Living in Freeport allows you to enjoy the beauty of the Gulf of Mexico every single day. Clear skies and warm temperatures are enough to keep most people very happy. Those that are suffering from anxiety issues or depression problems will often have trouble enjoying the finer things in life. It isn't easy to get through the internal suffering that mental health problems bring about, but you can seek help.

If you can reach out to a Freeport counselor, then you will be able to make progress. Having someone who is going to listen and offer their advice will prove to be invaluable. You can start to feel more normal about life and will be able to work through your issues. Contacting a Freeport-area counselor today can allow you to start turning the tides on your depression.

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Farhat Hasan

Offering therapy in TX
License: M Ed , Ed.S.,NCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
17 years of experience

Thank you for your interest in learning more about me. My name is Farhat Hasan, and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. I have an Educational Specialist degree in Counseling from Mississippi State University (2016) and a Master of Education degree in Counseling from the University of Mississippi (2004). With 17 years of experience as a counselor in both face-to-face and online modalities, I have provided services to clients from diverse backgrounds in various settings, including schools, residential drug rehabilitation centers, in-patient and outpatient facilities, as well as group homes. My extensive professional background in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, clinics, and schools has equipped me with exceptional abilities and clinical expertise, enabling me to assist my clients in achieving their unique goals. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anger management, family conflict, relationship conflicts, drug abuse, post-partum stress, and trauma/abuse. Additionally, I have worked with clients dealing with depression, mild autism, international students/spouses, and immigrant populations. My counseling philosophy is based on accepting the individual, considering their background, life experiences, and personal beliefs. Employing a client-centered approach, I collaborate with clients to help them develop insight and identify their strengths, empowering them to make immediate changes. I also assist them in monitoring their progress to ensure they continue working towards their goals. I provide guidance, encouragement, and, when appropriate, challenge them to overcome obstacles independently. Above all, I offer a listening ear to understand and validate clients' thoughts and emotions, helping them devise a plan to move forward. Therapy, for me, is a journey that can be both enjoyable and straightforward. I meet my clients where they are, recognizing the courage and determination it takes to seek help. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. -Farhat

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James Caldwell

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.Ed, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

Hello! My name is James and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have over 20 years of experience as a therapist in both clinical and educational settings. I earned my Master’s degree in counseling from The University of North Texas in 1998. My specialties include working with individuals (adults/adolescents), families and couples with a wide range of clinical issues such anxiety, depression, anger and stress management, family conflict, parenting, relationship issues and adjusting to unexpected changes with everyday living. I believe we all want happiness, contentment and a general sense of satisfaction with ourselves and in our relationships. But, sometimes, life’s challenges can throw us off track. Therapy is an opportunity to more thoroughly understand the obstacles that get in our way and discover new ways to cope with them. I believe it's not the stress in our lives but our reaction to it that leads to emotional disturbance. If we change the way we think it often changes the way we feel and behave. Many times clients describe themselves as feeling ‘stuck” or “overwhelmed”. Therapy offers an opportunity to “regroup” and discover ways to become “un-stuck” and confident you can deal with life's ups and downs. My job is to assist you in this process, By working in a relaxed, encouraging, supportive environment goals emerge which allows us to develop coping strategies and a plan of action. A little about me - I have been married for 25 years and I have two college age kids. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, camping, playing the drums and watching too much Nexflix! (Note: I’m trying to cut back on the Netflix. Let me know if you know of a good therapist!).

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Jonathan Ybarra

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.Ed., LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
18 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and with over 16 years of professional counseling experience in outpatient, inpatient, community mental health and private practice settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns. I have worked with clients in many different stages of life as well. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for you to have the freedom to explore and process your life situation(s) which may be contributing to uncomfortable feelings and behaviors. My desire is to see you overcome obstacles in your life so that you can move forward and improve the quality of life you desire and deserve. It is my desire to listen, understand, and be helpful to you to the fullest extent of my professional ability. Although I use an integrated approach to counseling that includes various theories and techniques tailored to your specific needs; my overall approaches are based on Client Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, and Solution Focused Therapies. My goal is to shape the counseling experience that is unique to you and that meets your needs of healing and change and to collaboratively find solutions to your difficulties. I may at times speak with professional colleagues about our work without asking permission, but all identities will be disguised.  Clients under 18 do not have full confidentiality from the parents.  Special note on confidentiality with children and adolescents: Personal information shared by a child during an individual session will be kept confidential unless it involves imminent danger to the child or someone else. Young people will not confide in a counselor if they believe that personal information will be revealed to their parents. Please Note: I do not perform home study evaluations, nor do I assist with legal custody issues. Nor do I work with couples. If your problem is a marital or couples related issue, I shall refer you to someone who specializes in these types of issues. I do not provide or perform psychiatric diagnosis. I do not provide ESA (Emotional Support Animal) letters I do not perform fit for duty evaluations or assessments I do not work with addiction issues It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to share your “best hopes” and to work towards, what I like to refer to as a “preferred future”. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and encourage you. I look forward to working with you! Please note that before our first meeting, there is an intake process which I can help walk you through.

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Dr. Tommy Thomas

Offering therapy in TX
License: PhD
Coaching
41 years of experience

I am an Educational Psychologist licensed in Texas with over 40 years of experience working as an executive coach, trainer, writer, publisher, and group facilitator. I have worked with individual and organizational clients with a wide range of concerns including leadership, personal relationships, work relationships, life purpose, self-understanding, and culture transformation. Visit my personal website at www.DrTommyThomas.com to learn more about my experience and me. I am a deep listener so that I can understand you. I am also very accepting of whoever you are and whatever your life situation and problems entail.. I believe in treating anyone with patience, respect, and compassion, and I believe in treating you as a unique individual. My approach combines an understanding of people and relationships through strengths for which I have been a primary developer since 1982. I have taught thousands of people to use Opposite Strengths in their lives. Self-knowledge and self-acceptance are the first steps in living a healthy life. I am here to help you do that and then tackle whatever problems you are experiencing in life using your strengths and your ability to flex to meet the needs of various life situations. I believe in providing you with the resources you can use without me so that very quickly you will be on your own again. I look forward to getting to know you and assist you in solving whatever life challenges you are facing! Dr. Tommy

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Beth Snear

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Robin Britt

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoaching
21 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, & 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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Jasmine Harris

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, parenting 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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Raquel Colbert-Dawson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I help individuals and couples work through the layers of life experience so they can chart a path to living their best and healthiest life. Individuals and couples that have a high level of success while working with me have these five things in common: 1. They are ready to commit to their personal growth 2. They see the value in working through relationship issues including communication and intimacy related issues. 3. They are committed to building their self-values, esteem, and confidence. 4. They are done with making excuses. 5. They are open to trusting the process of therapy. I am licensed in Oklahoma and Texas with over a decade of professional work experience. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Let’s get started.

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Laurel Tate

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

I am licensed in Texas with 40 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 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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Bernina Alagic

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemADHD
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 9 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 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!

How to find counseling in Freeport

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Freeport 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 Freeport 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 Freeport 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 Freeport, 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 Freeport 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 Freeport 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 Freeport 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 Freeport 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 Freeport 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 77541 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 Freeport 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 Freeport 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 Freeport, 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.

Freeport 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 Freeport:

77541, 77542

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