In life, finding something to nourish you mentally can be a challenge. Whether it’s a new job you want, a new outlook on life, or just something to help improve your mental health, who is going to help you when you need it the most? One way you can get help is by talking to a counselor based in Pearland. 

Pearland was named after its pear trees. For those who are hungry, having plenty of fruit trees is a good thing. A counselor can be your tree of life that gives you an outlook you wish you could have had a while back. Speak to a counselor today and see how they can do for you.

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Dr. Lataya Hawkins

Offering therapy in TX
License: PhD,LCSW,BCD
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
22 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working as therapist and leader in the Army. I have a PhD in Social Work from the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas @ Austin. My areas of research are moral injury and moral distress. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including grief/loss, relationship, family, and parenting challenges, adjustment challenges, and trauma with a special focus on combat related trauma, PTSD and moral injury . My counseling style is interactive and warm. I consider the client/therapist relationship to be the most important component in the therapeutic relationship. I will always be respectful, compassionate, and honest. Our sessions will be focused around your needs and goals. I consider myself a strength based, solution focused therapist. I have been trained in other treatment modalities as well to include EMDR, CBT, ART, and CPT. It takes internal strength to ask for help. I would love the opportunity to help you figure out what will make your life better and more fulfilling. I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Cherry Weaver

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCDC,LPC
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
16 years of experience

Hello! My name is Cherry and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of experience providing therapy services. I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including: inpatient substance abuse/psychiatric hospitalization, partial and intensive outpatient care, and with a private practice in the Fort Worth, Texas. I work with clients with depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, couples and domestic violence. I received my Masters degree in Counseling at Amberton University in Garland, Texas. I believe in meeting clients where they are at in their lives and let them determine the focus and progress in therapy. I utilize Motivational Interviewing, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Coaching and Brain Spotting to help client reach their goals. I will use the modality(s) which lends itself to the particular issues and the client. Brain Spotting is an off-shoot of EMDR which is used in many countries and is a brain and body based therapy. SPECIALTIES Relationship Issues Substance Use Domestic Violence Trauma Life Coaching I am also experienced in: Parenting Issues, Anger Management, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression Years of Experience: 16

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Cristy Connolly

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
4 years of experience

Has depression, anxiety, trauma or stress become too hard to cope with alone? Sometimes we need help navigating life's difficulties. Trauma, abuse, stress, and bad relationships may have changed the way you live and relate to everyone around you. There can be healing. Counseling is a collaborative relationship where trust is built, and healing is sought. I focus on building a trusting relationship with my clients. I use research proven EMDR to help clients with trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, negative self beliefs, etc. I also utilized CBT, Solution focused, EMDR and relational cultural. I can teach you about how trauma, depression, and/or anxiety affect the brain. I enjoy personalizing treatment by using creative techniques based on clients' interests. One of the most important things to successful counseling is the relationship between counselor and client. Together, we will explore solutions for the difficult issues and problems you may be facing. I want my clients to be free to express their thoughts, feelings, stories, fears, and traumas without judgement. PLEASE MESSAGE ME TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS AS I DON'T BOOK THEM THROUGH THE LIVE SCHEDULING PAST ONE WEEK! I AM GENERALLY AVAILABLE IN THE DAY TIME AND ON WEEKENDS.

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Angela Alexander

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC,LSC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Practical Counselor in Texas with over 7 years experience working as a Professional Counselor. I have worked with clients in a range of areas including depression, anxiety, family relationships, family issues, death and grieving, career counseling, and general issues. I tend to use Solution-Focused Therapy. With this therapy, we focus working with your current and future issues. My therapy style is to incorporate a warm and positive atmosphere by being respectful of my clients and showing compassion. I think making goals and working on those goals, will ultimately help meet a clients needs. However, I will tailor a treatment plan, in anyway possible, to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes a great deal of courage to seek help and take those first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that first step, I look forward to meeting with you and helping you develop a promising future. Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon!

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Nancy Teran

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Denise Santos

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Welcome to the First Day of your new life! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12 years of professional clinical experience. I am an anti-racism and anti-oppression practitioner who uses holistic, cognitive, and trauma-focused modalities through person-centered and solution-focused approaches to deepen one’s insight and increase self-efficacy and resilience while providing tools to empower and access innate strengths. I am passionate about aiding my clients in developing the necessary adaptive skills to lead wholesome, balanced, and enriching lives. I specialize in children, adolescents, and adults. I focus on anxiety, complex trauma, racial and cultural trauma, stress, personal and interpersonal conflicts, impulsivity, defiance, aggression, low self-esteem/worth, adjustment challenges, and creative barriers. My population expertise includes and is not limited to BIPOC, immigrants, asylees and refugees, formerly incarcerated youth and adults, adopted youth and adults, bullied youth, and professionals. You are the expert of your story and you have the strength that will assist you in overcoming the things that challenge you. You have already taken the first step which takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started! You GOT this. **PLEASE READ: If you feel in need of urgent help or that you are in crisis at any time during our work together; please call 1-800-273-TALK; 24 hours a day; or 911. This forum does not provide any type of emergency services, so I want to ensure you know who to contact if you need immediate help.** NOTE: I offer video, phone and live chat therapy sessions. At this time, video therapy sessions are limited.

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Farrah M Hunt

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

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, with 9 years of experience working with a wide range of concerns. I have helped people experiencing issues with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, stress, self-esteem and motivation. I have experience working in emergency room settings, completing psychiatric triage, working in high acuity psychiatric units, and working with higher levels of care on an outpatient basis. I have also supported clients in processing issues through group setting as well. Taking the first step to seek therapy takes courage, and I am here to support you in that process. We will tailor our sessions to best fit your needs as I believe every human is different, and as a therapist, there is no one-size fits all model. I hope to help empower you in this new journey!

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Cindy Brooks

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, organizational skills, 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 sign up for therapy takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Pamela Dimmick

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
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, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I also work with clients with DID. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Zandria Hooks

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

I am licensed in Maryland, Oklahoma and Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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 Pearland

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pearland 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 Pearland 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 Pearland 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 Pearland, 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 Pearland 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 Pearland 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 Pearland 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 Pearland 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 Pearland 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 77047 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 Pearland 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 Pearland 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 Pearland, 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.

Pearland 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 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 Pearland:

77047, 77089, 77581, 77584, 77588

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