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Ian Guthrie, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Self esteem Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a professional counselor licensed in the state of Missouri, with about seven years of experience, and over a decade and a half of experience working with addiction and mental health. I have worked with a range of clients, from children to elderly, who have come to me for a variety of issues, including anxiety and stress, depression, relationship issues, addiction, and lack of motivation.

There are times in our lives when we need a new vision and someone to help us create strategies to overcome old challenges and take life to the next level. Seeking this change can be a daunting task, but I am here to help support you in your success. My counseling style is rather eclectic, based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with strong influences from Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused techniques, and existential psychotherapy.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

License information

MO LPC 2016035081


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ian Guthrie. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Ian has helped me through some dark times. I am still struggling with communication with other people, but our conversations really do calm me and give me tools for the future.

Written on May 24, 2023 after therapy with Ian for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and adhd

Ian is THE best. He listens really well and is passionate about helping you be your best self.

Written on Apr 02, 2023 after therapy with Ian for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ian is thoughtful and analytical. Highly recommend

Written on Mar 31, 2023 after therapy with Ian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I was lucky to have matched up with him first, he's been such a help in my emotional growth and my processing of trauma. He's a truly supportive person and you can tell he cares deeply every session. He is reliable and fun and very easy to talk to. Which is a great trait to have as a therapist.

Written on Feb 06, 2023 after therapy with Ian for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ian has been a great influence and has been open and honest with me. Holds me accountable and makes sure that i am doing well. Glad that we connected and makes counseling easy and worthwhile.

Written on Feb 01, 2023 after therapy with Ian for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

I like how comfortable he makes me feel which is easier to open up more

Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Ian for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd