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Joel Soucie

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have worked in many different settings with several different populations. I have worked with offenders through DFS and prison/parole operations, substance abuse facilities, mental health, facilities, and co-occurring facilities addressing. I have been through some tough life changes and things have not always gone the way that I have hoped. These experiences have allowed me to grow as a person and a counselor because it has given me some insight to the emotions that clients face on a daily basis, It has allowed me to show more empathy for the client and their situation without them feeling that they are being judged.

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Katherine MacLeod

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that specializes in working with adults that are struggling with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, or other issues that are causing stress in their lives. I have a Bachelor's in Sociology from the University of Tulsa and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. I use a holistic approach with my therapy, incorporating Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. Whether it's stress, anxiety, depression, or relationship issues, I can provide the support that you need. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Laura Bilsland

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,CCDP-D
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed therapist with over 10 years of experience working with clients who are managing various mental health and addiction concerns but I have extensive experience in addiction and suicide interventions. I have worked with a wide range of clients to help them with depression, anxiety, grief, loss, trauma, and important life changing events. I value individual therapy but I also think it's important to assist my clients in developing additional treatment supports that consist of individuals or groups who are helpful and encouraging and can support my clients as they reach their goals. I use a combination of Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help my clients clarify their goals and work toward contentment, happiness, and better relationships. I am kind and compassionate but also honest and direct. I encourage my clients to draw on periods of success. I look forward to helping you towards your full potential.

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Doris Irvin

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

Hi! My name is Doris Irvin and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. I have worked in the mental health field for over 13 years, with experience ranging from severe and persistent mental illness, addiction, domestic violence, depression, and anxiety. I have been working in a community mental health setting for the last 9 years and am excited to get back into one on one counseling services. I am especially interested in helping people find their purpose and get the most out of their lives. I want to help you figure out how to make lasting changes to improve your physical health, mental health, and overall well-being. I take a very client-centered approach and I firmly believe that you are the expert in your own life and you should lead the way. I value the client-therapist relationship as a priority during therapy and I will work hard to build a healing relationship with you. The theories of counseling that I find the most value in when working with clients are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy. The basic premise of CBT is that our thoughts (cognitions) affect our behaviors. So by identifying the negative and irrational thoughts we are having, we can change and improve our behaviors. Solution-Focused Therapy helps us find realistic solutions to the problems you are experiencing by empowering you to use your own existing abilities, set goals, and take actionable steps. Both of these modes of therapy require the client to be very involved, engaged, and willing to make some changes in their lives. I hope you're ready to put in some work! :) If this sounds like it would be a good fit for your needs, please reach out. I would be grateful for the opportunity to get to know you and learn how I can help you start your journey of healing.

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Valerie Kennedy Lang

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW,OSW-C
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 15+ years of experience. I have worked with parents, caregivers, siblings and patients impacted by chronic, life threatening illness, coping with healthcare related traumatic experiences and through grief and bereavement, as well as crisis intervention. I have also worked with individuals working through anxiety, depression and those looking to increase self-esteem. My practice has lead me to engage with others in the healthcare setting, not for profit realm and private practice. I strive to be a listener, collaborative and practice non-judgement in my interactions with those seeking support. It is my intention to build a relationship with those seeking support and create a space for goal setting and movement toward those goals as defined by those I work with therapeutically. I practice elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic therapy, solutions-based therapy, family dynamics all while encompassing the strengths-based approach. Whatever the circumstances and motivation leading to seeking therapeutic support, it is important the have goodness of fit with the provider of your choosing. I look forward to the opportunity to engage and explore the thoughts, ideas and environment for healing, self-betterment and contentment.

