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Dawn Brown

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

ABOUT ME Hi, my name is Dawn Brown. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Board Certified Counselor and have been working in my field for more than 25 years. The bulk of my career was spent with people struggling to find themselves or may need a path to (re)discover their capabilities. This may be due to issues involving depression, anxiety or trauma. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families, as well with people over a wide array of ages. I find that there is such a pre-conceived notion about those who may need to reach out to a mental health care professional that I look to put clients at ease. Whether the situation involves family, depression, relationships, grief, anger, work,, etc. As a result, I believe in using a solution-focused approach, which allows us to quickly get to the root of the presenting problem. Cognitive behavioral therapy or more simply, how we think impacts how we behave, is what I most often use. As every situation and individual is unique, I also have other methods to assist in evaluating and exploring obstacles. Most recently, I worked on a military installation providing counseling to soldiers and their families. I spent many years in a brick and mortar private practice, but now welcome and look forward to the opportunity to help those who may be less comfortable in an office setting. I offer phone and video sessions only. I earned my Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University (St. Charles, MO), have earned a certification in Telemental Health Counseling and Supervision and have a certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. SPECIALTIES • Stress & Anxiety • Relationships • Trauma & Abuse • Depression I also have experience in Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Sleeping difficulties, Anger, Self-esteem and more

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Amy Bareiter

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionADHD
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Amy. I am a professional counselor with years of experience working with adults, families and adolescents. I have had the pleasure of working with youth and families with a range of concerns including parenting problems, family conflict, anxiety, depression, ADHD and career counseling. I have had specialized training to work with individuals who have experienced trauma. My counseling style is one of compassion and respect. I believe it is important to build a rapport with my clients and demonstrate respect, empathy and encouragement. I offer services that include a warm, empathetic and trauma informed approach while working with clients to improve their situation and support them with the goals they have for living their best life and improving their relationships. My approach is tailored to each person and their individual needs with styles that include solution-focused , person centered and cognitive behavioral counseling. Taking steps to care for yourself and making changes can be very scary and overwhelming. I know from experience how much life can change for the better when you accept support and be more intentional about taking care of yourself! I look forward to being that supportive and encouraging person in your life to empower you to live your best life!

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Towina Jones

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): EdS,LPC,NCC
Self esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Peace and victory beautiful, blessed One! I’m Towina. It’s a pleasure to greet you. Know this, you do not have to remain a victim of your circumstances. Obstacles will come. Obstacles will go. In the midst of both. Overcomers overcome! I am here to encourage, empower, energize, and equip you to get through and get over whatever obstacle (s) you are currently experiencing. If you need help unleashing the Overcomer within, go ahead and click that “work with me button.” I’m credentialed as a Life Coach, Licensed Professional Counselor, and National Certified Counselor. I also have a lifetime of experience as an Overcomer. Come transform and thrive with me!

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Cheryl "Sherry" Beykirch-Buckley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MS LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, I’m Sherry. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri with over 20 years of experience. I have worked in a variety of settings including inpatient treatment programs, private practice and a high school setting. My treatment approach is client centered, identifying strengths and developing a treatment plan to help you move successfully towards your goals. I help clients identify toxic thought processes and assist in developing ones that will be a source of empowerment. My favorite part of my job is helping a person to reach their full potential! We all struggle at times in our lives. Sometimes it is something that we cannot get through alone. It is courageous and healthy to reach out for help! I would love to work with you!

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Melissa Teasley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Margaret “Linda” Teague

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteem
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Missouri with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming circumstances that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for counseling can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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David (Dave) Clark

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issues
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a two time board certified therapist licensed in both Texas and Missouri with nine years of professional work experience. I take an attachment approach to helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & intimacy related issues. I also have experience working with parenting issues and first hand experience with the unique issues that come with adopted children. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Keith Haar

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Keith, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. I have experience working with parenting concerns, divorce/separation, co-parenting, parent alienation, anxiety, depression, and meaning-making. While some therapist may prefer to lead sessions and tell you which topics to discuss, I believe that my clients are the experts on themselves. I think, while we all feel lost and alone sometimes, there's a part of us that knows what we need. I'd like to help you unearth that part. I am currently available for weekend morning sessions only.

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Camielle Famous

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Relationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Are you in a non-monogamous, poly, queer, or open relationship and seeking guidance? Maybe you're feeling like you're living "unhappily ever after" with your spouse. Whether you're navigating relationship twists, struggling with self-worth, facing parenting challenges, or adjusting to big life shifts, you deserve support that resonates with your unique story. How I Can Support You: Relationship Clarity: Understand and navigate the intricacies of non-traditional relationships, or find paths to rejuvenation within long-term partnerships. Boosting Your Self-Worth: Together, we'll elevate your confidence, rediscover your strengths, and set you on a path to personal growth. Guidance in Parenting: Let's collaborate to find strategies and solutions that align with your family's unique dynamics. Embracing Life's Changes: Change can be both exciting and challenging. I'm here to help you navigate these shifts with resilience and grace. Drawing from 12 years of professional experience, my approach is deeply influenced by Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and is further enhanced by my CBT, Gottman, and Somatic training. My seminary and DEI background ensures our sessions are culturally sensitive and respectful, offering an inclusive space for all. Taking that initial step towards a more fulfilled life is a powerful act. I'm here to empower and support you on this journey. Together, let's co-author the next beautiful chapter of your story.

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Ronyetta Belford-Osborne

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am Ronyetta Belford-Osborne, LPC, a board-certified licensed professional counselor with nine years of experience in mental health therapy. I specialize in treating a wide range of issues including anxiety, grief, depression, relationship problems, and daily life stresses. I offer virtual therapy sessions for clients, providing a safe space for individuals to explore and manage their mental health concerns. My client care approach is unique and adaptive, combining elements of person-centered, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapy, along with techniques from various other therapy modalities. I pride myself on tailoring my dialogue and treatment plans to meet each client's individual needs, with the ultimate goal of easing emotional burdens, decreasing suffering, and improving their overall quality of life. Congratulations on taking a huge first step towards beginning or continuing your journey to improving your mental health. I am here to help support you along the way!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Allendale

Finding the best therapist close by in Allendale 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 Allendale 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 Allendale. 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 Allendale, 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 Allendale region and in the state of Missouri. 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 Allendale 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 Allendale area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Allendale 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 Allendale, elsewhere in Worth, or in the greater state of Missouri.

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 Allendale 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 Allendale 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 Allendale 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 Allendale 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). 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 Allendale online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Allendale, 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 Allendale 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 Allendale 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 Allendale 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 Allendale 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 Allendale 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 Allendale?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Allendale 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.

Allendale 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 Allendale 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 Allendale 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 MO, 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 64420 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 Allendale counselor?

Before seeing your Allendale 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 Allendale.

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 Allendale 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 Allendale 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 Allendale, 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.

Allendale 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.

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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