Veterans Therapists in Lake Ozark, MO

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Scott R Kuenneke
Counselor, MS, LPC, BCN
Verified Verified
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
My background is working with pre-teens & adolescents in a residential treatment facility for complex developmental trauma. I specialize in neurofeedback and counseling. Using this combination helps to shift and transforms the brain along side techniques to support change. I can help people learn the skill of self-regulation, and develop more tolerance to stress. People who use neurofeedback are those that do not respond well to traditional treatment, are interested in increasing healthy brain functioning, and are looking for natural alternatives to medication. Neurofeedback tailors to the brains innate neuroplasticity.
My background is working with pre-teens & adolescents in a residential treatment facility for complex developmental trauma. I specialize in neurofeedback and counseling. Using this combination helps to shift and transforms the brain along side techniques to support change. I can help people learn the skill of self-regulation, and develop more tolerance to stress. People who use neurofeedback are those that do not respond well to traditional treatment, are interested in increasing healthy brain functioning, and are looking for natural alternatives to medication. Neurofeedback tailors to the brains innate neuroplasticity.
(573) 879-2926 View (573) 879-2926
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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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Patricia Alewel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Are you feeling stuck and confused about how to manage stress in your life? Do you have a problem(s)/decision(s) that you are not sure how to resolve? Sometimes the thought of seeking a therapist can be scary and intimidating. You may discover, it can ease the struggles that often appear in one's life. I have been a clinician for over 20 yrs with experience from a variety of settings, such as, private practice, in-patient and outpatient behavioral health. I am dedicated to making your journey easier. Whether you are faced with a daily stressor or have major concerns, I am here to support you to find comfort and solutions regarding your challenges.
Are you feeling stuck and confused about how to manage stress in your life? Do you have a problem(s)/decision(s) that you are not sure how to resolve? Sometimes the thought of seeking a therapist can be scary and intimidating. You may discover, it can ease the struggles that often appear in one's life. I have been a clinician for over 20 yrs with experience from a variety of settings, such as, private practice, in-patient and outpatient behavioral health. I am dedicated to making your journey easier. Whether you are faced with a daily stressor or have major concerns, I am here to support you to find comfort and solutions regarding your challenges.
(573) 284-8225 View (573) 284-8225
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Jerry W Kiesling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
A lot of resentment can come with aging, whether you yourself are caregiving or you are experiencing changes as you age. It can leave caregivers and seniors feeling stuck without a solution for a way forward to enjoy your life in the midst of hardship or challenges that you are facing with getting older.
A lot of resentment can come with aging, whether you yourself are caregiving or you are experiencing changes as you age. It can leave caregivers and seniors feeling stuck without a solution for a way forward to enjoy your life in the midst of hardship or challenges that you are facing with getting older.
(573) 282-7248 View (573) 282-7248
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Laurie Schulte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW, SEP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Discover compassionate support on your journey through grief, loss, and trauma. My ideal client seeks a safe space to navigate emotions, find healing, and embrace self-discovery. With warmth and and over 20 years of mental health experience, I offer personalized tools to guide you towards resilience and growth. Let me be your companion on the path to renewed well-being.
Discover compassionate support on your journey through grief, loss, and trauma. My ideal client seeks a safe space to navigate emotions, find healing, and embrace self-discovery. With warmth and and over 20 years of mental health experience, I offer personalized tools to guide you towards resilience and growth. Let me be your companion on the path to renewed well-being.
(816) 209-1325 View (816) 209-1325

