Addison offers a truly unique lifestyle for residents and a fun and exciting experience for visitors. The city is mostly commercialized, which gives people opportunities, attractions, and events that cannot be found in other suburbs. Along with the many growing businesses, there is also a great amount of support, should you need it.

When you have a problem that needs a helping hand, contacting a therapist in the Addison area is easy. There are many mental health professionals that are ready to give you the hope you need to ensure you can get back to enjoying all the fantastic experiences Addison, Texas has to offer.

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Brianna Brazle

Offering therapy in TX
License: MEd,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoaching
8 years of experience

Hello I am Brianna! This is where I’m supposed to write about myself and assure you through my extensive experience and education that “Brianna is absolutely qualified to help me change my life.” Well, I am sure all of that will be listed somewhere in this profile :). I prefer to be more authentic, not focus so much on the things that make me acceptable to society’s standards but instead focus on one of my greatest assets as a therapist. That asset is something you have as well – humanness and understanding. Because once we peel back the layers, the years of education, the books read, certifications received – once that’s all stripped back, what ultimately connects us is our ability to understand each other on a human level. Through this connection, change is sparked. “The only permission, the only validation, and the only opinion that matters in our quest for greatness is our own.” –Dr. Steve Maraboli My Values and Approach I view therapy as a road trip, wherein you are the driver. My role is, passenger and I help you to reach your destination. Sometimes that’s providing guidance through google maps, others it’s finding the best tunes to listen to on the journey, sometimes it’s making sure you stay awake so we don’t crash, and others just being there so you don’t feel alone. My goal and role is to help you reach your destination. It won’t always be an easy journey but as long as your willing to keep your foot on the petals I’ll be there to support! I truly believe in meeting you were you are and through this leveled connection we can work together to build on your strengths to reach your desired heights of fulfillment.

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Laronne James

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
6 years of experience

Hi there! My name is Laronne (la-Ron) and I have been involved in several aspects of the mental health field for fifteen years. I am a Texan and currently work in a suburb of Dallas. I have a partner of twelve years and a 28 year old son. I began my journey as a criminal justice addictions professional and worked with a variety of clients to include those with intellectual disabilities who had been charged with a variety of crimes as well as federal parolees who are having issues with substance abuse. I also facilitated a group for high school kids who had tested positive for (mostly) marijuana during random testing. I worked with people with autism and intellectual disabilities from 2004 through 2017 working closely with psychiatrists and performed as a team leader. While working on obtaining my license I worked in a psychiatric hospital in the intensive outpatient program during my internship. After obtaining my license I sought employment with a social service agency so that I could work with a wide variety of people with a wide range of concerns. I enjoy working with different cultures and subcultures and most often work with people with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, past trauma and those dealing through life changes such as grief, disability, and retirement, forced or otherwise. Although an existentialist at heart, my therapeutic approach is primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I feel this approach works very well for a myriad of issues and is relatively short term and is an action therapy which provides working tools and is client driven.

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Janice Burnham

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.A., L.P.C.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
29 years of experience

Life can be a fascinating and at times challenging journey. Sometimes one just needs a little extra help navigating those challenges. My name is Janice Burnham. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. For my 27 years as a counselor it has been my goal to help clients navigate those challenges through individual, couple, family, and group therapy. I have also been involved in speaking and presenting workshops on topics such as Stress and the Holidays, Postpartum Depression, Preparing for Marriage...Not Just the Wedding ,Communication in Relationships, and Self-Esteem. I have also done crisis counseling. I have served in positions in Texas Association of Marriage and Family Counselors and Dallas Metro Counseling Association.

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Richard Yates

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC
Trauma and abuseAnger managementADHD
4 years of experience

I believe that many people come to a point in their lives where their circumstances can become overwhelming they could benefit from someone that can be present through their difficult time. I want to be available to listen to people when they are in these hard times and help them find solutions and strategies to get through these times. My professional experience has been with clients that are in very challenging situations and I would like to use that experience to help others live a better life. I primarily operate in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and and Cognitive Behavior Theory. I believe these approaches offer the most comprehensive and efficient solutions in therapy. The training and education that I have received help me be able to help a wide range of issues that many people face.

