Therapists in Douglas County, MO

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Judy Kay King
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ava, MO 65608
It is my goal to change lives even if it is on a small scale. My work experience, education, on going training, and personal life experiences make me a well rounded counselor.
It is my goal to change lives even if it is on a small scale. My work experience, education, on going training, and personal life experiences make me a well rounded counselor.
(417) 275-3901 View (417) 275-3901
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Cari Hansen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Ava, MO 65608
My experience with helping individuals and families overcome difficult challenges is my passion. I believe that it easier to find and build upon one's strengths than it is to focus primarily on fixing problems. Much of my time in therapy is spent on discovering creative solutions rather than talking too long just about what is wrong. I often involve the whole family and believe that every person is unique and requires an individualized approach. One size does not fit all. Please call me or email today discuss your needs and hopes and/or to set an appointment time.
My experience with helping individuals and families overcome difficult challenges is my passion. I believe that it easier to find and build upon one's strengths than it is to focus primarily on fixing problems. Much of my time in therapy is spent on discovering creative solutions rather than talking too long just about what is wrong. I often involve the whole family and believe that every person is unique and requires an individualized approach. One size does not fit all. Please call me or email today discuss your needs and hopes and/or to set an appointment time.
(417) 201-5058 View (417) 201-5058
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Peggy Bissing LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Ava, MO 65608  (Online Only)
My specialty is assisting adult and teen survivors of trauma. I have an extensive history working in the public school setting with special needs children and at-risk youth. Additionally, I have experience in the criminal justice system with first responders, crime victims and recovering addicts. My services include post adoption therapeutic assistance for foster children, therapeutic guidance for crime victims, first responders, veterans and assistance to those seeking outpatient treatment for addictions. My ultimate goal is to help adults and children live more fulfilling and productive lives.
My specialty is assisting adult and teen survivors of trauma. I have an extensive history working in the public school setting with special needs children and at-risk youth. Additionally, I have experience in the criminal justice system with first responders, crime victims and recovering addicts. My services include post adoption therapeutic assistance for foster children, therapeutic guidance for crime victims, first responders, veterans and assistance to those seeking outpatient treatment for addictions. My ultimate goal is to help adults and children live more fulfilling and productive lives.
(210) 920-7900 View (210) 920-7900

