Your life can sometimes feel like you're trying to call people, but no one is answering. No matter how strong your signal is, you're not reaching out. Maybe it’s your self-doubts, or your position in life. Either way, how can you fix this? One way you can is by a counselor based in Richardson. 

Richardson is known for its concentration of telecommunication hubs. The signal in Richardson is strong. However, in your life, your signal may feel weak. A counselor can make sure everyone can hear you and that you're talking to the right people. Speak to one today and see how they can help. 

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Kathleen Rushing

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-Supervisor
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesDepression
19 years of experience

My name is Kathleen Rushing. I graduated in 2004 with a Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Houston- Victoria. It is has always been my passion in life to help others in their time of need. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor ( LPC) for 12 years and a Certified School Counselor for 17 years. I have work with individual, families, and couples achieve balance and understanding in their life and relationships. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, you can expect to receive therapy based on theories that are established and researched to be effective for you mental health needs. I believe in the human spirit and my client’s ability to find balance and structure in their life. In a therapeutic relationship, you can expect me to be attentive, caring, and non-judgmental while working on your mental health concerns. My therapeutic approach to working with clients is using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is a form of talk therapy that helps clients become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking and view personal challenges in life in a clear, effective manner. You can expect us to work on exploring and rationalizing negative thoughts and establish therapeutic goals to help you cope with your feelings and achieve personal goals. I look forward to working with you..

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Claudia Leyton-De la Torre

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with six years of experience as a mental health clinician. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns, such as depression, anxiety, divorce, and also young adult issues. My counseling approach focuses on reality therapy and person-centered, humanistic, and rational-emotive approaches. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in any societal labels. My counseling style is warm and interactive. Although I have many counseling styles, I will tailor my treatment plan to meet your specific and unique needs. Being here takes courage, and I applaud you for seeking a more fulfilling and happy life. These are the first steps toward positive change! If you are ready to take that big step, I am here to empower and support you. I look forward to working with you to create a better you!

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Laurie Laman

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

Hello and welcome! My name is Laurie Laman and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas. For the past five years, I have provided mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults in both academic and clinical environments. In my practice, I work with clients who are experiencing depression, stress, anxiety, panic disorders, social phobias, eating disorders, anger management, family issues, lack of motivation, and relationship issues. Additionally, I have worked with at-risk youth in helping them overcome the obstacles they may be facing, equipping them with the skills they need to live productive and fulfilling lives. My counseling style is warm, empathetic, and respectful. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process between client and therapist. Together, we will explore the issues that are causing you distress and develop goals and strategies to empower you to live a satisfying and fulfilling life. Beginning therapy can be scary, and there may be people in your life who are not supportive of your decision. However, I believe that starting the therapeutic process involves a tremendous amount of courage and I respect you for taking this journey to wholeness and healing. I look forward to working with you!

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Easter Fraire

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.ED., LPC
Stress, AnxietyDepression
25 years of experience

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has helped thousands of people experience a healthier physical, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being. I strongly believe that when biblical principles are combined with professional skills, the results will be significant and life changing. During my 25 years of practice, I have worked in the field of education, social services, international missions and have been been deployed to assist during times of national humanitarian crisis including working with survivors of violent crimes and natural disasters. Everyone should be treated with high positive regard, integrity, and without judgment. I look forward to the opportunity to help you embrace the wonderful creation that you are and to help you discover the strengths and resilience that will enable you to overcome life's difficulties.

