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37 Oscar therapists in Utah

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Mary P. Jackson

Mary P. Jackson profile image
LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hey there! My name is Mary P. Jackson! I’m a mother, Nana, sister, auntie, daughter, and friend, so essentially, I’m every woman. I'm a Woman of Color who is committed to making therapy acessiable, not just to women but especially to women who look like me. I’m passionate about working with survivors of interpersonal violence, and sexual trauma and assisting women with managing everyday life stressors such as parenting, work, and relationships.

Next available: Feb 24

Virginia Nielsen

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Virginia Nielsen profile image
LCMHC
7 years of experience
Virtual
I have been working in the mental health field since 2010. I began working with many clients who had developmental disorders and Autism; teaching life skills, and behavioral management. In 2012, I started working with children and families within a home and community setting. Teaching behavioral techniques/plans, coping skills, parenting techniques/skills, and assisted with 504 plans with school districts. I finished my master’s in clinical, mental health counseling degree in 2016, and began working with adults, running groups, and completing intakes. I have experience working with addictions, depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, personality disorders, Autism, and developmental disorders.

Next available: Feb 26

Chad Thompson

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Chad Thompson profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Life is always changing and sometimes those changes are not always easy to deal with. There is no one way to deal with everything thrown at us. Using a person-centered and integrative model of therapy helps clients feel better about their current situation. I have an extensive background working with worry issues, feeling down, and matters of spirituality. I have trained in and have 10 year experience in expressive art therapy, solution-focused therapy, nature therapy, yoga, mindfulness, nutrition, processing events, positive relationships, and more. I am here to guide you through the hard times, bad times, and good times. In graduate school at Saint Leo University, I obtain a Master's in Social Work (MSW) specializing in Advanced Clinical Practice. Before receiving my MSW, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication with minors in Film and Creative Writing. I have worked in a wide range of positions in the helping professions including community health centers, private practice, child welfare diversion, non-profits, life coaching, overnight summer camps, tutoring, in county school systems, Department of Veteran Affairs, among others. In his free time, Chad likes to travel, see movies, be in nature, and participate in the arts. I am also Licensed in Utah and take cash paying clients currently living in Utah.

Next available: Feb 26

Tommy Saathoff

Tommy Saathoff profile image
LCMHC
31 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and reside in Texas, I am also licensed in Colorado and Florida. I specialize in helping you identify and overcome issues that hinder your day-to-day enjoyment of life and/or interfere with progress towards goals you have set. In thirty years of private practice counseling I have learned to meet clients’ needs not only with continued education and research but also through a multitude of life experiences. I enjoy working with a diverse range of clients. I believe trust is a fundamental element in any relationship. This trust has to be developed and nurtured to remain genuine. Through trust other aspects important to the relationship can prosper such as comfort in being open, sincerity, and a willingness to change. I am a life-long Texan, however, I have traveled extensively and embraced many different cultures and location specific issues. Through all of life’s changes I have learned that, even with the best of plans, things still do not always work out the way we would like. I have experienced many of the same issues as my clients so can relate to them on a personal basis. This has also allowed me to acquire an understanding of what clients may be going through even if I have not experienced the exact situation. Through any adversity there is no reason to feel alone.

Next available: Feb 26

Alissa Knight

Alissa Knight profile image
LCSW
9 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Humorous
Virtual
Hello there! I’m Alissa, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Florida and Utah. I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2015. I have worked with diverse populations with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, addiction, incarceration, personality disorders, ADHD, trauma, and abuse. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and client focused. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, solutions focused counseling, motivational interviewing, and trauma informed care. I will facilitate our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to ask for support in times of need and to also take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Feb 27

Nancy Juila

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Nancy Juila profile image
LCMHC
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland, where I was initially licensed. I have also been licensed in 9 other states (AZ, CO, IA, ID, NE, NV, VA, UT, WI). I have been actively working as a mental health therapist for 15 years. I have been helping adults with anger issues, adults who want to gain coping skills and strategies, discussing different perspectives and insights toward self, relationships with others, and their situations. I have been working with adults with existential crises, issues with motivation, low self-confidence, and communication challenges effectively. Additionally, I like working with older adults and adults who are going through phase of life changes. ***Due to my externship hours, my availability is extremely limited. If you feel that I could be a good fit for you but scheduling was a problem, please reach out to me; we can explore options. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Next available: Mar 5

