MCINTYRE PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

Your Telehealth Psychologist in Columbia, MO

 

McIntyre Psychological Services provides telehealth services for individuals and groups in Columbia, Missouri. Our psychologists are experts in many areas such as Emotional Behavior Therapy, Clinical Supervision, Emotional Support Animal, and Group Therapy.

Our services are available to all, regardless of your physical location, your race, sexual orientation or religion If you, or someone you know, is struggling with a mental health issue, allow our psychologists to assist you or your loved ones.

Connect with us. With the help of telehealth counseling, it is now possible to have your sessions with counselors online using our virtual therapy program.

You Are Worth Every Session

We are a thriving private practice clinic specializing in various areas of mental health designed to help individuals overcome thier biggest challenges. We conduct in-person & telehealth therapy sessions using HIPAA compliant video and telephone platforms. 

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24/7 Crisis Line

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100% Privacy & Comfort

Who we are

We are McIntyre Psychological Services, a group of licensed and trained professionals that provides counseling services in Columbia Missouri as well as throughout the entire state. As a leader in teletherapy and psychological services, we believe that you will find true healing and top notch, genuine, services from our clinicians and staff.

For now, our programs, including our telepsychology services, mainly cater to adult therapy, assessment, and treatment.

Our team of highly qualified and experienced therapists

Our wellness team includes Owner-Founder Dr. Angela Webb, who is our Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Ms. Merri Copeland Cook who is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Ms. Tasha Baker as our Counselor Intern, and Administrative Assistant Ms. April Whited.

Together, we aspire to help our clients with their journey towards healing and improvement. With regular sessions, we aim to provide comfort and release from stress, trauma, grief, depression, and more, depending on what our clients require.

What we do

“Healing is an intensely personal, subjective experience involving a reconciliation of the meaning an individual ascribe to distressing events with his or her perception of wholeness as a person” (From Egnew, T.R. “The Meaning of Healing: Transcending Suffering”)

Life is not simple, at times the road can be bumpy and have obstacles in our way.  For many of us, that path is rockier, trickier, and more difficult to walk into. Some phases in our lives require patience, compassion, and resiliency. When going through it alone gets too overwhelming, we are always here to help you talk through life’s difficult and challenging moments.

McIntyre Psychological Services provide therapy and treatment for many challenges and issues. Some of our specializations include the following:

      • Stress
      • Stage of life concerns and issues
      • Anxious thoughts and behavior
      • Depression
      • Phobias
      • Eating, food, and body image issues
      • Abuse and Violence
      • Trauma
      • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
      • Bipolar Disorder
      • Antisocial Personality
      • Borderline Personality
      • Anger Management
      • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
      • Dissociative Disorders
      • Substance Abuse
      • Personality Disorders
      • Psychosis
      • And more

 

We highly and genuinely respect your privacy. Rest assured that when you work with us, our clinicians will keep your information, details, and sessions confidential.

According to the American Psychological Association or APA, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) contains a privacy rule that creates national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and personal health information, including information about psychotherapy and mental health. (1)

Our services

Our professional psychologists and mental health workers make use of a variety of treatment approaches and offer a range of services for our clients’ wellbeing.

We specialize in the following:

Clinical Supervision

As defined by Good Therapy, clinical supervision “supports trainee mental health professionals by offering oversight and support from a more experienced provider.” (2)

Our staff has the experience, skill, training, and competency for clinical supervision. Because of this, we are able to provide this service for the master’s level and doctoral level students in the United States.

Emotional Support Animals

Emotional Support Animals are one of the many therapeutic treatments proven to relieve feelings of anxiety and depression.

Our clinicians offer programs to legally and ethically assess a particular animal in accordance with the federal and state housing laws.

Therapy Treatments

Using HIPAA-compliant platforms for secure telephone and video psychotherapy, we are able to offer mental therapy sessions using these modalities:

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

APA defines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. (3)

CBT is one of the services we can provide using telehealth sessions.

    • Dialectical (DBT)

One of the many types of CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy aims to identify negative thinking patterns and eventually turn them into positive behavior for the client’s wellbeing.

Our clinicians may offer this type of treatment for individuals with self-destructive thoughts and behaviors, including those who are suicidal or prone to self-harm.

    • Adlerian

Also known as Psychotherapy, Adlerian Therapy focuses on goals and positive growth instead of dwelling feelings of unproductivity and negativity.

This modality would be very effective for individuals who are aiming to increase their confidence and improve their sense of self-worth.

    • Emotionally Focused

Prioritizing on the intimate bond and connection of adults and their personal feelings and responses, Emotionally Focused Therapy may be effective for individuals or couples who are seeking to let go of attachment issues and insecurities for a positive and loving relationship.

Our mental health workers can offer this treatment for individuals or for couple and marriage counseling.

    • Interpersonal

A treatment that aims to make use of a no-judgment session for improving mental health, this modality may work in several issues such as grief, depression, interpersonal shortcomings, and social phobias.

This program allows clients to learn more about themselves for their self-improvement and growth.

    • Strength-Based

A manner of positive counseling service that focuses on getting to know oneself to focus on your strengths as a person.

The treatment plans for Strength-Based Therapy will be specially curated by our staff to make sure that our clients will eventually be empowered by their identity.

    • Group Therapy

A way of collaborative psychotherapy that can involve several people getting assistance and guidance from one or more counselors. It seeks to develop socialization and communication between the clients without fear of judgment which may eventually make way for self-assessment.

