If you are exploring options for online therapy, Galveston, TX provides a range of mental illnesses support, including treatments for chronic illness, low self esteem, and chemical dependency. Therapists licensed in your local area can help you manage these conditions by focusing on enhancing emotional well-being and overall well-being.

Local licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) and licensed professional counselors (LPCs) have expertise in addressing a variety of needs, including personality disorders and life experiences that impact mental health. They work within insurance plans that often cover therapy services, making mental health support more accessible to new patients.

Finding the right therapist in Galveston can be crucial for those looking to gain clarity on their mental health journey. These professionals can guide you through the process in a supportive online setting, which is especially beneficial for those who prefer or require remote therapy sessions.

Please see the therapist profiles below for more information on the different therapists available online.

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Katrina Brown

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for Texas, Missouri and Kansas. I am from many states of the Midwest partly from having a parent in the military and most recently due to wanting to be closer to family. I am now practicing clinician in Texas by way of St. Louis. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia (Go Mizzou!) and my Master’s of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have been licensed for almost 15 years working mostly with individuals dealing with conflicts in their relationship, family, or work stress. I utilize a variety techniques that challenges negative thought patterns, identify strengths, and empowers my clients so they can begin the process towards clarity and peace. It is important to me for my clients to feel understood and feel a sense of ownership. I am a strong listener and I ask a lot of questions for understanding. Life can be unpredictable and full of ups and downs, and having someone that is encouraging can help through the journey. Areas of interests: Anxiety/Depression Self-Esteem Parenting Relationships Life Changes/Stressors

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Tavia James

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

Hi my name is Tavia. I'm a Texas State Board Licensed Professional Counselor. I hold a Master's Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling with an emphasis in Ethnic Minorities from Southern University and A&M College. During my academic work, I was inducted in Chi Sigma Iota, an international honor society. I began my professional counseling journey, working with individuals with disabilities both physical and mental specifically targeting workforce adjustments. Later in my career, I received additional education to provide clinical psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, and families with diverse backgrounds and ranges of concern. In addition, I have formal training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). My specialties includes creating strategies and support building to address disability issues, trauma, work/life balance, depression, and anxiety provoking thoughts. I believe in a holistic and solution-focused approach to treatment- partnering with individuals to exceed their life goals and feel better about themselves and the future ahead. My therapeutic style involves providing insight, strategies, and realistic tools whenever possible to help you have a workable blueprint for the following days, months, and years to come. If this aligns with your plan, then I look forward to hearing from you soon. I'm thrilled you took the initial step to seek support for a more purposefully and happier life! I'm a firm believer that change happens we match desire with our conscious imagination. If you are ready to take that step I am here to walk along side while supporting and empowering you. Total wellness and restoration, Tavia J.

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Sandra McAndrew

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

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 13 years of experience. Therapy is a partnership where trust, respect and honesty are essential. I provide an emotionally safe, empathetic and supportive environment for adolescents and adults using a client centered approach. I want to be there for you as we work toward reaching your goals during the counseling process. I tailor therapy to your unique needs to help you manage anxiety, depression, personal conflicts, trauma, struggles or challenges and to help you gain skills/tools for more adaptive problem solving. I look forward to working with you.

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Andrea Foerster

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

Hello and welcome to my profile! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri and have been helping individuals seek life solutions for over 10 years. I enjoy helping clients work on a variety of issues but am especially passionate about helping women overcome issues related to anxiety and life changes (relationship, motherhood, menopause, etc). Methods that I have found particularly effective for clients in therapy include but are not limited to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention. For couples and relationship therapy I draw from the Gottman Method to guide the progression. Each client is unique and therapy is planned around the client’s needs and goals. I feel that trust in the therapeutic relationship is the basis for our work together and we will start out investing time to build that relationship. I am hopeful that through a strong therapeutic alliance and evidence-based methods we can make excellent progress toward your goals. Let’s work together to find joy and value in your life that you never thought possible!

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Ercelia Smith

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a License Professional Counselor and a License Chemical Dependency Counselor. I have experience working with teens, adults, couples, and families to help them find resolutions. I have worked with individual that have a wide range of concerns that include addiction, communication issues, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, family conflict, parenting problems, career challenges and anger management. I have also helped individuals who struggle with managing their emotions and those suffering from grief and loss. My therapy style is compassionate and engaging. My approach is a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and acceptance commitment therapy. I am committed to helping you overcome you difficulties. I provide a safe space to listen to your concerns and a treatment plan that is unique to you. I commend you for taking the first step to make changes in your life. With your desire and willingness to begin therapy we can start this journey together. I look forward to assisting you in your journey to success.

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Linda Reichert

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuse
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 28 years of professional work experience, primarily for the military, most especially in helping clients with stress and anxiety & 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. I specifically do short-term therapy, using evidence-based practices (EBPs), which means that these therapy methods are backed by a lot of research and are proven to be quite effective. I believe that you and I can work together to create a plan that will set you up for success as you embark upon your journey of healing.

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Marisa Solis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. Throughout our lives we face constant changes, some resulting in multiple daily challenges. It is important to ensure that your mental health does not suffer from such changes/events. I am happy to assist you in processing the emotions and feelings you’re facing, while collaboratively identifying your short-term and long-term goals, and steps toward meeting them. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, with extensive experience in working with children and families. My clinical background consists of working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment disorders/life changes. Therapy is most effective and meaningful when you’re matched with a therapist whom you feel is trustworthy and whom you’re comfortable with. I would be honored to be that person for you, and to help you to gracefully cope with and work through your daily struggles.

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Beatriz Olascoaga

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience in mental health care. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem, gaining self-confidence, depression and navigating chronic and terminal illness as well as navigating caregiver stress and fatigue. As a clinical social worker I work with a person in environment framework to understand the context of presenting issues and will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your specific needs and goals. I will incorporate your input and strengths into the treatment plan to ensure best outcomes. I am passionate about treating every individual with dignity, respect and compassion and meeting clients where they are at. 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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Martina Prado

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

Hi! My name is Tina . am a bilingual licensed professional counselor in the State of Texas with over 20 years of professional counseling experience. I have extensive experience in assisting clients find resolution with issues of domestic violence, sexual assault & incest, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, PTSD, self-esteem, and confidence. My personal counseling style is one of warmth and caring. Keeping this in mind, 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 believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Please allow me the opportunity to support & empower you in that journey.

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Katie Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
35 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Arizona and Texas with over 30 years of professional work experience in mental health . I believe that you are the expert of your story and if we work together you can overcome the challenges that keep you from living your best life! Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. Congratulations for exhibiting that courage! The next step is to keep moving - you’re better tomorrow is waiting.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Galveston

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Galveston 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 Galveston, elsewhere in Galveston, 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 Galveston 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 Galveston 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 Galveston 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 Galveston 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 Galveston online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Galveston, 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 Galveston 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 Galveston 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 Galveston 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 Galveston 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 Galveston 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 Galveston?

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

Galveston 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 Galveston 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 Galveston 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 77554 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 Galveston counselor?

Before seeing your Galveston 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 Galveston.

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 Galveston 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 Galveston 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 Galveston, 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.

Galveston 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 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 Galveston:

77550, 77551, 77552, 77553, 77554, 77555

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