Mathis has a rich history. Here, many battles were fought, but now, the old battle grounds have been transformed into lush farmland, where cattle graze the fields. Just as this town has many historic layers, so does every person’s life, including yours.

Our own personal battles can leave us wounded and scarred, and sometimes, they make it difficult to move on with life and create new beginnings. A committed Mathis-area counselor can help you work through your own personal history and heal issues that are still troubling you. By matching with a licensed, confidential mental health professional, you can start to transform your old battlegrounds into lush gardens.

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Jennifer Leos

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteem
15 years of experience

You're feeling stressed, down and maybe a bit anxious as you try to navigate this new world we are finding ourselves in. Reaching out for support takes courage and it's a responsibility I do not take lightly. I am a licensed counselor with more than 15 years of experience working as a therapist with families, individuals and in group settings. I have worked with clients who have a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues and parenting concerns. I have also helped many people who are struggling with self confidence. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic counseling. I am a firm believer that a one-size-fits-all approach is not effective and believe in tailoring a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Most importantly, I believe in EMPOWERING my clients. I look forward to working with you to see how I can best support you. To get started, simply click the "Work with Me" tab.

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Kathryn Conly

Offering therapy in TX
License: MEd, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
29 years of experience

My name is Kathryn Conly. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with close to thirty years experience. I have worked in a wide range of settings (private practice, inpatient, outpatient intensive care, and schools) with a large variation of individuals and their families. I work with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, mood disorders, psychosis, and with relationship concerns. I do marriage counseling as well as family and child related conflicts. I have a non-judgmental approach with huge amounts of compassion and understanding for the discomforts and suffering of my clients. I am readily available and will commit to seeing you realize your goals in therapy. I utilize a range of therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and relationship strategies. It is most important to identify what you want to get out of therapy and decide what approaches work best for you. I n working with my clients, I draw wisdom from a perennial philosophy (philosophy which has survived over time and cultures), spiritual practices, and mindfulness techniques. I believe that all human suffering and pscyho-emotional problems are NOT a necessary factor of our human existence. I believe we can learn to be fearless and unstoppable in our dreams in life, we just not identify where we are being "stopped" in our life aspirations. I look forward to getting to know you and hopefully becoming your "life coach" in problem solving, confronting troublesome issues, and obtaining your life goals. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and I wish for you the best in your life journey.

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Joseph Mowery

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Denton, TX who works with individuals and couples on issues including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, infidelity, and divorce recovery. As a therapist, I believe that change happens when we take ownership of our thoughts, feelings, and actions and choose to do something different. I believe that by approaching our pain with honesty, humor, and honor, we can take control over them without allowing them to define us. I want to help you find the tools and learn the skills you need to face your struggles. I want to help you find your place in your challenges so that you can walk through them with courage, power, and wisdom.

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Sylvia Akingbade

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
7 years of experience

My name is Sylvia Akingbade, and I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas. I have been in the mental health field for over 7 years. I have worked with children, adults, and those that are elderly or disabled. Over the years, as I sat with these individuals each day, I realized that we all need someone to process situations as we all experience life. I have come to accept that this is my purpose in life. I feel as long as we have that one person we can connect with, there is hope that we can overcome obstacles. My approach combines cognitive behavior therapy and person-centered therapy. With cognitive behavior therapy, the process involves a collaboration between the client and the therapist. I use this method because it allows us to work together towards your goals. With person-centered therapy, it will enable the client to set the tone for the session so that you can get the best out of our sessions. During all our sessions, I want you to know that this is a place where you can feel safe and free to speak as you wish. I believe in empowering each person to get and keep control over their lives. I want you to know that you are in charge of the therapy session, and I am just here to guide you. I feel like if we focus on you as a person, we will find out the problem. It takes a lot of courage to open this door, so I encourage you to be honest and continue walking through this door to get what you came here to learn. I look forward to connecting with you!

