Therapists in Strafford, MO

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Alpha Omega Delta Sexual Health and Recovery
Counselor, LPC, NCC, CSAT®, CPTT®, CMAT®
Verified
Strafford, MO 65757
Healthy sexuality is our objective. Sex is an integral and balanced part of life experience. Sexual behaviors become problematic when they violate vows and values, are dishonest, harmful to others, put you at risk, diminish your joy in life, act as a barrier filled with shame, self-contempt, and isolation. Sexual health creates intimacy and closeness, characterized by trust, respect, joy and safety. Sexual health can be achieved by sex addicts in recovery. The trauma and addiction model identifies the abuse, trauma and internal system that underwrites addiction and does not view problematic behavior as personal or moral failure.
Healthy sexuality is our objective. Sex is an integral and balanced part of life experience. Sexual behaviors become problematic when they violate vows and values, are dishonest, harmful to others, put you at risk, diminish your joy in life, act as a barrier filled with shame, self-contempt, and isolation. Sexual health creates intimacy and closeness, characterized by trust, respect, joy and safety. Sexual health can be achieved by sex addicts in recovery. The trauma and addiction model identifies the abuse, trauma and internal system that underwrites addiction and does not view problematic behavior as personal or moral failure.
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Awaken360--Counseling Beyond the Couch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Strafford, MO 65757
At AWAKEN360 we believe counseling should go beyond the couch and encompass the many different ways people express their thoughts and emotions. We know counseling is hard and talking about fears, doubts, and insecurities is one of the scariest things a person can do. We want to offer ways to express yourself that go beyond traditional talk-therapy. AWAKEN360 sees the growing need in our community, in our youth, and in families for support. Life is hard, but we want to be there in your corner cheering you on as you become the victor over struggle.
At AWAKEN360 we believe counseling should go beyond the couch and encompass the many different ways people express their thoughts and emotions. We know counseling is hard and talking about fears, doubts, and insecurities is one of the scariest things a person can do. We want to offer ways to express yourself that go beyond traditional talk-therapy. AWAKEN360 sees the growing need in our community, in our youth, and in families for support. Life is hard, but we want to be there in your corner cheering you on as you become the victor over struggle.
(417) 217-7089 View (417) 217-7089

