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Angela Mathew

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT, MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCareer difficulties
27 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in Indiana with over 23 years of experience working as a psychotherapist (I am licensed in Kentucky, Indiana, Kansas, Utah, Nevada and Maine). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. Together we will face obstacles, journey through the “stuck” places, and heal the issues causing suffering. I will be here with you every step of the way. With open-mindedness, and total acceptance of who uniquely you are, I will help you discover avenues to make your specific goal attainment a graceful process. We will begin where you are right now, addressing what feels most important to you. We will keep open communication about your feelings in regards to the progress we are making. So looking forward to getting to know more about you!

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Katie Fleming

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): MaE,LPCC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I'm Katie. I am a Licensed Clinical Counselor in the State of Kentucky with 13 years of experience. I've worked with worked with a variety of populations in my years counseling. I have worked in an in-patient psychiatric hospital, community/school based counseling position, as well as intensive out-patient setting at the local hospital. I have been trained in Trauma Informed Care and have many years experience working with things such as anxiety, depression, and life changes. I approach counseling in a manner that tries to meet you where you are in life. There is no judgement here, only support and encouragement. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. I tend to focus more on your own personal strengths and try to find ways to encourage you to reach solutions on your own so that you feel more empowered and ready to face whatever challenges life throws at you. I look forward to getting to know you and helping in any way I can on this new adventure.

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Casey Farris

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): MA.Ed,LPCC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! I am Casey Farris a licensed clinical counselor and have been working with individuals for 7 years in the school, therapeutic foster agency, and community mental health. I strive to always better myself and learn new things that can better help my clients. I am currently a certified AutPlay therapist, working toward being a certified DBT counselor, and an EMDR trained. I utilize a mixture of different theoretical approaches to meet the individual where they are at. I have toolbox of skills so that I can work to help individuals based on their needs and am always taking every opportunity professionally to add to that toolbox. I have worked with client on the following topic; -Anxiety -Grief -Stress -Depression -ADHD -Autism -Trauma -Family Relationships -Behavioral -Social Skills -Bi-Polar

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Patricia Leigh

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): M.S. LPCC-S, RPT
Trauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor as well as a board approved supervisor and registered play therapist. I have 9 years experience as a Mental Heath Clinician as well as 13 years as a preschool teacher and 20+ years as a CNA in geriatric environment . I am highly trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the approach appeals to me as it is direct and empirically supported. My experience and education involving child development allows me to see young people as unique and individual rather than "cookie cut" small adults and children's zest for life and limitless imagination fascinates me. I am compassionate and caring with endless patience and feel my career is a calling and not just a job or career. I embrace and support your decision to pursue therapy. It is not an easy decision for a lot of people but you have already took a giant leap of faith in your healing process by reaching out and I am honored to have the privilege to join you in this journey.

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Barbara Kaminer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepression
39 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello there. I am a licensed clinical social worker. My professional and life experience is in Kentucky where I was born and raised. I have been providing therapy and supportive counseling to people for nearly forty years. I started with children, adolescents, and their families. Most recently I had the privilege of working with our Veterans. In most cases we addressed depression and suicidality. But it is best when we can start before that stage. It is best to ask for some help when you first notice something is just not right. Something is off. It is my pleasure to work with people as they work to get things back on track. My style is open, encouraging, interactive and hopeful. While I am laid back, I am also respectfully straight forward and expect you to be also. We must communicate and cooperate to make changes. I appreciate the ability to provide services online, however I do not accept clients who want to text only. I personally need to see you or at the least hear you. I do look forward to talking with you.

