Therapists in Boone County, MO

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Photo of Ashlea Burry, Pre-Licensed Professional in Boone County, MO
Ashlea Burry
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65203
I operate from a holistic and integrative approach; valuing each individual, their strengths and honoring their experiences. I believe you have innate behaviors and skills that you can draw upon to overcome challenges and move toward becoming a better you. I enjoy working with both individuals and couples, and can assist you in your journey to new beginnings. I primarily focus my work on helping clients navigate and work through depression, anxiety, trauma, intrapersonal and interpersonal issues.
I operate from a holistic and integrative approach; valuing each individual, their strengths and honoring their experiences. I believe you have innate behaviors and skills that you can draw upon to overcome challenges and move toward becoming a better you. I enjoy working with both individuals and couples, and can assist you in your journey to new beginnings. I primarily focus my work on helping clients navigate and work through depression, anxiety, trauma, intrapersonal and interpersonal issues.
(573) 652-3855 View (573) 652-3855
Photo of Kevin Wilburn, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boone County, MO
Kevin Wilburn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT
Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
At Triumph Christian Counseling in Columbia, Missouri, I will guide you in your personal journey of healing and victory over life's struggles. I combine sound biblical principles with proven, professional counseling practices to help you discover the hope, healing and growth that's possible through Jesus Christ. I am able to work with you on an array of concerns, resulting from my broad professional and personal experiences within the helping industry. There is no hill we cannot conquer together when equipped with an open heart and the motivation to overcome and become Triumphant!
At Triumph Christian Counseling in Columbia, Missouri, I will guide you in your personal journey of healing and victory over life's struggles. I combine sound biblical principles with proven, professional counseling practices to help you discover the hope, healing and growth that's possible through Jesus Christ. I am able to work with you on an array of concerns, resulting from my broad professional and personal experiences within the helping industry. There is no hill we cannot conquer together when equipped with an open heart and the motivation to overcome and become Triumphant!
(573) 772-5323 View (573) 772-5323
Photo of Shannon Abell, Pre-Licensed Professional in Boone County, MO
Shannon Abell
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC, MSCC, NCC, CGP
Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
Through work with individuals aged teen through adulthood and couples in various differing relationships alike, I have developed expertise in areas like attachment, blended families, and depression and anxiety. I have a strong foundation as a caring and supportive counselor and aim to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. I welcome the opportunity to have my skills challenged and strengthened through experiences and living life.
Through work with individuals aged teen through adulthood and couples in various differing relationships alike, I have developed expertise in areas like attachment, blended families, and depression and anxiety. I have a strong foundation as a caring and supportive counselor and aim to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. I welcome the opportunity to have my skills challenged and strengthened through experiences and living life.
(573) 770-2890 View (573) 770-2890
Photo of Tim Rudder, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boone County, MO
Tim Rudder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MGCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65203
If you feel you have lost steam dealing with anxiety or depression, or if you are an athlete losing your drive due to the demands of your sport, I'd like to talk with you about how we can overcome your struggles. As a therapist, I can help you understand important experiences in your life while coping with difficulties, such as stress, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and substance use disorders. As a Mental Game Coaching Professional, I can help you uncover mindsets that lead to a loss in confidence, composure, focus and enjoyment, so that you thrive and have fun again.
If you feel you have lost steam dealing with anxiety or depression, or if you are an athlete losing your drive due to the demands of your sport, I'd like to talk with you about how we can overcome your struggles. As a therapist, I can help you understand important experiences in your life while coping with difficulties, such as stress, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and substance use disorders. As a Mental Game Coaching Professional, I can help you uncover mindsets that lead to a loss in confidence, composure, focus and enjoyment, so that you thrive and have fun again.
(573) 375-9863 View (573) 375-9863
Photo of Emily Paulsen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boone County, MO
Emily Paulsen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SEP, NARM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65201
Waitlist for new clients
I believe fear of judgment and shame often make us feel like we have to go through things alone. I provide a nonjudgmental and supportive environment for you to be able to process your struggles. We will work together to explore how we can address what is getting in the way of what you truly want for yourself. I have worked with clients with many different types of problems but my specialties are in working with eating disorders, trauma, and anxiety disorders. Regardless of the type of struggles, my hope is to help empower my clients to realize their true inner strength and resiliency.