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Stephen F Benintendi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SRT, EMDR
Verified
Springfield, MO 65809  (Online Only)
I changed my career late in life because I wanted to walk with people through life's challenges. I enjoy helping people navigate a broken relationship, addiction, trauma, depression and anxiety. Married 45 years, I enjoy seeing a couple build something new and wonderful in their relationship. I know it can happen, it happened to me.
I changed my career late in life because I wanted to walk with people through life's challenges. I enjoy helping people navigate a broken relationship, addiction, trauma, depression and anxiety. Married 45 years, I enjoy seeing a couple build something new and wonderful in their relationship. I know it can happen, it happened to me.
(417) 612-9508 View (417) 612-9508
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Emily Arth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CDWF, RTTP, CHyp
Verified
2 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65809  (Online Only)
Are you a survivor of narcissistic abuse who desires to step beyond past trauma? Ready to finally break those old cycles that keep holding you back from a life of greater joy and authenticity? If these questions pull on your heart strings, you’ve found me for a reason. I’ve been helping people overcome relational trauma since 2011, as I facilitate proven, world-class methods to deliver the powerful life change you seek. I work adeptly with those recovering from mother and father wounds, relationship trauma, as well as sexual abuse. I specialize in empowering cycle breakers who are here to pioneer a bright new future!
Are you a survivor of narcissistic abuse who desires to step beyond past trauma? Ready to finally break those old cycles that keep holding you back from a life of greater joy and authenticity? If these questions pull on your heart strings, you’ve found me for a reason. I’ve been helping people overcome relational trauma since 2011, as I facilitate proven, world-class methods to deliver the powerful life change you seek. I work adeptly with those recovering from mother and father wounds, relationship trauma, as well as sexual abuse. I specialize in empowering cycle breakers who are here to pioneer a bright new future!
(573) 229-0579 View (573) 229-0579
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Allison L Price
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
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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Illumination Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65803
Healing is a journey. It can be frightening or difficult to heal on our own. Therapy can be part of that journey toward healing. Whether skills are needed to improve communication, set boundaries, manage anxiety and/or depression, or validation and processing is needed to heal from traumatic experiences, I would walk along side you providing the support you need at the pace you need. Your success and healing is important. You can be happy, free of toxic anxiety, and you can be in control again.
Healing is a journey. It can be frightening or difficult to heal on our own. Therapy can be part of that journey toward healing. Whether skills are needed to improve communication, set boundaries, manage anxiety and/or depression, or validation and processing is needed to heal from traumatic experiences, I would walk along side you providing the support you need at the pace you need. Your success and healing is important. You can be happy, free of toxic anxiety, and you can be in control again.
(417) 275-3405 View (417) 275-3405
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April D Sutton
MS, PLPC
Verified
Springfield, MO 65803
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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Douglas A Gragson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65809
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor providing individual, couples and group counseling with adolescents and adults incorporating an eclectic approach to therapy. I have been fortunate during my years to work with families experiencing difficulties, angry teenagers and adults struggling to meet their full potential, couples trying to grow their relationship and individuals struggling with alcohol and substance abuse and I feel grateful to see the process of growth and change that can occur. I invite you to come along and will commit to providing a place where you will be heard and supported unconditionally through this process.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor providing individual, couples and group counseling with adolescents and adults incorporating an eclectic approach to therapy. I have been fortunate during my years to work with families experiencing difficulties, angry teenagers and adults struggling to meet their full potential, couples trying to grow their relationship and individuals struggling with alcohol and substance abuse and I feel grateful to see the process of growth and change that can occur. I invite you to come along and will commit to providing a place where you will be heard and supported unconditionally through this process.
(417) 988-3716 View (417) 988-3716
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Mattracea D Wendleton
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Springfield, MO 65803
If you are someone who is struggling with understanding the reason why behind certain behaviors & are wanting to learn how to heal, overcome, and succeed, you are in the right place. Many of the individuals who I work with are driven to feel better and have a growth mindset. You know that life is meant to be more fulfilling. You're not sure what is holding you back, but you want to figure it out. Many of the individuals I see struggle with anxiety, trauma, and/or self-esteem issues. I also work with couples & help couples understand the "why," as well as giving actionable steps to improve their relationship.
