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Sheaundra O'Neil

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

Hi there! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in a wide range of issues such as relationship problems, women's issues, anxiety, depression, low self - esteem, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Experience has afforded me the opportunity to work with individuals with severe mood disorders and psychosis. My goal is to help you gain self - awareness and learn the skills needed to both manage and overcome life's obstacles. My Path to Becoming a Therapist: Although counseling is my second career, it's my ultimate calling. I have always been interested in human behavior and people have naturally gravitated toward me for a listening ear. As a counselor, I have worked in a variety of settings, such as partial hospitalization programs, community mental health clinics, private practice, and residential treatment facilities. I believe that the trait that makes me a great therapist is my ability to disarm the most guarded person with my genuinely kind, warm, compassionate, nonjudgmental, open-minded, and honest approach. Additionally, I believe that the client is the expert and teaches me about his/her/their experience and how best to help him/her/them. My theoretical approach is integrated and tailored to meet each client's needs. It combines a mixture of cognitive behavioral, person-centered, solution-focused, and gestalt therapies (just to name a few treatment modalities). What should you know about working with me? My counseling style is warm, compassionate, and engaging. I am a firm believer in establishing a good rapport with people and building a strong therapeutic alliance. I believe in and practice unconditional acceptance and encourage people to express themselves freely. I enjoy getting to know my clients on a deeper level and meeting them where they are. I value authenticity and believe that the therapeutic relationship can be the catalyst for meaningful transformation. The ideal client for me is one who is ready to improve overall wellbeing and quality of life by working to overcome life's obstacles. I work with people to help them overcome life's obstacles and believe that a renewed mind is the key to transformational living. Transformational living requires change and change is not easy, even if it is sometimes necessary. Being equipped for change helps to make the transition smoother. In order to have the best life possible, I will support you in discovering and living to your greatest potential. What am I most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape? I am most excited about seeing individuals grow and transform. It takes a lot of courage to reach out and ask for help. I commend you for your bravery and effort. Welcome to BetterHelp. I look forward to working with you!

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Fred (Frederick) Theobald

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience

You are endowed with the power and energy to overcome any obstacle in life but sometimes when overwhelmed with life's challenges, you lose contact with your own power. I can help you regain balance in life and regain forward momentum to living the life you are destined to live. I am particularly interested in working with individuals and couples struggling with life transitions, those who are walking through loss, those who are struggling with PTSD or other trauma-related issues, and those struggling with addictions and/or substance abuse.

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La Toya Carter

Offering therapy in TX
License: M. Ed,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Life can come at you hard; however, it doesn’t have to break you. Are you struggling with depression- sadness that has lasted too long, anxiety, anger, everyday life issues related to marriage, family? Allow me to walk with you on your journey to healing. Together we can conquer the mental challenges that may be preventing you from living your best life. When life is coming at you hard it is forcing you to free yourself from the familiar and face your brand-new life which may seem scary. That is where I come in. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I provide assistance and real-life practical tools for issues that affect daily life management and help motivate individuals and couples to reach their full potential. Using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidenced-based practices we can learn to change the way we think, which changes the way we feel, which in turn changes the way we view and handle tough situations. As a therapist, I am very straightforward. I will get in the trenches with you helping you confront the tough issues while encouraging you to move forward in the process. I would love to help you make lasting changes to get the desired results in your life and relationships. Oh, unfortunately, one of my children broke my magic wand so you will have to do the work. I can't wait to join you on your journey.

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Chris Goetz

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
16 years of experience

My initial training as a therapist was in premarital and marriage counseling, a vital part of my practice that to this day I enjoy very much. I have approximately 20 years of experience and am licensed in the state of Texas. In addition to counseling couples, I have also worked with persons coming out of the sex industry. It is my passion to work with those who struggle with severe trauma and emotional abuse, as well as major depressive disorders, bipolar I & II, schizoaffective, co-occurring and substance abuse disorders. I have a great deal of experience working with dissociative, borderline and personality disorders. I am well-versed and extremely comfortable working with persons of different cultures. My motto is, “reveal the root, expose the lie and heal the wounded spirit.” I utilize a trauma-informed, person-centered, psychodynamic approach in therapy and often incorporate CBT, DBT and mindfulness techniques. I strive to meet the unique and individual needs of each client and adjust my approach accordingly. I am a certified revisioning practitioner, a technique that simulates re-attachment for grief resolution and ego-integration and am certified by the FBI National Academy in resiliency training. I also enjoy training local police departments throughout the Metroplex in critical incident and mental health orientation trainings. I truly consider it an honor and a privilege to partner with you in your journey towards wholeness. My goal is to help you become all that you were created to be!

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Barbara Spruill

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesCoping with life changesCoaching
8 years of experience

Hello and congratulations on taking the first step to a better you. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in the state of Texas. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, hoarding and combat related PTSD. I am also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, as many times clients will self-medicate in order to seek relief. I have worked with clients in all walks of life, to include couples, single parents, military/veterans and those with present and past legal issues. I am also a military veteran and can relate to many challenges our military face while serving our country. My therapy style is eclectic as it allows me to use the most effective methods available to address each individual client's needs. I believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect and I believe in meeting my clients where they are and will not rush the process. Again, I applaud you for taking the first step to self-care. I look forward to taking the journey with you.

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Brandy Brinkley

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
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, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Logan Iles

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas and Oklahoma with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, lgbtq+ related issues, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I am passionate about postpartum mental health. I have experience working with various populations and demographics. 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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Esther Caballero

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. 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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Brittney Campos

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

My name is Brittney Campos. I am licensed therapist (LPC) in Texas. As a therapist, my goal is to provide a supportive and encouraging atmosphere from the very start. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and will strive to create a warm and welcoming environment that is set at your pace. I value a safe, non-judgmental space so that you can let your guard down and know you are accepted and heard. I will provide unconditional positive regard and encourage you along your journey. While the main approach I use is Person-Centered, I understand that every experience is different and I utilize a variety of approaches tailored to meet your needs right where you are. Some of the areas I have experience in include stress and anxiety, grief, depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and I will be here along your side in your journey moving forward.

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Chelsea Kading

Offering therapy in TX
LGBTTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesADHD
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, marriage and family therapy, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, anxiety, depression and much more. 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!

How to find counseling in Alvord

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Alvord 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 Alvord 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 Alvord 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 Alvord, 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 Alvord 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 Alvord 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 Alvord 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 Alvord 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 Alvord 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 76225 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 Alvord 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 Alvord 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 Alvord, 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.

Alvord 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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