Eldon, Missouri is 30 miles southwest of Jefferson City, the nearest and largest center. Eldon was the home of several manufacturing companies but suffered a recession in 2009. As a result, many companies have closed forcing workers to find work in other nearby cities. This has caused great distress for the community and many families are battling financial problems.

Consider finding a trained professional counselor or therapist in the Eldon area to listen to your problems and devise plans for your continued mental health. Help is available and all you have to do is make a call.

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Harriet Gordon

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

I am a professional counselor licensed in Missouri with thirteen years' combined experience in the mental health field. For the past 5 years I have worked almost exclusively with children and teens who have experienced abusive trauma, treating anger, depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms that often accompany it. In addition, I have educated and supported adults in addiction recovery, survivors of domestic violence, and parents of traumatized children. My counseling style is warm and collaborative. I believe in unconditional positive regard and a shared partnership in identifying treatment goals and steps to obtain them. I combine elements of CBT, EMDR, and DBT therapies as well as practical, mindful solutions that can easily be incorporated into our daily lives. Each client-counselor relationship is as unique as the people in them; as our conversation evolves, I will customize my approach to meet your individual needs. You are worth more than one-size-fits-all treatment. Starting therapy with someone new can be daunting, whether it's your first time to counseling or not. I'm so glad you've decided to invest in your mental and emotional health, because YOU MATTER! I look forward to getting to know you better. Please let me know if you have any questions and I will do my best to help you find the answers you seek.

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Tanya Weigand

Offering therapy in MO
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

“When we long for a life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are formed under great pressure”. Peter Marshall Welcome! I am an independently practicing Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I approach therapy as a collaboration between myself and the individual(s) served. Together we can discuss your treatment goals and priorities. My goals as the therapist are to make you feel comfortable, validated, and empowered throughout the process. We all struggle with different issues, and making the decision to seek out help is empowering. You are here, let’s take the next step together. I have been a social worker for more than 20 years and have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, substance abuse, and the challenges of a complex world. I use a myriad of evidence based treatment approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused, strength-based, mindfulness, and trauma informed. The feedback I receive from clients is that they find me to be authentic, caring and nonjudgmental, and they appreciate that I am honest and direct with them. You can expect me to walk with you through whatever difficulties you are facing, and help you learn more about yourself and the way you interact with the world while promoting resiliency. The technology at Betterhelp has allowed us to further the treatment process by having several interactions per day/week, which can intensify the therapeutic relationship, while allowing for rapid change.

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Erin Fraser

Offering therapy in MO
License: LCSW,LSCSW
AddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorder
6 years of experience

Hi, my name is Erin. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have experience in providing therapy with young adults, adults and older adults. My approach to the therapeutic relationship is to engage in meaningful conversation to learn more about my clients. The importance of a healthy, therapeutic relationship is vital. I have experience with various modalities of treatment and theoretical frameworks. I believe it is key to start where the client is and build the foundation. I am able to provide empathetic listening, advocacy and coaching as we work together to identify core concerns. Life is not free from challenges and there are times we need someone to assist in navigating these challenges. We can use the difficult periods in life as opportunities to heal, to grow and to thrive. I am passionate about mental health and I believe everyone has the ability to be happy and be at peace. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Gail Taylor

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in the states of Missouri and Illinois. I have been in private practice since 2002. It is a big step to request counseling and I try to make the process easier by respectfully helping to identify the event or the main issue that caused you to seek help. Many of my clients have anxiety, depression, or just general life and family issues. Many people say they just want to be happy. Each person is unique and through therapy we set goals where you can see change and improvement to your daily life. I call myself a general practitioner because I work with all members of the family unit. I see many couples in my practice and enjoy helping improve relationships. I find that anxiety and depression can be helped with cognitive behavioral strategies and dialectical behavior therapy. Learning some of those strategies and being able to implement them when needed helps to lower anxiety and give a sense of peace. I enjoy listening and my goal as a therapist is to help my clients improve their lives according to their own vision. I look forward to working with you!

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Diane LangerSchwartz

Offering therapy in MO
License: MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
13 years of experience

Hello! I have over 25 years of experience as a social worker and since 2005 I have worked with adults who suffer with depression, bi-polar and schizophrenia. I strongly believe in a person's ability to change and if you are reading this, you have already made the first step. In a therapeutic relationship, rapport building, compassion and sensitivity are my strengths. We will work at your pace; however if a teachable moment appears, I will help you to learn and gain insight from it. A narrative approach and solution focus are modalities I prefer. Other work experience includes alcohol and drug abuse, codependence and trauma. There are many obstacles in life and there are also many opportunities for change. If you are ready to take time for you and work with a therapist I hope you will consider me.

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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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Crystal Witty

Offering therapy in MO
License: LSCSW,CCTP,200 RYT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
12 years of experience

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by to check out my page as you search to find the very best fit for yourself on this journey! Let's get to it. I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I am licensed in the state of Kansas and Missouri and work part-time as a Yoga Therapist, RYT 200. I have 12 years of clinical experience and have worked with individuals of all ages facing a multitude of challenges including depression, anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, parenting concerns, gender identity needs, relationship issues, self esteem and overcoming everyday stressors. I enjoy providing education regarding the impacts of childhood trauma and how to use that information to better understand ourselves and how to heal moving forward. I believe the more in-tune we are with ourselves the better equipped we are to make positive and lasting changes in life. My therapeutic approach is holistic in nature. I believe the most important aspect is meeting clients where they are. You know yourself better than anyone and it is your intention, purpose and goal that matters most in this work. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space allowing people to be themselves while feeling supported and encouraged to create and maintain the life they want. I utilize various therapeutic approaches based on goals of my clients and their individual needs. If you feel we would work well together I look forward to getting to know you more. If you go a different direction I wish you all the best in your journey!

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Jason Tonks

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management, & depression. 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!

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Julia Rothermich

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteem
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Erinn Flynn

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesGriefDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico and Missouri with 6 years of professional work experience and 3.5 years of clinical practice. I am a certified Tele-Mental Health provider who offers a holistic, integrative, clinical approach to help clients in grief and loss, stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, relationship issues, personal growth, and better overall mental health. I also offer couples counseling, incorporating Gottman and Brief Solution-Focused methods. I strive to create a safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without judgement. I am committed to helping clients acquire the tools to help themselves as they work towards creating a happier, more fulfilling life.

How to find counseling in Eldon

Finding the best therapist close by in Eldon 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 Eldon. 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 Eldon, 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 Eldon 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 Eldon 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 Eldon, elsewhere in Miller, 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 Eldon area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Eldon 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 Eldon 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 Eldon 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 Eldon, 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 Eldon 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 Eldon 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 Eldon 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 Eldon 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 Eldon 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 65026 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 Eldon 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 Eldon 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 Eldon, 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.

Eldon 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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65026

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