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Joseph LaBeau

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
18 years of experience

Joseph D. LaBeau, M.Ed., Licensed Professional Counselor Background: I am a mature, well-finished, well-trained counselor with extensive medical and psychoanalytic training. My highest academic degree is a Master's Degree in Education with a specialization in Counseling. I do not hold an MD or any other academic doctorate or title. Instead, I have chosen to perfect my practical clinical skills in working patients with the following non-academic certificates: Behavioral Health, University of Mass., School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, One-Year Program in Modern Psychoanalysis, Association for Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis, Livingston, NJ, Certified Clinical Hypnosis Counselor, Assoc. for Clinical Hypnosis, Bloomingdale, Ill., Clinical Criminal Justice Specialist, National Association of Forensic Counselors, Fort Wayne, In. Counseling style: I value being respectful, ethical, and kind with my clients. My approach to their problems is direct and clinical. I do sometimes wear a lab coat to represent my six years of practice and training in clinical skills in a primary-care medical practice, my medical school certification in behavioral health (see below), to signal that I am an independently-licensed practioner of healing arts , and that I operate from the medical model, and that I stongly believe in integrated medicine- that is , a doctor-patient-therapist- model of working together. Technically, I would be considered a modern, cognitive-analytic therapist, which means I believe that the problems we have derive from the way we think about experiences we have had and what images, memories, feelings we have associated with them. In many cases I will use Rational Emotive Therapy for on-line work, especially in the beginning. This is a powerful therapy for controling emotional disturbances quickly and effectively. You can learn more about the approach at Clinical Reviews: I have trained in behavioral health and psychiatry at two separate medical schools and undergone a separate two-year, post-licensure training by a Board-Approved Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisor. My previous supervisor, Steven Pliszka, M.D., Chair, Department of Psychiatry, UTSAHSC Medical School, writes: “Mr. LaBeau dealt with a variety of very difficult cases with great skill …..he always had excellent input for other therapists. His clinical judgment is superb……” Alex Kudisch, M.D., Diplomat, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Valley Family Guidance Center, "I have consulted with Mr. LaBeau in fifty-two cases..[and he ] ... has demonstrated effective clinical counseling skills....I endorse him to become a Certified, Clinical Mental Health Counselor." Hector Villareal C. LCSW, Board Approved Clinical Counseling Supervisor, Utilization Management, Texas Tropical Behavioral Health, "[Mr. LaBeau]..has demonstrated effective clinical counseling skills while under my supervision..100 hours of face-to-face clinical supervision over the required two-year period...It has been a privilege to supervise someone as competent as Mr. LaBeau" Memberships: Texas Counseling Association ,the Amercian Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and the National Association of Forensic Counselors. Special Qualifications: I personally am of the opinion that I would only want to see a therapist who has undergone substantial depth therapy themselves first, before seeing me. First, because then I would have reason to believe my therapist is not burdened with major unrecognized issues themselves that would affect their work with me, and second because my therapist would then have a sound understanding of what the patient experience in therapy is like, and likely would have been humbled to find that, in the quest for truth that is therapy, they themselves are far from perfect, and not so very different from their patients. In this regard, I completed a One Year Certificate Program (2013), followed by clinical group supervision, which was then followed by about another year in personal analysis - all through the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis in Livingston New Jersey. I also completed one- year of Child Studies as a Fellow at The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston. I also studied classical Fruedian Psychoanalysis as the Center for Advanced Studies in Psychotherapy. Before all of this, I underwent personal therapy for about a year and a half with a fine reality therapist in private practice in College Station, TX. Still, to this day, I often consult colleages and even enter into formal psychotherapy to discuss personal and professional issues as needed. Matters of Faith: I ascribe to the highest standards of Professional Counseling and make it a special point to welcome persons of all faiths, creeds, colors, sexual orientations, and countries of origin. I take special care to be very respectful of each of my patients and to honor their faith and religious affiliation or positions, as well as respecting the preferences of those who would prefer to keep the counseling relationship strictly secular and scientific, free from religious or spiritual commentary. I hold a certificate in youth ministry from the Diocese of Brownsville and University of Dayton, and, although I strictly maintain the role of therapist with my patients at all times, upon specific request I may offer a faith-integrated treatment plan which may include sharing sacred scripture, prayers, meditations, and blessings. I believe that the faith traditions and practices of the client can be a rich resource to help the client in times of challenge and change. I am confident your will feel respected, comfortable and well cared for in my practice, whatever your view on religious matters.

