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Mary Beth Ritchie

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I believe therapy can be a helpful and positive experience for you! I am here to guide you on this journey. We will work together toward alleviating symptoms, improving relationships, and reaching your life goals. We will create a safe space where we will be able to communicate openly and honestly. I am nonjudgmental, compassionate, fun, and genuine. I've been a licensed therapist since 1994, so I have experience with a wide variety of issues. I use various methods and techniques, and I tailor these to meet the needs of each individual. I love being a therapist because each journey is unique! I do provide some live sessions, but I rely heavily on the asynchronous messaging. I’ve found that this mode offers time for the client and the therapist to process information throughout the communication. This can be very helpful in the process of therapy. I’d love to work with you if it sounds like we’d be a good fit!

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Zachary Moore

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW,LCSW
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSleeping disordersParenting issues
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I strive to engage children, adolescents, adults, Veterans, seniors, and families in a process of healing and growth that celebrates their individuality, identifies all barriers to quality of life, mitigates those barriers, and challenges each participant to live to their utmost potential. We focus on the complex realities of biopsychosocial issues and provide innovative services, which respond to the diverse needs of our patients and the community. "We strive to maximize quality of life, we do it well, and we do it every day.” Zach, LICSW

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Olatoun Okediji

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Self esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Do you wish you had the right support to get you through life challenges and help you cope with the stress you're experiencing? Are you having difficulty managing a life transition, a new life situation or even a difficulty you've been struggling with for a long time? If you answered yes, then you’re in the right place. I know how you feel, and I can help you get relief. I’m Olatoun, and I help people just like you who are dealing with stressful situations in their personal life, at work and in their interpersonal relationships to heal, grow and thrive. If you desire to feel happier, confident and fulfilled, and you just need the support to get there, then I am the therapist for you. I help my clients find healing, confidence and empowerment by providing support and equipping them with the tools they need to thrive. I know that your circumstances are unique, so every step we take in this process is tailored to you and your individual needs. I provide a safe, empathic and culturally aware space to explore your thoughts and feelings, while we work toward the change you are aiming for. You have it in you to reach your goals, and I look forward to helping you get there.

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DeAnne Bjorge

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

WHAT GROWTH AND CHANGE DO NOT NEED TO BE: * painful or hard * take months or years * reliving all of the painful junk that you've already survived * being formal, awkward, or uncomfortable (newsflash: upleveling your life can actually be FUN!) * talking about alllll of the things that are not working in your life In fact, not only is it not necessary to talk incessantly about all of the things going wrong in your life in order to change them, I can tell you that that's exactly what we WON'T focus on in our work together. Instead, we'll focus on where you are HEADING and the life you TRULY want to create. Then we'll get you aligned with that desire and get the gunk out of the way that is blocking you (which is just the parts of you that are trying to protect you). HEY THERE! I'M DeANNE JOY. MY SUPERPOWER IS HELPING PEOPLE UNLEARN FEAR AND RECONNECT WITH THEIR AUTHENTIC TRUTH. What does that look like? It looks like releasing the old beliefs, thoughts, habits, and patterns that are no longer serving you. Falling in love with those parts of you that protect you when your 'stuff' comes up. Living fully, loving deeply, and sharing your gifts in the world. I am here to meet you where you are and support you 150% with what you want to create. A little about me... I'm a little bit spiritual, a TON of love and compassion, a heap of joy and FUN, mixed in with a whole lotta science, psychology, world-class tools, and no b.s. empowering accountability. I've had a three-decade career as a: * clinical therapist * end-of-life and trauma social worker * confidence & belief change coach * women's transformation coach * speaker * best-selling author * personal and leadership development facilitator I incorporate all of my experience and expertise, using both traditional therapy models (Cognitive-Behavioral, Person-Centered, Experiential, Solution-Focused, Strengths-Based, Humanistic) as well as world-class tools for rapid, long-term change including Tapping/EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), Mindfulness, Meditation, Rapid Belief Change, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Hypnotherapy, and Guided Visualization, among others. I use the tools, techniques, and modalities that are most effective and most aligned with each individual client. I believe that we all have gifts that we are meant to share in the world, and that life is too short to accept less than what we deserve and are capable of. My gift is being a catalyst for transformation, joy, and peace on the planet. If you're willing to show up for yourself, roll up your sleeves, and do the work to reconnect with YOU, I'll be right there to guide you through it and you will undoubtedly experience great growth here. LGBTQ+ ally, member, supporter. This is a safe space for you to explore ALL of you, authentically and unapologetically, with no limits. WHO I AM NOT A GOOD FIT FOR: * You are not ready or willing to roll up your sleeves and do the deep work to create the life you truly want * You are not open to someone standing fiercely for your growth (that would be me), including compassionately yet firmly holding you to what you say you want * You are committed to going it alone * You are looking for someone else to do the work for you * You want your journey to be hard, boring, or uncomfortable (in fact, if you're NOT open to having this process be FUN and LIGHT, I'm probably not the most aligned person for you to work with) Good for you for starting by checking this out. When you're ready to say YES to you, I'm here. Let's do's your time!

