Therapists in Willard, MO

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Brightside Counseling Services
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Willard, MO 65781
“Just a small-town girl, living in a lonely world…” Hi there! I never thought I’d have a good excuse to use a Journey song as my introduction, but here we are! I am a small-town girl; I grew up in Willard, graduated from Willard, and have returned. While driving home for Christmas in 2015, I realized Willard needed a counseling center--and I have officially taken the leap! My hope is this can help Willard and the smaller surrounding towns not have to drive all the way to Springfield. "Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable..." - Mr. Fred Rogers
“Just a small-town girl, living in a lonely world…” Hi there! I never thought I’d have a good excuse to use a Journey song as my introduction, but here we are! I am a small-town girl; I grew up in Willard, graduated from Willard, and have returned. While driving home for Christmas in 2015, I realized Willard needed a counseling center--and I have officially taken the leap! My hope is this can help Willard and the smaller surrounding towns not have to drive all the way to Springfield. "Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable..." - Mr. Fred Rogers
(417) 308-8479 View (417) 308-8479
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Pursuing Peace Mental Health & Wellness Inc
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Willard, MO 65781
Pursuing Peace is a non-profit that exist to help people find quality mental health treatment available to help clients deal with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & intimacy related issues. I have worked in social work and ministry as well as tradition therapy, and all these have helped me grow and learn how to better serve my clients. It has been my experience that collaborating with clients to help facilitate healing and growth is empowering and transformative for them. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and peace-filled life and look forward to walking beside you on that journey.
Pursuing Peace is a non-profit that exist to help people find quality mental health treatment available to help clients deal with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & intimacy related issues. I have worked in social work and ministry as well as tradition therapy, and all these have helped me grow and learn how to better serve my clients. It has been my experience that collaborating with clients to help facilitate healing and growth is empowering and transformative for them. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and peace-filled life and look forward to walking beside you on that journey.
(417) 547-1156 View (417) 547-1156
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Gayla Graven
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willard, MO 65781
I am an EMDR certified therapist with extensive experience treating PTSD including combat trauma, sexual abuse, and religious trauma.
I am an EMDR certified therapist with extensive experience treating PTSD including combat trauma, sexual abuse, and religious trauma.
(417) 744-5240 View (417) 744-5240
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Anne Marie Frost
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Willard, MO 65781
Waitlist for new clients
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.
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.
(417) 409-2253 View (417) 409-2253
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Heather Freeman- -Counseling Beyond The Couch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSTS, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Willard, MO 65781
Stepping out to ask for help can be incredibly intimidating and uncomfortable. I know how hard it is to ask for help, but the simple fact that you are looking for help makes you a step closer to healing than you were yesterday. Effective therapy is one that is based on a strong therapeutic relationship built on a mutual goal of healthy living. When emotions become overwhelming, we will work together to overcome struggles. You will never have to go through it alone. Whatever the obstacle ahead of us, as your counselor I will be right by your side every step of the way matching you step for step.
Stepping out to ask for help can be incredibly intimidating and uncomfortable. I know how hard it is to ask for help, but the simple fact that you are looking for help makes you a step closer to healing than you were yesterday. Effective therapy is one that is based on a strong therapeutic relationship built on a mutual goal of healthy living. When emotions become overwhelming, we will work together to overcome struggles. You will never have to go through it alone. Whatever the obstacle ahead of us, as your counselor I will be right by your side every step of the way matching you step for step.
(417) 275-6988 View (417) 275-6988
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Rita Windle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willard, MO 65781
Hello, I'm Rita, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I hold a master's degree in social work from the University of Missouri-Columbia. With over three decades of experience in the field, I have had the privilege of providing individual, couples, family, group, and substance abuse counseling. I enjoy providing play therapy, and I have developed a specialization in women's mental health care. Throughout my career, I've had the honor of assisting clients facing various challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, job stress, relationship issues, grief, codependency, and major life changes, including divorce.
Hello, I'm Rita, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I hold a master's degree in social work from the University of Missouri-Columbia. With over three decades of experience in the field, I have had the privilege of providing individual, couples, family, group, and substance abuse counseling. I enjoy providing play therapy, and I have developed a specialization in women's mental health care. Throughout my career, I've had the honor of assisting clients facing various challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, job stress, relationship issues, grief, codependency, and major life changes, including divorce.
(417) 665-5747 View (417) 665-5747

