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Tiffany Diggs

Offering therapy in MO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Tiffany Murray. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience in the mental health field. Being mentally well is part a of daily self care that often is neglected in this fast paced world. I am here to help you cope and challenge any issues related to relationship issues, anxiety, depression, parenting struggles and more. Let me partner with you in your transformation to become an even better version of yourself. It can be so difficult to take on the world and multiple roles that society places upon us as parents, partners, employees, friends, etc. I am here to help process, and provide tools to you that will help you face all barriers! Forming a solid therapeutic relationship is key. It is important to me that all of my clients see me as reliable and supportive through this process. I use a variety of therapy methods including Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and CBT therapy. I tend to adjust my therapy approach based on feedback from clients, and through trial and error. I am trauma informed, and see the strength and courage in everyone who has continued to live, despite how challenging life gets. Meaningful Quotes: "Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."- Joshua Marine " The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow."- unknown “Let nothing dim the light that shines from within” – Maya Angelou

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Betty Green Gibbs

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA,LPC
Family conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
13 years of experience

My name is Betty Green. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. I have been counseling for over fourteen years. I have I have a Master of Arts in Professional and School Counseling , and I am certified as a Psychological Examiner. I received my degree from Lindenwold University located in St. Charles, Missouri. The treatment approach I will use is based on the needs of the client. For instance, if we were working with distorted thinking we could use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, for anxiety we could consider Tapping and for trauma we could use Meditation. The goal of our therapeutic sessions is to provide you with tools to help you restore or improve your life and become independent. I believe I can help you overcome your obstacles that are hindering you. .

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Dr. Lekesha Davis

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience

Hi, my name is Dr. Lekesha Davis. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. I have worked in the social services field for more than 20 years, starting as a residential technician helping youth in a group home setting. I believe that providing trauma informed, genuine, and compassionate care are at the core of who I am. There may come a time where we all need additional support and I strive daily to breakdown the wall of stigma that prevents individuals from seeking needed services. I also teach graduate counseling students. I believe it is my responsibility as a gatekeeper to ensure that future counselors have the tools and skills needed to become dynamic clinicians. My specialties include working with survivors of intimate partner violence, couples and families, working with both youth and adults who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, psychotic disorders as well as issues common in youth such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, and Adjustment Disorders. My theoretical orientation is Person Centered Theory, I genuinely engage with clients displaying empathy as well as unconditional positive regard. My goal is to help clients achieve self-actualization. The goal is not just to help clients realize their potential but to achieve wellness. Each client is unique and I cater my therapeutic approaches to the unique needs of my clients. I love writing poetry! I believe that poetry can give a brief glimpse into one's soul. I look forward to supporting you through your journey!

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Melissa Teasley

Offering therapy in MO
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience

My name is Melissa Teasley, MS, LPC. I am a therapist licensed in Missouri with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse and addiction, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, etc. In addition to my education, I also have personal experiences that have increased my resilience and understanding of difficult situations in life. I believe in a warm, comfortable, and laid-back counseling environment. I personally don't believe that I have to wear a dress or suit to make a good first impression. I am a regular person, like everyone else, who just happens to have educational and professional experience in the therapy career field. I would like my clients to feel safe and comfortable speaking with me. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindful, and person-centered therapies. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Jessica Sawyer Horne

Offering therapy in MO
License: MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Jessica Sawyer Horne, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP, LCAS, CCS, DCSW, ACSW, is a licensed independent clinician with nearly 16-years of experience in the behavioral health field and overall 18-years in the social work/human services field. Mrs. Sawyer Horne has a Master’s Degree of Social Work, with a specialization in Health/Mental Health, from Clark-Atlanta University, of Atlanta, GA. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Social Welfare from Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC. Mrs. Sawyer Horne has worked in different treatment setting to include but not be limited to: outpatient behavioral health, emergency services, inpatient psychiatric services, residential substance use program, integrated care, community based services, etc. The populations she has worked with range from children to geriatrics. Mrs. Sawyer Horne’s theoretical orientation is diverse (eclectic) and individualized, to include but not be limited to: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Therapy, Psycho-dynamic Approaches, Behavioral Based Therapies, Seeking Safety, Psycho-Education, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, Supportive Psychotherapy, etc. I am honored that you have chosen to work with me. Please know that I value the counseling relationship. I consider this relationship to be one of mutual, sacred trust.

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Amy Willard

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemADHD
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri . I currently practice at an equine-assisted therapy facility where I provide both in office talk therapy and experiential based therapies utilizing horses. I have worked with a wide range of clients from young children to adults with varying concerns such as; anxiety, depression, PTSD, relational concerns, trauma, ADHD,OCD, and issues related to cognitive, developmental, and physical disabilities. I take a client-centered approach to counseling, assisting clients to utilize their skills to find the best path forward to meet their needs. I am a Trauma-informed therapist who has utilized modalities such as; CBT, Mindfulness-based therapies, Person-centered therapy, Breath and Body work, and Narrative therapy, among others. I provide a safe, accepting environment where clients can explore their concerns without judgment. Feeling connected and comfortable with a therapist is a very important aspect of successful therapy. I look forward to working with you!

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Darryl Narcisse

Offering therapy in MO
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, anger management, & 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!

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Amy Eilers

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
24 years of experience

I am licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and Missouri, with 24 years of professional psychotherapy experience with adults, adolescents and children, in individual and group settings. I obtained my Masters in Social Work from Indiana University. I have expertise in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, depression, cancer/life threatening illness, and other major life changes in relationships and work. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal, and solution focused therapy. 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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Lisa Smith

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementDepressionCompassion fatigue
30 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri with 30 years of professional work experience. I am interested in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem and confidence, & trauma. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I work with clients from all walks of life and will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your 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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Debra Wyatt

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 22 years of clinical work with individuals, families, and groups. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. You decide on a plan to meet your unique and specific needs at a time that works for you. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Albany

Finding the best therapist close by in Albany 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 Albany. 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 Albany, 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 Albany 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 Albany 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 Albany, elsewhere in Gentry, or in the greater state of Missouri.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Albany 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 Albany 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 Albany may not take health insurance, some in the state of Missouri 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 Missouri 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 Albany, Missouri 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 Albany 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 Albany 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 Albany 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 Albany 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 Albany 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 MO, 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 64402 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 Albany 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 Albany 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 Albany, Missouri 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.

Albany 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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