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Patricia Lord

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA, LCPC,RPT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
5 years of experience

I believe everyone has a unique story and it is in sharing these stories that I can offer empathy and hope to my clients. I received my Masters of Arts in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling and my certification as a Play Therapist, and work extensively with adolescents, teens and young adults. My experience includes working with all ages and stages of divorce, co-parenting and step parenting relationships, grief and loss, anxiety, stress and depression, trauma, domestic violence and self harming behaviors. My work also includes assisting with behavioral, adjustment and attachment issues. With teens I have worked with self harm (non-suicidal), divorce of parents, adjustment disorder, depression, anxiety, handling expectations in a healthy way, understanding boundaries, among other things. I utilize therapy modalities and treatment approaches including client-focused, experiential, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapies. I am committed to my client and the therapeutic process of helping them achieve their goals and gain satisfaction and joy in all aspects of their lives.

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Allison Kemble

Offering therapy in MO
License: LCSW
GriefParenting issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

Hello and welcome! Reaching out for support can be scary, especially if you are new to therapy. But I want you to know that I am here for you ! We will work together to achieve your goals and work through any crises that you are facing. I received my master's degree in clinical social work from the University of Missouri Columbia in 2012, and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Missouri. I initially started as a career counselor, specializing in work with clients who were receiving government assistance. I provided case management services to help clients overcome obstacles including obtaining housing, childcare, food security, etc. to eventually find gainful employment. From there I transitioned to a medical social work role for a major health system. I specialized in providing grief counseling, crisis counseling/intervention, and acute support to patients and families who were affected by critical, complex and chronic illnesses. I have experience in disease management, medication compliance, coping with a new diagnosis or chronic illness, as well as situational depression, PTSD and trauma surrounding a difficult medical diagnosis to both clients themselves, and their loved ones. I also have experience working with patients transitioning to hospice and end of life, as well as clients affected by suicidal ideation. I like to use solution focused, client centered and motivation interviewing therapy techniques, however I always start where you, the client, are and we go from there! I love getting to know my clients and being able to provide not only a listening ear but also tools and techniques to help you reach your goals, overcome your fears, and/or find ways to positively cope with whatever stresses you are facing. I pride myself on being available to my clients, as we will work at your pace and engagement level. We can communicate via your preferred method, or a combination. I look forward to working with you!

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Laura Bilsland

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC,CCDP-D
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist with over 10 years of experience working with clients who are managing various mental health and addiction concerns but I have extensive experience in addiction and suicide interventions. I have worked with a wide range of clients to help them with depression, anxiety, grief, loss, trauma, and important life changing events. I value individual therapy but I also think it's important to assist my clients in developing additional treatment supports that consist of individuals or groups who are helpful and encouraging and can support my clients as they reach their goals. I use a combination of Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help my clients clarify their goals and work toward contentment, happiness, and better relationships. I am kind and compassionate but also honest and direct. I encourage my clients to draw on periods of success. I look forward to helping you towards your full potential.

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Jacquelynne Kell

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Missouri and I have been working in the field of counseling since 2013. Much of my experience has been supporting people navigating the impact of trauma, life stressors, depression, anxiety, grief, abuse, addiction, and adjustment challenges have on their lives. I have experience providing both individual and online sessions to address these concerns. I respect every individual as an individual and provide support beneficial for you. My goal is to provide a safe place for each person to show-up as they are without judgement. Some of the treatment modalities found in my toolbox include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Education: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology Training in EMDR, DBT, CBT, mindfulness, and various other trauma-focused modalities

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Heather Miller

Offering therapy in MO
License: BSHS,MEd,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Heather Miller BSHS, MEd, LPC has been in the counseling field since 2001. Initially working as a school based counselor and then ventured into private practice in 2013 as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. Currently holding a Masters in both Professional and School Counseling while being trained prior as a nurse. Empowering others to overcome obstacles and live a happier, more meaningful life is the goal set forth through utilizing clinically tested and evidenced based interventions. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy are the primary modes applied.

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Melaney Courtice

Offering therapy in MO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTParenting issuesDepressionADHD
15 years of experience

Hi, I’m Melaney, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kansas City, MO. I have over 15 years of experience working with adults, children and families on a kaleidoscope of issues and challenges. I am a mother of two in a neurodivergent family and the challenges related to this have always been an interest of mine. I am also passionate about working with clients healing from trauma, managing anxiety and depression, navigating a rigid world from a neurodivergent perspective, mending relationships, making big life changes, experiencing stuck-ness and confusion during challenging stages of development, and people struggling to move forward as we navigate through our collective pandemic experience. My work with clients is rooted in finding self-compassion, motivation, and healing both through clinical methods and through everyday life experiences. I value collaboration and trust, and believe it is my responsibility to be transparent, versatile, and attuned. I utilize techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems and Behavioral Activation techniques. My understanding of the human experience is greatly informed by Family Systems Theory, Trauma-informed Care, theories of human development, and intersectional theories of liberation. Humor, realism, and starting from where you are are at are things I have learned over the years to be indispensable to the therapeutic process. Thanks for taking the time to learn a bit about me, and I hope to have the chance to learn about you, too!

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Timothy Taylor

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
36 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and have 37 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping children ,teen and adult clients with stress, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, parenting issues, 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 the issues that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. As you take the first steps towards change I will be there to support & encourage you during that journey.

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Jennifer Weirich

Offering therapy in MO
Parenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience

Welcome! I'm so glad you're here. My name is Jennifer and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has been providing support to clients for 5 years. I have experience in helping clients with parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. 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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Lisa Smith

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementDepressionCompassion fatigue
30 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri with 30 years of professional work experience. I am interested in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem and confidence, & trauma. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I work with clients from all walks of life and will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your 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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Joseph Bates

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
20 years of experience

I am a license clinical social worker with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, anger management, substance use, domestic violence, depression, and interpersonal 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

How to find counseling in Rocheport

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Rocheport 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 Rocheport 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 Rocheport 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 Rocheport, 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 Rocheport 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 Rocheport 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 Rocheport 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 Rocheport 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 Rocheport 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 65274 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 Rocheport 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 Rocheport 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 Rocheport, 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.

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

65274, 65279

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