This is Heather Carlson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Parkersburg, Iowa (Parkersburg, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Welcome! I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Iowa. I have 8 years of experience working with clients. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and supporting clients through life changes. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approa...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Parkersburg, Iowa (Parkersburg, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Hi . My name is Traci Kent and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Idaho. I earned my Bachelor of Social Work at Utah State University in Logan, Utah and my Master of Social Work at The University of Northern Iowa, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. I have been practicing for thirteen years working primarily with individuals and couples, focusing on issues such as addictions, family struggles, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, as well as life changes. I believe in a strengths-based approach utilizing cognitive behavioral, Motivational interviewing, solu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Parkersburg, Iowa (Parkersburg, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Iowa with 8 years of experience working with couples, families, and individuals of all age ranges. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life stressors, grief and loss and ADHD. I also helped many divorced couples with co-parenting , and I have completed training for PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Training). My therapy style is welcoming of all concerns without judgement. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensiti...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Parkersburg, Iowa (Parkersburg, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,MS Ed,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Anna Themas MS Ed., LMHC, NCC Anna Themas is a Professional Counselor. She is married and has a blended family. Aside from spending time with her husband and two children, she enjoys reading, spending time on the river, and walking her dogs. Anna has a Bachelors of Arts in psychology with focus on sociology and organizational leadership from St. Ambrose University where she taught for a number of years as an adjunct. She earned a Master’s of Science in Education in Counseling at Western Illinois University. Anna is a nationally certified counselor and has been tra...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Parkersburg, Iowa (Parkersburg, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, my name is Lacey Schmitt and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I have worked as a professional counselor for over 6 years, focusing on mood disorders, trauma, aging, grief, as well as working with teens, and adults, as well as the elderly. While I have this experience in counseling, I also have extensive experience working in hospice as a social worker. My style is warm and down-to-earth. I like to use numerous perspectives and tools from many styles of therapy so that I can tailor an individualized approach together with my clients. I believe th...

This is Anna Murphy's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Parkersburg, Iowa (Parkersburg, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! My name is Anna and I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Iowa with over five years of experience providing therapy services. Prior to and including these last nine or so years I have worked in various settings including psychiatric hospitals, schools, community mental health centers, and private agencies. I have experience with a wide variety of populations and ages ranging from three years old to geriatric. I have experience with persistent/chronic mental illness, life transitions, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personali...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Parkersburg, Iowa (Parkersburg, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hi. My name is Cindy and I am a national certified counselor(NCC) and licensed counselor in Iowa (LMHC0 and Michigan (LPC). I have had a private practice for 12+ years where I provide individual, couple and group counseling. I am a former president of the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association and am active with a number of other professional counseling organizations. I began my counseling work in addictions treatment, with a particular emphasis on treating the family system. I also have specialized in working with children and adults on the autism spectrum....

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Parkersburg, Iowa (Parkersburg, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,EMDR Certified
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! I am Becky and I’ve been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) for 7 years and clinical supervisor for the last 3 years. My therapy approach is supportive and empathetic. I believe in meeting people where they are at and then moving forward together! I have experience in working with individuals and families with a variety of life’s difficulties such as depression, anxiety, trauma, family discord, and individuals who are going through major life changes. The approaches I use most are cognitive-behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy, and am a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Parkersburg, Iowa (Parkersburg, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a LISW licensed in Iowa with over 5 years of experience working as a mental health and substance use therapist and an additional 9 years of experience in the social work field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-image and confidence, parenting concerns and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and/or emotional abuse. My counseling style is collaborative, warm and interactive. I believe in order for therapy to be successful, the relationship has...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Parkersburg, Iowa (Parkersburg, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Minnesota with 6 years of experience working as a therapist, and 22 years of experience working as a coach. I am also a current Ph.D. student in Developmental Psychology. I have accumulated a wide range of experience working with a diverse clientele. I have worked in school based mental health, addiction treatment, and residential treatment for children and teens. I have also worked in an outpatient setting treating severe and persistent mental illness. I have worked with children and teens that have had severe trau...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Parkersburg, Iowa (Parkersburg, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,LMHC,MSEd
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 23

