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Morgan Weeks

Offering therapy in KY
License: LPCC,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
9 years of experience

I have been a counselor for seven years and I'm currently licensed in the state of Kentucky. I have experience in substance-abuse, couples counseling, anxiety and depression, trauma, & self esteem issues. I have worked in inpatient and intensive outpatient drug/rehab counseling for 3 1/2 years and am familiar with the struggles that come with recovery from substance dependence. I use a multimodal approach, but mainly talk therapy, CBT and DBT therapy, narrative and solutions focused therapy.

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Daniel Alpiger

Offering therapy in KY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
11 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience serving multiple populations including clients struggling through financial hardship, life changes, relationship issues, emotional/ physical abuse/trauma, diagnosis of a serious mental illness in the family, and depression anxiety. I graduated from the University of Texas A&M - Commerce and have been licensed in Kentucky since 2013. I was raised in Louisville and am pleased to be home and serving my fellow Kentuckians. I prefer an interactive style of therapy where the client is the expert in their care and the therapist's role is to assist them in reaching their objectives. A successful client/ therapist relationship will leave the client feeling heard, respected, and more confident in their daily life. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. The client takes the lead in therapy and I will modify my approach to meet your needs. The bravest and most fulfilling way to grow is to "do the work" and I look forward to assisting you in that journey in every way that I can.

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Trish Miller

Offering therapy in KY
License: MS,LPC-MHSP,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
22 years of experience

Hi, my name is Trish Miller and I am a Master's Level Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider for the state of Tennessee. I currently have over 18 years experience in a wide array of mental health and relationship issues in which I am also SYMBIS Assessment Certified. Whether you are experiencing everyday anxiety, life stressors or have been through a traumatic experience, it is my mission to give you a safe place to work on you. For individuals who have experienced a traumatic experience and/or loss, I have worked extensively in the Trauma Field for over 10 years, specializing in trauma, suicide, homicide, complicated grief/loss, domestic violence, abuse, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It has been my passion to help people who have experienced a traumatic event regain a sense of self and help them go from victim to survivor. It is through the integration of different therapy styles and techniques that together with you, that I work to build on your strengths and achievements towards personal growth. This collaboration of techniques will give the opportunity to more effectively work through past and/or present issues that may be causing pain and hardship. It is through these combined efforts, that together and at your pace, we are able to gain insight and understanding into the difficulties so that you may overcome emotional hurdles and experience a more fulfilling life. It is important to remember that making changes in one’s life takes time, energy, and effort. As an agent of change, I am committed to supporting, empowering, and helping you through the challenges you may be facing. I do not believe in a "one size fits all" in life and in counseling. I plan each session based on what works for you and feel that it is my job to create a safe environment, free of judgment, as we work together through the difficult times. I am a graduate of DeSales University, with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology; and have earned a Master's of Science Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Trauma Counseling from Chestnut Hill College.

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Sherry Morgan

Offering therapy in KY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
16 years of experience

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 therapy. My therapeutic approach combines motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral, culturally sensitive, reality-based processes. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling happier life and to take steps towards change. If you are ready to take steps toward change, I am willing to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Miranda Hatfield

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

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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Shirlisa Daniels

Offering therapy in KY
License: LCMHC ,LPC ,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

Hello and thank you for considering my counseling services. My name is Shirlisa Daniels and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the State of North Carolina, Alabama and Georgia. I hold a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. My experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults in various mental health settings. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, work stress, marital/relationship issues, or a history of trauma, please know that there is hope and I am here to support you! I offer a gentle, respectful, and collaborative approach to counseling. Together, we can explore the experiences that have led you to this point in your life. As your counselor, I will create a safe and encouraging space where you can learn about your own inherent strengths and wisdom. I will work with you to create the ideal treatment program to meet your specific needs. My intention is to help you reach your maximum potential. Schedule your appointment today! I look forward to talking with you.

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Dr. James Archibald

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesGriefCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Ohio with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, adjustment issues, relationship issues, & coping with grief and loss. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Anna Humes

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am a trauma informed therapist and love to integrate CBT, and DBT skills to help empower you to overcome the personal obstacles brought you here to therapy. I’m also someone who understands the impact of trauma on the brain, body, and soul. Whether it's "big-T Trauma" or "little-t trauma;" your feelings are valid. I am licensed in Kentucky with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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! Together we will decide on the best way we can work to get you to where you want to be. I will meet you where you are; I will listen and walk with you on your healing journey.

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Brian McDonald

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 16 years of professional work experience providing psychotherapy, and over 20 years working in the human services and helping professions. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and building confidence. I have worked in a variety of settings including a large urban based therapy agency and a small rural private practice, in school settings and in a community-based in -home wraparound treatment model. I am excited to now offer Telehealth appointments via BetterHealth. 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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Nerissa Pratt Franklin

Offering therapy in KY
License: MS, LMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteem
20 years of experience

Hello! My name is Nerissa Pratt Franklin and I am mental health counselor that is licensed in both Florida,Georgia, and Arizona . I have been counseling for the past twenty years and during that time, I specialized in working with couples, adults, children, and families. I help my clients address a variety of issues including (but not limited to) military lifestyle issues, relationship issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ issues, and grief. I am very passionate about helping my clients build strong relationships and coping skills through counseling. I will help you accomplish your therapy goals through person-centered therapy combined with cognitive behavioral therapy. I believe that these two therapeutic approaches will help to empower you and change the thinking/behaviors that are causing difficulties in your life. For your safety and due to my licensure states legal and ethical requirements, if you choose to work with me I will need a copy of your driver's license, contact information, and emergency contact information. Please be informed that anything in our sessions remains confidential unless you say you are going to harm your self or someone else. Congratulations on taking the first step towards becoming a better you! Remember to trust yourself and the process. I am here to help you. Let’s get started today!

How to find counseling in Sturgis

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

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

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

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Sturgis or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Sturgis 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 Sturgis, elsewhere in Union, 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 Sturgis area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Sturgis 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 Sturgis 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 Sturgis 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 BetterHelp or clinicians 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 Sturgis, 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 as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

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

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

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Sturgis 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 Sturgis therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

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

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Sturgis therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in KY, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 42459 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

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

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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