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Harry Satariano

Offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW/LSCSW,BCD
Family conflictsGriefCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigue
27 years of experience as a therapist

Thoughtfulness and respect toward you are key elements that begin a successful therapeutic relationship. My job is to provide you a safe space for you to discuss, even think out loud whatever is bothering you. There are a lot of taboos that we get the message not to talk about; rather here is your private no judgment zone. Let's discuss it all so that together we can develop solutions that lead to you feeling better, thinking clearer, and doing more of what adds contentment to your daily life. My approach is to assist you to come to terms with a setback, figure out a challenge, or calm your emotional distress. My twenty-five years of extensive clinical expertise and experience have proven beneficial to thousands of individuals, couples, and families. I maintain full Independent Clinical Licenses in Ks. & MO; and Board Certified. In addition, I have completed two years. Post-Graduate Internships in Couples & Family Therapies by earning a Clinical Specialty from Menningers' Psychiatric Foundation. And then I dedicated two additional clinical training years earning a Specialty in Group Dynamics. I use a wide range of techniques, tools, and clinical approaches to address a variety of personal concerns because no two issues and no two people are the same. Let's find what will best work to help you help yourself with life's challenges. It takes courage to seek assistance to gain a more fulfilling and happier life than you are experiencing presently. Take that first step towards making a healthy change. I will back you up, be your private sounding board, and support to empower you.

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Danielle Nielson

Offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a therapist

Thank you for checking out my profile, and congratulations on taking the next step improving your quality of life! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri. I completed by BSW at Missouri Western State University in 2013, my MSW from Park University in 2015, and my clinical supervision in 2020. In my time as a social worker I have worked in foster care, domestic violence, and outpatient mental health. I previously worked as an outpatient therapist 8-5 Monday through Friday, but I noticed something- so do a lot of other people. By providing services through BetterHelp, I can help those who have been left out of traditional therapy due to the struggle of scheduling therapy during work hours. This also applies to those of you who are parents- I am a single mom to two amazing kids... so I know about the work/ parent/ self-care balance. My passion is teaming with individuals to help them identify triggers that are negatively impacting their quality of life, and then identifying and developing skills for managing those triggers. Whether it is trauma, behavioral, or mental health, I believe therapy is a great tool to help bridge the gap between where life is now and where you would like to see life go. I have experience with CBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, all which showcase themselves in my warm, strengths based approach. I believe therapy is a partnership, and that success is best found when both of us are committed to the goals you identify for yourself! Thank you for considering me as your partner in this journey.

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Doris Irvin

Offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
9 years of experience as a therapist

Hi! My name is Doris Irvin and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. I have worked in the mental health field for over 13 years, with experience ranging from severe and persistent mental illness, addiction, domestic violence, depression, and anxiety. I have been working in a community mental health setting for the last 9 years and am excited to get back into one on one counseling services. I am especially interested in helping people find their purpose and get the most out of their lives. I want to help you figure out how to make lasting changes to improve your physical health, mental health, and overall well-being. I take a very client-centered approach and I firmly believe that you are the expert in your own life and you should lead the way. I value the client-therapist relationship as a priority during therapy and I will work hard to build a healing relationship with you. The theories of counseling that I find the most value in when working with clients are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy. The basic premise of CBT is that our thoughts (cognitions) affect our behaviors. So by identifying the negative and irrational thoughts we are having, we can change and improve our behaviors. Solution-Focused Therapy helps us find realistic solutions to the problems you are experiencing by empowering you to use your own existing abilities, set goals, and take actionable steps. Both of these modes of therapy require the client to be very involved, engaged, and willing to make some changes in their lives. I hope you're ready to put in some work! :) If this sounds like it would be a good fit for your needs, please reach out. I would be grateful for the opportunity to get to know you and learn how I can help you start your journey of healing.

