Black and African American Therapists in Columbia, MO

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Photo of Jemika Gardner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Columbia, MO
Jemika Gardner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lately, you've noticed your child/teen has seemed off. They've been upset, moody, and difficult to manage. You're uncertain what they are going through but you know this can't go on. You're beginning to feel worried and anxious about what might be troubling them. Maybe you've seen some troubling signs. Lack of energy, poor hygiene, or disconnected from friends. Self-harm or expressing suicidal thoughts. Sneaking around, angry outbursts, fighting, or risky behaviors like experimenting with alcohol/drugs. Hello! I'm here to help your child, teen, or college student overcome anxiety, depression, grief, and anger.
(573) 262-8628
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Columbia, MO 65201
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Dedrae Marcella Kelly
Counselor, M Ed, LPC, MSMFT
Verified
Verified
Dedrae works best with individuals and families that feel stuck, overwhelmed, and even out of control. She is great at motivating others, and helping improve an individual's perceptions and skill sets, to enhance quality of life. All a client needs is some openness and willingness to engage in a therapeutic experience. Dedrae works with individuals, couples, and families. She understands the complexities of relationships and cultural dynamics.
(573) 262-8546
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Columbia, MO 65202
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Christine Woods
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"It's okay not to be okay!" Sometimes all you need is to give yourself permission to not be okay. There are moments in our lives when facing issues alone is not enough and it becomes difficult to navigate life's circumstances. That's where I step in. If you are suffering from trauma, grief, life stressors, relationship conflict, depression, or anxiety, I work with you at your point of need.
(573) 260-1603
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Columbia, MO 65201
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Tasca M. Tolson
MEd, LPC, CADC, BIP, CTP
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
Tasca Tolson believes in and utilizes strength-based and trauma informed perspectives when working with the individuals, couples, and families that she serves. One goal is to empower and educate to increase positive outcomes within a healing therapeutic environment. Tasca believes that clients should be treated with respect in order to promote success for the individuals with whom we work. Tasca has had more than a 15 years of experience working with individuals from various walks with specific training in substance abuse, domestic violence, trauma, and grief.
(573) 282-7297
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Right Road Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, MAC, MCBQS
Verified
Verified
Telling a stranger your secrets will not be easy in the beginning. Connecting with your counselor can create a relationship that can benefit you for a lifetime. Right Road Counselors have the unique humanistic approach that can benefit individuals from different backgrounds.
(573) 535-5977
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Columbia, MO 65201
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Shamon Williams
MEd, PLPC
Verified
Verified
Are you tired and frustrated with life and unsure of how to create change? Are repetitive negative thoughts interfering with your ability to make decisions? Are you lacking motivation and feeling stuck? Do you feel numb, as though your just going through the motions and not fully showing up to enjoy life, as if life is just happening to you? Are you living with unresolved trauma, feeling overwhelmed, and triggered? Are you attempting to identify who you are or navigating through family issues that has affected how you see yourself? I may be the counselor for you. -Now providing Couples Counseling as well!
(573) 262-8436
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Columbia, MO 65201
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Emily Tarby
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
Hi! If you’re ready to process life experiences, explore your thoughts and feels, and learn ways to cope with life’s stressors, then I’m your gal! My goal is to provide an unconditionally supportive, comfortable, and safe space to work through difficult thoughts and feelings. I want to help you feel confident enough to take charge of your change. I can help guide you. Together, we’ll explore your emotions, change negative thinking and behaviors, and help you find relief with a variety of coping and relaxation techniques. I will provide challenge, encouragement, support, guidance, and connection.
(573) 367-5272
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Columbia, MO 65202
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Jaxon Jaay Kobey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Many teens and adults exploring their gender feel uncertain or alone. It might feel like those around you don’t (or won’t) get it, or you may be afraid to talk to them about it. You may still be learning who you are, and how to love yourself. I’ve been through this process personally, and I get it. There’s a lot going on, and a lot to understand. If you’re at this kind of important moment in your life, I’m here to be an accepting person to guide you through this time.
(573) 269-3437
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Columbia, MO 65201
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Rashida Bantu-Foster
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, CCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life happens, and at times, its challenges cause us to experience intense emotions or feelings of defeat. These challenges can create complications, especially if it is traumatic. Whether that trauma is due to an unexpected event, like the death of a loved one, sexual assault, recent incarceration, or something else entirely, you should not have to navigate life's challenges alone. I want to partner with you through your challenges and assist in developing strategies that will support in smoothing out life's transitions. I'm a passionate and encouraging therapist with a strong belief that there's hope through all life's challenges.
