Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Springfield, Missouri

Find a therapist in Springfield, Missouri that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Springfield to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Lisa Smith

M.S., LPC, NCC
6 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor with over 6 years of experience ( 3 years Bachelor's level and three years Master's level) in North Dakota working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, Anger Management and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor with over 6 years of experience ( 3 years Bachelor's level and three years Master's level) in North Dakota working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Kate Berryman

LPC, MS
7 years experience
For the past decade, I've worked with clients in a variety of settings: residential, outpatient, incarceration, through telehealth (online) and in private practice to work through trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, etc. Hurting HURTS. If you're hurting, feeling less like yourself or something just isn't right, I'd be honored to work with you. I'm trained in EMDR, DBT, TF-CBT, Narrative therapy, and Theraplay (R) techniques. I'm also a certified... Read More
For the past decade, I've worked with clients in a variety of settings: residential, outpatient, incarceration, through telehealth (online) and in private practice to work through trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, etc. Hurting HURTS. If you're... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Tamara Williams-Reding

M.Ed., LPC
30 years experience
Hi! I'm Tamara and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 28 years. I have had a wonderfully varied career working with people of all ages and with all types of issues. The first thing to know about me is that I believe in change. I facilitate it, I see it everyday, and I myself experience it. When we are struggling to find our way, it is often hard... Read More
Hi! I'm Tamara and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 28 years. I have had a wonderfully varied career working with people of all ages and with all types of issues. The first thing to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Tiffany Murray

LCSW
3 years experience
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Tiffany Murray. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience in the mental health field. Being mentally well is part a of daily self care that often is neglected in this fast paced world. I am here to help you cope and challenge any issues related to relationship issues, anxiety, depression, parenting struggles and more. Let me partner with you in your transformation to become... Read More
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Tiffany Murray. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience in the mental health field. Being mentally well is part a of daily self care that often is neglected in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Jeanine Taylor

MSW, LCSW
15 years experience
My name is Jeanine Taylor. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and have been working in the field of social work for almost 20 years. I received my master's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and have been in private practice conducting therapy for 13 years. I have significant experience in dealing with anxiety, depression, life changes and stress, marital issues, trauma, and parenting issues. I have a true passion for... Read More
My name is Jeanine Taylor. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and have been working in the field of social work for almost 20 years. I received my master's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and have... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Katie Stevens

LCSW, LSCSW
9 years experience
Therapy is a brave step! I am here to listen, support, help, and encourage you as we explore your needs and wants. Our goal will be to overcome roadblocks in your life and help you achieve your personal goals. I want this to be a valuable and beneficial experience for you. My approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. As a Social Worker our work will be very solution focused, although we may look... Read More
Therapy is a brave step! I am here to listen, support, help, and encourage you as we explore your needs and wants. Our goal will be to overcome roadblocks in your life and help you achieve your... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Harriet Gordon

LPC
7 years experience
I am a professional counselor licensed in Missouri with thirteen years' combined experience in the mental health field. For the past 5 years I have worked almost exclusively with children and teens who have experienced abusive trauma, treating anger, depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms that often accompany it. In addition, I have educated and supported adults in addiction recovery, survivors of domestic violence, and parents of traumatized children. My counseling style is... Read More
I am a professional counselor licensed in Missouri with thirteen years' combined experience in the mental health field. For the past 5 years I have worked almost exclusively with children and teens who have experienced abusive trauma, treating anger,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Ian Guthrie

MA, LPC
3 years experience
I am a professional counselor licensed in the state of Missouri, with over 3 years of experience, and over a decade of experience working with addiction and mental health. I have worked with a range of clients, from children to elderly, who have come to me for a variety of issues, including anxiety and stress, depression, relationship issues, addiction, and lack of motivation. There are times in our lives when we need a... Read More
I am a professional counselor licensed in the state of Missouri, with over 3 years of experience, and over a decade of experience working with addiction and mental health. I have worked with a range of clients, from children... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Lorrie Chafin

