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Bryan Vignery

Offering therapy in KS
License: LCPC, MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
18 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Kansas and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri. I am also a Certified Life Coach. I counsel and coach dedicated men, women and teens to discover their significance and map direction to their life. My vision is to help others connect spiritually through integrity and perseverance and my mission is to influence, inspire and promote God-like love and respect to himself and those around me. This has created a connection with many local churches in the area that support and promote my direction as a man and a counselor. With my ability to assist with compassion and warmth as a coach and a counselor, combined with a strong, diverse professional experience, I am able to bring you an informative, insightful, and memorable experience. During our counseling sessions, I will provide you with practical tools and strategies to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and deepen your intimacy with others. I will also help you to identify any underlying issues that may be contributing to your individual or marital problems, and work with you to develop a plan for addressing those issues. It takes courage to seek 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 influence, inspire and impact change in your life. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Michaela Hammer

Offering therapy in KS
License: LCSW, PsyD
Relationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
30 years of experience

My specialty & love are helping individuals at transition points of their lives, with a focus from Adolescence to Mid-life and beyond. These are times of dealing with many changes in one's life. These changes may include family, friends, and your role in community. This is also a time when we are surrounded with "Transition Myths" ie; How we SHOULD be feeling, acting and thinking. Some of these are Memory Loss, Depression, Physical Fitness, Sexuality. My goals are to educate and separate myth from fact while helping YOU ease life's transitions so YOU can continue YOUR life with new hopes and dreams, respect and dignity. Each person is UNIQUE! Issues are NOT AGE SPECIFIC and can impact ANYONE at ANY age! With advanced education & experience, I offer Memory Loss & Cognitive functioning assessments. Not all memory loss is permanent. I offer counseling for Pet Grief & Loss. Some individuals have family members with 4 legs vs 2. Those losses are devastating as well and rarely understood by the general public. I have been providing counseling to individuals from many races, religions, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds for over 30 years. I work with preteens to those over 100 years young. I have provided therapy in my office, in individual homes, in schools and in retirement communities, nursing homes and hospitals. I have provided instructional in-services on cultural awareness and aging issues. I have set up memory clinics and performed routine depression and anxiety assessments. One of my newer areas of focus, which was a great unmet need has been providing counseling for those who have lost a "4-legged" family member. This is an area that I receive referrals not only from veterinarians but also family doctors and OB/GYNs, "I am referring Mrs. Smith as she recently lost her only child..."

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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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Jacqueline Ross

Offering therapy in KS
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
24 years of experience

At times life can be challenging. I am glad you have chosen to seek assistance. A little bit about me: I completed my bachelor’s degree at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, and my Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. I have over fifteen years of direct counseling experience in the public and private sectors, with over twenty years in the Social Services. I have worked in a variety of treatment settings, having provided counseling for adults, adolescents, and families of diverse cultural backgrounds. In my practice I address a multitude of issues that arise in life, including: Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness/Isolation, Work-related stress, Addictions, Couples/ Child-related issues, not to mention many, many other issues that may arise in our lives. I have an eclectic approach to therapy using a combination of: Client Centered, Brief and Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, as well as, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to name a few. I believe you have the strengths and tools that are key to enhancing your well-being. I will help you access your best self. I look forward to working with you.

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Andrea Holt

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyLGBTDepressionCoachingADHD
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, parenting issues, & 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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Dr. Jerry Morris

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
44 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas and Missouri with 44 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I work with my patients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Due to other contract commitments and restrictions that require me to only see certain patients in another system that will last for the next 26 months I will not be able to accept patients from the following Missouri Counties through this system: Barton, Dade, Vernon, Cedar, Bates, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Henry, Cass, St. Clair. At admission to my service, I will require verification of identity and location of the patient through a driver's license or passport. See: www.drjerrymorris.com . I am licensed, also, as a MFT, LPC, and an accredited addictions counselor and widely published. I am training and am willing to supervise and train psychologists, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and substance abuse counselors needing accredited and qualified supervision during the provisional licensure and certification components of their career. See: www.drjerrymorris.com .

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Jennifer Tuley

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Adrian Owen

Offering therapy in KS
License: LPC,CAT,BC-TMH
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

Identifying the need to change is greater than the need to stay the same can be the first step toward building a foundation for recovery but can also be the hardest. Hi, my name is Adrian Owen and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider. For many years I have worked with individuals suffering with Co-Occurring Disorders (substance use disorder + mental health disorder). I have found that RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE for both! I also have vast experience working with others to navigate depression, anxiety, and everyday life struggles. I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques including Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I have a passion helping individuals find their route to recovery either from a substance or a mental health challenge. A changed life requires ACTION. Lets find your power. I am grateful to be considered on your journey.

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Michelle Harshfield

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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 Saint Marys

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Saint Marys 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 Saint Marys 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 Saint Marys 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 Saint Marys, 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 Saint Marys 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 Saint Marys 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 Saint Marys 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 Saint Marys 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 Saint Marys 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 66536 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 Saint Marys 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 Saint Marys 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 Saint Marys, 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.

Saint Marys 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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