Callie Chunodkar, LPC

Therapist

Located at 8949 Manchester Rd - Brentwood, MO

Meet Callie Chunodkar

When children struggle with difficult emotional challenges, it can also be hard to determine how to help them. Callie has a strong background in helping children with a broad variety of issues, including childhood trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem, anxiety, mood dysregulation, ADHD, and PTSD.  She helps address life changes such as divorce, parental separation, and separation anxiety by partnering with their families to help ensure favorable outcomes. Callie has 6+ years of experience as a licensed professional counselor in school, individual, family, or group-based settings for children and is also certified as a specialist in child and adolescent grief counseling. Callie is passionate about working with children from a broad variety of backgrounds.

My Approach

I approach therapy from an integrative perspective. My top priority when working with a client is to foster a strong therapeutic relationship through rapport, trust, and safety. I develop and use a combination of techniques and approaches to help find what is best suited to my client's needs. I have training and experience in using Mindfulness, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Trauma-Focused CBT, Bibliotherapy (reading therapy), Play Therapy, and Psychoeducation. I also have experience in teaching skills including positive affirmation, emotional regulation, coping skills, and feelings identification. I strive to help children use skills they have learned to improve their relationships with peers and family. I promote secure attachments between parent/guardian and child by helping them foster their relationships when there are disruptions in attachments.

My Specialities

Child Therapy, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Emotional Regulation and Mindfulness

Education and Certifications 

  • MS. Ed., Counseling and Counseling Education, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), 2015
  • BS., Education with Major - Special Education/Elementary education, Indiana  University, 2009
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (Missouri), 08/21 – Present. 
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (Indiana), 05/18 – 08/21. 
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (Indiana), 10/15 – 05/18
  • Certified Child and Adolescent Grief Counseling Specialist 

Work Experience

Callie has previously worked with elementary-aged children as a school-based mental health therapist for Community Health Network in Indianapolis, Indiana. Callie has experience working in several elementary schools supporting child academic, emotional, and behavioral needs.