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Lauren Oates

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): LPAT ,LPCC,ATR-BC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is Lauren. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Professional Art Therapist (LPAT) in Kentucky. I also am nationally board certified in Art Therapy (ATR-BC). I have spent the past few years working for a non-profit community mental health organization providing therapy for people and families in need. My approach to therapy is very person-centered and adaptable. I am a professional therapist, but you are the expert when it comes to your own life, and it is important that therapy be tailored based on each client's goals and needs in order to be as effective as possible. I am interested in helping people in a way that utilizes their unique strengths rather than focusing only on a diagnosis. The goal is to achieve a positive, healthy state, which does include overcoming difficulties, but is more than that. I am also able to provide art therapy for those who are interested. Art therapy can be useful in cases where it is difficult to express something, or for figuring out how one feels about something. Additionally, the act of making art can be enjoyable and therapeutic in itself. I believe that mental health is just one more part of overall health, and that seeking mental health care should be regarded as similar to receiving any other kind of health care. Every person experiences times when extra help would be valuable, but not everyone seeks out that help. If you are considering therapy, even if you are hesitant, I encourage you to get in touch so that I can help you move in the direction of overall wellness.

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Kelly Mitchell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC-S,NCC,MAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor with certifications as a Nationally Certified Counselor and Master Addictions Counselor. I have been in the field for over 10 years and have worked with individuals of varying ages from all walks of life. Regardless of the circumstances, I strive to utilize a strengths-based approach in the therapeutic process while also focusing on cognitive-behavioral interventions to bring about desirable outcomes. My philosophy of care is to educate and enlighten individuals with the self-knowledge and self-understanding of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, both positive and negative, in an effort to equip them with the tools necessary to not only obtain, but maintain, a high quality of life filled with personal and professional growth, satisfaction, and fulfillment. My background as a counselor, educator, and business owner provide me with the skills, knowledge and expertise to assist individuals from all walks of life who are desiring change. My guiding principle is, “Change your thoughts, change your world.” I am ready to help you facilitate and cultivate positive change.

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Anita Coffey

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): MSSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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 to communicate with whether it be verbal or written. My treatment approach is client centered and solution focused while utilizing motivational interviewing. I also utilized cognitive behavior techniques integrated with the others. If you think this would be a good fit for you, reach out to me. It doesn't hurt to try. I am looking forward to hearing from you!

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Dr. Laurie Miles

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): DSW ,LCSW,CSAT
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tennessee and Kentucky and I have 30 years of experience working with individuals I understand that seeking help can be an anxiety-provoking situation and I am dedicated to treating each person with respect and compassion, so that you can reach your interpersonal goals quickly. I am also a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and use evidenced based assessment methods and treatment strategies to help individuals quickly establish sobriety and begin the recovery process. I am a directive therapist and I will utilize objective and concrete goals to help you achieve your goals. My intervention methods are trauma focused to address family of origin and attachments issues, as well as the trauma of partner betrayal. I also utilize the Internal Family Systems model to address trauma and foster Self-Leadership. My sessions are either live video or phone , so please check my schedule My availability for sessions is generally 10 am until 3pm (central time) and sessions are 45 minutes long. Please reach out to me so we can discuss how best to met your needs.

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Samuel Staggs

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

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
AddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Kentucky with 8 years of professional work experience. I am Army Combat Veteran who has a passion for helping others find there purpose and become good at it! I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Terence Rozzell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am Terence Alexander Rozzell. I have been a professional counselor for over 20 years. I come with a warm, sincere, passionate and compassionate personality, with a seriousness about client care and well-being. Nevertheless, I am funny with an excellent sense of humor. I am skilled in the use and practice of therapy techniques and continue to remain up-to-date and knowledgeable about new research and expanded data in human behavior, so that I can remain fine tuned to be helpful. I am experienced, educated, and trained in family counseling, marriage and premarital counseling, relationship counseling, treating depression, anxiety, trauma-based therapy, sexual abuse, and other mental health and emotional issues. I am skilled to work with all people groups and cultures. My goal is to assist the client in becoming the best that they can be and living a more happy and fulfilled life.

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Rod Dunlap

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am independently licensed in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Megan Harvey

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Kentucky with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Ashly Huffstatler

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome!! I am so glad that you are here and working on your self-care! It takes a lot of courage and strength to seek help when it is needed. I want to start off by saying thank you for sharing your trust with me. It can be so hard to give trust to another so I want you to know that a greatly value the trust that you have give to me. Let me introduce myself, my name is Ashly and I am clinical social worker in Texas. I have been in this field a little over 10 years, starting in 2009. I started out at the most entry level position in the field and through time, schooling, and experience I have become able to offer counseling services to all those who are searching for support and a little bit of extra help. I share this with you to offer a little bit about myself to you as well as so you can you know about my background in this field. I believe it is important for you to feel comfortable with me in order for you to get the best experience from our meeting together. I achieved my Bachelor’s in Psychology through University of Mary-Hardin Baylor in 2010 and my Master’s degree through University of Texas at Arlington in 2015. I have experience with ages from 4 to 94, through all stages and walks of life. I have experience in assisting with depression, anxiety, trauma/abuse, life changes, chronic health issues, and end of life. I have worked in non-profit agencies with youths and their families, interned with veterans, and currently working with adults and seniors in dialysis. I have also had experience inworking in animal assisted therapy with horses. I work with a variety of theories and techniques that will be tailored to you and your experiences. There is not a one size fits all for counseling and you are the expert of you. I want you to feel comfortable talking with me and please let me know what styles work best for you so that you can get the best out of this experience. I am here to support you and your journey. Please know that nothing you say will shock me and I will never judge you. This is a safe space and you can voice your mind and feelings freely. I would like to partner with you on your journey and collaborate with you so that you can meet your goals. Thank you so much for giving me your trust and your times. I know how very valuable these two things are and I will treat them that way. I look forward to working with you. May safety, health, and happiness find you always.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Smiths Grove

Finding the best therapist close by in Smiths Grove 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 Smiths Grove 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 Smiths Grove. 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 Smiths Grove, 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 Smiths Grove 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 Smiths Grove 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 Smiths Grove area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Smiths Grove 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 Smiths Grove, elsewhere in Warren, 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 Smiths Grove 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 Smiths Grove 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 Smiths Grove 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 Smiths Grove 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 Smiths Grove online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Smiths Grove, 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 Smiths Grove 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 Smiths Grove 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 Smiths Grove 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 Smiths Grove 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 Smiths Grove 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 Smiths Grove?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Smiths Grove 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.

Smiths Grove 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 Smiths Grove 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 Smiths Grove 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 42171 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 Smiths Grove counselor?

Before seeing your Smiths Grove 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 Smiths Grove.

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 Smiths Grove 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 Smiths Grove 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 Smiths Grove, 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.

Smiths Grove 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.

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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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