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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Missouri (Birmingham, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,CRADC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, my name is Dr. Courtney M. Graves. Do you need support in working through heartbreak, grief, depression, confusion or other negative feelings? Maybe you’re not feeling the love, support, and synergy in your personal relationships and want to know how to turnthem around or how to end the toxic relationships in your life and attract new, positive relationships.I understand that life burdens can be hard to manage, and at times, you may feel overwhelmed with no hope in sight. As someone who believes deeply in the importance or self-care and treating individuals...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Missouri (Birmingham, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I have over 12 years of combined counseling experience at the professional level and believe in the profession that I am licensed in which is social work. I believe in a client-centered perspective and derive my approaches from a variety of treatment modalities. Cognitive behavioral is a significant framework that I utilize but I believe that other approaches are also effective as sessions need to be tailored to the unique needs of the individual or clientele being served. I believe in true empathy, truly trying to understand my clients' perspectives and thei...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Missouri (Birmingham, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-S,LCPC-S,MS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Hi! My name is Kate. My preferred pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Missouri, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Counselor Supervisor (LCPC-S ) in Kansas and I have been working in the counseling field since 2011. I have worked with clients in a variety of settings including: residential, outpatient, incarceration, government, through telehealth (online) and in private practice. Trauma, life transitions, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, domestic viole...

This is Ameerah Ali's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Missouri (Birmingham, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I have been providing therapy to clients for 15 years and have been in private practice for 11 years. I have worked with adults, children and couples from all walks of life. I possess a graduate degree in professional counseling, and I use a variety of therapies including an eclectic approach, trauma- focused cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical therapy to assist my client's in reaching their goals. As a licensed psychotherapist, I also engage my clients through experiential learning exercises designed to promote self-awareness, positive self-development ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Missouri (Birmingham, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,CLC,FMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Margaret utilizes her background as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Functional Medicine Health Coach and a Certified Life Coach to provide various evidence-based modalities to permanently remove mental roadblocks that are stopping you from achieving the success you KNOW you are capable of. Do you find yourself saying yes when you are screaming NO inside? Do you wonder what happened to that passionate person I’ve always dreamed of becoming? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Do you ever wonder how come change is Soooo hard? Do you say to you...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Missouri (Birmingham, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! I think finding a good match for a client is very important, the therapeutic relationship is a key piece in working together. So let me tell you a little about myself. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Missouri, I graduated from University of Missouri St. Louis and I have over 10 years of experience in the field working with clients of all ages and concerns. I use a strengths based, cognitive behavioral approach and believe working as a team is the best way to address concerns. I address each clients con...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Missouri (Birmingham, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,EMDR
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 3

I am an individual and family counselor who has 10 years of experience working with families in crisis. I am trauma focused and use differing therapies depending on the needs of the person I am talking to. I often use DBT, Solution Focused, and Holistic approaches. I believe that everyone can and will, if given the correct tools, get through the harder times in life. I think everyone should be treated with respect and a mutual understanding that it is our differences that make us the best people we can be. I look forward to working with you and am here to...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Missouri (Birmingham, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LSCSW,ACSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in Missouri and Kansas. I have been in practice for over 10 years. I have experience working as a psychotherapist and consultant. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns from anxiety, depression, life balance, relationship issues, parenting, career challenges and ADHD. I have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I work with those from young adulthood through geriatrics. I also work in education and have the understanding of what impacts educators, first responde...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Missouri (Birmingham, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hey All!! My name is Phillis Johnson-Haywood. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the States of Missouri and Illinois. I am a National certified counselor (NCC). I hold a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling. I also hold a Master's in Gerontology and has completed lots of work with our senior population. I have worked as a therapist for over ten years. I enjoy working with Clients. I have a background in grief, LGBT, trauma, and personality disorders. I would love to get the chance to walk this journey with you. I have also worked with clients ex...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Missouri (Birmingham, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 17

I am a licensed professional counselor as well as a business leadership and mental fitness coach. I have worked with clients experiencing a wide range of concerns including stress, money stress, time management, and communication. I offer performance EMDR and Equine Assisted Learning to help business owners and leaders move beyond blocks and barriers holding them back from optimal results. My coaching and counseling style is warm, direct and interactive. Each session is designed to support you right where you are. It takes courage to put yourself out ther...

This is Alane Roath's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Missouri (Birmingham, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 19

Receive the Personalized Care You Deserve Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when we need some help from a certified professional to help cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a licensed Mental Health Service Provider and I’d love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m h...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Missouri (Birmingham, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

My name is Hayley Seidel and I work as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Missouri. For the last 6 years, I have worked with clients with a wide-range of concerns including depression, anxiety, phobias, eating disorders, relationship issues, and spiritual issues. I have also assisted many individuals as they discover hope and healing from physical and emotional trauma and abuse. My therapy approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy with an emotional and solution focus. Every client is unique and I do not limit myself or my clients with one particul...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Missouri (Birmingham, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello all, I am a Licensed Professional counselor in Missouri. I have been practicing for more than three years as a counselor and human services for an additional three years. I specialize in trauma-focused therapy, specifically for children, adolescents, and secondary victims. I also have experience in anxiety, depression, attachment issues, dissociation, and relational/family issues. My therapeutic style is genuine and warm, with a healthy dose of humor. I am supportive and encourage those I work with by empowering them in the healing process. My approach i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Missouri (Birmingham, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Licensed Professional Counselor,—,—
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hi there! My name is Becky Jeske and I have been a therapist since 2015. I am married to my husband, Matt, and we have a three year old and one year old twins. We enjoy spending time with friends and family and being outdoors. In therapy, I use a strengths based approach with my clients in order to help them find their way on their journey in therapy. A strength of mine is connecting with new clients early in their counseling process. I believe this helps people propel themselves into their healing process. I hope to meet you soon!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Missouri (Birmingham, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri. I am a certified child and adolescent therapist and this has provided 13 years of working with all ages of families in varying transitions. I have worked in a variety of settings utilizing individual, family, and group therapy to help clients move forward through their crisis to successful life patterns. The crisis may be death of a loved one, job loss, a missing toothpaste cap, running out of gas on the freeway, or any number of things that steamroll emotions into unpredictable happenings. I enjoy ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Missouri (Birmingham, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 20

I am a clinically licensed therapist in Kansas and Missouri with over 40 years of professional healthcare experience. As a clinician, I bring a rich and diverse background to my practice, having worked across the life span in a range of settings, including home and community based. At the present time, I see primarily adults ages 21 - 65; individuals and couples who are seeking assistance and support with: relationships, family systems dynamics, grief and loss, life transitions, aging and chronic illness, spiritual/personal growth, and career or workplace challen...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Missouri (Birmingham, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Missouri with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I also have experience working with 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Missouri (Birmingham, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Missouri (Birmingham, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Missouri with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Birmingham, Missouri (Birmingham, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 40

I am licensed in Missouri with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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. I approach counseling with respect, sensitivity and the knowledge that individuals are open to change. As a Licen...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Birmingham?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Birmingham area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Birmingham and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Birmingham or elsewhere in Clay or the state of Missouri.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Birmingham therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Birmingham due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Birmingham and elsewhere throughout the state of Missouri you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Birmingham to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Birmingham, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Birmingham, MO, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 64161 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Birmingham:

64161

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.