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Dr. Anthony Montez

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
26 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a PhD in Human Services with a specialization in counseling. My therapeutic style includes the concept that the counselor/client relationship is, in itself, a clinical helping strategy. My clinical style also includes narratives, vignettes, or brief stories designed to help illustrate or illuminate client circumstances in a non-threatening manner. This technique encourages clients to derive parallels to their own circumstances. I work with individuals and couples. Historically, most of my clientele have been adults/couples, followed by adolescents, and then older children. I currently work with adults only. Most of my therapeutic services involve adult relationship issues. These include adjusting to major life events and various forms of loss including health, divorce, empty nest issues, and intimacy problems. People commonly experience symptoms consistent with depression and anxiety during these life events. Additionally, I work with attention deficit disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, work related stress problems, adjustment issues, and general faith or spiritual issues. However, I am not a Christian based or Faith based therapist. Like most mental health clinicians, I have an eclectic approach to counseling in that I borrow from several theories of human behavior and development. However, I gravitate to the existential/transpersonal model in that I'm interested in what the person is experiencing today while considering the concept that people are spiritual beings embodied. I incorporate the cognitive behavioral model and, at times, utilize a more psychoanalytic model exploring the person's childhood experiences within a developmental context. My personal counseling philosophy consists of three fundamental pillars: 1. Human beings are spiritual beings embodied (Existential/Transpersonal Theory). 2. My clientele and I are more alike than different. Things important to me, as a person tend to be important to all people in general. For this reason, a positive counselor/client relationship may function as a therapeutic strategy. 3. The people I serve have the answers they seek before treatment begins. The therapeutic process serves to illuminate paths/options so that answers become more clearly visible. AVAILABILITY SCHEDULE I schedule 8 sessions per day, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. I take an hour break from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. This schedule enables me to provide 40 sessions per week, each session lasting 45 minutes.

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Yvonne Randel

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA, MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. My education was obtained at Texas A&M University - Kingsville where I completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts In Psychology and a Master of Science in Art. I have worked with clients in correctional and residential settings. Taught classes in Anger Management and Domestic Violence. Over the years I have worked with clients dealing with addiction, sexual abuse/offense issues, victims of sexual abuse, grief, trauma, anger, anxiety, coping with life changing issues, physical and emotional abuse . I am also certified in Anger Resolution. My counseling approach is client centered, cognitive behavioral, reality and the recognition everyone is different and should be treated with respect. Life is a classroom and if you don't make mistakes how do you learn, but to learn from them we must forgive ourselves. As a counselor I support my clients and respect the courage and determination it takes to grow,

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Kimberly Williams

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW,LMHP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
9 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my master’s degree specializing in Children, Youth and Families, from Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers)! I understand that reaching out for support can be frightening, especially to a stranger, but I assure you that I am a very open-minded, non-judgmental, and down-to-earth therapist with over eight years of experience and expertise to offer you. I have extensive experience providing quality services in a wide range of areas including depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral issues, relationships, interpersonal dynamics, communication, self-esteem, school/career issues, anger management, stress management, psychoeducation, and life skills. My clinical modality is that of a client-centered approach focused on a strength perspective and cognitive behavioral therapy. I am very positive, honest, and comical, at times, but I also like to "keep it real" to help you get the help that you are seeking and achieve your treatment goals. A lot of my clients have referred to me as having an "old soul" because of my level of maturity and experience and my ability to relate to others on a diverse scale. I lead my practice with dignity, respect, confidentiality, and trust for every individual that entrusts me with their most personal and vulnerable circumstances. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. *A little about me: I am a mother of 3 - a young adult male, a teenage girl, and a toddler boss! I love retail therapy, listening to inspirational messages, and reading self-development books. If you think that we would be a good fit, please do not hesitate to reach out to me! It would be my pleasure to assist you!

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Tamara Ward

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MS,MA,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience as a therapist

Your counseling time with me is a safe space for you to grow and to heal and most importantly, to be you. Beautiful you. Just as you are. My therapy style is warm and empathetic. I approach the therapy process from a place of compassion, unwavering patience, and a desire to understand your journey and how you got to where you are. Together we will tailor our sessions to meet your unique and specific needs. If you are hurting, I encourage you to trust the counseling process, give yourself some grace, and keep an open mind. Even the strongest of souls can use a bit of support from time to time. I am so happy you are here today! I have over 8 years experience with the LGBTQ+ community, including gender-minority life experiences. I have over a decade of experience working in case management with adults on the Autism spectrum and with Asperger's disorder. I am comfortable in conversations where my clients may need extra time to find their words.

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Melody McCurdy

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesGriefDepressionADHD
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, anxiety, anger, life issues & depression. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (adhd). I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Dr. Bianca Hall

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience working with military families and children going through reintegration processes, understanding new family dynamics, and how to support one another. I have experience working with children and youth who are facing social, academic, and identity concerns. I have experience working with foster and adopted youth who are working through traumatic experiences and are trying to navigate a new normal. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. 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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Brooke Hickey

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemCoaching
5 years of experience as a therapist

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, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Bethany Peter

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 10 years of professional work experience. Together, we will work together to find your authentic self and help you regain the hope and happiness you deserve. I believe in developing a unique relationship specific to each client that will foster the most effective results. My approach is eclectic and client led. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I am a positive person, a good listener, compassionate, and solution-oriented. More importantly, my goal is to help you return to a mindset where you can experience satisfaction and joy again. I will strive to assist in your growth by supporting you in ways that are non-judgmental, empathetic and in a safe place to work through any issues, personal development, relationship concerns, and conflict. Together, we can find solutions and develop plans and skills to handle life’s obstacles. 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.

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Carmela Quintanilla

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, bipolar disorder, & depression. Other areas of expertise include working with clients with Personality Disorders, Trauma, Abuse and Neglect and Grief and Loss. Another part of my practice includes supervising Master level social workers in their pursuit of a clinical license for private practice of their own. 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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Graham Maxey

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
40 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania and Texas with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

How to find counseling in Lakewood Village

Finding the best therapist close by in Lakewood Village 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 in Lakewood Village that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Lakewood Village. 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 Lakewood Village, 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 in the Lakewood Village region and in the state of Texas. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Lakewood Village or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Lakewood Village 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 Lakewood Village, elsewhere in Denton, 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 Lakewood Village area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lakewood Village 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 Lakewood Village 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 Lakewood Village 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Lakewood Village, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Lakewood Village 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 Lakewood Village helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Lakewood Village 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 Lakewood Village 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 Lakewood Village 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.

Lakewood Village therapists 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 Lakewood Village 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 Lakewood Village 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in TX, therapists 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 75068 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Lakewood Village 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Lakewood Village.

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 from a therapist. A Lakewood Village 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Lakewood Village, 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.

Lakewood Village 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 to customer service 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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