I believe fear of judgment and shame often make us feel like we have to go through things alone. I provide a nonjudgmental and supportive environment for you to be able to process your struggles. We will work together to explore how we can address what is getting in the way of what you truly want for yourself. I have worked with clients with many different types of problems but my specialties are in working with eating disorders, trauma, and anxiety disorders. Regardless of the type of struggles, my hope is to help empower my clients to realize their true inner strength and resiliency.
(573) 575-4025 View (573) 575-4025
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Kristal Allen
PLPC
Verified
Columbia, MO 65201  (Online Only)
Kristal is a telehealth therapist and has a variety of professional experience that she brings with her to Counseling Associates. She has worked in community settings working with pregnant women as well as has experience as a community support specialist working with adolescents and children. Kristal has completed her certification as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist with the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, and the facilitator certification with the American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking Program. Kristal has experience leading weekly nicotine dependence groups and smoking cessation education.
Kristal is a telehealth therapist and has a variety of professional experience that she brings with her to Counseling Associates. She has worked in community settings working with pregnant women as well as has experience as a community support specialist working with adolescents and children. Kristal has completed her certification as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist with the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, and the facilitator certification with the American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking Program. Kristal has experience leading weekly nicotine dependence groups and smoking cessation education.
(573) 524-9002 View (573) 524-9002
Photo of Joshua Parmenter, Psychologist in Boone County, MO
Joshua Parmenter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
The road we travel towards living as our truest self is by no means smooth. Often, we have learned messages that get in the way of living authentically, whether it be messages from society, family, peers, strangers, or even ourselves. We may feel lost and uncertain of finding a way forward. We will work together to find ways that you can feel empowered to break free from these messages to live openly and authentically. I love working with many different concerns including healing from traumatic experiences, being present with our emotions, creating positive self-narratives, and providing affirming LGBTQ+ care.
The road we travel towards living as our truest self is by no means smooth. Often, we have learned messages that get in the way of living authentically, whether it be messages from society, family, peers, strangers, or even ourselves. We may feel lost and uncertain of finding a way forward. We will work together to find ways that you can feel empowered to break free from these messages to live openly and authentically. I love working with many different concerns including healing from traumatic experiences, being present with our emotions, creating positive self-narratives, and providing affirming LGBTQ+ care.
(573) 279-2864 View (573) 279-2864
Photo of Virginia Almon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boone County, MO
Virginia Almon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Columbia, MO 65201  (Online Only)
If you find yourself struggling from such feelings as being overwhelmed, depressed, confused, or anxious, I can provide effective therapy for your distress. Life can be extremely challenging and it is healthy to reach out for help when we feel stuck and unable to make changes. After listening carefully to your concerns, we will work together to achieve your goals in a safe, supportive atmosphere.
If you find yourself struggling from such feelings as being overwhelmed, depressed, confused, or anxious, I can provide effective therapy for your distress. Life can be extremely challenging and it is healthy to reach out for help when we feel stuck and unable to make changes. After listening carefully to your concerns, we will work together to achieve your goals in a safe, supportive atmosphere.
(573) 575-8139 View (573) 575-8139
Photo of Morgan Pemberton, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boone County, MO
Morgan Pemberton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65203
If you are searching for a therapist at this time, it likely means that something in your life is not working the way you would want it to. I want to help you through this difficult time, and build the skills and abilities needed to, not only deal with this current concern, but also develop the psychological flexibility to deal with whatever comes up in the future as well. I believe in taking a collaborative approach with my clients to help them lead their lives the way they want to. Taking the first step is great! Let's talk to help you continue on this journey.
If you are searching for a therapist at this time, it likely means that something in your life is not working the way you would want it to. I want to help you through this difficult time, and build the skills and abilities needed to, not only deal with this current concern, but also develop the psychological flexibility to deal with whatever comes up in the future as well. I believe in taking a collaborative approach with my clients to help them lead their lives the way they want to. Taking the first step is great! Let's talk to help you continue on this journey.
