Anxiety Therapists in Carthage, MO

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Brian Fidler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LMFT, NCC, CEFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We all get wounded in the battles of life -- some of us in tragically dramatic ways, and others of us bleed through the piercings of a hundred small injuries. Let me help you get to the core of the struggles and back on the road to living your life again. Perhaps it is an addiction you can't seem to get rid of, or that haunting sense of inadequacy or loneliness. It may be anxiety or depression, gender identity issues, or past trauma. Maybe for you a relationship you value has have become difficult or painful.
(417) 222-2586
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Carthage, MO 64836
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Shirley D Ankrom-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am here to help you work with issues of grief, PTSD, relationship challenges, abuse issues, and depression/ anxiety , etc.
Hello! I work with Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Reality Therapy Modalities. I provide services for children age 11 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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Carthage, MO 64836
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Micah Clark
LPC Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You don't have to be alone! If you are experiencing the aftermath of grief, such as the inability to sleep, depression, anxiety , isolation, or the inability to cope, know that your heart can find healing.
Are you starting to realize that life after grief is hard to cope with because you feel immense pressure from friends, family, and society on how you should grieve? You are not alone because grief is such a complex concept that it usually leaves the person feeling broken. Experiencing grief and trauma can feel like you're on the beach, and all of a sudden, a tidal wave crashes, and you feel terrified, confused, and stuck in place. You know what it feels like to experience these feelings and are ready to make a change.
(417) 607-6617
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Petra J McGuire
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have spent years working with women experiencing depression, anxiety , eating concerns, work/career issues, grief and loss, relationship concerns, and difficulty with major life changes.
If you're struggling, you owe it to yourself and those around you - your partner, children, colleagues, friends - to take a step toward change. If you're like many women, you are in a constant balancing act. Whether your struggle is managing the day-to-day stresses of life or a more specific concern, talking with someone who will really listen, getting support, and having help to consider your options can make a tremendous difference.
(417) 283-8092
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Carthage, MO 64836
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Transitions Through Wellness & Education
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you find yourself asking, "If I only knew how to make things better" or "I thought having a baby would be the most joyful time in my life, why am I not feeling this?" Transitions in life can be joyful and extremely challenging. I am here to help you find support and a sense of "normal" to your emotions. Whether its regarding becoming a new parent, struggles within your relationships, or any transitions in life you may be going through. I bring over 25 years of experience in working with individuals as they walk their journey. I work to bring a sense of calm to your journey and help you discover the joy in finding you again.
(509) 779-8591
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Carthage, MO 64836
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Mark Liston
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, BCCC
Verified
Verified
Most of us want to be good people who have our needs met and enjoy our family and friends. Most of us struggle at times to get there. We need a little help: Someone to listen, help us think things through, or to give us some coaching about life and relationships. Or maybe we are in serious trouble and really need professional help. Taking that next step is often scary. For 30 years, Mark has helped 1000s. 85-90% of his clients say they are very satisfied with their counseling. He's genuine, accepting, effective. Ready to take that step?
(417) 213-5987
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Elaine Childs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NBCC
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am a counselor in private practice in Southwest MO. I enjoy working with all age groups and have a great deal of experience in working with sexually abused or otherwise traumatized patients. I have been trained in the use of EMDR. I am also very experienced in working with children's issues. It is my honor to work with those who are experiencing a difficult time in their life and to help them learn methods for coping with and resolving emotional pain. I look forward to meeting you. Office hours are Mon and Thurs 9 to 7 and Tue, Wed, Fri, 9 to 5.
(417) 202-4301
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Carthage, MO 64836
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Angela J Fenske
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you at breaking point or cross-roads in your life? Maybe you have experienced a loss, a painful relationship problem, or you are feeling stuck in a self-destructive pattern. I would be honored to help you find the way out of your pain. Perhaps you are dealing with a chronic mental or physical health problem. Maybe you just need a little help .Whatever you are facing, I will work with you to resolve your immediate problems, achieve your goals, and find a place of holistic well-being. I have been providing compassionate therapy and shamanic healing services for over 20 years.
(417) 355-9063
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Carthage, MO 64836
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Silvia Espinosa
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, NCC
Verified
Verified
Have you been suffering in silence or struggling with relationships? Know that hope is near. We all have experienced pain that if left untreated, can keep us trapped, inhibiting our ability to enjoy life and genuinely connect with others. There are three main areas that are near and dear to my heart: Children who’ve gone through adverse life experiences, women having difficulty navigating life stages, and victims or survivors of betrayal trauma: emotional, physical or sexual abuse. Know that it will take time to heal, courage to face the reality of your experience, and a steady commitment to your own healing.
(417) 453-2767
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Rachal Bales
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Anxiety , depression, trauma/PTSD, and major life changes are just a few of the reasons many people struggle. If you find that you are ready for a resolution to problems in your life, I can help you achieve the changes you want. I have been a licensed Marital and Family Therapist since 2004, and I am ready to work with you to make change a reality. I have experience with teens, couples, and adults of all ages. I am excited every time I see a client push through what's holding them back, and become empowered to live a more fulfilling life.
(417) 423-8597
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Webb City, MO 64870
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Joyce Elizabeth Payne
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have 16 years of clinical experience in treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, anger, relationship issues, and most mental health disorders. Wellness is possible for everyone no matter what they have had to walk through. Coping is possible, but healing is essential to move beyond the places we become stuck.
(417) 212-5448
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Webb City, MO 64870
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Matthew Porte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Greetings, thank you for stopping by my page. I specialize in treating anxiety , trauma and PTSD. To address these often long-standing issues, I use a variety of mind and body-based interventions including, Focusing Oriented Therapy, FOT, Compassionate Mind Training or CMT, Inner Voice Dialogue (Chair Work), and EMDR to help you address the parts of you that are angry, anxious, traumatized, wounded, ashamed, etc.
(417) 238-0651
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Webb City, MO 64870
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Darla Wyatt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have a heart for couples and enjoy coming alongside those who are struggling relationally, to instill hope and help them resolve their conflict. I have helped many couples restore trust in their relationship after an affair or betrayal. In addition to working with couples, I also work with women who are dealing with emotional difficulties such as depression or anxiety . I also have experience working with individuals who have addictions or a life controlling problem. We will work together to determine the best treatment for you so you can achieve your goals.
(417) 616-3417
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Webb City, MO 64870
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Eric D Pagan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm not the expert on your life, YOU are. With the perspective of an outside observer and insight born of experience, I seek to help you map out a path to pursue healing and wholeness. I believe that ignoring your heart is as dangerous as following your heart. I instead seek to help you understand what's happening in your heart, so you can explore your inner world and respond out of a place of self-awareness and growth.
(417) 815-0662
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Webb City, MO 64870

