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Katie Stevens

Offering therapy in MO
License: LCSW,LSCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Therapy is a brave step! I am here to listen, support, help, and encourage you as we explore your needs and wants. Our goal will be to overcome roadblocks in your life and help you achieve your personal goals. I want this to be a valuable and beneficial experience for you. My approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. As a Social Worker our work will be very solution focused, although we may look at all aspects of your life in order to determine the roots of what is going on in your world. Originally from Nebraska, I have called the KC metro area home for 14 years. I love anything involving being outdoors, or family time! I have worked with people from all walks of life and believe compassion holds no bounds. There is no topic I will not broach and no truth too big. I do this work because I enjoy helping others find their own version of happy. I will offer you a reliable, nonjudgmental space filled with compassion and understanding. I look forward to getting to know you!

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Ameerah Ali

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I have been providing therapy to clients for 15 years and have been in private practice for 11 years. I have worked with adults, children and couples from all walks of life. I possess a graduate degree in professional counseling, and I use a variety of therapies including an eclectic approach, trauma- focused cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical therapy to assist my client's in reaching their goals. As a licensed psychotherapist, I also engage my clients through experiential learning exercises designed to promote self-awareness, positive self-development and personal accountability. My goal is to empower my clients to move past victimization and mental obstruction to a more positive realm of human possibility by understanding their true purpose and goals in life.

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Arianna Williams

Offering therapy in MO
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
8 years of experience

Hi There! Having lived through a number of difficult experiences I understand the challenges in continuing to share your vulnerabilities with the world. These experiences lead us to hide our pain thinking it will be easier if others cannot see them. In reality, each time we hide our pain we dismiss a part of ourselves that is aching to be seen. As a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and Colorado, and a Women's Empowerment Life Coach, I understand the importance of guiding women towards their internal strengths, building trust, and exploring their personal authenticity. My work is centered in supporting women through the twists and turns of self-discovery. In working with me, women discover and rediscover parts of themselves that they have buried, lost, or are unknown. I focus on education, elevation, and empowerment. Through my work women are encouraged to take control, reclaim their inherent freedom, and cultivate support that lights a path to the new woman they are becoming. My eclectic approach entwines 12 years of education and experience to help you identify obstacles in your life while steering you towards your goals. I specialize in issues related to anxiety, family conflict, relationship challenges, self-esteem, communication and trauma. As a clinician, my journey has afforded me three key insights; a better understanding of the human condition, how trauma can impact our perceptions of our capabilities, and that the human spirit is resilient beyond imaginable belief. Reach out to me if you are ready to begin your unique journey to healing. **Scheduling: Currently I have availability on Mondays and Tuesdays late mornings/early afternoon. Please be aware of this before moving forward. Periodically their will be other availability. For potential clients outside of the continental US, if you do not see a preferred time, please make contact.

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Aisha Gilliam

Offering therapy in MO
License: M.Ed,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Aisha and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri. I am also certified in Cross Categorical Disabilities (K-12). In the past, I have worked in the school system, private practice, and in the pediatric hospital setting to support individuals and families. I have experience in working with a wide range of concerns and mental health issues, but a few examples are chronic illnesses, Women/Men Issues, relationships, anxiety/depression, school/career issues, and family dynamics. I have serviced clients of various ages and backgrounds. I feel it is a gift to offer light in those times of darkness. Utilizing evidence-based practices, I strive to support, encourage, educate, and empower my clients. Compassion, patience, acceptance, and understanding are only a few of my qualities. I am easy to talk with and aim to create a safe and non-judging environment. My counseling approach ranges from cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, solutions focused, and reality. However, I focus on the client and tailor what is necessary to help you accomplish your goals in therapy. Welcome to the first step in making a positive change in your life. I look forward to working with you!

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Remargo Yancie

Offering therapy in MO
License: MAC, Mdiv, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
13 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Missouri and Washington DC with over 13 years of experience working as a mental health and relationship counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including sexual addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger and parenting challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and emotional focused counseling. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Samantha Tracy

Offering therapy in MO
License: MS,LPC,MARS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counseling in Missouri with 8 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, addiction issues, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and direct. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, honesty, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and solution-focused counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Catherine Kendrick

Offering therapy in MO
License: MEd, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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. 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. Right now summer availability is Monday mornings only.

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Dr. Herndon Snider

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
40 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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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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Heather Nash

Offering therapy in MO
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

I have been licensed in Missouri since 2007 and through the years I have worked with children, teens and adults in group and therapeutic settings. Outside of a traditional counseling setting, I have worked with youth, adults and families within the Missouri Foster Care system for the majority of my career. A little history on how I got here! Growing up, I wanted to be a rockstar, teacher, ballerina, and veterinarian. What I ended up realizing is that I had a pull towards wanting to understand human behavior and to help people be the best versions of themselves. I went to a small liberal arts college and majored in psychology and then attended Saint Louis University for my Masters degree in Community Counseling, graduating in 2004. And here I am! During my professional career, I have gained an understanding of the affects of Trauma and how to identify and process trauma responses. I have training in EMDR which provides me an understanding around how stuck points connected to life experiences can keep an individual from moving forward. I am very solution focused in my approach and I want to help the client identify ways to move forward without getting bogged down in the past. Most of all, I believe the most important part of counseling is to provide an active ear and to be present while walking through an experience with the client. The client is the expert in their life and my purpose is to help them to see what they already know, which is all the strength they bring to the table.

How to find counseling in Tallapoosa

Finding the best therapist close by in Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa. 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 Tallapoosa, 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 Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa, elsewhere in New Madrid, 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 Tallapoosa area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa, 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 Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa 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 63848 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 Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa, 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.

Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa:

63848, 63878

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