Natalie Cohen

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Natalie Cohen profile image
LCMHC
7 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
Are you looking for your life to be different somehow, but you aren't sure exactly what that would look like, let alone how to make it happen? I can help you identify your most pressing issues, then help you identify solutions that you believe will work and support you while you start to implement changes. I believe you are the most likely person to be able to identify your best solutions, and perhaps all you need is encouragement and acceptance to get started. I work from a background of existential theory (the idea that our human experiences are shared and we are all looking for meaning, purpose, satisfying relationships, and personal freedom), and I blend cognitive behavioral theory (CBT), motivational interviewing, radical acceptance, and humor (all techniques proven through research to be effective) into my therapy techniques. I aim to be easy to talk to, an excellent and attentive listener, and always supportive. I recommend helpful assignments in between therapy sessions to help you practice new skills and learn hidden aspects about yourself. I help people who have been codependent on their partner to become empowered to love fully and be loved back. I can help you learn specific techniques to lessen the symptoms of your anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbances. I believe therapy is about helping you look at yourself honestly, building up the things you love about yourself, and helping you improve the things you wish were different.

Next available: Feb 26

Marc Lewis

(he/him)

Marc Lewis profile image
LCSW
Virtual
I am Marc Lewis, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. I completed training in 2003 at the Joint Master of Social Work program at North Carolina A & T State University and the University of NC at Greensboro. I was also part of the NC Child Welfare Collaborative, which provided specific training in NC DSS and child welfare. I began my career practicing as a child protective services social worker. I worked as a front-line worker and as a supervisor with children and families related to abuse and neglect. I have experience working in hospital and community settings. I currently work in private practice with children, adults, and geriatrics. I have experience in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused treatment, and dialectical behavioral therapy. I have worked with high conflict custody cases, and family reunification, and provided expert testimony in court proceedings. My Credentials are as follows: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW) Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, North Carolina Substance Abuse Practice Board, (LCAS) Certified Clinical Supervisor, North Carolina Substance Abuse Practice Board, (CCS) Certified Case Manager, Commission for Case Management, (CCM)

Next available: Feb 24

Shay Baker

(she/her)

Shay Baker profile image
LCSW
11 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Direct
Virtual
Young, old, rich or poor--- it does not matter your struggle as my virtual doors are open to assist you in achieving optimal wellness. I believe in meeting you where you are and offers therapy and wellness services in the office, home, community and schools. From the child struggling with ADHD, anxiety, or defiance problems to the adult grappling with depression, suicidal thoughts, or marital problems; to the elderly client mentally struggling with losing their independence or limited mobility, I strive to provide seamless and personally meaningful treatment and care. My assessment of clients includes a careful consideration of the importance of fluctuating mental states and key relationships in their life, as well as family and cultural patterns. I strive to develop an understanding of the interconnection of an individual’s mind, body and soul. I join with you to help you discover meaning and purpose in your struggles. Not only am I a Therapist, I’m also a Registered Nurse and currently finishing my studies to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I believe that the body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter, and the soul heals with joy.

