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Andrea LeBeau

Offering therapy in KS
License: LSCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Kansas with over 6 years of experiences as working as a therapist. I graduated with my Social work degree in 2017 from the University of Kansas. I have worked with clients from a range of concerns including; anxiety, depression, suicide, self harm, self-esteem issues, truancy, family dynamics, family therapy, domestic violence and post traumatic stress disorder. I have primarily worked as a therapist in the child welfare field for the last 6 years with the emphasis of keeping families together by providing family based therapy and individual therapy. I have also previously worked for the National Suicide Hotline and have been able to utilizing crisis counseling skills. Currently, my full time work includes supervising therapists providing services to families that are in the foster care system. My counseling style is client focused; you know yourself best! I also employ the style of being empathetic but will be direct and transparent. I firmly believe in treating all my clients with the dignity and respect they deserve. I have great energy and enjoy giving positive feedback. I combine multiple evidence based practices depending on your needs and goals. My goal is to be able to establish a positive therapeutic relationship as I believe a great therapy relationship helps the client best. Through this platform, you can message me at any time and I work to respond as quickly as possible. I truly look forward to working with you!

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Sherrie Stafford

Offering therapy in KS
License: MS LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

I am a medically retired police officer turn mental health therapist. I am a licensed professional counselor with a certification in sex addiction treatment, I am a police trainer of trainers for domestic violence. I have been on certified DBT teams, I am EMDR l&ll trained, my thesis was on attachment disorders in adults, I have worked the suicide hotline, I investigated rape and sexual assault cases, many hours in trauma education and training. I helped develop Building Resiliency for First Responders 4 hour training. I have worked with Fort Carson, Fort Hood, FE Warren AFB, Air Force Academy and Schriever AFB and provided therapy for those with special clearances, individuals and couples. I have worked closely with mental health court, drug court on both the state and city level, I have also worked with family drug court and juvenile drug court. I have worked with many trauma survivors. I teach some mindfulness and meditation classes and love providing education on neurotransmitters. I provide counseling to couples on relationship issues, attachment issues, and intimacy issues, and infidelity issues. I worked at a care clinic for HIV/ AIDs and HEP C specific patients with emphasis on LGBTQ clients.

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John Myers

Offering therapy in KS
License: LCMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
16 years of experience

John earned a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friend’s University in 2005. He enjoys working with all couples, families and individuals including those in the military. John has worked with military families across the country and in Europe to provide counseling as they navigate the unique challenges that come with serving in the armed forces. This experience has informed John’s approach to therapy that includes providing a warm, empathetic approach to help clients clarify and find solutions to problems that are difficult to overcome. John has extensive experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Structural Strategic Therapy. He also has consulted with organizations that provide therapy to children and families engaged with the foster care system.

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Stephanie Risinger

Offering therapy in KS
License: MS,LCMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

Hello and congratulations on taking this courageous and hopeful step toward wholeness. My name is Stephanie Risinger and I'm a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. Don't let the title fool you! Most of my work is with individuals. Being a marriage and family therapist simply means I have a specialized understanding of how our personal struggles and mental health challenges can affect relationships. I have 13 years of clinical experience in working with a wide range of concerns and mental health challenges. Examples include (but not limited to) grief/loss, life changes, relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, infertility, postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, and co-dependency. I received my Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University in 2009. In addition, I served as an adjunct professor of psychology for five years at California Baptist University and has been a featured speaker at numerous community events, organizational meetings, trainings, and retreats. I look forward to connecting with you.

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Arthur Garvin

Offering therapy in KS
License: LCPC,LPC,MA
GriefParenting issuesCareer difficultiesCoachingCompassion fatigue
22 years of experience

I am a clinical professional counselor licensed in Kentucky, Missouri Kansas, Iowa, and Colorado with more than 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I've treated clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse issues, process addictions, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I've also helped many people heal, who have experienced physical trauma, neglect, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with sensitivity, mutual - respect, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and gestalt, with mindfulness and awareness. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to confront dysfunctional habits and patterns, and to seek a more fulfilling and meaningful life. You are ready to take that step to change, and I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Laura Hattrup

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience

Do you feel stressed, worried or anxious? Maybe angry, frustrated, overwhelmed or exhausted? Perhaps you feel desperate for change and believe life can be better, but are not sure how. It can be painful to cope with all these emotions, especially when you feel alone. Asking for help can be scary, but the benefit of receiving support is invaluable. It takes courage to seek change and to ask for help and you’ve already started taking steps on this path. My intention is to help you recognize your strengths, resilience, skills and resources during this challenging time. For over fifteen years, I have worked with diverse populations including: children, adults, individuals & families addressing various mental health conditions, grief, loss, low self-image, major life events & transitions. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, non judgemental environment to process and heal your pain as well as learn healthy ways to cope with life challenges. Let me support and assist you in recognizing your own resilience, discovering your strengths, and using your voice to allow more joy in your life and build a better quality of life.

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Melaney Courtice

Offering therapy in KS
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTParenting issuesDepressionADHD
15 years of experience

Hi, I’m Melaney, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kansas City, MO. I have over 15 years of experience working with adults, children and families on a kaleidoscope of issues and challenges. I am a mother of two in a neurodivergent family and the challenges related to this have always been an interest of mine. I am also passionate about working with clients healing from trauma, managing anxiety and depression, navigating a rigid world from a neurodivergent perspective, mending relationships, making big life changes, experiencing stuck-ness and confusion during challenging stages of development, and people struggling to move forward as we navigate through our collective pandemic experience. My work with clients is rooted in finding self-compassion, motivation, and healing both through clinical methods and through everyday life experiences. I value collaboration and trust, and believe it is my responsibility to be transparent, versatile, and attuned. I utilize techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems and Behavioral Activation techniques. My understanding of the human experience is greatly informed by Family Systems Theory, Trauma-informed Care, theories of human development, and intersectional theories of liberation. Humor, realism, and starting from where you are are at are things I have learned over the years to be indispensable to the therapeutic process. Thanks for taking the time to learn a bit about me, and I hope to have the chance to learn about you, too!

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Carleen Roberts

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a Jamaican living in Kansas, practicing the art of human connection and compassion. As a social worker and clinician, I have had 11 plus years of professional mental health crisis work experience. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, academic achievements, motivation, self & body love, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, cultural 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. I am here to learn from you in order to ensure this journey is led by you!

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Julie McShane

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger management
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas with 22 years of professional work experience, including 16 years as a licensed therapist. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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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Shana Takacs

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementDepression
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression and coping with addictions, & anger management. 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. I look forward to working with you.

How to find counseling in Sawyer

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Sawyer 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 Sawyer 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 Sawyer 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 Sawyer, 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 Sawyer 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 Sawyer 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 Sawyer 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 Sawyer 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 Sawyer 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 67134 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 Sawyer 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 Sawyer 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 Sawyer, 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.

Sawyer 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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