Therapy is an increasingly popular way to address threats to mental and emotional well-being, along with other concerns. A therapist may help you find the tools needed to manage mental conditions, overcome adverse circumstances, and achieve personal growth. They can also likely help you take proactive steps toward self-improvement, even if you aren’t facing a threat to your mental wellness. Many therapists help their clients explore their authentic selves, learn proactive strategies to introduce positive feelings, or set achievable goals for the future. 

Mental health professionals strive to create a non-judgmental environment where you can be open and honest without fear of repercussions. They might help you feel grateful for wonderful experiences to introduce more positivity into your life or demonstrate understanding of adverse circumstances you have overcome. Whatever your need may be, a therapist can likely offer support, guidance, and encouragement. 

Therapists also commonly work with couples and families to help romantic partners communicate or reduce family conflict. Whether independently or alongside loved ones, if you’re ready to start working with a therapist, Friendswood, TX, has plenty of professionals ready to help. You should also consider online therapy when searching for a practitioner. In the not-too-distant past, a person living in Friendswood might need to travel as far as San Antonio to find mental healthcare. Thanks to increases in the number of people receiving degrees in counseling and psychotherapy, coupled with advanced technological options like online therapy, it is often considerably simpler to schedule an appointment with a mental health professional than years ago. 

Online therapy allows you to attend therapy from home without traveling to an office, making it significantly more convenient for many. If online therapy interests you, you might look at the providers listed below, all offering services to Friendswood and the surrounding communities. You can open their profile to see their training, areas of specialty, and reviews from past clients to make an informed decision about whether they are a good fit for you.

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Kaitlen Forman

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,M.S.,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a therapist

You know that person you always see nuzzled up with their favorite book in the corner of the local coffee shop sipping on a latte? That’s me. I’m the type of person who loves simplicity. I thrive off spending time with my husband and two kids. I love having game nights with friends and laughing till my cheeks hurt, studying the Bible, working out until my body feels like mush, and taking road trips to new places. This is me. What you see is what you get. Let’s be real though, life doesn’t always look like butterflies and rainbows. In fact, it can feel like an absolute beating. If you’re reading this, I’m guessing this is one of your “sometimes.” Stress, depression, emptiness, anxiety, and self-judgment are constantly knocking at our doors. It’s the worst, but the good news is it doesn’t have to stay that way. For as long as I can remember, my greatest passion in life has been to help people overcome the lows life presents. I absolutely love helping people. It's not what I do, it's who I am. My goal is to listen and equip you, so you can keep climbing higher in this journey called life. I'd love to chat if you're ready to get out of a valley in your life.

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Gladys Wilson

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): M.A,NCC,LPC
Family conflictsParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a therapist

Hello- I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the helping profession for over 5 years. It is a journey that has taken me beyond anything I had imagined. I have had the privilege of working with children, teens, and adults. I also have experience working with individuals who are looking for continuity of care, after leaving a psychiatric hospital. I have spent a considerable amount of time working with individuals using Cognitive Behavior therapy, but I like to tailor my counseling to the individual’s needs. Therefore, my style also consists of Jungian techniques, gestalt techniques, and person-centered therapy. Let me facilitate your journey. I look forward to hearing from you. My hours are typically in the evening. If you do not see a time that works for you on my calendar, I will be happy to schedule an appointment that meets your needs. Sincerely Gladys Wilson

