Moving to a city with a lot of local cultures can be great, but if you want to better yourself, a counselor in Bryan can help you.

Bryan is close to Texas A&M, which is a popular university. It also has the Messina Hof Winery and Resort, and it soon launched a huge vineyard division. Grapes are the primary crop here because of this, and with the emphasis on this, it’s a great location for those who love wine. You can check out these wineries, and with the help of a counselor, grow even more so than you have before. 

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Susan Hargett

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,NCC,YACEP
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

Namaste and Welcome! I'm Susan Hargett, a Texas Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, and your guide on this journey. My mission is to help you unlock the secret to a content and fulfilling life by harnessing the power of your mind-body connection. Together we can dial into your innate power to restore balance, find harmony, and live the life you desire. We all know life can be a roller-coaster! I am here to help those who need extra support and care to tackle the symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Together, we'll take an integrative approach to co-create a plan for success and inner peace. I take an integrative approach by integrating evidence-based counseling modalities (what I learned during my training as a counselor) and from my alternative/holistic/integrative background. Evidence-based modalities include (but not limited to): humanistic approach, client-centered, solution focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT; skills), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT; skills), and eco-therapy. Integrative interventions include (but not limited to): yoga, meditation, mindfulness, nutrition (CIMHP), sleep, movement/exercise, connections with others and with nature (eco-therapy), and aromatherapy. I believe establishing and maintaining a strong therapeutic relationship through unconditional positive regard, therapeutic connection, and trust are the most important parts of therapy. If you feel I would be a good fit for you, let's talk and get started on your journey to wholeness. I look forward to meeting and working with you!

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William Solari

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hi! My name is William Solari and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) specializing in adolescent, adult, and family therapy. I have a Master’s degree from the University of North Texas. I have a private practice called Therapy with Purpose in Frisco where I work with clients of all ages. My areas of expertise are stress and anxiety reduction, relationship issues, career and education counseling and other life challenges. My approach to counseling is to create a non-judgmental, compassionate and safe environment for individuals to share their struggles. I recognize that the first step to a better life is often the most difficult. I try to be empathetic to my client’s challenges but also purposeful in helping them reach their goals and dreams. Together, we develop individualized strategies that produce results and lead to a more fulfilling life. Whether you feel completely overwhelmed by life or are just looking for some support, things can get better as long as you are willing to take that first step towards getting help! There is always hope. I look forward to working with you and successful navigating the path to you achieving the things you value and dream for your life.

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Dina Cavazos

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,CRC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changesCoachingADHD
8 years of experience

Hi!!! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor who works closely with individuals dealing with disability, chronic pain, work injury, adjustment to life changes, traumatic brain injury, negative self-talk, anxiety, depression and stress. Modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Faith-based counseling, Narrative therapy and Client-centered. When seeking to find appropriate coping strategies, an integrated approach is used to assist the patients in developing strategies that work for them in everyday situations. The goal in therapy is for the patient to be able to use skills learned in therapy outside of the four walls of therapy and make it applicable to their own lives to optimize their quality of life. I believe we are created for a purpose and I strive to help patients challenge negative thought patterns and replace them with what God says about who they are, while finding practical coping strategies. I love to help couples find ways to reengage with one another, find creative ways to appreciate one another and to better communicate! Can't wait to get started with you on attitude change, life change and most importantly, heart change! Let's do this!

