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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte Woods, Missouri (Platte Woods, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 19

Hello, I'm Sheila, a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor (LPC, NCC), and I have been in practice for over 18 years. I love what I do, which is listening, helping and guiding people as they learn the tools to achieve their therapeutic goals. I've worked with individuals, children/adolescents, families, and couples with such issues as grief/loss, anger management, relationship/family conflict, career challenges, depression, anxiety, and communication issues. I've been fortunate to work with a variety of different people of all age...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte Woods, Missouri (Platte Woods, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read about me. I really enjoy being a therapist and working with clients. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults. I believe the relationship between the client and therapist is one of the most important parts to make progress. I have been a therapist for over 7 years and love what I do. I have a lot of experience with trauma with emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. I also have experience with stress, anxiety, depression, and parenting issues. My counseling style is warm and down to earth. I use a clie...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte Woods, Missouri (Platte Woods, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC,LPC,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Hello, Life is about moving forward and growing. As individuals we should continue to grow and never stop learning. I work with individuals of all ages including families and couples in need. I work successfully with a wide range of concerns including, Motivation, Lifestyle changes, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression as well as the many other life struggles that need professional and confidential attention (assistance). I am very familiar with drug and alcohol addictions, and feel that I can be of help in this area. As well I work with the LGBT population and am an a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte Woods, Missouri (Platte Woods, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 29

My life has been dedicated to serving in the child welfare system of the St. Louis, MO metropolitan area since 1994. Previous settings include residential treatment, outpatient mental health services, and foster care & adoption agencies. This has afforded extensive experience working with children and adolescents whose circumstances have caused deep harm to their mental and emotional well-being. My mission...to decrease the impact those circumstances would have on them in adulthood, to increase their chances of a healthy adulthood. It’s a mission I’ve executed wit...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte Woods, Missouri (Platte Woods, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW,PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

Hello and welcome. My name is Elmer Otey. I am excited to share in your therapeutic experience. I am a License Clinical Social Worker and a State of Missouri approved Clinical Supervisor. I earned a Master's degree in Social Work from Saint Louis University and have extensive training in a wide range of treatment modalities. I have over 20 years of experience in various clinical settings. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, sensitivity and compassion. My approach adheres to cognitive behavioral and rational emotive counseling with my ultimate goa...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte Woods, Missouri (Platte Woods, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,CCTP,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, my name is Michael Cotter. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have over 7 years of professional counseling experience as well as another 8 years of paraprofessional experience in helping people achieve the change they desire. I currently work in the field of addictions and have for the past 7 years. I work not only with those who are struggling with addiction but also the other related problems it creates. This includes depression, anxiety, bi-polar, self-esteem, loneliness, abuse, stress, and family related problems. I am also a certified trauma sp...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte Woods, Missouri (Platte Woods, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S.,LPC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Beginning your healing journey is not easy as life experiences and changes can be difficult to navigate and can take you out of your comfort zone. I believe in providing an environment that is warm and nurturing to provide a safe space for you to work at your own pace. I have been in the mental health field for over 10 years; working with adults and youth that is geared toward meeting the needs of each individual. My non-judgmental approach to counseling is built on a foundation of rapport, trust, collaboration, positive regards and empowerment. Each session is in...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte Woods, Missouri (Platte Woods, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

My name is Melissa Teasley, MS, LPC. I am a therapist licensed in Missouri with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse and addiction, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, etc. In addition to my education, I also have personal experiences that have increased my resilience and understanding of difficult situations in life. I believe in a warm, comfortable, and laid-back counseling environment. I personally ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte Woods, Missouri (Platte Woods, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,CRAADC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management
Years of Experience: 20

Hello my name is Tess DeProw. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. I have helped many people struggling with depression, drug addiction, relationship breakups, childhood trauma, parenting issues and anxiety. I will work with you to help you identify what your personal strengths are and together we will develop a plan to improve the quality of your life. I used several different therapeutic approaches: cognitive-behavioral therapy, strength based therapy, motivational interviewing and narrative therapy. All of the tools I use a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte Woods, Missouri (Platte Woods, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Welcome! I’m Robert (Bob) Bowman and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. I have worked as a counselor in both community and educational settings and have taught counseling skills to hundreds of counselors in training as a university professor (my students refer to me as Dr. Bob). I have a Master’s degree in counseling and completed my doctoral work at Purdue University. My approach is a mixture of person-centered and cognitive theories. I believe that an honest and genuine relationship between counselor and client is important in pursuing your...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte Woods, Missouri (Platte Woods, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri, and I have provided counseling services for over 4 years in various capacities. Some of the issues I have had a lot of success in treating include depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD and trauma, seasonal affective disorder, overwhelm, codependency, and low self esteem. I also have experience with sexual abuse, loss and grief, transitions, and family of origin issues. My therapy style is to act as a guide that walks beside you. I believe that you are the expert on your own life, and that I am there to assist in...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte Woods, Missouri (Platte Woods, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Missouri with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, & depression. 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte Woods, Missouri (Platte Woods, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Danny Maggard MA, LPC Danny received his Associate of Science Degree on May of 2006 in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science Degree on December 2009 in Biology, Criminology, Sociology, and Psychology at Drury University, and his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2018. He has 20 plus years of experience in emergency services as a firefighter, emergency management, and law enforcement. Danny has worked at Gateway Foundation in Ozark Correctional Center for 3 plus years providing case management, individual therapy, gro...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte Woods, Missouri (Platte Woods, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
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, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte Woods, Missouri (Platte Woods, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Missouri with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & bipolar disorder. I also have experience working with 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 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 - Platte Woods, Missouri (Platte Woods, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in Missouri with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte Woods, Missouri (Platte Woods, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Missouri with 5 years of professional work experience related to therapy and 7 years of experience in behavioral health settings. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, LGBT-related issues, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I am well-versed in multiple modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness practices, Solution-Focused Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, and more. My approach is determined by your preferences, what has or has not worked for you before,...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte Woods, Missouri (Platte Woods, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in Missouri with 25 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte Woods, Missouri (Platte Woods, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed professional counselor in Missouri and Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. I am an EMDR therapist and I use various other modalities. I focus on helping client's heal from trauma and abuse, self-esteem, eating issues and general life stress. I am an LCDC in the state of Texas and seek to help people maintain a successful recovery. You have taken the first step to a new beginning and are one step closer to living a more fulfilling life.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Platte Woods, Missouri (Platte Woods, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Hi, my name is Jocelyn Gutowski and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have more than 20 years of experience in the mental health field and eight years providing psychotherapy. I have experience in different settings such as community mental health, school systems, and advocacy centers working with- children, adolescents, and adults. I am an EMDR certified clinician and specialize in treating clients who have experienced complex trauma. I have a client centered approach to therapy, and I focus on collaborating with clients to find the best treatment....

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

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 Woods 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 Woods 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 Woods 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 Woods 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 Woods 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 Woods 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 Woods 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 Woods, 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 Woods, 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 64151 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 Woods:

64151

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.