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Brian Adams

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.S.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyDepression
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over 9 years of counseling experience and 20+ years of mental health experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, psychosis, attention, substance abuse, and trauma. My counseling style is gentle and non-directive while assisting clients to develop their own paths to positive changes in their lives. I will not chastise or talk down to clients; however, I will challenge their irrational thoughts and inconsistencies, but in a non-confrontational manner that does not leave the client thinking he or she is attacked. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client centered, humanistic, and rational-emotive therapy to facilitate self-awareness so the client is empowered to change. I believe treating a person is more important than treating a diagnosis which allows me to listen to the client’s subjective concerns. The majority of people will work towards better emotional health, but often they do not know how to do that. If you are ready to begin a journey to feeling better about yourself and life, I am ready to guide and support you.

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Laronne James

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
6 years of experience

Hi there! My name is Laronne (la-Ron) and I have been involved in several aspects of the mental health field for fifteen years. I am a Texan and currently work in a suburb of Dallas. I have a partner of twelve years and a 28 year old son. I began my journey as a criminal justice addictions professional and worked with a variety of clients to include those with intellectual disabilities who had been charged with a variety of crimes as well as federal parolees who are having issues with substance abuse. I also facilitated a group for high school kids who had tested positive for (mostly) marijuana during random testing. I worked with people with autism and intellectual disabilities from 2004 through 2017 working closely with psychiatrists and performed as a team leader. While working on obtaining my license I worked in a psychiatric hospital in the intensive outpatient program during my internship. After obtaining my license I sought employment with a social service agency so that I could work with a wide variety of people with a wide range of concerns. I enjoy working with different cultures and subcultures and most often work with people with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, past trauma and those dealing through life changes such as grief, disability, and retirement, forced or otherwise. Although an existentialist at heart, my therapeutic approach is primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I feel this approach works very well for a myriad of issues and is relatively short term and is an action therapy which provides working tools and is client driven.

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Jennifer Wright

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
13 years of experience

My name is Jennifer Wright and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that primarily specializes in addictions, mood disorders and anxiety. I want you to find freedom and happiness, whatever that looks like to you. I utilize behavioral changes and also focus on patterns of thinking that aren't working for you anymore. There are other specialties that I treat and would be more than willing to discuss your specific difficulties. I look forward to meeting you! A little bit about myself: I go in between the Austin area and Vermont with my dog by my side. Wherever we are I only see Texas clients on Central Time. We travel whenever we get the chance and prefer to spend time in nature. I became a counselor after many hardships of my own when I was younger. Those that guided me along the way instilled in me the desire to assist other people and to reduce the stigma surrounding getting help. I'd like to help you reach your recovery goals. My office hours are as follows: Regular: Monday 7am-6pm Tuesday 7am-5pm Wednesday 7am-5pm Thursday 8am-6pm Friday 8am-3pm I am unable to respond to messages outside of those hours and am unavailable on Saturdays and Sundays. If you have an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

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Carissa Cullumber

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! I am so glad you are reaching out for support, and I am hopeful that if we work together, we can help you reach whatever goals you set! It takes a lot of trust to enter into a therapeutic relationship with someone, and I am honored to be a confidential, non-judgmental, and supportive therapist for my clients. My name is Carissa Cullumber, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Supervisor in the state of Texas. I graduated with my Master's in Social Work in 2008 from Indianapolis University-Purdue University of Indianapolis. I have been fortunate to work with a wide range of populations and issues over my career as a Clinical Social Worker. I am trained in EMDR and nationally certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as most of my career I have been a therapist for children, teens, and adults impacted by sexual abuse, domestic violence, and physical and emotional abuse and neglect. My background has allowed me the unique perspective to provide therapy to both offenders of these abuses as well as the victims, which I feel sets me apart from others that have only worked on one side of these issues. In practice, I want to partner with my clients to identify the goals they are most motivated to work toward, and provide them with the skills and education to meet those goals. I utilize a strengths-based perspective with clients, meaning I believe clients already possess positive qualities and abilities within themselves, we just need to look for them and dust them off sometimes. I am strongly grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing modalities when helping clients make changes in their lives. I have spent a great deal of time working with family dynamics, couples/relationship issues, depression, anxiety/panic attacks, trauma, LGTBQ+ issues, gender dysphoria, attachment and family of origin issues, dissociation and Dissociative Identity Disorder, major life changes (grief/loss, divorce, etc.), and personality disorders. Outside of my work as a therapist, I enjoy spending time working out with my bootcamp buddies, attending a wide range of concerts and musicals, and traveling to places with beautiful hiking trails.

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Dawn Pringle

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience

I have been practicing counseling for several years. I graduated from West Texas A&M University in 2005. I have worked with a wide variety of individuals dealing with issues including, but not limited to, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, and others. I use the Cognitive Behavioral approach initially but am flexible in using other approaches as not every individual is receptive to just one. I find great pleasure in helping others learn to use meditation and relaxation as forms of coping. Everyone has a story to tell, and I eagerly await to hear yours as I help you learn how to move forward from where you may feel stuck at this time. I believe compassion and empathy go a long way in helping others feel heard and respected. It is my goal to help you learn how to deal with the problems you have courageously sought help with. Counseling is not always easy. It can sometimes be difficult, but it is in that difficulty where I will encourage you to continue to work and grow to be where you want to be emotionally. I look forward to working with you.

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Melody Libby

Offering therapy in TX
License: M. Ed., ,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
21 years of experience

Hi there! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Texas with 20 years of experience working as an LPC in a variety of arenas. I offer a wide range of services including but not limited to anxiety; depression; stress management; bipolar disorder; legal issues; chronic pain; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; chronic illness, life changes, etc.... With me you will find a warm, non-judgmental, empathetic environment that helps encourage healing, and hope. I believe that counseling is a process where we work together to develop a plan focusing on your needs to help you work towards and achieve your goals. I believe in treating anyone with the dignity and respect regardless of their past or present circumstances. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. Your diagnoses, experiences or problems do not define you. You alone define who you become. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I am very conversational in therapy, and easy to talk with. You have shown a lot of courage and fortitude by asking for help. . It would be a great honor to walk beside you in this discovery of healing, balance, peace, and change. I am here and eager to take the next step with you towards freedom and contentment! I look forward to working with you! Melody

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Rebecca McDow

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas with 16 years of experience working with adult clients of all ages. I have worked with clients with a range of treatment goals including stress management, grief, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and adjusting to a variety of life changes. My counseling style is person centered utilizing counseling techniques that include cognitive-behavioral, solution focused and reality therapy. I take a non-judgmental view of each client and demonstrate a respect that each client is unique. My focus is to assist clients in improving their overall mental health. My goal with each client is to create a supportive counseling environment where you as the client are able to effectively work towards and accomplish your treatment goals. I am available for evening appointments Monday thru Friday and daily/evening appointments during weekends.

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Joseph (Sam) Warren

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issues
33 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 33 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Chidimma "Chidi" Nwaedi

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Jean Moore

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
26 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting 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. 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 Bellevue

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue, 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 76228 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue 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 Bellevue, 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.

Bellevue 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 through the contact page or send an email to

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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