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Dr. Ryan Bair

Offering therapy in WY
License: DSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years of counseling experience. I have been a Social Worker for over 20 years and have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds. I have worked with a wide range of concerns from environmental, and situational to severe mental illness. I have worked in schools, community mental health facilities, and hospice. I believe in transparency and collaboration in practice. I believe in behavioral activation and a person's ability to overcome thinking errors through solution-focused goal setting and follow-through. I am confident that in working together, we can find tools and strategies that will assist in current and future concerns that effect your well-being. Congratulations on taking this first step and I look forward to meeting soon.

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Stormy Filson

Offering therapy in WY
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years experience working in Behavioral Health. I have assisted individuals ranging in age from 5-85 with a variety of issues including managing and resolving anxiety and depression, behavioral problems in children, stress management, marital concerns/communication, grief and loss, and trauma. I believe in creating trusting relationships and empowering those I work with to be their most authentic, healthy and balanced selves. My style is warm, accepting and non-judgmental. I typically use CBT, DBT, and trauma-focused techniques, but we will work together to find the interventions best suited for you. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Dr. Crysy Nelson

Offering therapy in WY
License: MA,NCC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

Mother to three kitties and one Angel boy I adopted in Germany and had for 18 years. Divorced, educated (working on a PhD), caring, trauma survivor (ACE score of 7). Licensed in Wyoming. Spent 15 years as a "dorm mother" on college campuses then switched gears to provide substance abuse treatment to prison inmates. Very client-centered, and I will meet you where you are and walk beside you as we navigate the path together.

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Kayla Sterling

Offering therapy in WY
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepression
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the state of Wyoming and in the process of becoming licensed in Ohio as well. I have nearly 8 years of experience providing therapy in a community mental health setting. I have experience treating clients across the age spectrum from young children to the elderly. I also have a wide range of experience treating multiple diagnoses and presenting problems. I have experience in treating PTSD, Generalized Anxiety, Depression, OCD, ADHD, Bipolar, Personalty Disorders, and much more. I have experience in providing substance abuse treatment, individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and play therapy. I am trained in EMDR and have specific training in providing EMDR via tele-health. I have extensive experience in trauma treatment and have a passion for this particular area of therapy. My therapy style is warm and inviting. I’m a firm believer in using a client centered and eclectic approach during the therapeutic process. Each person, situation, and presenting problem is unique so therefore I believe in providing tailor made therapeutic interventions specifically designed for each client. As a therapist I always treat each client with unconditional positive regard and acceptance. It takes bravery and courage to be vulnerable in sharing our stories with a therapist. There is tremendous strength in being vulnerable. If you are ready to take that step and move forward with your own healing journey I am here to support you. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Victoria Murdock

Offering therapy in WY
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Wyoming with 5+ years of professional work experience in clinical counseling with individuals, groups and families. In addition to direct practice, I have 10+ years of experience teaching clinical and community social work. Most recently, I served as an ordained minister, offering my listening ear and community expertise to folks in a faith setting. I consider spirituality to be a basic part of being human. I believe that you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. I use a strengths' perspective with a cognitive-behavioral focus. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am honored to walk beside you as you begin this journey!

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Lynn Fritzler

Offering therapy in WY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Wyoming with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & anger management. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Lelalelei Nomura

Offering therapy in WY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteem
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Wyoming with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. It is understandable to feel “stuck” and consumed by unpleasant thoughts and feelings of self-doubt. I will work together with you to explore new ways of relating to yourself and your experiences while supporting meaningful change that aligns with your goals and values. It’s my belief that we all are deserving of living into our greatest selves, but that voice of self-doubt and its irrational nature prevent us from doing so. I am committed to creating an accepting and non-judgmental environment where we can work towards therapeutic change based on your individual needs. My therapeutic environment is best described as a safe, nonjudgmental, and confidential partnership. You’ll notice that I utilize flexible thinking about how people heal, often bringing in the latest empirically-based research or a specific mindfulness practice catered to your individual needs. The process is catered to empowering you and your uniqueness.

