If you are hoping to strengthen your mental health, talking to a therapist in Plano, TX, can help.

Seeking mental health services can be a challenging undertaking. Many individual practices provide effective treatment in a therapeutic environment, but finding an available appointment that fits your busy schedule is not always easy. If you’re on a waiting list to see a licensed professional counselor (LPC) or other mental health professional, or if you’re just looking for a more convenient, straightforward way, consider an online therapy platform like BetterHelp for individual therapy or its sister site, Regain, for relationship counseling.

Every BetterHelp therapist has a bachelor's degree, master’s degree, and specialized training in clinical mental health counseling. They can create a supportive environment to help their patients during virtual sessions. Whether you are looking for support to work through low self-esteem, have questions about gender identity, or want to focus on your well-being and living a more fulfilling life, connect with a Plano-based therapist to get started.

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Michelle Prado

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseADHD
12 years of experience

Michelle Prado is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Master of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Arlington. Michelle is warm, compassionate and non-judgmental. She enjoys creating a safe place for clients to navigate and explore life’s challenges. She feels she can help her clients develop helpful strategies through mindfulness, exploring core beliefs, reframing challenges, and honoring values. Michelle truly enjoys helping people discover and align their lives with their authentic selves. She uses a diversified approach specific to the needs of each client and is able to affect positive change and growth. Michelle has worked with diverse populations throughout her career. She has provided grief counseling and has worked with counseling clients and their families through various medical issues. Michelle utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic approaches, strength-based approaches, solution focused techniques, trauma informed care and mindfulness practices. She has experience around child abuse, family violence, trauma, crisis intervention, medical issues, aging concerns, grief and loss, anxiety, and depression. Michelle’s Specialities: ADHD Couples, individuals or families Family Systems Relationship issues Crisis Management Anxiety/Depression Chronic pain Women’s Issues Grief and loss Trauma-informed care Work life balance Cultural/Ethnic Concerns

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Chana Rivka Hersh

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
25 years of experience

Searching for the right counselor? Don't settle for just help...get BetterHelp! I am excited to explore with you how to reach your goals and start on the path to leading the life that you desire. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas and graduated from Texas State University with a Master of Arts in Community Counseling and a focus in individual counseling and marriage & family therapy. When I first meet with a someone new, I approach the session from a person-centered modality of therapy, listening, getting to know the person, and building a safe and trusting environment where they can be all of who they are without judgment. From this place, I assist in determining what they want out of life and how we can work together to help them overcome their current problems and achieve their goals and outcomes. At this point I may employ a variety of therapeutic techniques including neuro-linguistic, cognitive-behavioral, gestalt and family systems techniques, among others. My overall approach is integrative and follows the lead of the client based on their goals, outcomes, and comfort. I have worked in the field of counseling since 1994. I began my career working with severe and persistently mentally ill individuals who had been in and out of the Texas State Mental Hospital system. I had the pleasure of working with clients and their families in order to allow the individuals to live out in the community and no longer reside in the hospital system. After successfully working with over sixty individuals and families, I decided to pursue my lifetime goal of working with those who have experienced abuse/neglect. I began focusing my career towards working with individuals who have experienced physical, sexual, and/or family violence. I have counseled individuals with severe depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, phobias, breaking bad habits, family system issues, suicidal ideation/self-harm, marital issues, lgbtq issues, and general relationship issues as well as substance abuse, sexual addictions, and eating disorders. I have provided both crisis counseling as well as on-going counseling for multiple issues. It is my overall goal for every person I counsel to feel understood while experiencing progress, success, and fulfillment. Since we set well-defined outcomes together, clients usually report that they have reached their goals and followed a road map to get to their outcomes during the counseling process. I look forward to meeting you and walking down the path to a better life with you!

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Alexcis Grushinski

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW,M. Ed
Self esteemCareer difficultiesBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hi, I'm Alexcis! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker but you might also call me a mindful, coping skills, mood disturbance, values-oriented, polyamorous counselor. I help people who long to feel stable, secure, physically, and emotionally healthy but hold themselves back due to past and present difficulties. These barriers, keep them from moving forward and accomplishing their goals. Living a life of values does not guarantee a stress-free easy life. It can however help get through the tough times by keeping us on track to accomplish our goals. Life is hard and full of stress. I believe that through self-compassion, values, mindfulness, and a desire for something better will lead to a meaningful life. Call or send an email to start on your new path.

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Beverly Hulbin

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsGriefDepression
16 years of experience

I am so very glad to see you have thought about receiving help to be the best you can be! We all have room for improvement, and you recognize having positive support can help. I am dedicated to help others navigate obstacles, develop holistically, and accomplish goals. My counseling style is compassionate and interactive. My training, experience, and life has prepared me to work with a wide range of concerns. I am very much person- centered serving with respect and sensitivity, utilizing varied therapeutic approaches. I believe it is important for me to work with you in developing a personal treatment plan necessary for your needs. You are capable of accomplishing goals and living a fulfilling, meaningful life. I am ready to assist you in accomplishing just that!

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Jessi Alexander

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
5 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social work. I have been a therapist in Texas for 5 years. I am EMDR trained and experienced in working with trauma and attachment issues. I am skilled in working with parents and helping them to better understand their children with complex needs. I educate families and individuals on diagnosis like ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, and Reactive Attachment Disorder. I love enlightening individuals and families to help them live in harmony with themselves and others. My counseling style is interactive, compassionate, and direct. I believe in being clear and concrete with individuals while meeting them where they are in the process. I believe deeply in the power of the therapeutic relationship and use many cognitive-behavioral tactics in my approach I will work with you to establish realistic goals that meet your current needs. I will be an ally and advocate for you and your needs. I look forward to getting to build relationship with you. Mental health is so important and applaud you for prioritizing yourself and your health.

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Madeline Wend

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I enjoy helping people, making a difference. Contact me today, I can help you from hurting to healing. I try to help you navigate through the patterns and obstacles of life situations. Providing coping strategies and helpful skills. While facilitating opportunities to look at situations differently for greater healing and wellness. Working with anxiety, depression, relationships, blended families, conflicts, post divorce, college adulting, and moving from hurt, pain, to navigating life in a healthy way. Let me help you today.

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Gene Gibbs

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issues
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues. 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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Wendy Domann

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Oklahoma with 13 years of professional work experience. I have extensive experience and specialized training at the Child Study Center at OU Health Science Center for the treatment of individuals who have experienced physical, sexual and emotional abuse as children and as adults. I also have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I understand that it takes considerable courage to take the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support you in this process.

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Narmeen Rupani

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepression
15 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 grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I can provide services in English/Urdu/Hindi.

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Jacqueline Higgins

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteem
3 years of experience

I am licensed therapist in the state of Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have also worked as a teacher, school counselor, and district LPC for a total of 32 years. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I am an empathetic listener and utilize cognitive behavioral techniques to help clients find solutions to the problems they are facing. 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.

How to find counseling in Plano

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Plano 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 Plano 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 Plano 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 Plano, 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 Plano 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 Plano 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 Plano 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 Plano 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 Plano 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 75074 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 Plano 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 Plano 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 Plano, 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.

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

75023, 75024, 75025, 75026, 75074, 75075, 75086, 75093

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