Therapists in Springfield, MO

Photo of Nathen D. Ransom, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Nathen D. Ransom
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
Do you feel stuck or like failure is your normal? Do you have painful memories or nightmares of the past that still haunt you and wish you could just move past them? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment that resolves the body's response to trauma, phobias, or negative life experiences. Whether you are a survivor of a horrific trauma or you have experienced adverse life events, I’m here to help you move past those experiences and into a more fulfilling future. Most people can benefit from EMDR therapy, which is often coupled with CBT and other therapies.
Do you feel stuck or like failure is your normal? Do you have painful memories or nightmares of the past that still haunt you and wish you could just move past them? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment that resolves the body's response to trauma, phobias, or negative life experiences. Whether you are a survivor of a horrific trauma or you have experienced adverse life events, I’m here to help you move past those experiences and into a more fulfilling future. Most people can benefit from EMDR therapy, which is often coupled with CBT and other therapies.
(417) 815-6923 View (417) 815-6923
Photo of April D Sutton, MS, PLPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
April D Sutton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, PLPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
My goal is to always provide a place of acceptance and safety. I work to empower others to feel a sense of belonging and explore their potential. We are all two sides of the same coin; both strong and vulnerable, confident and insecure, emotional and logical. None of these are more important or valuable than the other, but all are intricate pieces that make up the human experience deserving of a voice and validation.
My goal is to always provide a place of acceptance and safety. I work to empower others to feel a sense of belonging and explore their potential. We are all two sides of the same coin; both strong and vulnerable, confident and insecure, emotional and logical. None of these are more important or valuable than the other, but all are intricate pieces that make up the human experience deserving of a voice and validation.
(417) 465-3584 View (417) 465-3584
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Becky Breckner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
Healthy boundaries, relationships and communication can be really hard. Feelings of doubt, anxiety and /or depression can influence our behaviors, emotions and mood. If these or other areas of concern are preventing you from reaching your full potential, counseling can be an empowering experience. We open our lives and our hearts to strangers in counseling. It’s natural to want to find a person whom you can relate to and trust. I look forward to partnering with you during your time of discovery. As an EMDR and LENS Neurofeedback provider we can discuss if these integrated approaches may be a good fit for you.
Healthy boundaries, relationships and communication can be really hard. Feelings of doubt, anxiety and /or depression can influence our behaviors, emotions and mood. If these or other areas of concern are preventing you from reaching your full potential, counseling can be an empowering experience. We open our lives and our hearts to strangers in counseling. It’s natural to want to find a person whom you can relate to and trust. I look forward to partnering with you during your time of discovery. As an EMDR and LENS Neurofeedback provider we can discuss if these integrated approaches may be a good fit for you.
(417) 280-3290 View (417) 280-3290
Photo of Jody Tetlow, MS, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jody Tetlow
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, and healing environment for my clients. I believe that through unconditional positive regard, connection, and compassion individuals are able to learn more about themselves. In doing so they can find solutions, strengthen inner peace, and work towards personal goals. My treatment approach as a therapist is tailored to each client to incorporate techniques and methodologies that are most helpful to each individual.
My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, and healing environment for my clients. I believe that through unconditional positive regard, connection, and compassion individuals are able to learn more about themselves. In doing so they can find solutions, strengthen inner peace, and work towards personal goals. My treatment approach as a therapist is tailored to each client to incorporate techniques and methodologies that are most helpful to each individual.
(417) 487-4208 View (417) 487-4208
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Dr. Jeremy Allan Fowler
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65808  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping people who have been through something traumatic and life-changing. You might be having problems with anxiety or panic, depression and hopelessness, difficulties with sleep, anger or irritability, distant relationships or isolation, or upsetting thoughts about things that have happened. It doesn’t have to be this way forever. Our work together will help you recover, to feel like yourself, calmer and more confident. I'll work collaboratively with you to get you feeling better. Some problems are incredibly difficult to deal with alone and getting good help can get you unstuck.
I specialize in helping people who have been through something traumatic and life-changing. You might be having problems with anxiety or panic, depression and hopelessness, difficulties with sleep, anger or irritability, distant relationships or isolation, or upsetting thoughts about things that have happened. It doesn’t have to be this way forever. Our work together will help you recover, to feel like yourself, calmer and more confident. I'll work collaboratively with you to get you feeling better. Some problems are incredibly difficult to deal with alone and getting good help can get you unstuck.