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Steven B Adams
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Osage Beach, MO 65065
People come to our office hurting and wanting change in their lives. We offer caring, experienced and professional psychological services.
People come to our office hurting and wanting change in their lives. We offer caring, experienced and professional psychological services.
(573) 346-9855 View (573) 346-9855
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Debbie B Doll
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Osage Beach, MO 65065
If you are here, chances are you are looking for a change. Changes can be difficult and overwhelming, often accompanied by anxiety and uncertainty, but know you are capable and strong. Most of all, you don't have to do this alone. Whether this is your first time in therapy or you have previous experience, my goal is to provide you a warm and safe place to achieve your personal goals and manage life’s stressors. I use a strengths-based approach with evidenced-based practices, such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), to help you create positive changes for a more fulfilling life.
If you are here, chances are you are looking for a change. Changes can be difficult and overwhelming, often accompanied by anxiety and uncertainty, but know you are capable and strong. Most of all, you don't have to do this alone. Whether this is your first time in therapy or you have previous experience, my goal is to provide you a warm and safe place to achieve your personal goals and manage life’s stressors. I use a strengths-based approach with evidenced-based practices, such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), to help you create positive changes for a more fulfilling life.
(573) 898-4746 View (573) 898-4746
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Kaetlyn Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in trauma, specifically childhood abuse and neglect. Working with all ages from young child to adult. I also have a great deal of experience helping individuals with symptoms of depression and anxiety.
I specialize in trauma, specifically childhood abuse and neglect. Working with all ages from young child to adult. I also have a great deal of experience helping individuals with symptoms of depression and anxiety.
(573) 773-4690 View (573) 773-4690
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Michael Mason
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Osage Beach, MO 65065  (Online Only)
You feel overwhelmed by the weight of past experiences, struggling with self-worth and a relentless inner critic. You experience anxiety and self-doubt, making it hard to prioritize your needs and find balance. You might feel like you’re constantly battling negative self-talk, unable to see your own strengths and potential. Your goal is to heal, grow, and build a life where you feel valued and confident. You want to break free from these chains and embrace your true worth. At Safe Harbor Counseling, I support you with compassionate, informed care, helping you navigate your journey towards self-compassion, resilience and fulfillment.
You feel overwhelmed by the weight of past experiences, struggling with self-worth and a relentless inner critic. You experience anxiety and self-doubt, making it hard to prioritize your needs and find balance. You might feel like you’re constantly battling negative self-talk, unable to see your own strengths and potential. Your goal is to heal, grow, and build a life where you feel valued and confident. You want to break free from these chains and embrace your true worth. At Safe Harbor Counseling, I support you with compassionate, informed care, helping you navigate your journey towards self-compassion, resilience and fulfillment.
(314) 742-9462 View (314) 742-9462