Next available: Feb 26

Kea Roper, LSCSW, LCSW, MRT

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Kea Roper, LSCSW, LCSW, MRT profile image
LCSW
14 years of experience
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Confidential talk without judgement. Hi, I’m Shakea “Kea” Roper. I’m a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). Do you need someone to talk to that will be understanding, compassionate, and encouraging? If so, you have reached the right therapist. I’m a single mother from the inner city. I’ve been through many struggles. From parenting, to family, to work, and just life. I’ve learned you can always work on yourself to help break cycles/patterns that once held you back. I value honesty and keeping it real. When there is free time, I like to sleep, spend time with family, board games, and of course diamond painting/other crafts. I often work with clients to address anxiety, depression, racing undesirable thoughts, and handling day to day life. My counseling style is active, honest, and straight-forward. Many of my clients have said "Kea is a great listener who isn't afraid to challenge my thoughts." I take the time to care. For me, it's an honor to work together to make progress! One of my favorite quotes is “everything seems impossible until it's done” by Nelson Mandela because I know everyone can push past the uncomfortableness of change to accomplish their goals. I have over 14 years of experience focusing on mood disorders and any symptoms that affect daily life. I can work with clients from the following states: Kansas, Missouri, Utah, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania. I spent my last college years at the University of Missouri – Columbia (MIZZOU) earning a master’s degree in social work (c/o/2009). In my sessions, I focus on using evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (thinking processes), Strengths Based, Brief Therapy, Problem Solving, DBT (mindfulness), Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), and Solution Focused to help clients improve all areas of their life. I am a facilitator of Making Sense of Your Worth (MSoYW). I have worked in various fields of social work such as: working with survivors of abuse, half-way houses, reunification of children with their families, youth homes, and psychiatric hospitals.

Next available: Feb 28

Daniel Hernandez, Sr. LCSW-S, CIMHP, CSTIP, CPLC

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Daniel Hernandez, Sr. LCSW-S, CIMHP, CSTIP, CPLC profile image
LCSW
25 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Mr. Daniel Hernandez, LCSW-S has experienced enormous success helping his clients in his 34-year career in the human services field. He has seen tens of thousands of clients in practice. He is also a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP), which allows him to discuss the impact of nutrition, diet, and detoxification as it relates to one's mental health. Mr. Hernandez specializes in inspiring empowerment within people who have suffered sexaul trauma, grief & loss, and domestic violence to move forward with the rest of their lives. He also specializes in helping people to develop anger management mastery and serves as a Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP), which supports one's sexual health goals. Mr. Hernandez often uses a mental-spiritual empowerment approach to help his clients develop the necessary skill of inner healing. Mr. Hernandez is a licensed clinical social worker-supervisor in Texas and has an LCSW in California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and is authorized to conduct teletherapy in Florida. He has 25 years’ experience as a master-level clinician. Mr. Hernandez completed his professional training as a master social worker from Our Lady of the Lake University in 1998 and his bachelor’s was earned from St. Mary’s University in social studies in 1988, both schools are located in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Hernandez has been married 28 years and has two adult children. He loves traveling for the enjoyment of nature and culture with his family and friends. He also loves spending time with people he meets and learns from everybody.

Next available: Mar 8

Tiffany Lopez

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Tiffany Lopez profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed to practice in various states. I have experience working in a variety of mental health settings and have found my passion working as an outpatient therapist. In our work together you can expect to be met with a therapeutic alliance that promotes safety, empathy, compassion, and value, as a human being.

Next available: Feb 27

liliana cardona

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liliana cardona profile image
LCMHC
8 years of experience
Intelligent
Empowering
Holistic
Virtual
I believe in the healing power of a strong therapeutic alliance. My practice is based on the conviction that with the right support, everyone can effect change in their lives. My style is caring and not judgmental; I utilize Cognitive behavioral therapy, existential therapy, and Brief Cognitive hypnosis to guide you in the process of learning new skills to manage your thoughts, emotions and behavior. I am clinically licensed in the states of Illinois, Texas, Utah and Minnesota. I have been providing therapy through video sessions for more than three years. I am bilingual in Spanish and English. I am a painter and a poet; I consider that Art is another wonderful tool to achieve healing.

Next available: Feb 24

Donna Dunn

Donna Dunn profile image
LCSW
23 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Georgia. I am currently licensed in Georgia, Utah & Nevada. I received my Masters degree from the University of Georgia and have been practicing now for over 20 years in mental health settings ranging from child and adolescent to aging issues.

Next available: Feb 25

Chala Barrington-Cruz

Chala Barrington-Cruz profile image
LCSW
Virtual
I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis. I've practiced in both fields of Social Work and ABA. Iʼve earned my Masters degree from Tulane University, and also master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. I have over 19 years of experience working with families and children. New Beginnings provide parents with online counseling services, to help and support caregivers during this transitional season of life.

