Baldwin City, Kansas began as a trailing stop on the Santa Fe Trail and was called Palmyra. It was a small town with a blacksmith shop and stable, a hotel, one lawyer, a drug store, two doctors and a tavern. Even though the population of Baldwin City is about 5,000, it is home to Baker University, the oldest 4-year university in the state of Kansas. Competition is rife at the University and it is common for students to be under stress and, at times, emotional turmoil.

A Baldwin City-area therapist can give you the tools to cope with any problems you may be experiencing. The professional therapist is available should you feel the need for some constructive advice to deal with the stresses that University life entails.

This is Dr. Scott Anstadt's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Baldwin City, Kansas (Baldwin City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 36

Hello, This is Scott Anstadt, Ph,D, LCSW, a seasoned clinician with decades of academic and counseling experience. Empathic, direct, and practical in approach using a wide range of evidenced based tools to make our time most meaningful and enhance your everyday life concerns. Flexible in approach to build in regular and strategic contacts and coaching. Enjoy working with older adults, periods of transition and adjustment, and grief issues. Overall, I use an eclectic approach from an evidenced based perspective. This includes strategic use of skills in: family sy...

This is Adalheidur (Ally) Dagbjartsdottir 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Baldwin City, Kansas (Baldwin City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

Welcome! My name is Ally Dagbjartsdottir and I'm so excited for the opportunity to work with you. Therapy is a collaboration, one in which we partner to find ways to help you cope with life's challenges, setbacks, questions, etc. I would love to be the person to help you be the best version of yourself. Therapy is for everyone and anyone and as a social worker, my background enables me to look at things from multiple perspectives. I have worked with children and families for 10 years, 5 of which I have been a therapist. My specialty is working with children and...

This is Sheena Munsch's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Baldwin City, Kansas (Baldwin City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

As a mental health counselor, my commitments are to help the person better themselves through increasing their self-esteem, and advocacy. Together we will create a safe and trusting working relationship in a therapeutic environment where you feel comfortable to work. I began my career as a counselor through corrections. At 18 I worked as an advocate with the mentally ill with the police department, both to bring awareness to mental illness and to work with the police regarding their approach to people with mental illness. I was drawn to the crisis and challenge of...

This is Karla Brockman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Baldwin City, Kansas (Baldwin City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 35

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over thirty years of experience in the counseling/mental health field. I have worked primarily in the community mental health setting with clients who had a wide array of concerns. These concerns included depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, women's issues, stress. I think you will find me warm interactive and supportive. My primary counseling approach is cognitive behavioral therapy, however, I draw from a variety of theoretical perspectives/techniques. Thanks so much for reaching out. I look forward ...

This is (Margaret) Peggy DeCarlis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Baldwin City, Kansas (Baldwin City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C,LCSW,LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I am an experienced therapist, licensed in Maryland, Missouri, and Kansas. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I am privileged to work with those who have taken the first steps toward change, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines strengths-based, acceptance and commitment, person-centered, cognitive behavioral, and solution-focused therapies with a strong focus on skill-building. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I practice a type of therapy that aims to help clients accept wha...

This is Crystal Witty's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Baldwin City, Kansas (Baldwin City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LSCSW,CCTP,200 RYT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by to check out my page as you search to find the very best fit for yourself on this journey! Let's get to it. I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I am licensed in the state of Kansas and work part-time as a Yoga Therapist, RYT 200. I have 10 years of clinical experience and have worked with individuals of all ages facing a multitude of challenges including depression, anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, parenting concerns, gender identity needs, relationship issu...

This is Page Zieske's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Baldwin City, Kansas (Baldwin City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor bringing more than 20 years of experience with individuals of various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. My approach is very laid back. I feel that I am very personable and easy to talk to. I have worked with individuals with all types of issues in both in-patient settings like prisons and hospitals to out-patient settings like one on one therapy in the community or in even providing in home services. I do not use one therapy approach. Each client and each situation is unique and you have to go with what is needed...

This is Jeanelle Herrel's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Baldwin City, Kansas (Baldwin City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ed.S.,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 21

I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas for over 20 years. I live in Kansas on a farm with my husband. I am a blessed mother of five children and my family and I have hosted several exchange students over the years from several countries. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and codependency related problems. I combine the treatment approaches of Client-Centered (Non-judgemental), Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution Focused, and Positive Psychology therapy models in my direct services with clients. I also have experie...

This is Stephanie Risinger's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Baldwin City, Kansas (Baldwin City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LCMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Hello and congratulations on taking this courageous and hopeful step toward wholeness. My name is Stephanie Risinger and I'm a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. Don't let the title fool you! Most of my work is with individuals. Being a marriage and family therapist simply means I have a specialized understanding of how our personal struggles and mental health challenges can affect relationships. I have 13 years of clinical experience in working with a wide range of concerns and mental health challenges. Examples include (but not limited to) grie...

