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Rachel Berger

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

Hello, my name is Rachel M. Berger, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, Colorado, and Pennsylvania and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maine with more than eight years of experience. I have experience in anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, life transitions, relationship strategies, and self-esteem development. The counseling theories that I draw from include Cognitive-Behavioral-- identifying and understanding thoughts and actions that influence decision making. Feminist--encouraging self-empowerment and advocacy. Humanistic--focused and directed by the client's goals. Dialectical Behavioral--coping with discomfort, emotion regulation, interpersonal relationships, and mindfulness. Rational Emotive Behavioral--identifying, challenging, and replacing irrational thoughts/beliefs. I offer an open and validating environment. I will adjust my methods to accommodate your goals and therapeutic needs. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Texas Woman's University. I am here for you when you are ready to start your journey towards a more satisfying life.

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Alicia Artz

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

Hello! My name is Alicia and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the helping profession for over 16 years. I received my Master of Arts in Counseling from West Texas A&M University in 2007. I also acquired my license in Chemical Dependency in 2008 and have specialized in several areas that includes anxiety, depression, self-worth, behavioral problems, relationship conflict, communication, trauma, addiction, and other underlying issues that get in the way of living a fully satisfying life. From a young age, I have had a unique way of connecting with people that allowed them to feel comfortable, at ease, accepted and not judged. Intuitive thinking has always been one of my core strengths. I’m able to hear what a person is really saying even if he or she lacks the words to articulate their hopes or fears. I strongly believe that each person has a unique collection of strengths and resources within themselves. My goal as a therapist is not to solve someone’s problems or give a quick fix but to build a connection and a relationship built on trust, where vulnerability can occur and the learning process can begin. Being understood, being heard and validation of our feelings and emotions is something that we all strive for. The methods I may use with you include psychodynamic (to understand the unconscious forces that underlie your thoughts and behaviors which come from early childhood), mindfulness (awareness of paying attention, on purpose and in the present moment, without judgment), dialectical behavioral therapy (living in the moment, while accepting the contradiction between self-acceptance and change), and cognitive behavioral therapy (which counteracts the negative thinking of depression, identifies the problem and brainstorm solutions, etc.). I have also been trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to assist client in working through trauma and relieving symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress. Know that I bring unique understanding of certain issues, coupled with excellent training and experience, to provide a non-shaming, non-judgmental, very affirming and safe place for clients to express themselves, gain a better understanding of the patterns in their lives, and work towards their goals. I look forward to meeting you and working with you!

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Willie Franklyn

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesCoping with life changesADHD
18 years of experience

I am committed to helping clients increase their level of behavioral health and wellness and develop skills to effectively maintain it. I specialize in change management, helping clients to cope with change and/or take the necessary steps to make a change. I have worked with adults in addressing a variety life challenges – anxiety/depression, stress management, grief/loss, abuse/violence, and chronic pain, just to name a few. I am prepared to help clients take the steps necessary to better cope with and manage the challenges, changes, and choices with which they are struggling. Finding time to seek and access help can be a challenge, so convenient appointments are offered evenings and Saturday mornings.

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Dr. Deborah Wilson

Offering therapy in TX
License: Ed.D. Counseling,LPC,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

Hello, I am Deborah M. Wilson, Ed.D., LPC, LCDC. I have worked in the field of counseling for almost 30 years, and taught on the graduate level for almost 20 years. I have experience in community mental health and education. My specialties include addictions and and the African diaspora with a specific focus on identity development and consider my approach integrative. I engage clients in a developmental / holistic approach in the therapeutic relationship. The one thing I stress with clients is that counseling works! Research indicates that 80% of clients are able to realize that the cost/ benefit of engaging in counseling if positive overall; and if at first you don't succeed please try it again. I limit my practice to GA, MI, and TX in the U.S. I look forward to working with you! Dr. Wilson

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Lisa Benavides

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who specializes in relationship issues. I help people who feel lost in their relationships and long for connection with the important people in their lives. I empower clients to vulnerably connect with others so they can boldly and confidently face challenges in their lives. Even if it feels like things can't get better, I have hope they can! I take a very collaborative approach to therapy, we will be on this journey together. I'm so excited to work with you. Lisa earned her Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master's in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. She has served as the Regional Intermediary for the Twogether in Texas pre-marital program, has been certified as a business coach through the Center for Relational Leadership, and has successfully helped many couples and individuals during her counseling career.

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Myron Dianiska

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC,LPA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
50 years of experience

My name is Myron Dianiska, a Licensed Psychological Associate and Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and Texas. I have over 50 years of experience in the mental health field, and currently operate a private practice in Sugar Land Tx. My primary work is with adults who are experiencing difficulties with habit disorders (smoking), anxiety, phobias and career choice difficulties. I also work with adolescents, athletes, particularly runners, who want to improve their performance and improve their mental toughness. My overall approach is a holistic one, as I believe good nutrition, sleep habits and exercise are fundamental to mental health. My approach is based on developing a strong therapeutic relationship, within a cognitive-behavioral model. More recently I have developed an expertise in virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET). This new, exciting technology, compared to traditional behavior therapy, has proved to be more effective, faster, practical and increases therapy privacy. VRET can be utilized to work with a variety of mental health issues, most notably anxiety, phobias, depression, trauma, stress, ADHD, OCD and PTSD. but also to train individuals in mindfulness and relaxation. Chronic pain sufferers experience relief by using the technology of virtual reality. The significant advantage of VRET is that it can be done remotely with the appropriate platform, using only a smart phone and a Google cardboard headset or equivalent. There is no need for office visits. I completed my MS in clinical psychology at Ohio University in 1972 and my MBA at the University of Houston in 1984. My professional experience includes working in the various sectors of the mental health field, including addiction rehabilitation, residential treatment, state mental hospital, private psychiatric hospitals, private practice, and in schools. I have experience with all ages and all levels of mental health severity. Specialties: Anxiety/stress Phobias/PTSD Addiction/smoking cessation Career Development/counseling Clinical Approach: Cognitive Behavior Therapy CBT Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy VRET

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Robert Wesley

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
27 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & anger management. 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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Lisa Williams

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefAnger managementDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. 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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Aileen Lonergan

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

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

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, bipolar disorder, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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.

How to find counseling in Aledo

Finding the best therapist close by in Aledo 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 Aledo. 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 Aledo, 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 Aledo 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 Aledo 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 Aledo, elsewhere in Parker, 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 Aledo area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Aledo 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 Aledo 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 Aledo 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 Aledo, 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 Aledo 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 Aledo 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 Aledo 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 Aledo 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 Aledo 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 76008 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 Aledo 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 Aledo 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 Aledo, 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.

Aledo 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

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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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