If you have recently had a baby, you know how difficult being a new mom is. But some new moms have more trouble than others. Those who suffer from postpartum depression (PPD) are more likely to feel overwhelmed, exhausted, stressed out, depressed, and unsure of their parenting skills. Bellaire has some excellent therapists who specialize in PPD who can help. 

When your baby gets a little older, you may plan on visiting some of the amazing attractions in Bellaire such as the Nature Discovery Center, Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park, and Evelyn’s Park Conservancy. Get some help from one of the Bellaire therapists right away so you can enjoy motherhood because this is the best time of your life. 

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Rose Simon

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Rose Simon. I have over ten years of clinical and counseling experience and training. I have previous experience working in community mental health services for: individual/family counseling, group facilitation, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), outpatient, and residential treatment. I have knowledge, skills, and abilities in the areas of vocational rehabilitation and therapeutic community. I have additional training and coursework at the doctoral level, ABD, in psychology.

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Stephanie Ritcherson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issues
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, groups, and families. I have worked with clients who were survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault, including survivors of human trafficking, as well as individuals who have varied concerns regarding depression, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy issues, family concerns, sexual difficulties, work and life balance struggles, career challenges, and parenting issues. I have also had many years of experience helping those who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is relaxed and professional. I am warm and inviting with a focus on building rapport to encourage a therapeutic and working relationship. Treating the client with dignity and respect is a priority. I have an appreciation for individual uniqueness and encourage all clients to bring their personal life experience and knowledge into sessions. I have traveled and have worked with clients from varying cultures and acknowledge the beauty of cultures and ethnic backgrounds. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and trauma-focused counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Choosing to take an active role in making changes in your life is admirable and takes courage. I welcome you to your new beginning and will support you as you take the first and most important steps in having the life you deserve. I look forward to working with you!

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Ashley Crank

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): M. Ed.,LPC
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Katherine Anderson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed.,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that enjoys helping individuals become their best possible selves. Before becoming an LPC, I worked as a Registered Behavioral Therapist for 8 years working with clients with a variety of challenges including autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. Additional concerns that I currently help with include depression, anxiety, and anger management. While I have worked with individuals of all ages, I enjoy helping children and adolescents. The majority of my work in mental health has been with younger clients and their families assisting them with issues in their home, school, and communities. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and person-centered modalities. I don’t believe that one size fits all and will tailor treatment to meet your unique needs. My counseling style is warm and understanding. I use empathy and active listening skills to create a safe environment where clients feel comfortable being themselves. Reaching out for help is a courageous first step and I am ready to support you. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Daniela Alayon

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): Psy.D,LPA,ASOTP
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteem
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a bilingual therapist licensed in Texas and Puerto Rico with over 10 years of experience working with youth, adults, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and issues including Depression, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Family Conflict, relationship issues , and other stressors/problems. I have also worked with people who have experienced sexual and physical abuse. My therapy style is relaxed, empathetic, and open minded. I believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect and listened to. My approach is cognitive behavioral but also incorporate a solution-focused and client-centered approach. I will, of course, tailor treatment to meet the client's needs and concerns in order to serve them in the best possible way and individualize treatment. It is courageous and brave to seek treatment and it would be my pleasure to help you take the first steps towards change. I look forward to working together with you.

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Monica Alexander

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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 is brave and courageous and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Kayla Cloud

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I enjoy helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I believe the client knows best and will take an eclectic approach to help you in meeting your therapy goals.

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John Kauffroth

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Maybe you’re hitting up against some loneliness and isolation right now. Or maybe some old burdens are affecting your current life. Lets talk. I don't have any platitudes about positive thinking, but your story matters to me. The thing is, I really enjoy helping people cultivate resilience and self- compassion. Depression, , Anxiety, Anger that’s hard to control, Addiction issues (Porn, Gambling, Substances) all these are adversities that we humans grapple with. I've been doing this for a minute. I can say for sure that there is no cookie-cutter solution. It's more about connection. My focus is to create the space for someone to know they aren’t alone in this. A gentle, trauma informed journey into mindfulness ensues, and flows towards specific therapy concepts that work best for the individual. We go with what resonates. I enjoy drawing from IFS, Narrative, CBT, and Client Centered therapies to name a few. These paths can be informed by specific Ted Talks/Podcasts to augment the learning part of our work. I love the metaphor of life being a journey, a winding path. Most of us have internal burdens we're carrying along the way. Processing some of those with a neutral and supportive confidant, one who has earned your trust, can be immensely healing. So if you want to share the trail for a while, I'd be honored. Either way, I wish you the best on your journey.

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Christopher Haggard

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health 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, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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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Rolan Dillard

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome, my name is Rolan and I'm licensed in California and Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, depression, and ADHD. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Bellaire

Finding the best therapist close by in Bellaire 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 Bellaire 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 Bellaire. 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 Bellaire, 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 Bellaire 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 Bellaire 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 Bellaire area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Bellaire 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 Bellaire, elsewhere in Harris, or in the greater state of Texas.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Bellaire area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bellaire 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 Bellaire 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 Bellaire 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Bellaire online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Bellaire, 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 Bellaire psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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 therapist, including the therapists in Bellaire 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 Bellaire 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 with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Bellaire 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Bellaire 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 in Bellaire?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Bellaire 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.

Bellaire 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 Bellaire 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 Bellaire 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 77402 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 Bellaire counselor?

Before seeing your Bellaire 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 Bellaire.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 Bellaire 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 Bellaire 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 with a therapist 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 therapist 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 Bellaire, 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.

Bellaire 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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77401, 77402

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