You can’t bring up Sheridan, Arkansas without mentioning the towering pines that cover the area. But as majestic as these trees are, they also bring a source of income for the people of Sheridan. The wood is a source of fun as well, with the annual Timberfest bringing in visitors from all over the country.

Even with beauty and excitement all around, it can be hard to have fun when you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, or some other mental health issue. Thankfully, the Sheridan area is also home to professional counselors who can help you see the forest through the trees.

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Pamela Goucher

Offering therapy in AR
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
37 years of experience

Hello! My name is Pam Goucher. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both Arkansas and Tennessee with over 30 years of experience working as a clinical therapist. I have experience in behavioral health and medical social work, so I have an understanding of the impact medical issues can have on someone's life. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, parenting and relationship issues. I have also worked with individuals who have experienced alcoholism/addictions. I am familiar with the 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. I am most comfortable with a Christian approach, but I am accepting of and have worked with various religious beliefs and lifestyles including LGBTQ. I come from a military background as my father was a Vietnam vet and my son has completed 5 tours of duty in Iraq/Afghanistan. I am also a grandparent raising a grandchild. So as you can see, I am a fairly experienced, well- rounded person. I understand that sometimes life just happens and we need help making sense of it all! My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am open minded and accepting of others. I will not judge you or present as biased. My therapy style is eclectic, as I use whatever your unique and specific needs call for. I do tend to lean more towards cognitive-behavioral therapy though as I believe every situation provokes a thought--a thought a feeling-- which in turn produces an attitude or behavior. I also like to explore your family of origin issues as those early family dynamics do tend to influence who we are today. I always start by reassuring my clients that they aren't crazy or weird...what you're feeling is normal for what you are experiencing right now. Anyone in your shoes would most likely be feeling the same way. It's okay and you're okay! We can figure it out together:) I look forward to working with you!

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Morganne Brown

Offering therapy in AR
License: LCSW,PMH-C
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

Welcome! Taking the first step and searching for a therapist can be overwhelming. Identifying the perfect fit based on a short description can be difficult. You have taken a huge step in starting the healing process. My name is Morganne Brown and I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker in Arkansas. Recently, I obtained my certification in perinatal mental health which includes pregnancy, birth, and postpartum issues. Postpartum depression and anxiety, miscarriages, infertility, and traumatic birth are some of the areas included in Perinatal Mental Health. Background includes work in medical and community mental health settings over the last eight years. Experience includes adjustment to a variety of life and role changes, anxiety, and depression with teens and adults. Providing a safe environment where you feel validated and supported to work through the experiences and feelings that brought you to therapy is my goal. Practice style can be described as integrative. No two individuals are the same. An integrative approach allows us to include the social, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual aspects of your life. This approach with training and certification in Perinatal Mental Health is the foundation of my practice. Let's get started today!

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Vanessa Williams

Offering therapy in AR
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Arkansas with over 18 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I work with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, anger management, and stress management. I have worked with people of all ages in various settings, including acute care, outpatient, intensive outpatient, school-based, college, and residential care. My counseling style is collaborative and client-centered. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion and will encourage you to do the work to reach your personal goals. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, motivational interviewing, coaching, and reality therapy techniques. I will tailor our dialogue and your treatment plan to meet your unique needs. It takes courage to seek and work towards a more fulfilling and happier life. Change can be tough, but you don't have to do it alone. If you are ready to seek positive change, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Ginah Smith

Offering therapy in AR
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I have experience working with different populations from many different backgrounds and seasons of life. I facilitate client's healing and growth by creating a safe environment as well as by being authentic, supportive, compassionate, and empathic within a comfortable atmosphere. I primarily practice Cognitive Behavior Therapy techniques. I focus on implementing new skills and tools to ease distressing emotions from the past, for the present, and to build resilience for the future. I would love to help you to work through this current season of life and prepare you for the future. So feel free to reach out by phone or email for more information. I look forward from hearing from you.

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Robert Bronson

Offering therapy in AR
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersAnger managementDepression
19 years of experience

My name is Robert Bronson, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 22 years of clinical experience. Main areas of interest and experience include PTSD/trauma recovery, depression, anxiety and healthy lifestyle modification. Areas of professional training include, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Cognitive processing therapy, Prolonged exposure therapy, Mindfulness, Action & Commitment therapy. I tend to use a holistic approach. As we walk the road of this journey we call life many of us will face reflection points that will require courage to confront and change. I am here to help. I will take the time to get to know you and your story. My style is warm,compassionate with added humor when appropriate. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you navigate your journey and challenges.

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Crystal Evans

Offering therapy in AR
License: M.Ed., LPC-TA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
3 years of experience

I am so thankful you have taken the first step! My name is Crystal Evans and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor through the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling. I have spent the past 13 years in public education with the prior 6 counseling students/young adults. My experience in public school education a unique perception when helping parents helping their children who are experiencing difficulties. My main areas in counseling are working with those who are experiencing depression, anxiety, and identity adversities. I use eclectic and uses a broad range of theoretical approaches, including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Reality Based, and psychoeducation to counsel adults. Otherwise I use approaches that fit your personal needs. I will also utilize a holistic approach by exploring with and educating my clients about how their mind, spirit and body are interconnected. I see adults for a variety of reasons including divorce, relationships, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes, etc. I strive to create a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which individuals can be supported in their efforts to change and grow as well as become reconnected to their strengths and dreams. My theory is that when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, people are free to experience change. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.~ Margaret Mead

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Erin Boydston

Offering therapy in AR
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
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, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I have experience working with children, teens and adults. 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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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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LaTasha Green

Offering therapy in AR
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Central Florida. I specialize in the assessment and treatment of serious mental illness and substance use disorders. I have experience working within the conceptual framework of the recovery model in addition to experience working with individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and educational backgrounds. I am trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT-P, and Chronic Disease Self-Management.

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Julie Crowley

Offering therapy in AR
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Hawaii and Michigan, with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, and depression, coping with addictions, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, PTSD, BPD, & bipolar disorder. 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. 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.

How to find counseling in Sheridan

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Sheridan 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 Sheridan 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 Sheridan 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 Sheridan, 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 Sheridan 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 Sheridan 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 Sheridan 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 Sheridan 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 Sheridan 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 72150 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 Sheridan 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 Sheridan 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 Sheridan, 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.

Sheridan 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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72150

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