Martha Childers, LPC, EdS, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kansas City
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you want to find solutions leading to greater peace of mind and contentment? I provide you a compassionate, safe environment to speak freely about your unique situation. Although we can address together any life issue, my specialties include couples counseling, premarital preparation for marriage, caregiver stress, and grief therapy. I can also teach you mindfulness techniques to handle daily stress and bring clarity of thought. Having studied world religions, I can help you use your religious and spiritual beliefs to facilitate your life journey, regardless of your path. Sessions are available daytime, evenings, and Saturdays.
Are you anticipating a marriage proposal or are you a bride preparing a wedding? Increase the chances that you will stay together by getting prenuptial counseling. Is your marriage struggling? In my therapy sessions, couples uncover the love they have for each other and often preserve the relationship.
A Fellow at the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute, I am committed to therapeutic and counseling best practices. With 12 years experience living in Europe, Asia, and Africa, I have experienced many cultures and use a tailored approach centered on compassion, a skill honed as a Zen practitioner in Japan.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Martha Childers now - (816) 368-5853


  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • School: University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License No. and State: 2012003452 Missouri


  • Avg Cost (per session): $50 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • APS Healthcare
  • ComPsych
  • E4Health
  • Medicaid
  • New Directions
  • Optum
  • TriWest
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 2084 State of Kansas


  • Marital and Premarital
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief


  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
  • multicultural, caregiver stress, 50+

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American, Other Racial or Ethnic Background


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2017
Martha Childers, LPC, EdS, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kansas City

Martha Childers

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EdS