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Lauren Williams

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA,LPC
GriefSelf esteemDepressionADHD
7 years of experience

Hello and welcome! Because you're reading this, you're probably thinking about therapy. Let me tell you that you've done a great job so far in seeking help, it's definitely not an easy step to take and I'm a huge believer in celebrating the small things. There's something to be said about a person who wants to better themselves; whatever draws you here, I hope you find what you're looking for. Here's a little about me to help clarify any questions you may have: I have a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2016) from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. I later moved to Missouri and am now a licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri. I've worked as a therapist in several different settings such as college counseling centers, rehabilitation centers for drug and alcohol use, and in the private practice setting. In these environments I've helped people manage concerns with depression, suicide and self harm, issues related to relationships with themselves and others, anxiety, sexuality and LGBTQ orientation, and addiction. I've also been able to work with people that have experienced trauma and family conflicts. Each therapist operates from a certain style and orientation in which they approach the counseling process. Usually, it's a multi-faceted approach and I believe that the key is to remain flexible. That being said, my main approach tends to be relatable, personal, and straight forward. I believe in transparency in sessions, meaning I'm not afraid to be real with you while helping to guide, support, and validate your experiences. Therapy is a vulnerable process so it's my job to help you feel safe and empowered. In doing this, we'll talk about your strengths and what makes you who you are, and use those to help achieve your goals. I believe that you're the expert of your life; I'm just here to help you talk through it and I find that through positivity and humor, life seems a bit more manageable.

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Dr. Camilla Connor

Offering therapy in MO
License: PhD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Dr. Cammie Connor, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri with over 15 years of experience. You just made an important step in the change process and on your way to transitioning to a more achieving life. My experience includes working with individuals in residential, private practice and university setting. I would describe my approach to counseling as eclectic. Drawing on many therapeutic modalities to best serve a client’s needs and goals to treatment. A woman of purpose, I help Individuals put their life back together one piece at a time. This is an essential ingredient in healing and personal growth. I work collaboratively with you to better understand your lived experience and to eliminate relationship challenges, life stressors, anxiety, depression, PTSD and any barrier that gets in the way of living a fulfilled life. An expert in trauma, whatever the root of the chains are holding you back, we will work to identify them, pull the pieces apart and empower and strengthen you to heal and become whole again. Finally, I will empower you to experience transformation and changed attitudes through counseling services, transformational movement coaching, spiritual well-being and trauma informed care, so you can build a life that is meaningful and true to who you are. Let me support your journey. Dr. Cammie Connor

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Michael Ruberton

Offering therapy in MO
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
40 years of experience

I am an experienced clinical social worker with over forty years experience in family, individual and group counseling. I have worked with adult and child clients, in home based, office and institutional settings , addressing problems that include trauma and abuse, with both victims and those who commit abusive acts. I also have experience with mood disorders. My therapeutic style is warm and supportive, and I believe the client should lead the interaction. My interventions are based on a holistic, gestalt approach and cognitive behavioral methods, including motivational interviewing. Most clients, men on particular, need space and support in choosing their goals, and the main task of the counselor is to establish the therapeutic relationship.

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Aisha Gilliam

Offering therapy in MO
License: M.Ed,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Aisha and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri. I am also certified in Cross Categorical Disabilities (K-12). In the past, I have worked in the school system, private practice, and in the pediatric hospital setting to support individuals and families. I have experience in working with a wide range of concerns and mental health issues, but a few examples are chronic illnesses, Women/Men Issues, relationships, anxiety/depression, school/career issues, and family dynamics. I have serviced clients of various ages and backgrounds. I feel it is a gift to offer light in those times of darkness. Utilizing evidence-based practices, I strive to support, encourage, educate, and empower my clients. Compassion, patience, acceptance, and understanding are only a few of my qualities. I am easy to talk with and aim to create a safe and non-judging environment. My counseling approach ranges from cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, solutions focused, and reality. However, I focus on the client and tailor what is necessary to help you accomplish your goals in therapy. Welcome to the first step in making a positive change in your life. I look forward to working with you!

