Kels Pegg
MA, PLPC Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
My passion for working with LGBTQIA individuals is personal. I value working with all individuals, no matter their experience or how they identify, but I have a specific interest in working with the LGBTQIA community due to my own identification as a nonbinary, transmasculine individual. I understand the difficult process that many LGBTQIA individuals encounter, such as coming out, navigating relationships with friends and family, transitioning and wanting to find your place in the world. Most clients come to me seek a supportive environment where they can safely explore their various identities and come to their own conclusions.
(573) 410-8052
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Columbia, MO 65203
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
My passion for working with LGBTQIA individuals is personal. I value working with all individuals, no matter their experience or how they identify, but I have a specific interest in working with the LGBTQIA community due to my own identification as a nonbinary, transmasculine individual. I understand the difficult process that many LGBTQIA individuals encounter, such as coming out, navigating relationships with friends and family, transitioning and wanting to find your place in the world. Most clients come to me seek a supportive environment where they can safely explore their various identities and come to their own conclusions.
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Ren Elliott
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Office is near:
Columbia, MO 65211
Offers online therapy
I provide an LGBT+ affirming approach and also provide support for those who are neurodivergent such as those who have low-support autism and ADHD.
I’m Ren Elliott, a Licensed Professional Counselor based out of Missouri, and I specialize in the treatment of trauma, depression, and anxiety, as well as assisting my clients through any kind of life transition or identity concerns. My approach is person-centered with an emphasis on self-compassion and breaking the shame cycle. No longer should you beat yourself down for the barriers you’ve dealt with; I want to help my clients start new cycles of being comfortable with themselves and be genuine to who they are as well as reclaim their personal sense of power.
(417) 547-1328
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Office is near:
Columbia, MO 65211
Offers online therapy
I provide an LGBT+ affirming approach and also provide support for those who are neurodivergent such as those who have low-support autism and ADHD.
I’m Ren Elliott, a Licensed Professional Counselor based out of Missouri, and I specialize in the treatment of trauma, depression, and anxiety, as well as assisting my clients through any kind of life transition or identity concerns. My approach is person-centered with an emphasis on self-compassion and breaking the shame cycle. No longer should you beat yourself down for the barriers you’ve dealt with; I want to help my clients start new cycles of being comfortable with themselves and be genuine to who they are as well as reclaim their personal sense of power.
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Melissa Anderson
MA, PLPC Verified
Office is near:
Columbia, MO 65211
Offers online therapy
My practice is sex-positive, fat-positive, and queer- and gender-affirming.
Life can be incredibly hard at times. We can't control or change what has happened to us, what we needed but didn't get, or how isolating and confusing things can be. Sometimes we don't understand why we feel the way we do, how people interact with us, our reactions, or what to do next. We don't have to keep repeating the same patterns or relating to ourselves and others in the same ways, even though that might feel impossible right now. I know reflecting on our behaviors, thought patterns, and life experiences can be incredibly difficult, and I’m here to support you through that process.
(314) 408-6837
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Office is near:
Columbia, MO 65211
Offers online therapy
My practice is sex-positive, fat-positive, and queer- and gender-affirming.
Life can be incredibly hard at times. We can't control or change what has happened to us, what we needed but didn't get, or how isolating and confusing things can be. Sometimes we don't understand why we feel the way we do, how people interact with us, our reactions, or what to do next. We don't have to keep repeating the same patterns or relating to ourselves and others in the same ways, even though that might feel impossible right now. I know reflecting on our behaviors, thought patterns, and life experiences can be incredibly difficult, and I’m here to support you through that process.
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Elizabeth Hocker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
Offers online therapy
My practice is LGBTQ friendly and I welcome people from all walks of life.
Accepting New Clients. Do you desire a life of meaning, connection and joy? As a therapist I can help you heal from an array of issues including self-esteem, life transitions, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, eating disorders (Binge Eating), substance use and addiction, grief, and painful life experiences and trauma. Life is imperfect, messy, and complicated. There's no roadmap. Along the way, you have faced many challenges and painful experiences. You don't have to go through this alone. We all desire to improve our lives and our relationships. We crave understanding, support, connection, growth and when necessary change.
