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Steve Lewis

Offering therapy in WY
License: MA,LPC
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
14 years of experience

My name is Steve Lewis and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Douglas Wyoming. I have over 14 years of experience at the Masters level. My first job out of the master's program was with an agency that had an evidence based parenting program. I currently use that program even to this day. I have seen tremendous changes in how parents parent their children after going through this program. I work with people ages 0 - 100 for any issue they may present. I got into this field because I believe that all people can change if they want to and I want to be part of that process and hope for that change. My approach in working with clients is similar to performing surgery. That means I get to the heart of the issue so that the issue is no longer there and you can experience peace and contentment. My therapeutic approach is solution-focused. People do not want to be in their struggle any longer than they have to. So I go directly to the issue and present options to overcome that issue. I also have a integrative approach which uses all the therapy styles. I believe we are all different and one approach may work on others but it may not work for you. My tool box is full and ready to be given to you. Over the years I have developed numerous concepts that I have helped hundreds of people and I would like to share them with you. Clients have indicated time after time how my concepts have changed their lives. Could they change yours? I started my own private practice named New Beginnings Counseling. I named it that because I want people not to be stuck from their past or current situation but for them to have a new beginning. To start your new beginning, contact me. Allow me to be part of your story as you find and start your new beginning.

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Patrice Bazer

Offering therapy in WY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Hi! My name is Patrice Bazer and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Casper, Wyoming. I earned my Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 2010. Since this time I have been working with children, adolescents, and their families in a variety of settings many different issues; some of which include depression, anxiety, school problems, family conflict, grief and loss, relationship issues, self-esteem, trauma, abuse and neglect, and behavioral issues. I would describe my approach as client centered and goal oriented. I like to meet my clients where they are at and work as a team to achieve the goals that we set together using techniques from treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. I believe that there can be a time in everybody's like where counseling can help them. Be it a difficult life change, difficult emotions you are not sure how to overcome and cope with, etc. I believe therapy is a great place to start and believe in working as a team to help you achieve your personal goals. I would love to help you reach those goals and soar pass to things you may have never thought possible. My space is that of openness and a place for you to come and discuss your problems in a safe and non-judgmental space. Let me help you through the difficult moments in this thing we call life.non-

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Amanda Loessberg

Offering therapy in WY
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
22 years of experience

Hello Friend, You have taken a courageous first step toward wellness. Thank you for reaching out! From this moment on, you are not alone. Please note: I provide therapy via live chat, phone, and video/tele. I check my messages on the platform and respond within 24 hours. When first asked what population I most enjoyed working with, my response was, "EVERY population"! I have lived in many places and worked with a diverse group of individuals since 2002. Each person has enriched my life and broadened my view of the human experience. I practice EMDR, as it is an evidence-based treatment that I've witnessed helping many trauma survivors. Life has its challenges and how have we coped with it all? Since infancy, we ask for help in one way or another. I wager to say that seeking a human connection is innate. That is the essence of therapy. I firmly believe we all need each other. We are all in this together. Therapy is rooted in having a comfortable, positive relationship. You and I will be partners. I promise to be that warm person who listens and never judges you. Our sessions are a safe place, always! Some personal things... I grew up in mid-Michigan, from birth to age 20. I lived in San Francisco during my early twenties. I spent many years in Phoenix and also on the Gulf side of Florida (Seminole). Now I am in the Old West, Wyoming!! II have lived here for over 10 years. I love being in touch with nature and have loved every place I have lived. I am newly remarried and have two amazingly perfect children, both diagnosed with autism; ages 14 and 15. Part our of family is an 80-pound rescue dog named Grizzy Bear, an English Mastiff called Zeus, and an elderly cat from the shelter named Barry Catalow. ❤ Now for more education and experience-based information... I am a University of Michigan graduate; Psychology 1999. I earned my Masters in Clinical Social Work degree from the University of South Dakota; 2018. I have provided counseling services since 2002. My experience started with working in a residential program for females, ages 10-65, who suffered from eating disorders. From there, I moved on to provide crisis services and suicide prevention for 7 years. I have designed behavior plans for children and teens with troublesome behaviors and worked hands on with the families and group home staff. I provided crisis services to those whom were sexually assaulted or victims of other violent crimes. I have facilitated group therapy, individual therapy, couples therapy, and done cognitive testing. I have worked with toddlers, the elderly, and all ages in between. I worked with active duty military individuals and Veterans for 9 years. Thank you for your service, brave ones. I have over 3 years of experience working in an acute psychiatric hospital. I am experienced in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, PTSD, and psychotic/delusional disorders. Though, I think diagnosis can be important, and even life-saving, in my role, I am more concerned about treating your symptoms and overall happiness than diagnosis. My style is adapting to what my client needs. Among my styles are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, DBT principles, and good old-fashioned compassionate listening. Other things to know: Please please please give me 24 hours' notice if you need to cancel or reschedule. I tend to keep a very busy schedule and I can use the hour to slide someone else in if I have some notice. Thank you!!! Let's get you feeling better!! I look forward to being a part of your journey!

