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Deborah Keklak

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA ,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

Hello, my name is Deborah but most people call me Debbie. I have been a Professional Counselor for 20 years and have had the opportunity to work with many interesting people so far. One of the things that is very important to me is our professional relationship. Together we will work on building trust and respect for one another so the environment is one where you feel completely safe sharing any thoughts, feelings, or ideas that you have. I will be on this journey with you, guiding you and supporting you the whole way. The goal is for you to get to that place where you have the skills, tools and thoughts to help you get to where you want to be and make your life as fulfilling as you choose. Everyone is unique and that is part of the beauty of the process, no person is like you and every thought you have is yours and any feeling is one that you can be comfortable owning. We will work at a pace that you are comfortable with and you will be challenged and given HW if this something that helps. To avoid being overwhelmed, we will be organizing each issue and tackling each bit at a time until pieces of the puzzle begin to start fitting together. I have experience working with family issues, depression, anxiety, panic, self-esteem, marital difficulties, loneliness, abandonment, trust, behavioral issues and more. I want you to know that what you say and feel is very important and you deserve to be heard, you matter. You also deserve to have that life you want. I can give you tools to work with and I can help you use them as needed for everyday life. I am eclectic in that I use different treatment modalities as needed. I may use Client Centered and then move to Behavioral Therapy and then on to Cognitive Restructuring as needed and it all comes down to what works best for you and where we are in the process. As we move forward, we will continue to work on the next hurdle until the road becomes more manageable. Every road has bumps along the way but it is how you learn to control the bumps that makes you in control of the ride. Life is YOUR journey and YOU will be in the driver’s seat. You can do this. I look forward to meeting you!

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Christopher Christianson

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience

I am mainly a cognitive behavioral therapist that has 15 years experience working with couple and adults. I have worked with clients on many different types of issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment disorders, personality disorders, communication issues, pre-marital counseling, and couples counseling. It's very important that my clients feel they are receiving the appropriate services that they desire. Therefore, I regularly check in with clients and ask for their feedback and their therapeutic progress. I welcome questions about anything and at any time from clients. If there are concerns from a client, I work hard to addresses these concerns. My therapy style is warm, accepting, empathetic, compassionate and non-judgmental.

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Andrew Roberts

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseADHD
6 years of experience

Andrew Roberts, MA, LMFT received his B.S. of Psychology and Minor of Marriage and Family Studies from Brigham Young University-Idaho and his M.A. of Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. After completing his schooling, Andrew worked full-time as a clinical therapist at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health in League City, working with teens from all over the country that were in residential treatment for a wide variety of issues, including (but not limited to): oppositional defiance/conduct concerns, mood instability, parent-child interaction, personality disorders (including Borderline Personality Disorder), suicidality and self-harm, substance use, and aggression. In recent years, Andrew has transitioned into private practice, working primarily with teens and adults for issues of trauma, mood disorders, and relational concerns (whether marital or familial). While his physical office is located in the Southeast Houston area, he meets exclusively online with BetterHelp subscribers through the BetterHelp platform. Andrew employs various models of therapy depending upon the particular problem and the appropriate fit for the client. However, most of the treatment methods utilized incorporate a large cognitive-behavioral approach (including DBT/mindfulness skills).

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Lisa Nieves

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Anger managementSelf esteemADHD
8 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 6 years of professional social work experience. I earned my Masters of Social Work from the University of Texas at San Antonio. My experience comes from working with non-profits and in school settings. I have experience working with clients of all ages including early childhood, school-aged children, adolescents, parents, foster parents, and grandparents. My experience includes working with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, adjustment issues, grief, trauma, attachment issues, and ADHD. It is my passion to serve others through supporting and empowering them to be their best selves. I aim to create a safe space for clients to come during difficult stages in life without fear of judgement. My counseling style is supportive, interactive, and strength-based. I utilize strategies from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. Because every client is unique, our work will be individualized to fit your specific goals and needs. You already took the first step towards change! Starting the process takes courage, but if you are ready for that step it will be worth it. We will work as a team to get you where you want to be and I will be there to help you feel empowered and encouraged along the way. I look forward to working with you!

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Asuqwo Ekene

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been working in the mental health field for about eight years. I have worked with adolescents, adults, and the elderly. I have helped individuals adjust to major life changes such as grief and loss, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, anger management, pain management, and other issues individuals experience. I provide an empathetic, compassionate and nonjudgmental space for my clients to be accepted and feel safe. I utilize person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and a strength-based approach to meet each individual's needs while also being culturally competent. During the initial visit, we will begin discussing what brought you to therapy and what you would like to receive from our sessions together.

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Joanne Simpson

Offering therapy in TX
Trauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issues
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years in private practice and 3 years of experience working in a psychiatric hospital setting. During this time, I’ve helped clients process trauma and abuse, helped them cope with grief, & intimacy related issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where they’re able to share their thoughts and feelings without any fear of judgment. My style is very conversational and casual, which helps clients feel comfortable & allow themselves to let their guard down a bit. It takes so much courage to seek help. That courage often comes from a place of frustration or even feeing “stuck”. I’m here to support you as we look for ways to help you feel empowered & “unstuck”. I look forward to partnering with you.

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Tara Sims

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping 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, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Nicole Saladino

Offering therapy in TX
AddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Kimberly Gallegos

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hey there! My name is Kim and I appreciate you taking the time to read this. I have been a therapist for over 3 years and have been working in the mental health field for a little over 10 years. I've worked in the outpatient and inpatient setting and have experience with people who are struggling with everything from depression, anxiety, body image issues, chemical dependency, life purpose, relationship concerns, and everything in between. I like to believe this journey is yours and it is my responsibility to meet you where you're at and hopefully help you get to where you want to be. I would be lying to you if I said this is easy, I'm sure even signing up for this service was a challenge, but it is rewarding. My goal as a therapist is to first do no harm and secondly, to help you get to know yourself as best as possible. My approaches vary from person centered, cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and rational emotional behavioral therapy. I will challenge you but I will also guide you through the challenges. I appreciate your time and effort in reading this far! I hope to hear from you soon!

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Kellie King

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, grief, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, addictions and confidence. It is fundamental to me to treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I believe it is important to work with what the client defines as problematic. Together, we will explore these problematic areas through the context of relationships, roles, and societal pressures, A unique treatment plan will be designed to reconnect the client with a deeper understanding of the authentic self. A foundational tenet of my work rests on the belief that rediscovering joy entails reconnecting with the core Self and mustering the courage and capacity to authentically express oneself. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy is brave. I look forward to hearing from you and getting started.

How to find counseling in Fulton

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Fulton 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 Fulton 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 Fulton 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 Fulton, 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 Fulton 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 Fulton 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 Fulton 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 Fulton 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 Fulton 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 78382 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 Fulton 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 Fulton 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 Fulton, 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.

Fulton 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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78358, 78382

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