Small towns can breed big dreams, and sometimes, with the little extra help of a counselor in Bedford, you’ll be able to create the dreams that you desire, and the life that you wish to have.

Bedford is known for the Texas home Rule Charter which created a counsel-manager type of government. They did have a recent tax rollback because they needed to bring forth new recreation centers for everyone, including a library. They are growing, and there are many counselors in the area ready to help you achieve the big dreams in a small town. 

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Jacques Noguess

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

It's not about me, it's about you becoming the best you that you can be, overcoming whatever has been holding you back, and pursuing your dreams. If you're really interested in me though... I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with 29 years of experience in social services (14 years as an LPC), find fulfillment in helping others to become fulfilled, am a happily married father of two (boy and a girl), enjoy playing music, am a lifelong learner, and have benefited from the exposure gained by traveling the world. My career has been varied and broad. I have helped young people find their path, adults define their purpose, and older souls examine transitions. My professional practice has included extensive experience treating people with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, IDD (intellectual and developmental disabilities), TBI (traumatic brain injuries) and other conditions; but more importantly, I am here to listen! No matter where a person is in life, my goal is to help those that I serve to fulfill their potential! I base my practice on an integrative approach which uses tools drawn from sources such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, REBT, Multi-Modal Therapy, Mindfulness, and other useful "classical" orientations. These techniques are incorporated and organized within a framework (general orientation) of Positive Psychology. In other words, I use proven, evidence-based therapies to help you to fulfill your potential!

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Iris Bilan

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCDC, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience

Hello, my name is Iris Bilan and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling with over nine years’ experience. I am clinically trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Solution Focused Therapy as well as EMDR Trauma Therapy. I work with adult men and women. I practice with the belief that understanding mental health wellness is critical to total physical, emotional and spiritual health, so I am available to help you achieve that goal. I prefer to assist you on phone or video sessions only. I help people who experience depression/anxiety, addiction problems, couples therapy, relationship issues, family conflict, PTSD, and problems with life stage transitions. Most times these difficulties come with additional problems and challenges so I can assist you with strategies/solutions to your immediate stressors. Recognizing mindfulness as the primary source of peace and serenity I can support you staying in the moment without fear of the future or dread over the past.

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James Hunter

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC, LCDC, NSCA-CPT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

My name is James Hunter MS, LPC, LCDC. I am 53 years old and I have over 23 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I have worked in various levels of care from intensive inpatient, supported residential treatment programs, and outpatient treating a wide range of mental health symptoms and behaviors. I Specialize in Cognitive & Behavioral Psychotherapies, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Existential approaches, Substance Use Disorders/Addiction counseling, and other modalities modified to your needs. My graduate school work was in both clinical psychology and counseling. I have worked with and treated diverse populations and many people representing many cultures. I have experience working with and treating Mood Disorders such as Depression & Anxiety type disorders with evidenced based treatment modalities. I also have experience treating and addressing Behavioral Problems and Maladaptive Behaviors that arise due to unhealthy coping mechanism and teaching clients healthier replacement behaviors and coping mechanisms. My approach can be very genuine, direct, and honest and while I may not always tell you "what you want to hear," I will provide feedback based on what is best to hear to help improve your insight into your problems. My counseling/therapy style may not be for everyone. If you are ready to make changes and are seeking honesty, logic, and a solution focused approach then I may be a good fit for you. A little about my personal life is that I practice a lifestyle of physical fitness as part of my overall wellness and self-care. I believe in a total wellness approach to treating mental health disorders and life issues that considers the larger picture of health: Mental, Emotional, Physical, Social, Spiritual, Environmental, & Occupational or sense of purpose. I understand that adapting a new lifestyle & healthier habits can present challenges and often at times may seem difficult. My goal is to assist you with improving your mental health, well-being, overall fitness as a person, and with developing healthy patterns of thinking and healthier behaviors/coping mechanisms while helping you gain insight into your own personal psychology and development. I am ready to assist you with: Adjustment to life issues, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem, feeling overwhelmed by life, Stress, toxic relationships, and more. IMPORTANT: "Please Check my Schedule for days & hours of availability first to make sure that my days and times available will meet your needs." Depending on what day of the week you get linked with me you may possibly have your 1st live session the following week if the schedule for that current week has been booked up already for the present week you are subscribing to me, however the openings going forward are from week to week but do fill up typically be the end of the week for the following week. NOTE: Live Counseling Sessions are capped at 30 to 45 minutes depending on needs at this time in order to be able to accommodate everyone on my caseload. MY SCHEDULE: My days and hours of availability may vary from month to month. Please look at my schedule and make sure that if you want to work with me that you are able to be available during my available days and hours you see listed. If you have any questions about my schedule feel free to ask me. Thank you. If it is available on my schedule for that week you may book the session. Please present on time for scheduled appointments at the time scheduled. If you do not present within 15 minutes of the time that the session is supposed to start, I will move on to other duties that I have during my work day and you will need to reschedule. Always feel free to ask me any questions about my schedule. VERY IMPORTANT: If you are a new member matching with me and you can't make yourself available for a "live session" by at least within the first 2 weeks from the time you matched with me, I may ask you to match with another therapist as when members are assigned to me but give no responses or do not prioritize a time to be available this is unproductive to planning my week to week schedule. I do require a reasonable amount of consistency and frequency with communication and live sessions. If this reasonable expecation can't be met, I will ask you to match with another therapist as Therapy needs to be made a "Priority" otherwise this is not an efficient use of time.

