Therapists in Columbia, MO

Photo of Patrick Kane, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Columbia, MO
Patrick Kane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW
Verified
Columbia, MO 65201
Men, women, individual and relationship therapy. Dr. Pam Mauch and I created True Love Ways Relationship Success tools. We can teach you communication skills that will not only help you prevent destructive arguments, they will also help you enjoy a more safe loving relationship. Safety in relationships keeps people together. We developed these skills over the last thirty years working with couples and individuals. I specialize in working with men, women, couples, and families with adolescents. I have training, skills and experience working with addictions and codependency. The Men’s Support Group I started in 1994 still meets.
Men, women, individual and relationship therapy. Dr. Pam Mauch and I created True Love Ways Relationship Success tools. We can teach you communication skills that will not only help you prevent destructive arguments, they will also help you enjoy a more safe loving relationship. Safety in relationships keeps people together. We developed these skills over the last thirty years working with couples and individuals. I specialize in working with men, women, couples, and families with adolescents. I have training, skills and experience working with addictions and codependency. The Men’s Support Group I started in 1994 still meets.
(573) 245-1352 View (573) 245-1352
Photo of Emily Paulsen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Columbia, MO
Emily Paulsen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SEP, NARM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65203
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 struggle, 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 struggle, my hope is to help empower my clients to realize their true inner strength and resiliency.
(573) 575-4025 View (573) 575-4025
Photo of Toni Rahman, Traveling Healer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Columbia, MO
Toni Rahman, Traveling Healer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65203
A trusting relationship can often be the first step toward healing. Within my practice I use a holistic, mind-body approach including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to alleviate the effects of trauma in both children and adults. Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes, and tends to plague us all to varying degrees, at one time or another, whether it's the Big-T Trauma of an automobile accident or the loss of a loved one; or the smaller-t trauma a child experiences when encountering emotions that he or she can't yet put into words.
A trusting relationship can often be the first step toward healing. Within my practice I use a holistic, mind-body approach including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to alleviate the effects of trauma in both children and adults. Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes, and tends to plague us all to varying degrees, at one time or another, whether it's the Big-T Trauma of an automobile accident or the loss of a loved one; or the smaller-t trauma a child experiences when encountering emotions that he or she can't yet put into words.
(573) 475-4658 View (573) 475-4658
Photo of Kevin Crosby, Licensed Professional Counselor in Columbia, MO
Kevin Crosby
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65202
If you feel overwhelmed due to past trauma or an uncertain future, no matter the cause of anxiety, depression or psychosis, I am here to help you find the path to the abundant life you are after. I am available to work with children, teens, and adults. I can provide individual, couples, and group therapy. As social beings, I believe that all our relationships influence who we are and who we are to become. That is why I will focus on building a dynamic therapeutic relationship from the start. If this is what you are looking for, then you have found the right therapist. I specialize in men's issues, autism, and couples concerns.
If you feel overwhelmed due to past trauma or an uncertain future, no matter the cause of anxiety, depression or psychosis, I am here to help you find the path to the abundant life you are after. I am available to work with children, teens, and adults. I can provide individual, couples, and group therapy. As social beings, I believe that all our relationships influence who we are and who we are to become. That is why I will focus on building a dynamic therapeutic relationship from the start. If this is what you are looking for, then you have found the right therapist. I specialize in men's issues, autism, and couples concerns.
(573) 284-2903 View (573) 284-2903
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Heidi Blackstun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MBA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65203
Beginning my career in 1989, I've gained valuable experience in both rural and urban settings. I established my private practice in 2001 which has afforded me the opportunity to work with individuals, couples, and families, in strategic planning and decision making skills, role development, conflict resolution/communication skills, stress management, and other therapeutic and consultative services. I am passionate about my career thus making it extremely fulfilling to see people learn positive coping skills as well as accomplish personal growth. My approach is practical, interactive, and solution focused.
Beginning my career in 1989, I've gained valuable experience in both rural and urban settings. I established my private practice in 2001 which has afforded me the opportunity to work with individuals, couples, and families, in strategic planning and decision making skills, role development, conflict resolution/communication skills, stress management, and other therapeutic and consultative services. I am passionate about my career thus making it extremely fulfilling to see people learn positive coping skills as well as accomplish personal growth. My approach is practical, interactive, and solution focused.
(573) 768-8628 View (573) 768-8628
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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) 531-3636 x103 View (573) 531-3636 x103
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Wren Counseling Solutions LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Columbia, MO 65201
Waitlist for new clients
My ideal client is an adult, couple, or family that has experienced loss or trauma and wants to feel connected to themselves, those they love, and their community again. The individual/s may be experiencing extreme anxiety, irritability, or depression and have been trying to keep picking themselves up, but are tired and concerned about what their future holds. They often find themselves using a variety of means to numb such as eating, substance use, gambling, pornography, sex, video games, etc. They experience emptiness and feel that they really have no sense of who they are or what they want and often feel alone and disconnected.
