Waynesville, Missouri was named after the Revolutionary War hero, General “Mad Anthony” Wayne. Folklore abounds in Waynesville with tales of settlers and fur trappers. Historic Route 66 offers travelers a glimpse into yesteryear as the famous pathway runs right through the center of town. When you’re struggling with mental health issues, it can feel like there’s a mad war building inside you.

Just as Waynesville survived a couple of wars, you can be a survivor of the journey to mental and emotional wellness. All you need to do is match up with a professional counselor in the Waynesville area to get yourself back on the road to living the best life of today.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waynesville, Missouri (Waynesville, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MED, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 25

I'm a professional counselor with over 20 years of experience helping individuals with a wide range of issues, including anxiety and depression, relationship and intimacy issues, career concerns, and men's issues. I approach each client in a very casual, warm and accepting manner, and strive to understand their unique personality, and perspective-to really get a "picture" of who they are and what they are needing to improve their lives. I use a variety of approaches, tailored to each client's needs, and I'm comfortable addressing any issue or problem that is pre...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waynesville, Missouri (Waynesville, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): EdS,LPC-S,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

My name is Darice Dodd and I am a fully licensed therapist (LPC) in Georgia and Missouri with almost 20 years of extensive education, training, and experience in the mental health and substance abuse/ addictions field. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a credential awarded by the National Board for Certified Counselors (Board-Certified) and a Certified Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS) . I graduated from Georgia State University, with both a Master of Science Degree in Professional Counseling and Educational Specialist Degree in Marriage a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waynesville, Missouri (Waynesville, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." And today you've taken that one most important step. Hello! My name is Michelle Watson and I'm excited about the opportunity to go along on this journey with you. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Missouri with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with a diverse group of clients with a wide range of concerns including self-esteem, anger management, stress management, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, ADHD and simply learning to cope with life changes. I fi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waynesville, Missouri (Waynesville, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hey there! My name is Nicholas Pantages and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri. I have been practicing in the field for five years, working with individuals who are overcoming depression, anxiety, stress, loss, and severe mental illness. My specialty areas primarily focus on mood disorders, aging, and managing life changes and interpersonal relationships. Therapeutic modalities I rely on heavily include Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing as well. I'm p...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waynesville, Missouri (Waynesville, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

About You: You deserve to be treated with compassion and respect. You are the ultimate expert on you, so I don't assume to know what is best for you. Instead, I walk beside you on your journey toward healing - providing empathy, encouragement, and validation along the way. But I get that sometimes you may feel extra “stuck” and need an encouraging nudge to make positive changes. During these times, I incorporate helpful techniques from other therapeutic approaches, including solution-focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. I am here to help you sort thr...

This is Brenda Lauer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waynesville, Missouri (Waynesville, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am accepting chat and phone clients, I have a auditory issue and until it is managed I am asking for mostly chat therapy clients. I am a Licensed Professional counselor with over 15 years of experience as a therapist in a private practice and I am also a hypnosis coach. I have worked with a wide variety of clients, military, first responder, and other people from all walks of life. My clients were of various diagnosis: PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, to name a few. I have a gentle but warm counseling style. I believe in seeing the world from my clients...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waynesville, Missouri (Waynesville, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

I am a licensed professional counselor in Missouri with 17 years experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, addictions, and difficult life adjustments. I have specialized experience in PTSD due to natural disasters, car accidents and job-related accidents. My available hours are Friday afternoons (12 PM - 5 PM, Central Standard Time). My counseling style is conversational and interactive. You will be treated with great respect as a fellow human being on life's com...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waynesville, Missouri (Waynesville, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Many of the individuals who come to see me are searching for a therapist they can connect with, someone they feel calm and comfortable around. Often times, this individual is searching for someone to meet them where they are at and to listen to their needs, their wants, their goals. Many have struggled with experiencing adverse events, or traumas, whether from childhood, teen years, or early adulthood; and now, may be struggling with depression, anxiety, fear, low self-esteem, broken relationships, etc. My goal is to meet you where you are at. I work to help indi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waynesville, Missouri (Waynesville, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 40

Hello, I am Dr. Bard Schatzman, Licensed Psychologist in both Missouri and Arizona. I have worked for many decades as a Licensed Psychologist providing mental health services to individuals, couples, families & groups of all ages. Mental health issues have ranged from life adjustments, developmental and parenting issues, to severe mental disorders. Issues presented and concerns may focus on substance usage, relationships, feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, fearful, traumatized, self-doubting, etc. My approach to counseling is interactive, a therapeutic allia...

