Everything is bigger in Texas. The Lone Star State is home to tall hats and rodeos. Your life can feel like a rodeo. Sometimes, you can keep hold of the raging bull and grab it by the horns. Other times, the bull can trample all over you. 

A counselor can be the person who latches onto the bull, never lets go, and tames the beast. Speak to a counselor.

 

This is Teresa Adcock's avatar and link to their profile
Texas
LCSW-S
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

Reaching out and trying to find a therapist can be one of the hardest things to do when you are feeling in chaos and in crisis. Once you take that first step, it gets easier and progressively easier. Feeling like someone is actually listening to you and focusing on you is so important, especially now days. As a therapist, I focus on each person’s specific needs and I adjust my style accordingly. I tend to draw from solution focused, strengths based and cognitive behavioral areas in order to help folks problem solve things that are going on currently and in the...

This is Katrina Brown's avatar and link to their profile
Texas
MS,LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for Texas, Missouri and Kansas. I am from many states of the Midwest partly from having a parent in the military and most recently due to wanting to be closer to family. I am now practicing clinician in Texas by way of St. Louis. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia (Go Mizzou!) and my Master’s of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have been licensed for almost 15 years working mostly with individuals dealing with conflicts in their relationship, family, or ...

This is Juan Ortiz's avatar and link to their profile
Texas
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

HELLO! My name is Juan Ortiz and I am a licensed professional counselor. As we all know too well, life can be completely unpredictable! I say control the controllables and by that I mean your well-being and mental health. At times you just want to be heard and that is exactly what I provide. I am along for the ride, but keep in mind you are in the driver's seat and ultimately only you can pick your final destination. I truly believe in the power of the 'here and now' and believe that you can consciously make efforts to reach happiness, whatever that happines...

This is Sara Shuck's avatar and link to their profile
Texas
M.S. ,LPC,LCDC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I believe that mental health is for everyone, and now, more than ever, it is essential that we all make the time to take care of ourselves. As a therapist, I'm commited to self-care so that I can continue to be there for others. In my spare time, I love being outdoors, going camping with my family and two dogs, and getting lost in a good book. I take a personalized approach to counseling, meeting you where you are, and collaborating with you to help you get to where you would like to be. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency coun...

This is Amanda "Mandy" Ebner's avatar and link to their profile
Texas
MEd,LPC-S
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed professional counselor-supervisor and have over 15 years experience as a psychotherapist. I have worked primarily in a medical environment and more recently, in an academic setting. One of my favorite quotes is by Viktor Frankl and says "between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is the power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom." I believe counseling creates the space to see where our power is and isn't. Most of us live the bulk of our lives on autopilot until that isn't working anymore. It ...

This is Michelle Hepworth's avatar and link to their profile
Texas
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Michelle Hepworth is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Michelle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University – Hawaii. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both Texas and Utah, and has practiced professionally for over 12 years. She has worked extensively to help couples and families heal their relationships and to thrive with a renewed focus on love and connection. She also has considerable experience helping individuals ...

This is Corey Paulson's avatar and link to their profile
Texas
MA
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Corey's therapeutic approach is goal driven and works to identify where his client wishes to grow and then, through careful collaboration, determine how it can be achieved. He works primarily with Reality Therapy, which emphasizes personal control of self, the ability for one to meet their needs in a healthy manner, and the acceptance that the actions one chooses are what makes up one's behavior. He is trained in EMDR and hypnosis and applies both in working with PTSD, trauma, anxiety, and for pain management from physical illness. Corey's philosophy of treatment...

This is Stephanie Rogers's avatar and link to their profile
Texas
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

"Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy – the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” Brené Brown At one time or another, we all go through difficult and painful times of struggles, challenges, darkness, more questions than answers, loneliness. For some it looks like depression and/or a...

This is Kylie Kerr's avatar and link to their profile
Texas
LPC,M.A., LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a professional therapist licensed in Texas with over 5 years of experience working as a professional therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, relationship problems, Self-esteem struggles, and Self-worth challenges. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My...

