This is Joann Weston's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Sugar Creek, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

Hello and Welcome! I ‘m so glad you reached out for help. I am a licensed therapist with 14 years of experience working with various populations, and individuals to help them navigate many of life’s difficulties and problems. My focus and passion are to help people manage emotional, physical, and psychological distress, thereby, offering hope for a better quality of life. For over 21-years I worked as a dental assistant caring for patients who suffered with physical pain and low self-esteem as a result of dental problems. In 2005, I felt an overwhelming desir...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Sugar Creek, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome! Hey there. First, I want to congratulate you on taking the first step towards a pathway to happiness. I find that the most difficult step in the counseling process is reaching out for help. So, mark that off your list! I want to introduce myself. My name is Charna and I currently live in Missouri (Go Chiefs!). In my free time, I enjoy traveling, watching movies, reading terrible books, and spending time with family. I have a degree in Psychology and am a Licensed Clinical Social Work. I have over 10 years experience working with children, adolesc...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Sugar Creek, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Professional Licensed Counselor, in Missouri, with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with very troubled youths and families in residential treatment centers and I have extensive experience working with military personnel and veterans, of which I am also one. My education and experience has helped me to appreciate the diversity of cultures, faiths, philosophies, values and perspectives of my clients. I appreciate the importance of developing resiliency to weather life's storms. I try to use a warm, relaxed, light approach to create an environmen...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Sugar Creek, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

When life gets complicated, I am here to help you figure things out. Hello, I’m Carol Thoma-Perry, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in practice since 2004. I have a strong belief in the resilience of people and would like to work with you to accomplish your goals and improve the quality of your life. My therapy style is caring, listening, and structuring treatment to fit your individual needs. I will be able to provide encouragement, affirmation, and keep you motivated even through difficult times. Therapy is most effective when a client is motivated by ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Sugar Creek, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 20

Are you struggling with sleep? anxiety? Finding yourself having an increased use of food or alcohol? Confused as to why this particular situation is so difficult when you have managed many situations in the past? Wondering why you just can't seem to get on the same page with your spouse? Struggling to connect with your partner? Have you recently had a miscarriage, or having difficulties with pregnancy or post birth concerns? I look forward to helping you with any and all of these concerns through telephonic or video counseling. Hi, I'm Sarah Mossa, and I've worke...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Sugar Creek, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Missouri with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Sugar Creek, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hi there! First, I want to say that the fact you're here, scrolling through potential therapists, is a really big deal. It's not easy to reach out to others for support, and it means a lot that you're here. I'm Erica and my pronouns are she/her or they/them. I'm a licensed clinical social worker with a masters degree in, you guessed it, social work. I believe that therapy should be accessible and readily available for all people who want it. I'm glad to be working from a platform that offers so many flexible communication options for you, and I'm excited to me...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Sugar Creek, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LSCSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Kansas and Missouri for over 20 years. In my years working as a social worker, I have worked in a variety of settings, including private practice for over 15 years, where I have provided counseling services to individuals, couples, families and groups. I have experience working with adults of all ages, children and adolescents. I have worked with survivors of childhood physical and sexual abuse, as well as survivors of domestic violence and other traumas. I also have experience in working with clients who are attemp...

This is Monica Shelton's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Sugar Creek, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,NBCT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Arkansas and Missouri with over 20 years of experience working in the field of counseling. I have worked with clients of various ages and with a wide range of concerns including stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, motivation, self-esteem and ADHD. My mission as a counselor is to provide ethical, skilled and trustworthy counseling while partnering with my clients as they are empowered to set goals and navigate the life they desire for themselves. I believe in treating others w...

This is Rob Johnson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Sugar Creek, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

My name is Rob Johnson, I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri. I've worked in the mental health field for over 13 years in different roles and love the work I do! There are several reasons why many people feel stuck in life’s journey and how they want to live. A past that continues to return to the present, patterns that result in the same outcomes, major life changes, uncontrollable circumstances, uncontrollable thoughts/emotions… The list goes on! I enjoy working with people that are looking to better themselves, their relation...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Sugar Creek, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW ,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Julie and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Missouri and I’d love to partner with you to feel well and be well! Let's nourish your soul and find healing with the practices I’ve implemented from the wealth of wisdom I’ve gleaned from decades of challenges related to health, relationships, and loss. From the unexpected loss of numerous loved ones, the end of intimate relationships, unmet expectations and chronic illness we can go from misery to mastery, bitter to better, and find some nuggets of joy in the journey. It's not easy but YOU are worth ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Sugar Creek, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LISW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa and Missouri with 5 years experience working in community mental health. I have been fully and independently licensed the past 2 years. I currently work as a private practice therapist in Iowa. I also have experience in domestic and sexual violence advocacy. My primary experience has been with families of children and adolescents, including support to parents experiencing divorce and custody challenges. I have training in TF-CBT, CBT, and DBT which I utilize in working with individua...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Sugar Creek, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-C,LCSW,LSCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

I am an experienced therapist, licensed as a clinical social worker in Maryland, Missouri, and Kansas. My therapy style is direct, approachable and interactive. I am privileged to work with those who have taken the first steps toward change, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines strengths-based, acceptance and commitment, cognitive behavioral, and solution-focused therapies with a strong focus on skill-building. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique needs. I practice a type of therapy that aims to help cl...

This is Ebony Brabham's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Sugar Creek, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

Ebony P. Brabham is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been a Social Worker for 15 + years. She is a 10-year veteran from the Unites States Army and continued her career by obtaining her MSW from Washington State University – Brown School in 2007. Her experience with violence and suicide prevention spans 18 years with working in Domestic Violence, LGBT population, Trauma, Christian population, Sexual Violence and Suicide Prevention. As a clinician, she is honored to have the opportunity to guide others through their own transformation - guiding peopl...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Sugar Creek, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

I am an empathetic counselor with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I have experience supporting, and counseling individuals with a variety of concerns ranging from substance abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, abuse, trauma, and situational stressors related to parenting, intimate relationships, and divorce. I use a variety of tools and intervention strategies including Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Short Term Solution Focused Strategies. I know that therapy can be hard! I believe the goal of therapy is to deve...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Sugar Creek, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Missouri & Kansas, with 3 years of counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & coping with life changes. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Sugar Creek, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Missouri with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Sugar Creek, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Missouri with experience working with client's experiencing suicidal and self-harming desires, depression, anxiety, history of abuse and neglect, foster care and DFS cases, trauma, LGBTQ, chronic physical pain, grief, and more. I have worked in the mental health field for about 9 years providing care to clients on suicide crisis lines, supported living services, case management, in home social service care, and outpatient mental health therapy including facilitating parenting classes. I have worked with clientele as young as 4 years old, families,...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Sugar Creek, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sugar Creek, Missouri (Sugar Creek, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 23 years of professional counseling and case management experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse histories, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, bipolar and mood disorders, as well as serious mental illness 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 I have experience with adolescents, and adults.. I am trained in many different schools of therapy, and will choose that which ...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Sugar Creek?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Sugar Creek area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Sugar Creek and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Sugar Creek or elsewhere in Jackson or the state of Missouri.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Sugar Creek therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that 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.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Sugar Creek and elsewhere throughout the state of Missouri you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Sugar Creek to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Sugar Creek, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Sugar Creek, MO, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 64054 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

64050, 64053, 64054, 64058

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.