Therapists in Franklin County, MO

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Lucas Dieckhaus
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090
I help survivors overcome past traumas in order to help them begin to heal. I started my career working in the world of non-profit mental health. It was during this time that I realized that we in the mental health community were often treating the wrong thing, our clients tended to be struggling with Trauma more than anything, but we’d be focused on substance use, depression, and anxiety. This would lead to stagnation, due to the real issues not being addressed. Due to this I focus on the treatment of core issues. I focus on what is holding someone back, and not just the symptoms that are caused by these bigger problems.
I help survivors overcome past traumas in order to help them begin to heal. I started my career working in the world of non-profit mental health. It was during this time that I realized that we in the mental health community were often treating the wrong thing, our clients tended to be struggling with Trauma more than anything, but we’d be focused on substance use, depression, and anxiety. This would lead to stagnation, due to the real issues not being addressed. Due to this I focus on the treatment of core issues. I focus on what is holding someone back, and not just the symptoms that are caused by these bigger problems.
(636) 242-5413 View (636) 242-5413
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Amber King
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, MO 63090
"Growth is painful, change is painful, but nothing is as painful as being stuck somewhere you don't belong." Life is a journey and oftentimes along our journey we go through difficult life transitions that can feel impossible to overcome. We may go through feelings of being stuck in the same emotional states, unhealthy relationships or communication patterns that leave us feeling empty and yearning for change. When our lives begin feeling this way, finding a positive support can be crucial in navigating these changes we need to feel better.
"Growth is painful, change is painful, but nothing is as painful as being stuck somewhere you don't belong." Life is a journey and oftentimes along our journey we go through difficult life transitions that can feel impossible to overcome. We may go through feelings of being stuck in the same emotional states, unhealthy relationships or communication patterns that leave us feeling empty and yearning for change. When our lives begin feeling this way, finding a positive support can be crucial in navigating these changes we need to feel better.
(636) 306-3450 View (636) 306-3450
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Missy Giebler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, MO 63090
Reach out today to learn ways to heal from negative thought loops, trauma, and anxious feelings. If worksheets and traditional talk therapy hasn't provided healing in the past (or you just hated it), I may be the right therapist for you. Counseling with me focuses on healing from trauma and goes beyond daily problem solving.
Reach out today to learn ways to heal from negative thought loops, trauma, and anxious feelings. If worksheets and traditional talk therapy hasn't provided healing in the past (or you just hated it), I may be the right therapist for you. Counseling with me focuses on healing from trauma and goes beyond daily problem solving.
(636) 205-1153 View (636) 205-1153
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Leeann Pennington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090
Not accepting new clients
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I commit my work to helping my clients overcome anxiety, stress, PTSD, trauma related issues, OCD, and general life transitions. I utilize many different treatment modules based upon each individual client's need and work with each person to determine the best treatment plan for them. My primary focus is to offer empathy, support, and acceptance to every person who walks into my office.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I commit my work to helping my clients overcome anxiety, stress, PTSD, trauma related issues, OCD, and general life transitions. I utilize many different treatment modules based upon each individual client's need and work with each person to determine the best treatment plan for them. My primary focus is to offer empathy, support, and acceptance to every person who walks into my office.
(314) 833-8802 View (314) 833-8802
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Matt Gildehaus
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090
Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated or sad? I understand how tough that can be. After a 23-year marketing career, I made a mid-life career change; deciding what I really felt called to do was helping people with their most significant life challenges. I am ready to assist individuals, couples or families with issues including: stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse and relationship challenges. I am particularly interested in helping people through life transition challenges including: divorce, marriage, job loss, death of a loved one, chronic illness, or challenges related to aging.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated or sad? I understand how tough that can be. After a 23-year marketing career, I made a mid-life career change; deciding what I really felt called to do was helping people with their most significant life challenges. I am ready to assist individuals, couples or families with issues including: stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse and relationship challenges. I am particularly interested in helping people through life transition challenges including: divorce, marriage, job loss, death of a loved one, chronic illness, or challenges related to aging.