(573) 828-4009 x1012 View (573) 828-4009 x1012
Photo of Beth Orns, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boone County, MO
Beth Orns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65201
Life is hard! There are so many things to balance and never enough hours in the day. It is important to make time for yourself in the chaos. If we show up for ourselves we are better able to be there for the rest of our life. I love helping people live to their potential by exploring their stressors and mental health issues. I want you to feel empowered to be the best version of yourself at home, at work, and in your relationships. I want to help you develop strategies that help you meet your personal goals.
Life is hard! There are so many things to balance and never enough hours in the day. It is important to make time for yourself in the chaos. If we show up for ourselves we are better able to be there for the rest of our life. I love helping people live to their potential by exploring their stressors and mental health issues. I want you to feel empowered to be the best version of yourself at home, at work, and in your relationships. I want to help you develop strategies that help you meet your personal goals.
(573) 245-8149 View (573) 245-8149
Photo of Mary Karalis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boone County, MO
Mary Karalis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
I offer compassionate, effective professional counseling that is goal oriented, and solution focused, using well-established, evidence-supported practices to help you move toward your goals on your unique journey. I have 16 years of experience as a mental health and substance abuse therapist. My interventions are adjusted to meet the needs and goals of the individual. My clients have reported tangible results.
I offer compassionate, effective professional counseling that is goal oriented, and solution focused, using well-established, evidence-supported practices to help you move toward your goals on your unique journey. I have 16 years of experience as a mental health and substance abuse therapist. My interventions are adjusted to meet the needs and goals of the individual. My clients have reported tangible results.
(573) 637-4800 View (573) 637-4800
Photo of JD Cusumano, Ph.D., Licensed Professional Counselor in Boone County, MO
JD Cusumano, Ph.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC, LCMHC, LCPC
Verified
Columbia, MO 65201  (Online Only)
After retiring as Director of Counseling at Lindenwood University, I moved to Warren County; I live in Wright City and now practice videotherapy from my home office. I have been an LPC in Missouri since 1987, and the author of two books. I very much enjoy working with clients; I have a professional, energetic, friendly style. As a systems therapist, I approach clients in an interdependent manner... never in isolation. Even when working with individual clients, I am mindful of how their myriad relationships affect them...and how they affect others. I think of all clients psycho-biologically. IFS and ketamine are new interests.
After retiring as Director of Counseling at Lindenwood University, I moved to Warren County; I live in Wright City and now practice videotherapy from my home office. I have been an LPC in Missouri since 1987, and the author of two books. I very much enjoy working with clients; I have a professional, energetic, friendly style. As a systems therapist, I approach clients in an interdependent manner... never in isolation. Even when working with individual clients, I am mindful of how their myriad relationships affect them...and how they affect others. I think of all clients psycho-biologically. IFS and ketamine are new interests.
(636) 389-4046 View (636) 389-4046
Photo of Bethany Nunnelly, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boone County, MO
Bethany Nunnelly
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65203
Life is full of many ups, downs, and in-betweens. It is challenging and even devastating. If you are in a place in your life that is difficult, counseling can be helpful. A key part of counseling is the therapeutic relationship established between client and therapist. I will give you a safe space where you can come as you are, without judgement, to feel seen and heard. I believe in slowing down and looking at the emotions we hold. Our emotions are important in guiding us in life with our belief systems.
Life is full of many ups, downs, and in-betweens. It is challenging and even devastating. If you are in a place in your life that is difficult, counseling can be helpful. A key part of counseling is the therapeutic relationship established between client and therapist. I will give you a safe space where you can come as you are, without judgement, to feel seen and heard. I believe in slowing down and looking at the emotions we hold. Our emotions are important in guiding us in life with our belief systems.
(573) 415-8449 View (573) 415-8449
Photo of Sheri L. Taylor, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boone County, MO
Sheri L. Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
I will work with you as an individual/couple/family by assessing what is most important to you in achieving a positive outcome that you decide you would like to achieve. I have been in private practice since 1993 completing post graduate work at Menninger Foundation. I am a Certified Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP and Ericksonian hypnosis, both which facilitate change as defined by the client with issues such as PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression, OCD, eating disorders, sexual dysfunction, unwanted addictive behaviors as well as behaviors that just aren't working for you. I work with individuals and couples.
