In the unique and eclectic town of Alamo Heights, are you enjoying all there is to be had each day? Or are you letting life pass you by, just struggling to get through the day, and missing out all that life in Alamo Heights has to offer? Reach out to a mental health professional if you this sounds like you.

A qualified therapist or counselor will give you the support you need to work through tough issues such as trauma, loss, difficult relationships, or mental illness. With consistent and meaningful help from a professional, you can get back to enjoying each new day in this unique town.

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Debra Arseneaux

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoaching
20 years of experience

I have been a therapist for over 17 years, and have had the privilege to serve a very wide demographic of individuals and groups as an owner of a private practice as well as executive coach. While an owner of a private practice, I trained in many areas of specialty, so I could provide the best quality therapy for anyone that was introduced to our clinic, and especially those that my associate therapists were not trained to serve and help. My areas of specialties include PTSD, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression, Anxiety, Couples Therapy and Relationship Issues, Grief and Loss, Sexual Issues and Dysfunction, Addiction Issues, Personality and Mood Disorders, Self-harm and Eating Disorders, Spiritual Issues, Addiction, Mediation, Career Counseling and Life Coaching. I thoroughly enjoy what I do, and consider it a privilege to walk alongside someone through sometimes the most difficult time in their life. It is an honor to be trusted to encourage and provide tools to help people transform their lives. Both reactive therapy (helping people recover and thrive in life) and proactive coaching (helping people achieve their goals) are enjoyable for me, so no matter what your goals are, if you feel I am a fit for you, I will do my best to help you achieve those goals as quickly as possible. I work from a brief therapy model, but will extend the treatment plan as agreed and needed if other issues present. I look forward to meeting you and helping you move forward from a place of feeling "stuck" to achieving wellness. Let's get started!

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Alexia Antoine

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changesCoachingADHD
10 years of experience

Hi Fellow Person! Does this sound like you? You find it difficult to complete tasks, stay focused, and beat the mounting frustration. Your thoughts seem all over the place. Purpose matters to you, but seems impossible to find and align with and you experience hits to your esteem, along with anxiety and depression. My name is Alexia Antoine, recovered perfectionist who has found out how her brain works and how to get the most out of it. I’ll help you determine and experience what success looks like for you in the therapy room and how it translates to daily life. I've been working with individuals for 10 years. HOW DO I DO WHAT I DO? I offer Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with an empowering and holistic approach to create that added boost to motivation, life change and stubborn issues that affect your optimal functioning. As an EMDR-trained therapist I explain to you how we will prepare you for this powerful style of therapy and how your brain helps you heal the trauma once we begin it. HOW DO I SERVE YOU? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and a combination of therapy styles based on your unique needs. Interestingly, whether it be adjusting to the current life stage, learning self-love/soul care, or handling career demands, it looks different for each person. We'll develop some actionable steps to help you gauge where you are in your wants will be helpful to get you to where you want to be. When we begin, we'll discuss two to three key questions that help you see where your values and motivations are. I use Rocket-Fueled Affirmations, a form of affirmations that help you discover: what you want, why you want it, and how life looks once you have it. Then we involve the 5 senses until you can almost experience it before it becomes reality. This is a great tool that helps center the mind and connect you with your top priorities, beyond what impulse tells you matters. Part of how I work with you is by helping you leverage your own challenges, acknowledging the gap between where you are and where you want to be. This creates an unmatched brain-body connection by simply thinking about your desires, or even looking at pictures of your desires. Primary focus: Adult ADHD, Goal Attainment, Task Completion, Executive Functioning Additional Focus: Trauma (using EMDR) Important Note: If you are experiencing altered judgment, hallucinations, need medical help (including help with prescription medication, or physiological attention), are experiencing abuse/neglect, are in danger or at risk of putting someone else in danger, or are seeking inpatient treatment, immediately call 911 and/or go to your nearest emergency room. The BetterHelp platform does not take the place of precautionary measures for high-acuity needs.

