Gatesville is a small community dominated by two manufacturers and three prisons. Life can often be compared to both industry and prison. You may feel as though you yourself are in an emotional prison that is keeping you from the industry that leads to success. If you feel this emotional struggle, there is help available to you.

Gatesville-area counselors can provide support during those times in your life that you feel trapped and motionless. Confidential therapists can teach you coping skills that can lift you out of emotional distress and into productive industry. Contact a counselor today.

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Maryclaire Aseret

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Maryclaire Calton, MA, LPC, LCDC Maryclaire Calton received her Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2017 from Argosy University. Claire is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Claire provides a warm, compassionate and caring environment to help people who suffer from trauma, depression, anxiety and substance abuse issues. She believes it is important to create a safe place throughout the therapeutic process. She utilizes an Eclectic approach utilizing CBT, Mindfulness, EMDR as well as other techniques. Claire works with individuals and families.

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Silvana Padmanabhan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! Welcome to the Better Help Community! My name is Silvana Padmanabhan. I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas with over 17 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I also a bilingual therapist (Spanish). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, communication difficulties, family of origin issues, and life transitions. I have also worked with the veteran population and am very familiar with veterans' issues. My counseling 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, psychodynamic, solution focused, and motivational enhancement therapies. I am also trained on cognitive processing 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 a 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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Donald Macleod

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MS LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issues
37 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have been doing Individual, Marriage and Family Therapy for 34 years. I enjoy working on various issues, but am not afraid to refer as needed. Helping others in this manner has been a joy for me over the years and I would delight in helping YOU. My modality is Cognitive-Behavioral, Brief Strategic, and hypnotherapy as circumstances allow. I believe that all my clients have the ability for change and growth and, if they are motivated, we will grow together.

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Andrea Griggs

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have background with working in a crisis and counseling center that aimed to assist domestic violence victims and those who were in a crisis. My passion is to assist those in achieving wellness through counseling and explore healthy coping skills to overcome anything that comes their way. If you'd like to find wellness, clarity, coping skills, hope, reignite your passions, improve your relationships, accomplish your goals, then I might just be the fit for you. I will help guide you in your process and provide you educational tools along your journey. Counseling is a journey with highs and lows and twist and turns. I cannot promise an easy fix. What I can do, is be by your side as we find the best ways to increase your overall health and wellness.

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Micki Matthews

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

Are you looking for ways to feel more grounded in a busy, chaotic life? I am here to collaborate and provide guidance with healthy coping strategies and creative interventions. I provide a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment to focus on what is important to you and assist in reaching your full potential. I work from a person- centered approach to help in decreasing symptoms and maladaptive thoughts and establish patterns that help you become your best self. I utilize mindfulness techniques to reduce anxiousness and provide opportunities for reframing negative, intrusive thoughts. My goal is to help you align with where you want to be and live a full and healthy life. I have a Masters in Marriage and Family therapy and years of experience working with adolescents, individuals, and families. I am a trauma informed therapist with certifications in multiple evidenced based practices. I look forward to working with you to make positive changes and help you get to where you would like to be.

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Raven Lewis-White

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & 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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Renee Sharper

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with depression. 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.

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Dr. Esther Ogunjimi

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with over 18 years of professional social work and some mental health-specific experience. I have experience helping clients with trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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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Karen Bryant

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
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, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, bipolar disorder, & 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.

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Patricia Rembert-Anderson

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

STATEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL DISCLOSURE Patricia L. Rembert-Anderson, MHR, LPC, NCC #10207 OK/#93160 TX I am required by law to furnish you with this document. I hold a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with specialization in Management from Cameron University and a Master of Human Relations degree from The University of Oklahoma with a focus on counseling. I am currently working on certification for Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). The licensing website is www.ok.gov/behavioralhealth for Oklahoma and www.bhec.texas.gov/texas for Texas where you can access the law and regulations which govern my licenses. I will furnish you with printed materials about the requirements of my licensure if you so desire. You may contact (without giving your name), the following State Boards for information pertaining to my licensures #10207-OK and #93160-TX respectively: State Board of Behavioral Texas State Board of Health Licensure Examiners of Professional Counselors 3815 N. Santa Fe, Ste. 110 1801 Congress Ave., Ste. 7.300 Oklahoma City, OK 73118 Austin, TX 78701 Telephone: (405) 522-3696 Telephone: (512) 305-7700 www.ok.gov/behavioralhealth www.bhec.texas.gov/texas I have been educated and trained in a variety of psychological approaches. The Humanistic approach, which says for a person to "grow", they need an environment that provides them with genuineness (openness and self-disclosure), acceptance (being seen with unconditional positive regard), and empathy (being listened to and understood) most closely reflects my personal belief. The Cognitive-Behavioral approach, which says that our thoughts and feelings profoundly affect our emotions and behaviors, is another approach that I follow. The goal of therapy will be to diminish existing problems by examining and identifying those thought patterns which are negative and problematic and restructuring them into more positive and adaptive patterns of thinking about oneself and one’s environment. If you have any further questions regarding my training or practice, please feel free to contact me.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Gatesville

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

Therapists in Gatesville, 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 Gatesville 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 Gatesville 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 Gatesville 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 Gatesville 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 Gatesville 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 Gatesville?

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

Gatesville 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 Gatesville 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 Gatesville 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 76597 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 Gatesville counselor?

Before seeing your Gatesville 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 Gatesville.

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 Gatesville 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 Gatesville 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 Gatesville, 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.

Gatesville 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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76528, 76596, 76597, 76598, 76599

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