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Tavia James

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionADHD
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi my name is Tavia. I'm a Texas State Board Licensed Professional Counselor. I hold a Master's Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling with an emphasis in Ethnic Minorities from Southern University and A&M College. During my academic work, I was inducted in Chi Sigma Iota, an international honor society. I began my professional counseling journey, working with individuals with disabilities both physical and mental specifically targeting workforce adjustments. Later in my career, I received additional education to provide clinical psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, and families with diverse backgrounds and ranges of concern. In addition, I have formal training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). My specialties includes creating strategies and support building to address disability issues, trauma, work/life balance, depression, and anxiety provoking thoughts. I believe in a holistic and solution-focused approach to treatment- partnering with individuals to exceed their life goals and feel better about themselves and the future ahead. My therapeutic style involves providing insight, strategies, and realistic tools whenever possible to help you have a workable blueprint for the following days, months, and years to come. If this aligns with your plan, then I look forward to hearing from you soon. I'm thrilled you took the initial step to seek support for a more purposefully and happier life! I'm a firm believer that change happens we match desire with our conscious imagination. If you are ready to take that step I am here to walk along side while supporting and empowering you. Total wellness and restoration, Tavia J.

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Raven Brown-McKinney

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,CLC
Self esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Life Coach with 15 years experience partnering with individuals, families, adolescents, and women to help them reach their goals and live more fulfilling and healthy lives. Dealing with stress, depression, work, family or personal issues? Balancing work, family, friends, and life can be overwhelming. Partnering with a therapist to overcome life's challenges can be essential to living a healthy and fulfilling life. I am an experienced Social Worker with crisis intervention, assessment, domestic violence, health education, and coaching experience. I have been successful working with adults to reach their highest potential for more than 15 years. My counseling style is open, warm, and collaborative. My approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapies. I will collaborate with you to create a treatment plan that helps you reach your individual goals. A real therapist for real people! Make the first step to enjoying your new life!

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Laura Woelfel

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
24 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor with over 25 years of experience. I am a fourth-generation Texan/Austinite. I have experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, family problems, relationship issues, and learning issues such as ADHD, Dyslexia, and those on the Autism Spectrum. I also have experience with military veterans and their families, as I have previously worked as a Military and Family Life Counselor. My approach to counseling is integrative. My response to the client is specific to the client's needs and can change within and across sessions. This allows for the incorporation of different theoretical approaches as may be needed for the specific client. Within an integrative counseling approach, I may use a series of cognitive-behavioral methods to bring awareness to the client on how his/her thoughts and behaviors are interconnected. Also, while using an integrated development model (IDM) I can provide structure or “scaffolding” to incorporate new knowledge and skills to advance new learning/awareness for the client. As a counselor, sometimes I may act as a teacher, helping you learn new insight and tools to help you with your goals. Sometimes I may act as a coach or mentor, supporting you and encouraging you to continue to move forward. Finally, I may act as a consultant, giving you feedback on issues that are keeping you from your goals. Overall this is your journey and I will be here to support and guide you to achieve your goals.

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Yolanda Orta Swope

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC-S
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementCoaching
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have been practicing counseling for 11 years. I work with adult individual seeking to address anxiety, depression, anger, and trauma; however, most clients eventually share how these feelings and issues are related to their life's experiences and how they impact their important relationships (Partners, children, parents, work, etc). I help my clients walk both aspects of these needs: Their individual concerns and their relationships/family challenges. I can help with individual processing of feelings, behaviors, symptoms; as well as, increasing understanding and knowledge, skill building, and much more.

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Kaitlin Taylor

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Shelby Wright

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,MS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, congratulations on your self awareness and taking the first step to seek counseling. Counseling is a means to improve yourself and become your best self. It does require effort and action and you are ready for the journey. My name is Shelby Wright, I am an LPC in the state of Texas. I understand the anxiety, pressure and information overload placed on individuals today at work, home, and society. I am here to listen and not judge and help you explore and get in touch with your emotions and cognitive ability. You are in the prime of your life, you have more cognitive skills than your realize or are given credit for. You are in the best years of your brain development and are developing your talents to find your passions and be your best self that includes permission to feel all emotions. I have experience in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, family and peer conflict, LBGTQ+, and gender issues. I strive to create a diverse, inclusive, accepting, and welcoming space for all. I look forward to working with you on your journey.

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Ronna Huckaby

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed,LPCS,Ronna Huckaby
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor, Texas board approved supervisor and executive coach. I have been working with individuals and couples throughout my 20+ year career. I have worked with client concerns that included but not limited to, domestic violence issues, self-esteem, depression, relationship stress, infidelity, anxiety, anger and adoption. I have had the opportunity to present trainings and workshops on the state and national level. Most of my expertise centers around issues of domestic violence, adoption issues, anger and depression. I truly believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is the key to success. While I utilize a cognitive approach I also use many different techniques and approaches from many other theories. Clients are the experts in their own lives, I aim to work with the client to uncover the answers that they seek-I look forward to the opportunity to meet you.

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John Funk

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas and New Mexico, in NM I have 20 years of working with the highest social work license, and in TX I have 13 years of working with the highest social work license. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, depression, PTSD, OCD, panic and phobias. I work with 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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Ezekiel Oduola

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 30 years of professional work experience. My specialization areas include helping clients struggling with stress, anxiety and depression, relationship issues, personal and family conflicts, grief and loss. I work collaboratively with my clients to achieve desired change and problem resolution, in an open, 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 pleased that you have made that difficult decision.

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Angela Ingram

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Greetings, It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping youth and adult clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I have a passion for providing client centered therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and whichever therapeutic approach meets your needs. 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. I look forward to the opportunity to support, empower, and walk beside you on your journey.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Fort Stockton

Finding the best therapist close by in Fort Stockton 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 Fort Stockton 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 Fort Stockton. 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 Fort Stockton, 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 Fort Stockton 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 Fort Stockton 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 Fort Stockton area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Fort Stockton 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 Fort Stockton, elsewhere in Pecos, 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 Fort Stockton 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 Fort Stockton 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 Fort Stockton 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 Fort Stockton 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 Fort Stockton online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Fort Stockton, 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 Fort Stockton 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 Fort Stockton 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 Fort Stockton 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 Fort Stockton 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 Fort Stockton 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 Fort Stockton?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Fort Stockton 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.

Fort Stockton 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 Fort Stockton 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 Fort Stockton 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 79735 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 Fort Stockton counselor?

Before seeing your Fort Stockton 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 Fort Stockton.

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 Fort Stockton 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 Fort Stockton 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 Fort Stockton, 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.

Fort Stockton 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.

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.

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