My ideal client is an adult, couple, or family that has experienced loss or trauma and wants to feel connected to themselves, those they love, and their community again. The individual/s may be experiencing extreme anxiety, irritability, or depression and have been trying to keep picking themselves up, but are tired and concerned about what their future holds. They often find themselves using a variety of means to numb such as eating, substance use, gambling, pornography, sex, video games, etc. They experience emptiness and feel that they really have no sense of who they are or what they want and often feel alone and disconnected.
(573) 400-2136 View (573) 400-2136
Photo of Chris Mawhinney, Licensed Professional Counselor in Columbia, MO
Chris Mawhinney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65202
If you are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, and you want to find peace of mind, balance, and resolution, then I may be the counselor for you.
If you are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, and you want to find peace of mind, balance, and resolution, then I may be the counselor for you.
(573) 284-2918 View (573) 284-2918
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Marjorie Lynne Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
Waitlist for new clients
My specialties in therapy include trauma, anxiety and depression. It can be very difficult at times to know how to manage or deal with challenges in our lives. I believe every person has an inner strength that allows them to face life issues and learn new ways to accept or change these challenges. This work is completely collaborative from setting goals to hearing your feedback about progress and other possible treatments to use. I will assist you in finding healthier ways of thinking and actions to deal with difficulties. The first step to take is often the hardest but may be one of the important and meaningful step you make.
My specialties in therapy include trauma, anxiety and depression. It can be very difficult at times to know how to manage or deal with challenges in our lives. I believe every person has an inner strength that allows them to face life issues and learn new ways to accept or change these challenges. This work is completely collaborative from setting goals to hearing your feedback about progress and other possible treatments to use. I will assist you in finding healthier ways of thinking and actions to deal with difficulties. The first step to take is often the hardest but may be one of the important and meaningful step you make.
(573) 400-0373 View (573) 400-0373
Photo of Bethany Nunnelly, Licensed Professional Counselor in Columbia, 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
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Amy Michelle Evans
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Columbia, MO 65201
Not accepting new clients
Clients who have experienced difficulties in life may desire support and encouragement as they process events and navigate life changes.
Clients who have experienced difficulties in life may desire support and encouragement as they process events and navigate life changes.
(573) 415-8412 View (573) 415-8412
Photo of Virginia Almon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Columbia, MO
Virginia Almon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Columbia, MO 65201  (Online Only)
If you find yourself struggling with feeling overwhelmed, depressed, confused, disconnected, 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. As I listen carefully to your concerns and your story, we will work together to achieve your goals in a safe, supportive atmosphere.
If you find yourself struggling with feeling overwhelmed, depressed, confused, disconnected, 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. As I listen carefully to your concerns and your story, we will work together to achieve your goals in a safe, supportive atmosphere.
(573) 575-8139 View (573) 575-8139
Photo of Michael V Stanfield, Marriage & Family Therapist in Columbia, MO
Michael V Stanfield
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMin, LMFT
Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
Let me first say that the fact that you are searching online for help is a sign that there is a part of you that has had enough. I want to address that part of you because it holds the key to your wholeness. Whether you see the root of your difficulty as a primary relationship or some other unknown source, I want to aid you in engaging in the kind of self examination that will see you through your current pain to the new life that is surely waiting on the other side.
Let me first say that the fact that you are searching online for help is a sign that there is a part of you that has had enough. I want to address that part of you because it holds the key to your wholeness. Whether you see the root of your difficulty as a primary relationship or some other unknown source, I want to aid you in engaging in the kind of self examination that will see you through your current pain to the new life that is surely waiting on the other side.
(865) 816-9104 View (865) 816-9104
Photo of Mikayla Wichern, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Columbia, MO
Mikayla Wichern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Columbia, MO 65202  (Online Only)
It's starting to feel like your day-to-day challenges are taking over your life, and you're looking for a way to make sense of the chaos. It's starting to feel like there's no end in sight. You're seeking some kind of relief from constant anxiety, a break from overwhelming thoughts, and a path to regain control. Your goal is to find balance, rediscover normalcy, and confidently move forward. You desire effective strategies tailored to your personal experience and a therapist who genuinely understands – someone committed to walking this journey with you, offering both understanding and practical, supportive steps.
It's starting to feel like your day-to-day challenges are taking over your life, and you're looking for a way to make sense of the chaos. It's starting to feel like there's no end in sight. You're seeking some kind of relief from constant anxiety, a break from overwhelming thoughts, and a path to regain control. Your goal is to find balance, rediscover normalcy, and confidently move forward. You desire effective strategies tailored to your personal experience and a therapist who genuinely understands – someone committed to walking this journey with you, offering both understanding and practical, supportive steps.