(636) 352-0307 View (636) 352-0307
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Gabriele Hoog
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lonedell, MO 63060  (Online Only)
Life can be overwhelming and challenges may seem insurmountable. It may be difficult to find a way through the barriers that are standing in the way of your personal happiness. Intense emotions like anxiety, depression, and anger can make managing stressful situations even more difficult. Maladaptive coping strategies like emotionally shutting down, perfectionism, critical thinking, alcohol and drug use, self-sabotage and communication breakdowns can increase feelings of isolation and loneliness. Reaching out for help takes strength and courage. Therapy can help you find a way through the barriers that are holding you back.
Life can be overwhelming and challenges may seem insurmountable. It may be difficult to find a way through the barriers that are standing in the way of your personal happiness. Intense emotions like anxiety, depression, and anger can make managing stressful situations even more difficult. Maladaptive coping strategies like emotionally shutting down, perfectionism, critical thinking, alcohol and drug use, self-sabotage and communication breakdowns can increase feelings of isolation and loneliness. Reaching out for help takes strength and courage. Therapy can help you find a way through the barriers that are holding you back.
(573) 508-0932 View (573) 508-0932
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Emily Malecky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090
Dr. Emily Malecky is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri who has been practicing since 2018. She has a Doctor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work. Dr. Malecky considers herself a holistic therapist and borrows from multiple theories and practices including systems theory, empowerment theory, and client center therapy. She utilizes DBT and CBT in her work and will collaborate on your preferences and needs before coming up with a treatment plan together. Dr. Malecky's main goal is to meet you where you are and forge a path together through life's greatest challenges and adventures.
Dr. Emily Malecky is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri who has been practicing since 2018. She has a Doctor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work. Dr. Malecky considers herself a holistic therapist and borrows from multiple theories and practices including systems theory, empowerment theory, and client center therapy. She utilizes DBT and CBT in her work and will collaborate on your preferences and needs before coming up with a treatment plan together. Dr. Malecky's main goal is to meet you where you are and forge a path together through life's greatest challenges and adventures.
(636) 466-8627 View (636) 466-8627
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Kristi L Garner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090  (Online Only)
I specialize in counseling couples, families, and individuals through relationship and parenting struggles, anxiety, trauma, grief, and depression. Are you and your partner struggling to get along or having difficulty with parenting your children? Or maybe you just need a break from day-to-day anxiety and worry? I'm here for you and for all your other issues in between.
I specialize in counseling couples, families, and individuals through relationship and parenting struggles, anxiety, trauma, grief, and depression. Are you and your partner struggling to get along or having difficulty with parenting your children? Or maybe you just need a break from day-to-day anxiety and worry? I'm here for you and for all your other issues in between.
(636) 306-4182 View (636) 306-4182
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Elizabeth R Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCMHC, CEAP, MBA
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090
My main focus is helping clients identify their stressors and learn different methods of coping. While people may share similar experiences, our reactions and perceptions are uniquely our own. Every person's journey is different and can be difficult. I will meet you where you are at emotionally, help you gain the insight to get where you want to be, and then assist in guiding you to get there.
My main focus is helping clients identify their stressors and learn different methods of coping. While people may share similar experiences, our reactions and perceptions are uniquely our own. Every person's journey is different and can be difficult. I will meet you where you are at emotionally, help you gain the insight to get where you want to be, and then assist in guiding you to get there.
(636) 538-5056 View (636) 538-5056
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Katie Walker
MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090
My practice is focused on adult ADHD, as well as folks in ministry who are experiencing stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, depression, anxiety, and marital strain. If you or someone you know fits this description of a struggling professional church worker, please be sure to contact me so I can provide encouragement and resources. You may also visit www.shepherdscanyonretreat.org for additional resources.