LPC, NCC, MA
18 years experience
Hi! I know right now you’re most likely nervous about this. You have worked up the nerve to look into it and now you may be thinking “How do I know who to pick?” Well, I consider myself a little different. I feel my job is to see your vision of your life and what you want to be healthy and happy. To make my goal to help you achieve your goal. I'm always trying... Read More
Hi! I know right now you’re most likely nervous about this. You have worked up the nerve to look into it and now you may be thinking “How do I know who to pick?” Well, I consider myself a little... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Lauren Edwards

MS, LPC, EMDR, Clinician, Prepare, &, Enrich, Facilitator
3 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor and love working with individuals, couples and families. I have worked in Missouri for 3 years in a private practice setting both in office and in-home, residential and now in an urgent care setting providing therapy services. Additionally, I have served in the local church the past 2 years providing premarital and marriage counseling through the program Prepare & Enrich. I have worked with clients with a wide... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor and love working with individuals, couples and families. I have worked in Missouri for 3 years in a private practice setting both in office and in-home, residential and now in an urgent care setting... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Springfield, Missouri

Located in the Ozarks region of southwest Missouri, Springfield is the seat of Greene County and has a population of approximately 167,376 making it the third-largest city in the state. Known for being the birthplace of Route 66, the city’s thriving economy is driven by health care, manufacturing, and retail. Springfield’s revitalization efforts related to its downtown district have attracted more young people to the area who are looking for a good quality of life and good jobs. While residents are the beneficiaries of improvements to the city they are still susceptible to the growing trend of mental health issues and the consequences of letting those problems go untreated. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southwest Missouri, suicide rates in Greene County were up 56% from last year.

A Troubling Trend

Establishing why there is such a significant increase in the rates of suicide in the area is difficult. But one thing that is certain is that it is important that people struggling with mental illness have access to care. Care that only happens when someone is already in a compromised or emergency situation is not good enough. Many times, people do not receive treatment for such problems until they are sent to an emergency room or become a part of the criminal justice system.

As a major city in the state of Missouri, Springfield has an important role in paving the way for better access to care and planning for residents who are dealing with mental illness or substance abuse.

If you find yourself struggling in your everyday life with depression, excessive stress, anxiety, or substance abuse it may be time to reach out for help. Any number of factors can adversely affect your quality of life, but know that there are people who can help you get though these tough times. When you are ready to seek out the services of a Springfield mental health professional or therapist we want to help connect you with right person who can work around your schedule.

Deciding you need help is not an easy process but when you are ready and open to going down the path of wellness we want to make your search for the right therapist in the Springfield area as easy as possible.

Where to Start

Before you start your search for a professional to work with, we encourage you to first think about your situation and what your unique needs are. It is worthwhile to spend a little time thinking about what you hope to get out of the process and the type of treatment or care that you personally may need. If you can get some clarity about the challenges you face and your unique experience you’ll be better able to explain to someone else. If you need some ideas to get started, here are a few questions you can ask yourself:

  • What issues are you currently dealing with and have you been diagnosed before?
  • How is your life being adversely affected?
  • What are you currently doing to cope with setbacks that you experience?
  • What do you hope to get out of the therapeutic process?
  • Do you feel more comfortable talking to a man or a woman about your personal issues?
  • How long are you willing to commit to the process of therapy?
  • Do you suffer from a condition that may be better addressed by a specialist, such as an eating disorder or an issue with substance abuse?

By answering these questions you’ll be better able to communicate your own needs, evaluate the array of services available to you, and see which might be the best fit for your needs. Finding a mental health professional that fits your criteria is an excellent step in getting effective treatment.

Does Your Medical Insurance Cover Mental Health Services?

The cost of therapy is often a deciding factor for people when it comes to what kind of services they will have access to. We suggest getting in touch with your health insurance company to find out if they cover any or all services that you may need. Often, they will have a list of professionals within their network that you can go to and it will lessen the out-of-pocket cost to you significantly.

How e-counseling.com Can Help You Connect with a Springfield Mental Health Professional

Our site can connect you with Springfield therapists or mental health professionals who can help you through the challenging times. We make the process easier for you by giving you a directory to compare the many profiles and bios of professionals in your area. This gives you a chance to quickly narrow down your search and focus on the ones who may be the best fit for you. Finding someone who understands you and your needs and with whom you can have open communication is an important part of healing.

Connecting with the right mental health professional may be the first step in your journey to wellness.