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Martin Ward

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am really glad you contacted Betterhelp. I am optimistic, over the course of our times together you will come to trust me and see me more as a partner, helping you find peace and reaching your goals. When I have clients face to face in my office, I tell them during the first session, “This is the safest room in Texas.” You can say anything you want to say, anyway you want to say it. I will never judge you. I would like to come along side you and provide support and encouragement. Hopefully, during our times together you will find the insight you need to accomplish your life goals. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in Texas and in Missouri. I earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Human Services and a Master's of Arts degree in Counseling from Evangel University. I have worked with adolescents, adults, couples and families over the course of my career. I am well experienced in trauma and PTSD. During the first week after the Joplin, MO F5 tornado in 2011, I was the lead counselor for the American Red Cross Shelter. Serving as a a counselor in the aftermath of many natural disasters has been very fulfilling. In 2018 I was onsite and provided counseling services in the aftermath of the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas resulting in the deaths of 10 students and teachers. It has been a privilege to conduct workshops and set on conference panels for trauma and counseling. I am also an adjunct professor for my alma mater teaching courses on psychology, human services, personal relationships, sociology, etc. I believe strongly that you are your own expert. No one knows you like you know yourself. I believe you have everything you need inside of you to work out the issues you are bringing into these sessions. My role will be to listen closely to what you say. As I listen, I will from time to time encourage you to further explain or go deeper into the matter you are discussing. Sometimes I might ask questions to help you think deeper about something you said, or to explore alternatives to your thoughts and feelings. Processing your own thoughts can be an emotional and strange activity. It will be really imperative for you to be honest during our times together. This is not so I can know the truth, but rather for you to explore the truth yourself and not hide things from yourself. It is important to be honest with ourselves in order to find the answers and ultimately the peace we are looking for in ourselves.

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Jeanne Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesCoping with life changesCoaching
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My what (short bio): I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013 with a Master of Science in Education and am currently working towards my Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership. As a Therapist, Company Culture Cultivator, and Leadership Development Facilitator, I work to support others in living the lives they desire. This intersection of professional development & job training and an individual’s happiness & life satisfaction is the focus of my current studies. It is my hope that not only will our personal but also our professional lives, will create an environment that allows us to not simply survive but thrive. My Why: I always thought I would climb the corporate ladder. Yet as my life progressed, I constantly found myself providing support for what was stressing and distressing those around me. I enrolled at UPenn to learn more about people and the human condition. I found that we are more alike than we think, capable of more than we try, and more courageous than we know. It is my goal to help all of my clients identify the lives they desire to lead and support them in living that life. My How: My sessions are CBT-based with a few other ideologies sprinkled in. It is my belief if we can gain awareness of our thoughts, we can better identify our feelings then we are able to choose our actions. I give my clients homework and use our sessions to reflect on present situations impacting their lives. We occasionally discuss the past and how it is impacting the present, after all, we are the sum of our experiences. To ignore the past is to ignore the foundation our life was built on. The two quotes below do a great job of capturing my thoughts on therapy and its impact on our lives. “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced,” - James Baldwin “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking”. – Albert Einstein Learn more about me at www.JtheTherapist.com

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Brooke Wilson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC,PMH-C
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello there! My name is Brooke Wilson and I am native of Dayton, Ohio. I graduated with my Master’s in Clinical & Mental Health Counseling from Wright State University. I’m a Nationally Certified Counselor and a fully Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Ohio and Texas. After experiencing a traumatic pregnancy and delivery, my passion for Maternal Mental Health blossomed and my journey began to empower other women and families through this crucial period. Though I specialize in Maternal Health, my journey and background allow me to expand into individual and relationship counseling to help people from all walks of life. Utilizing mostly Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, and Narrative therapies, I am committed to helping you find motivation and connection between mind and body that will result in empowerment to make life changes. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, bullying, or relationships, I will walk this journey with you, while providing tools to help you cope and heal. Above all, I am empathetic, genuine, and non-judgmental, creating a safe space for you to express your emotions that you may not feel comfortable or safe doing elsewhere. Life can be hard. I’m here to help!

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Lela Bamberg

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigue
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Are you Depressed? Anxious? Angry? Stressed? Confused? Looking for Direction? Concerned about your Children? Loosing ground in your Marriage? Caring for elderly parents? You are not alone! Together with the tools, support, and a warm nurturing environment you can began to live your Best Life NOW! I specialize in building STRONG HEALTHY Families. Is your family next?

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Myrane Jackson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with over 15 years of experience working as a psychocounselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, chemical dependency issues and anger management. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and client focused. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, 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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Jessica Pustka

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

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients to cope with stress, depression and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I enjoying helping others work to improve their ability to advocate for themselves, improve ability to utilize healthy coping skills and self care. 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I typically offer sessions during work hours 8 am to 5pm.

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Dr. Kimberly Phillips

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Faye James

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
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, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I lead with a client centered approach to meet the client where they are at to meet the individual goals of the client. My passion behind therapy is helping individuals become the version of themselves that they desire to be. Taking the first step into therapy takes courage and is the beginning of a journey of meeting your goals. I look forward to assisting you in meeting your goals.

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James Alfano

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, conflict resolution and confidence. 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I believe that together we can meet your needs. I am here to support you in that process.

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Jocelyn McGee

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

For over 20 years, I have worked with people exploring the depths of their individual life stories and the meaning that these stories hold for them. With insight, warmth, and intuition I will help you understand your purpose and walk with you as you begin to better understand yourself, the relationships you are in, and and the challenges you are working with. I take a strengths-based perspective and have successfully worked with adults of all ages who: -Consider themselves to be a highly sensitive person or an empath -Healing from grief and loss after traumatic experience -Making difficult life transitions -Coping with a serious health condition -Providing care for a family member with a serious health condition -Confronting stress and anxiety -Dealing with mid-life challenges as well as aging -Exploring the meaning of spiritual life -Overcoming compassion overload and burnout among front-line crisis workers -Balancing work-life in professionals (i.e., executives, health-care providers, clergy, etc.) -Dealing with issues faced by women -Challenges faced by LGBTQI persons -Neuropsychological assessment My main hope for my clients is that they can live their most authentic and full life with compassion for themselves, others, and the world we live in. I want to walk along with you on your life's path to help enhance your health and well-being. I use a range of therapeutic modalities such as psychodynamic and transpersonal psychology, mindfulness and other contemplative practices, dream work, somatic therapy, and subtle energy work. I have also been trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and will tailor our work to your specific needs and circumstances. I do 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I look forward to meeting you!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Gholson

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

Therapists in Gholson, 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 Gholson 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 Gholson 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 Gholson 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 Gholson 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 Gholson 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 Gholson?

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

Gholson 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 Gholson 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 Gholson 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 76705 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 Gholson counselor?

Before seeing your Gholson 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 Gholson.

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 Gholson 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 Gholson 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 Gholson, 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.

Gholson 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.

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