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Adam Hewitt

Offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name is Adam Hewitt, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Missouri. I have been with BetterHelp since 2021 after spending several years in private practice as a mental health therapist and substance abuse counselor. I've always been passionate about helping people overcome their challenges. When it comes to therapy, I like to keep things friendly and honest. I will never talk down to you or make you feel like a burden. I find it incredibly rewarding to see the joy on people's faces when they realize just how strong they can be, whether it's facing their fears, overcoming addictions, or taking control of their lives. As for my therapeutic approach, I focus on your strengths. I believe that everyone has innate abilities that can help them achieve their life goals, and it is my job to help you find yours. I take a mindfulness based approach, and am very sensitive to how technology and culture intersect to make our lives more complicated. I've worked significantly with people dealing with trauma, substance and gaming addiction, and systemic oppression. My aim is to help individuals become empowered to go out into the world feeling in charge of their lives. I don't consider myself to work for an agency; I'm here because of you. My promise is to let you take the lead to make the changes in your life that are meaningful to you. My hope is that my openness and positive attitude will make you feel trusted and inspired to live the life you deserve.

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Novella Keyler

Offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
25 years of experience as a therapist

I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Missouri for over 25 years. I have recently moved to New Mexico but retain my Missouri license. . I have a Masters degree in Psychology (from a Systems perspective) from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Kansas. I am quite holistic, aware that we are all multi-faceted. I have accumulated a lot of "tools in my toolkit" along the way and work to find the best approaches and strategies for each client. Talking about the problem is only one approach to make changes. I have worked a lot with people who have depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, and trauma. I also have experience working with people in the LGBTQ+ community. I am compassionate and believe every person has dignity, strengths and value. I love to help people find ways to help them thrive, instead of just survive. I look forward to working with you.

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Ravi Starr

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a therapist

Hello and welcome, My name is Ravi Starr and I am licensed professional counselor in Kansas and Missouri with 13 years of experience working in the field of mental health. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, family conflict, and depression, as well as those who are recovering from trauma and abuse, or are coping with grief and loss. Much of my professional work has taken place in neighborhoods where there are many Spanish-speaking individuals and families, so of a necessity, I have needed to deepen my understanding of cultural humility and meeting the needs of diverse populations. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. We will tailor our work together and your counseling goals to meet your unique and specific needs. As a first step, I will mostly listen (including via email) to try to better understand what you are facing right now. Looking forward to hearing from you and in finding our first time to meet together, when it feels most timely for you. Warmly, Ravi Starr

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Angela Howard

Offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy,LCMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
14 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist in the state of Kansas with over 13 years of experience. I have worked with couples and individuals suffering from PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and childhood trauma, to name a few. I have provided EMDR therapy and trauma therapy exclusively in the past 2.5 years specializing in military populations. My counseling style is experiential in that I work with the client toward healing and management of mental health concerns to improve one's overall health and well-being while maintaining a relationship with the client. My approach is informed by attachment theory and family systems and I use approaches that include Gottman theory, CBT, EMDR, trauma focused counseling and ACT. We get in the boat together and we paddle at your pace. It takes a safe and caring relationship to foster change. I will share that relationship with you and together we will face the journey of self evolvement and overall health and wellness. If you are ready to start this journey, I am ready to get in the boat with you. Let's begin!

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Jessalyn Wininger

Offering therapy in MO
LGBTTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Missouri with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I also have experience working with 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 a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Tasca Tolson

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a therapist

I believe in and utilizes strength-based and trauma informed perspective when working with individuals, couples, and families that I serve. One goal is to empower and educate to increase positive outcomes within a healing therapeutic environment. Tasca believes that clients should be treated with respect in order to promote success for the individuals with whom we work. Tasca has had more than a 20 years of experience working with individuals from various walks with specific training in substance abuse, domestic violence, trauma, and grief. 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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Jennifer Winslow

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
13 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Missouri and Washington state with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Emma

Finding the best therapist close by in Emma 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 in Emma that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Emma. 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 Emma, 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 in the Emma region and in the state of Missouri. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Emma or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Emma 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 Emma, elsewhere in Saline, 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 Emma area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Emma 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 Emma 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 Emma 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Emma, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Emma 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 Emma helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Emma 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 Emma 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 Emma 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.

Emma therapists 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 Emma 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 Emma 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in MO, therapists 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 64020 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Emma 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Emma.

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 from a therapist. A Emma 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Emma, 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.

Emma 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 to customer service 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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64020, 65327

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