(573) 505-0071
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Columbia, MO 65203
Offers online therapy
My practice is LGBTQ friendly and I welcome people from all walks of life.
Accepting New Clients. Do you desire a life of meaning, connection and joy? As a therapist I can help you heal from an array of issues including self-esteem, life transitions, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, eating disorders (Binge Eating), substance use and addiction, grief, and painful life experiences and trauma. Life is imperfect, messy, and complicated. There's no roadmap. Along the way, you have faced many challenges and painful experiences. You don't have to go through this alone. We all desire to improve our lives and our relationships. We crave understanding, support, connection, growth and when necessary change.
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Jaxon Jaay Kobey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Columbia, MO 65201
Offers online therapy
I offer lived experience when it comes to exploring LGBTQ+ transitions, along with a clinical background and years of training.
Many teens and adults exploring their gender feel uncertain or alone. It might feel like those around you don’t (or won’t) get it, or you may be afraid to talk to them about it. You may still be learning who you are, and how to love yourself. I’ve been through this process personally, and I get it. There’s a lot going on, and a lot to understand. If you’re at this kind of important moment in your life, I’m here to be an accepting person to guide you through this time.
(573) 269-3437
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Columbia, MO 65201
Offers online therapy
I offer lived experience when it comes to exploring LGBTQ+ transitions, along with a clinical background and years of training.
Many teens and adults exploring their gender feel uncertain or alone. It might feel like those around you don’t (or won’t) get it, or you may be afraid to talk to them about it. You may still be learning who you are, and how to love yourself. I’ve been through this process personally, and I get it. There’s a lot going on, and a lot to understand. If you’re at this kind of important moment in your life, I’m here to be an accepting person to guide you through this time.
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Mandy Bowlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Columbia, MO 65203
Offers online therapy
LGBTQ+ affirming & anti-racist.
**Accepting New Clients**** People I work with are typically experiencing stress/anxiety at home, work, school and may be having difficulty with relationships. Often individuals have trauma histories to explore or are impacted by stressful relationships such as caregiving, family members with substance use, or conflict in romantic relationships. Most importantly, our therapeutic relationship is an environment that is safe for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so you can begin to find peace, increased self-worth, better boundaries, and improved ability to feel joy in all of your spaces you occupy.
(314) 274-6602
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Office is near:
Columbia, MO 65203
Offers online therapy
LGBTQ+ affirming & anti-racist.
**Accepting New Clients**** People I work with are typically experiencing stress/anxiety at home, work, school and may be having difficulty with relationships. Often individuals have trauma histories to explore or are impacted by stressful relationships such as caregiving, family members with substance use, or conflict in romantic relationships. Most importantly, our therapeutic relationship is an environment that is safe for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so you can begin to find peace, increased self-worth, better boundaries, and improved ability to feel joy in all of your spaces you occupy.
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Margaret O’Hara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
Offers online therapy
Everyone faces struggles in life, sometimes the suffering and distress push us beyond our capacity to cope in helpful ways. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or the wounds of trauma, reaching out for support is a great first step toward improved wellbeing. A trusting therapeutic relationship fosters an environment in which you are received and accepted just as you are in this moment. I provide a warm, and supportive space that honors your inherent strength and natural ability to heal. I am dedicated to providing high-quality care that is tailored your unique life experience.
(573) 367-5957
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Columbia, MO 65203
Offers online therapy
Everyone faces struggles in life, sometimes the suffering and distress push us beyond our capacity to cope in helpful ways. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or the wounds of trauma, reaching out for support is a great first step toward improved wellbeing. A trusting therapeutic relationship fosters an environment in which you are received and accepted just as you are in this moment. I provide a warm, and supportive space that honors your inherent strength and natural ability to heal. I am dedicated to providing high-quality care that is tailored your unique life experience.
