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Larry Bell Jr

Offering therapy in KS
License: MS,LCMFT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
13 years of experience

I am a South Carolina native who after serving my country in the U.S. Air Force, completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wichita State University, a M.S. in Family Therapy from Friends University, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Kansas. I have spent over 15 years working in the mental health industry in different roles and over 10 years as a clinician. I have provided mental health services within public school settings, for youth in the foster care system, for active duty military service members, for veterans through the VA hospital, as well as for individuals, groups, couples and families within private practice, both in-person and virtually. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, PTSD, grief, communication problems, conflict management, and those navigating microaggressions. My clinical style is anchored in understanding your story, being invited into your world, identifying your goals, and walking alongside you on your journey. My approach includes supportive, solution-focused, intergenerational, strategic, structural, and process models of therapy. I am a resource and tool here to assist you along your path, process, and progress.

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Dr. Juanita McGowan

Offering therapy in KS
License: PhD, LCSW, MSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepression
40 years of experience

Dear Client: I have been a licensed clinical social worker in Kansas for more than 40 years. As an African-American, faith based woman, I am a seasoned professional counselor, life coach, teacher, consultant, and administrator. Experiencing the journey of life can be challenging and difficult. Finding peace can be overwhelming, therefore, I applaud you for taking the courageous step to seek counseling support. You deserve to live your best life. If you desire to achieve a healthy state of mindfulness and wellness, it is important to gain insights about how your mind, thoughts and consciousness play a powerful role in helping you see beyond your current issues and struggles. If you desire, I will support you to include your faith within the therapy process. My counseling style is warm, engaging, positive, but yet focused, and goal oriented. I will encourage you to utilize your strengths and personal resources to help guide your treatment plan. I have worked with a wide range of multicultural clients including, children, adolescents and adults. I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas, and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree from Kansas State University in Adult and Continuing Education. If you are ready to make the commitment and take the time to becoming your best self, I would be delighted to be your counselor. Remember your future is always beginning now! Dr. Juanita McGowan Specialties: Multicultural Counseling Coping with Racism and Prejudice Race and Ethnic Identity Development Faith-Based Counseling Stress and Anxiety Depression Spiritual Wellness Grief and Loss Emotional Management Lifespan Transitions Clinical Approaches: Motivational Therapy Holistic Counseling Relational Based Therapy Solution Based Brief Therapy

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Connor Wyckoff

Offering therapy in KS
License: LSCSW
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Kansas with 3 years of experience working at community mental health centers. I have worked with clients with various issues including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, self esteem, self harm, suicidal thoughts, intrusive negative thoughts. I primarily use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) in my approach to working with clients. I have found that many people are more comfortable when I approach our conversations more casually, so I try to connect with people on a personally level by bringing my personality into session. I recognize that everyone is different and has different preferences so I am open to any feedback that will help me learn what works best for 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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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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Krystal Kemp

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, 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. 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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Jason Dye

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, & coping with life changes. I am trained in EMDR. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. 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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Heather Snapp

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker with a master’s degree in social work from Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas. I have over 13 years of experience working with children, adults, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-harm, career challenges, and SPMI’s. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, and rational-emotive therapy that best suits the individual to create a safe environment for each person to understand and manage their challenges. I feel that it is so important for one to feel empowered to define their own strengths, understand their challenges and build new healthy thinking patterns. The goal for each person I work with is to feel supported and discover new coping skills they need to achieve success, communicate their needs effectively, and thrive. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards 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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Andrea Hare

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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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Angela Harrington

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
26 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist with 26 years of professional therapy work. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, forgiveness of self and others, confidence, & depression. I value my ability to stay open minded while helping clients feel like the best version of themselves. It is important to me that my clients feel comfortable sharing with me. 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. Change can be difficult. I am here to support & empower you in your growth.

How to find counseling in Muscotah

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Muscotah 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 Muscotah 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 Muscotah 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 Muscotah, 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 Muscotah 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 Muscotah 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 Muscotah 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 Muscotah 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 Muscotah 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 66058 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 Muscotah 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 Muscotah 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 Muscotah, 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.

Muscotah 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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