Sedalia, Missouri is where they hold the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival and the Missouri State Fair every year where about 350,000 people visit from around the world. However, if you have a mental illness like depression, you probably find it hard to enjoy anything. 

When you have depression, it is important to get treatment right away, so it does not get any worse. With the right treatment, you can be feeling better within a few days. Speak with one of the Sedalia mental health professionals today and set an appointment to get some help and you can start feeling better by tomorrow. 

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Donna Gensler

Offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LSCSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

I have spent the last 25 years of my profession working in the child welfare system. The experience I have gained has been invaluable. I have had the privilege of working with clients in many different areas, and have learned a great deal about other cultures, socioeconomic status, and the challenges disenfranchised people have faced. I have also worked with countless families who are at an impasse on how to parent effectively in today’s world and be a healthy and communicative family system. This experience has allowed me to learn how to be creative in providing evidence based interventions for depression, anxiety, ADHD, other emotions that come from life stressors and past trauma. My goal is to help you achieve your goals and be as emotionally and mentally healthy as you can be….to be the best version of yourself! Together we will develop a goal of what the version looks like to you. I will be there to support you along your journey and provide honest and supportive feedback.

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Tarrah Grady

Offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefDepression
17 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of Missouri with over 15 years of clinical experience. My passion is to partner with, empower, lead and assist clients to help them reach their goals and full potential. I have worked in a variety of clinical settings including hospitals, clinics, in patient addiction treatment, prisons, schools and suicide intervention organizations. I have experience in counseling couples, individuals (children and adults), facilitating groups and crisis intervention. I have received specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing (MI), trauma therapy and play therapy. I received my undergraduate degree in social work from the University of Central Missouri and my masters degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis. My therapy style in warm, engaging and interactive. I believe in treating others with respect, compassion and without judgment. It takes courage to seek help and take the first steps toward change. I look forward to working with you!

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Dhruti Shah

Offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a therapist

over 5 years of working as qualified mental health professional with wide range of clinical experience i now employ overcoming personal brokenness and culture along with evidence based practice to instill hope and inspiration.Promoting their innate ability to heal, find meaning and beauty to their lives has been rewarding . During my clinical practice I combine holistic philosophy of east such as yoga, Mindfulness etc with evidence based counseling techniques such as cognitive behavior therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy, person centered therapy along with Psycho-education as required by client.

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Rebecca Weimer

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementCoping with life changes
22 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Missouri with 22 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. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Jennifer Weirich

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

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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Callie Grantham

Offering therapy in MO
AddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
25 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Kansas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Danica Harris

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
22 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Missouri with over 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse as well as coping with grief, loss and depression. I believe you are the expert of your story and 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 and empower you in that journey.

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Susanna White

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Missouri with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & bipolar disorder. 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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Dr. Anese Adams Collier

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
10 years of experience as a therapist

Hi, I am Anese, and I am proud of you for considering therapy–this is a huge step. During our journey together, I can and will provide support for your goals and needs, whether it is a desire for healing, wanting to learn more about yourself, or identifying personal strengths and challenges in order to grow. My style is warm, empathetic, open, and optimistic. You will work toward goals for peace and wholeness through self-exploration. I would like to help you develop the tools necessary to build resilience, feel empowered to solve problems, and make decisions that align with your values, abilities, and goals. Our shared space will be trusting, collaborative, nonjudgmental, and offer ample room for personal growth. I am licensed in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri with 10 years of mental health experience with adults, young adults, and adolescents. My focus and experience is in helping clients cope with stress, depression, and anxiety related to work, school and life issues, coping with grief and loss, as well as cultivating self esteem, confidence, and motivation. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage, and I am here to applaud you, and help you along this brave undertaking.

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Carol Kirschman

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience as a therapist

Welcome to a nurturing space of healing and growth. I believe that taking that first step to seek support is a courageous and empowering decision toward a better you. My approach is all about building a genuine connection with you, where you can feel at ease to embrace your authentic self. Life often presents us with unique challenges, but I firmly believe these challenges are opportunities for transformation and growth. In our journey together, we will create a safe and open environment, allowing you to explore your experiences and emotions freely. Its within this exploration that healing begins, leading to a life filled with harmony and inner peace. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Missouri, and having earned my Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Fordham University in New York City. I am dedicated to guiding you through the maze of anxiety, depression, and trauma. My passion lies in witnessing my clients recover and rediscover their purpose, forging deeper connections, and cultivating trust within themselves. Whether we embark on skill development for stress management or delve into more exploratory work concerning life experiences, know that our collaboration is key to achieving transformative outcomes. Together, we'll navigate your unique path forward through the acquisition of coping skills and behavioral modification. I'm here to support you on this empowering journey towards a brighter, more fulfilling life. Let's create the positive changes you've been longing for, and build a strong therapeutic relationship that paves the way for remarkable progress.

How to find counseling in Sedalia

Finding the best therapist close by in Sedalia 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 in Sedalia that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Sedalia. 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 Sedalia, 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 in the Sedalia region and in the state of Missouri. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Sedalia or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Sedalia 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 Sedalia, elsewhere in Pettis, 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 Sedalia area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Sedalia 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 Sedalia 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 Sedalia 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Sedalia, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Sedalia 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 Sedalia helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Sedalia 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 Sedalia 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 Sedalia 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.

Sedalia therapists 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 Sedalia 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 Sedalia 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in MO, therapists 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 65301 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Sedalia 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Sedalia.

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 from a therapist. A Sedalia 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Sedalia, 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.

Sedalia 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 to customer service 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 Sedalia:

65301, 65302

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