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Gary Gabbard

Offering therapy in TX
License: Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervisor
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
23 years of experience

I finished my Master in Counseling degree in 1997. I opened my own practice, Passionately Ever after Counseling, in 1999 in Collin County, Texas. As I grew my practice I did contract work with major outplacement firms, an alcohol treatment center and a methadone clinic. In my private practice, I have worked with individual adults, couples and teenagers and/or their families. In addition, I have supervised many counseling interns. Through my own individual counseling and training, I have mastered the art of helping clients identify, respect and honor their free child, viewed as the soul and essence of who they really are. Allowing that "spirit" or "energy" to inspire their life and choices will transform their life into an exciting and passionate adventure. It is this "free spirit" in me that led to the genesis of Passionately Ever After Counseling.

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Lindsey Taylor

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Welcome! I commend you for taking the courageous step towards building a therapeutic connection. It's a significant decision to seek counseling, and I am honored to accompany you on your journey to overcome any challenges you may be encountering. As a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas, I bring eight years of valuable experience as a school counselor, working extensively with children aged 4-10 and their families. Additionally, I have three years of experience with BetterHelp and my private practice. My expertise lies in assisting individuals dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem challenges, and grief. Being the spouse of a first responder, I am particularly passionate about supporting those navigating the unique challenges often associated with such professions. In my approach to treatment, I prioritize a client-centered method. This means providing you with a non-judgmental space, empathetic listening, and an opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I also incorporate techniques from solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral therapies to enhance the therapeutic process. My commitment is to ensure that every client feels at ease and that a foundation of trust is established between us. Your well-being and growth are my priorities, and I look forward to working collaboratively with you.

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Alexcis Grushinski

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW,M. Ed
Self esteemCareer difficultiesBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hi, I'm Alexcis! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker but you might also call me a mindful, coping skills, mood disturbance, values-oriented, polyamorous counselor. I help people who long to feel stable, secure, physically, and emotionally healthy but hold themselves back due to past and present difficulties. These barriers, keep them from moving forward and accomplishing their goals. Living a life of values does not guarantee a stress-free easy life. It can however help get through the tough times by keeping us on track to accomplish our goals. Life is hard and full of stress. I believe that through self-compassion, values, mindfulness, and a desire for something better will lead to a meaningful life. Call or send an email to start on your new path.

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Rebecca Wedel

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
AddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that to have a successful outcome in therapy, the client and therapist must first build a strong rapport. Once that foundation is laid, I will use one of several therapeutic modalities, depending on the issue at hand. These modalities may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Psychotherapy. An Integrated approach can be utilized as well. I have my Master's in Social Work, the advanced clinical License for LCSW, and recently I achieved the goal of becoming a Certified Dementia Specialist. I have worked in many modalities. Individual Therapy, Medical/Surgical, High-Risk pregnancy and miscarriages, Inpatient Psychiatric help, and Rehab. My husband and I have moved 11 times, so each job was a new learning adventure, and the stress of moving and helping children adjust something I well understand. Some of my strengths are being a good listener, caring, sensitive, and energetic. Not only do I have the necessary credentials, experience, and hours to be licensed, but I also has a lifetime of experience and wisdom to draw from, which is invaluable! Lately, I have been working with caregivers that are taking care of their elderly parents and their children, while trying to have a life. It's a tough job! There are other areas that are prevalent now: such as your expectations of yourself: For example, "All my friends are married and having kids and I'm not, I feel alone". Another common one is, "my kids have left home....I have lost my identity, what do I do". Lastly, a big one is " my family/friends do not approve/understand of my partner/career choice/lifestyle/choice". Each one of these have taken prominence in our culture in the last 15 years and it can be difficult to navigate. I have heard people say that, "Your perception is your reality". What if you don't even know what that perception is? That's where we can work together. Personally I love yoga, digging in my yard, mindfulness, and University of Kentucky Basketball! 2 of my 3 kids went to UK. So Go Big Blue! Please let me know any questions or concerns and I would be happy to help. Best Regards Rebecca

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Dr. Wilfred Manyango

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
5 years of experience

I am a professional counselor/therapist (LPC) licensed in the state of Texas with over 6 years experience providing clinical mental health assistance to diverse groups of individuals and ethnicities and have also worked for over 10 years as an academic/success coach providing educational and career guidance. My counseling philosophy is to build a meaningful therapist-client relationship of mutual trust and acceptance as I help you navigate the challenges you're experiencing. I have worked with diverse individuals and ethnicities experiencing a variety of life's challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, marriage and family issues, infidelity, infertility, trauma, domestic violence and abuse, violence from a conflict zone, unforgiveness, shame and guilt, crisis of religious faith, anger management, career and academic challenges, coping with life change, work related issues, among others. My primary therapeutical orientations are cognitive behavior therapy, solution focused and choice theories. But I am able to integrate other theories base on the situation at hand. Life is full of challenges, therefore you need not walk it alone. As your therapist, I want to get to know you, build a meaningful client-therapist relationship with you and be that individual who will come alongside to listen and provide the needed assistance to help you navigate life's challenges and live fully. I am excited and passionate about helping people and I look forward to working with you.

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Melissa Gallup

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW SD,LMSW TX,LCSW PA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I have been practicing Social Work for 15 years. I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 6 years. I come with an array of life experience and deliver compassion focused treatment. I encourage emotional processing and will walk with you through your healing journey. I focus on your strengths, your current coping mechanisms and where you want to make improvements in your life. I have trained in DBT, CBT, MBSR, MI, ACT and many more. After emotional processing we focus on solutions and life goals for your happiness.

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Dr. Katherine Kainer

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am a psychologist licensed in Texas with experience providing therapy and assessment services to various populations. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship concerns, life changes/transitions, 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 life and to take the first steps towards growth and change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. My therapy style is warm and compassionate, while also encouraging and motivating . I work from a cognitive-behavioral, relational-cultural, and strengths-based approach in therapy, and I will tailor our treatment to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Shaiuana Okoro

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,M.S.
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
4 years of experience

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

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Marquita Wooley

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hi, my name is Marquita Wooley. I received my Bachelors degree in Sociology and my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology. I am licensed in Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor as well as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I have over 20 years of professional work experience with an extensive clinical background in multicultural counseling working with families, children, adolescents, adults, young adults, and college students from diverse backgrounds. I enjoy working with active duty military, dependents, veterans and the civilian community. I have experience in community mental health treatment centers and hospitals with level of care that includes acute, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient care and private practice. I am someone who sparks change in people’s lives and relationships. My goal is to help facilitate change at your pace by creating a supportive safe and non-judgmental space to explore your issues and thoughts. I lean mostly toward a person-centered approach, utilizing an eclectic of techniques, such as, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, conflict resolution and humanistic to name a few, all tailored to fit each individual needs. Some of my areas of focus is, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, anger management, relationship issues, parenting, self-esteem, stress and sleep to name a few. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and goals 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.

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Andrea Lovette

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, grief, depression, anxiety, and couples counseling. 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 Bovina

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bovina 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 Bovina 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 Bovina 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 Bovina, 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 Bovina 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 Bovina 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 Bovina 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 Bovina 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 Bovina 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 79009 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 Bovina 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 Bovina 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 Bovina, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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