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Mary Beth Ritchie

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health 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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Kimberly Hawkins

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): MAMFT,LPC,RPT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma with 10 years of experience working as a therapist for individuals and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and adjustment issues. I also helped many individuals whose trauma experiences impact their ability to have healthy relationships with family and friends. I received my masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Nazarene University. I am a Registered Play Therapist and I have specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Theraplay (attachment therapy for families), and Adoption Competency. My counseling style is accepting and interactive. I believe that you are the expert of your own life experience, so I don't offer "one size fits all" advice. My feedback will be tailored to your unique situation. My approach is client-centered with a blend of positive psychology, psychodynamic and family systems counseling. I value the contribution neuroscience has made to the field of counseling, and I enjoy helping people understand why their brain works the way it does (and how to change it!). I use EMDR to assist with enhancing coping skills and processing difficult memories. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage 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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Theresa Kloh

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have been in the mental health field for 10 years now. I have served many different nationalities of people throughout my career. My goal as a counselor is to create an atmosphere that is judgment-free. The most important thing to me is that my clients understand when you go through adversities you are not alone, and therapy is a call away as we move together for recovery. I seek to enhance the quality of life for my clients by providing evidence-based therapeutic services, education, and support, and by nurturing a healthy emotional connection. The therapeutic style is based on the client's therapeutic needs.

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Lorri Perez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 17 years of therapy experience working with children, teens, families, and adults. My style is engaging, calm, and I want to make sure we build a strong rapport. I truly believe the research that says that the strength of the therapeutic relationship is the strongest predictor of the outcome of therapy. I am strengths based, believing that we are each the experts on our lives, we just sometimes need someone to walk along beside us during hard and confusing times. It is a privilege to walk with people in those times and watch them find healing. I am trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Written Exposure Therapy both are evidence based practices to help adults with trauma. I am also trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is an evidence based trauma treatment for children. For Depression and Anxiety I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have worked with families of children ages 4-17, children with diagnoses of ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD as well as self harm, suicidality behaviors, and attachment issues within the family. I have worked with adults who have childhood and adult trauma as well as self harm and suicidality, as well as life changes such as divorce, marital issues, issues w/ adult children. I have a passion for working with persons in the LGBTQIA community, with a special focus on transgender issues. Coming to therapy, talking to someone you don't know is scary but therapy can truly be a place of comfort and healing. I want to help you find that place.

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Jewel Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): MS. ,LPC,JEWEL JOHNSON JOHNSON
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma City. I have worked as a counselor for over 15 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. 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 believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific 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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Yolanda Knox

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
3 years of experience as a mental health 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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Renee Todd

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma with over 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, anxiety and depression. I specialize in clients who have a trauma narrative, and believe that we are never broken, and that we are merely doing the best we can with what we have to work with. 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. A quote that resonates with me is: YES, HURT PEOPLE MIGHT HURT OTHERS. BUT FORTUNATELY, FREE PEOPLE FREE OTHERS. SAFE PEOPLE SHELTER OTHERS. ENLIGHTENED PEOPLE ILLUMINATE OTHERS.

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Jennifer Carr

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 10 years of professional work experience working with adults, teens, adolescents, children, couples, and families. In addition, I have counseled divorced and single parents, blended families, as well as individuals of every race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. A combination of therapies tailored to your specific needs are used to help clients deal with depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, abuse, grief, anger, personality disorders, adjustment issues, family conflict, and relationship issues. I strongly believe in having a supportive, encouraging, caring, and honest relationship with each client while providing a non-judgmental and empathetic atmosphere in which the client can safely explore and work through feelings, thoughts, and emotions to bring about positive change in one’s life.

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Cynthia Stober

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): LCMHC,LCAS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! Let me introduce myself my name is Cindy and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, as well as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist in North Carolina. I also hold an LPC in Oklahoma. . I have been working in the field of behavioral health for approximately 23 years. I am experienced in counseling folks with addiction, depression, anxiety, grief and relational issues. My skills include assessment and diagnosis, individual therapy, as well as group therapy. My work experience includes working with diverse populations and meeting folks where they are at. I believe my role is to listen, support, encourage and empower you to find your solutions. I believe my clients know themselves much better than me and I listen to the client in learning who they are and what goals they are seeking through counseling. The counselor/client relationship is the most important piece of moving forward with your goals. I will utilize my skills, empathy, understanding and professionalism to assist you with making the progress you are ready to make. I am also a person in long term recovery from my own disorders. I understand and continue to grow in becoming the best me I can be. Life is a journey, not a destination. I believe we are all in charge of our own destiny and that becoming empowered for oneself is one of the biggest freedoms we have. My treatment approach is client centered and I utilize the Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. My belief is that all clients are individuals and no one approach works best for everyone. We will find that together. Congratulations on taking the first step and seeking counseling. I also believe that it can be scary and you may be skeptical. Let me encourage you to give this a try.

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Hilarie Laverty

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

I am licensed in Oklahoma and Texas with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & depression. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Paoli

Finding the best therapist close by in Paoli 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 Paoli 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 Paoli. 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 Paoli, 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 Paoli 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 Paoli 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 Paoli area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Paoli 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 Paoli, elsewhere in Garvin, 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 Paoli 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 Paoli 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 Paoli 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 Paoli 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 Paoli online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Paoli, 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 Paoli 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 Paoli 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 Paoli 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 Paoli 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 Paoli 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 Paoli?

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

Paoli 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 Paoli 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 Paoli 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 73074 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 Paoli counselor?

Before seeing your Paoli 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 Paoli.

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 Paoli 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 Paoli 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 Paoli, 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.

Paoli 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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