Pecos is a small town in Texas on the banks of the Pecos River by the Chihuahuan Desert where you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the town or visit some of the other activities like the rodeo at Buck Jackson Rodeo Arena, which Pecos is very proud of. They also have a museum to learn about the culture and history of the area.

Learning about your history is also a good way to work through any feelings of uncertainty you may be having about your emotions or mental health. Luckily, there are quite a few therapists in the Pecos area who are able to listen and help right now.

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Felicia Henderson

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT,LPC,M.Ed
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
17 years of experience as a therapist

Therapeutic Approaches: I tailor my therapeutic approach based on the needs of my clients. I readily use a variety of therapies including Family systems, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Brief therapy, Person- Centered therapy, and Solution focused. Experience & Education: I began my career in the mental health field working in an inpatient psychiatric facility. I earned my Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas in 2005. I moved to California right after graduation to provide therapy in an underserved county in Northern California. I provided therapy to children in the school system, individual counseling with adults, in-home family therapy and provided support services during medication appointments with psychiatrist. I also facilitated Parenting groups during the summer. In 2010 I moved back to Texas to be near my family and continue to provide counseling to individuals, couples dealing with divorce/separation, children and adolescents with a wide range of presenting problems. I have over 15 years of experience providing counseling in a wide variety of settings Approach/Philosophy: I believe that you have to meet people where they are in life. The more accepting that you are of others, the easier it is to understand where they are coming from. I believe that people are more open and less defensive when they don’t feel judged. Who am I: I love being near the water as it has a calming effect. I love spending my free time at the pool with my family and go on at least 1-2 beach vacations a year. My latest hobby has been backyard D.I.Y projects. I am hoping to turn my backyard into my own private retreat one day.

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Oyeyemi Alabi

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA Guidance and Counseling,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionADHD
3 years of experience as a therapist

Life is what we make out of it. All my life, I have always been eager to help others reach their maximum potential. I pursued a profession in counseling because I wholeheartedly believe that it is the best way to positively impact the lives of children and adults around the world but I am also extremely passionate in the field of both mental health and special education. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. I also specialize in providing services for parents whose children have Intellectual Disabilities (ID), Autism (AU), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Emotional Distress (ED). For the past 10 years, I have worked in a variety of settings, helping individuals as well as families to help develop a growing relationship with the individuals’ environment as well at their emotional and social well-being. My style is very warm and respecting, I will not only actively listen, empathize, and create a safe therapeutic environment for you but I will also tailor my methods and treatments specifically to meet your unique situation. I have worked in various settings including schools, private. We will work collaboratively by using techniques such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, which focuses using hands-on practical approach to changing reflective thought that will help develop change towards behavior and emotions. I also use Solution-Based Therapy to help grow the perspective of focusing on the present and future rather than the past in problem-solving. I also provide faith-based counseling services for those clients who have a strong religious belief and practice in Christianity. I am happy you clicked on my profile and are taking the step to seek help because it takes a lot of courage. Reach out and work with me because I am here to serve you. Years of Experience: 10

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Dr. Stephanie McVea

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,PhD
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
19 years of experience as a therapist

I was born in Dallas and I have lived in several urban cities including: New Orleans, LA; Washington, D.C.; Jersey City, NJ; and New York City. I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Howard University. I am particularly sensitive to the challenges of children and adults with mental health and challenges, including domestic/family violence and child abuse. I have over 15-years experience as a therapist. Contemplating counseling for the first time can be a scary decision. Many people have no idea what to expect. The counseling process requires developing a trustworthy relationship between the therapist and the client; and it is the therapist’s responsibility to develop and cultivate that relationship. As a therapist, it is my responsibility to unconditionally accept you as you are, which includes not being judgmental. Thus, creating a safe and nurturing counseling relationship. As human beings, our experiences are unique to us. We experience and view the world from our lens, which impacts how we perceive ourselves and others. Unfortunately, because we are all unique, people around us also develop perceptions about us which may not be an accurate representation of who we are or our true intentions. Sometimes, our perceptions lead to miscommunication and misconceptions; thereby impacting our ability to connect and develop healthy relationships. Typically, perceptions are based on our experiences and our experiences are not always favorable or pleasant. Occasionally, our experiences are traumatic and abusive. For some, trauma and abuse occur so regularly that it becomes the norm and ultimately impacts social, interpersonal, and intimate relationships. Counseling is the process of becoming awakened to our true selves to better understand how our personal experiences influence who we are. Our personal experiences are impacted by our family of origin, racial and cultural/ethnic group, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, etc. Because many aspects of one’s life may be explored, including childhood experiences, the process of counseling may feel uncomfortable and intrusive, at times. However, it is important to trust the process and know that every counseling session will not feel good. There are times that as a client, you may feel sad or hurt and become tearful; you may be excited and feel happy; you may be confused and feel hopeless. However, know that in the end, if you trust the process, you will hopefully learn something new about yourself that you never considered. Thus, leading to fulfillment in your life in areas including your relationships and family dynamics that ultimately, enhance your self-worth.

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Dr. Meagan Marksbury

Offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): EdD,LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
13 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name is Meagan and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas with over 11 years of experience and a doctoral graduate from Argosy University (EdD in Counseling Psychology). I have worked with clients whose concerns include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and bipolar disorder. I have helped many clients who have experienced physical trauma and/or emotional abuse as well, and clients who are in the military. My clients have included children, adolescents, and adults who come from diverse backgrounds and have provided these services during individual sessions, couple sessions, family sessions, and group sessions. My counseling style focuses on clients identifying their problems and working with them to develop appropriate coping skills to be address how they act and react to situations. Respect and compassion are keystones in my practice, because I believe these qualities significantly impact how people act and react. My theoretical orientation does not rely on just one basis, but pulls from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy, so that the client is not forced into a therapy that he or she might not truly benefit from. I do understand change can be hard and uncomfortable and the courage to ask for help or assistance should be commended. When you are ready, I am here to assist you with any concerns.

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Claire Poff

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a therapist

Hi there! Top three things you should know about me as a clinician - I am completely non-judgmental, I am a good listener, and my general style is informal and comfortable. I am here to be on your team, unconditionally. I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of clinical work experience, 10+ years of experience as a licensed social worker. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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 seeking a happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I also love to read and will absolutely recommend books if you like to read as well. I will also gladly reread a book with you or read a book at your suggestion. So feel free to send me your recommendations!!

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Denise Santos

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

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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Dr. Kervil Durand

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & 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. 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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Jaylyn Woods

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Louisiana and Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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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Kellee Chambers

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas and Virginia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, 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. 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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Janis Dietzel

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseCareer difficulties
18 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, LBGTQ related issues, PTSD, and other traumas. Everyone deserves respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Pecos

Finding the best therapist close by in Pecos can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Pecos that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Pecos. 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 Pecos, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Pecos region and in the state of Texas. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Pecos or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Pecos 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 Pecos, elsewhere in Reeves, 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 Pecos area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pecos 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 Pecos 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 Pecos may not take health insurance, some in the state of Texas may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Pecos, Texas working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Pecos 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 Pecos helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Pecos 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 Pecos 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 Pecos 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.

Pecos therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Pecos 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 Pecos therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in TX, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 79772 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Pecos counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Pecos.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Pecos licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Pecos, 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.

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

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

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

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79772

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