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Jacqueline Ross

Offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
24 years of experience as a therapist

At times life can be challenging. I am glad you have chosen to seek assistance. A little bit about me: I completed my bachelor’s degree at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, and my Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. I have over fifteen years of direct counseling experience in the public and private sectors, with over twenty years in the Social Services. I have worked in a variety of treatment settings, having provided counseling for adults, adolescents, and families of diverse cultural backgrounds. In my practice I address a multitude of issues that arise in life, including: Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness/Isolation, Work-related stress, Addictions, Couples/ Child-related issues, not to mention many, many other issues that may arise in our lives. I have an eclectic approach to therapy using a combination of: Client Centered, Brief and Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, as well as, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to name a few. I believe you have the strengths and tools that are key to enhancing your well-being. I will help you access your best self. I look forward to working with you.

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Allison Kemble

Offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
GriefParenting issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience as a therapist

Hello and welcome! Reaching out for support can be scary, especially if you are new to therapy. But I want you to know that I am here for you ! We will work together to achieve your goals and work through any crises that you are facing. I received my master's degree in clinical social work from the University of Missouri Columbia in 2012, and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Missouri. I initially started as a career counselor, specializing in work with clients who were receiving government assistance. I provided case management services to help clients overcome obstacles including obtaining housing, childcare, food security, etc. to eventually find gainful employment. From there I transitioned to a medical social work role for a major health system. I specialized in providing grief counseling, crisis counseling/intervention, and acute support to patients and families who were affected by critical, complex and chronic illnesses. I have experience in disease management, medication compliance, coping with a new diagnosis or chronic illness, as well as situational depression, PTSD and trauma surrounding a difficult medical diagnosis to both clients themselves, and their loved ones. I also have experience working with patients transitioning to hospice and end of life, as well as clients affected by suicidal ideation. I like to use solution focused, client centered and motivation interviewing therapy techniques, however I always start where you, the client, are and we go from there! I love getting to know my clients and being able to provide not only a listening ear but also tools and techniques to help you reach your goals, overcome your fears, and/or find ways to positively cope with whatever stresses you are facing. I pride myself on being available to my clients, as we will work at your pace and engagement level. We can communicate via your preferred method, or a combination. I look forward to working with you!

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Laura Sternberg

Offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MA,EdS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a therapist

Laura L. Sternberg MA, EdS, LPC, NCC, EMDR I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. I have worked in many different capacities in mental health for about 25 years ranging from case management, Ombudsmanship as a military spouse, mentoring, psychoeducation, community counseling, crisis, and private practice. This experience has allowed me to work with a wide range of people from different walks of life, different communities, and different cultures. My experience ranges from working with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, domestic violence, narcissistic abuse, and women’s issues. Populations I specialize in are First Responders, Active Duty Military, Reserves, Military Spouses, Veterans, geriatric population, and caregivers. My counseling style is empathetic, warm, and interactive. I believe everyone should be treated with empathy, genuineness, respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I believe in meeting people where they are in their journey. My approach utilizes existential therapy, humanistic therapy, emotion focused therapy, and EMDR therapy to best assist you in addressing your needs. We will work together as a team to tailor sessions and treatments. Taking the steps toward healing is not always easy. Let's walk through this together. I look forward to working with you!

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Brittney Gibbs

Offering therapy in MO
AddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseEating disordersBipolar disorder
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 stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & eating disorders. BIPOC, LQBTQ. I believe in everyone having access to equal, all inclusive, diverse care. Everyone having the opportunities to be heard, and seen. I became a therapist because I care about people deeply. My passion is helping people, possibly then they will help another in need, creating a positive chain reaction, of kind people, so that the world is a better place to live in each day. That we are not just living, moving, but thriving as our most authentic selves. 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, Joyful, and peaceful life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Lindsay Pennell

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
9 years of experience as a therapist

I am a professional counselor licensed in Missouri with 9 years of work in the counseling field. My main clinic experience has focused on adults with mental health diagnoses as well as substance use problems. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, boundary setting, & trauma and abuse. My style of therapy is warm and open. I work with my clients and strive to meet them where they are at so they can continue to progress, feel understood, and make the changes they desire. My approach combines motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and a strength based focus. My goal is to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment, to focus on a person’s strengths and abilities, and to work with each person as an individual with their own needs and learning style. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage and strength. I am here to support you in that process and walk with you through it as you take those steps. I look forward to working with you!

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Holly Garlitz

Offering therapy in MO
GriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
19 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Missouri with 19 years of professional work experience. I have extensive experience helping clients who are coping with grief and loss, as well as depression, anxiety, and life changes/transitions. I am also skilled at supporting people who are wanting to increase their motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths-some you may not be aware of- that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It truly 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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Zaundrea Young

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
9 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Missouri with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Megan Chapman

Offering therapy in MO
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issues
9 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Missouri with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship and intimacy-related issues. I am also a Certified Mental Health and Nutrition Clinical Specialist, focusing on the whole person. We will explore your diet, sleep, and exercise, and how to balance out your gut so your brain feels better. You are the expert of your story and 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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Jeremiah Trapp

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Nevada and Missouri with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I enjoy working with couples in sessions as well. 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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Jacinda Rea

Offering therapy in MO
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Missouri and Oklahoma with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Gravois Mills

Finding the best therapist close by in Gravois Mills 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 Gravois Mills 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 Gravois Mills. 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 Gravois Mills, 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 Gravois Mills 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 Gravois Mills 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 Gravois Mills 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 Gravois Mills, elsewhere in Morgan, 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 Gravois Mills area can be found below:

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

Gravois Mills 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 Gravois Mills 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 Gravois Mills 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 65037 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 Gravois Mills 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 Gravois Mills.

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 Gravois Mills 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 Gravois Mills, 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.

Gravois Mills 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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