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Norma McCarthy

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
25 years of experience

Congratulations on taking the first step towards a happier and healthier you! Psychotherapy can help you take charge of your mental health and is an investment in your future. As an experienced psychotherapist, I provide a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental space where you can share your thoughts and feelings. No matter what you are going through, I am here to listen and support you through your journey of self-discovery and healing. Every individual's journey is unique, and that's why I take a personalized approach to psychotherapy. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, life transitions, trauma, or grief/loss, I will work with you to create a "mental health toolbox" that is tailored to your specific needs and goals. We will collaborate to identify your strengths and weaknesses, set achievable goals, and develop coping mechanisms that work for you. Together, we can help you achieve the personal growth you deserve. So, let's take the next step together and embark on your journey towards a happier and healthier you. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you on your path to emotional well-being.

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Melanie Trevino

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience

My name is Melanie; I am a board certified and licensed professional counselor supporting clients struggling with issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, or major life changes. Oftentimes we find ourselves at a crossroads and become stunted by indecision and fear. I offer a warm, affirming space to empower my clients to take charge of their peace of mind through those challenging times. My foundational approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (helping others understand how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors affect each other); however, my style is adaptive and holistic; it is guided by the individual needs of each client. I believe that healing is a collaborative process that requires honest caring without judgment, and I cooperatively assist my clients in clarifying their goals for treatment. Rather than adopting one style for all individuals and issues, I draw from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. As a therapist, I am open, encouraging, and direct. I have over 6 years of experience working with adults and teens in community mental health in the following areas: Mood Disorders Anxiety Disorders PTSD Personality Disorders Anger & Stress Management Substance Use Intimate Partner Violence Parent/Child Relationship Problems Non-Suicidal Self-Harm

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Shaunta Gills-Roberson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Oklahoma and Texas with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with 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!

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Shandra Carter

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesCoaching
15 years of experience

I am an accomplished mental health professional with 20 years of experience in the human services field. I have served at an executive level for most of my career focusing on the field of trauma, specializing in child development, abuse &neglect and sexual violence. As a licensed clinical social worker, I have lead and developed intensive clinical programming for adults, adolescents, couples and families . As a leader, I greatly enjoy working with executive and professional level coaching. Helping people develop and grow professionally is a core function of my leadership approach. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am excited for you to get started!

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Bebeh Carter

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with over 4 years of professional counseling work experience. As a master’s level therapist (LPC) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, I provide therapy to individuals with different life experiences. I currently work with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, and/or drugs/alcohol. I create a safe space for individuals to explore challenging issues in their lives from different angles. Through self-discovery, many individuals have welcomed the opportunity to build and rebuild desired areas in their lives. I always look forward to walking alongside individuals as they move toward their optimal best. Therapy modalities that I use include Christian faith-based Counseling, CBT and Motivational Interviewing. I am looking forward to supporting you through therapy.

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Stacey Staten

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Christine Etheridge

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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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Laura Bennett

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Psychology in 2012 and received my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019. Additionally, I am a certified teacher and spent 3 years working in education at the secondary level. At this time I am working to complete certifications in Perinatal Trauma Therapy as well as Trauma and Functional Medicine. I have experience in helping clients with a variety of concerns including but not limited to stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting and family issues, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I also have experience in working within the adoption triad. Prior to becoming a counselor, I served as an adoption/foster and birth parent liaison. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. You are the expert of your story, and that story deserves to be heard. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage! I look forward to supporting you in that process. During our time together we will work toward mutually agreed upon goals that promote individual and relational growth in an ethically sound way. I tend to view therapy through a holistic approach, looking for mind, body, and environmental connections in hopes of enabling sustainable and lasting change for my clients. While I do believe there is a time and place for medication, I cannot prescribe medication, and work diligently to help clients find root causes to their struggles and stressors. You should know that, along with benefits, psychotherapy does have risks. There may be times that the discussion of unpleasant experiences, or current life situations, cause painful emotional reactions. This may bring discomfort and changes in relationship dynamics. However, therapy has proven incredibly beneficial to many individuals. It is impossible to predict what you will personally experience since every individual is unique. In the course of working together additional concerns may surface of which you the client were not initially aware. If this occurs, then you should feel free to share these new concerns with me and we can adjust our goals and counseling strategies. Before we begin, please be aware that I am ethically and legally bound to maintain strict confidentiality. Consequently, I will not provide any person or agency any information from therapy sessions without signed written permission by the client, or if served with a legally binding subpoena for such information. While our communication is confidential, the following limitations and exceptions do exist: a) I determine that you are a danger to yourself or someone else; b) you disclose abuse, neglect, or exploitation of children, elderly, or disabled person; c) you disclose sexual contact with another mental health professional or clergy. Keep in mind that due to the online platform of our sessions, I cannot guarantee confidentiality although I will do everything possible to ensure privacy on my end. Lastly, I firmly believe that psycho-education is incredibly important to your healing process. It is difficult to heal what we do not understand. There are no stupid questions, so please always feel free to ask for clarification on anything we discuss or the reason behind certain therapeutic activities.

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Tammy Hicks

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I am licensed professional counselor with 18 years of professional work experience. I received my bachelor's degree from University of Texas, Austin and my master's degree from St. Edward's University. I have worked in many different settings with various types of people. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, relationships, 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. 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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Gabrielle Pagnozzi

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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. 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 Odem

Finding the best therapist close by in Odem 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 Odem. 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 Odem, 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 Odem 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 Odem 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 Odem, elsewhere in San Patricio, 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 Odem area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Odem 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 Odem 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 Odem 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 Odem, 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 Odem 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 Odem 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 Odem 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 Odem 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 Odem 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 78370 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 Odem 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 Odem 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 Odem, 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.

Odem 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

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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