Therapists in Joplin, MO

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Quinn Walsh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Joplin, MO 64801  (Online Only)
Limited online sessions currently available! The cracks, bumps, potholes, and debris in life’s journey can wear you out. They can make you tired, beat you down, and terrify you to the point of paralysis. Counseling gives you a place of peace, security, and nonjudgmental reflection. I believe that it is my role to help facilitate the change you want in your life. Whether it is the general anxieties of life, specific trauma, or the pain of grief I am skilled to walk with you through the most difficult moments of your life providing you with the support and tools you need to overcome the chaos of it all.
Limited online sessions currently available! The cracks, bumps, potholes, and debris in life’s journey can wear you out. They can make you tired, beat you down, and terrify you to the point of paralysis. Counseling gives you a place of peace, security, and nonjudgmental reflection. I believe that it is my role to help facilitate the change you want in your life. Whether it is the general anxieties of life, specific trauma, or the pain of grief I am skilled to walk with you through the most difficult moments of your life providing you with the support and tools you need to overcome the chaos of it all.
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Cydney Churchwell
LPC Intern, MS, PLPC
Verified
Joplin, MO 64804
Waitlist for new clients
Cydney works with a variety of client populations ranging from young adults to older adults. They have previous experience with areas of counseling including anxiety/stress, mood disorders, ADHD, and personality disorders.
Cydney works with a variety of client populations ranging from young adults to older adults. They have previous experience with areas of counseling including anxiety/stress, mood disorders, ADHD, and personality disorders.
(417) 465-3398 View (417) 465-3398
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Dr. Jason Fairman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Joplin, MO 64804  (Online Only)
Dr. Fairman has over 20 years of clinical and leadership experience working with adolescents, adults, and older adults who are faced with issues including depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, and relationship challenges.
Dr. Fairman has over 20 years of clinical and leadership experience working with adolescents, adults, and older adults who are faced with issues including depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, and relationship challenges.
(417) 473-3967 View (417) 473-3967
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Jennifer Wright
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Joplin, MO 64804
Hi! I’m passionate about helping people reduce the spiral of anxiety, connect with themselves and others, and heal from past hurt. To help clients, I often start by establishing stability - learning to ride the waves out. After some stability, we work on healing the inner systems by understanding how and why those waves matter to someone.
Hi! I’m passionate about helping people reduce the spiral of anxiety, connect with themselves and others, and heal from past hurt. To help clients, I often start by establishing stability - learning to ride the waves out. After some stability, we work on healing the inner systems by understanding how and why those waves matter to someone.
(417) 246-3353 View (417) 246-3353
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Mandy Witthuhn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Joplin, MO 64801
Hi, I am Mandy Witthuhn, Licensed Clinicial Social Worker. My work is focused on empowering people to create mindful change in their lives by relating to their thoughts in a more helpful way, re-connecting to authenticity and showing up in life to do more of what truly matters.
Hi, I am Mandy Witthuhn, Licensed Clinicial Social Worker. My work is focused on empowering people to create mindful change in their lives by relating to their thoughts in a more helpful way, re-connecting to authenticity and showing up in life to do more of what truly matters.
(417) 510-4486 View (417) 510-4486
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Elizabeth Chapman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Joplin, MO 64801  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Beth and I celebrate your courage and wisdom in searching for this site! I celebrate the individual's strengths in a nonjudgmental collaboration. The mind-body-heart connection, awareness, and trust are the foundation of therapy. The goal is always for your voice to be heard and from that voice to move forward towards your heart's calling. It isn't just "mental health" it's about health- body, mind, and heart. When those three are working together- that is your voice. Well done for hearing your voice and courageously searching this site.
Hello, my name is Beth and I celebrate your courage and wisdom in searching for this site! I celebrate the individual's strengths in a nonjudgmental collaboration. The mind-body-heart connection, awareness, and trust are the foundation of therapy. The goal is always for your voice to be heard and from that voice to move forward towards your heart's calling. It isn't just "mental health" it's about health- body, mind, and heart. When those three are working together- that is your voice. Well done for hearing your voice and courageously searching this site.
(833) 209-3773 View (833) 209-3773
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Barbara Longan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Joplin, MO 64804
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy provides a safe place to increase understanding, to learn how to make positive changes, to resolve problems, to heal from painful situations, or to simply feel better. I believe these things occur best when an individual is in a non-judgemental environment where they are treated with dignity and respect. I strive to provide just that to my clients. I want people to feel relaxed and supported when working with me. Life, with all its challenges, is difficult enough. The therapeutic process should be as easy as possible.
Therapy provides a safe place to increase understanding, to learn how to make positive changes, to resolve problems, to heal from painful situations, or to simply feel better. I believe these things occur best when an individual is in a non-judgemental environment where they are treated with dignity and respect. I strive to provide just that to my clients. I want people to feel relaxed and supported when working with me. Life, with all its challenges, is difficult enough. The therapeutic process should be as easy as possible.
(417) 310-1982 View (417) 310-1982
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Crystal Ann Whitesell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Joplin, MO 64804