(417) 510-5053 View (417) 510-5053
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Dr. Jamie Loor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807  (Online Only)
Are you looking for therapy that is compassionate, kind, and leads to measurable improvements? Interested in receiving the best practices in psychology and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) proven to work repeatedly and tailored to you? If so, what about gaining tools so your improvement during therapy persists after you finish? As a licensed psychologist, researching and publishing work on best practices in mental health, I realized that too often best practices were not available to the general public. I started Leading Edge Therapy as a one-stop place to provide you with the most effective and latest treatments.
Are you looking for therapy that is compassionate, kind, and leads to measurable improvements? Interested in receiving the best practices in psychology and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) proven to work repeatedly and tailored to you? If so, what about gaining tools so your improvement during therapy persists after you finish? As a licensed psychologist, researching and publishing work on best practices in mental health, I realized that too often best practices were not available to the general public. I started Leading Edge Therapy as a one-stop place to provide you with the most effective and latest treatments.
(417) 815-0442 View (417) 815-0442
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Carol Loya - Not Your Ordinary Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65803
Looking for a therapist who is open, warm, transparent and genuine? Someone easy to connect with and talk to? As someone who’s been there, I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step to see a counselor. I am here to help you feel comfortable and safe navigating through life’s struggles by providing non-judgmental ears and decades of life experience. Your story is yours alone, but I would feel privileged to come along side you to help you understand yourself from a Biblical perspective, find freedom from the pain that holds you back and help you do the brave work of healing, growth, and change.
Looking for a therapist who is open, warm, transparent and genuine? Someone easy to connect with and talk to? As someone who’s been there, I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step to see a counselor. I am here to help you feel comfortable and safe navigating through life’s struggles by providing non-judgmental ears and decades of life experience. Your story is yours alone, but I would feel privileged to come along side you to help you understand yourself from a Biblical perspective, find freedom from the pain that holds you back and help you do the brave work of healing, growth, and change.
(417) 640-2860 View (417) 640-2860
Photo of Maribeth Primm, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Maribeth Primm
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65802
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I'm Maribeth, an EMDR Certified Therapist, and I'm glad you've found me! It's so important to feel a sense of connection with a therapist. My philosophy is simple - I believe that we are all born as divine lights of the universe, but that through the course of our lives we are given messages through the words or acts of others, or sometimes even ourselves, that impact how we see ourselves and the world. My style of therapy focuses on helping people change those messages to reflect the true nature of each of us - one of wholeness. Therapy, to me, is the act of holding space for someone as they journey towards their awakening.
Hi! I'm Maribeth, an EMDR Certified Therapist, and I'm glad you've found me! It's so important to feel a sense of connection with a therapist. My philosophy is simple - I believe that we are all born as divine lights of the universe, but that through the course of our lives we are given messages through the words or acts of others, or sometimes even ourselves, that impact how we see ourselves and the world. My style of therapy focuses on helping people change those messages to reflect the true nature of each of us - one of wholeness. Therapy, to me, is the act of holding space for someone as they journey towards their awakening.
(417) 280-3386 View (417) 280-3386
Photo of Jennifer Byrd, MS, PLPC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Jennifer Byrd
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65804
I believe humans all have the potential to develop, grow, and heal. As a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor, I work with individuals (teens and adults) and couples on issues related to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career struggles, self-esteem, women’s issues, LGBTQ+ issues, life transitions, trauma, and grief.
I believe humans all have the potential to develop, grow, and heal. As a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor, I work with individuals (teens and adults) and couples on issues related to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career struggles, self-esteem, women’s issues, LGBTQ+ issues, life transitions, trauma, and grief.
(417) 216-6636 View (417) 216-6636
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Sherri Evans
PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807
You matter, and so does your story. In working with you to process and find healing, I use an open, person-centered approach, integrating evidence-based practices. I am passionate about working with older teens, adults of any age, families, and couples.
You matter, and so does your story. In working with you to process and find healing, I use an open, person-centered approach, integrating evidence-based practices. I am passionate about working with older teens, adults of any age, families, and couples.
(417) 242-1842 View (417) 242-1842
Photo of Brooke Martin, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Brooke Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65807
