Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Therapists in Columbia, MO

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Melissa Anderson
MA, PLPC
Verified
Verified
Life can be incredibly hard at times. We can't control or change what has happened to us, what we needed but didn't get, or how isolating and confusing things can be. Sometimes we don't understand why we feel the way we do, how people interact with us, our reactions, or what to do next. Maybe we don't feel much at all. We don't have to keep repeating the same patterns or relating to ourselves and others in the same ways, even though that might feel impossible right now. I know reflecting on our behaviors, thought patterns, and life experiences can be incredibly difficult, and I’m here to support you through that process.
(314) 408-6837
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Columbia, MO 65211
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Scott Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT, PCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I identify as kink , consensual non-monogamous, and sex-positive myself and fully support these communities.
Guys, you don't have to keep struggling with your problematic sexual behaviors and/or your truamas. Life may feel hopeless and your anxiety may be higher than you've ever felt it before. Yet, it doesn't have to stay this way. My clients all have two things in common: 1) They want to be here for themselves, even when others are making them; and 2) They want to put in the work to achieve their goals. They come to me usually in a state of panic, depression, or some even come in when their world is nothing but chaos and out of control. When you're ready to tackle your issues give me a call.
(636) 205-1686
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Sophie Pellegrini
MSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
My practice is LGBTQIA+-celebratory, neurodivergent-affirming, sex-positive, non-monogamy-affirming, kink -aware, and sex worker-affirming.
As a therapist, I create a warm, compassionate space for clients who want to discover and connect with their most authentic, grounded selves. Whether you are seeking to uncover a more authentic, grounded sense of self; explore new or evolving aspects of your gender or sexual identity; foster a deeper sense of embodiment; strengthen your skills for navigating boundaries or communication; or otherwise improve your relationship with self and others, I will walk alongside you as a non-judgmental, empowering ally in your process of growth, healing, and self-exploration.
(314) 207-9104
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Columbia, MO 65211
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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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Kim Oliver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I began my career providing counseling services in a treatment center and have continued to specialize in substance use issues. Substance abuse, dependence, and addiction are confusing to all that suffer from this disease and their families. I have learned over many years that no one is immune to mental health stress, trauma, OR addiction. Most can find recovery and wellness. Expert couples counseling requires expert training. The Gottman Method is taught in three levels and I completed all three in 2017. My intensive couples approach is successful in improving communication and usually provides results in a reasonable time frame.
(573) 340-4179
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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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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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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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Katy Aull
Pre-Licensed Professional, NCC
Verified
Verified
I help people pleasers - exhausted by the endless pursuit of perfection - find their version of good enough. I am the right counselor for you if you are doing everything you can to achieve, follow the rules, and do well...yet you do not feel good enough, seen, or valued. Are you ready to stop sacrificing your needs, thoughts, and feelings for the comfort of others?
(314) 470-9471
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Empower Therapeutic Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
In a world that is primarily individualized, it can feel really hard to be an individual, to feel that your needs and your voice matter, and to know that you can take care of yourself first. It seems like everyone expects you to cater to their needs, boundaries are hard to set and harder to maintain, and taking care of your own self first can feel profane. You do not have to choose between keeping the peace at a cost to yourself or acting like a mad person and losing others.
(573) 928-2369
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Columbia, MO 65202
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Amber Liponoga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
As a Social Worker, I am interested in helping clients achieve optimal mental health and wellness through helping clients recognize and use their strengths while finding ways to tackle barriers and create lasting change. I love working with people who are motivated or just motivated to find their motivation.
(573) 591-3167
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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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Linda Pogo, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CPC, YTT200
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Using deep listening, imagery, goal setting, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy, and many other modalities, I help people heal from the past, accept what is, and live life with intention.
(573) 340-9934
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Andrew Taegel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CRADC, MARS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you feeling stuck? Has something happened that has left you feeling empty and exhausted? Do you feel like you're trapped in a cyclone of negative thoughts and fear? Do you feel like you can't just will yourself to "snap out of it?" Are you struggling to find meaning in your life? If you're feeling lost or defeated and you're having difficulty engaging with your own life, I'd like to to assist you in moving toward something meaningful. You can get unstuck and live the way you desire, and you don't have to try to get there alone.
(573) 608-1256
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Columbia, MO 65201
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Christy Hutton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Choosing to live authentically is an act of courage. Life offers many opportunities to hide our true selves, sometimes even from oneself, often resulting in living far below our capacity. Taking steps to heal, recover, survive, or take life to the next level can be challenging on our own. We’ll work together to understand what you want in your life, what’s getting in the way, and how you can create opportunities to have more of what you want, empowering you to live courageously and authentically. I love working with many different concerns including anxiety, depression, sexuality, gender, parenting, and more.
(573) 633-4061
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Columbia, MO 65203
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Elizabeth Hocker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Do you desire a life of meaning, connection, and joy? As a therapist, I specialize in helping you overcome ADHD/ADD, anxiety, and depression. If you're experiencing these symptoms, chances are you're dealing with exhaustion/overwhelm, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. I'm here to help you. Life is imperfect, messy, and complicated. There's no roadmap. Along the way, you have faced many challenges and painful experiences. You don't have to go through this alone. We all desire to improve our lives and our relationships. We crave understanding, support, connection, growth, and when necessary change.
(573) 505-0071
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Columbia, MO 65201
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Caleb Cheavens
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
We often tell ourselves, "I should be able to handle this." Persistence has served us well in the past as we have built our careers, but sometimes our self-reliance becomes a burden as we find ourselves suffering in isolation. We don't think of asking for help until things become desperate. We may find we are avoiding our problems by using chemical substances or doom-scrolling on TikTok. We want to feel good about work again, we want our relationships to bring us joy again. But we also may have stopped hoping our situation could get better, except on occasion when we privately dare to hope.
(573) 693-4046
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Columbia, MO 65201
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Beth Orns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Life is hard! There are so many things to balance and never enough hours in the day. It is important to make time for yourself in the chaos. If we show up for ourselves we are better able to be there for the rest of our life. I love helping people live to their potential by exploring their stressors and mental health issues. I want you to feel empowered to be the best version of yourself at home, at work, and in your relationships. I want to help you develop strategies that help you meet your personal goals.
(573) 245-8149
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Columbia, MO 65201
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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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Stevie Wallace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I’m Stevie Wallace. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in St. Louis, Missouri, and I specialize in treating trauma, mood disorders and body image issues. It takes courage to step forward and ask for help, and I want to pause and acknowledge that. Be proud of yourself for taking the first steps toward healing. My clinical experience includes a range of settings; residential, acute psychiatric inpatient, private practice, and school-based therapy. I have worked with those facing issues related to depression, anxiety, self-esteem and emotional regulation. My passion lies in providing affirming care for the LGBTQ+ community.
(816) 662-7501
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Columbia, MO 65203
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