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Debra Halseth

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteem
21 years of experience

To seek help is the first and often hardest step to address challenges, alleviate pain, and achieve positive change in one's life. I am a licensed clinical social worker with nearly 20 years experience in medical, mental health and community-based settings. I have worked in acute hospital units including trauma, surgical, heart/lung transplantation, neonatal, and rehabilitation. I also provided individual, group, and family counseling in a variety of settings including partial hospital programs for dually diagnosed individuals. In addition, I have conducted stress management seminars and provided public speaking on a variety of health-related topics. My approach to counseling is solution focused, helping clients to identify realistic goals and strategies based on individual strengths. I only focus attention on past experiences to the extent that they may block progress now and in the future. I believe that any person can achieve significant change and improved quality of life, regardless of past experiences and circumstances. I received both a Bachelor of Social Work in 1991 and Master of Science in Social Work in 1994 from the University of Texas at Arlington. I live in Houston, Texas with my husband, son, and daughter. I look forward to working as your partner to achieve the changes that you seek with counseling.

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Brenda Thayer

Offering therapy in TX
AddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
11 years of experience

Hi, my name is Brenda Thayer and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been in the mental health field for 22 years, LPC for five years and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor for 9 years. I have recently become a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. I believe in meeting the person where they are at, helping them reach their potential. I believe in treating the whole person for overall wellness and striving for reaching one’s goals and values in life. I use an eclectic approach; cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy fused with motivational interviewing. I have experience using rational emotive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, gestalt therapy and solution focused therapy. What you can expect from sessions include; questions so that I can get to know you better and to see how I can best help you, nonjudgmental and compassionate support, and energy to help you see your potential.

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Natalie Bouffard-Lewis

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesCoping with life changesADHD
10 years of experience

As a counselor and an artist, I enjoy helping others - youth, adults, and families - solve challenges and improve their relationships, communication, and growth. I see the therapeutic process as a journey. We get to a better place by working together, identifying your goals and the strategies to make them reality. I firmly believe that the best way to do this is by providing a safe and judgment-free environment where I listen with unconditional positive regard, helping you clearly see the path in front of you. It is in the moments of profound insight - when the light truly comes on - that we can leap forward in overcoming current challenges, escape painful mindsets and relationship dynamics, and create opportunities for true and lasting growth. We are partners, working together to find what works for you. I’m excited to begin that journey.

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Kaitlin Taylor

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas who has worked in private practice for 3 years and has worked, full time, as a crisis counselor for 2 years. In 2019, I graduated with a Master’s degree in Education through Lamar University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. During my education at Lamar University I was awarded a grant for my research and was awarded scholarships for my academics. My treatment approach is client centered, based on identifying, processing, and treating symptoms that are negatively effecting the client. Clients could expect to speak with a counselor who values individuals for their uniqueness. It is my goal to help every client better themselves and find peace in their lives.

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Offering therapy in TX
License: MA , LPC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

Hi! My name is Liliana Palacios, and I want to tell you that I've spent the last 17 years helping people from all walks of life through their troubles and successes, being their cheerleader and advisor through thick and thin alike. I am originally from Mexico City and lived there until I was 24. There, I went to college and earned a BS in Organizational Psychology. Moving to the United States as a young mother, I decided to focus my energy and efforts on being a mother to my two girls, but that didn't stop me from pursuing and earning my MA in Professional Counseling. While being a stay-at-home mom, I volunteered for several years at the local Mental Health Mental Retardation agency and as a crisis line phone volunteer with Contact Crisis Line. After finishing my education and becoming independently licensed, I started working with parents and children who had suffered abuse and women victims of domestic violence. Some of the issues that I have expertise in are relationship violence, childhood sexual abuse, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, marital problems, parenting coaching and training, delinquency in youth, and problems of childhood and adolescence. I have also facilitated domestic violence support groups for Hispanic victims and parenting classes in Spanish for parents of children and adolescents. Over the past 14 years, I have focused my work on advocating, assisting, and guiding parents of children on the autism spectrum in looking for services and support for themselves or their children. Previously, I worked closely with caregivers of elderly or ill loved ones during all the stages of caregiving and end-of-life concerns. I am a nationally certified counselor and clinical trauma professional, and I have trained extensively in grief counseling and therapeutics. Now, I believe that no matter how many fancy titles and certificates one might have, the success of a therapeutic relationship depends a lot on finding the right person for your current situation. I like to be warm, supportive, friendly, and open. Still, I will not sugarcoat or hesitate to tell my clients when I feel they are doing something that can bring them trouble or hurt them more than help. Therapy is a process of self-discovery, finding our inner strengths, and learning how to be happy, fulfilled, whole, and fully present for ourselves and our loved ones. I hope we have a chance to get to work together to get you to where you want and deserve to be! In good health, Liliana "It's not the load that breaks you down. It's how you carry it". Lena Thorne

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Desmond Guscot

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

I am licensed in Texas with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Denny Fahey

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & 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. 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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Jeremy Lanning

Offering therapy in TX
License: MAC ,LPC,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 12 + years of professional work experience. I believe that you are the author of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. I am an outcome oriented therapist and I believe very strongly that you should expect results from our work together. You are the expert on "you" and I am an expert on how to elicit change and move towards a more healthy and functional life. I put the person before the problem and I pride myself in being effective, non-judgmental, and affirming. I have a tremendous amount of life experience and experience in the helping professions. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am very proud of you for getting started! If it was easy, everybody would be doing it.

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Dr. Elizabeth Palacios

Offering therapy in TX
Trauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, multicultural issues, as well as confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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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Heidi Staples

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience working with children and families. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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 Driscoll

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Driscoll 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 Driscoll 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 Driscoll 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 Driscoll, 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 Driscoll 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 Driscoll 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 Driscoll 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 Driscoll 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 Driscoll 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 78380 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 Driscoll 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 Driscoll 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 Driscoll, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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78351, 78380

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