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Antoinette Gooden

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KS
Counselor License Type(s): LPC, LPCC, NCC, MAC , ACS, CCTP,BH-TMC
GriefDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, Welcome to the Better Help Community. My name is Antoinette and I am a licensed professional counselor in Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Virginia, and Texas. I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. I have worked with individuals experiencing a variety of issues including grief and loss, depression, anxiety, marital concerns, women issues, workplace stressors, family conflict, and issues related to military families. I would describe my approach as goal-oriented, and client-centered. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Both modalities are hands-on, practical approaches to problem-solving. CBT treatment usually involves efforts to change thinking patterns and or behaviors. The goals are to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind difficult situations, and so change the way one feels. This helps people identify unhelpful ways of thinking as they learn better ways of coping with life's stressors. It would be my privilege to become a partner in your journey while helping you to figure out your goals. I will provide a supportive and understanding environment that offers a clear direction with specific strategies to assist with your current stressors. I look forward to helping/serving you!

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Dr. William Dobson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KS
Counselor License Type(s): PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Lauren MacPherson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KS
Counselor License Type(s): LSCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a clinically licensed social worker in the state of Kansas. I have a wide range of experience working with adults who are experiencing the effects of trauma, depression, anxiety, and general changes in life. I am trained in EMDR therapy, CBT, and DBT and integrate aspects of those models into my clinical experience. I have worked in private practice, Air Force, prison, and in addictions.

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Katie Light

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KS
Counselor License Type(s): LSCSW ,LCSW,LCAC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed specialist clinical social worker and licensed clinical addictions counselor in Kansas. I am a licensed clinical social worker in Missouri with 9 years of experience working as a social worker, therapist, case manager and client advocate. My experience has allowed me to work with all different types of mental health disorders allowing me to gain a very wide range of skills. I like to work with each client focusing on your strengths. I have worked as a therapist in a psychiatric hospital, within a community mental health center, at an outpatient addiction rehab facility and as an advocate for a domestic violence shelter as well as within group homes for individuals struggling with disabilities. I specialize in working with adults and young adults. I do many different types of therapy and will individually work with each client to see what works best for them. I utilize solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapies most frequently. I am not afraid to mix approaches and styles so I can be most helpful to you! My passion lies in helping those with trauma. Each individual experiences trauma in their lives that can affect them consciously or unconsciously. It can manifest as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive behaviors, PTSD, anger outbursts, addictions, isolation and quickly shifting moods. I would be so honored to help you overcome this in your journey. I truly believe trauma can be healed! For more information about me and my practice find me on psychology today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/935408

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Delvon Staley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementCareer difficulties
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Thank you for considering me to support you in your journey. The process of counseling that I seek to implement involves a supportive, collaborative, and sincere process meant to help you grow and alleviate any mental health concerns, if present. If you are willing to work hard towards your counseling goals, then consider myself as a supportive, and competent helper. My approaches are weighted with cognitive behavioral techniques with an emphasis of understanding you as a whole person.

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Ravi Starr

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello and welcome, My name is Ravi Starr and I am licensed professional counselor in Kansas and Missouri with 13 years of experience working in the field of mental health. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, family conflict, and depression, as well as those who are recovering from trauma and abuse, or are coping with grief and loss. Much of my professional work has taken place in neighborhoods where there are many Spanish-speaking individuals and families, so of a necessity, I have needed to deepen my understanding of cultural humility and meeting the needs of diverse populations. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. We will tailor our work together and your counseling goals to meet your unique and specific needs. As a first step, I will mostly listen (including via email) to try to better understand what you are facing right now. Looking forward to hearing from you and in finding our first time to meet together, when it feels most timely for you. Warmly, Ravi Starr

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Linda Yearout

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist in the State of Kansas. I have 30 years of professional experience including working in the Community Mental Health setting, as well as private practice. I am a Christian, with firm roots in the Christian faith. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, and depression. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Bethany Besand

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in California, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan and Missouri with 13 years of professional work experience as a licensed therapist though I have been in the social service field for over 25 years. 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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Vicki Canady

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Kansas with 4 years of professional work experience. 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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Alisha Hall

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KS
Relationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
35 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome to Better Help! I am Alisha, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma with 35+ years of professional work experience with individuals, couples, families, and groups struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self-esteem and confidence, college and career prep, grief and loss, perinatal and postpartum depression/anxiety, separation and divorce, and life transitions for women. My goal is to provide a calm, peaceful accepting environment for you to be able to safely work through those issues in life that are causing conflict within your soul. It takes courage to take a deeply honest look at ourselves and face some pretty scary emotions, memories, and realities, acknowledging that we need to make some shifts in order to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I utilize many treatment modalities that will meet the needs of each client which can include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapies, Mindfulness, Somatic Psychotherapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Come sit with me for a while and we will explore together. I look forward to taking this journey with you!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Nickerson

Finding the best therapist close by in Nickerson 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 in Nickerson that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Nickerson. 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 Nickerson, 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 in the Nickerson region and in the state of Kansas. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Nickerson or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Nickerson area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Nickerson 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 Nickerson, elsewhere in Reno, or in the greater state of Kansas.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Nickerson 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 Nickerson 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 Nickerson 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Nickerson online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Nickerson, 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 Nickerson psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Nickerson 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 Nickerson helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Nickerson 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Nickerson 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 in Nickerson?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Nickerson 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.

Nickerson therapists 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 Nickerson 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 Nickerson 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in KS, therapists 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 67561 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Nickerson counselor?

Before seeing your Nickerson 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Nickerson.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Nickerson 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 with a Nickerson counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Nickerson, 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.

Nickerson 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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