Osceola has a rich history, including prominence as one of the birthplaces of blues music. Blues music is pleasant to listen to at any time, but if you actually have the blues sometimes it can make you feel even more forlorn. But if you have the blues and can’t shake them, maybe it’s time to ask for help.

Osceola-area counselors are here to provide this type of assistance. These confidential and licensed therapists can help you find the source of your blues and help you overcome them. Contact a counselor today.

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Francis Jones III

Offering therapy in AR
License: MA,LPC,NBCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience

My primary goal as your psychotherapist is to help you figure out what your problems are and what you need to do to solve them, so you can complete your psychotherapy goals of treatment to feel better about who you are and where you are headed with your life once you have completed your goals of treatment. Therapy can be very difficult and very challenging and very rewarding at other times It is not easy. But I will work with you as long as you need to help you overcome your issues. Our discussions will sometimes lead to your experiencing a broad range of positive and negative emotions throughout your process of therapy. This is a necessary part of the psychotherapy I provide, to enable you to work through your issues. At times you may feel very angry, embarrassed by me but you will also feel appreciated, respected and happy by me. So, you won’t necessarily feel better after every session, but that may sometimes be a necessary part of making progress in knowing and understanding yourself better and how you can avoid making the same poor choices you made in your past. You can meet with me as often as you want, even if you need more than one session in a given week. Just schedule your sessions one at a time. I encourage my client to meet with me at least once a week especially at the beginning of their therapy. I am ready and looking forward to having the opportunity to help you work through and resolve the problems that led to your decision to undergo psychotherapy! Respectfully yours, F Dunn Jones, MA, LPC, NBCC

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Letitia Trent

Offering therapy in AR
License: LPC,MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

My name is Letitia Trent and I am an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Arkansas. I hold a degree from Naropa University in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Psychotherapy, which means my techniques are grounded in moment-to-moment awareness, unconditional positive regard, and a belief that the client-therapist relationship is meant to meet the client where they are. I have worked with clients with a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, mood regulation issues, life transitions, trauma, eating disorders, self harm, and grief. As a therapist, my technique is grounded in mindfulness, not only as a technique for the client, but as a way of being. I like to create a warm, empathetic environment where clients feel heard and safe enough to explore difficult personal material. In addition to mindfulness, my therapy includes elements of Gestalt therapy, client-centered therapy, and attachment theory. I know that beginning therapy can be challenging, so I applaud the courage of any clients who take that step. I look forward to working with you!

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Treva Ross-Sanders

Offering therapy in AR
License: MRC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
25 years of experience

I am a Professional Counselor licensed in Arkansas and have worked for over twenty five years in counseling and case management with adults and families. My license specialization is in Rehabilitation Counseling. I have worked with adults and families with a variety of clinical issues ranging from Dual-Diagnosis with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, career and job adjustment counseling, relationships issues, parenting, and other issues. My therapeutic approach is of warm acceptance, unconditional positive regard as I utilize my skills in Person Centered and Cognitive Behavior Therapy and most recently Cognitive Processing Therapy. I believe in facilitating growth and change through support then working with you to identify, explore, process, and implement new or refined skills to manage thoughts/feelings/emotions/behaviors. I believe that initiating the first step to change is through counseling and facilitating this change involves taking a journey. A journey of self introspection and exploration along with safety and support is what I believe I can do along with you.

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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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Brad Edwards

Offering therapy in AR
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
17 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Arkansas. I have over 14 years of experience working with different populations and in diverse settings, such as college, school based, outpatient, day treatment, inpatient and residential treatment and in private practice. I have a long history working with children, adolescents and adults in a large range of mental health issues, and I have a lot of extensive training in anxiety and Trauma related disorders. I’m certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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Robert "Scotty" Smittle

Offering therapy in AR
License: MS,LPC
LGBTRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

Thank you so much for giving me your consideration when it comes to your mental health. I know it can be a lot to think about trusting someone with all of the thoughts and feelings! Let me take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Scotty, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Arkansas. I've been doing this for 15 years and have experience with adults and children, individuals, couples, and families. I also have experience with adults and children with special needs. I take a cognitive-behavioral and person-centered approach, and can implement a faith-based perspective as well, if that's what you're looking for. My primary focus throughout the therapy process is person-to-person connection. If we don't have that, we won't make progress, and progress is why we're here! I look forward to meeting you. Talk to you soon.

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Derrick Woodbury

Offering therapy in AR
License: LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience

My name is Derrick “Woody” Woodbury and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Oklahoma. I have been offering private practice services for the last 4 years and I have also offered independent contractor services for the last 8. I see mild to moderate mood disorder clients, anger management, grief, marriage issues, men issues, LBGQT+, adjustment disorders through cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), faith based practices with addition areas of competence in solution focus therapy and choice/reality therapy. I look forward to working with you and assist in working towards presenting the best version of you!

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Kennethya Smith-Johnson

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

I am licensed in Iowa with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Rochelle Johnson

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

I am licensed in Arkansas with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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. 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.

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Whitley Richardson

Offering therapy in AR
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Arkansas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Osceola

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Osceola 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 Osceola 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 Osceola 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 Osceola, 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 Osceola 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 Osceola 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 Osceola 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 Osceola 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 Osceola 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 72370 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 Osceola 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 Osceola 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 Osceola, 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.

Osceola 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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