This is Larry VanHook's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Aransas, Texas (Port Aransas, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DM,M.Div, MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello! I am excited to be considered as your counselor and friend! I have spent the last 25+ years counseling many diverse people as a minister, Army and hospital chaplain, and now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I hold a doctorate in management and three Master degrees (counseling, religion, ministry), but I also hold a passion for help people who feel lost, broken, abandoned, anxious, or traumatized. I am deeply concerned for the well being of marriages and have lots of experience dealing with couples including those surviving infidelity. I also am a ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Aransas, Texas (Port Aransas, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,MEd,NBCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I have worked in an educational setting for the past 11 years helping and supporting students and families with anxiety, social behaviors, depression, ADHD and learning disorders. I attained my Master's Degree from the accredited Texas A&M University-Commerce program. I typically utilize Cognitive Behavior and Humanistic/ Solution Focused Therapy. Life comes with challenges but you don't have to try to figure it out alone. Learning how to control your emotions and make yourself better is my priority. How you react to life challenges is what matters. Allow me to...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Aransas, Texas (Port Aransas, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PHD,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

My name is Dr. Steven Bond. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Great State of Texas. I have been working a Licensed Counselor since 2011 but have been in the mental health field for far longer. My journey in the mental health field began in 2002 when I started working as a mental health technician in an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Since that time I have worked in several capacities within the inpatient mental health world, eventually obtaining a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Health Sciences. While working as an intake/a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Aransas, Texas (Port Aransas, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 27

Welcome! Congratulations on taking this step towards achieving your best life! We are all a work in progress and we can all benefit from an objective, non-judgmental and supportive ear! I would be honored to assist you on your journey. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have provided counseling for over 20 years to clients of all ages with a large range of issues. I also have advanced certification in supervising counseling interns. Although I gravitate towards Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral theories and ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Aransas, Texas (Port Aransas, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed,L.P.C.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 38

My name is Kathy Bryant. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and have a Master’s degree in Education. I have over 40 years of experience working as a school counselor and also providing individual therapy in a psychiatric office. I have worked with clients from age 5 to 85. My clients have had a wide range of concerns - anxiety, depression, parenting issues, ADHD, coping with grief and loss. During the last ten years I have focused on learning and supporting caregivers for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. My humanistic style of counseling i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Aransas, Texas (Port Aransas, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 4

I earned my Master’s in Professional Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX and became licensed in Texas and Florida as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Since then I have worked in a variety of community counseling settings. I have worked with clients from ages 3 through 80 and with individuals, couples, and families. With that breadth of experience, very little shocks or surprises me and I have gotten a pretty good sense of where the types of counseling that play to my strengths as a counsel...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Aransas, Texas (Port Aransas, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hi, I'm Catherine Whitten, a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in Texas. Establishing a helping rapport with clients is my first priority, every person is treated with respect and dignity, and hopefully my calm and friendly demeanor will put you at ease. Don't worry, I will be appropriately honest and direct in our sessions when necessary, but that doesn't mean that there can't be some humor sometimes as well (life can be ridiculous can't it!). I'm so glad that you made the decision to talk with someone. We all go through difficult times during our live...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Aransas, Texas (Port Aransas, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,CBIS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in Texas with over 12 years of experience working as a rehab counselor, advocate, and therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including brain injury, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, relationship issues, parenting problems, career/vocational challenges, and chronic pain. I have also worked with many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person centered, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Aransas, Texas (Port Aransas, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I am a Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavioral therapist with 17 years of experience. This experience includes treating mood disorders (depression, anxiety, etc), OCD and related disorders, addiction issues, personality disorders, phase of life issues, anger management issues as well as basic couples issues (jealousy or communication issues). My approach is through evidence based treatment and active listening. It is never my place to judge! My focus is to assist each client in reaching their/his/ her therapeutic goals. I look forward to meeting you and work...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Aransas, Texas (Port Aransas, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 40

I have been providing counseling for the past 40 years. I began my career at MHMR, gaining experience in individual and family therapy. I moved on to private practice focusing on abuse issues and trauma, depression, anxiety, anger management and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I have seen over 100 Vietnam Veterans and 10 Desert Storm Veterans for diagnosis and treatment of PTSD. I have also worked with adult and child victims of physical/sexual/emotional abuse. I currently provide counseling services to the local public school system, working with students ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Aransas, Texas (Port Aransas, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed,LPCS,Ronna Huckaby
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a licensed professional counselor, Texas board approved supervisor and executive coach. I have been working with individuals and couples throughout my 20+ year career. I have worked with client concerns that included but not limited to, domestic violence issues, self-esteem, depression, relationship stress, infidelity, anxiety, anger and adoption. I have had the opportunity to present trainings and workshops on the state and national level. Most of my expertise centers around issues of domestic violence, adoption issues, anger and depression. I ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Aransas, Texas (Port Aransas, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A., L.P.C,Sam Paul Callaway
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 16

I have been in counseling for over 40 years while starting out in the church setting. I became a licensed professional counselor about 17 years ago in order to specialize in certain types of counseling. For the past fifteen years, I have been handling Child Protective Services cases. These have involved family dysfunction, addiction, and abuse of different types. I continue to do religious counseling for people searching for spiritual meaning in life. I have undergraduate and graduate degrees in theology. I also have a professional counseling degree in psych...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Aransas, Texas (Port Aransas, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in the state of Texas, with over 15 years of experience providing therapy. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree focusing on psychology and sociology and a Master's Degree in Social Work, both through Indiana University. I offer strength based, solution focused therapy and I am dedicated to helping clients gain insight around their personal challenges by implementing a positive approach. My goal is to provide a safe environment for individuals to explore underlying origins to their problems. I believe understanding leads to to ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Aransas, Texas (Port Aransas, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have four years of professional counseling experience, working in a variety of clinical settings including: a non-profit organization, a day treatment program, and an inpatient psychiatric hospital. I have also worked as an adjunct psychology professor in a university setting. My primary areas of focus involve helping folks cope with stress and anxiety, build motivation and self esteem, and navigate career challenges. My therapeutic approach is rooted mainly in Person-Centered Counseling and Mindf...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Aransas, Texas (Port Aransas, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. There is no “one size fits all” method to therapy. I will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower...

This is Kristina Fisher's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Aransas, Texas (Port Aransas, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & concentration, memory and focus (adhd). 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Aransas, Texas (Port Aransas, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a bilingual (Spanish) therapist licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional experience. I have practice in helping clients who struggle with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Aransas, Texas (Port Aransas, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in Texas with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Aransas, Texas (Port Aransas, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in Texas with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Port Aransas, Texas (Port Aransas, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

I am licensed in Texas with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Port Aransas?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Port Aransas area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Port Aransas and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Port Aransas or elsewhere in Nueces or the state of Texas.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Port Aransas therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Port Aransas due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Port Aransas and elsewhere throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Port Aransas to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Port Aransas, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Port Aransas, TX, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 78373 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

78373

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.