Therapists in Ava, MO

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Judy Kay King
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
It is my goal to change lives even if it is on a small scale. My work experience, education, on going training, and personal life experiences make me a well rounded counselor.
(417) 275-3901 
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Ava, MO 65608
Offers online therapy
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Lorrie Chafin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MFLC
Verified
Hello! To say my life has been interesting is an understatement. If it's unusual or a rare thing it's most likely happened to me or I've helped someone dealing with it. In order to be a well-rounded therapist, I have worked in state agencies, schools, and now for myself. I dedicated five years to fulfill contracts with the military (all over the world) to assist active duty and their families. It's very important to me to make sure your therapy is in tune with your needs. I don't do cookie-cutter therapy. I proudly call my business LHC and Company because I believe in teamwork with you and those I need to get the work done.
(417) 551-6396 
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Ava, MO 65608
Offers online therapy
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Cari Hansen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC, NCC
Verified
My experience with helping individuals and families overcome difficult challenges is my passion. I believe that it easier to find and build upon one's strengths than it is to focus primarily on fixing problems. Much of my time in therapy is spent on discovering creative solutions rather than talking too long just about what is wrong. I often involve the whole family and believe that every person is unique and requires an individualized approach. One size does not fit all. Please call me or email today discuss your needs and hopes and/or to set an appointment time.
(417) 201-5058 
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Ava, MO 65608
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Peggy Bissing LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified
I have spent many years working with at-risk youth that have legal problems, substance abuse issues and a history of trauma. I have an extensive history working in the public school setting allowing me to understand parental frustrations. I have provided reunification counseling services for families with CPS and Juvenile Justice Involvement. My services include post adoption therapeutic assistance for foster children and their families, therapeutic guidance to crime victims, first responders, veterans and assistance for those seeking outpatient treatment for addictions. I seek to help families live more fulfilling lives together, despite past conflict and difficulties.
(210) 920-7900 
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Ava, MO 65608
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Online Therapists

