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Victor Werner

Offering therapy in AR
License: LPC
Relationship issuesParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
30 years of experience

I am a counselor in Arkansas with 30 years of experience providing counseling services for couples, individuals, and families. I have worked with many clients with a wide range of issues including depression, marriage counseling, parenting, anger, addiction and past trauma issues. I have also supervised other counselors. I have also worked with some clients on sports performance issues and focus specifically on golf. I use various counseling techniques, but also believe that the client-counselor relationship is one of the most important aspects in determining the success of counseling. I believe that counseling is a journey of the client who has a specific place or goal in life they would like to go. My first job as your counselor is to work with you in deciding what a successful outcome of counseling looks like to you. This is your journey and it is my job to help you be successful in that journey. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling from Henderson State University in Arkansas. I graduated in 1990 and have been involved in the counseling profession in Arkansas throughout my career.

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Dr. Joey Gardner

Offering therapy in AR
License: DSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
12 years of experience

Hello, My name is Dr. Joey Gardner and it is a pleasure to serve you during this time of need. I am a LCSW with a doctorate in social work and masters in information technology health informatics. I believe that my education, clinical, and technology skills makes me the ultimate clinician to serve your needs. I have experience working with providers providing care coordination services to assist individuals with finding optimal care within their community. I believe that with the right resources we are able to provide effective care to increase production in society. I have experience working in school based, inpatient, and outpatient services. My counseling style is interactive with a cognitive-behavioral and solution focused approach. I truly believe that I have the skillset to be productive in order to meet your needs during this time. My goal is to empower you to be the best you. Thank you again for this opportunity and I hope to hear from you soon.

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Bobbi Moon

Offering therapy in AR
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

I am a Clinical Social Worker/Therapist with over 3 years of experience working as a therapist. I earned my Masters Degree in Social Work from Park University in 2018. After graduation, I began working with children and families seeking therapy for a diverse range of needs including but not limited to: trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, ADHD, life stress, self-esteem/body image, life transitions, relationship challenges, and LGBTQIA+ issues. I focus on prioritizing the holistic promotion of health and well-being while utilizing a mindfulness, strengths-based, persons-centered approach. I combine various treatment styles including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), humanistic, values-based, and solutions-focused interventions. I believe every person embodies the power and resilience to write, or rewrite, the story you want your life to tell. After all, you are the expert of your life! Therapy with Bobbi focuses on using humor, curiosity, vulnerability, and metaphors to explore how your values can lead to creating space for healthy change, intentional actions, present moment awareness, and creating the life you desire. I look forward to meeting you and would be honored to walk through the journeys of life with you.

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Glynn Nooner

Offering therapy in AR
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Arkansas with 9 years of professional work experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I was a high school and college teacher for 18 years. I have worked in the field of Psychology for 37 years. I have experience in assisting clients with anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma, substance abuse issues, personality disorders, depression, gender identity related issues, and abuse. I have additional specializations/certifications in Hypnosis and Dream Analysis. 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.

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Aungelique Sledge

Offering therapy in AR
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Arkansas and Louisiana with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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. Please feel free to take a look at my personal calendar/schedule to book an appointment that is of most convenient for you. At this time currently, I primarily work only on Mondays & Wednesdays (some limited appointments on Fridays).

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Jeanie Staub

Offering therapy in AR
AddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Arkansas with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Brian Timms

Offering therapy in AR
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

Hi! My name is Brian Timms and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma with over 9 years experience working in the Mental Health field. I began my career working with people living with HIV/AIDS. I provided therapy for folks that were newly diagnosed as well as long term survivors. During my time with Tulsa CARES I worked with folks struggling with coming out, multiple addiction issues, lack of support system and issues relating to sex. I have been doing therapy part time as a Home Based Mental Health Therapist since 2013. I work with folks who are on Soonercare, which is the state of Oklahoma's medicaid program. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, career changes, ADHD, and other relationship issues. I consider myself a person centered therapist who is warm and accepting of everyone. I respect others beliefs especially when different than mine. I believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity, no matter what they are going through. I will meet you where you are and allow you to decide how we move forward.

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DaLisha Smith

Offering therapy in AR
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Arkansas professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Erin Porter

Offering therapy in AR
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
21 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida, New Jersey, Maryland, Arkansas, Washington and South Carolina with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBT-related issues, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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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Susan Strader

Offering therapy in AR
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Hi, my name is Susan. I am licensed in South Carolina and Arkansas with 6 years of professional work experience working with adults, adolescents, and children. Before the 6 years since receiving my licensure, I have worked with a wide range of individuals in different capacities (Higher Education and Applied Behavioral Therapy). I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence building. My education stems from a faith-based approach, but believe in meeting people where they are. 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. I look forward to serving you.

How to find counseling in Highland

Finding the best therapist close by in Highland 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 Highland. 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 Highland, 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 Highland 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 Highland 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 Highland, 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 Highland area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Highland 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 Highland 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 Highland 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 Highland, 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 Highland 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 Highland 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 Highland 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 Highland 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 Highland 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 72542 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 Highland 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 Highland 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 Highland, 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.

Highland 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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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