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Michael Arnold

Offering therapy in NE
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am a mental health counselor originally from Nebraska and now living in Arizona. I have 20+ years of experience. I work with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and low motivation. I have also helped people with addiction problems. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Also, be aware if you have become addicted to negative thoughts, it will take courage and hard work to challenge and overcome them. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! About me: My Loves are my wife, my son and daughter, 3 grandchildren, and our dog Sky. Favorite activities include golf, biking, hiking, sharing stories, and spending time with friends and family. I've made my fair share of mistakes, and done some things I'm not proud of. My life experiences have fueled my belief in second chances, and helped me to be non-judgmental and empathetic as a person and therapist. I would welcome the opportunity to partner with you in your journey.

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Candace Newland

Offering therapy in NE
License: LIMHP
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
18 years of experience

During 17 years as a therapist, I have enjoyed helping families and individuals improve emotions, thinking patterns and relationships to live more fulfilled lives. My training (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy, etc) has provided me the opportunity to work with a host of problems, including parenting, conflict resolution, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and work related issues. I enjoy working from a systemic approach to explore all aspects of a person's life, and this greatly increases the likelihood of success for the individuals and families I counsel. My therapy approach is supportive, yet directive. I see you as the expert and I am here to assist you with the tools you need along the way. This means, I will provide you with a caring environment to be open and expressive, I will ask you questions to help understand more about you, and I will use a variety of techniques to help you decide the best course of action that you would like to take for the circumstances impacting your journey. Let me tell you a little about myself! My husband I have been married for 23 years and I consider him my best friend and supporter! We have two great kids, ages 12 and 17, who keep us rather busy with all of their activities and the animals they have encouraged use to love (Cash - our Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon & Willow - our Guinea Pig). My greatest enjoyment in life is loving others, whether it is through spending time with my family or helping the people I work with.

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Kirsten Limon

Offering therapy in NE
License: LIMHP,MS
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementDepressionADHD
8 years of experience

Hello. My name is Kirsten. I have been practicing therapy for over 5 years in Midwest but have many years of previous experience. I believe in treating individuals with respect and dignity and protecting their privacy. I have enjoyed helping people with all sorts of issues for their success. I believe that your success is my success and the only way to get there is with each other. Sometimes there are bumps in the road that cause difficulties and may cause stress and anxiety. Maybe depressive thoughts that are difficult to overcome. Maybe ADHD, aggression, school struggles, listening, behaviors and more are your concerns. I can help by giving suggestions and personalizing your goals to help fit you.. Some specific areas that I work with are anxiety, depression, communication, behaviors and so much more. There are solutions and together we can work on goals to alleviate your emotions and make progress towards a happier life. Also, we can work on different strategies for success in the long term. Everyone runs into difficulties along the way of life, so it's important to take that first step to make things better for yourself to enjoy life and be the best you can be. I am a eclectic therapist. Not everyone is the same. Lets begin the process and help you to move forward!

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Kate Anderson

Offering therapy in NE
License: MS,LMHP
Family conflictsParenting issuesADHD
17 years of experience

Parenting is hard. It is likely the hardest job you will ever have! Each stage of life poses a new challenge and new stressor. As parents, we all need a little help and advice once in a while. If you have found your way to BetterHelp, chances are you may be experiencing some of these stressors. Hopefully, I can help! Hello, my name is Kate Anderson. I am a licensed therapist in Nebraska. I have had the privilege to work with children and families for over 15 years. Most of my experience has been to help families find peace, calm and happiness in a daily world that can sometimes feel chaotic. I specialize in working with families that may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, OCD, ODD, ADHD, eating issues, family/child relationships and family dynamics. I also have experience with children on the autism spectrum, special needs adults, and self-harm. In my years of counseling, I have used a strength-based, client centered approach to help parents and families calm the chaos, work collaboratively to develop effective parenting strategies for you and your family, and strengthen the parent-child relationship. My therapy primarily utilizes evidence based cognitive behavioral therapy. I truly believe that therapy is a collaboration between myself and the family. I would describe myself as warm, open, honest and interactive. During our time together, I want to learn about you and your family, your family dynamics, your parenting style, and what works for you. Based on our discussions, we will work together to determine what your goals are and how to best achieve those goals. As your therapist, I will be there to support you every step of the way. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I am excited for the opportunity to work with you!

