Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 12

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor for the state of Missouri, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for the State of Kansas, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minnesota, and a Professional Counselor of Mental Health for the State of Delaware. I am a National Certified Counselor with the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. I have been working with clients in outpatient settings since 2011. Typical concerns that I have experience with are anxiety and/or mild depression, relationship issues, supporting people through separation and di...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 22

Would you like to change how you feel? Do you know that your thoughts about yourself and your life determine what you're feeling and the choices you make. Let's use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to change your thoughts and change your life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of Missouri with over 22 years of experience as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients of every age and diagnosis, but most of my experience is in the areas of relational issues, depression, anxiety, parenting difficulties, and life changes. I received my Bachel...

Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of experience: 6

I am a licensed clinical social worker and play therapist licensed in Missouri with over 8 years of experience working as a therapist and social worker. I have worked with a variety of clients with a wide range of concerns regarding depression, anxiety, parenting struggles, young adult difficulties, ADHD, and self-harm. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and divorce. My counseling style is warm and inviting. I believe in meeting clients where they are at and building off of their strengths. My approach is a combination of person-center the...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 9

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 las...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of experience: 14

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri. I graduated from the University of Missouri- Kansas City in 2009 with a Master's degree in Counseling and Guidance with an emphasis in Couples and Family Therapy. While earning my education, I focused on women's issues and relationship dynamics. My work experience includes: domestic violence counselor, crisis therapy, ethics leader, counselor with Child Protective Services focusing on parenting and relationship concerns with mothers, and in private practice with a focus on women's issues and trauma....

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of experience: 24

I am a clinical social worker licensed in the state of Missouri . I have over 20 years of experience counseling individuals, couples, and families s with a wide range of concerns. Having specialize in home in and community-based counseling, I have also worked with clients in a wide range of environments. My experience with diverse participants has allowed me to acquire the therapeutic skills needed to work effectively with youth, teenagers and young adults from all walks of life to address a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship iss...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 12

I am a licensed therapist in Missouri with over 10 years of experience. I have specialized training in trauma in general as well as military trauma. Furthermore, I have worked with a wide range of clients whose issues include anxiety, depression, marriage/family and relationship issues, abuse, low self-esteem, and intimacy issues, as examples. Even though I am a Christian, I also regularly see clients who are not, whereas it has never posed a problem. I am accepting and engaging and I strive to treat everyone with dignity and respect! Furthermore, I am eclect...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 15

Hello & Welcome! I am a licensed professional counselor and a certified school counselor. I have 15 years of experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I am also a certifie...

Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 7

I am a licensed therapist in Missouri with over 6 years of professional work experience. I also have an extensive background in the field of corrections. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including addictions, trauma and abuse, lack of motivation self-esteem and confidence issues, anxiety and depression. I also focus on gender specific/sensitive issues. I take a warm, empathetic, and compassionate, respectful and interactive approach to therapy. My therapy approach incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and tr...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem
Years of experience: 6

I am licensed in Missouri with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. 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. I am proud of you for taking this step in your journey and look forward to supporting you as you navigate life’s challenges.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 45

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 45 years of professional therapy experience in a variety of clinical settings. I have extensive experience and training in working with individuals who have experienced developmental or other traumatic experiences, as well as those who are adult children of addiction, and who are experiencing difficulty in adjusting to life's many challenges. My many years of experience and training as a Medical Social Worker has provided me with an in depth understanding and expertise in Geriatric and end of life care. I am also a ...

Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 22

I am licensed in Missouri with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, anger management, & coping with life changes. 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!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 6

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 thr...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of experience: 20

I am a license clinical social worker with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, anger management, substance use, domestic violence, depression, and interpersonal issues. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. My therapy style i...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of experience: 30

I am licensed in Illinois and Missouri with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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!

How To Find Counseling Centertown

Finding the best therapist close by in Centertown can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Centertown 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 Centertown. 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 Centertown, 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 Centertown 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 Centertown 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 Centertown area in different types of therapy, including:

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

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Centertown, 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 Centertown, elsewhere in Cole, 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 Centertown area can be found below:

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

While many psychologists in Centertown 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 Centertown 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 Centertown, 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 Centertown above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Centertown 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 Centertown 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 Centertown 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 Centertown 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 Centertown 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 Centertown, 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 65023 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 Centertown can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Centertown 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 Centertown 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 Centertown, 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.

Centertown 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 Centertown, 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

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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 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 Centertown.

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

65023