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Norma Clark

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and in Louisiana with over 12 years of experience in individual and group therapy, primarily in crisis and trauma. I have worked with clients of varying diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, psychosis, as well as substance abuse and dual diagnosis. Most of my clients have been adults, but, in addition, I have over two years of experience working with families, including couples, parents, children, and chronically suicidal teens. I have used all kinds of creative interventions, including art, music, animal-assisted, Tai Chi, yoga, mindfulness, writing, and life narrative. My primary goal is to help you identify, manage, and work through any emotional or behavioral problems that impede your quality of life. My role as a therapist is not to judge, but rather to listen and provide support while you work to face problems head-on. I will guide you to navigate to the root cause of your personal crisis, while learning valuable coping skills that will help you stabilize your mood and behaviors

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Dr. Sherilyn Allen

Offering therapy in TX
License: DEd, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas, and hold a Doctoral degree in Pastoral Community Counseling from Argosy University. I have over 17 years of experience in Counseling, with an emphasis in Pastoral Counseling. It is imperative that the therapeutic experience comprises of safety and trust. My goal is to provide you with the ability to obtain wholeness through healing in all aspects of your life. It is my goal to promote a counseling environment that encompasses compassion, empathy and support. It is imperative that an integrative approach is used to provide the most effective treatment plan for each individual client. Contingent upon each unique situation, I will use one of several, or a combination of therapeutic modalities. These modalities will include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy and Pastoral Counseling. Specialties include: • Pastoral Counseling • Women’s issues • Coping with grief and loss • Relationship issues • Depression, stress and anxiety • Motivation, self-esteem, confidence and boundaries I am here to support, encourage and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Stephen Miller

Offering therapy in TX
License: National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I'm Stephen Miller, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor (NCC), proud to be a professional member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). I bring over 22 years of dedicated service as a U.S. Air Force veteran to my practice. With extensive experience counseling adolescents, adults, and couples, I am equipped to address a wide range of issues, including but not limited to: Anxiety, Depressive and Conduct Disorders, Anger Management, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder and Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders Recognizing the intrinsic connection between our mental and physical well-being, I approach counseling with a holistic perspective. This entails incorporating mindfulness practices into evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). In our collaborative journey, we'll harness your strengths and employ a diverse range of therapeutic tools to identify and overcome obstacles, empowering you to embrace life to its fullest potential. Your personal growth and well-being are my top priorities, and I'm here to support you every step of the way.

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Jennifer Segura

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
3 years of experience

My name is Jennifer L. Segura, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Texas. I have been a counselor for 16 years, dedicating my services to helping children. In the last three years I have had the privilege of expanding my expertise to include obtaining my LPC and working with adults in different settings and stages of life. No matter the age, when we experience difficulties in our lives brought upon by divorce, career changes, grief, or traumas I feel that we don’t always have the resources or coping sills needed to deal with these challenges. I applaud you for your courage and taking a step in a positive direction to seek help! My approach to counseling is being present/listening and providing a nonjudgmental space to help you grow and heal by addressing your needs. I am very client-centered and believe you do have the power to reach your fullest potential/life goals, but my approach is that it may also take work/commitment and learning how to change thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. My counseling methods may also include cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, solution-focused, psychoeducational and mindfulness. I do enjoy practicing what I preach and taking mindful walks and meditation minutes. I believe self-care is essential in our busy lives, we need to embrace the practice and not allow ourselves to be shamed by embracing what we need. I would like to help you lead a more fulfilling life. I specialize in the following areas: • Anxiety (social, generalized) • Adjustment Issues/Disorders • Trauma & Stress Related Concerns • Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity • Problems related to family/interpersonal relationships I would be grateful to work with you and grateful that you found the courage to seek help! Jennifer L. Segura

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Jamie Dikes

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGrief
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety & coping with grief and loss. 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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Emmanuel Tamarez

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCompassion fatigueADHD
3 years of experience

I currently possess a valid license in the state of Texas and have three years of valuable professional experience. Throughout my career, I have successfully assisted clients in various areas such as stress and anxiety management, trauma and abuse recovery, motivation enhancement, self-esteem and confidence building, as well as compassion fatigue support. My approach involves establishing a secure and non-judgmental atmosphere where individuals can freely express their thoughts and emotions. I recognize that seeking a more gratifying and joyful life requires courage, and I am committed to guiding you through the initial stages of this transformative journey.

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Sandra Cobb

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts and estrangement, & 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. Taking the first step to engage in therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Pamela McGuire

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
26 years of experience

Hello! I am Pamela McGuire a licensedMarriage and Family Therapist in Texas. I have years of professional work experience in the school system, churches, universities, and private practice. I have embraced helping others with relationship issues, family conflicts, grief and loss, and all life transitions. I work with you to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life. Take the first steps toward resolving your pain and discomfort. I will be with you to support & empower you in that journey. In most journeys personal growth and acceptance are gifts that come out of the act of being in therapy, Come and see!

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Patrick Beck

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I am board certified with the NBCC. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & 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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Aimee Bentley

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee and Texas with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. 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. It’s my joy to come alongside you to help you find hope and healing! -Aimee

How to find counseling in Refugio

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Refugio 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 Refugio 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 Refugio 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 Refugio, 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 Refugio 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 Refugio 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 Refugio 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 Refugio 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 Refugio 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 78377 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 Refugio 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 Refugio 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 Refugio, 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.

Refugio 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

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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