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Samantha Woods

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
25 years of experience

Hi, I'm Samantha Woods, "Sam" I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas with over 30 years experience working with individuals, children and families, active duty military/Veterans, disabled and aged populations, teenagers, young adults, on a multitude of life's experiences. In addition to working here in Texas, I have worked in England and Germany, both at the State and Federal levels and in multiple hospitals, Veterans Affairs, Nursing Homes and Long Term Care Facilities. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, end of life issues, chronic health conditions, caregiver burnout, PTSD, and many people who have experienced physical trauma and other abuses. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, motivational, and client centered counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. You will feel safe expressing your thoughts and feelings comfortably and without judgement or bias. It takes courage and I commend you for starting your journey towards a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! Sam

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Christie Jacobus

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.Ed LPC-S,MSN, RN-BC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
13 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Christie Jacobus and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board approved Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Texas. I have been a therapist for over 12 years serving a variety of clients in both public agencies and private practice. I have experience with individuals, families, and groups experiencing challenges related to relationship and family concerns, parenting issues, and career conflicts. Additionally, I have over 30 years of experience as a Registered Nurse and I understand the correlation between physical and emotional health, and I have worked with many clients to improve their health and wellness. I also have experience working with domestic violence, physical and emotional trauma. I love working with people and my approach to counseling is to work together to help clients grow and become the best version of themselves. I use a variety of skills and interventions based on cognitive behavioral, client centered and solution -based therapies. Since each client is unique, we will collaborate to meet the needs and goals of the person. I think every individual is entitled to compassion, dignity and respect. Open and honest communication in a warm non threatening environment is key to our success. It can be difficult to ask for help and finding the right fit for a counselor is very important. I wish you success on having a more healthy and vibrant life and if I can be of assistance, I welcome the opportunity to share the journey. Thank you

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Bruce Carpenter

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.Div., M.Ed., L.P.C.
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
10 years of experience

I seek to assist persons in successfully finding their way through difficult circumstances and in building healthier emotional lives. I grew up in a loving, hard-working, three-generational, Christian family. My life experiences include marriage, family, sports, carpentry, music, research, Emergency Medical Technician, mistakes, and continued progress. I earned the Master of Divinity degree from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University and as an ordained Minister have served several congregations over many years. As part of that experience I earned the Master of Education, Counseling degree from University of North Texas, Dallas and have worked part-time for several years as a Licensed Professional Counselor in a Child Advocacy Center with children, teens, and non-offending adult caregivers. My training and experience includes Cognitive Processing Therapy, certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Gottmans' Levels I and II, volunteer work in the PTSD unit of a Veterans Affairs facility, past certification in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, 12 years certification as an Emergency Medical Technician, and volunteer Chaplain in local ambulance services. I respect each client as a person of sacred worth and am a good listener, seeking to assist the person in effectively managing difficulties and attempting to discover the underlying causes of chronic problems. This is fulfilling, life work for me, seeing others gaining in peace of mind, effective daily life, and healthy hope for their future.

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Leah Nolan Clack

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over 20 years of experience working as a mental health provider. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, self-motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, as well as coping with life changes. Including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I love to work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, client centered therapy and rational-emotive therapy. I will adapt our dialog and treatment plan to meet your 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. I look forward to working with you!

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Kimberly Clark-Washington

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Tirsa Pauli

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 15 years of professional work experience. I’m bilingual (English & Spanish), and have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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. 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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Shatavia Thomas

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Dr. Joy-Del Snook

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & 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!

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DeMarquane Thomas

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Louisiana & Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with executive and professional coaching, working through life stressors and/or stressful situations. 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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Stephanie Hamman

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
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, ADHD, Autism, parenting issues, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Riesel

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Riesel 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 Riesel 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 Riesel 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 Riesel, 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 Riesel 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 Riesel 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 Riesel 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 Riesel 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 Riesel 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 76682 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 Riesel 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 Riesel 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 Riesel, 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.

Riesel 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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