Online Therapists

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Sarah Jarvis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes what we KNOW is true does not FEEL true. Your days may involve fighting intrusive thoughts, wrestling with anxiety , or trying to act okay when you feel anything but “fine.” Your mind may feel like the problem right now, but it is a beautifully unique and complex part of you that is capable of wellness. While stress can be minimized, it will never be completely eliminated from our lives. However, our brains can learn to adapt and find safety even in the midst of life's storms. Whether you have trauma symptoms, anxiety , or OCD you can move beyond just surviving. You are capable of thriving.
(417) 216-6430
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Springfield, MO 65809
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Vitality Counseling and Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
We help clients in distress find freedom and healing. We treat clients with symptoms of anxiety , depression, trauma, and relationship distress. We also work with couples who are experiencing conflict, are disconnected, struggling through relationship betrayal. We know how to get your relationship thriving. We also love to work with clients that may not be in distress but that would like to make sense of their personal story in a way that helps them to thrive at a higher level.
(417) 322-6388
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Ozark, MO 65721
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Alison Ulrich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Common issues I have experience with include ADD/ADHD, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders, and Gender Dysphoria.
I love that my profession allows me to connect with a wide array of people. I work with individuals ranging from late adolescence to late adulthood. I also provide family sessions for my clients, as needed. Hearing people's experiences throughout my time as a counselor has shown me how resilient people can be, and it's truly inspiring. I enjoy working with motivated clients who are ready and willing to make changes and break out of unhealthy patterns.
(417) 288-4476
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Ozark, MO 65721
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Tina Pennington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I also work with individuals and families in the areas of chronic pain and disability, depression, anxiety & OCD.
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
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Debbie DeRossett
MS, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I can provide assistance with: attachment issues; anxiety disorders; trauma; depression; grief; challenging life transitions; disordered eating and body issues; Enneagram processing; and, reproductive trauma.
Are you struggling with difficult life and mental health challenges which result in feeling alone and misunderstood? Before my own personal counseling journey, I felt this way, too. As a counselor, it’s my primary goal to walk along side my clients so each one will not feel alone or misunderstood. I commit to safely processing emotional pain with the ultimate goal of helping clients discover their own best resolutions. I always want to place myself within the unique world of each client to provide unconditional understanding and support. I welcome anyone who is ready to share and process in a safe and comfortable place.
(417) 216-6046
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Ozark, MO 65721
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Larissa Darter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, RPT-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My areas of specialty and training include: trauma, anxiety , depression, self-worth, women's issues, prenatal and postpartum, perfectionism, college students, adolescents, adults, and couple's issues.
I provide teletherapy services in Missouri and Kansas. We all have encountered hurt or adversity at some point in our lives. It can leave us feeling overwhelmed or feeling like we lack the motivation to function day to day. I strive to focus on your strengths while working with you to resolve current issues that are interfering with personal relationships or goals. I am privileged to walk alongside your journey of hope and healing in therapeutic relationship. My background experience includes psychiatric facilities, university and student counseling, adults, adolescents, children, women's issues, and couples.
(417) 280-4031
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Nixa, MO 65714
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Anxiety Therapists

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other popular forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.