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Margaret Dunn

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC,CLC,FMHC
Stress, AnxietyGriefEating disordersSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Margaret utilizes her background as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Functional Medicine Health Coach and a Certified Life Coach to provide various evidence-based modalities to permanently remove mental roadblocks that are stopping you from achieving the success you KNOW you are capable of. Do you find yourself saying yes when you are screaming NO inside? Do you wonder what happened to that passionate person I’ve always dreamed of becoming? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Do you ever wonder how come change is Soooo hard? Do you say to yourself if my bad habit is so bad for me, why oh why, can't I stop? Our subconscious mind controls over 90% of our thoughts and actions. The subconscious mind stores unprocessed emotions that accumulate over time and can show up as physical symptoms and stress. I can assist you to transform fear into courage, dis-ease into wellness, pain into power, and chaos into clarity by safely processing emotions that have been stuck in your subconscious mind. Some areas I specialize in are: Emotional Eating, Chronic Illness, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Life Transitions, and more. I help you heal your hunger: Emotional eating is a mindset problem, not a diet nor exercise problem. It is a powerful and effective way to find temporary relief from many of life’s challenges. One of my specialties is assisting smart, busy professional women break cycles with emotional eating, overeating, and stress – not by hard work and willpower, but by identifying the root cause of your hunger, I will assist you to heal your heart: Another area of specialty is assisting you eliminate self-doubt (imposter syndrome), self-sabotage and negative self-talk. I will assist you to heal your habits: I teach you and guide you through the four step process of changing your habits so they work for you instead of against you. I will always take a stand for you moving beyond what’s keeping you small or stuck – in your thinking, your behavior, your beliefs, or in the world. Growth is challenging, and change can feel awkward and painful, but numbness, avoidance, and defensiveness only keep us trapped – or worse. My core values are compassion, open-mindedness, a passionate belief in growth and possibility, and deep respect for our humanity. I look forward to talking with you.

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Linda King

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
6 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor located near the Kansas City Metro area. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including alcohol and drug use/misuse issues, especially with issues with opioids, anxiety, BDSM and fetish issues, sexual identity and reassignment issues, PTSD and trauma issues, strengthening coping skills, and those with cancer and with end of life issues. My counseling style is empathic and open minded. I believe in treating everyone with respect and I am eager to learn who you are. My counseling style favors a client centered solutions based focus. I will use whatever style is needed to meet your needs as I am open to facilitating the changes you wish to make in your life to give the meaning you are searching for. My job is to hold the mirror so you can see the real you and help you become the person you have inside. Let's begin this journey together!

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Donna Gensler

Offering therapy in MO
License: LSCSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

I have spent the last 25 years of my profession working in the child welfare system. The experience I have gained has been invaluable. I have had the privilege of working with clients in many different areas, and have learned a great deal about other cultures, socioeconomic status, and the challenges disenfranchised people have faced. I have also worked with countless families who are at an impasse on how to parent effectively in today’s world and be a healthy and communicative family system. This experience has allowed me to learn how to be creative in providing evidence based interventions for depression, anxiety, ADHD, other emotions that come from life stressors and past trauma. My goal is to help you achieve your goals and be as emotionally and mentally healthy as you can be….to be the best version of yourself! Together we will develop a goal of what the version looks like to you. I will be there to support you along your journey and provide honest and supportive feedback.

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Sara Scott

Offering therapy in MO
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefAnger managementDepression
17 years of experience

Hello! Thank you for taking time to read my profile. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of Missouri with 20+ years of clinical experience. I love to lead, empower, help people become who they want to be, and reach their full potential . I followed my passion to assist people in thriving by obtaining a Bachelor's in Social Work in 1998 from Columbia College and a MSW in 2001 from Saint Louis University. I have worked in several clinical settings including nonprofits, hospitals, prisons, and schools. I have experience in counseling couples, individuals (adults and children) and facilitating groups. I have received specialized training in , cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Play Therapy and trauma treatments. Congrats for taking the 1st step towards change to improve your well-being. My desire is to help you achieve your goals by providing a safe, authentic, and compassionate clinical setting with an individualized therapy experience. Please let me know how I may assist. SPECIALTIES Depression Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Grief Also experienced in: Addictions , LGBT , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy Years of Experience: 20

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Dr. Jerome Anderson

Offering therapy in MO
License: DSW,LCSW,BCD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
24 years of experience

I am Dr. Jerome Anderson, an advanced-practice clinical professional offering a wide range of clinical services. I am licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW), nationally board certified as an advanced practice clinical social worker (BCD), certified as a clinical forensic social worker/psychotherapist (CCFC), and certified as a correctional health care professional (CCHP). As such, I provide services focused on severe and persistent mental health concerns as well as mild mental health conditions, such as professional counseling, psychotherapy, and consulting services for clinical assistance in mental health symptom management, behavioral redirection, life-style adjustment, and crisis abatement. All therapeutic approaches are scientific & evidence based. The treatment modalities utilized but not limited to are cognitive-behavioral principles and strengths-based theory. I am licensed to provide these services in the states of Missouri and Illinois. Most recently, I worked as a clinical psychotherapist, Behavioral Health Consultant, and Flight Commander of Behavioral Health Services for the United States Department of the Air Force. I also have a history of working as a criminal justice clinician and director of the mental health departments within large metropolitan jails and correctional facilities. I have also worked in maximum-security prisons as a forensic clinician. In all capacities, I have experience evaluating, diagnosing, and developing appropriate treatment goals. I also have experiences working with the judicial systems where I have developed and implemented recommendations based on patient competency levels as well as led the therapeutic treatment process. Along with this experience, I have worked as a full-time law enforcement officer. Lastly, I am an Active Duty Commissioned Officer (Lieutenant Commander) in the United States Public Health Services Commissioned Corp (USPHS-CC) where I operate as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Coordinator for Employee Relations/Officer Advocacy for USPHS. I look forward to working with you!!

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Dr. Stephanie Campbell

Offering therapy in MO
Parenting issues
21 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with 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. 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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Veronica Besch

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
5 years of experience

Hi I am Veronica Besch. I’m licensed in Missouri with 5 years of professional work experience in social services and foster care. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Jennifer Ball

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
14 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker both in Missouri with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Melissa Tucci

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Nebraska and Kansas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & 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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William "Rod" Campbell

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Missouri, I bring over 15 years of rich professional experience to the table. My journey in therapy has equipped me with a diverse skill set, particularly in areas such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Substance Use Treatment, and Solution-Focused Therapy. These specializations enable me to offer a comprehensive, tailored approach to meet the varied needs of my clients. My expertise includes assisting individuals in managing stress and anxiety, overcoming addictions, addressing parenting challenges, and fostering motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. At the core of my practice is a fundamental belief in treating everyone with utmost respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I recognize the uniqueness of each individual's journey and strive to create a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your specific needs and goals. Embarking on the path to a more fulfilling and happier life requires courage, and I am committed to supporting and empowering you every step of the way. Your journey towards change is important, and I am here to facilitate a safe, nurturing environment where your growth and well-being are the top priorities.

How to find counseling in Hartsburg

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hartsburg 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 Hartsburg 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 Hartsburg 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 Hartsburg, 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 Hartsburg 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 Hartsburg 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 Hartsburg 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 Hartsburg 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 Hartsburg 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 65039 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 Hartsburg 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 Hartsburg 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 Hartsburg, 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.

Hartsburg 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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