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Jerry W Kiesling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
Offers online therapy
A lot of resentment can come with aging, whether you yourself are caregiving or you are experiencing changes as you age. It can leave caregivers and seniors feeling stuck without a solution for a way forward to enjoy your life in the midst of hardship or challenges that you are with getting older.
(573) 282-7248
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Columbia, MO 65203
Offers online therapy
A lot of resentment can come with aging, whether you yourself are caregiving or you are experiencing changes as you age. It can leave caregivers and seniors feeling stuck without a solution for a way forward to enjoy your life in the midst of hardship or challenges that you are with getting older.
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Harly Michelle Blumhagen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with individuals and groups across a variety of settings. I have a passion for helping others work through a number of mental health struggles. I enjoy helping my clients manage stress, balance their personal and professional lives, and adjust to the difficulties of the ongoing pandemic. Some of my clients are looking for tangible skills to implement to manage their symptoms, while others are interested in also exploring deeper healing. I work with each client to determine what it is they are most needing from treatment.
(573) 245-8541
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Columbia, MO 65203
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working with individuals and groups across a variety of settings. I have a passion for helping others work through a number of mental health struggles. I enjoy helping my clients manage stress, balance their personal and professional lives, and adjust to the difficulties of the ongoing pandemic. Some of my clients are looking for tangible skills to implement to manage their symptoms, while others are interested in also exploring deeper healing. I work with each client to determine what it is they are most needing from treatment.
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Barbara C Phillips
APRN, FNP, CHT Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
Offers online therapy
Chronic health issues can take a toll on your quality of life. Perhaps you are struggling with fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pain or a host of other issues. Maybe you feel stuck, fight with low self-esteem, high stress and anxiety or a lack of sleep. Regardless of the problem, hypnosis can help. Studies show that hypnosis helps people with a variety of medical and behavioral issues and habits. Hypnosis creates lasting change in your life. By breaking through limiting beliefs all levels of your personal and professional life are affected.
(573) 453-5386
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Columbia, MO 65203
Offers online therapy
Chronic health issues can take a toll on your quality of life. Perhaps you are struggling with fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pain or a host of other issues. Maybe you feel stuck, fight with low self-esteem, high stress and anxiety or a lack of sleep. Regardless of the problem, hypnosis can help. Studies show that hypnosis helps people with a variety of medical and behavioral issues and habits. Hypnosis creates lasting change in your life. By breaking through limiting beliefs all levels of your personal and professional life are affected.
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Jemika Gardner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW Verified
Columbia, MO 65201
Offers online therapy
Lately, you've noticed your child/teen has seemed off. They've been upset, moody, and difficult to manage. You're uncertain what they are going through but you know this can't go on. You're beginning to feel worried and anxious about what might be troubling them. Maybe you've seen some troubling signs. Lack of energy, poor hygiene, or disconnected from friends. Self-harm or expressing suicidal thoughts. Sneaking around, angry outbursts, fighting, or risky behaviors like experimenting with alcohol/drugs. Hello! I'm here to help your child, teen, or college student overcome anxiety, depression, grief, and anger.
(573) 262-8628
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Columbia, MO 65201
Offers online therapy
Lately, you've noticed your child/teen has seemed off. They've been upset, moody, and difficult to manage. You're uncertain what they are going through but you know this can't go on. You're beginning to feel worried and anxious about what might be troubling them. Maybe you've seen some troubling signs. Lack of energy, poor hygiene, or disconnected from friends. Self-harm or expressing suicidal thoughts. Sneaking around, angry outbursts, fighting, or risky behaviors like experimenting with alcohol/drugs. Hello! I'm here to help your child, teen, or college student overcome anxiety, depression, grief, and anger.
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Rebecca Nobles-Jackson
MEd, PLPC Verified
Columbia, MO 65201
Offers online therapy
As a parent, nothing is more painful than watching your child/teen suffer. You'd give anything to take away their pain. Recently, you've noticed some red flags. Your child's been more disconnected, anxious, and depressed. They've been more withdrawn from friends and family. You've tried everything to get through to them but nothing has worked. Your worried they might be considering self-harming behaviors. Something has to change. As school approaches, you want to ensure they are prepared. I'm here to help your child reduce their symptoms, improve their mood, connect with friends/family and thrive in school!