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Octavia Gallon

Offering therapy in WY
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I have been working in the mental health field for 6 years. I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology. I chose a career in mental health to assist others in maintaining a mentally healthy lifestyle. I have worked with children and adults who have symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, behavior disorders, depression, parenting problems, social issues, and more. I also work with military service members and their families when experiencing challenging times. My counseling style is warm and engaging. My treatment approach is that of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). However, every client is different; therefore, each treatment plan is tailored to accommodate the individual client's needs. I believe that it is important for individuals to understand the root of their issues and understand methods to recognize triggers, provide coping strategies, and allow them to see how their perspectives shape their view of the world. When changing their view, they positively change their behaviors. Whether you seek change for a healthier, happier life or need a non-judgmental party, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

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Diana Lingren

Offering therapy in WY
License: MA,LPC,LMHP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
36 years of experience

Hello, my name is Diana Lingren and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 35 years of clinical experience working with children and families in group, individual, and family therapy. I have focused on the areas of trauma/abuse, depression, PTSD, anxiety, substance abuse, dysfunctional families, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attachment, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Severely Emotionally Disturbed children. Also, I have been a Registered Play Therapist for 24 years and have been trained in EMDR. My therapeutic philosophy begins with the belief that all people strive for healing and wholeness. We each have a place of inner wisdom that can guide us toward the healing we need. My job is to help you learn to listen to your inner wisdom and find that path. We will create a safe place where you can explore the experiences and emotions needed to move you forward. When working with you, I will bring a strengths-based approach that encompasses both the mind and body. I may use Mindfulness, Creative Arts, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and CBT techniques to help you discover your strengths, increase your awareness, and maintain your progress. I will go with you on this journey to find the answers within you. There is a reason you have come here. You are ready!

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Mary "Jackie" Downie

Offering therapy in WY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

Hello! So glad you decided to stop by! I am Jackie Downie, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. You are on your first step on your journey. Some are looking for self-improvement, some are searching for ways to handle anxiety and depression, some are hoping for a new path out of past challenges. I have over twenty years of experience in counseling and therapy. I have experience in getting people where they want to go in their lives. I would love to be there for you! When I work with people, I start with what has worked for you in the past that we can bring forward again in your present challenges. Often people have overlooked their own positive qualities or ideas that can make a big difference. Together we will explore what from your past may be holding you back, and examine and think through new ways to think about your current life and situations. You might start with some new thoughts and behaviors that will create positive change. I have worked with people experiencing anxiety, depression, attention challenges, trauma from childhood and teen years and trauma from more recent events. I have helped parents of kids of all ages and people in trouble at work. I have found ways for people who are extremely stressed by coworkers or managers to hang on and actually make their work lives better. I have helped those who have lost a special person to handle the phases of grief. Each person is an individual, with their own specific issues that they face in their lives that might be similar to others, but can never be exactly the same as another person. I am happy you reached out here. You will find the support and assistance you deserve. Hope to talk with you soon!

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Phyllis Lambert

Offering therapy in WY
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
23 years of experience

Phyllis lives in Colorado, where she enjoys the outdoors and beauty Colorado has to offer. Currently, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor with licenses in CT and WY. Phyllis has over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. She has extensively worked with a diverse range clients from elementary age children through seniors. Much of her experience with these populations includes working with addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and trauma. Her counseling techniques stem from a combination of rational emotive behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing and dialectical behavior therapy. Phyllis is known for her fun loving character and enthusiasm to help others live their life to its fullest potential. She takes pride in being compassionate, patient, mindful and respectful of others. Phyllis looks forward to working with you in helping you to enjoy living your life with the tranquility and happiness you deserve!

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Jessica Milford

Offering therapy in WY
License: LCSW
LGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

I am a queer identified (she/her) licensed clinical social worker with training in Feminist and Multicultural Therapy from the University of Utah. I am currently active duty US Air Force and am unable to take military connected individuals and families at this time. I work with individuals and families/couples in treating trauma, military/veterans issues, LGBTQ+ issues, occupational stressors and general mental health concerns (Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, etc.). My practice is sex positive, kink and poly informed. I have trained at The Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I am Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy trained. I primarily utilize EMDR, CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Therapy and Internal Family Systems models.

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Jennifer Haney

Offering therapy in WY
License: Mississippi and Alabama Licensed Professional Counselor,NCC,BC-TMH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed and experienced in providing counseling on the various challenges life throws our way. Everyone goes through times of stress, tragedy, turmoil and angst. Seeking professional advice during these times can help to ease these difficult feelings. As a therapist, I have helped individuals and couples overcome tough times in life such grief, loss, marital strain and divorce as well as other career and lifestyle transitions. My professional counseling style mirrors my personality in that I am kind, compassionate and have a heart for helping others in need. Please know I am here to help you overcome whatever difficulties or transitions you are experiencing. Collaboratively, we can help you set some personal goals, challenge your inner strengths and help you overcome these challenging times of your life.

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Bonita "Bonnie" Morisette-Hood

Offering therapy in WY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Wyoming with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. A few other items to keep in mind: Beginning February 12, 2024, my hours are changing. I will be seeing clients on Tuesdat, Thursday and Sunday. My hours will be from 10 am to 12 pm and 2pm to 6pm. I ask that anyone with the flexibility to see me during the weekday do so. I have a strict no show/no call policy of 10 minutes. If you know you are going to late, please message me and I can wait a little longer. Ethics are a strong consideration for me. I will never discriminate against anyone for any reason, race, age, gender, or religious orientation. If you feel that has occurred, please speak to me about it immediately. Romantic or sexual contact between a therapist and a client is never acceptable.

How to find counseling in La Barge

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

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in La Barge. 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 La Barge, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in La Barge or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater La Barge 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 La Barge, elsewhere in Lincoln, or in the greater state of Wyoming.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed La Barge 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 La Barge 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 La Barge may not take health insurance, some in the state of Wyoming may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Wyoming you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in La Barge, Wyoming working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

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

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in La Barge 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 La Barge helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

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

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

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

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

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

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

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

With a lot of people in WY, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 83123 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a La Barge counselor?

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

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

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

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

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

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

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

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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