LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in West Plains, MO

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Dana Fleming
Professional Counselor , MS, PLPC, NCC
Verified
My therapy office is also an LGBTQ safe space for teens and families that need to work through what may feel like a huge shift in their life.
As the sixth generation of my family to live in Howell County, I understand how foreign the concept of counseling may be to some people. Yet, as an Ozarker, I also understand the wit, humor, passion and intelligence of the people of this area, and I combine these traits with formal training and natural curiosity about people to create space for my clients to go through the healing process. Native Ozarker or not, it is my belief that everyone, at some point in their lives, will experience trauma, loss, or mental illness that is treatable through therapy.
(417) 204-5242 
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West Plains, MO 65775
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Erin Rigdon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
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 
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West Plains, MO 65775
Offers online therapy
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Christine Dowell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Providing a safe space, being entrusted with vulnerability, and bearing witness to healing is an awe inspiring and mutually rewarding experience. Therefore, a good relationship is the first priority in therapy. Christine realizes that successful treatment begins with a strong therapeutic rapport. This focus allows clients to feel safe and understood, which is a strong catalyst for progress towards healing and achieving goals. Positive results can only occur once a therapeutic alliance is developed.
(417) 815-5486 
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West Plains, MO 65775
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Ren Elliott
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
I provide an LGBT + affirming approach and also provide support for those who are neurodivergent such as those who have low-support autism and ADHD.
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.
(417) 547-1328 
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Springfield, MO 65897
Offers online therapy
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Robert E Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
I am an LGBTQ + advocate and have a focus on sexual health and well being.
There are several reasons why people feel stuck in their life story that prevent them from growing into the person they want to become... A past that continues to return to the present, patterns that are unbreakable alone, major life changes, uncontrollable circumstances, feelings of shame - the list goes on. I love working with clients looking to improve themselves, their relationships, and learn to face their struggles.
(417) 222-2788 
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Springfield, MO 65804
Offers online therapy
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Tamara Bellings
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
I CURRENTLY HAVE A WAIT-LIST OF 3 WEEKS. Therapy is a GIFT of self care. I am committed to making your therapy experience worthwhile, productive, and rewarding. VIRTUAL /TELEHEALTH sessions are available in the whole state of Missouri. If either of us should feel that we are not a good fit for one another, I will be happy to refer you to a new, well qualified mental health professional. SOME of the areas I focus on are: Relationships, Marriage, Anxiety/Depression, Self esteem, LGBTQ +, Personal growth, Parenting/family, Self Expression, Religious Trauma.
(417) 265-5023 
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Nixa, MO 65714
Offers online therapy
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Sandy Bondelier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the profession in both clinical and administrative roles for over 35 years. I have helped my clients deal with a myriad of issues including low self-esteem, pain and stress management, communication and relationship difficulties such as domestic violence, work-life balance, anger management, pregnancy, fertility issues, postpartum depression and other women's issues, parenting problems, foster care/adoption issues, chronic illness, Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain injuries, end of life issues, grief and loss, as well as LGBTQ issues.
(417) 228-3826 
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Branson, MO 65616
Offers online therapy
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Quinn Walsh - Courage To Be Counseling
MS, PLPC
Verified
As someone passionate about the LGBTQIA + population I have a deep commitment to providing its members with a secure and comfortable space where they can process their unique experiences.
The cracks, bumps, potholes, and debris in life’s journey can wear you out. They can make you tired, beat you down, and terrify you to the point of paralysis. Counseling gives you a place of peace, security, and nonjudgmental reflection. I believe that it is my role to help facilitate the change you want in your life. Whether it is the general anxieties of life, specific trauma, or the pain of grief I am skilled to walk with you through the most difficult moments of your life providing you with the support and tools you need to overcome the chaos of it all.
(417) 641-3539 
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Zodie L Flemings
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
I provide services to all underserved communities to include: BIPOC and LGBTQIA +.
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 
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Rolla, MO 65401
Offers online therapy
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Christina Evans
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
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.
(417) 242-9644 
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Springfield, MO 65806
Offers online therapy
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Gayla Graven
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
LGBT friendly.