Online Therapists

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Dr. Diana Eul
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CSAT, CPTT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65804
My clients are successful, highly-motivated professionals who find that certain areas of life are becoming unmanageable. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) specializing in sex/porn addictions, partners of sex addicts, multiple addictions, trauma, abuse, and PTSD. I trained under Patrick Carnes at the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). Under Dan Allender I earned an advanced counseling certificate in trauma-focused narrative therapy. Addiction, abuse and trauma are viewed as symptoms rather than defining characteristics. I seek an approach to recovery that embraces positive, proactive, sustainable change.
My clients are successful, highly-motivated professionals who find that certain areas of life are becoming unmanageable. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) specializing in sex/porn addictions, partners of sex addicts, multiple addictions, trauma, abuse, and PTSD. I trained under Patrick Carnes at the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). Under Dan Allender I earned an advanced counseling certificate in trauma-focused narrative therapy. Addiction, abuse and trauma are viewed as symptoms rather than defining characteristics. I seek an approach to recovery that embraces positive, proactive, sustainable change.
(417) 708-6910 View (417) 708-6910
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Lisa Spore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BSP, EMDR
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
I am a trained Brainspotting (BSP) therapist. Sessions are self-pay only. I offer professional supervision for Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselors. I received the 2021 Healthcare Champions Counselor of the Year award presented by the Springfield Business Journal.
I am a trained Brainspotting (BSP) therapist. Sessions are self-pay only. I offer professional supervision for Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselors. I received the 2021 Healthcare Champions Counselor of the Year award presented by the Springfield Business Journal.
(417) 370-0151 View (417) 370-0151
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David R Robb
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
In our counseling journey, I see you as someone really brave and ready to explore your life. You’re not just looking for quick fixes but aiming for a deep understanding of yourself and tools for lasting change. Your goals go beyond overcoming challenges – you want to get to the root of things, build resilience, and form deeper connections. You’re not just here for advice; you’re an active part of your own empowerment. You believe in your ability to change, and seeking support is a strong step toward a more fulfilling life. Together, we’ll navigate your emotions, uncover your strengths, and move toward a future that fits your values.
In our counseling journey, I see you as someone really brave and ready to explore your life. You’re not just looking for quick fixes but aiming for a deep understanding of yourself and tools for lasting change. Your goals go beyond overcoming challenges – you want to get to the root of things, build resilience, and form deeper connections. You’re not just here for advice; you’re an active part of your own empowerment. You believe in your ability to change, and seeking support is a strong step toward a more fulfilling life. Together, we’ll navigate your emotions, uncover your strengths, and move toward a future that fits your values.
(573) 880-4661 View (573) 880-4661
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Jenny Parker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nixa, MO 65714
I work primarily with adults and married couples. I am trained in EMDR therapy to help those who have experienced trauma. I have worked extensively with couples in crisis. I also have expertise in working with people coming out of abusive relationships. I have helped clients in developing a sense of identity, boundaries, empowerment, self-care, and holistic well-being. I have helped people work through processes of forgiveness, grief, recovery, and abuse and trauma healing. Clients have expressed that I create a safe place and share practical tools toward change.
I work primarily with adults and married couples. I am trained in EMDR therapy to help those who have experienced trauma. I have worked extensively with couples in crisis. I also have expertise in working with people coming out of abusive relationships. I have helped clients in developing a sense of identity, boundaries, empowerment, self-care, and holistic well-being. I have helped people work through processes of forgiveness, grief, recovery, and abuse and trauma healing. Clients have expressed that I create a safe place and share practical tools toward change.
(417) 238-0368 View (417) 238-0368
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Moiria Elaine Seiber
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified Verified
West Plains, MO 65775
I believe that therapy is a journey and my job as a therapist is to join each client on their personal exploration. My role, as a therapist, is to provide guided support for each person to find the growth path that best meets their needs and goals in a safe and encouraging environment. I see clients of all ages and diagnosis but during my training have focused on youth and I have trained as a Certified Youth Trauma Professional and believe in using play therapy for children to process the traumas they have experienced.
I believe that therapy is a journey and my job as a therapist is to join each client on their personal exploration. My role, as a therapist, is to provide guided support for each person to find the growth path that best meets their needs and goals in a safe and encouraging environment. I see clients of all ages and diagnosis but during my training have focused on youth and I have trained as a Certified Youth Trauma Professional and believe in using play therapy for children to process the traumas they have experienced.
(417) 473-2440 View (417) 473-2440
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Genevieve Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