Next available: Feb 26

Joni Carrasco, Ph.D.

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Joni Carrasco, Ph.D. profile image
LMFT
21 years of experience
Intelligent
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
Building self-awareness is often a hard place to start. I meet my patients where they are in their journey and support the process. Sometimes taking the first step to explore psychotherapy is confusing. Ask questions so you can find a therapist who is the right fit for you. My approach meets people where they are presently, to determine where they want to be in the future. I like to get to know my new patients to determine their needs in treatment.

Next available: Mar 6

Dr. Naida Cruz

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Dr. Naida Cruz profile image
LCSW
14 years of experience
Virtual
Hello there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Florida and licensed in five states, including Florida, California, Massachusetts, Utah, and Indiana. With 14 years of experience in the field of social work, I've gained valuable insights and skills to help clients facing various challenges. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families, dealing with severe mental illnesses, acute and chronic medical conditions, and oncology. Furthermore, I possess two years of private practice experience, which has helped me develop effective therapeutic techniques to help my clients and allowed me to work directly with clients in a private setting.

Next available: Feb 24

Nancy Spitzer

Nancy Spitzer profile image
LMFT
15 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome and hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have found an incredible passion for help individuals. I have worked extensively in substance abuse, with woman's issues (infertility), trauma, couples and family therapy. I feel it is an honor to get to work with someone during their decision to grow. I feel that my desire to help others come from my own personal experience.

Next available: Mar 4

Tucker C. Cannon

Tucker C. Cannon profile image
LCSW
19 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I ’m Tucker Cannon, a licensed psychotherapist with almost 20 years of providing therapy, solutions and support to a wide range of families and individuals. I graduated from the University of Southern California with a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work and also have bachelors degrees in Psychology and ChiId Development. I truly care about my clients' well-being and promise a commitment to high quality therapy services individualized to your unique needs. Growth toward one's full potential is my number one priority, and I go above and beyond to help each client overcome the obstacles that lead to the pursuit of personal and familial happiness. My therapeutic approach blends both a mind-body wellness with clinical training in evidence based therapies to improve functioning in those I work with. I am here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters and I'm excited to meet you and begin the process of healing and growth.

Next available: Feb 27

Jessica Bates

Jessica Bates profile image
LCSW
6 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
Hello! I am licensed in North Carolina, Iowa, North Dakota, and Florida. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. Congratulations on getting to this very important step! I am excited to support & empower you in that journey.

Next available: Feb 24

Kristin Miller

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Kristin Miller profile image
LCSW
25 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in the field for over 20 years. I have worked with families who have children with various medical diagnoses. I have also worked with adoptive families, foster children and adopted children. As well as parents who have children that are neurodiverse. I also have worked with people who have anxiety and women dealing with various issues within in their lives. I have also supported people struggling with self esteem and confidence and helping them find their voice and true self.

Next available: Feb 27

Joe Hupp LISW-S, LCSW, LICSW, LSCSW, ACSW

(he/him)

Joe Hupp LISW-S, LCSW, LICSW, LSCSW, ACSW profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Open-minded
Warm
Virtual
Hello, I am Joe and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker, with the ability to serve those located throughout the United States. My aim to to ensure that each and every session be approach with comfort, finding solutions and getting you to feel better with whatever associated problem you are experiencing. It may be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. We can work together to find a solution to getting you to feel better!

Next available: Feb 24

David Brown

David Brown profile image
LCMHC
32 years of experience
Open-minded
Direct
Virtual
Hello, I'm David. Do you go through periods of anxiety and/or depression and feel stressed out all of the time? Do you have relationship issues and would like to improve or communicate better with your partner? I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. Let's work together! I also help high performers manage work-related stress and avoid burnout. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness, meditation and breathing techniques to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself.

Next available: Feb 26

Amy Eshleman

(she/her)

Amy Eshleman profile image
LCSW
23 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
I am licensed in Florida with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I have a deep passion for helping people move past whatever is in their lives blocking them from living how they want to live and having the type of relationships they desire. I have been providing therapy for over 20 years and I have worked with many different populations and needs. I specialize in trauma treatment along with attachment concerns and dissociative qualities. I can assist with individual, couple, or family needs.

