Communication is one of the most important aspects of all relationships. If you have trouble communicating, you are more likely to experience difficulty relating to others. There are many therapists around Converse who are experienced in helping with these issues. 

Converse is a small city with only about 22,000 people, and everyone seems to get along. But, if you have trouble talking to people, it may seem like you are all alone here. Take that first step towards a new relationship by reaching out to a Converse area mental health provider today to learn how to improve communication.  

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Yvette Ramirez

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementCareer difficultiesDepression
10 years of experience

Hello and welcome. You have taken a big step towards helping yourself. I hope that I have the privilege of working with you. My name is Yvette Ramirez, MS, LPC. I started my counseling career working with clients that were diagnosed with bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, or schizo-affective disorder. I would visit client's in their homes and help them understand their diagnosis, teach them how to cope with symptoms, and teach the importance of medication adherence. I was promoted to the Integrated Care department where I practiced solution focused therapy with client's that had medical issues that exasperated their mental health issues, or vice versa. I was trained and certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the State of Texas, and continue to utilize CBT in my practice today. I was promoted to a supervisory position for the Assertive Community Treatment Team and lead a team of 13 case managers, nurses, and LCDCs, which worked with clients that were high utilizers of the local mental health hospitals and were in crisis often. I was the lead counselor for the team as well, and was trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy to assist our client's with trauma they have endured and to teach them to challenge the negative thoughts they had about themselves in regard to that trauma. I worked in private practice at Step by Step Counseling and Alamo Heights Counseling, Inc. part time and expanded my counseling career. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprogramming to help those who have lived through a traumatic event that is causing distress in their lives, or clients that endure distress that they find difficult to handle. I now work full time in private practice and enjoy helping people like you every day reach their goals to feeling the best they can . I am person centered and listen to your needs and wants to help you get to where you are feel the most successful. Thank you so much for visiting my profile. I look forward to working with you.

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Hector Chavez

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS, LPCS, LMFTS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

Hello I am Hector Oz Chavez I am Duel Licensed in the state of Alabama and Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, National Board Certified Counselor, National Board Masters Addiction Counselor. I have over 20 years of clinical experience working in a variety of settings in the private sector and government sector both in inpatient and outpatient settings. I utilize a varied of therapeutic clinically proven techniques that are research based and have a track record of being successful. Personally I am warm and caring. I am non-judgmental person who has personally faced many of the life adversities that others have and will face. This in my opinion has allowed me to be very understanding to individual plights. I know it can be difficult at times to reach out for help and to share your life situations with a someone new. However, I am confident that you are willing to learn new healthy living skills. I would be happy to journey with you on this new stage of discovery and self-growth. I am here to assist you in gaining new healthy tools. I want to provide you an opportunity to receive support and experience growth during challenging times in life. Individual and family counseling counseling can help one deal with many personal topics in life such as anger, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marriage and relationship challenges, parenting problems, spiritual issues, military, career and school changes. I also provide Alien Abduction Therapy- I work with clients having problems in their lives due to a feeling that they have had experiences that are paranormal or unexplained. It can be a very lonely life when you have to keep a secret inside of you.. Alien abduction has been said to have affected over 20 million individuals. It is not rare; it's simply not spoken about in public. For those that feel they have experienced this event or just wonder why they have such strange dreams or fleeting memories of something that they cannot put into words. I am here to help. I acquired my Associates of Science in Pre Medical Studies from Dodge City Community College. I obtained a Bachelors of Science in Health and Human Performance and a Minor in Chemistry from Fort Hays Kansas State University . I went on to earn my Master's Degree from Texas A&M in Marriage and Family Counseling and Community Counseling. I received a fellowship from the National Institute of Health for Biomedical Research to study minority issues in Washington, DC. I completed my National Board Certification post-graduate certificate in counseling from the National Board for Certified Counselors in Greensboro, NC. I have also obtained a post- graduate National Board Certification in Addictions from the National Association for Addiction Professionals in Virginia. In the past I have been recruited by the military as a Clinical Research Counselor for the Army Combat Stress and Addiction Recovery Program in South Carolina. I have also served as a Clinical Counselor for the Navy Fleet and Family Support Center, Naval Station Ingleside, TX. I have over twenty years of experience working with individual with mental health concerns.

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Jasmine Webbs

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

My name is Jasmine and I am a licensed clinical social worker and life coach. I am able to address individuals above and below their baseline level of functioning. I have had the privilege of working with various populations including children/adolescents, adults, couples, and groups. My social work background allows me to address persons from each level of need including physiological, safety, love and belonging, esteem, and self actualization. My goal is to change the world one individual at a time by guiding them to the path of self discovery. I assist clients with finding their “why” by asking thought provoking questions and assigning homework (in their environment). I am a sounding board and motivator. As a therapist, my role is to create a space for clients to put their words into action in order to fulfill the purpose they have created for themselves. business instagram: @selfishmentalwealth

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Adrian Dean Cunningham

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefAnger managementDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with more than 20 years of professional counseling experience. I have successfully helped clients with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & anger management and other issues. I am a certified Sign Language Interpreter and able to counsel using deaf sign language. I relate well to children and teenagers since I taught science and math in Middle School and coached basketball and baseball. 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 look forward to meeting you and I am here to support you in that process.

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Jerome Dillings

Offering therapy in TX
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients identify and develop coping strategies to manage addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self- esteem, and confidence. 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. I'm a Christian who believes in God. I also believe in respecting the beliefs of others who embrace different beliefs or faiths, without judging or feeling the need to change their beliefs to align closer to what I believe. I believe in the power of prayer but also know the importance of practicing what you profess to be. This is why my daily goal is to do my best to love everyone as much as I can, without judging them base on anything that have said, done or anything that may desire to do. Focusing my Therapy, using the standards mentioned above allows me to Create an atmosphere that helps me accomplish my goals of helping Client's feel safe and comfortable enough to express their true feelings so that we can begin the process of healing.

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Martina Cisneros

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas and California with 19 years of clinical work experience. I have assisted clients with addictions, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, stress, anxiety & 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. When I am not helping others I enjoy gardening, skiing, traveling, cooking, music, exploring new cultures, reading, kayaking and spending time with friends and family.

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Christina Davis

Offering therapy in TX
License: MSW,LCSW,CSAYC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in the state of Indiana and Texas. I have over 7 years of experience working with various populations as a mental health therapist and psychological health coordinator. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relational issues, parenting concerns, career challenges, childhood/adult trauma, sexually harmful behaviors, post traumatic stress, ADHD and more. My therapy style is welcoming, engaging and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion, and I don't believe in put downs as we have all experienced barriers and road blocks at some point in our life. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person centered, and a solution focused approach. I will focus our conversation and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My ultimate goal is to help you, help yourself because you are the expert on what you need and how you feel. I empathize with each individual person as it takes a strong person to continuously work towards positive change. If you are ready then I am here to help.

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Samiha Cruz

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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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Cassidy Hlavaty

Offering therapy in TX
LGBTTrauma and abuseParenting issuesBipolar disorderDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, religious trauma, depression, personality disorders, self-injury, & bipolar disorder. 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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Kristina Meyer

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in California, Oregon and Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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.

How to find counseling in Converse

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Converse 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 Converse 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 Converse 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 Converse, 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 Converse 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 Converse 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 Converse 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 Converse 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 Converse 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 78109 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 Converse 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 Converse 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 Converse, 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.

Converse 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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