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Tiffany Guthrie

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
17 years of experience

My clinical experience over the past 17 years has granted me the opportunity to stand beside some amazing individuals as they have struggled with painful situations and learned to live beyond these difficulties. It has been my privilege to provide information and encouragement to support new skill development, personal growth and increased life satisfaction. I see therapy as a collaborative process between the client and the counselor that helps an individual to access their own natural ability to organize and regulate their body, mind, and spirit in movement toward full potential. There are times in our lives when it is important to reach out to someone who can provide a compassionate ear and a mirror into our lives that will allow us to develop the insights and plans that will launch us forward. My training ranges from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Therapies, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Theories, Existential/Spiritual Therapies, Neurobiology, and Alternative Therapies. I have worked with adults and adolescents in individual, family and group settings.

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Lauren Williams

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA,LPC
GriefSelf esteemDepressionADHD
7 years of experience

Hello and welcome! Because you're reading this, you're probably thinking about therapy. Let me tell you that you've done a great job so far in seeking help, it's definitely not an easy step to take and I'm a huge believer in celebrating the small things. There's something to be said about a person who wants to better themselves; whatever draws you here, I hope you find what you're looking for. Here's a little about me to help clarify any questions you may have: I have a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2016) from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. I later moved to Missouri and am now a licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri. I've worked as a therapist in several different settings such as college counseling centers, rehabilitation centers for drug and alcohol use, and in the private practice setting. In these environments I've helped people manage concerns with depression, suicide and self harm, issues related to relationships with themselves and others, anxiety, sexuality and LGBTQ orientation, and addiction. I've also been able to work with people that have experienced trauma and family conflicts. Each therapist operates from a certain style and orientation in which they approach the counseling process. Usually, it's a multi-faceted approach and I believe that the key is to remain flexible. That being said, my main approach tends to be relatable, personal, and straight forward. I believe in transparency in sessions, meaning I'm not afraid to be real with you while helping to guide, support, and validate your experiences. Therapy is a vulnerable process so it's my job to help you feel safe and empowered. In doing this, we'll talk about your strengths and what makes you who you are, and use those to help achieve your goals. I believe that you're the expert of your life; I'm just here to help you talk through it and I find that through positivity and humor, life seems a bit more manageable.

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Kimberly Donihue

Offering therapy in MO
License: LMFT-S,LPC-S,CRAADC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionADHD
16 years of experience

Welcome and let's get started! I'm glad you are here. Life can be stressful, uncertain, even painful. Maybe you are hopeful things will change, have little support, or out of options. Over time, stress can negatively affect one's health, well-being, and outlook. It takes courage to try again. Whatever you are going through, I welcome you. You are worth it. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT); a Certified Reciprocal Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CRAADC); and a Medication Assisted Recovery Specialist; (MARS). I also hold two national post-masters' credentials: Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and AAMFT Approved Supervisor. I stay current on the latest evidenced-based treatments and protocols. I have a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Santa Barbara and a BA in English Literature from UCSB. Individuals, couples, families, children and Supervisees. I have extensive experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, relational trauma, ADHD, family dynamics, and addiction (chemical and process). Previous positions include director of a local counseling center; women's program director at a faith-based residential treatment center; primary therapist at a hospital; 28-day residential treatment center counselor, and case manager with Substance Abuse Treatment Court (SATC). My approach is to cultivate safety for the foundation of our work. My style is warm, attentive, & non-judgmental. Through assessments, discussions, and mutually agreed-upon goals, I tailor an individualized treatment plan. Together, we discuss the plan and if agreed upon, move forward, staying attuned to levels of motivation, and mindful of your pace. You can have a life worth living. Your individualized plan reflects an integration of treatment models, which allows for drawing from a menu of treatment options to best serve the client and specific needs. I use CBT; DBT; EMDR; Motivational Interviewing, faith-based counseling; MARS; TF-CBT; Exposure Therapy; play therapy; Sandplay; family systems; and Clinical Supervision. You've taking a valuable step towards bettering your life today. Feel free to contact me for more information. I typically check messages every 1 -2 hours during the day. I return messages within the hour, with the exception of Tuesday afternoons. I am looking forward to meeting you!

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Margaret Dunn

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC,CLC,FMHC
Stress, AnxietyGriefEating disordersSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Margaret utilizes her background as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Functional Medicine Health Coach and a Certified Life Coach to provide various evidence-based modalities to permanently remove mental roadblocks that are stopping you from achieving the success you KNOW you are capable of. Do you find yourself saying yes when you are screaming NO inside? Do you wonder what happened to that passionate person I’ve always dreamed of becoming? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Do you ever wonder how come change is Soooo hard? Do you say to yourself if my bad habit is so bad for me, why oh why, can't I stop? Our subconscious mind controls over 90% of our thoughts and actions. The subconscious mind stores unprocessed emotions that accumulate over time and can show up as physical symptoms and stress. I can assist you to transform fear into courage, dis-ease into wellness, pain into power, and chaos into clarity by safely processing emotions that have been stuck in your subconscious mind. Some areas I specialize in are: Emotional Eating, Chronic Illness, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Life Transitions, and more. I help you heal your hunger: Emotional eating is a mindset problem, not a diet nor exercise problem. It is a powerful and effective way to find temporary relief from many of life’s challenges. One of my specialties is assisting smart, busy professional women break cycles with emotional eating, overeating, and stress – not by hard work and willpower, but by identifying the root cause of your hunger, I will assist you to heal your heart: Another area of specialty is assisting you eliminate self-doubt (imposter syndrome), self-sabotage and negative self-talk. I will assist you to heal your habits: I teach you and guide you through the four step process of changing your habits so they work for you instead of against you. I will always take a stand for you moving beyond what’s keeping you small or stuck – in your thinking, your behavior, your beliefs, or in the world. Growth is challenging, and change can feel awkward and painful, but numbness, avoidance, and defensiveness only keep us trapped – or worse. My core values are compassion, open-mindedness, a passionate belief in growth and possibility, and deep respect for our humanity. I look forward to talking with you.

