The baseball superstar, Nolan Ryan, lived in Alvin, Texas for most of his childhood and adult life before going off to play baseball. The city has a Nolan Ryan Exhibit Center and Museum dedicated to the amazing player and he is still a major claim to fame for Alvin. There are also many counselors based in Alvin who are able to help with any emotional or behavioral issues you may have. 

Dealing with a mental health disorder on your own is not a good idea no matter who you are. It takes a licensed and experienced mental health professional to treat any kind of disorder you may be suffering with. Talk to one of the many dedicated counselors in Alvin to get some help.

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Craig Kalman

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LCPC, LPC NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteem
33 years of experience

I've been a professional counselor for over 31 years working at several very interesting locations during my career. I spent over 12 years at the National Institutes of health serving a wide spectrum of clients from some of the leading health researchers in the world to the hardworking staff workers from executive administrators to cafeteria custodians. I was the senior staff EAP representative and crisis counselor during the attack on the Pentagon on 9/11/2001, the anthrax attack in Washington D.C. two weeks later and the D.C. Sniper about a year later. Subsequently I gained a tremendous amount of first line experience assisting people with stress and trauma as well as the milieu of issues facing any employee of such a large institution. After a 12 year stint at the NIH I was recruited to work with DOD and the United States military around the country assisting soldiers and their families with the complicated relationship and individual stress brought about by multiple combat deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and other areas on conflict in the world. My experiences have given me a tremendous amount of training and skills honing toward helping people deal with a multitude of issues. I know how difficult it can be to ask for help and I applaud you for your courage in coming to this site to seek a solution to issues in life which can indeed be challenging. I look forward to working along with you on your journey of change and personal improvement. My style is relaxed and accepting with the aim of providing my client a safe and non-judgmental venue with which to explore their current situation. My approaches are somewhat eclectic using motivational interviewing to center on specific areas of conflict or distress and applying various modes of cognitive behavioral therapy to help effect change . Areas of Expertise: Stress Management Processing Trauma Grief and Loss The Navigation of sudden change, both personal and professional/vocational Generalized and Specific Anxiety

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Peggy Wilson

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
20 years of experience

My name is Peggy Wilson, I have a Masters degree in Human Science with an emphasis on workplace behavior. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 15 years experience. My background in the business world in leadership positions in the profit and non profit setting, along with my mental health training and experience, equips me to make a valuable contribution to clients dealing with anxiety, depression, lack of coping skills, feelings of uncertainty, emptiness, lack, difficulty adjusting to life changes and transitions. Much of our lives are centered around our work or lack of work across our lifespan; it is important to become enlightened to the drivers of our own behavior and how it impacts business and personal relationships. Very often clients discover barriers, childhood traumas, self-sabotaging and self-esteem roadblocks that impact every area of their life and create needless struggle and pain. My approach to helping my clients is to act as a guide and raise their level of awareness to resolve or dissolve problems that could otherwise create a lifetime of suffering. I am living, breathing proof that good counseling has the potential to bring peace of mind and feelings of well-being. I work with my clients to set goals and landmarks and encourage them to keep going. Counseling is a process, it can make the biggest difference in your life. Specialties Anxiety, Fear Stress, Self Care Coping with Life Transition Across Lifespan, Aging & Longevity Trauma, Abuse, Authority Issues

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Charles Anderson

Offering therapy in TX
License: Charles Anderson, M.A. LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
13 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over 12 years of experience working as a counselor and mentor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, behavioral/career challenges, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced self-esteem concerns. My counseling style is sincere and person centered. I believe in treating individuals with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, I believe that problems can lead to redemptive purpose to overcome. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing and brief solution focused counseling. One primary goal is to acknowledge a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific areas that will be addressed. Of course during this process additional goals or concerns may need to be evaluated in counseling. I appreciate your willingness to meet the challenges you are facing and hope that I can provide the support and resources as you move forward in life.

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Jessica Grimm Callaway

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

Jessica Grimm, M.S, is currently certified as a Licensed Professional Counselor through The Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Jessica received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Tarleton State University in 2003, and then received a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Tarleton State University in 2007. Upon completion of this degree Jessica conducted research at the University of Texas at Arlington as a research assistant in which she studied health psychology in order to better understand stress, resilience, exercise, and health issues such as cancer, diabetes, and disability. Her counseling experience includes: career counseling, women and trauma, anger management, couples and health issues. PUBLICATIONS Dougall, A. L., Swanson, J. N., Frame, M. C., Grimm, J., & Jenney, C. (In Press). Relationship between stress and exercise among college students. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research.

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Brian Lentz

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW,CSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hello, My name is Brian A. Lentz. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW-S, CSW in Texas and Colorado with 10 years experience in both the outpatient and inpatient mental health environments. My focus is supporting those with a wide range of mental health issues (Bipolar, PTSD, Anxiety, Schizoaffective, Schizophrenia, Delusional, Depression, GAD, OCD, Panic, Social, Dependent, Paranoia, etc.) or familial challenges, motivational issues, work burnout, personal struggles, or any of a myriad of life circumstances that may have become overwhelming/ difficult to manage. It is my goal to collaboratively work with clients to achieve a better quality of life, overcoming obstacles, to live a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. I am person centered, solution focused, direct engagement, with a "not one size fits all" approach. I try hard to "meet clients where they are" in their particular circumstances and support them to achieve their goals for recovery. I am experienced in many different therapeutic modalities including: Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Reframing, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, Trauma-Focused, Holistic, Life Coaching, Client Centered, Emotionally-Focused, and Narrative Therapies. I am also a Combat Veteran (14 yrs USAF) and understand many of those unique challenges our service persons have. Thank you for coming to Better Help. It takes real courage to seek support for the many different areas of life that we encounter that may have become overwhelming. This decision could be your first step to a more balanced and happier life. I would be honored to join with you in that journey to support and encourage you! I look forward to working with you. Be Well

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Christy Stinton

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am a licensed counselor, with over 15 years of experience. I have worked with a variety of issues, including infertility, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, career challenges, and life changes. I have also helped people with parenting, attachment and divorce related issues. I have a warm and interactive style. I believe that real change occurs in a safe and accepting counseling environment. My approach is to combine cognitive-behavioral, developmental and person centered counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Tiffany Ford-Gilchrest

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementSelf esteem
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, in the state of Texas, with over 7 years of experience. I have worked with clients from ages 3 to adults with a multitude of presenting issues such as grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, self-esteem, ADHD, and learning disabilities. I have worked extensively with adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, and loss. My experience is varied and across many different settings, as I have provided group therapy and individual therapy in residential treatment programs, school settings and private practice settings. My main focus in therapy is to meet my client where they are at with acceptance and non-judgement and to use a treatment plan to meet their unique and specific needs. If you are ready to take a step toward change, I am here to support and empower you.

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Charlotte Marsh

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger management
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Judith Pfeifer

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

I am licensed in Texas with 20 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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Erricker Sessoms Lee

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina and Virginia with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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 Alvin

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Alvin 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 Alvin 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 Alvin 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 Alvin, 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 Alvin 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 Alvin 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 Alvin 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 Alvin 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 Alvin 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 77511 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 Alvin 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 Alvin 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 Alvin, 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.

Alvin 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Alvin:

77511, 77512, 77583

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