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Karyn Bates

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.S.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

Working as a Licensed Professional Counselor for over ten years has given me great empathy for those suffering with anxiety, mood disorders, and relationship issues. I have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with major depression, bipolar disorder, and other diagnosed mental health disorders. I greet my clients with genuine warmth and acceptance, respecting where you are on the path to wellness and self-discovery. I will do an initial, brief evaluation over the phone and offer you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Then we will work together to help your achieve your therapy goals. Sessions may include: -Reprocessing ineffective thoughts and behaviors. -Gaining new perspectives on difficult circumstances. -Using body-oriented techniques to tap into your body's natural resources. -Take home activities to help you practice new skills I help clients manage stress, build relationships and enhance communication skills by providing psychotherapy and counseling services. My goal is to listen, understand and support clients so that they will know their own inner strength and no longer need my services. My approach is to provide an environment that feels safe and comfortable for individuals, young or old, to explore and discuss issues that are causing them distress. I help clients discover realistic and practical ways to grow and to more fully interact with others, while learning to better understand oneself. Together we will identify your hopes and goals for change, and then walk through the process of change together.

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Peggy Thomas Rosiek

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Hi. I’m Peggy. I am an LPC in the Great State of Texas and have extensive experience working in the mental health field. I am a United States Navy veteran and a retired federal civilian employee. These life experiences have helped to shape who I am – a straight forward, authentic person. I’m task oriented in that I believe if you voluntarily reached out for a counselor, there’s probably a reason. So let’s get to work. On the other hand, I also believe that sometimes life events can seem overwhelming in the moment and you just need someone to talk to, not to fix anything, just someone to listen. I’m that person as well. I wish I could press a button to fix whatever is going on in your life, but we all know that’s not possible. This journey is yours to take, but you don't have to go alone. As a member of your team. I promise I’ll walk beside you, encourage you, and be your biggest ally. Although it may not always seem like it, just remember – you’ve got this!

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Kenya Williams

Offering therapy in TX
License: Licensed Professional Counselor - LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementADHD
17 years of experience

Hi, I'm Kenya, a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Approved Clinical Supervisor practicing in Louisiana since 2011. I am also licensed in Georgia and Texas as an LPC. I graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Master's in General Counseling & Guidance. My interest in mental health began when I took a dual enrollment psychology course in high school. I later worked as a Human Resources Coordinator at a mental health agency and decided I wanted to help people who experience mental health matters. I currently work with adults on managing Anxiety, Anger Management, Family Issues, ADD, ADHD, ODD, Career, and Academic. I utilize cognitive behavioral and rational emotive therapy in a client centered manner. I am empathetic and provide a safe, welcoming environment for clients to discuss goals and concerns. I believe therapy is all about the client and I am the tool to help you get back to a comfortable level of functioning. I look forward to working with you!

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Gladys Hollis

Offering therapy in TX
License: MEd, LPC
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
5 years of experience

An ideal client seeks change, guidance and willing to take the steps in healing. My purpose is to treat the root of the problem and not the symptoms as healing begins from within. As a former educator, I take my expertise working with individuals based on their individual needs. Currently, as a Middle School Counselor I seek to understand the overall being, awareness and who they are becoming. Together we will focus on the importance of past experiences on present issues in order to evoke awareness, healing and perseverance. As an eclectic counselor, I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Rational Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Couples therapy. I work with a variety of issues from anxiety, self-esteem, depression, anger management, personal growth, social skills, conflict resolution, behavior modification, grief, self-harm, suicide, adjustment, marital conflict, and family problems, I find fulfillment in helping others triumph over troubles and believes that healing happens within the context of relationships. I strive to create a warm, non-judgmental environment that encourages clients to gain awareness of themselves. I am passionate about meeting people where they are and that all people have it within themselves to change!

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Matthew Mobley

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with over twenty years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management, communication issues, career difficulties, and many other concerns. 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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Joy Kramer

Offering therapy in TX
Trauma and abuse
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients work through issues of childhood trauma and abuse. I have worked specifically with adoptive and foster families and adult, teen and child adoptees. I have been trained in attachment therapy and connective parenting. 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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Hannah Weeks

Offering therapy in TX
AddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesCoaching
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & career difficulties. 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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Paul Martinez

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-S,LSOTP-S
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, marriage, sexual issues & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My therapeutic style is kind of like sitting down with a friend and having a cup of coffee. I will listen to your story and help you sort through it. I will be honest and open with you. I am compassionate and caring. My Therapeutic approach is a combination of the Post-Modern styles of therapy. I use what it takes to help you out. I work in a way that is tailored to your issues at the time. I understand that change can be scary but so can staying stuck in the problem. Let me help find your path forward so that you can move on to a happy and healthy life.

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Whitney McEwen

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, 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. 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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Rachel Washington-Childers

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hello! Welcome to the BetterHelp Community. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and a graduate from Lamar University. I have 3 years of professional experience. I believe counseling provides an opportunity for individuals to learn and grow personally within their unique journey. It is important to me to create a safe and warm space where clients feel they are being heard and embraced within their situation. I enjoy working with adults, young adults, adolescents, parents, women, women in the perinatal stage, and new parents, and parents that are in the stages of transition with their children. I utilize an Elective Approach to help clients struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, loss, stress, family conflict, relationship strain, trauma and those adjusting to the daily challenges of life. I believe that therapy is not a one size fits all. We will work together to tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. 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 Plains

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Plains 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 Plains 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 Plains 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 Plains, 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 Plains 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 Plains 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 Plains 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 Plains 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 Plains 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 79355 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 Plains 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 Plains 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 Plains, 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.

Plains 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 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.

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