Online Therapists

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Free Your Mind Therapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ADS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bolivar, MO 65613
As a former military spouse, I also specialize in working with active duty, veterans, and their families.
Are you looking for a therapist who is empathetic and compassionate? It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.
As a former military spouse, I also specialize in working with active duty, veterans, and their families.
Are you looking for a therapist who is empathetic and compassionate? It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.
(417) 609-2117 View (417) 609-2117
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Amanda J McCullough
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CRADC
Verified Verified
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Sometimes life becomes unmanageable. We can find ourselves stuck, treading water, or ready to give up. We get tired of fighting our past, our present, and we can’t see any options for the future. Honey Creek Counseling primarily serves military, veteran, and first responder/service-based individuals and families or those dealing with past experiences of trauma and symptoms of PTSD. Honey Creek Counseling also serves the unsung heroes- the spouses, partners, parents, and children connected to those who serve. We know these families and relationships face unique challenges and fears.
Sometimes life becomes unmanageable. We can find ourselves stuck, treading water, or ready to give up. We get tired of fighting our past, our present, and we can’t see any options for the future. Honey Creek Counseling primarily serves military, veteran, and first responder/service-based individuals and families or those dealing with past experiences of trauma and symptoms of PTSD. Honey Creek Counseling also serves the unsung heroes- the spouses, partners, parents, and children connected to those who serve. We know these families and relationships face unique challenges and fears.
(816) 670-3785 View (816) 670-3785
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Jennifer Reid
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, RD, LD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Warrensburg, MO 64093
First responders and veterans, my compassion for you is twofold.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, down, or anxious and don't know what to do or where to go? Do you feel very alone and nobody else understands or has experienced what you have/or are experiencing? Are you having trouble sleeping due to looping thoughts running through your mind? Have all your old ways of coping stopped working? We all need support and guidance along our journey. Sometimes we need more than what our family and friends can provide. When circumstances happen making life more difficult, you may need some extra help. Together, you and I can find the right path and tools to get you back to feeling more like yourself.
First responders and veterans, my compassion for you is twofold.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, down, or anxious and don't know what to do or where to go? Do you feel very alone and nobody else understands or has experienced what you have/or are experiencing? Are you having trouble sleeping due to looping thoughts running through your mind? Have all your old ways of coping stopped working? We all need support and guidance along our journey. Sometimes we need more than what our family and friends can provide. When circumstances happen making life more difficult, you may need some extra help. Together, you and I can find the right path and tools to get you back to feeling more like yourself.
(816) 875-0868 View (816) 875-0868
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Timothy Blanton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Jefferson City, MO 65101
I also have military and law enforcement experience.
In a nut shell, I care about people and have a desire to help others on their quest for healing, wholeness, and reaching their full potential. Life can be hard and sometimes we need a helping hand to navigate the murky waters, and that's okay. Respect for others and empathy in their circumstances is paramount in this profession and I keep that in mind in all situations.
I also have military and law enforcement experience.
In a nut shell, I care about people and have a desire to help others on their quest for healing, wholeness, and reaching their full potential. Life can be hard and sometimes we need a helping hand to navigate the murky waters, and that's okay. Respect for others and empathy in their circumstances is paramount in this profession and I keep that in mind in all situations.
(573) 367-5015 View (573) 367-5015
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David Salazar Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, MO 65201  (Online Only)
I'm a military veteran that's deployed twice in support of OIF.
I live in Missouri but only work with clients in Washington State due to being licensed there. A therapy session with me is more of a conversation and a collaborative effort between myself and the client. Each person is the expert of their own life and has the ability to recognize tools that may help improve their situation. In therapy, you will receive support and assistance in gaining insight into the issues you are facing. Whether it’s ongoing issues or a recent event; together we'll work to achieve your goals.
I'm a military veteran that's deployed twice in support of OIF.
I live in Missouri but only work with clients in Washington State due to being licensed there. A therapy session with me is more of a conversation and a collaborative effort between myself and the client. Each person is the expert of their own life and has the ability to recognize tools that may help improve their situation. In therapy, you will receive support and assistance in gaining insight into the issues you are facing. Whether it’s ongoing issues or a recent event; together we'll work to achieve your goals.
(425) 389-4114 View (425) 389-4114
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Julia Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65201
Areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Autism, Codependency, Domestic Violence, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Military and Veterans Issues, Narcissistic abuse, PTSD, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and more.
I am licensed in Missouri with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Autism, Codependency, Domestic Violence, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Military and Veterans Issues, Narcissistic abuse, PTSD, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and more.
I am licensed in Missouri with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
(573) 763-4637 View (573) 763-4637
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Bridget Richards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ozark, MO 65721
As a therapist my goal is to help you get to where you want to be. My commitment is to walk beside you and guide you through not only your toughest days but your best days as well. I believe no one should be judged for their worst day. My passion is to work with the teenagers as well as with Veterans. I provide telehealth services in both Iowa and Missouri
As a therapist my goal is to help you get to where you want to be. My commitment is to walk beside you and guide you through not only your toughest days but your best days as well. I believe no one should be judged for their worst day. My passion is to work with the teenagers as well as with Veterans. I provide telehealth services in both Iowa and Missouri
(417) 246-4808 View (417) 246-4808
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Jordan Craft
Counselor, MS, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65802
Jordan is a Provisionally Licensed Counselor who has experience working with people struggling with addictions. She is passionate about working with children and military families. Her calming and practical approach is sure to put you at ease. Jordan uses person-centered approaches and interventions that support growth and change.
Jordan is a Provisionally Licensed Counselor who has experience working with people struggling with addictions. She is passionate about working with children and military families. Her calming and practical approach is sure to put you at ease. Jordan uses person-centered approaches and interventions that support growth and change.
(417) 815-4019 View (417) 815-4019
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Aneisa Sherrill-Mattox Insight Dynamics
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boonville, MO 65233
I also provide assistance with Social Security Disability, chronic health conditions, terminal illness and assistance for Veterans and their caregivers, counseling and consultation for Active Duty Military and their families.
My theoretical approach is based on a holistic approach that helps to identify individual personal strengths and resources to develop more effective coping mechanisms to stress and identify solutions that help an individual develop skills that will influence and change behaviors.
I also provide assistance with Social Security Disability, chronic health conditions, terminal illness and assistance for Veterans and their caregivers, counseling and consultation for Active Duty Military and their families.
My theoretical approach is based on a holistic approach that helps to identify individual personal strengths and resources to develop more effective coping mechanisms to stress and identify solutions that help an individual develop skills that will influence and change behaviors.
(660) 207-5550 View (660) 207-5550
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Allison L Price
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804  (Online Only)
I am a trauma specialist with over 10 years of experience working with the most difficult populations including Refugees; Children and Adolescent's in the Foster Care System; Military Personnel, and Athletes. My passion is using mindfulness and EMDR to help clients recover from trauma and negative experiences in an effort to live their healthiest, most whole and productive lives.
I am a trauma specialist with over 10 years of experience working with the most difficult populations including Refugees; Children and Adolescent's in the Foster Care System; Military Personnel, and Athletes. My passion is using mindfulness and EMDR to help clients recover from trauma and negative experiences in an effort to live their healthiest, most whole and productive lives.
(417) 374-2059 View (417) 374-2059
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Jean Moree
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTS-I
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65809  (Online Only)
I am a military-informed clinician.
Serving anyone in the following states: Michigan, Missouri, Florida, and South Carolina. I believe counseling is a collaborative process based on honesty, respect, and empowerment in which we work together toward the change you desire. I believe in authenticity, flexibility, and meeting you where you are. So, please come as you are – there are no expectations here! YOU drive the bus in this therapeutic journey and you are the expert of your own experience. If you want to gain long-term, life-changing tools to shape your life into the one you desire, let's talk.
I am a military-informed clinician.
Serving anyone in the following states: Michigan, Missouri, Florida, and South Carolina. I believe counseling is a collaborative process based on honesty, respect, and empowerment in which we work together toward the change you desire. I believe in authenticity, flexibility, and meeting you where you are. So, please come as you are – there are no expectations here! YOU drive the bus in this therapeutic journey and you are the expert of your own experience. If you want to gain long-term, life-changing tools to shape your life into the one you desire, let's talk.
(231) 227-8385 View (231) 227-8385