This is Joe Martin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waynesville, Missouri (Waynesville, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

It can be difficult and challenging for people to deal with various life struggles. Often people need tools to deal with challenges or may not have a support system to assist with challenges. I have years of experience assisting others of all ages from numerous situations and life experiences, with respect and understanding in a non-judgmental manner. I graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. I spent several years working with children, adolescents, and families in residential treatment settings. I ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waynesville, Missouri (Waynesville, MO)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Hello, My name is Stacie Gorden, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. I received my Master of Arts in School and Professional Counseling at Lindenwood University in 2014. I have 7 years experience providing mental health counseling to individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, communication issues, stress, grief, domestic violence, and relationship issues. My style combines modalities that I will tailor to meet your specific needs. I belie...

This is Jill Hazell's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waynesville, Missouri (Waynesville, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Parenting issues, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with child abuse and trauma victims. I have over 20 years of experience in a variety of settings, currently in a middle school setting. I have worked with people from a variety of backgrounds with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, abuse, bullying and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced sexual trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is pretty laid back. I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a pretty good...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waynesville, Missouri (Waynesville, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I graduated with my undergraduate degree in psychology and my master’s degree in professional counseling, both from Lindenwood University. In my professional career, prior to being a therapist, I worked in the fields of vocational rehabilitation, pain management, drug and alcohol addiction, and applied behavior analysis. My practicum for my Master’s degree was completed at Northwest High School, where I held group sessions for at-risk youth and provided individual crisis counseling to students. I was a professor of undergraduate introductory psychology at Jeffer...

This is Darcel Tyson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waynesville, Missouri (Waynesville, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello my name is Darcel. I am a License Professional Counselor (LPC). I am here to encourage, motivate, and challenge you towards a path to real change. I offer a safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental environment that support the therapeutic process. Therapy is a team effort. Therefore, we will work collaboratively to identify internal conflicts and barriers which hinder personal growth. You will have the opportunity to gain insight, set goals, and apply the necessary skills to improve your quality of life. I have several years of experience wor...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waynesville, Missouri (Waynesville, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Carlos Burgos is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. He uses cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to assist clients in working through emotional struggles. Carlos received his Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Webster University. It is the relationship that heals. Through trust, commitment, and openness, we can work towards finding balance and meaning in your story. I offer a non-judgmental space where healthy coping strategies can be learned and healing can take place. You are the exp...

This is Kaitlin Arnett's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waynesville, Missouri (Waynesville, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi there! My name is Kaitlin and I am so glad you are here! Having been both on this side of the computer screen and on yours as well, I totally understand that seeking help about something that is happening for your life can be difficult. Taking THIS step- the one you're in now- searching for someone you might click with can be the hardest. So please know that I am proud of your courage and am excited to work in this therapeutic journey with you. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and have worked in many settings, both inpatient and outpatien...

This is Chandra Cummings's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waynesville, Missouri (Waynesville, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MC,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I have over 15 years experience in the behavioral health services. I am a trauma-informed clinician with experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. My approach to therapy is person-centered which means I engage in empathetic listening and in creating a supportive environment that helps to encourage and motivate. I believe that every person has the capacity to change and reach his/her potential. My priority will be to help you reach your treatment goals. I believe that you, as the client, knows best. My job as your therapist is to 1) Fa...

This is Sierra Pace's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waynesville, Missouri (Waynesville, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Sometimes you just need to talk about something-not to get sympathy or help, but just to kill its power by allowing the truth of things to hit the air.” — Karen Salmansohn The above quote speaks truth. The first step is finding someone to talk to and “air” the truth. Which is why I’m here. I believe that growth and change starts with the relationship I build with each of my clients, allowing the healing process to feel safe and comfortable. I have 12 years of experience working with children ranging from three to twenty-one in acute hospitalization and long te...

This is Arielle Speer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waynesville, Missouri (Waynesville, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am currently an OCD therapist using ERP. In the past I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient addictions treatment. I have also worked in crisis services to assist individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, loss and trauma. Additionally, I have worked for Air Force service members and their family in the primary care setting to assist with a wide variety of issues like panic, stress, developing coping strategies and managing relationship issues. I am a person centered therapist that believes in empowering you to reach your goals. I focus on prog...

This is Donna King's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waynesville, Missouri (Waynesville, MO)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a licensed therapist in Missouri with over 10 years of experience. I have specialized training in trauma in general as well as military trauma. Furthermore, I have worked with a wide range of clients whose issues include anxiety, depression, marriage/family and relationship issues, abuse, low self-esteem, and intimacy issues, as examples. Even though I am a Christian, I also regularly see clients who are not, whereas it has never posed a problem. I am accepting and engaging and I strive to treat everyone with dignity and respect! Furthermore, I am eclect...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Waynesville? (Here Is How Our Waynesville Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Waynesville area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Waynesville therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Waynesville, or elsewhere in the Pulaski county or state of Missouri.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Waynesville, MO ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of Missouri will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Waynesville 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 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Waynesville offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges in online therapy.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Waynesville therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 5314 people in the city of Waynesville, MO finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 65583 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Waynesville, couples counseling in Waynesville, family conflict therapy in Waynesville, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Waynesville, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Waynesville, Missouri can serve:

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