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Jenifer Papaccio

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Jenifer Papaccio. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have provided therapy services in corrections; the Intellectual Disabilities community; crisis interventions such as suicide and hostage situations; primary schools; secondary schools; community mental health centers; and residences. These experiences have taught me a great deal about the struggles we all face and helped me to shape a well-rounded perspective on how to help. I specialize in solution-oriented approaches. We will work together to identify elements of your life you want to improve and, subsequently, focus on goal establishment and achievement. I appreciate your interest in my profile. I wish you great success!

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Sara Schuessler

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger management
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Sara and I have over 14 years of clinical experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor in St. Louis, Missouri. I have extensive therapeutic experience working with individuals, families, teenagers, and children. I have provided services in a variety of settings including residential treatment centers, homes, and schools, all of which have allowed me to possess an abundance of skills. I am a rostered Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, and a Nationally Certified Clinician. I have experience with family conflict, parenting problems, relationship issues, school problems, trauma, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, self esteem, and anger management. I have my Masters of Arts in Counseling from Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. My counseling style is warm and inviting, with a focus on the client at all times. You are the one seeking support and the one determining the goals you'd like to work towards. You are the expert on yourself and I am here to help facilitate change. My therapeutic approach is Client Centered with Cognitive Behavioral therapy techniques and Solution Focused therapy techniques to help you reach your goals. My sessions are scheduled Monday thru Thursday, from about 9:30am to 2:30pm on those days. I am not able to schedule on evenings or weekends. When I'm not in sessions, you can find me shopping at Target, cycling on the Peloton, watching the newest Netflix show, reading a good book, or hanging with my family and pets. I'm excited you're here and looking forward to working together!

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Bonnie Define

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,LMHC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I earned my Bachelor's Degree from the University of South Florida, and my Master's Degree in Counseling from Florida Gulf Coast University and have been working in the field since 2001. I have worked inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, non-profit agencies, and in private practice. My experience is extensive, having done much work with couples working to strengthen and preserve their relationship, supported clients who are healing from divorce or other traumatic life events, and worked with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety or chronic stress. I have worked with clients who have a significant mental health diagnosis, as well as individuals who are in crisis. You will find me to be compassionate and thoughtful as we work together to sort through your issues and experiences in order to gain a healthy perspective and healing. Please message me if you're interested in talking before setting up a session.

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Shantelle Wells

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Shantelle and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and Kansas. I have been working in the mental health profession for over 15 years. I enjoy working with people and enjoy seeing others smile while trying to figure out this thing called life. I believe change only comes when we learn how to be comfortable being uncomfortable. As the saying goes, change does not come from old comfort zones. I believe therapy allows you to share your deepest, darkest secrets, allows you to be vulnerable and provides a judgement free space. I wholeheartedly believe in meeting people where they are and supporting them along their life journey. Allow me to help you put your pieces back together, one by one. Together we can work to restore peace, restore hope, restore joy and restore YOU!

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Dr. Tess DeProw

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,CRAADC
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementCoping with life changes
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is Dr. Tess DeProw. I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. I have helped many people struggling with depression, drug addiction, relationship breakups, childhood trauma, parenting issues and anxiety. I will work with you to help you identify what your personal strengths are and together we will develop a plan to improve the quality of your life. I used several different therapeutic approaches: cognitive-behavioral therapy, strength-based therapy, motivational interviewing and narrative therapy. All of the tools I use are designed to empower you and help you see that you do have choices as to how we handle the situations that we are faced with. Sometimes the fear of change is scarier than the change itself. My personal counseling style is warm, empathetic, encouraging and empowering.

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Christina Gower

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC, CCTP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri with over 12 years of experience in the mental health field. I am a certified trauma professional and also trained in Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT). I have worked with clients in both inpatient psychiatric settings; as well as outpatient settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including; depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, and trauma. I have worked with clients experiencing acute stress as well as clients with chronic and persistent mental illness. My therapy style is very warm, interactive, and non-judgmental. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I work with an eclectic approach, meeting the needs of each individual. Therapy is not a "one size fits all" treatment so your treatment plan will be tailored to meet your specific needs. I understand the courage it takes to make the steps towards change and look forward to being a part of your journey!

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Trudi Carlson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MS.,LPC
Parenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor in Missouri with 14 years of experience working as a counselor in private practice. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, divorce and co-parenting, career challenges, ADHD and DSM-V diagnosed mental illnesses. My therapy style is warm, interactive. and informal. I believe in treating all of my clients with respect, compassion, and genuine empathy. My approach combines person-centered, solution-focused, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy. My philosophy "Don't worry if you're not where you want to be yet. Great things take time." Anonymous I look forward to working with you!

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Brittnie Morgan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri with over 6 years of professional work experience. I have been a School Social Worker for 7 years with experience in working with children aged 3 through 19 years old. In addition to working with adolescents, I work with school staff and their parents/guardians to help with student success. I also work with a local women’s shelter providing therapy and parenting classes for the women seeking shelter from domestic violence. I am also an Advanced Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner helping clients work through traumatic events specifically trauma that occurred during childhood. When I am not working, I am training my community through the Master ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Interface to help communities and individuals find resiliency despite going through traumatic experiences. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & 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 life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I believe we are all trying to find our way through life’s journey and I’m here to help your grow through what you go through.

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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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William "Rod" Campbell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Missouri, I bring over 15 years of rich professional experience to the table. My journey in therapy has equipped me with a diverse skill set, particularly in areas such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Substance Use Treatment, and Solution-Focused Therapy. These specializations enable me to offer a comprehensive, tailored approach to meet the varied needs of my clients. My expertise includes assisting individuals in managing stress and anxiety, overcoming addictions, addressing parenting challenges, and fostering motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. At the core of my practice is a fundamental belief in treating everyone with utmost respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I recognize the uniqueness of each individual's journey and strive to create a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your specific needs and goals. Embarking on the path to a more fulfilling and happier life requires courage, and I am committed to supporting and empowering you every step of the way. Your journey towards change is important, and I am here to facilitate a safe, nurturing environment where your growth and well-being are the top priorities.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Brunswick

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

Therapists in Brunswick, 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 Brunswick 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 Brunswick 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 Brunswick 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 Brunswick 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 Brunswick 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 Brunswick?

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

Brunswick 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 Brunswick 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 Brunswick 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 65236 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 Brunswick counselor?

Before seeing your Brunswick 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 Brunswick.

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 Brunswick 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 Brunswick 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 Brunswick, 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.

Brunswick 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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