I have a passion for promoting mental health and know it takes courage to seek therapy. Together, we can explore your strengths and develop strategies for coping, enhancing self-awareness, and achieving your goals. I bring a seasoned perspective and I am committed to supporting my clients.
I have a passion for promoting mental health and know it takes courage to seek therapy. Together, we can explore your strengths and develop strategies for coping, enhancing self-awareness, and achieving your goals. I bring a seasoned perspective and I am committed to supporting my clients.
(417) 892-3176 View (417) 892-3176
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Caroline Renger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Joplin, MO 64804
Do you feel stuck like you are in a never ending loop of conflict, unhealthy patterns and negative emotions? We all can feel overwhelmed by life and all of the stress it brings. Maybe you have gone through something unthinkable and you are ready to heal and be more present in your life. Are you wanting solutions to conflict with people you care about? Unhealthy communication can lead to shallow, drama filled relationships that leave everyone feeling drained and defeated. Counseling can help. Working with me will bring awareness to patterns, empowerment, and skills needed to make shifts to change your life.
Do you feel stuck like you are in a never ending loop of conflict, unhealthy patterns and negative emotions? We all can feel overwhelmed by life and all of the stress it brings. Maybe you have gone through something unthinkable and you are ready to heal and be more present in your life. Are you wanting solutions to conflict with people you care about? Unhealthy communication can lead to shallow, drama filled relationships that leave everyone feeling drained and defeated. Counseling can help. Working with me will bring awareness to patterns, empowerment, and skills needed to make shifts to change your life.
(417) 212-5749 View (417) 212-5749
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Dr. Brandi Norman, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Joplin, MO 64801
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I teach coping skills and guide you toward finding values in life to make it worth living. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I teach coping skills and guide you toward finding values in life to make it worth living. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.
(417) 261-5975 View (417) 261-5975
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David Wermuth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Joplin, MO 64801
The ideal client is anyone who is willing to come to therapy. With a strengths-based, trauma-focused, and client-centered approach, I can work with nearly any individual, couple, family, or group.
The ideal client is anyone who is willing to come to therapy. With a strengths-based, trauma-focused, and client-centered approach, I can work with nearly any individual, couple, family, or group.
(417) 660-2175 View (417) 660-2175
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Amy Kay Cole
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Joplin, MO 64801
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Amy Kay Cole holds a PhD in clinical psychology with expertise in the management of anxiety, trauma, mood impairment, and relationships. She specializes in the non-pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders and depression.
Dr. Amy Kay Cole holds a PhD in clinical psychology with expertise in the management of anxiety, trauma, mood impairment, and relationships. She specializes in the non-pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders and depression.
(417) 374-1517 View (417) 374-1517
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Striving 4 Balance, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Joplin, MO 64801
Seeking mental health support in these challenging times? Look no further! Jer is a Native, inclusive, queer, gender-non-conforming, ND, and spiritually-minded therapist who works with children, adolescents, and adults. Jer has experience treating symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD/Autism, trauma, difficulties with sleep, stress, spirituality/religion, and some other areas of concern as well. Jer is licensed in Oklahoma and Missouri and is a LGBTQ+/Trans/Poly/ENM-Affirming Therapist. Looking for a provider with a queer and BIPOC perspective, then send me an email! :)
Seeking mental health support in these challenging times? Look no further! Jer is a Native, inclusive, queer, gender-non-conforming, ND, and spiritually-minded therapist who works with children, adolescents, and adults. Jer has experience treating symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD/Autism, trauma, difficulties with sleep, stress, spirituality/religion, and some other areas of concern as well. Jer is licensed in Oklahoma and Missouri and is a LGBTQ+/Trans/Poly/ENM-Affirming Therapist. Looking for a provider with a queer and BIPOC perspective, then send me an email! :)
(539) 224-3156 View (539) 224-3156
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Blake Webster
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Joplin, MO 64801
Dr. Blake Webster holds a PhD in clinical psychology with specialization in depression, anxiety, personality assessment, and family systems therapy. Dr. Webster has a background teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology. Prior to his work in private practice, Dr. Webster worked in both hospital and community settings. He also has a background as a family business executive coach and upon completion of his PhD, received specialized training with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at the VA in Hampton, VA.
Dr. Blake Webster holds a PhD in clinical psychology with specialization in depression, anxiety, personality assessment, and family systems therapy. Dr. Webster has a background teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology. Prior to his work in private practice, Dr. Webster worked in both hospital and community settings. He also has a background as a family business executive coach and upon completion of his PhD, received specialized training with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at the VA in Hampton, VA.
(417) 929-1834 View (417) 929-1834
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Cana Sluder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Joplin, MO 64804
You shouldn't go through this journey alone and I am so glad you have taken the first step to making a change. Striving to be the best and healthiest version of yourself is NOT easy! I would love to hear everything about your unique self, free of judgement, where you can feel safe, accepted and authentically you. Armed with the appropriate knowledge and tools, I believe we can tackle life's many challenges and obstacles together.