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Shayla Pattillo

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.Ed.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

Hello friends, My joy is serving people, and I feel privileged to walk alongside you as you boldly face life’s difficulties and challenges and find brighter days awaiting you ahead. At times, life can become overwhelming, lonely and even painful. It is a gift to be able to hear you bravely speak your truth and watch you begin taking steps forward. Using a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused and Adlerian approaches to therapy, I can help you strengthen your inner voice, gain confidence and find abundant life once again. Listening, asking questions, and equipping you with useful information are just a few ways I can support you as you explore possibilities for change. Working in a variety of counseling and educational roles for over 10 years, I have gained experience in treating many conditions and working with individuals and families. Some concerns I can help you with include struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma related concerns, body issues, anger management, pre or postpartum depression, family or marital concerns. I want to hear your story and hope I have the opportunity to make a small but significant difference in your journey.

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Stephanie E Rettig

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
10 years of experience

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have extensive experience with college-aged individuals who are working through the transition from adolescence into adulthood. I also regularly work with individuals of all ages addressing concerns such as Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Relationship Conflict, Job Dissatisfaction, and Low Self Esteem. Knowing that a strong rapport is key to successful therapy, I work with each client to foster a relationship that encourages a greater level of self acceptance that leads to growth and change. Sometimes our lives are a little messy; my desire is to walk alongside you to target opportunities for greater life satisfaction. I am counselor with a passion to empower my clients to experience a deeper state of healing & wholeness. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between counselor and client must first be established – trust is the first crucial step. I am convinced that for most people, a sense of belonging is foundational to psychological well-being and I aim to support my clients in discovering their identity, believing that they have a purpose and position within their family, their community and beyond. I meet with people Monday through Thursday between 10:30 AM and 5 PM CST. I keep a low caseload so I am able to serve those I work with to the very best of my ability. I would love the opportunity to work with you and walk with you through this season.

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Dacia Moore

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
20 years of experience

Hello, my name is Dacia Moore ( you can call me "Dee" for short) and I am licensed in Missouri & Texas with 20+ years of professional work experience. I currently live in Missouri, and have relatives in Houston, Texas and want to help clients both areas. I have experience in helping clients with stress, and anxiety and getting the most out of life. 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. I am especially interested in working with African American women and women of color. I look forward to working with you. I hope you prefer video sessions as that will be the best way for us to get to know one another. You can go to my website, www.secondwindcc.com for more info about me and how I will work with you.

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Marisa Solis

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

Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. Throughout our lives we face constant changes, some resulting in multiple daily challenges. It is important to ensure that your mental health does not suffer from such changes/events. I am happy to assist you in processing the emotions and feelings you’re facing, while collaboratively identifying your short-term and long-term goals, and steps toward meeting them. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, with extensive experience in working with children and families. My clinical background consists of working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment disorders/life changes. Therapy is most effective and meaningful when you’re matched with a therapist whom you feel is trustworthy and whom you’re comfortable with. I would be honored to be that person for you, and to help you to gracefully cope with and work through your daily struggles.

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Shannon Samuel

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. 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.

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Marie Gandy

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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 a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Melanie Emerson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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. 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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Amy Kelley

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
LGBTTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
8 years of experience

My name is Amy Kelley. I am a licensed clinical social worker with a master's in social work from Boise State University. I have experience working with clients with traumatic pasts, low self-esteem, personality disorders, and issues of sexuality, orientation, identity, and non-traditional relationships. I have training in trauma, mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, relationship problems and many other areas of concern. I use interventions tailored to the client which could include elements of solution-focused therapy, Socratic dialogue, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, equine therapy and more. I enjoy riding horses, reading, and painting. I look forward to working with you on your journey to become emotionally healthy and happy. I specialize in the following areas, however, this list is not exhaustive, if you have a question please reach out. • Anxiety (social, generalized) • Depression & Other Mood Disturbances • Attachment Issues • Adjustment Issues • Trauma & Stress Related Concerns • Personality Disorders • Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity • Anger/ Control Concerns • Problems related to family/interpersonal relationships

How to find counseling in Alamo Heights

Finding the best therapist close by in Alamo Heights 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 Alamo Heights. 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 Alamo Heights, 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 Alamo Heights 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 Alamo Heights 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 Alamo Heights, elsewhere in Bexar, 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 Alamo Heights area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Alamo Heights 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 Alamo Heights 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 Alamo Heights 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 Alamo Heights, 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 Alamo Heights 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 Alamo Heights 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 Alamo Heights 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 Alamo Heights 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 Alamo Heights 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 78209 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 Alamo Heights 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 Alamo Heights 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 Alamo Heights, 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.

Alamo Heights 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.

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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 contact@betterhelp.com.

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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