During the Civil War, much of Platte City was grazed to the ground. And its residents had to start from zero, rebuilding their city from the ground up. When life’s own battles, like emotional struggles or mental health disorders, seem to tear everything down, the idea to keep going and rebuild can seem overwhelming and impossible.

But it’s not, and you don’t have to struggle through this alone. Platte City-area counselors understand what you’re going through. They are ready and available to listen to your own personal history, and all the battles you’re facing. They can provide you with guidance and advice to make life easier. Match with a licensed, confidential mental health professional to get started today.

This is Beverly Furstenberg's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte City, Missouri (Platte City, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,ACSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

If you're reading this right now, it is likely because life has gotten hard. Maybe you feel exhausted, confused, anxious, depressed, etc... And maybe you even feel like there is no hope that things can get better or that you'll ever be happy again. Things CAN get better. Healing DOES happen. My name is Beverly Furstenberg and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri. I have been in the field for over 9 years now. I have worked with various populations over the years with a wide variety of concerns, ranging from psychiatric conditions, to addictions, ...

This is Jessica McDaniel's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte City, Missouri (Platte City, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

I believe we are all capable of more than we think we are, and my job is to help you do those hard things! We will work together to identify what areas you would like to improve, and continually check in with each other on your progress. Every day you make the decision to improve how you feel. The fact that you’re here, reading this, is a win for you! I have been practicing psychotherapy for 13 years in various clinical settings. I have experience helping adults cope with depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, life transitions, parenting issues, voc...

This is Toni Autrey's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte City, Missouri (Platte City, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12 years experience working in the mental health field. I began my career assisting families in their homes. This exposure had a significant influence on how I address treatment. Through a Person-Centered Perspective, I see the treatment process as a partnership. I believe in order to bring about healing, there must be an atmosphere free from judgment, full of respect, encouragement and empathy. This is what I strive for. I borrow from several different treatment models based on what fits best for the individua...

This is Jennifer Crowe's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte City, Missouri (Platte City, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Hello! My name is Jennifer and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I have 10+ years of experience working with young adults, couples, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, shame/guilt, relationship issues/boundaries, grief/loss, and trauma/forgiveness. The majority of my experience has been working in christian settings and believe faith integration is integral to addressing the individual as a whole. I b...

This is Melanie  Bannish's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte City, Missouri (Platte City, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 24

Hello. If you are looking at therapist profiles it is likely that you are coping with something significant in your life. It is important to find a counselor you think would be a good fit for you and able to understand and help. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri with 20 years of experience. I have a broad range of professional interests, experience and professional expertise. I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend several years in South America working with children with medical needs. And I became involved with i...

This is Nicole Green Singer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte City, Missouri (Platte City, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Nicole Singer, currently is working as a Clinical Therapist at a PTSD Recovery Facility. She works diligently on supporting and maintaining treatment and therapy to her community, active service members and first responders. . She is apart of a highly trained and impressive group of clinicians who provide direct therapeutic services, in an inpatient setting. Nicole is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri, and currently working towards her clinical designation in the state of Kansas. She has a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental He...

This is Kelli Murphy-Small's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte City, Missouri (Platte City, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ed.S.,LPC-S,NCSC/NCC
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

Greetings: My name is Kelli Murphy-Small, I am certificated as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) from Missouri. I have provided mental health services for the past 30 years. I started in the public school system as a School Counselor. Later, I became a Supervisor of School Counselors and concurrently taught at the university level to assist college students to become counselors. While I was a School Counselor, I completed the requirements for LPC. This knowledge was extremely helpful for the years I worked in schools and private practice. I was able to t...

This is Rob Johnson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte City, Missouri (Platte City, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

My name is Rob Johnson, I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri. I've worked in the mental health field for over 13 years in different roles and love the work I do! There are several reasons why many people feel stuck in life’s journey and how they want to live. A past that continues to return to the present, patterns that result in the same outcomes, major life changes, uncontrollable circumstances, uncontrollable thoughts/emotions… The list goes on! I enjoy working with people that are looking to better themselves, their relation...

This is Sidney  Hurley (Johnson)'s avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte City, Missouri (Platte City, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I have been in the counseling field for 5 years now. I graduated with my Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2017. My passion is helping others realize their strengths and learn to use those in their lives to manage their feelings. I love working with couples and families! I have 3 kids and I am married to a wonderful man. I coparent with my ex husband and have a great deal of experience in coparenting strategies as well.

This is Erin Coats's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte City, Missouri (Platte City, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Missouri with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Donna King's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte City, Missouri (Platte City, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a licensed therapist in Missouri with over 10 years of experience. I have specialized training in trauma in general as well as military trauma. Furthermore, I have worked with a wide range of clients whose issues include anxiety, depression, marriage/family and relationship issues, abuse, low self-esteem, and intimacy issues, as examples. Even though I am a Christian, I also regularly see clients who are not, whereas it has never posed a problem. I am accepting and engaging and I strive to treat everyone with dignity and respect! Furthermore, I am eclect...

This is Lisa Jonas's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte City, Missouri (Platte City, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

I am licensed in Missouri and Kansas with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & bipolar disorder. 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.

This is Corrie  Jones 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte City, Missouri (Platte City, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in Missouri with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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 Jason Franklin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte City, Missouri (Platte City, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in Missouri with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Linda Stein's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte City, Missouri (Platte City, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am an empathetic counselor with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I believe that each person is an expert in their own life and functioning but sometimes the awareness of our expertise is clouded and difficult to maintain. Counseling is one method of regaining and expanding our awareness and control over our own lives. I have experience supporting and counseling individuals with situational stressors, anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem, parenting and step-parenting issues, and trauma. I also have experience working with parents of childre...

This is Les Linneman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte City, Missouri (Platte City, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am Licensed Specialist Clinical Social worker in the state of Kansas (LSCSW). I have 20 years of professional work experience providing counseling services to all ages of clients. I have experience in helping clients with crisis, sexual abuse, anger management, stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & psychotic disorders. 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 is c...

This is Linda Branum's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte City, Missouri (Platte City, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
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, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. 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 Clarence Lewis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte City, Missouri (Platte City, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Missouri with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Brandy Cruesoe's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte City, Missouri (Platte City, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in Missouri with 14 years of therapy experience. I have experience in helping women with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. I have a practice specialty of sex therapy, which is talk therapy that addresses the social and emotional impact related to sexual concerns. This includes but is not limited to concerns with desire, low libido, pain with sex, sexual ...

This is Holly Jacobs's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte City, Missouri (Platte City, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Missouri with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Platte City?

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 Platte City 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 Platte City 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 Platte City or elsewhere in Platte 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 Platte City 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 Platte City 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 Platte City 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 Platte City 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 Platte City, 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 Platte City, 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 64079 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 Platte City:

64079

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.