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Dr. Andrea Gourdine

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,MS,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
8 years of experience

“To finally move on and start something new, you must release the unchangeable past and embrace your future” Releasing your past and taking steps toward your future can be frightening yet exciting and I’m here to support you. Hello, my name is Dr. Andrea R. Gourdine. I have a PhD and master’s in Developmental Psychology, as well as a master’s degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling. I am thrilled to assist you in discovering hope and inner confidence while you overcome your challenges of low self-esteem and lack of motivation. Additionally, I have experience working with clients on anxiety, stress, suicidal ideation, anger management, and relationship conflict. My goal is to help you manage your symptoms, maintain balance, and discover a new, joyous outlook on life. In addition to individual therapy, I have also conducted couples, family, and group therapy sessions in private practice and school settings. My counseling style is warm and interactive. It is my goal to provide the best level of care to you, while also challenging faulty thinking patterns in an effort to help you discover and become the healthy person you desire to be. Small changes like creating new daily routines, introducing meditation, or focusing on the present are just a few steps I suggest to clients to help them to get on the right track. My therapeutic approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused, and Person-Centered counseling. I tailor my approach specifically to clients’ needs. The most important part about your therapeutic journey is making progress towards the goals for yourself so you can embrace your future. I am here to assist you in your progress toward your goals.

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Rachel Brohammer

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
4 years of experience

Hello! My name is Rachel and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas with 6 years experience. I graduated from The University of Texas at Tyler in 2016 with a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings since then. I specialize in working with trauma, anxiety and panic attacks, and anger management but also have experience working with depression, addiction, LGBT-related issues, parenting issues, grief, family conflict, and psychosis. My approach to therapy is person-centered and I combine cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and trauma-focused elements to best meet each individual's needs.

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Laura Woelfel

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
24 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor with over 25 years of experience. I am a fourth-generation Texan/Austinite. I have experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, family problems, relationship issues, and learning issues such as ADHD, Dyslexia, and those on the Autism Spectrum. I also have experience with military veterans and their families, as I have previously worked as a Military and Family Life Counselor. My approach to counseling is integrative. My response to the client is specific to the client's needs and can change within and across sessions. This allows for the incorporation of different theoretical approaches as may be needed for the specific client. Within an integrative counseling approach, I may use a series of cognitive-behavioral methods to bring awareness to the client on how his/her thoughts and behaviors are interconnected. Also, while using an integrated development model (IDM) I can provide structure or “scaffolding” to incorporate new knowledge and skills to advance new learning/awareness for the client. As a counselor, sometimes I may act as a teacher, helping you learn new insight and tools to help you with your goals. Sometimes I may act as a coach or mentor, supporting you and encouraging you to continue to move forward. Finally, I may act as a consultant, giving you feedback on issues that are keeping you from your goals. Overall this is your journey and I will be here to support and guide you to achieve your goals.

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Jesus Chavez

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,LCDC,MS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
5 years of experience

As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the State of Texas, I possess a distinguished background. I hold a Masters of Science in Counseling and Guidance from Texas A&M Kingsville University, where I honed my expertise. Throughout my sessions, I proficiently apply cognitive behavioral and solution-focused approaches, supplemented by alternative methodologies when appropriate. My extensive experience in high-stress environments has endowed me with the competence to address diverse issues faced by individuals. My primary objective in assisting individuals is to effectively mitigate the likelihood of problem recurrence. Moreover, I strive to equip individuals with the necessary skills to independently cope with and resolve any resurfacing challenges. It is important to recognize that counseling outcomes require time and patience to observe tangible effectiveness and positive transformations. Life's unpredictability necessitates our proactive approach in addressing and resolving problems as they arise, rather than disregarding or neglecting them, as such avoidance only exacerbates their manageability. The pursuit of a joyous existence, free from judgment, is a fundamental right for everyone seeking support. Ultimately, we are unified in this journey, and it is our collective responsibility to uplift and inspire others towards personal growth and fulfillment. Visit my website at https://www.liftbehavioralhealthservicesllc.com/

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Susie Madison

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Compassionate and dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 2 years online experience with BetterHelp! Then the prior 7 years work experience in an hospital system working with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), acute TBI's through follow up the first year. In working with TBI patients who had to deal with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, memory loss, post-traumatic stress, grief, anger and loss. I work with all with kindness and respect. My passion is assisting people to find their authentic self, to help clients reflect on their situation, identifying what is bothering them the most, then together identify their strengths, their options available to them, and find coping skills or solutions that work for them. My hope is to be a therapist who helps clients see their strengths, their options, and understand their ability to create their own solutions, and empower them to make the best decisions for themselves. I look forward to working with you! Specialties Anxiety, Stress Panic attacks Depression Grief Coping with Life Changes Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Compassionate Therapy Years of Experience: 5

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Tina Wilson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Dr. Demetrius Donseroux

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon, Texas, and Washington with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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 seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Cydnee Williams

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

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with experience working with adolescents, teens, and families dealing with various issues. I have worked with clients with many concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family challenges, grief, and eating disorders. I also have almost ten years of experience in education, so I enjoy career counseling and life planning as well. My therapy style is laid-back and interactive. I believe in treating all people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My eclectic therapeutic approach integrates cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, psychodynamic, and solution-focused therapy components. Understanding that everyone is unique, our dialog and treatment plan will be tailored to meet your specific needs. Therapy can be intimidating and even challenging for some, so I applaud you for taking steps to achieve wellness. You are making a great decision by choosing to live a more fulfilling and happier life. 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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Dr. Elizabeth Marrufo-Esmele

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. 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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Krystal Whipple

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Nevada and Texas with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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.

How to find counseling in Santa Clara

Finding the best therapist close by in Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara. 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 Santa Clara, 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 Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara, elsewhere in Guadalupe, 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 Santa Clara area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara, 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 Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara 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 78124 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 Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara, 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.

Santa Clara 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.

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