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Celeste Souza

Offering therapy in MO
License: MSW, LCSW,LICSW
LGBTTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience. I work with people who are facing challenging times in their lives. Sometimes the most valuable think I can do for you is to listen and care. Other times, you might need help identifying the underlying cause of a feeling or conflict in your life. I am trained as a Relational-Cultural Therapist and believe the work of healing happens in relationship (between the client and the therapist as well as in relationships in day-to-day life). I utilize therapeutic skills from a variety of models including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). No matter how big or small the issue you want to discuss, I believe that my therapeutic techniques will be helpful to you. Contact me when you're ready to get started.

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Lindsay Sorbo

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

Hi! My name is Lindsay and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in Missouri with over 10 years of experience working as a mental health counselor. I have had the opportunity to work with clients with varied presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and trauma. I absolutely love what I do. Originally from Arkansas, I moved to Missouri during the summer of 2009 to obtain my masters in Counseling. I received my undergraduate degree at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR, and my masters degree at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO. Seeking counseling can sometimes be a little scary. It is normal to feel that way. I want to tell you that I am proud that you are here and have made this step. I believe that you are the expert on your own life, and I see my role as coming alongside you to help you develop tools , and work through feelings and thoughts, in order to help you feel better, and experience wellness in your mental health. My counseling approach is eclectic but combines cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, solution-focused, and existential counseling theories. The bottom line is, I care about you and look forward to tailoring my approach to your specific needs. Outside of my work as a therapist, I teach psychology. I also enjoy playing music, cooking, spending time with my husband and puppy (Coco), and running!

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Timothy McIntyre

Offering therapy in MO
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
20 years of experience

I began private practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 1991, helping people find their individual voice within themselves and their relationships. My work with people is relational and focuses on the thoughts, beliefs, and patterns in thinking that cause us distress in our daily lives. I work with individuals to explore how they have adapted to life and what works, as well as what no longer serves them. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Missouri. I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. I have been providing psychotherapy for a wide variety of issues and populations for over 20 years. I graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a Master in Social Work. I have been working as an Independent Therapist in private practice and group practice settings as well as in a corporate environment which has broaden my understanding of work related stressors.

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Carolyn Schowengerdt

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
34 years of experience

About Me I was raised a country girl on a farm. Once I experienced the cultural diversity and the many forms of the arts in a large city, I have never longed to move back to the country. But I do love to visit I believe Nature is very healing and now there is research to back that. So I under stand both cultures. I have taken many online seminars on how our diet and our environment impact our mental and physical health. I was a teacher first and then in response to the many problems my students had I went back to school to become a psychologist. I have had 31 years of experience as a therapist. Clients find it easy to talk to me due to my compassionate and non-judgmental nature. I work as one human being with another human being, because but for the Grace of God, go I. A large wall hanging of Footsteps in the Sand, author unknown, dominated my office. This is an excerpt from the poem, ‘ “So I said to the Lord, you promised me Lord that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there have been only one set of footprints in the sand. Why when I needed you most, have you not been there for me. The Lord replied, “The times when you see only one set of footprints, is when I carried you”.’ I was raised in a church centered family. I have been associated with a church community for much of my life. I have been praying on Monday evenings with the same group of ladies for 26 years and when there were church choirs sang in the church choir. That is my Monday and Wednesday evenings so I will be offering times for therapy on Tue. and Thurs. and maybe Wed.daytime. I have formed close and lasting relationships in Bible study and other church study groups. My first psycho-educational work is in defining the client role and therapist role in therapy. I work very client-centered. We collaborate on the goals and objectives that capture the issues you have come to resolve or at least improve. I give clients verbal feedback often on how they are progressing on their goals and objectives. Since changes on long term patterns of thinking and behavior come slowly it is often hard for clients to realize the progress they are making without this feedback. I am a skills-based therapist. I also work on the basis of, if you change your thoughts and perceptions you change your feelings and your life. You don’t have to know how, I will guide you and collaborate with you on therapy experimental homework that will change your life. This is not like teacher-assigned homework. It is agreed upon by the client and therapist. Clients who have seen many therapists and been in therapy for years, come to work with me and their hospitalizations stop. They become more functional and more happy within their families, communities, and employability. Yes, change is scary, but I support you throughout the change process and teach you how to build a support system outside of therapy which many of my clients have lacked. That has been much tougher during these pandemic times. During 1923 I have become certified in the treatment of Anxiety by taking a 3 day intensive workshop. I have also become certified as an integrative mental health therapist by taking a 3 day intensive workshop in which part of our curriculum was Nutritional Treatments to Improve Mental Health Disorders. I also have taken an all day CEU on Advanced Mindfulness Therapy that changes the brain. Deep Skill and Successful Experience with Senior Citizens: As an independently contracted counseling psychologist I worked for Dr. John Bopp in Kansas City, MO, to provide therapy to hundreds of senior citizens. Many of these elders lived in assisted living, in nursing homes, group homes, in independent living in Senior apartment complexes. Following assessments, I found so often that their concerns and issues were founded in forms of Grief: grief associated with their aging, grief related to loss of their homes, their familiar circumstances, their nearby family and friend contacts, grief due to loss of mobility and frequent occurrence of pain. Nearly all found renewed balance and purpose when they experienced my individual compassionate counsel and guidance. Knowing that physical movement and exercise reduces depression and anxiety, I also frequently encouraged them, when able, to take advantage of available physical therapy, recreational movement, exercise classes, and interactive events. During treatment, it was my pleasure to observe their uplifted vitality and greater joy in living. Specialties: Depression Anxiety, ADHD Sexual and physical abuse victims Crime Victims PTSD Family relationship issues and parenting issues, Personality disorders Workplace/career issues Grief and Loss Life change and aging issues Geriatric clients in a variety of living environments Play therapy and art therapy with children Worked in conjunction with parents on parenting skills for children with difficult to manage and to live with behaviors. Also Experienced In I have co-facilitated groups for clients with personality disorders, and groups for teenage sexual abuse victims. I have taught many kinds of groups and classes on Love and Logic Parenting. I have worked with Bi-Polar who often present to treatment with other issues such as addictions, eating disorders, family relationship problems, or workplace issues. Clinical Approaches I practice client centered therapy. I use Cognitive Based Therapy, , Mindfulness based therapy, Commitment and Acceptance, Solution Focused Therapy, techniques specific to anxiety issues and depression, and EMDR for trauma and PTSD issues, and Linahan's DBT skills based and containment skills. I do hypnotherpy, teach relaxation techniques, and somatic body work because all life events and feelings are stored in the body. I became trained in EMDR when I saw that old childhood traumas and other adult trauma issues were at the heart of limiting progress in therapy. I use guided imagery, progressive relaxation, and hypnotherapy.

