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Valerie Owings(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Adjustment difficulties & disorders-Adolescent mental health- Anxiety -Child mental health- Depression- Life transitions-

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Professional statement

Valerie Owings is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor located in Kansas City, MO. She has over 10 years of experience supporting young children, teenagers, young adults, parents, and families. She specializes in helping families raise mentally healthy and happy children. This includes processing through major life transitions, emotional regulation, and developing a sense of purpose. Valerie’s clients learn how to improve their relationships, whether those are peer friendships, the relationship they have with their parents or child, or their romantic relationships.

Valerie’s younger clients benefit from play therapy, through which they can learn how to express complex emotions. Valerie teaches children how to manage distress, including feelings of fear and frustration. Through collaboration with parents, Valerie works with families to develop healthy, structured relationships, which can show behavioral benefits. The adults that Valerie works with also benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a thoughts-based therapy modality that strengthens positive thought patterns. Her sessions are empathetic, engaging, and poignant, as clients learn how to live mentally healthy lives. Valerie is also trained in sand tray therapy, a highly specialized form of therapy which helps individuals express their inner world without traditional talk therapy.

Valerie earned a Master’s degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City. She is certified in play therapy and is a member of the Association for Play Therapy.

Message to clients

When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves - Viktor Frankl

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Owings Counseling, owner

University of Missouri-Kansas City, Master of Arts in Counseling, 2012


Missouri: 2012030027 - Kansas: 02977




Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Valerie Owings is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$140 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

Intake session is $165.00. All sessions after are $140.00