(573) 490-3460 View (573) 490-3460
Photo of Jessika Twehous, Licensed Professional Counselor in Columbia, MO
Jessika Twehous
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65201
Taking the first step towards therapy can be daunting, but it’s also a powerful act of self-care and a courageous step towards personal growth. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, navigating a major life transition, or seeking to improve your relationships, I am here to support you every step of the way. I am committed to accompanying you on your journey with empathy, understanding, and unwavering support, empowering you to navigate life's challenges with a newfound resilience and self-compassion. Life can be overwhelming, but you don't have to figure it all out alone. You deserve a space to be heard, seen, and understood.
Taking the first step towards therapy can be daunting, but it’s also a powerful act of self-care and a courageous step towards personal growth. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, navigating a major life transition, or seeking to improve your relationships, I am here to support you every step of the way. I am committed to accompanying you on your journey with empathy, understanding, and unwavering support, empowering you to navigate life's challenges with a newfound resilience and self-compassion. Life can be overwhelming, but you don't have to figure it all out alone. You deserve a space to be heard, seen, and understood.
(573) 463-6514 View (573) 463-6514
Photo of Maureen Hayes, Licensed Professional Counselor in Columbia, MO
Maureen Hayes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65203  (Online Only)
I work with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. If you desire increased self-confidence, positivity, motivation to take action, and better tools to cope with anxiety, I'd like to work with you in particular. This is where I do my best work.
I work with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. If you desire increased self-confidence, positivity, motivation to take action, and better tools to cope with anxiety, I'd like to work with you in particular. This is where I do my best work.
(573) 245-8035 View (573) 245-8035
Photo of Larry McDaniel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Columbia, MO
Larry McDaniel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Columbia, MO 65201
As the Founder of Coyote Hill (coyotehill.org) I have worked with foster children and families in crisis for over 33 years. My counseling focus is on working with male youth and men address anger management, stress, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, grief, religious trauma, and other behavioral and relationship issues with specialized therapeutic approaches that can significantly impact individuals' lives, helping them to heal and grow. In a world that often demands us to mask our struggles, having a space where your feelings are validated, and your experiences are understood can be transformative.
As the Founder of Coyote Hill (coyotehill.org) I have worked with foster children and families in crisis for over 33 years. My counseling focus is on working with male youth and men address anger management, stress, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, grief, religious trauma, and other behavioral and relationship issues with specialized therapeutic approaches that can significantly impact individuals' lives, helping them to heal and grow. In a world that often demands us to mask our struggles, having a space where your feelings are validated, and your experiences are understood can be transformative.
(573) 749-5299 View (573) 749-5299
Photo of Jan Stock Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor in Columbia, MO
Jan Stock Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65201  (Online Only)
There are so many persons struggling with low self-esteem/self-confidence, anxiety, a need to control the people and situations in their lives, a need to "please" or be the "peace maker", who are constantly driven to do more and be more, and who cannot seem to find joy and peace in their lives. These have definitely been issues in my life. At times I felt like I might go crazy. . .but I didn't know how to manage differently so that I could capture moments of peace and solace, without guilt!
There are so many persons struggling with low self-esteem/self-confidence, anxiety, a need to control the people and situations in their lives, a need to "please" or be the "peace maker", who are constantly driven to do more and be more, and who cannot seem to find joy and peace in their lives. These have definitely been issues in my life. At times I felt like I might go crazy. . .but I didn't know how to manage differently so that I could capture moments of peace and solace, without guilt!
(573) 240-8224 View (573) 240-8224
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Counseling and Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, EdD, LPHSP
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65203
Treatment specialization includes: * Depression * Anxiety * Panic and phobias * Relationship issues * Couples * Parenting and family Issues * Health * Pain * Eating and body image * Grief and loss * GLBT * Work and career * Stress management * Family of origin issues * Post Traumatic Stress Disorder * Trauma and abuse * Sexual identity issues * Spiritual issues * Stage of life issues
Treatment specialization includes: * Depression * Anxiety * Panic and phobias * Relationship issues * Couples * Parenting and family Issues * Health * Pain * Eating and body image * Grief and loss * GLBT * Work and career * Stress management * Family of origin issues * Post Traumatic Stress Disorder * Trauma and abuse * Sexual identity issues * Spiritual issues * Stage of life issues
(573) 446-5034 x211 View (573) 446-5034 x211
Photo of Nicole Black, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Columbia, MO
Nicole Black
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65203
Nicole is a licensed social worker with over fifteen years of experience working with individuals with dementia or special needs and their caregivers. She brings these years of experience to her clinical practice as she works with those experiencing grief, loss, life transition, anxiety, or depression.
Nicole is a licensed social worker with over fifteen years of experience working with individuals with dementia or special needs and their caregivers. She brings these years of experience to her clinical practice as she works with those experiencing grief, loss, life transition, anxiety, or depression.
(573) 492-2355 View (573) 492-2355

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Number of Therapists in Columbia, MO

200+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Columbia, MO who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
87% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
71% Self Esteem
71% Stress
69% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% Aetna
69% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Columbia, 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 Columbia?

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.