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Karla Burgess

Offering therapy in NE
License: LIMHP
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

Hello and Welcome to BetterHelp! I am so glad you've taken this step to seek out support for whatever you are going through. My name is Karla Burgess. I am a licensed independent mental health practitioner (LIMHP) in the great state of Nebraska. My 19 years of experience have taken place in either a hospital setting or in my private practice in a rural community. Being the only mental health practitioner in my area has given me experience with a wide range of mental health concerns such as anxiety/depression, behavioral concerns, parenting, relationship issues, and grief. My experience as a school counselor also makes me very comfortable working with kids, teens, and adults. My treatment approach includes creating a strong relationship with the person that I work with. I'm trained in many theories of counseling but typically use ideas and techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and a Client-Centered approach. I definitely believe in goal-directed work and make sure that the steps we are taking together are getting you closer to your counseling goals. Former and current clients describe me as kind, compassionate, caring, supportive, and empathetic. Creating a genuine connection with my clients is key to our success. I consider this opportunity to insert myself into your life a privilege and a huge responsibility. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you through whatever is hindering your growth and happiness.

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Delores "Dee" Willits-Rahrs

Offering therapy in NE
License: MS,LIMHP,LMHP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
31 years of experience

I hope as you read my profile, you will know that if you decide to work with me, I will give you my respect, encouragement, and share my knowledge with you. Our sessions will be focused on finding solutions to your issues, whatever they might be. I am an independent licensed mental health counselor, and have worked in the field for over twenty years. During that time, I have worked with individuals, couples that are together, and couples that are separated. I have worked with families coping with addiction, and many individuals coping with mental health issues such as: depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, OCD, ADHD, to mention a few. Sometimes problems were precipitated by life changes such as : loss of loved one, health , financial issues, and work and family conflicts. My approach is client-centered which was Carl Rogers' approach, simply "make friends". I want my clients to feel emotionally safe and know that we are in this recovery together. We assess the problem and make the treatment plan together. I also use Reality Therapy which helps them assume responsibility for their choices and actions and as they learn this, make better decisions going forward. CBT and RET are two more modalities that I find useful. All these are helpful tools for clients, but I find it's important to teach clients the art of forgiveness for others and themselves, "acceptance ". Add a dose of humor now and then, and life feels much lighter and worth living!! Clients actually look forward to their sessions. I hope you'll consider coming in to work together. Degrees: BS, MS, Licenses: LMHP 1510, LIMHP 1233 State of Nebraska

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Shayla Newell

Offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Nebraska with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and building confidence. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Michael Steube

Offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepressionADHD
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Nebraska with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, 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. 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 Dierman

Offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
27 years of experience

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Nebraska, I bring 28 years of experience to helping my clients. I am passionate about helping people identify solutions to their challenging personal and workplace issues. I like to use a solution focused approach to therapy a lot of the time which begins by considering what life will look like when you have accomplished your counseling goals. Then we work backwards from there to help figure out how we can help you get there. I think of counseling as an active partnership in which we are setting goals and regularly reviewing your progress towards those goals. I want you to feel like you are making progress and that you know how to measure that. I can help you manage symptoms of depression and anxiety, identify coping strategies for effective stress management and assist you in improving your relationships with your family, with your significant other, and your professional associations. 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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Sharon Macholan

Offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesADHD
27 years of experience

I am licensed in Nebraska with 27 years of professional work experience. My experience includes private practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as working for larger organizations. I also have an advanced degree in School Psychology which allows me to work in the school setting. Teens, couples, and individuals of all ages have sat on the couch! Now I hope to reach the people who prefer the privacy of talking to a therapist from their own home, knowing insurance companies are not interfering in their therapy process. You can live in outstate Nebraska and work with a seasoned therapist who you will not meet on the street or in the store! My years of continuing professional education includes working with teens, suicide prevention, Divorce Busting, cognitive behavior therapy, behavior activation therapy, and family therapy. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, women who want to emerge from a smothering relationship, career changes, and parenting issues. My school psychology experience supporting parents and teens in the education setting is useful if you are navigating special education or accommodation plans. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Alvo

Finding the best therapist close by in Alvo 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 Alvo. 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 Alvo, 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 Alvo 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 Alvo 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 Alvo, elsewhere in Cass, or in the greater state of Nebraska.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Alvo 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 Alvo 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 Alvo may not take health insurance, some in the state of Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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 Alvo, Nebraska 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 Alvo 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 Alvo 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 Alvo 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 Alvo 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 Alvo 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 NE, 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 68304 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 Alvo 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 Alvo 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 Alvo, Nebraska 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.

Alvo 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.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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