Monahans is the county seat of Ward County, Texas and has approximately 7638 people living there. It was named after John Thomas Monahan, who discovered the lack of water in the town and dug a well, so the railroad laying could be finished. The town is now known for its state park with sand surfing and sand football games played all year long.

If you have not been feeling as good as usual for whatever reason, there are many mental health experts in the Monahans area who can help. They are there to listen and help you work through whatever issues you may have. Contact one of the counselors today to set an appointment.

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LaQuesia Love

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): M.S., LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteem
15 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, I am LaQuesia Love a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor. I received my Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science from Texas A&M University-Commerce. I have been an advocate for individuals and families dealing with trauma and mental health disorders since I began my career in 2000. With over 15 years of experience I have worked with clients in private practice, residential/hospitalization and school settings. My therapeutic approach is eclectic and rooted in Family Systems, Solution focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I see the family unit as an essential component to the therapeutic process and enjoy working with all aspects of family dynamics including individuals, couples, and families. I work with those dealing with issues of trauma, crisis, depression, anxiety and family dysfunctions. I look forward to walking with you on your journey towards a healthier and more fulfilled life!

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Marisol Garza

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Texas with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor/therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, lack of motivation, low self-esteem, life changes, and unhealthy coping skills. My counseling approach is person-centered and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, as everyone has their story to tell. The approaches I use combine cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution-focused and positive psychology. Our sessions will be personalized to meet your treatment goals and objectives. I commend you for finding the strength to seek out assistance and in taking the first steps towards a happier and healthier you! I look forward to working with you and hope to hear from you soon.

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Leah Alviar

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
22 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Leah Alviar and I would like to share a little bit about myself with you.  Degrees, Certifications, and Professional Experience:  Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership from the University of the Incarnate Word M.A. in Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio B.S. in Generic Special Education from Our Lady of the Lake University.   I am both a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified professional school counselor with over 22 years of counseling experience.  I have held leadership roles in local, regional, and state counseling organizations, am a published author, present at local, state, and national conferences and served as editor for Ph.D. student dissertations.   Currently I am a Senior Director at the University of the Incarnate Word and teach graduate counseling courses as well as undergraduate prep courses at various universities. I previously served as the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, an instructional designer, adjunct professor for the M.A. in Counseling program, Director of Field Experience, and assistant professor of education at OLLU, as well as professional school counselor in various ISDs in San Antonio.  I have over 15 years’ experience teaching university students in both the online and face-to-face environments and have authored courses and taught classes at the undergraduate and graduate level for over 17 years. Theoretical Perspective: Over the course of my counseling career, I have worked with people who were anxious, depressed, stressed, and simply burned out; I have helped adolescents and couples who have struggled with communication issues and relationship barriers; I have worked with families regarding parenting, abuse, grief, and death; and I have helped individuals with career planning, self-esteem building, goal setting, and wellness strategies to cope with major life changes. Throughout my work, I have used many techniques and applied multiple theories, as each person is as unique as the theories and techniques.  I am solution-focused and client-centered.  I feel the counselor serves as the guide and facilitator for the clients as they move through their journey.  I use a humanistic approach to counseling, but also integrate cognitive behavior therapy techniques as deemed appropriate.  I adapt my counseling strategies to meet the needs of the client. A Little About Me: I have been happily married to my high school sweetheart for almost 25 years and together we have three amazing sons.  We enjoy fishing, being outdoors, reading, traveling, and catching the latest movie together as a family.  When practicing self-care, I enjoy ultrarunning, reading, skydiving and quilting.  

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Paula Mella

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

I am a licensed counselor in the state of Texas with more than 7 years of experience. I have worked with individuals who presented with depression, anxiety, addictions, and self-esteem issues, abusive relationships, domestic violence and emotional trauma. I use motivational interviewing to help establish a good rapport with the client. My counseling strategies include using cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, client-centered, and trauma-focused therapy with an eclectic approach. I am empathetic and meet all clients where they are. We work together to develop a treatment plan to attain their goals. I applaud those who realize that they have an impediment to growth and are ready to commit to the work with me as your support person.

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Priscilla Twomey

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC-Supervisor ,LCDC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am a board-certified Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the State of Texas and teacher-qualified in mindfulness-based stress reduction with 10 years of experience as a psychotherapist working in non-profit clinics and private practices; I am also a tenured associate professor specializing in career counseling and educational psychology. I have worked with clients a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, loneliness, relationship issues, stress management, substance abuse , and phase of life transitions. Do you need a break from day to day stressors? Do you feel alone ? Are you ready for real change? Perhaps it is time to truly invest in yourself, your best life, your true happiness. I invite you to embark on this journey of growth, self-discovery, and empowerment. Our sessions will be a safe place where we will work together to create a partnership grounded in respect free of judgment. My counseling style is warm and supportive. I truly listen to what you have to say, what you feel, and what you most hope for. My approach to counseling is person-centered utilizing mindful-based cognitive behavioral therapy, expressive arts, mindful based stress reduction, and solution-focused therapy along other approaches . I look forward to working with you ! Warmly, Priscilla

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Deborah Marlin

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
30 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Deborah Marlin and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I have lived in a variety of countries and states and find that I have a diverse perspective about most everything. For the past twenty years I have lived on a ranch but don’t ask me about livestock or pastures! I enjoy people and find counseling a fascinating endeavor. I have graduated from the University of Texas and the University of Missouri and have trained over the years in a variety of approaches. My work setting has been with the military and family members in Germany, private rehabilitation in Texas, the school system in Texas, and then I continue to work in public mental health while seeing clients in my private practice. Trauma Informed Care is stressed at the mental health facility where I do some work and in work in my private practice. The work I do with children and families is not much different from that with individuals who have experienced trauma along with boundary and attachment issues. I find Cognitive Behavior Therapy to be a very useful technique but what I use is determined by the needs of each client. I find counseling to be an adventure that can yield very positive results

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Rebekah Day

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
11 years of experience as a therapist

Greetings! My name is Rebekah (she/her), and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas. I have been working as a licensed social worker for 11 years, and as a licensed clinician for the past 5. I have a broad range of experience working with individuals, couples, and families addressing issues related to mood disorders, identity, self esteem, depression, anxiety, communication, stress management, and relationships. I believe that you are the greatest expert in your life, but know it can be challenging at times to live the way we see we could, and see my role as a guide to help you discover, or refine, tools that you can utilize to find more peace and fulfillment in your life. My approach is to create a safe space, meeting you where ever you are at in your journey, to explore and identifying your strengths, so they can be cultivated to help guide you, build meaningful connections with yourself ,and reinforce skills to support your navigation through your life story. I utilize trauma-informed, client centered, integrated interventions, so that I can tailor treatment to meet your specific needs. It can take courage to seek help and willingness to lean into some discomfort to heal pain. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

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George Ayala

Offering therapy in TX
Family conflictsGriefParenting issuesDepressionADHD
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (adhd). I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Working with minorities, to include the Deaf and Hard of hearing communities with my knowledge of ASL and signed English has allowed me opportunities for those in the language, social and cultural minority populations at a different level. 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. As professionals who aim to serve our clients in the most effective ways possible, we welcome your feedback.

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Toya Johnson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCompassion fatigue
1 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Social Worker and an Army veteran. I am licensed in the state of Texas and I would like to work with clients who have issues with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support, encourage and empower you in that journey.

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Christine Burns

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
26 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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 Monahans

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

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

Monahans 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 Monahans 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 Monahans 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 79756 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 Monahans 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 Monahans.

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 Monahans 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 Monahans, 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.

Monahans 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

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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