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Dr. Monique Thompson

Offering therapy in TX
License: Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC,17013
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
22 years of experience

I am in my 22nd year as a psychotherapist. What to expect: Respect and Support - Most people find my straightforward approach helpful and solution-focused. It may not be for you! If you believe you are fairly certain you are "ready" then let's give it a try! Office hours: 8am - 3pm CST Timely responses Expertise - I have seen the impossible happen in person after person - 20,000 client hours! I believe people can achieve incredible things despite impossible odds because I've been there when it happens. Three questions I'm known to ask people in therapy: 1. If you had your financial life at 100% satisfaction, what would be left to do for you to be your ideal self? 2. Why? (no matter what people say, I tend to follow by asking, "why"?) 3. If when you awake in the morning, everything was changed for the better, what is the first thing you'd notice? About 60% of my practice involves work with adult survivors of sexual trauma, addictions (drugs, alcohol, sex) and couples recovering from affairs. I also offer traditional general mental health counseling for depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, particularly post-hospitalization or adults who are noticing symptoms for the first time. Other services include pre-surgery psych evals and group therapy. A few other notes about me I authored a workbook for couples, Infidelity Recovery Workbook for Couples: Tools and Exercises to Rebuild Your Relationship that has ranked in the top 100 Dating Books on Amazon since it's release in 2021.

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Dr. Jonathan Wilson

Offering therapy in TX
License: PhD,LMFT-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Dr. Jonathan Wilson joined Better Help in 2017 having spent the majority of his clinical and professional experience servicing a wide range of individuals in a number of academic, medical and outpatient settings. Dr. Wilson earned his Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science from Oklahoma State University, and earned his doctorate in Medical Family Therapy from East Carolina University. Dr. Wilson is flexible, person-centered and strengths based in his therapeutic approach, primarily utilizing a CBT (cognitive-behavioral) approach to help clients identify harmful cognitive and emotional patterns in their lives. Dr. Wilson is comfortable and well versed in treating a wide variety of presenting concerns, including anxiety and depressive disorders, PTSD, abuse, sexual/emotional/physical trauma, grief, anger, suicidal ideation and relationship concerns. Dr. Wilson primarily treats adult individuals. As an ally of the LGBT+ community, he welcomes individuals in any type of relationship. Dr. Wilson will provide you an open and non-judgmental atmosphere, with focus on empowerment, individual growth and the discovery of hidden strengths. It is his greatest desire that his clients feel empowered, motivated, and supported in their work, so they can reach their full potential of their best selves.

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Dr. James Foos

Offering therapy in TX
License: Psy.D.
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefDepression
31 years of experience

If you’re seeking help from a therapist, you are likely in significant distress. It’s difficult task to overcome the stigma of seeking help for life’s problems from a professional, but please remember, even your unique circumstances have a solution. I’m a Texas licensed psychologist with over 30 years of experience helping people find their way. Whether you’re dealing with the ache of loss, the constant worries of anxiety and stress, the sting of problems in your relationship , or are struggling with the shame from trauma or addiction, I can provide a helping hand. Utilizing an approach that emphasizes change through doing, I help focus changes in mood, thoughts and behaviors that can see you through even the toughest of tough times. At first, with me as a guide and then, having learned new skills, you will be able to navigate any problem on your own, knowing you now have a cheerleader just a call or text away. Make an appointment today.