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Danielle Joyce
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65805
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.
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 View (417) 281-1042
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Jacqulyn Phelps
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65802  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to this space...it is yours and I hope you'll make it your own. It’s no coincidence that you’re here, now is your time to heal, move forward and experience growth at your pace. It will be an honor to walk with you in the process. I I have been a therapy provider for 15 years and I have the experience, compassion and desire to help improve your situation. I have experience working with a diverse group of people and especially enjoy anxiety and trauma-focused work.
Hello and welcome to this space...it is yours and I hope you'll make it your own. It’s no coincidence that you’re here, now is your time to heal, move forward and experience growth at your pace. It will be an honor to walk with you in the process. I I have been a therapy provider for 15 years and I have the experience, compassion and desire to help improve your situation. I have experience working with a diverse group of people and especially enjoy anxiety and trauma-focused work.
(417) 764-0255 View (417) 764-0255
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Allison H Champion
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSATP, CTMH
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65802  (Online Only)
Therapy is a safe place to work through difficult issues you're facing. It can provide tremendous encouragement, support and help for individual growth and relationships. I provide online therapy based on Christian principles and proven techniques to help you find the healing God desires for you. I've had years of training and experience working with a wide variety of clients. I am a certified sexual addiction therapist and hold a certification in EMDR. EMDR will neutralize negative memories and trauma, while providing self confidence and self worth. You'll no longer be triggered by memories or negative beliefs about yourself.
Therapy is a safe place to work through difficult issues you're facing. It can provide tremendous encouragement, support and help for individual growth and relationships. I provide online therapy based on Christian principles and proven techniques to help you find the healing God desires for you. I've had years of training and experience working with a wide variety of clients. I am a certified sexual addiction therapist and hold a certification in EMDR. EMDR will neutralize negative memories and trauma, while providing self confidence and self worth. You'll no longer be triggered by memories or negative beliefs about yourself.
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Mark G Koetting
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, MAADCII
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65801
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist on staff at Synergy Executive, an RTC for men, I specialize in treating adults who are struggling with addiction. My therapeutic approach is rooted in respect for the individuality of each client and a true sense of empathy for the emotional pain that often underlies substance abuse. While fostering an atmosphere of acceptance, free of moral judgment, I attempt to meet my clients "where they're at" in terms of their degree of motivation for change. Despite the emotional and social chaos that often inhabits my clients' lives, I believe strongly in each individual's capacity for regaining stability and finding meaning.
As a therapist on staff at Synergy Executive, an RTC for men, I specialize in treating adults who are struggling with addiction. My therapeutic approach is rooted in respect for the individuality of each client and a true sense of empathy for the emotional pain that often underlies substance abuse. While fostering an atmosphere of acceptance, free of moral judgment, I attempt to meet my clients "where they're at" in terms of their degree of motivation for change. Despite the emotional and social chaos that often inhabits my clients' lives, I believe strongly in each individual's capacity for regaining stability and finding meaning.
(417) 262-6794 View (417) 262-6794
Photo of Stacey L Maples, Psychologist in Willard, MO
Stacey L Maples
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65801  (Online Only)
I practice cognitive behavioral therapy. This framework will allow us to help you to change the way you are thinking about your situation, your behaviors that may be affecting your situation, and to make important life decisions. While I believe in being supportive, I will also challenge your thinking at times to help you to see more options for yourself or your family that you haven't previously seen. Homework is sometimes also used to better assist you with making progress faster and starting the life you are wanting to live.
I practice cognitive behavioral therapy. This framework will allow us to help you to change the way you are thinking about your situation, your behaviors that may be affecting your situation, and to make important life decisions. While I believe in being supportive, I will also challenge your thinking at times to help you to see more options for yourself or your family that you haven't previously seen. Homework is sometimes also used to better assist you with making progress faster and starting the life you are wanting to live.
(417) 319-7054 View (417) 319-7054
Photo of Gail Herbert, Pre-Licensed Professional in Willard, MO
Gail Herbert
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65802  (Online Only)
I have immediate availability for teens, adults, and couples who have experienced painful events or trauma, who suffer from depression or anxiety, or who are struggling to find their authentic selves. My clients are looking for support as they move toward a transformation into who they want to be. Their goal is deep healing. The clients I work with want to explore new ways of finding who they are, where they are in life, in order to experience connection with others and within themselves.
I have immediate availability for teens, adults, and couples who have experienced painful events or trauma, who suffer from depression or anxiety, or who are struggling to find their authentic selves. My clients are looking for support as they move toward a transformation into who they want to be. Their goal is deep healing. The clients I work with want to explore new ways of finding who they are, where they are in life, in order to experience connection with others and within themselves.
(417) 308-8774 View (417) 308-8774
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Susan Johnson Professional Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65803
Hello...I am mature, compassionate, caring, experienced, and have the ability to truly listen and respond to clients' concerns. I love doing therapy, and work equally well with children and adults. I provide in-home therapy as well as in office, and am a Missouri Medicaid Provider, so therapy for kids ages 3-21 has no copay. I personally have found therapy to be invaluable in getting through the tough times in life, and is nothing to feel ashamed of. Whatever issues you or your family may be having, I would love to help you.