Next available: Feb 26

Nicole Smith

Nicole Smith profile image
LCSW
4 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Nicole. Do you feel overwhelmed by memories of the past or just overwhelmed in general and are not sure why? Do you ever wonder if there is any hope that you can overcome the effects of past abuse, trauma, or just really hard experiences? It is possible! I would love to hear your story and be a guide to help you start facing things that may be easier to run away from. Do you feel like you are never doing enough? Do you have negative self-talk or excessive guilt? Do you feel like you are always trying to please other people? You may have a case of perfectionism. I would love to share what I know to help you overcome this kind of anxiety!

Next available: Feb 27

Sarah Hewitt

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Sarah Hewitt profile image
LCMHC
7 years of experience
Virtual
I am Sarah Hewitt, a licensed, nationally certified, Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC). I am licensed in Utah & Indiana. I have over 7 years of experience in providing mental health and behavioral interventions, in a variety of populations including children, families, and women. I have worked with clients with a wide range of experiences and mental health concerns some of which include depression, anxiety, relationships issues, parenting issues, behavior concerns, ADHD, trauma, complex PTSD, and compulsory disorders. I am available M-Th 7 am-2 pm EST. I encourage email communication regarding the therapy process, your questions, and any concerns. I generally check messages throughout the day; however, my practice hours are 7 am-2 pm EST Monday-Thursday. If you do not see a time in my schedule please reach out and let me know and we can work to look at the options together. Given the nature of this work, I am not always immediately available to respond. I will do my best to respond as promptly as I can, usually within 24 business hours. Weekends are an exception as I must include time for self-care, as should you! Because there may be times when I am unavailable to respond immediately, your patience when response times are long is greatly appreciated, as I am likely responding or attending to other clients or responsibilities. You are also welcome to schedule a live session ahead of time. Please remember that if you are in crisis or immediate need of support call 911 or local emergency services. You can also call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to someone right away!

Next available: Feb 29

Dianitza Medina

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Dianitza Medina profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hello! I am an experienced and compassionate therapist dedicated to helping clients navigate life's challenges and find their path to emotional well-being. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings. My therapeutic approach combines evidence-based techniques tailored to each client's unique needs, empowering them to overcome obstacles and achieve personal growth and healing. **Please note I currently have no availability for evening appointments.

Next available: Mar 4

Shonda Lowe

Shonda Lowe profile image
LCSW
6 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi, I'm Shonda! Do you feel overwhelmed, confused, or simply exhausted due to the demands of life and relationships with family, friends and/or colleagues? Are you engaging in negative self-talk and are very critical of yourself and others and do not have self compassion? Or do you have difficulty asserting your needs from others only to feel resentful and taken advantage of when you don't speak up? If so, I can assist you on your healing journey to improve your relationship with yourself and others. I help teens, adults and couples identify what ways of thinking/reacting are not serving them and ways to modify thinking/reacting in an effort to improve relationships with others and the self. Together, we can assess adverse life experiences that have contributed to how you respond to life in ineffective ways. We will also uncover unhealthy core beliefs that stem from adverse experiences so that we can increase your ability to understand yourself deeper and make the necessary mental/behavioral changes from this updated awareness. Finding a compatible therapist is essential, the relationship with your mental health provider is a very important factor. I am considered by many of my clients very relatable and personable as I am human first and have dealt with some of the same issues as you. I have found that I work best with clients who have good people skills and are self starters. You deserve a safe space to heal, learn, and grow. Let's begin your healing journey!

