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Dr. Ashley Sutton

Offering therapy in TX
License: Ed.D,LPC-S,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
8 years of experience

Greetings! My name is Dr. Ashley Sutton and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Texas and a Board-Certified National Counselor (NCC). I have over 5 years working with clients in a variety of settings to include correctional facilities, residential treatment centers, and private practice. As a counselor, I empower individuals, couples, or families to overcome personal obstacles to improve their lives. I specialize in assisting clients who are experiencing anxiety and depression. Through counseling, I can help you overcome your challenges. The approach I primarily use is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Brief Solution Focused Therapy to assist individuals in recognizing how their thoughts and feelings can influence their behavior. I use a variety of techniques to provide an interactive and enjoyable therapeutic experience. I prescribe to a strength-based perspective which means working together to find past and present successes and using these to address the challenges currently being faced. It is my earnest desire to continue to empower the lives of those who are experiencing mental health issues. I approach therapy with humility and respect for the client(s) I am privileged to work with. I believe in a holistic approach to counseling that focuses on helping client(s) understand their areas of difficulty and achieving their goals through collaborative efforts. I would love to help you reach your goals.

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Elisa Beagle

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

Greetings! Allow me to be the first to congratulate you on your first step toward change in your life. I know this was not easy,but I truly believe that you will be able to seek what you are looking for during our time together. My name is Elisa Beagle. I am a licensed professional counselor who has been in the mental health field for more than a decade. I have worked in a variety of settings, including clinical, treatment centers, residential, and in-office.Therefore, I have had a wide variety of clients with diverse environments, personalities and backgrounds. I have extensive experiences working with mood/personality disorders,life transitions, LGBTQ+ community, family/relationship conflict, and complex trauma/abuse. I also have additional experience with Autism, Identity issues,and depression I use a person-centered, holistic, multicultural, and integrative approach in treatment. After assessing your needs, we would personalize sessions while being mindful of how your individual cultural identities and lifestyle choices impact your experience. I believe that counseling allows us to shift our perspective on aspects of life that we may have previously found extremely difficult to navigate to a perspective that can lead to one of hope and liberation.Therapy can help with self care,self discovery,clarity coping skills and a safe confidential space to speak about your life views. I look to provide a safe, comfortable environment where you can have the space to be yourself completely and authentically. My passion for the mental health field stems from personal experiences as well first hand experience with family and friends. I am aware that it can be challenging to deal with some of society's negative beliefs regarding mental health. However, I also know from experience how much life can be altered when you do get the support that you need. Please know that your comfort level is important to me, so if there is anything you would want me to be mindful of before our session, feel free to let me know!I look forward to beginning this journey with you!

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Jacquelan King

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflicts
6 years of experience

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Texas and I have been working in a counseling field since 2015. I have experience providing individual, couples, family and group therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have worked with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, adolescent concerns, as well as personal growth, addiction issues, and crisis. I earned a Masters degree in Counseling at Southern Methodist University and received my bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal Communication from Pepperdine University. I completed my coursework towards both Texas Licensed Professional Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy licensure at SMU. My education and experience have imparted a well rounded view of the human psyche which can often be heavily influenced by our families of origin and current relationship landscapes. My therapeutic style emphasizes multiple scientifically-supported approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. These modalities provide the framework to help us to determine what is most important to you as well as evidence based techniques to help you fulfill your life's priorities in a timely and meaningful way. Lastly, our client-therapist relationship is a partnership which requires mutual trust, respect, honesty, communication, and commitment to do the work. I sincerely look forward to the opportunity to walk beside and support you on your journey!

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Lisa Benavides

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who specializes in relationship issues. I help people who feel lost in their relationships and long for connection with the important people in their lives. I empower clients to vulnerably connect with others so they can boldly and confidently face challenges in their lives. Even if it feels like things can't get better, I have hope they can! I take a very collaborative approach to therapy, we will be on this journey together. I'm so excited to work with you. Lisa earned her Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master's in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. She has served as the Regional Intermediary for the Twogether in Texas pre-marital program, has been certified as a business coach through the Center for Relational Leadership, and has successfully helped many couples and individuals during her counseling career.

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Magdalene Mata

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-S
AddictionsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Congratulations and welcome. You are about to take an important step to a better well -being. I have experience in working with families, children, adolescents, and adults for more than 18 years. My initial counseling experience was in a sexual assault crisis center and evolved to working in mental health positions assisting migrants, geriatric patients, and individuals of all ages. While working with individuals, I also have experience in group therapy and family and couples therapy. I am compassionately straight forward to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. Specialties: Depression Trauma Transition in Life Anxiety Identity Self Esteem Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy Years of Experience: 18 years

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Dr. Susan Eaton

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-S
AddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionADHD
24 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, in the state of Texas, with over 20 years of experience working as a counselor and behavior modifications as well as a life coach. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, TBI, relationship issues, ADHD, cognitive deficits, learning disabilities, stroke patients, aging, and grief/loss issues. I have help many people that have co-occurring issues of PTSD and brain injury, as well as emotional and physical trauma. My counseling style is warn and interactive. I treat every client with dignity, respect, sensitivity, compassion, and understanding and I do not believe in labeling individuals but seeing the person as they are and finding solutions. I utilize a humanistic approach combined with cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic counseling, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, while focusing on strengths and utilizing motivational interviewing and utilizing mindfulness techniques. I focus the therapy on the current issues and needs presented and I am sensitive to cultural and spiritual needs as well. It takes strength and courage to seek help in order to live a life worth living with more fulfilling lifestyle of happiness and joy. I am here to support you and give you hope and support when you are ready to take this initial step.

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Ronna Huckaby

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.Ed,LPCS,Ronna Huckaby
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor, Texas board approved supervisor and executive coach. I have been working with individuals and couples throughout my 20+ year career. I have worked with client concerns that included but not limited to, domestic violence issues, self-esteem, depression, relationship stress, infidelity, anxiety, anger and adoption. I have had the opportunity to present trainings and workshops on the state and national level. Most of my expertise centers around issues of domestic violence, adoption issues, anger and depression. I truly believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is the key to success. While I utilize a cognitive approach I also use many different techniques and approaches from many other theories. Clients are the experts in their own lives, I aim to work with the client to uncover the answers that they seek-I look forward to the opportunity to meet you.

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Kimberly Lovelace

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
3 years of experience

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, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Michael Pontello

Offering therapy in TX
LGBT
15 years of experience

Hi! My name is Michael Pontello (she/her) and I am licensed in Texas with 14 years of professional work experience in the non-profit sector and am taking a new step in my journey as a therapist and supporting clients on the BetterHelp platform. I have a variety of experiences in helping diverse clients, especially those with lgbt-related issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Therapy and the conversations that take place in a therapeutic settings can be quite transformative and I aim to engage in those conversations with clients. 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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Steve Gengenbacher

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
43 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, as well as 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!

How to find counseling in Kemah

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Kemah 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 Kemah 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 Kemah 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 Kemah, 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 Kemah 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 Kemah 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 Kemah 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 Kemah 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 Kemah 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 77565 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 Kemah 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 Kemah 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 Kemah, 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.

Kemah 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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