Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Carthage, MO

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Angela J Fenske
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I use a client-centered, individualized approach, which includes trauma therapy, guided imagery, meditation, cognitive-behavioral therapy, grief work, mindfulness, and nature-based therapies.
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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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 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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Micah Clark
LPC Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Carthage, MO 64836
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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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David Wermuth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The ideal client is anyone who is willing to come to therapy. Sometimes coming to therapy is the biggest and hardest battle a client may face. With a strengths-based, trauma -focused, and client-centered approach, I can work with nearly any individual, couple, family, or group.
(417) 660-2175
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Silvia Espinosa
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, NCC
Verified
Verified
Symptoms and behaviors of individuals in my care are interpreted through a nervous system and trauma -informed lens.
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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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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Petra J McGuire
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
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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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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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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Jeremy W Case
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Motivational Interviewing (MI); Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT); Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT); Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT); Energy healing techniques such as Reiki (Certified Reiki Master); Spiritual Counseling (Ordained Minister by Universal Life Church); and is a Life Coach.
Jeremy has experience working with all age groups but has specialized with adolescents and adults. Jeremy has worked with people struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD/Autism Support, trauma , difficulties with sleep, stress, spirituality/religion, and many other areas of concern as well. Jeremy also specifically works with youth and adults of the LGBTQ+ community. Jeremy is a Trans-Affirming Therapist. Jeremy is licensed in Oklahoma and Missouri and able to provide telehealth services to residents of both states.
(539) 224-3156
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Joplin, MO 64801
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Christina Sharp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Most of my focus is on trauma and I am EMDR trained, soon to be certified.
I have worked with clients of all age ranges and issues to work through. I do hold to the thought that your life is an adventure and this is your therapy so the work must by done by you, but I am here to help guide you through the adventure. I like to adapt to the needs of my clients by going as quickly or slow as you need. Some days you may just need an ear and not be able to, or willing to, do anything else. Other days you may be ready and willing to move forward toward your goals. Either is perfectly okay.
(417) 922-4256
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Ozark, MO 65721
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Blake Webster
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Blake Webster holds a PhD in clinical psychology with specialization in depression, anxiety, personality assessment, and family systems therapy. Dr. Webster has a background teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology. Prior to his work in private practice, Dr. Webster worked in both hospital and community settings. He also has a background as a family business executive coach and upon completion of his PhD, received specialized training with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at the VA in Hampton, VA.
(417) 929-1834
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Joplin, MO 64801
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Karin Wiese
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BEdHons, BAPsych, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals, couples and families to help resolve conflicts and trauma and struggling with broken trust and loss of intimacy .
Well done for reaching out for help...your first step towards healing! Depressed, anxious, suicidal? I support hurting individuals, couples and families to find new ways of communicating, and coping with the stressors of life. I specialize in couple counselling, divorce and blended families. If you are a couple in crisis as a result of infidelity or betrayal..we will navigate this together. Whatever the problem or the outcome.. there is hope, a new day and a new beginning....
(417) 246-2060
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Morning Light Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
No games, no gimmicks, just real help. Morning Light Counseling provides help for adults, adolescents, and families trying to make a better life after trauma . We are committed to providing real help based on real science that has proven to be effective. The idea is to help you overcome whatever may be holding you back without playing head games, using "pop psychology", or otherwise wasting your time.
(417) 212-5331
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Bolivar, MO 65613
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Erica Long
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am trained in various trauma -based modalities including EMDR, CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy), and Havening.
I enjoy working with children and adults, meeting with individuals, couples and families. Prior to joining the team at Synergy Counseling Center, I worked for a Community Health Center and an Indian Health Services Center in Alaska working across the lifespan. I approach therapy from an attachment-focused lens and believe we find healing through an integrated, wholistic approach to therapy.
(417) 607-6429
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Trauma and PTSD Therapists

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.