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Shelley Zimmerman

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA LPC ATR-BC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience

Peace of Mind...You deserve it! Many people say they want to feel content and in control of their lives. I work with individuals who want to make changes and experience more enrichment and satisfaction. Therapy is a relationship that is safe, non-judgmental, warm, and rewarding; a way to find peace. Therapy can provide insight and new perspectives into life's challenges and can help open up new possibilities and options for approaching difficult situations. Some of the benefits available from therapy include: * Developing new skills for handling stress and anxiety * Modifying unhealthy behaviors and self-defeating patterns * Increasing confidence and overall quality of life * Enhancing new ways to manage anger, depression and moods. I am a licensed professional counselor and board certified art therapist working for the past 25 years with individuals of all ages. I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused, trauma focused CBT or a combination depending on the need of the individual. Being an art therapist, I also use the creative therapies to gain insight in a non-verbal way as images are sometimes easier than words. I have experience in Play Therapy, Sand Tray and Theraplay. In essence, I begin where you are and tailor the treatment approach to your need. I am will be sensitive to how your individual life experiences impact your decisions and beliefs. This is a journey we will take together to increase your quality of life!

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Donette Cornett

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC,CRAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTGriefDepression
20 years of experience

I came to work in the field of substance abuse treatment as many of us do, by way of my own recovery. In 1991, I completed treatment in Columbia, MO and began attending 12 step meetings. When my addiction was put into remission by the Grace of my Higher Power one day at a time, I was able to begin my college education with the help of Vocational Rehabilitation. I graduated with a degree in social work because I have a strong desire to help people. During my career, I have worked at domestic violence shelters and several different treatment centers. I started working as a counselor for in 2001. While pursuing my Master’s Degree, I worked as a Program Director of an opiate treatment center. Since 2011, I have worked as a counselor, admissions counselor, UR clinician, and Clinical Program Director. I have a wealth of experience with addiction counseling, and frequently work with men, women, couples, LGBTQ, diagnosis of Bipolar and Personality Disorders. I also have extensive training and experience with Grief and Suicide Prevention. When I reflect on the changes in my life over the past 25 years, I am immensely grateful. I recently have decided to work in private practice and I hope to have many more years of opportunity to help others find a more stable, satisfying life.

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Angela Kemner

Offering therapy in MO
License: MSE,LCPC,NCC, CAADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
14 years of experience

Hi! I am Angela Kemner. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in Illinois and a licensed professional counselor(LPC) in Missouri and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor (CAADC) in both states. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I hold a Master's of education in counseling degree. I believe that you are the expert in you and I use my experience, knowledge and skillsets that I have acquired over the past 20 years of working in the field to work with you. I have experience in working with adults, couples, youth and families who have had difficulties with life's many stresses, relationship issues, trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety and other concerns. My therapy style is person centered, warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach depends on your needs and we work together to develop a treatment plan that fits your goals. It takes courage to make life change and you have taken the first step. I am here to help you on your journey. I specialize in the following areas, however, this list is not exhaustive, if you have a question please reach out. • Adjustment Issues, depression, anxiety • Trauma & Stress Related Concerns • Substance Use • Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity • Anger/ Control Concerns • Problems related to family/interpersonal relationships I hope to work with you and thank you for considering me.

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Lindsay Pennell

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
9 years of experience

I am a professional counselor licensed in Missouri with 9 years of work in the counseling field. My main clinic experience has focused on adults with mental health diagnoses as well as substance use problems. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, boundary setting, & trauma and abuse. My style of therapy is warm and open. I work with my clients and strive to meet them where they are at so they can continue to progress, feel understood, and make the changes they desire. My approach combines motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and a strength based focus. My goal is to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment, to focus on a person’s strengths and abilities, and to work with each person as an individual with their own needs and learning style. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage and strength. I am here to support you in that process and walk with you through it as you take those steps. I look forward to working with you!

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Jennifer Tilley

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesCompassion fatigueADHD
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, & compassion fatigue. Most of focus as a counselor has been in helping children and their families with behavioral and emotional concerns. The children have experience counseling are ages 3-18, so that includes preschool to teenagers. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (adhd). I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I am knowledgeable about farm and rodeo lifestyles and the stressors that come with both. As well as, sports related anxiety. 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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Janet Eddy

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Arrow Point

Finding the best therapist close by in Arrow Point 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 Arrow Point. 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 Arrow Point, 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 Arrow Point 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 Arrow Point 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 Arrow Point, elsewhere in Barry, 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 Arrow Point area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Arrow Point 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 Arrow Point 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 Arrow Point 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 Arrow Point, 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 Arrow Point 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 Arrow Point 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 Arrow Point 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 Arrow Point 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 Arrow Point 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 65658 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 Arrow Point 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 Arrow Point 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 Arrow Point, 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.

Arrow Point 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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