Severe depression and anxiety problems can hurt worse than the sting of any bee. These issues seem to pop up out of nowhere and can completely devastate your life. They have the potential to change your life for the worse and it can be difficult to keep things under control without the right help. It is important to try to get the assistance of professionals who can help you to cope with what is going on.

Bee Cave-area online counselors are readily available to you. They will be ready to talk to you at any time that you decide to reach out. You can start to work on the issues that are causing your depression or anxiety problems. Once you have spoken to the counselors, it will start to feel like you are able to deal with these issues a bit easier. Allow a compassionate online counselor to protect you from the sting of depression today.

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Mary Beth Ritchie

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

I believe therapy can be a helpful and positive experience for you! I am here to guide you on this journey. We will work together toward alleviating symptoms, improving relationships, and reaching your life goals. We will create a safe space where we will be able to communicate openly and honestly. I am nonjudgmental, compassionate, fun, and genuine. I've been a licensed therapist since 1994, so I have experience with a wide variety of issues. I use various methods and techniques, and I tailor these to meet the needs of each individual. I love being a therapist because each journey is unique! I do provide some live sessions, but I rely heavily on the asynchronous messaging. I’ve found that this mode offers time for the client and the therapist to process information throughout the communication. This can be very helpful in the process of therapy. I’d love to work with you if it sounds like we’d be a good fit!

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Bethany Eakle

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyEating disordersSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience as a therapist

Problems, challenges, complications, snags, stressors... Whatever you call them, we all encounter difficulties in our journeys through life. I have found that people have the capacity to overcome these challenges when provided the right tools, education, and direction. In fact, many find abilities and strengths within themselves they never knew existed. As a social worker, I have helped people deal with a variety of problems on different scales. I am here to offer support, guidance, resources, and unconditional positive regard. My goal is to provide a safe environment in which a person can discuss and explore situations, thoughts, and experiences that cause distress. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in 2003 and a Master’s in Social work in 2007. My therapeutic style is eclectic and in large part depends on the needs of the individual. The treatment is often solution focused and client centered with a strengths-based, mindful approach. I will work collaboratively with you to identify and define achievable outcomes and then create a plan to obtain these objectives. I am also available to simply listen and provide ongoing emotional support. Acknowledging a problem and reaching out for help is not easy and in fact requires bravery, insight, and resolve. I applaud you for taking the first steps to address your specific life challenges. I am so happy to help you realize your individual goals and ultimately reach your full potential.

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Rebecca Grissom

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesADHD
9 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas. I have spent my career in the Social Work field serving a diverse clientele. This past 8 years I have worked in the mental health field as a therapist. My treatment focus has been with children, adolescents, young adults, and parents. I use the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model, Person-Centered approach, along with Solution-focused model, with an emphasis on mindfulness. Eco-therapy, or integrating nature into treatment, I believe, helps in the healing, re-energizing process. Each client is unique, with their own story to tell, so counseling is tailored to your needs and goals. Best hopes on your journey!

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Dr. Connie Fickenscher

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): Ph.D.
Stress, AnxietyGriefCareer difficultiesDepression
30 years of experience as a therapist

Dr. Connie Fickenscher   Dr. Fickenscher is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas.  She is also an LPC Supervisor for future LPC candidates in Texas who wish pass the LPC exam, providing the needed hours to help them complete their licensure.   She is the mother of three married daughters and the grandmother of eight granddaughters, which includes her own set of twins and two sets of twin granddaughters.   Professional employment:   She spent ten years as a Recreation and Retreat Coordinator for a campus of 186 individuals with physical, mental, and behavioral impairments. In the early years, the client population was mainly individuals with mild, moderate, and borderline mental retardation.  In the latter years, the population moved to individuals with more profound and severe mental retardation.   The remainder of Dr. Fickenscher’s 35 working years involved working in higher educational settings.   The first ten years were spent at a university counseling center.  Dr. Fickenscher was both a personal counselor and academic advisor, which included a brief time as the director of the counseling center. During her tenure there, she worked with all students attending the university.  Counseling topics included homesickness, indecision about the future, relationship issues, Gay Lesbian Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) issues, Depression, Grief, Divorce, etc. She additionally worked with crisis situations involving university students.   During the next fifteen years, she worked at a university in North Texas. Her work experience there involved Academic Counseling for the undecided students campus-wide for ten years and then as an Academic Counselor in the Honor College for five years. It was during this time (December 2005) that Dr. Fickenscher received her PH.D. from a Texas University.   The most recent ten years of her professional life involved teaching as full-time faculty at an online university, offering Counseling and Human Behavior classes.  The courses were mainly grief and bereavement and diversity courses.  Additionally, Dr. Fickenscher mentored numerous doctoral dissertations.  Counseling specialties include homesickness, indecision about the future, relationship issues, Gay Lesbian Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) issues, Depression, Grief, Divorce, etc. She additionally worked with crisis situations involving the university students Just a couple of FYIs:  I am a part-time counselor and only work on Tuesdays.  Please select a time on Tuesday for us to get started.     Additionally, I check my dashboard for messages once a day Monday – Friday. 

