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Donna Deadman

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Relationship issuesParenting issuesAnger management
4 years of experience

I am a graduate of Loyola University (formally Loyola College) in Baltimore, MD, with a Masters in School Counseling. I also am a Licensed Professional Counselor. (LPC) I have 16 years experience as a School Counselor. I work with teens with a wide variety of concerns including depression, peer conflicts, relationship issues , anger management, ADHD, and anxiety. I also have 4 years of experience working with adults online with similar issues. I am genuine and interactive. I treat clients with respect and compassion. My approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Gesalt Therapy. . Both approaches are practical in dealing with specific problems. CBT involves the therapist and client work collaboratively to build a strong rapport that is crucial in the process. Gesalt Therapy helps clients to become more aware of specific issues which is so crucial to change. You have taken the first step. The online platform works well with many peoples busy schedules. My office hours are on the weekends during the school year. In June and July I have morning, late afternoon and weekend availability. I look forward to working with you.

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Dr. Alfred White, Jr.

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-S,LMFT-S,Ph.D.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
26 years of experience

With over 26 years of experience, I work with everyday people on everyday life issues and challenges. My purpose is to assist individuals identify and work towards living the lifestyle that brings them the most joy and fulfillment. My philosophy is that at each individual's core exists knowledge of one's ideal self for every life area, relationship involved, and role played. Through consultations one's ideal selves and desired lifestyles are identified,, as well as both the obstacles and paths associated with the attainment and maintaining of the identified ideal selves and desired lifestyles Consultations are a collaborative team effort. As a "Life Consultant" my role is to ask the questions that assist in the reflection, awareness, and identification of the client's desired lifestyle and ideal self for every life area, the acceptance of who and where they at this moment in life, and the feedback, support, and encouragement needed for success. Life areas in which Consultations may be engaged include relationships with family, friends, significant others, and individuals in various community venues, to include work, school, neighborhood, and one's community at large. Questions, challenges, and issues concerning, self-identity, purpose, spirituality, career, and an array of everyday human concerns are welcomed for consult. With regard to my formal education and training, I received a Masters in Counseling from the University of New Orleans in 1994 and my Doctorate in Counseling in 1999. In the state of Louisiana I and licensed as both a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In addition, I am Board Approved in the State of Louisiana as Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor. With over 26 years of experience, I work with everyday people on everyday life issues and challenges. My purpose is to assist individuals identify and work towards living the lifestyle that brings them the most joy and fulfillment. My philosophy is that at each individual's core exists knowledge of one's ideal self for every life area, relationship involved, and role played. Through consultations one's ideal selves and desired lifestyles are identified,, as well as both the obstacles and paths associated with the attainment and maintaining of the identified ideal selves and desired lifestyles Life areas in which Consultations may be engaged include relationships with family, friends, significant others, and individuals in various community venues, to include work, school, neighborhood, and one's community at large. Questions, challenges, and issues concerning, self-identity, purpose, spirituality, career, and an array of everyday human concerns are welcomed for consult. With regard to my formal education and training, I received a Masters in Counseling from the University of New Orleans in 1994 and my Doctorate in Counseling in 1999. In the state of Louisiana I and licensed as both a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In addition, I am Board Approved in the State of Louisiana as Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor.

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Leslie Wood

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Welcome, my name is Leslie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have over 13 years of experience working in the field. I have worked in community counseling centers, organizations specializing child abuse and in private practice. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, PTSD, various forms of childhood abuse such as sexual, physical and emotional, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions and helping people focus on what creates true joy in their lives. My counseling theory is known as Adlerian or individual counseling. This theory proposes that our lifestyles are heavily influenced by our childhood and family situations, as well as by society. We function best when we are successful by our own individual standards and when we feel connected to other people and society as a whole. I also have a great deal of experience and training in client centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused and solution focused therapies and use those methods in my practice. Our relationship will be a collaborative one to establish your goals for counseling. I will used a variety of methods to help you gain insight and motivation resulting in action such as exploring family history and early memories, homework assignments, contracts, suggestions, and processing your feelings and thoughts. You are taking a big step to finding true joy and happiness. I am excited to go on this journey with you!

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Parker Forte

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.S.,LPC,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

There’s a huge gift that comes with feeling healthier than you’ve ever felt.... it’s called empowerment. I specialize in assisting female adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety and depression stemming from life transitions such as career changes/work stress, familial, social & romantic relationship issues, women issues, postpartum depression and situational life stressors. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, I focus on providing the best treatment from a non-pharmacological perspective to improve their mental health. I am passionate about helping my clients foster self-awareness and gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in both individual and group settings and offer a supportive and collaborative approach that allows my clients to feel at ease immediately. As we address the complexities of these issues, I incorporate a strength-based and spiritual approach to set the foundation for life success. This provides my clients with the tools needed to progress toward goals, even when they are not in the office!

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Annette Landry Lopez

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesAnger management
3 years of experience

Hi ! I am Annette Landry Lopez and I am a clinical social worker in Texas. I have over 23 years' experience a social service setting, and I am a bi-lingual (Spanish/English) therapist working with a variety of individuals, children, families, and couples from different backgrounds presenting issues ranging from domestic violence, substance abuse, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD), school and family issues, personality disorders, attachment issues, as well as adoption and foster care experiences. I have spend a majority of my career working with people who have experienced trauma. I believe in building a strong rapport and believe in using a modality that fits best with the clients needs. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Psychotherapy are some, as well as using an integrated approach . I am known as a good listener, caring, sensitive, non judgmental, and easy to communicate with. I am available for short and long term counseling and I work nights and weekends to accommodate those with varying or late schedules. I look forward to working with you!

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Tammy Day

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW-S,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
10 years of experience

I am a therapist who is licensed in Texas and Arizona and specialize in addiction and mental health. I have also worked with clients on a very wide variety of concerns including OCD, stress management, family/couples issues, trauma and personality disorders. My therapy style is empathetic engaging and interactive as well as person centered. I promote inclusion and validation as part of healing journey My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior therapy, emotional focused therapy and trauma focused. It takes courage to seek therapy and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! Tammy L. Day LCSW-S, LCDC

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Gordon Leith

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
33 years of experience

I have been licensed as a professional counselor (Texas LPC #10783) since 1991. I earned a Masters in Counseling (M.A.) with dual specializations in community mental health and substance abuse treatment at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. From 2005-2018 I provided Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) DoT Back-to-Work Evaluations and am currently re-entering the SAP evaluation field beginning in mid-2024. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. While I currently only see adults in one-to-one settings, my background consists of all ages from 4 to 104 in 1:1, couples, family, and groups. I practice currently online, although the majority of my past includes working in my private practice office, in- and out-patient treament facilities, and on assignments with federal safety agencies such as Customs and Border Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard. I have utilized hypnosis in my individual private practice over the past 20 years. 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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Brenda Brown

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & anger management. 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. 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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Hannah Weeks

Offering therapy in TX
AddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesCoaching
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & career difficulties. 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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Sweta Engineer

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

I am licensed in Tennessee and Texas with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with grief and loss, and navigating through adjustment and life transition. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Therapy is a collaborative process to address your treatment goals. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage. I am happy to work with you!

How to find counseling in Cottonwood Shores

Finding the best therapist close by in Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood Shores, elsewhere in Burnet, 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 Cottonwood Shores area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood 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 78657 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 Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood 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.

Cottonwood 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.

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