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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Live Oak, Texas (Live Oak, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Life is full of ups and downs but the true test in life is how you overcome those obstacles. My name is Riddhi Sevak-Patel and I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist. Welcome to my page, I hope that this allows you to get to know me a little better! I received my MSW back in 2010 from the University of Alabama after completing the advanced standing program specializing in Children, Adolescents and their families and graduating with honors. I have worked in all aspects of healthcare ranging from acute inpatient ICU care to out-patient rehabilitation working with ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Live Oak, Texas (Live Oak, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Hi, my name is Angie and I'm a licensed professional counselor with 25 years of experience in the field of psychology. I currently practice in the State of Texas but I am originally from Michigan. That was where I started out working in a residential treatment facility with children and adolescents. After that I worked in partial hospitalization program for adults, a domestic violence shelter and a community mental health center. I relocated to Texas 10 years ago and have had the opportunity to work in an adolescent partial hospitalization program, an ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Live Oak, Texas (Live Oak, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

My name is Mark Bigley and I am licensed as a LCSW in the state of Texas. Let me first say that the therapeutic relationship is the most valuable asset in the quest for growth and healing. As we grow in trust with one another and begin to relax into the therapeutic relationship you will begin to discover the person you were created to be. We have all had environmental and normal developmental challenges that we learn to grow through. The tools I have gathered throughout my fifteen years as a licensed therapist and the previous 22 years as a pastoral counselor...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Live Oak, Texas (Live Oak, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I hold a MA in Community Counseling from Argosy University in Atlanta, Georgia, and a BA in Psychology from Montclair State University in New Jersey. I have been serving in the psychiatric field for over 18 years. As a mental health clinician, I provide professional counseling services and tools to assist clients, experiencing emotional and mental health challenges, on ways to rebuild their lives. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief, relatio...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Live Oak, Texas (Live Oak, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Licensed Clinical Social Worker,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Texas. I have worked with families and children for over thirty years in various capacities. I also have a masters degree in counseling psychology. I have worked with clients on issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, blended family issues, abuse and/or neglect, self esteem and trauma. I am a certified clinical trauma professional. I like helping others work through difficult situations. I like to think of myself as a understanding guide to help for those in need. I like to help people c...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Live Oak, Texas (Live Oak, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed.,, LPC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas and have 14 years of experience, with the last 6 of those years including clinical supervision for incoming licensed professionals. I have worked with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders and trauma. I have also worked with families and couples who are having parenting, relationship, or infidelity issues and LGBTQ+. A particular niche has also been to work with incoming college students (both young and old) in guiding them into a focused and ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Live Oak, Texas (Live Oak, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,LMSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 36

I have over three decades as a leader by inspiring, coaching, speaking, and most importantly, leading by example, my views have been uniquely and carefully shaped. I embrace my “in the trenches” clinical approach and believe that leadership is a conscious decision made moment to moment, it supersedes gender, culture, position, or socio-economic status. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with everyone and every day…it’s how we should live. I am often referred to as a “Professor” for my ability to teach a group how to bring hope out of questionable times. I use “Frame ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Live Oak, Texas (Live Oak, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! My name is Aletha A. Nelson. I am a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana. I have been a licensed counselor for 7 years. I have worked with a range of individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, stress related issues, self-esteem, and life transitions- just to name a few! I received a Master of Science in Rehab Counseling from University of North Texas. Therapy is an inviting place where every single part of you is welcome, even the parts that are uncomfortable to share. As a therapist, I am honored that you chose this process as your ve...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Live Oak, Texas (Live Oak, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over 4 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, trauma history, suicidal ideations, and working with teenagers with a multitude of behavioral issues . I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional and sexual abuse. My therapy style is inviting and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Live Oak, Texas (Live Oak, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,EMDR
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 12

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Florida and Texas. I graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fl in 2007 and since then have been working in the counseling field. I have over 14 years experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including community based treatment, addiction treatment that include co-occurring disorders and have years of experience working in the trauma setting to support client's experiencing trauma. I have extensive training in EMDR and have experienced tremendou...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Live Oak, Texas (Live Oak, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-Supervisor
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor, working from the great state of Texas. I have over 18 years of experience working as a counselor, mentor, and coach to clients of all ages and backgrounds. From traumatized child soldiers in Liberia, to disenchanted newlyweds in the United States, every one of my clients has changed me for the better and made me the counselor that I am today. I have counseled clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, and family conflict. I am especially passionate ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Live Oak, Texas (Live Oak, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in Texas with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Live Oak, Texas (Live Oak, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management
Years of Experience: 8

My name is Marquita Turner I have been Licensed as a Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana for 8 years. I recently obtained licensure in Texas as well. This work of helping others find peace and purpose in their lives feels like my innate purpose. Therapy is not always easy or enjoyable but if done correctly it will bring about a desirable change. I view the therapeutic process as teamwork for clients and myself. We become equal partners in identifying, processing and developing person-centered solutions to the issues you are facing. I pride myself ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Live Oak, Texas (Live Oak, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & coping with grief and loss. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Live Oak, Texas (Live Oak, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Live Oak, Texas (Live Oak, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 28

I am licensed in Texas with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & intimacy related issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Live Oak, Texas (Live Oak, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, motivation, self harm behavior, suicidal thoughts, personality disorders, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Live Oak, Texas (Live Oak, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am an LPC licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have worked with clients to help them heal and cope with a wide range of mental health issues including depression, trauma, anxiety and mood disorders. I have experience treating adult and adolescent clients with diverse cultural backgrounds. I am an open-minded empath, and I strive for unconditional positive regard with all of my clients. My approach to treatment is tailored to each client's specific needs. Throughout my experience as a counselor, I have learned the key components to su...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Live Oak, Texas (Live Oak, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Live Oak, Texas (Live Oak, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coaching, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, depression, & executive and professional coaching. 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.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Live Oak?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Live Oak area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Live Oak and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Live Oak or elsewhere in Bexar or the state of Texas.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Live Oak therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Live Oak due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Live Oak and elsewhere throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Live Oak to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Live Oak, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Live Oak, TX, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 78233 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

78233

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.