Next available: Feb 24

Dr. Christina Gonzalez

Dr. Christina Gonzalez  profile image
LCMHC
20 years of experience
Warm
Humorous
Authentic
Virtual
I am a bilingual and bicultural Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in Florida with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked around the world- in Mexico, in the US, in Germany, in Japan, and in US, and worked in a wide variety of settings, including extensive work in community mental health, substance abuse/addictions, child welfare, and with military and veteran populations. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including couples/relationship issues, anxiety, depression, immigration-related issues, abuse and trauma, divorce and separation, and grief and loss, among other things. I have also worked extensively with the Marine Corps in the area of force preservation and suicide prevention, and have worked with other branches of the service as well, both in the US and OCONUS. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I honestly believe we can work together to find solutions for almost any problem and that we can emerge from challenges stronger, and even more resilient. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, mindfulness training, and other techniques. I also have incorporated many things I have learned in my travels and interactions with psychology in other cultures and countries into my extensive training. I will tailor our interactions and treatment to help you meet your goals and work collaboratively with you every step along the way. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

Next available: Feb 24

Jennifer Brigman

Jennifer Brigman profile image
LCMHC
17 years of experience
Virtual
Hello and welcome to Grow Therapy! My name is Jennifer. I have both Master’s and Education Specialist degrees in Counseling, with a specialization in Couples and Family. After many years of therapy practice, I went back to school and, in 2019, graduated with a BSN in Nursing. I’ve worked as a licensed therapist in North Carolina for 17 years. I work frequently with difficult relationship dynamics whether in families or among romantic partners. I do quite a bit of work in trauma recovery, anxiety and stress reduction, resiliency-building, and identity development. Mine is a holistic, positive, supportive approach that promotes self-awareness and the interruption of unhelpful patterns of thought and behavior that lead to being "stuck". I teach mindfulness, yogic interventions and encourage gratitude and curiosity in my clients! In my spare time I enjoy hiking, dancing on my roller skates, beekeeping and chasing my dog and kids! I hope we are a good fit and look forward to connecting with you.

Next available: Feb 24

Amber Smith

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Amber Smith profile image
LCMHC
19 years of experience
Open-minded
Direct
Humorous
Virtual
For over 18 years, I have been empowering individuals to live their best lives while coping with difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, medical concerns, and infertility. I have a variety of personal and professional experiences that contribute to the development of my empathy, understanding, and relatability. I began my career working with children who had a family member murdered. Since then I have worked with a variety of trauma victims including sexual abuse survivors, adults with child abuse histories, and domestic violence victims. I love helping individuals with trauma make peace with their trauma. I have extensive experience helping people with eating concerns and make peace with food. I am in the process of becoming a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. I, also, have worked with many individuals who need help finding motivation to move forward. Whether you're a young adult confused about what to do next, an individual struggling with depression or grief coping with discouragement, or a person with anxiety afraid to make changes, I can assist you in making steps to move forward in your life. In addition, I have counseled many individuals struggling emotionally due to chronic medical conditions. I am a cancer survivor; therefore I am extremely passionate about helping others cope with medical conditions, chronic pain, and infertility. I work hard to be culturally competent. I love to travel and have visited (and lived) all over the world; therefore, I am familiar with working with people of difficult cultures and backgrounds I understand starting counseling can be very “nerve-racking.” I will try to make it as comfortable as possible. My counseling style is warm, patient, and client-centered. I encourage my clients to develop their own goals and areas of focus, but I am always there to help guide them. Also, I am very logical and insight-oriented. My clients often comment that I have helped them develop new understandings and perspectives. I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Next available: Feb 27

Chase Sayer

Chase Sayer profile image
LCSW
Authentic
Challenging
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hey! I'm glad that you are looking to get therapy. Here are some things to know about me while making you decision on what works well for you. I come from a military life style allowing me to travel the world and see all kinds of cultures. Because of this I see value in everyone. I believe in getting results in therapy. I want to see people change as fast as they want to or are willing to. So I give things to practice in every session. I believe in poly vagal theory and teach clients to release emotions from there nervous system not just cope with it. I often say I consider myself more of a trainer than therapist sometimes. I also help a lot with attachment struggles. I hope this gives you enough info about me to feel comfortable working with me. I am also very flexible with how I work with people.