(573) 245-8517
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Columbia, MO 65201
Offers online therapy
As a parent, nothing is more painful than watching your child/teen suffer. You'd give anything to take away their pain. Recently, you've noticed some red flags. Your child's been more disconnected, anxious, and depressed. They've been more withdrawn from friends and family. You've tried everything to get through to them but nothing has worked. Your worried they might be considering self-harming behaviors. Something has to change. As school approaches, you want to ensure they are prepared. I'm here to help your child reduce their symptoms, improve their mood, connect with friends/family and thrive in school!
Dedrae Marcella Kelly
Counselor, MEd, PLPC, MFT Verified
Columbia, MO 65202
Offers online therapy
Dedrae works best with individuals and families that feel stuck, overwhelmed, and even out of control. She is great at motivating others, and helping improve an individual's perceptions and skill sets, to enhance quality of life. All a client needs is some openness and willingness to engage in a therapeutic experience. Dedrae works with individuals, couples, and families. She understands the complexities of relationships and cultural dynamics.
(573) 262-8546
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Columbia, MO 65202
Offers online therapy
Dedrae works best with individuals and families that feel stuck, overwhelmed, and even out of control. She is great at motivating others, and helping improve an individual's perceptions and skill sets, to enhance quality of life. All a client needs is some openness and willingness to engage in a therapeutic experience. Dedrae works with individuals, couples, and families. She understands the complexities of relationships and cultural dynamics.
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Joanne Fulton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
I have over 25 years experience providing individuals and couples therapy as well as management of health care professionals in a hospital setting and teaching at the college level. My approach to therapy is collaborative and straight forward focusing on strengths, needs, and goals. In addition I like to help clients gain insight into life's challenges that can lead them to strengthen and identify effective coping strategies.
(573) 213-6970
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Columbia, MO 65203
I have over 25 years experience providing individuals and couples therapy as well as management of health care professionals in a hospital setting and teaching at the college level. My approach to therapy is collaborative and straight forward focusing on strengths, needs, and goals. In addition I like to help clients gain insight into life's challenges that can lead them to strengthen and identify effective coping strategies.
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Patrick Kane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW Verified
Columbia, MO 65201
Offers online therapy
Relationship help. Men, women, couples. We can teach you communication skills that will not only help you prevent destructive arguments but will also help you enjoy a more safe loving relationship. True Love Ways Relationship Success Skills was created by Dr. Pam Mauch and myself. We developed these skills over the last thirty years working with couples and individuals. I specialize in working with men, couples and families with adolescents. Ask me about my limited number of sliding scale sessions. In 1994 I started a Men's Support Group that continues to meet. Look at Groups section. There is an opening in Men's Support Group.
(573) 245-1352
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Columbia, MO 65201
Offers online therapy
Relationship help. Men, women, couples. We can teach you communication skills that will not only help you prevent destructive arguments but will also help you enjoy a more safe loving relationship. True Love Ways Relationship Success Skills was created by Dr. Pam Mauch and myself. We developed these skills over the last thirty years working with couples and individuals. I specialize in working with men, couples and families with adolescents. Ask me about my limited number of sliding scale sessions. In 1994 I started a Men's Support Group that continues to meet. Look at Groups section. There is an opening in Men's Support Group.
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Tasca M. Tolson
MEd, PLPC, CADC, BIP, TMH Verified
Columbia, MO 65202
Offers online therapy
Tasca Tolson believes in and utilizes strength-based and trauma informed perspectives when working with the individuals, couples, and families that she serves. One goal is to empower and educate to increase positive outcomes within a healing therapeutic environment. Tasca believes that clients should be treated with respect in order to promote success for the individuals with whom we work. Tasca has had more than a 15 years of experience working with individuals from various walks with specific training in substance abuse, domestic violence, trauma, and grief.
