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Deanna Rasnic

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC-S,
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
28 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have been a counselor for 20+ years. Counseling is a calling for me - a passion. I feel honored to come alongside those who are hurting, or who find themselves in a challenging place in their lives, and help them navigate through the difficulties that they face. I like to help my clients gain insight about themselves and others, assist them through the healing process, and then help them get back on track with their lives. I deal with the past issues as they affect the present, and I apply cognitive behavioral techniques to assist clients in facing and dealing with past hurts so they can heal and keep their past from hindering their progress in the present and future. As a therapist, I would describe myself as empathetic, non-judgmental, direct, honest, and practical. I offer my clients my genuine concern and empathy, combined with my direct thoughts, insights, and recommendations. I can offer you a safe place to sort through what is on your mind and heart. Many people carry a heavy load emotionally and fear letting their guard down with others. One of the benefits of therapy is that I am not in your every day life. I am not your friend or family member...I am your counselor. I am not here to judge you. I can help you cut through the noise and get to the root of what is truly troubling you and I can walk you through the steps necessary to bring about the change you desire to see in your life. Counseling Experience: -20+ years as a Counselor -Private practice for 10+ years (individual, marital, adolescent, & family counseling) Provided counseling services for individuals and families of all ages, while assisting with difficulties in areas like: marriage, divorce, blended family concerns, coparenting with an ex-spouse, recovering after a divorce, parenting children at various life stages, establishing healthy boundaries with others, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, spiritual concerns, decision making, addictions (self or others), and hurts from the past. -Served as counselor in a variety of agency settings for 13 years - I have extensive history and knowledge of the adoption process. I have worked with birth parents, adoptive couples and adopted children. I have provided counseling pre and post adoption placement, and helped families with all aspects of the adoption process. Licensure & Education: Licensed Professional Counselor – Issued by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, 1999. LPC Supervisor – Issued by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, 2007. Licensed Child Placing Administrator – Issued by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, 2008. Master of Arts: Marriage and Family Counseling - Southwestern Seminary/Ft. Worth, TX Master of Arts: Religious Education - Southwestern Seminary/Ft. Worth, TX Bachelor of Arts: Psychology - University of Louisiana at Monroe/Monroe, LA

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Richard Orona

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,MA,MS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, Let me introduce myself, my name is Richard Orona and I can help you obtain the changes you are looking to make. My years of experience have allowed me to develop a personal appreciation for focusing on what is important in life. For me, that is nurturing my family and passing on the appreciation that allows my four children to find out what is important in their lives, to work towards their goals, and above all to enjoy the journey! I have worked in various counseling agencies and in private practice. I have been able to see success in my counseling practice with individuals, families and couples. (Please read the reviews of clients that I have worked with here on this site). I have always enjoyed the process of counseling and the opportunity to help people enhance their lives. I am committed to providing proven and research based counseling services for a wide range of concerns and problems. I have successfully helped people cope with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues and methods to improve self-esteem. My approach incorporates assessing the concern and locating practical strategies to resolve the issue. I am focused on helping the client adopt skills for self-development and maintaining success. I have earned a Master's of Art in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Master's of Science in Psychology with a specialty in Behavioral Medicine. The approach that I use is a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. It is important to A) focus on finding solutions to the concerns that are confronting the client and B) helping the person locate and change the thought processes guiding the problematic behavior. If the thought processes are altered then the new behavior is not far behind. I strive to help clients locate the change they are seeking. I believe counseling is an effective method to learn new behaviors, new thought processes, and new ways to be successful in personal and professional settings. I look forward to working with you locate the solutions you are seeking.

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Christopher Christianson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am mainly a cognitive behavioral therapist that has 15 years experience working with couple and adults. I have worked with clients on many different types of issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment disorders, personality disorders, communication issues, pre-marital counseling, and couples counseling. It's very important that my clients feel they are receiving the appropriate services that they desire. Therefore, I regularly check in with clients and ask for their feedback and their therapeutic progress. I welcome questions about anything and at any time from clients. If there are concerns from a client, I work hard to addresses these concerns. My therapy style is warm, accepting, empathetic, compassionate and non-judgmental.

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Michelle Rittenour

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My emphasis in a therapy session is to guide clients to discover their purpose and meaning in life. I believe that therapeutic relationships are a powerful tool for change. I encourage clients in their ability to make their own decisions toward progression and accomplishment of goals. In addition to private practice, my clinical experience includes group and individual therapy in various clinical settings. In that setting, I specifically worked with clients affected by alcohol and drug dependency by providing support groups and prevention services. I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in Counseling and Development from Texas Women's University. I am certified in Gerontology; and I obtained this certification from University of Texas at Arlington. My areas of specialty include substance and alcohol abuse, geriatric issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, woman's issues, PTSD, and life transitions.

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Scott Persinger

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefIntimacy-related issuesSleeping disordersDepression
35 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am kind & caring individual / professional. I do not judge others. My job is to seek understanding of others by learning about my client's needs, goals, desires, motivation & hopes for each person's life & satisfaction.

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Sophie Gluzkater

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
27 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a psychotherapist licensed in Texas with 26 years of professional experience. Warmth, empathy and knowledge are what define me as a therapist. I'm helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, 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.

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Theresa Howard

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Trauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping 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 family issues, trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, coping with life changes, processing and surviving the suicide of a loved one, and effectively managing personality disorders. Additionally, I have worked with both the elderly population as well as foster children and foster families, aiding them in managing and coping with a myriad of 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. 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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Dr. Daniel Cabrera

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, bipolar disorder, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Monica Bullock

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionADHD
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and Louisiana with three years experience in counseling. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns but my specialties include parenting difficulties, trauma, abuse, mood disorders, grief, ADHD, anxiety and depression. 

My counseling approach is person-centered and I strive to create an environment in which you feel safe to share your story. I have training and experience in Client-Centered Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational interviewing Play Therapy and Exposure Response Prevention(ERP). I look forward to meeting with you and working together to find which therapy modality works best for you. 

I have always believed that everyone can benefit from counseling and I believe that is even more true as we have all been touched by the difficulties and challenges of the last few years related to pandemic stress, isolation and loss. At this time, I have appointments available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays and I do my best to get your first appointment scheduled the same week you reach out to me to schedule. I have some flexibility if the hours listed on my calendar do not fit into your schedule. Just ask!

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Dinesh Shrestha

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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 a therapist for counseling in San Saba

Finding the best therapist close by in San Saba 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 San Saba 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 San Saba. 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 Saba, 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 San Saba 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 San Saba 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 San Saba area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find San Saba 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 Saba, elsewhere in San Saba, 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 San Saba 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 San Saba 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 Saba 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 Saba 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 San Saba online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in San Saba, 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 San Saba 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 San Saba 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 Saba 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 San Saba 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 San Saba 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 San Saba?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a San Saba 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.

San Saba 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 San Saba 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 Saba 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 76877 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 San Saba counselor?

Before seeing your San Saba 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 San Saba.

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 San Saba 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 San Saba 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 San Saba, 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 Saba 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 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.

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