Incorporated on September 29, 1885, the City of Valley Center in the county of Sedgwick, Kansas is a quiet little town with about 7300 people living there. In 2007, the city had to be evacuated after a huge explosion at the chemical plant in town and the cleanup could not begin for several weeks.

These kinds of disasters can cause residual mental health issues that you may need to speak to a mental health expert about and there are plenty in the Valley Center area. When you are struggling with any kind of emotional or mental concern, it helps to know that there are experts available who can help.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Valley Center, Kansas (Valley Center, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LPC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Kansas. I completed a Ph.D. in community psychology from Wichita State University, received an M.A. in counseling from the University of North Dakota, and an M. A. in Psychology from Wichita State University. I worked as a counselor at a nonprofit organization for 3 years, and have been a part of Betterhelp for an additional 3 years. I have experience working with adults recovering from experiences with trauma, and those ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Valley Center, Kansas (Valley Center, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 26

Trying to find just the right fit in a counselor can be an intimidating and overwhelming process. Speaking with someone about things that are troublesome, that you have been struggling with or that you can't seem to change can be difficult. I aim to make that step easier and less awkward. We will develop a working relationship that is non-judgmental, relaxed and goal focused. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas with over 25 years experience. I earned my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas....

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Valley Center, Kansas (Valley Center, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LSCSW,RPT-S
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

Welcome! My name is Brianne Phillips. I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker in the state of Kansas. I am also clinically licensed in our neighboring state of Missouri and hold the credential of a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Over the past 17 years, I have spent my time as a social worker in various settings: in schools, in private practice, in a hospital, with youth in foster care, and with survivors of domestic violence. Even though the settings were all different, one thing stayed the same. Our success and challenges are influenced by our l...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Valley Center, Kansas (Valley Center, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello! Welcome to the BetterHelp community! My name is Pamela Frieden and I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker practicing in Kansas. I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma. I have been providing psychotherapy for a wide variety of issues and populations for 20 years. I graduated from Newman University in 2000 with a Master in Social Work and a Minor in Women's Studies. For six years, early in my clinical career, I did in-home family therapy with Juvenile Offenders and their families to help reduce recidivism rates of teens enteri...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Valley Center, Kansas (Valley Center, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): L.C.P.C.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 29

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas and I have over 27 years of counseling experience, working with all age groups in hospital and in private practice settings. I feel that working with adults and seniors however, is my greatest interest and strength. My approach in working with my clients is holistic in nature. I utilize tools and techniques derived from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with the goal of empowering and nurturing each individual in Mind, Body, and Spirit. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Valley Center, Kansas (Valley Center, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): D. Min.,LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Qualified Mental Health Practitioner with over 15 years experience . While working towards my Clinical license as a Social Worker the focus of my practice was in Geriatric Psych. I primarily worked with Seniors age 60 years and over. After getting my Clinical level license I began to work with outpatient adults in a community mental health center whose ages ranged from 5 years old to 80 plus. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Valley Center, Kansas (Valley Center, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 15

Hi, my name is Anjanette and I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker in the state of Kansas and have worked in the behavioral health field for 15 years. I have experience working with individuals with a wide range of concerns including, depression, anxiety, autism, relationship issues, parenting concerns, grief/loss and trauma. I am a therapist who uses person-centered approaches and I will always try to meet the client where they are and help direct them to where they want to be. I am able to tailor our treatment to meet your styles and needs so that it...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Valley Center, Kansas (Valley Center, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a mental health therapist with nearly a decade of experience, and a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in both California and Kansas. I have worked with a wide range of individuals who have faced many different challenges including depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting problems, life transitions, and family relationships. I am specialized on immigration concerns, adolescents, and cultural differences within families. I provide therapy in both Spanish and English. My therapy style is warm and engaging. I believe that every person deserves to be tr...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Valley Center, Kansas (Valley Center, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LSCSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Kansas and Missouri for over 20 years. In my years working as a social worker, I have worked in a variety of settings, including private practice for over 15 years, where I have provided counseling services to individuals, couples, families and groups. I have experience working with adults of all ages, children and adolescents. I have worked with survivors of childhood physical and sexual abuse, as well as survivors of domestic violence and other traumas. I also have experience in working with clients who are attemp...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Valley Center, Kansas (Valley Center, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S.,LPC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Beginning your healing journey is not easy as life experiences and changes can be difficult to navigate and can take you out of your comfort zone. I believe in providing an environment that is warm and nurturing to provide a safe space for you to work at your own pace. I have been in the mental health field for over 10 years; working with adults and youth that is geared toward meeting the needs of each individual. My non-judgmental approach to counseling is built on a foundation of rapport, trust, collaboration, positive regards and empowerment. Each session is in...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Valley Center, Kansas (Valley Center, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW #1496
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over thirty-five years of experience assisting adults and couples with challenges such as stress, depression, anxiety, self-worth, abuse/trauma, chronic and acute health concerns, grief, loss, end of life issues, and finding connections to spirituality apart from traditional organized religion. I was also a licensed practical nurse years ago and have completed a year of health coaching training. I am passionate about the food/mood connection and its bridge between physical and mental health. I have a very eclectic app...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Valley Center, Kansas (Valley Center, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Kansas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Valley Center, Kansas (Valley Center, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSEd,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 21

In my 21 years of private practice and 10 years as a Program Director of the Professionals’ Health Program I have gained extensive experience with a diverse population and diverse issues. I believe providing a nonjudgemental, empathetic, safe and accepting environment is an essential aspect of therapy.Utilizing a varied approach of therapies (I.e. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy Emotionally Focused Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy) help with individualizing the treatment plan. Although a seasoned therap...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Valley Center, Kansas (Valley Center, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety
Years of Experience: 20

As a licensed mental health provider for 20+ years, I have significant experience helping clients with life's changes and stressors. I treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life; I welcome the opportunity to support & empower you in that journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Valley Center, Kansas (Valley Center, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 18

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in Kansas with 18 years of professional counseling experience. My goal is to provide a safe environment where you can better learn to help yourself. I am trained in a variety of areas and work with my clients to create an open and healing environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared confidentially without fear of judgment. During our time together we may focus on stresses and life issues that you want to talk about, for example, anxiety, depression, or grief. You will learn more about how y...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Valley Center, Kansas (Valley Center, KS)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 40

I am licensed in Missouri with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, & relationship issues. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Valley Center, Kansas (Valley Center, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, I'm Liz! I'm a licensed LSCSW in Kansas City with 10 years of professional experience. I graduated from K-State with my Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2013 and my Masters from KU in Clinical Social Work in 2016. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, depression, eating disorders and body image, trauma and abuse, domestic violence, relationships, boundaries, improving communication and everyday stressors. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities to best meet your needs and go at your own pace. I'm a strong believer in the client having au...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Valley Center, Kansas (Valley Center, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Kansas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Valley Center, Kansas (Valley Center, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & depression. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Valley Center, Kansas (Valley Center, KS)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Hi, I'm Dani, and I am licensed in Kansas with nearly 10 years of professional work experience as a therapist and coach. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, self esteem, and confidence. I also love incorporating spirituality into my work, if my clients are open and comfortable. My mission is to lead you on a journey home — to yourself. I ask for a deep commitment from you to participate in this beautiful process of self-discovery & self-healing. I believe healing occurs through the transformation of our fears...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Valley Center?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Valley Center area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Valley Center and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Valley Center or elsewhere in Sedgwick or the state of Kansas.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Valley Center therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Valley Center due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Valley Center and elsewhere throughout the state of Kansas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Valley Center to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Valley Center, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Valley Center, KS, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 67147 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Valley Center:

67147, 67204

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.