When considering therapy in Owensboro, KY, individuals may find that local therapists who provide counseling services are equipped with qualifications such as a master's degree or bachelor's degree in psychology or the social work field. These therapists use a variety of approaches to help clients who may struggle with diverse issues, enabling them to gain clarity and pursue personal growth.

For those feeling stuck in their current situations, solution focused therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and reality therapy are examples of specific techniques that may offer new perspectives and coping strategies. These modalities generally focus on enhancing practical skills and fostering emotional resilience, which can be useful for managing daily stresses and emotional challenges.

Therapists in Owensboro often hold appointments online, providing a convenient option for those who prefer or require remote services. This flexibility helps make therapy more convenient and tailored to individual needs, making it easier for clients to engage in the therapeutic process from their own homes.

Please see the therapist profiles below for more information on the different therapists available online.

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Christy Hopwood

Offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionADHD
21 years of experience as a therapist

I began working in the mental health field in 1993. I worked in residential treatment facilities with teenage girls and boys until I received my Master's in Social Work at the University of Louisville in 1999. Since 1999, I have been employed as a social worker for severe mentally ill adults, counselor and a director in foster care settings, counselor in psychiatric residential treatment facility for teenage girls and prepubescent boys, intensive in home counselor for children and teenagers with their families for the past 15 years, and outpatient mental health counselor for adults, families, and couples. I opened my private practice in 2008 where I see adults and couples who are dealing with depression, anxiety, marriage problems, relationship issues, grief, loss, parenting issues, anger, substance abuse, domestic violence, PTSD, trauma, stressors, work place problems, financial difficulties, ADHD, bipolar, mood disorders, and personality disorders. I use person centered therapy where I focus on the totality of the client that includes their mental, physical, emotional, relational, spiritual (if applicable), and recreational health and how they are meeting those needs. I use cognitive behavior therapy to help clients identify thinking patterns and cognitive distortions/faulty thinking errors that are impeding their progress and ways to replace those thinking errors with rational thought. I ask about family history, trauma, and if those trauma's are impeding present day life. I used shot term solution therapy where needed to help client's develop goals and strategies with their input to meet their needs. I help clients identify coping skills for problems and ways to implement those skills.

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Samuel Staggs

Offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed.,LPCC-S
Relationship issuesGriefCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Kentucky who has experience serving a multitude of populations throughout my career, including couples, and adults. I received my Master's degree in Professional Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson College in 2011. Prior to earning this degree and licensure, I engaged in a number of experiences throughout my life which has given me a greater understanding and empathy with individuals and clients. I have engaged with individuals from a variety of settings, including urban and rural, Christian and Athiest, Appalachian and Multi-cultural backgrounds, and many others in between. I have worked throughout my career in both public/non-profit agencies and in private practice, which has allowed me to meet individuals on the journey through his/her own personal story. My role as your counselor is not to rescue from your emotions, but rather help you gain mastery over your emotions by developing a sense of self that is empowered and autonomous, develop self-control, have a growing knowledge through psycho-education, learn coping strategies, build a stronger sense of self-reliance while learning from and working through current and past life experiences. It is my goal to be with you through this process with non-judgment, encouragement, and unconditional positive regard for you as a respected and unique individual. I use an eclectic, strengths-based, trauma-informed approach to therapy. This allows me to engage with you on an individual basis, and take your strengths into account during sessions.

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Elizabeth Morton

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
14 years of experience as a therapist

Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has been providing individual and group counseling for women since 2007. She has diagnostic and treatment experience for a range of issues including peri-pardum care, depression, anxiety, domestic/interpersonal violence recovery, sexual assault recovery, and first-episode psychosis. Over years of practice, the importance of community, forgiveness, and empowerment have proven to facilitate resilience and recovery. Using eclectic, psychodynamic, solution- focused, cognitive behavioral (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI), Elizabeth collaborates with Consumers to build a personalized treatment plan. Reach out today and let’s get you started on a path to healing.

