To reach your full potential, your mental health has to be as good as it can be. If you are not feeling right, it is hard to get the most out of life. You may be feeling sad or anxious, depressed or just angry. Whatever the issue, an Independence based counselor can help you figure it out. 

The City of Independence takes great pride in its medical services and has done its best to make sure its community members are able to get the most experienced mental health professionals to help them when needed. If you are having trouble with your emotions, talk to one of the many professional psychological doctors in Independence. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Kentucky (Independence, KY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 29

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Kentucky. I have over 25 years of clinical experience working with adults (of all ages) experiencing anxiety, depression, coping with life changes, grief, or just needing a supportive ear while going through a rough patch. My overall goal for you is to feel better while nurturing growth and transformation. If you are looking for a compassionate, collaborative approach utilizing sound clinical techniques with an experienced therapist, please contact me.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Kentucky (Independence, KY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Hi, I am Anita and appreciate you stopping by to learn more about me. Both my undergraduate and graduate degrees are in social work. I have been practicing for 15 years in a variety of ways. I have spent 10 years working within short- and long-term addiction rehabilitation facilities, outpatient therapy in clinical setting with children and adults, therapist for Drug Court, children and families in school setting before entering private practice. I have enjoyed working with people from all different backgrounds and walks of life. I am very flexible and easy...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Kentucky (Independence, KY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed.,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, my name is Lakisha Brimage, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Kentucky and an ordained minister. I graduated with a M. ED with concentration in Counseling and Human Development in 2013. Over the span of my career, I have been afforded the opportunity to work with individuals from various backgrounds and walks of life, to include children, teens, military service men/women and their families, veterans, civilians, and department of correction inmates. Working with such a diverse population allows me to become more cognizant of our differences but a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Kentucky (Independence, KY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 7 years of counseling experience. With a genuine heart to help, warmth, and a sense of humor, my goal is to walk alongside my clients in a relaxed and supportive environment. In my approach, I utilize various treatment modalities. My clinical focus areas include stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, career, parenting problems, divorce, low self-esteem, social/relationship difficulties, and adjustment issues. While there may be noticeable reasons why one is experiencing emotional and/or behavioral difficul...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Kentucky (Independence, KY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MAMHC,LPCC-S,NBCCC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

Hi! Welcome to BetterHelp! It can be lonely and frustrating to have dreams and aspiration that seem to be outside our reach. Oftentimes, one of the most difficult things to acknowledge is the need for help. I understand stretching beyond our comfort zone and fears takes real courage, hope, self-determination and resilience. I am delighted that you have chosen to take this courageous step and excited to begin our journey together. So, congratulations on taking the first step to healing and personal wellness. I would like to introduce myself. My name is Joy Ha...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Kentucky (Independence, KY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Hello! Thank you for reaching out. The first step of asking for help is the hardest part. My name is Ally Trevino and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas, Kentucky and New Mexico. I obtained my masters in Social Work with a clinical focus at the University of New England. I am well versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and am EMDR trained. My specialties include working with members of the military and military spouses, survivors of trauma, depression, anxiety, compulsive disorders and addict...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Kentucky (Independence, KY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Lcsw
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! I have a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Campbellsville University, and I currently have a LCSW and I have been a practicing psychotherapy for the past 8 years. I am currently a predoctoral psychology student attending Keiser University and hope to be defending my dissertation in the upcoming months. My education and professional background have included extensive training at Ft. Knox military base in the analysis of patterns of human behavior and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Outside of private practice, I have worked as social work ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Kentucky (Independence, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Kentucky with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, anger management, motivation, self esteem/confidence, & 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Kentucky (Independence, KY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of Kentucky. I have over 20 years of experience working with military and civilian families. I specialize in working with children ages 5 yrs. to 17 yrs. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD many of these clients have also experienced physical and/or emotional traumas. I treat everyone with dignity and respect as testament to my willingness to also provide Christian based th...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Kentucky (Independence, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Kentucky with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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 - Independence, Kentucky (Independence, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello, my name is Chelsea Green and I am an LPCC in the state of Kentucky. First of all I want to say you are strong and worthy of healing. It takes so much courage to reach out and say, "I need help." I applaud you. A little about me, I was born and raised in a small rural community in Eastern Kentucky. I have a husband and two dogs. I received by Masters of Education in Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson College and my undergraduate degree from Alice Lloyd College. My passion is to help those in need heal like someone once done for me. I specia...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Kentucky (Independence, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Kentucky with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. I 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 - Independence, Kentucky (Independence, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Depression
Years of Experience: 46

I am licensed in Kentucky with 46 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety 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 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 - Independence, Kentucky (Independence, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

I am licensed in Kentucky with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, LGBTQ, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Kentucky (Independence, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 9

I am Leah Ashton, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Kentucky with 9 years of professional work experience in mental health and wellness field. Over the years, I have gained a wide variety of clinical and personal experience. However, I do not claim to be an expert on anything and everything. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, 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 co...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Kentucky (Independence, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Tennessee with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & intimacy related issues. 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Kentucky (Independence, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 10

I enjoy seeing individuals accomplish goals that were previously thought impossible, or unreachable. Most often, being seen, heard, and understood is the beginning of change. I specialize in working with individuals who have struggled with a trauma and/or addiction. A lot of energy is spent wondering who to trust, and if we are ready to invest time into making things better. This is where I can support, through training and therapeutic techniques, your growth and development. Therapy is not a “magic cure”, it is a process. Like most good things in life, it is...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Kentucky (Independence, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Kentucky with 19+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & coping with addictions. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Kentucky (Independence, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Colorado with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 - Independence, Kentucky (Independence, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Kentucky with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Independence?

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 Independence 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 Independence 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 Independence or elsewhere in Kenton or the state of Kentucky.

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 Independence 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 Independence due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 BetterHelp therapists serving the city of Independence and elsewhere throughout the state of Kentucky 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 Independence 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 Independence, 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 Independence, KY, 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 41051 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 Independence:

41051

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.