Buda is a suburb of the much larger Austin and is growing at a rapid rate because of the many wonderful things the place has to offer. While it may border a large metropolitan city, it still keeps its quaint, southwestern small-town appeal.

While living in Buda can be great, there can be problems that arise that require a helping hand. Your mental health needs to be its best to confront challenges in your life. If you live in or near Buda and need help, don’t hesitate to reach out to a counselor today. Help in Buda, Texas is always there when you need it.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buda, Texas (Buda, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Welcome, thank you for reaching out during a difficult time. I graduated with my BA from the University of Vermont, I then moved to Houston, Texas to attend the University of Houston-Clear Lake and earned my graduate degree in psychology specializing in Marriage and Family therapy. I did my residency with Baylor University at the Star of Hope, a women and family homeless shelter. Some of these individuals were battling mental disorders, addiction, abuse, depression, family dysfunction but they all wanted to resolve their issues to work on a better future f...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buda, Texas (Buda, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC, NCC, BCC
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 47

Welcome! I would like to extend a warm welcome to each new client, and those of you who are seeking counseling for the first time. Counseling to me is a process of personal exploration which can lead to major changes in your life. These changes may affect your relationships, your job, and /or your understanding of yourself. I view counseling as a relationship that focuses on empathy, actively listening, and honest communication without judgement. The goal is for you to find your own answers physically, emotionally and spiritually. Coaching, on the othe...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buda, Texas (Buda, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MPH
Therapy Specialties: Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 17

Hello! I’m Barbara Lee, a clinical social worker (LCSW) licensed in the state of Texas. I’ve been a therapist for over 15 years and have worked with clients with a variety of concerns including, depression, anxiety, life transition issues, interpersonal/relationship difficulty, caregiver fatigue, career challenges as well as individuals recovering from a history of abuse. My practice style is client-centered, supportive and strengths based. I love working with clients to develop solutions that center their values. My approach is non-judgmental and accepting of...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buda, Texas (Buda, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I have had at least twenty years of counseling experience. I prefer working through the tenets of Christian counseling, but am fine doing secular counseling. I have done individual, family and group work. I have worked inpatient and outpatient services as a substance abuse counselor. I have also worked with children who were wards of the State and had major behavioral issues as well as developmental and mental issues. My life goal is to help others reach their full potential.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buda, Texas (Buda, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in Texas and Florida with over 6 years of experience working as a counselor for active duty military soldiers. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, PTSD, work challenges, personality disorders, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical/sexual trauma and emotional abuse. My counseling style is interactive and supportive. I believe everyone deserves respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-beha...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buda, Texas (Buda, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Congratulations on taking a significant step towards self care and living your best life! I am a licensed professional counselor from Texas who specializes in sexual abuse, substance abuse and trauma related wounds. Since 2012, I have worked with clients and families in hospital settings, churches, retreats and private practice who deal with a wide range of spiritual, emotional and psychological abuse which causes damage to the whole person affections relationships and the family unit. I challenge my clients to use their own resilience and determination to f...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buda, Texas (Buda, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,PsyD,LP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Greetings, my name is Tom Kenneally. I am a Doctor of Psychology and a licensed psychologist. I have 20 plus years of experience as a therapist. I have training and degrees in counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy and general psychology. Additionally I have experience in EMDR and 'post modern' therapies such as narrative and solution focused. I graduated from a Catholic University in San Antonio named 'Our Lady of the Lake' which has the distinction of being a leader in training culturally sensitive psychologists. My Doctoral internship was at The M...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buda, Texas (Buda, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,ASOTP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 9 years of experience working with individuals struggling with all sorts of problems ranging from situational depression to acute trauma and addiction. My extensive experience working in psychiatric hospitals has prepared me to work with a wide variety of issues using evidence based therapies to help clients make sustainable progress quickly. I utilize an eclectic approach that helps me build a treatment plan that is personalized for each individual client. I provide non-judgmental support for my clients to expre...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buda, Texas (Buda, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hi there, my name is Mikael and I am a trained psychotherapist in the state of Texas. I’m so glad that you’re here and considering therapy! Maybe you have a sense of what’s bothering you, or like many others, maybe you don’t. My clients often report feeling a sense of general unease without really understanding why. For some, this feeling is more of a whisper, haunting them quietly as they make it through yet another day. For others, the feeling is unbearably loud, sometimes to the point where it’s hard or even impossible to get out of bed in the morning. Maybe y...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buda, Texas (Buda, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Welcome! I am thrilled you decided to sign up for counseling services. I look forward to being able to support you in this journey. My name is Cheryl Patton and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have extensive experience from my work in hospitals, clinics, and community agencies over the past decade. I tailor my treatment plans to meet your needs. My areas of expertise including trauma, depression, anxiety, military, first responders, PTSD, stress, career, and chronic diseases. I have advanced training in CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Intervie...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buda, Texas (Buda, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Texas with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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 & empower you in that journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buda, Texas (Buda, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Texas as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) with 15 years of professional work experience and 5 years as a clinical social worker. The majority of my experience has come through helping clients cope with their substance use issues - whether they think they're addicted or just trying to find some answers. Many of my substance use clients have had traumatic events happen in their lives, so I chose to continue learning more about treating trauma. I'm now a "Certified Clinical Trauma Professio...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buda, Texas (Buda, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

I am a professional counselor licensed in the state of Texas with over 18 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns as well as diagnosis. Over the past 15 plus years in private practice I have enjoyed working with the military community and lifestyle; anxiety and depression; medical conditions that affect our mental health; pre and post bariatric patients; womens issues; relational issues, and recently those who suffer from the effects of this pandemic. My therapy style is assertive, interactive and...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buda, Texas (Buda, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC-S,LCDC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am grateful to be able to tell you about myself as a Counselor. I am licensed in Texas with 25 years of professional work experience. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I have had the opportunity to work with clients coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I also have extensive experience working with clients who are on probation, parole, or recent release from incarceration due to self-destructive behaviors and decisions. I believe in treat...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buda, Texas (Buda, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed professional counselor in Texas with experience working with individuals, couples, and families, 12 years of age and older. I am also a licensed chemical dependency counselor with experience assisting individuals seeking freedom from addiction. I have experience in helping clients with a wide array of mental health alterations including, but not limited to coping with trauma and abuse, grief, chronic pain, insomnia, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buda, Texas (Buda, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Texas with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buda, Texas (Buda, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Texas with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, & depression. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buda, Texas (Buda, TX)
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Texas with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, family conflicts, & anger management. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buda, Texas (Buda, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Buda, Texas (Buda, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Texas, Kentucky, and New York State. I have over 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with depression and anxiety, LGBT-related issues, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I believe that you are the expert on your story and have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Buda?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Buda area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Buda and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Buda or elsewhere in Hays or the state of Texas.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Buda therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Buda due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Buda and elsewhere throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Buda to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Buda, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Buda, TX, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 78610 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

78610

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.