Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 14

Hi, I am Theresa Presley and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri and Kansas. I have been practicing social work for 14 years. I have worked in a variety of settings to include inpatient/outpatient mental health, domestic violence and private practice. I work with a variety of ages and various populations. Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, and the challenges of parenting. I work with a Strength-based theory using elements of Cognitive Behavioral Theory....

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 15

Welcome! My name is Dr. Cammie Connor, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri with over 15 years of experience. You just made an important step in the change process and on your way to transitioning to a more achieving life. My experience includes working with individuals in residential, private practice and university setting. I would describe my approach to counseling as eclectic. Drawing on many therapeutic modalities to best serve a client’s needs and goals to treatment. A woman of purpose, I help Individuals put their life bac...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of experience: 5

Hi, my name is Cathi Burks, due to my passion and love for people I made the decision to make a life change in 2011, which is when I started pursuing my dream of becoming a counselor. Today I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri, living my dream working with others in the pursuit of a life filled with joy, peace and happiness. I have been working in the mental health field for over 5 years serving both adults and adolescents. I provide Counseling as well as Coaching and Consulting services, specializing in Anxiety, ADHD (childhood and ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of experience: 8

I am a therapist licensed in Missouri who has been practicing for over six years. I have experience in working with various range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma/abuse, attachment disorders, substance abuse, sexual issues, and LGBTQIA + populations. I also have experience work with couples and family systems. My counseling approach is warm, open and interactive. I enjoy working with each client to create a unique treatment plan that will ultimately help each client achieve their individual goals. I believe in coming to each session from a pl...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 12

Hello! I am Dr. Pfeifer. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked for 10+ years in the world of mental health. I hold a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. I have treated a wide range of mental health needs with experience treating complex trauma and co-occurring disorders. I have experience providing therapeutic support to children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I was born and raised in a military community, so I am well-versed and comfortable in any and all veteran's or military affairs. In addition, I work as a supervisor, mentoring int...

Specialties: Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 30

Bio: Dan Ludwig LCSW ACSW I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a certified teacher in St. Louis, MO with over 35 years of experience. The bulk of my employment has involved combining counseling/therapy and education with primarily disadvantaged youth and young adults. The classroom is an ideal setting to explore obstacles to growth and problem solve new choices and paths. In my practice, my main approach involves Reality Therapy/Control Theory (Dr. Bill Glasser), which is closely related to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I found this form of ther...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 11

My goal is to help others grow, regain peace, joy, and healing in their lives by providing nonjudgmental counseling, empathy, encouragement, and support to achieve wellness. I believes in working collaboratively with you to help you define the tools needed to overcome obstacles, deescalate situations, make better choices and negotiate positive outcomes to be the best you can be. My approach is partnership. The client and therapist decide together what are the major issues and how to work on through them together. Please be aware working on emotional issues can...

Specialties: Parenting issues, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of experience: 15

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 cogniti...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 8

Sometimes life is difficult. Life is especially difficult when we find ourselves dealing with situations, feelings, and moods that we don’t understand and don’t know how to handle, leaving us with profound doubt about ourselves and others. While we all have to deal with these challenges for ourselves, since we are human beings, we don’t have to do that by ourselves. In situations like these, the most responsible thing we do is to ask for help. I’m Michael, and I’m really glad you’ve taken this first step to seek help from a professional. I am a Licensed Professio...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 30

I am a Licensed Psychologist in Missouri with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, mood self-regulation challenges, interpersonal communication issues and depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe counseling environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to fully support and guide you in that ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 7

I am licensed in Missouri and Kansas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have a background in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & family conflicts. Additionally, I have experience working with adolescents who suffer from chronic pain. I will provide a safe, healing space for you. Therapy is not a one size fits all approach. I hope to work together and determine what could be helpful for you. I believe in the mind-body connection and learning how to listen to our bodies. A regulated nervous system can lead to feeling more cal...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 10

I am a licensed professional counselor based in Missouri, bringing over 10 years of experience to the field of counseling. My expertise lies in assisting clients with various challenges, including stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, motivation and self-esteem issues, as well as chronic health conditions. My mission is to provide a supportive and empathetic environment where we can collaboratively assess, diagnose, and treat your concerns, aiming to restore hope and balance in your life. I firmly believe that you are the expert of your own story, pos...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of experience: 4

Hello, my name is Marcellis Washington, I am licensed in Missouri with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, teen counseling & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I have been a foster youth, college athlete, and currently a father of two. 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage ...

Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 4

Hello! Today is your day to do something for yourself. It can be a hard place to begin, but you are doing it. I am Delana Poore, licensed professional counselor in Missouri with 4 years of professional work experience, and am currently working on becoming a registered play therapist as well. I have been an early childhood teacher, elementary school counselor, and a licensed counselor over 12 years with all ages of clients. I have experience in helping clients with trauma, parenting issues, anxiety, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and more. I also ha...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of experience: 23

I am licensed in Illinois and Missouri with 23 years of professional counseling experience. I have assisted individuals with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss and so much more. I facilitate an open and safe environment where you can share your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. It takes courage and determination 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 Counseling Carrollton

Finding the best therapist close by in Carrollton can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Carrollton area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Carrollton. 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 Carrollton, 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, these professionals are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Carrollton or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified Carrollton counselors 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 Carrollton area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Carrollton
  • DBT in Carrollton
  • Substance use therapy in Carrollton
  • Couples therapy in Carrollton

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Carrollton, 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 Carrollton, elsewhere in Carroll, or in the greater state of Missouri.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Carrollton area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Carrollton 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 Carrollton 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 in Carrollton: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Carrollton: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Carrollton: $100
  • Therapy in Carrollton: $80

While many psychologists in Carrollton may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Carrollton 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).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Carrollton, 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 professionals 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 counselor. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How Does Working With A Counselor In BetterHelp Online Therapy Sessions Work?

BetterHelp counselors treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Carrollton above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Carrollton 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Carrollton helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What Mental Health Issues Can Psychotherapy Address?

BetterHelp's verified Carrollton therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Carrollton therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

How Do I Know If Online Counseling Is Right For My Family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Carrollton counselor 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 almost one million people in Carrollton, MO, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 64633 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy in Carrollton can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Carrollton Counselor? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I Find A Therapist, Counselor, Or Psychologist If I Feel Fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although counselors and psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Carrollton licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is Mental Health Care And Therapy Worth It?

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Carrollton, 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.

Carrollton has many professionals 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. In Carrollton, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

Do Therapists Judge You In Therapy Sessions? 

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

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Counseling Platform

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

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

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Carrollton.

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

64633