Having problems with depression can make you feel like your days are always cloudy. The light of the sun rarely peeks through when you are mired in depression problems. These issues can take you away from the things and people that you love. You want to get better and move on from these issues but you may need to seek out help to make it happen.

Getting the help of a Jerome-area counselor can allow you to really change your life. If you have a counselor that you can talk to when you are feeling down, then it will be a game changer. Your cloudy skies will start to part and sunny days will be revealed to you once more. Take the time to talk about your issues with a counselor and you will see that you never have to face problems like this alone.

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Catherine Towne-Coleman

Offering therapy in AR
License: BSE,MSE,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
41 years of experience

Catherine Towne-Coleman, BSE., MSE., LPC Licensed Professional Counselor Forrest City, Arkansas (Offers Online Therapy) I am here to help you NOW! I can help you with anxiety, depression, grief, financial difficulties, careers and much more. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 30 years, and I realize that most of us want to be happy and have healthy fulfilled lives. However, we may experience "roadblocks" in reaching our goals; but, I believe that I can "help". With honesty and compassion, I believe in treating everyone with the utmost respect. Plus, I have a positive attitude with determination and commitment to do my best. My counseling approach combines person-centered, and solution-based therapy. I will customize our conversations, goals and working plans to meet you specific needs. Asking for help is a sign of strength. Admitting you can't do everything on your own, is the first step toward achieving wellness in a fast paced demanding world. So, if you are ready to make that change; I am here to support you in your endeavor. Let me "Applaud" you on taking this first step to reach out. I look forward to working with you.

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Tia Jackson

Offering therapy in AR
License: LCSW,MBA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
27 years of experience

Greetings, my name is Tia Kyles Jackson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience working with children, youth and adults to help them deal with difficult, life changing events and mental health issues. I am dedicated to providing professional services that will improve the mental and emotional health and well being of individuals, by providing a boost in self-esteem, additional coping skills, or just another perspective on life. I promise to listen to you and use your life experiences to promote growth and development. I received my Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from Southern University, my Master's of Science in Social Work (MSSW) from the University of Tennessee, and my Master's of Business Administration with a concentration in health care management from the University of Phoenix. I am currently licensed in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. Over the last 25 years I have provided individual, group and family therapy in various settings. In my practice I not only listen with my ears, but I believe empathic listening comes from the heart.

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Amy Smith

Offering therapy in AR
License: LPC,RPT,AADC
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years experience in the mental health field. Many people describe me as patient, kind and a good listener. I believe it is vital to build rapport with the person in a safe nonjudgmental space because the therapeutic relationship is the anchor in treatment and a strong predictor of treatment outcome. When provided encouragement and support, I believe the person has the innate ability to elicit behavior changes that led to healing. I'm here to listen and offer support towards reaching your goals.

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Lakesha Stidum

Offering therapy in AR
License: LCSW, CCM
Parenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
8 years of experience

Hello, I've been providing individual therapy since 2014. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing with clients to help in reaching goals. I've mostly worked with clients who experience Depression and Anxiety. I received a Bachelor's degree at Arkansas State University and Master's degree at the University of Arkansas Little Rock. I'm currently licensed in Arkansas and Texas. I look forward to working with you.

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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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Jody Nichols

Offering therapy in AR
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
35 years of experience

Hello! My name is Jody "Nick" Nichols and I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker with over 35 years of experience. After serving for seven years in the USAF at Little Rock Air Force Base, I earned my bachelor's degree in Psychology and my graduate degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. When not counseling I enjoy being outside – hiking, bicycling, camping, outdoor sports and helping my wife with gardening. I use many different therapy techniques such as Christian Counseling, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Family Therapy. I have extensive experience practicing in multiple different settings, addressing a wide range of behavioral health issues and communication difficulties. I have learned that each individual is unique, and may require their own specific approach that best suits them. My ultimate goal is to help you gain insight, accomplish your goals, realize there is hope, and begin living in a way that is most healthy for you. I hope that each individual, couple and family might discover and learn to appreciate, enjoy and employ the special gifts, talents and abilities that God has carefully designed for each person. I would love to help you discover your full potential so that you may begin to live a more confident, peaceful and joyful life.

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Amy Neighbors

Offering therapy in AR
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Arkansas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients of all ages. I am trained in treating clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. As a practicing therapist, I devote a portion of my time continuing to learn and develop therapeutic skills and modalities to better serve all clients. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I approach each client as a person and work with holistic approach. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. Therapy can be uncomfortable and a little scary at first, but reaching out is the first step!

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Angela Stevenson-Carr

Offering therapy in AR
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Arkansas with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Haley Manning

Offering therapy in AR
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Arkansas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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William Rusnak

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

I believe life is a process filled with opportunities to learn and grow. I see myself as a guide to help you travel down difficult paths when you feel stuck, lost, or helpless. I will not give you answers but I will help you search for them. The counseling process is just that – a process. While there are no guarantees for the outcome of the counseling, I will work with you to determine counseling goals and treatment plans to help you in your situation. I utilize an Attachment based focus as part of therapy incorporating CBT and DBT techniques. Should the need arise, I can offer a Christian and Biblical perspective. Prior to becoming a counselor, I worked in the defense and telecom industries. I was married for 25 years until my wife succumbed to a rare form of dementia. I took care of her the last six years of her life while I was also learning to become a counselor. I understand the effects of dementia, life as a caregiver, depression, grief and loss as well as the experience of starting over. Life can be difficult. Do not travel these difficult paths alone. Counseling has become a third career for me but talking to and helping people has been a lifelong experience and joy. I am licensed in Texas and Arkansas.

How to find counseling in Jerome

Finding the best therapist close by in Jerome 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 Jerome. 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 Jerome, 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 Jerome 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 Jerome 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 Jerome, elsewhere in Drew, 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 Jerome area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Jerome 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 Jerome 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 Jerome 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 Jerome, 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 Jerome 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 Jerome 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 Jerome 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 Jerome 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 Jerome 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 71638 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 Jerome 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 Jerome 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 Jerome, 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.

Jerome 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

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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.

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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