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Patrick Ramsey

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepression
15 years of experience

Hi, I'm Patrick. I'm the father of two, so when I'm not counseling I'm either spending time with my kids or I'm engaging in one of several hobbies that provide enjoyment or help me cope with stress. Besides being a book and movie nerd, I like to write essays, stories and poetry, play guitar, train for 5K runs and occasionally travel or go camping. I've practiced counseling as a therapist, as an educator and as a crisis specialist. Although my degree is from the University of North Texas, I've learned much of my current set of skills from the experience of counseling clients and through specific training and workshops aimed at improving myself professionally. As a therapist, I tend to be very relaxed, coming alongside clients to help them at situations that feel like dead ends or like they are in a fog with no clear direction in sight. With people, one size usually does not fit all, so I like to have a variety of techniques available to assist them. Sometimes a path can be made clear simply by sorting through thoughts with someone, but often situatons are more complex with more variables in play, such as with addiction, feelings of uncontrollable anger, trauma that seems to overwhelm or something that feels more physical like sexual dysfunction. My starting point is usually listening to try to wrap my mind around a client's story and then I work alongside my client to see if our combined efforts and experience can help them go forward. I bring to the table training in anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, anger management, communication, boundaries, sexual issues, spiritual abuse, grief and consciousness growth.

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Laura Taff

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

Hello! My name is Laura. I have a master's degree in family psychology and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. I have over 13 years experience working in the mental health field. I have had experience working with families, children, teens and adults individually and in groups in a variety of settings; community mental health, schools and home-based treatment. I have the most experience working with depression, anxiety, family/relationship conflicts, parenting issues, life transitions, and trauma/abuse. I also have experience working with intellectual/developmental disabilities and mild autism. I use a person-centered and integrative approach in treatment. This means I begin where you are and tailor the treatment approach to your needs while being sensitive to how your individual cultural identities and lifestyle choices impact your experience. I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused counseling and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, when appropriate. I would describe my style as warm and supportive, and I am ready to help you tackle your struggle head-on. Collaboration and consistency are important - together we can work on establishing goals and steps for you to help overcome your current problems. I look forward to helping you be the best you can be!

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Stephanie Howard

Offering therapy in TX
License: B.A.,M.S.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCareer difficulties
9 years of experience

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who attended the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas and graduated with a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitatation Counseling. Dedicated and compassionate counselor with thirteen years of professional experience counseling individuals and groups to overcome obstacles using various therapeutic modalities to meet the unique needs of every client. Expertise in working with individuals suffering from anxiety, grief, divorce, conflict in relationships, and more. Specialized training in rehabilitation counseling. Skilled therapist with keen perceptivity to develop strategies to help clients gain practical insight into their situations. Possess a passion for helping others in crisis regain emotional balance to reach a state of peace, where communication can take place and healing can begin. Experienced working with diverse client populations.

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Robert McGowen Jr

Offering therapy in TX
License: MBA,MA,LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
11 years of experience

Hello and welcome! I am actively getting licensed to be an EMDR therapist. I went through the training and started to provide EMDR in 2015 and now need to provide EMDR to 12 more people for licensure. I believe in EMDR and the help it gives people to overcome their struggles through Traumatic experiences. It could change your life! EMDR therapy: What is eye movement desensitization and reprocessing? And how does it work? EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, and it is a psychotherapy approach that is primarily used to treat trauma-related disorders and emotional distress. Developed by Francine Shapiro in the late 1980s, EMDR has gained recognition as an effective treatment for various mental health issues, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic memories. I recognize evidence-based therapeutic approaches like eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in helping individuals heal from trauma and related emotional distress. EMDR follows a structured and comprehensive process to facilitate healing and promote emotional resilience. I put my faith in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior at the age of 18 and life has never been the same. That does not mean it has been without trouble. I would like to think it impacts everything I do though. It makes me a better husband to my beautiful wife and a better dad to my kiddos. I don’t have all the answers, but I know the one who does. As we establish, invest in, and grow the most important relationship we can ever have, we more clearly and confidently face any troubles this world may throw our way. It truly is a privilege to sit across from a person or couple that says, “Life is a little bit broken right now, and I need some help.” I have significant experience working with Anxiety, Trauma, and Adolescents over the past 11+ years, and if you, your spouse, or your child need help clarifying any portion of my information, please do not hesitate to ask. I look forward to sitting across from you.

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Rashonda Lowe

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementDepression
5 years of experience

I am passionate about providing culturally competent and relatable therapy to a variety of clients. I have experience providing therapy in a variety of settings such outpatient, substance abuse rehabs, psychiatric hospitals, and private practice. I have 7 years of education/residency from an accredited university that provided me with the knowledge and experience necessary to provide quality psychotherapy. I look forward to assisting you along your wellness journey!

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Alana Banks

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Life can be unpredictable and adjusting to life transitions presents unique challenges that may cause feelings of uncertainty, confusion, abandonment, emptiness, isolation, irritability, hopelessness, distrust, anxiousness or moments of frustration. We all have STUFF that sometimes gets in the ways of living a beautiful life. Therapy helps and emotional healing is possible. As a licensed therapist in Texas and Massachusetts, I have more than 10 years of professional experience working with emerging adults, single parents, caregivers, older adults and couples in a variety of settings. My therapeutic approach is eclectic, client-centered and strength-based with attachment and trauma theories as a foundation. I have extensive experience implementing evidence-based modalities to effectively treat anxiety, depression and trauma disorders, incorporating specialized training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based strategies, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and motivational interviewing techniques. I work collaboratively to customize a tailor-made plan to support a holistic wellness journey to discover healing and transformation with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, grief & loss, life transitions, stress management, intimacy and sexual empowerment related issues. It is my promise to always offer a safe, warm, and inviting space to share and explore your story reflecting on the patterns of past and present challenges leading you toward renewal, growth and a value-driven life of transformation. I welcome the opportunity to support you on your wellness journey!

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Sheila Flynn

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
3 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor with three years of experience in Texas. My expertise lies in helping clients navigate relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma, abuse, and intimacy-related concerns. My approach is based on treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I understand the importance of creating a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs. I acknowledge that it takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life, and I am here to support and empower you throughout your journey.

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Anne Lornson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
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, lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Chinh Trieu-Keele

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
13 years of experience

If you’ve reached my page, chances are that your heart has been broken, you probably just had the umpteenth argument with your significant other, or you are just tired of the endless cycle of self-doubt, low self-esteem, and irrational thoughts/beliefs. Or possibly, you are here because of all of the above! Let me help you. My therapeutic style is warm, genuine, empathetic, and collaborative. I believe that you are the expert in your own life story, so we will work together to determine which is the best path to take in order to move forward. In my practice, I enjoy working with couples and individuals. I have experience using the Gottman Method, CBT, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. I am also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. As a grief recovery specialist, I can help you learn the tools to help heal your broken heart. I believe there is a big difference in hearing someone and actually listening to them. I've been told by the people closest to me that I am a great listener. I am non-judgmental and will always focus on people's strengths first and foremost. I want to walk alongside you to help you get from a place of darkness and sadness, to that of hope and healing.

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Kelsey Poskey

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

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Pleak

Finding the best therapist close by in Pleak 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 Pleak. 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 Pleak, 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 Pleak 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 Pleak 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 Pleak, elsewhere in Fort Bend, 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 Pleak area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pleak 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 Pleak 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 Pleak 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 Pleak, 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 Pleak 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 Pleak 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 Pleak 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 Pleak 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 Pleak 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 77461 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 Pleak 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 Pleak 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 Pleak, 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.

Pleak 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

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 Pleak:

77461, 77469, 77471

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