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Kristina Taylor

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW,CTMH,CCATP
LGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
12 years of experience

Hello! Welcome to the BetterHelp community! My name is Kristina Taylor and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas. I provide therapy via TaylorWellnessGroup.com and also part-time here at BetterHelp. I graduated from Ashford University in 2010 with a degree in Psychology then from Texas A&M Commerce in 2012 with my Master's in Social Work. During my time working on my degree I completed my internship in a private practice setting. I am a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH) and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP). I have since worked with people dealing with a wide range of issues from mood disorders, personality disorders, grief, faith issues, life transitions, depression, LGBT issues, attachment issues, self-harm, PTSD, stress and anxiety. My PRIMARY FOCUS is in areas of relationship problems, recovery from trauma and abuse, self-worth, attachment, codependency, Narcissist personality disorder, and intimacy issues. The idea of beginning therapy can leave you feeling uncertain of where to begin. My training taught me to meet you where you are in your life. My goal is to help you improve your relationships, how you feel and how you function. I work with a wide range of therapeutic modalities to help clients depending on their individual needs and goals. Some of the modalities I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Sex Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Client-Centered Therapy. The relationship between the Client and Therapist is a key component for success in therapy. I will provide a safe and caring environment where you can talk freely about your concerns while receiving empathy, compassion, and understanding from me. You have already taken the first step. I would be happy to help you along your journey. I provide live session appointments with BetterHelp as well as provide services through my private practice. I typically provide sessions here on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-6pm EST, and Tuesdays and Fridays 10am-4:00 pm EST on this platform. These hours are subject to change based on my availability. If you are needing evening or weekend appointments I will NOT be the best option for you.

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Dr. Mary Cotten

Offering therapy in TX
License: PhD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
30 years of experience

My goal in working with clients is to address client concerns by identifying issues and developing strategies to reach goals. I am a licensed psychologist in Texas and have many years of experience working with a wide range of technical issues. Much of my experience involves working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, family of origin issues, career issues, and/or adjusting to life transitions. I primarily use a cognitive-behavioral approach in therapy to assist clients recognize ineffective thought patterns that sabotage acting in their best interest. My goal as a therapist is to interact with individuals in a relaxed and non-judgmental manner. I often receive feedback but I am a good listener and that I am easy to talk to. We can connect in whatever manner is most comfortable for you. I prefer we have video sessions in order to get to know each other better and can interact both visually and verbally. I am also available by phone if that is more convenient for you. I am available during business hours and evening appointments can be arranged.

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Kayla Burrow

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia & schizoaffective disorder, as well as, the co-occurring diagnosis . I've worked in emergency room settings completing psychiatric triage, psychiatric inpatient units, high level of care outpatient programs, and private practice. I have mediated group therapy sessions to include life skills, anger management, stress management, and parenting, I believe you are the expert of your story and working together in a solution focused approach we can increase your coping skills aiding you in overcoming your challenges. It takes courage to seek a healthier version of yourself, and I am here to support and empower your journey.

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Eyerusalem Mulatu

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf 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, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Daniel Leal

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I am a sex positive therapist & enjoy working with poly/kink related issues. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Lilleanna “Lillie” Young

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
7 years of experience

Have you ever felt like you're standing on the outside trying to fit in? Feeling self doubt? Constantly overthinking things in the middle of the night? Having crying spells or anxiety that causes you to cancel plans? You may not have the effective coping skills for these situations. I specialize in helping overcome anxiety, depression, grief, & low self esteem. I believe as the wise Sigmund Freud once said “out of your vulnerability will come your strength”. I operate from an Eclectic therapeutic approach; Utilizing Solution-focused brief therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to consider all aspects of the whole person. I’m diverse with working with males & females ranging from ages 18-45. Those close to me often tell me I never meet a stranger. They describe me as being friendly, genuine, open, respectful, honest & direct. If you’re looking to overcome obstacles, regulate emotions, process feelings & develop coping skills let's embark on a mental health journey where together we will find your strengths through your vulnerability.

How to find counseling in Mathis

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Mathis 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 Mathis 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 Mathis 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 Mathis, 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 Mathis 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 Mathis 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 Mathis 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 Mathis 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 Mathis 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 78368 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 Mathis 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 Mathis 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 Mathis, 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.

Mathis 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.

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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.

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