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Denise Tompkins

Offering therapy in MO
License: LCSW
Trauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
21 years of experience

Hi :-) I am an experienced licensed mental health provider and . I work from a holistic approach, to support your healing of mind, body and spirit. In addition to healing we will work toward feelings of gratitude, abundance and joy. I have supported individuals with depression, trauma histories, self image, life challenges and parenting of infants and young children. I have worked in community mental health, private practice and spent the past many years working with military members and their families. I am respectful, non-judgemental and kind. I keep your goals and needs as priority in the work we do. It takes effort to put yourself out there and I hope to be able to support you with your growth and healing. I look forward to meeting you. Denise Tompkins

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Jacquelynne Kell

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Missouri and I have been working in the field of counseling since 2013. Much of my experience has been supporting people navigating the impact of trauma, life stressors, depression, anxiety, grief, abuse, addiction, and adjustment challenges have on their lives. I have experience providing both individual and online sessions to address these concerns. I respect every individual as an individual and provide support beneficial for you. My goal is to provide a safe place for each person to show-up as they are without judgement. Some of the treatment modalities found in my toolbox include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Education: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology Training in EMDR, DBT, CBT, mindfulness, and various other trauma-focused modalities

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Catherine Eaton

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC
Self esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigueADHD
9 years of experience

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. I have 9 years of experience working with youth and adolescents as a School Counselor. While my main expertise is with younger people, I have worked with parents, colleagues, and other adults who are on their own journey of self help. I have worked with clients on a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, self harm, self-esteem issues, loss of a loved one, relationship issues, different forms of trauma, and ADHD. As a counselor, I want my clients to feel welcome and accepted. I try to provide a warm safe environment for people to be themselves and to tell their story. My approach is usually very person-centered. Tailoring my approach to fit each client is, in my opinion, a very important part of the therapeutic process. Your experience, while it may be similar to others, is unique and special. I want to be your partner on your way to self discovery, and helping you to use tools you already have in your everyday life, but may not be aware of. Congratulations on taking your first step toward wellness! If you are ready to start your journey, then I am ready to walk with you! I look forward to talking with you!

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Michele Lewis

Offering therapy in MO
Trauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
26 years of experience

I'm Michele and I am excited you are taking steps to feel better about yourself and are interested to learn more about me. I'm a licensed clinical social worker in Missouri and Iowa, and a qualified mental health professional. I am a certified clinical tele-mental health provider and a certified clinical trauma professional and grief professional. I've been a therapist for more than 25 years and I absolutely love what I do. I help young people learn to live authentically in spite of experiencing trauma in their past and help them express their true inner self. I counsel adult children who care for their aging parents to cope with caregiver stress and work through grief and loss as they witness the change in their parent's mobility and cognition. With my years working in geriatrics, I help aging adults process feelings about aging gracefully. My certification and experience working with grief and loss lends my ability to help people of all ages work through the deep impact of sadness, emptiness, and stress from losing a loved one or going through an upsetting life change. My therapy approach is synergistic, warm and accepting. Therapy in my practice is a place of no judgment. It's a place of self-discovery. It's a place of speaking your mind feely, sharing your true thoughts and feelings that maybe you've been hesitant to say aloud before. It's a place of trying new things and thinking about solutions in new ways. In therapy, you get to explore what is holding you back or causing unhappiness at work or in your relationships. As you become more comfortable talking to me and exploring your inner self, you get to build skills and strategies that allow you the freedom to express who you are to those in your life. You discover how to build authentic connections with friends and family. You learn to use strategies to shrink depression and anxiety and become confident in the person you are and who you really want to be. I utilize a variety of techniques, such as, cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology theory, stress management with mindfulness, empowerment work, mind / body / spirit connection to increase emotional expression and wellness, mood management, anxiety reduction, and finding your path to work / life balance. I have a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, KS with a concentration in mental health. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from William Jewell College in Liberty MO. I am excited to begin our work together!

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Kevin Lane

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Janet Eddy

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

How to find counseling in Darlington

Finding the best therapist close by in Darlington can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services 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 Darlington. 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 Darlington, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. 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 Darlington 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 providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Darlington area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Darlington, elsewhere in Gentry, 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 Darlington area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Darlington 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 Darlington due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Darlington may not take health insurance, some in the state of Missouri may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Missouri you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Darlington, Missouri working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

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

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Darlington above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Darlington 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 Darlington 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 Darlington therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

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 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 Darlington therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in MO, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 64438 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 can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Darlington 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 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 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 Darlington 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 Darlington, 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.

Darlington has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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 within 24 to 48 hours.

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

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64438

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