Located between Houston and Austin, La Grange is the county seat of Fayette County. One of the hottest cities in Texas it sits in the valley of the Colorado River and is peppered with historical sites. In the 19 th century there was an influx of German and Czech immigrants and to this day their influences are still apparent in customs, events and architecture.

One of the negatives of living in a small town with conservative beliefs and ideals is that the people around you may find it difficult to support, understand or embrace the concept of mental illness. However, that shouldn’t stop you from seeking help and if anything it should push you to contact a professional so they can help you deal with whatever mental illness you are struggling with.

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Chioma Moronu

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

Welcome to Better Help! Making the decision to find a therapist can be challenging and finding the right therapist can feel overwhelming. My approach is to make sure that you are comfortable and to provide you with a non-judgmental space to help guide you on your journey. My name is Chioma (pronounce Chee-o-ma) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, from the University of Texas at Arlington. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, racial trauma, especially those that come from a biracial or multicultural background. I utilize a holistic, and integrative approach when working with clients by using multiple modalities including cognitive behavioral, trauma-informed, and strengths-based. My approach is to help you find your happiness and regain control of your life. I believe that the most important part of the therapeutic process is the therapeutic relationship. I aim to help you down your journey and help you reconnect to your mind, body, and soul. This process is about you and if you're ready I would be happy to help you on your journey.

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Kim Ferren

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepression
3 years of experience

Hello! I'm Kim Ferren and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years experience, licensed in the state of Texas. I have a Master's in Counseling and have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I've worked in the clinical setting, in private practice, and in the in-patient hospital setting. My therapeutic approach can best be described as client-focused, with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and family systems. It's important to me to provide a calm and safe environment where you know you will be listened to and not judged. The client/therapist relationship is a key component in successful therapy, so I strive to establish a good rapport, then we will work as a team to establish goals and move forward. Life presents many challenges, most of which we can confidently deal with; but there are times when we get stuck, or we've been deeply wounded, and we just don't know what to do. Asking for help is a great first step in finding your way through the tough moments.

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Dr. James Greenstone

Offering therapy in TX
License: Ed.D.,J.D.
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
50 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 58 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Tonya Coleman Seimears

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

Hi. My name is Tonya and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My experience ranges from individual, family and group therapy in clinical, hospital and school settings. I have over 15 years experience working with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, family and relationship concerns, self esteem and goal setting. The majority of my work has been with adolescents and their families, and young adults. My therapeutic approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Solutions Focused Therapy (SFT) techniques to meet individualized needs. I believe self awareness is the first step to positive change and that the therapeutic process is a safe and supportive place for that self exploration. I believe in treating individuals with respect, compassion and honesty. I desire to nurture strengths and empower individuals to overcome barriers that inhibit their health and functioning. My goal is for you to feel seen, heard and understood every session. I am so glad you are here and I look forward to working with you.

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Kayla Burrow

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia & schizoaffective disorder, as well as, the co-occurring diagnosis . I've worked in emergency room settings completing psychiatric triage, psychiatric inpatient units, high level of care outpatient programs, and private practice. I have mediated group therapy sessions to include life skills, anger management, stress management, and parenting, I believe you are the expert of your story and working together in a solution focused approach we can increase your coping skills aiding you in overcoming your challenges. It takes courage to seek a healthier version of yourself, and I am here to support and empower your journey.

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Dr. Bette Smyth

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

I am licensed to counsel in Texas with 35 years of professional experience. I have worked well with clients having a wide range of challenges including anxiety and stress, abuse and trauma, grief and discouragement. I look forward to collaborating with you for your personal growth in a safe, interactive environment where your thoughts and emotions can be shared without fear of judgment. You are unique and so our work will unfold in its own particular way and at its own pace. I want to support you in new understandings and practical skills to embrace life's struggles as opportunities for fresh insight and healing in order to achieve your therapy goals. Taking this step to sign up for therapy requires courage, and I am proud of you for getting started! I look forward to our first session and working together.

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Antoinette Vincent

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, coping with addictions, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Leah Nolan Clack

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over 20 years of experience working as a mental health provider. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, self-motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, as well as coping with life changes. Including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I love to work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, client centered therapy and rational-emotive therapy. I will adapt our dialog and treatment plan to meet your specific needs. 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. I look forward to working with you!

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Junice "Bella" Rockman

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoaching
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, life & career coaching. I offer EMDR Therapy, which is a brain based treatment modality to help clients reprocess trauma stored in the body, negative self beliefs and performance anxiety. I work with my clients to create a safe non-judgemental environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared. I enjoy helping people learn how not only to “survive”, but to learn to thrive from a whole life wellness wholistic approach.

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Cristina Chipriano

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon and Texas with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & career difficulties. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. As a therapist of color I understand the need to have yourself reflected in the therapeutic space. 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 La Grange

Finding the best therapist close by in La Grange 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 La Grange. 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 La Grange, 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 La Grange 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 La Grange 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 La Grange, elsewhere in Fayette, 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 La Grange area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed La Grange 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 La Grange 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 La Grange 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 La Grange, 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 La Grange 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 La Grange 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 La Grange 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 La Grange 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 La Grange 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 78945 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 La Grange 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 La Grange 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 La Grange, 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.

La Grange 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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