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Heather Midgley

Offering therapy in MO
License: M.Ed,LPC,PMH-C
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
9 years of experience

I have been a counselor for nearly a decade and obtained a Master of Education in Community Counseling from University of Missouri St. Louis. I sought certification in perinatal mental health because it is my passion to help individuals who are struggling with fertility challenges, mood changes in pregnancy, difficult delivery/labor, pregnancy loss, and postpartum changes. Psychological health is related to healthy levels of self-worth and I believe that every person has many ways they can find value in themselves. Practicing from a person-centered lens, I value the client's perspective and experience while understanding the importance of a therapeutic alliance. I provide a non-judgmental, authentic, and genuine approach to therapy. I have experience and training in areas such as: -Anxiety -Trauma -Grief -Parenting concerns -LGBTQ -Maternal Mental Health -IVF and perinatal issues -Stress Management

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Cathleen Burks

Offering therapy in MO
License: MAC,LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigueADHD
5 years of experience

Hi, my name is Cathi Burks, due to my passion and love for people I made the decision to make a life change in 2011, which is when I started pursuing my dream of becoming a counselor. Today I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri, living my dream working with others in the pursuit of a life filled with joy, peace and happiness. I have been working in the mental health field for over 5 years serving both adults and adolescents. I provide Counseling as well as Coaching and Consulting services, specializing in Anxiety, ADHD (childhood and adult), and Depression, as well as navigating those unexpected personal life challenges. Regardless of the situation that has you feeling overwhelmed and in need of support, let me be this voice, "ITS OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY". As humans we were all created to connect with each other and support each other and you do not have to walk this walk alone. My goal is to meet you where you are, without judgement, and truly walk alongside you on your journey, as we work to overcome barriers that may be preventing you from reaching your optimum self-potential. I look forward to hearing from you and congratulations on taking the first step towards living your best life.

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Joe Martin

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA, LPC
AddictionsLGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
22 years of experience

It can be difficult and challenging for people to deal with various life struggles. Often people need tools to deal with challenges or may not have a support system to assist with challenges. I have years of experience assisting others of all ages from numerous situations and life experiences, with respect and understanding in a non-judgmental manner. I graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. I spent several years working with children, adolescents, and families in residential treatment settings. I then completed my Master's degree at Amberton University in Garland, Texas. I was originally licensed in Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor until relocating to Missouri over 20 years ago, and have been licensed in Missouri since that time. During these years I continued to work primarily with children/adolescents and families in residential treatment helping them transition back home. I have also been employed in outpatient counseling settings assisting all ages. In addition, I worked in an adult correctional setting with substance use disorder clients. I have been active as an advocate in the LGBTQ community, and have worked in emergency shelters with homeless youth and adults. I am currently an elevated needs foster parent for nearly 5 years and have adopted one teenager, and currently pursuing a second adoption. I strongly believe in empowering my clients and challenging them to look at all options for difficulties they are currently experiencing. I believe a positive honest client-therapist relationship is necessary for positive change to occur.

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Rochelle Nakoa

Offering therapy in MO
License: LCSW
AddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepression
11 years of experience

​Aloha my name is Rochelle Nakoa. I am an LCSW and have been licensed for 11 years. I have worked with hospice patients and families for end-of-life care. As a readjustment counselor I assisted veterans and families to transition back to civilian life. While working as a therapist with active military I assisted in the areas of substance abuse, relationships with family and command. As Chief of Mental Health working in the Department of Corrections I provided individual and group therapy to Men, Women and Transgender populations incarcerated. All of these experiences afforded me to specialize in  Sexual Trauma and Intimate Partner Violence.   ​I use Person-Centered Therapy. Person-Centered Therapy focuses on an individual with recognizing who they are and assisting them to become who they desire to be. This process consists of putting thoughts to paper and organizing them in a way to more clearly understand your circumstances and what you need to transition into living your best life.  By providing a safe and judgment free environment this allows the individual to rid themselves of burden and shame to make the transition into your true self.

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Daniel Christy

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC, CEAP, SAP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
24 years of experience

I am an experienced and professional counselor with over 25 years working with varied people to obtain their best life. My approach is a laid back style where you talk about what most concerns you and I help you through a cognitive behavioral approach or how you practice mindfulness to best achieve success. I work with people dealing with work-life balance, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, anger management, and substance abuse issues. I know that making the decision to come to therapy can be a hard one and I appreciate that you have started the process.