Next available: Feb 26

Melissa Bakas

Melissa Bakas profile image
LCSW
20 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Hi, my name is Melissa. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in FL, GA, TN, TX, WA, UT, NM, IN, RI specializing in helping individuals navigate anxiety, stress, depression, grief/loss and life transitions. I provide individual therapy sessions online. I take a holistic approach to therapy using traditional psychotherapy techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. In 2001 I completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW) from Florida State University. I received my Florida license in Social Work (LCSW) in 2004 and have since added additional licenses in Tennessee and Georgia. I have worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, Hospice programs, schools and as an independent contractor providing tele-mental health counseling services to individuals who are experiencing varying levels of challenges due to chronic medical conditions, life situations and/or mental health concerns. I enjoy helping people work through the challenges of today's world as we take the journey together to get you to where you want to be in your life.

Next available: Mar 20

Cindy Gaskins

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Cindy Gaskins  profile image
LCMHC
25 years of experience
Open-minded
Empowering
Virtual
People can make better decisions if they have enough information and understanding about how counseling works. Here are some aspects of counseling and therapy as I perceive and practice it: Therapeutic counseling requires your active involvement including efforts to change any self-defeating thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. You will be asked to work both in and out of the therapeutic counseling sessions. I may occasionally request that you do “homework” (ok-not a formal request because life happens and inevitably it will be that you have life duties to attend to but maybe jotting things down or making notes for yourself kind of homework) by way of providing you with further reinforcement to concepts discussed in session or simply to prompt further insight and self- exploration. There are no instant, painless, or passive cures, no “magic pills”. Instead, there will be ongoing personal and spiritual growth that can occur with your conscious effort. Most likely, you will need to work on improving stress management, cognitions (e.g. beliefs and thought processes), emotional health, relationships, and your general lifestyle if counseling is to be successful. Sometimes change will be relatively easy but more often change takes much effort, time, and persistence. My hope for you is that you grow into your best self in the present and that that allows you to be your best version for your future. Therapy is about YOU and your needs. I specialize in trauma, mood, and anxiety disorders and am an LGBTQ++ ally and kink-aware professional.

Next available: Mar 22

Christine Ellis

(she/her)

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LCSW
22 years of experience
Virtual
Thank you for taking the time to consider working together. I am a deaf licensed clinical social worker that specializes in working with the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf Blind, CODA/SODA's (Children of Deaf Adults, or Spouse/Partners of Deaf Adults) and the interpreting community. All sessions are conducted in ASL (American Sign Language) only. By using a holistic approach with specific focus on the mind-body-spirit, I will meet you where you are at, and assist you with figuring out the next steps to take in feeling more whole again.

Next available: Feb 26

Sondra McKinney

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LCSW
7 years of experience
Intelligent
Open-minded
Humorous
Virtual
Hi, I'm Sondra! My mission is to help individuals and families improve their lives through effective mental health counseling. My goal is to empower my clients and offer them skills that will help them overcome the challenges they face, so they can live a full and happy life. I believe it's my job to be there to assist my clients as they overcome life's challenges

Next available: Mar 4

Maxine L. Kibble

(she/her)

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LMFT
20 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Maxine L. Kibble LMFT, MA, PsyD Candidate intake+Maxine21932@growtherapy.com I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, Connecticut, and Utah. I have a Bachelor of Science in Education and Dance Therapy from New York University. I have two master's degrees: one in marriage and family counseling from the University of Phoenix and a second master's in clinical psychology from Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology. I am enrolled in the PsyD doctoral program at California Southern University and am scheduled to graduate on 05/2024. I have 20 years of experience as an educator, counselor, career counseling and researcher in psychology. As a licensed MFT therapist, my expertise is in the areas of substance abuse, prison populations, AB109s (felons)/290s (sex offenders), anger management, domestic violence, career counseling, and parenting supervision. In addition to individual, couples, and family counseling, I have experience with specific populations, such as transgender and LGBQ, with a particular cultural emphasis on identity formation. I have worked closely with psychiatrists regarding members who require medication management and assessments, diagnosing and creating for those individuals, couples, and families treatment plans counseling services. My clientele ranges from 6 to 75 years of age, and my therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Narrative therapy, and Supportive therapy. My foundation and belief system is based on being culturally sensitive when working with all clients to understand how they see their presenting problem within the context of their culture.

Next available: Mar 1

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