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Kevin Thompson

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
13 years of experience

I have been a professional counselor in Texas for over 12 years. I received my BS in Psychology and MA in Counseling from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. I served as counselor for the mental health community centers in Texas for over 10 years and helped many people with a wide range of mental health challenges. I am also trained in trauma informed care. I worked for 3 years with military personnel and their families on issues related to mental health, family relationships, and military service. My primary tools for counseling are solution focused therapy, cognitive therapy, and helping you to define what constitutes a happy and healthy life while supporting you in achieving it. We can incorporate mindfulness, positive psychology, cognitive therapy, and any number of therapeutic tools to get you to where you feel you want and need to be. All services I provide are client centered and seek to fulfill your needs in a way that provides increased clarity, stability, and a greater sense of peace.

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Kirsten Jackson

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Life is complex! Everyone goes through struggles, experience difficulties, and face setbacks. Sometimes emotions and circumstances can feel overwhelming. Therapy encourages open and honest dialogue about issues that are causing distress in an individual’s life. In a therapeutic relationship, clients work to identify and understand how these stressors impact their life, plus develop strategies to manage the symptoms. If you long to live more fully, connect with others more authentically, and accept yourself, flaws and all, you are in the right place! My name is Kirsten, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 6 years of experience. I received my Master’s in Social Work from Texas A&M University-Commerce and have experience across a variety of treatment settings. My work with clients is supportive, goal-oriented, and rooted in proven methods. I am passionate about creating a space for anyone who chooses to boldly take control of their lives and has the desire to be mentally and emotionally healthy. It is my goal to provide a positive, non-judgmental, and supportive environment in which you feel both seen and heard. I work collaboratively with you to identify your strengths, areas for growth and help you move along the path to change. I draw from various therapeutic modalities to create a tailored approach based on your presenting concerns, goals, and motivation. Sometimes we need additional support to reach our potential and navigate change, and it is my honor to be a helping hand in your life. I am committed to assisting individuals in building on their existing strengths and exploring, setting, and meeting achievable goals. Let's take this journey together!

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Jessica Wade

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,PSC
Parenting issues
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Professional School Counselor licensed in Texas with 8 years of experience working with children and families. I have experience working with teens managing ADHD, organizational skills, time management, conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, and family relationships. I also have experience working with teens with learning differences and behavior disorders. With adults, I have experience working with relationships, family, parenting, and career planning. My counseling style is focused on the client. I am here to help process and work through whatever you would like to focus on each session. I believe every client wants to work on bettering their life and I am so happy to help them on that journey! Whether you have specific goals or just want a non-judgmental listening ear, I am happy to be that person to help you along the way! A little about my sessions - I have mostly evenings available during the week and Sunday afternoons with both 30 minute and 45 minute sessions available. For initial sessions, please schedule a 45 minute session so we have enough time to get to know each other. During that session and subsequent sessions, you may find 30 minutes are more appropriate for your needs. Please feel free to ask me which would be best to schedule and we can discuss it together. You are a strong person reaching out for help and I would be proud to be your counselor! I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Daniela Alayon

Offering therapy in TX
License: Psy.D,LPA,ASOTP
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteem
10 years of experience

I am a bilingual therapist licensed in Texas and Puerto Rico with over 10 years of experience working with youth, adults, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and issues including Depression, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Family Conflict, relationship issues , and other stressors/problems. I have also worked with people who have experienced sexual and physical abuse. My therapy style is relaxed, empathetic, and open minded. I believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect and listened to. My approach is cognitive behavioral but also incorporate a solution-focused and client-centered approach. I will, of course, tailor treatment to meet the client's needs and concerns in order to serve them in the best possible way and individualize treatment. It is courageous and brave to seek treatment and it would be my pleasure to help you take the first steps towards change. I look forward to working together with you.

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Allyson Medina

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Ezekiel Oduola

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
30 years of experience

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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Amy LaMarca Lyon

Offering therapy in TX
GriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with cancer and other chronic illnesses; grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, coping with life changes, & executive and professional coaching. 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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Allison Maspero

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

In addition to anxiety and depression, I treat trauma and those that desire to explore their sexuality and/or have relationship problems. I am a certified hypnotherapist and have found hypnosis beneficial to those wanting to reduce fears, change habits, or address emotional pain. Additionally, I am trained in sex coaching, TF-CBT, CPT, and Gottman therapy.

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Breeze Cervantes

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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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Amanda Montoya-Cuellar

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Friona

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Friona 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 Friona 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 Friona 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 Friona, 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 Friona 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 Friona 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 Friona 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 Friona 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 Friona 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 79035 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 Friona 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 Friona 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 Friona, 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.

Friona 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.

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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 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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