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Bryan Vignery

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LCPC, MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Kansas and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri. I am also a Certified Life Coach. I counsel and coach dedicated men, women and teens to discover their significance and map direction to their life. My vision is to help others connect spiritually through integrity and perseverance and my mission is to influence, inspire and promote God-like love and respect to himself and those around me. This has created a connection with many local churches in the area that support and promote my direction as a man and a counselor. With my ability to assist with compassion and warmth as a coach and a counselor, combined with a strong, diverse professional experience, I am able to bring you an informative, insightful, and memorable experience. During our counseling sessions, I will provide you with practical tools and strategies to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and deepen your intimacy with others. I will also help you to identify any underlying issues that may be contributing to your individual or marital problems, and work with you to develop a plan for addressing those issues. 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 influence, inspire and impact change in your life. I look forward to working with you!

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Kimberly Ream

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MEd, LPC,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Kim Ream and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marital and Family Therapist in the state of Missouri. I have approximately 10 years’ experience counseling individuals (children and adults), couples and families. I have done crisis in-home family counseling, I have done private counseling at a counseling office, and I have worked in higher education counseling college students. I have worked with a variety of clinical issues and problems like family conflict, blended family problems, adjustment to life stages problems, addictions, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and many others. I am specifically trained in Gottman Method for couples-level 1, EMDR, Grief and Loss, and currently working on certification in integrative medicine: fitness and nutrition as it relates to mental health. I utilize person-centered, solution focused, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral approaches. Also, as a marital and family therapist, I do use a systemic approach. I do not feel there is a one-size-fits-all approach to counseling. Each person I see is unique, their problems are unique, therefore, my approach to assisting anyone is tailored to the uniqueness and complexity of the problems they are experiencing.

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Sandra DeAtley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

It can be so difficult to acknowledge that a problem exists, let alone reaching out for help! By doing so you have already demonstrated that you are brave and strong! I am a licensed clinical social worker with seven years of experience in direct service to clients. I have worked with clients from all social classes in non-profits and in the private sector and have found that the most important element of a therapeutic relationship is one between client and practitioner that is based on trust, collaboration, and respect. I have worked with the homeless to the privileged and everything in between. After working in an acute psychiatric facility there is not much that surprises me! But I never judge. I use a trauma-informed approach to develop a person-centered, strengths-based therapeutic plan by carefully listening to my clients and reflecting back to them to ensure that I understand them clearly. I have used CBT, Mindfulness therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Systems Theory therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and psychotherapy, usually combining two or more together depending on the client’s needs. I am actually very laid back and willing to meet people “where they are” in their journey. I have worked with autism and developmental disabilities, ADHD, addiction, issues relating to aging, depression, anxiety, and just about all of the diagnoses in the DSM 5. I received my BS in Psychology from UMKC in 2010 and my MSW, also from UMKC, in 2014. Care-giver fatigue is a special interest as well as grief and crisis intervention but I am willing to tackle any challenge a client brings my way! You have started your journey towards a successful therapeutic outcome and I would very much enjoy walking with you on that journey. But no matter who you choose to work with, most of all, I wish you success in your quest and commend you for the courage you have shown in taking this step!

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Gina Sokolich

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,CCTP,MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoaching
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi i'm Gina, I'm so glad you've decided to seek help or at least obtain information for your mental health. I recently retired from the EMS field so I'm very familiar with trauma in multiple situations. I work with a lot of people in narcissistic relationships, First Responders with PTSD or other work related struggles. Not everything has to be heavy and traumatic, maybe you just have questions about your life direction. What ever the situation, I can help you with perspective. I am client lead, so I meet you where you are. I give you the space to think and figure things out but will also challenge a perspective. I use EMDR, CBT and Brainspotting most often for situations and discuss things you can do in between sessions. I may also offer information on mindful meditation, stress relief. I'm here to help, let me know what you have going on!

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Barbara Vincent

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): M.ED ,LCSW
Relationship issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Missouri Since 1992. I have worked in various settings to include private and state hospitals, and community mental health centers. With these settings, I have had the opportunity to work with chronic mental illness, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, gender identity issues, cultural issues, trauma, life transitions, abandonment, and attachment disorders. I have training in DBT, EMDR, Person Centered, and CBT. I believe the first time you have a session you begin the healing process. It is your therapy and you lead me where you need to go. I may need at times to help you explore more areas, but only when you are ready. I use a multi-sensory approach along with my other trainings, because words may not always express what needs to be understood. Together skills and insights will be explored that will be useful for your current issue and be able to translate to other concerns. I hope you decide to start your healing soon and I will be happy to join you in the experience.

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Sabrina Giwa

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Encouragement. Enrichment. Empowerment. Hi, my name is Sabrina. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor of 12 years experience specializing in anxiety, depression, bi-polar, OCD and trauma related issues. I am the Co-Founder of 360 Degrees Wellness Counseling, a certified grief counselor and I’m in the process of obtaining my certification in EMDR as well as Expressive Arts therapy. I use a number of different therapies modalities to tailor individual needs. The name 360 degrees was chosen to represent the goal of the practice which is to provide a complete circle of treatment options tailored to bring inspiration and wellness to all that need it. Our 3 E’s were chosen to symbolize our strengths within us as well as what we strive to reveal and broaden.

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Nicole Gaines

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietySelf esteem
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Missouri with 20+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. 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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Laura Hattrup

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Do you feel stressed, worried or anxious? Maybe angry, frustrated, overwhelmed or exhausted? Perhaps you feel desperate for change and believe life can be better, but are not sure how. It can be painful to cope with all these emotions, especially when you feel alone. Asking for help can be scary, but the benefit of receiving support is invaluable. It takes courage to seek change and to ask for help and you’ve already started taking steps on this path. My intention is to help you recognize your strengths, resilience, skills and resources during this challenging time. For over fifteen years, I have worked with diverse populations including: children, adults, individuals & families addressing various mental health conditions, grief, loss, low self-image, major life events & transitions. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, non judgemental environment to process and heal your pain as well as learn healthy ways to cope with life challenges. Let me support and assist you in recognizing your own resilience, discovering your strengths, and using your voice to allow more joy in your life and build a better quality of life.

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Shelana Carneal

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I accompany clients in managing stress and anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse and relationship issues. Through the lens of Somatic Integration and Processing, we will explore the mind/body connection to encourage holistic healing. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that together we can develop skills that will help you overcome challenges. It takes courage to pursue a more fulfilling experience; my passion is to guide clients to an evolved perspective.

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Billy Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas and Missouri with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Bernie

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Bernie 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 Bernie, elsewhere in Stoddard, 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 Bernie 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 Bernie 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 Bernie 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 Bernie 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 Bernie online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Bernie, 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 Bernie 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 Bernie 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 Bernie 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 Bernie 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 Bernie 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 Bernie?

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

Bernie 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 Bernie 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 Bernie 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 63822 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 Bernie counselor?

Before seeing your Bernie 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 Bernie.

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 Bernie 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 Bernie 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 Bernie, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

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

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

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

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