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Anique Gonzalez

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,NCC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience

Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Anique Gonzalez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have earned my Master's degree in Counseling from Texas A&M University, a CACREP university. My experience has been working with mental health disorders, specifically Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. I also have experience working with individuals struggling with emotional distress, stress, anxiety, trauma/abuse and relationship issues. I have been fortunate to work in outpatient, inpatient and private settings. Counseling is my passion and I wholeheartedly believe in the benefits of the therapeutic process when work is put in. I implement a person-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused and holistic approach to the therapeutic process. The therapeutic process is most effective when treatment and approaches are tailored to the client. Implementing person centered therapy with my clients is used to identify their struggles, goals for the therapeutic process and began working at a stage and pace that is best suited for them. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidenced based technique which helps implement change in our thought processes, feelings and behaviors. I believe in people, their resiliency, and their ability to change their situation and habits. I believe in everyone’s ability to recover and evolve from difficult life situations when provided with support. As humans, life experiences can be traumatic, significantly stressful, and impact our ability to navigate the waters at times. My passion is to aid people in their road to recovery and the pursuit of healthier outcomes for themselves and those they love. Counseling is not a one size fits all. It is vital to tailor counseling services to the needs of my client and offer them a safe, non-judgmental space to work through their struggles and find healing. I am a counselor that believes the therapeutic process takes time in order to see changes in problem areas. Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step! The journey does not have to be taken alone and I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Steven Bond

Offering therapy in TX
License: PHD,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoaching
12 years of experience

My name is Dr. Steven Bond. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Great State of Texas. I have been working a Licensed Counselor since 2011 but have been in the mental health field for far longer. My journey in the mental health field began in 2002 when I started working as a mental health technician in an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Since that time I have worked in several capacities within the inpatient mental health world, eventually obtaining a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Health Sciences. While working as an intake/admissions assessor I was asked to begin managing the inpatient mobile assessment team for a small community of hospitals. Intake and admissions quickly became my specialty. While providing mobile assessments for the community, I began to work along-side several very experienced therapists in a private practice setting. This provided a wealth of knowledge and information that allowed for my continual growth toward becoming a better more experienced therapist. I started Bond and Associates, a private practice, in 2012 when I began seeing patients on a short term therapy basis with a primary focus on mood disorders, anxiety, phobias, and trauma. In 2013 I became trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing and initiated my specialty field of trauma and trauma recovery. After further training in trauma recovery more specialization was centered around active duty military, veterans, physical/sexual trauma survivors, and severe anxiety disorders. My primary approach to therapy will start with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and then evolve as the client/therapist relationship evolves. I have found that not all uses of therapy services match each client. Which is why I enjoy getting to know my clients well and engaging them to identify which therapeutic technique works best for them. My philosophy: Firstly, I enjoy working with clients who are seeking help because change is something that must be sought and not delivered by hand. Second, therapy is difficult for the client seeking services. The simple request for therapy may have been the singularly most difficult decision because you had to admit that something was wrong. Third, therapy can be emotionally stressful and may even manifest physically (tearfulness) but through these elements, change and hopefulness can result. While I do practice as patient centered, I focus many efforts through the guise of Neo-Freudian or Jungian analytic psychology, and employ a mixture of therapeutic techniques along with dream work/analysis. I believe that therapy is a useful tool for anyone needing support. Often times, therapy can be seen as someone to talk through a difficult/challenging time, help bring about change, or even learn to think differently. Availability: I am flexible throughout the day with my work schedule which can change from moment to moment. Please let me know what works with your schedule and I will do my best to accommodate you. I do have set times in the evenings and weekends for appointments that are consistent. I check my messages multiple times throughout the day, and will respond as quickly as my schedule allows.

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Mia McKenzie

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
22 years of experience

I have had at least twenty years of counseling experience. I prefer working through the tenets of Christian counseling, but am fine doing secular counseling. I have done individual, family and group work. I have worked inpatient and outpatient services as a substance abuse counselor. I have also worked with children who were wards of the State and had major behavioral issues as well as developmental and mental issues. I have also worked hands on with the elderly especially focusing on those with memory issues. I have worked as a hospital chaplain. My life goal is to help others reach their full potential.

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Emili Lim

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

The stigma surrounding mental health has lessened in recent years, but it is still very much present in our society. As a counselor, I feel very strongly about helping my clients come to love and accept themselves, flaws included. My passion lies with empowering them to improve and maintain their mental health through the use of therapeutic tools and realistic goal setting. I mix Person-Centered, Reality, and Cognitive Behavioral therapies, but I tailor my approach to my client's needs. Because I know that finding a therapist you feel you can connect with in your immediate area can be difficult, I also offer video counseling. If you are struggling with mental health concerns and don't know how to get to where you want to be, I can help you find your starting point. Together we can decide on goals that are meaningful to you and figure out the best way to reach them.

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Kim Ferren

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepression
3 years of experience

Hello! I'm Kim Ferren and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years experience, licensed in the state of Texas. I have a Master's in Counseling and have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I've worked in the clinical setting, in private practice, and in the in-patient hospital setting. My therapeutic approach can best be described as client-focused, with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and family systems. It's important to me to provide a calm and safe environment where you know you will be listened to and not judged. The client/therapist relationship is a key component in successful therapy, so I strive to establish a good rapport, then we will work as a team to establish goals and move forward. Life presents many challenges, most of which we can confidently deal with; but there are times when we get stuck, or we've been deeply wounded, and we just don't know what to do. Asking for help is a great first step in finding your way through the tough moments.

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Veronica Viveros

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.S.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
20 years of experience

Hi! My name is Veronica and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have approximately 20 years of experience in the mental health field and have worked in a variety of settings, such as inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient services and in private practice. I have experience working with a broad range of issues such as depression, anxiety, mild autism, immigration/acculturation issues, anger management and stress related issues. I use a person-centered, holistic, multicultural, and integrative approach in treatment. I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused counseling. I want to help you reach your goals and your full potential.

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Susan Parfrey

Offering therapy in TX
License: MEd, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
19 years of experience

Anxious, depressed? You’re worried about everything lately and it's difficult to quiet that nagging voice of doubt in your brain. Sometimes life is challenging, and you find yourself unable to cope with upsetting situations. You ask yourself, what am I doing wrong? Allow me to help you quiet down the noise in your mind. I'm here to offer you guidance and the right tools to help you regain confidence. Together, we will help you improve your personal and communication skills so that you can let go of the extra stress. Some of my areas of focus include improving communication skills, self esteem, chronic anxiety, OCD, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and PTSD. I use a CBT approach with cognitive strategies that will require light homework between sessions in order to see results.

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Tracey Flowers

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, anxiety disorder and panic attacks. Coping with grief and loss, as well as depression. 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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Sadie Doll

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana and Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue 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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Betty Peterson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteem
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon and Texas with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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.

How to find counseling in Nazareth

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Nazareth 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 Nazareth 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 Nazareth 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 Nazareth, 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 Nazareth 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 Nazareth 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 Nazareth 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 Nazareth 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 Nazareth 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 79063 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 Nazareth 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 Nazareth 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 Nazareth, 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.

Nazareth 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

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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