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Ava Weaver

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPCS,NCC
Trauma and abuseParenting issuesBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
24 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 24 years of experience as a psychotherapist. I have worked with a broad spectrum of clients. Among the areas of expertise are: PTSD, Play therapy, Couples and Family Therapy. I have worked for two regional MHMR's and in a psychiatric hospital setting (UTHealth Science Center Northeast) with families, adults and adolescents. I also have credentials as a teacher and taught special education for several years in public school districts. I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist with additional specializations in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively identify and address personal life challenges. I strive to integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each patient. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. I received training in Cognitive Processing Therapy through the Department of State Health Services, and my name appears in the state online registry of certified CPT therapists.  MyEducation: Master of Science Counseling - Texas A&M. Bachelor of Arts - Education - East Texas State University Institute in Counselor Supervision - University of North Texas License, Certifications & Awards Licensed Professional Counselor LPC CPT through the Department of Hlth Services - Veterans Administration Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor LPCS Nationally Certified Counselor NCC Texa Education Agency <certified teacher IDD population

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Cynthia Collins-Jackson

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been in private practice since 2016. I worked in-patient at a Psychiatric Hospital for 5 years as well as Mobile Crisis Outreach. I am EMDR trained (advanced for Chronic Pain), I am Certified to treat First Responders. I am experienced with Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective, Conversion Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, SAD. I am also an Ordained Minister with 26 years experience. I am warm and welcoming with a bit of humor in my sessions. I believe in empowering a person to be happy and to know how important they are. I understand that life can dish out a lashing, but support and understanding can heal the pain.

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Rashonda Lowe

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementDepression
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am passionate about providing culturally competent and relatable therapy to a variety of clients. I have experience providing therapy in a variety of settings such outpatient, substance abuse rehabs, psychiatric hospitals, and private practice. I have 7 years of education/residency from an accredited university that provided me with the knowledge and experience necessary to provide quality psychotherapy. I look forward to assisting you along your wellness journey!

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Daniel Decker

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & 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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Kim Michelle Szumski

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepression
11 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & intimacy related issues. 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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Brenda Drage-Chan

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
12 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 12 years of professional work experience and have helped clients struggling with depression and anxiety, overwhelm, motivation, self esteem, confidence, and 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. 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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Andrea Shomo

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
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, lgbtq+ related issues, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Robert Tyler

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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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Catherine Fraze-Rice

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas and have 10 years of professional experience in counseling students and parents as well as adults from many varied backgrounds and experiences. Additionally, I have volunteered many counseling hours working with people in non-profit settings. Prior to my counseling experience, I was a speech therapist and worked with students of all ages and disabilities. This work often involved communication and social skill education and training. My counseling style is very laid back. I would characterize it as warm and enthusiastic. Because depression and anxiety run in my family, I feel passionate about helping people in these areas. If you choose to work with me, we would discover and nurture the unique talents and skills you possess. My treatment approaches would be classified as Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness. These two perspectives work well together in identifying troublesome thoughts, behaviors and physiological contributing factors. Mindfulness - Based Cognitive Therapy The essential focus of MBCT is an easy, step by step training in mindfulness. Mindfulness is a state of observing one’s thoughts and feelings without judging them good or bad. It is a purposeful active attention to what is happening in the moment. Additionally, it also emphasizes learning how to live in a calm body state as much as possible. When you are in a calm body state, anxiety cannot exist at the same time. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT Therapy states that our thoughts, feelings, emotions and bodily sensations are all connected and that we think and do affect the way we feel. Additionally, I offer faith-based counseling upon request.

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Naomi Chargois

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 13 years of mental health experience. I specialize 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.

How to find counseling in Lometa

Finding the best therapist close by in Lometa 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 Lometa 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 Lometa. 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 Lometa, 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 Lometa 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 Lometa 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 Lometa 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 Lometa, elsewhere in Lampasas, 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 Lometa area can be found below:

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

Lometa 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 Lometa 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 Lometa 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 76853 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 Lometa 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 Lometa.

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 Lometa 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 Lometa, 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.

Lometa 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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