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Raikeya Collins

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience

I have been proactive in the mental health field for 22 years. I specialize in working with individuals with diverse concerns . My expertise areas are: Relationship Counseling, Dating barriers, Crisis Intervention, Christian Counseling, Grief/Loss Therapy, Anger Management, Self-esteem, Academic Skill issues, Life Transitions, Depression, Mood Disorders, Anxiety, and Eating Disorders. I also enjoy working with individuals who are single and having difficulties embracing their singleness. I am your strong Pillar of Support! I recognize the importance of being girded in compassion and empathy. I understand that sometimes you may face major life changes or challenges that alter your perspective on life, and may therefore have a direct impact on your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. As your Counselor, I endeavor to help you reestablish balance, stability, and peace in all areas. You will also gain a sense of understanding and clarity. Additionally, it is my goal on this platform to provide professional talk therapy in a confidential and supportive environment to foster emotional awareness and the wellness that accommodates the life you want and deserve. I am ready to embark upon this life changing journey with you!

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Michelle Smith

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
10 years of experience

Hello, my name is Michelle Smith. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I have been a licensed counselor for 10 years, during which I have worked with a variety of clients in different settings. My experience includes working with clients who have depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. I have worked with clients who have experienced or are experiencing trauma, grief, family issues, relationship issues, anger management, and substance use. I believe that all people possess the ability to change and I will provide you with unconditional positive regard and support as you strive to reach your goals. My style of counseling combines solution focused, client centered methods as well as techniques from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy).

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Ashley Crank

Offering therapy in TX
License: M. Ed.,LPC
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hi, my name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and Oklahoma with over 5 years of experience working as an adolescent and family therapist. I received my Master's in Education, with a specialization in Community Counseling, from the University of Oklahoma in 2014. I have worked in several settings, including inpatient treatment, therapeutic foster care, and in the school system. I have worked with clients as young as 4, to adults, with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger and impulse control issues, severe neglect, abuse, and PTSD, as well as family and parenting problems. My counseling style is empathetic, and I love to work together with my clients, meeting them where they are, but challenging them when they are ready. My approach combines Trust Based Relational Interventions, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and mindfulness counseling. I will make adjustments in techniques and styles used in our sessions, as your specific needs present themselves, and as I learn further from our therapeutic relationship. It takes courage to seek counseling and if you are here, you are already making a huge and powerful step in improving your situation and life. I believe working together, we can make strides in improving the struggles you face. I am here to support and empower you in any way I can, as I know first hand how beneficial counseling can be. I look forward to meeting you!

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Jessica Utter

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersDepression
9 years of experience

My passion....What gives me meaning and purpose in life....Is to provide support to men and women who struggle with trauma. Trauma comes in all forms and affects us all differently. It makes it difficult to function effectively in everyday life. It tears relationships apart, leads us to abuse substances, affects sleep and our ability to work, and causes us to lose trust in the people and places we love the most. I have specialized training in EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioral, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Dialectical Behavior modalities. I specialize in working with military veterans and first responders and their families, individuals with complex childhood trauma, and relationship issues that are a direct result of trauma. I also have extensive experience working with substance use disorders and addictive behaviors, phobias and anxiety disorders, codependency, and mood disorders. I am currently fully licensed in the State of Texas as an LPC. I graduated at the top of my class with Master's degrees in both Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Addiction's Counseling, and am currently a member of Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society.

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Lori Reeves

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,Expressive Arts Therapist
Stress, AnxietyGriefEating disordersSelf esteemCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I have been a licensed professional counselor and an expressive arts therapist for 14 years. I have worked with clients with a wide variety of concerns including grief and loss, fertility issues, miscarriage, pregnancy, postpartum, and eating disorders. I have also worked with others in managing life transitions, anxiety, depression, shame, self confidence, relational, fitness, career and life goals. My counseling style is warm, compassionate and respectful. I provide a sacred container for anyone choosing the courage required in their therapeutic work. I meet my clients where they are and work organically, hold a jungian perspective, person centered approach. I believe each person has within them what they need to heal and grow, sometimes we all need someone to walk along side us through the journey and process. I am passionate about facilitating this process and creating a space for expression, sometime through working with image and the creative arts. I encourage self awareness with self love and compassion to find clarity. I am here to encourage, support and hold a loving, creative and compassionate space for you and your process. Besides talk therapy, I utilize tools such as yoga, mindfulness, breath awareness, meditation, writing, visual arts and creative expression in efforts to become more deeply connected and to listen to the wisdom within. I would be honored to facilitate and assist you on your journey.

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Robin Gross

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefBipolar disorderDepression
30 years of experience

I always feel honored when a client is willing to share their story. The impact of emotional distress, relationship strain, life transition, mental health struggles, grief, trauma and self-image problems to name a few, can result to feeling stuck and hold us back from living our best selves. I have 30 years of therapeutic experience with children, youth, teens, adults from 6 weeks to 96 years; experience with child development, family and marital issues, life transitions, inpatient and outpatient care, probation or parole adherence, end of life challenges. Being a military wife for 30 years, I understand the difficulty of deployment and reunifying the family. I am able to provide faith based Christian counseling, using a holistic approach to treatment. While I am a Christian that does not mean I cannot help you if you are from a different faith or non-believer. I respect the cultural, religious, or spiritual differences of each person I work with. Allow me to help you uncover your true potential. I provide a personalized approach with eclectic combinations of therapy approaches designed to meet your specific needs. Together we will develop problem solving tools and coping methods to restore your self-confidence to handle whatever comes your way. You will not be alone in your journey.

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Patricia Alarcon

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas. I have had the opportunity of working with children, teens, young adults, adults, couples, and families to help as they navigate their journeys through a wide variety of life challenges. My role is to work with clients on their journey of self-discovery and acceptance and to build a healthy client-therapist relationship. My area of expertise includes but is not limited to relationships, depression, stress, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, and vocational/school issues. 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.

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Bianca Smith

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 6+ years of clinical experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Christine Etheridge

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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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Jannetta Brass

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
4 years of experience

I am an LCSW licensed in Oklahoma. I have over 3 years of experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Bayside

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bayside 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 Bayside 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 Bayside 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 Bayside, 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 Bayside 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 Bayside 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 Bayside 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 Bayside 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 Bayside 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 78340 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 Bayside 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 Bayside 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 Bayside, 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.

Bayside 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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