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Sara Nielsen

Offering therapy in KS
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseEating disordersSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am an LPC (licensed practicing counselor) in the State of Alabama and have been practicing for about 15 years. I have about 20 years of experience working in the field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, self-esteem, OCD, ADHD and many other concerns. I have worked in a wide variety of settings, including residential treatment, inpatient hospitalization, correctional settings, outpatient and online format as well. I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma, have relationship issues with food, eating disorders and those who identify as LGBTQ. This is a safe space! My counseling style is collaborative, interactive and guided by your needs. This is a safe space, where you will not find judgment. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, acceptance commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness based, strengths based and other styles of counseling. I will tailor to your needs and expressed wishes; we will together to determine your therapeutic needs. I recognize the difficulty of seeking help and of creating change; I am here to help you every step of the way! I look forward to working with you!

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Chelsea Deines

Offering therapy in KS
License: LCSW,LSCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
4 years of experience

I am a Clinical Social Worker, licensed in Missouri and Kansas and I have been practicing Social Work for almost 15 years. I have worked in a variety of settings, including medical social work, hospice/bereavement social work, and in private practice, working with a variety of ages and various populations. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and other mood disorders. My therapeutic style is very warm and empathetic. My first goal in sessions is to make the client/s feel as comfortable as possible, especially when the situation is anxiety provoking. I offer a supportive and encouraging perspective while challenging and providing guidance when necessary to reach therapeutic goals. My therapeutic perspective is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral approaches, along with the addition of focusing on individual strengths and provide a reality therapy perspective. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling 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.

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Gerald Snell Jr

Offering therapy in KS
License: LSCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Specialized Clinical Social Worker in Kansas with over 10 years of experience providing therapy to individual adults, couples and families. I've worked with clients who are experiencing a broad range of life challenges such as anxiety and stress, depression and mood problems, relationship issues and difficulties adjusting to significant life events. My approach would be described as compasssionate, understanding and encouraging. I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, motivational and narrative strategies to help clients gain understanding and heal so they can live their best life. I will spend time getting to know you - your individual experiences, strengths and needs - in order to work with you to develop interventions that will most effectively meet your unique circumstances. It takes a great deal of courage and strength to reach out for help, and I commend you for taking this step. I look forward to working with you!

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Monica Kale

Offering therapy in KS
License: LCSW,LSCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

Hello and welcome! My name is Monica Kale and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado. Throughout my Social Work career I have had the privilege to work with individuals from all walks of life. I have experience working in crisis settings providing services to individuals with a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal ideations, self harm, grief/loss, relationship issues, life stressors, and life transitions. I have experience providing individual, group, and family therapy. I am EMDR Trained. I utilize various treatment approaches from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and a strengths based approach. I individualize my therapeutic approach to best assist each individual. I strive to empower each individual and to develop a collaborative therapeutic working relationship while meeting each individual right where they are. It takes strength to seek out support to achieve the visions you have for your life . When you are ready to make these visions a reality I am here and look forward to working with you!

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Carlos Camarena

Offering therapy in KS
License: LSCSW,LCAC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersSelf esteemDepression
30 years of experience

My therapy career journey started in 1980 when I became a Case Manager working with individuals dealing with severe physical disabilities. At that time I was fresh out of undergraduate school and was seeking experience in the helping professions. My mother was a Social Worker and provided community services in the small town I grew up in and I was carrying the torch so to speak. I graduated with my MSW in 1991 and began working for a County mental health program in my state that provided services to people suffering from severe mental health issues and that had become homeless. This therapy experience provided me with first hand treatment support for a variety of issues. Including depression, PTSD, anxiety, thought disorders, etc. I became a generalist with a knowledge of treatment for numerous mental health problems. What I learned more than anything throughout it all though is that treating people with respect and dignity along with listening and hearing what they needed and trying to meet those needs was crucial to any type of therapy success. I continue to believe in this mindset and will do my upmost best to find solutions and provide the specific support and answers for each person I work with. In order to teach them how to better cope and reduce the impact of mental health issues they feel are impacting their lives in a negative way.

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Carol Weihe

Offering therapy in KS
License: LCMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hello, and welcome! My name is Carol Ann. I am a holistic practitioner; clinically licensed at the master’s level in the State of Kansas with a Marriage and Family Therapy Degree. I have dedicated my practice to assisting individuals, groups and families live healthy, virtuous and authentic lives. It is an urgent task for the psychology of our time to understand and foster the highest possibilities of human development. My style is supportive, compassionate, and challenging. Are you seeking to go deeper into understanding yourself and others? Consider recognizing and shifting your attention from an unhealthy state to a healthy state by healing your heart and freeing your mind. I have over twenty years of combined experience and training working with my clients in multiple clinical settings: Private Practice, Community Mental Health, Management Care, and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. I am excited to have the opportunity to know you! Specialties: • Buddhist Psychology • Complex Trauma • Life Cycle Transitions • Military Cultural • Marriage, Couples and Family Therapy • Terminal Health Concerns Also experienced in: Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Chronic Mental Health Issues, Integrated Health Care, and Crisis Intervention Clinical approaches: Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, Meditation, Mindfulness-based Pain management and Stress Reduction, Loving Kindness, Breathwork, Deep Listening, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative and Structural Therapy. Years of Experience: 20

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Carrie Catterson-Fitzmaurice

Offering therapy in KS
License: LSCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
12 years of experience

I am a clinical social worker in Kansas with over 10 years of experience. I have experience working with children and families in their homes on a multitude of challenges such as substance abuse, parenting issues, stress management, organizational issues, ADHD, and relationship problems. I also have experience working with the geriatric population with issues such as adjustment, loss of independence, depression and anxiety. My clinical approach is a combined approach of mostly solution focused and cognitive behavioral therapies. I present a relaxed environment and encourage humor and honesty. It is my goal to treat all my clients respectfully and have an open mind to all lifestyles and beliefs. I encourage my clients to be self aware and goal oriented.

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William Bell

Offering therapy in KS
Family conflicts
7 years of experience

“There is…no such thing as autonomy. There is only a distinction between responsible and irresponsible dependence.” – Wendell Berry There’s an idea of therapy that pictures it as a purely self-empowered place, a place that inspires you to take control of your life and be who you really are. But life itself is rarely this way. We need people to support us. It’s not about picking ourselves up by our bootstraps. If the people around us are grieving, we are grieving. If we are in pain, those nearest to us are in pain. We depend on others; they depend on us. I approach therapy as a relationship where we will discover how the story of those you are connected to (and those who may have left), have impacted you and your life. The goal is not to just make you “be yourself,” but for you to feel reintegration in the present. To feel a healthy dependence with others. With this understanding, we can move forward to structure our lives – building heathier habits, new ways of thinking, and strengthening our rhythms in relationships.

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Carie Brown

Offering therapy in KS
License: LSCSW,LCAC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
17 years of experience

I have provided behavioral health services to patients and families of all ages. I have worked in the social work field since 2000 and have worked in the mental health hospital setting as well as community mental health. I received my Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2000 from Fort Hays State University and then obtained my Master of Social Work degree in 2003 from Newman University in Wichita. I pride myself on providing quality care to my patients and has collaborated successfully with other community organizations throughout her career. I am licensed to provide Drug and Alcohol services and specializes in working with adolescents and families.

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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!

How to find counseling in Marion

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Marion 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 Marion 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 Marion 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 Marion, 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 Marion 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 Marion 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 Marion 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 Marion 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 Marion 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 66861 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 Marion 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 Marion 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 Marion, 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.

Marion 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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

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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