If you are someone who is struggling with understanding the reason why behind certain behaviors & are wanting to learn how to heal, overcome, and succeed, you are in the right place. Many of the individuals who I work with are driven to feel better and have a growth mindset. You know that life is meant to be more fulfilling. You're not sure what is holding you back, but you want to figure it out. Many of the individuals I see struggle with anxiety, trauma, and/or self-esteem issues. I also work with couples & help couples understand the "why," as well as giving actionable steps to improve their relationship.
(417) 553-0145 View (417) 553-0145
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Bobi Spilker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Springfield, MO 65802  (Online Only)
You are overachieving, overloaded and overwhelmed… and trying to keep it all together with relationships, work, parenting and all the responsibilities. You’re someone who takes pride in getting things done but find yourself stressed, feeling like things are falling through the cracks, and being hard on yourself when they do. You are tired of feeling triggered in everyday situations, and you’re ready to make a change, to feel hope and joy again! You’re ready to figure out what to do. Most of all, you’re ready to be energized and empowered! You are in the right place, Call/Text 417.413.4146 to schedule an appointment.
You are overachieving, overloaded and overwhelmed… and trying to keep it all together with relationships, work, parenting and all the responsibilities. You’re someone who takes pride in getting things done but find yourself stressed, feeling like things are falling through the cracks, and being hard on yourself when they do. You are tired of feeling triggered in everyday situations, and you’re ready to make a change, to feel hope and joy again! You’re ready to figure out what to do. Most of all, you’re ready to be energized and empowered! You are in the right place, Call/Text 417.413.4146 to schedule an appointment.
(417) 413-4146 View (417) 413-4146
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Emilie Noel Phillips
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Springfield, MO 65809
The unspeakable has happened - you lost your loved one to sudden death. Right now, it feels like you'll never recover. The pain is unbearable. There's no escape. You can't even focus your eyes. The agony is blinding. You can't run from it, and it's to immense to process. Every time you reach for the phone for help, something stops you. How could anyone possibly understand this pain? Each day it becomes worse - it's like a physical weight pinning you down, you can't move. You don't have to suffer through this moment alone.
The unspeakable has happened - you lost your loved one to sudden death. Right now, it feels like you'll never recover. The pain is unbearable. There's no escape. You can't even focus your eyes. The agony is blinding. You can't run from it, and it's to immense to process. Every time you reach for the phone for help, something stops you. How could anyone possibly understand this pain? Each day it becomes worse - it's like a physical weight pinning you down, you can't move. You don't have to suffer through this moment alone.
(417) 212-5207 View (417) 212-5207
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Kristal McCleary
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAADCII
Verified
Rogersville, MO 65742
"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.
"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.
(417) 812-4440 View (417) 812-4440
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Connor Gooch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Springfield, MO 65802
My role as a therapist is to guide and facilitate the healing process of my clients as they return home to themselves. This “coming home” process involves attuning to our bodies as we befriend the wounded or exiled parts of our psyche, welcoming them back to the table and listening to what they have to say.
My role as a therapist is to guide and facilitate the healing process of my clients as they return home to themselves. This “coming home” process involves attuning to our bodies as we befriend the wounded or exiled parts of our psyche, welcoming them back to the table and listening to what they have to say.
(417) 302-9410 View (417) 302-9410
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Isaac Crawford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Springfield, MO 65803
I believe the kind of help on offer in therapy is one of fundamental change. As in The Wizard of Oz, each sets out on the quest so that they can receive what they lack, but they discover along the way that they have changed to truly become what they lacked. This sort of change is the special kind that I work to help people achieve.
I believe the kind of help on offer in therapy is one of fundamental change. As in The Wizard of Oz, each sets out on the quest so that they can receive what they lack, but they discover along the way that they have changed to truly become what they lacked. This sort of change is the special kind that I work to help people achieve.
(417) 212-5698 View (417) 212-5698
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Lindsey J. Dillion
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65809
Life is hard. Have you ever felt that the demands of the day are too heavy? I understand that journey personally. You have to keep up. You have to keep going, but the dread... The fake smile. The held back tears. It feels like an eternity of wondering when you'll feel the light again. "It's hopeless. I am not meant to have a good life. I don't deserve it anyway." You need to feel better but do not know how. I have walked this journey. I have walked this path, and through my own healing and experience, I don't believe anyone should suffer alone. I am here to give an empathetic ear to help and come along beside you on your journey.
Life is hard. Have you ever felt that the demands of the day are too heavy? I understand that journey personally. You have to keep up. You have to keep going, but the dread... The fake smile. The held back tears. It feels like an eternity of wondering when you'll feel the light again. "It's hopeless. I am not meant to have a good life. I don't deserve it anyway." You need to feel better but do not know how. I have walked this journey. I have walked this path, and through my own healing and experience, I don't believe anyone should suffer alone. I am here to give an empathetic ear to help and come along beside you on your journey.