Gen is a licensed professional counselor with extensive experience in grief work (all ages) and counseling teens. Regardless of age or specific concern, Gen will provide you with a safe & supportive space to navigate your journey. With empathy and compassion, she will help you process your emotions, honor your unique experience, & find healing along the way.
Gen is a licensed professional counselor with extensive experience in grief work (all ages) and counseling teens. Regardless of age or specific concern, Gen will provide you with a safe & supportive space to navigate your journey. With empathy and compassion, she will help you process your emotions, honor your unique experience, & find healing along the way.
(417) 387-3329 View (417) 387-3329
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Lacey Wallace
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807
At Be Restored Counseling our approach to therapy is very relational. I take time to get to know my clients and understand the experiences in life that have led them to me. I believe the way we see ourselves, our relationships, and the world is through the lens of our experiences. Therefore, I believe healing within and in relationships begins with a safe theraputic attachment. I find great joy in partnering with individuals and couples as they bravely take steps towards healing! Through advanced training in trauma and sexual healing my hope is to provide a safe place for you to Be Seen, Be Connected, Be Loved, & Be Restored!
At Be Restored Counseling our approach to therapy is very relational. I take time to get to know my clients and understand the experiences in life that have led them to me. I believe the way we see ourselves, our relationships, and the world is through the lens of our experiences. Therefore, I believe healing within and in relationships begins with a safe theraputic attachment. I find great joy in partnering with individuals and couples as they bravely take steps towards healing! Through advanced training in trauma and sexual healing my hope is to provide a safe place for you to Be Seen, Be Connected, Be Loved, & Be Restored!
(417) 473-3057 View (417) 473-3057
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Maribeth Primm
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65802
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I'm Maribeth, an EMDR Certified Therapist, and I'm glad you've found me! It's so important to feel a sense of connection with a therapist. My philosophy is simple - I believe that we are all born as divine lights of the universe, but that through the course of our lives we are given messages through the words or acts of others, or sometimes even ourselves, that impact how we see ourselves and the world. My style of therapy focuses on helping people change those messages to reflect the true nature of each of us - one of wholeness. Therapy, to me, is the act of holding space for someone as they journey towards their awakening.
Hi! I'm Maribeth, an EMDR Certified Therapist, and I'm glad you've found me! It's so important to feel a sense of connection with a therapist. My philosophy is simple - I believe that we are all born as divine lights of the universe, but that through the course of our lives we are given messages through the words or acts of others, or sometimes even ourselves, that impact how we see ourselves and the world. My style of therapy focuses on helping people change those messages to reflect the true nature of each of us - one of wholeness. Therapy, to me, is the act of holding space for someone as they journey towards their awakening.
(417) 280-3386 View (417) 280-3386
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Marissa L Casey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807
My ideal client resonates with at least one of the following statements: 1) You are often told how smart you are, but you think you’ve just managed to fool everyone and are worried that one day they’ll see the “real” you. 2) You are a naturally excitable and passionate person, even if you don’t always show it on the outside. 3) People often tell you to “stop thinking about it so much,” but your thoughts don’t stop. You’re not sure you could even imagine a mind where nothing is happening. My clients want to feel like they know themselves, have confidence, and that past negative experiences do not determine who they are.
My ideal client resonates with at least one of the following statements: 1) You are often told how smart you are, but you think you’ve just managed to fool everyone and are worried that one day they’ll see the “real” you. 2) You are a naturally excitable and passionate person, even if you don’t always show it on the outside. 3) People often tell you to “stop thinking about it so much,” but your thoughts don’t stop. You’re not sure you could even imagine a mind where nothing is happening. My clients want to feel like they know themselves, have confidence, and that past negative experiences do not determine who they are.
(417) 884-1548 View (417) 884-1548
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Alison Ulrich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Ozark, MO 65721
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.
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 View (417) 288-4476
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Boyd Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ASAT, AMAT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65807
Currently Accepting New Clients. With several years of personal and professional experience working with recovery from pornography and problematic sexual behavior, I utilize a trauma-informed approach to treat anxiety, depression, PTSD, and process addictions. I hold a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Services from Evangel University, and received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Missouri State University.
Currently Accepting New Clients. With several years of personal and professional experience working with recovery from pornography and problematic sexual behavior, I utilize a trauma-informed approach to treat anxiety, depression, PTSD, and process addictions. I hold a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Services from Evangel University, and received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Missouri State University.
(424) 242-2693 View (424) 242-2693
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Amanda DiMartini
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65806
