J. Caleb Cheavens, PLPC, NCC (he/his)


I have been a nurse since 2009 and I completed counselor training so that I can help with the unique challenges of healthcare professionals.

Counselor in Columbia, MO
Supervised by Ric Doubet, LPC

  • Free Initial Consultation
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About My Clients

You might feel like you had your life under control in the past, but it seems that something has changed and you're not quite sure what it is or how to address it. Many of us find that we struggle to live the life that we want, and this can contribute to a negative self-evaluation that buries us deeper in a self-defeating cycle that we feel powerless to escape. But you can overcome these challenges. This is what I built my counseling practice to help you with.

My Background and Approach

I went into nursing for all the wrong reasons, but I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. I had convinced myself that my dream was to work as an ER nurse, and I spent 5 years beating myself to a pulp as I tried to make that work for me. During that time I thought that I was learning how to be a better nurse, but instead I was learning how hard it was to commit to something only because I thought I should. But I also learned that healthcare professionals are exceptional people, and that I value what they do (even if I don't want do it myself). I observed providers pushing their bodies beyond the point of pain in order to bring comfort to their patients. And I watched underpaid techs rising to the challenge of a professional environment that they hadn't been prepared for. The whole spectrum of suffering and joy that I witnessed during my time as a bedside nurse led me to this place where I am devoted to helping with the unique challenges faced by healthcare professionals.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that working for social justice and confronting my own biases is essential to my work as a counselor. The field of psychotherapy is plagued with inherent, systemic oppression of minority groups and I believe that it is the duty of every therapist to actively fight against these forces.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Medicaid
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $70 - 110/session


(573) 808-5573 Email J. Caleb
414 E Broadway
Suite 201B
Columbia, MO 65201

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