(573) 282-7297
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Columbia, MO 65202
Offers online therapy
Tasca Tolson believes in and utilizes strength-based and trauma informed perspectives when working with the individuals, couples, and families that she serves. One goal is to empower and educate to increase positive outcomes within a healing therapeutic environment. Tasca believes that clients should be treated with respect in order to promote success for the individuals with whom we work. Tasca has had more than a 15 years of experience working with individuals from various walks with specific training in substance abuse, domestic violence, trauma, and grief.
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Brian Bowles
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PhD Verified
Columbia, MO 65201
Offers online therapy
If you are caught in a rut or unsure how to get through a crisis in your life, working with me can be a spur to your personal growth. If your relationships are not where you want them to be, I can help you and your partner create the connection, understanding, and respect you want. If you've tried unsuccessfully to change a behavior, I can make a difference as someone with experience treating addictions and other compulsive behaviors. As a counselor, I can help you see what's getting in your way and learn what you can do to make the changes you want.
(573) 229-0763
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Columbia, MO 65201
Offers online therapy
If you are caught in a rut or unsure how to get through a crisis in your life, working with me can be a spur to your personal growth. If your relationships are not where you want them to be, I can help you and your partner create the connection, understanding, and respect you want. If you've tried unsuccessfully to change a behavior, I can make a difference as someone with experience treating addictions and other compulsive behaviors. As a counselor, I can help you see what's getting in your way and learn what you can do to make the changes you want.
Natasha K Young
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, ATR-BC Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently on Maternity leave (starting December 2021) and will restart taking new clients March of 2022. Look forward to working with you then! I find the most joy working with individuals who take an active role in their healing journey by engaging collaboratively with me in the counseling process. I believe all people have an innate capacity for growth and positive change.
(573) 261-5645
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Columbia, MO 65203
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently on Maternity leave (starting December 2021) and will restart taking new clients March of 2022. Look forward to working with you then! I find the most joy working with individuals who take an active role in their healing journey by engaging collaboratively with me in the counseling process. I believe all people have an innate capacity for growth and positive change.
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Leigh Miller Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
What makes counseling work? A study found that resilience, relationship and faith make a difference. Together we can figure out your capacity for resilience - yes you have a capacity for change. One of the best things about counseling is building relationship. You can't know someone without allowing them to know you. Building that relationship is my primary focus and greatest strength. Believing that change is possible and using that belief can help your process. What are your values and beliefs? How do they guide you? I use my faith in my process, I will encourage you to use yours, whatever it may be - all are welcome.
(573) 410-1015
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Columbia, MO 65203
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
What makes counseling work? A study found that resilience, relationship and faith make a difference. Together we can figure out your capacity for resilience - yes you have a capacity for change. One of the best things about counseling is building relationship. You can't know someone without allowing them to know you. Building that relationship is my primary focus and greatest strength. Believing that change is possible and using that belief can help your process. What are your values and beliefs? How do they guide you? I use my faith in my process, I will encourage you to use yours, whatever it may be - all are welcome.
Joshua C Hulen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
Offers online therapy
I offer individual counseling, mindfulness training, EMDR, and life coaching through video chatting. Common focus areas include: personal growth and development, career issues, lifestyle issues, assertive communication, self-esteem, ADHD, anger management, persistent mental health problems, addictions, trauma, and disability. I enjoy positive psychology and prefer to focus on solutions, strengths, and assets. I feel it is important to view each person from their unique cultural experience with a nonjudgmental stance. I believe in the biopsychosocial model and understand health and functioning as being systemic in nature.
(573) 535-6961
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Columbia, MO 65203
Offers online therapy
I offer individual counseling, mindfulness training, EMDR, and life coaching through video chatting. Common focus areas include: personal growth and development, career issues, lifestyle issues, assertive communication, self-esteem, ADHD, anger management, persistent mental health problems, addictions, trauma, and disability. I enjoy positive psychology and prefer to focus on solutions, strengths, and assets. I feel it is important to view each person from their unique cultural experience with a nonjudgmental stance. I believe in the biopsychosocial model and understand health and functioning as being systemic in nature.

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