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Jessica Wade

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,PSC
Parenting issues
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Professional School Counselor licensed in Texas with 8 years of experience working with children and families. I have experience working with teens managing ADHD, organizational skills, time management, conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, and family relationships. I also have experience working with teens with learning differences and behavior disorders. With adults, I have experience working with relationships, family, parenting, and career planning. My counseling style is focused on the client. I am here to help process and work through whatever you would like to focus on each session. I believe every client wants to work on bettering their life and I am so happy to help them on that journey! Whether you have specific goals or just want a non-judgmental listening ear, I am happy to be that person to help you along the way! A little about my sessions - I have mostly evenings available during the week and Sunday afternoons with both 30 minute and 45 minute sessions available. For initial sessions, please schedule a 45 minute session so we have enough time to get to know each other. During that session and subsequent sessions, you may find 30 minutes are more appropriate for your needs. Please feel free to ask me which would be best to schedule and we can discuss it together. You are a strong person reaching out for help and I would be proud to be your counselor! I look forward to working with you!

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Tamara Taylor

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NBCC,MCHC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a therapist

Everyone has a story to tell. Whether it be long or short. It is your story. As a Licensed Professional Counselor with board certification and Master Certified Health Coach, I want to hear your story. Why? Because it is your story and you deserve to tell it. Your story could be about happiness, love, hurt, anger, stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions and grief just to name a few. Sometimes all anyone wants to do is tell someone caring and compassionate their perspective regarding their story. As a therapist, I believe in giving everyone I meet a clean, unbiased slate. No judgment here. I will use a holistic (mind and body), open-minded and solution-focused approach in assisting anyone in telling their story, processing the events and moving forward with their life goals. I will support and at times coach you on practical ways to build tools to help you navigate this thing we call life. My purpose is to help anyone who may be having struggles and needs help moving in the right direction. My intention is to assist and encourage as many people to become healthier and more well-rounded individuals both mentally and physically. I am able to discuss and treat a variety of behavior health concerns with the adult population (18+). I am trained in and able to use several therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness training, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) models while using my motivational interviewing skills to assist you in processing your story.

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Martha Hinojosa

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
24 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, & 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. 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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Melissa Pierce

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseAnger management
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with over 20 years of professional work experience in the field of mental health. 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. I look forward to working with you by providing a non-judgmental, safe space to work on the areas that you want or need to address. 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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Laura Faiai

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & career difficulties. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Tammy Hicks

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed professional counselor with 18 years of professional work experience. I received my bachelor's degree from University of Texas, Austin and my master's degree from St. Edward's University. I have worked in many different settings with various types of people. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, relationships, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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 Bee Cave

Finding the best therapist close by in Bee Cave 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 in Bee Cave that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Bee Cave. 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 Bee Cave, 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 in the Bee Cave region and in the state of Texas. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Bee Cave or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Bee Cave 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 Bee Cave, elsewhere in Travis, 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 Bee Cave area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bee Cave 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 Bee Cave 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 Bee Cave 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Bee Cave, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Bee Cave 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 Bee Cave helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Bee Cave 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 Bee Cave 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 Bee Cave 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.

Bee Cave therapists 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 Bee Cave 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 Bee Cave 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in TX, therapists 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 78738 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Bee Cave 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Bee Cave.

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 from a therapist. A Bee Cave 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Bee Cave, 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.

Bee Cave 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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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 to customer service 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.

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