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Debra Arseneaux

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoaching
20 years of experience

I have been a therapist for over 17 years, and have had the privilege to serve a very wide demographic of individuals and groups as an owner of a private practice as well as executive coach. While an owner of a private practice, I trained in many areas of specialty, so I could provide the best quality therapy for anyone that was introduced to our clinic, and especially those that my associate therapists were not trained to serve and help. My areas of specialties include PTSD, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression, Anxiety, Couples Therapy and Relationship Issues, Grief and Loss, Sexual Issues and Dysfunction, Addiction Issues, Personality and Mood Disorders, Self-harm and Eating Disorders, Spiritual Issues, Addiction, Mediation, Career Counseling and Life Coaching. I thoroughly enjoy what I do, and consider it a privilege to walk alongside someone through sometimes the most difficult time in their life. It is an honor to be trusted to encourage and provide tools to help people transform their lives. Both reactive therapy (helping people recover and thrive in life) and proactive coaching (helping people achieve their goals) are enjoyable for me, so no matter what your goals are, if you feel I am a fit for you, I will do my best to help you achieve those goals as quickly as possible. I work from a brief therapy model, but will extend the treatment plan as agreed and needed if other issues present. I look forward to meeting you and helping you move forward from a place of feeling "stuck" to achieving wellness. Let's get started!

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Jorge Dominguez

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesBipolar disorderDepression
7 years of experience

I like to think that I did not choose to be a counselor but rather that counseling chose me. Aside from being a parent, counseling is the most rewarding part of my life. I strive to engage clients in a non-judgmental, non-directive and highly supportive manner. I utilize an integrative counseling approach when working with individuals allowing me the opportunity to draw from various counseling theories and techniques to better suit your needs. I graduated from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi with a Master’s of Science in Counseling in 2011 and have been licensed as a Professional Counselor and Chemical Dependency Counselor for over 5 years. In those 5+ years I have worked with adults, couples, families, teenagers, and children on a variety of issues from parenting skills to personality disorders. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder or are facing one of life’s many unexpected challenges and are not sure what to do next, please let me know how I can better assist you. Thank you for taking the time to review my profile and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Kirsten Jackson

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Life is complex! Everyone goes through struggles, experience difficulties, and face setbacks. Sometimes emotions and circumstances can feel overwhelming. Therapy encourages open and honest dialogue about issues that are causing distress in an individual’s life. In a therapeutic relationship, clients work to identify and understand how these stressors impact their life, plus develop strategies to manage the symptoms. If you long to live more fully, connect with others more authentically, and accept yourself, flaws and all, you are in the right place! My name is Kirsten, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 6 years of experience. I received my Master’s in Social Work from Texas A&M University-Commerce and have experience across a variety of treatment settings. My work with clients is supportive, goal-oriented, and rooted in proven methods. I am passionate about creating a space for anyone who chooses to boldly take control of their lives and has the desire to be mentally and emotionally healthy. It is my goal to provide a positive, non-judgmental, and supportive environment in which you feel both seen and heard. I work collaboratively with you to identify your strengths, areas for growth and help you move along the path to change. I draw from various therapeutic modalities to create a tailored approach based on your presenting concerns, goals, and motivation. Sometimes we need additional support to reach our potential and navigate change, and it is my honor to be a helping hand in your life. I am committed to assisting individuals in building on their existing strengths and exploring, setting, and meeting achievable goals. Let's take this journey together!

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Jennifer Wright

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
13 years of experience

My name is Jennifer Wright and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that primarily specializes in addictions, mood disorders and anxiety. I want you to find freedom and happiness, whatever that looks like to you. I utilize behavioral changes and also focus on patterns of thinking that aren't working for you anymore. There are other specialties that I treat and would be more than willing to discuss your specific difficulties. I look forward to meeting you! A little bit about myself: I go in between the Austin area and Vermont with my dog by my side. Wherever we are I only see Texas clients on Central Time. We travel whenever we get the chance and prefer to spend time in nature. I became a counselor after many hardships of my own when I was younger. Those that guided me along the way instilled in me the desire to assist other people and to reduce the stigma surrounding getting help. I'd like to help you reach your recovery goals. My office hours are as follows: Regular: Monday 7am-6pm Tuesday 7am-5pm Wednesday 7am-5pm Thursday 8am-6pm Friday 8am-3pm I am unable to respond to messages outside of those hours and am unavailable on Saturdays and Sundays. If you have an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

