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Gary Roberts Jr

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): MS LPC SUP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger management
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in the state of Oklahoma. I received my Master's degree in counseling and Rehabilitation Therapy. I have been in the mental health field for over 20 years with 10 years practicing rehab therapy and counseling. I have experience working with families and individuals. I have assisted clients with concerns of depression, anxiety, self harming behaviors, suicidal thoughts, low self-esteem, divorce, life changes, and many others. My approach is to meet my clients where they are. Some need me to be a little more direct, and others prefer more warmth. My goal is to provide the best atmosphere to help my clients meet their goals. Relationships are integral in life as well as in the therapeutic process. I believe in the process, and I have seen it work in the lives of hundreds of my clients. I look forwards to helping you along in your journey

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Christina Caddy

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Oklahoma with 3+ years of experience. I've had the pleasure of working with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, marital and relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, self-esteem, behavioral disturbances and ADHD. I've also assisted many people in confronting maladaptive behaviors who have encountered physical trauma or emotional abuse. My passion has called me to work with families, couples and individuals experiencing life cycle transitions that have interrupted day-to-day functioning. My job is to assist you in both addressing, and working through, whatever the issue might be, allowing you to create a healthier and more sustainable future! Imagine a life with less stress, healthier boundaries and open and honest communication. This is the environment I strive to create when working with clients. My counseling style is warm and collaborative. I believe in extending respect, sensitivity, and compassion to all, thus promoting client autonomy. My approach, rooted in client-centered and experiential-humanistic, will encompass solution-focused and narrative techniques. My goal is to provide a safe and therapeutic atmosphere that helps accomplish your individualized treatment goals. I am committed to guiding you on your journey of self-discovery. Vulnerability is scary; but it is a necessary first step in creating positive and healthy relationships. If you let me, I am prepared to assist you, step by step, on this path to optimal growth. I look forward to working with you!

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Kimberly Copeland

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I'm so glad you were able to take the time to read my profile. It shows you're serious about this and you want to find the right therapist for you, which is super important! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Oklahoma. I have had many years of experience working with individuals and families in community mental health and private agency settings. However, I have been a therapist for 3 years now and counting. I absolutely love my job! I enjoy helping individuals and families conquer their goals towards living a healthier and better life. I hope to be able to do the same for you! I like to keep my therapy style genuine, positive and authentic because I want you to feel most comfortable during this process while providing the support you need. My therapeutic approach is solution-focused, client-centered, and strengths-based while drawing heavily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have worked with many struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and other life changing situations. I know and understand that this process can be challenging to begin, so kudos to you for taking the time to learn more about me and how I can better help you. I look forward to working with you! Kimberly

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Dr. Valerie McGaha

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,LMFT,LADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Is stress, anxiety, and depression weighing you down? Are your relationships missing love and joy? Is addiction, trauma, or loss holding you back from a life of joy? Do you find your self-lacking motivation to live your dreams? Are you tired of feeling sad, frustrated, agitated, angry, depressed or anxious. Are you ready for change in your life? My passion is to help you improve your live and reach your goals. I increase awareness and find stuck points and life circumstances that prevent you from living your true self. I help individuals and family members who struggle with addiction and long-term sobriety. Trauma can increase depression, anxiety, and relationship struggles that make it difficult to life your life and to love fully. I will work with you to enhance self compassion, joy, vitality, life, and love. You are unique in ethnicity, religion, cultural background, sexual orientation, ability status, socioeconomic status, and gender identity. I provide a safe and compassionate environment for you to be raw, honest, and open to personal transformations from hurting to healing. Let’s discover the gold in you! My specialized techniques can increase your confidence, decision making, self-discovery, health, and improved life. I provide science-based knowledge and collaborative support to individuals who struggle with mental health and co-occurring disorders associated with depression and anxiety. I have extensive knowledge on suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. There is life and joy on the other side of sadness and loneliness. You can discover and enjoy emotional sobriety and internal resources.

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Dr. Stephen Baker

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Counselor License Type(s): M.A. Ed.D, LPC
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Dr. Stephen W. Baker M.A. MFA. Ed.D. LPC, and I am glad to help you as your potential Therapist! Understanding that our feelings are ours alone, we sometimes require an objective ear to speak to when processing emotional concerns. As a licensed professional counselor, I value open talk-therapy and evaluate and discuss client’s emotions as they see appropriate in the open counseling environment. As a practitioner, I believe that simply needing a calming environment to vent frustrations and or process feelings can be paramount to finding a personal sense of balance and wellness. During the therapy process, emphasis is given to inner reflection, understanding of personal-strengths, supportive behavioral change, and positivity- awareness for anyone seeking emotional relief from life's complexities. I generally work with teenage and adult populations and have experience working with the following client concerns: depression, general anxiety, identity issues/support, school-performance concerns, parent-child relationship issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, injury concerns, career transitions, veteran issues/support, relationship issues, marital concerns, couples counseling, and substance abuse impairment. Same day appointments and weekend appointments are available in addition to my normal week day schedule! Welcome to Therapy! SB

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Patricia Major

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Shing Chin (Alice) Ginkens

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma since 2005 and have been in this professional work of line since 2002. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, mood disorders & anger management. 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 step towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. From our dialog, I will tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

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Kristine Mayer

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
32 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oklahoma with over 30 years of professional work experience including both in patient and out patient organizations and adjunct professor locally. I have experience in helping clients with PTSD, trauma, coping with grief and loss, coping with geriatric/aging life changes & providing help with caregiver/hospice/end of life issues. I have background in geropsychology, first responder, medical worker issues, military/veterans issues and I do my best to 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! P.S. I am unable to accommodate video sessions; I am available for phone and live chat (typed).

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Theresa Marschik

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OK
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a clinically licensed social worker, licensed in both Colorado and Oklahoma. I have 30 years of experience, with the last 10 years of professional work experience involved in providing individual therapy. I have experience helping people with stress and anxiety, self-esteem and self-confidence, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Union City

Finding the best therapist close by in Union City can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Union City that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Union City. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Union City, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Union City 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 Union City or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Union City area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Union City therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Union City, elsewhere in Canadian, 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 Union City area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Union City therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Union City due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Union City 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 Union City online therapy platform verified?

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

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Union City above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Union City helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

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

BetterHelp's verified Union City therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

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

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Union City therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Union City?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Union City therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Union City therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Union City therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Union City therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in 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 73090 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 Union City counselor?

Before seeing your Union City therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Union City.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Union City licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Union City counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

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

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Union City, 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.

Union City has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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