In life, what you sometimes need is diversity. Doing the same thing every day can be monotonous and bad for your mental health. However, something is holding you back, and that can be your depression, anxiety, or life situation outside of your mental state. 

A counselor based in Columbia can help. Columbia is a city known for its diversity. In life, sometimes having diversity can make everything more interesting. If you need more diversity in your life, a counselor based in Columbia can help. Speak to one today. They can look at your life and figure out how you can mix things up. 

This is Stacy Braiuca's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, MPH,LCSW,LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 25

My name is Stacy Braiuca. As a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) for over 20 years, public health educator of 10+ years, and technology-focused early adopter of 40+ years. I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and my Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Kansas Medical Center. Combined they help me help people bridging the gaps between holistic health and wellness and mental health concerns. As a therapist, I have had the honor to help many different people: starting with children, ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,MS,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Greetings. Looking for a counselor is an important step. The fact that you are searching is commendable in and of itself. You’re considering opening yourself and your struggles – possibly something you have never done before – to a stranger. Your options are limitless and it may feel a little overwhelming. You want and should have the best counseling for you. Rest assured that all of these counselors from which you can choose are capable, competent, and licensed. All of us have years of education and many more years of experience in some cases. Yet, that does not ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

My name is Donnie and I have 10 years experience as a Christian Counselor in Texas and Missouri. I am a licensed and ordained minister, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. I enter every session with a non-judgmental approach and with the goal to help you to reach your goals. I have experience working with people ages 5 - 85. My career has provided me the opportunity to work in schools, correctional facilities, non- profit organizations, churches and homeless shelters. I enjoy working with people from any and every background on is...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Missouri and Texas, and I have 6 years of experience working as a therapist and social worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, death and dying, Eating Disorders, and Serious and Persistent Mental Illness. I have a background in education and have worked teaching students as well. I look forward to connecting with you!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,BC-TMH
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 14

Hello, My name is Mat Crawford. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri. I have a master's degree in counseling from Arizona State University. I have 14 years experience providing counseling services. I have worked with clients in a number of areas. I am most experienced in career counseling and coping with significant life changes. Career counseling includes work/life balance, career/vocational exploration, career transitions, workplace issues (getting along with coworkers, bosses, etc.), and other workplace related stre...

This is Nicole Decher's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with experience working as a therapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, physiological concerns including cancer or serious illness, end of life and hospice care, as well as grief and loss. I also have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is interactive and empathetic. I believe in treating others with respect, dignity, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behaviora...

This is Dr. Sarah Willey's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a psychologist licensed in Missouri. I completed my PsyD at Wheaton College in 2018 and have worked in a variety of settings, including college counseling, inpatient and outpatient mental health and, most recently, VA. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, and more. My therapy style is compassionate and client-centered. I listen carefully to make sure I have a clear understanding of each person and their unique concerns. My approach draws from cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused...

This is Daniel Christy's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC, CEAP, SAP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am an experienced and professional counselor with over 25 years working with varied people to obtain their best life. My approach is a laid back style where you talk about what most concerns you and I help you through a cognitive behavioral approach or how you practice mindfulness to best achieve success. I work with people dealing with work-life balance, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, anger management, and substance abuse issues. I know that making the decision to come to therapy can be a hard one and I appreciate that you have started ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor in Missouri. I have over 16 years experience providing professional counseling to individuals in a wide variety of therapeutic settings. I have worked with individuals needing a little help over a hurdle in their life to individuals with acute and chronic mental health diagnosis. I am well suited to assist individuals with depression, anxiety, grief, life adjustments and chronic mental health issues. My approach is CBT with mindfulness and motivational interviewing. I treat everyone with respect and warmth...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, my name is Crystal Gardner. I am licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Missouri. I have worked in mental healthcare for almost 20 years. Through a person-centered approach and solution focused care, I thrive in assisting people address their areas of concern to have a better quality of life. I have had the honor of working with adults, youth and families who have had difficulties with life's stressors dealing with relationships, trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety and other life stressors. Utilizing a combination of theoretical approache...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) working in Missouri. I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I consider my style of therapy to be a generalist approach, which means that I pull from several different treatment modalities to best meet your needs. I believe that starting therapy is a brave step; one that not everyone has the courage to do. My goal is to walk and guide you in the healing process so that you do not have to go through your struggles alone.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hi, I’m Melaney, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kansas City, MO. I have over 15 years of experience working with adults, children and families on a kaleidoscope of issues and challenges. I am a mother of two in a neurodivergent family and the challenges related to this have always been an interest of mine. I am also passionate about working with clients healing from trauma, managing anxiety and depression, navigating a rigid world from a neurodivergent perspective, mending relationships, making big life changes, experiencing stuck-ness and confusion during ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,NCCC (Nationally Certified Crisis Counselor)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am an accomplished Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years experience providing direct clinical therapy. I specialize in Crisis Management, substance abuse, behavioral health, co-occuring, serious mental health issues, and various others along the continuum. I have extensive experience in all aspects of total patient care services including case management, one-on-one therapy, group therapy, medication management, team leadership, long-term recovery, suicide prevention education and intervention, work with change of life, and geriatric solution focused therap...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 35

I am licensed as a Professional Counselor in Missouri and have 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping children ,teen and adult clients with stress and anxiety, grief and 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 things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & encourage you during th...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 26

I am licensed in Florida with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Missouri with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Anger management
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Missouri with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse & anger management. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 29

I am licensed in Missouri with 29 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, pediatric autoimmune neurological symptoms, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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 tha...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Washington and Missouri with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, bipolar disorder, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Columbia, Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Peace and Blessings! I’m Dr. Cal Spinks Ed.D., LPC, NCC, BC-TMH. I’m a seasoned Behavioral Health Practioner, Virtual Educator, Radio Personality, & Author. Now, I would love to bring my expertise directly to you- I believe I truly share a new, broader perspective and refreshing worldview that is so needed in our society today. From a young age, it was clear to those that knew me well that he was a natural-born helper and strong advocate for anyone in need. Therefore, I have been a clinician for many years and have expertise in counseling, teaching, mentoring, ...

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Columbia? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Columbia area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.
 
First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Columbia' and find the one that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Columbia, or elsewhere in the Boone county or state of Missouri.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Columbia therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Columbia counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Columbia, MO ranges from $85-$150.
 
Some therapists in the state of Missouri will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Columbia 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 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Columbia offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.
 
Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Columbia has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Columbia, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). While helping to develop healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people who you see everyday.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Columbia therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 120612 people in the city of Columbia, MO finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 65215 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Columbia therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around Columbia, Missouri can serve:

65201, 65202, 65203, 65205, 65211, 65212, 65215, 65216, 65217, 65218

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Columbia' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Columbia's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near Columbia, Missouri?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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