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Lucia Walker

Offering therapy in MO
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
9 years of experience

My name is Lucia Walker, and I am a licensed clinical social worker, licensed in Missouri since 2013. I have a bachelors in psychology and a masters in criminal justice and social work. I have over 10 years of experience working with people of many ages, including teenagers that may suffer from different mental health conditions, such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, ADHD, Anxiety disorders, and others. I have worked in both outpatient mental health centers and inpatient psychiatric hospital settings. My therapy style is warm and non judgement, I genuinely listening to my clients and respect their thoughts and ideas. I like to keep sessions to 30 minutes as much as possible, so we can work efficiently on problems and solutions, and also respect client's time, since I know it is sometimes difficult to find the time in the day for therapy sessions. It can be extended to 45 minutes when a longer session is needed. During sessions, I provide feedback to clients, and help clients come up with practical solutions to problems, or present another perspective that help clients work through difficult situations. I take a holistic perspective, taking into consideration how our social, physical, mental, and spiritual environments all effect our mental health. The main approaches that I use in therapy include cognitive behavioral approach and solution focused approach. If you suffer from depression or anxiety, attention issues, trauma issues or other concerns, I am here to help. I believe that you can improve your mental health, and overcome many concerns you have with a little help from others. I would love to be that person to help you, and if you would like to begin therapy sessions, please feel free to reach out to me.

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Veronica Johnson

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC - MO,LPC - TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

My goal is to help others grow, regain peace, joy, and healing in their lives by providing nonjudgmental counseling, empathy, encouragement, and support to achieve wellness. I believes in working collaboratively with you to help you define the tools needed to overcome obstacles, deescalate situations, make better choices and negotiate positive outcomes to be the best you can be. My approach is partnership. The client and therapist decide together what are the major issues and how to work on through them together. Please be aware working on emotional issues can be painful and you may feel even worse as you confront your past and present conflicts as you journey towards wellness. During the therapeutic process you will identify troubling situations, be more aware of thoughts, emotions, and beliefs about problems, identify negative and inaccurate thinking and reshape negative or inaccurate thinking by learning coping mechanism so you can move toward a healthy and fulfilling life. I am a dedicated, knowledgeable eclectic counselor using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Client-Centered Therapy, EFT and Mindfulness. I have experience working with adults (21 - 75 years old) from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. I have assisted those struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationships issues, domestic violence, home/school/work concerns, SI/HI, anger, bullying, trauma, and crisis intervention. Prior to making a life changing decision to help others I worked over twenty-five years in the corporate world as an Executive Assistant. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2001) and Master of Arts in Counseling (2004) from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. I began my career in Social Services in 2006 and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2012 in Missouri and received her Texas license in 2017. I am a current member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and Texas Counseling Association (TCA).

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Elizabeth Matoushek

Offering therapy in MO
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

When our emotions control too much of our lives we can feel powerless and desperate, and it can be difficult to achieve our ideal life or even improve our situation. I aim to give a safe and welcoming space for individuals to grow awareness and skills to better manage emotions, take back control of their lives, and reach their goals. I work with clients who have various concerns such as feeling overwhelmed by stress, depression, anxiety, or more challenging issues they wish to address. I enjoy working with clients with a variety of issues. Also, as a former police officer, I have an understanding of what first responders experience in their day-to-day lives both on the job and personally, enhancing my support of Fire, EMS, Police, Dispatchers, and the Military. I also work with clients having acute or chronic thoughts of suicide and self-harm behavior, creating workable safety plans. I understand clients' struggles against internal and external challenges can lead to clients losing belief in their ability to cope or make positive changes in their lives. I have a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminology from the University of Missouri- St. Louis. I completed my education with a Master's in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. Through compassion, connection, and practical skills training from ACT, CBT, Solutions Focused Brief Therapy, and DBT I work with clients to create lives that fulfill their values.

