Everything is bigger in Texas, including the cities. Houston is known for many things, with its nickname being the Space City. Sometimes, your life can feel like space. At some points, it feels wondrous and you’re ready to explore it. However, there are times when space can feel cold, empty, and there is no one there to understand you. 

If you’re ready to explore space, a counselor can be the ground control you’re looking for. They can provide you guidance and ways to survive your journey. Speak to a Houston-based therapist to get started.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Houston, Texas (Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

As your therapist my goal is to empower you to overcome your personal obstacles to improve your situation, relationships, and feelings towards yourself. I graduated from Argosy University in 2008 with a Masters in Clinical Counseling and obtained my license as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California and later in Texas. With 10 years of experience working with teens, families and young adults from all walks of life I can help you to accomplish your goals in therapy using a Person Centered and Solution Focused Brief therapy approach. I have a warm, cari...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Houston, Texas (Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children both in individual and group settings. In addition, I specialize in working with couples and families. I believe the best treatment comes from establishing trust in the therapeutic relationship. You want to make sure you feel comfortable and that I am the right fit for you as a counselor. In counseling, I aim to be supportive and compassionate, while actively listening to and respecting the issues that my clients are facing. I want ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Houston, Texas (Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, MS,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello! I've been a therapist for 9 years! I truly believe in a holistic approach to treatment and would love to get the chance to join you on your journey to betterment! My areas of expertise include trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions, grief/loss, and postpartum issues. In addition to my counseling license, I am also a board certified music therapist and I love being able to bring the creative arts into my sessions. My ultimate goal in therapy is to help you become the best version of yourself, whether that's short term solutions or in-depth analysis - I'm he...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Houston, Texas (Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCDC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

Greetings! Let’s get social! Connect with me on Instagram @the.anchored.lotus and keep reading to find out more about me. I am Roshonda. By training, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist in Texas. By nature and experience I am a woman, a griever, and an overcomer! My experience has guided my practice. It has guided me to work with, develop, and empower women, and it was guided me to provide comfort to grievers. Life is a beautiful chaos! When life is beautiful, we na...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Houston, Texas (Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of Experience: 19

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Texas with 19 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked extensively with clients struggling with grief and loss, depression, anxiety, addictive behaviors, and work or relationship issues. My counseling style is relaxed, accepting, and interactive. I have been a student of World Culture and Religions for most of my life and am very familiar with, respectful toward, and accepting of minority cultures and spiritual paths. I believe in treating everyone from any culture, lifestyle, or or...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Houston, Texas (Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

In a therapeutic relationship, it’s not “about me” - it’s about you. It’s about listening deeply. It’s about asking the right questions and holding space for precious silence. It’s about utilizing a diverse range of clinical skills and life experiences to assist you with what is happening in your life right now, and teaching you skills that will allow you to help yourself in the future. From my deep treasure chest of therapeutic techniques I strive to “create a new therapy for each client” (following the guidance of renowned psychotherapist Irvin Yalom), helping y...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Houston, Texas (Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 4

Hello, you made it!! This may be a difficult time in your life, but you have made the best step by walking through the door of therapy. You will embark on a step-by-step process towards reaching your goals. I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina and Texas. I graduated from North Carolina State University and I graduated in 2011 with my Master of Social Work degree. I have worked in the social work field for over 19-years and my career, is my life passion. I love working with people and sharing in their plight in this life. I am a t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Houston, Texas (Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