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Kelly Naramore

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with over 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, 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. 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. Kelly Naramore is a Licensed Psychological Associate with Independent Practice with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TX License #15041; Expires 05/31/2024). For information on how to verify a license, please go to For information on how to file a complaint, please go to the following page:

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Nancy Madoux

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Master of Social Work in Texas with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, confidence, & bipolar disorders. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without judgment. Increasing personal happiness is also available. I would be honored to help you. 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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Deborah Denson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
24 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my name is Deborah Denson. I am a licensed clinical psychotherapist with 24 years in the mental health profession. I am committed to providing compassionate and personalized care to individuals seeking support on their journey to mental and emotional well-being. Throughout my extensive career, I have had the privilege of working with diverse clients facing various challenges, and I bring a wealth of expertise to guide you through your unique path of self-discovery and healing. At the heart of my practice is a deep understanding that each individual is unique, and therapy should be tailored to meet the specific needs of the client. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or navigating life transitions, my therapeutic approaches are rooted in empathy, collaboration, and evidence-based techniques. Together, we will work towards building resilience, fostering personal growth, and empowering you to lead a more fulfilling life. With a foundation built on trust and confidentiality, my goal is to create a therapeutic alliance that promotes self-awareness, resilience, and positive change. I invite you to take the first step towards a healthier and more balanced life by reaching out to me for a confidential consultation. Your mental health is a priority, and I am here to support you on your path to healing and self-discovery. Kindest regards, Deborah M. Denson, LCSW

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Jeffrey Marcoe

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesParenting issues
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Shatavia Thomas

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Felicia Burden

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesEating disordersSelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. My ideal client is someone aged 16 and above, residing in Texas, who is genuinely committed to the therapeutic journey. I value clients who actively engage in the counseling process, showing openness to introspection and a willingness to confront challenging aspects of themselves. Proactivity, openness, and a commitment to facing life's challenges head-on are qualities that resonate well with my counseling approach. My specializations include Eating Disorder Treatment, Faith- Based Issues, Marriage Therapy. My counseling style is grounded in the Person-Centered framework, ensuring a safe and empathetic space for your unique journey. Drawing from a diverse toolbox, I incorporate interventions including DBT, Gestalt Techniques and The Enneagram. This eclectic approach allows for a personalized and effective therapeutic experience tailored to your specific needs. I understand that seeking counseling is a personal journey, and I am committed to working collaboratively with you to achieve your goals. Whether you're navigating challenges, seeking personal growth, or simply needing someone to talk to, I am here to support you.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Saint Jo

Finding the best therapist close by in Saint Jo 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 in Saint Jo that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Saint Jo. 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 Saint Jo, 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 in the Saint Jo region and in the state of Texas. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Saint Jo or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Saint Jo area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Saint Jo 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 Saint Jo, elsewhere in Montague, or in the greater state of Texas.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Saint Jo 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 Saint Jo 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 Saint Jo 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Saint Jo online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Saint Jo, 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 Saint Jo psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Saint Jo 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 Saint Jo helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Saint Jo 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Saint Jo 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 in Saint Jo?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Saint Jo 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.

Saint Jo therapists 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 Saint Jo 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 Saint Jo 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in TX, therapists 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 76265 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Saint Jo counselor?

Before seeing your Saint Jo 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Saint Jo.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Saint Jo 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 with a Saint Jo counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Saint Jo, 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.

Saint Jo 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service 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.

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