What is self actualization? Maslow would say it is the process of becoming “everything you are capable of becoming.” One of the most exciting and painful journeys we face is truly understanding who we are and who we can become. One of my biggest passions in practice is empowering people as they take this journey. With neurodiversity, many people have found this process stressful and even traumatic. In reality, what they are capable of is often truly remarkable when they learn to embrace it. I have found so much joy in watching clients find relief, empathy for themselves, and excitement when they learn to understand themselves.
What is self actualization? Maslow would say it is the process of becoming “everything you are capable of becoming.” One of the most exciting and painful journeys we face is truly understanding who we are and who we can become. One of my biggest passions in practice is empowering people as they take this journey. With neurodiversity, many people have found this process stressful and even traumatic. In reality, what they are capable of is often truly remarkable when they learn to embrace it. I have found so much joy in watching clients find relief, empathy for themselves, and excitement when they learn to understand themselves.
(417) 943-5489 View (417) 943-5489
Photo of Jennifer Haning, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jennifer Haning
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
My practice specializes in assisting those with difficulties regulating themselves. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma and all the various unhelpful coping skills we learn when we're struggling with living the life we want.
My practice specializes in assisting those with difficulties regulating themselves. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma and all the various unhelpful coping skills we learn when we're struggling with living the life we want.
(417) 309-6315 View (417) 309-6315
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Sydney Vandegrift
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807
I am passionate about working with people; it is my mission to provide services that bring clarity and healing to people's lives. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with mental health and behavioral health needs. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused therapeutic approaches when working with individuals. I believe people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are closely linked. I utilize these approaches to bring about awareness while also discussing potential solutions to problems. I will partner with you, challenge you, and support you through this exploration and healing process.
I am passionate about working with people; it is my mission to provide services that bring clarity and healing to people's lives. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with mental health and behavioral health needs. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused therapeutic approaches when working with individuals. I believe people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are closely linked. I utilize these approaches to bring about awareness while also discussing potential solutions to problems. I will partner with you, challenge you, and support you through this exploration and healing process.
(417) 547-6047 x1 View (417) 547-6047 x1
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Lynn M. Schirk
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, CST, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
Belief: life is comprised of a multitude of experiences each shaping who we are and how we engage in the world around us. We have the ability to re-evaluate and transform difficult or traumatic experiences into something new, creating a more whole self. This takes work, a desire to self-reflect, and at times, move toward change.
Belief: life is comprised of a multitude of experiences each shaping who we are and how we engage in the world around us. We have the ability to re-evaluate and transform difficult or traumatic experiences into something new, creating a more whole self. This takes work, a desire to self-reflect, and at times, move toward change.
(417) 238-0616 View (417) 238-0616
Photo of Hiroko Arikawa, LCP, PhD, Psychologist
Hiroko Arikawa
Psychologist, LCP, PhD
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807  (Online Only)
Hiroko Arikawa is a Clinical Psychologist in the state of Missouri. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings in which she treated individuals with various conditions such as depression, anxiety, grief, psychological issues associated with medical illnesses and disabilities, and adjustment difficulties. At college counseling centers, she often had clients who were in therapy for personal growth. In therapy, Hiroko incorporates a client-centered approach with the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and a solution-focused approach.
Hiroko Arikawa is a Clinical Psychologist in the state of Missouri. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings in which she treated individuals with various conditions such as depression, anxiety, grief, psychological issues associated with medical illnesses and disabilities, and adjustment difficulties. At college counseling centers, she often had clients who were in therapy for personal growth. In therapy, Hiroko incorporates a client-centered approach with the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and a solution-focused approach.
(417) 962-8691 View (417) 962-8691
Photo of Jessica Hintz Huff, MACP, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jessica Hintz Huff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MACP, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
Waitlist for new clients
Life is so fast paced with so many paths, which can cause a person to feel stuck. It is easy to feel like one is far behind or should be at a certain milestone in their life. One thing I always tell my clients is to meet themselves where they are at. A simple phrase that takes awhile to fully understand what that is and how to get there. By meeting ourselves where we are at, we can examine what we truly want and begin to trust ourselves. As the journey begins, I will be side by side my clients. I may have the book smart, but they are the expert of themselves.
