Willard, Missouri is an irreplaceable city which has so much to offer. From performing arts centers to parks, universities, recreational centers and more, you can’t go wrong in Willard. The variety of opportunities provided by Willard is also very conducive to the mental health of all parties involved.

It goes without saying that you cannot truly enjoy all that Willard has to offer if you are dealing with troubling issues in your personal life. This is why having access to mental health services matters so much. Thankfully, you can meet with a Willard-based counselor at any time.

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Beverly Furstenberg

Offering therapy in MO
License: LCSW,ACSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am currently not accepting any new or returning clients on the BetterHelp platform at this time. For additional information, please go to: www.healinghappens.us

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Jenifer Papaccio

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

Hello! My name is Jenifer Papaccio. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have provided therapy services in corrections; the Intellectual Disabilities community; crisis interventions such as suicide and hostage situations; primary schools; secondary schools; community mental health centers; and residences. These experiences have taught me a great deal about the struggles we all face and helped me to shape a well-rounded perspective on how to help. I specialize in solution-oriented approaches. We will work together to identify elements of your life you want to improve and, subsequently, focus on goal establishment and achievement. I appreciate your interest in my profile. I wish you great success!

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Jean Beatie

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC in Missouri,LCPC in Kansas
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
30 years of experience

Hi, my name is Jean. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas. I have 30 years of counseling experience? I have worked with clients from the age of two to ninety nine. I have a wide variety of experience in counseling. I started my career in counseling on an inpatient psychiatric unit. I worked at a shelter for women who had experienced physical abuse or were working on addiction issues as a children’s therapist. Currently I am an elementary school Counselor. I have also done individual outpatient mental health counseling in a variety of settings. I have experience in grief work, anxiety and depression, family/relationship conflicts, life transitions, complex trauma/abuse, physical/sexual abuse, codependency and adult children of alcoholics. I use person-centered, holistic, multicultural, and integrative approach to therapy. I believe in starting where you are and helping to establish a treatment plan that is tailored to you. I work to be sensitive to how your individual cultural identities and lifestyle choices impact your experience. I primarily use evidence-based techniques including, but not limited to, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused counseling. My style is warm and supportive. I will help you address your struggles head-on. I believe one of the most important aspects of successful counseling is collaboration. I will work with you to establish concrete goals and plan for you to overcome your problems. I am not a quick fix Counselor. My experience has taught me that it takes time to work through problems. I look forward to walking this journey with you.

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Dr. Vivian McCollum

Offering therapy in MO
License: PhD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
30 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri . I received Master's degree in general counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a doctorate in counselor education/ marriage and family therapy from St. Louis University. I practice from a convenience model that includes client-centered, cognitive and behavioral therapies. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, relationship issues and communication issues. I have four years of experience as a school counselor and director of counseling for a school district in the mid-west. I started a private practice in 1998 and currently work with children, adolescents and their families. I have ten years of experience as a college professor of counseling at several tier one universities. I have particular experience working with couples helping them to solve communication and intimacy issues. For the past five years I have added older adults to my case-load helping them to use positive life skills to enrich their lives. I think that I can help by providing a listening ear to assist individuals to look at their issues critically and practically. I bring optimism and hope by helping to validate the feelings of individuals that allow me to work with them.

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Elizabeth Tsahiridis

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC (Master of Counseling),ME (Master of Education) MS (Master of Psychology of Mental Health ,PhD (ABD) (Counseling Education & Supervision)
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
30 years of experience

Hello! Hello! Thanks for taking time to find out more about me. I would love to share in your journey with you. I am a licensed professional counselor, psychotherapist and life and wellness coach. My practice has been very eclectic throughout the years. I have worked with family issues, stress/anxiety, depression and grief but many more in my practice! Life is not always easy and there are just times that you might feel sadness, being scared with anxiety or just confusion. I want to be with you through those struggles and let's work on a plan to not only feel better but to be better. I will help you by providing coping mechanisms and strategies for a path you will follow to get better each day! I work on the whole person not just one or two parts of you. Good mental health is so important and I want to be the person who helps you get to a great place in your life where you can smile and move forward! It would be my honor to work with you. Thanks again for reaching out!

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Michael Williams

Offering therapy in MO
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
35 years of experience

I am a dual licensed as a Professional Counselor with (35+) years of service, and I am (LMT 16+) as a Massage Therapist. I utilize a holistic, therapeutic approach to treatment that involves healing of the MIND, BODY, and SPIRIT. I have an earned a BA degree in Psychology from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. And I earned a MA degree in Psychology from Washington University, in St. Louis MO. I have completed a massage therapy certification program at The Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, in 2005.

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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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Lana Jamison

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas and Missouri and have over 20 years of experience working with adult and pediatric populations in hospitals, outpatient medical and mental health clinics and schools. I have worked with individuals, couples, families, and those with Veteran status. I have extensive experience using teleservices. I understand that life can be challenging. We are pulled in many directions and often give so much of ourselves to other people and other activities in our lives. Sometimes we need to allow ourselves time to stop, even for just a short time, to re-center and evaluate why we might be feeling the way we are feeling. Giving ourselves the grace, attention, and opportunity to get our day-to-day lives back to a more comfortable, happy, positive place can be an essential part of the journey. Engaging in a strengths-based approach to therapy can help us uncover and utilize the abilities we have, to keep ourselves in that more positive place, most of the time. I look forward to learning about you and working together to create a plan for the improvements you desire and deserve.

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Dawn Shelley Wann

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

I am a licensed professional counselor in Missouri with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping, adults, adolescents, and teenagers with stress and anxiety, trauma, abuse, parenting issues, & anger management. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. I have experience with Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Person Centered, Client Centered, and many more therapeutic genres. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. 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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Delana Poore

Offering therapy in MO
Trauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

Hello! Today is your day to do something for yourself. It can be a hard place to begin, but you are doing it. I am Delana Poore, licensed professional counselor in Missouri with 4 years of professional work experience, and am currently working on becoming a registered play therapist as well. I have been an early childhood teacher, elementary school counselor, and a licensed counselor over 12 years with all ages of clients. I have experience in helping clients with trauma, parenting issues, anxiety, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and more. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. My husband is a fire fighter, so I have front row experience with first responders and the difficulty of the job. I believe you are the expert of your story and 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 journey!

How to find counseling in Willard

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Willard 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 Willard 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 Willard 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 Willard, 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 Willard 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 Willard 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 Willard 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 Willard 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 Willard 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 65781 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 Willard 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 Willard 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 Willard, 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.

Willard 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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65781, 65803

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