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Trudy Crow

Offering therapy in AR
License: LCSW,DAIS
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

Welcome, my name is Trudy. I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW), and I have been working in the field of mental health for over 18 years. I love what I do, and that is why I do it. Education: Walden University - Human Services Administration - Graduate Certificate - 2014 University of Arkansas-Little Rock - Social Work - MSW - 2007 University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff - Social Work - BSW - 2005 Experience: I have worked primarily in the outpatient treatment setting, with individuals with a variety of mental health and stress-related issues since 2005. My journey working in mental health began with a co-ed inpatient substance abuse treatment facility where I taught relaxation techniques, anger management, stress reduction, and coping strategies. From there, I evolved into the outpatient community mental health arena. I have served as an on-call therapist, group therapist, individual therapist, family therapist, and couples/marriage therapist. I have significant experience in dealing with self-harm and alternative coping strategies as well. While I have worked with all diagnoses, I have a passion for stress reduction, relaxation, depression, anxiety, and grief counseling. I lean toward Cognitive Behavior Therapy(CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/Tapping), but I also have experience with Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). I teach meditation techniques and mindfulness practices. I am also a certified Reiki Master, a Life Coach, and an active member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. You have now entered a space that is safe and built for you to feel supported and improve your life! Welcome! Suggested reading: The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz

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Keisha Wood

Offering therapy in AR
License: MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

Hello and welcome to my page, my name is Keisha. I love helping people solve their problems and meet their goals. I would love the chance to get to know you and help you to be the best version of yourself that you can be. I am a LCSW—Licensed Certified Social Worker in Arkansas; I have a bachelors and masters degree in social work; I earned my Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee in 2005. However, I have been working in the social work field since 2003. I have experience working in a variety of settings (outpatient, school-based, hospital, home health). I've helped children and families as well as adults of all ages. I began conducting online therapy in 2016. I fell in love with this new format of therapy! Outside of BetterHelp I have a private practice that I also run outside of my home. My counseling approach is warm, relaxed and individualized to best meet your needs. I prefer an interactive style to build on your existing strengths. I like to use a variety of evidenced-based approaches, focusing on education to ensure you have the tools and skills needed to help yourself. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and solution-focused counseling, and positive psychology. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am committed to approaching your presenting issue with dignity, respect, empathy, and without judgement. As my client, you will be supported but also challenged in order to develop insight and self-awareness into your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Therapy is not just about talking. It is also about learning positive strategies to help facilitate coping, enhance the ability to work through life’s struggles and challenges, and build resilience. Please be selective about the counselor/therapist you choose. It is an important choice and you need to feel comfortable with whomever you choose. Reaching out for help takes a lot of courage and you have already taken such an important first step. I am here to support you towards change and a happier life. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals! Being a professional on this platform, it is my goal to contact you within at least 24 hours of receiving a message from you. However, there are times where a 25-72 hour window may be necessary such as the weekend (please note that the weekend takes place each Friday-Sunday so that messages received during this time will be addressed on Monday). Rest assured, I will always get back to you. In the meantime, I would like for you to familiarize yourself with my schedule of availability. There, you can schedule to contact me for a live chat session. If there is a day/time that is not available, but you would like to check to see if it may be available, but you would like to check to see if it may be available do not hesitate to reach out to me via your chat room. I'll let you know if scheduling that day/time is feasible. Also, keep in mind that this forum does not provide any type of emergency services. Therefore, if you or someone you know believes that you/they are in need of urgent assistance and/or that you/they are in crisis (i.e. suicidal/homicidal and/or attempts), please call 1-800-273-TALK (24 hours/day), dial 911 or visit your local emergency room. Looking forward to hearing from you! "Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." Maya Angelou "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt Some fun facts about me: I am happily married to my wonderful husband Brandon for almost 15 years! I have two dogs: two Bichon Frises. I have been to Scotland four times and got engaged there! It’s my favorite place on earth. I love ice cream!