I am an EMDR certified therapist with extensive experience treating PTSD including combat trauma, sexual abuse, and religious trauma.
(417) 344-2611 
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Springfield, MO 65806
Offers online therapy
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Mariah Kochell
PLPC, MS
Verified
It is important to me that all individuals feel welcome and supported during the counseling process and I am passionate about creating a safe and secure atmosphere to assist clients in overcoming whatever challenges they might be facing. I have worked with a diverse population of clientele, including teen and adult members of the LGBTQ + community, and have experience working in a residential setting to help children and their families overcome trauma, behavioral, and mental health issues. I also have experience working with adult individuals and couples to improve their relationships and overall well-being.
(417) 272-4149 
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Springfield, MO 65804
Offers online therapy
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Zach Engler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
LGBTQ + friendly.
My job as a counselor is to help empower you and to work with you to find a solution to the problems you or your family are facing; whether it be anxiety, depression, or school/job related stressors, or you’re having relationship or family issues, I am here to help. I have worked with a wide variety of clients from the ages of 10 to 45 years old using individual, couples, and family therapy. Sometimes just having a judgement free place to talk can make all the difference when life stressors are impacting your daily functioning. I am offering telemedicine (on-line counseling) during this time of quarantine.
(417) 815-1931 
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Springfield, MO 65804
Offers online therapy
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Erica Boan
Licensed Professional Counselor, BS, MA, LPC
Verified
Sometimes taking the first step can be the hardest. I help those on their search for self exploration and gender identity as well as depression and anxiety. I am a professional allied in LGBTQ + treatment. Taking the first step can be scary but therapy is a place of safety, a place to have your thoughts and feelings heard and validated. A place where you are in control of what you want the conversation to be and what direction you take. Also offering group therapy for teens on Wednesday nights one for trauma (7-8pm) and one teen depression and resilience (530-630pm) at Ozarks Counseling Center for group please call 417-869-9011.
(417) 763-6049 
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Springfield, MO 65806
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Mending Hearts Counseling
Counselor, LPC
Verified
I specialize in working with LGBTQIA + and questioning clients.
Are you looking for a safe space to explore sexuality and/or gender identity? Are you looking for a professional who is affirmative, empathetic, and well-trained with the LBGTQIA+ community? Look no further than Mending Hearts Counseling. I believe that every client deserves a safe space where they don't have to live in fear of discrimination. Through our therapeutic relationship, we identify goals for managing stress, learning new methods of coping, and improving relationships.
(417) 228-2480 
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Springfield, MO 65804
Offers online therapy
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Neth Wiggs
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
At Compass Counseling, we are dedicated to providing responsive service to our clients, contacts and community. We have a diverse staff of professional counselors who are capable of meeting the most difficult counseling needs. We seek to develop cooperative relationships with everyone involved in the client's care to maximize the therapeutic benefit to the client and optimize the treatment process. Our growing list of therapists allows us to match up client needs with specific areas of interest/expertise within our counselor community.
(417) 771-3648 
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Springfield, MO 65804
Offers online therapy
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Kristin Gearhart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
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.
(417) 754-3853 
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Springfield, MO 65807
Offers online therapy
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Jenny Baker Hornick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
I love working with couples, teens, and adults. A majority of my practice consists of adults and teens who are suffering from depression, anxiety, or other life struggles. I also love working with couples who need to address: communication, healthy fighting skills, affair recovery, or grief due to the loss of a child or loved one.
(417) 551-6501 
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Ozark, MO 65721
Offers online therapy
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Danielle Joyce
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
I believe that simply being truly listened to can be powerful and transformative. Beyond that, many come to counseling to process past traumas and experiences, change behaviors, or develop new, healthier coping skills. While I use an eclectic approach to counseling that draws from techniques grounded in behavioral and existential theories, my ultimate goal is to tailor the experience for the unique person you are.
(417) 281-1042 
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Springfield, MO 65806
Offers online therapy
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Jamie Kraushaar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Jamie uses a solutions focused based (SFBT) therapy approach and is dedicated to cultivating a supportive, inclusive and engaging environment that allows clients to reach their fullest potential.
(417) 275-0176 
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Springfield, MO 65809
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in West Plains. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.