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Dr. Yves Abraham

Offering therapy in TX
License: PhD, LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
20 years of experience

It is not always what happens to us that impacts us but rather how we respond to what happened. My background in Family Systems Theory enables me to help people connect and consider how multiple factors- including relationships, health, and spirituality-impact one's life. My aim is to counsel, coach and encourage those who may be struggling to achieve in a particular area of life or feel that their growth has been halted. Together, I am certain we can identify your obstacles and reset the course. Though I am skilled in the treatment of emotional and behavioral issues-including depression, trauma, substance abuse and family stressors- I believe what sets me apart is my ability to uses my gift of insight and compassion in conjunction with my academic accomplishments and experience. I believe everyone has tools to rebuild what seems broken or shattered. I have helped many activate the right tools at the right time. I have over 20 years of successful experience as a licensed Psychotherapist and has helped a wide variety of adults, couples, children & families reach their goals. I look forward to helping you!

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Tabitha McGinness

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and have 3 years of experience with individuals and groups in the public school setting. I have worked with clients to help manage anxiety and depression, navigate grief and major life adjustments, and cope with trauma. My counseling style is open and accepting, my goal is to create a safe space for you to grow and heal. I believe a good therapeutic relationship is built with trust and authenticity. My approach combines humanistic and cognitive-behavioral counseling. I will work alongside you to identify and master your unique and specific goals. One of my favorite quotes states, “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination” (Carl Rodgers). If you are here, you are taking a step into the "process" and I am so glad that I get to be a part of your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Kathleen Petrak

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in Texas with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, family issues and ADHD. I have worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health, a pain management clinic, and primarily private practice, so I have a wide range of experience. My counseling style is supportive and non-judgmental. I believe in treating anyone with respect and compassion, and I believe that my role is to question and guide, not to make decisions for you. My approach combines a basis of client centered therapy with a variety of cognitive-behavioral techniques. Of course, treatment is collaborative and will be tailored for your specific needs. Change is difficult, but can be very rewarding. I am looking forward to supporting you as you move forward.

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Leslie Wood

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Welcome, my name is Leslie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have over 13 years of experience working in the field. I have worked in community counseling centers, organizations specializing child abuse and in private practice. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, PTSD, various forms of childhood abuse such as sexual, physical and emotional, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions and helping people focus on what creates true joy in their lives. My counseling theory is known as Adlerian or individual counseling. This theory proposes that our lifestyles are heavily influenced by our childhood and family situations, as well as by society. We function best when we are successful by our own individual standards and when we feel connected to other people and society as a whole. I also have a great deal of experience and training in client centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused and solution focused therapies and use those methods in my practice. Our relationship will be a collaborative one to establish your goals for counseling. I will used a variety of methods to help you gain insight and motivation resulting in action such as exploring family history and early memories, homework assignments, contracts, suggestions, and processing your feelings and thoughts. You are taking a big step to finding true joy and happiness. I am excited to go on this journey with you!

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Dr. Melissa Garrett-Moultrie

Offering therapy in TX
License: EdD,LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorder
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas and Pennsylvania with over 17 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist and Behavioral Specialist Consultant. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, Bipolar, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief and loss, gender identity, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm, direct, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, existential, and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to pursue for a more fulfilling and happier life. I am proud of you for taking the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support, to encourage, and to empower you on that journey. You can also schedule a live session (text chat, phone call, video session) with me using the Scheduler. The days/times you see are when I am available for a session, so feel free to select any slot there that works for you. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Shelley Jackson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 30 years of professional counseling experience. I believe in the inherent good in all people and believe that the counselor builds a relationship with the client that creates a safe and nurturing environment for the client to grow to their own potential. I have experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy and Psychodrama which works well with both children and adults. My work has involved conducting special topics groups; individual counseling with children, adolescents, families and couples. I have additional training and experience in working with clients who differ from me. I am as a white, Caucasian, cis-gendered female from a North-Eastern lower-middle class family. I celebrate differences and strive to approach clients with cultural humility. Specialties of Practice but not limited to: • Depression • Bipolar disorders and Mood Disorders • Anxiety • Relationship Conflicts including • Self-Exploration and Growth for all clients; specific training and experience with LGBTQ-A and BI-POC populations. • Career and Vocational Issues • 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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Marylou Clark

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
21 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in Texas for 21 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, parenting problems, depression, relationship issues, learning problems for students, stress, career challenges and aging issues. My counseling style is warm and compassionate. I believe in treating everyone with respect, kindness and consideration for their life's challenges. My theoretical approach is eclectic because I want to be able to meet a client's needs and goals with whatever form of counseling is needed by that client. I will meet you where you are in your life's journey. I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. I understand that seeking help to improve or change your life takes much courage. I praise you for your courage and will work with you to give you support and encouragement in your journey for change. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Kirby Reutter

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementCareer difficultiesCompassion fatigue
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & career difficulties. 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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Elisha Tones

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed clinical social worker in Texas with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, life transitions, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I would be honored to walk with you as you redefine your joy, interests, and ambitions by breaking free from previous mindsets that no longer serve you.

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Rebecca Clinton

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Hello! I am so happy to meet you! A little about me: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years experience working with variety of populations from individuals, couples, children, and adolescents. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and counseling focusing on life challenges. My goal is to create a warm and comfortable environment allowing the therapeutic relationship to grow. I utilize cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in combination with a strengths based approach and psychodynamic approach. I believe in the power of your unique story. I will strive to ensure my approaches are tailored to meet your therapeutic needs. I believe change happens when you e are given the guidance you need to draw on your own strengths and realize your potential to live fulfilling, happy lives. I aim to provide an environment of compassion and support to help individuals and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive. We all have moments where we fill overwhelmed or struggling. You are not alone. www.rebeccaclintonlcsw.com

How to find counseling in Holiday Lakes

Finding the best therapist close by in Holiday Lakes 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 Holiday Lakes. 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 Holiday Lakes, 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 Holiday Lakes 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 Holiday Lakes 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 Holiday Lakes, elsewhere in Brazoria, 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 Holiday Lakes area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Holiday Lakes 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 Holiday Lakes 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 Holiday Lakes 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 Holiday Lakes, 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 Holiday Lakes 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 Holiday Lakes 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 Holiday Lakes 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 Holiday Lakes 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 Holiday Lakes 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 77515 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 Holiday Lakes 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 Holiday Lakes 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 Holiday Lakes, 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.

Holiday Lakes 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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