If you are not yet ready to collaborate with a group, no worries. Our clinicians will make another treatment plan for you after trying out a few sessions.

    • Person-Centered

Also called client-centered counseling, this program promotes trust, growth, and internal validation within an individual.

Since the treatment’s goal is to allow the client to achieve their potential, our staff encourages clients to look into themselves for them to understand their feelings and emotions better.

    • Gestalt Therapy

Another form of person-centered psychotherapy, this program focuses on the client’s present condition and way of living than focusing on their past.

For this treatment, our clinicians will assist you in your journey and awareness of your present situation.

Forensic Assessment and Treatment

McIntyre Psychological Services also provides services that concern forensic assessment and the implementation of court-approved treatment for these individuals.

We specialize in the following:

        • Sexual Violent Predator Evaluations
        • Violence Risk Assessment
        • Sex Offender Evaluations
        • Criminal Responsibility
        • Competency to Stand Trial
        • Psychological Disability
        • Independent Psychological Evaluations
        • And Other Court Related Evaluations

With the experience of our staff, we are confident in our ability and efficiency to stand trial or to use our expertise for legal matters.

Our Specialties & Expertise

Therapy

Quality, comfortable therapeutic sessions in numerous modalities.

Emotional Support Animals

Ethical & legal assessments for emotional support animals.

Forensic Assessment & Treatment

Renowned forensic assessment & court-approved treatment.

Clinical Supervision

Clinical Supervision for master’s level & doctoral level students.

What are the benefits of online counseling and psychotherapy?

Online counseling and psychotherapy are some of the advantages we can freely access in 2021. Although in-person treatments are still being conducted, telehealth therapy is a stress-free, secure, convenient and effective method that has been able to help numerous individuals have their therapy sessions by just using their personal devices.

Some of the advantages of virtual therapy sessions are the following:

Counseling anywhere and anytime

One of the many reasons why telehealth has been increasing in popularity is because of its convenience. After all, it can be tiring to set aside ample time to prepare for a therapy session and commute when you can book an appointment for virtual help wherever you are. Although your sessions will still depend on your therapist’s availability, it is still helpful to have the option to schedule at your best time.

Therapy at the place where you are most comfortable in

For a number of individuals, it can be challenging and difficult to relay their emotions when they are not at ease in their environment. Many clients often find themselves being able to talk more when they are in a place that is familiar to them. With virtual therapy, you can do it in a spot in your home where you are cozy and where you feel safe. It can also be a coffee shop or a park, as long as it feels right for you.

Being able to have more options when choosing a therapist

With online counseling, you can now have access to more therapists in Missouri. If you want to look into professionals from other cities like Columbia, all you have to do is schedule an appointment and see where it goes.

Access to less expensive or occasional free sessions

The costs of therapy and counseling vary depending on a lot of factors, although telepsychology may at times be more inexpensive than an in-person visit. We understand that actively improving your mental health can add up when it comes to the expenses, fortunately, there are some ways to access them at a lesser cost.

If you already have a therapist, it does not really mean that you have to change to a new one to lessen the burden. As the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) states, “Don’t shy away from speaking with your therapist about all possible options, referrals and additional resources that you could benefit from.” (4)

Does it feel the same as an in-person session?

In a study conducted in 2013 by the clinical researchers at the University of Zurich, it indicates that “telemental health is equivalent to face-to-face care in various settings and an acceptable alternative.” (5)

Online counseling can be both similar and different from an in-person session. Depending on the preference of the client, they may want to undergo treatment in the clinic, while some may want to do it in the comfort of their own place.

Telehealth counseling may not work for some people who feel iffy with technology. However, counselors have seen the advantages it can give to some clients who find it difficult to get out of bed or is not in the condition to go out of their way for therapy. Since it is possible to have the session no matter where you are, it may seem weird at first, but rest assured that virtual sessions are still highly effective. 

Does it have to be a video call?

For people who have insurance, they may have to use video calls for the treatment to be covered in their policy. However, self-paying individuals may have more options, such as a telephone call.

We help people see changes in their lives

The journey to finding comfort and peace within oneself may be easier with the assistance of a professional. Nobody has to get through dark times and crises alone.

Want to know more about our programs and our telehealth sessions? You can always reach therapists in Columbia, MO by sending us a message. Let us assist you in getting yourself back.

Our Current Service Areas

Missouri

Virginia

Illinois

Florida

References

  1. American Psychological Association | Protecting your privacy: Understanding confidentiality

https://www.apa.org/topics/ethics/confidentiality

  1. Org | Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Professionals

https://www.goodtherapy.org/for-professionals/business-management/human-resources/article/clinical-supervision-for-mental-health-professionals

  1. American Psychological Association | What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

https://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/patients-and-families/cognitive-behavioral

  1. Anxiety and Depression Association of America | 7 Ways to Seek Therapy Without Breaking the Bank

https://adaa.org/learn-from-us/from-the-experts/blog-posts/consumer/7-ways-seek-therapy-without-breaking-bank

  1. American Psychological Association | A growing wave of online therapy

https://www.apa.org/monitor/2017/02/online-therapy

Our Operating Hours

General in-person & Teletherapy hours. Also available by appointment. See about page for specific team member availability.

Mon – Fri

9am – 5pm

Sat + Sun

By appointment

Evenings

By appointment

Crisis Hotline

Available 24/7 for current patients. Inquire for more details.

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