Working with a therapist can help you develop the coping skills to overcome many of life’s difficulties, such as family conflict, low self-esteem, or the symptoms of mental health conditions like anxiety or depression. If you want to start treatment, consider an online platform like BetterHelp.

With BetterHelp, you can develop a therapeutic relationship with a licensed clinical social worker, psychologist, or other mental health professional from the comfort of your home at a time that suits your schedule. 

While BetterHelp does not offer group therapy or treatment in the school setting, the providers on the platform have extensive experience and can provide an individual counseling experience using a holistic approach to help you on your path of self-discovery.

If you’re looking for an online therapist, TX has many options. The Texas therapists below are licensed to provide teletherapy to people across the Lone Star State. Contact a licensed therapist on the following list to take a step toward a positive change. If you’re interested in couples counseling, consider BetterHelp’s sister site, ReGain, to work through relationship challenges with your partner.

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Dr. Mary Cotten

Offering therapy in Texas
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
30 years of experience

My goal in working with clients is to address client concerns by identifying issues and developing strategies to reach goals. I am a licensed psychologist in Texas and have many years of experience working with a wide range of technical issues. Much of my experience involves working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, family of origin issues, career issues, and/or adjusting to life transitions. I primarily use a cognitive-behavioral approach in therapy to assist clients recognize ineffective thought patterns that sabotage acting in their best interest. My goal as a therapist is to interact with individuals in a relaxed and non-judgmental manner. I often receive feedback but I am a good listener and that I am easy to talk to. We can connect in whatever manner is most comfortable for you. I prefer we have video sessions in order to get to know each other better and can interact both visually and verbally. I am also available by phone if that is more convenient for you. I am available during business hours and evening appointments can be arranged.

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Susie Madison

Offering therapy in Texas
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Compassionate and dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 2 years online experience with BetterHelp! Then the prior 7 years work experience in an hospital system working with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), acute TBI's through follow up the first year. In working with TBI patients who had to deal with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, memory loss, post-traumatic stress, grief, anger and loss. I work with all with kindness and respect. My passion is assisting people to find their authentic self, to help clients reflect on their situation, identifying what is bothering them the most, then together identify their strengths, their options available to them, and find coping skills or solutions that work for them. My hope is to be a therapist who helps clients see their strengths, their options, and understand their ability to create their own solutions, and empower them to make the best decisions for themselves. I look forward to working with you! Specialties Anxiety, Stress Panic attacks Depression Grief Coping with Life Changes Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Compassionate Therapy Years of Experience: 5

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Laurie Gaddy

Offering therapy in Texas
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am a licensed counselor in both Texas and Alabama with over 11 years of professional work experience. Though I have experience working with a wide range of clients in a variety of professional settings, my specialties primarily include stress-related disorders, anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, family conflict, domestic violence, abuse and trauma. My counseling approach is primarily Cognitive Behavioral (CBT); however, I also utilize an eclectic approach at times, including aspects of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, as well as Motivational Interviewing techniques. I tailor my approach and treatment plan to meet the specific needs and challenges of each individual client, and I look forward to finding which treatment modality works best for you. It takes courage to reach out and ask for help- to take those first steps toward change- or to break unhealthy habits and relationships. I believe we all possess attributes and strengths within that can ultimately assist us in healing from hard experiences and overcoming the challenges we face. I strive, as your therapist, to create an environment in which you feel safe to share your experiences, free of any bias or judgment, and I truly look forward to walking alongside of you as you take those hard, first steps. I am here to listen, support & empower you throughout your own personal journey toward health, healing, and change. I do my best to get your first appointment scheduled within one week. My schedule is somewhat flexible, so if the hours listed on my calendar do not work for you, just ask! I look forward to working with you!

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Lisa Hernandez

Offering therapy in Texas
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

Hi, my name is Lisa Hernandez and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker born and raised in a border city in Texas. I am married with two teenagers and a chocolate lab. I strongly value self care and respect and compassion for self and others in order to be an effective therapist. For self care I enjoy hiking, listening to music, meditation, cooking, and reading while enjoying my coffee or tea. Starting therapy can be scary which is why I am dedicated to providing a safe environment where you can feel comfortable and accepted as you share your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement. I have experience in helping teens, adults, and families with a variety of needs and issues including trauma, anxiety, stress, depression, Bipolar Disorder, addictions, low self-esteem, anger, grief, Borderline Personality Disorder, and women's issues. Much of my clinical experience includes working with the Hispanic population living on the border of Mexico. I use a collaborative and personalized therapeutic approach that prioritizes respecting cultural factors. I understand the importance of being listened to and respecting individual values and beliefs. I utilize a variety of therapy styles such as Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and other evidence based therapeutic approaches to help my clients address their needs and reach their personal goals. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Adrian Maldonado

Offering therapy in Texas
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with multiple years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

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Carolina Rodriguez

Offering therapy in Texas
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am an Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, trauma, lack of 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. My therapy style is warm and interactive. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR therapy and client-centered therapy . I look forward to working with you!

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Kevin Fuller

Offering therapy in Texas
GriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
34 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 34 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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 meaningful change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Tillarie Sisneros

Offering therapy in Texas
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesAnger management
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Danica Watson

Offering therapy in Texas
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
5 years of experience

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) in the great state of Texas. I am so excited you have decided to embark on a journey to be the best you, you can be! My licensures allow me to treat all mental health and behavioral issues. However, I do love working with Women's Issues from teen pregnancy to women over 50, Divorce, Pre-marital, Marital, Co-dependency, Individuals from ages 13 and up suffering with depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, ADHD, Alcohol/Substance use, Co-occurring disorders, Dual Diagnosis. My therapeutic philosophy is "person-centered" while choosing from several modalities to match the client's needs. Various modalities I am confident in are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused, Mindfulness, Smart Recovery (alcohol and substance use treatment), and Love and Logic (parenting). My goal is to meet you where you are and empower you with the tools to cope with the challenges you are facing in your life! We will focus on your needs in a gentle, empathetic, and non-judgmental manner. It is understandable that for some, seeking counseling is a major decision. At times we may all need additional support or help with our daily struggles, life events, crises, or unknown emotional difficulties. If you are ready to take the next step, I am here to walk with you. Let's get started.

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Veronica Williams

Offering therapy in Texas
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with 10 years of professional experience. I have expertise in helping clients with depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, divorce and break ups & 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How can therapists in Texas support you?

Therapists in Texas can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 20,557,050 people live in Texas, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for licensed professionals in Texas may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why are many residents in the state of Texas working with a licensed counselor?

People reach out for mental health support for a variety of reasons. Many individuals work with a counselor for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a smaller county in Texas, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed professional tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

Mental health counselors in Texas support clients with varying issues, which can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp has over 35,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How much does a therapist cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How do I know if I should get a therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. You do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy; You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A counselor may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many professionals provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in Texas can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to an office.

Does insurance cover therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is online therapy safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.

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