501 W 4th St, Joplin, Missouri 64801, United States

Welcome to Parenting Solutions, LLC

Who We Are

About Parenting Solutions

Heather Walker-Shepherd, MSW, LCSW, established Parenting Solutions in February 2004 after she saw a need to expand services in the community and to the families which she was serving.  Ms. Walker-Shepherd has been a contract provider for the State of Missouri Children's Division for 18 years.  She graduated from MSSU in 1993 with a BS in Sociology.  She attended MSU in 2005 and graduated with her MSW in 2008.  Ms. Walker-Shepherd has been licensed since 2010. Parenting Solutions services are provided only by Bachelor or Master level professionals.

Services Provided

We offer parenting classes for ages birth to 18:  Infant Care 101, 123 Magic/More 123 Magic, Love and Logic, Surviving Your Adolescents.  Home environment settings for supervised visitation, professional court testimony and documentation, homestudies for adoptions or custody cases, services to help with budgeting or nutrition, Licensed Mental Health professionals available for parenting and behavioral assessments, ADD/ADHD Assessments, mediation and family, individual and child therapy.

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission is to provide Parenting Solutions which will replace patterns of abusive behaviors with effective skills for non-violent parenting.  As caring professionals, we give support to parents and children with the goal that positive and healthy parent/child relationships are created.

Our Therapy

Depression & Anxiety

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 


Trauma & PTSD

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. 



Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.     

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Parenting Solutions, LLC

501 W 4th St, Joplin, Missouri 64801, United States

(417) 439-6612


Scheduling is flexible.  Please contact Heather Walker- Shepherd, MSW, LCSW Sole Owner to set up an appointment.