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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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Nolan Garrett

Offering therapy in TX
License: MEd, ,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionADHD
25 years of experience

I have been in the counseling field since 1994. I received my M.Ed. from Southwest Texas State University,(now Texas State Univ.) and have worked in several settings, from psychiatric hospital to community based mental health facilities, and finally in my private practice. I am a member of the American Counseling Association, the Texas Counseling Association, and CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/ Hyper-activity Disorder). I am a past president of the Heart of Texas Counseling Association. From time to time, in all of our lives, we meet obstacles that can cause stress, discomfort, and/or discord. Dealing with life’s complexities at these times can become seemingly over-whelming. Symptoms of depression, anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts may appear. In those situations, a therapist can help you through these rough spots. Problems in personal relationships can become very stressful. With the help of a therapist, many issues that can lead to disharmony in a marriage or between family members, can be worked out or negotiated, and harmony restored. And finally, there are those people with specific needs and issues; such as depression, impulsive behaviors, anger management, and/or various types of destructive behaviors and addictions, or severe interpersonal conflicts stemming from unresolved issues like grief, or guilt. These are all areas where therapy or counseling can be beneficial. There are about as many types, theories, techniques and approaches to therapy as there are problems that bring you here. I provide an accepting and non-judgemental approach where we can openly share and exchange ideas and goals. Therapy is not magic, although some magical things can happen. It is work; on your part as well as your therapist. As people become more accepting of themselves, they are more capable of finding happiness and contentment in their lives. I applaud you for taking this first step in reaching out for help, and look forward to working with you.

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Lorin Samuels

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
29 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over 15 years of experience working as a therapist and over 25 years of experience working with children and families recovering from trauma, grief and loss. I have worked with clients suffering with a wide range of diagnoses including mood disorder, depression, bi-polar, anxiety, panic, trauma, PTSD, dissociative disorders, psychosis, adjustment disorders and gender dysphoria. My therapy style is collaborative and client-centered. I believe that the best therapeutic work is accomplished when clients are provided opportunity to feel safe, respected and able to have a strong connection with their provider. I strive to create a working relationship within which clients feel safe and at ease. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, trauma-focused, emotional-regulation training and the practice of Mindfulness. In the last year, I have had the privilege of adding a First Responder-specific trauma certification to address the complexities of primary, secondary and compound trauma in First Responder fields. I am honored to work with First Responders and Veterans and hopeful that my diligence to stay abreast of the latest research and treatment in trauma will benefit these groups as well as all trauma-impacted lives. Additionally, I have been able to increase my trauma-focused enrichment with the pursuit of certifications in Body-Work treatments for trauma and stress-impacted presentations. I will work with your unique strengths and needs to create a treatment plan specific to you. It is a brave step to seek help for symptoms that are often misunderstood and dismissed in a busy and distracted world. I am ready to meet you right where you are and help you create a great plan of healing and hope. Looking forward to meeting you!

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Iman Anderson

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
8 years of experience

Are you struggling with managing your day to day life? Looking for some relief from your problem? Look no further, I am here to help! I specialize in offering immediate help to individuals who experience unforeseen life events that cause mental, physical, emotional, and behavioral problems. I possess a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a License in Clinical Social Work in the States of Nevada, Maryland, and Texas. I have practiced therapy in the inpatient and outpatient setting for the past five years and have been a tele-health therapist for the past two years. I have a diverse background in therapy with experience conducting individual, couples, family, and group therapy. The primary goal in my practice is to assist clients in acknowledging unhealthy coping strategies, replace them with new and healthy ones, and gradually get clients to the point of being able to effectively cope with any life stressor.

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Jessica Skinner

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

Jessica Skinner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in providing services to children, adolescents, and adults. Her preferred modality is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with various diagnoses including ADHD, anxiety, and depression to name a few. She gives a personalized approach to her clients and guide them in their journey to personal growth. Jessica graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 2004 with her bachelor’s in social welfare and then went on to graduate in 2006 from Columbia University in New York City with her master’s in social work. She has been a licensed social worker in Texas since 2006 and has worked as a psychotherapist since 2008. Jessica believes mental health is just as important as physical health and you can’t have one without the other. Her hope is that we end the stigma for receiving mental health treatment. You don’t have to suffer in silence and there is no shame in seeking help.

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Patricia Alarcon

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas. I have had the opportunity of working with children, teens, young adults, adults, couples, and families to help as they navigate their journeys through a wide variety of life challenges. My role is to work with clients on their journey of self-discovery and acceptance and to build a healthy client-therapist relationship. My area of expertise includes but is not limited to relationships, depression, stress, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, and vocational/school issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Deena Ott

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
20 years of experience

I am licensed in both Texas and Utah with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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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Rosario Mendoza

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

I am licensed in Texas with 11 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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Jason Jenkins

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderADHD
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 11 years of professional counseling experience. I graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts Degree in Biblical and Professional Counseling. I am also trained in the use of EMDR. I specialize in teen, tween, and adolescent trauma. I also comparable experience in helping other age groups with trauma and abuse, stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation and 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. 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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Liberty Nicholas

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
3 years of experience

Hey Wild Souls! I’m Liberty, a licensed therapist in Texas with 3 years of clinical experience and 16 years of professional experience. I’m not your typical therapist - I’m all about making therapy seem more like an adventure & maybe even fun. I’m a nature-based therapist which means I might invite nature into our sessions to help you discover things about yourself that you just can’t access through talk therapy. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, queer and gender diversity issues, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, college, workforce, and career related issues, self harm, and discovering your True Best Self, No stiff therapy vibes here. My style brings in mindfulness, movement, nature-based parts work (IFS), DBT, art, nature based experientials and bridging the body mind connection. If you're interested in ceremony, ritual, & rites of passage...I'm your girl! Expect therapy sessions that feel like a cozy chat over coffee or tea. Everyone’s invited to this therapy adventure! All cultures, religions, agnostics, LGBTQIA2S, nature lovers, nature curious, nature scared, you name it, everyone! Let’s make your mental health journey uniquely yours! Reach Out Today! I am here to support you in this process.

How to find counseling in Olton

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Olton 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 Olton 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 Olton 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 Olton, 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 Olton 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 Olton 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 Olton 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 Olton 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 Olton 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 79064 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 Olton 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 Olton 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 Olton, 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.

Olton 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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