Hello! My name is Jenifer, and I am a licensed therapist in both Illinois and Iowa. I have a Masters of Science in Education in Counseling and a Bachelors degree in psychology from Western Illinois University. I have worked as a Masters-level clinician in behavioral health since 2000, and have experience working in virtually every level of care--from residential, to inpatient, to outpatient, to community mental health. This has given me the opportunity to work with individuals at various levels in their mental health journey. I see adults of any (or no) spiritu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Parkersburg, Iowa (Parkersburg, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D., LP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 14

I have a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with a special emphasis in neuropsychology and forensic psychology. I am licensed in the states of Colorado and Iowa and I have worked in it for the past 14 years. In the time I have practiced in Colorado and Iowa, I worked with patients with depressive and anxiety symptoms, using an approach to assist patients to identify their current methods of exacerbating emotional problems, such as constant verbalization of their worries. An approach that helps patients to select methods of reducing depressive and anxiety sym...

This is Leona Childs's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Parkersburg, Iowa (Parkersburg, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Seeking help can be one of the most difficult things to do. If you're seeking counseling services, you probably recognize things aren't working, you're stuck, hopeless, and/or maybe you don't know where to go from here. You might be numb or feel like everything is too much. Your experiences are important and valid, but it can be hard to see that after dealing with it alone for so long. You want to live your life without this bringing you down. I believe people deserve to have a safe and compassionate space where they can be heard, understood, and heal. We wil...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Parkersburg, Iowa (Parkersburg, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in both Illinois and Iowa and have over 15 years of professional clinical experience. My primary areas of expertise are in the areas of substance use disorders, personality disorders, trauma and mood disorders. I also have a professional passion for the therapeutic work needed to build and maintain healthy relationships and interpersonal connections. My therapeutic style is eclectic, drawing from a mix of therapy styles to individualize the experience to the needs of each client. Additionally, I work to keep each client's unique psychosocial exper...

This is Leslie Miller's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Parkersburg, Iowa (Parkersburg, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Alabama with over 9 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, chronic health issues, career challenges, divorce/separation, LGBT issues, cancer, and more. My counseling style is supportive, validating, nonjudgmental, and direct. I believe in treating clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines acceptance and commitment therapy and psychodynamic therapeutic styles. I aim to help you identify your ...

This is Jennifer Fitkin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Parkersburg, Iowa (Parkersburg, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

I am licensed in Utah, Colorado and Iowa with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with parenting issues, attachment, anger management, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Parkersburg, Iowa (Parkersburg, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients to develop strategies to deal stress and anxiety; cope with addictions; & manage the symptoms of their depression. I have also worked with individuals who have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum and Intellectual and Developmental Disorders. 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 he...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Parkersburg, Iowa (Parkersburg, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Iowa with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Parkersburg, Iowa (Parkersburg, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 26

I am currently licensed in Iowa and Nebraska with over 26 years of professional work experience. The bulk of my career has been in community-based settings as I felt this type of setting was where I could give back to those that have helped me and my family of origin. I had a mother that was bi-polar and had a significant borderline personality disorder. Her first major hospitalization occurred following my birth. I have grown up in the Midwest but have lived in California and South Carolina as well as serving in the US military with one deployment to Afghanistan ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Parkersburg, Iowa (Parkersburg, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Iowa with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients (adults and teens) with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Parkersburg?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Parkersburg area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Parkersburg and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Parkersburg or elsewhere in Butler or the state of Iowa.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Parkersburg therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Parkersburg due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists in the state of Iowa may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp therapists serving the city of Parkersburg and elsewhere throughout the state of Iowa you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Parkersburg to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Parkersburg, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Parkersburg, IA, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 50665 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Parkersburg:

50665

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.