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Andrea Levitan

Offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC, CPT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
18 years of experience as a therapist

People who make a deep commitment to themselves to become emotionally healthy are willing to go to the lengths to learn about their emotional selves and to do what is required to release buried emotions. This is often an uncomfortable and difficult journey when you begin, but I promise you great joy once you've gotten over the first few hurdles. Once you make this commitment your journey to identify your issues and release buried emotions will become much easier. To think outside the box is to look further and to try not thinking of the obvious things, but to try thinking of the things beyond them. This is my greatest strength. Using my broad range of interests and experiences, I strive to have a unique perspective when approaching your issues. My goal is to offer you a dedicated, committed and passionate therapist, who formulates and employs creative coping skills to help you overcome life challenges. Being a motivating and inspirational mentor and coach, I help to instill successful performance in individuals and couples. As an instinctive and attentive listener, I will help you uncover your strengths and offer you a unique individualized plan of success. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas and Missouri. I received a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri. I added a certification as a Personal Trainer through Smart Fitness because mental health, diet and exercise go hand in hand. To learn more here is a great article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/27/mental-health-benefits-exercise_n_2956099.html

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Andy Kendrick

Offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,CEAP
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoaching
5 years of experience as a therapist

I'm Andy. I'm a Professional Counselor licensed in Missouri and I've been in the Mental Health field for nearly 30 years. I've had a wide variety of experiences helping people of all ages, problems, genders and religions. To me, each person is an individual with concerns that are unique to them. My focus is always on you and what is of concern to you. My approach is very open, warm, caring and supportive. I use several different methods to help people, but I prefer Motivational Interviewing, which helps people explore ambivalence over their issues. Regardless of what methods used, my focus is only about helping you achieve the goals that you want to accomplish. I work with adults and couples. I have a lot of experience with relationships, marital, pre-marital and couples counseling. I also work with addictions including substances, sex addictions, and other compulsions. You've taken a big step by reaching out for help. I know what that's like. I've been in counseling too. I want you to know that I will do everything possible to make this journey the best it can be.

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Dr. Jon Mandracchia

Offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am a firm believer that everybody can benefit from counseling, whether you find yourself in the depths of despair or are just wanting some mental health maintenance. And I'd be happy to support you along your mental health journey. I'm a licensed psychologist in two states (Missouri and Mississippi) and have experiences providing mental health services to adults in a range of settings, including outpatient clinics, medical and psychiatric hospitals, college counseling centers, and even state and federal prisons. I most strongly identify with the cognitive-behavioral orientation of therapy, which is to say that I think problematic beliefs, attitudes, and thinking patterns are a major reason why people experience mental health problems. So, a major focus in my work with clients is identifying and changing those problematic cognitions. I also believe we, as humans, are "hard-wired" to be part of a social group, and so interpersonal relationships and interactions are often a major focus in my work with clients as well. However, I believe one of the most important factors for a person to make positive change in counseling is the relationship between the counselor and the client. I strive to create the best working relationship as possible with each client by being as genuine and empathic as possible. I've been described as a particularly warm and friendly person, and even though counseling can be serious business, I use humor to bond with clients and help them feel more comfortable in the counseling setting. In the end, change can only come from you - the client. I see my role as a counselor to help you clarify your goals, stay motivated, build insight, and develop skills you can use to be happier throughout the rest of your life!

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Remargo Yancie

Offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MAC, Mdiv, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
13 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Missouri and Washington DC with over 13 years of experience working as a mental health and relationship counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including sexual addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger and parenting challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and emotional focused counseling. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Amber Kwentus

Offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am an LPC and have been working full time in this capacity for over 5 years in St. Louis, Missouri. My background is extensive in working with substance abuse and trauma. Prior to working as an LPC, I had 5 years of experience as a social worker. I am an intuitive healer as well and incorporate this into my counseling based on a client's comfort level. I believe in a person-centered and holistic approach. I am passionate about leading clients through their pain to find their purpose and to lead an inspired life! My approach is a blending of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Person Centered, and Trauma Informed Therapies. Together we will create a plan and goals that best fit your life. Technology has the capacity to help us all learn how to integrate healthy self-care into our busy lives. BetterHelp may not be the only support you access, but it can be an important piece of your life. Congratulations on taking a courageous step toward recovery and for being a pioneer in the virtual counseling arena. If you choose to work with me as your BetterHelp counselor, I look forward to joining your support network.

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Dr. Taryne Mingo

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Missouri with 13 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 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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Dolliene Raabe

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Missouri with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process, and I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

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Luann Williams

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
17 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Missouri with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & bipolar disorder. In addition to older teens, I work to help couples build a more meaningful relationship with each other. I can help people find the path they want their relationship to take. During my 17 years of counseling, many of those years were spent dealing with co-occuring disorders enabling them a chance to lead a life free from dependency. My counseling moto is to provide confidential, competent, and compationate counseling. 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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Tamika Butler

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience as a therapist

Metamorphosis- the change in you. As the cute caterpillar morphs into the beautiful butterfly, I will guide you through your own metamorphosis. If you are reading this, congratulations! You have already taken one of the biggest and hardest steps, you have reached out for support (now you can check that off your list). My name is Tamika Butler, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Missouri. With over 16 years experience as a therapist, I have assisted numerous clients with reaching various goals. I have experience working with clients seeking support for depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and other concerns. I view therapy as a working relationship. We work together to help you learn techniques, coping skills, and strategies to manage symptoms and ultimately, reach your therapeutic goals. Not only will we work together to learn and build skills to manage your feelings and emotions, we will go deeper to identify triggers and root causes. The goal being to help you better understand internal and external factors that may contribute to those feelings and emotions you want to address, learn how to process those situations and feelings, and develop skills to manage them independently. No just slapping a band-aid on it here! And since life does not stop when our sessions end, I do give assignments that you can work on/practice/ponder between sessions that will help strengthen and build on all that we discuss and learn during session. Good thing is, since you're ready to explore and work towards improving your mental health, you've come to the right place. Your metamorphosis has began!

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Rosann Emerson-Fox

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
28 years of experience as a therapist

I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Illinois) with 28 years of professional work experience serving children, adolescents, and adults. My approach includes developing practical and effective strategies to respond and manage the symptoms of mental health. Areas of expertise include psychoeducation, special education advocacy, stress/anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse recovery, grief and loss, and confidence building. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared, validated, and receive no judgment. I recognize the courage it has taken to visit this resource and look forward to helping you take the steps towards your goals in reaching your personal wellness. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Goodnight

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

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

Goodnight 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 Goodnight 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 Goodnight 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 65725 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 Goodnight 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 Goodnight.

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 Goodnight 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 Goodnight, 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.

Goodnight 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.

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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.

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