This is Asuqwo Ekene's avatar and link to their profile
Texas
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been working in the mental health field for about eight years. I have worked with adolescents, adults, and the elderly. I have helped individuals adjust to major life changes such as grief and loss, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, anger management, pain management, and other issues individuals experience. I provide an empathetic, compassionate and nonjudgmental space for my clients to be accepted and feel safe. I utilize person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and a strength-based approach to me...

This is Juan Carrillo's avatar and link to their profile
Texas
M.Ed., M.A., LPC, LCDC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 15

Greetings!!! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). I have a Master of Education in Counseling and a Master of Arts in Public Administration. I have 15 years of Therapy experience in depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, trauma, grief and loss, anger management, disruptive mood dysregulation, separation anxiety. Further, substance abuse and its co-occurring disorders, underlying causal patterns of self defeating behavior, self limiting thinking errors and false belief, self esteem, borderline...

This is Yvonne Everette's avatar and link to their profile
Texas
LPC-S,LCDC-I
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Everyone needs help sometimes, but often we don't know where to turn to find an empathetic ear. I will listen to understand, not just to respond. Frequently, our thoughts are the barriers that get in the way of success. I can help you identify the negative or faulty thought patterns that lead to harmful or unproductive behaviors. I have worked to help individuals solve real life problems. My promise to you is that I will do all that I can to be helpful , supportive, and empower you to make sound decisions, making the best investment in your future. I am a Texas ...

This is Shahada Mitchell's avatar and link to their profile
Texas
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor holding a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Troy University and my Bachelors in psychology from Florida A&M University. I have previous experience working with adults and adolescents in both inpatient as well as outpatient levels in treatment of anger, trauma, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. My therapeutic orientation is diverse as each client is unique, with a strong cognitive-behavioral therapy base. Sometimes you do not need to figure it out alone. Sometimes all we need is support to help ...

Specialties: Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with career difficulties, executive and professional coaching, & compassion fatigue. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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.

This is Yolanda Vela's avatar and link to their profile
Texas
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Texas and New Mexico with 25 years of professional work experience in the mental health industry. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, confidence, depression, trauma & coping with life changes. A therapist can be a facilitator to help us navigate the path of healing that can often get overwhelming and emotional safety is key in your healing on your counseling journey. You will find that the answers lie inside of you, and a counselor can help you find those answers, hone in on your strengths, set r...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Louisiana and Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have 16 years of experience counseling youth. I have experience as a teacher of multiple grades and as a school counselor. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with life changes. I believe that clients benefit from effective communication and clients have many strengths that will assist them in overcoming challenges. Taking the huge step to sign up for therapy is courageous and I am excited about getting sta...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in Texas with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, & depression. 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Texas with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression, and LGBTQIA+. I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional; I also have many years experience treating individuals with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder and Personality Disorders. I changed careers mid-life. When I was 45, I realized the work I was in (business management) did not provide the sense of achievement and purpose I was looking ...

This is Theresa Yucel's avatar and link to their profile
Texas
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Louisiana and Texas. I am a graduate of Northwestern University with a Masters of Arts in Counseling. I have experience working with adolescents, young adults and geriatrics. I have training in crisis management working at an inpatient psychiatric hospital for 3 years helping clients at crisis points in their mental health journey. I transitioned to working with an outpatient population with a focus in adult to geriatric group therapy. I have worked in the field full time since 2015 working with those i...

How Can Therapists In Texas Support You?

therapist 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 20557050 people live in Texas, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for a licensed therapist 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?

The reason for reaching out to a therapist can be a personal experience for each person. Many individuals work with a therapist for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a specific county in Texas, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed therapist tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

A few topics that therapists in Texas may support clients with 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 offers potential access to over 30,000 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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

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. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, 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 therapist 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 therapists 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 a therapist's office.

Does Insurance Cover Therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Private practice 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.