My practice is focused on adult ADHD, as well as folks in ministry who are experiencing stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, depression, anxiety, and marital strain. If you or someone you know fits this description of a struggling professional church worker, please be sure to contact me so I can provide encouragement and resources. You may also visit www.shepherdscanyonretreat.org for additional resources.
(636) 243-9262 View (636) 243-9262
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Joan Cassilly Petersen : Personal Potentials Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , CEAP
Verified Verified
Labadie, MO 63055
I enjoy helping people face obstacles in their lives and look at opportunities. I focus on assisting clients to develop their own individual action plan. Together we focus on solutions to reaching their goals. I believe it is important to meet your client where they are, and work from there. Everyone moves at their own pace, but people only change as they feel safe. It is very difficult to let go of old problematic behaviors until you have developed new constructive alternative behaviors. Developing your individual toolbox of coping strategies is a challenge all people face. We all have our own issues, they're just different.
I enjoy helping people face obstacles in their lives and look at opportunities. I focus on assisting clients to develop their own individual action plan. Together we focus on solutions to reaching their goals. I believe it is important to meet your client where they are, and work from there. Everyone moves at their own pace, but people only change as they feel safe. It is very difficult to let go of old problematic behaviors until you have developed new constructive alternative behaviors. Developing your individual toolbox of coping strategies is a challenge all people face. We all have our own issues, they're just different.
(636) 428-3553 x1 View (636) 428-3553 x1
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Miranda Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090
Sometimes we find ourselves in reactionary mode. We react to the people around us, our circumstances, and our thoughts. Whether you struggle with grief, anger, depression, or stress, Life Intentional Counseling has the services to help. Life Intentional Counseling is about recognizing our ability to live with intentionality and not by happenstance. Being intentional with your thoughts and decisions allows you to find practical ways to make the purposeful choices you want to create a peaceful life.
Sometimes we find ourselves in reactionary mode. We react to the people around us, our circumstances, and our thoughts. Whether you struggle with grief, anger, depression, or stress, Life Intentional Counseling has the services to help. Life Intentional Counseling is about recognizing our ability to live with intentionality and not by happenstance. Being intentional with your thoughts and decisions allows you to find practical ways to make the purposeful choices you want to create a peaceful life.
(636) 500-1687 View (636) 500-1687
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Elizabeth Shine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090
Feel like you’re in a constant struggle with daily struggle​ dragging down your quality of life like an anchor? Let's talk. I'm here to help you. Many people view therapy as one-sided conversation with little opportunity to experience each other as real people. I want you to know that I am as real as it gets. I want to help you achieve your goals and start living your life where you are excited to wake up every morning. Now accepting new client in Florida via telehealth.
Feel like you’re in a constant struggle with daily struggle​ dragging down your quality of life like an anchor? Let's talk. I'm here to help you. Many people view therapy as one-sided conversation with little opportunity to experience each other as real people. I want you to know that I am as real as it gets. I want to help you achieve your goals and start living your life where you are excited to wake up every morning. Now accepting new client in Florida via telehealth.
(636) 306-4341 View (636) 306-4341
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Sophia Barringhaus Cirone
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, MHSP, (MO/TN)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, MO 63090
Adults&Couples: I sit with adults who feel overwhelmed, stuck, and just not like themselves work through the pain of their past, and the difficulties in their inner and outer worlds so that they can feel at home inside themselves. I want my clients to feel like the life they have is completely aligned with who they are, and who they are, they love being. I work with clients that have experienced trauma, find romantic relationships and feeling safe in them difficult, couples feeling stuck in their same patterns and communication, and people who find themselves overwhelmed with their current day to day.
Adults&Couples: I sit with adults who feel overwhelmed, stuck, and just not like themselves work through the pain of their past, and the difficulties in their inner and outer worlds so that they can feel at home inside themselves. I want my clients to feel like the life they have is completely aligned with who they are, and who they are, they love being. I work with clients that have experienced trauma, find romantic relationships and feeling safe in them difficult, couples feeling stuck in their same patterns and communication, and people who find themselves overwhelmed with their current day to day.