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Necole Richardson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,LPCC,MHSP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hey folks!I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health Service Provider in Tennessee. My passion for therapy began after realizing I was helping many clients with the similar concerns related to identity confusion, limited self-awareness, and low self-confidence. I realized I could reach out to more people using different forums and saw an opportunity to help more people than I could ever hope to see in individual sessions face to face. There just aren’t enough hours in the week! My therapy style is warm, supportive, interactive, validating, and empowering. I utilize a client-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy approach with a solution focused perspective, and have training and extensive experience in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), and rational emotive behavioral therapy ( REBT) As a conscientious therapist it is important to me to provide a safe, non-judgmental, therapeutic environment, and treat everyone with respect, compassion, and unconditional positive regard. I offer a style and approach that best fits the needs of each individual, and partner with each individual to create a treatment plan with specific goals and objectives that meet specific needs. Life is pretty complex and sometimes presents us with challenges that require support and therapeutic interventions to achieve balance and overall wellness. Congratulations to you for your courage, and on your decision to seek empowerment and enhance your current emotional well-being. If you are ready to take the next step, know that I’m here and looking forward to supporting and empowering you as you strive to elevate your wellness.

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Miranda Hatfield

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello and welcome! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Kentucky with 4 years of professional work experience in mental health practice. My experiences include helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, motivation, self- esteem, and health issues, among other concerns. I have worked with a variety of age groups, from young adults to older adult populations. I believe that you are the expert of your own life and journey and that you have many strengths in overcoming issues that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process and help to work through the challenges you may face.

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Angela Howes

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in the state of Kentucky with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe strongly that we are all deserving of safe spaces to unpack and process the things that happen in our lives, good or bad. I will adjust our conversations and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jeanette (Jan) Rudd

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesCareer difficulties
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Kentucky with 10+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, parenting issues, and women's issues. I also have experience working with career and relationship difficulties. I believe that you know your story best, and that you have strengths and abilities that will help you in overcoming life's challenges. If you are here looking for help, then you have made a very brave and important step! I am here to support & empower you in your journey. I look forward to hearing from you! To read more about my therapy style and how I might be able to help you, go to my Psychology Today page: https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/894229

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Melanie Jarmon

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Kentucky with over 15 years in the mental health field. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, & depression. I also have over 20 years of experience working with adolescents and teenagers. I strive to provide mental telehealth counseling services to help promote individual growth and positive mental health. I understand that each client I work with is a unique individual influenced by his, her or their culture, family, values, beliefs, and personal identity. I strive to honor and respect the uniqueness of each person I treat. I seek to decrease mental health suffering in clients, while I seek to promote a positive sense of self and self-esteem. I seek to lessen the experience of anxiety and worry which can inhibit one’s enjoyment of life, while I seek to help clients nurture and discover ways to enjoy and make the most of their lives. I seek to assist clients to engage in healthy behaviors, and I seek to increase clients' sense of meaning and purpose in life. I also endeavor to promote better functioning and satisfaction in clients’ school and/or work, personal interests, and in their relationships. When working with children and families, I aspire to strengthen emotional bonds and improve communication. I offer a common goal of providing quality, effective, empathic treatment to the whole person. My goal is to guide individuals and families toward better functioning in all areas of their lives. All treatment is grounded in researched-based interventions and theories and is delivered in an ethical manner, always with respect for the client. I understand that therapeutic services may not be the only treatment or service that will promote the growth of the individual in all aspects of who they are, and therefore I may facilitate a referral to other treatment providers and/or professionals in order to help clients actualize their full potential. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Hickman

Finding the best therapist close by in Hickman can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Hickman that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Hickman. 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 Hickman, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Hickman region and in the state of Kentucky. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Hickman or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Hickman area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Hickman 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 Hickman, elsewhere in Fulton, or in the greater state of Kentucky.

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

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hickman 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 Hickman 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 Hickman may not take health insurance, some in the state of Kentucky may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Kentucky you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

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

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Hickman 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 Hickman helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

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

BetterHelp's verified Hickman therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

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

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Hickman therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Hickman?

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

Hickman therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Hickman 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 Hickman therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in KY, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 42050 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your Hickman therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Hickman.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Hickman licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Hickman counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

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

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Hickman, Kentucky 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.

Hickman has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform for Hickman, Kentucky

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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.

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