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.


Kristy Weeks

LPC
9 years experience
Asking for help is a sign of strength. Whatever issues you are going through, it takes a huge amount of courage to ask for help. No man is an island, and admitting that you need help is the first step in living the life that you would live if you knew how. The more support you have, the better equipped you are to be able to handle life's challenges, create a life... Read More
Asking for help is a sign of strength. Whatever issues you are going through, it takes a huge amount of courage to ask for help. No man is an island, and admitting that you need help is the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Brin Ballard

LPC
3 years experience
Brin Ballard, MA, LPC is an experienced therapist with training in trauma and attachment based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution-focused therapy. She has a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University/Kansas City, MO. She has specialized experienced working with teens dealing with depression, trauma (grief/loss, abuse, neglect), anxiety, self-esteem issues, and many other areas. She has the unique ability to relate to differing personalities and provides a non-judgmental, compassionate approach... Read More
Brin Ballard, MA, LPC is an experienced therapist with training in trauma and attachment based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution-focused therapy. She has a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University/Kansas City, MO. She has specialized... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Donnie Fenton

M.Ed,LPC,NCC
10 years experience
My name is Donnie and I have 10 years experience as a Christian Counselor in Texas. I am a licensed and ordained minister, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. I enter every session with a non-judgmental approach and with the goal to help you to reach your goals. I have experience working with people ages 5 - 85. My career has provided me the opportunity to work in schools, correctional facilities, non- profit organizations,... Read More
My name is Donnie and I have 10 years experience as a Christian Counselor in Texas. I am a licensed and ordained minister, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. I enter every session with a non-judgmental approach and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Hillary Haarmann

MSW,LCSW
20 years experience
Hi! My name is Hillary. I am a licensed therapist with many years of experience in providing talk therapy to clients with a diverse set of backgrounds. I enjoy working with people, helping them to realize their full potential and by providing support and guidance in reaching their goals. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, and my Master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. I have experience working with... Read More
Hi! My name is Hillary. I am a licensed therapist with many years of experience in providing talk therapy to clients with a diverse set of backgrounds. I enjoy working with people, helping them to realize their full potential... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Katie Andrews

M.Ed,LPC,LCMH
4 years experience
"That which stands in the way is the way." - Eckhart Tolle Hello and welcome to my profile! I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with four years of experience in a private practice setting, providing talk therapy to a diverse group of adults. Most people who seek my support are experiencing some form of stress in their lives. This may manifest as anxiety, depression, anger, addictive behaviors, disordered eating, grief, trauma, relationship conflict, a struggle... Read More
"That which stands in the way is the way." - Eckhart Tolle Hello and welcome to my profile! I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with four years of experience in a private practice setting, providing talk therapy to a diverse... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Layla Hayes

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5 years experience
Hello, my name is Layla Hayes, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 5 years of experience. I graduated from Southeast Missouri University with a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and then again year later with a Specialist of Education degree in Counseling Supervision and Education. I am licensed to counsel in Missouri and Kansas. I went back to school in my mid 30’s to become a counselor. I find... Read More
Hello, my name is Layla Hayes, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 5 years of experience. I graduated from Southeast Missouri University with a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and then again year later with a Specialist of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Helen (Liz) Howerton

LSCSW,LCSW
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Liz and I specialize in working with women, active duty and prior service military. Understanding and walking with clients through the pain of trauma and, or substance use, to better days equipped with fresh insight and coping skills. I am clinically licensed in Kansas and Missouri. I am proficient in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Cognitive Processing therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Psychoanalytic therapy, motivational interviewing and DBT skills. Accelerated... Read More
Hello! My name is Liz and I specialize in working with women, active duty and prior service military. Understanding and walking with clients through the pain of trauma and, or substance use, to better days equipped with fresh insight and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Katie Harrison

Lpc
9 years experience
My name is Katie Harrison, and I’m a licensed professional counselor. I enjoy working with those motivated to make changes to improve their situation. Sometimes that means big leaps, and other times it means a shift in perspective. When a client comes to session with an open mind and willingness to explore their thoughts and expressions with me, in sometimes unconventional ways, amazing insights come into focus. With that, confidence in their ability to recognize... Read More
My name is Katie Harrison, and I’m a licensed professional counselor. I enjoy working with those motivated to make changes to improve their situation. Sometimes that means big leaps, and other times it means a shift in perspective. When a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Julia Vulic

CRC,CPT,LPC
4 years experience
Hello and thank you for your interest in my profile! My name is Julia Vulic and I've been practicing as a counselor since 2016. Before obtaining my LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) credentials, I chose to become a CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) and a CPT (Certified Play Therapist). I grew up in St. Louis, MO and got both my Bachelors and Masters degrees from Maryville University of St. Louis. Upon graduating, I decided to take a... Read More
Hello and thank you for your interest in my profile! My name is Julia Vulic and I've been practicing as a counselor since 2016. Before obtaining my LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) credentials, I chose to become a CRC (Certified Rehabilitation... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Dr. Stacey Maples

PhD
20 years experience
I am a licensed psychologist with 20 years experience working in outpatient settings. I have lived and worked in a variety of places and feel comfortable working with a range of problems from mild anxiety or depression to more serious problems like Bipolar disorder or psychosis. If you choose to work with me, you will find that you are more than a label. I believe in us working as a team to... Read More
I am a licensed psychologist with 20 years experience working in outpatient settings. I have lived and worked in a variety of places and feel comfortable working with a range of problems from mild anxiety or depression to more... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 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.