Last updated: 8/24/2019

Melissa Wright, LPC, RPT-S (816) 399-4204
Last Updated: 8/24/2019
Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor
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Years of Experience: 19

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


MO - LPC [2001011585]

Credentials and Certifications:
Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS)
Play Therapist-Supervisor, Registered (RPT-S)

Office and Contact Information
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Metis Counseling
7505 Tiffany Springs Parkway
Suite 510
Kansas City, MO 64153
(816) 399-4204

Contact: Metis Counseling

Office Hours:
Mon: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tue: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Wed: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thu: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 6 Hours
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Child Abuse and Neglect Depression Grief/Loss Life Transitions Parenting Issues Sexual Abuse/Rape Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Adoption/Foster Care Anger Management Asperger's Syndrome Autism Spectrum Bipolar Disorders Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Education/Personal Development Family Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Phobias Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Runaways Self Abuse Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Stress Suicidal Thoughts Women's Issues
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Parent Guidance Play Therapy Sandplay Therapy Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Other theoretical approaches:
Case Management Prevention Psycho-Educational Social Support
Methods - focus areas:
Other methods:
Online Therapy Supervision/Consultation
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Children (6-12)
Adults (26-59) Preschool (Under 6) Young Adults (18-25)
Specific populations:
Children of Divorce
College Students Disabled Grandparents Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Step Families
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:

Multi-cultural experience:

Professional Associations
Association for Play Therapy (APT) National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $100
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: $120

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral
One Hour per week for Military and Families

AETNA (Open Choice)) Coventry Health Care (PPO)
AETNA Health First Health (Network)
American Behavioral GEHA Health Plan for Federal Employees
Beacon Health Humana (PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (HMO) Magellan Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Preferred-Care) Managed Health Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) TRICARE
CIGNA HealthCare United Behavioral Health (UBH)
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) United Healthcare
Coventry Health Care