Specialties: Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that has experience helping individuals with a variety of complications. I specialize in helping clients with brain injury, self-injury, stress. I also have experience helping individuals with grief/loss, anxiety, autism, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting issues, self-esteem, career & other life difficulties. I am interested in helping you through life’s struggles and setting goals for the future. I am also here to guide and support you through difficult experiences.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

Hello and welcome! Thanks for taking a few moments to read about me. Whether you choose to work with me or another therapist, I hope you find your path to healing with BetterHelp. I have over ten years of experience as a licensed therapist in the state of Missouri. Most of this time has been spent working within a college setting as a college/career counselor, academic advisor and faculty member. I’m passionate about working with adults in transition to help them find their calling and purpose. I also have experience working in private practice. The majori...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes therapy can provide clients with the tools and support to get through tough times and serve as a reminder of strength and resiliency. I meet daily with clients experiencing health concerns and terminal illnesses. I have 2 years experience working in a cancer center, providing case management and mental health services for oncology patients, their families and loved ones. I have ongoing experience working with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, hospice/d...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 4

I have deep compassion for the ways individuals learn how to survive and engage in the world. We develop ways of relating to ourselves and the people around us through behaviors and patterns that have served us (or did serve us) in some way. However, when our ways of coping and experiencing ourselves in the world start to cause discomfort or dissatisfaction - or when we experience trauma or stressors - it’s important to have safe spaces to process healing and healthier ways of flourishing. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and I h...

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, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri, and I have provided counseling services for over 4 years in various capacities. Some of the issues I have had a lot of success in treating include depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD and trauma, seasonal affective disorder, overwhelm, codependency, and low self esteem. I also have experience with sexual abuse, loss and grief, transitions, and family of origin issues. My therapy style is to act as a guide that walks beside you. I believe that you are the expert on your own life, and that I am there to assist in...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

over 5 years of working as qualified mental health professional with wide range of clinical experience i now employ overcoming personal brokenness and culture along with evidence based practice to instill hope and inspiration.Promoting their innate ability to heal, find meaning and beauty to their lives has been rewarding . During my clinical practice I combine holistic philosophy of east such as yoga, Mindfulness etc with evidence based counseling techniques such as cognitive behavior therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy, person centered therapy along with P...

Specialties: Anger management, Coaching
Years of Experience: 3

I'm Chris Elliott, a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Missouri. I earned my Master of Social Work degree at St. Louis University. More than 20 years in the field of social work has taught me that, at some point in our lives, we all encounter events that result in traumatic experiences and it is not uncommon to be challenged by life. Life challenges us by design, so realizing that you're not ok...is ok and serves as the beginning of healing. Therapy supports healing. I recognize that engaging in therapy is a big step, so I take a versatile, but...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

As a National Certified Counselor, I have helped clients find relief from symptoms related to depression and anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, self injurious behavior, chronic mental health challenges and stress, among others. I have coached clients through career transitions, and have helped them achieve their health and wellness goals. My approach is LGBTQIA++ affirming and informed, client centered, and tailored to each person's unique needs. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interview...

Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, my name is Vincent Ballard. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 5 years of experience working with youth and adults in outpatient, inpatient, and community-based programs. I am clinically trained as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) and with additional professionally training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy as well as Trauma Informed Care. I work with adult men and women as well as teenagers. I believe that the body and mind need to be cared for dutifully and that when one aspect of our health suffers, it has a detrimental impact on the rest ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am an accomplished Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience providing direct patient care and clinical therapy. I specialize in Crisis Management, trauma, substance abuse, co-occurring, and various other mental and behavioral health concerns. I have experience in comprehensive patient care services, including case management, individual therapy, group therapy, marital and family therapy, anger management, medication management, long-term recovery, and suicide prevention education and intervention. I am skilled with clients with a wide ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and School Psychological Examiner in Missouri with over 10 years of professional experience in the school and community settings. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with clients struggling to cope with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and kindness. My therapeutic approach is humanistic with some solution-focused and motivational interviewing techniques sprinkled in. ...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Missouri with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues & intimacy related 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Missouri with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! *** Scheduling Note: My schedule looks a little limited, but the hours listed are for initial appoi...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

PLEASE NOTE: I currently have daytime hours available for live sessions during the week. I am not offering evenings or weekend times. Hello! I’m really glad you found me. Seeing that you are reading this page, that means that you have taken the hardest steps in your movement towards wellness. Researching and reaching out to a counselor is usually one of the most challenging steps in one’s journey and you’re here! Finding the right therapist fit can make a world of difference in your counseling experience. That being said, I’d like to tell you a little bit abou...

How To Find Counseling In Your Area

Finding the right therapist close by in Cosby can feel intimidating. Once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Cosby area, you're closer to finding providers accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective counselors which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search for a counselor in Cosby, scroll through the options. Next, consider what type of therapy you'd like your counselor to be most experienced with. Finally, choose a provider located near you in the city of Cosby or elsewhere in Andrew or the state of Missouri.

Mental health professionals working through their own practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Cosby counselors can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

How Do Costs Of Conventional Counseling Compare To BetterHelp With A Cosby Counselor?

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session with a counselor in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Cosby 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 Cosby: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Cosby: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Cosby: $100
  • Therapy with a mental health counselor in Cosby: $80

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 Cosby and elsewhere throughout the state of Missouri you can expect significantly more affordable options, with counselor sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Does Working With A Counselor On BetterHelp Work?

It's important to note that these counselors treat clients online. Online providers, including the US-based providers above, can work with people like you in or around Cosby virtually. You do not have to commute to a counselor's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy with a counselor. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a 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. Professionals on BetterHelp specialize in several mental health issues and modalities. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

Cosby has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy. In Cosby, therapy can be easily to use and a click away.

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance. Counselors are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy with a licensed counselor is having a 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 Cosby 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Cosby, MO, finding a counselor can be costly, and they may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby psychotherapist close to 64436 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 Cosby can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I See A Counselor 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 often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend counseling. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A counselor 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 with a counselor.

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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions with their counselor. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Is Mental Health Care Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, counselors are trained to meet you where you're at. Counseling can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective when working with a licensed counselor.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

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. Their job as your counselor is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. 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 FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, 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:

There are all kinds of therapists in the Cosby area, including:

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

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

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

64436