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Rachel Rippel

Offering therapy in MO
License: MS,LPC (MO #2021020473)
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
13 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Rachel and I am happy that you are here seeking guidance on your journey in life! Counseling is a great resource with a variety of tools that can help with a wide array of concerns. I congratulate you and your show of courage in taking this first step! I urge you to take some time to find the Counselor that is the right fit for you as we do not come 'one size fits all.' I will tell you a little bit about myself to help you decide: With a Master's Degree in Community Counseling, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri (License #2021020473) and have also held School Counseling Credentials. I have worked in public school systems and private practice allowing me to view situations from a multitude of perspectives. I have worked with children, teens, young adults, and adults on concerns such as behavior issues, stress, anxiety, relationships, and motivation. I tend to focus on the here-and-now and use techniques that are centered around you. I am here to help guide. I do offer all modes of communication - Live Video, Live Phone, Live Messaging (you schedule a Live Session and we message back and forth within that time frame ), and Messaging (responses are not in real time and may take anywhere from a few minutes to hours/days depending on day of week). I do require that all new members start with 1 Initial Live Video Session so I can match the name to the face, verify information, and go over some basics, After that, all other sessions may be any combination of the above listed modes. I pray you find the positive reassurances you are looking for on this journey! If you believe I may be the right fit, I look forward to hearing from you! FYI: In terms of scheduling, I offer Live Sessions at times that accommodate the busy lives of my clients and of myself and my family. The earliest Live Session Appointments I have available begin at 9:00 PM. I know the late times are not a fit for everyone so I want to make sure this is known right from the start so there are no surprises.

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Connie Grand

Offering therapy in MO
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Angela Simbro

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
4 years of experience

I am clinically licensed in Missouri with several years of high level professional work experience. I am formally trained in Trauma focused approaches; EMDR; ADHD systems and support; Motivational Interviewing; Clinical Wellness Coaching; Clinical Treatment planning for individual, systems and communities; Safety planning; Zero Suicide intervention; Cognitive Behavioral Therapies including Dialectal, Developmental Disorder, and Trauma focused. First and foremost everything I use is focused through a trauma lens. I start where the client is at and look at safety first. Then, I approach through the wellness model while using the Integrative therapy most appropriate for the client needs. Somatic therapies and psychoeducation are most common while implementing talk therapies. Once a treatment plan is established I find I use a holistic blend of CBT, DBT, TFCBT, Acceptance and Commitment, Behavioral Activation. Strengths Based, Family Systems, Expressive Arts, and more depending on the needs of the client. I have a great deal of experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem issues, and building confidence. 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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Dawn Ortega

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dolly Lewis

Offering therapy in MO
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
15 years of experience

Hello! My name is Dolly Lewis and I am licensed in Missouri with 15 years of professional work experience. When I am not meeting with clients, I work as an Elementary School Counselor. I am divorced and have 2 grown children, and grandma to 3 lovely pups! When I'm not working, I love to travel with my boyfriend and spend time with family and friends! I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Shanna Brende

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
33 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 33 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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.

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Ronyetta Belford-Osborne

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am Ronyetta Belford-Osborne, LPC, a board-certified licensed professional counselor with nine years of experience in mental health therapy. I specialize in treating a wide range of issues including anxiety, grief, depression, relationship problems, and daily life stresses. I offer virtual therapy sessions for clients, providing a safe space for individuals to explore and manage their mental health concerns. My client care approach is unique and adaptive, combining elements of person-centered, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapy, along with techniques from various other therapy modalities. I pride myself on tailoring my dialogue and treatment plans to meet each client's individual needs, with the ultimate goal of easing emotional burdens, decreasing suffering, and improving their overall quality of life. Congratulations on taking a huge first step towards beginning or continuing your journey to improving your mental health. I am here to help support you along the way!

How to find counseling in Greenfield

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Greenfield 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 Greenfield 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 Greenfield 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 Greenfield, 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 Greenfield 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 Greenfield 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 Greenfield 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 Greenfield 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 Greenfield 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 65661 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 Greenfield 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 Greenfield 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 Greenfield, 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.

Greenfield 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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