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.

Danielle Hamilton

Danielle Hamilton, MA, LCPC

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read about me. I really enjoy being a therapist and working with clients. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults. I believe the relationship between the client and therapist is one of the most important parts to make progress. I have been a therapist for over 7 years and love what I do. I have a lot of experience with trauma with emotional, physical, and sexual Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Dr. Shemya Vaughn

Dr. Shemya Vaughn, PhD, CRC, LPC

Welcome to betterhelp. My name is Shemya Vaughn and I want to congratulate you on seeking emotional support to deal with what you are going through at this time in your life. I specialize in working with people in crisis and people with different types of disabilities. I also have experience helping people with trauma unpack all of the baggage they have been carrying around by themselves. I would be honored to take this Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Kimberly Brownridge

Kimberly Brownridge, LPC, NCC, BCPC

Hello, my name is Kimberly Brownridge and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I have a MA in Professional Counseling and MS in General Psychology. I LOVE working with couples fighting to strengthen their relationship/marriage. I have experience working with clients navigating the single life, in relationships, pre-marital, and marriage counseling. I am also experienced dealing with depression and trying new ways to help Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Heather  Hawkins

Heather Hawkins , MS, LPC

Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. I truly hope that you find the help you are looking for whether it is with me or another therapist. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri. I earned my Master of Science degree (MS) specializing in Counseling Psychology from Avila University. I have practiced therapy in a Community Mental Health Agency, outpatient clinics, and private Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Jeanine Taylor

Jeanine Taylor, MSW, LCSW

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Heather Hanson

Heather Hanson, MA, LPC

I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri since 2009 and have a wide range of experience working with issues related to grief, trauma, abuse, domestic violence, relationship struggles, life adjustment, stress management, mental health and overall well-being. My approach is focused on you and your needs, and I will work collaboratively with you toward healing and being able to move forward. Each person is unique and no two people experience things in the Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Melissa Hale

Melissa Hale, MSW, LCSW

Hello! I am Melissa Hale, a licensed therapist (LCSW) in Missouri with over 10 years of experience, working with individuals who suffer with grief, loss, depression, trauma, abuse, bariatric difficulties, career challenges, relationship issues and psychiatric disorders. When working with me, you will be in a supportive, friendly, welcoming, interactive and safe environment. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to reach out to someone for assistance, but I Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Laura Voss

Laura Voss, LCSW

Hello! I am a clinical social worker in the Kansas City area. I have over 6 years of experience working with with people of all ages and backgrounds. My passion is working with people who were victims of childhood trauma. I also really enjoy working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, women's health issues, career difficulties and stress management issues. In addition, I have a lot of experience working with people who are experiencing grief Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Kristine Wullenweber

Kristine Wullenweber, LCSW

Hello, my name is Kristine. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 25 years of experience working in the mental health field and I truly love what I do! I am dedicated to assisting children, adults, couples and families in their efforts to address past and current challenges, utilize their intrinsic strengths and resources and create happy, fulfilling relationships and lives. My therapeutic style is warm, open, forthright, honest and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Harriet Gordon

Harriet Gordon, LPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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 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.