Shipping and oil production cities allow for many to have a job, but it is hard work. Luckily, there are counselors in La Porte ready to make your life easier. 

La Porte is known for Sylvan Beach, which is a popular tourist destination, but due to erosion, not as many frequent to it. But, it’s still a super popular trade center, and it does have many different terminals that can give those jobs. It’s also the location of the Battle of San Jacinto, which stopped the Texas Revolution and allowed Texas to gain independence. There are counselors ready to help you enjoy this beautiful town and the industry it has. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - La Porte, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 31

If you’re seeking help from a therapist, you are likely in significant distress. It’s difficult task to overcome the stigma of seeking help for life’s problems from a professional, but please remember, even your unique circumstances have a solution. I’m a Texas licensed psychologist with over 30 years of experience helping people find their way. Whether you’re dealing with the ache of loss, the constant worries of anxiety and stress, the sting of problems in your relationship , or are struggling with the shame from trauma or addiction, I can provide a helping hand...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - La Porte, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 30

My name is Thom Wilder. I have over 30 years experience as a pastoral counselor and am currently a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Texas. I specialize in the challenges of clients who deal with chronic illness and chronic pain and am the author of Overcoming Chronic Illness, a workbook designed for both therapy groups and individuals who are facing the challenges of chronic illness of all kinds. I work with both the patients and their caregivers in accepting the difficult realities of their condition and focusing on those factors over which they have t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - La Porte, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): M. Ed, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

I am a licensed professional counselor with 10 years of experience. I have worked with individuals with concerns ranging from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit disorder, relationship issues and parenting problems. My counseling approach is firm and compassionate. I believe in treating individuals with respect and empathy. My approach consists of cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and solution focused counseling. I will provide individualized support to assist in reaching y...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - La Porte, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S.,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 20

Hi! My name is Veronica and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have approximately 20 years of experience in the mental health field and have worked in a variety of settings, such as inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient services and in private practice. I have experience working with a broad range of issues such as depression, anxiety, mild autism, immigration/acculturation issues, anger management and stress related issues. I use a person-centered, holistic, multicultural, and integrative approach in treatment. I primar...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - La Porte, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from NNU in 2011. I work with adults and have helped individuals meet their goals for more than 5 years. Depression and anxiety have been a major focus for many of my clients but I have also helped individuals in relationship issues and some more major mental illness such as paranoia and PTSD. For the last several years I have been working for the VA. I also have experience helping individuals cope with work stress. My therapy style is conversational and I believe in treating anyone with respect and com...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - La Porte, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Greetings! My name is Rebekah (she/her), and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas. I have been working as a licensed social worker for 11 years, and as a licensed clinician for the past 5. I have a broad range of experience working with individuals, couples, and families addressing issues related to mood disorders, identity, self esteem, depression, anxiety, communication, stress management, and relationships. I believe that you are the greatest expert in your life, but know it can be challenging at times to live the way we see we could...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - La Porte, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-S,MS, LPC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am Erika Judkins, a LPC-Supervisor in Texas with 13 years experience as a therapist after receiving my Master of Science in Counseling from Texas A&M University-Commerce. My areas of expertise are working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, addiction, codependency, life transitions, PTSD, ADHD, OCD, trauma, abuse, toxic relationships and loss. I use a strengths based, collaborative approach that is based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Although life can be difficult, I believe that everyone has innate strengths that can be built up...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - La Porte, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Div., M.Ed., L.P.C.
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

I seek to assist persons in successfully finding their way through difficult circumstances and in building healthier emotional lives. I grew up in a loving, hard-working, three-generational, Christian family. My life experiences include marriage, family, sports, carpentry, music, research, Emergency Medical Technician, mistakes, and continued progress. I earned the Master of Divinity degree from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University and as an ordained Minister have served several congregations over many years. As part of that experien...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - La Porte, TX
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 21

I am licensed in Texas with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - La Porte, TX
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 7

I am grateful for your willingness to even view my profile. I believe counseling is my life’s work. I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have a BA in Psychology and a MA in Community Counseling. I have experience in leadership at facilities, groups and individual counseling but my passion is one on one therapy. I specialize in addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, mood disorders and grief and loss. I am trained in EMDR which is an effective modality to treat PTSD. I believe everyone is the author of their own life ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - La Porte, TX
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Life's journey may lead us to difficult challenges and moments of pain, but remember, you don't have to face them alone. I'm Tania Pratt, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), dedicated to providing guidance to navigate through life's struggles and foster your personal growth. Whether you're dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic event or trying to manage daily life stressors, there is hope and healing for you. Together, we will address and find solutions to your concerns so that you can be free of them. I offer a safe, caring, non-judgmental setting. We ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - La Porte, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): EAGALA Member,AAMFT Member,Sex Trafficking Advocate
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

I offer unique, specialized faith-based therapy services designed to help individual adults, couples and families build Victorious identities. Providing two-way discussions that bridge the gap to help you with difficult life transformations. It's time to unlock fear, pain, confusion, unresolved grief, loss, and any barriers keeping you from living a Christ-filled lifestyle. Serving individuals & couples who seek to enrich and maintain healthy marital relationships. Together we will create a safe space to motivate intentional transformation!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - La Porte, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,ACSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Clinical Social Worker and Qualified Supervisor licensed in Florida with over 15 years of experience working as a child welfare professional and clinician. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, attention deficit, reproductive health, child removals, parenting problems, with a primary focus on foster care, reunification and adoption issues. I also helped many children and families who have experienced trauma, abuse, abandonment and neglect. My therapy style is personable and interactive. I believe in t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - La Porte, TX
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified School Counselor. I have over 10 years of experience as a teacher and school counselor, with experience in all grade levels Kinder- 12th grade. In addition, I have clinical experience working with children, teens, adults, individuals, and families for the past three years. I graduated Texas A&M University- College Station with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and a Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Angelo State University. I completed additional classes, passed the National Coun...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - La Porte, TX
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Are you struggling with excessive stress or worry? Do your thoughts keep you up at night? I am here to help you! We will work together to understand what is going on in your brain and how it is affecting your actions and bodily sensations. We will take a holistic approach to your mental wellbeing, also addressing your sleep, diet, friendships, etc. I will help you set goals and boundaries to get back to being the person you want to be. I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In La Porte?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the La Porte area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective counselors which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in La Porte and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your psychotherapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of La Porte or elsewhere in Harris or the state of Texas.

Mental health professionals working through their own practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified La Porte therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp With A La Porte Therapist? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session with a counselor in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in La Porte due to a higher cost of living.

Some counselors 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 therapists serving the city of La Porte and elsewhere throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with counselor sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around La Porte to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy with a counselor. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

La Porte has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy. In La Porte, therapy can be easily to use and a click away.

How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a psychotherapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy with a licensed counselor is having a 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 Porte 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in La Porte, TX, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby psychotherapist close to 77571 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Around La Porte Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in La Porte:

77571, 77572

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist Taking La Porte Sessions For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a psychologist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend counseling. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist 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 with a counselor.

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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions with their counselor. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Counseling can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective when working with a licensed counselor.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job as your counselor is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.