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Kira Gill

Offering therapy in MO
License: M.Ed., LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficulties
10 years of experience

I am a holistic provider and believe that skill and will can get us through any problem we face in life. Sometimes, we grow up not necessarily gaining useful tools to part the way to clarity, and for that reason, we may reach out to others for more support. I am here to guide you through those trying times. With a Master's of Education and a professional license in Counseling, I have worked with individuals learning to get through a wide range of concerns, from bouts of anxiety, to depression, grief, work/life issues, relationship issues and sexual trauma. I've worked with students in the school setting, also with children and their families. In addition, I have experience in areas of foster care and adoption. I will not only guide you through the issues you may be facing, but will also do my best to provide psychoeducation so that you will gain a deeper understanding of how to navigate in the future independently. I will at times, provide an exercise or something to think about and answer for our next session. The work we will engage in will always serve a purpose and keeping an open mind is essential. Every problem isn't always a nail and sometimes a hammer will not fix every problem. I look forward to empowering you with the effective skills to use while on your journey to feeling your best!

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Tia Jenice Morris

Offering therapy in MO
License: MSW ,ACSW ,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Missouri with 14 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients to address issues relating to depression, anxiety, life changes, relationship issues, and career challenges. Are you feeling: Apathetic? Confused? Tired, worn out? Misunderstood by others and yourself? See life as a bunch of "puzzle pieces"? If you feel any of these emotions, then it's time to make a change. I would be honored to help you take those "puzzle pieces" and empower you to create the mosaic masterpiece you are so ready to see manifest. In my role as a therapist, I am here to help my clients develop healthy ways of thinking about and dealing with the issues you have mentioned. It doesn’t necessarily mean that your circumstance will change, but how you view your circumstances will be crucial in the therapeutic process. I believe in meeting my clients where they are, which means finding out from the client what they believe their needs are and what they would like to focus on at this time. I also believe that clients should be able “pivot”, should their needs change during the course of therapy. The reason being is life is full of ebbs and flow and ever-changing. As situations and circumstances change, so do the needs of the client. The relationship between the client and the therapist is a crucial component to having a successful therapeutic process. As you take this step towards reclaiming and recreating the life you want, you should have someone you trust to work with you in getting your needs met. I am honored and humbled to walk on this journey with you!

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Stacey Stefanski

Offering therapy in MO
Trauma and abuse
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse. I have a compassionate heart to work with those who struggle with depression, anxiety and relational struggles. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I am open, accepting, empathetic. I hope to give clients both encouragement and wise counsel. 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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Randi Senciboy

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with experience working with client's experiencing suicidal and self-harming desires, depression, anxiety, history of abuse and neglect, foster care and DFS cases, trauma, LGBTQ, chronic physical pain, grief, and more. I have worked in the mental health field for about 9 years providing care to clients on suicide crisis lines, supported living services, case management, in home social service care, and outpatient mental health therapy including facilitating parenting classes. I have worked with clientele as young as 4 years old, families, couples, and individuals. I believe in client centered care and foster an approach to each individual based on their needs at the time of service.

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Lisa Smith

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementDepressionCompassion fatigue
30 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri with 30 years of professional work experience. I am interested in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem and confidence, & trauma. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I work with clients from all walks of life and will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your specific needs. 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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Emily Hansen

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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. 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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Susan Taylor-Amos

Offering therapy in MO
Trauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri with 30 years of professional work experience in the child welfare system as well as mental health facilities. I have worked with clients with many different backgrounds and diagnosis. I have a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work. My therapy style is interactive and laid back. I feel everyone deserves respect and that their feelings should not be discounted. I like to use a combination of different therapies to see which approach works best for the client. Most recently, I have had training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). My goal is to find the best therapy that works for you. I want to be a support and advocate for you. I look forward to working with you.

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Lynn Patterson

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kansas, Missouri, and Texas with nine years of behavioral health experiences. I have been working with individual adults who have stress, anxiety, anger issues, low motivation, low self -esteem, depression, unmanageable grief and loss, unworthiness, ineffective communication with others, self-hate, changes of life events , difficulty having goals and directions in life, indecisiveness, caregiver stress, mental health issues cause by severe and chronic medical problems, and more. My therapy approaches are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Meditation, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I believe that you are the expert of your stories and that you have many strengths that will help you 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. I actively listen to you, understand your struggles, assist you to establish reasonable and achievable goals that you desire. I provide you with the tools you need to manage and overcome barriers to find happiness. I am looking forward to work with you.

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Dorcas (Didi) Lombardo

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Hi! My name is Didi, and I am licensed in Missouri with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem and increased confidence, & coping with life changes. 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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Jannessa Hardin

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & career difficulties. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming challenges in your life. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support and empower you throughout your journey.

How to find counseling in Wheeling

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Wheeling 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 Wheeling 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 Wheeling 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 Wheeling, 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 Wheeling 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 Wheeling 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 Wheeling 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 Wheeling 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 Wheeling 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 64688 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 Wheeling 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 Wheeling 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 Wheeling, 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.

Wheeling 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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