If you want to make a positive change or overcome past experiences that may be holding you back, talking to a therapist in Corpus Christi, TX, can help. 

If you’re concerned about your mental health, Corpus Christi has numerous counseling services available. Finding the right therapist can be challenging, but an online platform like BetterHelp can make it easier. Whether you need psychological testing and evaluation or just need to talk to someone, BetterHelp therapists provide a therapeutic approach to treatment and are qualified to help you with your mental health concerns. The flexibility and convenience of online therapy may be a good fit for busy professionals, stay-at-home parents, or college students. With BetterHelp, you can find a therapist who fits into your schedule and attend sessions from anywhere you have an internet connection, whether in your office, home, or dorm room.

Whether you’re looking for support with specific behavioral issues or need to talk about all the stressful things life throws at you, connect with a Corpus Christi-based therapist below to get started with a person-centered approach to treatment.


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Dr. Gary Jordan

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): PhD
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
46 years of experience as a therapist

Life is often difficult and challenging in the best of times. When you face anxiety, stress, depression, and feelings of inadequacy, the pain can be overwhelming. Life changes, relationship issues, family stress, and career challenges can activate deep feelings of confusion, failure, and unloveableness. If life has become too difficult to manage on your own, and you need assistance and support to sort things out, make necessary changes, and discover your innate talents and value, I can help. I have been working with people to confront and grow from the pain in their lives for 42 years. I earned my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology – Berkeley and am a licensed psychologist in Texas and California. During my career I have worked in community mental health, private practice, inpatient facilities, business corporations, and nursing homes. The settings change and the content of people’s problems vary, but the underlying conflicts that cause psychological and emotional pain do not. Everyone wants to be heard, their issues understood, and to feel valuable and loved. I use a therapeutic approach that integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychodynamic principles, and positive emotional support to create a safe space to explore and heal the childhood wounds that make you feel alone and misunderstood by friends, family, spouses, significant others, and the world. Together we will challenge negative self-talk, destructive behaviors, and repetitive patterns that end poorly, cause pain, and reinforce feelings of self-doubt and worthlessness. We will discover new and constructive ways for you to re-frame ingrained beliefs, change painful and self-negating thoughts, and free you from old dysfunctional decisions made long ago that are still impacting your daily life. Therapy is a journey. Sometimes we need a tune-up and sometimes an overhaul. Either way, our work together will help you to discover new strengths and skills you never knew you had, develop constructive and healthy ways to face life’s challenges, and free you to move forward in life with freedom and joy.

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Kenya Rouska

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience as a therapist

Welcome! I am a Kenya Rouska, a licensed clinical social worker in Texas with six years experience providing psychotherapy to clients in a private practice setting. I hold a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. During my years in private practice, I have worked with adolescents, adults, and couples who have experienced a wide range of mental health issues and disorders including depression, anxiety/panic attacks, trauma, PTSD, psychosis, relationship issues, intimacy issues, parenting challenges, self-esteem issues, body image, personality disorders, eating disorders, addiction issues, and the emotional challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, I have worked with those affiliated with the military whether they be active duty, dependent, or veteran. Having previously been a military spouse for many years, I understand the unique challenges that come along with the military lifestyle. There is no one therapeutic approach that fits all, so my approach is to work in collaboration with each of my clients, one on one, to determine the most appropriate therapeutic treatment approach. Congratulations on taking the first in this process and I look forward to working with together and establishing a rewarding therapeutic relationship.

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Rebecca Wedel

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
AddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that to have a successful outcome in therapy, the client and therapist must first build a strong rapport. Once that foundation is laid, I will use one of several therapeutic modalities, depending on the issue at hand. These modalities may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Psychotherapy. An Integrated approach can be utilized as well. I have my Master's in Social Work, the advanced clinical License for LCSW, and recently I achieved the goal of becoming a Certified Dementia Specialist. I have worked in many modalities. Individual Therapy, Medical/Surgical, High-Risk pregnancy and miscarriages, Inpatient Psychiatric help, and Rehab. My husband and I have moved 11 times, so each job was a new learning adventure, and the stress of moving and helping children adjust something I well understand. Some of my strengths are being a good listener, caring, sensitive, and energetic. Not only do I have the necessary credentials, experience, and hours to be licensed, but I also has a lifetime of experience and wisdom to draw from, which is invaluable! Lately, I have been working with caregivers that are taking care of their elderly parents and their children, while trying to have a life. It's a tough job! There are other areas that are prevalent now: such as your expectations of yourself: For example, "All my friends are married and having kids and I'm not, I feel alone". Another common one is, "my kids have left home....I have lost my identity, what do I do". Lastly, a big one is " my family/friends do not approve/understand of my partner/career choice/lifestyle/choice". Each one of these have taken prominence in our culture in the last 15 years and it can be difficult to navigate. I have heard people say that, "Your perception is your reality". What if you don't even know what that perception is? That's where we can work together. Personally I love yoga, digging in my yard, mindfulness, and University of Kentucky Basketball! 2 of my 3 kids went to UK. So Go Big Blue! Please let me know any questions or concerns and I would be happy to help. Best Regards Rebecca

