Living in fear is no way to live. Are you afraid to go outside? Have nightmares and flashbacks that are making it hard for you to function? You may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Luckily, the City of Bethany has some of the top PTSD counselors in the state. 

Bethany has many small neighborhood parks and four large ones including Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge, Ripper Park, McFarland Park, and Eldon Lyon Park. Even with so much to do in your city, you stay home because you are afraid you will have a panic attack. Speak to a Bethany therapist right away and get treatment. 

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Tara Best

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed therapist with over 33 years of experience. I have provided a wide range of counseling services and clinical oversight of many therapists over the years & mental health services throughout the state. The past 22 years has focused on helping children and families of trauma. I have experience in working with parents and very difficult children. I have experience in working with women of abuse and relationship issues. I have extensive experience in dealing with trauma. I believe in treating others with respect & compassion while understanding where they are in life. My foundation is have faith in the person & hope for the future! If we don't have hope in such a difficult time, then what do we have? I know it takes courage to step forward and seek help. I am standing with my hand out and ready to help you as possible! I look forward to working with you!!

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Tijuana Williams

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPC
Anger management
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with some years of experience in helping individuals set and reach goals. I obtained a Bachelors degree in Social Work in 2007 from Arkansas State University, as well as a Masters degree for Science in Early Childhood Services in 2010.I spent 5 years as a Career Advisor with Arkansas Workforce Center Workforce Investment Act (WIA), where my passion for providing guidance and counseling to families increased. I have more than 15 years of experience in the social service field. I served as a career development counselor for working with youth age 16-24 and later realized that I wanted to attain more knowledge to counsel the youth and family to overcome challenging situations that hindered their abilities to become self-sufficient. In 2016, I graduated from Langston University in Tulsa with a Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling. “I believe that the healing process must include the holistic approach to help the individual with coping and achieve new goals.”

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Abigail Nixon

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): MHR,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a license professional counselor with over 4 years of experience in direct client therapeutic services and interventions. I am here to help you through your most difficult times in life. Sometimes we all need a little guidance as we navigate through our challenging world. I work with clients struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, or even just needing a safe place to vent. I believe in a collaborative effort, and offer a helping hand in the process.

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Dustie Morgan-Scott

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): MS LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoachingCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor and supervisor in Oklahoma with 7 years of experience working as a counselor. I also have over 15 years of experience in the field of social service, providing support to individuals and children with severe trauma. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, PTSD, domestic violence, emotional and sexual abuse. My therapy style is warm, yet forward. I believe in treating anyone with respect, dignity, and compassion. I see my clients as the experts of their own lives and do not rely on labels or diagnoses to provide the best treatment possible. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and solution-focused therapy. I also provide trauma-focused therapy when warranted. Together we will create a dialogue and treatment plan that is true to you and your unique needs. Choosing to engage in therapeutic services is a brave step forward in your healing process. If you are ready to take that step, I will be here to give support and encouragement every step of the way! I look forward to joining you in creating your best life!

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Kay Cagle

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): M.S.,L.P.C.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My education consist of a Masters of Science in Psychological services, and I am a Licensed Professional counselor in both the state of Oklahoma and Texas. I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and can adapt to any population. I have an innate ability to connect and build rapport with my clients due to my strong passion for wanting to be the catalyst that helps them uncover and reach their full potential. I have worked alongside families, couples, individuals both in early adulthood, and after retirement. I find that no matter the age, culture, or views on life with clear boundaries, and measurable goals I am equipped to be a positive support system centered around the acceptance that aids in growth. I use evidence based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Client Centered therapy. I have high standards for the role I have taken on, I work on improving myself daily both professionally and personally so that I can show up and be present for all things that are important to me. My career, my family, and myself.

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Nellie Meashintubby

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed professional counselor in Oklahoma with over 22 years of professional work experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress and anxiety, depression, coping with addictions, & anger management. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't support or believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, reality, solution-focused, and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Vivian Litterell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
28 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome, I have been a licensed therapist in the state of Oklahoma since 1998. I have worked with children, teens, adults and the geriatric population. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. 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. Let's get started.

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Megann Tefertiller

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & depression. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Cynthia Thomas

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome to a journey of self-discovery and growth. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am here to provide you with a safe and nurturing space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. In today's fast-paced world, finding the time to prioritize your mental well-being can be challenging. That's why I offer virtual counseling sessions, allowing you to access support from the comfort and convenience of your own environment. My approach to counseling is grounded in empathy, respect, and collaboration. I believe in meeting you where you are on your journey and working together to identify and achieve your goals. Whether you're facing challenges related to relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, or any other aspect of life, I am dedicated to helping you navigate through them with compassion and understanding. Through our virtual sessions, we can explore techniques and strategies to enhance your coping skills, build resilience, and cultivate a greater sense of self-awareness and empowerment. Together, we will create a customized plan tailored to your unique needs and strengths, guiding you towards greater emotional well-being and personal growth. Embark on this transformative journey with me, and let's work together to unlock your full potential and create a life filled with fulfillment and purpose. I only have openings right now for Monday or Wednesday afternoon/evenings, however this will change at the end of May to more daytime availability.

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Melissa Fowler

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
AddictionsTrauma and abuseEating disordersBipolar disorderDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, & bipolar disorder. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Bethany

Finding the best therapist close by in Bethany 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 Bethany 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 Bethany. 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 Bethany, 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 Bethany region and in the state of Oklahoma. 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 Bethany 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 Bethany area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Bethany 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 Bethany, elsewhere in Oklahoma, or in the greater state of Oklahoma.

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 Bethany 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 Bethany 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 Bethany 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 Bethany may not take health insurance, some in the state of Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma 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 Bethany online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Bethany, Oklahoma 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 Bethany 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 Bethany 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 Bethany 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 Bethany 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 Bethany 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 Bethany?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Bethany 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.

Bethany 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 Bethany 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 Bethany 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 OK, 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 73008 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 Bethany counselor?

Before seeing your Bethany 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 Bethany.

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 Bethany 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 Bethany 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 Bethany, Oklahoma 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.

Bethany 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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