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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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Karen Murphree

Offering therapy in KS
License: LCSW #1496
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

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 approach that draws from multiple modalities. I have a background in traditional psychotherapy, but prefer to come from a "whole person" strength-based approach rather than the traditional "illness-based" approach. I like to use the other senses in addition to "the mind" and might make use of music, art, movement, or even aromatherapy approaches. My approach seeks to offer genuine acceptance of who you are right now, helping you discover who you would like to be, and finding ways with you to make progress toward your goals. Edison said, "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that do not work." I would appreciate an opportunity to look with you to finding ways that DO work for you. Thank you for looking at my information. If you think we might work well together, please get in touch. If you don't feel a connection to me, there are many other very qualified persons on this site. Don't give up! Keep looking till you find someone that you think you would work well with! Someone is out there in the other profiles that would be a good match for you! I wish you the best, and applaud your courage in being willing to take a look at other options for your life if you are feeling troubled.

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Gerald (Jerry) Smith

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoaching
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas & South Carolina with 20 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. 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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Jeremy High

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

Hello and welcome! I am Jeremy a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) in the state of Kansas with 11 years of clinical experience. I am so excited that you are looking into the process of therapy. The courage it takes to start this process is not lost on me. I have experience in many elements of clinical practice including, but not limited to; stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, LGBTQ+ related issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. My goal in working with people who elect to work with me is to create an open and honest space where you can learn to improve your overall experience of life without judgement or expectations. In my practice I focus on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing to improve your confidence in navigating your experiences. I focus on goals based decision making and learning to move away from fear based decisions. I enjoy working with big emotions, and am happy to work with you on your journey. Again, I want to say thankyou and give lots of kudos to you for taking this step! Therapy is a great tool to improve you well-being. I look forward to being a part of your journey and walking with you along the way.

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West Loveland

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesCoaching
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan, and Missouri with 9 years of clinical professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relational and marital issues, pre-marital, trauma and abuse, & career difficulties and consulting. 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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Andrea Hare

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

I am licensed in Kansas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Cyri Krantz

Offering therapy in KS
AddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementBipolar disorder
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas and Missouri with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I also have experience working with 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Amber Thomas

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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. 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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Stephen Garman

Offering therapy in KS
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
3 years of experience

Hello, name is Steve. I am a professional liscensed counselor. I have worked with all ages. I have worked in crisis and with substance abuse. I have also worked with pastoral counseling. . My expertise includes dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, motivational counseling, and specific teen issues. I also help many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating you with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines many counseling approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique, specific needs and personality. I believe you have the innate ability to rise above your problems. I am here as a coach to take you from where you are in life to where you want to be. I believe that in order to be truly healed and healthy we all need an approach that heals us emotionally, physically, and spiritually. My compassionate, positive, and personal approach will make you feel comfortable and in control. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Phil Alexander

Offering therapy in KS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementCareer difficultiesDepression
25 years of experience

I am a licensed psychologist in Kansas with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety and stress, depression, relationship issues, anger management, & career difficulties. I use an active integrative approach using mindfulness based cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-oriented therapy, and relationship therapy. We may explore interpersonal factors, faith-based beliefs, physiology, career concerns, family influences, thoughts, and feelings. I'll strive to hear you. I want to help you gain insight in dealing with what you are going through. You are the expert of your story and you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you.

How to find counseling in Valley Falls

Finding the best therapist close by in Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls. 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 Valley Falls, 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls, elsewhere in Jefferson, 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 Valley Falls area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls, 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls 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 66088 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls 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 Valley Falls, 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.

Valley Falls 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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