The town of Harker Heights was founded in 1960, so it is a relatively young city with a population of just under thirty thousand. Its nickname is the Bright Star of Central Texas. The community considers the town to be the best town in the United States and many who visit will agree. 

No matter whether you live in the best or the worst town in America, you can still have bad days. Sometimes you just don’t feel like hanging out with friends or family or doing anything else. This can be a sign of something wrong such as anxiety or depression, so you should talk to one of the counselors in Harker Heights. 

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John Uriarte

Offering therapy in TX
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
39 years of experience

My name is John Uriarte, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas. I have been practicing clinical social work since 1987 when I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with my Master’s in Social Welfare. My approach to counseling is simple, I am here to listen and to help anyone who has the courage to ask for help. If you are letting the past dictate your future, then call me. Help is here. I am a 24 year veteran of the U.S. Army and retired as Lieutenant Colonel . I treated soldiers and their family members who were dealing with the stressors of military life. When the war in Iraq started, I continued my counseling of soldiers in the war zone and when I returned, I was helping family members learning how to cope and deal with the changes in their loved ones. As a civilian, I continued my work with the VA. There I continued my work in helping veterans and their family members. If you are a vet, lets talk. If not, lets talk anyway. I am very good with phase of life problems and making transitions, like going from a marriage to divorce, a mid life crisis, etc. Specialties: PTSD Depression Anxiety Clinical Hypnotherapy Stress Coping with life changes Self Esteem Compassion Fatigue Also experienced in: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Social Anxiety, Young Adult Issues. Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Problem-Solving Therapy. Years of Experience: 34

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Kelli Smith

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
9 years of experience

Welcome. My name is Kelli. I am a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana and Texas. I have worked with over 500 families on various mental health related and socio-economic issues over a 12 year span. I have been providing direct counseling to children, adolescents, & adults for over 7 years. I am trained and pursuing certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have additional experience working with clients of a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, parenting skills training, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, communication errors, boundary issues, life cycle changes, relationship conflicts, and grief/loss. I have authored over 8 books that focus on a variety of issues, including anxiety, organizational skills, communication, faith, setting boundaries, and more. My counseling style is warm and supportive. I develop professional relationships with all of my clients and create a safe space for you to express your concerns. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, integrative, and rational-emotive counseling. I begin where you are and tailor my treatment approach to your needs, while being sensitive to how your individual cultural identities and lifestyle choices impact your experience. I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused counseling. Collaboration is important. Together we can work on establishing concrete goals and steps for you to help overcome your current problems. I am able to provide brief therapy (8 weeks or less) or long-term therapy (3 months or more), based on your presenting concerns. Thank you again for taking time in learning more about me. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Carolyn Lennox

Offering therapy in TX
License: Ed.D.,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderDepression
40 years of experience

Greetings, I have been privileged to serve as a counselor to individuals and families for over thirty-five years and have worked with people of different ages, races, nationalities, and gender preferences. Over the years I have worked primarily in mental health, family guidance, and rehab clinics. I also have had a private practice for over 12 years. People have entered counseling with me for a great variety of problems: stress, depression, anxiety, depression, anger, grief, loss, addictions and painful relationships. Some have suffered from serious mental illness; others are facing one of life’s many difficult situations and would like some guidance. As far as education, I have a doctorate in counseling and am a licensed master social worker and licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Texas. I have studied many different modalities of therapy and have incorporated those that work best for my clients into my practice. This allows me to focus on the individual in front of me (or on screen) and work with them in a way that respects their values and preferred pathways to change. Most people who work with me find me to be supportive, encouraging, honest, and insightful. They succeed in accomplishing the goals that they set for themselves and begin to live a life they enjoy. I hope that you will contact me and discover for yourself that these things are true.

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LaVonne Ricks

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Circumstantially, there are numerous reasons as to why individuals reach out to professionals such as myself. Similarly, this is my primary reason for choosing to educate and establish my credential as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, so that when an individual seeks support I can provide emotional support and effective guidance. My areas of expertise include: • Depression • Stress and Anxiety • ADD/ADHD • Relationship Issues • Family Conflict • Trauma and Abuse • Coping with Grief and Loss • Multigenerational and Racial Trauma In addition, my therapeutic approach for practice is a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and solution-focused questioning, which provides psychoeducation on how individuals’ thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns that may affect self-reflecting and relationships with others. Another key element of my practice is to highlight how trauma can affect individuals’ viewpoints towards future goals. Without a doubt, I will patiently listen and walk humbly alongside you as we explore the best tactics for your life future. Equally important, it is imperative to understand that it is normal to feel afraid, uncertain, or lonely when life is not going according to your plans. On a positive note, the services that I offer will tailor expectations for us working together to come up with an effective plan that is personalized to your actual needs.

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Peggy Wright

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am happy to work with marginalized people from all walks of life and welcome the LGBTQ community. 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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Timothy Erhardt

Offering therapy in TX
AddictionsTrauma and abuseGrief
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & 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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Micaela Brown

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

Hi! I am a counselor, educator, and coach wrapped in one. I help young humans to achieve wellness encompassing mind, body, and soul in order to fulfill their individual purposes. I hold a Master's of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, as well as, a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Human Services. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and ADHD. I believe that everyone has the potential to thrive, and I work with my clients to support them to reach their full potential. Together, we can set goals, overcome fear of failure, cultivate mental toughness, create effortless structure in your life, and achieve balanced wellness. I am a warm and compassionate counselor who creates a safe and supportive space of army clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. I use a variety of evidence-based therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, psycho-education, and acceptance and commitment therapy. I am committed to helping my clients find relief from their symptoms and build a more fulfilling life. If you are a young human who is struggling with identity, finding purpose, processing past trauma, building community, or feeling stuck, book a session so I can walk alongside you on your healing journey!

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Hilda Denise Azani

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Adrienne Fields

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas and Tennessee with over 5 years of professional work experience as a licensed professional counselor (LPC). Prior to that, I worked in public schools for 12 years as a teacher and a school counselor. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem/self-confidence, anger management, ADHD, and Women's Issues. I believe 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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Vanessa Garcia Navarrete

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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.

How to find counseling in Harker Heights

Finding the best therapist close by in Harker Heights 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 Harker Heights. 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 Harker Heights, 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 Harker Heights 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 Harker Heights 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 Harker Heights, elsewhere in Bell, 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 Harker Heights area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Harker Heights 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 Harker Heights 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 Harker Heights 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 Harker Heights, 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 Harker Heights 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 Harker Heights 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 Harker Heights 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 Harker Heights 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 Harker Heights 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 76513 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 Harker Heights 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 Harker Heights 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 Harker Heights, 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.

Harker Heights 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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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 contact@betterhelp.com.

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Harker Heights:

76513, 76548

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