Every fall, Jacinto City area residents enjoy a fun day at the city’s annual Pumpkinfest. When emotional problems come up too often, life can seem like an autumn that’s quickly leading to a cold, dark winter of sadness, regret, and anxiety. Each day brings more worry and distress.

Even though you try to make the right choices to better your life, you can’t overcome the troubling circumstances of your life. You know your mental health is suffering, but you don’t know where to turn for help. Talk to a Jacinto City area counselor to find your way to a bountiful spring.

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Jennifer Teague

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepression
15 years of experience

I am a born and raised Texan who now finds herself living in the land of Oklahoma. I have known that I wanted to be a counselor since I was in junior high school. Our family was going through some difficult times, and our counselor really made a difference in my life for the better! I graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lubbock Christian University, and began my work in the field of mental health. I then went on to complete my Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University in 2002. I obtained my licensure as a professional counselor in the State of Texas in 2005, and also have my counseling license in Oklahoma as well. I keep my licenses active in both states as I'm never sure where life will have me next. I have worked in many different areas of mental health... and the one thing I keep coming back to is wanting to be able to work one on one with a person... find out what makes them tick, find out where they are hurting and do what I can to help them find solutions to their problems. I use a lot of cognitive behavioral techniques, I believe that identifying and challenging our irrational thoughts can make a huge impact on how we feel and act. I'm laid back, love to laugh, listen to WAY too many audio books, and love spending time with my husband, Chris, my cat, Bella and my dogs, Dakota and Mr. Paco. I love football, road trips and going on cruises.

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Adrian Lory

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Welcome! Choosing a counselor is an important decision and I hope this page gives you a better idea about me and what it might be like to work with me. First of all, why am I on this platform? Because I’m excited about the power of text-based therapies to transform and heal. I myself had an experience as a client with a text-based counselor and I found it one of the most helpful things I ever did. The opportunity to write to your therapist whenever you want, as much as you want, is a powerful thing, especially when you trust your therapist to understand and be helpful. Trust of course takes time to build and cannot happen automatically. My own approach has to do with empathy, trust, and a willingness to challenge you in hopefully just the right way. I try to get to know you and get to know what kind of challenges are likely to be most helpful to you: some people respond well to a “tougher” approach while others benefit from an approach that is more gentle. My views on life: I think life is often difficult by its nature. And also can be wonderful. The goal is not perfection or constant bliss but rather improvement: Let’s make life a little bit better week by week. That requires courage and it requires kindness: learning to accept yourself and also to face down fears and insecurities. So I’m here to help with both those things, by offering empathy, questions, input. Support and guidance. Occasional cheerleading. I like my work and look forward to getting to know you! Counseling can be a lot more interesting than it might seem from the outside. Think of it as an adventure in personal insight and personal transformation: an opportunity to change, to heal, to grow. *** Education: St. Edwards University, Masters in Counseling, 2012.

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Tamara Ward

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,MA,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

Your counseling time with me is a safe space for you to grow and to heal and most importantly, to be you. Beautiful you. Just as you are. My therapy style is warm and empathetic. I approach the therapy process from a place of compassion, unwavering patience, and a desire to understand your journey and how you got to where you are. Together we will tailor our sessions to meet your unique and specific needs. If you are hurting, I encourage you to trust the counseling process, give yourself some grace, and keep an open mind. Even the strongest of souls can use a bit of support from time to time. I am so happy you are here today! I have over 8 years experience with the LGBTQ+ community, including gender-minority life experiences. I have over a decade of experience working in case management with adults on the Autism spectrum and with Asperger's disorder. I am comfortable in conversations where my clients may need extra time to find their words.

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Jiacheng (Jacqueline) Liu

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseEating disordersSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

Are you looking for a safe environment to increase self-awareness and personal empowerment? My goal as a clinician is to create space for you to learn about your emotions and thoughts, and to explore your circumstances and strengths to build on. I am dedicated to building a collaborative counseling relationship that foster self-understanding and growth, and to guiding you through more rational ways of thinking and new coping skills such as DBT skills that will promote healthier balance. My counseling approach is primarily compassionate, non-judgmental, and empowering based cognitive-behavioral and person-centered therapy.  I value individual differences and the importance of exploring each unique story. I have worked in Private Practices, national residential treatment facility, and Psychiatric Outpatient settings. I am also competent to provide counseling services for Mandarin and Cantonese speaking clients.

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Daniel Leal

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I am a sex positive therapist & enjoy working with poly/kink related issues. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Hannah Weeks

Offering therapy in TX
AddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesCoaching
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & career difficulties. 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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LaTynia Moore

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I foster a judgement free therapeutic environment where a client can feel empowered to self-reflect on their past and present. We will work on examining your concerns to empower you to livewell.

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Adrianna Linares

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 8 + years of experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our sessions and your 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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Carol Metcalfe

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 23 years of professional work experience. My experience comes from providing mental health services to families, children, teens and adults. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I strive to treat the therapeutic relationship with warmth, respect and compassion. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage and I am here to support you in that process. A top priority for me is to meet you where you are and walk with you through the changes you wish to make in your life until you meet your goals and get to the place you desire to be. Whether you are working towards gaining insight, reducing symptoms or improving your day to day functioning, my hope is that we can collaboratively work together to achieve it. I applaud you for taking this first step.

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Dr. Virgina Hernandez

Offering therapy in TX
License: PhD,LCSW,ACC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
10 years of experience

I am licensed clinical social worker and have over 40 years of professional social work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, confidence and career difficulties. I also am an executive and leadership coach. 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!

How to find counseling in Jacinto City

Finding the best therapist close by in Jacinto 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 Jacinto 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 Jacinto 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 Jacinto 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 Jacinto 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 Jacinto City, elsewhere in Harris, 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 Jacinto City area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Jacinto 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 Jacinto 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 Jacinto 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 Jacinto 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 Jacinto 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 Jacinto 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 Jacinto 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 Jacinto 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 Jacinto 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 77029 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 Jacinto 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 Jacinto 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 Jacinto 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.

Jacinto 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.

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