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Kathlyn (Kathy) Bryant

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.Ed,L.P.C.
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
40 years of experience

My name is Kathy Bryant. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and have a Master’s degree in Education. I have over 40 years of experience working as a school counselor and also providing individual therapy in a psychiatric office. I have worked with clients from age 5 to 85. My clients have had a wide range of concerns - anxiety, depression, parenting issues, ADHD, coping with grief and loss. During the last ten years I have focused on learning and supporting caregivers for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. My humanistic style of counseling is empathetic and non-judgmental. Sessions initially are person centered to establish a trusting therapeutic relationship. Together we establish goals and determine what interventions are appropriate. I frequently utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) . I have been a yoga instructor for 10 years and have found that Mindfulness activities are very helpful in addressing ADHD, anxiety and depression. Personally I was married for 50 years and have raised three daughters. I value family and social relationships very highly. I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, music, theater, reading, sewing, yoga, and church activities. At this point in my life I enjoy working with people and trying to make a difference. I look forward to working with you.

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Christian Enevoldsen

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.A. LPC
AddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
7 years of experience

Hello! I have worked within the mental health field beginning in 2011 with substance abuse treatment programming in both support and clinical roles. Throughout this time, I've worked with over 1,000 clients from ages ranging from 17-64 and who were from across the United States with their own unique cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Currently, I oversee a non-profit substance abuse program that serves over 250 clients per year, in addition to working with individual clients on other issues they want to address. Beginning in 2016, I started working with collegiate-aged individuals who have various learning disabilities, many of which who also are on the Autism Spectrum. In this field, I've had the opportunity to present at 2 nationally recognized conferences concerning advocacy and ADA considerations. In my private practice, I work mostly with those dealing with depression, anxiety, and grief in addition to assisting couples who are looking to strengthen and repair their relationships. I prefer to work from a variety of approaches so that I can meet my clients where they're at and work to serve their needs.

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Mark Beal

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
27 years of experience

My goal is to guide clients to an acceptance of themselves, and an ability to make positive changes. I assist clients to discover meaning in life, even when life is painful. I have over 30 years experience working with adults from diverse backgrounds, experiencing depression, anxiety, loss, and medical issues. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology, and I have a Masters Degree in Counseling. My counseling orientation includes CBT (cognitive-behavioral-therapy), DBT (dialectical- behavior-therapy), existential, and Jungian Analysis. I also work with dreams from a Jungian perspective.

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Gabrielle Scott

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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 am here to support you in that process.

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Rachael Stanphill

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, Anxiety
4 years of experience

I have 12 years experience working as a counselor and 4 years as a licensed psychotherapist in Texas. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will support you to meet your specific needs and where your 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. Signing up for therapy is the first step to help you build the confidence and skills to manage issues and challenges. I look forward to working with you to serve your needs.

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Mary Landers

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Arewa Banjoko

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, bipolar disorder, & 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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Leslie McCullough

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderADHD
39 years of experience

I am licensed in both Texas and Kansas. For over 39 years I have provided counseling and psychotherapy professional experiences for both youth and adults. Much of my work has been in helping clients having stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & bipolar disorder. This includes at-risk youth, veterans and individuals seeking insight about their identity and sexual orientation. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My motto is, "teach me about 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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Jadon Kirven

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & 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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Victor Furtick

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in California, New York and Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related 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.

How to find counseling in Clear Lake Shores

Finding the best therapist close by in Clear Lake Shores 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 Clear Lake Shores. 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 Clear Lake Shores, 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 Clear Lake Shores 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 Clear Lake Shores 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 Clear Lake Shores, elsewhere in Galveston, 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 Clear Lake Shores area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Clear Lake Shores 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 Clear Lake Shores 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 Clear Lake Shores 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 Clear Lake Shores, 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 Clear Lake Shores 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 Clear Lake Shores 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 Clear Lake Shores 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 Clear Lake Shores 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 Clear Lake Shores 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 77565 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 Clear Lake Shores 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 Clear Lake Shores 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 Clear Lake Shores, 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.

Clear Lake Shores 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

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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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