This is Kristy Zink's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Stratford, Iowa (Stratford, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Iowa and South Dakota. After I obtained my Master's degree, I started my career at a community agency providing counseling to clients struggling with substance abuse and problem gambling. Most recently, I have been working with young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and stress management. My appoach as a therapist is client- centered; you will be directly involved in your therapeutic decisions. I utilize cognitive behavioral (CBT) therapy techniques as well as solution focused te...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Stratford, Iowa (Stratford, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Hello, my name is Sheila Funk-Jansen. I am a licensed clinical therapist in Iowa and Illinois. I graduated with my MSW in social work in 2003 from University of Missouri-Columbia. I have worked with a variety of courageous people in my journey to help them be more vulnerable, brave, and resilient. For the last 25+ years, I I have worked with people experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, family conflicts, and many other areas of life. I believe people have the resiliency to move the barriers that life presents to us. Life is all about learning...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Stratford, Iowa (Stratford, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,MSW,LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Welcome - Have you been overwhelmed by life's demands recently? Would you like to feel more confident in relationships and comfortable in your own skin? Are you finding it difficult to cope with change and loss? Reaching out for support is a big first step. As a licensed clinician in Iowa with two decades of experience, I will work collaboratively with you as a partner to explore solutions and help you reach your goals. My approach to counseling is to create a space that feels safe, nonjudgmental, and welcoming. I am very strengths-based and tailor my appr...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Stratford, Iowa (Stratford, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSEd,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Hello, I'm Amy, I have been a licensed mental health counselor in Iowa for over a decade, was lucky to be prepared for the license by an amazing graduate program in counseling psychology. Since grad school I have worked with many clients and their families helping them reach their goals and overcoming struggles with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, health issues, loss, body image, identity, confidence and the things in life that beat us up. I am a positivity based therapist that will meet you where you are at and help you get where yo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Stratford, Iowa (Stratford, 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...

This is Katie Ladd's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Stratford, Iowa (Stratford, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LMHP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

Are you or your child struggling with a recent change? Most stress and challenges in life originate from an internal or external disconnection somewhere along the journey. My mission is to provide support for children and adults by helping others reconnect with themselves, with their priorities, their values and their loved ones. A primary goal is to be able to perceive change as a part of life. I have provided outpatient therapy for over 8 years as a clinical social worker and mental health therapist. I am trained in play therapy and trauma informed modalities...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Stratford, Iowa (Stratford, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Im Linda Dollen a Mental Health Therapist, a nationally certified counselor and a long time licensed foster parent. My experience has been with all ages from children, adolescents, and adult/couples. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral and person centered and supportive application exploring the solutions related to individual challenges in daily living.

This is Jamie Allen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Stratford, Iowa (Stratford, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,CADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I received my master’s degree at Drake University in Mental Health Counseling and is a Licenses Therapist. During her schooling, she completed her master’s level internships in Individual and Family practice. I am interested in Higher learning, food, and Business. I believe that life is being lived in the here and now. Clients that engage in therapy don’t need to wait until life is “better” or “changed”, to live their lives in a meaningful way. A person’s life is created through relationships built and maintained every minute of every day. Change occurs in the m...

This is Lorie Bray's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Stratford, Iowa (Stratford, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): NBCC, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

My name is Lorie Bray and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I graduated with a Bachelors in Social Worker and a Masters of Science in Education in mental health counseling from Western Illinois University. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and solution focused therapy. I have experience working with individuals struggling with negative self-talk, low self-esteem, relationship issues, challenging irrational beliefs, anxiety, and depression.

This is Rochelle Rheingans's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Stratford, Iowa (Stratford, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, licensed in the state of Minnesota. I have been in private practice for 8 years now. Clients I have worked with have diagnoses from depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders and personality disorders to name a few. I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. My counseling style varies depending on each individual client. I make every attempt to treat clients as a whole person, not to divide a person's life challenges as separate from the person. This is help...

This is Joseph Mungai's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Stratford, Iowa (Stratford, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Iowa with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Alison Ekwena's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Stratford, Iowa (Stratford, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Iowa with extensive experience working with children, teens, families and individuals. I enjoy working with individuals to overcome obstacles that limit happiness, relationships and success. I work with issues of stress and anxiety, depression, adhd, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience in helping families adjust to adoption, foster care, and blended families. It takes courage to move forward and seek help and shows a strong desire for positive changes toward a more fulfilling and happier life...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Stratford, Iowa (Stratford, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in State of Iowa with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, sleeping disorders, chronic medical/health adversity, LGBTQ+ issues, geriatric-related life changes, career difficulties, military related issues, anxiety, and depression. After gathering from you a comprehensive history and your identified goals for therapy during our initial session, I will work with you to tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I work with my clients to create an...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Stratford, Iowa (Stratford, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Iowa with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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.

This is Maurianna Swanson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Stratford, Iowa (Stratford, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Iowa and Florida, with 10+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with managing stress and anxiety, overcoming depression, increasing motivation, and building self esteem and confidence, to live their best life. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Stratford, Iowa (Stratford, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 26

I'm Michele and I am excited you are taking steps to feel better about yourself and are interested to learn more about me. I'm a licensed clinical social worker in Missouri, and a qualified mental health professional. I am a certified clinical tele-mental health provider and a certified clinical trauma professional. I've been a therapist for more than 25 years and I absolutely love what I do. I help young people learn to live authentically in spite of experiencing trauma in their past and help them express their true inner self. I counsel adult children who...

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

I am licensed in Iowa with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue 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!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Stratford, Iowa (Stratford, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I am licensed in Iowa (LISW) with 22 years of professional experience providing individual therapy. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder. I also have significant experience working with depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to improve your life through therapy takes courage and I am here to support you in that process. Seeing people change and make progress towards their g...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Stratford, Iowa (Stratford, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Iowa with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. 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!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Stratford, Iowa (Stratford, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,Melody S Hatter
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Invest in yourself. You are worth it! It is not about being connected. It is about feeling connected. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas and Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa. I currently reside in Texas. I received a Master of Science in Social Work at The University of Texas at Arlington in 2014. My undergraduate degree is in Applied Gerontology. My professional experience includes inpatient psychiatric treatment and emergency departments working with adults from age 18-95. I have engaged clients in Cognitive behavioral Therapy, Remini...

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

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 Stratford 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 Stratford 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 Stratford or elsewhere in Hamilton 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 Stratford 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 Stratford 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 Stratford 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 Stratford 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 Stratford, 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 Stratford, 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 50249 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 Stratford:

50249

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.