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Rondel Kittleman

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hello. My name is Taylor, and I am an LPC in Texas. I was able to obtain a undergraduate degree in psychology from TCU, and then my masters in psychology at Western Kentucky University. I have experience of 3+ years working at an inpatient hospital setting where I floated around between units working with Children, Adolescents, Adults, Geriatrics, and Persons in the Military. Ever since then I have been working exclusively with adolescents and children teaching them CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) skills for 5 years. Around the start of the pandemic (June 2020) I started seeing Adults through tele-med, and have been doing one-on-one sessions since then with adults struggling with anxiety towards COVID-19, relationship stress from quarantine, and restructuring their anxious thoughts to feel more in control. I do almost exclusively CBT skills, and my strengths are in educating what mental illness is, how is it expressed, and the difference ways CBT can help. I also am good a teaching relaxation skills, and identifying the thoughts that lead to more extreme, unhealthy emotions. My goal is to help you understand yourself, and your mind, and with that understanding help you be able to help yourself. Non-therapy: I have a cat that turns 7 and a dog that turns 2 this summer. I enjoy going on walks, bird watching, reading, and playing FIFA when I'm not working. Unfortunately, I root for the Cowboys. I look forwarded to working with you, Taylor

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Jenny Dzurica

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Hey there! My name is Jenny and I have been a clinician for the last 7 years. I enjoy working with people who want to work towards their goals and assist them with discovering the best path for them. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger, impulsivity, and relationship issues. I have extensive experience working with adults and teens who are having gender and or sexual identity issues. My therapy style is compassionate, respectful, and honest. I believe that being honest and straight forward with people is the best way to support them in making the future that they want. I am here to support you in making changes you need to feel better. My approach is a combination of solution focused, strength based, and cognitive behavioral therapy. However each interaction is tailored to the person and their needs.

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Amy LaMarca Lyon

Offering therapy in TX
GriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with cancer and other chronic illnesses; grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, coping with life changes, & executive and professional coaching. 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 in that journey.

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Catherine Fraze-Rice

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas and have 10 years of professional experience in counseling students and parents as well as adults from many varied backgrounds and experiences. Additionally, I have volunteered many counseling hours working with people in non-profit settings. Prior to my counseling experience, I was a speech therapist and worked with students of all ages and disabilities. Because depression and anxiety run in my family, I feel passionate about helping people in these areas. If you choose to work with me, we would discover and nurture the unique talents and skills you possess. My treatment approaches would be classified as Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness. These two perspectives work well together in identifying troublesome thoughts, behaviors and physiological contributing factors. Mindfulness - Based Cognitive Therapy The essential focus of MBCT is an easy, step by step training in mindfulness. Mindfulness is a state of observing one’s thoughts and feelings without judging them good or bad. It is a purposeful active attention to what is happening in the moment. Additionally, it also emphasizes learning how to live in a calm body state as much as possible. When you are in a calm body state, anxiety cannot exist at the same time. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT Therapy suggests that our thoughts, feelings, emotions and bodily sensations are all connected and that we think and do affect the way we feel. Additionally, I offer faith-based counseling upon request.

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Robert Rainey

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I want you to imagine for a moment that you can go back in time. What changes would you make in your life? What would you do differently? And if you did, can you describe the life you would be living today? I have spent 25 years as a counselor devoted to helping someone (just like you) come to terms with the decisions we make in our lives. As well as the decisions other people have made in our lives. And how, even now, we can still feel chained to our past. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If you can imagine a life in which your past exists in service to a better future then making an appointment is the first step.

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Tracy Kilgore

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & depression. 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.

How to find counseling in Richmond

Finding the best therapist close by in Richmond 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 Richmond. 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 Richmond, 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond, elsewhere in Fort Bend, or in the greater state of Texas.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond, 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 77469 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond, 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.

Richmond has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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77406, 77469

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