Living in hill country allows you to enjoy the stunning beauty of nature on a daily basis. This beauty is difficult to appreciate when you are stuck in a rut with your depression. Feelings of depression hold you back from enjoying your life and they can really make you feel isolated. If your world feels dull and gray due to the negative emotions inside of you, then you should consider reaching out for help.

Lago Vista-area counselors can make things a lot easier for you. These professionals can help you to cope with depression and they can give you good advice that will allow you to heal. It can take time to defeat depression but it will be easier with a dedicated counselor on your side. They will always be there to listen and you can count on them to always keep your best interests in mind.

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Angela Jackson

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW-S
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

I've worked in the mental health field for over 20 years and as an LCSW since 2018. I have worked with diverse populations including individuals within hospital and jail settings. I have worked with those diagnosed with acute mental health diagnoses, addiction, trauma survivors and people trying to rebuild their life. I am comfortable with different backgrounds and belief systems. I've taught at the university level and feel that teaching and encouraging others is something that will always be a passion of mine but I'm also always open to learning! I am a compassionate person and I enjoy humor, when possible. I have worked through the use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I'm eclectic in my approach and know that there is not one approach that will work for everyone. I am willing to tailor my services to your needs. Choosing to take action to address something that is challenging for you is powerful and can greatly impact your life. I encourage you to begin whatever journey is needed and to allow me to support you.

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Monique Foster

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience

You are here, and I believe I can help you--that is the first step, reaching out. My name is Monique C. Foster, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who worked in counseling, coaching, teaching and consulting for over 15 years. It gives me great pleasure to plant seeds of hope in other people's lives. My counseling experience ranges from pediatric to adolescence, young adult to mid-life, and older to aging adults. I have a wide range of counseling and coaching experiences from educational institutions, substance recovery, and psychiatric hospitals. Besides counseling, I also was a college professor in Human Services who taught others studying to become a counselor. I am a down-to-earth counseling professional who is versatile, willing, and ready to meet my clients right where they are--dealing with their unique issues. I could write more information about me, but you will gain a first-hand phone call or video chat. I believe in building a therapeutic alliance with my clients. You will do your part, and I will do mine, and together we can improve your quality of life. Please know that I respond within 24-hours when you send me a message. I encourage clients to call 911 for all medical emergencies.

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Anna Victoria Baillio Bordelon

Offering therapy in TX
License: MSW,LCSW,DCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
37 years of experience

I am a Board Certified Diplomate in clinical social work and I have practiced for 36 years as a wellness professional, providing direction and encouragement during life's challenges. I encourage individuals to develop self-knowledge and self-understanding to create deeper meaning, personal fulfillment and effective relationships via mutual collaboration. My areas of concentration include self-esteem, relationships, parenting, career path planning and effective communication skills. Well-being is the state in which the physical, mental, and spiritual health of an individual are in balance. I hope to collaborate with you to define what "well-being" means for you to live a healthy lifestyle where you can reach your full potential. Choosing a well-being coach is a very personal process. A "good fit" is important and will vary depending on your needs, personality and preferences. I am happy to use whatever form of communication you are most comfortable with, phone, text messaging or video, according to your needs. My schedule offers flexibility as to times we can work together, including weekend and evening appointments.

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Lindsey Stevens

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.Ed,L.P.C.
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionCompassion fatigue
18 years of experience

Hello. I am a licensed therapist located and credentialed in the Lone Star State of Texas! I have 18 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. I have a clinical background working with a variety mental health conditions. I have a warm and nurturing approach. I love empowering others to live their best lives. If you are looking to better yourself or your situation, I am here for YOU. Life is short. We must act with passion and determination to become the very best versions of ourselves. Labels and diagnoses may come and go. I believe in treating symptoms and specific behaviors. I like to focus on an individual's needs and personal goals. I prefer a strength-based approach. Every human deserves compassion and discovery. Resiliency runs strong when you know where to find it. Life is full of possibilities if you can Believe. I have specific training in cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, and trauma informed care. I am honored and ready to go through this journey with you.

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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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Deborah Anderson

Offering therapy in TX
License: LISW,LCSW
AddictionsGriefAnger managementSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience

Hello! My name is Deborah Anderson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Texas. I am also a Licensed Independent Social worker (LISW) in Ohio, my home state. I have worked with people challenged by substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, grief and loss. My approach is solution focused, I want to work collaboratively with clients to identify ways to work through the things that have been barriers to their having a fulfilling life. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral therapy to help clients restructure the life beliefs that have hindered them from reaching their identified potential. When working with clients I want to meet them where they are and work with them to determine not only where they want to go in life, but also by what mode they would like to get there. I feel that I'm a visitor on a journey my client has invited me to experience with them. Specialties Addiction Depression Anxiety Also experienced in: anger management, grief and loss, trauma, family matters, child protective service involvement, self esteem, forgiveness, coaching, caregiver fatigue. Clinical Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, client centerd therapy Years of experience: 12

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Tracye Valentine

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Thank you for reaching out! I am a clinical supervisor and therapist licensed in Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor – Mental Health Service Provider and have board certification as National Certified Counselor. I have years of experience working with clients with a wide range of mental and behavioral health needs including: trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, parenting and have been trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have experience working with child and adolescent counseling and adults. I am a counselor who is very client-focused and believe in treatment planning and objectives that are reasonable and attainable. It is very important to build a rapport with the client and the pair working to identify objectives and goals of treatment. Some of the treatment modalities used are cognitive-behavioral therapy, rational-emotive therapy, narrative therapy and psychodynamic models of therapy. Therapy models of treatment generally consist of a combination of modalities. I applaud you for seeking help to find resolution and/or to reach lifelong goals by taking steps to achieve them by seeking assistance. It seems like you are ready and I am available to work with you in reaching and creating a plan to maintain those goals! I look forward to working together!

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Jasminka Grgas

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas and Connecticut with 20 years of behavioral health professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, career difficulties, depression, & coping with life changes. 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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Suzanna Meyer

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

I am licensed in Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. 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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Laura Garcia

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
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, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

How to find counseling in Lago Vista

Finding the best therapist close by in Lago Vista 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 Lago Vista. 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 Lago Vista, 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 Lago Vista 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 Lago Vista 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 Lago Vista, elsewhere in Travis, 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 Lago Vista area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lago Vista 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 Lago Vista 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 Lago Vista 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 Lago Vista, 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 Lago Vista 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 Lago Vista 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 Lago Vista 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 Lago Vista 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 Lago Vista 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 78645 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 Lago Vista 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 Lago Vista 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 Lago Vista, 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.

Lago Vista 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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