** Currently accepting clients for waitlist ** Many of my clients enter therapy to address the feeling of groundlessness that can occur when things fall apart. It may be an episode of significant depression or anxiety, unresolved trauma, a life changing loss such as divorce or death, or a crisis of awakening and challenging previously held understandings of the self in the world. There are many paths that take us into therapy, and I walk that path with my clients to develop a better understanding and integration to adapt to life when we find ourselves at these challenging points.
The focus of what I offer is to invite and empower you to practice trusting the wisdom of your body. By doing this, a more secure and trusting relationship with yourself can begin to develop. In time, this can help you to navigate stressors and aid you in trauma recovery. A person generally finds relief, compassion, and an empowered sense of self from this process.
Depression, anxiety and addiction are often compatriots. They feed off each other and create a sense of hopelessness. Your struggle may be with substances (drugs/food), compulsive acts or obsessive thinking. However, they are often slightly different-shaped pieces to the same puzzle. Additionally, if you experienced trauma in your lifetime, you are even more susceptible to these disorders. Gratefully, there is hope and recovery for them! It is often not easy or quick, but it is doable. "God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless." -- Chester Nimitz, WWII Fleet Admiral.
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.
Hi! I'm Maribeth, 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.
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” —Mary Oliver I use EMDR, CBT, and client-centered therapies with my clients. My approach is grounded in the belief that you are the expert on you! It is an act of courage to allow someone into your world. I will always be respectful of your unique experience. I'll help you navigate the terrain that is you and your life, but you will be the guide.
Sometimes you need space that is only for you. Space for your feelings to be big, raw, and unedited while you sort through them without judgement from yourself or anyone else. Whether the issue is depression, anxiety, trauma, a life transition, relationship issues, parenting issues, sexuality/LGBTQ issues, religious abuse, or a need for personal growth, counseling can create a safe space to be authentically yourself as you sort things out.
Most people do a good job weathering the storms of life but sometimes need a warm and safe heaven away from it all where they can sit down with someone, talk things through, and begin to understand the underlying sources of some of their difficulties in life. Sometimes people need only a little help to move on, and sometimes they need more time because they want to learn as much about themselves as they possibly can. I'm seeking clients who want objective, caring, non-judgmental help in learning more about themselves.
Are you feeling your anxiety rise with each day as our world navigates it's way through the Coronavirus? NURSES, HOSPITAL STAFF, TEACHERS, 911 OPERATORS, along with so many others are feeling the added stress of Covid. I hear your voice, you are exhausted, overwhelmed and feeling the strain of the added burdens. The trauma you have experienced is a heavy weight. I use proven techniques to assist in your journey to healing. I provide counseling for anxiety and depression through telehealth. You do not need to leave your home to receive compassionate, empathic assistance. I am here to help you.
Are you searching for a purpose in life? Are you looking for a new direction? Are you reevaluating your priorities or going through a transition? Are you craving more meaning? You aren't the only one! All of us search, at one time or another, for the focus that engages us in our life and our work. There's no better time than now to clarify your direction and move forward with purpose!
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, DBT, TF-CBT
I am an Infantry veteran of the US Army. In the years since leaving the service due to a service connected injury in 1988 I have worked with veterans through addictions, homelessness, PTSD, Moral Injury and Brain Injury as a Life Coach and eventually attained certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS). For the past 12 years my practice has expanded to utilize my experiences and training in trauma, substance abuse and behavior health therapies to outreach / counsel individuals lost in the systematic ideologies of developed cognitive distortions, addictions and loss of self-worth.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Unknown I believe that we have the answers to our own struggles, but sometimes we just need help accessing those answers. My approach to counseling is one of helping my clients understand themselves better so that they can face life's difficulties with confidence.
My name is Denniese Dysart and my goal is to provide a casual and welcoming atmosphere while assisting you to find your own path in personal discovery and wellness. On this course I will help you identify and cope more effectively with problems in daily living and to deal with inner conflicts which may disrupt your ability to function effectively. A very important aspect of counseling is the relationship that builds between the client and the counselor. This may be the only time and place where you can take front and center stage, be actually “heard”, and be in the presence of someone who is non-judgmental.
Sometimes we need someone to walk with & empower us. I will work with you to create effective improvements for the difficulties that you face. I am passionate about using a strength-based approach to create a safe space grounded in empathy, to collaborate with you to achieve your goals. Using evidenced-based practices and interventions that improve the challenges that brought you to therapy, we will work together cultivating meaningful growth and wellness.
Life is full of challenging times and transitions and I understand how vital compassion and support can be when struggling through these challenges. I have spent the last few years working with foster, adopted, and troubled youth in residential treatment, rehousing programs, and case management. I am passionate about enhancing healthy coping, communication, and attachment skills while fostering a safe environment for individuals and families to process grief, trauma, loss, and day to day struggles. I work with all ages but especially love helping children and youth affected by foster care and adoption.
I’m Ren Elliott, a Licensed Professional Counselor based out of Missouri, and I specialize in the treatment of trauma, depression, and anxiety, as well as assisting my clients through any kind of life transition or identity concerns. My approach is person-centered with an emphasis on self-compassion and breaking the shame cycle. No longer should you beat yourself down for the barriers you’ve dealt with; I want to help my clients start new cycles of being comfortable with themselves and be genuine to who they are as well as reclaim their personal sense of power.
Hi, my name is Jen. If you are like the rest of us, I imagine life has been a little chaotic and more uncertain lately. Feeling unsettled and uncertain about the future can create challenges in all areas of our lives. It is completely normal to feel unsettled, but you can learn and practice tools that will help you regain a sense of peace in your life. The two most common questions I get in sessions are: 1) Am I crazy; and 2) Can you really help me? First, you are NOT crazy. Struggles with anxiety and depression are much more common than you think! Second, I can help you, as I have helped many others. Don't hesitate to reach out!
I believe connecting humans back to the Earth is a source of healing. Because of this, I am exploring how to use adventure-based therapy in my work with my clients. Currently, I am able to offer therapy intensives outside, whether that’s sitting in a quiet park or hiking a local trail. Through Beyond Healing Center, I am also able to offer healing retreats using Equine Therapy on a beautiful farm. I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is of utmost importance. Finding a therapist that you connect with is a difficult task and therefore, I offer a free initial appointment.
" Your story is yours alone. Your story is what sets you apart from every other person on the earth. Perhaps sometimes you give away your power and hand the pen over to someone else. Perhaps you need tools to change the lens you use for your story. It is my calling to help you with either or both. I provide safe ears and decades upon decades of life. I use analogies during counseling. If that speaks to you, we are probably a good fit. Counseling provides an optimal chance for growth and I hope you have a positive counseling experience.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Springfield 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 Springfield 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 Springfield 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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