In life, you can sometimes feel like someone else is overshadowing you. Maybe it’s a family member, or a friend. Perhaps it’s your own internal battle. You need to learn how to stand out amongst the crowd, and a counselor based in Manhattan can allow you to do so. 

Manhattan is known as the Little Apple because it’s the smaller counterpart to the New York Manhattan. Despite that, it stands out, and you can too. A counselor in Manhattan can teach you how to stand out amongst the crowd. Speak to one and see what you can do. 

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Danielle Tipton

Offering therapy in KS
License: LSCSW,LCAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am a clinical social worker (as well as having been a clinical addiction counselor), licensed in Kansas, with almost 30 years of experience working as a therapist. I also have worked in substance abuse treatment facilities, mental health centers, an in-patient psychiatric treatment center, a primary care clinic, and 2 different hospices. There are not too many situations that I have not helped clients with in some way. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, ADHD, and end-of-life issues (both patients and families with loved ones who are experiencing serious illness). I have also helped many people who have experienced various kinds of trauma or abuse. My counseling style is laid-back, caring, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and other traditional “talk” therapies, as well as more brain-based therapies such as EMDR & somatic approaches. We will work together to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek support for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. William Dobson

Offering therapy in KS
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience

I have been working in numerous areas of psychotherapy and mental health for 20+ years including depression, anxiety, inpatient, outpatient and private practice. Over the last 20 years, I have developed my therapeutic approach to effectively assist people from all backgrounds in dealing with and overcoming challenges. As your therapist, I will strive to provide you with the best quality services possible in helping to resolve personal struggles and increase your satisfaction in life. Together we can work on making these improvements to your daily life, your interpersonal relationships, as well as helping you in reaching your personal goals. I provide you with helpful assistance to foster personal change.

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Lucas Streets

Offering therapy in KS
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
13 years of experience

I want to applaud your effort in asking for help; it's not easy to admit when we need it. Life is full of challenges and problems but the good news is we don't have to go it alone. When faced with a problem, I like to remind myself that for a problem to exist, their must be an answer. I want to help you find your answer today. Hi, my name is Lucas Streets and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Oklahoma (5030) and a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Kansas (2859). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, Trauma and ADHD. My counseling style is energetic, motivating, and encouraging but can be direct when needed. I believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect and compassion. I don't believe anyone has a problem they should carry alone. I use cognitive-behavioral therapy primarily, humanistic, and solution oriented styles of therapy when needed. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Remember, no problem can exist without an answer, no one should struggle alone, and their is always hope when we are willing to consider other options. I look forward to working with you! I am also a member of BetterHelp's Clinical Advisory Board. This is a 7 member board that works with the product development and clinical teams at BetterHelp to accomplish a variety of tasks including member and provider experience, strategic development and problem solving, and platform performance.

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Sabrina Giwa

Offering therapy in KS
License: MS,LPC,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
14 years of experience

Encouragement. Enrichment. Empowerment. Hi, my name is Sabrina. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor of 12 years experience specializing in anxiety, depression, bi-polar, OCD and trauma related issues. I am the Co-Founder of 360 Degrees Wellness Counseling, a certified grief counselor and I’m in the process of obtaining my certification in EMDR as well as Expressive Arts therapy. I use a number of different therapies modalities to tailor individual needs. The name 360 degrees was chosen to represent the goal of the practice which is to provide a complete circle of treatment options tailored to bring inspiration and wellness to all that need it. Our 3 E’s were chosen to symbolize our strengths within us as well as what we strive to reveal and broaden.

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Gerald (Jerry) Smith

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoaching
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas & South Carolina with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & depression. 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.

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Tamika Hodges

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Gordon Pfannenstiel

Offering therapy in KS
Relationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical counselor in Kansas with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, motivation, self esteem & confidence issues, anxiety & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe in developing a strong, trusting relationship with my clients. I also 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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Kristyna Tan

Offering therapy in KS
GriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

Are you struggling or feeling overwhelmed? I am glad you are here. I believe everyone could benefit from having an objective perspective on issues. My name is Kristyna (she/her) and my primary goal for my clients is to provide the caring support and compassionate challenge they need to cope with difficult situations. Most of my professional work has been in the medical setting, providing support to patients, caregivers, and staff. I can assist you with coping with a new medical need/diagnosis, caregiver fatigue, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, depression, or just coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story, so I tailor my strengths-based interventions and use different types of therapy (CBT, ACT, etc) based on your needs and goals. My schedule is part-time but I have flexibility. If you do not see a time/day that works for you, just message me. I am happy to explore a time that works for us both. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and I would be so honored to be a part of your journey. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I understand you have signed a consent form with Better Help. Please review my requirements under informed consent before our first session. Please remember that BetterHelp is not appropriate if you are in crisis or in immediate need of support. In crisis situations, please call 911 or local emergency services. You can also call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to someone right away. During the first session, we will discuss your reasons for seeking treatment and basic background information about you. Policies and scheduling will also be discussed in this meeting. To the extent possible, I will offer you some first impressions of what our work will include. You should evaluate this information along with your own opinions to determine whether you feel comfortable working with me. Therapy involves a noteworthy commitment of time and energy. You should be very thoughtful about the therapist you select. If you have questions or doubts about participating in therapy at the present time or specifically with me as your therapist, please talk to me about your concerns. Better help and I will be more than happy to help you set up a meeting with another mental health professional. Psychotherapy can have benefits and risks. Engaging in therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life. Therefore, you may experience uncomfortable feelings like frustration, sadness, guilt, anger, loneliness, and helplessness. On the other hand, psychotherapy may help you change your unhealthy or maladaptive thoughts and behaviors. Consequently, you may benefit by minimizing your overall distress, learning more effective problem-solving strategies, and experiencing more rewarding interpersonal relationships. In general, the law protects the privacy of all communications between a client and a therapist/psychologist/psychiatrist, and I can release information about our work to others only with your written permission. All aspects of your treatment are confidential, and I will need your written permission if you wish me to discuss your treatment with anyone else, including your insurance company. Even the fact that you are a client is protected by confidentiality. However, there are some situations in which I am legally obligated to take action to protect others from harm, even if I have to reveal some information about a client’s treatment. For example, if I believe that a child, elderly, or disabled person is being abused, I am required to file a report with the appropriate state agency. If I believe that a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another, I may be required to take protective actions. These actions may include notifying the potential victim, contacting the police, or seeking hospitalization for the client. If the client threatens to harm himself or herself, I may be obligated to seek hospitalization for him or her or to contact family members or others who can help provide protection. I will make every effort to fully discuss it with you before taking any action.

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Tiffany Strickland

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas with 12 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Cynthia Johnson

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & bipolar disorder. 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. 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 Manhattan

Finding the best therapist close by in Manhattan 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 Manhattan. 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 Manhattan, 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 Manhattan 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 Manhattan 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 Manhattan, elsewhere in Riley, or in the greater state of Kansas.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Manhattan area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Manhattan 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 Manhattan 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 Manhattan may not take health insurance, some 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 or clinicians throughout the state of Kansas 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 Manhattan, Kansas 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 Manhattan 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 Manhattan 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 Manhattan 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 Manhattan 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 Manhattan 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 KS, 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 66503 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 Manhattan 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 Manhattan 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 Manhattan, Kansas 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.

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

66502, 66503, 66505, 66506

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