Life is so fast paced with so many paths, which can cause a person to feel stuck. It is easy to feel like one is far behind or should be at a certain milestone in their life. One thing I always tell my clients is to meet themselves where they are at. A simple phrase that takes awhile to fully understand what that is and how to get there. By meeting ourselves where we are at, we can examine what we truly want and begin to trust ourselves. As the journey begins, I will be side by side my clients. I may have the book smart, but they are the expert of themselves.
(417) 962-8218 View (417) 962-8218
Photo of Sarah Jarvis, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Sarah Jarvis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65809
Sometimes what we KNOW is true does not FEEL true. Your days may involve fighting intrusive thoughts, wrestling with anxiety, or trying to act okay when you feel anything but “fine.” Your mind may feel like the problem right now, but it is a beautifully unique and complex part of you that is capable of wellness. While stress can be minimized, it will never be completely eliminated from our lives. However, our brains can learn to adapt and find safety even in the midst of life's storms. Whether you have trauma symptoms, anxiety, or OCD you can move beyond just surviving. You are capable of thriving.
Sometimes what we KNOW is true does not FEEL true. Your days may involve fighting intrusive thoughts, wrestling with anxiety, or trying to act okay when you feel anything but “fine.” Your mind may feel like the problem right now, but it is a beautifully unique and complex part of you that is capable of wellness. While stress can be minimized, it will never be completely eliminated from our lives. However, our brains can learn to adapt and find safety even in the midst of life's storms. Whether you have trauma symptoms, anxiety, or OCD you can move beyond just surviving. You are capable of thriving.
(417) 216-6430 View (417) 216-6430
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Kathryn Boone
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65807
I work with adults and adolescents in both individual and family counseling. My approach is eclectic and holistic. I believe the most effective change occurs when a person is balanced in the physical, mental, relational, emotional, and spiritual areas of life, therefore I assist clients in evaluating their life to see where there may be imbalance. Therapy and recommendations are focused on areas of imbalance.
I work with adults and adolescents in both individual and family counseling. My approach is eclectic and holistic. I believe the most effective change occurs when a person is balanced in the physical, mental, relational, emotional, and spiritual areas of life, therefore I assist clients in evaluating their life to see where there may be imbalance. Therapy and recommendations are focused on areas of imbalance.
(417) 708-0985 View (417) 708-0985
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Margaret Skidmore
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65804
I believe in a confidential, non-judgmental, relationship-centered counseling environment where individuals, families, and couples can openly and safely discuss their thoughts and feelings. Each client is treated with respect and supported to gain greater self-understanding and self-awareness. The client is at the center of therapy and determines the direction of therapy. I present different perspectives and ideas and help the client identify and develop their own ways to resolve blocks to personal growth and to improve communication and the relationships in their lives.
I believe in a confidential, non-judgmental, relationship-centered counseling environment where individuals, families, and couples can openly and safely discuss their thoughts and feelings. Each client is treated with respect and supported to gain greater self-understanding and self-awareness. The client is at the center of therapy and determines the direction of therapy. I present different perspectives and ideas and help the client identify and develop their own ways to resolve blocks to personal growth and to improve communication and the relationships in their lives.
(417) 840-3177 View (417) 840-3177
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Personal Therapy and Guidance with Becca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65806
My approach to therapy is rooted in the belief of impermanence, human suffering, and the power of hope. I believe that everyone needs support and someone to talk to. I am kind, calm, and insightful. I will be interactive in every therapy session. We will get to the root of your problems! I promise to help bring clarity and understanding to your situation or mental health issues. Progress can be made in a limited number of sessions. Together, we will develop new coping skills and ultimately improve your quality of life.
My approach to therapy is rooted in the belief of impermanence, human suffering, and the power of hope. I believe that everyone needs support and someone to talk to. I am kind, calm, and insightful. I will be interactive in every therapy session. We will get to the root of your problems! I promise to help bring clarity and understanding to your situation or mental health issues. Progress can be made in a limited number of sessions. Together, we will develop new coping skills and ultimately improve your quality of life.
(417) 614-5872 View (417) 614-5872

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Springfield, MO

300+

Average cost per session

$110

Therapists in Springfield, MO who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
82% Depression
74% Trauma and PTSD
69% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
68% Stress
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
69% Cigna and Evernorth
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Springfield, MO see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Springfield?

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.