(636) 264-8800 View (636) 264-8800
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Ryan M Scott
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Union, MO 63084
Hi! I'm Ryan, I am a counseling intern with a deep sense of care for people. I entered this profession as I felt this would be the best way for me to help others when they feel lost and hurt. I don't shy away from those who have seen more than their fair share of pain and suffering but rather welcome them with open arms. While I don't have much professional experience, I have an abundance of personal experience talking with people through their hurt and pain.
Hi! I'm Ryan, I am a counseling intern with a deep sense of care for people. I entered this profession as I felt this would be the best way for me to help others when they feel lost and hurt. I don't shy away from those who have seen more than their fair share of pain and suffering but rather welcome them with open arms. While I don't have much professional experience, I have an abundance of personal experience talking with people through their hurt and pain.
(636) 330-0536 View (636) 330-0536
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Chari Rae Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, MO 63090  (Online Only)
My speciality and focus includes the whole body, and our ability to change. My current studies in this field, allow me to work with my clients through a more integrative approach. This approach uses science and psychotherapy to assist clients to find their own power to cope, change behaviors, and most importantly, heal.
My speciality and focus includes the whole body, and our ability to change. My current studies in this field, allow me to work with my clients through a more integrative approach. This approach uses science and psychotherapy to assist clients to find their own power to cope, change behaviors, and most importantly, heal.
(417) 238-1123 View (417) 238-1123
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Dr. Emily Malecky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome to therapy! It's time to start your journey into yourself, invest in yourself, and to write your own story. I will be happy to guide you or just be someone to bounce ideas off of. I have a holistic approach matching treatment and strategy to what you want and need. Let's collaborate and take this journey together.
Hello and welcome to therapy! It's time to start your journey into yourself, invest in yourself, and to write your own story. I will be happy to guide you or just be someone to bounce ideas off of. I have a holistic approach matching treatment and strategy to what you want and need. Let's collaborate and take this journey together.
(573) 492-2109 View (573) 492-2109
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Timothy G Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LPC, LCSW, SAP
Verified Verified
Washington, MO 63090
My passion is helping others get where they want to be in life and to make the process of getting there as much fun and enjoyable as possible. My ideal client is someone who is ready to take a serious and honest look at themselves for the purpose of becoming the person they were intended to be.
My passion is helping others get where they want to be in life and to make the process of getting there as much fun and enjoyable as possible. My ideal client is someone who is ready to take a serious and honest look at themselves for the purpose of becoming the person they were intended to be.
(636) 590-7491 View (636) 590-7491
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Ashley Nichole Fleeman
Pastoral Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
New Haven, MO 63068  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Ashley Fleeman! I am a proud child of God and a mother to the most handsome little blessing. Being a young mom in today's world, I understand the struggles that Christian's face every day and I want to be able to help those who are lost find their way back to our Lord. I am trained to help individuals who are seeking spiritual guidance, as well as couples who are seeking to reconnect to God and each other, along with couples who are wanting premarital counseling, and families who are seeking a deeper connection or to restore relationships.
Hello! My name is Ashley Fleeman! I am a proud child of God and a mother to the most handsome little blessing. Being a young mom in today's world, I understand the struggles that Christian's face every day and I want to be able to help those who are lost find their way back to our Lord. I am trained to help individuals who are seeking spiritual guidance, as well as couples who are seeking to reconnect to God and each other, along with couples who are wanting premarital counseling, and families who are seeking a deeper connection or to restore relationships.
(636) 736-0802 View (636) 736-0802
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Sheilan Cook-Cornman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Sullivan, MO 63080  (Online Only)
As a therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
As a therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(573) 306-0563 View (573) 306-0563
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Number of Therapists in Franklin County, MO

50+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Franklin County, MO who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
82% Depression
71% Grief
71% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD
66% Relationship Issues
66% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Cigna and Evernorth
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
72% Aetna

How Therapists in Franklin County, MO see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Franklin 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.

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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.