Therapist Ian Guthrie Photo

Ian Guthrie, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Self esteem Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am a professional counselor licensed in the state of Missouri, with over four years of experience, and over a decade 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

5yrs 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, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, 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, 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 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

Ian is great. I've been working with him for months and he has helped me setting up boundaries with people. Normally I would just let people walk over me and get depressed about it. I am able to voice my needs now and understand my limitations.

Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Ian for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and adhd

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

I highly recommend Ian. He has been very helpful to me. He is professional, empathetic, and a great listener.

Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with Ian for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Ian is intelligent, compassionate and professional. He is very adept at helping me identify the changes I need to make to accomplish my goals and educating me on the tools at my disposal. There is a solid level of trust and a great rapport. 10/10 Would recommend.

Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Ian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I love working with Ian! He is a great listener and offers practical suggestions when needed.

Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Ian for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief