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Dr. Alwyn (AL) Whitehead

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): Psy.D.
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My 20 years as a clinical psychologist working with adult men and women have taught me a lot. First, that we all carry a burden. Second, our burdens are lighter when we share them with others. And finally, we can be set free from our burdens, or, regardless of them, live happily. I enjoy working with clients wanting to overcome depression, anxiety, alcohol and/or drug addictions, posttraumatic stress disorder, stress, panic disorders, or relationship challenges. My clients say that I am easy to talk to and give them a sense that “there is a way out.” Most clients leave the first session feeling greatly relieved that they have been understood. And, have the beginnings of a mutually agreeable plan of action that will give them relief. I have great respect for my clients. They have courageously come forward in spite of their burdens and made the first step toward getting the help and relief they desire. My therapeutic techniques are based on the American Psychological Association’s “Professional Practice Guidelines”. These criteria are designed to assist in the use of the best methods for addressing mental health issues. Let’s walk this road together.

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Lucy Novario

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

First, let's acknowledge what courage it takes to reach out for help. Any step towards growth, even if it feels small at the time, is monumental. Counseling works because most of us can benefit from slowing down and examining our lives through a different lens. We often don't have someone in our support network who can sit with us in an honest, compassionate and non-judgmental way to explore the different facets of our current situation. This gentle inquiry into our lives can often illuminate changes we can make or insights that can bring us closer to our desired reality. For the last ten years, I have counseled individuals through a variety of issues such as addiction, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, difficulties with anger, and parenting dilemmas. I'd be honored to support you through whatever brought you to this website.

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Linda King

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor located near the Kansas City Metro area. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including alcohol and drug use/misuse issues, especially with issues with opioids, anxiety, BDSM and fetish issues, sexual identity and reassignment issues, PTSD and trauma issues, strengthening coping skills, and those with cancer and with end of life issues. My counseling style is empathic and open minded. I believe in treating everyone with respect and I am eager to learn who you are. My counseling style favors a client centered solutions based focus. I will use whatever style is needed to meet your needs as I am open to facilitating the changes you wish to make in your life to give the meaning you are searching for. My job is to hold the mirror so you can see the real you and help you become the person you have inside. Let's begin this journey together!

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Brandon Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,MSW,MBA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is Brandon. I am a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) licensed in the state of Missouri, and have over 10 years of experience helping people find their way forward through the journey of life. More important than the degrees and certifications I have, I am a person who is skilled at helping others work through challenges and experience continued self-improvement. My approach is simple and casual. Counseling doesn’t need to consist of fancy words and complicated theories. I start by listening to what is important to you, and using my skills to assist you in working toward your goals. When you are talking with me, you can be sure that you are in a safe, “no shame, no blame” environment. Our minds can be a scary and intimidating place at times, and having someone to help you work through the chaos can be life-changing. Most commonly I have worked with people who are experiencing issues related to: Anxiety, social anxiety, and self-esteem Trauma/PTSD Depression Anger Management Law Enforcement/Veterans/First Responders LGBTQ Issues Eating disorders Grief Personal/professional development Everyone experiences difficulties in life, and everyone deserves to be happy and healthy. Your journey toward that happier and healthier version of yourself starts here. I look forward to helping you.

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Dr. Brandy Pfeifer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am Dr. Pfeifer. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked for 10+ years in the world of mental health. I hold a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. I have treated a wide range of mental health needs with experience treating complex trauma and co-occurring disorders. I have experience providing therapeutic support to children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I was born and raised in a military community, so I am well-versed and comfortable in any and all veteran's or military affairs. In addition, I work as a supervisor, mentoring interns toward their license in the state of Missouri. My therapeutic style will be suited to the need of my client. I am well practiced in cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy, client-centered therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and trauma focused therapies. I have spent the majority of my career focusing on trauma. Life offers many peaks and valleys, but even in the darkest of times, there is a peak still waiting to present itself to you. I am honored and humbled to be able to help others seek their way out of the valley so they can enjoy the peak!

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Ethan Potter

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW,ACSW
LGBTFamily conflictsGriefCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Missouri with over 4 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with dignity, respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach is eclectic in nature; meaning I combine several different treatment theories and modalities based on each client's individual needs. My approach may include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, client center approach, solution-focused, narrative therapy, and more. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to reach out for help and take the first steps toward positive 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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Daniel Christy

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): LPC, CEAP, SAP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
24 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am an experienced and professional counselor with over 25 years' experience helping people to obtain their best life. My approach is a laid-back style where you talk about what most concerns you and I help you through a cognitive behavioral approach and mindfulness to best achieve success. I work with people dealing with work-life balance, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, anger management, and substance abuse issues. I know that making the decision to come to therapy can be a hard one and I appreciate that you have started the process.

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Kimberly Beck

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
AddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Missouri with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, marriage & family challenges, depression, anxiety and personal development . 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. 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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Robyn Towler

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Counselor License Type(s): MA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

You’ll experience an empathetic ear, human connection, understanding, and acceptance without condition when you’re in session with Robyn. You’ll be heard and met where you are. Robyn works with clients on a wide range of issues, including overcoming anxiety, depression, and managing life’s stressors. She helps clients with self-image issues, teaching them to love themselves. She helps clients who struggle with relational issues, teaching them new behavior patterns. Robyn uses many types of tools to help clients improve their current life situations, like active listening, thought stopping and reframing, and mindfulness and relaxation techniques. She’s a big fan of person-centered modalities and also utilizes CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused, and Play Therapy. With a Bachelor’s degree in Cross-Cultural Studies and a Master’s degree in Counseling, Robyn has worked with individuals in other countries and stateside in community mental health and private practice. She’s also an animal lover who doesn’t underestimate the importance of fur babies in someone’s life, even if they’re not designated as emotional support animals.

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Dacia Moore

Clinical therapist offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is Dacia Moore ( you can call me "Dee" for short) and I am licensed in Missouri & Texas with 20+ years of professional work experience. I currently live in Missouri, and have relatives in Houston, Texas and want to help clients both areas. I have experience in helping clients with stress, and anxiety and getting the most out of life. 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. I am especially interested in working with African American women and women of color. I look forward to working with you. I hope you prefer video sessions as that will be the best way for us to get to know one another. You can go to my website, www.secondwindcc.com for more info about me and how I will work with you.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Tipton

Finding the best therapist close by in Tipton 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 in Tipton that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Tipton. 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 Tipton, 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 in the Tipton region and in the state of Missouri. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Tipton or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Tipton area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Tipton 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 Tipton, elsewhere in Moniteau, or in the greater state of Missouri.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Tipton area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Tipton 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 Tipton 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 Tipton 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Tipton online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Tipton, 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 Tipton psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Tipton 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 Tipton helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Tipton 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Tipton 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 in Tipton?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Tipton 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.

Tipton therapists 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 Tipton 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 Tipton 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in MO, therapists 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 65081 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Tipton counselor?

Before seeing your Tipton 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Tipton.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Tipton 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 with a Tipton counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Tipton, 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.

Tipton 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service 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.

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