Having an eating disorder can make you feel isolated and estranged. You may not want to be around other people because of the comments they make about the way you eat or how you look. It is important to know that this is not your fault and that you can get help. In fact, there are quite a few mental health providers in Harrisonville who are experience in diagnosing and treating any kind of eating disorder.

Harrisonville has a plethora of history behind it including the great suffering that went on during the American Civil War. It was founded in 1837 and named after Albert G. Harrison, who was a congressman who obtained the land grant to start the town. Take some time to check out the history of Harrisonville at the local library on your way back from seeing the therapist. You will be glad you did.

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Abby Pease

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

Hello and welcome to Better Help. You have taken a huge step towards healing, and I am so glad that you are here! My name is Abby Pease and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri. I earned both my Bachelors and Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Missouri (GO TIGERS!). I have worked in a variety of settings including community organizations, schools, in home, and hospital settings. Over the past five years, I have had the pleasure to work with individuals and families with dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, addictions, relationship struggles, family issues, increasing stress, and more. My style of therapy is supportive, direct, and honest. I truly believe that to get the most out of our work together, it is imperative to be real and transparent with one another. I understand that trust can be difficult to develop at times (myself included), but I strongly believe that it is incredibly important to connect and feel comfortable with the person you choose to share your personal struggles. I have worked with a multitude of clients from various backgrounds and experiences, so no judgments here! Together, we will explore your hopes and goals for growth, and skillfully address the barriers that are keeping you from reaching your full potential! I look forward to working with you!

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Susan Van Wazer

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

Hello and Welcome! I am really looking forward to getting started with you. It can take a big step to make that initial contact for some guidance and help. My name is Susan Van Wazer, and I go by "Sue." I've been a therapist for over 30 years and use a family systems theoretical approach when helping others through the issues and how those issues developed. I also use Cognitive behavioral therapy to guide people on making the changes that they want to see in their lives. Often it's the patterns that we aren't aware of that have an underlying pull to keep us where we are or keep us from making changes. I also help people who have survived traumatic childhood experiences that still haunt or effect one's life that can feel debilitating. Throughout my tenure as a therapist I have worked in many capacities, including developing programs, supervising therapists, running the administrative aspects of programs, such as grants, events, etc. I have lived in several places within this country from large metropolis to small town communities. I work with LGBQ, youth and young people, families, couples, career issues, persons seeking major change, persons seeing recovery from psychological trauma, depression, anxiety, and more. I'm looking forward to working with you! Talk to you soon! Sue

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Harry Satariano

Offering therapy in MO
License: MSW,LCSW/LSCSW,BCD
Family conflictsGriefCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigue
27 years of experience

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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Sinora Shaw

Offering therapy in MO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
31 years of experience

Hi my name is Sinora Shaw, BA, MSW, LCSW. I am licensed as a Clinical Social Worker. I have been practicing for over 20 years with experience working with children, adults couples and families. My areas of expertise include: Stress management, trauma, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, family/relationship issues, trauma informed care, and personal growth. I utilizes a multidimensional approach to therapy using a cognitive behavioral therapy while, exploring each individual's biological, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. She desires to come along side others to assist them in healing from trauma, building self-worth, improving communication in their relationships, and reaching their goals. She also provides Christian counseling based on Biblical values. I suffer from bi-polar so I am empathetic with those who are suffering from a vast of illnesses that come under that umbrella. I have been diagnosed with Bi-polar for over 25 years. I believe that all the trauma that I have experience in life makes me a therapist who can come along side of those suffering from mental health illnesses as well as the problems that come along with everyday struggles you may have. I look forward to working with you.

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Wendy Phillips

Offering therapy in MO
License: LCSW,C-SSWS,BCD
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesADHD
25 years of experience

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. We all need help, support, and the opportunity to vent at different times in our lives, and it takes courage to begin this process. You took the first step by reviewing this profile. I look forward to working with you! I believe establishing a positive therapeutic relationship/having a good connection with the person I’m working with helps facilitate effective counseling and positive outcomes. You are the expert of your own life, and I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. My counseling style is conversational, approachable, supportive, holistic, and interactive. My approach is eclectic, as I use a variety of treatment modalities to best meet the needs of the individuals I am working with. I believe in the importance of treating others with respect, and for 12 years was the Character Education Coordinator for a school district. I continue to educate myself and attend seminars to learn, grow, and to stay up to date. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both Illinois and Missouri, and a Licensed School Social Worker. In addition, I’m certified as an evaluator and psychological services provider in the State of Illinois for the Early Intervention program, which works with children (and their families) from birth to three who exhibit developmental delays. For a child’s success, it’s important to work with parents. My more than 20 years of experience includes working with children of all ages, adolescents, adults, and families, in a variety of settings (home, community and school environments). This includes children and adolescents with behavioral problems, ADD/ADHD, as well as individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and adjustment problems. I worked for several years as a School Social Worker (Pre-K - grade 12), and in the child welfare system. I have worked in a short-term in-home placement stabilization program and treatment foster care program, then supervised the in-home Placement Stabilization, Treatment Foster Care program, Reunification, and Specialized Foster Care programs. In addition, I have worked in the field of adoption, in the licensing and adoption process, and with adoptees and adoptive parents doing individual counseling, support groups for adoptees, and support groups for adoptive parents. I am here to support you, and I look forward to working with you. Wendy Phillips, LCSW, C-SSWS, BCD ** Please Note -- I do not provide legal/court documentation, diagnosis, assessment or treatment reports, written documentation, or letters for ANY clinically related and/or other purpose. People who need such things, will need to work with another provider.

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Shaleen Robertson

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCoaching
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & 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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Deborah Way

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issues
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 23 years of professional work experience. I have training and experience in both DBT and CBT. I also very experienced in working with the Sanctuary Model which focuses on trauma work. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety. I help young people develop effective coping strategies to manage the demands and stress of their current situation. I have worked in a school setting for the 20 years and can assist in various school related challenges. I have also worked with young people struggling with substance abuse 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Tiawna Johnson

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Sheila George

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, serious mental illness, PTSD with both veterans and civilians and coping with addictions. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. An empathetic and supportive environment is priority. Active listening and communication are important qualities that I demonstrate. 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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Martha Green

Offering therapy in MO
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship 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.

How to find counseling in Harrisonville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Harrisonville 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 Harrisonville 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 Harrisonville 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 Harrisonville, 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 Harrisonville 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 Harrisonville 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 Harrisonville 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 Harrisonville 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 Harrisonville 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 64701 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 Harrisonville 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 Harrisonville 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 Harrisonville, 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.

Harrisonville 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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