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Yumi Lemaster

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW 4004,64031
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
9 years of experience

No one in life is perfect, including me! Being able to identify, relate and empathize with you as my patient is probably one of my greatest strengths. The special relationship formed between you and I, ensuring trust, confidence, and ability to truly work through the issues are of utmost importance. I believe everyone has something to work through in their lives. By providing evidence based therapy and unconditional positive regard, I have been very effective in my treatment history. I will always begin where you feel you need to go in therapy and allow you to guide me in your struggles, what you need most and what you desire to gain from therapy. This is a two way relationship and feedback throughout the therapeutic process will only enhance the therapeutic relationship towards your goals. I wish for you to find the inner peace and strength that I know everyone has within them and to be able to achieve and live the life that makes you feel truly alive! As for some information about myself, I am a retired Army social worker and love that I have had the ability to work with Soldiers throughout a multitude of issues to include PTSD, depression, anxiety, phase of life issues, grief and loss, marital counseling, substance abuse, domestic violence intervention, parenting skills, and adjustment issues. My background and strengths are in utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure and other desensitization therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and Supportive Therapy. I like to provide psycho-education and lots of coping skills, self-reflective, and other psychological tools to allow patients to learn and grow via hands-on materials. Growth comes with constant practice and application of the things we learn. I hope you will allow me to be part of your journey and I look forward to meeting you.

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Dr. Sonya Boone

Offering therapy in TX
License: DBH,LCSW,MHSA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
13 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Doctorate in Behavioral Health and over ten years of mental health experience, and I am a military officer. My education includes a B.S. in psychology, a Masters in Health Service Administration, a Masters in Social Work, and a Doctorate in Behavioral Health (clinical) with five years of studying integrated care. I use a holistic approach and solution-focused approach when providing therapy to my clients which involves assessing if a client has co-morbid issues such as diabetes and depression or chronic pain and anxiety. I believe it is vital to assist clients with health management while addressing mental health issues. I am caring and compassionate and recognize that there is still a stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment. As a result, I appreciate anyone that takes time to care for their state of mind as it is just as important as maintaining physical health. Additional treatment modalities that I use include mindfulness practice, dialectal behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. In addition to providing services to the civilian population, I also have experience working with the military community to include Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard, and Veterans. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, personality disorders; i.e., borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorders, trauma, sexual abuse, self-esteem issues, and PTSD. I am a military Victim Advocate who completed Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) which provides me with additional skills to assist those that are survivors/victims of sexual assault and to intervene appropriately and prevent the risk of suicidal thoughts and suicidal behaviors. I also have experience working with clients dealing with substance abuse issues, adjustment problems, grief and loss, and work-related stressors.

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Arnise Jackson

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,LCDC,MMFT
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
7 years of experience

I am a graduate of Texas Woman's University where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a graduate of Amberton University where I've earned Master of Arts in Professional Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. I have additionally earned a license in Chemical dependency as I have learned many struggle with addictions that contribute to challenges in their lives and I am here to help. I believe therapy is a process of meeting people where they are and helping them navigate the path to where they want to be. You can expect a thoughtful and collaborative approach that is tailored to your specific needs while valuing your autonomy. My integrative style involves clarifying what gives your life meaning and purpose, compassionate curiosity of yourself and your most important relationships. My goal is to encourage you to cultivate skills to help you make lasting changes to live a fulfilling life. Together, we will create an environment of mutual trust, respect and safety that honors the complexity of your unique human experience and salient identities. As we work together you will learn to take delight in your strengths and to tolerate and accommodate your weaknesses. Along the way, uncomfortable symptoms of anxiety, sadness, feeling stuck, over-using substances and other problems will improve. My commitment to and belief in personal autonomy means I won’t tell you what to do-which would presume that I know what is right for you-but will instead guide you on your own path of self-discovery.

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Nkechinyere Anyaso

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Hello there! My name is Nkechinyere Violet Anyaso, but you can just call me Violet. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor located in the state of Texas. I have 3 years of experience working with client (age 2-60) with a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress related issues, peer and parent- child relationship, autism, and self-esteem issues. While understanding therapy could seem a little intimating at times, my goal is to create a safe space where my clients can truly feel comfortable in expressing themselves authentically without any fear of judgment during the therapeutic process. My therapeutic approach is warm and welcoming. I firmly believe in treating everyone with compassion, empathy, sensitivity and most importantly with respect. I utilize an integrative approach to therapy by using various techniques such as: CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), psychodynamic therapy, person-centered therapy, solution focused and motivational interviewing depending on each individual client’s needs. As I previously mentioned, therapy could seem a little intimidating and challenging at times, however being a witness to transformations from my previous clients, therapy can be a very rewards experience. I will be honored to embark in this journey with you to teach skills that will assist you navigating life’s challenges. I am here to support and encourage you ever step of the way and aid you in reaching your full potential.

