Lakeway began as a 2,400-acre ranch turned oilfield owned by Jack Josey that was sold in 1962 to Houston Businessmen who wanted to build a Hotel and resort community. Lakeway was incorporated in 1963 with the permission of Austin Texas to become its own village of Lakeway. The area is also known for Travis Lake which offers outdoor recreation in boating, fishing, camping, scuba diving, and ziplining and is the clearest reservoir and also home to Hippie Hollow Park where clothing is optional.

Are you feeling stripped down and exposed to the world with nowhere to go and no one to turn to? Do you feel like you’re drowning in the responsibilities of life with no life preserver? Talk to a counselor near you today and start floating your way towards happiness.

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Dr. Carrie Willey

Offering therapy in TX
License: Ph.D.,LPC
AddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefEating disordersDepression
34 years of experience

Hello, Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Dr. Carrie L Willey, Ph.D., LPC. I am also a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (retirement status) in New Mexico. I have worked extensively with The Meadows treatment facility in Wickenburg, AZ. During my tenure there, I learned the Post-Induction-Therapy process from Pia Mellody who authored "Facing Codependence". I facilitated the intensive Survivor's Workshop that was designed to assist participants in moving past childhood and adult trauma. I have also worked extensively with Shades of Hope where the specialty is All Addictions and Eating Disorders (from anorexia, bulimia to compulsive overeating). I worked with Tennie McCarthy, founder and author of the book "Shades of Hope". I was the Clinical Director and therapist for Shades of Hope. Culturally diverse populations are also part of my background experience. I worked for Indian Health Services in various tribal locations where I provided assessments and treatment for addictions and other mental health issues. I have worked in the field of counseling/therapy for 34 years and have acquired an eclectic approach to counseling clients. Primarily, I employ the techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I have training in Peter Levines' Somatic Experiencing, as well. I find giving assignments a valuable tool to engage the client in active participation. I draw on the strengths of the individual and focus on what is working for them and help extinguish behavioral patterns that are restricting a person from becoming all they can be. I am an avid bicyclist and average 15-30 miles on my bike per weekend. I have ridden as much as 75 miles in one day. I am not a religious person, but I am very Spiritual and I honor all Spiritual paths. I believe that we are not Humans trying to have a Spiritual experience, rather that we are Spirit Beings trying to be Human. I would very much enjoy the challenge of working with you to help you become the best human that you can be. Namaste

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Sheaundra O'Neil

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

Hi there! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in a wide range of issues such as relationship problems, women's issues, anxiety, depression, low self - esteem, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Experience has afforded me the opportunity to work with individuals with severe mood disorders and psychosis. My goal is to help you gain self - awareness and learn the skills needed to both manage and overcome life's obstacles. My Path to Becoming a Therapist: Although counseling is my second career, it's my ultimate calling. I have always been interested in human behavior and people have naturally gravitated toward me for a listening ear. As a counselor, I have worked in a variety of settings, such as partial hospitalization programs, community mental health clinics, private practice, and residential treatment facilities. I believe that the trait that makes me a great therapist is my ability to disarm the most guarded person with my genuinely kind, warm, compassionate, nonjudgmental, open-minded, and honest approach. Additionally, I believe that the client is the expert and teaches me about his/her/their experience and how best to help him/her/them. My theoretical approach is integrated and tailored to meet each client's needs. It combines a mixture of cognitive behavioral, person-centered, solution-focused, and gestalt therapies (just to name a few treatment modalities). What should you know about working with me? My counseling style is warm, compassionate, and engaging. I am a firm believer in establishing a good rapport with people and building a strong therapeutic alliance. I believe in and practice unconditional acceptance and encourage people to express themselves freely. I enjoy getting to know my clients on a deeper level and meeting them where they are. I value authenticity and believe that the therapeutic relationship can be the catalyst for meaningful transformation. The ideal client for me is one who is ready to improve overall wellbeing and quality of life by working to overcome life's obstacles. I work with people to help them overcome life's obstacles and believe that a renewed mind is the key to transformational living. Transformational living requires change and change is not easy, even if it is sometimes necessary. Being equipped for change helps to make the transition smoother. In order to have the best life possible, I will support you in discovering and living to your greatest potential. What am I most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape? I am most excited about seeing individuals grow and transform. It takes a lot of courage to reach out and ask for help. I commend you for your bravery and effort. Welcome to BetterHelp. I look forward to working with you!