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Dr. Mary Anne Gunter

Offering therapy in AR
License: PhD, LPC, LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
6 years of experience

DR. MARY ANNE GUNTER, PhD, LPC, LMFT, CFTP, CATP THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE!  I AM LICENSED TO TREAT CLIENTS WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF, AND ARE INSIDE, ARKANSAS, ARIZONA, OR FLORIDA. ***** IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SUICIDAL THOUGHTS OR INTENT, STOP NOW AND CALL 911 OR 988. THE BETTERHELP PLATFORM IS NOT DESIGNED TO PROVIDE THIS LEVEL OF CARE. I DO NOT TREAT SUICIDALITY. IF NECESSARY, I WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP YOU FIND A RESOURCE IN YOUR AREA TO SEEK HELP. ****** Welcome, where a caring and client-focused approach awaits you.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, as well as a Certified Family Trauma Professional, Certified Child & Adolescent Trauma Professional, and Certified Grief Counseling Specialist.  THIS IS MY BETTERHELP.COM PROFILE. YOUR AGREEMENT TO ALL CONDITIONS IN THIS PROFILE ARE REQUIRED TO BE MY CLIENT. YOU ACCEPTING ME AS YOUR THERAPIST IS YOUR AGREEMENT.  -   Please coordinate directly with me, rather than the online scheduling system, to make an appointment. It often does not accurately reflect my current schedule. This way I can promise you the most accurate appointment available.   - Appointments are not held open and are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. I provide trauma therapy for children and adults (EMDR, CPT, CPT-SA, and TF-CBT), and earned an Arkansas State Board specialization in trauma. I earned a designation as a Clinical Fellow by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. EMDR, CPT, AND CPT-SA are evidence-based trauma therapies for children, adolescents, and adults. TF-CBT is for children and their safe, supportive parent/caregiver. CPT-SA is a specialized version of CPT, for sexual assault trauma, including MST (military sexual assault). My EMDR training is EMDRIA-approved, and my TF-CBT and CPT trainings were by UAMS ARBEST (Arkansas Building Effective Services for Trauma). I was one of the first 50 clinicians in the entire state of AR to be trained in CPT. I have expertise in blended families and coparenting issues, and am a trained "Smart Stepfamilies" Recognized Therapy Provider, one of only a very small handful in the entire state of AR and fewer than about 30 in the entire US. I enjoy very much working with issues common to women, parenting counseling, and am a trained facilitator in the acclaimed "One Heart, Two Homes" coparenting course, which is accepted across the nation by many family court systems.   As a trained Grief Counseling Specialist, in working with grief and loss, I won't tell you you "should be over it by now", or that your grief or loss are silly.   I can help you as you transition through life changes, whether that is a major relationship shift, divorce, loss, grief, empty nest syndrome, career changes, to name only a few.  I can help you with goal-setting, and then work with you to create a realistic plan on how to actually reach those goals. I have a passion for helping parents parent. WHAT I DO NOT TREAT: I respectfully choose to not treat bipolar illness, borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, addictions, autism, Asperger’s or other spectrum-related issue, eating disorders, OCD, sexual disorders, SMI (serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia), suicidal or homicidal ideation or current or previous attempts. I do not treat minors under the legal age of consent or anyone who cannot independently consent or decline consent for treatment. On the Betterhelp platform I prefer not to treat minors, and I prefer not to treat couples. I am a strong believer that the client usually knows themselves best - and that's why I won't patronize you or treat you like a child.  I listen to you, and ask about what you want different in your life.  What do you want more of?  Less of? I passionately believe that you have strengths and abilities that you might not even realize.  I practice unconditional regard, and I love my clients! I am a former psychiatric nurse and nurse case manager. I've been in a blended family for 33 years. I earned both a MS and a PhD in Marriage & Family Therapy, was inducted into two national college honor societies with a 4.0 GPA in my graduate and doctoral programs, and am the recipient of the national 2020 Feldman Outstanding Research Proposal for Research in Family Policy Award by the National Council on Family Relations. I especially value working with issues common to women.  I'm a trained professional Parent Coordinator, facilitating struggling coparents in a fair, neutral, and nonjudgmental manner.  Over the years I've adopted six rescue basset hounds.  I'm a bookworm and adore supreme pizza and hot tea.  I was a divorced single parent for several years so I understand the challenges and strengths of single parents, coparents, and blended families. I am a certified facilitator in the "Prepare/Enrich" premarital/marital program, and I especially love premarital counseling - very much so for blended couples. I am also trained in the Gottman method, Level 2, of counseling for couples, as well as Gottman Emotion Coaching. I am an EFIT, Level 1 therapist (Emotionally-Focused Individual Therapy).  I offer Christian-based counseling, and consider it a privilege to pray for and with my clients if they choose this.   I do not reject any client based on how they live, love, believe, their background or walk of life, nor press my personal values or beliefs on to the client.  All are treated equally with respect, worth, and care.   