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Belinda Licea

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
4 years of experience

Using a person-centered trauma-focused approach, I will help you learn to have a more fulfilling life. I believe in being real and providing unconditional positive regard which means that I accept you for how you are and believe that anyone is capable of having a new life. My diverse life experiences have provided me the tools to provide genuine empathy which is important to build that connection and trust. I have had several opportunities to work with diverse populations. I specialize in trauma and substance abuse and have worked a lot with anxiety, depression, foster care, self-esteem, and family conflict.

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Michael Rehg

Offering therapy in MO
License: M.Ed ,LPC
Family conflictsGriefAnger managementDepression
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri with 4.5 years of experience in providing direct mental health and behavioral counseling. I have worked with individuals ages five to adult with a variety of mental health/behavioral presenting issues such as: anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, community violence, relationship and family issues, and many more. As a standard practice, I approach the therapeutic relationship with an acute sensitivity and respect for multi/cross-cultural factors and influence. My experience is varied and across a wide array of settings, as I have provided individual, group and family therapy in a community mental health agency as an imbedded therapist inside of a school. I believe our belief systems strongly influence our thoughts, feelings, and actions toward many activating events in our lives and help shape us into the people we are today and the decisions we make daily. I strive to treat the therapeutic relationship, and you, with compassion, respect, and openminded. My therapy style and approach is influenced by Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy primarily and Person Centered Therapy. Setting and realizing your goals is a team-effort, and together we will work at your comfort level to effectively establish and achieve goals that make sense for your life. Whether you’re on a path of self-discovery, or ultimately looking to alleviate symptoms for a better quality of life, together we can work to achieve your goals! Mental health is a journey, and while you may feel lost now, that is not an indication of how your life will continue. It takes a lot of strength and will power to work towards a more fulfilling and happier life, if you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. ________________________________________ SPECIALTIES • Stress, Anxiety • Anger Management • Self esteem • Depression • Coping with life changes Also experienced in: Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties, Self care and ADHD. Years of Experience: 4.5

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Irene (Joshua) Freeman

Offering therapy in MO
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementADHD
7 years of experience

Welcome, I am Irene Freeman, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri. In a life of challenging experiences reaching out for support can be difficult. Finding the right professional "fit" is important for fostering trust and personal growth. I emphasize the perspective of non-judgmental acceptance. My counseling style is deeply interactive and focused on the dynamics of personal experience, relationships, thoughts, and the bodies we inhabit. Compassion for ourselves is the root of growth and is fostered by compassionate connections with others. I earned a Master of Social Work degree from Missouri State University and have worked in the mental health field for 11 years. In that time I have been privileged to work with clients of all ages across a broad variety of needs. Depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues, stress, and trauma are of particular interest. Sessions often focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in a trauma-informed environment and integrate elements of EMDR, mindfulness, self-acceptance, and the dynamics of body/mind experiences. Each therapeutic relationship is unique and defined by the people in it. Creating a new therapy suited to a client's experiences, needs, and goals is essential to building a strong and respectful connection. I look forward to meeting you!

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Dr. Ernest Middleton

Offering therapy in MO
License: PhD, DCC, EdS, MS, MEd, LPC,
Self esteemCareer difficulties
4 years of experience

Hello- My Ernest Middleton and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri and have been in the helping professions for more than twenty-five years. I have taken a nontraditional career path over the year in the fields of Education, Administration, Consulting, and Counseling. Working in the counseling profession has been tremendous and extremely rewarding. I have worked together with my clients in resolving concerns such as anxiety, stress, self-concept, self-esteem, and parent issues. It is hoped my interactive, compassionate and respectful style will serve as an effective catalyst that will help you to find some answers, as well as assist you in developing a healthy emotional skill set that you can use when faced with problems. In my work with clients, I utilize some psychological modalities such as Reality Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. However, I will adjust the treatment plan to meet your individual and specific needs. I received my Ph.D. in Student Personnel Services from Ohio University, a Doctorate in Christian Counseling from Faith Bible College, a Master of Science in Student Personnel Services and Counseling from Miami University, a Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Miami University, and an Educational Specialist from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. I know that your concerns are legitimate and representative of your needs. Also, you’re not alone in your situation. Together we can discuss how you can channel your feelings to benefit you in realizing goals. I look forward to working with you! Ernest Middleton, PhD, LPC

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Amber Rentfro (Dealy)

Offering therapy in MO
License: Lpc
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderDepression
3 years of experience

I did not come into this work on accident. I believe that therapists can only take people as far as they have journeyed themselves. I am here because I have had my own struggles, sadness, hurt, trauma and growth and it has led me to become passionate about the ability we have to heal. I believe that being truly seen, truly understood, and having someone to help guide you through the challenges of life is profoundly powerful to our happiness, wholeness and experience of the world and each other. I have been doing this work for nearly 6 years and specialize in offering DBT, GESTALT, EMDR and CBT to people whom have experienced grief, loss, have low self-esteem, trauma, anxiety and depression. I have done extensive work with people whom have BPD and love that work deeply. I use a combination of these modalities and client centered work to learn and understand you, while helping you learn about and understand yourself. I have been trained in the above modalities and used them in my own therapy. I have worked for several years with co-occurring disorders, and severe and persistent mental health disorders. This job is my passion and I am so grateful I get to do it Please note in general I check messages on Mon, Wed, and Fri at 10pm and response at those times. I will have increased availability in the near future. Thank you for seeking help to better yourself and being brave enough to start this journey-no matter whom your guide ends up being.

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Salvatore Pagano

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. I have been with BetterHelp for almost two years. I also have worked with university students, over a wide spectrum of treatment issues - anxiety and depression, gender identity, relationships, sexual addiction, drug and alcohol addictions, personality disorders, curriculum, and career choices, and adjustment to college life. The Army Medical Service Corps also provided a wide array of personnel, family, work, career, and life change experiences. My approach is focused on client needs and draws from several treatment models - attachment theory, object relations, self-psychology, existential, and person-centered therapies. My style is respectful, empathic, and interactive. It is important to feel good and be happy with one's career and relationships. There is great benefit in striving for a richer life. A relationship with a therapist is a positive step in the right direction.

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Marquetta Johnson

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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. 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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Tracy Wofford

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse & coping with life changes. 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. 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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Dr. Marilyn Lewis

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
33 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 33 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, depression, & coping with life changes. 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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Timothy Rudder

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
5 years of experience

Him my name is Tim and I am licensed in Missouri with 5 years of professional clinical work experience and over 22 years of experience in the mental health field. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, bipolar disorder, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! If you feel you have lost steam dealing with anxiety or depression, or if you are an athlete losing your drive due to the demands of your sport, I'd like to talk with you about how we can overcome your struggles. As a therapist, I can help you understand important experiences in your life while coping with difficulties, such as stress, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and substance use disorders. With my Mental Game Coaching Professional certification, I can help you uncover mindsets that lead to a loss in confidence, composure, focus and enjoyment, so that you thrive and have fun again. I am caring, motivating and enjoy helping my clients along their path of self discovery. Your individual journey is unique and important to me. You deserve to have a therapist, coach, and helper that is supportive, knowledgeable and accessible.

How to find counseling in Weston

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Weston 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 Weston 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 Weston 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 Weston, 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 Weston 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 Weston 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 Weston 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 Weston 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 Weston 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 64098 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 Weston 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 Weston 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 Weston, 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.

Weston 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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