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Donna Deadman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Relationship issuesParenting issuesAnger management
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a graduate of Loyola University (formally Loyola College) in Baltimore, MD, with a Masters in School Counseling. I also am a Licensed Professional Counselor. (LPC) I have 16 years experience as a School Counselor. I work with teens with a wide variety of concerns including depression, peer conflicts, relationship issues , anger management, ADHD, and anxiety. I also have 4 years of experience working with adults online with similar issues. I am genuine and interactive. I treat clients with respect and compassion. My approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Gesalt Therapy. . Both approaches are practical in dealing with specific problems. CBT involves the therapist and client work collaboratively to build a strong rapport that is crucial in the process. Gesalt Therapy helps clients to become more aware of specific issues which is so crucial to change. You have taken the first step. The online platform works well with many peoples busy schedules. My office hours are on the weekends during the school year. In June and July I have morning, late afternoon and weekend availability. I look forward to working with you.

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Beatrice Tomlinson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): L.P.C.S.,M.E.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
38 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas with over 30 years of experience. I have counseled couples, individual, and teens with varying issues I have a passion for helping people through life crisis that can become overwhelming and especially parenting skills. zi have also helped people through trauma and physical and sexual abuse. It would be my pleasure to help facilitate life struggles such as stress, parenting and depression. Each one of the mentioned items can be debilitating but with some help and different perspective of life situations can become manageable. I have experience of 29 years in the public school setting as well as part-time work of 10 years at a state and federal prison for men and women. I have twelve years of working with children and adults with sexual abuse issues at an advocacy center. I have experience in testifying in court cases for multiple issues. Looking forward to working with you to overcome some of life's struggles. My counseling style has many types theories with compassion and interaction with the clients. I have a history of making the client feel at ease and comfortable with each session. The goals of your treatment will be geared to motivate each client to be empowered through the process. I takes courage to risk counseling and I want to empower each client to live their best life and be fulfilled with the forthcoming change. If you want to take the next step to moving into a happier life I will be here to support the step. I look forward to helping you through this transition.

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Alicia Jones

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficulties
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Alicia Jones. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I have worked in social services for the past 12 years, including the Department of Child Protective Services, Foster Care and working with women recovering from addiction. I also have experience working with individuals and families dealing with trauma and crisis. I have years of experience working with people from various walks of life, who are interested in making positive changes in their lives. I consider myself eclectic using all the tools in my tool bag to help my clients with issues they may be experiencing. I believe in being caring, warm, authentic and non-judgmental; and meeting clients where they are. I do this by working collaboratively with clients, encouraging and advocating for them to dig deep and stay positive in order to become their most authentic self. I look forward to working with you!

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Cherish Brooks

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Currently my therapy plans are focused on female clients only. The foundation of my therapeutic approach is a combination between Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy with an implementation of Creative Arts. My sessions are forward focused in which the treatment plan is focused on areas of growth. With that said every treatment plan created is personalized for the individual based on their needs, wants and symptoms. Therefore, additional therapies are at times added to treatment if needed for specific symptoms or by request. Such as treatments for trauma or phobia. Additionally, my therapy is not limited to present and future, but having a mentally stable present and future is the overall goal. A good portion of sessions are revisiting the past and understanding how different habits, patterns and coping mechanisms were created. Once those discoveries are made and acknowledge the process begins to reshape them into healthier habits, patterns and coping skills.

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Kathlene Pendleton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

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Michelle Cortez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderDepression
15 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, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & bipolar disorder. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Cydnee Williams

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

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with experience working with adolescents, teens, and families dealing with various issues. I have worked with clients with many concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family challenges, grief, and eating disorders. I also have almost ten years of experience in education, so I enjoy career counseling and life planning as well. My therapy style is laid-back and interactive. I believe in treating all people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My eclectic therapeutic approach integrates cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, psychodynamic, and solution-focused therapy components. Understanding that everyone is unique, our dialog and treatment plan will be tailored to meet your specific needs. Therapy can be intimidating and even challenging for some, so I applaud you for taking steps to achieve wellness. You are making a great decision by choosing to live a more fulfilling and happier life. 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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Karla Ayers

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changesADHD
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas and Oklahoma with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma, neglect, and abuse, parenting issues, & coping with life changes. I also have experience in working with kids and teens in helping resolve issues with family and peers. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started. I often say getting started can be one of the most difficult parts in the journey. I hope that you will find therapy beneficial and enriching part of becoming your best self! I feel privileged to be able to walk this journey with you.

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Stephenie Nunn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
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 with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. Helping people to find recovery, heal from trauma, and find healthy coping skills to mange depression and anxiety is essential. I look forward to meeting you and helping you in you reach the goals you want to achieve.

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RoseAnn Rodriguez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCompassion fatigue
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am an experienced therapist that helps those that feel overwhelmed by stress and anxiety, compassion fatigue, or motivation. I am here to empower you on your journey towards personal growth and fulfillment. I provide a safe and compassionate space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and concerns while offering practical tools to help you overcome challenges and achieve your goals.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Hale Center

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

Therapists in Hale Center, 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 Hale Center 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 Hale Center 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 Hale Center 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 Hale Center 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 Hale Center 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 Hale Center?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Hale Center 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.

Hale Center 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 Hale Center 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 Hale Center 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 79041 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 Hale Center counselor?

Before seeing your Hale Center 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 Hale Center.

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 Hale Center 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 Hale Center 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 Hale Center, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

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

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

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

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