I tailor my approach to YOU.  Some clients want someone to just be present, listen, and to care.  I do that beautifully.  Some clients want a direct and linear approach, to be held accountable, to be redirected and respectfully challenged.  I do that beautifully as well.  Tell me what you need in a therapist.  I'm listening.   ******************* SOME DETAILS TO KNOW BEFORE WE GET STARTED: -   I am dually-licensed as a LPC and LMFT in the state of Arkansas.  I have an Arkansas State Board specialization in providing telehealth counseling anywhere in the state of Arkansas.   - I am licensed in the state of Arizona as an LPC. - I am an approved Out-Of-State Telehealth Provider for the state of Florida. - Counseling can be by video, phone, or live chat. I do not text as this better protects your privacy. - I often find I have a bit more scheduling flexibility for live CHAT and PHONE sessions than video sessions (such as nights, some weekends). - Sessions are typically 45 minutes once weekly. If you prefer more than once a week, shorter or more frequent sessions, etc., let me know, and I'll do my best to respond within 24 hours M-F. - Early morning sessions as early as 6 or 7 AM are fine with me. - I am unable to provide crisis or emergency management, or inpatient care at anytime. This is typically beyond the level of care that BetterHelp can realistically be expected to provide virtually. If you have an emergency, please call 911, or 988, or go to the ER. - Again, I DO NOT TREAT SUICIDALITY. Please go to the ER, call 911 or 988 as Betterhelp is not designed to provide this level of care. - It is only fair to inform you of this right up front, so that you have plenty of opportunity to find a different therapist if anything in the following is likely or is your goal: I DO NOT: Write letters. Fill out forms. Write ESA letters. Fight the VA, Social Security, Workmen's Comp, Disability, your employer, your ex, attorneys, or any other organization or person for you. I do not get involved in custody or other legal issues, nor conduct custody evaluations. I do not go to court. So if this a possibility or is your goal, I respectfully ask you to please find another therapist now. - If I am subpoenae'd or expected in any manner to have ANY COMMUNICATION WHATSOEVER, including but not limited to a phone call, email, letter, etc. with an attorney, court, physician, other providers, etc...., my professional hourly and/or per diem (per day) fees are charged separately, and are allowed by law to be charged. - These separate fees may be required to be paid in advance. I charge for ALL WORK, ALL EXPENSES, ALL TRAVEL, ALL TIME, dedicated to the case. If I am required by a court to testify, produce documents, communicate, etc., this can mean that information about your therapy may be mandated to be given to a court of law, including what might be sensitive information you might not have expected to ever be divulged, which may then become public record and outside the therapist's control. You will still be legally liable for the separate professional fees whether or not you are still my client, and/or whether or not you are still enrolled with BetterHelp. - BetterHelp does not file insurance, so there is no DSM-V diagnosis code provided. I do not participate in any managed care program, provide updates to EAP, managed care, insurance, etc. Betterhelp is a strictly independent self-pay site.  -   For my license and ethical requirements, and for the protection of your privacy, I REQUIRE BEFORE WE BEGIN OUR FIRST SESSION: Your photo  ID, and your physical address location.  I must be able to know who I am working with.  Any physician's office or hospital requires the same so I am not asking for anything unreasonable or intrusive. Also, my telehealth training, and specialization, require that I be able to know where my client is in an emergency. Don't worry; your HIPAA privacy rights are still fully protected on the BetterHelp.com website.   If the client refuses this, it impedes my own professional licensure as I may not be fully able to adhere to the law in terms of mandated reporting, or duty to warn, or help you in an emergency. - Simply put, I will not agree to treat anyone if I don't know who, or where, they are. The client has the right to decline to accept me as their therapist, and the therapist has the right to decline to accept as a client anyone who will not provide this accurate information.   -    You to verify when we meet that you are in Arkansas as an Arkansas resident, or in Florida as a Florida resident, or in Arizona as an Arizona resident.   You must be a resident of AR, AZ, or FL and be in that respective state, for me to be allowed to treat you at that time. If you're not inside Arkansas, Arizona, or Florida (even for temporary travel, such as vacation), I am prohibited from treating you during that time. I realize that can be annoying, but it's the law.   -   Any recording at anytime is strictly prohibited. This includes but not limited to phone, Smart device, recorder, computer, camera, etc.  I do not give permission to be recorded in any manner, and to do so then violates our mutual trust and the quality of our therapy together and our therapy will be immediately terminated. Unauthorized recording, photography, etc. may violate federal intellectual property, copyright, or trademark law and be prosecuted. Any materials used in our therapy provided by me may not be used for any other purpose outside our therapy, and may be protected by federal copyright and intellectual property law. -  Your time, and my time, are valuable.   I customarily wait 5 minutes live online for the client to arrive ready to begin our telehealth session.  After 5 minutes, I have the discretion to continue the session when the client does appear, disconnect, or reschedule for another time.  