Melissa Wright, MA, LPC, RPT-S, NCC, Counselor in Kansas City
"I just want my child to be their normal self again". That is what I often hear at the beginning of therapy. It is very difficult to know how to handle changes like anger, acting out, sadness, or keeping to themselves. These problems affect the child and everyone else involved in their daily lives. I will tailor therapy to meet you and/or your child's specific needs, and work towards getting "back to normal" (or improving on what normal has been).
The underlying reason for being seen may be pretty serious, but children tend to enjoy the process of play therapy. Play therapy is used with kids 3 and up. Older children, teens and adults have achieved success from working through problems using play therapy activity. (especially hard to open up)
My office is located at Metis Counseling near I-29 and Barry Rd, across the street from the Zona Rosa entrance in the Barryview Building, 7211 NW 83rd Street, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64152 Enduring these problems won't make it improve. You owe it to yourself or child to schedule an appointment today.
Call or Email Melissa Wright for a free phone consultation now - (816) 463-4656


  • Years in Practice: 17 Years
  • School: Webster University
  • Year Graduated: 2000
  • License No. and State: 2001011585 Missouri


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • First Health
  • Home State Health Plan
  • Humana
  • In network with most insurance plans
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • MissouriCare
  • MoHealthnet (under 21 only)
  • Most EAPs (employee assistance)
  • Multiplan
  • New Directions
  • Optum
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Institiute for Trauma/Certified Trauma and Loss Spec
  • Certificate Date: 2013
  • License No. and State: Registered Play Therapist Association for Play Therapy


  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Play Therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Gay

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Family
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017
Melissa Wright, MA, LPC, RPT-S, NCC, Counselor in Kansas City

Melissa Wright

Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT-S, NCC