Incorporated in 1977, Dickinson is one of the newest cities in Texas. They have some of the most awarded schools in the country and some of the best parklands as well. The city enjoys its outdoor recreation and so do the people who live or visit there. Dickinson also has some great mental health professionals. 

Treating a mental illness can only be done by a professional mental health care provider and it is best that you find one who is experienced in the issue that you are having trouble with. However, all of the therapists in Dickinson are trained in all mental health disorders so you can call one of them today and make an appointment. 

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Monique Harris

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
8 years of experience

Hello, My name is Monique Harris, MA, LPC, LCDC. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. I have 7+ years experience serving children, adolescents, families, and veterans through individual or group therapy who are dealing with issues that affect their mental health and well-being. More specifically, addressing a variety of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse, and personality disorders. My counseling philosophy includes Rational Emotive Behavior and Choice Reality Therapy, placing emphasis on reshaping core beliefs in those individuals experiencing a variety of mental health conditions, thereby empowering them to live full, satisfying lives free from unnecessary psychological distress. Also, introducing the concept of choice and functioning in the here and now (reality), helping them understand that they have a choice and the power to change, adjust or enhance whatever it is that they want to alter about themselves, their situation or circumstances. My counseling style is compassionate, empathic, non-judgemental, and genuine. My goal is to empower individuals to live an emotional resilient, relentless, renewed, and restored lifestyle. I am looking forward to working with you!

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James Liles

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

Hi there! My name is James Liles, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of experience in the emotional healing industry, the last 14 as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Throughout my career, I've been dedicated to helping individuals heal and find their inner strength. I've earned multiple degrees, including two Masters from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, an undergraduate degree in psychology from Louisiana Tech University, and a minor in military science from Grambling State. In the past, I also held a teaching degree and was licensed as a special education teacher EC-12 and a secondary educational counselor. My work experience spans various areas, and I've had the privilege of working with soldiers returning with combat trauma during my time in private practice in Killeen, Texas. Additionally, I've trained in EAGALA - equine-assisted therapy techniques, allowing me to bring unique approaches to my counseling sessions. Over the years, I've also gained valuable experience in assisting teens, couples, and families with behavioral and relational issues. Recently, I've been involved in the corporate wellness resiliency and life coaching sector, further broadening my expertise. When you work with me, expect an eclectic therapeutic experience. I believe in using various theories and counseling styles to tailor the approach that suits you best. Building genuine relationships with my clients and being fully present in our exchanges are essential aspects of my counseling philosophy. At heart, I am a healer, a helper, and a servant, driven by the desire to support you in your journey towards healing and personal growth. Outside of my work, I enjoy cooking, exercising, and spending quality time with my spouse. I believe in practicing self-care and maintaining a balanced life, which enables me to be even more present and attentive to my clients' needs. If you're looking for support on your emotional healing journey or seeking assistance with life coaching, I'm here to help. Referrals are always appreciated, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and support you in achieving your goals. Let's take this journey together

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Wilbur Carranza

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
3 years of experience

Hi, my name is Wilbur and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have 3 years of experience working as a therapist and have worked with clients ranging from teens to late adulthood, concerning depression, anxiety, parenting stressors, relationship issues, family problems, career challenges/burnout, chronic pain/chronic illness, grief counseling, and transitioning life stages, as well abuse and trauma (sexual, verbal, physical, emotional). My therapy style is eclectic and my approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy and person-centered therapy tailored to understand the individual and working with them to meet unique and specific needs. I believe everyone deserves to be given a non-judgmental space where they are free to be their best and worst selves so they can discover how or who they want to be moving forward. I believe in the simultaneous drawback of labels: how they can help create new identity and completion as well as stigmatize and limit. Working together will necessitate a greater sense of self-awareness. Whether you are seeking change for a healthier happier life, or just need a non judgmental ear to listen, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Regina Fruge

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteem
15 years of experience

I am licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Texas with years of 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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. 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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Nathalia Osby

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I prefer the client centered and cognitive behavioral approach to therapy. I specialize in stress-related issues, abuse/trauma, relationship issues, adjustment difficulties, LGBTQ issues, anxiety, anger issues, and self-confidence issues. I have years of experience conducting specialized issues groups and working with at-risk adolescents. Whether you've been betrayed, disappointed, taken losses, have been blindsided by obstacles, or just need assistance coping with everyday life, I believe I can help you. Let's work together to make sure you are living the Amazing life that you deserve.

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Matthew Mobley

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with over twenty years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management, communication issues, career difficulties, and many other concerns. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Angelica Scott

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Amy Kelley

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
LGBTTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
8 years of experience

My name is Amy Kelley. I am a licensed clinical social worker with a master's in social work from Boise State University. I have experience working with clients with traumatic pasts, low self-esteem, personality disorders, and issues of sexuality, orientation, identity, and non-traditional relationships. I have training in trauma, mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, relationship problems and many other areas of concern. I use interventions tailored to the client which could include elements of solution-focused therapy, Socratic dialogue, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, equine therapy and more. I enjoy riding horses, reading, and painting. I look forward to working with you on your journey to become emotionally healthy and happy. I specialize in the following areas, however, this list is not exhaustive, if you have a question please reach out. • Anxiety (social, generalized) • Depression & Other Mood Disturbances • Attachment Issues • Adjustment Issues • Trauma & Stress Related Concerns • Personality Disorders • Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity • Anger/ Control Concerns • Problems related to family/interpersonal relationships

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Ann Johnson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I believe 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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DeMarquane Thomas

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

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Louisiana & Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with executive and professional coaching, working through life stressors and/or stressful situations. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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 Dickinson

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Dickinson 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 Dickinson 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 Dickinson 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 Dickinson, 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 Dickinson 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 Dickinson 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 Dickinson 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 Dickinson 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 Dickinson 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 77539 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 Dickinson 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 Dickinson 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 Dickinson, 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.

Dickinson 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.

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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.

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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