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Alondra Anderson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am Alondra Anderson, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. As your counselor, my mission is to help you learn how to Trust the Process and Evolve to your best purposeful self. Life is full of transitions, and can require a lot of trust in moments that feel uncertain. These moments require us to learn how to identify where we are and explore the next step on our journey. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, self esteem, motivation, and coping with life changes. As your counselor, my goal is to help you explore the relationship between how you think, how you feel, and how you act. Through our time together, utilizing complimentary therapeutic techniques, we can discover how these areas impact the goals that you have set for your life and process together the necessary next steps towards successfully reaching your desired goals. It takes courage to seek support and to take a step towards change. If you are ready to take that step I would be honored to walk alongside you and support you through this process. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

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Samantha Thornton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC, LCDC
AddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

In the era of Covid 19, social unrest, and financial strain people are more stressed than they have been in recent history. Life can change us for the better, or for the worse. We can become stuck. While we have labels for these things, the bottom-line is we get stuck and we can become unstuck. I am s seasoned helper who has been in the mental health field for over 30 years. I have worked with all age groups and diagnoses. I have worked in hospitals, clinics and in the community. I have a strong background in addiction, trauma and life transitions. I have made a life of breaking out of the boxes and labels, professionally and personally. I am well versed in clinical and professional approaches; but my strengths are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing/Change Theory, Solution-Focused Therapy and EMDR. But, I believe there are many ways to getting unstuck found in ones own personal curiosity, creativity, and experiences. I am interested in those I serve being able to describe their experiences in the own words, through their own expression, and though their own lived experience. I believe a person's history is social, cultural, spiritual, and emotional. I believe healing comes from a personal journey and making sense of things. Let's work together as collaborators!

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Ana Bulnes

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MSW, LICSW,LCSW
Self esteemCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigueADHD
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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 warm and supportive. I believe that seeking help through counseling is insightful, self-caring and requires vulnerability. I believe in treating everyone with compassion, respect and sensitivity and am respectful of the individual journey that brings us all to the present moment, along with its challenges and experiences. I believe that my clients are the experts in their own lives, and see my role as one of acting as a resource for suggestions and guidance. I believe in maintaining unconditional positive regard and acceptance of where each individual is with the understanding that we all do the best we can in the course of our daily lives. I also believe that we can always improve our mindset, perspective and the way we engage with our lives for the better. My approaches include cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, solution-focused and behavioral. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. Together, we can work to achieve your goals. I look forward to working with you!

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Paula Allen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,BC-TMH,CMHT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

First of all, let me thank you for stepping out and seeking assistance for your emotional and mental health needs! It is okay not to be okay, and it is okay to see help. You may not be aware, but according to John Hopkin's Medical, approximately 26% of adults over the age of 18 suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition-that is 1 out of every 4 people. You are not alone in your struggle! My approach to therapy is eclectic and I make every effort to fit the therapeutic intervention to the individual. My primary theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but I also utilize Person Centered and Solution Focused Therapy. I have engaged in extension training in trauma and hold a certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). I have been trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and hold a National Counselor Certification (NCC). I see each person as an individual, not someone with a mental illness and will treat you as such. I truly believe that we have all had times in our lives where we felt broken, hurt, lost or alone. My goal is to assist each of the individuals that I have the opportunity to work with in navigating their way to happiness and healing as well as creating a brighter future for themselves. I offer both 30 and 45 minute sessions with a variety of days and times available! I look forward to meeting and working along side you!

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Karyn Smiley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesBipolar disorder
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a graduate of Northcentral University with a degree in Marriage and Family therapy. I have worked with diverse populations including individual, couple, and families. I also have experience in helping families cope with more severe mental illness such as bipolar, schizophrenia and depression. I enjoy empowering people to take charge of their own emotions and become expert problem solvers.

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Kenisha Henderson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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, & intimacy related issues. 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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Alister Blucker,

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Greetings! My name is Alister Blucker, MS, LPC, LCDC, NCC. I welcome you to BetterHelp and to my personal profile. I primarily work with clients coping with addictions/compulsions, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, family of origin issues, self esteem/identity development and specialize in serving the LGBTQIA communities. I take an Existential and person-centered approach to counseling via CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Family Systems and any other ethical, research based modality/counseling theory I am proficient in and is appropriate for your needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life through counseling. One of my primary commitments to you will be to honor that through the professional clinical services I practice. You will be treated with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Thank you for visiting my profile. I hope to talk with you soon! **Also, please note that I do not utilize the scheduling calendar you see associated with my profile. If you are wanting to schedule with me, please send me a message that you would like to do so. I will respond generally within 24 hours (usually sooner) so we may set our first session. I am out of the office Thursdays and Fridays. I will respond on Saturday to any messages sent these days.**

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Laura Shires

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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 creating change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Michael Fronk

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & 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. 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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Victoria Highland

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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. Please note that my availability is limited to evening hours. My availability is ideal for the working professional who prefers therapy outside of standard working hours.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Fairchilds

Finding the best therapist close by in Fairchilds 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 in Fairchilds that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Fairchilds. 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 Fairchilds, 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 in the Fairchilds region and in the state of Texas. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Fairchilds or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Fairchilds area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Fairchilds 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 Fairchilds, elsewhere in Fort Bend, or in the greater state of Texas.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Fairchilds area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Fairchilds 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 Fairchilds 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 Fairchilds 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Fairchilds online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Fairchilds, 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 Fairchilds psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Fairchilds 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 Fairchilds helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Fairchilds 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Fairchilds 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 in Fairchilds?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Fairchilds 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.

Fairchilds therapists 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 Fairchilds 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 Fairchilds 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in TX, therapists 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 77469 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Fairchilds counselor?

Before seeing your Fairchilds 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Fairchilds.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Fairchilds 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 with a Fairchilds counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Fairchilds, 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.

Fairchilds 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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