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Henry "Jay" Swedlaw

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MS/Ed.S,LMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience as a therapist

With eight years of experience on the BetterHelp platform, six state licenses, and thousands of clients served, I know that it is not always easy to come to therapy and talk about difficult issues. While virtual/messaging based therapy may be a bit unfamiliar, I have extensive experience on this platform. Over the past eight years I have developed a very high degree of comfort and confidence in my ability to deliver high quality clinical services to my clients. I am here to help you with whatever life has thrown your way, and I am in this journey to self-improvement with you. Additionally, I want to teach you the skills I use to work through these problems so that you will come away from therapy with a better understanding of yourself, and how to independently work through your issues in the future. I am direct, goal driven, and results oriented. I specialize in relationship issues, couples, stress and anxiety management, anger/aggression management, depression and bipolar, and LBGT issues. For any new client wishing to have their intake session, I can accommodate that within 48 hours. My passion is helping people, and I would be happy to help you. https://www.facebook.com/Jay-Swedlaw-MSEdS-LPC-LMHC-971275126239636/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jay-swedlaw-b61618bb/

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Dr. Antonio Robinson

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,NCC,BC-TMH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a therapist

I specialize in MEN'S issues, with several years of experience providing mental health services, primarily to Men. I believe everyone has the potential for change when provided optimal psychoeducation, a space to be vulnerable, and individualized therapies that are driven by genuine warmth and support. Men historically do not seek mental health services because of stigma, fear of not being understood, and limited numbers of male therapists who "get" them. MEN’s issues can include mental health and wellness, self-care practices, relationship problems, healthy relationship skills, depression, stress, anxiety, crisis management, anger management, career exploration, and academic concerns. What makes an issue a “MEN’s issue” depends on how it was developed. MEN’s issues are developed within a context (such as family raised in, time period, culture, or geographical area). Such contexts have the potential to define behavior as something a man would or would not do. These definitions can be limiting and unhelpful. They can restrict the problem-solving ability of Men in situations that require more flexible and adaptive responses. Anger and irritability: Often, Men are taught to hide more vulnerable emotions such as hurt or sadness and instead express anger and lash out. This may be the only way they have learned to communicate they are hurting. However, anger can have disastrous effects on relationships. Learning how to communicate hurt and sadness effectively can facilitate an opportunity for repair and even strengthen relationships. Psychotherapy can help Men let go of problematic anger and express the vulnerability needed to have fulfilling relationships. Numbing or pushing away emotions: Some MEN may have been raised in environments where the very experience of emotion was unacceptable. This can result in attempts to avoid or control emotions. For example, ending relationships, devaluing the importance of loved ones, or keeping people at a distance can be ways to avoid uncomfortable feelings. Unfortunately, these attempts to control emotions can result in even more problems and even more difficult emotions. Therapy can help men identify, learn to deal with, and effectively express emotions in more adaptive ways and help preserve and strengthen relationships. Dr. Robinson earned his master's degree in counseling and practices as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board-Certified National Counselor, and Board Certified TeleMental Health (BC-TMH) provider with various experiences from counseling adults, couples, and college students. He later went on to earn his Doctor of Education degree. I look forward to working with you!

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Priscilla Wilson

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC
Stress, AnxietyCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a therapist

My passion is to see my Client's develop insight into their situation in which they can create a positive change and bring a healthy balance back into their life. Helping clients develop personal insight, regaining trust in self and others, as well as developing & deciphering verbal/non- verbal communication. Are you facing a devastating/overwhelming life event? Struggling with work in a service field? A new diagnosis? Feelings of sadness or anger making life feel to difficult, or even hopeless? Together we can navigate through those feeling to get to a place of movement and competency. I specialize in Military Veteran's health issues, Trauma/PTSD, Men's issues, Marriage counseling, Biblical counseling, Transitions for ExPats, as well as other Mental Health issues. I have a good understanding of International Cultures. My aim is to help client's meet their desired outcome by treating mind, body, and soul using a variety of theories and techniques that fit the individual, and help them acquire wholeness.

