Therapists in Buffalo, MO

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Mary Kay Houck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I provide individual, family and group outpatient counseling for people of all ages. I work with people who may be struggling with relationship issues, anxiety issues, substance abuse and addiction and behavioral addictions, bullying, conflict resolution, grief loss issues, trauma and PTSD, anger management, adult and childhood ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders. I also assist children and families with parent-child relational issues and behavior modification skill development. I have worked within the school system, inpatient and outpatient settings, in homes, and emergency rooms. I have trained youth to help peers on a local suicide hotline.
(417) 424-5782
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Buffalo, MO 65622
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Mattracea D Wendleton
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Many of the individuals who come to see me are searching for a therapist they can connect with, someone they feel calm and comfortable around. Often times, this individual is searching for someone to meet them where they are at and to listen to their needs, their wants, their goals. Many have struggled with experiencing adverse events, or traumas, whether from childhood, teen years, or early adulthood; and now, may be struggling with depression, anxiety, fear, low self-esteem, broken relationships, etc.
(417) 553-0145
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Buffalo, MO 65622
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Online Therapists

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James Clement
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In meeting the challenges of relating within a marital, family or interpersonal setting I have found in my personal life journal that as we come to an understanding and forgiveness of self and others we grow in more peaceful and productive relationships.It is my desire to join with the people I work with as individuals and couples to build a structure that works in their unique setting and circumstances.
(417) 660-4400
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Joplin, MO 64804
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Compass Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
At Compass Counseling, we are dedicated to providing responsive service to our clients, contacts and community. We have a diverse staff of professional counselors who are capable of meeting the most difficult counseling needs. We seek to develop cooperative relationships with everyone involved in the client's care to maximize the therapeutic benefit to the client and optimize the treatment process. Our growing list of therapists allows us to match up client needs with specific areas of interest/expertise within our counselor community.
(417) 203-4877
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Missy Gerbrandt
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You might think, "This is not how I wanted things to be"! "I shouldn't be feeling this way." Thoughts like these run through your mind when life is not turning out how you wanted. You had dreams and plans, and now they don't seem to work out. You have done everything you know to do, and it is not enough. You feel like there must be answers you don't have access to. You feel frustrated and hopeless and need another perspective from someone outside the situation. You need someone who can listen and help you see patterns and themes that are invisible to you.
(417) 275-3817
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Lisa Spore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BSP, EMDR
Verified
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
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Makayla Macdonald
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can be difficult in a variety of ways and deciding to seek mental health support can be daunting. I aim to meet you where you are at in life and be present alongside you on your journey. Whatever path you are on, I am here to offer support along the way. I hope to help my clients reach empowerment to make positive changes in their lives. I believe in the abilities humans hold inside and find it important to validate their experience. Asking for support is a sign of real strength and reinforces the value of human connection. My belief is that the therapeutic process leads one to adapt, transform, accept, and grow within oneself.
(417) 212-5739
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Amy Martella
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
The world is throwing so many things at you and it feels impossible to decide what to tackle first. Just the thought of trying to figure it out leaves you feeling overwhelmed and uncertain of your next move. You want to be able to relieve this feeling of disconnection and reengage in relationships, yet you wonder if you have the energy to even do it. More than anything, you want to be able to share these thoughts and feelings that you have and be reassured you are not alone in this.
(660) 207-5453
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Warrensburg, MO 64093
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Mica Ollila
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in three types of clients- people who often think they are not worthy of love or respect, people who feel overwhelmed by their emotions and people who want to learn to identify and communicate their needs to those around them. I value working with you to help you learn ways to sit with, process, and cope with life's challenges. I value your time and am confident we can work together in a safe place to find peace, healing, and happiness. My genuine sense of curiosity inspires me to listen wholeheartedly and to approach experiences with a focus on prioritizing relationships, connection, relaxation and empathy.
(417) 414-0333
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Touchstone Counseling LLC
Counselor, LLC
Verified
Verified
Touchstone was founded in 2005 by Dr. Cindy Baker. Her dream was to create a place that any member of the community could turn to without fear of stigma or ridicule by creating a safe setting and discreet healing environment. Telehealth permits our team to work with all Missouri residents with their counseling needs. We offer executive coaching, life coaching, community talks, workshops and seminars, anger management, court-ordered services, parenting education. Dr. Baker is offering a Mental Health Urgent Care model in her practice for extreme traumatic needs to reduce wait time for a session.
