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Kevin Brugman

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemADHD
16 years of experience

All of us face difficulties or unexpected challenges at some point in our lives, and sometimes it can feel too overwhelming to manage on our own. I have a compassionate, supportive, and caring approach to counseling, and I know reaching out for help is not easy. Through the counseling process, I can help you to find some peace of mind, and develop your inner strength to move forward. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. I have over sixteen years of counseling experience. I earned my graduate degree in marriage and family counseling in California in 2005, and my wife and I moved to Texas in 2009. My counseling style combines compassion and empathy with a solution-focused approach, utilizing various forms of mindfulness and cognitive-based therapies, such as acceptance commitment therapy, to explore how thoughts and coping styles influence how we manage our feelings. I specialize in depression, anxiety, grief, men's issues, trauma, and relationship issues; and, I help my clients to counter irrational thoughts and beliefs, assess their needs, build on their strengths, and focus on their goals. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

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Bryan Young

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesBipolar disorderDepression
12 years of experience

Welcome to BetterHelp! I am so glad you are here. I am a formally trained psychodynamic cousnlour who things of counseling as humanzing hospitality. My name is Bryan Young, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Texas. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, bipolar disorder, career challenges, Trauma, and ADHD. My counseling style is person-centered where each person as treated as end in and of themselves. I believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect and compassion. I use cognitive-behavioral therapy, humanistic, and psychodynamic therapy when needed. I will adjust to your feedback as well as modify any treatment plans to meet your unique and specific needs. I look forward to working with you! Warmly, Bryan Young LPC

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Thomas (Thom) Wilder

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefAnger managementCompassion fatigue
30 years of experience

My name is Thom Wilder. I have over 30 years experience as a pastoral counselor and am currently a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Texas. I specialize in the challenges of clients who deal with chronic illness and chronic pain and am the author of Overcoming Chronic Illness, a workbook designed for both therapy groups and individuals who are facing the challenges of chronic illness of all kinds. I work with both the patients and their caregivers in accepting the difficult realities of their condition and focusing on those factors over which they have the most control. This interest and focus comes from over 20 years spent as the primary caregiver for my wife who suffers from several chronic conditions including Rheumatoid Arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, fibromyalgia and the accompanying chronic pain. This has given me a great empathy and compassion for the over 85 million Americans who suffer from some sort of chronic illness and are trying to live a full and meaningful life in spite of their health situation. In addition to the chronic illness emphasis, I am also experienced in working with clients facing a myriad of mental health challenges including -Depression -Anxiety -Stress -Trauma -Marriage and relationships -Anger -Grief -End of life issues -Interpersonal communication -Compassion fatigue -Chronic pain -Conflict resolution -Life choices My Therapeutic Modalities include: -Cognitive Behavior Thearapy -Dialectical Behavior Therapy -Acceptance and Commitment Therapy -Strength-based Therapy -Client Centered Therapy -Solution Focused Therapy -Mindfulness I take an integrative approach to health. We are all biological, psychological, social, and I believe spiritual beings. To be totally healthy we must take note of the conditions in all of those areas for each of those domains has an either a positive or negative impact on each of the others. In session I work with clients on all of these areas, not just the psychological domain. I also recognize that the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client will determine the level of benefit for the client. As I tell all my clients, I am paid to be your counselor but I care about you for free. I would love to help you with the challenges you face as well. Thom Wilder, MA, LPC Education: -BS in Sociology, Auburn university, Montgomery Al, 1980 -MA in Professional Counseling, Liberty University, Lynchburg VA, 2016 Licensing – LPC, Texas, Lic. # 77731

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Luis Lozoya

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW,BCD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am an Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 5 years of experience working as a psychotherapist, and over 10 years of experience working in the Behavioral Health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges and phase of life concerns. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. A wise clinician once taught me that "We are more than our diagnosis", and I firmly believe in this. Just because of someone has a condition, does not mean that this is what should define them. I utilize a different amount of techniques to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), along with other approaches that I utilize based on the needs of my clients. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Alice Castleberry

Offering therapy in TX
License: PsyD
Stress, AnxietyCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

As a licensed psychologist, I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient environments for 18 years. I have worked with a wide range of clinical diagnoses and life stressors. I utilize a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral interventions. I tailor treatment to specific needs.

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Chelley Collins-Anderson

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I'm a LCSW with over 8 years of experience in social services specializing in treating adults and couples with anxiety, depression, life transitions, life's stressors, family/relationship issues and a host of other events that could be affecting your overall mental health. I've in the social services/therapeutic field for over 8 years and I strive to meet my clients where they are and support you during your journey to healing and growth. Working together we’ll focus on healthy coping mechanisms, personal growth, and regaining control over your life. You’ll be encouraged to establish realistic goals and confront the internal battle that you may be facing. I use a laid back, talk therapy approach that is conversation based while also incorporating CBT, Mindfulness therapy and solution focused interventions. During our sessions I will develop behavioral strategies specifically tailored to you. I strive to be the catalyst needed to promote the self-growth and positive change you desire to see in your life. It is my goal that you will leave each session feeling relief, equipped and empowered to continue to face life's battles head on.

