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Human Dynamics, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65205
Founded in 1984, Human Dynamics, Inc. is an association of independent practioners offering psychological services to individuals, couples, families, and children.  Each individual therapist brings a unique approach to his/her clients and has a diverse professional background.  
Founded in 1984, Human Dynamics, Inc. is an association of independent practioners offering psychological services to individuals, couples, families, and children.  Each individual therapist brings a unique approach to his/her clients and has a diverse professional background.  
(573) 535-5765 View (573) 535-5765
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Cheryl Arens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65205
Hi, I'm Cheryl. In the counseling journey, I hope to come alongside you as you wrestle with the inherent difficulties and struggles associated with life. Damaged relationships, disappointments, insecurities, hurt, trauma, and anxieties... it all can be overwhelming and debilitating as times. But I believe healing is possible! I also bring my Christian faith to our work together for those desiring to include their Christian faith.
Hi, I'm Cheryl. In the counseling journey, I hope to come alongside you as you wrestle with the inherent difficulties and struggles associated with life. Damaged relationships, disappointments, insecurities, hurt, trauma, and anxieties... it all can be overwhelming and debilitating as times. But I believe healing is possible! I also bring my Christian faith to our work together for those desiring to include their Christian faith.
(573) 608-1306 View (573) 608-1306
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Empower Therapeutic Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65205
Most of us aren't really sure why we think what we do about ourselves, where our insecurities have come from, and sometimes whether or not anything in our lives, now or previously, really rises to the level of trauma. I've seen many clients who don't understand how they can be so anxious, so critical of themselves, or so depressed. After all, they have a loving family and a good support system, so it "doesn't really make sense to complain". Yet, culture, imperfect parents having imperfect moments, misunderstood messages and so many other things leave us with imperfect views of ourselves.
Most of us aren't really sure why we think what we do about ourselves, where our insecurities have come from, and sometimes whether or not anything in our lives, now or previously, really rises to the level of trauma. I've seen many clients who don't understand how they can be so anxious, so critical of themselves, or so depressed. After all, they have a loving family and a good support system, so it "doesn't really make sense to complain". Yet, culture, imperfect parents having imperfect moments, misunderstood messages and so many other things leave us with imperfect views of ourselves.
(573) 928-2369 View (573) 928-2369
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Maxwell Birdnow
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65205
I am a psychologist with several years of experience providing psychotherapy to adult clients, as well as adolescent clients who have been identified as gifted and/or creative. I specialize in LGBTQIA+-affirming care and working with visual artists, musicians, and clients engaged in additional creative endeavors. Past clients have come to therapy with symptoms of depression and anxiety as well as distress related to life/career transitions, the sociopolitical climate, and identity. Additionally, I have experience in ADHD assessment and assisting clients with managing symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.
I am a psychologist with several years of experience providing psychotherapy to adult clients, as well as adolescent clients who have been identified as gifted and/or creative. I specialize in LGBTQIA+-affirming care and working with visual artists, musicians, and clients engaged in additional creative endeavors. Past clients have come to therapy with symptoms of depression and anxiety as well as distress related to life/career transitions, the sociopolitical climate, and identity. Additionally, I have experience in ADHD assessment and assisting clients with managing symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.
(573) 668-6195 View (573) 668-6195
Photo of Julia Lee, MEd, Licensed Professional Counselor
Julia Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65205
I am licensed in Missouri 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. 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
I am licensed in Missouri 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. 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
(573) 763-4637 View (573) 763-4637

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Number of Therapists in 65205

< 10

Therapists in 65205 who prioritize treating:

80% Depression
80% Anxiety
80% Stress
80% Life Transitions
60% Relationship Issues
60% Trauma and PTSD
60% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 65205 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Non-Binary
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The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

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What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.