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Ricky Lomax

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

I am licensed in 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 believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Rebecca Walsh

Offering therapy in MO
License: LCSW
AddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
4 years of experience

Welcome!   Better Help is an awesome community where you can find warm empathic therapists to help you achieve your goals.   Finding the right person to share your journey with is the number one ingredient to success in therapy. I have been a social worker in the mental health field for 6 years, where I have worked with a variety of individuals in a community mental health setting.   I have the most experience in working with those struggling with mood disorders, schizophrenia, and addiction comorbidities.   But, I have also provided therapy in a university setting.   I have an eclectic approach to treatment.  Therapy is not a one size fits all; so, I draw on a lot of different modalities depending on what you need.  However, I am always empathic and have an unconditional positive regard for any people I cross paths with.   My availability is mostly in the afternoons/early evenings, but I will check messages a minimum of once a day Monday through Friday. You have taken the first step to discovering you, and the person you want  to be.  I would be honored to share  in your journey.

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Christine Busch

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
32 years of experience

Hi I am a therapist licensed in Missouri. I have over 30 years experience. I have experience with a wide range of mental health issues from mood disorders such as depression and anxiety to relationship issues to more severe mental illness. My therapy style is interactive. My approach is from a strength based perspective. I believe you truly are the expert when it comes to your needs and sometimes you might need to just talk it through to find that answer. I have experience with helping folks find community supports. I use cognitive behavioral therapy at times and may suggest homework that can be explored outside of sessions.

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Arielle Speer

Offering therapy in MO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepression
5 years of experience

I am currently an OCD therapist using ERP. In the past I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient addictions treatment. I have also worked in crisis services to assist individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, loss and trauma. Additionally, I have worked for Air Force service members and their family in the primary care setting to assist with a wide variety of issues like panic, stress, developing coping strategies and managing relationship issues. I am a person centered therapist that believes in empowering you to reach your goals. I focus on progress, not perfection. I will meet you where you are in your journey and support you through your growth.

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Darren Myers

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementCareer difficultiesDepression
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, parenting issues, anger management, & career difficulties. 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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Candyce Jupiter

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
10 years of experience

I am an Army Veteran, licensed clinical professional counselor, and national certified counselor through the NBCC with over 6 years of direct individual/group practice licensed in Illinois and overall 10 years of experience working as a crisis, substance use, and mental health counselor in the field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and substance use. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is very welcoming and inviting. I believe in honoring the values of respect, sensitivity, compassion, empathy and embracing a holistic point of view to promote mental wellness. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, dialectical-behavioral, existential and CRA counseling. I will customize our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to make the steps towards a more fulfilling and happier life and embrace change. If you are ready to take that leap into a healthier mind, body, and soul, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you in your new journey!

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Taylor Smith

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

I am licensed in Missouri with 4 years of professional work experience. 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. 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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Rebecca Price

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hello, and welcome to my practice! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am committed to providing a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal and grow. I am here to support you on your journey towards greater mental health and wellbeing. I have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression and relationship issues. My approach is grounded in evidence-based techniques, and I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each individual I work with. I understand that seeking help can be a vulnerable and courageous step, and I honor the trust that my clients place in me. I strive to create a warm and collaborative therapeutic relationship, where you can feel heard, seen and validated. Together, we will work towards your goals and help you develop the skills and insights you need to navigate life's challenges. I look forward to partnering with you on this journey towards greater wellbeing.

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Krista Sherman

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

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri with over 20 years of professional experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and depression. I also have experience helping clients cope with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, empathy, sensitivity, and compassion. My therapy style draws from Brief/Solution-Focused Therapy (4-8 sessions), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. It is a priority to focus on your strengths and help you achieve your goals. Taking the first step to consider therapy can take courage, and I am here to empower and support you! My office hours are Tuesdays from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM and Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

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Priscilla Williams

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

I am licensed clinical social worker in Missouri and Oregon, with 5 years of professional and clinical work experience. I am a Program Advisor for Women in Leadership with Lindenwood University. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I believe in focusing on strengths. 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 this process.

How to find counseling in Otterville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Otterville 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 Otterville 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 Otterville 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 Otterville, 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 Otterville 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 Otterville 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 Otterville 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 Otterville 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 Otterville 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 65348 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 Otterville 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 Otterville 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 Otterville, 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.

Otterville 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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