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Courtney Groce

Offering therapy in MO
License: B.S.,M.Ed,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Hello- I am Courtney Groce, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Jefferson City, MO. As a counselor for the last 7 years and a mental health professional for the last 10 years, I have experience in a variety of areas such as: Substance Abuse Counseling, Co-occurring, Trauma, Grief, and as well as many other areas. I started my journey as therapist at the Lincoln University of Missouri counseling students in a transitional stage of their lives. During that time I learned the importance of having support in the most difficult times of your life, due to the high rate of people struggling with anxiety and depression. It is my goal that through therapy I will be able to help you overcome any struggles that you may be facing in your life's journey right now. The counseling approaches I use are mindfulness based, because I truly believe that once we get out of our head and into our lives we will not just survive but we will start to thrive. We also know that change is hard, and sometimes it takes times and support to make a sustainable change that will really impact our lives. So I am here to walk through this journey with you for a better tomorrow.

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Jeffrey (Jeff) Cohen

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
20 years of experience

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 environment in which my clients can best maximize their counseling experience. I rely on the well-researched efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address a wide array of conditions which may be impacting work and personal relationships. I utilize my strong empathetic ability along with effective active listening skills to help my clients feel understood. I try to assist them in achieving goals that they determine for themselves. Problems, while not usually welcomed, often lead to greater personal growth and development. My personal philosophy is that if we are growing than we are really living. But, growth means change and change can be uncomfortable. I will be happy to offer you guidance and support as you take the next steps in your growth.

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Cynthia Moses

Offering therapy in MO
License: LSCSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefAnger management
3 years of experience

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 attempting to manage grief and all types of loss, as well as anger and emotional management and all forms of anxiety and panic disorders, including agoraphobia. In addition, I have also worked with couples on gaining clarity in their commitment to each other, improving their communication, understanding of themselves individually and as a couple and in building/rebuilding their trust, respect and affection for each other. My treatment approach is warm, open and welcoming to all clients and their life experiences. I attempt to find commonality in experiences in building rapport and use this commonality to normalize clients feelings and experiences. I partner with clients in developing their realistic and achievable goals for treatment, as well as working toward those goals. It is my belief that all of us have the answers to our problems, but obstacles sometimes obscure those answers; therefore, my role as counselor is to partner with and assist clients in exploring and minimizing their obstacles in order to clearly see their solutions and formulate the appropriate response to those solutions. I recognize that it takes an aware and determined person to take the steps to improve their life; I honor my client's decision to enhance their life. I am here to assist and empower you on your journey to better well-being. Taking the first step to sign up for individual therapy can take courage and commitment and I am proud of you for getting started! I look forward to hearing from you!

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Laura Bilsland

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC,CCDP-D
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist with over 10 years of experience working with clients who are managing various mental health and addiction concerns but I have extensive experience in addiction and suicide interventions. I have worked with a wide range of clients to help them with depression, anxiety, grief, loss, trauma, and important life changing events. I value individual therapy but I also think it's important to assist my clients in developing additional treatment supports that consist of individuals or groups who are helpful and encouraging and can support my clients as they reach their goals. I use a combination of Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help my clients clarify their goals and work toward contentment, happiness, and better relationships. I am kind and compassionate but also honest and direct. I encourage my clients to draw on periods of success. I look forward to helping you towards your full potential.

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Jennifer Starks

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

My name is Jennifer Starks and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. I came to the counseling profession after seeing the need in my own life. I was always drawn to helping others but did not formally pursue counseling until becoming a mother to a child with autism spectrum disorder and other mental health-related issues. This inspired me to want to support others in similar circumstances. Since I know what it’s like to need help processing, planning, and finding a new path forward, I want to be that person for you. Overall, I believe therapy should be a safe, inviting space for a person to share, feel seen, explore, heal, and step forward. For 13 years I’ve worked as a mental health professional in numerous settings including in-home, school/university, and non-profit agencies. I’m experienced in counseling both individuals and families with a variety of needs including anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, and grief. My areas of specialization include working with families of individuals on the autism spectrum, and supporting young adults as they transition to adulthood. To provide the best possible care for my clients, I draw from several effective therapeutic approaches including Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I am also trained in exploring values and motivation to help individuals reach their goals. I view therapy as a collaboration; I’m not the expert telling you what to do. Rather using my training and, most importantly, your experience we work together to address your struggles and needs. Whatever reason brings you to this space, it would be my privilege to join you on your life’s path.

