There’s no place more patriotic than Gainesville, Texas many would say. The apple pie is sweeter, the people are friendlier, and the skies are bigger in this small town. But not everyone in Gainesville is enjoying a life full of sweet things. Many of us, no matter where we live in the U.S. struggle with our mental health.

If you’re in need of a little support so that you can start enjoying all wonderful things life has to offer, please reach out to a Gainesville-area mental health professional today. They will be able to assess your needs and provide the services that will help you most.

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Crystal Dungan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello there, my name is Crystal Dungan, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I hold a masters in Community Counseling from Webster University. I got my start in counseling working at a psychiatric hospital working with a large variety in population varying from adults, military, veterans, senior behavioral, rehabilitation services, and children and adolescents. Currently I have the privilege of working with the military and their families focusing on short term solution based counseling; working with individuals or focusing on couples counseling. My approach to counseling is some what laid back, I like my client to feel relaxed and at ease, to feel as if they are having a conversation with a friend. I still maintain professional boundaries, but try to remove any anxiety that comes with receiving any new services. My style is very flexible and I will do my best to tailor my approach to best suit your needs. This is my life's passion and I look forward to sharing that experience with you.

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Kelly Brast

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC-S,LSOTP,CART
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am the owner and lead therapist at Kelly's Counseling Services. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling from Sam Houston State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider, and Certified Anger Resolution Therapist. I have over 30 years experience working in the Mental Health field with 20 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have worked with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, sexual abuse, physical abuse, major mental/physical illnesses, grief, life changes, family issues, peer problems, and abandonment issues with a specialization in Sexual Issues and Anger Management. I have worked with many facets of my field to include Foster Care, County Probation/Parole, Residential Treatment Centers, State Hospitals, State Schools, MHMR Authorities, Private Schools, and Private Practices. I use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Psychotherapy to facilitate the growth and development of each client. I have dedicated my life to the betterment of all people regardless of race, religion, gender, age, or sexual orientation without judgement and am a Cancer Survivor who understands how easily life can change.

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Brady Daniel

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, I am Brady Daniel, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. I earned my graduate degree in counseling at Dallas Baptist University. I have been practicing since 2006. Eight of those years were counseling within the pastoral care department within the local church, and five years in private practice. I provide an integrative approach to counseling that is interactive, compassionate, and non-judgmental while assessing and addressing the physical, the spiritual and our thoughts, choices, and emotions. I specialize in men's issues, couples, and families/parenting. I have extensive training in a range of modalities including strength-based coaching, family therapy, and rational emotive counseling. I am an educator to undergraduate Biblical Counseling students and Marriage and Family students who are pursuing their goal of becoming counselors. I enjoy watching movies, spending time at the beach, working out and most of all, spending time with my family. I look forward to hearing from you and to work with you!

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Kenneth Brown

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 8 years experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. My focus is helping adults who may be dealing with mental health and or substance abuse issues. It is my goal to help my clients overcome their challenges in order for them to live healthier, happier, lives. I am a person centered, solution focused therapist with an eclectic approach to treatment. I do not believe in a "one size fits all" approach to therapy. We are all individuals and what works for some, may not work for others. I look forward to meeting my clients where they are and helping them get to where they want to be in their journey toward positive change and recovery. All that being said, please be aware that the therapeutic process is a a collaborative one, as your counselor, I will do all I can to help you so long as you do all you can to adhere to your appointment times and apply what you learn. I firmly believe you will get out of the process exactly what you are willing to put in.

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Dr. Jovaria Baig

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I am also licensed in Virginia! I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. Clients tell me I'm helpful, witty, intellectual, and caring. 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. Have you ever felt sad? Anxious? Nervous? lonely? Have you ever had severe racing thoughts? I have experience helping people who suffer from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction related issues, grief/loss, and family/multicultural related issues.

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Carolyn Bruce

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

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with supervising privileges, and a licensed mental health provider with many areas of professional experience and personal experiences. I have extensive knowledge in working with minority populations. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. 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!

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Jill Ofoh

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsCoping with life changesADHD
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (adhd). 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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'Eja Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC - S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

With a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and almost a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, teens, and families , I am passionate about offering and providing elite therapeutic services. I believe our environment and experiences shape us but do not have to define us or lock us into anxiousness, shame, confusion, or fear. I am an advocate for seeking self care through therapy services while learning to walk in the truth about ourselves and not the falsehoods of past trauma, interactions, and/or relationships. Using a variety of different therapeutic techniques, I am able to engage, build rapport, and foster a trust filled, judgement free relationship with those I serve. I maintain a level of respect that acknowledges the client is the expert of their lives and I am simply a tool using the calling on my life to assist in the healing process. I am well versed to address such issues as anxiety, self esteem issues, communication issues, relational issues, grief, adolescent struggles, adjustment issues, and an abundance of other issues. I graciously extend myself to you and I look forward to hearing from you today.

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Jane Green

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyDepressionADHD
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I came to counseling later in life and strive to help my clients set and achieve their own dreams and goals. I am licensed in Texas with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, confidence, intimacy related issues, anxiety & depression. I also have experience working with and 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. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness but of strength. 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. I am also well versed in dealing with adult ADHD and related coping strategies. I have experience in the psychological aspects of living with chronic health problems. I am not married to only one therapy type. Individual and varied issues often require varied approaches

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Jonelle Browne-Finley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! I am clinical therapist licensed in District of Columbia and Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I graduated from University of Southern California and have been embedded within the military community as a service member, as a spouse and as a civilian service worker. I have helped many clients with varying concerns including depression and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges and trauma. I have also worked with individuals and couples who have experienced physical and emotional abuse. As a life and career coach, I mentored budding professionals as well as seasoned executives toward their self identified purpose. Providing motivation and support to increase their confidence in their role. Our sessions will be warm and inviting. My approach combines a dialectic and cognitive-behavioral aspects as well as a humanistic element which I will tailor to meet your specific need. You have taken the most difficult step, you are here. I ask you to come just as you are and allow me to provide the support needed to empower you toward your goal. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and I am proud of your steps towards change. I look forward to supporting and encouraging you and I am excited about this venture we will take together.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Gainesville

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Gainesville 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 Gainesville, elsewhere in Cooke, or in the greater state of Texas.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Gainesville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Gainesville 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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville may not take health insurance, some in the state of Texas may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Gainesville, 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 Gainesville psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Gainesville 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 Gainesville helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Gainesville therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Gainesville therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Gainesville?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Gainesville 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.

Gainesville 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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville 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 76240 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 Gainesville counselor?

Before seeing your Gainesville 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 Gainesville.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Gainesville 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 Gainesville counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Gainesville, 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.

Gainesville has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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