Hello...I am mature, compassionate, caring, experienced, and have the ability to truly listen and respond to clients' concerns. I love doing therapy, and work equally well with children and adults. I provide in-home therapy as well as in office, and am a Missouri Medicaid Provider, so therapy for kids ages 3-21 has no copay. I personally have found therapy to be invaluable in getting through the tough times in life, and is nothing to feel ashamed of. Whatever issues you or your family may be having, I would love to help you.
(417) 720-8129 View (417) 720-8129
Photo of Shannon Ethridge-Myers, M.A. in Willard, MO
Shannon Ethridge-Myers, M.A.
MA
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65801
I enjoy helping people overcome the sexual and emotional hurdles that hold them back -- sex addiction, porn/fantasy addiction, infidelity/betrayal, body image issues, sexual abuse, spiritual guilt, low self-esteem, lack of sexual confidence, family of origin issues, trust issues, etc. I believe EVERYONE deserves to be a sexually connected, sexually satisfied partner. Healthy sexual relationships can heal a multitude of wounds and bond a couple together in an incredibly synergistic way if they are both willing to do the work to overcome their own fears, anxieties, hurts, and hang-ups.
I enjoy helping people overcome the sexual and emotional hurdles that hold them back -- sex addiction, porn/fantasy addiction, infidelity/betrayal, body image issues, sexual abuse, spiritual guilt, low self-esteem, lack of sexual confidence, family of origin issues, trust issues, etc. I believe EVERYONE deserves to be a sexually connected, sexually satisfied partner. Healthy sexual relationships can heal a multitude of wounds and bond a couple together in an incredibly synergistic way if they are both willing to do the work to overcome their own fears, anxieties, hurts, and hang-ups.
(417) 212-5409 View (417) 212-5409
Photo of Erin Gamwell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Willard, MO
Erin Gamwell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65803
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's in School Counseling. With over 10 years experience working with individuals, children, and families, I am passionate about therapy and family support. My specialties include play therapy, anxiety, parent coaching, coping skills, and resilience.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's in School Counseling. With over 10 years experience working with individuals, children, and families, I am passionate about therapy and family support. My specialties include play therapy, anxiety, parent coaching, coping skills, and resilience.
(417) 200-5444 View (417) 200-5444
Photo of Hannah Laxton, Licensed Professional Counselor in Willard, MO
Hannah Laxton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65801
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults. Sessions can center anywhere from emotional health to self-healing from past or current trauma. Together we will focus on social skills and ways to create the life you want for yourself by establishing confidence, encouraging self-growth and creating room to enhance self-worth. I am currently taking self-pay clients.
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults. Sessions can center anywhere from emotional health to self-healing from past or current trauma. Together we will focus on social skills and ways to create the life you want for yourself by establishing confidence, encouraging self-growth and creating room to enhance self-worth. I am currently taking self-pay clients.
(417) 216-6189 View (417) 216-6189
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Sandy Parisi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65801
Not accepting new clients
We are all in different seasons of life, and the best part about seasons is they only last for awhile. I have had the privilege of growing and learning through each season of my life, with the first part of my career in medical healthcare and for the last decade in mental health care. I believe that people are good and well intended. As humans living amongst other humans, we likely have experienced a traumatic event that keeps us feeling stuck or perhaps struck with anxiety, depression, and fear.
We are all in different seasons of life, and the best part about seasons is they only last for awhile. I have had the privilege of growing and learning through each season of my life, with the first part of my career in medical healthcare and for the last decade in mental health care. I believe that people are good and well intended. As humans living amongst other humans, we likely have experienced a traumatic event that keeps us feeling stuck or perhaps struck with anxiety, depression, and fear.
(417) 453-2660 View (417) 453-2660
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Jim Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, AAMFT
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65801
The saying, "It is the relationship that heals," guides my work with clients. I aim to be the skilled confidant that accompanies them as they gain insight into their situation and who they are as an individual. Growing in self understanding helps them make decisions they can incorporate in their life and make their own. Their "new normal" becomes a way of life as they grow to employ the new tools they've gained in therapy. My ideal clients do not want psychological platitudes in the form of advice but want to be stretched and challenged.
The saying, "It is the relationship that heals," guides my work with clients. I aim to be the skilled confidant that accompanies them as they gain insight into their situation and who they are as an individual. Growing in self understanding helps them make decisions they can incorporate in their life and make their own. Their "new normal" becomes a way of life as they grow to employ the new tools they've gained in therapy. My ideal clients do not want psychological platitudes in the form of advice but want to be stretched and challenged.
(417) 234-7947 View (417) 234-7947
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Tenille Neff
Creative Arts Therapist, LPC, LCAT, LP, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65801
I am a Psychotherapist/ Art Therapist/ Psychoanalyst with 20 years experience working with children and adults. Therapy is an important step towards facing and working through our greatest challenges in life. It facilitates growth, acceptance, and understanding. I provide a confidential, open, creative environment for you to explore your path and the obstacles you are facing.
I am a Psychotherapist/ Art Therapist/ Psychoanalyst with 20 years experience working with children and adults. Therapy is an important step towards facing and working through our greatest challenges in life. It facilitates growth, acceptance, and understanding. I provide a confidential, open, creative environment for you to explore your path and the obstacles you are facing.
(417) 595-0786 View (417) 595-0786
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Isaac Crawford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified 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

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Willard, MO

< 10

Therapists in Willard, MO who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Family Conflict
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
100% Optum

How Therapists in Willard, MO see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Willard?

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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.