This is Reshma  Freeman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Baldwin City, Kansas (Baldwin City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing in the state of Missouri for over 4 years. I graduated with my Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology at Avila University. I completed my internship at the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assaults and at Crittenton Children’s Center. I am currently a therapist at a private practice. Additionally, I am certified trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My competency focus is with individuals...

This is RoShanna Robinson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Baldwin City, Kansas (Baldwin City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, ADHD, Autism, and self-esteem. I also have assisted people who have endured mental and emotional abuse. My therapy style is tailored to each individual that I work with. We are all going through a life journey, and a solution that may work for one individual, may not necessarily work for the next. Our discussions will be objective, paying par...

This is Marchita Hill's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Baldwin City, Kansas (Baldwin City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, MFT,LPC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 22

I am a Licensed Programmer Clinical Professional Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters of Science from Family University. I have been practicing for 22 years in various settings with various populations. I worked in the medical field as I put myself through grad School. I am an Eclectic therapist with roots in Client Centered, Humanistic, Family systems and peppered with Psychodynamic. I believe one theory or technique doesn't fit all clients. I like to active listen to the client and work with the client to find the fit for the indi...

This is Shantelle Wells's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Baldwin City, Kansas (Baldwin City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Hello! My name is Shantelle and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and Kansas. I have been working in the mental health profession for over 15 years. I enjoy working with people and enjoy seeing others smile while trying to figure out this thing called life. I believe change only comes when we learn how to be comfortable being uncomfortable. As the saying goes, change does not come from old comfort zones. I believe therapy allows you to share your deepest, darkest secrets, allows you to be vulnerable and provides a judgement free ...

This is Lynette Wishart's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Baldwin City, Kansas (Baldwin City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A.,LCMFT,CISM
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 24

Welcome, my name is Lynette Wishart, MA, LCMFT/LMFT. I am a licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Kansas, Missouri, and California. I began in the “people-helping” business almost three decades ago in non-profit organizations before receiving my clinical counseling licensure in 2008 and have since worked in settings like private practice, crisis response, military installations, school based, and academia. Some populations I have enjoyed working with include young adults/college age, military personnel and their families, pastors and fai...

This is Dr. Jill Hackley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Baldwin City, Kansas (Baldwin City, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Dr. Jill Hackley is a Licensed Psychologist. She is licensed in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota and Nebraska. She is an Iowa Health Services Provider with diverse clinical experiences. She obtained her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. She obtained a Master’s Degree from Drake University in Community Counseling. She uses a variety of treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Dr. Hackley’s areas of focus include anxiety, depression, adoption/attachment, foster care...

This is Cami Cocke's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Baldwin City, Kansas (Baldwin City, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Kansas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Emily Hunt's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Baldwin City, Kansas (Baldwin City, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello, I'm Emily! I am a MO Licensed Clinical Social Worker and KS Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience in the field. I have extensive experience in the mental health/medical setting, and I feel that I have many skills and resources that would make me a good fit to be your therapist. I am trained in Motivational Interviewing, Mental Health First Aid, and Trauma Informed Care. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress, anxiety, work challenges, relationships, low self-esteem. sleep, medical conditions, g...

This is Jamey Diehl's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Baldwin City, Kansas (Baldwin City, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Kansas and Missouri , and I am qualified to supervise licensure candidates in Missouri . I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, grief, adjustment, career issues, & depression. I believe in treating all clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. It takes courage to begin working toward change, and I am here to support you in that journey.

This is Anna Toren's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Baldwin City, Kansas (Baldwin City, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Kansas and Virginia with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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!

This is Danielle (Dani)  Singer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Baldwin City, Kansas (Baldwin City, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Hi, I'm Dani, and I am licensed in Kansas with nearly 10 years of professional work experience as a therapist and coach. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, self esteem, and confidence. I also love incorporating spirituality into my work, if my clients are open and comfortable. My mission is to lead you on a journey home — to yourself. I ask for a deep commitment from you to participate in this beautiful process of self-discovery & self-healing. I believe healing occurs through the transformation of our fears...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Baldwin City?

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 Baldwin City 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 Baldwin City 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 Baldwin City or elsewhere in Douglas or the state of Kansas.

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 Baldwin City 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 Baldwin City due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists in the state of Kansas 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 Baldwin City and elsewhere throughout the state of Kansas 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 Baldwin City 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 Baldwin City, 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 Baldwin City, KS, 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 66006 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 Baldwin City:

66006

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.