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Gail Roberson

Offering therapy in MO
License: MS,LPC,001811
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. After almost 30 years of serving children, adults, families, and couples in a traditional Counseling practice in SW Missouri, I discovered that my client's really could get "Better Help" through this 24/7 online forum. Transitioning my entire practice to the "Better Help" platform says a lot about me as a therapist. Simply put, I am open to state of the art therapy. Whatever is "best for my clients" defines my practice. *In case you would like to read more about my considerations for making this major shift in my practice, I have included that information in a section following this introduction. Clinically, I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help my clients effectively address life challenges. I offer a highly-personalized approach tailored specifically to each of client's immediate needs and life vision. With professional expertise and life experience, I help individuals, couples, and families build on their strengths to bring peace to their lives. Rather than "just listening", I offer options for changing what is no longer working. I listen without judgement and I guide with state-of-the-art clinical accuracy. I generally offer a menu of ideas rather than absolute answers to help my clients personalize their journey. I teach therapeutic techniques to help my clients master their goals, and I believe, with all the tools and techniques available in the mental health field today, individuals can learn to cope with issues that bring them to therapy and when ready for personal growth, they can envision and create for themselves their best life from where they are at any given moment. I will add here that I enjoy my work as a Counselor now as much as when I first began my career.... mostly because I've come to realize there are real answers for real life problems and it is my distinct pleasure to help my clients find the answers that work for their lives. Personally, I believe in and encourage my clients to adopt "The Power of Positive Thinking,, which helps them to deliberately create their lives according to their life vision. I find a way to apply this principle to almost every life challenge. I am known for helping others recover, re-build, and rejuvenate their lives . Above all, I focus individuals and couples on "unconditional love and acceptance and on positive regard and mutual respect. I am especially recognized for my work in the areas of: LGBTQ+ Issues Depression and Anxiety in relationships Marriage/Relationship Resolution *Family Friendly Parenting Extended Family Issues Bereavement Healing wounds of infidelity Recovery from domestic victimization Life Transitions (physical; emotional; spiritual; career; geographical; etc)LGBTQ+ Issues Depression and Anxiety Marriage/Relationship Resolution *Family Friendly Parenting Extended Family Issues Bereavement Healing Childhood Trauma Recovery from Sexual Victimization Life Transitions I specialize in "The Power of Positive Thinking, and believe in life restructuring through "the art of deliberate creation". I teach my clients how they can apply these principles to almost every life-challenge. I am known for helping others recover, re-build, and rejuvenate their lives. Above all, I focus my clients on "Self-Love and Acceptance". From this vantage point, all of life's best becomes possible. Couples can mend the hurts that stand between them and the happiness they seek. Parents can grow deeper relationships with their children, and individuals can "Deliberately Create" the life they desire. So log-in, settle into your easy chair, and click "Work with Me". I am right here to take that first life-changing step with you. Gail *WHY I SHIFTED FROM TRADITIONAL PRACTICE TO ON-LINE: A few considerations for choosing the Better Help platform for my clients include the amenities of the 24/7 message page allows for on-going therapy between live sessions. The "journal option" makes it possible for my clients to easily do their personal work and then share it with me if they choose, or keep it private otherwise. The menu of session modes meets each client at their comfort level and availability. My clients can select for phone or live chat or video on a session by session basis. There is a library of worksheets and information available to therapists that are beneficial to my clients. Plus, my clients can print or upload their messages and worksheets and maintain their own record of their therapy experience. These are all amenities generally beyond the scope of traditional therapy, and is the reason I selected "Better Help" for my clients. Gail

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Ian Guthrie

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a professional counselor licensed in the state of Missouri, with about seven years of experience, and over a decade and a half of experience working with addiction and mental health. I have worked with a range of clients, from children to elderly, who have come to me for a variety of issues, including anxiety and stress, depression, relationship issues, addiction, and lack of motivation. There are times in our lives when we need a new vision and someone to help us create strategies to overcome old challenges and take life to the next level. Seeking this change can be a daunting task, but I am here to help support you in your success. My counseling style is rather eclectic, based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with strong influences from Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused techniques, and existential psychotherapy. I look forward to working with you!

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Wykeeta Lee

Offering therapy in MO
License: M.A,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementSelf esteem
10 years of experience

Hello, thanking you for taking the time to read my profile. There are hundreds of very capable counselors available. I believe that it's important to find the right counselor that's a fit for you. After all, the hallmark of counseling is the therapeutic relationship. I have been a licensed professional counselor for ten years, with emphasis on crisis intervention, depression/anxiety, anger management and abuse. I am the published author of Breaking the Silence from Shame- my journey to healing from spiritual abuse. My personal theory of counseling is that people have the tools it takes to make the desired change. It's embedded in them! Many times people lose sight of what's in them because of the hurt, pain, shame, and disappointment. My job is to plant seeds of hope, encouragement, empowerment and motivation. My approach is very down to earth. I look forward to going on this journey with you to help bring about the results that you would like to see in your life.

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Barbara Fotsch

Offering therapy in MO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

Hello. My name is Barb. I moved to southern California to be near my son, after living in St. Louis Missouri all of my life. I have always enjoyed my work with people and strongly believe we move forward when ready. My approach is mostly cognitive, psycho-educational, and supportive. I am rather casual & like to use humor when appropriate, as a tool, to help make the sessions comfortable. I believe no "one size fits all" in the therapeutic relationship; if something isn't working, we can back it up and try something different. I try to pay attention to a client's energy and offer techniques best suited; for example, some clients want more guidance, others more autonomy. My job is to "listen" and identify helpful movement toward understanding, growth, and healing. I check my emails 2x a day and will respond w/in 24 hours.

