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Jacqueline Manley

Offering therapy in TX
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficultiesCoaching
15 years of experience

Life is full of changes, and sometimes these changes come with challenges. Maybe you are experiencing relationship problems, or you’re in a stressful season; feeling isolated or overwhelmed. You might be interested in personal growth and development. These are just a few of the reasons that people seek counseling. Since you are looking for services that will fit your need, I will love to introduce myself: I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California and Texas, with nearly 15 years working as a psychotherapist. I have experience working with clients, face to face, in groups and through on-line connections. I am experienced in working with multiple issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem and confidence issues, relationship concerns, domestic violence, parenting, trauma/PTSD, anger management, and personal growth. My approach to therapy is empathetic and supportive. I encourage my clients to express their needs, desires, and share what they hope to get out of therapy. I am supportive of all people, and honor diversity. I often utilize CBT techniques to challenge and change negative thinking patterns, Narrative Therapy, EMDR and Mindfulness practices. You don't have to live with more fear than hope. I encourage you to use your heart, soul and mind to be calm, centered, and balanced. Carl Bard once said, "though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start today and make a brand-new ending". I am available to support you during your life transition, self-growth and renewed healing. You are already taking the first step to making positive changes in your life. I look forward to working with you!

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NaTanya Smith

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hello and welcome! First, I want to commend you for your willingness to grow and change by seeking out therapy. Next, I would like to introduce myself. My name is NaTanya Smith. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. Together, with my 5 years experience as a counselling intern and another 5 years as a fully licensed counselor/therapist, I have a total of 10 years in the mental health arena. I've worked with clients dealing with grief and loss, substance abuse, self-esteem issues, communication, depression, and anger management. I've counseled in group settings as well as individual settings. My approach to counseling is that of a guide and partner in the client's best self and positive well being. I use client centered therapy combined with solution focused and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Above all, my goals in counseling are to provide what is best for you the client. I hope you are ready for the journey to becoming the best version of yourself!

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Carolyn Presnall

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW ,LPC,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
35 years of experience

Hi; I have over 40 years of experience and expertise in the field of mental health as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist . I have thoroughly enjoyed spending my career treating the elderly, adults, adolescents, children and their families in private practice, residential , hospital and educational settings. I've received specialized training in trauma treatment , cognitive behavioral therapy, PTSD treatment, play therapy, solution focused therapy and client centered therapy, among many other treatment modalities . I truly believe that every individual deserves help, treatment and the opportunity for hope. I've been told , numerous times , that I possess a wonderful sense of humor; I believe that laughter , along with compassion , empathy , kindness and understanding are mandatory to be give an individual the therapeutic outcome they deserve. I've held several administrative positions in mental health including directing a residential treatment program for severely emotionally disturbed children and years later I was the Director of Psychiatry for a major children's medical center. I spent several years working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities helping them navigate the system and building relationships within the community. In private practice I worked with adults struggling with relationship issues, stress issues, issues related to raising difficult to manage children and adolescents and parenting issues. I have spent 5 years working with the elderly who have been recently diagnosed with early onset dementia , Alzheimer's who are co-diagnosed with anxiety disorders and depression. This past year has been extremely difficult for adults, children and families. As a result, it has created stressful situations for parents. If you've had difficulties with these issues , I taught parenting classes for numerous years and I'm more than happy to help with issues related to anxiety, depression and any school related problems your children or adolescents may be experiencing as a result of the pandemic. Please feel free to reach out to me, I'm here to help. I look forward to working with each one of you !

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Chris Fischer

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in San Antonio, TX. with more than 10 years’ experience of practice in Texas. I also worked as a counselor in other states for over 10 years. Altogether, I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked extensively with folks dealing with depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorders, post-traumatic stress, crisis, victims of crime, family relationship issues, sports performance, and other issues. My approach to counseling is client-centered, where you are highly valued, respected and honored. I understand the issues you want to resolve are extremely important to you, your family, and others close to you. The counseling process will be specifically designed around you and your needs to motivate and empower you. Therefore, I utilize the most effective techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Solution-Focused techniques, and others that produce positive results, that change lives. Seeking out counseling and taking that first step in the process can be scary, but let your heart not be troubled. It will be one of the best decisions made in getting back to a healthier you and life. I would be honored to come along side you and help you reach those goals. Blessings.

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Ann Keith

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker in Texas and New Mexico with over 14 years of experience in community and healthcare settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, adult life transitions and victims of emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. The temple I see in your eyes is the same temple in mine. I believe deep emotional work can get done with mutual respect and compassion. My approach integrates cognitive-behavioral, ACT, humanistic and psychodynamic therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment to meet you where you are on your life journey. It takes curiosity and courage to seek a more fulfilling life and to take the first steps towards change. You are, in fact, your own change agent. If you are ready to take that step, it will be my honor to support and bear witness to your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Lakesha Fox

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.Ed.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
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, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I believe that there is not a "one size fits all" approach to therapy. We will work together to determine what interventions work best for 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.

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Jennifer Harrington

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

I am licensed in Texas and Iowa with 7 years of clinical counseling experience, and 14 years in the mental health field. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depressed mood, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Nakeisha Washington

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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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Jacqueline Nwevo

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

Hey there! You’ve found the right therapist whose excited to work with you through this interesting journey called life. I am licensed in Texas with over 5 years of clinical counseling experience, as well as over 10 years of Christian faith based counseling experience . I’m proud to share that I’ve helped many clients (teens and adults ) of various backgrounds find their triumph over stress and anxiety, bravely face difficult challenges within relationships and family conflicts. I’ve also had many success with helping clients OVERCOME depression, PTSD, confidently manage ADHD and triumph over intimidating addictions. Listen! Life can be challenging, but those who “Fight back” will always prevail. YOU have a say so in the quality of life you choose to lead. The fact that you’re on this profile, shows that you have that “fight back” spirit in you! And you still have some hope left of seeing yourself on the other side of this current challenge. One fact about me , I’m not intimidated of challenging moments during our therapeutic relationship. I’m committed to this process with you until we achieve your goals! I’m proud of you for taking this BOLD first step to finding the right professional for you! It can be tough, but you're doing it! Together we’ll create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I’m excited to be a part of your team on this journey and to not just hear but really listen to your needs! Let’s tackle one challenge at a time. YOU GOT THIS!

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Angela Ingram

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
9 years of experience

Greetings, It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping youth and adult clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I have a passion for providing client centered therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and whichever therapeutic approach meets your needs. 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. I look forward to the opportunity to support, empower, and walk beside you on your journey.

How to find counseling in Kress

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Kress 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 Kress 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 Kress 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 Kress, 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 Kress 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 Kress 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 Kress 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 Kress 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 Kress 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 79052 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 Kress 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 Kress 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 Kress, 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.

Kress 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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