If you’re struggling to navigate life's challenges, or looking to strengthen your mental health in general, talking to a therapist can help. When finding a therapist, Irving, TX offers a few options.

There are plenty of counseling services serving Irving families, both in-person and online. Finding the right therapist can be an integral part of the therapeutic process. Using an online platform like BetterHelp makes it easy to change providers. If your therapist isn’t a good fit, you can switch to a new one anytime for free. 

A professional in the mental health field can offer support and provide therapy for a variety of issues, including past experiences, unresolved trauma, and mental health conditions like anxiety or depression. If you need help learning how to resolve conflict, improve your mental well-being, or are just interested in more about the collaborative process behind mental health services, contact an Irving-based therapist to take the next steps.

 

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Shannon Davis

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Depression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I hold a Baccalaureate degree (BA) in Humanities and a Master’s degree (MS) in Counseling. My formal education and professional experience have prepared me to counsel individuals, couples, families and groups My primary theoretical approach is cognitive behavior therapy. This is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. My goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind client’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel. I am committed to helping all individuals. I understand asking for help can be challenging and uncomfortable for some. My goal is to create a space where the client can be open, vulnerable, and communicate their feelings without judgment. I work with clients from all backgrounds and cultural settings. I personally invite you to experience finding hope within yourself to navigate through life. I invite clients to my office. It’s warm and welcoming. Our first session is a Consultation. During this session we will discuss why you have chosen to seek counseling as a solution to your needs. The next few sessions will involve an evaluation of your needs. I will be able to offer you some first impressions of what our work will include and a treatment plan to follow, if you decide to continue with therapy. Therapy involves a large commitment of time and resources such as money and mental and emotional energy, so it is important to select the right therapist to work with you and your family.

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Laura Sparkman

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
7 years of experience

Laura Sparkman is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Education with a Minor in Spanish in 2005. She later earned a Master of Counseling from Southern Methodist University in 2012. Laura has spent the last 18 years working across the medical, educational, and non-profit sectors with all demographics. She has served various roles as a teacher, learning specialist, guidance counselor and administrative / faculty adviser in both private and public schools in the greater Dallas area. Just as a diabetic requires insulin and a person with vision impairment needs glasses, sometimes we benefit from emotional support to boost optimal brain health and function. Counseling is a safe, collaborative opportunity for you to take personal, self-care time assessing, processing and redefining your life. Learn to build skills to improve communication, social relationships, goal setting, decision making, time management, organization, work / life balance, self-esteem and any other issues preventing you from being the most authentic, successful, fulfilled version of yourself. Laura’s passion and specialty is working with the learning different population who often struggle with co-morbid social-emotional challenges. As a hybrid professional, she blends the worlds of education & therapy offering her clients a myriad of practical strategies and tools. Additionally, Laura enjoys empowering parents & the larger family system to foster healing, strength, perseverance, and optimism through challenging times. She encourages her clients on their journey to better manage stress, anxiety, and depression. She uses a combination of therapy orientations tailored to the individual including Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused and Family Systems Therapy to instill hope by reframing maladaptive, distorted thought patterns and foster positive coping skills. Laura supports adults going through a wide variety of struggles and transitions. Life is a roller coaster with many unexpected ups and downs. While we can’t control our environment, we can control our actions and behaviors. We can learn healthier coping skills to deal with problems. An overwhelming mountain may become a more manageable mole hill. Laura provides a safe, non-judgmental space for you to be your true, authentic, vulnerable self. It can be difficult to focus on yourself when you have a lot of other responsibilities and roles. It’s important to take the time to get your own needs met, so that you can be calm, clear, present and intentional each day. Everyone deserves to have proper balance between their personal and work life. During the course of therapy, Laura will create a climate of acceptance and understanding so that you may feel free to share all of your experiences, perceptions, and emotions. Confronting distorted and denied patterns through a close therapeutic relationship allows many people to develop healthier ways of coping with life. Your brain will begin to re-wire itself and move towards optimal neural integration. This will allow for improved emotional regulation, mood enhancement and the ability to buffer daily stress. You will no longer be stuck or held back. Laura's job is to hold a mirror up and help remove the walls and obstacles so that you can become more attuned to your inner voice guiding you to whom you are meant to be.

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Andrea Deases

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hi there! I am so happy you came across my BetterHelp site and are taking steps to take care of your mental health. I am very passionate about providing mental health services and breaking the stigma around taking care of mental health needs. I think it is vital in the therapeutic process to feel comfortable with your therapist and I wanted to share about myself so you can see if I might be a good fit for you. My name is Andrea Kay and I have my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at Tyler. I have been a counselor in Texas since 2016 and have worked in a variety of settings and with many different populations. I've counseled in crisis centers working with people in their lowest battles of depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. I've counseled kids, teens and families at a community counseling center to work on improving communication, setting healthy boundaries and creating healthy home environments. I've counseled adults through a range of life experiences from general anxiety, transitions, loss, depression and low self-esteem and I also enjoy working with anyone looking to focus on general self growth regardless of having a specific area of concern. My approach is to listen and understand your experiences and collaborate with you to set goals and work toward a more desirable situation. There are a lot of things that we can not control in our lives which is important to acknowledge, and there are also things we can control like our approach, outlook and perspective on our situations. Using an eclectic approach combining cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, narrative therapy and person centered techniques we will work together toward your goals and overall improvement in your mental health. I hope to have the pleasure of meeting you and be well!

