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Kenneth Parker

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

One of the most important decision you can make in life is the decision to ask for help. The fact of the matter is we all need help from time to time. Often in our effort to solve today's issues we will uncover underlying problems from the past that effect current thoughts, feelings and patterns of behavior. I will work with you to create and develop new ideas/ways of looking at old issues and to learn ways to cope with emotional concerns. As a counselor, I provide guidance and assistance in resolving personal, social and psychological problems. I am committed to work you to find solutions. Some of my areas of focus are anger management, depression, anxiety and self-esteem. My primary modalities are solution focused therapy, CBT and EMDR. I look forward to working with you!

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Mason (Trae) Sweatt

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
7 years of experience

Trae Sweatt, MA, LPC has worked in churches for 16 years and has counseled clients for over 7 years. His experiences in working with clients and churches have provided opportunities to work through difficult circumstances as well as lead through change. Trae's counseling and pastoral background has been centered around students (8-18 years of age) as well as individuals and couples. Trae has a heart to see each client work through their past and current circumstances in order to realize their purpose and potential.

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John Malone

Offering therapy in TX
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepression
9 years of experience

Licensed in both Arizona and Texas, I have over 9-years of clinical supervisor experience (LPC-S). My expertise is working with individuals experiencing life stressors, including determining values and finding meaning and purpose in life, work-life balance, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, parenthood, family stress, and relationship endings. My goal is to help you understand new perspectives and gain control of your life. I work with individuals struggling with addiction, bipolar, relationship crises, trauma, depression, and grief. As your therapist, I believe in fostering a sense of hope. My counseling style is always open, highly interactive, and positive. I believe that you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming challenges. In addition to providing feedback, I will pose challenges and make observations that you are encouraged to analyze, reject, or discuss in greater detail. Our collaboration will ensure that you achieve your therapy goals and are satisfied with the results. Getting started in therapy takes courage, so congratulations on taking the first step!

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Michael Pontello

Offering therapy in TX
LGBT
15 years of experience

Hi! My name is Michael Pontello (she/her) and I am licensed in Texas with 14 years of professional work experience in the non-profit sector and am taking a new step in my journey as a therapist and supporting clients on the BetterHelp platform. I have a variety of experiences in helping diverse clients, especially those with lgbt-related issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Therapy and the conversations that take place in a therapeutic settings can be quite transformative and I aim to engage in those conversations with clients. 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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Craig Biggar

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with just over 10 years of professional counseling experience. I have a history of dealing with crisis, grief and bereavement and extensive experience in helping clients with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and trauma and abuse. I will always be respectful and strive to make certain you feel safe, understood and heard while working to instill hope and optimism. I enter each new therapeutic relationship with no preset opinions or bias and I will design our time together to meet your expectations and address your specific goals. 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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Margaret Picou

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteem
10 years of experience

I am licensed in both Texas and Louisiana, with more than 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, abuse, and coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with clients to improve motivation, self esteem, and self confidence. I am also part of the Faithful Counseling division of counselors through Better Help. I work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek help toward a more healthy and fulfilled life, and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support and encourage you in that journey.

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Loren Hervey

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Flor Moreno

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Aimee Andrews

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of licensed professional work experience and more than 15 years of counseling experience in schools. I specialize in working with clients experiencing stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem 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. I provide a compassionate, evidence-based therapeutic approach to help you heal from your past through mindfulness, solution-focused and client-centered practices. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! If you or a family member is struggling, a professional perspective can help provide the support you need. Compassion, fostering insight, mindfulness, and identifying personal strengths are central aspects of my practice. My focus is to provide you with unique support to help you disconnect from old patterns and live your best and most meaningful life. Let's work together to find you and your family some relief today!

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Lilian Mabry

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesEating disordersCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & eating disorders. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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 counseling in Bridge City

Finding the best therapist close by in Bridge City 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 Bridge City. 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 Bridge City, 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 Bridge City 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 Bridge City 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 Bridge City, elsewhere in Orange, 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 Bridge City area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bridge City 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 Bridge City 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 Bridge City 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 Bridge City, 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 Bridge City 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 Bridge City 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 Bridge City 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 Bridge City 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 Bridge City 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 77611 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 Bridge City 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 Bridge City 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 Bridge City, 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.

Bridge City 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Bridge City:

77611, 77630

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