Is Your Child or Adolescent:

Verbally or Physically Aggressive?
Throwing Temper Tantrums?
Unable to Concentrate?
Disruptive at School?
Extremely Sad?
Suffering from Low Self-Esteem?
Having Problems Making Friends? Anxious?

Are you:

Out of patience?
Unsure what to try next?
Tired of receiving calls from school?
Embarrassed at times by your child’s behavior?

Therapy can help a child or teen experiencing:

Attachment Disorder
Blended Families
Body Image
Difficulty Adjusting to Relocating
Starting School
Birth of a Sibling


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Butterfly Beginnings Play Therapy in Davenport, Iowa Kim Feeney Empowers Children Through Play


Play Therapist Kim Feeney empowering kids through play!

Therapy Can Help!


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Transforming Children Through Play Therapy

Mission: Butterfly Beginnings Counseling is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective therapeutic services for children and families. Grounded in empathy, collaboration, and evidence-based practices, we aim to support each individual’s unique journey towards healing and resilience. Our mission is to foster strong family bongs, enhance emotional well-being, and empower children and families to navigate life’s challenges with strength and resilience.

Vision: Our vision is to be a leading force in promoting the mental health and well-being of children and families in our community. We envision a Butterfly Beginnings Counseling that serves as a nurturing space where individuals discover their inner strengths, families build enduring connections, and the community thrives through a shared commitment to mental health. Through innovation, inclusivity, and unwavering support, we aspire to create a brighter future for every child and family we serve.

Our Philosophy:

At Butterfly Beginnings Counseling, we believe that therapy should be a transformative experience for both children and parents. It is a journey that unfolds in a nurturing and safe environment, where every individual is met with understanding, respect, and the opportunity to grow.

Our Approach to Therapy:

Individualized Treatment: We prioritize the unique needs of each child, utilizing play and creativity as fundamental tools for expression and healing.

Family-Focused: We engage parents as active partners in the therapeutic process, fostering a holistic approach to wellness that includes the entire family dynamic.

Strength-Based: Our methods build upon the inherent strengths and resources of our clients, empowering them to overcome challenges with confidence.

Collaborative: We believe in the power of community and work in concert with schools, healthcare providers, and community resources to support our clients.

Our Vision for Therapy:

Therapy at Butterfly Beginnings Counseling is a beacon of hope and guidance. It is where children and parents:

Feel heard, validated, and understood in a compassionate setting.

Are equipped with practical tools and strategies to foster emotional growth and resilience.

Experience a collaborative and supportive partnership with their therapist.

Celebrate each milestone in their journey towards mental health and wellness.

Our Commitment:

We are dedicated to creating a world where:

Childhood is filled with understanding, nurturing, and joyous discovery.

Parenthood is supported, informed, and connected to a community of care.

Therapy is a wellspring of healing, empowerment, and positive transformation.

Together, we turn challenges into growth, and struggles into strengths, for every family that walks through our doors.


Our Values Include: 

Family: We encompass emotional support, love, companionship, and belonging.
Play:  We recognize the importance and benefits associated with engaging in enjoyable, spontaneous, and intrinsically motivated activities, not only as a source of entertainment but also as a fundamental aspect of human development, learning, and well-being across the lifespan.
Diversity: We recognize and appreciate the differences among individuals and groups, understanding that each person is unique and brings various perspectives, experiences, and talents to the table.
Encouragement: We provide support, positive reinforcement, and motivation to others to boost their confidence, morale, and belief in their abilities. 
Empathy: We understand and share the feelings, perspectives, and experiences of others. We can put ourselves in someone else’s shoes to recognize and resonate with their emotions and respond with compassion.

Self Knowledge: We understand and are aware of our own thoughts, feelings, beliefs, strengths, weaknesses, and overall identity. We take time for introspection, reflection, and the ongoing process of exploring our inner self to gain insight into personal motivations and behaviors.

Purpose: We have a clear sense of direction, meaning, and goals in our work. We understand why we do what we do and derive a sense of fulfillment and motivation from our actions.





Kim Feeney


Kim Feeney


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