My emphasis in a therapy session is to guide clients to discover their purpose and meaning in life. I believe that therapeutic relationships are a powerful tool for change. I encourage clients in their ability to make their own decisions toward progression and accomplishment of goals. In addition to private practice, my clinical experience includes group and individual therapy in various clinical settings. In that setting, I specifically worked with clients affected by alcohol and drug dependency by providing support groups and prevention services. I receive...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Houston, Texas (Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! First of all, let me say welcome and you are absolutely brave! You have taken the first step towards self-care. I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with just about three years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and many more. My counseling style is pretty laid back. I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a pretty good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Houston, Texas (Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): License Professional Counselor,LPC,Gloria Cooper
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Greetings! My name is Gloria Cooper, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. Additionally, I have a Certification as an Early Childhood Intervention Therapist (ECIT) I have acquired 12 years of experience providing individual and family therapy for clients with a variety of emotional, psychological and social needs. My goal is to assist clients in being at their optimal, through a variety of therapeutic techniques. My primary approach is Cognitive Behavior Therapy, a power technique, that assist the client in...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Houston, Texas (Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in Texas. I've experience working with non-profitagencie, community based mental health facilities and family advocacy centers. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems and domestic violence. I believe it is important for a client to be able to narrate their stories in a safe and warm environment. My therapy style is open and interactive. I believe in treating individuals with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I use a co...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Houston, Texas (Houston, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Texas with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Houston, Texas (Houston, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self-esteem, and confidence & experience with executive and professional coaching. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Houston, Texas (Houston, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Houston, Texas (Houston, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

My calling for the past 7 years has been to help teens and young adults who have experienced child abuse, dating violence & sexual assault. I also have experience working with depression, anxiety, grief, loss and self esteem as a Texas Licensed Professional Counselor. Survivors deserve to be heard and safe while they explore the effects of trauma. My approach draws on client strengths, evidence based techniques and providing helpful resources for the survivor and their tribe. I'm here to meet survivors where they are and work at their pace.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Houston, Texas (Houston, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Texas with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Houston, Texas (Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

There are times when we find ourselves on auto-pilot, in a state of being that is mundane, overwhelming, and monotonous. We want to take our lives to the next level but do not possess the tools to do so. If you are feeling stuck and want more out of life, I'm here to assist with setting goals, overcoming limited beliefs, and developing appropriate coping skills that will propel you forward in life. I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Georgia and Texas with over 8 years of experience within the counseling field. I have worked with clients with a wide range o...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Houston, Texas (Houston, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Texas with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Houston, Texas (Houston, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Houston, Texas (Houston, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Texas with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, eating disorders, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Houston?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Houston area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Houston and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Houston or elsewhere in Harris or the state of Texas.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Houston therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Houston due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Houston and elsewhere throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Houston to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Houston, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Houston, TX, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 77004 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77008, 77009, 77010, 77011, 77012, 77013, 77015, 77016, 77017, 77018, 77019, 77020, 77021, 77022, 77023, 77024, 77025, 77026, 77027, 77028, 77029, 77030, 77031, 77032, 77033, 77034, 77035, 77036, 77037, 77038, 77040, 77041, 77042, 77043, 77044, 77045, 77046, 77047, 77048, 77050, 77051, 77052, 77053, 77054, 77055, 77056, 77057, 77058, 77059, 77060, 77061, 77062, 77063, 77064, 77065, 77066, 77067, 77068, 77069, 77070, 77071, 77072, 77073, 77074, 77075, 77076, 77077, 77078, 77079, 77080, 77081, 77082, 77083, 77084, 77085, 77086, 77087, 77088, 77089, 77090, 77091, 77092, 77093, 77094, 77096, 77098, 77099, 77201, 77202, 77203, 77204, 77205, 77206, 77207, 77208, 77209, 77210, 77212, 77213, 77215, 77216, 77217, 77218, 77219, 77220, 77221, 77222, 77223, 77224, 77225, 77226, 77227, 77228, 77229, 77230, 77231, 77233, 77234, 77235, 77236, 77237, 77238, 77240, 77241, 77242, 77243, 77244, 77245, 77248, 77249, 77251, 77252, 77253, 77254, 77255, 77256, 77257, 77258, 77259, 77261, 77262, 77263, 77265, 77266, 77267, 77268, 77269, 77270, 77271, 77272, 77273, 77274, 77275, 77277, 77279, 77280, 77282, 77284, 77287, 77288, 77289, 77290, 77291, 77292, 77293, 77297, 77299, 77315, 77336, 77338, 77339, 77345, 77346, 77396, 77407, 77411, 77449, 77450, 77489, 77504, 77546, 77598

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.