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Melanie Smith

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): MSE,LIMHP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner that has worked in the Mental Health field since 2004. Uses a cognitive behavioral approach within a therapeutic setting. Certified in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

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Ashley Davis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): LIMHP,LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner and Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in Nebraska, and have been in practice for over 9 years. I have owned my own private practice for over six years and previous to that I worked for another private practice. Prior to being a therapist I worked in the mental health field as staff in a residential Treatment center for females where I found my love of therapy. I have worked with a variety of individuals dealing with many different issues for example: anxiety, depression, relationships, self esteem, work related problems, trauma and abuse issues as well as ADHD and intellectual and physical disabilities to name a few. I don't usually work with married couples in couples therapy although I do work individually with people on couples issues. I have recently been exposed to the world traumatic brain injuries (TBI) with a close family member and the ways that this impacts an individual, their mental health as well as learning to live with a Traumatic Brain Injury. I feel that I am a warm and inviting individual that is easy to talk to with a positive personality willing to help individuals look at their issues in different ways as well as be an encourager. My treatment approach's I utilize in therapy are cognitive behavioral, as well as solution focused therapy and client focused therapy. I encourage my clients to be active participants in the treatment planning process and encourage you to be actively involved with the process. When you see positive results and complete goals on your treatment plan there is a sense of great satisfaction. If you are ready to reach out and are looking for someone who is easy to talk to and willing to help you work toward your goals I am here ready to help. I am looking foreword to meeting you and working with you.

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Kirsten Limon

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): LIMHP,MS
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementDepressionADHD
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Kristin Kirby

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Counselor License Type(s): LMHP
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteem
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) in the state of Nebraska. I have been practicing for 5 years with adults and children. I am an open minded, accepting and compassionate therapist. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages and doing couples and family counseling. I will make a treatment plan that will meet your needs and fit your goals you are wanting to complete. My therapy approach is a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered, Solution Focused Therapy, and Reality Therapy.

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Tina Henderson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Tina Henderson, MA, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist in 5 states, and has been practicing for more than 10 years. She uses a direct, no-nonsense style and eclectic “toolbox” of interventions to help you make the kind of progress that will enhance the way you feel on a daily basis. Tina has treated individuals on the full DSM spectrum. She is also an expert in codependency for those impacted by an addicted or mentally ill person, such as a family member, colleague, or friend. She understands the way codependency can impact childhoods, careers and enterprise. By showing people how to identify self-imposed obstacles, self-defeating beliefs, and toxic thought patterns, Tina helps adults untangle the issues standing in the way of optimal health and happiness. Tina’s goal is to inspire people - not to just "feel better," but to feel great.

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Michelle (Micki) Noah

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am so glad you reached out and are taking this brave step. I know the process of finding a counselor that you connect with can be a daunting task. Participating in therapy requires a level of vulnerability that we do not often have to share in our daily lives. My goal is to provide a safe, confidential, and empathetic environment where you can develop the level of trust that is needed to disclose your concerns and challenges. I am licensed in Nebraska with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and 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. 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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Kylie Surmeier

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Nebraska with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Willow Kovanda

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Nebraska with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy related issues, & parenting issues. 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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Sara Urwiller

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Nebraska with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Tracy Russell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionADHD
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Nebraska with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients of all ages with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & depression. I also have experience with clients ages 4-18 years of age who struggle with severe behavior issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, and challenges of life. I have worked with the parents/caregivers of varying ages with parenting concerns, life struggles, and trauma. I have been described as patient, compassionate, and caring. I am straightforward, often clients have said our sessions are more like a conversation. I have an undergraduate degree in elementary education, and I say I like to sneak into therapy. Also, I must be a detective at times, and in conversation, I will often learn things I may not have otherwise because clients feel it is irrelevant. I can see patterns of behavior or possible triggers. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My mission is to see clients be successful in achieving their goals not only in therapy but in life. I always say, “I am here to guide you, and you do all the hard work.” When goals are created, I make sure it is realistic, achievable, and short to start with, long-term goals will come when and if the client wishes to create them. I may push a bit but never outside of your comfort zone. I feel it is important, to be honest in therapy, to help keep clients in a comfortable and safe environment. If I recommend something and the client is not comfortable or knows they will not do it, being honest about it saves time and a different recommendation can be made. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Loup City

Finding the best therapist close by in Loup City 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 in Loup City that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Loup City. 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 Loup City, 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 in the Loup City region and in the state of Nebraska. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Loup City or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Loup City area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Loup City 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 Loup City, elsewhere in Sherman, or in the greater state of Nebraska.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Loup City 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 Loup City 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 Loup City 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Loup City online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Loup City, 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 Loup City psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Loup City 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 Loup City helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Loup City 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Loup City 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 in Loup City?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Loup City 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.

Loup City therapists 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 Loup City 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 Loup City 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in NE, therapists 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 68853 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Loup City counselor?

Before seeing your Loup City 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Loup City.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Loup City 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 with a Loup City counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Loup City, 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.

Loup City 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service 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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