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Christina Landry

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA,LPC,CPT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

It takes courage to reach out and seek help. I will help you safely navigate the therapeutic experience, as you work through the range of emotional, psychological, and/or behavioral struggles. Together we Strive to Help You Progress to your Mental Health Goals. My name is Christina Landry, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri with over 20 years of experience providing Individual, Family and Group Therapy as a Mental Health Therapist, Mental Health Coordinator and Wellness Coach in the inpatient acute-care setting, in Private Practice, in Out-Patient Clinics, and Not-for Profit Community Out-Reach. My approach to therapy is customized based on the needs of the individual client(s) and draws upon a broad and diverse base of clinical approaches and well-established techniques while incorporating Holistic Modalities including Nutrition, Exercise, and Mindfulness I frequently utilize Animal Assisted Therapy, so Don’t Be Surprised to see my two certified therapy dogs present for therapy sessions! I am a Lead Hippo Therapist in a Not-for-Profit Equine Therapy program, and I teach riding lessons to the underserved. I am a Certified Master Trainer, with specialty Exercise Recovery Therapy; I tend to emphasize Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy and Somatic Therapy Treatments. I have worked with a truly expansive range of emotional, psychological, and behavioral struggles of individual and families of diverse cultural backgrounds, income levels, and life situations. I strive to be a supportive and steady presence for all my clients seeking therapy. If you are ready to take the steps necessary to change your life and achieve your goals, Come work with me and together we will strive to help you achieve your Mental Health Goals.

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Kimberly Mayberry

Offering therapy in MO
Relationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am clinically licensed in Missouri and Kansas with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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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Isabel Villegas

Offering therapy in MO
Trauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
23 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, parenting issues, depression, & coping with life changes. 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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Melissa Lander

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri with 10 years of professional work experience. I graduated from Webster University in 2013 with a Master's Degree in Counseling. I obtained my first full clinical license to practice in the State of Colorado in 2018. I acquired two additional clinical licenses to practice as a professional counselor in the States of Missouri (2019) and Kansas (2022). Before obtaining my clinical licensure, I completed my practicum/internship in a correctional facility in the State of Kansas from 2012 to 2013. In 2014, I accepted a full-time position as a provisionally licensed therapist, treating clients in the State of Kansas in a correctional setting for two years. I then moved to Colorado in 2016 and accepted a full-time position treating clients in correctional facilities from 2016 to 2020. I moved back to the Midwest in the Spring of 2020 and accepted a full-time position at a DBT Center where I practiced as a clinically licensed therapist for over three and a half years. While at the DBT Center I co-facilitated adult & adolescent intensive outpatient (IOP) groups, worked with clients individually, became a site supervisor, and supervised therapists for clinical licensure. I transitioned to my own private practice at the end of 2023. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sexual addiction, & anger management. 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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Shyanne Anthony

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
4 years of experience

As a licensed professional with four years of valuable experience in Missouri, I am committed to supporting individuals through their mental health journey. My master's is from Bradley University, and my current PhD program in Developmental Psychology is through Capella, currently I am in my dissertation phase. I specialize in assisting clients dealing with stress, anxiety, relationship challenges, trauma and abuse, self-harm, family challenges, as well as grief and loss. Additionally, I am accredited as a suicidologist through the esteemed American Association of Suicide. Displaying utmost respect, sensitivity, and compassion, I firmly believe in tailoring our dialog and treatment plan to suit your unique and specific needs. It takes immense courage to embark on the path to a more fulfilling and happier life, and I am here to provide unwavering support throughout this process.

How to find counseling in Thayer

Finding the best therapist close by in Thayer 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 Thayer. 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 Thayer, 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 Thayer 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 Thayer 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 Thayer, elsewhere in Oregon, 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 Thayer area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Thayer 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 Thayer 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 Thayer 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 Thayer, 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 Thayer 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 Thayer 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 Thayer 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 Thayer 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 Thayer 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 65791 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 Thayer 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 Thayer 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 Thayer, 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.

Thayer 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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