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Why is mental health important for veterans and the military?

Veterans are more likely to face mental health challenges than the general public, and such mental health challenges can make it difficult for them to navigate day-to-day life. Improved mental health can result in better interpersonal relationships, lower levels of stress, and decreased dependence on substances, such as drugs or alcohol, for many veterans. Addressing common mental health conditions can also help facilitate recovery from physical health challenges that are faced by many veterans, such as chronic pain, physical injury, or poor sleeping patterns. Therapists trained in working with veterans can help address these concerns and help improve veteran mental health.

How can veterans get access to mental health support?

There are many resources for veterans to get mental health support, including through the VA or through their primary care doctor. Many service personnel are eligible for free or reduced-cost mental health counseling through the VA, depending on their service history and current income. Veterans can also utilize online directories, such as Psychology Today, or nonprofit organization resources like the Wounded Warrior Project, to find a therapist or other healthcare professional that specializes in their specific mental health needs. Veterans may also benefit from community-based groups that facilitate social connection and/or address specific concerns, such as Alcoholics Anonymous.

What type of therapy is best for veterans?

Veterans may benefit from multiple types of therapy, depending on what mental health challenges they are facing. Veterans seeking therapy for anxiety or depression may benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which encourage clients to understand how their thought patterns influence their behavior. Veterans with PTSD may seek other more specialized forms of therapy to treat trauma symptoms, such as EMDR or exposure therapy. Many veterans and military personnel may also benefit from family or couples counseling to address the stress and adjustment challenges that can be associated with military life.

Can therapy for veterans help with trauma and PTSD?

Therapy can be highly effective in helping veterans with trauma and PTSD. Therapists specializing in veteran mental health often have extensive training and experience helping veterans navigate symptoms of trauma and can teach clients coping techniques to handle common symptoms associated with trauma and PTSD. Some therapists may use talk therapy as their primary approach, while others utilize more structured therapy modalities in sessions, such as EMDR. Veterans can try multiple therapy modalities to find the best fit for them. Therapists can also help make referrals or connect clients with available resources, such as VA benefits, to help address other life concerns.