You shouldn't go through this journey alone and I am so glad you have taken the first step to making a change. Striving to be the best and healthiest version of yourself is NOT easy! I would love to hear everything about your unique self, free of judgement, where you can feel safe, accepted and authentically you. Armed with the appropriate knowledge and tools, I believe we can tackle life's many challenges and obstacles together.
(417) 510-4345 View (417) 510-4345
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Teressa K Berry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified
Joplin, MO 64801
Therapy should be like a good shoe that fits because when you find the right one, it is easier to reach your goals. Everyone deserves a safe space to process their hurts and pain so they can develop healthy emotional coping skills. I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals, children and families.
Therapy should be like a good shoe that fits because when you find the right one, it is easier to reach your goals. Everyone deserves a safe space to process their hurts and pain so they can develop healthy emotional coping skills. I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals, children and families.
(417) 352-2651 View (417) 352-2651
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Christine Scott
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Joplin, MO 64801
Are you feeling stuck personally, professionally or spiritually? Are you ready to make positive changes in your life? I’ve been a therapist for 22 years and when you work with me I offer you my skills and knowledge in a compassionate, effective way. If you are struggling with putting traumatic experiences behind you, I am an EMDR therapist with 18 years of experience. I am also an Energy Medicine Practitioner having received my training with the Four Winds Society. I would love to walk with you on your healing path.
Are you feeling stuck personally, professionally or spiritually? Are you ready to make positive changes in your life? I’ve been a therapist for 22 years and when you work with me I offer you my skills and knowledge in a compassionate, effective way. If you are struggling with putting traumatic experiences behind you, I am an EMDR therapist with 18 years of experience. I am also an Energy Medicine Practitioner having received my training with the Four Winds Society. I would love to walk with you on your healing path.
(417) 218-0724 View (417) 218-0724
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Penny L Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Joplin, MO 64801
PTSD is not always easily talked about and often masked by other symptoms. Do you startle easily? Unable to sleep through the night? Having nightmares? These are symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder after experiencing domestic violence, workforce harassment, tragic event, death of a family member or friend, natural disaster such as tornado, flood or fire. PTSD can be a vicious cycle of triggers, anxiety, panic attack, tiredness, unable to sleep, nightmares, ruminating thoughts, having conditions that you can't escape. I provide understanding, finding the triggering event and work through the event to find peace again.
PTSD is not always easily talked about and often masked by other symptoms. Do you startle easily? Unable to sleep through the night? Having nightmares? These are symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder after experiencing domestic violence, workforce harassment, tragic event, death of a family member or friend, natural disaster such as tornado, flood or fire. PTSD can be a vicious cycle of triggers, anxiety, panic attack, tiredness, unable to sleep, nightmares, ruminating thoughts, having conditions that you can't escape. I provide understanding, finding the triggering event and work through the event to find peace again.
(417) 855-3261 View (417) 855-3261
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Eric D Pagan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Joplin, MO 64804
I'm not the expert on your life, YOU are. With the perspective of an outside observer and insight born of experience, I seek to help you map out a path to pursue healing and wholeness. I believe that ignoring your heart is as dangerous as following your heart. I instead seek to help you understand what's happening in your heart, so you can explore your inner world and respond out of a place of self-awareness and growth.
I'm not the expert on your life, YOU are. With the perspective of an outside observer and insight born of experience, I seek to help you map out a path to pursue healing and wholeness. I believe that ignoring your heart is as dangerous as following your heart. I instead seek to help you understand what's happening in your heart, so you can explore your inner world and respond out of a place of self-awareness and growth.
(417) 815-0662 View (417) 815-0662
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William Matthew Waggoner
LPC Intern, MA-MHC, PLPC, NCC
Verified
Joplin, MO 64804
What should you expect during a session with me? My hope is that you find a caring, compassionate, and deeply committed therapist who believes that at the very core, you know exactly what you want and need. I want to partner with you to discover that part of you. We are all bombarded with images and words of threat. Let's work together to address those fears and concerns and formulate a plan and strategy for you to live joyously with a fulfilling life. I am not afraid of difficult conversations or scary emotions. We can journey together to identify, address, and resolve those struggles.
What should you expect during a session with me? My hope is that you find a caring, compassionate, and deeply committed therapist who believes that at the very core, you know exactly what you want and need. I want to partner with you to discover that part of you. We are all bombarded with images and words of threat. Let's work together to address those fears and concerns and formulate a plan and strategy for you to live joyously with a fulfilling life. I am not afraid of difficult conversations or scary emotions. We can journey together to identify, address, and resolve those struggles.
(417) 473-2317 View (417) 473-2317

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Number of Therapists in Joplin, MO

60+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Joplin, MO who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
87% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
78% Coping Skills
76% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
71% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% Aetna
54% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
43% Other

How Therapists in Joplin, MO see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
24% Male
5% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Joplin?

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.