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Playful Awareness, LLC, offers high quality mental health (individual, group, couples and family counseling), coaching, supervised visitation) and parenting assessment services for children (ages 3+), teens, adults, couples, parents and families in the greater Lawrence ( Baldwin City, Topeka, Eudora) and Kansas City areas (De Soto, Lenexa, Leawood, Blue Valley, Overland Park, Mission, Prairie Village, Olathe, Kansas City, KS, Kansas City, MO).  Call Sara at (785) 749-1075 (Lawrence) or (913) 244-8786 (Kansas City) or send an email to sara@playfulawareness.com to schedule an appointment.  Sara also offers 15 minute free consultations.

Meet Our Staff


Sara Minges is a Licensed Professional Counselor (2008) and Registered Play Therapist (2010).  She provides psychotherapy services to children demonstrating disruptive behaviors; poor attention and concentration and those experiencing abuse and neglect; attachment and sensory issues.  She also works with teens and adults experiencing self-harm, emotional trauma, unresolved childhood issues, family conflict, severe depression, anxiety, codependency issues and Borderline Personality Disorder.

Sara also provides coaching support between sessions and supervises visitation between parents and their children.  She facilitates a weekly support group, “Authentic Living”, for adults on Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm in Overland Park, KS.  She is also listed on the Kansas City Mental Health Resource List (http://kansascitymentalhealth.com).

Sara provides a nurturing, nonjudgmental therapeutic approach integrating the latest research on mental health, brain development and the healing powers of play (art, music) and  self-awareness.  We offer advanced, specialized services using Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Play Therapy.  Cognitive behavior therapy services are also available upon request.

Below is a comprehensive list of the issues we help clients with

*Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
*Autism Spectrum Disorders
*Borderline Personality Disorder
*Emotional Disturbance
*Life transitions
*Personal boundaries
*Sensory Issues
*Social skills
*Trust Issues