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Linda Baxter

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC-S,LCDC in Renewal
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and a Chemical Dependency Counselor in the State of Texas with over 30 years of experience in the field of counseling. I specialize in depression, grief and loss, crisis counseling, addiction issues and relationship issues. If you are an individual or a couple looking for a serious, get to the truth of the issue, healing and personal advancement, please contact me for immediate support. As your therapist, I begin with a Client-Centered approach with a mutual commitment to yielding strong, meaningful and lasting results. Using Mindfulness and classic psychodynamic interventions, you will build awareness around the impact of your thinking. These tools can and will help support the change you seek. I have worked with people attempting to become clean and sober for the past 30 years and feel that direct and honest communication is the key to success. Facing addiction, be it alcohol or drug, is a courageous challenge and a challenge that ongoing support can help. Don’t be hesitant to ask questions to address addiction problems.

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Karyn Smiley

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesBipolar disorder
4 years of experience

I am a graduate of Northcentral University with a degree in Marriage and Family therapy. I have worked with diverse populations including individual, couple, and families. I also have experience in helping families cope with more severe mental illness such as bipolar, schizophrenia and depression. I enjoy empowering people to take charge of their own emotions and become expert problem solvers.

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Amy Donahue

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
20 years of experience

Twenty years of experience in drug/alcohol and mental health therapy. I have worked as a mental health therapist in corrections, community mental health facilities, IOP programs, and Adult Drug Court, Juvenile Drug Court, and Opiate addiction and detox facilities. I have been a lead therapist and a facility Clinical Manager. I have done inpatient, outpatient and have experience in telemedicine psychiatric mental health work. My experience also includes QCC, Individual therapy, treatment team supervision. My areas of expertise include family therapy. Anxiety. Mood disorders, PTSD, anger management, Bipolar, and substance use disorders.. Client Relations: I believe that regardless of the difficulties or painful experiences we encounter, we can use those experiences as opportunities to grow and find more inner strength. Therapy can be used as a means to motivate positive change and to make enhancements to your life.show

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Angela Landrum

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
7 years of experience

Feeling stuck? Like you're repeating the same day over and over again? At some point you had dreams, aspirations, or a vision of where you wanted to be, but life got in the way. Perhaps you've been struggling with low mood, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and self-doubt. Maybe it feels like you are no longer in touch with who you are. Perhaps something happened to you that you have been struggling to come to terms with, or move on from, whether it was unexpected news, a sudden change in your life, or a traumatic event. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) in the State of Texas. I hold a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). I have experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, as well as difficult life changes and circumstances. I have both first-hand experience and professional experience with everything I just described. I work with a variety of therapeutic approaches, including CBT, CPT, trauma-informed care, person-centered therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, and others. If you're looking to live more authentically and do more than just "get by", let's chat!

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Marlo Rangel

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I have been a licensed therapist in Texas for about 12 years with diverse work experience in community mental health, foster care, and adoption serving children, adolescents, teenagers, and adults. My experiences extended to working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families with various individual, couple, familial, and parenting challenges. My experience with children and adults extends to diverse mental health diagnoses, such as Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, and PTSD through the implementation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and other modalities. In addition, my therapeutic experience extends to collaboratively working with individuals to find solutions to addressing life challenges that may have stemmed from trauma, abuse, abandonment, violence, and other major life experiences. It is my goal to collaborate with you to find your voice, be heard, and explore potential solutions and tools that are comfortable for you to implement in your everyday life.

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Jia Wong

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionADHD
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & depression. 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 truly believe in the healing power of participating in your self-exploration. I welcome adolescents, adults, parents, and couples whom are seeking support in a variety of reasons. Through this journey of exploration, I provide empathy, compassion, and mindful curiosity when working with clients you. Feeling understood and cared for are important pieces in any helping relationship. I am passionate in working with you through your challenges, concerns, and celebrations together as a team. I approach therapy with a focus on enhancing awareness and connection in the present moment. I believe that working on our obstacles and concerns can help unravel your creativity to be able to live life consciously and fully. I work with clients experiencing loss and grief, unresolved childhood issues, family & relationship dynamics anxiety, and identity. I make it a priority to affirm and empower you for your bravery through difficult times. No one is more of an expert on your life and experiences than you are. My aim is to create a space in which, through our work together, your unique strengths and gifts emerge and are more apparent and accessible to you. I am here to support you in that process.

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Lesli White

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with 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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Carolina Casillas

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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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Jannetta Brass

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
4 years of experience

I am an LCSW licensed in Oklahoma. I have over 3 years of experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Wenrui Li

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I dedicate myself to create a safe, trusting space where genuine connection can be built up. Relationship depth nurtures meaningful changes and personal growth. I have genuine interest in people’s growing history and the way of their being. Exploring one’s potentials, strengths, and aspirations is core to heal trauma and rebuild a life with quality. I utilize EMDR and Internal Family System to assist clients in gaining wholistic view and deep understanding about their own emotions, thoughts, and past experiences. To trust the process and be patient with oneself will eventually lead to deep healing. I highly value the importance of our bodies in therapy. Considering the cultural influence, many people express or feel emotions almost only through their body reactions. Trauma can make profound impact on one’s body but usually people overlook the meaning of their physical discomfort. It can be confusing or even scary to discover the message that our body send to us for the first time. And I would love to assist my clients to feel confident and comfortable to begin the trip. Personally, I love to make art with my own hands. I enjoy playing with paper and cotton loops. Macrame and paper rose are two major projects I am doing recently. Watercolor, painting, and tie-dye are always interesting. Art teaches me how to be patient with the process and how smalls steps make big differences. Creating beauty build resilience. I like to have deep conversations within myself and with loved ones. Practicing therapeutic techniques to myself is a lot of fun and always beneficial. I am passionate about my life, and I believe the way to cherish life is to be grateful and remember worthy moments. To laugh and be “silly” with my 7 years old daughter is a happy daily routine! 我是一名出生和成长在大陆的华人咨询师,毕业于北德州大学并取得心理咨询硕士学位。我有七年的心理咨询从业经验,通常为成人和青少年做个人咨询。我接受了EMDR和家庭系统疗法(IFS)的培训,并作为我主要的咨询方式。 我专长于创伤治疗,家庭关系,抑郁和焦虑。在我的成长环境中,心理健康一直是华人家庭难以接受和回避的话题。我们的精神痛苦通常只能通过身体病痛去表达,经常被压抑,或者恢复地十分缓慢。每一个愿意尝试心理咨询的华人,在鼓足勇气的同时,一定也有很多怀疑和犹豫。将自己最深的感受和最私人的经历向咨询师讲述出来,通常不会被我们的文化和身边人所鼓励,这其中巨大的不确定性和精神上可能会经历的风险,甚至可以比作一场豪赌。与此同时,我也坚信每一个华人和他们身后家庭成员的坚韧,勇气,和恢复力。我相信每个人都有与生俱来的智慧,去克服人生道路上的艰辛,去追求并成为理想的自己。 我愿意倾听并陪伴你,用最真诚的心意去理解你的经历和处境,不仅仅是了解你的痛苦和问题,我愿意了解更多你的感受和你的经历。治疗的体验对每一个人来说都是独特的,不论是对咨询师还是对于来访。我曾经和很多人一起创造并见证治疗带来的感动和力量,我也期待和你一起创造全新的经历。

How to find counseling in China

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed China 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 China 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 China 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 China, 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 China 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 China 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 China 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 China 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 China 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 77613 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 China 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 China 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 China, 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.

China 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.

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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 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 China:

77613, 77713

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