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Mary Beth Ritchie

Offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

I believe therapy can be a helpful and positive experience for you! I am here to guide you on this journey. We will work together toward alleviating symptoms, improving relationships, and reaching your life goals. We will create a safe space where we will be able to communicate openly and honestly. I am nonjudgmental, compassionate, fun, and genuine. I've been a licensed therapist since 1994, so I have experience with a wide variety of issues. I use various methods and techniques, and I tailor these to meet the needs of each individual. I love being a therapist because each journey is unique! I do provide some live sessions, but I rely heavily on the asynchronous messaging. I’ve found that this mode offers time for the client and the therapist to process information throughout the communication. This can be very helpful in the process of therapy. I’d love to work with you if it sounds like we’d be a good fit!

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Andrea VanGorder

Offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): NCC,LPC-S,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Marital and Family Therapist in Oklahoma. I have worked with individuals, couples and families with a variety of lifestyles including military, civilians, students, and more. My clients have given me the opportunity to work with them on issues including anxiety, chronic pain, stress, life changes, PTSD, family conflict, relationship issues, grief, parenting and ADHD. My approach is to collaborate with you. I believe that if I understand you, then I can more helpful to you. I prefer not to judge what is right or wrong. Instead, I prefer to focus on what is helpful or not helpful. I am looking forward to learning about your strengths. I have trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy, CBT for Chronic Pain, EMDR, Yoga, Trauma Focused Yoga, relaxation techniques, mindfulness, and more. My goal to work with you to find the approaches that will suit your needs. Therapy takes courage. You have already taken the first step to reach out for help. The first step is always the most difficult. If you are motivated to continue the journey, I would love the opportunity to empower and support you in your journey.

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Kevin West

Offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
26 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I graduated from the University of Colorado in Denver in 1995 with a master’s degree in counseling psychology/counseling education. Since then, I have amassed 26 years of experience seeing clients in a variety of settings. I have worked with high school students on their personal and professional development. At universities, I led workshops for non-traditional (older) students. I have developed teambuilding workshops for companies and provided career counseling for individuals. I have been invited to present personality type workshops to various community groups. I have worked for agencies and in private practice. More recently, I have worked with client’s in their homes, addressing the gamut of personal issues a person can face: depression, anxiety, grief/loss, anger issues, premarital/marital issues, suicide, addictions in the family, low self-esteem, family of origin issues, and others. I am currently licensed in the state of Oklahoma Early in my education, I was encouraged to develop my own style of counseling, and that is what I have done. I have many different theoretical techniques in my “counseling toolbox”: cognitive/thought oriented, behavioral oriented, past/present/and future oriented. I steer clear of typical “psychobabble,” but I am fond of a good analogy. I like to use humor, and I believe that we all can laugh at ourselves if we feel secure enough. Knowing that we are loved in spite of (or maybe even because of) our flaws can be quite encouraging. I will accept you, and your issues, because I know I have my share. In fact, I was once told that the difference between a therapist and a client is that a therapist is further along in sorting out their issues. The counseling setting for me can be similar to the old joke where a man loses his wallet on a dark street. Another man sees the first one searching around under a streetlight and asks if he can be of assistance. The first man explains that he has lost his wallet and would welcome any assistance. The two men comb the area thoroughly, looking everywhere to no avail. Finally the second man says to the first, “Are you sure you lost it here?” To which the first man replies, “No, I lost it down in that dark alley.” The second man says, “Well, Why are we looking here?!” The first man says, “Because the light is better here.” A good therapist can be a flashlight - helping you explore the darker areas of your life. But, don’t worry, we won’t go until you are ready. I look forward to searching with you.

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Sally Patton

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
21 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in the state of Oklahoma with over 15 years of professional work experience. I have lived and/or worked in different parts of the country and traveled outside of it as well. I have experience helping clients from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and ages and believe that our human spirits have more in common with each other than our differences may suggest. I have experience working with a variety of issues including but not limited to: stress and anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues, family conflict, & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming life's challenges. 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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June Ballard

Offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): MA LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionADHD
6 years of experience as a therapist

Hi and Welcome, The first step in any journey can be the hardest. Congratulations in taking that first step. I am Rose Ballard. I am an US Army Veteran, having served 9 years active duty, as a Tank Turret/Small Arm Weapons Mechanic as well as a Master Fitness Instructor. I graduated from in 2016 John Brown University with a Masters in Family and Marriage Counseling and a Masters in Clinical Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor from the State of Oklahoma working in the field for the past 6yrs and certified in Eagala Equine therapy, C-Cert, and motivational interviewing. I am also trained in Family and Marriage Counseling and Play therapy. I have worked in community mental health and in the private sector. I have worked with clients through the life span to include couples or marriage counseling. I have worked with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use, personality disorders and traumas. I am a solution focused/CBT therapist. I am direct in a positive manner and help the client find the answer they have within themselves.

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JacqueLynn Blackwell

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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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Yolanda Knox

Offering therapy in OK
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 2 years of professional work experience as a licensed therapist, 5 years as a family advocate, and 7 years working as a case manager. I have worked with social service agencies for over 20 years. I have experience in helping clients with domestic violence issues, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Thomas Wolff

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
34 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma with a total of 33 years of professional work experience. I have provided counseling to persons of all ages, from the ages of 4 to 94! I have successfully treated depression, anxiety, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. I have utilized a variety of treatment modalities including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential-Humanistic Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, or EMDR. EMDR treats PTSD. 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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Carolyn Rainwater

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Kimberly Adams

Offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
32 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Kansas and Oklahoma with over 30 years of experience in working with all ages and many different issues. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, life changes, divorce, grief and loss, PTSD, Trauma, Autism, LGBTQ, disabilities, Learning disabilities, ADHD, motivation, self esteem and confidence, & depression and other areas. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. This will be a safe place for us to talk and not have to worry about anything else! Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process! I would be happy to meet you and begin helping you navigate any challenges you are facing !!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Hastings

Finding the best therapist close by in Hastings 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 Hastings 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 Hastings. 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 Hastings, 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 Hastings 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 Hastings 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 Hastings 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 Hastings, elsewhere in Jefferson, or in the greater state of Oklahoma.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hastings 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 Hastings 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 Hastings 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 online therapy platform verified?

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

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Hastings 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 Hastings 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?

BetterHelp's verified Hastings 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 Hastings 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 Hastings 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.

Hastings 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 Hastings 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 Hastings 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 73548 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 Hastings 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 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 Hastings.

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 from a therapist. A Hastings 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 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 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 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 Hastings, 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.

Hastings 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 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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