Anxiety Specialist: Anxiety Relief: Free yourself from racing thoughts, worry, fear, and restlessness. Anxiety can decrease your self- esteem and create difficulty with decision making. There are life-changing strategies I will teach and support you through. Learn to utilize your strengths and overcome debilitating stress responses. Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Integration sessions available. Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy is a powerful psychedelic treatment that can help heal trauma, reset your perspective, and improve motivation for positive change.
Anxiety Specialist: Anxiety Relief: Free yourself from racing thoughts, worry, fear, and restlessness. Anxiety can decrease your self- esteem and create difficulty with decision making. There are life-changing strategies I will teach and support you through. Learn to utilize your strengths and overcome debilitating stress responses. Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Integration sessions available. Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy is a powerful psychedelic treatment that can help heal trauma, reset your perspective, and improve motivation for positive change.
(417) 595-0166 View (417) 595-0166
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Joshua Freeman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65806
I am privileged to work with clients of all ages across a broad variety of needs. My practice is largely focused on trauma, though I also see with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues, relationship issues, and stress.
I am privileged to work with clients of all ages across a broad variety of needs. My practice is largely focused on trauma, though I also see with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues, relationship issues, and stress.
(417) 453-2947 View (417) 453-2947
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The Candid Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807  (Online Only)
Change is hard and we are only motivated to change when we become uncomfortable with our current situation. Change also requires risk, commitment and hard work; I am looking for clients who are ready to take tangible steps towards change, personal growth, and mental health improvement using a telehealth platform that allows you to remain in the safety and comfort of your own environment, with no time wasted for travel. I’m accepting clients who reside in Missouri and flexible scheduling is offered. Call or email me for a free consultation to see if I’d be a good fit for you and your mental health goals.
Change is hard and we are only motivated to change when we become uncomfortable with our current situation. Change also requires risk, commitment and hard work; I am looking for clients who are ready to take tangible steps towards change, personal growth, and mental health improvement using a telehealth platform that allows you to remain in the safety and comfort of your own environment, with no time wasted for travel. I’m accepting clients who reside in Missouri and flexible scheduling is offered. Call or email me for a free consultation to see if I’d be a good fit for you and your mental health goals.
(417) 302-3004 View (417) 302-3004
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Sarai Lajas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, EMDR, LPC, AACC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Branson, MO 65616
Experiencing trauma can make life feel heavy and overwhelming. When everyday tasks and responsibilities cause you to retreat and steal your sense of security, there doesn't seem to be a way out. But you are not a hopeless case. If you desire to heal, grow and learn how to take your life back, I would be honored to help you take the necessary steps toward those goals. You can learn to walk in freedom and confidence after experiencing trauma.
Experiencing trauma can make life feel heavy and overwhelming. When everyday tasks and responsibilities cause you to retreat and steal your sense of security, there doesn't seem to be a way out. But you are not a hopeless case. If you desire to heal, grow and learn how to take your life back, I would be honored to help you take the necessary steps toward those goals. You can learn to walk in freedom and confidence after experiencing trauma.
(817) 592-9478 View (817) 592-9478
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Jody Tetlow
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, and healing environment for my clients. I believe that through unconditional positive regard, connection, and compassion individuals are able to learn more about themselves. In doing so they can find solutions, strengthen inner peace, and work towards personal goals. My treatment approach as a therapist is tailored to each client to incorporate techniques and methodologies that are most helpful to each individual.
My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, and healing environment for my clients. I believe that through unconditional positive regard, connection, and compassion individuals are able to learn more about themselves. In doing so they can find solutions, strengthen inner peace, and work towards personal goals. My treatment approach as a therapist is tailored to each client to incorporate techniques and methodologies that are most helpful to each individual.
(417) 487-4208 View (417) 487-4208
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Brooke Shivers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
I will work to promote the decision-making process, in a non-judgmental environment. During this process I will work alongside you as we both strive to gain awareness and understanding. Through this insight and self-discovery, we will begin to see possible paths for healing.
I will work to promote the decision-making process, in a non-judgmental environment. During this process I will work alongside you as we both strive to gain awareness and understanding. Through this insight and self-discovery, we will begin to see possible paths for healing.
(417) 473-2942 View (417) 473-2942

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Douglas County, MO

< 10

Therapists in Douglas County, MO who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Parenting
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Anger Management
100% Autism

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% TRICARE
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Douglas County, MO see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Douglas County?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.