Therapists in Thayer, MO

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Transforming Lives Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Thayer, MO 65791
At Transforming Lives Counseling, our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and heal from past pain and gain skills to move toward a healthy future. We believe that each of us have challenges we need to overcome in order to transform our lives into who we truly would love to be. Our Practitioners would be honored to work with you in moving forward toward healing and becoming a new, healthy, and better version of you. When ready, call our office to schedule an appointment.
At Transforming Lives Counseling, our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and heal from past pain and gain skills to move toward a healthy future. We believe that each of us have challenges we need to overcome in order to transform our lives into who we truly would love to be. Our Practitioners would be honored to work with you in moving forward toward healing and becoming a new, healthy, and better version of you. When ready, call our office to schedule an appointment.
(870) 451-0304 View (870) 451-0304

Online Therapists

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Gretchen Hessler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Rolla, MO 65401  (Online Only)
At times we have lived a certain way, thinking certain thoughts for so long that we stop hoping or believing that we could ever feel or be any other way. Through counseling, we begin to discover that certain things we have believed and ways that we have been thinking are causing undue suffering. Having discovered this, we can then make new decisions and choices resulting in a better life that we enjoy living.
At times we have lived a certain way, thinking certain thoughts for so long that we stop hoping or believing that we could ever feel or be any other way. Through counseling, we begin to discover that certain things we have believed and ways that we have been thinking are causing undue suffering. Having discovered this, we can then make new decisions and choices resulting in a better life that we enjoy living.
(573) 261-6245 View (573) 261-6245
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Jeffrey Martin Cohen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rolla, MO 65401  (Online Only)
Talk to a complete stranger about my personal-problems?! No way, right? We all value our strength of independence and our privacy. But, far too often people struggle, often their entire lives, with crushing problems, while there is confidential relief just a phone call away.
Talk to a complete stranger about my personal-problems?! No way, right? We all value our strength of independence and our privacy. But, far too often people struggle, often their entire lives, with crushing problems, while there is confidential relief just a phone call away.
(573) 260-1210 View (573) 260-1210
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Sarai Lajas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, EMDR, LPC, AACC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Branson, MO 65616
Experiencing trauma can make life feel heavy and overwhelming. When everyday tasks and responsibilities cause you to retreat and steal your sense of security, there doesn't seem to be a way out. But you are not a hopeless case. If you desire to heal, grow and learn how to take your life back, I would be honored to help you take the necessary steps toward those goals. You can learn to walk in freedom and confidence after experiencing trauma.
Experiencing trauma can make life feel heavy and overwhelming. When everyday tasks and responsibilities cause you to retreat and steal your sense of security, there doesn't seem to be a way out. But you are not a hopeless case. If you desire to heal, grow and learn how to take your life back, I would be honored to help you take the necessary steps toward those goals. You can learn to walk in freedom and confidence after experiencing trauma.
(817) 592-9478 View (817) 592-9478
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Tony Galloway
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, TF-CBT, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waynesville, MO 65583
I'm here to assist my clients to achieve goals and adapt coping skills by using client-focused tools which are evidence-based. I operate in the spirit of excellence and professionalism with everyone regardless of age, gender, race, social-economic status, or sexual identity. I will create a wellness plan specific to each client's individual needs.
I'm here to assist my clients to achieve goals and adapt coping skills by using client-focused tools which are evidence-based. I operate in the spirit of excellence and professionalism with everyone regardless of age, gender, race, social-economic status, or sexual identity. I will create a wellness plan specific to each client's individual needs.
(573) 646-8594 View (573) 646-8594
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Erin Rigdon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Plains, MO 65775
I believe that all individuals will encounter a time in their lives when they will be facing some form of hardship, conflict, or distress. The ability for someone to recognize that they cannot go it alone and need a partner to assist them in navigating life situations is where I come into play. I believe that individuals can make the changes necessary in their lives with the proper supports and skills provided through counseling. Individuals who are ready to put in the work needed to navigate this life are the ones who will succeed.
I believe that all individuals will encounter a time in their lives when they will be facing some form of hardship, conflict, or distress. The ability for someone to recognize that they cannot go it alone and need a partner to assist them in navigating life situations is where I come into play. I believe that individuals can make the changes necessary in their lives with the proper supports and skills provided through counseling. Individuals who are ready to put in the work needed to navigate this life are the ones who will succeed.
(417) 246-2148 View (417) 246-2148
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Wes Hirst
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Salem, MO 65560
If you are reading this it's because you or a loved one is hurting, confused, afraid or struggling with an issue. Your life is not what you thought it would be or you're concerned about your relationships. You may be feeling alone and helpless. You may feel like you're treading water but can't decide which shore to swim toward. I can help you with solution-focused therapy. While we'll look back at difficulties in the past in order for you to better understand yourself, our focus will be to look toward the future.
If you are reading this it's because you or a loved one is hurting, confused, afraid or struggling with an issue. Your life is not what you thought it would be or you're concerned about your relationships. You may be feeling alone and helpless. You may feel like you're treading water but can't decide which shore to swim toward. I can help you with solution-focused therapy. While we'll look back at difficulties in the past in order for you to better understand yourself, our focus will be to look toward the future.
