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Margaret Kaelin

Offering therapy in WY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has been providing therapy for 18+ years. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Louisville, KY. My approach is client centered and goal oriented. The modalities that I use to name a few are: Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Cognitive processing therapy, Motivational interviewing, Solution focused and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Although not useful in this platform, I have been facilitating equine assisted psychotherapy for over 18 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues,adoption/foster care, career challenges, ptsd, attachment issues, and trauma focused therapy I can interact with you however you feel most comfortable; video or phone. My availability is weekday evenings. I realize that it can be difficult to find a therapist that you connect with, and it takes courage to take this step. I am ready to support and empower you as you walk on this journey of growth. I look forward to working with you!

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Amy McKinney

Offering therapy in WY
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersDepression
6 years of experience

My name is Amy. I am a clinical psychologist. I have had an exciting career that started with treating Soldiers in the Military. Therefore, I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, trauma and grief and loss. I specialize in helping individuals change their perspective of themselves to gain a more realistic and positive, present view. With this new view, many clients feel increases in confidence, peace, and contentment. I commend you on taking the first steps toward change. Change is a journey characterized with difficulties, fear, work, and excitement all at the same time. I would be honored to go on that journey with you and can’t wait to get to know you better. Best of luck on new beginnings and remember laugher is a great way to find peace and relief in this crazy world.

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Dr. Jason Reasor

Offering therapy in WY
License: DPC,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
4 years of experience

I has been counseling individuals and couples since July 2007 while serving as a pastor and spiritual leader. My desire to help people led to me completing my MA in counseling from Midwestern Baptist Seminary and have been working as a professional counselor since August 2018. I recently completed my doctorate in professional counseling from Mississippi College in August 2021. My approach to counseling is holistic in nature and I believe in counseling the “whole” individual (thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and social considerations). I use an integrative design of various counseling theories that utilizes a broad array of both evidence-based and protocol-driven interventions which has shown positive outcomes for individuals experiencing mental health struggles as well as substance abuse clients. I love working with all my clients and have experience with children, adolescents, adults, as well as veterans dealing with trauma. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to become the best version of yourself!

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Dr. Lori Dougherty

Offering therapy in WY
License: DMFT,LMFT,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
10 years of experience

I am a couples and marriage and substance use counselor licensed in Colorado and Wyoming with 10 years of experience in the field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life challenges, and substance use. I will strive to connect and understand you through developing a strong therapeutic relationship, which I believe is of the utmost importance for healing and recovery. My goal is to work to inspire you to develop new approaches and solutions to address issues in your complex life. Working from the belief you have the innate ability to heal yourself, I treat the therapeutic process as an opportunity for you to uncover the tools that will support your personal growth. I understand your know yourself best, therefore your concerns and goals form the basis for counseling strategies as I act as a guide to help you find your strengths, and a coach to help further develop them. While I tailor my approach to meet your unique needs, I combine tenets of client-centered, dialectical behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, solution focused, and motivational interviewing. I understand it takes courage to reach out and ask for support when you are feeling alone. If you're ready to take that step, I look forward to working with you on your journey.

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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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Maureen Hattervig

Offering therapy in WY
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

Hello, My name is Maureen and most people call me Mo. I currently work at our local Drug Court and am the therapist for the adults in our program. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who loves to work with a variety of people. I have spent most of my carrier working with individuals struggling with substance abuse and other addictions. I am familiar with working with those who have intergenerational trauma and those who have been in or are currently in the judicial system. I feel fortunate to have worked with this population of clients because it has helped me to get familiar with many areas of concern that bring individuals to therapy. Many of my past clients have described me as personable, caring, non-judgmental, and motivated to help clients by meeting them where they are at in their lives. When working with clients, the most important goal is to create a positive and trusting relationship. I like the clients to teach me who they are. I do not have a specific style per say, I try to adapt to the client's needs. I have worked with mood disorders (anxiety and depression), personality disorders, trauma, grief and loss, relationship concerns, spiritual guidance, clients who are working to gain custody of their children, abuse, and basic daily struggles. I look forward to working with you!

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Kristi Holum

Offering therapy in WY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Wyoming with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, career difficulties, & depression. 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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Cathryn Ahanonu

Offering therapy in WY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Wyoming with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines client centered, strengths based, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic therapy modalities. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Luzviminda (Luz) Hofer

Offering therapy in WY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am a Wyoming Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I also have a Colorado License for Clinical Social Worker. I have a degree in Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Wyoming. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I have 10 years of experience working with a variety of people with diverse background. My experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, families and groups in community-based outpatient as well as residential treatment settings. I also have a 3 year experience in the correctional setting providing mental health services to both male and female population. I provide individual, family and group therapy. I have a variety of experience working with those who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma related issues, family conflict, relationship issues, loss and grief, stress and conflicts, motivation, low self esteem problem and other personal life issues As a clinician, I embrace a strengths-based perspective, and I incorporate different theories in order to better understand and meet the needs of those I serve. These theories include cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, reality-based, mindfulness-based and family systems theories. Techniques that I utilize may include dialogue, psycho education, relaxation, reframing of negative thoughts, positive decision-making and mindfulness. I can also provide homework and worksheets as necessary and as preferred by the person I am also EMDR trained which I find very helpful in working with those who experience trauma. However, I will not be using the EMDR process in this platform. But I can incorporate any therapeutic information/knowledge that maybe valuable to the person. We will work together to establish realistic and attainable goals for you to achieve. You will be formulating your own goals and has full control to modify them to better suit your needs. 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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Linnea Haun

Offering therapy in WY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Wyoming with 4 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 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.

How to find counseling in Van Tassell

Finding the best therapist close by in Van Tassell 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 Van Tassell. 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 Van Tassell, 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 Van Tassell 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 Van Tassell 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 Van Tassell, elsewhere in Niobrara, 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 Van Tassell area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Van Tassell 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 Van Tassell 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 Van Tassell 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 Van Tassell, 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 Van Tassell 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 Van Tassell 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 Van Tassell 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 Van Tassell 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 Van Tassell 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 82242 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 Van Tassell 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 Van Tassell 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 Van Tassell, 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.

Van Tassell 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

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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 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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