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Susan Fox

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsGriefDepression
37 years of experience

My name is Susan Fox. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor(LPC) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor(LCDC) with 35 years of experience. I have worked inpatient and outpatient in a mental health hospital. Dual diagnosis includes chemical dependency issues accompanied with a mental health diagnosis. I have experience helping people with anxiety, depression, grief, divorce, career issues, stress, coping skills, domestic violence and anger issues. My approach is eclectic which means I am well versed in many ways to deal with problems. Together we will find what works for you. I am a good listener and can help you with the confusion of your thinking and feelings not matching. I got my Master of Science degree in psychology from Texas A&M university in College Station, Texas in 1983.

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Zachary Moore

Offering therapy in TX
License: LICSW,LCSW
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSleeping disordersParenting issues
6 years of experience

I strive to engage children, adolescents, adults, Veterans, seniors, and families in a process of healing and growth that celebrates their individuality, identifies all barriers to quality of life, mitigates those barriers, and challenges each participant to live to their utmost potential. We focus on the complex realities of biopsychosocial issues and provide innovative services, which respond to the diverse needs of our patients and the community. "We strive to maximize quality of life, we do it well, and we do it every day.” Zach, LICSW

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Doreen Sanabria

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Greetings! I am a bi-lingual Eng/Span Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW in both Florida and Texas. I am a therapist that believes in a holistic approach to healing by combining a faith based approach along with clinical modalities. I am passionate and dedicated in guiding individuals on a journey to find balance and purpose in their lives. My goal is to help those I work with see their strengths and tell their story from a victorious and empowered position. I want to encourage and walk alongside those who have the desire to connect to their "Higher Power", that source of love, peace and joy we all need. I am fluid in employing different modalities of clinical practice to tailor to my client's needs as they strive to overcome the many demands of life. I have worked 10 plus years with families and their children and/or adolescents on the challenges of communication, generational trauma and co-dependency. As a therapist I appreciate the privilege it is to assist families in breaking communication barriers and fostering a nurturing environment to thrive as a family unit. I also have worked in the areas of Grief and Bereavement, Anxiety and Anger Management, Suicide Prevention and Post Partum Depression. I am looking forward to being a part of your growth and newfound awareness as you uncover the marvelous creation you are!

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Brookielle Boddie

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf 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, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. Pain or Pleasure; nothing last forever. Life is a cycle of continuous processes, transitions and development... channeling through can be much more beneficial and rewarding when you don't feel alone, judged, or criticized. At this time in your life you are deserving and worthy of the therapeutic process. Whether you are looking for healing or to transition from point a to point z, I am here to aid you in living your best life. Therapy is a collaborative process. I am the expert at what I do, however you are the expert on you. I am here to guide you through a healthy emotional, mental, and physiological catharsis. As a professional counselor, I acknowledge your unique life experiences and challenges and I pride myself on providing confidence, compassion, and competency.

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Kasey Polk

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with four years of experience helping children, adolescent and adult clients work through their issues. Specifically, I have extensive experience working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, complex trauma, history of abuse, relational difficulties, mood disorders and externalizing behaviors in children and adolescents. In my daily practice, I frequently use Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other trauma-informed therapies. 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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Reginald Lawson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Timothy Ice

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 15 years of professional work experience. I serve as an active Duty Family Life Chaplain in the U.S. Army. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. 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.

How to find counseling in Bedford

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bedford 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 Bedford 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 Bedford 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 Bedford, 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 Bedford 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 Bedford 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 Bedford 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 Bedford 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 Bedford 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 76095 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 Bedford 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 Bedford 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 Bedford, 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.

Bedford has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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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 Bedford:

75064, 76021, 76022, 76095

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