(816) 545-9407 View (816) 545-9407
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Cody Swearengin
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ozark, MO 65721
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy my role, as a counselor, in providing a safe and compassionate place for individuals to feel seen and heard. I enjoy working with individuals that are aware that they need to do something different but aren't sure what the next step is. This could be parents concerned about their child's behavior, needs at school, adolescents and adults going through life transitions, mental health concerns or just needing a safe space to talk and process life. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health needs and also have over 10+ years of experience in the public education system.
I enjoy my role, as a counselor, in providing a safe and compassionate place for individuals to feel seen and heard. I enjoy working with individuals that are aware that they need to do something different but aren't sure what the next step is. This could be parents concerned about their child's behavior, needs at school, adolescents and adults going through life transitions, mental health concerns or just needing a safe space to talk and process life. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health needs and also have over 10+ years of experience in the public education system.
(417) 453-2963 View (417) 453-2963
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Persistence Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Van Buren, MO 63965  (Online Only)
Madison completed her Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Missouri State University in 2017. Madison is also a National Certified Counselor and became trained in EMDR counseling in 2019. Madison initially became interested in counseling after losing her stepfather to suicide at the age of 12 and found it was difficult to find people who were comfortable discussing it with her. Once becoming an adult, she decided she wanted to help prevent others from going through something like that alone. She specializes in grief, trauma, and anxiety and wants to help people to live a happier, more fulfilling lives.
Madison completed her Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Missouri State University in 2017. Madison is also a National Certified Counselor and became trained in EMDR counseling in 2019. Madison initially became interested in counseling after losing her stepfather to suicide at the age of 12 and found it was difficult to find people who were comfortable discussing it with her. Once becoming an adult, she decided she wanted to help prevent others from going through something like that alone. She specializes in grief, trauma, and anxiety and wants to help people to live a happier, more fulfilling lives.
(573) 527-3759 View (573) 527-3759
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Jeremy W Dickson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Highlandville, MO 65669
Being a human is hard sometimes; especially if we were not taught the skills needed to successfully navigate through life. Many people have not been excused from experiencing life issues, and partnering in therapy can be a great way to explore life moments in a safe and confidential manner. I specialize in EMDR, a form of therapy that helps reduce emotional intensities brought about from unprocessed past experiences. I also utilize DBT, a skills-based form of therapy that teaches mindfulness, skills to help regulate emotions, relationship skills, and strategies to tolerate distressing situations.
Being a human is hard sometimes; especially if we were not taught the skills needed to successfully navigate through life. Many people have not been excused from experiencing life issues, and partnering in therapy can be a great way to explore life moments in a safe and confidential manner. I specialize in EMDR, a form of therapy that helps reduce emotional intensities brought about from unprocessed past experiences. I also utilize DBT, a skills-based form of therapy that teaches mindfulness, skills to help regulate emotions, relationship skills, and strategies to tolerate distressing situations.
(417) 212-5452 View (417) 212-5452
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Christina J Landry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CMT
Verified
Rolla, MO 65401
Waitlist for new clients
CURRENTLY I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My approach to therapy is customized based on the needs of the individual client(s) and draws upon a broad and diverse base of clinical approaches and well-established techniques while incorporating Holistic Modalities including Nutrition, Exercise, and Mindfulness. I frequently utilize Animal Assisted Therapy, so Don’t Be Surprised to see my two certified therapy dogs present at sessions! I am a Certified Master Trainer, with specialty training in Nutrition, DNA Based Wellness & Weight Management, Exercise Recovery Therapy; Life Span Wellness and Health Transformation Exercise.
CURRENTLY I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My approach to therapy is customized based on the needs of the individual client(s) and draws upon a broad and diverse base of clinical approaches and well-established techniques while incorporating Holistic Modalities including Nutrition, Exercise, and Mindfulness. I frequently utilize Animal Assisted Therapy, so Don’t Be Surprised to see my two certified therapy dogs present at sessions! I am a Certified Master Trainer, with specialty training in Nutrition, DNA Based Wellness & Weight Management, Exercise Recovery Therapy; Life Span Wellness and Health Transformation Exercise.
(573) 229-0852 View (573) 229-0852
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Ashley Watson
Licensed Professional Counselor, Ashley , MS, LPC, CRAADC, NCC
Verified
Ozark, MO 65721
Sessions will involve working together to help gain insight into thoughts, emotions, and behaviors; and learn healthy coping skills. I believe in matching the pace of therapy to where the individual is and what changes they feel ready to conquer.
Sessions will involve working together to help gain insight into thoughts, emotions, and behaviors; and learn healthy coping skills. I believe in matching the pace of therapy to where the individual is and what changes they feel ready to conquer.
(417) 668-2464 View (417) 668-2464
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Wyndham O'Neal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ozark, MO 65721
I work best with clients who know what it's like to struggle - whether the struggle is emotional, physical, financial, or spiritual in nature. My clients typically want a place where they have the room and safety to work through hard topics without judgment on their character, but also someone who will challenge them and assist them in pushing themselves in their growth. They want these things because they truly desire growth in their lives, and they know they can't achieve it with a "yes man" as their therapeutic partner.
