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Dr. John Joslin

Offering therapy in AR
License: LCSW
LGBTRelationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

Are the challenges of everyday life becoming too much to handle? Are you having problems with grief and loss, relationships, intimacy, physical illness or injury, or emotional health? When these struggles become overwhelming, you do not have to go it alone! My name is John David Joslin, LCSW. I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker. With caring and compassion I will listen to your story, help guide you in better understanding your problems, and help you discover solutions. I am a social worker and health educator with over 34 years of experience helping clients to solve problems, find peace of mind and make a fresh start in life. Let me help you with your healing journey. The time to start is now! I provide online psychotherapy for adults who are basically mentally healthy and who need guidance in handling the challenges of everyday life. Psychotherapy involves professional guidance in resolving conflicts and emotional problems by helping people make healthy changes in ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving.  This is accomplished by using cognitive behavioral techniques and psychoeducation.  I use problem-solving and mental health recovery models.  I have made a long journey to find my truth. I am still on that journey. I want to help you on your journey to find your truth.

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Stephanie Hodges

Offering therapy in AR
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Hello, They say if you find a career you love, it doesn't ever feel like work. Well, I've been loving my career for the past 11 years! I received my bachelor's degree in Psychology and master's in Agency Counseling. I worked at an Out Patient Therapy center for 10 years and now currently work at an acute hospital that specializes in suicidal/homicidal ideation and psychosis. I use Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused as my main therapy approaches. Based on the client's needs, the approach will be individualized. Are you very anxious? Can't seem to stop the irrational thoughts from taking up most of your day? I provided guided mediation to help with reducing anxiety and PTSD related symptoms.

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Ronyetta Belford-Osborne

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

I am Ronyetta Belford-Osborne, LPC, a board-certified licensed professional counselor with nine years of experience in mental health therapy. I specialize in treating a wide range of issues including anxiety, grief, depression, relationship problems, and daily life stresses. I offer virtual therapy sessions for clients, providing a safe space for individuals to explore and manage their mental health concerns. My client care approach is unique and adaptive, combining elements of person-centered, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapy, along with techniques from various other therapy modalities. I pride myself on tailoring my dialogue and treatment plans to meet each client's individual needs, with the ultimate goal of easing emotional burdens, decreasing suffering, and improving their overall quality of life. Congratulations on taking a huge first step towards beginning or continuing your journey to improving your mental health. I am here to help support you along the way!

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Sarah Van Hook

Offering therapy in AR
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Arkansas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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. 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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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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Starlett Armstrong

Offering therapy in AR
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemBipolar disorder
15 years of experience

Hello! Welcome to Better Help. My name is Starlett Armstrong and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the state of Tennessee. I have several years’ experience in the behavioral health arena, and I am certain that my knowledge, skills, and abilities will make me an excellent clinician with the Better Help Team. I am a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, in Michigan where I began my career. As a past protective service specialist for the State of Tennessee as well as Michigan, I acquired many skills during my experience in child and family services. Using forensic interviewing, solution-focused planning, crisis intervention, evidence gathering techniques, and necessary court actions I have a thorough understanding and knowledge of youth and families as well as the legal operations related to minors. I have conducted several forensic interviews in an effort to determine whether abuse or neglect had occurred. Working with abused and neglected children allowed me the opportunity to utilize solution-focused techniques along with a trauma-informed approach while conducting crisis interventions with children and families to preserve the family unit. Additionally, I have experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults in crisis. As a past crisis counselor for Youth Villages, I was afforded the opportunity to assess children and adolescents in times of crisis. I diagnosed severe and persistent mental illnesses through clinical assessments, risk assessments, and client evaluations. And when deemed necessary, I facilitated in-patient psychiatric treatment for the safety of the children and families. As a previous Social Work Consultant for the University of Tennessee, I worked with the foster care and juvenile justice workers to assure that children entering the State’s custody received the proper services and level of care. For the past 10 years, I have been the Director of Clinical Services for a 73-bed residential facility; however, approximately one year ago, inherited a 30-bed psychiatric hospital that treats children, adolescents, and adult patients. Because I treat patients with trauma histories; therefore, I became a certified clinical trauma professional. Additionally, I am trained in EMDR, TBRI, TF-CBT, DBT, and CBT. I am confident that my knowledge, skills, and abilities make me a superior candidate for your treatment needs. Your consideration of me as your therapist is greatly appreciated. Specialties: • Trauma • Grief and loss • Anger Management • Emotional regulation • Coping Strategies • Self-esteem • Depression Also experienced in: Trauma and abuse, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder Clinical approaches: EMDR, TBRI, TF-CBT, DBT, CBT, and ARC Years of Experience: 15

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Jeannie Tucker

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

I am licensed in Arkansas with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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. You can do hard things; I can help.

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Elaine Wilson

Offering therapy in AR
Trauma and abuseDepression
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Arkansas with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse & 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.

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Aric Bokker

Offering therapy in AR
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Arkansas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & 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.

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Dr. Cynthia Melton

Offering therapy in AR
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Missouri and Oregon with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, 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. 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 Strawberry

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Strawberry 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 Strawberry 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 Strawberry 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 Strawberry, 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 Strawberry 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 Strawberry 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 Strawberry 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 Strawberry 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 Strawberry 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 72469 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 Strawberry 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 Strawberry 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 Strawberry, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

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

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

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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