I will work with you as an individual/couple/family by assessing what is most important to you in achieving a positive outcome that you decide you would like to achieve. I have been in private practice since 1993 completing post graduate work at Menninger Foundation. I am a Certified Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP and Ericksonian hypnosis, both which facilitate change as defined by the client with issues such as PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression, OCD, eating disorders, sexual dysfunction, unwanted addictive behaviors as well as behaviors that just aren't working for you. I work with individuals and couples.
(785) 260-6084 View (785) 260-6084
Photo of Abram Dillon Wilks, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boone County, MO
Abram Dillon Wilks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65203  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri with over 15 years of experience supporting individuals, couples, families, and groups with a wide variety of presenting concerns. I have experience working in outpatient settings, residential treatment programs, psychiatric rehabilitation centers, and as an adjunct professor for the University of Missouri.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri with over 15 years of experience supporting individuals, couples, families, and groups with a wide variety of presenting concerns. I have experience working in outpatient settings, residential treatment programs, psychiatric rehabilitation centers, and as an adjunct professor for the University of Missouri.
(573) 227-5866 View (573) 227-5866
Photo of Ken Ostercamp, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boone County, MO
Ken Ostercamp
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Columbia, MO 65201
I believe what people need the most is to feel better about themselves. An increased sense of self worth is what makes us feel like we worth our own time and effort.
I believe what people need the most is to feel better about themselves. An increased sense of self worth is what makes us feel like we worth our own time and effort.
(573) 515-2745 View (573) 515-2745
Photo of Joshua C Hulen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boone County, MO
Joshua C Hulen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65203  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (573) 535-6961
Photo of Sarah Covert, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boone County, MO
Sarah Covert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65203
As we move through our life there are struggles, obstacles, transitions and adjustments. Some of these are from childhood or adolescence and some are happening today. How do we show up in our life in a genuine way? How do we move forward? Starting the process to healing can be a vulnerable place. Allowing someone to walk with you can be the first step.
As we move through our life there are struggles, obstacles, transitions and adjustments. Some of these are from childhood or adolescence and some are happening today. How do we show up in our life in a genuine way? How do we move forward? Starting the process to healing can be a vulnerable place. Allowing someone to walk with you can be the first step.
(636) 251-4965 View (636) 251-4965
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Marriage & Family Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
Do you find your relationship is in a rut? Are you unable to resolve conflict? Do you feel disconnected from your partner? The Marriage & Family Counseling Center can help! While all couples and relationships experience negative patterns at times, there are ways to end those cycles and find healing, reduce conflict and create a more fulfilling relationship.
Do you find your relationship is in a rut? Are you unable to resolve conflict? Do you feel disconnected from your partner? The Marriage & Family Counseling Center can help! While all couples and relationships experience negative patterns at times, there are ways to end those cycles and find healing, reduce conflict and create a more fulfilling relationship.
(573) 494-6780 View (573) 494-6780
Photo of Jason L Edwards, Psychologist in Boone County, MO
Jason L Edwards
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Columbia, MO 65203  (Online Only)
I have a decade of experience treating adults of various racial backgrounds who are dealing with anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, identity development, family conflict, and career concerns. I also focus on BIPOC individuals and their struggles related to race and racial trauma. I approach clients from both a cognitive and emotion-focused perspective but overall, I aim to help individuals feel free.
I have a decade of experience treating adults of various racial backgrounds who are dealing with anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, identity development, family conflict, and career concerns. I also focus on BIPOC individuals and their struggles related to race and racial trauma. I approach clients from both a cognitive and emotion-focused perspective but overall, I aim to help individuals feel free.
(573) 463-6626 View (573) 463-6626

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Number of Therapists in Boone County, MO

200+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Boone County, MO who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
87% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
71% Stress
69% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
70% Aetna
70% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Boone County, MO see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
23% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Boone County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

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.