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Andrea Herman

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Hello, I'm Andrea Herman. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over twenty years of experience working with adults to help them better cope with life challenges. I have extensive experience supporting people struggling with grief and loss, whether through death, divorce, or other major life transitions. My expertise is in the grief-and-loss model called 'companioning,' which emphasizes bearing witness non-judgmentally to a person's unique grief journey and helping them mourn skillfully to reconcile their loss and move forward toward healing. Additionally, I have experience counseling people struggling with depression, anxiety, stress management, and relationship and work difficulties. I have also worked with people in crisis and those making major life decisions, helping with referrals to specialized therapists or treatment when needed. Ten years of my counseling experience was at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. I am guided by a holistic, biopsychosocial theory that emphasizes the importance of addressing challenges in the context of our environments, relationships, and physical, mental, and even spiritual health. I draw from DBT, systems theory, and client-centered approaches. I believe in the absolute importance of a therapist's caring, non-judgmental and accepting approach. I am committed to using evidence-based interventions that have proven effective and forming a genuine alliance that builds on people's strengths so they can lead healthier and more satisfying lives. I've regularly worked with people by phone and video conferencing, so I am comfortable using Better Help's mode of interacting and can be flexible to meet the needs and preferences of my clients. It is very courageous of someone to consider therapy, especially since most who are considering this are struggling in some way yet choose to reach out for support. Whether this is your first time or you have done therapy in the past, I applaud your desire to better your situation and would be honored to work with you if you think we'd be a good fit.

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Regina Smith

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
21 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Missouri with 21 years of professional work experience. Much of my experience has been helping individuals and family systems through a crisis situation. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. My desire, as I work with my clients, is 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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Travis Bolin

Offering therapy in MO
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesAnger managementCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hello. My name is Travis. I am licensed professional counselor. I am licensed in Missouri. I have a counseling practice in Missouri with a team of counselors. I have much experience working with children and teens. I taught second grade for eleven years and was a school counselor for nine years. Also, I have experience in helping adults, teens and children with relationship issues, family conflicts, divorce, impulsivity, addictions intimacy related issues, & 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. I believe you don’t have to do life alone. My mission is to love well, lead my clients to overall mental health and to give you hope on your journey. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I look forward to helping you develop effective coping strategies, build resilience and help you improve your overall mental health. —Travis

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Carol Kirschman

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience

Welcome to a nurturing space of healing and growth. I believe that taking that first step to seek support is a courageous and empowering decision toward a better you. My approach is all about building a genuine connection with you, where you can feel at ease to embrace your authentic self. Life often presents us with unique challenges, but I firmly believe these challenges are opportunities for transformation and growth. In our journey together, we will create a safe and open environment, allowing you to explore your experiences and emotions freely. Its within this exploration that healing begins, leading to a life filled with harmony and inner peace. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Missouri, and having earned my Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Fordham University in New York City. I am dedicated to guiding you through the maze of anxiety, depression, and trauma. My passion lies in witnessing my clients recover and rediscover their purpose, forging deeper connections, and cultivating trust within themselves. Whether we embark on skill development for stress management or delve into more exploratory work concerning life experiences, know that our collaboration is key to achieving transformative outcomes. Together, we'll navigate your unique path forward through the acquisition of coping skills and behavioral modification. I'm here to support you on this empowering journey towards a brighter, more fulfilling life. Let's create the positive changes you've been longing for, and build a strong therapeutic relationship that paves the way for remarkable progress.

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David Robb

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Lake Tapawingo

Finding the best therapist close by in Lake Tapawingo 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 Lake Tapawingo. 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 Lake Tapawingo, 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 Lake Tapawingo 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 Lake Tapawingo 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 Lake Tapawingo, elsewhere in Jackson, 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 Lake Tapawingo area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lake Tapawingo 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 Lake Tapawingo 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 Lake Tapawingo 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 Lake Tapawingo, 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 Lake Tapawingo 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 Lake Tapawingo 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 Lake Tapawingo 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 Lake Tapawingo 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 Lake Tapawingo 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 64015 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 Lake Tapawingo 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 Lake Tapawingo 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 Lake Tapawingo, 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.

Lake Tapawingo 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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64015

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