On the western tip of Texas is the county of El Paso where the small town of Horizon City is located. Where the average temperature is 63 degrees and they have several parks and outdoor recreational areas where you can enjoy the weather. According to experts, physical exercise is good for your mental health just as it is for your physical health. 

If you are trying to deal with depression or anxiety, any kind of physical exercise is a good way to boost your mood by increasing those “feel good” hormones called endorphins. Visiting some of the parks and other recreational areas in Horizon City can help. Speak to one of the Horizon City therapists to find out if exercise therapy is right for you.

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Kristen Pitzer

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.A., LPC, PLLC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
16 years of experience

Welcome! Taking the first step into therapy can bring upon many different thoughts and emotions. I understand this which is why I believe a genuine trust and relationship with your therapist can bring healing and peace. Whether you are faced with something that occurred 2 days ago or 20 years ago, allow me to provide you with a safe place to share your struggles, your stories and your strengths. While in therapy, we work collaboratively together. I will hear your voice, ask thought provoking questions, as well as provide my thoughts and suggestions to help you achieve the change you are seeking. We will explore and build new coping skills and strengthen the ones you already have. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who have endured various forms of trauma. I also work with clients who struggle with a variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression, grief/loss, adjustment struggles and relationship struggles. Allow me to walk alongside you during this journey of growth and healing from past wounds.

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Suzanne Alley

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-S,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
20 years of experience

I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor (Supervisor) and Chemical Dependency Counselor licensed in the state of Texas with over 20 years of experience working alongside clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting concerns (adolescent), OCD, trauma, abuse and those in the LGBTQI-S community. I believe in the power of respect, and am client centered. My approach is mainly Cognitive Behavioral Counseling and will tailor our work together to meet your needs. Most people find it challenging in approaching Counseling and I want that to NEVER happen with us. If you are ready to take that step to self-discovery, I am here to support you and listen. I look forward to working alongside you! ACCEPTING TEXAS RESIDENTS ONLY AT THIS TIME Teens and Young Adults- Specialty LGBTQI-Transitioning - Specialty

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Angelica quick

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
20 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Angelica Quick. I hold a master’s degree in counseling, and I am a National Board Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Texas. I have more than 25 years of experience as a mental health professional including direct counseling as well as case management and service coordination for individuals with mental illness as well as intellectual developmental disabilities. I have aided in accessing medical, social and educational services that help individuals and families achieve a better quality of life. I have extensive experience in effective counseling, crisis prevention and management, assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic activities. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families. I integrate an eclectic approach by focusing on the emotional, physical, mental and social wellbeing of each client. I provide therapy for marital and relationship problems, family dysfunction, issues with adolescents along with grief recovery. I have worked with clients diagnosed as bipolar and schizophrenic and persons working to overcome drug and alcohol addiction. Upon request, I can serve clients who desire a faith-based approach as well. My goal as a counselor is not to change you. Change is your choice. My goal is to build awareness, compassion, understanding, respect, empathy and acceptance toward self and others and to develop one’s full potential and ability to cope. I look forward to working with you.

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Patricia Olachea Haessly

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
30 years of experience

Hello my name is Paty Olachea and I have been a psychotherapist for more than 28 years helping people with overcoming life challenges, managing emotional regulation issues through the process of love and compassion. It is my life's work to work with people of all ages, all walks of life to help them with transforming their lives with kindness to achieve abundance, love, peace, and happiness.

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Arturo Oaxaca

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPA with Independent Practice
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
11 years of experience

My name is Arturo Oaxaca and I speak both English and Spanish. I graduated with a Masters in Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. I use cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, client centered therapy, and schema focused therapy. My experience has been in working with issues of anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, anger management, and post traumatic stress disorder. I have experience with adolescent, young adult, and adult populations.

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Jessica Parker

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor working in Houston, Texas. Originally from the UK, after 18 years I consider myself a Texan Native. Starting out in Education, I felt I could do so much more, and attended Lamar University gaining a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My experience comes predominantly from private practice where I have worked with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, grief/loss, addiction, life transitions, OCD , relational issues and family struggles. I approach my clients with the knowledge that they are the experts on the themselves, and that my role is to help them explore their strengths and develop skills that can lead them on to wellness. I utilize an integrative approach with Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral and Solution Focused therapies being utilized. I engage my clients in a way that makes them feel comfortable so they gain the most out of the therapeutic experience. I consider it an honor to work with each client and know that each one has taken the most difficult first step, and that in choosing me, they have put their trust that I will walk with them on their journey.

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Aisha Koroma

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

Hello and welcome! I am happy you have taken a great first step towards a change. I am Aisha Koroma, a licensed therapist in Texas with nearly a decade of progressive experience as a helping professional (mental health and social services). I am well versed in supporting clients from all walks of like with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support & empower you in your journey. Looking forward to working today.

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Katrina Myers

Offering therapy in TX
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & anger management. 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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Melissa Perez-Halley

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf 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, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Lisa Holder

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado and Texas with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, divorce related issues and depression. We all need a helping hand at times and insight on how to improve our situation. Our strengths and hopefulness can be buried in trauma and pain from the past or current issues. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process while teaching you healthy skills and coping strategies.

How to find counseling in Horizon City

Finding the best therapist close by in Horizon City 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 Horizon City. 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 Horizon City, 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 Horizon City 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 Horizon City 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 Horizon City, elsewhere in El Paso, 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 Horizon City area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Horizon City 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 Horizon City 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 Horizon City 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 Horizon City, 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 Horizon City 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 Horizon City 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 Horizon City 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 Horizon City 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 Horizon City 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 79928 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 Horizon City 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 Horizon City 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 Horizon City, 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.

Horizon City 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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