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Leslie Harvey

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MEd., LPC,LPCC
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My belief is that everyone has the capacity to change, confront challenges and grow each day. Therapy is a tool that can help people find their capacity to change. My counseling practice respects that power to change in each person. My counseling approach is rather eclectic involving both client centered and existential theory. I utilize a personalized approach combining interventions from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, motivational interviewing and choice theory tailored to meet your individual needs. I am passionate about working with clients and helping them discover new, healthier ways to address their mental health needs. When appropriate spirituality is infused in the counseling process. Treatment is data driven and evidence based. I have experience working in hospital and community settings. Throughout my career, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults on issues such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and trauma.

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Orlando Gonzalez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with over 12 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including mental health, anxiety, anger issues and relationship issues. I have worked with couples and problems related to communication, boundaries, midlife crisis, separation and coparenting. I am experienced with child behavioral problems related to parenting, defiant teens diagnosed with: ODD, Conduct Disorder, and ADHD. I have worked with individuals who struggle with mental health conditions and have worked with parents involved with child protective services and familiar with their needs. I have conducted home studies for temporary placement of children and adoptions. My counseling style is professional and respectful. My goal is for clients to achieve their goals in therapy through my support and guidance. As a client you can share only the information that you feel comfortable discussing. As a therapist I will only address issues that the client wants to work on. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, humanistic, and multi-systemic therapies. I am also highly knowledgeable with regulations that protect the privacy and confidentiality of your information. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Anastacia Martinez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): lpc
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementDepressionADHD
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

In my 30 year experience, I have covered multiple settings, therapeutic styles and client population. In my private practice, clients present frequently with Life/work situations, like relationships, anger, parenting, stress and mood disorders. My approach is to help my clients feel empowered in their lives. By working in partnership with clinician to address their goals, I can be your support and your guide in this process.

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Katherine Anderson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed.,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that enjoys helping individuals become their best possible selves. Before becoming an LPC, I worked as a Registered Behavioral Therapist for 8 years working with clients with a variety of challenges including autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. Additional concerns that I currently help with include depression, anxiety, and anger management. While I have worked with individuals of all ages, I enjoy helping children and adolescents. The majority of my work in mental health has been with younger clients and their families assisting them with issues in their home, school, and communities. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and person-centered modalities. I don’t believe that one size fits all and will tailor treatment to meet your unique needs. My counseling style is warm and understanding. I use empathy and active listening skills to create a safe environment where clients feel comfortable being themselves. Reaching out for help is a courageous first step and I am ready to support you. I look forward to working with you!

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Jennifer “Jenni” Mayes

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW-S,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficulties
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas and Utah and have many years of experience in the field of therapy. I work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and I am thankful you are ready to get started! I would enjoy being part of your journey to better days. My goal is that you leave feeling empowered and have tools to take with you.

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Tommie Colin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional in Texas with over 10 years of professional counseling and psychotherapy work experience. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety; relationship and family issues; trauma and abuse experiences, building self esteem, and self-confidence; adjusting to life transitions and loss or grief; and, with depression, amongst other impactful issues. You deserve to be supported, heard, and validated. I welcome the opportunity to listen and help, to better assist you in balancing overall mental health, relationship health, and, wellness. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, empathy, and, compassion. Because you matter, your session will be tailored to fit your needs, using patience and understanding through open, non-judgmental dialogue; and, a plan to meet your unique, specific needs and goals. Taking the first step to sign up for counseling/therapy can take courage. By choosing to explore your counseling options in getting started, here, the first step in the right direction is already being taken! Please know: there can be more to life than just existing. It is called "thriving!" I am here ready to help you! Let's get started!

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Dr. LeMeita Smith

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with seven years of professional counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship and attachment issues, family conflicts, substance abuse, anger, and trauma. 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. My treatment approach is to support you in identifying your inherent strengths and ways they can be utilized to manage triggers in a healthy way that honors you. I will support you in identifying your inner wounds and ways that you can begin to let go of things that no longer serve you to begin healing, and reveal your higher, present self. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling, happier life takes courage and I am here to provide guidance and motivation to support you in taking back your power.

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Stacey Staten

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Jonathan Porter

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, I'm Jonathan, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), experienced in working with individuals grappling with anxiety, self-esteem, and depression. Over the years, I've developed a deep passion for helping people navigate through challenges and build lives of contentment and meaning. My orientation to therapy is solution-focused—utilizing a positive approach to empower you to find practical answers to the problems we all face in life. My work is guided by the motto: "Change is constant and it is achievable." I believe in the innate strength within each person and the opportunity for growth that comes with each challenge. I accept the following insurances: Aetna, Cigna, Optum, UnitedHealthcare, Oscar, Oxford, UMR; contact me at 281.617.9487 The mainstay of my practice involves cultivating a healing environment where empathy, trust, and mutual respect are paramount. I understand that each person’s experiences are unique, hence, I tailor therapy to suit your personal needs. I value an interactive, collaborative approach to therapy, where I can both listen and provide feedback. I am committed to helping you develop the tools, coping strategies, and self-understanding that will aid you in overcoming the hurdles you are facing and move forward. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, giving them the tools to manage symptoms, and find peace amidst the turmoil. In addition, I have extensive experience working with self-esteem issues, helping individuals to recognize their worth and build confidence. A significant part of my work is also devoted to helping those struggling with depression to find hope again and rediscover joy. While it can be a daunting task to seek help and confront your struggles, remember that there is no brave without fear. Together, we can illuminate your path of self-growth and healing. Taking the first step is the beginning of change. I look forward to providing you with a safe and supportive space where you can begin your journey to a more satisfying and fulfilling life.

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Matthew Craven

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with and have been practicing since 2021. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. I believe everyone can benefit from counseling. We will work together to identify what you want, be honest about what it is you want, and then determine what that looks like for you. It is difficult to admit you need help and if you have gotten this far, then you're on the right track. Given the opportunity, if you show up prepared to change then I will show up for you!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Pleasant Valley

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

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

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

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

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Pleasant Valley area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Pleasant Valley 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 Pleasant Valley, elsewhere in Wichita, or in the greater state of Texas.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Pleasant Valley area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pleasant Valley 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 Pleasant Valley 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 Pleasant Valley may not take health insurance, some in the state of Texas may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Pleasant Valley, 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 Pleasant Valley psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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

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

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Pleasant Valley 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Pleasant Valley 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 in Pleasant Valley?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Pleasant Valley 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.

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

With a lot of people in TX, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 76305 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist 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 Pleasant Valley, 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.

Pleasant Valley 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 during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

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