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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Vanessa Cleere

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.Ed,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience

Hello! My name is Vanessa Cleere. I am a mom, educator and a fixer. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the great state of Texas and have lived here my entire life. I grew up in South Texas and relocated to attend Baylor University to pursue my degree in Psychology. I obtained my Master's in Counseling at Tarleton State University a few years after. I have worked in a school setting for over ten years and helped many families who needed extra support for various reasons. I understand that life can get tough and that having some one that will help you process your thoughts and feelings is important. My counseling style is emphatic, trusting and interactive. I believe that my clients need to say what is on their minds and be able to feel safe to process it with me. Most people who seek my support are experiencing some form of stress in their lives. This could be job related, family related or a current problem they are trying to solve. This may manifest as anxiety, depression, anger, addictive behaviors, disordered eating, grief, trauma, relationship conflict, a struggle with life transitions, and trauma. I also assist people who wish to deepen their self-understanding and personal growth. Whatever you are going through, I believe that we can join together to help you understand your unique experience and develop creative solutions. My approach is a mostly humanistic in that we focus on ways to help improve an individual's self-image or self-actualization - the things that make them feel worthwhile. I like to set goals when needed and work on various tasks in order to reach the clients ultimate needs. It takes courage to seek out help so I look forward to making that an easy and comfortable step for you!

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Jessica Burger

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepression
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University and my graduate degree in Counseling from University of Houston-Victoria. I have worked in the mental health field in a variety of ways for the past 4 years. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including: intellectual and developmental disabilities, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, mood disorders, as well as ADHD. I've also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I believe that given the chance and armed with the skills needed, anyone can accomplish what they have set out to do. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I believe in walking alongside my clients as they go through their personal journey. I utilize a cognitive behavioral approach but tailor my approach to the needs of the client. It takes courage to recognize that a change needs to happen in someone's life. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Kerry Adamek

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepression
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, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & bipolar disorder. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Rigoberto Longoria

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC
Self esteem
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) that has been practicing for 3 years. I believe that everyone holds the key to their own success and discovering yourself will continue to benefit you for years to come.

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Maggie Stephan

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,MA MFT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

Maggie views therapy as an experience of being present in the room. She uses her knowledge of theory, life experiences, as well as personalized techniques to meet the client where they are and journey with them on their path to health and wholeness. She uses the systemic approach to help the individual or family view themselves as a larger, more holistic unit with the power and resources to create their own change. Maggie is currently an LPC and has a background in marriage and family therapy and mental health counseling. She has experience in a broad range of needs from family therapy, addiction, grief, marital, and trauma to many others. She has spent years working with geriatrics, pediatrics, and teens but feels comfortable with any age group. Maggie truly believes that the therapy should fit the client rather than the other way around and uses client-centered approaches to help the individual meet their goals.

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Elizabeth Garibay

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am current a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor for the state of Texas. I also hold a certification as a certified clinical trauma professional .I have 5 years of professional work experience working with individuals diagnosed with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, domestic violence , trauma, grief , and substance abuse disorders. I specialize in assisting clients with developing healthy skills , by utilizing various evidenced-based treatment modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and a humanistic/ client centered approach. 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. 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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Sarah Nickolson-Kemper

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesADHD
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I am also a licensed educator with 10 years in classroom experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (adhd). 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. 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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Dr. Olufolake Ike ThD

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
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, & intimacy related issues. 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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Irma Candelario

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping 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, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Julie-Anne Gueths

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

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I have experience providing counseling for kids, teens and adults with a variety of presenting concerns, some of which include stress and anxiety, symptoms of depression, relationship issues or family conflicts, self-esteem, confidence and motivation. During our work together, I'll work alongside you to help you identify and achieve your goals for counseling. I am on your team as you navigate challenges in your everyday life. Asking for help can be a difficult thing to do, and I am grateful you are here. I look forward to meeting you and the work we will get to do together.

How to find counseling in La Porte

Finding the best therapist close by in La Porte 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 Porte. 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 Porte, 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 Porte 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 Porte 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 Porte, elsewhere in Harris, or in the greater state of Texas.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the La Porte area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed La Porte 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 Porte 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 Porte 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 Porte, 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 Porte 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 Porte 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 Porte 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 Porte 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 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 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 77572 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 Porte 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 Porte 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 Porte, 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 Porte 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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77571, 77572

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