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Dr. Anthony Montez

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
26 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a PhD in Human Services with a specialization in counseling. My therapeutic style includes the concept that the counselor/client relationship is, in itself, a clinical helping strategy. My clinical style also includes narratives, vignettes, or brief stories designed to help illustrate or illuminate client circumstances in a non-threatening manner. This technique encourages clients to derive parallels to their own circumstances. I work with individuals and couples. Historically, most of my clientele have been adults/couples, followed by adolescents, and then older children. I currently work with adults only. Most of my therapeutic services involve adult relationship issues. These include adjusting to major life events and various forms of loss including health, divorce, empty nest issues, and intimacy problems. People commonly experience symptoms consistent with depression and anxiety during these life events. Additionally, I work with attention deficit disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, work related stress problems, adjustment issues, and general faith or spiritual issues. However, I am not a Christian based or Faith based therapist. Like most mental health clinicians, I have an eclectic approach to counseling in that I borrow from several theories of human behavior and development. However, I gravitate to the existential/transpersonal model in that I'm interested in what the person is experiencing today while considering the concept that people are spiritual beings embodied. I incorporate the cognitive behavioral model and, at times, utilize a more psychoanalytic model exploring the person's childhood experiences within a developmental context. My personal counseling philosophy consists of three fundamental pillars: 1. Human beings are spiritual beings embodied (Existential/Transpersonal Theory). 2. My clientele and I are more alike than different. Things important to me, as a person tend to be important to all people in general. For this reason, a positive counselor/client relationship may function as a therapeutic strategy. 3. The people I serve have the answers they seek before treatment begins. The therapeutic process serves to illuminate paths/options so that answers become more clearly visible. AVAILABILITY SCHEDULE I schedule 8 sessions per day, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. I take an hour break from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. This schedule enables me to provide 40 sessions per week, each session lasting 45 minutes.

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Raechelle Gaffney

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): M.S.,LMFT,Ed.S
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with two decades of experience in the Social and Family Health Services field. I am licensed in Florida and Texas. I am a graduate of Florida State University (BS) and Nova Southeastern University (M.S. and Ed.S). I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing compassionate application of Solution Focused Therapy and family systems’ techniques addressing both individual and family relationship dynamics. Prior to joining Better Help I was a Hospital Case Manager therefore; I have compassion for vulnerable persons needing guidance in this journey of life. I have worked in various community settings managing and assisting persons in gaining access to vital social, medical, housing, educational and other services. My passions include serving underserved and geriatric populations. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! Sincerely, Raechelle Gaffney, LMFT

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Erica Anderson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
7 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. 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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Shannon Renfro

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issues
16 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I also have experience working with parenting issues. 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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Rebecca Leineweber

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, my name is Rebecca Leineweber. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas. I offer client-centered therapy to Texas residents. Together we will identify goals for all areas of your life and create "bite-size" action steps you can take towards reaching them. We will explore your own motivation, strength, and resiliency throughout the therapy process. My approach is rooted in Solution-Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which strives to understand the relationship between beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors. Together, we will problem solve how to shift patterns of thinking that are not serving you well. I incorporate visuals, self-guided reflections, and some pen to paper exercises. I believe my role as a therapist is to help you untangle the “knots” in life sometimes created by relationships, life transitions, loneliness, social discrimination, body trauma, religious trauma, or difficult childhood experiences. I hope to provide relief from the overwhelm of life, help you add coping tools to your toolbox, and strengthen social support in your own community. You deserve a safe and compassionate space and I look forward to connecting with you.

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Angela Anderson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas and North Carolina with 4 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! I look forward to working with you to help you get to where you want to be and become the person you were born to be.

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Oluremi Ladeji

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
3 years of experience as a 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, trauma, and abuse, & bipolar disorder. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I work with adults and children to overcome anxiety and depression through group and individual counseling. I also work with groups and individuals struggling in marriage. I counsel children whose parents are going through divorce or separation to minimize the short- and long-term effects of divorce on children’s schoolwork, emotional health, and spiritual life. 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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Jaclyn Rubio

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteem
3 years of experience as a 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, & 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.

How to find counseling in Friendswood

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Friendswood 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 Friendswood 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 Friendswood 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).

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

Therapists in Friendswood, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Friendswood 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 Friendswood 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?

BetterHelp's verified Friendswood 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 Friendswood 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 Friendswood 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.

Friendswood 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 Friendswood 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 Friendswood 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 77546 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 Friendswood 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 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 Friendswood.

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 from a therapist. A Friendswood 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 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 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 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 Friendswood, 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.

Friendswood 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 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.

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 Friendswood:

77546, 77549

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