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Robert Schneider

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

Hello! I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 15 years of experience in mental health, serving people with a wide variety of needs and backgrounds. I believe you have a right to be heard and be yourself. To me, that means being able to talk without fearing stigma, judgment, or a secondary agenda. Therefore, you can rest assured I give you a space where you’ll be welcome as you. Everyone has different needs, and my style is to work together to find the best approach for you. We’ll look at what you want, what works for you, and the best way to reach your goals. I’m always open, and if you wonder what we’re doing, I’m happy to let you know. I never have a hidden agenda. I enjoy working with members of alternative beliefs and non-believers. I happily work with individuals from any faith or spiritual perspective; however, if you specifically need Christian Counseling, I recommend reaching out to one of BetterHelp’s Christian Counseling specialists. My approach is to use a combination of Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Trauma-Informed Care. I have a Master’s in Counseling Psychology, an LPC license in Missouri, I’m a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and I hold a certificate in Disaster Mental Health. In considering help, you’ve made a big step towards a better life, and it took strength and courage to make it here. It would be an honor to take the next steps together. Special Treatment Areas • Life transition • College, professional, and personal adjustment issues • Anxiety • Depression • Personal identity issues • Overcoming stigma • Personal improvement & skills building • Self-esteem & self-worth • Guilt & shame • Work issues • Burn-out & stress • Compassion fatigue • Secondary trauma • Moral injury • Second victim syndrome • Grief & loss for survivors of suicide • Disaster counseling

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Kathryn Douglas

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LCPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have worked in mental health since 2004. I have been employed in a variety of settings and worked with individuals struggling with addiction, chronic mental health issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, postpartum depression and anxiety. I work from a behavior context, largely utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and other behavioral techniques. I completed my Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2004 from Quincy University, my Master's degree in Education in Counseling in 2007 from Quincy University, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Penn State in 2013, and a Master's degree in Sociology from Arizona State University in Spring of 2022.

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Timothy Taylor

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

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and have 37 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping children ,teen and adult clients with stress, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, 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 the issues that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. As you take the first steps towards change I will be there to support & encourage you during that journey.

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Dr. Joshua Kurth

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

Welcome! I'm a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.) based in Missouri and Illinois, bringing over 16 years of rich, professional experience to my practice. My journey has woven through the realms of parenting, education, and clinical support, equipping me with a profound understanding of the diverse challenges individuals and families face in today’s complex world. I specialize in assisting those navigating the turbulent waters of relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting dilemmas. My practice is grounded in the conviction that you possess the inner resources needed for growth and healing. Every individual is the author of their own story, endowed with unique strengths capable of overcoming life’s obstacles. Whether you’re a parent struggling to support a child with special needs, a partner in a relationship facing communication breakdowns, or an individual seeking a path to personal fulfillment, I'm here to offer a guiding hand. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, seeking a path to renewal, or simply in need of a compassionate listener, I’m here. Together, we can explore the narratives of your life, strategize for the future, and embark on a journey towards healing and fulfillment. Reach out today to begin a conversation that could pave the way to transformative change.

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Linda Barbour

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MS,Linda Barbour
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementCareer difficulties
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting problems and career challenges. I have also helped many people with drug and alcohol problems. I have helped people who have experienced trauma and domestic abuse including physical and sexual abuse. I have helped youth experiencing emotional and adjustment problems. My therapy style is warm, non-judgmental and interactive. My approach involves cognitive behavioral, person-centered therapy and motivational interviewing. I will focus on your wants and needs giving you tools to cope and communication skills that will help you to get your needs and wants met. It takes courage to seek help in pursuing a life that is happier and fulfilling. If you are ready to take the first steps, I will help support and empower you to achieve your therapy goals. I look forward to working with you.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Bunceton

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

Therapists in Bunceton, 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 Bunceton 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 Bunceton 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 Bunceton 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 Bunceton 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 Bunceton 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 Bunceton?

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

Bunceton 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 Bunceton 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 Bunceton 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 65237 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 Bunceton counselor?

Before seeing your Bunceton 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 Bunceton.

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 Bunceton 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 Bunceton 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 Bunceton, 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.

Bunceton 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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform for Bunceton, Missouri

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

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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