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Mia McKenzie

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

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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Dr. Deborah Wilson

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): Ed.D. Counseling,LPC,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
30 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, I am Deborah M. Wilson, Ed.D., LPC, LCDC. I have worked in the field of counseling for almost 30 years, and taught on the graduate level for almost 20 years. I have experience in community mental health and education. My specialties include addictions and and the African diaspora with a specific focus on identity development and consider my approach integrative. I engage clients in a developmental / holistic approach in the therapeutic relationship. The one thing I stress with clients is that counseling works! Research indicates that 80% of clients are able to realize that the cost/ benefit of engaging in counseling if positive overall; and if at first you don't succeed please try it again. I limit my practice to GA, MI, and TX in the U.S. I look forward to working with you! Dr. Wilson

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Dr. Sandra Webster-Brown

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGrief
6 years of experience as a therapist

Thank you for taking the time to explore mental health as a means to improve your quality of life. I am aware that seeking counseling is a major sacrifice, yet it changes the trajectory of your life. My name is Dr. Sandra Webster-Brown. I identify as an African American female, she, her, hers. I am a licensed professional counselor in both the state of Texas and Colorado. A few of the populations I have worked with but not limited to practice include: Addictions, relationship issues, LGBTQIA, trauma, depression, and anxiety. I received a PhD from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX. My clinical training has been in trauma related issues with children, adolescents and adults. The approach I use to counseling is empathetic and interactive. I believe each client is expert in their situation. As counselor, my role is to guide you to a lifestyle that embodies a sense of stability, peace, and feeling of progression. Together we work toward managing and removing the barriers that prevent reaching life's meaning and purposeful goals. I will frequently inquire from you an evaluation, if my approach feels comfortable for you since counseling is a place to stimulate empowerment and growth. Because counseling is a safe environment to communicate what's on your mind in a non-judgmental environment, I want to make sure you have the space to explore the deep recesses of your heart, at your pace, in your time. When you are ready to speak or just be, I am available to support you. I am here for you.

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Kenyon Arthur

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC-S
Self esteemDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

Thank you for visiting my profile. Our work together will be based first and foremost on creating a safe, confidential, and supportive environment where you can be yourself. Together we will focus on understanding and working through difficult feelings and powerful beliefs which leave you stuck and unsatisfied with your life. Your decision to seek counseling provides a unique opportunity to process the challenges you are facing, identify your priorities and values, and to develop the skills needed to reach your goals. My role as your therapist will be to help you access your inner resources for healing and coping. During my career, I've worked with children, adolescents and adults on issues such as behavioral disruptions, anxiety, depression, relationship problems and trauma. I utilize a personalized approach combining interventions from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and motivational interviewing tailored to meet your individual needs. I have worked successfully with adolescents, individuals, couples and their families. If you are: feeling overwhelmed by loss or change, feeling emotional pain, seeking personal growth, and are in search of accepting, non-judgmental support. having anger management issues, please call me. I am only available to work with clients located in Texas at this time.

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Dr. David Rose

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

I am licensed in Texas with 18 years of professional counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, depression, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I offer sessions on weekday evenings and Saturdays.

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Cassondra DeLuce

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseEating disordersSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name is Cassie and I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 4 years of experience working in the hospital setting working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families. I earned my Master of Social Work from The University of South Carolina in 2018. Prior to that I completed my bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a minor in children and families from Johnson and Wales University in Providence RI. I have extensive training and expertise working with eating disorders and providing Emotion-Focused Family Therapy and Family-Based Therapy in a higher level of care setting and outpatient setting. I also have training and expertise working with children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with OCD, body image, crisis management, self-harm behaviors, anxiety, depression, behavioral regulation difficulties, and trauma. I believe in meeting the family and individual client where they are at and utilizing a mixture of approaches from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and cognitive processing therapy. I hope to provide an empathetic and open environment for clients to get the support they need.

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Laura Lewis

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience as a therapist

Whether it's anxiety, depression, or life changes, we as humans tend to think we're "okay" as long as we get through the day. Yet burying these difficulties doesn't heal them and triggering factors will remain. You're not alone in feeling this way! It takes courage to seek help and I want to applaud you for taking this first step. Now let's work together on truly finding your healing! I am passionate about helping others and will personalize a counseling plan for you that matches your goals for therapy. I think of therapy as a journey towards one's wellness. I will be a fellow traveler throughout your personal journey.

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Judy Lilley

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGrief
17 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with general life stressors/anxiety, anger management and grief. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I believe our mental health, physical and spiritual needs go hand in hand. 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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Dr. Jacob Wasonga

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

I am licensed in Texas with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Katie Johnson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
35 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Arizona and Texas with over 30 years of professional work experience in mental health . I believe that you are the expert of your story and if we work together you can overcome the challenges that keep you from living your best life! Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. Congratulations for exhibiting that courage! The next step is to keep moving - you’re better tomorrow is waiting.

How to find counseling in Oak Leaf

Finding the best therapist close by in Oak Leaf 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 Oak Leaf 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 Oak Leaf. 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 Oak Leaf, 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 Oak Leaf 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 Oak Leaf 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 Oak Leaf 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 Oak Leaf, elsewhere in Ellis, 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 Oak Leaf area can be found below:

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

Oak Leaf 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 Oak Leaf 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 Oak Leaf 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 75154 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 Oak Leaf 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 Oak Leaf.

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 Oak Leaf 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 Oak Leaf, 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.

Oak Leaf 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 to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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