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Rachel Rippel

Offering therapy in MO
License: MS,LPC (MO #2021020473)
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
13 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Rachel and I am happy that you are here seeking guidance on your journey in life! Counseling is a great resource with a variety of tools that can help with a wide array of concerns. I congratulate you and your show of courage in taking this first step! I urge you to take some time to find the Counselor that is the right fit for you as we do not come 'one size fits all.' I will tell you a little bit about myself to help you decide: With a Master's Degree in Community Counseling, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri (License #2021020473) and have also held School Counseling Credentials. I have worked in public school systems and private practice allowing me to view situations from a multitude of perspectives. I have worked with children, teens, young adults, and adults on concerns such as behavior issues, stress, anxiety, relationships, and motivation. I tend to focus on the here-and-now and use techniques that are centered around you. I am here to help guide. I do offer all modes of communication - Live Video, Live Phone, Live Messaging (you schedule a Live Session and we message back and forth within that time frame ), and Messaging (responses are not in real time and may take anywhere from a few minutes to hours/days depending on day of week). I do require that all new members start with 1 Initial Live Video Session so I can match the name to the face, verify information, and go over some basics, After that, all other sessions may be any combination of the above listed modes. I pray you find the positive reassurances you are looking for on this journey! If you believe I may be the right fit, I look forward to hearing from you! FYI: In terms of scheduling, I offer Live Sessions at times that accommodate the busy lives of my clients and of myself and my family. The earliest Live Session Appointments I have available begin at 9:00 PM. I know the late times are not a fit for everyone so I want to make sure this is known right from the start so there are no surprises.

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Stephanie Cook

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Lisa Travis-Johnson

Offering therapy in MO
AddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in Missouri with over 6 years of professional work experience. I also have an extensive background in the field of corrections. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including addictions, trauma and abuse, lack of motivation self-esteem and confidence issues, anxiety and depression. I also focus on gender specific/sensitive issues. I take a warm, empathetic, and compassionate, respectful and interactive approach to therapy. My therapy approach incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and trauma focused approaches. I tailor sessions to meet the individual needs of the client. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I encourage and invite those with whom I work to enter therapy with an open mind and curiosity to learn about oneself. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.

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Angela Howard

Offering therapy in MO
License: Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy,LCMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
14 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist in the state of Kansas with over 13 years of experience. I have worked with couples and individuals suffering from PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and childhood trauma, to name a few. I have provided EMDR therapy and trauma therapy exclusively in the past 2.5 years specializing in military populations. My counseling style is experiential in that I work with the client toward healing and management of mental health concerns to improve one's overall health and well-being while maintaining a relationship with the client. My approach is informed by attachment theory and family systems and I use approaches that include Gottman theory, CBT, EMDR, trauma focused counseling and ACT. We get in the boat together and we paddle at your pace. It takes a safe and caring relationship to foster change. I will share that relationship with you and together we will face the journey of self evolvement and overall health and wellness. If you are ready to start this journey, I am ready to get in the boat with you. Let's begin!

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Delana Poore

Offering therapy in MO
Trauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

Hello! Today is your day to do something for yourself. It can be a hard place to begin, but you are doing it. I am Delana Poore, licensed professional counselor in Missouri with 4 years of professional work experience, and am currently working on becoming a registered play therapist as well. I have been an early childhood teacher, elementary school counselor, and a licensed counselor over 12 years with all ages of clients. I have experience in helping clients with trauma, parenting issues, anxiety, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and more. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. My husband is a fire fighter, so I have front row experience with first responders and the difficulty of the job. I believe you are the expert of your story and 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 journey!

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Rhoda Stuart

Offering therapy in MO
Relationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog 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!

How to find counseling in Sugar Creek

Finding the best therapist close by in Sugar Creek 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 Sugar Creek. 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 Sugar Creek, 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 Sugar Creek 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 Sugar Creek 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 Sugar Creek, elsewhere in Jackson, 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 Sugar Creek area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Sugar Creek 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 Sugar Creek 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 Sugar Creek 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 Sugar Creek, 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 Sugar Creek 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 Sugar Creek 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 Sugar Creek 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 Sugar Creek 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 Sugar Creek 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 64053 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 Sugar Creek 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 Sugar Creek 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 Sugar Creek, 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.

Sugar Creek 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 Sugar Creek:

64050, 64053, 64054, 64058

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