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Barbara Kirkman

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepression
40 years of experience as a therapist

I now have 40 years of experience in counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1983. My first job was as an Addictions Counselor for an inpatient treatment center. After that, I worked as an Aftercare Supervisor where I helped clients maintain their recovery during the first crucial months following inpatient care. I encouraged client to attend self-help groups such as AA/NA . After this, I took a position as an outpatient therapist at a community mental health agency. There, I gained experience counseling people with various mental health disorders such as depression, anxieties, schizophrenia and others. My youngest client was four and my oldest 94. I also worked with adolescents with addiction and or psychiatric disorders, I am very approachable, empathetic and compassionate. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a Client-Center approach. I encourage personal growth and development and believe in everyone's potential. My profile includes mother, grandmother (my favorite role), sister and friend. I love getting together with my friends and family when time allows. I love my work and will never totally retire. I stress personal growth and being all that you can be. I strive to accommodate my clients by being flexible. My clients are encouraged to gain self-awareness and personal growth using strategies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness and emotional regulation. I hope to help you find your best life full of meaning, joy and satisfaction. AREAS OF INTEREST STRESS/ANXIETY DEPRESSION TRAUMA COPING WITH LIFE CHANGES

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Marquita Turner

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Marquita Turner I have been Licensed as a Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana for 8 years. I recently obtained licensure in Texas as well. This work of helping others find peace and purpose in their lives feels like my innate purpose. Therapy is not always easy or enjoyable but if done correctly it will bring about a desirable change. I view the therapeutic process as teamwork for clients and myself. We become equal partners in identifying, processing and developing person-centered solutions to the issues you are facing. I pride myself on being a great listener. This skill has helped me build rapport and trust with clients which both aid the effectiveness of the therapeutic process. I have worked in various mental health settings that afforded me the ability to treat most common and uncommon disorders. I can treat all DSM-5 diagnosis. At the end of this process it is my hope that you are closer to your authentic self and operating from your own place of purpose.

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Melissa Briggs

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
16 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Kansas, Missouri and Texas with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Karen Villarreal

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
25 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Roian Baalman

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Missouri and Texas, credentialed in substance abuse counseling as a Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CRADC). I have over 6-years of professional work experience, including but not limited to helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, career counseling, spirituality, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, imposter syndrome, emotional intelligence, childhood trauma, sexual trauma, abandonment, rejection, safety, and security issues. I have also worked with clients with clinical mental illnesses and personality disorders. I spent time training and working in Behavioral Health and Substance Use Agencies before going into private practice (see The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Illnesses). Additionally, I am well-versed in Medicated-Assisted-Treatment (MAT). Before becoming a therapist, I worked in the Human Services field for ten years with individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. I also have a vast array of personal life experience in the areas in which I specialize. While I do not think we must have experienced what our fellow man/woman is going through to empathize with them, I believe that, in my case, it directed my path to the field of therapy/counseling. My therapeutic approach will be tailored to your specific needs, and you and I will work together to determine your therapy goals. It's okay if you don't know or feel the list is too long to mention. Together we will find the answers you are looking for to help guide you in your journey. I will work with you to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. The first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life is courage. I am here to support you in that process, and I am so proud of you for taking that first step already. (Office hours flexible: 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday)

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Regina Rockwood

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementDepressionADHD
12 years of experience as a therapist

Hi there, I'm Regina and I'm curious to know what symptoms your problem brings to you or a loved one. Maybe anxiety/panic, depression/sadness, or could it be grief? Perhaps anger, shame or low self-esteem? Do emotional/behavioral issues concern you? Perhaps trouble with change or workplace issues? Maybe ADHD? Are you troubled with sleep? Is your behavior self-defeating? Are you living with emotional intensity? Being alone in your own head can be disquieting. During counseling I use techniques that will help you explore and better understand the steps you can take to begin to move towards what is wanted. Did you ever have an “ah-ha” moment? You know, a moment when you were hit by a life changing realization? Solution Focused Therapy is a future-focused, goal-directed therapy that is centered on clear, concise, realistic goal dialogs to help you reach below “surface thinking” and into meaningful, goal-centered habits that create life-altering change. Connecting with clients and forming trusting relationships is the most important thing I do. I embrace my clients with warmth and acceptance for who they are in their current situation, helping them feel understood and heard while adapting to meet their needs. Sometimes, problems come along that are a little trickier to deal with. Counseling can help. 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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Cara Goodman

Offering therapy in TX
LGBTTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
8 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Corpus Christi

Finding the best therapist close by in Corpus Christi 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 in Corpus Christi that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Corpus Christi. 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 Corpus Christi, 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 in the Corpus Christi region and in the state of Texas. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Corpus Christi or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi, elsewhere in Nueces, 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 Corpus Christi area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Corpus Christi, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi 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.

Corpus Christi therapists 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 Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in TX, therapists 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 78414 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Corpus Christi 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Corpus Christi.

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 from a therapist. A Corpus Christi 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Corpus Christi, 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.

Corpus Christi 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 to customer service 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.

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