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Rhea Lester

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.Ed,LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
13 years of experience

My approach to therapy is client-centered: I believe clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy. I employ an Integrative therapeutic lens, on multiple treatment modalities to help clients identify strengths and to develop treatment plans that accomplish their goals. Some clients may find they need short-term therapy. In these situations, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) may be used. Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) assists clients in exploring what they are doing well and how to focus on solutions to situations rather than focus on problems. SFBT strategies help clients to set goals and visualize what areas may be preventing them from moving forward in a current situation. SFBT provides tools that are measurable helping clients focus short and long term goals. I am a trauma certified therapist utilizing approaches that works to ground the individual through mindfulness techniques, Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to work through traumatic experiences and how these may show up or be held in the body. Each of these approaches can bring awareness to their body and how it holds memories or emotions that don't make sense such as anxiety, sadness, numbness, insecurity and even happiness. I work with clients to identify and using an exploratory approach to help bring forth awareness and healing as they learn to understand how these experiences may be causing conflict or confusion in their life. Others may find they need guidance from a cognitive approach, in these instances we may employ use Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT), and/or Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in our work together. Through the use of CBT, clients replace negative or dysfunctional thoughts and behaviors and replace them with more realistic positive thoughts and behaviors. Clients may find through applying CBT practices that a change in thinking can lead to a change in behaviors. DBT may be applied when a client feels they need help with emotional control and within their relationships. DBT has four modes of focus including mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation with the goal of teaching clients how to cope with emotional distress in a positive, more productive ways. Outside of my work as a therapist, I am working to become a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher (TSY) and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). I enjoy spending time with my husband and family. I also enjoy reading, biking practicing yoga, and traveling to new places learning about different cultures.

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Zachary Moore

Offering therapy in TX
License: LICSW,LCSW
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSleeping disordersParenting issues
6 years of experience

I strive to engage children, adolescents, adults, Veterans, seniors, and families in a process of healing and growth that celebrates their individuality, identifies all barriers to quality of life, mitigates those barriers, and challenges each participant to live to their utmost potential. We focus on the complex realities of biopsychosocial issues and provide innovative services, which respond to the diverse needs of our patients and the community. "We strive to maximize quality of life, we do it well, and we do it every day.” Zach, LICSW

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Erin Gabehart

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LCPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefCareer difficultiesDepression
18 years of experience

Hello! I am an LCPC in the Chicago, IL area with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, family conflict, relationship issues, personality disorders, LGBT, self-harm, Asperger's and across all age groups. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma and/or abuse. My counseling style is warm and honest. I believe in treating everyone with respect and sensitivity, and I don't believe in labels that perpetuate stigmas. My approach is cognitive-behavioral based, but I also take an eclectic approach to personalize needs based on the client. I use some aspects of a psychoanalytic approach as well. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Rutanya Simon

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Oklahoma. I have provided therapy for a diverse population of clients over the past nine years. I worked within the court system for three years where I was able to aid people in their recovery process while dealing with life changes and any mental health issues. The last five years I have worked with families to provide a better quality of life in spite of mental health or disparaging circumstances. I have experience with depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, self-esteem, addiction and trauma. I pride myself on being judgement free and providing an atmosphere which is open and safe. My therapeutic approach is conversational, solution-focused and holistic. We will focus on behaviors which are counter productive to desired results and I will aid the you in finding prosocial activities which can promote healthier habits leading to a better life. I will allow you to be the expert of your life while providing support and helping to maintain focus on the goals we determine you would like to meet during the therapeutic relationship. I look forward to being a part of your journey to becoming your best self!!!

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Kayla Corazao

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

I am licensed in California with over 10 years of clinical work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Gregory Adams

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesDepression
5 years of experience

Life can get messy, confusing, and depressing. Sometimes it happens at a moment’s notice, or often conflict occurs because choices are made that create turmoil over time. I would like to guide you to find clarity and peace on your journey toward a richer, fuller life. I desire to help people in a time of need. Staying true to this heart strategy, I became a licensed professional counselor in 2019. My goal is simple: I will work with you to promote a healthier mental and emotional state that leads to victory in your life.

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Bernina Alagic

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemADHD
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 9 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 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!

How to find counseling in Nome

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Nome 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 Nome 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 Nome 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 Nome, 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 Nome 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 Nome 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 Nome 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 Nome 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 Nome 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 77629 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 Nome 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 Nome 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 Nome, 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.

Nome 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

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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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