(314) 804-2884
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Candice J Kundert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW, MSW
Verified
Verified
My process is one that enhances each person's potential and honors everyone's unique path. I believe it is important to embrace each other's differences, and that we all have inside of us the capacity to feel loved and happy. Sometimes we need help to get there. We all want to be validated and to give and feel love. Changes in your family, friendships or community can challenge your skills. Healthy relationships require negotiation and new skills. I would like to help you navigate those challenges and improve your interactions so you can feel more whole. Evidence based practice and are utilized to develop the best plan for you.
(573) 583-3730
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Natasha K Young
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
I am booking old and new clients for Telehealth sessions. Look forward to working with you! Reach out-https://arttherapymissouri.mytheranest.com/account/signup I find the most joy working with individuals who take an active role in their healing journey by engaging collaboratively with me in the counseling process. I believe all people have an innate capacity for growth and positive change.
(573) 261-5645
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Ben L Schartman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have come to understand depression as the experience of drowning under the weight of unexpressed grief. And if you find yourself struggling with depression I want you to know this: there is a path from where you are to a place that is much happier and calmer. We all suffer and struggle at some point in our lives. But just as there is suffering in life, there is a path from suffering to healing. I know this path well and I would be honored to work with you.
(573) 245-8607
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Sheri L. Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Ric Doubet
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, AAMFT
Verified
Verified
Love heals. Addressing the source of the debilitating emotions of shame/guilt, trauma, fears, loss etc. the healing power inherent in all is unleashed. I believe in helping others help themselves. I believe we have healing powers within that are stimulated when one begins to recognize them. The journey to self healing begins with self love. We all have the power to be happy and successful. I will meet you where you are- let the healing journey begin!In home therapy available!
(573) 363-3056
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Marjorie Lynne Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
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
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Rebecca Nobles-Jackson
MEd, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a parent, nothing is more painful than watching your child/teen suffer. You'd give anything to take away their pain. Recently, you've noticed some red flags. Your child's been more disconnected, anxious, and depressed. They've been more withdrawn from friends and family. You've tried everything to get through to them but nothing has worked. Your worried they might be considering self-harming behaviors. Something has to change. As school approaches, you want to ensure they are prepared. I'm here to help your child reduce their symptoms, improve their mood, connect with friends/family and thrive in school!
(573) 245-8517
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Columbia, MO 65201
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Eileen Odette Long
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LLC
Verified
Verified
As a licensed clinical social worker I provide therapy and partner with individuals and families helping them achieve their determined goals. I specialize in assisting clients who have experienced trauma, grief, addictions, anxiety, depression, crisis pregnancy, infertility, and adoption. From a 'strengths-based perspective', I support clients through a variety of treatment modalities to gain insight into how their thoughts and emotions impact behavior and how the past can affect the present and determine the future.
(573) 267-4152
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Photo of Madeline Nash, Licensed Professional Counselor in Columbia, MO
Madeline Nash
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Have your heard yourself say any of these things recently? "I hate feeling so overwhelmed all of the time." "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired." or "I don't think I can do it." You know you deserve to live better and be better but it feels like too much to get there on your own. You're ready to take the next steps with a caring authentic thought partner to move to a better you and a better future.
(660) 202-6259
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Paula Johnson, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
Hoping to be one step closer on a positive path to growth and well-being? As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you reach your true potential and lead the life YOU choose. I work to understand behavior patterns which may be holding you or your child back from a fulfilling life. When therapy is needed it is this week not weeks after you call. ONE appointment is available DAILY for emergency situations. If YOU need extra support working through challenges, or wish to move in a new life direction, I look forward to working with you and your family. Call or e-mail for an individual, couple, or family appointment today.
(573) 833-0987
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Columbia, MO 65201
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Kela L Woods
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Kela Woods is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri with over 10 years experience in Behavioral Health & Social Services. She obtained a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling at Lindenwood University in St. Charles Missouri. Kela’s work experience includes mental health assessments, diagnosing, treatment planning, referrals, crisis intervention and de-escalation. As a therapist Kela is here to listen, to validate, and to provide support in a safe and non-judgemental setting. Kela’s counseling style is warm, empathetic, and client-centered. Her number one goal is to make clients feel heard.
(314) 742-9392
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Columbia, MO 65202
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What type of Columbia 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 or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Columbia?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering 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.