Many people think that therapy is only beneficial for people with significant mental health conditions or those who struggle with the effects of how their parents raised them, but therapy can help anyone. If you’re struggling to have a positive mindset or set boundaries, or you want to talk to someone who has experience empowering women or working with minorities, an effective therapist can help you look at your whole person and use your ability to work through life’s challenges.

Therapy can be a transformative journey, but finding the right therapist is an essential part of the process. If you’re looking for a therapist in Dallas County, BetterHelp is a supportive space where you can find a mental health professional who is right for you. Most people are matched with someone within 48 hours, and you can switch therapists anytime. If you have been thinking about therapy but avoided it due to your socio economic status, BetterHelp may be a good option as it is often significantly more affordable than traditional therapy without health insurance. See how these BetterHelp therapists in the Dallas-Fort Worth area can help you.

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Mary Selby

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC-S, NCC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience

I am a licensed Counselor and Counselor Supervisor in the states of Texas and Georgia with over 15 years of counseling and coaching experience . Additionally, I am certified as a National Board Certified counselor and a Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Provider. I have experience working with diverse individuals with a wide range of concerns including: Goal setting and positive motivation, Work/Life balance, Stress, anxiety Disability and aging, Career and academic transitions, Women and self esteem My counseling style is nonjudgmental and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I favor a relationship where we both contribute. I am solution oriented, and operate from a coaching model, which requires your direction, discovery, and input for best results. I like to think of our work together as a partnership that is focused on positive outcomes based on your individual needs. It is important that I get to know you! I hope you will consider scheduling "live sessions" (phone, video, or text chat) early on in the process. I offer weekday appointments only. Often I will ask questions or utilize links to web sites, videos, handouts, or worksheets to complete. The more input I get from you, the more I can understand your situations and your concerns. I will also help you develop goals, usually during the 2nd week, and you will determine your progress towards meeting these goals. They can be mental health goals, career goals, or personal goals. This is your process, and I will support you and your choices in making goals and working towards meeting them through directed and specific tools and techniques. You are currently preparing to take the first step toward better outcomes, and I am here to provide tools to support and empower you to make positive change. I look forward to working with you! "Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom." Viktor Frankl

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LaSheena Brown

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am a License Professional Counselor in Texas with eight years of experiences in the mental health community. My hope is that you will find a safe and comfortable environment where you are able to be open, face your fears, and achieve your personal goals with support towards better health and wellness. I understand clients come into therapy for many reasons, I have worked with clients with depression, anxiety, coping skills, self-esteem, stress, relationships, anger management, communications skills, and behavioral intervention. Regardless of the situation, seeking professional support is one of the best steps to take control over life challenges. My approach combines client centered, solution-focused and cognitive behavior therapies. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and families. If you're struggling with something in your life, I would love to hear your story. I hope you will find that I am compassionate, open, and ready to meet you where you are. Please feel free to message me with questions or concerns. I look forward to connecting with you.

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Cicely Betts

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Howdy!! I am a trauma-informed Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas. I graduated from the prestigious HBCU Dillard University in New Orleans, LA in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management and earned my Master of Social Work degree from the remarkable University of Houston: Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW) in 2012. I have training and experience with several treatment modalities and tailor my work to fit the needs of my clients. My experience has given me the opportunity to work with individuals, families, couples, and groups. I really enjoy working with my clients to identify and attain their goals, insisting that the client is the expert of their lives. I truly believe we all deserve to live our best life and I work diligently with my clients to assist them in the positive change they want. My communication style is assertive; encompassing honesty, candor, and A LOT of wit. I also enjoy helping clients strengthen their interpersonal relationships. I thoroughly enjoy the gift of being able to work in a field that allows me to help others realize we all have the power within us to have the life we want and deserve! I like to enjoy a healthy work/life balance which has given me the opportunity to explore my creative side. I love spending time with my family and friends AND I enjoy my solitude as well. Yes, you CAN do both! My current creative interests lie in drawing, writing, and designing functional tools to aid myself and others in making personal and work projects better organized and more enjoyable ????.

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Dr. Daniela Alayon

Offering therapy in TX
License: Psy.D,LPA,ASOTP
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteem
10 years of experience

I am a bilingual therapist licensed in Texas and Puerto Rico with over 10 years of experience working with youth, adults, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and issues including Depression, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Family Conflict, relationship issues , and other stressors/problems. I have also worked with people who have experienced sexual and physical abuse. My therapy style is relaxed, empathetic, and open minded. I believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect and listened to. My approach is cognitive behavioral but also incorporate a solution-focused and client-centered approach. I will, of course, tailor treatment to meet the client's needs and concerns in order to serve them in the best possible way and individualize treatment. It is courageous and brave to seek treatment and it would be my pleasure to help you take the first steps towards change. I look forward to working together with you.

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Sam Callaway

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.A., L.P.C,Sam Paul Callaway
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issues
18 years of experience

I have been in counseling for over 40 years while starting out in the church setting. I became a licensed professional counselor about 17 years ago in order to specialize in certain types of counseling. For the past fifteen years, I have been handling Child Protective Services cases. These have involved family dysfunction, addiction, and abuse of different types. I continue to do religious counseling for people searching for spiritual meaning in life. I have undergraduate and graduate degrees in theology. I also have a professional counseling degree in psychology. I was a senior pastor of a evangelical church for forty-three years. I have seen the best and worst in people. I have also seen it in myself. I believe that all people have a positive and successful self. It may take some time to find that person within someone, but it is well worth the search. I use Cognitive-Behavioral therapy as well as Rogerian therapy. Carl Rogers believed that all people deserved to be treated with respect and compassion. I care personally for the clients that I see and invest myself in their wellness.

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Lorena Mendoza-Gibson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
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, lgbt-related 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. 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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Dr. Katherine Kainer

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am a psychologist licensed in Texas with experience providing therapy and assessment services to various populations. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship concerns, life changes/transitions, 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling life and to take the first steps towards growth and change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. My therapy style is warm and compassionate, while also encouraging and motivating . I work from a cognitive-behavioral, relational-cultural, and strengths-based approach in therapy, and I will tailor our treatment to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you!

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José Alvarado

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficulties
20 years of experience

I am licensed to practice as a counselor in Texas with 20 years of experience. My goal is to be caring, respectful, sensitive, and compassionate with you, recognizing that seeking help may be difficult for some people. I make it my mission to help my clients feel fulfilled and also gain the skills they need to make positive changes in their lives. I work with people who experience stress, anxiety, lack of motivation, low self-esteem and who lack self-confidence. My approach is relational and narrative, where the relationship with your friends and family is considered central to the life you are storying for yourself. We will carry out a treatment plan that will be focused on you and the plans you make to lead a fulfilling life.

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Jessica Burke

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

Hi there, I'm Jessica. I work with adults in transition. These transitions may be grief, loss, divorce, healing from trauma and those simply needing encouragement navigating life's challenges. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hang-ups and habits holding you back. Let's work together!

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Mary Hudgins

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
40 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 38 years of professional work experience. I am happy to explore solutions or concerns with Teens and Young Adults thru Senior Citizens. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, grief & loss, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. 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. Counseling 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 Dallas

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas, 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 Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas 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 75248 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 Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas, 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.

Dallas 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

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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