Callie Chunodkar, LPC
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.
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.
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
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.