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Kellie Ebberup-Krug

Offering therapy in MO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemBipolar disorderADHD
6 years of experience

Note: Let me know if the online schedule does not work for you. We can work you in essentially anytime! Hi. I'm Kellie! I am here for you, period. We are all in this crazy thing called life together. I have been working with diverse populations for several years now. It might seem like everyone else has it all figured out on this planet, but they absolutely do not. We are all doing the best we can. Nobody is perfect. We learn everyday from the mistakes we make. If we didn't make mistakes, how would we grow? What you want to get out of therapy is what you will get. You are the expert in your life. I am here to help others meet their goals. My job is to promote understanding on how to use life tools in order to meet the goals you strive for. I look forward to hearing your story. Let's rock Life one step at a time, together. My services include, but are not limited to the following:Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Counseling, Crisis Intervention, ACT/CBT/DBT, Mindfulness Meditation, Strengths Based, Solution Focused Approach, Holistic Psychotherapy, Substance Use Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, Exposure Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Symptom Management Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, etc Very Respectfully, Kellie A. Ebberup-Krug, LCSW Active LCSW licensure in Missouri, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Alabama

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Jean Beatie

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC in Missouri,LCPC in Kansas
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
30 years of experience

Hi, my name is Jean. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas. I have 30 years of counseling experience? I have worked with clients from the age of two to ninety nine. I have a wide variety of experience in counseling. I started my career in counseling on an inpatient psychiatric unit. I worked at a shelter for women who had experienced physical abuse or were working on addiction issues as a children’s therapist. Currently I am an elementary school Counselor. I have also done individual outpatient mental health counseling in a variety of settings. I have experience in grief work, anxiety and depression, family/relationship conflicts, life transitions, complex trauma/abuse, physical/sexual abuse, codependency and adult children of alcoholics. I use person-centered, holistic, multicultural, and integrative approach to therapy. I believe in starting where you are and helping to establish a treatment plan that is tailored to you. I work to be sensitive to how your individual cultural identities and lifestyle choices impact your experience. I primarily use evidence-based techniques including, but not limited to, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused counseling. My style is warm and supportive. I will help you address your struggles head-on. I believe one of the most important aspects of successful counseling is collaboration. I will work with you to establish concrete goals and plan for you to overcome your problems. I am not a quick fix Counselor. My experience has taught me that it takes time to work through problems. I look forward to walking this journey with you.

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Nicholas Pantages

Offering therapy in MO
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

Hey there! My name is Nicholas Pantages and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri. I have been practicing in the field for seven years, working with individuals who are overcoming depression, anxiety, stress, loss, and severe mental illness. My specialty areas primarily focus on mood disorders, aging, and managing life changes and interpersonal relationships. Therapeutic modalities I rely on heavily include Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing as well. I'm passionate about working as a team and building off of your strengths to identify paths that can be taken to attain new goals, confront concerns head-on, and radically accept what is out of our control. I think the most important aspects of therapy focus around developing rapport with the individuals I see and supporting them on their journey forward in life. This is never easy and change takes time. Let's collaborate to address your obstacles, taking steps in the right direction to learn from experience and create a more satisfying sense of self and the potential for a more enjoyable tomorrow!

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Sherry Beykirch-Buckley

Offering therapy in MO
License: MS LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

Hi, I’m Sherry. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri with over 20 years of experience. I have worked in a variety of settings including inpatient treatment programs, private practice and a high school setting. My treatment approach is client centered, identifying strengths and developing a treatment plan to help you move successfully towards your goals. I help clients identify toxic thought processes and assist in developing ones that will be a source of empowerment. My favorite part of my job is helping a person to reach their full potential! We all struggle at times in our lives. Sometimes it is something that we cannot get through alone. It is courageous and healthy to reach out for help! I would love to work with you!

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Jennifer Evans Powis

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
14 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri. I graduated from the University of Missouri- Kansas City in 2009 with a Master's degree in Counseling and Guidance with an emphasis in Couples and Family Therapy. While earning my education, I focused on women's issues and relationship dynamics. My work experience includes: domestic violence counselor, crisis therapy, ethics leader, counselor with Child Protective Services focusing on parenting and relationship concerns with mothers, and in private practice with a focus on women's issues and trauma. I am trained in Trauma-focused therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I use a Client-Centered approach in therapy and implement Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Focused Therapy into my practice as well. My therapy style is warm and supportive. My thought process is not "what is wrong with you?" but instead I explore "what happened to you?" I believe that "what happened to you?" is the overarching question in which to begin therapy. Anyone could be in your situation. It's a matter of what would it take in someone's life that would put them in your situation. This mind set allows for a judgment free and supportive approach to empowering you to reach your goals.

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Tara Davis

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
5 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 10 years of professional work experience. I graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 2008. Since then I worked with individuals and families within various settings including: hospice, adult in-patient psychiatric care, child welfare, juvenile justice authority counseling and school social work. This has afforded me the ability to serve people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life. It has been an absolute privilege to get to know each client. I understand how hard it can be to ask for help and trust someone with your personal information, even more so when life is throwing challenges your way. I truly believe that life gets messy for each one of us, and that the best way forward is with someone helping and cheering you on the whole way! Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, truama, relationship issues, parenting challenges or any other struggle life currently has in store for you, I would love the opportunity to get to know you to support your goals. I hope you are celebrating taking this brave first step! Together I know we can take many more positive steps forward!

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Kimberly Scates

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse; specifically domestic violence and sexual violence. I also have experience working with depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Sunmee Joo

Offering therapy in MO
Family conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience

***Currently I am only accepting clients who need Korean Speaking Therapist***I am licensed in Missouri with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I work with couples to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen their emotional intimacy with each other. 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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Shannon Atherton

Offering therapy in MO
AddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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.

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Melinda Jones

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 4 years of experience, I am passionate about helping individuals create positive and meaningful change in their lives. My approach centers on your strengths. I believe that by building upon your existing resources and resilience, we can effectively navigate challenges and achieve your goals. I have extensive experience working with clients facing a variety of concerns. Whether you are struggling with addiction, trauma or abuse recovery, motivation, self-esteem, anxiety or depression, I am here to support you. My therapeutic toolbox is filled with evidence-based techniques that I can tailor to your unique needs. We can explore approaches like client-centered therapy, which creates a safe space for open exploration and self-discovery. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) can equip you with healthy coping mechanisms for managing emotions and relationships. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps identify and restructure negative thought patterns that may be holding you back. Additionally, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can be a powerful tool for processing past trauma in a safe and controlled way. My primary focus is to build a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental space where you can freely explore yourself and your situation. Together, we will embark on a collaborative journey to create a life filled with purpose and fulfillment.

How to find counseling in Stotts City

Finding the best therapist close by in Stotts City 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 Stotts City. 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 Stotts City, 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 Stotts City 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 Stotts City 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 Stotts City, elsewhere in Lawrence, 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 Stotts City area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Stotts City 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 Stotts City 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 Stotts City 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 Stotts City, 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 Stotts City 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 Stotts City 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 Stotts City 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 Stotts City 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 Stotts City 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 65756 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 Stotts City 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 Stotts City 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 Stotts City, 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.

Stotts City 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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