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Kari Homan Shannon

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, and welcome. I am primarily an emotional release therapist, but have training in CBT / DBT / EFT and other modalities... I have worked as a therapist for public mental health facilities for over 7 years, and have worked with psych hospitals exclusively for the last 8 years, but I miss having direct contact with clients, vs working behind the scenes on their behalves. I have worked with a wide range of clients, from ADHD to OCD to just about everything in between, but my favorite populations are hoarders, those with depression, and people who have suffered serious trauma, such as first responders, or victims of trauma. My favorite technique to use is one that combines the CLIENT'S FAITH BASE (belief in a higher power, prayer), with some ENERGY WORK. It is effective and quick, and most of the people I've worked with have seen resolution within 1-3 sessions. Please bear in mind, that you may need longer than that, based on your trauma and duration, but as this is so quick and effective, It's my preferred method for getting you up and out of the trenches so that you can start approaching your life from a more balanced standpoint. Once your "stuck" points are worked out, then we can continue therapy from a more educational standpoint, where you'll learn techniques, strategies and skills. Welcome.... I'm glad you're here.... Let's get started....

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Horace Lackey

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
31 years of experience as a therapist

I am a marriage and family counselor, licensed in Texas, with over 30 years of experience helping persons with individual, marriage, family, and parenting issues. I have been married 46 years, and have three grown children and 6 grandkids. I typically use CBT and client-centered counseling techniques. I understand that life can be tough: everyday stress, frustrations, worries, and even relationships that aren't working, no matter how hard you try. None of us should go through the tough stuff alone. Many people find that therapy can help them find the courage and skills to face challenges head-on, and finally begin to achieve the life they really want and deserve. I truly believe the same could be true for you. So, here is what you can expect from me: --a caring, listening ear --non-judgmental approach --a clear challenge to do the "hard work" --an experienced guiding partner, so you don't have to go it alone I look forward to the opportunity to meet and work with you!

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LaNesha Creeks

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience as a therapist and I am trained in EMDR. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Feel free to review my calendar and select a time that works for you. I am available for evening and weekend sessions but my schedule includes daytime in June and July. I recommend booking your next session as soon as possible because preferred times cannot be reserved. Be blessed.

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Jonathan Porter

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, I'm Jonathan, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), experienced in working with individuals grappling with anxiety, self-esteem, and depression. Over the years, I've developed a deep passion for helping people navigate through challenges and build lives of contentment and meaning. My orientation to therapy is solution-focused—utilizing a positive approach to empower you to find practical answers to the problems we all face in life. My work is guided by the motto: "Change is constant and it is achievable." I believe in the innate strength within each person and the opportunity for growth that comes with each challenge. I accept the following insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Optum, UnitedHealthcare, Oscar, Oxford, UMR; contact me at 281.617.9487 The mainstay of my practice involves cultivating a healing environment where empathy, trust, and mutual respect are paramount. I understand that each person’s experiences are unique, hence, I tailor therapy to suit your personal needs. I value an interactive, collaborative approach to therapy, where I can both listen and provide feedback. I am committed to helping you develop the tools, coping strategies, and self-understanding that will aid you in overcoming the hurdles you are facing and move forward. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, giving them the tools to manage symptoms, and find peace amidst the turmoil. In addition, I have extensive experience working with self-esteem issues, helping individuals to recognize their worth and build confidence. A significant part of my work is also devoted to helping those struggling with depression to find hope again and rediscover joy. While it can be a daunting task to seek help and confront your struggles, remember that there is no brave without fear. Together, we can illuminate your path of self-growth and healing. Taking the first step is the beginning of change. I look forward to providing you with a safe and supportive space where you can begin your journey to a more satisfying and fulfilling life.

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Patricia "Trisha" O'Bryant

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
13 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Florida, Minnesota, Texas and Wisconsin with 13 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 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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Terri Eason

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Colorado and Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, depression, & coping with life changes. 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! Self-acceptance, self-compassion, and balance of mind, body, and spirit are important tools to healing and happiness that I hope to assist you with. Non-judgmental, compassionate acceptance of where you are and what you are experiencing is what I can provide as your counselor and advocate.

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Andrea Lewis

Offering therapy in TX
LGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesADHD
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) residing in Texas. With over a decade of dedicated service, my passion lies in guiding children, teenagers, young adults, and families toward brighter tomorrows. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy and empowerment, cultivating a safe space where clients can explore their emotions, thoughts, and experiences without judgment. I firmly believe that each individual possesses the strength and resilience to navigate life's challenges, and my role is to help them uncover those inherent abilities. Utilizing a client-centered methodology, I tailor each session to meet the unique needs and preferences of those I work with. From traditional talk therapy to incorporating creative techniques such as art, play, or narrative therapy, I strive to foster a holistic healing journey that honors the whole person. As the renowned psychologist Carl Rogers once said, "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." Together, let us embark on a transformative voyage of self-discovery and growth.

How to find counseling in Meadow

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

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

Meadow 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 Meadow 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 Meadow 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 79345 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 Meadow 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 Meadow.

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 Meadow 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 Meadow, 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.

Meadow 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 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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