If a session begins late, it will still end at the regular time.  If there are more than 1-2 no-shows, therapy may be terminated. - I take no-shows seriously. When a client no-shows or abruptly cancels, it means I don't earn a salary, even if I have already done work for your therapy. No-shows are a serious disruption of critical resources such as valuable and expensive time, the therapist's advance preparation, and space reserved that now cannot be used for any other client. The client can easily message me 24/7 on the BetterHelp platform if they find they can't keep an appointment. - The client has 24/7 access to their own appointment schedule on the BetterHelp platform, so I do not send reminders of upcoming appointments. - If a client isn't responding to my messages, making, or keeping appointments, then I will not pursue the client. When a client is assigned to me, I typically make two efforts to make contact with the client, introduce myself, schedule an appointment and begin therapy. If there is no response from the client after the second attempt, I will not pursue further and it is the client's responsibility to contact me if they want to begin/resume therapy. - Appointments cannot be held open if I don't hear from the client. Appointments are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, and tend to get filled quickly. - I get it. Life happens. If you need to reschedule, no problem. Just let me know with at least 24 hours advance notice so that another client can have that space. - I practice narrative therapy, and I frequently suggest reading and writing materials during and between sessions, such as articles, worksheets, books, or workbooks that can be helpful to you. - You will need high speed internet. Neither of us have control over internet issues. At times inclement weather; i.e. snow, storms, or slow internet, can freeze or disconnect sessions. This may affect the quality of our session together so we may need to schedule for another time. You will not be penalized for this. Let's reschedule and make sure you get to have your full session you have paid for. - Please be punctual and prepared for our important therapeutic time together. Sessions are not extended for the client to take phone calls, text, etc. Please - no texting, eating, or phone calls during sessions, just as I will show you respect by not doing the same. - I will not conduct sessions while the client is driving a vehicle, putting on makeup, is undressed, or in the bathroom or generally engaged in other activities that distract from our work together and lend an unprofessional climate to the work. - Please take this seriously and give it the respect it deserves. Enrolling in an online remote therapy subscription does not make therapy any less valid or serious. This is as important as when you are sitting in your physician's examination room. This is not a "dial-in" service or recreational visit, and not coaching, but licensed, clinical therapy. Please do any homework that is assigned, be punctual. - I've had people try to do telesessions while running on playgrounds, hurtling down the interstate, crunching chips, slurping drinks, glued to their video games and angrily grunting when I "disturb" them to ask a therapeutic question, incessantly moving the laptop around, focusing the camera at the ceiling or floor (I need to see your wonderful face), yelling, throwing things, using the bathroom, or sitting in a loud restaurant. I've also had people demand that, since they pay a monthly fee, this somehow entitles them to access to the therapist on-demand 7 days a week, nights, holidays, any hour on weekends (it does not) and they should have the right to abruptly cancel or flat out miss any appointment they want. Examples like these are disrespectful to, and will curtail, your therapeutic progress, and are disrespectful and disruptive to me as therapist, and I will end the session and possibly our therapeutic relationship itself if this type of environment occurs. The client is free to choose from a selection of therapists on BetterHelp, and the therapist is free to decline to treat if conditions are not met. - It is not the therapist's responsibility to verify with the client if anyone around you during your session is okay with you to be there and possibly overhear your session. This is the client's responsibility. The client allowing someone within hearing or seeing distance to their telesession is not a HIPAA violation on the therapist's part. It is the client's responsibility to maintain the level of privacy they desire for their telehealth sessions. CONFIDENTIALITY: Your therapy on the BetterHelp.com platform is HIPAA-compliant and private. However, there are limits to HIPAA protection, which may include if the therapist considers the client may be at risk of harm to self or to others, or, for example, suspected child abuse or neglect / abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult. As a licensed clinician, I am by law a mandated reporter, and to report such is not a violation of HIPAA. I take licensure, legal and ethical responsibilities of my profession very seriously. If I cannot verify the identity of who I'm communicating with, if I don't have the assurance the client is inside their resident state of AR, AZ, or FL, then I must decline to provide services.   Thank you!  I am looking forward to meeting you and working with you (and thanks so much for reading all this).  I can't wait to hear what you want in your life, and I honor your courage and dedication to be the best you can be.   Let's begin! Thank you very much for having me as your therapist. I consider it an honor to work with you. Fondly, Dr. Mary Anne Gunter

