Brenham, Texas is home to magnificent bluebonnets that will take your breath away. Life can feel as charming as a field of bluebonnet flowers, or it can feel as tedious as a garden full of weeds that pop back up as soon as you remove them.

If you’re struggling with tough emotional or relationship issues in your life that seem to be sprouting up all over the place like weeds in a bluebonnet field, consider reaching out to a qualified Brenham-area counselor or therapist today.

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Dr. Paulette Edwards

Offering therapy in TX
License: PhD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience

I am Paulette Edwards, PhD, LPC and I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I have over 12 years of experience as a counselor and have assisted a wide variety of adults, couples, children and families in reaching their goals. My counseling style is warm and interactive, because I want to provide the best level of care to my clients while also helping my clients to be the best person you can be. This compassionate approach provides a safe place in which clients can find their inner strength to grow and adapt to the many changes in life. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focus, narrative, natural system and psycho-dynamic therspy, of course I will tailor the approach specific to your needs. I realize in life we get overwhelmed by situations that are unexpected and out of our control. My job is to teach you ways to balance these unexpected events with the appropriate tools. I applaud you for taking the next step towards change that will lead to a happier and fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you.

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La Toya Carter

Offering therapy in TX
License: M. Ed,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Life can come at you hard; however, it doesn’t have to break you. Are you struggling with depression- sadness that has lasted too long, anxiety, anger, everyday life issues related to marriage, family? Allow me to walk with you on your journey to healing. Together we can conquer the mental challenges that may be preventing you from living your best life. When life is coming at you hard it is forcing you to free yourself from the familiar and face your brand-new life which may seem scary. That is where I come in. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I provide assistance and real-life practical tools for issues that affect daily life management and help motivate individuals and couples to reach their full potential. Using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidenced-based practices we can learn to change the way we think, which changes the way we feel, which in turn changes the way we view and handle tough situations. As a therapist, I am very straightforward. I will get in the trenches with you helping you confront the tough issues while encouraging you to move forward in the process. I would love to help you make lasting changes to get the desired results in your life and relationships. Oh, unfortunately, one of my children broke my magic wand so you will have to do the work. I can't wait to join you on your journey.

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Edi Peterson

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,MS,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
22 years of experience

I believe in getting results. As an active and lifelong learner, I bring evidence-based techniques to my over 20 years of experience as a clinician to help people identify and achieve the goals that match their values. In pursuit of those techniques, I have obtained a Doctorate in Behavioral Health to complement my dgrees and licensure in Counseling. I hold certifications in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and biofeedback. My background provides me with the experience to assist with a wide range of concerns including depressed mood; anxiety, relationship, communication, and boundary issues; substance misuse; long-term pain and or chronic health issues; and stress. I currently hold licenses in Texas (LPC),New York (LMHC), and NJ (LPC). I have deep compassion for anyone who is trying to self-manage emotional and physical pain and realize that seeking help is truly a courageous first step. My style is to work collaboratively with you to set goals and define measurable steps to increase success and achieve a healthier life, whatever that looks like to you.

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Ruby Preston

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 15 years of professional work experience in private practice. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, parenting issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. 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!

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Deborah Gullatt

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
30 years of experience

My name is Deborah Gullatt. I am a licensed therapist in Texas with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, and anger management. I also have experience working with depression; career and job related skills; and relationship issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Everyone is unique and individually special. We will work together in therapy sessions to set goals you would like to achieve; then we will tailor your therapeutic sessions 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 gently support you in that process.

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Lakesha Fox

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.Ed.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I believe that there is not a "one size fits all" approach to therapy. We will work together to determine what interventions work best for 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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Samuel Gaspard

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience with youth, adolescents, and adults in a community mental health setting serving at-risk youth and their families. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, 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. 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 and empower you in that journey. My approach to counseling is through the lens of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and incorporates aspects of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I've completed additional training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, and Attachment-Based Family Therapy, and I plan to continue pursuing certification in those modalities.

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Heather Brinich-Langlois

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Tedisha Baker

Offering therapy in TX
License: LISW-CO,MHWC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a Clinical Social Worker with 11 years experience in case management, treatment planning and health education. I have worked with clients with depression, PTSD, adjustment disorders, stress/anxiety. I am certified Master Health Coach with extensive background in disease management. My therapy style is patient centered, mindfulness CBT/DBT, motivational interviewing, solutions focused, positive thinking therapy. A Whole person concept with mindfulness meditation as the foundation. It takes courage and strength to seek help. You’ve taken the first step, I’d love to be there for your next. Looking forward to talking with you soon.

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Miri Himes

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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.

How to find counseling in Brenham

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Brenham 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 Brenham 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 Brenham 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 Brenham, 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 Brenham 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 Brenham 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 Brenham 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 Brenham 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 Brenham 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 77834 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 Brenham 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 Brenham 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 Brenham, 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.

Brenham 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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77833, 77834

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