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Dennis Doke

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.S.,LMFT-S,LPC-S
DepressionCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

My name is Dennis Doke. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT-S) and a licensed professional counselor (LPC-S) in Texas. I completed my Master's Degree in counseling from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Nebraska. I trained in Cognitive Therapy, the Gottman Couple's Model (Levels 1 & 2), and Person-Centered Therapy. Based on the theories of Carl Rogers and John Gottman, I accept you as the expert in your life. I believe individuals or couples can make healthy decisions for their lives if they have a safe and non-judgmental place to process their concerns. You can trust yourself and couples can learn from John Gottman's research how to repair their relationship. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. We are in a process of becoming and you can influence your future. I look forward to joining this journey with you!

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Tiffany Pangarakis

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, depression, & coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Danielle Bryant

Offering therapy in TX
AddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Affiliate Sex Offender Treatment Provider in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I am a graduate of a Texas-based Christian university, and began my early years of counseling/therapy throughout my collegiate experience as a college campus Residence Life Assistant and Assistant Director. The experiences I have had throughout my professional journey has given me insight into lives that have been enlightened and enriched by connection and community. My hope is that you'll see yourself as special for the uniqueness you possess, and that you bring into the world. My personality is one that's light and a little quirky. I am someone who enjoys laughing and making others laugh, and I love food. I believe in the power of music and the color purple. My therapeutic style is one that is encouraging and collaborative, and I don't like to tell you what to do. I believe that as we talk and interact together, you can learn many things about yourself, and answer questions that have the ability to create a path for you that you can appreciate and ultimately get excited about. I believe therapy continues in your daily life outside of the "therapeutic space" as you learn to create a space that enriches you. I have helped clients cope with and overcome addictions, family conflicts, life transitions, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience helping clients with depression, anxiety, self-esteem development, couple's counseling, adolescents in CPS care and on juvenile probation, and much more. I believe that as the expert of your story, you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things, and making peace with what challenges you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life, and to take the first steps towards change. As your therapist, I am here to support and empower you in that journey, and I'm excited to see you elevate along the way.

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Giovanna Pennick

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping 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, LGBT-related issues, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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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Tara Sims

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
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, & 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. 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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Gabriela Gonzalez-Green

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping 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 relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & depression. 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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Eboney Roney

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

Hello! I welcome you to a safe place to discuss the struggles life throws at us. Sometimes we feel like no one understands, no one really listens, or that no one cares. I am willing to work along side you to understand where these feelings come from and to challenge those negative thoughts. Together we will develop a plan that will help you overcome the issues you are facing, rather its stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, confidence, anger or substance use. I have experience working with youth, adults, and families and am skilled at meeting you where you are. You the client will always be the center of treatment. Don't feel like you have to be alone on this journey. I have 3 years of professional licensed experience though have been working with adults and youth for 13+ years. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. 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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Melinda Dunbar

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

My name is Melinda Dunbar and I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with over 8 years of experience in providing counseling and psychotherapy services. I specialize in helping individuals manage stress, anxiety, depression, and challenging life transitions. My treatment approach is based on evidence-based techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness. I have an understanding that each person's unique experience of life requires an individualized treatment plan, tailored to the specific needs of individuals. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental, and comfortable environment for my clients, to facilitate meaningful growth and change. I understand that the therapeutic relationship is a collaborative collaboration, not a one-way effort. I work collaboratively with my clients, empowering them to make changes in their lives that meet their individual goals. I am passionate about working with clients to identify and correct underlying concerns and promote psychological health. I believe that my clients are the experts in their own lives, and will work with them to build upon their strengths and resources so that they can reach their goals and live a more satisfying life.

How to find counseling in Lakeway

Finding the best therapist close by in Lakeway 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 Lakeway. 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 Lakeway, 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 Lakeway 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 Lakeway 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 Lakeway, 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 Lakeway area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lakeway 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 Lakeway 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 Lakeway 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 Lakeway, 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 Lakeway 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 Lakeway 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 Lakeway 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 Lakeway 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 Lakeway 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 78738 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 Lakeway 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 Lakeway 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 Lakeway, 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.

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

78734, 78738

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