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Veronica Kasprzak Bratcher

Offering therapy in AR
License: LPC,CMHC
Trauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

I am a professional counselor licensed in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Utah with over 9 years of experience working as a therapist and an additional 10 years as a social worker and family advocate. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, adoption and foster care, blended families, trauma and grief. I am trained in EMDR which is a highly effective treatment for trauma. I specialize in helping clients working through abuse and/or trauma including complex grief and loss of a child. I approach counseling as an interactive conversation where you are the expert of your experience and I am your coach to help address areas that aren't working the way you need them to and strengthen the tools that have helped you come this far. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, in a non-judgmental space. We are all doing the best we can and sometimes we need some help or another approach to make the progress we are wanting to see. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, attachment, and trauma informed counseling. Our work together will be specific to where you are in your progress and your specific goals. Making changes is brave and can feel uncomfortable, especially in the beginning. Yet staying the same is often already uncomfortable and often why we reach out to change. Let's do this together! I look forward to working with you!

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Brian Adams

Offering therapy in AR
License: M.S.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyDepression
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over 9 years of counseling experience and 20+ years of mental health experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, psychosis, attention, substance abuse, and trauma. My counseling style is gentle and non-directive while assisting clients to develop their own paths to positive changes in their lives. I will not chastise or talk down to clients; however, I will challenge their irrational thoughts and inconsistencies, but in a non-confrontational manner that does not leave the client thinking he or she is attacked. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client centered, humanistic, and rational-emotive therapy to facilitate self-awareness so the client is empowered to change. I believe treating a person is more important than treating a diagnosis which allows me to listen to the client’s subjective concerns. The majority of people will work towards better emotional health, but often they do not know how to do that. If you are ready to begin a journey to feeling better about yourself and life, I am ready to guide and support you.