(417) 289-6842 View (417) 289-6842
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Associates In Caring
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Springfield, MO 65809
It is about relationships. Either with oneself, ones family member, or ones partner. My goal is to help you expand and strengthen your emotional world. To help you feel seen and heard in your relationships. I will help you to learn to manage the distressing emotions arising during conflicts with a loved one. With those seeking couples counseling we will work on avoiding defensiveness, criticism, contempt, and stonewalling. I will help you build an atmosphere of admiration and appreciation providing you with the tools to be able to reestablish the friendship and fondness that once drew you together.
It is about relationships. Either with oneself, ones family member, or ones partner. My goal is to help you expand and strengthen your emotional world. To help you feel seen and heard in your relationships. I will help you to learn to manage the distressing emotions arising during conflicts with a loved one. With those seeking couples counseling we will work on avoiding defensiveness, criticism, contempt, and stonewalling. I will help you build an atmosphere of admiration and appreciation providing you with the tools to be able to reestablish the friendship and fondness that once drew you together.
(417) 727-0842 View (417) 727-0842
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Lotter Christian Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Springfield, MO 65809
My name is Shaun Lotter and I have been helping people since 2000. I am first and foremost a follower of Jesus Christ in my personal and professional life who believes the Bible is God’s word to all people. With this foundation, I utilize attachment-based, emotion-focused counseling to help individuals and couples heal and regain hope. I specialize in marriage counseling, infidelity recovery, sexual addictions, and trauma. I am a licensed professional counselor in the State of Missouri and a licensed minister.
My name is Shaun Lotter and I have been helping people since 2000. I am first and foremost a follower of Jesus Christ in my personal and professional life who believes the Bible is God’s word to all people. With this foundation, I utilize attachment-based, emotion-focused counseling to help individuals and couples heal and regain hope. I specialize in marriage counseling, infidelity recovery, sexual addictions, and trauma. I am a licensed professional counselor in the State of Missouri and a licensed minister.
(417) 545-3692 View (417) 545-3692
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Quenten Visser
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65806
I have worked with a wide array of clients, especially in my past career in Adventure Based Counseling. I have walked therapeutic, and literal, paths with people from all walks of life and with concerns ranging from depression and anxiety to personality disorders and trauma survivors. My ideal client is one that shows up physically, mentally, and emotionally for themselves. Healing, repairing, and integrating can be hard work. I'm here to join with you and walk the path hand in hand.
I have worked with a wide array of clients, especially in my past career in Adventure Based Counseling. I have walked therapeutic, and literal, paths with people from all walks of life and with concerns ranging from depression and anxiety to personality disorders and trauma survivors. My ideal client is one that shows up physically, mentally, and emotionally for themselves. Healing, repairing, and integrating can be hard work. I'm here to join with you and walk the path hand in hand.
(417) 272-4029 View (417) 272-4029
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Shelby Benz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, PLPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65809
Welcome. I think we all strive to find safety, wholeness and connection. Many of us feel alone or misunderstood in our struggles or have had experiences that tell us connection isn’t safe. Life can be discouraging and overwhelming. I hope to provide a space that is non-judgmental where you are able to tell your story and feel seen and heard. Within this therapeutic relationship the healing process may begin to take place.
Welcome. I think we all strive to find safety, wholeness and connection. Many of us feel alone or misunderstood in our struggles or have had experiences that tell us connection isn’t safe. Life can be discouraging and overwhelming. I hope to provide a space that is non-judgmental where you are able to tell your story and feel seen and heard. Within this therapeutic relationship the healing process may begin to take place.
(417) 457-2474 View (417) 457-2474
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Sheila Fontenot
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CLC
Verified
Springfield, MO 65802
My mission is to help clients find hope, meaning, and purpose for their lives. I work with clients who are dealing with grief, trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, and boundary issues. Additionally, I am trained to help those currently experiencing, or who have experienced, emotional, verbal, physical, and sexual abuse.
My mission is to help clients find hope, meaning, and purpose for their lives. I work with clients who are dealing with grief, trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, and boundary issues. Additionally, I am trained to help those currently experiencing, or who have experienced, emotional, verbal, physical, and sexual abuse.
(417) 352-2903 View (417) 352-2903

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Number of Therapists in Strafford, MO

< 10

Therapists in Strafford, MO who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Addiction
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Divorce
100% Family Conflict
100% Internet Addiction

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% ComPsych

How Therapists in Strafford, MO see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Strafford?

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.

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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.