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Colana Bates

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.S.,LPC-S,LCDCI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteem
12 years of experience

Hello there, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over 10 years of experience in the field of mental health working with children, adolescents, and adults in different capacities. The clients I have worked with have presented with a wide range of concerns including ADHD, depression, anxiety, anger management, relationship issues, family conflicts, self-esteem issues, parenting problems, academic problems, and substance use. I have a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Master of Education in Student Affairs Counseling from Southern Arkansas University. My counseling style is non-judgmental, genuine, and optimistic. Above all, I truly love the work that I do and I will do what I can to be helpful, even if that means connecting a client with suitable resources or referrals. My thinking is: “I feel that if I’m not being helpful, I’m not fulfilling my purpose.” My counseling approach involves Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing techniques. I think it’s great that you’ve chosen to take a step towards a better you and I would love to spend some time getting to understand more and discussing your counseling needs. Sincerely, Colana Bates, M.Ed, MS, LPC-S, LCDCI

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Akilah Martin

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
8 years of experience

Akilah Martin is certified by the Texas State Board of Examiners as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Texas with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Counseling. Akilah attained a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Sam Houston State University, with a focus in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has achieved competency in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has completed level 2 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Akilah believes the client is the expert of his or her life and hopes to help the client acquire the tools, skills, knowledge and the support necessary in order to be successful in meeting the client’s self-determined goals. She incorporates many different techniques from various therapeutic schools in order to best meet the needs of each individual client. She has years working with adults struggling with various issues. She has experience with: foster children, Department of Family Services, substance abuse, adjustment issues, depression, anxiety disorders, family/marital discord, communication issues, anger management, oppositional children, ADHD, and physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Akilah hopes to make each individual client feel validated, valued, and heard while simultaneously helping the client find his or her voice. She hopes to empower the client to realize he or she can make the desired changes in life.

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Tina Smith

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC,LSOTP
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesParenting issuesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the States of Colorado and Texas, US I am a Nationally Certified Counselor in the US, and a Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider in the state of Texas, US. have 5+ years of experience in the mental health counseling field. I use an approach which integrates Choice Theory (understanding that our choices lead to consequences, and everything we do/don't do is still a choice) along with evidence-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I strongly believe that the relationship between a client and counselor is the necessary ingredient to support change. I am competent and experienced in providing professional counseling in clinical, mental health counseling; correctional counseling; sexual abuser specific counseling; adult and juvenile; sexual addictions; adjustment to major life changes; personality disorders; relationship and communication counseling. I have experience and training in online and face to face environments and believe in the “meet them where they are” strengths-based approach to counseling. With experience providing counseling services to individuals, juveniles, and groups, I have worked with clients experiencing active suicidality and suicidal ideation, as well as with clients with active hallucinations and delusions. I have experience with clients from many cultures, races, and ethnicities. These include but are not limited to members of the BIPOC community, LGBTQIA+ communities, and clients with varied religious and legal backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with sexual abusers, including those with active psychopathy and those with developmental delays. I hold sexual abuser specific licensure. Additionally, I have completed level one Gottman Method couples counseling and enjoy working with partners looking to expand their relationships into ones of mutual respect and joy. Working with clients to help them find their answers to their questions is a joy. Watching change unfold and people find their path through pain, fear, and hopelessness is an ongoing benefit of working in the counseling field.

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Mason (Trae) Sweatt

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
7 years of experience

Trae Sweatt, MA, LPC has worked in churches for 16 years and has counseled clients for over 7 years. His experiences in working with clients and churches have provided opportunities to work through difficult circumstances as well as lead through change. Trae's counseling and pastoral background has been centered around students (8-18 years of age) as well as individuals and couples. Trae has a heart to see each client work through their past and current circumstances in order to realize their purpose and potential.

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Artrevisa Payton

Offering therapy in TX
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Are you experiencing difficulties coping? Not sure where to begin? Arthur Ashe said it best, "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." I would like to help you through this journey. I utilize a conversational and relaxed style of therapy that can be used for all walks of life. I have 10 years of experience working with Adult and Geriatric populations, experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Alzheimer's and Dementia within the Long-Term Care and Outpatient communities. I like to assist clients reach their goals by utilizing the following modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Client Centered Therapy. My hope is to help reduce and resolve the feelings of uncertainty and affliction that keep you from moving forward in your life and confront your fears in a safe environment, while validating your current state of feeling through objectivity. Most importantly, I am here to listen.

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Joanne Simpson

Offering therapy in TX
Trauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issues
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years in private practice and 3 years of experience working in a psychiatric hospital setting. During this time, I’ve helped clients process trauma and abuse, helped them cope with grief, & intimacy related issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where they’re able to share their thoughts and feelings without any fear of judgment. My style is very conversational and casual, which helps clients feel comfortable & allow themselves to let their guard down a bit. It takes so much courage to seek help. That courage often comes from a place of frustration or even feeing “stuck”. I’m here to support you as we look for ways to help you feel empowered & “unstuck”. I look forward to partnering with you.

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Geraldine Beard-Chaney

Offering therapy in TX
Depression
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with 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. 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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Crystal Perryman

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting 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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Dashiel Geyen

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
25 years of experience

I am behavioral scientist and a clinical practitioner. I am licensed and board certified for clinical practice, supervision, and healthcare leadership in the state of Texas. I have written and published articles in journals, books, and monographs. I have served on hospital staff and the faculty at the collegiate level. I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Lamar University. I have completed graduate degrees from Texas Southern University and the University of Texas-Houston. I was the recipient of an executive education award and post- doctoral fellowships at Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institutes of Health. 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. I am here to support you in that process.

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Erica Buckner

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas and Washington with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients, ages 18 to 30, with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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!

How to find counseling in Robinson

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Robinson 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 Robinson 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 Robinson 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 Robinson, 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 Robinson 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 Robinson 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 Robinson 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 Robinson 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 Robinson 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 76706 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 Robinson 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 Robinson 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 Robinson, 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.

Robinson 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 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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76655, 76706

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