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Individual Therapy for Children

We work with children as young as three all the way through adolescent years and can provide individual or family therapy support.

Individual Therapy for Children Overview

Growing up is a difficult process, and in today’s world children are faced with many challenges that most parents did not have experience with in their own childhood. Whether it is the impact of social media, school safety concerns or something else entirely our professional staff is here to help. Sometimes talking to an expert, who can remain objective and provide sound advice and guidance, can be a great launching pad toward progress. We are trained and licensed to assist with a variety of issues facing today's youth.

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Play therapy is used to help children ages 3 to 12 explore their lives and freely express repressed thoughts and emotions through play. Therapeutic play normally takes place in a safe, comfortable playroom, where very few rules or limits are imposed on the child, encouraging free expression and allowing the therapist to observe the child’s choices, decisions, and play style. The goal is to help children learn to express themselves in healthier ways, become more respectful and empathetic, and discover new and more positive ways to solve problems.


Parent Management Training (PMT) programs train parents to manage their child's behavioral problems in the home and at school. In PMT, parent-child interactions are modified in ways that are designed to promote prosocial child behavior and to decrease antisocial or oppositional behavior. Treatment sessions include instruction in social learning principles and techniques.

It works – it’s not time out, it’s not yelling, it’s not feeling like you are at the end of your rope. But it does take training, and we can help.

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More Therapeutic Treatment Programs for Children

School-Based Services

Sometimes the biggest barrier to getting help for your child is time. It can be a real challenge to get your kids to therapy appointments with all the demands of school, work and family. Burrell's School-Based Services were created as an innovative approach to providing rapid access to care in the school setting. We work directly with students, families and educators onsite in a few different ways. Give us a call or check with your school district to see if this service is available.

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Access the Care You Need

To access this service, take the first step of visiting one of the Burrell walk-in clinics near you. Our team will evaluate and assess the client's needs and identify the appropriate service for that person. Burrell walk-in clinics file insurance information and applications for financial assistance and schedule follow up appointments to start clients in proper care. Click the link below to find the walk-in clinics serving your area, see hours and find more information. Call 417-761-5000 with any questions.

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24-Hour Crisis Line

If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance-use crisis, please call our toll-free 24-hour telephone line. Our team can help provide immediate assistance.

Southwest Missouri: 1-800-494-7355

Central Missouri: 1-800-395-2132

National Help Line: Call or Text 988