Infant & Toddler

Infant and Toddler counseling services in Emporia Kansas

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  • Overview
  • For Ages

    Birth - 5 years old

  • Session Times

    30 - 90 minutes

  • Location

    Available in all CrossWinds' Counties

  • Phone Number


Infant & Toddler Counseling Services

We are glad you are here!

CrossWinds offers counseling sessions for children of all ages that provides the opportunity to talk or play out what they’re feeling. We equip children and their families with the tools to address the social, emotional, or behavioral health issues in the most caring, supportive, and effective way possible.


Additionally, CrossWinds operates a preschool in Emporia for children from 3 years old to Kindergarten-ready that are struggling in their current environment for social, emotional, and behavioral health problems. We strive to prepare children for success in a less restrictive classroom by the time they enter Kindergarten. By using the Conscious Discipline curriculum, we help children with essential behavioral and emotional skills.

Our Philosophy

At this age, kids express themselves not through words, but through play. At CrossWinds, we believe in following the child’s lead while teaching them how to recognize their emotions and use their coping skills to calm themselves.

What to Expect at our Infant and Toddler Counseling Sessions

The whole child approach.

From the individual child’s brain and body connection to entire family functioning, CrossWinds believes in a whole child approach.

Benefits include:

  • Improved self-awareness
  • Identification of different emotions
  • Self-calming techniques
  • Communication of thoughts
  • Communication of emotions

Counseling Services for Infants and Toddlers

Play and talk therapy.

When preschool-aged children attend therapy they are given the chance to talk or play out what they’re feeling. We equip children and their families with the tools to address their social, emotional, or behavioral health issues in the most caring, supportive, and effective way possible.


Call CrossWinds today and let's start the conversation!

CrossWinds provides a safe, caring, and confidential environment for you and your child to share what you’re going through. Call CrossWinds today and let’s start the conversation!

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Have questions? We have answers.

These answers are meant to serve as general guidance.

For personal concerns, it is recommended to contact a mental health professional, your doctor, and in emergency situations using the emergency phone numbers.

  • Additional topics & questions
  • How do I know if my child needs this?
  • Every child is unique and expresses themselves differently. Some warning signs include persistent feelings of sadness, worry, or anxiety, or experiencing regular nightmares. At CrossWinds, your first appointment with us will be an assessment to determine if your child could benefit from our services. Give us a call and let our trained therapists determine if there is something that we could help your child with!
  • How do I pay for services?
  • CrossWinds accepts many different insurances, including private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare. Uninsured clients may qualify for sliding scale fees based on household size and income. You will be asked during registration to provide insurance information and proof of income in order to determine your rate of payment. Fees vary based on the services you receive.
  • How do I talk to my spouse about counseling for our child?
  • Bringing up the topic of getting help for your child can be hard and complicated. It's normal for parents to have a difference in opinion about how a child should or should not be behaving and this is a common reason for families to not seek out help. We encourage you to start with a conversation about the signs and symptoms that you have noticed and you're concerned about.
  • How long are therapy sessions?
  • Therapy session vary in length depending on the issue or the interventions that the therapist chooses to introduce. An average length of a session is 30-60 minutes.
  • What are some of the issues / concerns you cover?
  • CrossWinds provides the tools needed to cope with daily life including the impact of trauma, grief from the loss of a loved one, social, emotional, and behavioral issues, and feelings of depression and anxiety among many others.
  • What are the outcomes?
  • We believe that with the proper tools and guidance, your child can recover and begin to manage their own mental wellness.

From Our Patients

“CrossWinds has helped give me the words to teach my son about brain health and has given me the strength to advocate for his needs. They have helped him develop coping skills and learn to navigate difficult situations.”

— Jessie

“Thanks to CrossWinds, I know how to calm myself down and work things out. I know what my triggers are and how to at least try and avoid my stressors.”

— Logan

“CrossWinds is saving our lives and I know they will in the future. I’m eternally thankful for all they have done for us and all they will continue to do.”

— Anonymous