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Margaret Skidmore
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
I believe in a confidential, non-judgmental, relationship-centered counseling environment where individuals, families, and couples can openly and safely discuss their thoughts and feelings. Each client is treated with respect and supported to gain greater self-understanding and self-awareness. The client is at the center of therapy and determines the direction of therapy. I present different perspectives and ideas and help the client identify and develop their own ways to resolve blocks to personal growth and to improve communication and the relationships in their lives.
(417) 228-2835 
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Springfield, MO 65804
Offers online therapy
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Lisa Spore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BSP, EMDR
Verified
I am a trained Brainspotting (BSP) therapist. Sessions are self-pay only. I offer professional supervision for Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselors. I received the 2021 Healthcare Champions Counselor of the Year award presented by the Springfield Business Journal.
(417) 370-0151 
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Nixa, MO 65714
Offers online therapy
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Dr Marci Dowdy Life Coach, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, NCC
Verified
Do you feel stuck? We all experience difficult times—that's natural. But we don't all know how to turn a challenging moment into the starting point for a new life full of happiness and purpose. My mission is to empower you by sharing the knowledge I've gained in my many years as a counselor, educator and mentor to thousands of people each navigating different stages of life. With my expertise and your innate strengths, together, we'll uncover your hidden potential and equip you with the right tools to live your best life.
(417) 487-4864 
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Springfield, MO 65809
Offers online therapy
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Alainna Stricklen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, PLPC
Verified
I believe that each person has a unique story. Our families, communities, and systems shape us, just as we influence those around us. With this understanding, I value a relational, client-centered approach to therapy. My goal is to partner with clients to alleviate suffering and foster self-examination, meaning making, and change. I seek to help clients unlock more fulfilling lives by establishing an understanding of both present context and past relationships.
(417) 547-6252 
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Springfield, MO 65804
Offers online therapy
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Tina Pennington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
I am focused on providing high-quality counseling services in a comfortable and safe environment where clients can explore their potential & grow in healthy ways. I base my practice on the belief that my clients' needs are of the upmost importance. I will work with you on identifying your emotional, spiritual & physical needs & dicovering healthy ways to meet them. I work with adults & adolescents. I conduct individual, marital, pre-marital and family sessions. I am able to file with many insurance companies. I hope to have the opportunity to work with you!
(417) 212-0935 
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Nixa, MO 65714
Offers online therapy
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Belinda Licea
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Hi! So glad that you reached out for help! Using a person-centered trauma-focused approach, I will help you learn to have a more fulfilling life. I believe in being authentic and providing unconditional positive regard which means that I accept you for how you are and believe that anyone is capable of having a new life. My diverse life experiences have provided me the tools needed to provide genuine empathy which is important to build that connection and trust. I look forward to working with you!
(417) 212-5051 
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Lebanon, MO 65536
Offers online therapy
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Hannah L Littlepage
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS , LPC
Verified
Focused on helping clients as they do the brave work of healing, growth, and change. I consider it an honor to walk along side my client. Adolescents, adults, families, and couples addressing a wide rage of problems including but not limited to depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, low self-esteem, family system issues, ineffective social and/or coping skills, grief and loss, childhood trauma related issues, identity, spirituality, poor communication and relational stressors, marital crisis, pregnancy, infertility, birth trauma, and postpartum concerns. Seeking clients who want to build a foundation!
(417) 216-6943 
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Willard, MO 65781
Offers online therapy
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Patrick Patterson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS , PLPC, NCC
Verified
***Accepting New Clients*** Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are the challenges of life becoming too much? Is excessive worry keeping you up at night? Life can present a host of challenges. When it does, it is important to have the support of a skilled professional who can help you navigate life's difficulties. I have experience and education working with a variety of individuals in many different environments.
(417) 280-3455 
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Springfield, MO 65804
Offers online therapy
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Stacey L Maples
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I practice cognitive behavioral therapy. This framework will allow us to help you to change the way you are thinking about your situation, your behaviors that may be affecting your situation, and to make important life decisions. While I believe in being supportive, I will also challenge your thinking at times to help you to see more options for yourself or your family that you haven't previously seen. Homework is sometimes also used to better assist you with making progress faster and starting the life you are wanting to live.
(417) 319-7054 
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Aurora, MO 65605
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Shannon Atherton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
I believe counseling is a partnership in which we work together in developing and implementing a plan to reach the clients treatment goals. Each client is unique and different, and I adjust according to the clients needs. I work well with clients who are ready to do the work to heal and grow. The client and I are active throughout the counseling process. I have found that this process is a journey towards healing and thriving in all areas of life.
(417) 551-6886 
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Springfield, MO 65804
Offers online therapy
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Alisha Ross
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, EMDR
Verified
I work with adolescents, adults, and families to break generational cycles. I guide and empower individuals to take back control of their lives and become their best self. I have had to overcome hardships that were placed in my life and through counseling, I was able to take back my life! I believe that every individual deserves a safe space to heal. I will provide an atmosphere where people are free to experience change. I believe change is capable of everyone. I believe in our scars telling our story of healing. I believe in growth, forgiveness, second, and third chances. I believe in people. I believe in hope.
(417) 815-7085 
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Springfield, MO 65807
Offers online therapy
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Erin Rigdon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
I believe that all individuals will encounter a time in their lives when they will be facing some form of hardship, conflict, or distress. The ability for someone to recognize that they cannot go it alone and need a partner to assist them in navigating life situations is where I come into play. I believe that individuals can make the changes necessary in their lives with the proper supports and skills provided through counseling. Individuals who are ready to put in the work needed to navigate this life are the ones who will succeed.
(417) 246-2148 
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West Plains, MO 65775
Offers online therapy
Loehr Health Center
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified
We focus on treating the whole human in front of us. We address a variety of needs always starting in the same place. What does it mean to be you? What experiences have impacted who you are today? And how can we support you to grow awareness and integration in your internal self? Somewhat uniquely, we seek to support clients experiencing chronic pain and illness, understanding the intricate connection between the mind and body.
(417) 309-6386 
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Springfield, MO 65804
Offers online therapy
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Wes Hirst
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
If you are reading this it's because you or a loved one is hurting, confused, afraid or struggling with an issue. Your life is not what you thought it would be or you're concerned about your relationships. You may be feeling alone and helpless. You may feel like you're treading water but can't decide which shore to swim toward. I can help you with solution-focused therapy. While we'll look back at difficulties in the past in order for you to better understand yourself, our focus will be to look toward the future.
(816) 545-9407 
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Salem, MO 65560
Offers online therapy
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Lori Eby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
My personal journey in counseling has taught me that a listening ear is helpful but not enough to move you forward. I offer my clients a space to not only be heard without judgement but also a place to receive wisdom based on experience and education. I bring a balanced approach of compassion and challenge to the clinical setting with the hope of helping you discover your best life. I believe in the power of healthy relationships and communities. I care about the lonely and overwhelmed. I focus on strengths and intentionality, I am here to comfort, motivate, and problem-solve. Please allow me to join you on your journey.
(417) 212-5696 
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Springfield, MO 65807
Offers online therapy
Photo of Shelby Benz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ava, MO
Shelby Benz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, PLPC
Verified
—Accepting new clients—Welcome. I think we all strive to find safety, wholeness and connection. Many of us feel alone or misunderstood in our struggles or have had experiences that tell us connection isn’t safe. Life can be discouraging and overwhelming. I hope to provide a space that is non-judgmental where you are able to tell your story and feel seen and heard. Within this therapeutic relationship the healing process may begin to take place.
(417) 457-2474 
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Springfield, MO 65804
Offers online therapy

What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Ava are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Ava then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Ava, or Child Psychologists in Ava.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Ava psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Ava specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.