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Jazmine Maddox

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience

I have always loved to help and work with people, which is why I graduated on May 19th, 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in social work and a minor in psychology at Salisbury University. I also completed my Masters in Social Work program at Salisbury University on May 24th, 2017. I have obtained my LCSW license in the state of Delaware,Texas, and California. I have been providing counseling services since 2016 and have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, and group settings. In 2017 I worked in an inpatient substance abuse detox rehabilitation facility, where I provided therapy to individuals working to overcome their substance abuse addiction. During this time I provided group and individual therapy, as well as assisted with obtaining the resources necessary for individuals to transition back into their lives once discharged. In addition to substance abuse addictions, I have experience working with individuals who are diagnosed with PTSD, ADHD, Anxiety and Depression. I have worked as a therapist in the school system with children and adolescents, which also involved family therapy with the children's parents. I have experience with assisting with not only the issues occurring at an individual level, but at the familial level as well. I have also worked in private practice with adults undergoing weight loss surgery. My work involved completing mental health status evaluations as well as individual therapy. I am also very familiar and have worked with individuals who struggle with self-harm and suicidal ideation. My therapeutic style involves Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused and Trauma Focused Therapy. During our time together, we will work towards change and accomplishing your goals for yourself. I would describe my therapeutic style as warm and empathetic, but ready to help you to overcome the obstacles that are standing in your way. We will work together to create goals as well as steps for you to achieve these goals. Although the process is not always easy, it is worth it. I look forward to meeting and working with you!

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Dr. Lila Stephenson

Offering therapy in TX
License: PhD,MA,BSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Life presents many opportunities to grow, and only those who are courageous) enlist in the class to learn. If you are reading this- it probably means you are one of those who are willing to enroll in the enormous room in life- the room for improvement. And I welcome the opportunity to join you on the journey- to growth. As you work with me- you will have a nonjudgmental experience so transformation can occur. I am honored to serve individuals struggling with various issues, including anxiety, depression, loss, and relationship matters. I am incredibly privileged to work with those who desire healing from the impact of trauma, childhood sexual abuse, and infidelity. Clients change by utilizing their pain as a catalyst for acquiring purpose, power, and healing. My holistic approach provides a lens for consideration to the issue's psychological, physical, relational, and spiritual nature. Additionally, a cognitive-behavioral and integrated approach is utilized to gain practical and applicable solutions for use throughout your life. You will experience a safe place to obtain the necessary skills for change.

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Susan Parfrey

Offering therapy in TX
License: MEd, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
19 years of experience

Anxious, depressed? You’re worried about everything lately and it's difficult to quiet that nagging voice of doubt in your brain. Sometimes life is challenging, and you find yourself unable to cope with upsetting situations. You ask yourself, what am I doing wrong? Allow me to help you quiet down the noise in your mind. I'm here to offer you guidance and the right tools to help you regain confidence. Together, we will help you improve your personal and communication skills so that you can let go of the extra stress. Some of my areas of focus include improving communication skills, self esteem, chronic anxiety, OCD, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and PTSD. I use a CBT approach with cognitive strategies that will require light homework between sessions in order to see results.

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Wilbur Carranza

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
3 years of experience

Hi, my name is Wilbur and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have 3 years of experience working as a therapist and have worked with clients ranging from teens to late adulthood, concerning depression, anxiety, parenting stressors, relationship issues, family problems, career challenges/burnout, chronic pain/chronic illness, grief counseling, and transitioning life stages, as well abuse and trauma (sexual, verbal, physical, emotional). My therapy style is eclectic and my approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy and person-centered therapy tailored to understand the individual and working with them to meet unique and specific needs. I believe everyone deserves to be given a non-judgmental space where they are free to be their best and worst selves so they can discover how or who they want to be moving forward. I believe in the simultaneous drawback of labels: how they can help create new identity and completion as well as stigmatize and limit. Working together will necessitate a greater sense of self-awareness. Whether you are seeking change for a healthier happier life, or just need a non judgmental ear to listen, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Jennifer Lee

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Helping has always been fun for me! I have worked with people of all ages and people from all backgrounds. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Community Counseling. In my experience, I have enjoyed helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, & coping with life changes. 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 would love to be part of your journey.

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Larry Barber

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with almost 19 years experience working with individuals and couples. I can help you with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. I believe that you are person who needs to be heard and understood in order to improve yourself and your life. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I congratulate you on taking the first step to a better you. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Addison

Finding the best therapist close by in Addison can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Addison. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Addison, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Addison or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Addison area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Addison, elsewhere in Dallas, or in the greater state of Texas.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Addison area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Addison therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Addison due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Addison may not take health insurance, some in the state of Texas may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Addison, Texas working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Addison above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Addison helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Addison therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Addison therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Addison therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in TX, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 75001 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Addison counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists 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 feedback and advice. A Addison licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Addison, Texas can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Addison has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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:

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75001, 75254

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