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Dr. Bruce Buirkle

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

Each person’s story is unique and deserving of quality therapeutic support that fits their individualized needs. I welcome the opportunity to be a support to you on your journey. Counseling is a way to promote growth and healing as you explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in this nonjudgmental space where you can learn how to change in a productive way. My most frequently used approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which explores your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors which are all related. The process involves changing your thoughts your feelings and ultimately your behaviors. There are variants of this approach such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which focuses on mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. These approaches are easily compatible with other approaches so the treatment can be very individualized, thus made for you. My Experience I have been married and divorced, suffered deaths in my family, and have had many wonderful life experiences and some incredibly difficult ones. In addition, I have worked with a wide variety of clients in a wide variety of situations. I believe you can benefit from my extensive life experiences and from my comprehensive training. My constant motivation is to use myself as a vehicle through which we can work together to resolve whatever it is you are trying to work through. Clinically, I have extensive experience going back over 20 years with a wide variety of clients. Some areas I have worked in include anger management, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and PTSD, both individually and in groups. Other areas include working with families, including children engaging in inappropriate or self-destructive behaviors. I enjoy working with couples for pre-marital, marital, and post-marital counseling. Issues here include conflict about money, parenting, sex, infidelity, in-laws, chronic health issues, infertility, gambling, substance abuse, emotional distance, and frequent conflict, including domestic violence. I have conducted groups for BIPP (Batterers’ Intervention Prevention Training) and worked individually with men who are violent towards women. I have experience helping with substance abuse recovery both individually and in groups. As a Certified Vocational Evaluator and with years of involvement in work-hardening facilities, pain management, and the Workers’ Compensation system. I have led groups and individual counseling for those with chronic pain to help them cope with the pain and the ripple effect throughout life. Although you can learn to live with a disability, it may impact your enjoyment of life, finances, marriage, and career prospects. Part of this process involved performing a vocational assessment to uncover transferable skills so as to recommend what type of work and/or training would be most advantageous for someone to continue to live and thrive while keeping in mind their skills and interests. Outside of my counseling work, I earned a Juris Doctorate in Law and am licensed as an attorney with significant experience as a Mediator, including divorce mediation. In my clinical role as a therapist, I can offer clinical consultations regarding issues related to custody agreements applying, creating, and appropriately following them. Additionally, domestic violence issues such as getting a restraining order, how to regain custody of your children, and many other family law issues. As legal issues sometimes arise, I am happy to give you legal advice but will not be your representing attorney outside of our counseling or consultation sessions. My Education I am currently licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC #67092) and Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #201725). I am also certified as a National Certified Vocational Evaluator (002033) and hold certifications as a General Mediator and Divorce Mediator. I have a license as an Attorney in the State of Texas, I am proficient in Spanish, and am currently pursuing my doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

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Dr. Stacy Vogel

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

Hi! My name is Stacy and I am licensed professional counselor in Texas with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients overcome stress and anxiety, depression, & concentration, memory and focus (adhd) and parenting problems. My therapy style is warm and interactive. Is the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Are you having trouble balancing your multiple roles you play on a day to day basis? I can help you recharge and find a better balance in your day to day activities, which will reduce your stress, anxiety and depression. We live extremely busy lives and sometimes we find we just need a bit of help! I am so happy you are here! I value your time and money so I will try to be as structured and goal-oriented as possible so you can begin to feel relief quickly. I enjoy working with people who are motivated and committed to meeting their goals. 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 takes courage and I am so happy you chose to take the first step in feeling better! I can not wait to meet you!

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Tiesha White

Offering therapy in TX
7 years of experience

Everyday is a fresh start! I most certainly believe that...Seasons Change and so do You! It is inevitable to journey through life without the help of someone else. That’s just what therapy is for me; to join you on a journey and help clients see the other side to things. Having clients join me on a mindfully attuned self-awareness journey, will help one begin to explore what works for them; seeing the Seasons change for themselves. Lifestyle therapy is important as it it offers each person a framework for a way to live despite what obstacles and trauma faced. Often times when grief and toxic relationships overtake, break, and burden our hearts; being a caregiver stretches us, depression and anxiety infiltrate our minds; self-esteem and the inability to express our thoughts and feelings, emotions overtake our voice; clients find themselves hiding in the shadows; just existing and not living; doing and not being. Learning to live within their desired lifestyle practice, gaining more awareness, and the ability to use their voice; clients will be on their way to leading a healthier and mindful lifestyle. In my 7 years of counseling, I care to take a person centered approach and aim to inspire others to engage in a mindfulness lifestyle therapy that innately drives a client to be... Inspired By You!

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Brandon Willis

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoaching
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & depression. 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. 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 San Leanna

Finding the best therapist close by in San Leanna 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 San Leanna. 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 San Leanna, 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 San Leanna 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 San Leanna 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 San Leanna, elsewhere in Travis, 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 San Leanna area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed San Leanna 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 San Leanna 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 San Leanna 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 San Leanna, 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 San Leanna 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 San Leanna 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 San Leanna 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 San Leanna 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 San Leanna 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 78748 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 San Leanna 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 San Leanna 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 San Leanna, 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.

San Leanna 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.

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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.

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