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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Jennifer Gagnon

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience as a therapist

I am here to help with any of life's many challenges! I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. I provide professional, confidential counseling services that are tailored to fit each person's unique needs. I also have specific training and experience prior to private practice in the fields of education, college, and career transitions. I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness approaches and work as a life coach helping my clients work through the changes and challenges that come with life. I have a passion for supporting each client in their desire to become more emotionally healthy, independent, and resilient. I have also worked extensively with individuals struggling with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, OCD, eating disorders, relational and behavioral issues. Change can start now, so just let me know how I can help!

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Tiffany Bridgers

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuse
3 years of experience as a therapist

Tiffany D. Bridgers completed her education, in Master's of Clinical and Mental Health Counseling, at Lubbock Christian University. Tiffany has worked with individuals of all ages for approximately 3 years. She started her work with foster care and CPS kids, at Texas Boys Ranch, where she also received training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has recently been working in substance abuse, helping individuals overcome mental health concerns and severe addiction issues. She is fully licensed as a Professional Counselor, and she is experienced in using a multitude of modalities to help individuals with various concerns. Tiffany is eclectic and uses a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Reality Based Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and psycho-education to help individuals 4 years old and up. A holistic approach is utilized by exploring with and educating clients about how mind, spirit, and body are interconnected. Her theory is that when people can find meaning, support, and understanding, then they can identify true personal insight and the ability to self-regulate and adequately cope. She is honest, motivating, and encouraging throughout all forums of therapy, and she ensures to help individuals get outside of their comfort zone and identify true strength and personal growth.

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Dr. Lychene Saah

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): Ph.D.,LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience as a therapist

Life’s journey does not have to be taken alone. I would love to help you navigate some difficult challenges along your path!! Hi! I am Lychene Saah, pronounced (Lee-chen Sah). I am a Texas Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master’s degree in Guidance & Counseling (Mental Health Counseling) and a Doctorate degree in Christian Counseling. Additionally, I hold a second doctorate degree along with several academic degrees in science and education from universities in three different continents!! As a trained scientist and a mental health therapist, I am very analytical and detail-oriented in my counseling approach. I have expertise in helping clients deal with: anxiety, depression, grief, parenting difficulties, marital problems, family conflicts, relationship challenges, post- traumatic stress disorder-PTSD, fear, self-worth/self-love, self-esteem, stress, etc. etc. Furthermore, as a certified and experienced Educational Counselor, I have helped hundreds of youths prepare for college, with many gaining entrances into top universities!! I use an eclectic style of counseling and customize my approach to each client’s specific needs. Some types of therapeutic methods I use are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person- Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, Coaching, Motivational Interviewing, and Christian Counseling (if requested). I am willing and available to help you discover a more pleasant journey in life.

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Chris Fischer

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in San Antonio, TX. with more than 10 years’ experience of practice in Texas. I also worked as a counselor in other states for over 10 years. Altogether, I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked extensively with folks dealing with depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorders, post-traumatic stress, crisis, victims of crime, family relationship issues, sports performance, and other issues. My approach to counseling is client-centered, where you are highly valued, respected and honored. I understand the issues you want to resolve are extremely important to you, your family, and others close to you. The counseling process will be specifically designed around you and your needs to motivate and empower you. Therefore, I utilize the most effective techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Solution-Focused techniques, and others that produce positive results, that change lives. Seeking out counseling and taking that first step in the process can be scary, but let your heart not be troubled. It will be one of the best decisions made in getting back to a healthier you and life. I would be honored to come along side you and help you reach those goals. Blessings.

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Mary Thacker

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a therapist

As a counselor, I have worked with clients of varying ages, personalities and struggles. I believe that everyone can benefit from having an unbiased, empathetic person to listen to them. Someone to meet them where they are and help them to work through their problems, identify their needs and accomplish their goals. Life is hard, sometimes we need a little help to get through the rough times. I have a compassionate, client centered, and strengths based approach. I assist my clients in creating a working toolbox of coping skills and mindfulness interventions to help them to cope with past issues and daily life stressors. I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, and stress management among other concerns. I look forward to meeting my clients where they are, walking along side of them and helping them to find hope and a brighter future.

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Sheri Peery

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyDepression
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, and depression. 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 and empower you in that journey. The cornerstone of my counseling practice is the belief that you, as the client, hold the power to heal. I will work closely with you to understand your unique needs, goals, and aspirations. Together, we will create a treatment plan tailored to your specific requirements.

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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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Dr. Shelia Lumar

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, addiction, depression, and adjustment disorder. I believe that you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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James Richardelle

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & bipolar disorder. 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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Karla Sweet

Offering therapy in TX
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issues
9 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Kansas and Texas with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I also have experience working with parenting issues. 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 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 in Dallas 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 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 in the Dallas 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 Dallas 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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 Dallas 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.

Dallas 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 Dallas 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 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 75252 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 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 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 Dallas.

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 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 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 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

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 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.

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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