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Cynthia Fletcher

Offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience as a therapist

I enjoy working with individuals and families interested in creating changes, while receiving necessary support. I assist clients in reaching short and long term personalized goals using traditional and nontraditional approaches to address depression, anxiety, trauma, and issues of abuse. In taking a holistic approach to wellness I work within all aspects of life to bring about personal and family growth and development. If you're feeling emotionally stuck, or consumed with no sense of direction, let us work together to make pertinent life changes.

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Jessica Guidry

Offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC,MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
28 years of experience as a therapist

Welcome to BetterHelp and congratulations, because to walk through even the virtual doors of a counselor's office is a courageous step toward an exploratory process that can help you identify what changes you want to make, available options for problem resolution, and how to create the real change you want in your life. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and I currently live in KY. I have been in the field of mental health for over 27 years and I am passionate about my work. I have a Master’s degree in both Psychological Counseling and Clinical Psychology. Very early in my career, I made it my mission to work in as many different treatment settings as possible, so that I could understand the unique therapeutic needs of clients in each setting. Therefore, I have worked in mental health and substance abuse settings such as outpatient, inpatient, residential, and partial hospitalization. Being a counselor in these various treatment settings allowed me to gain valuable experience in working within the full range of psychiatric disorders. For example, I have worked with issues and concerns such as depression, anxiety, ineffective communication, excessive worry, codependency, relationship problems, social anxiety, substance abuse, interpersonal difficulties/conflicts, anger management, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD and PTSD. I see my role as your teammate, a compassionate partner that will work alongside you as you move through your therapeutic journey. The primary type of therapeutic techniques I use come from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It is a type of therapy that helps us understand how we became the versions of ourselves that we are today. In understanding how early experiences played a part in creating the chronic negative beliefs that have continued to cause problems for us today, we can learn new ways of thinking that will help us resolve our issues, change the way we think, and learn to live our lives in ways that are more fulfilling. If you are ready for a teammate that will support you, educate you, help you learn new ways to deal with old/new problems, be a good listener, show compassion, empower you and meet you where you are, then take the next step by scheduling our first session.

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Vanessa Longoria-Carter

Offering therapy in KY
Trauma and abuseEating disordersDepressionCoachingADHD
13 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, eating disorders, depression, & executive and professional coaching. 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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Heather Tolle

Offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): LISW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio with a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Louisville and four-years post graduate professional experience. After graduating with my master's, I began working in community mental health as a level three treatment specialist and coordinating care between physicians and clients of various ages, genders, sexuality, ethnicities, issues, and level of functioning. For the past two and a half years, I have been working in a private practice setting where I gain more experience in providing psychotherapy to individuals on issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships issues, family issues, grief, adjustment and phase of life issues, and issues of faith and spirituality. I have over 30 hours of training in providing teletherapy and am a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider with experience using video and text therapy. My therapeutic style is person-centered and often solution focused while incorporating a cognitive behavioral approach. Past clients have described delivery of therapy as warm, empathic, and down-to-earth, which I believe nurtures a safe and relaxing environment for individuals to identify their thoughts and feelings, as well as gain insight into their issues and solutions to help them resolve issues. It is my belief that even though it is hard to do at times, I believe one of the best methods of healing is to talk and let it all out – all of the hurt, all of the sadness, all of the things that get buried within – and therapy is one of the safest places to do that. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for adults and couples to reveal, feel, and heal their thoughts and emotions and gain insight and support during difficult times.

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Ashley Dawson

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Kentucky with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & career difficulties. 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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Elizabeth Smith

Offering therapy in KY
AddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorderCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Kentucky with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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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Tavina Hensley

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Kentucky with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Owensboro

Finding the best therapist close by in Owensboro 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 Owensboro 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 Owensboro. 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 Owensboro, 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 Owensboro 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 Owensboro 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 Owensboro 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 Owensboro, elsewhere in Daviess, or in the greater state of Kentucky.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Owensboro 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 Owensboro 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 Owensboro 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).

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

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

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Owensboro 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 Owensboro 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?

BetterHelp's verified Owensboro 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 Owensboro 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 Owensboro 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.

Owensboro 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 Owensboro 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 Owensboro 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 42304 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 Owensboro 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 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 Owensboro.

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 from a therapist. A Owensboro 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 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 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 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 Owensboro, 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.

Owensboro 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.

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

42301, 42302, 42303, 42304

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