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LaVonne Ricks

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Circumstantially, there are numerous reasons as to why individuals reach out to professionals such as myself. Similarly, this is my primary reason for choosing to educate and establish my credential as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, so that when an individual seeks support I can provide emotional support and effective guidance. My areas of expertise include: • Depression • Stress and Anxiety • ADD/ADHD • Relationship Issues • Family Conflict • Trauma and Abuse • Coping with Grief and Loss • Multigenerational and Racial Trauma In addition, my therapeutic approach for practice is a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and solution-focused questioning, which provides psychoeducation on how individuals’ thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns that may affect self-reflecting and relationships with others. Another key element of my practice is to highlight how trauma can affect individuals’ viewpoints towards future goals. Without a doubt, I will patiently listen and walk humbly alongside you as we explore the best tactics for your life future. Equally important, it is imperative to understand that it is normal to feel afraid, uncertain, or lonely when life is not going according to your plans. On a positive note, the services that I offer will tailor expectations for us working together to come up with an effective plan that is personalized to your actual needs.

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Dr. Joan Ellason

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
29 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 29 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping adult and teenaged clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also work with couples and help with communication and relationship dynamics. 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 & empower you in that journey.

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Jill Gay

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
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, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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. 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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Shannon Sanders

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsDepression
10 years of experience

“People start to heal, the moment they are heard.” – Cheryl Richardson. Greetings! My name is Shannon. I am Licensed Professional Counselor. I have a wealth of experience working in many behavioral health settings such as inpatient psychiatric facilities, health centers, schools, and in-home services. My experience has allowed me the opportunity to work with a variety of populations and address numerous topics. I have worked with Clients to tackle issues related to various forms of abuse, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, poor coping skills, and trauma. My therapeutic approach is quite eclectic and varies depending on the needs of my client. I typically implement techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. I pride myself in meeting my Clients where they are at in their lives. I believe that Clients are the experts of their lives and flourish when they are given non-judgmental support and encouragement from their therapist. I work collaboratively with my clients and use my acquired skill sets to support them with achieving their individual goals. I look forward to beginning the counseling journey with you!

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Erricker Sessoms Lee

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

I am licensed in North Carolina and Virginia with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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.

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Aja King

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), registered to counsel in Colorado. I enjoy working in private practice and have experience working in community and public health, inpatient psychiatric hospital care, and provided ministry sessions as a pastor. I enjoy working with individuals within many areas of growth and have additional training as follows: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level I (CCTP) and Level 2 (CCTP-II) Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Professional (C-DBT) Personality Disorders Certificate Class: Advanced Diagnosis, Treatment and Management Trained on Integrating the Body into Psychotherapy I used to laugh about myself and say, “My story is worse than a bad soap opera!” There were times in my own journey, that I felt I was on a rollercoaster that I could not get off. I am proud and thankful to have spent time in both chairs in the counseling office – as a client and as a therapist. I value transparency and the power a safe place can provide, as we work towards becoming our most authentic and healthy selves. I don’t take lightly a client’s choice to share with me a picture of their life – either victories or defeats. It is a great honor to witness each individual’s journey. Other Important Facts: I have 3 grown children and I deeply appreciate the seasons I have shared with them. I am a dog lover, especially Great Pyrenees and have three great grand-dogs named Led Zeppelin (Zep for short) and Stevie Nicks and Avery. Current Vices: Cheeseburgers, Starbucks Pink Drinks and Amazon shopping. Current Hobbies: Hiking, Kayaking, reading a good book and watching HGTV and comedian clips on instagram.

How to find counseling in Nassau Bay

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Nassau Bay 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 Nassau Bay 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 Nassau Bay 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 Nassau Bay, 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 Nassau Bay 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 Nassau Bay 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 Nassau Bay 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 Nassau Bay 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 Nassau Bay 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 77058 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 Nassau Bay 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 Nassau Bay 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 Nassau Bay, 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.

Nassau Bay 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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