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Ryan Suhr

Offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner and Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Nebraska. Since 2005, I have provided therapeutic services to individuals, families and groups from age 1 to 89. While some people believe that counseling and therapy are for people with problems, I have come to believe that these services are for people that have goals and I have worked with thousands of people in the identification and attainment of personal, relational, vocational and spiritual goals. With undergraduate and graduate training in philosophy, psychology, religion and linguistics, my approach involves helping others find meaning in life and resolution of their situational concerns.

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Catherine Mccawley

Offering therapy in NE
License: MA,LMHP
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I have had the privilege of serving clients for over 20 years. I have a passion to help people move forward in their lives. My approach is very client centered and I help clients along in their journey. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. In my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and feelings. Whether you're going through anxiety and depression, a hard relationship, or a major life change-I have the tools and professional experience to help you get ahead.

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Jillyan Schmidt

Offering therapy in NE
License: MA,LIMHP,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionADHD
7 years of experience

Hello! I am an independent licensed mental health therapist (LIMHP) and I have been working in the counseling field since 2015. I have experience conducting individual and group therapy, in-office and online, in the schools, and outpatient settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, ADHD, OCD, life-changes, and trauma. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. I believe in meeting everyone where they are in their journey and tailoring treatment to meet their specific needs. My approach includes a combination of humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and interpersonal counseling. 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!

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Michelle Miller

Offering therapy in NE
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuse
5 years of experience

My name is Michelle Miller (she/her) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Nebraska. I have 20 years of experience working with survivors of primary and secondary trauma. My areas of focus include sexual violence, domestic violence, substance abuse, dual diagnoses, vicarious trauma, and professional sustainability. I have worked primarily with women and those who identify as LGBTQ+, though I welcome anyone who wishes to work with me. My therapy style is strengths-based and person-centered. I believe every person should be treated with dignity and respect, and I believe therapists should do their best to meet people where they are and to understand each individual’s unique circumstance and perspective. While I rely most heavily on trauma-focused, cognitive-behavioral, dialectic-behavioral, and solution-focused techniques, I am an integrative therapist and I utilize different approaches to meet clients’ unique needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Elizabeth Kester

Offering therapy in NE
AddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Nebraska with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I also have experience working with 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. 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 Hruska

Offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefCareer difficultiesDepression
4 years of experience

I received my Masters in Counseling from Doane University in May 2016. I am licensed as a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) in Nebraska with 3 1/2 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, career difficulties, anxiety, relationship issues & 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. I practice Cognitive Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, Motivational Interviewing and a little Dialectic Behavioral Therapies. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, I became accustomed to providing therapy virtually using live video sessions. I have experience providing culturally responsive care to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and other oppressive groups. I take time to explore your identity and how that has impacted your life, especially if from a marginalized or historically oppressed group. 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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Teresa Noah

Offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTDepression
10 years of experience

Hi there. My name is Teresa Noah and I am a licensed mental health and substance use counselor. I have 10 years of experience working with individuals from a variety of different backgrounds and life experiences. Through my experiences, both professional and personal, I have developed the following beliefs. First, and what I believe to be most important, is that I do not believe people are "broken". I believe people are amazing, resilient, unique souls who have an incredible capacity for healing and change. I believe we are significantly impacted by our experiences, both past and present, oftentimes in ways that are completely outside of our awareness. These experiences shape our beliefs about ourselves and the world, which then are transferred and reinforced within our relationships. These relationships certainly include our relationship with ourselves, our family, friends, and community. However, these relationships also include our relationship towards work, alcohol, drugs, food, sex, money, to provide a few examples. My goal is to listen to better understand your personal story. Through this understanding, I will help you identify your beliefs and patterns that are impacting your personal level of happiness and satisfaction with life. It is through the process of gaining awareness that we become empowered to create the meaningful change we are so desperately seeking. I am so very excited to begin this journey with you.

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Beverly Leigh

Offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am a licensed psychotherapist with 14 years’ experience supporting clients in improving their mood, taking charge of their lives, and achieving their goals. My experience includes working with individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, substance use, tobacco/smoking/vaping cessation, sleep difficulties, self-esteem, boundaries, relationship difficulties, and finding purpose and meaning. I use a variety of psychotherapy models based on who I am working with, their needs and what they want. I have training in substance use disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution oriented, problem solving, and various family systems approaches. I strive to treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Together, we will tailor our dialog and treatment to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage. I look forward to getting to know you and supporting you in your life’s journey to achieving your full potential.

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Ashley Emerson

Offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience

I hold licenses in Mental Health Practice (LIMHP #1984) and Substance Use Counseling (LADC #1014) in Nebraska with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with issues related to being a first responder (law enforcement, EMT, corrections, etc...) stress and anxiety, the criminal justice system, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients process emotions and think differently about the situations that life sends their way. 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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Donald "Joe" Hupp

Offering therapy in NE
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in over 10 States with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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.

How to find counseling in South Bend

Finding the best therapist close by in South Bend 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 South Bend. 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 South Bend, 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 South Bend 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 South Bend 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 South Bend, 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 South Bend area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed South Bend 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 South Bend 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 South Bend 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 South Bend, 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 South Bend 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 South Bend 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 South Bend 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 South Bend 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 South Bend 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 68058 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 South Bend 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 South Bend 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 South Bend, 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.

South Bend 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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