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Valerie McFarland

Offering therapy in AR
Intimacy-related issuesSleeping disordersSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arkansas, Georgia and South Carolina with 20 plus years of Clinical experience. I have experience in helping clients with intimacy related issues, sleeping disorders, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression and anxiety. Additionally, I have treated other symptoms and diagnosis. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. In the event that you should experience a mental health crisis please call 911 or you may text or call Suicide and Crisis Lifeline number 988. Thank you and I look forward to work with you. Valerie McFarland, LCSW

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Leigh Maxwell

Offering therapy in AR
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Arkansas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My personal therapeutic style is eclectic with a focus on the client. I am experienced in a multitude of modalities and draw from these to meet a person where they are. I am honest and empathetic with all folks I work with. It is my goal to treat all persons with dignity, respect, and understanding while encouraging them to look introspectively and re-evaluate their perceptions and ideas about the world around them. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jeanie Shade

Offering therapy in AR
License: LCSW,CECP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker/therapist licensed in the states of Idaho, Montana, and Arkansas. I have 7 years of licensed experience and many years prior of serving people in different capacities. The majority of my licensed experience has been within a hospital setting for adults and adolescents with severe mental health issues. I have seen firsthand the incredible change that often occurs with a person given the opportunity to tell his/her/their story, be genuinely listened to, and be guided to the innate wisdom to wellness that already resides within. For the last two years, I have also been leading a group at my local library to teach mental health wellness skills to community members and providing a setting for the members to practice these new wellness skills. I really enjoy teaching skills that can be applied to all sorts of situations in life, no matter what your story or circumstances. My counseling style is based on being present with a client, not just hearing, but truly listening and being a witness to another. I will want to know what exactly a client wants to learn or resolve and I will provide guidance and insight and teach skills accordingly. I will also introduce ideas I consider foundational to wellness, including mindfulness, really leaning in and feeling our emotions, centeredness and grounding, self-love, the difference between surviving skills and thriving skills, and exploring beliefs and how they create our life stories. My approach combines client-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness therapy as we weave together practical behavioral approaches with deep insights into why we are the way we are and how this can transform. I am also a Certified Emotion Code Practitioner (CECP). The Emotion Code is a form of energy healing. Its premise is that we can trapped unprocessed emotions in as a "stuck" frequency in our energy bodies. As a practitioner, I can assist you in identifying trapped emotions, discovering when they were trapped and in response to what event, and then releasing the stuck energy with intention. You can learn more at Discover Healing (discoverhealing.com). You can view my certification at https://discoverhealing.com/certified-practitioners/. The BetterHelp platform offers you a great opportunity to try out an energy healing modality. I have the flexibility to combine Emotion Code work with a more traditional talk therapy session, or focus solely on Emotion Code one day and talk therapy another day. Give it a try! It takes courage to choose an opportunity for growth and change. I am here to join you on such a journey.

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Jacqueline Schnedler

Offering therapy in AR
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Arkansas and New Mexico with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Sylvia Johnson

Offering therapy in AR
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Arkansas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Evening Shade

Finding the best therapist close by in Evening Shade can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Evening Shade. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Evening Shade, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Evening Shade or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Evening Shade area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Evening Shade, elsewhere in Sharp, or in the greater state of Arkansas.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Evening Shade area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Evening Shade therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Evening Shade due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Evening Shade may not take health insurance, some in the state of Arkansas may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Arkansas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Evening Shade, Arkansas working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Evening Shade above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Evening Shade helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Evening Shade therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Evening Shade therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Evening Shade therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in AR, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 72532 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Evening Shade counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Evening Shade licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Evening Shade, Arkansas can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Evening Shade has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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