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Dr. Dora Whiteside, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

I absolutely love what I do and I view each day as an opportunity to increase in love, peace, joy, and believing that all other increase (i.e. spiritual and material things) will naturally follow. Not only do I work to increase myself, but I also absolutely love helping others to increase in these areas. I primarily use Cognitive Behavior
Therapy, with a mix of Solution based Therapy, and Person Center Therapy, and many different skills and interventions. I have worked in various settings; with clients from many different cultural/ethnic groups; and with various presenting problems. These presenting problems include major depression, anxiety; bipolar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Psychosis, suicidal crisis and multiple suicide attempts; and well as feelings of self harm and harm to others; and other many other problems.

When working with clients I like to begin to build the client and therapist relationship/rapport right away, and use this to create individualized treatment for each client. Whenever you make the decision to think about change in your life and/or are ready to begin change, I want to be here for you every step of the way. I pray each day "Lord let today be an adventure and not just a chore". I have been to the deepest depth of depression, death fear, hopelessness, worthlessness to highest out of control points of mania with very risky and reckless behavior and then back to living each day as the "best me". I desire to help guild you through the rough and tough times in life and all the way to truly living "your very best you and your very best life". Whenever you are ready really live your life, and not simply exist, I will be here waiting for you.

Professional experience

16yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

TX LPC 62636


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Dora Whiteside. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Dr. Whiteside is such a great therapist . She is goal oriented and gives me great ways to apply the skills learned. I appreciate that she takes the time to check in often. It has been a great experience with her as my therapist because she opens my mind to new perspectives and ways to think/reflect on experiences . I truly appreciate her!

Written on Mar 25, 2023 after therapy with Dora for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and career difficulties

Dr. Whiteside is a fantastic therapist. Highly intelligent, emphatic, and a great listener. Her expertise is cognitive behavioral therapy and it’s very effective and works relatively fast. I highly recommend working with Dr. Whiteside!

Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Dora for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She's incredibly gentle and supportive!

Written on Feb 24, 2023 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

This is my first time ever doing therapy, and ever since the first week, Dr. Whiteside has been amazing, I'm so excited for the next sessions to come

Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

I was on the fence of starting my journey but I knew I needed to start. I’m in the middle of trying to figure life out again and having someone to listen helps. Especially someone that doesn’t know me. I’ve only had one session and I felt heard. She already gave me a good guide on how to start changing my mind set for certain difficulties in every day life and it is helping! I look forward to more sessions and continuing my therapy journey with Better Help.

Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compas

Dr. Whiteside is a great listener. It’s comforting to have someone actually hear me. She is also insightful and I feel confident in her care.

Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with Dora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes