Granite Shoals, Texas got its name from the granite shoals that were seen on the Colorado River before the town created Wirtz Dam and Lake Granite Shoals, which they later renamed Lake Lyndon B. Johnson. The town is also known for air tours, spelunking, and caving. Everyone has days where they feel like they’re living in a dark cave.

You may not be aware that you don’t have to feel like you spend your days in darkness. Having discussions with a confidential mental health counselor in the Granite Shoals area is the key to finding your way to fresh air and sunshine. Reach out to find the perfect match today.

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Marsha Hutchens

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and School Counselor with over 5 years of experience in the state of Texas. I have worked mostly with teens, young adults, and families on a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships, LGBTQ issues/identity, motivation, career planning, grief and loss. My counseling style involves being compassionate, warm, and interactive. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapy. I will strive to tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet the unique needs of each individual. I understand that seeking a change in life can be a big step in a long process but taking those first steps can ensure a more fulfilling and happier life. If you are ready to take those steps I am here to work with you. Thank you!

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Stephanie Ritcherson

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issues
17 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, groups, and families. I have worked with clients who were survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault, including survivors of human trafficking, as well as individuals who have varied concerns regarding depression, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy issues, family concerns, sexual difficulties, work and life balance struggles, career challenges, and parenting issues. I have also had many years of experience helping those who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is relaxed and professional. I am warm and inviting with a focus on building rapport to encourage a therapeutic and working relationship. Treating the client with dignity and respect is a priority. I have an appreciation for individual uniqueness and encourage all clients to bring their personal life experience and knowledge into sessions. I have traveled and have worked with clients from varying cultures and acknowledge the beauty of cultures and ethnic backgrounds. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and trauma-focused counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Choosing to take an active role in making changes in your life is admirable and takes courage. I welcome you to your new beginning and will support you as you take the first and most important steps in having the life you deserve. I look forward to working with you!

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Lee Anne Smith

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 13 years of experience, and am licensed to practice in Colorado and Texas. I specialize in working with clients with the following issues: depression, anxiety, OCD, ADD/ADHD, Bi-polar disorder, PTSD, and sexual identity issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral with narrative therapy, and I also utilize EMDR. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am creative and flexible. I look forward to working with you!

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Mary Roldan Balboa

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionADHD
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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. 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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Brianne Swack

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. I am familiar working with all age groups as well as all different kinds of backgrounds. 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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Shannon Sanders

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsDepression
10 years of experience

“People start to heal, the moment they are heard.” – Cheryl Richardson. Greetings! My name is Shannon. I am Licensed Professional Counselor. I have a wealth of experience working in many behavioral health settings such as inpatient psychiatric facilities, health centers, schools, and in-home services. My experience has allowed me the opportunity to work with a variety of populations and address numerous topics. I have worked with Clients to tackle issues related to various forms of abuse, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, poor coping skills, and trauma. My therapeutic approach is quite eclectic and varies depending on the needs of my client. I typically implement techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. I pride myself in meeting my Clients where they are at in their lives. I believe that Clients are the experts of their lives and flourish when they are given non-judgmental support and encouragement from their therapist. I work collaboratively with my clients and use my acquired skill sets to support them with achieving their individual goals. I look forward to beginning the counseling journey with you!

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Kenita Perry-Bell

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. I have many years of experience working within the  experienced health field, including providing services to individuals dealing with substance abuse. My experience includes working with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and grief and loss. I am also a breast cancer survivor and welcome women/family members who are experiencing or have experienced breast cancer and need to talk. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with compassion, and respect. My therapeutic approach is eclectic and holistic using an integrative approaches such as mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic therapies. I am client centered and will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to address your specific needs. It takes a lot of courage to seek help and want to make a change. If you are ready, I am here to help, guide, assist, empower and support you. **Currently I am only accepting clients who are interested in utilizing the chat feature.** I look forward to working with you! Kenita Perry-Bell, MSW, LPHA, LCSW

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Patricia Garcia

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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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Hailey Grant

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. Through my education and experience, I have learned that people are truly doing the best they can at all times. Life can be so difficult, and we as humans are tasked with the complex job of navigating those difficulties. I utilize a multi-dimensional, trauma-informed, and attachment-based approach to help clients understand themselves, others, and their place in the world. However, when working with anyone, my goal is to give you tools, skills, and support to help you navigate the world outside of therapy. You deserve to feel safe, seen, heard, and understood.

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Taylor Williams

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesDepression
3 years of experience

Taylor, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Texas, brings a distinctive approach to the world of mental health. Her journey began in the heartland of Nebraska, where she obtained a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. With expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, Taylor's therapeutic approach is rooted in a deep commitment to empowering clients. Beyond the clinical setting, Taylor embraces a diverse range of interests, finding joy in walks with her canine companions, nurturing her creativity through art, and coaching gymnastics. These diverse interests mirror Taylor's dynamic approach to therapy, where she helps clients embrace change, overcome obstacles, and find strength in their own unique journey. With a warm and compassionate presence, Taylor is committed to sowing the seeds of positive change and personal growth in her clients' lives, making a profound impact on their path to mental well-being.

How to find counseling in Granite Shoals

Finding the best therapist close by in Granite Shoals can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Granite Shoals. 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 Granite Shoals, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Granite Shoals or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Granite Shoals area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Granite Shoals, elsewhere in Burnet, or in the greater state of Texas.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Granite Shoals 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 Granite Shoals 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 Granite Shoals may not take health insurance, some in the state of Texas may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

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

Therapists in Granite Shoals, Texas working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

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

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

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

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

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

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

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

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Granite Shoals therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in TX, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 78654 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Granite Shoals counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

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

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Granite Shoals licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

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

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

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

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

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

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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