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Diane Malone Kudolo

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
19 years of experience

I am a LPC-S, LCDC, TF-CBT Certified Therapist. I have over 19 years experience working with various populations ie high risk youth and adults; in addition to various emotional disturbances ie depression, trauma, anxiety, strained relationships and grief. I believe the therapeutic goals include the here-and-now; make known what is unknown; challenging faulty thinking; have clients to get in touch with self and make choices that would lead to better quality of life; with the listed goals, I as a therapist offer listening skills, genuineness, empathy, unconditional acceptance and respect to each client. I look forward to working with you!

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Thomas Logan

Offering therapy in TX
License: DBA, MBA,, MA, MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
15 years of experience

Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified ADHD Clinical Services Provider, and a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional with 15 years of counseling experience. I'm a member of the Cherokee Nation and was raised in Oklahoma and Wyoming. When I was 17, I became an "extra" in the John Wayne movie "Hellfighters," partially filmed near Casper, WY. I was a Navy Hospitalcorpsman during the Vietnam War. After studying a year at Schiller International University in Heidelberg, Germany, I graduated from Cal State Fresno with a B.A. in History. I earned an M.A. in Biblical Studies at the A/G Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO and taught in a K-12 Christian school in Fridley, MN for about 2 years. I rejoined the Navy in1982 and became a photojournalist. I led photojournalist teams throughout the Eastern & Southeastern United States, Scotland, Wales, England, and Germany. I was invited to the White House twice (during the George H. W. Bush administration). While assigned to a Seabee Battalion on Guam, I became a PADI-certified Master Scuba Diver and Divemaster. I retired from the Navy in1996 and began a career in information technology, earning an MBA in Healthcare Administration and a DBA in Management Information Systems. WhiIe working as an IT manager by day, I taught business technology courses in the evening at several private universities in Minneapolis and St. Paul. I transitioned into mental health care after earning an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from the University of West Alabama. I've had good results with veterans with PTSD. I'm particularly interested in nutritional psychology, and I'm a P.h.D. candidate in clinical data science at Bircham International University in Madrid, Spain. I met, and married my wife, Cecilia, in Bogota, Colombia.

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Michelle Smith

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

My ideal client is one who is struggling through an issue and is serious about making significant improvements through hard work. I am aware that life events manifest in many, and often unexpected, ways; Sometimes, the manifestations are changes in personality, mood, relationships, employment, health, and/or the development of various dependencies. I enjoy helping people navigate the stormy seas of trauma, because once the dark skies have cleared, it is truly a joyous day!

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Nancy Malwitz

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.A.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

Hi I am a licensed professional counselor and I have been counseling for about five years now. I have a lot of experience with families and young adults and children. I spent the majority of my time when I was in school working with families who were in crisis with children who had behavior issues. I have since gained experience with adults and enjoy this as well. My counseling style is to be attentive and engaged with my clients so that they know that they have my full attention and that I am there to help them with whatever they are going for. I am kind and compassionate and empathetic due to my own experiences that I had growing up with a dysfunctional family. So I really understand what that is like in Real life and from these experiences I am I have gained valuable knowledge that can be helpful to those that I counsel with. I look forward to working with you to achieve our goals in counseling so that you can become whole and healthy and happy in life.

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Robin Gross

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefBipolar disorderDepression
30 years of experience

I always feel honored when a client is willing to share their story. The impact of emotional distress, relationship strain, life transition, mental health struggles, grief, trauma and self-image problems to name a few, can result to feeling stuck and hold us back from living our best selves. I have 30 years of therapeutic experience with children, youth, teens, adults from 6 weeks to 96 years; experience with child development, family and marital issues, life transitions, inpatient and outpatient care, probation or parole adherence, end of life challenges. Being a military wife for 30 years, I understand the difficulty of deployment and reunifying the family. I am able to provide faith based Christian counseling, using a holistic approach to treatment. While I am a Christian that does not mean I cannot help you if you are from a different faith or non-believer. I respect the cultural, religious, or spiritual differences of each person I work with. Allow me to help you uncover your true potential. I provide a personalized approach with eclectic combinations of therapy approaches designed to meet your specific needs. Together we will develop problem solving tools and coping methods to restore your self-confidence to handle whatever comes your way. You will not be alone in your journey.

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Maria Ericka Alarcon

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
5 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, bipolar disorder, & depression. 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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Dr. Stephen Karten

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementCoping with life changes
46 years of experience

Thank you for stopping and reading my information to decide on picking the right therapist. I've spent more than half my life practicing psychology. I've worked in hospitals, jails, prisons, nursing homes and for the last 21 years, was self-employed as a clinical psychologist working alongside my wife, Mona of 33 yrs, who ran the show short of providing direct care. I think out of all my credentials, being able to work together successfully with Mona, making the business thrive, is my best one. My clients tell me I'm a great listener, funny, and have a knack for conceptualizing their situations in a manner that offers them hope. Most clients finish counseling and report seeing themselves as, "More grown-up, less fragile, and more strategic in all matters of life." My ideal client carves out private time to respect the counseling session. They keep scheduled appointments barring unforeseen obstacles. When a client no shows, I do not get paid. I am also unable to help someone else who really needs the assistance. I will not talk to you if you are driving no matter what! Walking around your worksite is also a No Go because the reception is usually comprimised. I take your case seriously, and I expect you to do the same. Finally, I hope you find the answers, serenity, and confidence you've been searching for. Best, Steve, aka Dr. Karten

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Timothy Johnston

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

Hi! My name is Timothy Johnston ("Tim") and I am licensed professional counselor in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience working with various mental health issues and problems including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma and abuse, codependency, self-esteem, career difficulties, and more. My therapeutic approach is an integration of person centered, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic and Christian based therapy. I will meet you where you are at, tailor the session and treatment towards what you are looking to discuss and achieve that day, while challenging your thoughts and beliefs that are negatively impacting you. We will explore more to see how your past experiences including childhood are now impacting your life. I will also integrate biblical principles to help you achieve healing and progress in heart, mind, body, and soul. Faith can be a sensitive topic for many individuals and this is something that I will never force on you. If you have the desire to discuss faith based topics and integrate this into your care then we will certainly do so! You let me know what you need and I will meet you there. It takes a lot of courage to seek out help from anybody especially a stranger and I want this to be a positive experience for you. I am here to support and empower you in whatever it is that you need. I look forward to working with you! Tim

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Thaddeus Tolbert

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Robin Carter

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & depression. 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 Double Oak

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Double Oak 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 Double Oak 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 Double Oak 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 Double Oak, 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 Double Oak 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 Double Oak 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 Double Oak 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 Double Oak 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 Double Oak 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 76226 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 Double Oak 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 Double Oak 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 Double Oak, 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.

Double Oak 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 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Double Oak:

75077, 76226

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