If you live in or have visited Brownwood, Texas, you know why everyone loves being here. For one, we have a 7,300-acre lake called Lake Brownwood that has a plethora of fish like bass, crappie, catfish, perch, and gar. You can also go swimming, boating, skiing, or camping here. The Colorado River and Pecan Bayou are also in Brownwood.

No matter what you enjoy doing, you can find it here. You can also find some of the top mental health care providers in Brownwood so if you or someone you love has a mental condition, you can take care of it here. Just contact one of the counselors or therapists today.

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Mary Brieske

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesGriefDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am well versed in GLBT issues, couples therapy, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and other sensitive areas. My goal is to help make life more meaningful and fulfilling. As a teacher, school counselor and therapist of over 20 years, I see the pain that life can take us through. I offer hope and support with non-judgment, compassion, and empathy.

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Victor Garcia

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGrief
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of Texas (USA) I have worked with a variety of individuals (ages 3 and up), people in romantic partnerships, families, and groups from diverse backgrounds. As a mental health professional I have had the honor of providing services in a shelter for survivors of family violence and sexual abuse/assault, a substance abuse recovery facility, and a nonprofit community mental health agency. Additionally, I have regularly made presentations for professional groups as well as employee assistance programs and many types of social service agencies. As a professional helper I assist people in understanding more about themselves, their relationships, and the outer world (society). Kindness, compassion, creativity, and patience are key to my work with you. On your therapy journey you will learn many new things about who you are, your needs and wants, and paths you may choose to move towards your goals. It is also my responsibility to help you develop healthier ways of coping and to assist you in exploring your individual strengths. The work of therapy can be challenging for many reasons and requires you to be open and honest during the process. One of the first steps on this journey is for us to develop a trusting alliance. My task is to be non-judgemental, open-minded, committed, and an active listener. Parts of your story are shared over time and I will be patient as you develop a comfort with the therapeutic partnership. I will respect limits you express during this journey. Please note that my style blends listening with education and action. This style may be challenging for clients that desire a different design/process in therapy. If you feel ready to share some of your story, I am ready to listen, and will do what I can to assist you. Side notes: If you are requesting therapy services for the first time please be aware that I am not online 24/7, yet I will do my best to respond efficiently. In other words, I ask that you be patient as you wait for my response to your request for therapy. We may be in different time zones as well. Please be prepared to start the therapy process soon after you request services, or after you get connected to me, and be sure to check the platform regularly for correspondence. If you are having difficulty connecting to the therapy experience please let me know before exiting therapy. Sometimes a small miscommunication may be the issue and I will do my best to hear your concerns so that we can work towards resolution collaboratively. If you are a returning client wanting services with me again, or a new client preferring to work with me, you can expedite the process by reaching out to the helpdesk and letting them know so that they can contact me with the referral. At this time I am only offering Voice Call (phone/audio) and Live Chat sessions. Please be aware of this before starting, and/or during, the therapy process. ***Because a significantly growing number of clients are disclosing concerns about sexually explicit media (SEM; porn) use and sexual choices that they, and/or their loved ones, are making, especially in the last few years, I am especially keen to continue helping clients struggling with varying levels of sex and porn addiction. Mirroring other forms of addiction, shame, secrecy, denial, and disbelief are significant barriers that keep these cancers alive. There are so many barriers facing true, monogamous love, even before two people meet. There are challenges we encounter when initiating, nourishing, and maintaining ingredients and processes of love. At this point in my career, I want to protect and promote monogamous love potentials all across the world, and look forward to continuing to serve clients seeking this possibility. Pronouns: He, Him, His

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Alysia Mcclean

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuse
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Sometimes we need someone to help us realize what it will take to work towards goals and to move forward in life in a positive direction. Some of the challenges I have helped clients with consist of mental illness, behavioral problems, substance abuse, grief and loss, anger management, self-esteem and more. I also have a passion for working with clients that need guidance with finding their way through relationship obstacles, anxiety, depression, and career guidance. 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.

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Dr. Robin Day

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefCoping with life changes
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed counselor with 18 years of professional counseling experience. I hold a Bachelor's in International Studies, a Master's in Psychology and a Doctorate in Counselor Education. Clients partner with me as they work through life change and decisions of many kinds. Clients experiencing grief, anxiety, or self defeating behaviors find live sessions a safe space where thoughts and feelings can be explored. I am listed on faith-based sites. Prayer and biblical wisdom can be integrated into sessions if requested. My therapeutic approach is strength based with a strong focus on reality and taking personal responsibility for your life. Some sessions may be psychoeducational. Various modalities may be used to assist you in self-discovery, skill building and personal growth. I look forward to working with you on this journey.

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Charles Clendennen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefCareer difficultiesCompassion fatigue
29 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 29 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & career difficulties. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Juan (John) Camacho

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySleeping disordersCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello there! I am licensed in Texas with eight years of professional work experience in helping clients to learn more effective ways in managing symptoms from stress/anxiety to disturbed sleeping to career difficulties, or just life in general. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion while encouraging YOU to be the expert in your own life. I will tailor our interactions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change, such as reading this profile and attempting to connect with a stranger online - I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Hannah Jones

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
LGBTTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process!

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Dr. Dana Logan

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

I am a licensed social worker in Alabama, Texas, and Louisiana with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, ADHD, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. 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. At this time, I am only available for appointments available during school hours. -Dana Logan, DSW, LICSW, LCSW, ADHD-CCSP

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Dr. Sparkle Hamilton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemBipolar disorderCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Doctor of Behavioral Health and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder and many other areas. I believe that building self-love and self-confidence is an essential activity to life. I also believe that therapy can suck but it can also be hilarious, warm, determined, focused, and ultimately, helpful. 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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Stephen Clifton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Stephen Clifton, LPC., M.A.C., I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC #75647, I am currently located in Austin, Texas. I received my Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward’s University, in Austin, Texas in August 2013. You should know I assist people going through difficult life changes that need to talk through any troubling emotions or feelings that may be causing them distress. I assist people that may be struggling with depression/anxiety, substance use and trauma. I help people realize their power in various environments they may be having a difficult time in (Work, Home, Relationships, etc). My typical client is an adult or adolescent, male or female (LGBTQIA+ friendly) that wants to work on understanding and conquering their fears and difficult situations impeding their life and gaining a better understanding of themselves. I am a person centered therapist that helps cultivate my client's abilities to process and work through their life struggles. I have experience working with people that suffer from depression, anxiety and have difficulty in social situations. Therapy with me is all about helping us find your inner strength in life's difficult moments.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Brownwood

Finding the best therapist close by in Brownwood can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Brownwood that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Brownwood. 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 Brownwood, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Brownwood region and in the state of Texas. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Brownwood or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Brownwood area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

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

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Brownwood 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 Brownwood 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 Brownwood may not take health insurance, some in the state of Texas may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

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

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Brownwood 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 Brownwood helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Brownwood therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

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

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Brownwood therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Brownwood?

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

Brownwood therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Brownwood 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 Brownwood therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in TX, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 76804 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Brownwood counselor?

Before seeing your Brownwood therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Brownwood.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Brownwood licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Brownwood counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Brownwood, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

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

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

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

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76801, 76802, 76803, 76804

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