,
Location: Wyandotte County Family Center
Specialties: depression, anxiety, grief/loss, domestic violence, crisis debriefing, parent/child, child/behavioral issues, sexual abuse, LGBTQ, couples
Age groups: birth to adults
 

Clinical Director

 
Marla Baldwin, LSCSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker for more than 20 years
Treatment Specialties have included: Grief and Loss, Depression, Anxiety, Domestic Violence, Crisis Debriefing, Trauma, Couples, Parent/Child, Child/Behavioral, and LGBTQ.

Fees and Insurance

The Family Conservancy accepts a number of insurance plans and is contracted with various Employee Assistance Programs (EAP’s).

If you don’t have insurance or EAP benefits, The Family Conservancy has a sliding scale fee based on gross household income and family size, supplemented by United Way funding. Other grant funding sources are also available to assist with fees for qualifying participants.

Clients are expected to pay for services (insurance copayment or sliding scale fee) at the time of service. If reports for a third party are required, payment of an additional service fee is required prior to the release of findings. For your convenience we accept Mastercard, VISA, Discover, debit cards, money orders, cash and checks.

To make a first time appointment or for further information regarding fees for service, call our Central Scheduling line at 913.742.4357 or our Dame La Mano Voicemail at (913) 573-1110.

Articles and Resources

Domestic Violence Services

If you or someone you know has experienced emotional, verbal, physical, or sexual abuse in a present or past relationship, please consider getting help. Individual counseling is avaemergency leave the siteilable for FREE for Kansans who have experienced domestic violence or some form of abuse. 

To make an appointment, please call 913-742- HELP (4357). Services are available to both adults and children, and are also available in Spanish by calling 913-573-1110.

Examples of topics that may be addressed include:

  • Understanding Dynamics of Domestic Violence
  • Warning signs of an abusive relationship
  • Obtaining Resources and Support
  • Safety Planning Resources

WARNING: An abuser may monitor the websites you visit.  Please read these tips on Internet Safety on the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence website.

Links

Local Domestic Violence Shelters

  • Hope House, 816.461.4673 
  • Rose Brooks, 816.861.6100
  • Safe Home, 913.262.2868
  • Safe Haven, 816.452.0245
  • Newhouse 816.471.5800
  • Joyce Williams, 913.321.0951

Crisis Hotline

  • The Kansas City DV Crisis Hotline is metro wide: 816.468.5463

This grant project is funded or partially funded by the Federal Victims of Crime Act as administered by Kansas Governor's Grants Program. The opinions, findings and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication, program or exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of the Kansas Governor or the U.S. Department of Justice.

Parenting Services

Parenting is no easy task. At times, it can be extremely challenging causing anxiety, frustration and stress. Whether you're a new, first-time parent, or you're dealing with a issue that has arisen as you progress as a parent, The Family Conservancy's licensed counselors and therapists can help.

Counseling can help parents:

  • Address the root cause of difficulties and implement appropriate solutions to unacceptable behavior.
  • Recognize and reinforce desired behaviors.
  • Understand the educational needs of their child.
  • Provide information about child development.
  • Strengthen the parent and child relationship through a variety of techniques and strategies.

 

Counseling Locations

We provide counseling services and group classes from our three Family Support Centers. We offer day and evening appointments. At this time, Spanish services are available at all three locations.

Please call  913-742-4357 (HELP) to schedule an appointment at any of our family centers.  Para servicios en español, llame al 913.573.1110.

KANSAS
Johnson County Family Center
4600 West 51st Street, Suite 301
Roeland Park, KS 66205
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Wyandotte County Family Center
5424 State Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66102
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MISSOURI
Eastern Jackson County Family Center
3737 South Elizabeth #100
Independence, MO 64057
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Crisis Hotlines

The Kansas City DV Crisis Hotline is metro wide: 816.468.5463
The Kansas City Youth Crisis Line is 816.741.8701
The contact information for MOCSA (Sexual Assault specialists) is 816.531.0233