Your mental state can make you feel worthless. You may feel like a useless pile of junk who can benefit no one. However, this is not the case. But your doubts, depressions, and fears say otherwise. When you’re feeling this way, who can help? A counselor based in Pasadena can help. 

Pasadena is known for its flea market. Flea markets are the epitome of one man’s trash being treasure. At times, you may feel useless, but you actually are treasure to someone. You need to find out what your treasure is. Speak to a counselor today and find out.

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Alyssa Van Lopik

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LCSW,RYT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Hello! My name is Alyssa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over eight years of experience providing therapy services. I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including: inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, partial and intensive outpatient care, and managing a private practice in the Austin community. I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma and relationship challenges. Originally from Chicago, I moved to Austin, TX during the summer of 2017 to continue my work in therapy. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and my Masters degree in Social Work at Loyola University Chicago. My approach to therapy is client centered: clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy. Through a strengths-based and solutions-focused lens, I draw on multiple treatment modalities to guide clients in identifying strengths and developing treatment plans that accomplish their goals. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I assist clients in exploring relationships among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to aid in discovering dysfunctional thought patterns leading to self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I support clients through developing skills: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation with the goal of moving clients towards a life involving the capacity for experiencing joy and freedom. I am trained in EMDR and use this approach to support clients through their healing with traumatic experiences. Outside of my work as a therapist, I practice yoga as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). I also enjoy reading, cooking, spending time with my family, and traveling to new places.

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Christi nelson

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor with 14 years of experience working in the mental health and addiction field in the state of Texas. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including addiction, anger management, veteran issues, depression, anxiety, parenting problems, career challenges, and just finding direction in life. My counseling style is warm and casual. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am not here to judge anyone. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, rational-emotive, and existential counseling. We will work together to develop a treatment plan that meets your unique and specific needs. The hardest thing to do is ask for help and I applaud you. I am here to support, encourage, and help you "figure things out". I look forward to working with you!

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Scott Siller

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

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas (LPC) with experience working with clients of various backgrounds. In a variety of settings, I've had the privilege of assisting clients across the lifespan experiencing depression and anxiety. I've also had the opportunity to work with clients seeking to improve their stress management, motivation, and emotional regulation. My style blends cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and client-centered therapies in a culturally sensitive and supportive relationship. I believe successful therapy is predicated on a strong working alliance based on trust, openness, and mutual commitment. Your openness in sharing anything you feel or think in our sessions is vital. Collaboratively, we will establish a treatment plan with personalized goals to assist you in achieving progress as quickly as possible. Throughout the therapy process, I welcome and will actively seek your feedback to ensure our work together is tailored to meet your unique needs to your complete satisfaction. Beginning a therapy process can feel overwhelming, but rest assured that I am here to support you every step of the way. I look forward to working with you.

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Heather Pantalone

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience

My intention is to support clients grow personally, emotionally, professionally, and in their relationships. People grow at their own pace, but it is my experience that with counseling support, personal evolution can happen more quickly. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and Life Coach, my background is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with an emphasis on mindfulness, behavioral changes, emotional regulation and finding solutions. My practice is built on positive psychology, neurolinguistics, cognitive behavioral theory, mindfulness and emotional intelligence. It is my pleasure to join with clients for however brief or long. Sometimes in entering a therapeutic relationship we are not sure where to begin. I work with you to determine areas to work on and how to achieve positive growth. Together we partner for improvement by setting goals with strategies for change. We work at your pace within our allowed time together. My aim is for you to feel safe and supported to discuss personal challenges while keeping hope for positive change.

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Dr. Eva Arjona

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
15 years of experience

Hello! I am glad that you are looking into getting better, in whatever context that may be for you. I use a variety of psychotherapeutic methods that are evidence-based and my approach is generally person-centered. I believe that everyone deserves to live to their highest potential, and I would like to help you get there. My background is in helping individuals with physical and mental disabilities, as well as special needs children and adolescents. Some disorders I have treated are PTSD, Major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, adjustment disorders, adjustment to disability issues, cancer issues, partner relational issues, and issues relating to grief and loss. I look forward to working with you!

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Jennifer Lee

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Helping has always been fun for me! I have worked with people of all ages and people from all backgrounds. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Community Counseling. In my experience, I have enjoyed helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, & coping with life changes. 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 would love to be part of your journey.

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'Eja Johnson

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC - S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

With a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and almost a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, teens, and families , I am passionate about offering and providing elite therapeutic services. I believe our environment and experiences shape us but do not have to define us or lock us into anxiousness, shame, confusion, or fear. I am an advocate for seeking self care through therapy services while learning to walk in the truth about ourselves and not the falsehoods of past trauma, interactions, and/or relationships. Using a variety of different therapeutic techniques, I am able to engage, build rapport, and foster a trust filled, judgement free relationship with those I serve. I maintain a level of respect that acknowledges the client is the expert of their lives and I am simply a tool using the calling on my life to assist in the healing process. I am well versed to address such issues as anxiety, self esteem issues, communication issues, relational issues, grief, adolescent struggles, adjustment issues, and an abundance of other issues. I graciously extend myself to you and I look forward to hearing from you today.

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Raven Lewis-White

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & depression. 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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Dr. Jordan Rogers

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesParenting issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
9 years of experience

Each person deserves to live an authentic, meaningful, and happy life as we all search for our purpose and make meaning from our life experiences. At times life can feel overwhelming when we are presented with challenges, uncertainties, or unexpected events that can leave us questioning our purpose, feeling stuck in the past, worried about the future, or disconnected from our personal freedom. These challenges can get in the way of us realizing our potential by creating unfulfilling and unhealthy patterns that can be hard to escape on our own. Counseling is a place to start exploring those patterns we find ourselves in and begin developing new patterns consistent with who we are authentically. As a counselor, I aim to understand your experience and help you find your freedom that empowers you to make choices consistent with your goals and authentic self. I provide a non-judgmental, caring, open, and accepting space that allows you to explore areas necessary for your growth. And, I hope to co-create meaning with you as you make sense of it all and re-connect to your unique purpose. My formal education, training, and field experiences have prepared me to work with individuals across the lifespan addressing a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns. Thanks for taking the time to review my profile as you consider who may be a good fit for you as you embark on this journey of self-discovery and growth. I hope to work with you soon!

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Jessica Burke

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Hi there, I'm Jessica. I work with adults in transition. These transitions may be grief, loss, divorce, healing from trauma and those simply needing encouragement navigating life's challenges. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hang-ups and habits holding you back. Let's work together!

How to find counseling in Pasadena

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena, 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 77508 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena, 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.

Pasadena 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.

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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Pasadena:

77058, 77059, 77501, 77502, 77503, 77504, 77505, 77506, 77507, 77508, 77586

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