Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 15

I am well versed in GLBT issues, couples therapy, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and other sensitive areas. My goal is to help make life more meaningful and fulfilling. As a teacher, school counselor and therapist of over 20 years, I see the pain that life can take us through. I offer hope and support with non-judgment, compassion, and empathy.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 10

Hello, I’m Vickie. Thank you for reviewing my profile. I’m a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. I’ve been working in the counseling field for 11 years and have been fully licensed for the past five years. Before becoming a counselor, I worked as a teacher in the public-school system for over a decade. As a counselor, I have worked in the school system, an inpatient mental health facility, a non-profit children’s counseling center, a women’s crisis center, and in private practice. These different working environments have made me comfortable w...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 5

Welcome, and thank you for taking this first courageous step...reaching out for support!! Here's a little about me. My name is Angela Noah-Rico and I am a native Texan. I have learned much about perseverance and determination in my life but some of my lessons had to be learned from falling and making mistakes. As humans, we do make mistakes and run into difficulties, but even in these less than graceful moments, valuable lessons can be learned and character can be strengthened. I feel that I have been through very challenging experiences that have given me a b...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 11

Welcome! If you've made it this far chances are you're not feeling like your optimal self. My practice is dedicated to the idea that there is a warm compassionate presence alive in each of us that is capable of holding our most difficult experiences and healing our deepest wounds. My goal is to help clients begin to identify and change the habitual patterns of reactivity that may be clouding their lives and relationships, become more relaxed and mindful about their emotions and motivations, and find greater clarity in the actions they take. I strive to provide a w...

Specialties: Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of experience: 23

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the the states of Vermont, Massachusetts, Texas and Florida with over 21 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with clients to address numerous issues, including anxiety, depression, autism, life coaching, stress management, relationship issues, family conflict, parenting challenges, as well as coping with the life challenges we can all experience at one time or another. I have also worked extensively with individuals coping with multiple chronic health issues. My counseling style is war...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 8

Demetrius Walton: Compassionate Counselor, Distinguished Veteran, and Skilled Pastoral Therapist He brings a remarkable blend of life experience, professional training, and inherent compassion to his work as a marriage and family therapist. He is a respected figure whose depth of experience is rooted in an impressive and multifaceted background. From a distinguished 26-year military career in the U.S. Army to his impactful service as a Federal Prison Chaplain, Walton's life is a testament to resilience, service, and compassion. He not only boasts a unique career ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 19

I am licensed in Texas with 19 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. 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.

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of experience: 6

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 3

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 3

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified School Counselor. I have over 10 years of experience as a teacher and school counselor, with experience in all grade levels Kinder- 12th grade. In addition, I have clinical experience working with children, teens, adults, individuals, and families for the past three years. I graduated Texas A&M University- College Station with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and a Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Angelo State University. I completed additional classes, passed the National Coun...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 3

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. In an open and safe environment we can work together to set and attain goals. Your 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues
Years of experience: 6

My name is Phyllis, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 6 years of experience. My niches are anxiety, self-esteem issues, family-related, immigrant related and racial issues, trauma and other life issues, relationship issues. In the first session, I start my process by giving a brief introduction about the therapeutic process and answering any questions you may have for me. I will then follow up with questions about your issues and explore more about your background. I also like exploring your strengths that can be beneficial to the therapeutic proces...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 10

I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with 10 years of professional experience. I have expertise in helping clients with depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, divorce and break ups & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 13

You are not broken. There is hope. I accept you just as you are and will join you on your journey. As a Colorado native, I view therapy as a hiking trip. I cannot drag you up the mountain, but I can walk with you, guide you, bring snacks, show you the views, and rest with you. Our journey will have twists and turns, and we might even have to face scary things (like bears!), but we will do it together. I am licensed in Colorado and Texas and specialize in addiction, codependency, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I also enjoy working with helpers and first respond...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 19

I am licensed as a Professional Counselor in Texas with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, confidence and depression. My therapy style is compassionate and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. ...

How To Find Counseling Elmendorf

Finding the best therapist close by in Elmendorf can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Elmendorf 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 Elmendorf. 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 Elmendorf, 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, these professionals 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 Elmendorf 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 Elmendorf counselors 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 Elmendorf area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Elmendorf
  • DBT in Elmendorf
  • Substance use therapy in Elmendorf
  • Couples therapy in Elmendorf

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Elmendorf, 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 Elmendorf, elsewhere in Bexar, 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 Elmendorf area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Elmendorf 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 Elmendorf 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 in Elmendorf: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Elmendorf: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Elmendorf: $100
  • Therapy in Elmendorf: $80

While many psychologists in Elmendorf may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Elmendorf and elsewhere throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Elmendorf, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Elmendorf above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Elmendorf 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Elmendorf 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 Elmendorf 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 Elmendorf therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Elmendorf counselor 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 almost one million people in Elmendorf, TX, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 78112 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 in Elmendorf can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Elmendorf 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Elmendorf 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 Elmendorf, 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.

Elmendorf has many professionals 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. In Elmendorf, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor 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 Elmendorf:

78112