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Dyann Avila

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSWS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience

In our life's journey change is inevitable. With intentionality, and reflection we can move towards growth. As a counselor I seek to support my clients to move towards, healing, self discovery, and living a whole hearted life. My therapeutic approach is a person centered approach. I believe that all can benefit from the process of therapy, and that the therapeutic process can provide a grounded centeredness and strength to support us through the challenges that all will face. Healing and growth can further happen in the context of relationships, and I believe the therapeutic relationship can provide that space. In my work as a clinician my focus has been in supporting individuals, as they move through milestone moments. As a clinician my background in attachment theory, neuroscience, and trauma informed practices are part of my approach. I use a narrative therapy, mindfulness, interpersonal psychotherapy, solution focused approaches, and expressive arts in my practice. I have over twenty years of experience as a clinician. As a therapist my area of expertise has been in the areas of providing women support through the movement of life's journeys, providing parenting support, and to also to providing support to new parents and parents of special needs children. I offer my clients a safe, nurturing, and reflective space to heal and grow. Supporting clients in working towards decreasing symptoms of depression and anxiety, working through relationship challenges, healing from trauma, are areas of my expertise. I am honored to have the opportunity to journey with you as you step into your healing, resilience, and purpose.

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Valerie Keller Gates

Offering therapy in TX
License: MHR, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Oklahoma. I received a Bachelor of Science from Southern Nazarene University in Family Studies and Gerontology and a Masters of Human Relations with the emphasis of Licensed Professional Counseling from The University of Oklahoma. I have experience with adults, families, and groups. I have worked with those struggling with mild to severe mental illness as well as those individuals who are struggling with issues including depression, grief & loss, abuse/neglect, addictions with dual diagnosis, behavioral problems, bipolar, and parenting problems. I adapt my counseling style to each individual. However, within my experience, I have noticed that clients are more adaptable to me utilizing a counseling style of a client-focused approach. I believe that it is important to meet the client where they currently are in their journey of life and work from that point. I am a very transparent-honest-caring individual in my day to day life and I bring that trait to each session with the belief that in doing so, the client feels more at ease with being honest as issues and challenges are being processed. I believe everyone deserves respect and compassion as well as the opportunity to have added support when needed. My approach/style combines cognitive-behavioral and client-centered….just to name a few. A client’s treatment plan and the direction of the sessions will be tailored to meet the individual needs. "Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come".

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Jamie Klemenhagen

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with over 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, grief and loss, motivation, health and confidence in finding their motivation. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared and explored. I have experience in narrative therapy in which I help clients navigate their story through unpacking the layers and re-storying their preferred experience and stance to life's challenges. I also use motivational interviewing to help with developing meaningful goals. It takes courage to seek out a path to a 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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Stephanie Fisher

Offering therapy in TX
License: MHC ,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 9 years experience. My bachelors degree is in professional child and family development. I have worked with a wide range of clients and concerns. From relationship, to parenting problems, to foster care, bonding, high risk youth, trauma, loss, self-esteem, crisis management, to anxiety, work related issues, self harm, domestic violence, financial concerns animal assisted therapy. I am often described as caring, accepting, passionate and knowledgeable. I believe in building rapport with client is an essential key to opening up the lines of communication. I am a highly empathetic person who works hard to help others get to a better place. I believe that everyone has the right to find happiness. I love working with animals as well and in my private practice I usually have my therapy dog or one of my animals from our therapeutic ranch available for client support. I am a open and honest person and clients typically find that makes it easy to trust our relationship. I live in a small community which has allowed me to wear many hats. I actively serve on our community Volunteer Fire Department as a Fire Fighter, but mostly as a Licensed EMT. I truly enjoy helping people in their moments of need. I am excited to get to meet you and help you along your journey!

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Veronica Cervantes

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
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, coping with addictions, bipolar disorder, & depression. 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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Delores Mayen

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

I am licensed in Michigan and Texas, with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Alison Sarah Adler

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am licensed in California, Texas and Virginia with more than 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship issues, co dependence, military family issues, LGBTQ+ challenges, work stressors, life skills, grief & loss - including pets, etc. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our 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 support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Bryan

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bryan 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 Bryan 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 Bryan 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 Bryan, 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 Bryan 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 Bryan 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 Bryan 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 Bryan 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 Bryan 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 77803 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 Bryan 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 Bryan 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 Bryan, 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.

Bryan 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 Bryan:

77801, 77802, 77803, 77805, 77806, 77807, 77808

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