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Darbi Keene

Offering therapy in MO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseADHD
5 years of experience

Hello! I’m so thrilled that you have taken that sometimes difficult first step in reaching out for support. I firmly believe that in order to get the most benefit out of therapy, you need to find a provider that you will feel comfortable with and understood by. I would love to be considered as your therapist to help you in your journey of improvement and growth, so to help you determine if I would be a compatible therapist for you, I have included additional information below regarding my experience and therapy style. I have been a social worker for five years and have experience working with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. Much of my experience has been working with individuals who are struggling with self harming behaviors, anxiety, ADHD symptoms, trauma, intimate relationships, family conflict, and LGBTQ+ issues. I tend to work from a very client-centered and strengths based lens and want to work with you to help you grow in whatever capacity you feel is needed. The feedback that I receive from clients is that they find me to be caring and nonjudgmental while being supportive in an honest, yet direct way. Whether you are new to the world of therapy or have a lot of experience working with a therapist, my goal is to walk alongside you to help you feel empowered in making changes to improve your overall quality of life. My services are what you need them to be, whether that’s to be an unbiased ear to listen to you, to help guide you in learning new skills, or to help you gain new perspectives of situations in your life. I can provide services through whatever method is most comfortable for you: phone call, video call, or chat. I do find that it is helpful initially to participate in video sessions together to build rapport, but I am happy to accommodate whatever method is best for you. Most of my availability is in the morning and some afternoons as well as some weekends, but I do check messages daily. If you have questions about additional availability not shown on my schedule, please reach out! Choosing a practitioner is a deeply personal choice, and I encourage you to think about what you most hope to gain from therapy. If you feel that, based on my experience and therapeutic style, I would be a compatible therapist for you, I would be honored to work with you!

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Susan Anderson

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA LPC NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
3 years of experience

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my profile. I graduated with a masters in counseling in 2002 and have more than 15 years experience working as a therapist. My approach to therapy is flexible and I use different approaches and modalities based on what the client needs. I believe therapy is not telling the client what to do but guiding you in your own healing process to find your own "a ha" moments. I specialize in working with Military, depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues to name a few. I believe in hope, healing, and restoration. I look forward to helping my clients and love to see them grow strong again. Please feel free to reach out for a session.

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Amy Creason

Offering therapy in MO
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionADHD
7 years of experience

Hi! I'm Amy and I'm a licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri. Along with my Master's of Science degree in Counseling Psychology, I have a post-master’s veteran behavioral health certificate. Over the past 8 years, I have worked across a wide spectrum of clients. I have experience with anxiety, depression, bipolar, substance use disorders, anger management, family conflict, crisis intervention, goal setting, and with clients just wanting to optimize their mental health. My personal approach to therapy is to create a partnership with a client working towards the goals the client wants to achieve. From the first conversation until the end, I maintain unconditional positive regard towards my clients. I believe therapy can be both about coping skills and achieving goals, but also about the process of discovering yourself through talk therapy. I utilize cognitive-behavioral approaches, dialectical behavioral techniques, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness techniques depending on individual needs of clients.

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Dr. Jerome Anderson

Offering therapy in MO
License: DSW,LCSW,BCD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
24 years of experience

I am Dr. Jerome Anderson, an advanced-practice clinical professional offering a wide range of clinical services. I am licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW), nationally board certified as an advanced practice clinical social worker (BCD), certified as a clinical forensic social worker/psychotherapist (CCFC), and certified as a correctional health care professional (CCHP). As such, I provide services focused on severe and persistent mental health concerns as well as mild mental health conditions, such as professional counseling, psychotherapy, and consulting services for clinical assistance in mental health symptom management, behavioral redirection, life-style adjustment, and crisis abatement. All therapeutic approaches are scientific & evidence based. The treatment modalities utilized but not limited to are cognitive-behavioral principles and strengths-based theory. I am licensed to provide these services in the states of Missouri and Illinois. Most recently, I worked as a clinical psychotherapist, Behavioral Health Consultant, and Flight Commander of Behavioral Health Services for the United States Department of the Air Force. I also have a history of working as a criminal justice clinician and director of the mental health departments within large metropolitan jails and correctional facilities. I have also worked in maximum-security prisons as a forensic clinician. In all capacities, I have experience evaluating, diagnosing, and developing appropriate treatment goals. I also have experiences working with the judicial systems where I have developed and implemented recommendations based on patient competency levels as well as led the therapeutic treatment process. Along with this experience, I have worked as a full-time law enforcement officer. Lastly, I am an Active Duty Commissioned Officer (Lieutenant Commander) in the United States Public Health Services Commissioned Corp (USPHS-CC) where I operate as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Coordinator for Employee Relations/Officer Advocacy for USPHS. I look forward to working with you!!

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Janell Moore

Offering therapy in MO
License: Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC,Licensed Mental Health Professionals LMHP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
12 years of experience

Hello, My name is Janell Moore and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has been providing quality counseling services for over 10 years. I have served children from age four to teenagers up to the elderly with a variety of mental health challenges. I specialize in a variety of counseling techniques that include cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, client-centered therapy, solution-focused, psychoeducational, trauma-focused therapy, and more. I have served clients who have been able to find success in their lives and learn more about how to enjoy who they are as a person. I provide a holistic approach to counseling by addressing your physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. As an integrative counselor, I can ensure the highest quality of care, and progressively move you towards the goals you have for your life. I provide open-mindedness, and a non-judgmental space where you can feel safe, validated, confidential, and empowered to live life to its fullest potential for you.

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Dr. Cynthia Melton

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Missouri and Oregon with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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.

How to find counseling in Russellville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Russellville 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 Russellville 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 Russellville 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 Russellville, 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 Russellville 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 Russellville 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 Russellville 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 Russellville 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 Russellville 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 65074 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 Russellville 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 Russellville 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 Russellville, 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.

Russellville 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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