When it comes to finding a therapist, Lubbock, TX may seem like an ideal place to succeed, with its large population and abundant healthcare. However, finding the right counseling services for you isn’t always that simple, even in a big city. There are a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches that may have different levels of efficacy on certain conditions. If you’re looking for therapists in Lubbock, TX who specialize in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy for post traumatic stress disorder, it may not help to find a therapist down the street who works with conflict resolution. 

With online therapy through a platform like BetterHelp, there are more options at your fingertips. BetterHelp offers over 30,000 mental health professionals from licensed clinical psychologists to couples counselors. So, whether you’re looking for help with maternal mental health, chronic pain management, or processing life adjustments, BetterHelp has a therapist for you. Simply fill out an online questionnaire to get matched with someone who will meet your personal needs. And because of the importance of therapeutic alliance in successful therapy, if for any reason you feel you need to change therapists, you can do so for no additional cost. 

Online therapy can also be a convenient choice for many, as well. Sessions can fit into a busy schedule, and with video chat, phone, and text messaging options, you can meet with your therapists from the comfort of your own home. 

If you have been looking for a therapist or LPC, Lubbock may have options, but with BetterHelp you may have an easier time finding someone who is just what you need. So, if you’re thinking about starting therapy for managing behavioral challenges, processing trauma from past personal experiences, or simply for guidance on how to lead a more fulfilling life, contact BetterHelp to start that first step on your wellness journey. 

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Sharon Bailey

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW, BCD
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefDepression
30 years of experience

I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a rich background in social work spanning over 30 years. I have served in various capacities, including as a Combat Medic in the Army, an Air Force Reservist, and ultimately retiring from Active Duty Air Force as a Social Worker. Additionally, I have spent 8 years in private practice before relocating from San Antonio, Texas to the New York area to be closer to my aging family members. Throughout my career, I have gained extensive expertise in academia, mental health, school counseling, life coaching, critical incident debriefing, and group work. My therapeutic approach is rooted in client-centered care, where I prioritize the needs and goals of my clients. I utilize a range of evidence-based techniques, including Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Emotional Freedom Technique (also known as Tapping). In our sessions, I believe in fostering a collaborative environment where we work together to address the challenges you are facing. I assign homework and actively engage in dialogue to ensure progress and growth.

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Tara Parent

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

I am a clinical social worker, currently licensed in New Mexico and Texas with over 10 years experience working as a behavioral health therapist. Being part of a military family has allowed me to work with diverse populations across the United States. I have worked with individuals that are seeking help with depression, addictions, career challenges, life transitions, family/relationship stress, and those who have experienced trauma or abuse. My therapy style is warm and relaxed. My approach includes a mix of cognitive-behavioral, client centered, and solution focused therapies. As a team, we can work together to find hope, meaning, healing, stability, and finding that passion for life again. We can identify those things that are holding us back and collaborate to get through the “stuck.” I look forward to working with you!

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Ralph DeMar

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience

I am an empowerment specialist (Therapist) who assists clients in finding their own answers. I understand that most issues that people seek help for, at its core, is devalue. When we are devalued we become very angry and hurt. Therapy is primarily an educational experience in which the client is given new information. The client is able to see how influences from early experiences shape us into the person we have become. Some of those influences are helpful but others are not. In the therapy process we must identify the "schemas" or tendencies that we learned from the elders in our families that have not served us well. Therapy is a journey not a destination. Therapy places a person on a journey of self discovery, open mindedness, and self love. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 20 years. I hold a masters degree in Clinical Psychology, now known as Forensic Psychology. I seek to empower my clients and give them their "microphone", their voice back. I seek to assist clients to claim or reclaim their identity and give them permission to claim the original Identity given to them by the creator. A quality life requires tough decisions and courage. Asking for help takes courage. Open up and begin your journey.....the world is waiting on you!

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Thomika Andrews

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana and Texas with over 8 years of Social Work experience. My experience Includes working with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, parenting problems, career challenges, end stage renal disease, and ADHD. My therapy style is eclectic. I like to combine cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, client centered, psychodynamic and logo therapy. This approach helps me to tailor our dialog and treatment plan to help you with your specific needs. I believe therapy is not a one size fits all approach to helping others. I believe wholeheartedly to meet you where you are and calibrate treatment and my approach with what works best to meet your treatment goals. Starting therapy is a big step and I am glad you are ready for change. I look forward to working with you.

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Chandra Johnson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been licensed in Texas for over 6 years. I have over 10 years of professional work experience. I have helped clients deal with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflict, violence, and trauma. My therapeutic style incorporates Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. 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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Nahvia Henry

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 7 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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James Alfano

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, conflict resolution 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 believe that together we can meet your needs. I am here to support you in that process.

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Monica Torres

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & 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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Adam Ruiz

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas and have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Lauren Nash

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issues
7 years of experience

I am an LPC located in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I received both my undergraduate and graduate degree from Dallas Baptist University. I specialize in helping clients with stress and anxiety, postpartum anxiety/depression, infertility and family planning, relationship or interpersonal issues, and parenting issues. My goal is to help clients understand their own story and learn how to integrate tools and strategies to help improve their quality of life. It is my hope to go along side you in your journey and help you find your way through the adversities and difficulties that we face in life. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take immense courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Lubbock

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lubbock 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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock, 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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock 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 79464 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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock, 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.

Lubbock has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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

79401, 79402, 79403, 79404, 79406, 79407, 79408, 79409, 79410, 79411, 79412, 79413, 79414, 79415, 79416, 79423, 79424, 79430, 79452, 79453, 79457, 79464, 79490, 79491, 79493, 79499

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