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Susan Hart

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

We all want to feel connected in this world. Unfortunately, we often look in the wrong places. We tend to use things, substances and sometimes people to escape from the pain we feel. But with a little bit of focus and insight we can begin to change the problem areas of our lives. Teaching people how to recognize what is holding them back from achieving their goals is my purpose. In my sessions, I try to focus upon the needs of each client as an individual. No two people deal with their problems in the same way. Habits, patterns, and thinking errors often cloud our judgment. Helping you recognize what you want in life and how to best achieve it is my overall goal. I want to help you be the person you've dreamed of being. Your heart's desires was given to you for a reason. Let me help you find that reason.

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Dr. Alwyn (AL) Whitehead

Offering therapy in MO
License: Psy.D.
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
20 years of experience

My 20 years as a clinical psychologist working with adult men and women have taught me a lot. First, that we all carry a burden. Second, our burdens are lighter when we share them with others. And finally, we can be set free from our burdens, or, regardless of them, live happily. I enjoy working with clients wanting to overcome depression, anxiety, alcohol and/or drug addictions, posttraumatic stress disorder, stress, panic disorders, or relationship challenges. My clients say that I am easy to talk to and give them a sense that “there is a way out.” Most clients leave the first session feeling greatly relieved that they have been understood. And, have the beginnings of a mutually agreeable plan of action that will give them relief. I have great respect for my clients. They have courageously come forward in spite of their burdens and made the first step toward getting the help and relief they desire. My therapeutic techniques are based on the American Psychological Association’s “Professional Practice Guidelines”. These criteria are designed to assist in the use of the best methods for addressing mental health issues. Let’s walk this road together.

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Shawnean Callihan

Offering therapy in MO
License: M.Ed,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesADHD
29 years of experience

Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Shawnean Callihan and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri. I have over 24 years of experience working with families and children ages 5-18. As a retired school counselor, I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults and families around issues of behavioral concerns, parenting, anxiety/depression and relationship issues. During our time together you can expect to have a safe environment where we work together to understand and find solutions to current or long standing challenges . I look forward to support you through this journey

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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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Allison Price

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a Trauma Specialist licensed in the state of Missouri with over 3 years of direct counseling experience in a private practice setting and more than 10 years of counseling in a case management, supervisory, and humanitarian role with populations including Active Duty Military, Veterans, Families in the Foster Care System, First Responders, Athletes; and Individuals seeking Symptomatic Relief, Purpose and Fulfillment. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Michigan State University and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology with a Focus on Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University. I use primarily EMDR with a blend of solution focused, narrative therapy, and client centered treatment to help you reach your healthiest most authentic and inspiration driven self. I believe that the client knows themselves best, and my job is to help you find that inner voice of strength and guidance. I admire your courage and curiosity in seeking counseling as a way to care for yourself and I look forward to working with you when you're ready to get started!

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Sara khaledpour

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in state of Illinois and Missouri with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, eating disorders, & 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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Cynthia Benbow

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia and Missouri with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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. 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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Desiree Malam

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma 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 and anxiety, relationship issues, 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. I look forward to working with individuals or couples outside of the Richland, Waynesville, Camdenton, and Osage Beach areas. 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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Jessie Mclaughlin

Offering therapy in MO
License: MS,LPC,LAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Life can be really hard. It’s no surprise that so many of us struggle with issues related to anxiety, depression, and addiction. Feelings of inadequacy, uncertainty, and hopelessness are far too common. Fortunately, those those feelings don't have to be permanent. I would be happy to support you in developing emotional resilience and self-empowerment to enable you to thrive in this chaotic world. It is my belief that everyone deserves to live the an enjoyable life with intention as their genuine self. I have experience in diverse settings including inpatient and outpatient programs for adults and children experiencing mild to severe mental health and substance use disorders. I graduated in 2017 with my Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado and Missouri as well as a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) in Colorado. I specialize in helping individuals cope with anxiety, depression, substance use, and various life stressors. My therapeutic approach comes from an understanding that we are shaped by life experiences, relationships, and culture. I integrate each individual's uniqueness into therapy from a person-centered and solution-focused approach. I utilize different modalities to fit your specific needs including cognitive behavioral, existential, and motivational interviewing techniques. It is my passion to help others embrace and understand themselves to promote personal growth, resilience, and provide a sense of contentment. It feels so good to be confident and content, and you deserve to feel that way. I know that starting therapy can feel daunting, but I am here to provide non-judgmental support in a safe space.

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Dr. Judith Gebhardt

Offering therapy in MO
Relationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
40 years of experience

I am licensed in California with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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 Iatan

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Iatan 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 Iatan 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 Iatan 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 Iatan, 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 Iatan 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 Iatan 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 Iatan 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 Iatan 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 Iatan 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 64098 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 Iatan 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 Iatan 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 Iatan, 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.

Iatan has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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64098, 64484

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