Helping individuals, couples, and families be all that they were intended to be through healing, restoring, improving relationships and emotional health. Nikki Pinkley, MS, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from College of the Ozarks and her Master's of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from Evangel University. She specializes in individual and family counseling with adolescents and adults along with Christian marriage counseling.
I am a clinical psychologist in Branson, Missouri. Through the years I have helped a diverse range of people suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, marital issues, and a wide range of other emotionally charged situations. I believe that everyone can benefit from psychotherapy/counseling. What gives meaning in my life is to remove or alleviate the psychological pain of another human being.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, EMDR, LPC, AACC
If hopelessness, loneliness, fear, anger, and despair are a part of your regular experience, there is help. Trauma and narcissistic abuse survivors often feel isolated and it is my heart to offer support to those individuals who are walking through healing and towards wholeness. Many people live their daily lives carrying these heavy burdens all alone. Sometimes marriage problems or recovery issues seem overwhelming, but you do NOT have to accept that as normal living. I am a specialist in life recovery.
Sometimes, the most courageous thing someone can do is seek professional help. I consider it a joy to help my clients meet their goals. I enjoy working with clients who grapple with anxiety, depression, church/spiritual abuse, anger, relationship struggles, sex/porn addiction, trauma, and grief. I am EMDR trained. I view my clients as the experts of their own lives and respect their autonomy. Though I provide treatment to people of all faiths or none, I integrate Christian faith into the counseling process for those who appreciate that perspective. My counseling office is a shame-free zone, where you are free to heal and be whole.
Therapy is for everyone - but it is particularly for people who want to heal, or want to grow. In either case, I will provide a safe space to do the work needed to reach your goals. I recognize the most difficult work will be done by you, but I will be with you at every step.
Change is about hope, about effort, about personal growth. My goal as I work with clients is to help facilitate that effort as they strive for the growth they desire. I believe change occurs by awareness and establishing one's authentic vision of who they wish to be--as an individual, a parent, a partner, a friend. I work collaboratively with clients to help them bring about positive changes in their lives that make sense to them, according to their personal values.
You have a story. A very important and unique story. Sometimes your story keeps you stuck. It keeps you from being the best version of yourself. If your story involves trauma whether from sexual abuse, divorce as an adult or child, physical or verbal abuse, relationship conflict, boundary confusion, religious confusion, natural disasters, accidents, etc, I can help you reprocess these memories and the negative things that you tell yourself. It takes a lot of strength to reach out and ask for help however, I will provide you a safe space to do just that.
I seriously understand how scary change can be. You are the only person who can decide when it's time to take control of your own mental health. Think about what it would feel like to truly, LAUGH, again. I am a professional mental health provider with profound experience in working with those seeking change. Change in your personal life. Change in your relationships with others. Change in how you parent. Change in understanding that you have the tools/power to reduce your own anxiety/depression. Change that you can choose not to carry your trauma forward.
If hopelessness, loneliness, fear, anger, or despair are a part of your regular experience, there is help. Many people live their daily lives carrying these heavy burdens all alone. Sometimes marriage problems or recovery issues seem overwhelming, but you do NOT have to accept that as normal living. I am a specialist in life recovery and relational repair. I'm Gottman Level 1 trained in marital relationship therapy, hold certification in LIFE Languages™ & Couples Coaching™, and IBCC/AACC board certified. My greatest hope is that anyone reading this who feels overwhelmed, alone, and hopeless will be encouraged to reach out for help.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the profession in both clinical and administrative roles for over 35 years. I have helped my clients deal with a myriad of issues including low self-esteem, pain and stress management, communication and relationship difficulties such as domestic violence, work-life balance, anger management, pregnancy, fertility issues, postpartum depression and other women's issues, parenting problems, foster care/adoption issues, chronic illness, Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain injuries, end of life issues, grief and loss, as well as LGBTQ issues.
The Authentic Men’s Group (AMG) — a non profit organization devoted to making men’s mental health and personal growth a priority. AMG is passionate about creating a guilt free environment for all men. Through group coaching and by promoting 100% authenticity and self acceptance men get to know and experience that they are not alone, a good man and enough. Each coach and group is devoted to listening to not only what is said— but the truths rooted beneath those words. Those truths are then explored and applied to every day life and circumstances.
Finding "Calm in Chaos" is an overarching theme in my counseling practice, my court appointed high conflict co-parenting sessions, expert witness testimony in family, civil, and federal court cases, as well as in my executive and life coaching practice. Conflict is prevalent today in our personal and professional lives. With so much uncertainty I found it imperative to develop a 'Mental Health Urgent Care' counseling model. In a quest to immediately address unexpected trauma, I offer sessions three days per week rooted in a medical triage model. This permits those with critical needs to not have to wait months for a session.
I have been in private practice for 34 years and see individuals, families, adolescents and children. I believe people have the ability to make positive changes in their lives, given the tools to have better coping skills, enhanced self esteem, guidance with problem areas, and changing patterns of behaving and thinking, No matter how difficult the situation may seem, there is always a solution.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BACS, CTMH, CIMHP
I have a background in mental health, primarily with adults and geriatrics who also have chronic medical conditions. I have worked with various agencies for over 25 years , providing in home services for clients, locating resources to assist in improving levels of functioning, and providing counseling to patients and family members, including grief, loss and bereavement counseling. I will challenge you to get to know yourself & to find your joy. Teletherapy (video) therapy sessions are available statewide in Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri,& Arkansas (if appropriate for client's needs & based on insurance requirements) .
At Compass Counseling, we are dedicated to providing responsive service to our clients, contacts and community. We have a diverse staff of professional counselors who are capable of meeting the most difficult counseling needs. We seek to develop cooperative relationships with everyone involved in the client's care to maximize the therapeutic benefit to the client and optimize the treatment process. Our growing list of therapists allows us to match up client needs with specific areas of interest/expertise within our counselor community.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CSAT, CPTT
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.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC, MT-BC, REAT
Psychological healing (healing of Psyche) happens not only through talk but also, and often more profoundly, through engagement with images and the arts. I offer psychotherapy and clinical supervision grounded in the imaginal realm, utilizing a variety of art modalities including visual art, sound and music, exploring images that arise in dreams, art and sand tray. A generalist, I am comfortable with a variety of populations; I have worked most extensively with issues related to mental health, career-life planning, sexuality and relational issues, and integrating psychedelic and non-dual experiences.
I am a Psychotherapist/ Art Therapist/ Psychoanalyst with 15 years experience working with children and adults. Therapy is an important step towards facing and working through our greatest challenges in life. It facilitates growth, acceptance, and understanding. I provide a confidential, open, creative environment for you to explore your path and the obstacles you are facing.
I am part of OCD Associates, a nation-wide private practice specializing in treating individuals with OCD; I was trained in ERP through the IOCDF in 2015. I typically see clients for a 45 minute session weekly or every two weeks via telehealth. I can see any client that is in a PsyPact state. Please e-mail info@ocdassociates for additional info or to join the waitlist.
I was trained in hypnotism at Southern Institute of Hypnosis, licensed by the State of Arkansas; Mottin and Johnson Institute of Hypnosis. I am certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists as a Certified Hypnosis Instructor. I have a B.S. in psychology, an M.R.C. in counseling, and an Ed. S. in counseling and psychometric testing. I am a Certified Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists. The National Guild of Hypnotists is the oldest and largest hypnotism organization in the world. Its certification is the most widely recognized credential for the professional practice of the hypnotic arts.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Hollister are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Hollister then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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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. Psychologists in Hollister specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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.
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