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Laura Stevens

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Welcome! Thank you for reaching out and taking the first step in being vulnerable, and asking for help. You are definitely not alone. This is a safe space, so please feel free to share anything you’d like. I want to join you on this counseling journey to help you feel safe, heard, respected, and comfortable in sharing your story so that together we can help you succeed and feel better. I have a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Ball State University, and a professional counseling license in the state of Texas. I am originally from Ohio, but currently live in Clearwater, Florida with my husband and baby. Before we moved to Florida, we lived in Texas where I worked in several different locations, including a psychiatric hospital where I helped determine if people needed to be admitted or referred to outpatient counseling. Using my crisis counseling skills, I helped patients feel safe, respected, and accepted in sharing their stories of depression, anxiety, trauma, or addiction. I then worked at a private counseling practice working directly with adults and families in their homes as a mental health counselor. After they closed their doors, I worked at a non-profit mental health center using play therapy with children. After that I worked as a community-based counselor and case manager at a non-profit, certified community behavioral health center. I met with people in their homes or in the community listening to their stories, helping them work through their emotions to better make decisions for their lives. I then transitioned to a new unit at the same agency as a school-based counselor working with children at a local elementary school. I have the most experience working with people experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, and low-motivation. I draw from a variety of counseling theories including person-centered counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and choice theory. It is my goal to create a safe, welcoming and caring space for you to feel free to be vulnerable in sharing your story so that we can work together in helping you succeed. It can be tough finding a counselor you feel comfortable with, so if at any time you think we’re not working well together, please do not hesitate to say so! I look forward to meeting you and joining you on your counseling journey!

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Scott Siller

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas (LPC) with experience working with clients of various backgrounds. In a variety of settings, I've had the privilege of assisting clients across the lifespan experiencing depression and anxiety. I've also had the opportunity to work with clients seeking to improve their stress management, motivation, and emotional regulation. My style blends cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and client-centered therapies in a culturally sensitive and supportive relationship. I believe successful therapy is predicated on a strong working alliance based on trust, openness, and mutual commitment. Your openness in sharing anything you feel or think in our sessions is vital. Collaboratively, we will establish a treatment plan with personalized goals to assist you in achieving progress as quickly as possible. Throughout the therapy process, I welcome and will actively seek your feedback to ensure our work together is tailored to meet your unique needs to your complete satisfaction. Beginning a therapy process can feel overwhelming, but rest assured that I am here to support you every step of the way. I look forward to working with you.

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Dr. Tina Caro

Offering therapy in TX
License: EdD,LPC,NCC
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCompassion fatigue
21 years of experience

Welcome. Taking the initial steps and seeking out counseling or continuing your counseling journey is a brave and empowering experience. You are capable of change and achieving the goals you have set for yourself. Hi, my name is Dr. Tina Caro, or “Dr. C”. I have over 15 years of experience in the field of counseling and have helped many clients achieve their goals they have set in counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, in the state of Texas and hold the Nationally Certification (NCC). I am highly educated having a doctorate degree, EdD, in Counseling Psychology and an MA in Counseling. I have over 15 years of experience working in counseling as a private practitioner, teaching at the graduate level in Counselor Education at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and working with licensed counselors needing additional supervision. My counseling experiences encompasses working with children, adolescents and adults in Trauma Counseling, PTSD, Conflict Resolution, Couples Counseling, LGBTQI+, Family Counseling, Grief Counseling, Parent Support, Stress Management, Depression, Anxiety and Adoption/Post Adoption related mental health issues. I am versed in multiple counseling theories and techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Adlerian, Solution-Focused, EMDR and Trauma Informed Therapy. Over the past 15 years, I have helped many clients achieve their counseling goals. Building a therapeutic connection with each client focusing on respect and trust ensures clients feel heard and understood during counseling sessions. If you are ready to start or continue your counseling journey, I am ready to help you feel empowered. Specialties • Complex Trauma/PTSD • Anxiety/Panic Disorders • Depression • Grief • Stress Management • Adoption/Post Adoption Mental Health Issues My Experiences include Trauma and Abuse Issues Parenting Issues Anger Management Relationship Issues Years of Experience: Over 15 years Licensing LPC Texas #20189 (expires 2022-8-31) NCC #216490 (expires 2026-8-31)

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Jenny Dzurica

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Hey there! My name is Jenny and I have been a clinician for the last 7 years. I enjoy working with people who want to work towards their goals and assist them with discovering the best path for them. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger, impulsivity, and relationship issues. I have extensive experience working with adults and teens who are having gender and or sexual identity issues. My therapy style is compassionate, respectful, and honest. I believe that being honest and straight forward with people is the best way to support them in making the future that they want. I am here to support you in making changes you need to feel better. My approach is a combination of solution focused, strength based, and cognitive behavioral therapy. However each interaction is tailored to the person and their needs.

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Alice Castleberry

Offering therapy in TX
License: PsyD
Stress, AnxietyCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

As a licensed psychologist, I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient environments for 18 years. I have worked with a wide range of clinical diagnoses and life stressors. I utilize a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral interventions. I tailor treatment to specific needs.

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Penelope van der Westhuizen

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuse
38 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 38 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & 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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Carlene Osunmo

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am a licensed Mental Health Therapist based in Texas. I have over a decade of professional work experience and have helped clients manage stress, anxiety, trauma, abuse, anger management, motivation, and self-esteem. I respect the dignity and autonomy of the clients I serve. I believe you are the expert on your story and have the strength to overcome life’s challenges with my expert collaborative assistance. I understand that it takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps toward making changes, which is why I am here to guide, support, and empower you in that journey.

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Dawn Brown

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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. 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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Betty Peterson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteem
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon and Texas with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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.

How to find counseling in Decatur

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur, 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 Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur 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 76234 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 Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur, 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.

Decatur has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to

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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