Small communities often do have education and community at their forefront. Counselors in Farmers Branch are doing just that, and they’re ready to help you live in this beautiful, happy city. 

Farmers branch has had some issues with failing population because of the lack of people. But, since the 1990s, it’s been growing due to the manufacturing plants, and also the new bridges and roads that go in through the city. It’s a city many are coming to because of the new additions, and counselors are ready to help you no matter what in the are as well. 

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Berit Benson

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hello! If you have found your way to this page it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. It can be a relationship, personal concern, or professional issue, and sometimes it's all of those things at once. No matter what brought you to this page, I'm so glad it did. Finding the right counselor can sometimes be the thing that stops someone from seeking help to begin with, and I see it as my job to help you feel safe and accepted with me as your therapist. Let me tell you a little about myself in order to help you determine if you'd like to move forward. I received my Masters of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago in 2010 and for the past 10 years I have worked with individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds who have struggled with a variety of concerns. I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and the elderly about issues ranging from depression/anxiety, chronic illnesses, addiction/eating disorders, grief/loss, relationship struggles, identity crises, and stage-of-life struggles. It is my aim to provide a non-judgmental, objective, and critical look at whatever it is you're finding difficult right now and help you navigate these struggles while remaining open and kind. I also firmly believe that mental health doesn't have to always be heavy or dreary and that finding greater psychological flexibility can be a fun (and sometimes funny) journey of self-discovery. I pride myself on finding joy, even in difficult times, while still respecting the gravity and pain of what you are experiencing. I know finding a therapist can be vulnerable and hard. If you think we might be a good match, I would be honored to work with you.

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Cala High

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,M.Ed
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changesADHD
4 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Cala and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. I have over 15 years’ experience helping individuals and families navigate a wide variety of life stressors, with the last 4 of those years working in the mental health field. I have the most experience working with anxiety, family/relationship conflicts, parenting issues, life transitions, trauma/abuse, autism, behavioral disorders, and ADHD. I also have experience working with depression, self-harm, career guidance, LGBTQ issues, foster care, and adoption. I have spent much of my professional life as an educator working with other educators on self-care, anxiety, and depression, as well as with students with special behavioral and their families. I decided to join the mental health field because I have a strong passion to build relationships with individuals and families that go beyond my work as an educator. My passion for mental health has been a life long one. I grew up with loved ones that struggled with mental health issues and have made my own mental health a priority. I am an advocate for individuals and families that reach out for help and support with their social and emotional needs, it is the first step to changing their life. I use a person-centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, solution focused, and multicultural approach to treatment. My priority is to meet you where you are, and to use the treatment approach that will help you reach your goals while still being mindful of your individual cultural identity and specific life experiences. Mindfulness, solution-focused counseling, and cognitive-behavioral therapy are some of the treatment approaches I will use to partner with you during our time together. I would describe my style as warm, energetic, and supportive. I take a supportive, but straight forward approach to helping you reach your goals and meet your needs. We will work together to set goals and track your progress along the way, while always focusing on learning practical skills that can be applied to a variety of life situations.

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Angela Ceglar

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10+ years experience. I have worked with clients that have had a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, boundaries, trauma, abuse, and addictions to alcohol and other drugs, gambling, shoplifting, and shopping as well as many other issues. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe everyone is worthy of respect and compassion. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, humanistic, rational emotive, choice, and solution focused therapy with psychoeducation. We will create a holistic treatment plan that fits your needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Maurshia Guice

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQ-related issues, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling , 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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Maria Valencia

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, 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. 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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Tonya Smith

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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James Ritchie

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoaching
3 years of experience

Hello, Thank you for visiting my profile and wanting to make changes in your life! I am so glad that you are here! My name is James Ritchie and I am a full-time Counselor located in the San Antonio, TX & Atkins, TX areas. I counsel using my private practice "Just Real Counseling Services, PLLC". The reason behind “Just Real Counseling” is I saw too many bios of other counselors talking about potentially taking the first steps. You already have taken that first step and I hope to be able to take the next step with you! I use an approach that includes goal setting (my personal favorite) where we collaborate on goals from the very first session! I will always be real with you each and every session! I am no teacher, but I do give homework. Usually, the goals are small things to be mindful of as you continue your week until the next time we meet. You will get my full real authentic self and I hope you are ready to begin this journey with me. I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, intimacy related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, substance use / abuse, career coaching & career difficulties. 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!

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Felicia Bessman

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefIntimacy-related issues
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Michaela Stewart

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, 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. 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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Marla Anderson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Hello - My name is Marla Anderson, and I am an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) from Northeast Texas. I started my counseling career as a school counselor more than 15 years ago. I began to make the change to an LPC in 2018, working both sides (school counseling and private practice). I fully made the crossover in June of 2021. During that time until the present, I have had the privilege to work with people from ages 3 to 73. I have experience in helping my clients work through stress and anxiety, addiction issues, depression, and anger management as well as motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating all my clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion and working together to come up with the best treatment plan to meet unique and specific needs. Making the choice to reach out for help is a big step, and the first step is always the hardest. Congratulations on taking that first step towards a healthier you. I look forward to our journey.

How to find counseling in Farmers Branch

Finding the best therapist close by in Farmers Branch 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 Farmers Branch. 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 Farmers Branch, 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 Farmers Branch 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 Farmers Branch 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 Farmers Branch, elsewhere in Dallas, 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 Farmers Branch area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Farmers Branch 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 Farmers Branch 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 Farmers Branch 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 Farmers Branch, 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 Farmers Branch 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 Farmers Branch 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 Farmers Branch 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 Farmers Branch 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 Farmers Branch 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 75234 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 Farmers Branch 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 Farmers Branch 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 Farmers Branch, 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.

Farmers Branch 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 Farmers Branch:

75234, 75244

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