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Steven Vaughan

Offering therapy in TX
License: MAC,LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionADHD
18 years of experience

Hello my name is Steve Vaughan MAC, LPC-S. I am grateful that I have been a counselor for 18 years and have worked at multiple facilities along with my private practice. This has given me experience in many areas and the opportunity to help thousands of people have a happier more fulfilling life. I am also counseling supervisor for new counselors which takes both experience and has given me even more breadth of knowledge to help my own clients. I use an insight oriented cognitive behavioral style of counseling that helps individuals understand themselves better and enables them to grow and change. This provides healing, growth, empowerment which leads to a healthier happier life. My goal is to assist you in working through the mental and emotional barriers that hold you back. I have worked helping individuals coping with or overcoming depression, anxiety, bipolar, psychosis, relationship problems, grief, anger, ADHD, parenting, adjustment to life changes, trauma, PTSD, spiritual problems, LBGT+ issues, and emotional problems related to illness. I am a down to earth person who is ready and willing to partner with you to help meet the difficulties you face with warmth and acceptance. You have the courage to change your life for the better and I have the skills to help you get there. I would consider it an honor to assist you. See you soon!

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Dr. Tina Caro

Offering therapy in TX
License: EdD,LPC,NCC
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCompassion fatigue
21 years of experience

Welcome. Taking the initial steps and seeking out counseling or continuing your counseling journey is a brave and empowering experience. You are capable of change and achieving the goals you have set for yourself. Hi, my name is Dr. Tina Caro, or “Dr. C”. I have over 15 years of experience in the field of counseling and have helped many clients achieve their goals they have set in counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, in the state of Texas and hold the Nationally Certification (NCC). I am highly educated having a doctorate degree, EdD, in Counseling Psychology and an MA in Counseling. I have over 15 years of experience working in counseling as a private practitioner, teaching at the graduate level in Counselor Education at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and working with licensed counselors needing additional supervision. My counseling experiences encompasses working with children, adolescents and adults in Trauma Counseling, PTSD, Conflict Resolution, Couples Counseling, LGBTQI+, Family Counseling, Grief Counseling, Parent Support, Stress Management, Depression, Anxiety and Adoption/Post Adoption related mental health issues. I am versed in multiple counseling theories and techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Adlerian, Solution-Focused, EMDR and Trauma Informed Therapy. Over the past 15 years, I have helped many clients achieve their counseling goals. Building a therapeutic connection with each client focusing on respect and trust ensures clients feel heard and understood during counseling sessions. If you are ready to start or continue your counseling journey, I am ready to help you feel empowered. Specialties • Complex Trauma/PTSD • Anxiety/Panic Disorders • Depression • Grief • Stress Management • Adoption/Post Adoption Mental Health Issues My Experiences include Trauma and Abuse Issues Parenting Issues Anger Management Relationship Issues Years of Experience: Over 15 years Licensing LPC Texas #20189 (expires 2022-8-31) NCC #216490 (expires 2026-8-31)

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Ashley Whitley

Offering therapy in TX
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
4 years of experience

Has Life thrown you some curve balls? Do you feel lost, distracted or unfocused? I strive to work with children, adolescents, couples, individuals, veterans, and families. Despite the presentation of the problem there can be a way for you to feel more prepared for life's challenges. I utilize Solution Focused therapy to help a client build a foundation of self efficacy, perspective, support, and balance. I hope to provide a nonjudgmental and non-bias atmosphere that facilitates healing and growth. You may seek my services if you are feeling loss or lost, anxiety, suffering, hopelessness, or insecure. Do you want to find more direction in life, improve you relationships whether familial or romantic, need a new perspective that helps you gain more insight on life and your goals for life?

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Mary McLaggan

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, with 20 years of professional experience. I have experience in helping clients with ADHD, stress and anxiety, as well as depression, and coping with life changes. 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 in seeking a happier and more fulfilling life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Timothy Pharo

Offering therapy in TX
AddictionsFamily conflictsEating disordersParenting issuesDepression
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, & parenting issues. I work with my clients 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 and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Ashley Tarrant

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

I am a therapist licensed in Texas with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. 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 on that journey.

How to find counseling in Richardson

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Richardson 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 Richardson 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 Richardson 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 Richardson, 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 Richardson 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 Richardson 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 Richardson 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 Richardson 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 Richardson 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 75085 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 Richardson 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 Richardson 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 Richardson, 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.

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

75080, 75081, 75082, 75083, 75085

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