(417) 409-1919
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Ozark, MO 65721
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Robert E Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
There are several reasons why people feel stuck in their life story that prevent them from growing into the person they want to become... A past that continues to return to the present, patterns that are unbreakable alone, major life changes, uncontrollable circumstances, feelings of shame - the list goes on. I love working with clients looking to improve themselves, their relationships, and learn to face their struggles.
(417) 222-2788
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Caroline Renger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
Do you feel stuck like you are in a never ending loop of conflict, unhealthy patterns and negative emotions? We all can feel overwhelmed by life and all of the stress it brings. Maybe you have gone through something unthinkable and you are ready to heal and be more present in your life. Are you wanting solutions to conflict with people you care about? Unhealthy communication can lead to shallow, drama filled relationships that leave everyone feeling drained and defeated. Counseling can help. Working with me will bring awareness to patterns, empowerment, and skills needed to make shifts to change your life.
(417) 212-5749
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Joplin, MO 64804
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Quinn Walsh - Courage To Be Counseling
MS, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The cracks, bumps, potholes, and debris in life’s journey can wear you out. They can make you tired, beat you down, and terrify you to the point of paralysis. Counseling gives you a place of peace, security, and nonjudgmental reflection. I believe that it is my role to help facilitate the change you want in your life. Whether it is the general anxieties of life, specific trauma, or the pain of grief I am skilled to walk with you through the most difficult moments of your life providing you with the support and tools you need to overcome the chaos of it all.
(417) 641-3539
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Alana Cummings
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am trained and certified in EMDR, an evidence-based approach to treating trauma. EMDR is also used to treat a variety of other mental health concerns and symptoms. My areas of expertise include complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and marital distress.
(417) 465-3336
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Branson, MO 65616
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Jenny Baker Hornick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I love working with couples, teens, and adults. A majority of my practice consists of adults and teens who are suffering from depression, anxiety, or other life struggles. I also love working with couples who need to address: communication, healthy fighting skills, affair recovery, or grief due to the loss of a child or loved one.
(417) 551-6501
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Ozark, MO 65721
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Steven B Adams
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
People come to our office hurting and wanting change in their lives. We offer caring, experienced and professional psychological services.
(417) 888-3012
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Cassandra Minnick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Trauma is a word used a lot today, but what is it? I like to keep it general and say it’s our response to knowing we’ve lost control over our own safety or the safety of those we love. If you’ve experienced a trauma you might have noticed going through a period of shock or even denial. Then, longer-term effects such as flashbacks, unpredictable emotions, strained relationships, and physical symptoms like chronic pain. Whether you have experienced a recent trauma, have effects of a trauma from decades ago or just need some guidance for yourself or your family, reaching out to a therapist is a great step.
(417) 924-5044
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Springfield, MO 65807
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Zach Engler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
My job as a counselor is to help empower you and to work with you to find a solution to the problems you or your family are facing; whether it be anxiety, depression, or school/job related stressors, or you’re having relationship or family issues, I am here to help. I have worked with a wide variety of clients from the ages of 10 to 45 years old using individual, couples, and family therapy. Sometimes just having a judgement free place to talk can make all the difference when life stressors are impacting your daily functioning. I am offering telemedicine (on-line counseling) during this time of quarantine.
(417) 815-1931
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Shirley D Ankrom-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Hello! I work with Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Reality Therapy Modalities. I provide services for children age 8 and older, adolescents, and adults. I offer individual therapy, marriage counseling, and family therapy. I work with issues of grief, PTSD, relationship challenges, abuse issues (including, physical, mental and sexual), depression, women’s issues, victims issues, behavior modification, and domestic violence issues. I strive to hear the needs of each of my clients and to empower the individual(s) to identify the the problem and/or behaviors of concern. Together we work to determine a possible solution.
(417) 319-2496
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Webb City, MO 64870
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Becky Breckner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
Healthy boundaries, relationships and communication can be really hard. Feelings of doubt, anxiety and /or depression can influence our behaviors, emotions and mood. If these or other areas of concern are preventing you from reaching your full potential, counseling can be an empowering experience. We open our lives and our hearts to strangers in counseling. It’s natural to want to find a person whom you can relate to and trust before beginning this journey. I look forward to partnering with you during your time of discovery. As an EMDR practioner we can discuss if this integrated approach is right for you.
(417) 280-3290
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Springfield, MO 65804
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What type of Buffalo mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Buffalo?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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. 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?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.