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Richard Zapf

Offering therapy in TX
License: TX-LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteem
22 years of experience

"Help me." "I need to change..." These were two common statements from clients of all ages while I was in private practice for 11 years in Texas. I specialized in working with families with children and adolescents. I wrote books and spoke at seminars to help teens and their families. Now with over 20 years of experience my greatest satisfaction comes from helping clients with a wide array of issues focusing on making positive change happen. Now, I am available online to help you change your life. My "prized" evening spots are limited to 16 (there's only one of me), but I do work 11am - 9:15pm during the week (offering 45-minute sessions only). My diverse training allows us, together, to ascertain problems, develop goals, and set a realistic timeline for improvement. Each treatment plan is different for each client. My training as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Texas has allowed a deeper understanding of how you interact with those at home, at work, or at school. My "down-to-earth" conversations can even help your children or partner improve. My holistic approach can even incorporate your religious values. Let's talk about how we can change your life.

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Dr. Shyra Jones

Offering therapy in TX
License: PsyD,LPC-S
AddictionsTrauma and abuseEating disordersDepressionCoaching
12 years of experience

I earned my licenses as a professional counselor in Texas in September 2011. Education includes a doctorate in psychology from University of Arizona Global Campus in October 2020, a masters in rehabilitation counseling in 2005, and Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 2001 from Stephen F. Austin State University. Work experience includes working in a variety of settings serving clients ranging from 4 to 65+ years in age. By doing a thorough assessment I am able to develop an individualized treatment plan to meet your needs. Setting goals, addressing obstacles to progress, and practical steps bring success into everyone’s reach. I look forward to being your new therapist.

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Dr. Audni Miller

Offering therapy in TX
License: PhD,,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

Hi! My first name “Audni” is pronounced “Audnee,” not to be confused with “Audrey” or “Audi,” the automobile. Since we like to know where people come from, I'll start by owning up to my Texas heritage. After living in Ohio and Maine, I returned to Texas 13 years ago as a civilian social worker and therapist for the military. Now in private practice as a therapist, I treat clients who seek help for such issues as anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, life transitions, relationship matters, and questions about their purpose, role and identity. My work is client-centered, helping clients to achieve their goals for an emotionally healthy, safe, and satisfying life. Treatment approaches include solution-focused therapy, cognitive-based therapy, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic talk therapy, psychoanalytically informed therapy, and sensorimotor psychotherapy. My education, training, and experience for this work started with a B.A. Degree in English and Drama, an M.A. Degree in Communication, a PhD Degree in Education, and a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW). I have had multiple careers in higher education, corporate training, and social work in public and private organizations. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have been a therapist for 17 years. For clients who participate fully, I know from experience that therapy will open many pathways for their desired change and growth!

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Sharon Blue

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in the state of Texas with over 11 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety and stress, depression, anger issues, grief, PTSD and addiction. My therapist style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, being non-judgmental, patient and compassionate while developing a trusting relationship. I employ communications of active listening, open-mindedness and empathetic connection in a therapeutic setting. I am here to come alongside as you take steps toward change. I look forward to working with you!

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Katherine (Katie) Ssejjemba

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hello, my name is Katie! I enjoy spending time with my family and dogs! I currently have more dogs then the typical family but I love the unconditional love they share! I am currently working from home and always have my Boston Terrier by my side. I graduated from East Tennessee State University. I am licensed in New Mexico and Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Samara Shields

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
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, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. 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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Crystal Perdue

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
25 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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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Scott Weinert

Offering therapy in TX
AddictionsRelationship issuesAnger management
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, & anger management. 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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Ann Dennis

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesAnger managementDepression
5 years of experience

Hello! My name is Ann Marie Dennis. I have a master's degree in counseling and a certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor from Tarleton State University here in Texas. I have worked in public education for 30 years with 13 of those years being a School Counselor. I also served in many other roles, including Parent Engagement Coordinator, and Campus Leadership Team. I am passionate about supporting children and families and helping them thrive! I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & anger management. When working with my clients, I direct my efforts 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 individuals in that healing process.

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James "Jordan" Parnell

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoaching
4 years of experience

Hello! My name is Jordan Parnell and am an LCSW in the state of Texas. I have 4 years of experience working in forensic, non-profit, medical, and academic settings. I obtained my Masters of Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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 Liberty Hill

Finding the best therapist close by in Liberty Hill 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 Liberty Hill. 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 Liberty Hill, 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 Liberty Hill 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 Liberty Hill 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 Liberty Hill, elsewhere in Williamson, 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 Liberty Hill area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Liberty Hill 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 Liberty Hill 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 Liberty Hill 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 Liberty Hill, 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 Liberty Hill 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 Liberty Hill 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 Liberty Hill 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 Liberty Hill 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 Liberty Hill 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 78642 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 Liberty Hill 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 Liberty Hill 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 Liberty Hill, 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.

Liberty Hill 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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