I work best with clients who know what it's like to struggle - whether the struggle is emotional, physical, financial, or spiritual in nature. My clients typically want a place where they have the room and safety to work through hard topics without judgment on their character, but also someone who will challenge them and assist them in pushing themselves in their growth. They want these things because they truly desire growth in their lives, and they know they can't achieve it with a "yes man" as their therapeutic partner.
(417) 278-6797 View (417) 278-6797
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Michelle Glenda Boatman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
Rolla, MO 65401
I love working with people who want to improve their day to day life. To work on their goals that help them manage their lives. My goal is to Aspire Change!
I love working with people who want to improve their day to day life. To work on their goals that help them manage their lives. My goal is to Aspire Change!
(573) 250-4159 View (573) 250-4159
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Zodie L Flemings
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EMDR
Verified
Saint Robert, MO 65584  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Zodie Love Flemings I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Medically Retired Combat Veteran, and a Mother. As a clinician, I am here to meet you where you are and provide you with empowering, meaningful, and engaging counseling services.
Hi! My name is Zodie Love Flemings I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Medically Retired Combat Veteran, and a Mother. As a clinician, I am here to meet you where you are and provide you with empowering, meaningful, and engaging counseling services.
(573) 633-4197 View (573) 633-4197
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Southern Breeze Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC, NCC, CCSP
Verified
Dexter, MO 63841
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Are anxious thoughts and feelings keeping you from truly being present in your life? Are you at a transitional point in your life and want to break free of patterns of thoughts and behaviors that no longer work for you? What if you weren’t anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? What if these are just parts of you that show up in situations to try to protect you in some way?
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Are anxious thoughts and feelings keeping you from truly being present in your life? Are you at a transitional point in your life and want to break free of patterns of thoughts and behaviors that no longer work for you? What if you weren’t anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? What if these are just parts of you that show up in situations to try to protect you in some way?
(573) 284-8925 View (573) 284-8925
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Lora Ann Newman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Rogersville, MO 65742
The decision to embark on a journey of self-discovery takes courage. Sharing your most inner thoughts and feelings with someone that listens, supports and guides you without judgment is a life changing experience. The gift of therapy is freeing. By bringing light to outdated beliefs, old negative patterns and behaviors that have been running your life, empowers you to create a new way of being in growth and healing. My goal is to help you embrace authenticity, build meaningful relationships, to find peace and freedom in everyday life.
The decision to embark on a journey of self-discovery takes courage. Sharing your most inner thoughts and feelings with someone that listens, supports and guides you without judgment is a life changing experience. The gift of therapy is freeing. By bringing light to outdated beliefs, old negative patterns and behaviors that have been running your life, empowers you to create a new way of being in growth and healing. My goal is to help you embrace authenticity, build meaningful relationships, to find peace and freedom in everyday life.
(417) 282-8465 View (417) 282-8465
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David P Robbins Accepting New Clients
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Branson, MO 65616  (Online Only)
Life gets to us sometimes. Sometimes we need help. I'll be your coach, support, and cheerleader through this tough time in your life, and can provide you with the good constructive feedback that you need. If you're motivated to make positive change in your life, I might be able to help you. I find that seeking to answer the common question of "why am I doing this?" is very helpful and freeing for people, and reminds them that they can in fact make changes to get their lives back on track.
Life gets to us sometimes. Sometimes we need help. I'll be your coach, support, and cheerleader through this tough time in your life, and can provide you with the good constructive feedback that you need. If you're motivated to make positive change in your life, I might be able to help you. I find that seeking to answer the common question of "why am I doing this?" is very helpful and freeing for people, and reminds them that they can in fact make changes to get their lives back on track.
(816) 396-0181 View (816) 396-0181
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Lori Ranfeld
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Lebanon, MO 65536
I have many years of experience working with individuals of all ages, as well as couples and families with relationship and parenting issues. I love working with people to overcome obstacles that are standing in the way of their success. I would describe my approach as warm, compassionate and person-centered.
I have many years of experience working with individuals of all ages, as well as couples and families with relationship and parenting issues. I love working with people to overcome obstacles that are standing in the way of their success. I would describe my approach as warm, compassionate and person-centered.
(417) 738-5859 View (417) 738-5859
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Alana Cummings
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Branson, MO 65616
Waitlist for new clients
I am trained and certified in EMDR, an evidence-based approach to treating trauma. EMDR is also used to treat a variety of other mental health concerns and symptoms. My areas of expertise include complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and marital distress.
I am trained and certified in EMDR, an evidence-based approach to treating trauma. EMDR is also used to treat a variety of other mental health concerns and symptoms. My areas of expertise include complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and marital distress.
(417) 465-3336 View (417) 465-3336

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Thayer, MO

< 10

Therapists in Thayer, MO who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Child
100% ADHD
100% Domestic Abuse

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Medicaid

How Therapists in Thayer, 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 Thayer?

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.