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Elaine Noland-Sepko

Offering therapy in WY
License: LCPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
12 years of experience

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Marriage Couples and Family Counseling, with an emphasis in Crisis and Trauma Counseling. My experience ranges with many different age groups, an I have worked with a diverse client base over the past 12 years. I started off working with Survivors of Sexual Trauma, Domestic Violence, and Human Trafficking. I have worked with children, adolescents, Teens, young adults, adults and the Elderly, providing Individual Therapy, Family Therapy and Couples Therapy, with extensive experience in Group Therapy for adolescents and adults. As well as individual and group therapy for adolescents with substance abuse/addictions. I am currently adding in a focus of Perinatal Mental Health. As I have continued in this field, I have educated myself as much as possible to be able to work with different cultures, races and minorities in order to better serve more populations of individuals who may not have been able to receive the help and the support they need. My Theoretical Foundation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, however, I integrate other Theories and interventions in order to meet the individual needs of clients. These include Narrative Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Social Learning Theory and Gottman's Sound Relationship House Theory. I am trained in TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My approach is Client Centered, with my focus being on the Client and the Client's needs. I work with the Client to identify goals, and work together with the the client to achieve these goals. As a Therapist, I listen, I help identify challenges, process feelings, and help problem solve and then Client takes action to create change. This is not easy, and trusting this process can be difficult, and I never ask my clients to do anything that I would do myself. I am a trauma survivor and because of my experience, I chose to be therapist in order to help others, because it can be difficult to understand the feelings that accompany trauma unless you have lived through a traumatic event yourself. My hope is to create a safe space where Clients can seek help, feel listened to, feel respected, and hopefully find answers and learn new things to help them cope with the challenges that they have been facing. I am flexible throughout the day with my work schedule which can change from day to day. I do not work on the weekends, and will not be able to answer any messages until Monday. Please let me know what works with your schedule and I will do my best to accommodate you. In some cases I may be able to book sessions the same week of enrollment. Not always and appointments may be a week out. I do have set times in the evenings and weekends for appointments that are consistent. I check my messages multiple times throughout the day, and will respond as quickly as my schedule allows. At times I am very busy and cannot answer right away. I will answer as soon as I can, generally within 24-48 hours. Please know that when I respond, it does not mean I am available for a back and forth chat in the portal. I am responding as quickly as I can between sessions and I am not able to answer each message immediately. If you have an emergency please reach out to your local services for immediate assistance. As I am not able to respond to emergencies or immediate needs. I want to make sure you have the help you need right away.

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Roberta Hodge

Offering therapy in WY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois, Iowa and Wyoming with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Marlynn Riker

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

I am licensed in Wyoming with 28 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 also work with mood disorders. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Therapy is all about you and what you need. The greatest gift of helping people is to offer different views on a subject. It is not unlike a river guide taking one down a river. Guide can converse the rapids in a safe manner until you have the tools to do the same. My many different experiences in life from being a blue-collar worker to a white collar, to a professional, experiencing poverty to success has given me the ability to be able to share the many lessons to help you have each day a new beginning for your life journey. Following is my professional journey. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Social Work degree in 1993 and obtained my Master of Social Work degree from New Mexico Highlands University. I returned to Wyoming and secured a position as a Master School Social Worker for Sweetwater School District #2 in Green River Wyoming providing services to children receiving Special Education Services, Severely and Emotionally Disturbed children and provided prevention services to the regular classroom students along with in-services for district personnel. I also worked at Southwest Counseling Center in Rock Springs, Wyoming working with their Criminal Justice Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse program. In 2001 I relocated to Northern Wyoming and began employment with Big Horn Basin Counseling Services, beginning an Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Program that continues to provide quality treatment for addictions. In 2011 I began employment with Positive Progressions in Powell Wyoming. There I continued to provide services for dually diagnosed individuals, play therapy, families, couples, and individuals. I also worked with the DD population. I have been trained in EMDR and provides services to trauma-based individuals. I also have experience with CBT, DBT, ACT, mindfulness and IFS modes of therapy. I have worked at other mental health agencies continuing my own personal and professional growth. I look forward to beginning a therapeutic relationship with you. Sincerely, Marlynn A. Riker M.S.W, L.C.S.W.

How to find counseling in Medicine Bow

Finding the best therapist close by in Medicine Bow 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 Medicine Bow. 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 Medicine Bow, 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 Medicine Bow 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 Medicine Bow 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 Medicine Bow, elsewhere in Carbon, 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 Medicine Bow area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Medicine Bow 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 Medicine Bow 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 Medicine Bow 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 Medicine Bow, 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 Medicine Bow 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 Medicine Bow 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 Medicine Bow 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 Medicine Bow 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 Medicine Bow 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 82329 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 Medicine Bow 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 Medicine Bow 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 Medicine Bow, 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.

Medicine Bow 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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