Life is a journey of ups and downs. Just when we think we’re getting better, we may have a problem that makes us fall back down again. Luckily, there is hope, and that hope can come from a counselor based in Pflugerville. 

This town has gone through its own ups and downs. Its population fell during the Great Depression, but has since risen again. If the town can pull itself out of its depression, you can pull yourself out of anything. A counselor can help create the plan you need in order to succeed. Talk to one today.

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Lisa Huitt

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-S
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
14 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and School Counselor with over 14 years experience along with an additional 10 years experience in education. I work a great deal with families, adolescents and adults to help them solve problems that are interfering with their day to day lives. I am experienced with a variety of issues such as ADHD/ADD, anxiety. depression, time management, divorce, anger issues just to name a few. My main therapy style leans toward solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and emotion-focused therapy. But I will also use other types of therapy depending on my client's needs. I am married and have 2 wonderful boys. My oldest son is about to go off to college (in another state), so I am very familiar with the adjustments one goes through at this stage in life. My youngest son will be entering high school next year. This next year I will be learning to adjust from having 2 boys in the house to life with a new high schooler and another son off at college where a day trip to see him is not an option. I enjoy traveling, swimming, socializing with friends and attending my son's soccer games. I am really looking forward to visiting my son in Tennessee and learning about all the sights to see between my home town and Tennessee. I would love to work with you to help you find the tools and techniques to use to better help you achieve your goals in life. I provide a safe environment where together we will work to help solve life's little road blocks that have steered you off course.

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Buddy Duncan

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
20 years of experience

Hello, my name is Buddy Duncan. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for well over twenty years. In my private practice I have worked with many individuals in crisis and transition. I began years ago working with those struggling with addiction issues. I then transitioned to several years working with those with severe medical issues and chronic pain. I have functioned as a Marriage Counselor in all of these years and specialized the last decade with grief and loss issues. I taught psychology in college for multiple years and served as an academic advisor to college students. My practice has been varied yet I have consistently practiced as a cognitive behavioral therapist who believes each person has the ability to make choices and decisions that can empower their lives to move in the direction of their choosing. My experience has allowed me to witness an abundance of people overcome complex challenges and move forward in a positive manner through talk therapy by offering healthy options in a safe non judgmental environment.

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Donna Del Bello

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

Hello and welcome! I am so glad that you are here. My name is Donna and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas. Come work with me :) We will do some hard work together and have some laughs along the way. Therapy is hard work but it doesn't mean it has to be "all tears all the time". I fully believe in the power of humor to heal and that laugher is a tool that provides a glint of light into an otherwise dark time. My approach to therapy is strengths-based- we will build on what your gifts are and work to make those even stronger! Additionally, I work from a relational perspective which allows me to help you develop better relationships with others in your life, including yourself. I work to create a safe, nonjudgmental space that welcomes people of diverse backgrounds. I was born and raised in Texas. After high school I traveled around for a few years then finally moved to Austin and attended college for social work. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with my Master's in Social Work I worked in a health clinic as a mental health therapist providing psychotherapy for children and adults . Fast forward to present, I now have my own business providing psychotherapy support to adults at the office and here online. PLEASE READ: Note about my availability: Live sessions are scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 11-1pm. *If you are looking for evenings and weekends I am not available during those times. I check the room for new messages at least once per day but usually more often. If you have an urgent need that you would like me to reply to please check the "urgent" box and I will respond as soon as possible.

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Veronica Viveros

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.S.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
20 years of experience

Hi! My name is Veronica and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have approximately 20 years of experience in the mental health field and have worked in a variety of settings, such as inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient services and in private practice. I have experience working with a broad range of issues such as depression, anxiety, mild autism, immigration/acculturation issues, anger management and stress related issues. I use a person-centered, holistic, multicultural, and integrative approach in treatment. I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused counseling. I want to help you reach your goals and your full potential.

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Sharon Walsh

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW,Sharon Walsh
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
18 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Dallas Fort-Worth area with over 18 years of experience working with people experiencing anxiety, codependency, attachment issues, depression, grief/loss, family issues and addiction, terminal and/or complex illnesses as well as marriage/family issues. Within the therapeutic relationship, we will work to develop goals to support your individual needs and move towards change. I incorporate a strengths-based counseling approach and cognitive-behavioral tools to identify and support individuals in working through complex issues. I am passionate about helping individuals move forward in life when they feel "stuck." I recognize the strength it takes to move towards a more balanced and fulfilling life. My job is to support you on your journey of faith, hope and healing and I look forward to engaging with you in the future!

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Kodie Henscheid

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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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Sherry Martinez

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression, and LGBTQIA+. I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional; I also have many years experience treating individuals with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder and Personality Disorders. I changed careers mid-life. When I was in my forties, I realized the work I was in (business management) did not provide the sense of achievement and purpose I was looking for. I returned to school and was able to obtain my Master's in Social Work; underwent two additional years of clinical supervision to achieve my Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked with individuals from all walks of life, from ages 25 to 102, who all had their own unique stories to relate. 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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Cynthia Bracamontes

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in California with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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. 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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Lisa Little

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Trauma and abuseGrief
3 years of experience

Are you feeling DEPRESSED or ANXIOUS lately? GRIEVING a loss? Feeling TRAUMATIZED? Do you find yourself lost in a RELATIONSHIP, a JOB or a BIG DECISION? Feeling TIRED and UNMOTIVATED in life? Sometimes we experience life transitions unexpectedly. It's important to find support and guidance to help you move through them. I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Meka Allen

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I believe we all have innate strengths and abilities which allow us to navigate life's inevitable events. It is my passion and mission to walk along side of you as we discover and enhance your strengths and move past depression, low self-worth, trauma, anxiety, addiction or a combination of weights holding you back. It is my role to provide you with a safe space to share your story and work with you to find the connections between your past, present and your desires for your future.

How to find counseling in Pflugerville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville, 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 Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville 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 78660 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 Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville, 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.

Pflugerville 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 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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78660, 78691

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