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Gary Schmidt

Offering therapy in MO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySleeping disordersSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
5 years of experience

Therapy is a chance for you to gain insight into your personal journey through life. I am committed to creating a safe and accepting space during our sessions. I aim to help you accomplish your goals and face the challenges you share in therapy. Providing dignity and worth including evidence-based care remain at the center of my work. I have expertise in anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, and trauma-related challenges. My work is informed by Internal Family Systems (IFS), attachment theory (how we connect to others and ourselves) and mindfulness (awareness and acceptance). I use a variety of different therapeutic approaches based on the individual and their needs.

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Theresa Presley

Offering therapy in MO
License: LCSW, RPT-S
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
14 years of experience

Hi, I am Theresa Presley and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri and Kansas. I have been practicing social work for 14 years. I have worked in a variety of settings to include inpatient/outpatient mental health, domestic violence and private practice. I work with a variety of ages and various populations. Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, and the challenges of parenting. I work with a Strength-based theory using elements of Cognitive Behavioral Theory. I try to build a strong, trusting relationship with each client and help them understand the connection between their thoughts, feelings and actions. The feedback I receive from clients is that they find me to be caring, warm, empathetic, nonjudgmental and a good listener. Life can sometimes be tough; sometimes, we have to ask for help. I understand that this is hard; but together we will focus on your strengths to get you through this difficult time and come out even stronger.

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Michael Ruberton

Offering therapy in MO
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
40 years of experience

I am an experienced clinical social worker with over forty years experience in family, individual and group counseling. I have worked with adult and child clients, in home based, office and institutional settings , addressing problems that include trauma and abuse, with both victims and those who commit abusive acts. I also have experience with mood disorders. My therapeutic style is warm and supportive, and I believe the client should lead the interaction. My interventions are based on a holistic, gestalt approach and cognitive behavioral methods, including motivational interviewing. Most clients, men on particular, need space and support in choosing their goals, and the main task of the counselor is to establish the therapeutic relationship.

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Shelley Zimmerman

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA LPC ATR-BC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience

Peace of Mind...You deserve it! Many people say they want to feel content and in control of their lives. I work with individuals who want to make changes and experience more enrichment and satisfaction. Therapy is a relationship that is safe, non-judgmental, warm, and rewarding; a way to find peace. Therapy can provide insight and new perspectives into life's challenges and can help open up new possibilities and options for approaching difficult situations. Some of the benefits available from therapy include: * Developing new skills for handling stress and anxiety * Modifying unhealthy behaviors and self-defeating patterns * Increasing confidence and overall quality of life * Enhancing new ways to manage anger, depression and moods. I am a licensed professional counselor and board certified art therapist working for the past 25 years with individuals of all ages. I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused, trauma focused CBT or a combination depending on the need of the individual. Being an art therapist, I also use the creative therapies to gain insight in a non-verbal way as images are sometimes easier than words. I have experience in Play Therapy, Sand Tray and Theraplay. In essence, I begin where you are and tailor the treatment approach to your need. I am will be sensitive to how your individual life experiences impact your decisions and beliefs. This is a journey we will take together to increase your quality of life!

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Dr. Tim Gould

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA, MS, Ed.D, LPC
Relationship issues
35 years of experience

I believe that it takes courage to reach out and accept the fact that you are struggling. it does not necessarily mean that anything is wrong or wrong with you, only that you have not yet found answers with which you can live or accept. We can work together to help find solutions and coping mechanisms that can help you in your struggles.

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James McPheeters

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC
Stress, Anxiety
13 years of experience

I have over twelve years of clinical experience working compassionately with clients who have a variety of backgrounds and based on their individual needs. I am skilled in cognitive behavior and solution focused therapy. I feel the therapist needs to meet the client where they are and together make progress toward a goal.

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Dr. Sara Brammer

Offering therapy in MO
Trauma and abuseSelf esteemCoaching
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & executive and professional coaching. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Paul Marion

Offering therapy in MO
GriefAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I enjoy working with adolescents and adults covering a wide range of issues, including aggression management, anxiety, divorce reaction, depression, grief, family conflict, coping skills, and assertiveness training. I use methods such at Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Christian Counseling to help individuals maximize their full potential. I strive to create a safe goal-oriented environment where we can receive hope and healing.

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Dr. Deborah Miller

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
26 years of experience

Choosing the right therapist is challenging. Our connection in a safe, non-judgmental setting is where you will make decisions and look at possible changes in yourself and your relationships. I will help you enhance your self-understanding and master the skills needed for self-regulation and self-care. My therapeutic approach is Gestalt based, where I act as a mirror, enhancing your self-awareness of your strengths and weaknesses. I work in the here-and-now, acknowledging that the past impacts you today. I am here to support you in finding peace and happiness. I, Dr. Deb Miller, am a Missouri and Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor with 26 years of professional work experience in private practice and education. I am the author of More Than Sorry: 5 Steps to Deepen Your Apology After You Have Committed Infidelity.

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Kimberly Scates

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse; specifically domestic violence and sexual violence. I also have experience working with depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our 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 Lathrop

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lathrop 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 Lathrop 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 Lathrop 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 Lathrop, 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 Lathrop 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 Lathrop 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 Lathrop 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 Lathrop 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 Lathrop 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 64465 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 Lathrop 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 Lathrop 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 Lathrop, 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.

Lathrop 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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