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Lorraine Hellman

Offering therapy in TX
License: MSC,LCPC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
7 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in Montana. I have a wide range of experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults. My educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Providence (formerly the University of Great Falls). My prior experience is three years and my expertise includes adults experiencing addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and loss. My therapeutic approach is evidence-based and integrated while tailored for the best needs of my client. My counseling style encompasses a warm, caring, and interactive environment. I ensure a non-judgmental and respectful atmosphere. My therapeutic approach consists of cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, person-centered, solution-focused, healthy lifestyle, and psychoeducation. It takes courage and strength to seek help for a happier and more gratifying life. If you are ready for the next step to change your life I am here to support and encourage your journey.

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Monique Foster

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience

You are here, and I believe I can help you--that is the first step, reaching out. My name is Monique C. Foster, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who worked in counseling, coaching, teaching and consulting for over 15 years. It gives me great pleasure to plant seeds of hope in other people's lives. My counseling experience ranges from pediatric to adolescence, young adult to mid-life, and older to aging adults. I have a wide range of counseling and coaching experiences from educational institutions, substance recovery, and psychiatric hospitals. Besides counseling, I also was a college professor in Human Services who taught others studying to become a counselor. I am a down-to-earth counseling professional who is versatile, willing, and ready to meet my clients right where they are--dealing with their unique issues. I could write more information about me, but you will gain a first-hand phone call or video chat. I believe in building a therapeutic alliance with my clients. You will do your part, and I will do mine, and together we can improve your quality of life. Please know that I respond within 24-hours when you send me a message. I encourage clients to call 911 for all medical emergencies.

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Crystal Green

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am a License Clinical social worker (Psychotherapist) in the Texas. During my time as a therapist, I have worked with a diverse group of individuals for last 10 years and I am more than grateful for the wealth of knowledge and experience gained. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, mood issues, PTSD, emotional and physical abuse. I have also worked with individuals with relationship challenges, both intimate and familial. As a therapist, it is my job to curate a complete authentic environment which is achieved by providing compassion, support and unconditional regard for another. I believe that each individual differences should be upheld and honored throughout the therapeutic alliance. My therapy approaches are versatile which includes interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic, and brief solution focused therapy. It is my goal to provide a treatment plan that is designed to addressed each individuals unique need and situation. Honestly, I understand that it isn't the easiest thing to ask or admit that we need help. Trust me, I've been guilty of that myself. However, I am proud of you for taking a brave step toward you own wellness and putting yourself first. With your permission, I will be here to help and support you along your journey. I am looking forward to getting to know you more.

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Kerri Wenner

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

I will use my clinical skills and resources to help you reach the goals that you have for therapy. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience, I have cultivated effective clinical skills that yield healing, personal growth, and positive change. I am also a Certified Integrative Mental Health Provider (CIMHP) which means that I can help address needs by incorporating other aspects of wellness. I am trained in the Gottman Method for relationship therapy. I am also trained in trauma-based therapy. I enjoy meeting people at their point of need. I am committed to being genuine and supportive. I use a combination of evidence-based therapies, such as, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Working with me will help you achieve the quality of life you desire.

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Ellen Markey

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.S.,LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 30 years. My journey has allowed me to serve individuals from many walks of life with a range of concerns. I work with adults age 18 and older. With a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, my experience has centered upon helping other's deal with unexpected life changing physical illnesses and injuries. Some situations are permanent, other temporary or recurring. Addressing the grief, depression, anxiety and anger has been a focus of need. My approach is empathetic and sensitive listening as everyone has a different response to what happens to them. I have utilized many approaches in addition to active listening such as RBT, CBT and Motivational Interviewing. I offer a safe space to talk to inspire acceptance, coping and change. Adjustment issues of life is another area I am very comfortable with. I have worked with people struggling with relationship, job, career, household and changes related to big moves of location. Life does not hold still for us. The changes of the last few years have been extraordinary for a large number of people. Let's talk about what's on your mind!

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Sonal Shah

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping 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, anxiety, lack of motivation, low self esteem, building confidence, career conflict, social difficulties, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I enjoy using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques but am also always reading up on other therapy styles since different things work for different people. If you have any concerns or questions about your therapy journey I am here and open to talking through things to make sure you get what you need. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy or resuming therapy after a break takes courage; so take a moment to give credit where it's due and be proud of yourself for getting started!

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Eleanor Jubert

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I am the owner of BlaqMECCA, LLC. (Mental Health, Effective Communication, Co-Parenting, Collaboration and Acceptance). I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & career difficulties. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Life experiences bring positive or negative results in our lives. Together we can explore these experiences to reach the goal you have for yourself in your life. 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.

How to find counseling in Irving

Finding the best therapist close by in Irving 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 Irving. 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 Irving, 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 Irving 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 Irving 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 Irving, elsewhere in Dallas, 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 Irving area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Irving 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 Irving 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 Irving 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 Irving, 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 Irving 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 Irving 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 Irving 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 Irving 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 Irving 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 75016 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 Irving 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 Irving 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 Irving, 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.

Irving 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.

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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 Irving:

75014, 75015, 75016, 75017, 75038, 75039, 75060, 75061, 75062, 75063

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