Finley River Park, the Ozark Mill, and Smallin Civil War Cave are just a few of the fun places to explore in Ozark. Nestled in the Ozark Mountains of Southern Missouri, this small town has a lot of exciting things to do. Just a short trip to Branson where you can visit one of the many shows or museums along the 76 strip or ride the ziplines, roller coaster, or go carts. There’s a ton of stuff to do in Ozark

The city also boasts some of the top mental health care in the state with therapists, counselors, and psychiatrists trained in diagnosing and treating all types of mental illnesses. If you or someone you know is having emotional or mental issues, contact one of the experts in Ozark today.

This is Jenifer Pittman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ozark, Missouri (Ozark, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and Illinois. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults from diverse backgrounds and in a variety of settings. Life comes with many challenges and we often find ourselves overwhelmed by what has come our way. I want to empower people and focus on internal strengths, improving resilience and changing your worldview. Whether you are looking for short-term or long-term counseling, I will work with you to achieve a greater self-fulfillment. I believe in blending t...

This is Michael Ruberton's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ozark, Missouri (Ozark, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 40

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 m...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ozark, Missouri (Ozark, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MAC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ozark, Missouri (Ozark, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello- I have been a licensed LPC counselor in Missouri for the past five years and was recently licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, District of Columbia, Maine, and Virginia. Working with individuals, families, and couples has provided me with the ability to assist individuals throughout many aspects of their lives. I have had training in DBT, CBT, EMD-R and continue to grow my therapeutic knowledge through self-training and through clinical training. I have had the pleasure of working in many different fields throughout my life time and feel this has prov...

This is Chris Mawhinney's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ozark, Missouri (Ozark, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,CCTP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Missouri with over 14 years of experience. I have worked with a wide variety of clinical issues, with many years of experience working with individuals who have serious mental illness and with general counseling issues. I have helped individuals with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and a variety of personality disorders. I have also provided marriage and couples counseling and have specialized in trauma and anxiety issues. My approach to counseling focuses on cognitive-behavioral techniques, human...

This is Lisa Spore's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ozark, Missouri (Ozark, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

My name is Lisa Spore and I have worked in the mental health field in Missouri for 14 years. Ten of those years have been as a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice. I believe in seeking out trainings in the latest techniques and polishing my skills to provide the best therapeutic experience my clients could ask for. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting (BSP), Somatic Experiencing, and use Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused Brief, and Client-Centered approaches in my practice. Everyone is unique...

This is Terry Hasenzahl's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ozark, Missouri (Ozark, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Hello and welcome! I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Missouri and Nevada with 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. My therapy style is warm, caring, and engaging while striving to provide a safe environment for clients to find the help and support they need to make positive changes. I am passionate about building strong, trusting, and judgement-free relationships and working collaboratively with clients so they can begin to live more peaceful, fulfilling, authentic, and healthy lives. Are you feeling alone,...

This is Thomas Walsh's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ozark, Missouri (Ozark, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LSCSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

Tommi Walsh has been counseling for 20 years. Tommi is experienced and and member/ally of the LGBTQ+ community. That is to say that I amTransgender and sometimes appear more feminine. Also experienced and understanding of alternative lifestyles, relationship issues, mental health, stress, coping. Low key and personable, non-judgmental with a sense of humor. Tommi can help with thinking patterns that lead to distress, uncover deep emotions that stick within, gain insight and understanding of past event, and dream and plan for a brighter tomorrow.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ozark, Missouri (Ozark, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor in Missouri. I have over 16 years experience providing professional counseling to individuals in a wide variety of therapeutic settings. I have worked with individuals needing a little help over a hurdle in their life to individuals with acute and chronic mental health diagnosis. I am well suited to assist individuals with depression, anxiety, grief, life adjustments and chronic mental health issues. My approach is CBT with mindfulness and motivational interviewing. I treat everyone with respect and warmth...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ozark, Missouri (Ozark, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LCMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Hello and congratulations on taking this courageous and hopeful step toward wholeness. My name is Stephanie Risinger and I'm a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. Don't let the title fool you! Most of my work is with individuals. Being a marriage and family therapist simply means I have a specialized understanding of how our personal struggles and mental health challenges can affect relationships. I have 13 years of clinical experience in working with a wide range of concerns and mental health challenges. Examples include (but not limited to) grie...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ozark, Missouri (Ozark, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Hello and welcome! Congratulations for choosing YOU! Asking for help can be scary and uncomfortable but it can also be very rewarding. It takes a self aware individual to recognize they need help. Further more, it takes courage for an individual to actually put action behind seeking a therapeutic support. I'm glad your here! Thank you for trusting us to assist you as your support partners! Please take a minute and read up on me to see if we may be a good fit for each other. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am licensed in Missouri with 7 years of pr...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ozark, Missouri (Ozark, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Hello! I am licensed in Missouri with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients cope with stress, caregiving issues, family conflict and grief and loss. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ozark, Missouri (Ozark, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in Missouri with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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.

This is Sheila George's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ozark, Missouri (Ozark, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Missouri with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, serious mental illness, PTSD with both veterans and civilians and coping with addictions. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. An empathetic and supportive environment is priority. Active listening and communication are important qualities that I demonstrate. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes ...

This is Desiree Malam's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ozark, Missouri (Ozark, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

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!

This is Fred Barker's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ozark, Missouri (Ozark, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Missouri with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & intimacy related issues. 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.

This is Dr. Sandra Hunt's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ozark, Missouri (Ozark, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in New York with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & depression. 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Jeffrey  Myers's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ozark, Missouri (Ozark, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,MCB Qualified Supervisor,Qualified Peer Specialist Supervisor
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and started my work in this field in the late 2000’s. I have experience helping individuals and families attempting to cope with addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and grief. While I've worked in a variety of setting, I was attracted to working with BetterHelp because of the way it makes quality mental health support so private and accessible. I can appreciate that talking to others about things you normally just keep in your head is difficult and uncomfortable. However, ...

This is Donna  Thomas's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ozark, Missouri (Ozark, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 21

I am licensed in Missouri with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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.

This is Joy Camp's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ozark, Missouri (Ozark, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Missouri with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & 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. 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.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Ozark?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Ozark area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Ozark and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Ozark or elsewhere in Christian or the state of Missouri.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Ozark therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Ozark due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Ozark and elsewhere throughout the state of Missouri you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Ozark to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Ozark, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Ozark, MO, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 65721 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Ozark:

65721

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.