Why does it seem like no matter how nice you are to everyone, you do not have anyone to talk to? Does it seem like nobody understands you? Are you having a hard time talking to people? You may have a condition called social anxiety that prevents you from being able to relax around people. There are some amazing mental health professionals in Selma who know how to diagnose and treat this and other similar conditions.

Some awesome places to meet people in Selma include great places to eat, a waterpark, miniature golf, and some parks such as Lions Pride Park, Universal City Park, John S. Harris Park, and the Stage Stop Park, which has some terrific trails to explore. Once you start getting treatment from one of the Selma therapists, you will be able to open up and enjoy yourself more and others will enjoy being around you as well.

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Dr. Antonio Robinson

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,NCC,BC-TMH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I specialize in MEN'S issues, with several years of experience providing mental health services, primarily to Men. I believe everyone has the potential for change when provided optimal psychoeducation, a space to be vulnerable, and individualized therapies that are driven by genuine warmth and support. Men historically do not seek mental health services because of stigma, fear of not being understood, and limited numbers of male therapists who "get" them. MEN’s issues can include mental health and wellness, self-care practices, relationship problems, healthy relationship skills, depression, stress, anxiety, crisis management, anger management, career exploration, and academic concerns. What makes an issue a “MEN’s issue” depends on how it was developed. MEN’s issues are developed within a context (such as family raised in, time period, culture, or geographical area). Such contexts have the potential to define behavior as something a man would or would not do. These definitions can be limiting and unhelpful. They can restrict the problem-solving ability of Men in situations that require more flexible and adaptive responses. Anger and irritability: Often, Men are taught to hide more vulnerable emotions such as hurt or sadness and instead express anger and lash out. This may be the only way they have learned to communicate they are hurting. However, anger can have disastrous effects on relationships. Learning how to communicate hurt and sadness effectively can facilitate an opportunity for repair and even strengthen relationships. Psychotherapy can help Men let go of problematic anger and express the vulnerability needed to have fulfilling relationships. Numbing or pushing away emotions: Some MEN may have been raised in environments where the very experience of emotion was unacceptable. This can result in attempts to avoid or control emotions. For example, ending relationships, devaluing the importance of loved ones, or keeping people at a distance can be ways to avoid uncomfortable feelings. Unfortunately, these attempts to control emotions can result in even more problems and even more difficult emotions. Therapy can help men identify, learn to deal with, and effectively express emotions in more adaptive ways and help preserve and strengthen relationships. Dr. Robinson earned his master's degree in counseling and practices as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board-Certified National Counselor, and Board Certified TeleMental Health (BC-TMH) provider with various experiences from counseling adults, couples, and college students. He later went on to earn his Doctor of Education degree. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Philip Townsend

Offering therapy in TX
License: Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
44 years of experience

I am a clinical psychologist with over 40 years of experience in private practice, providing individual and family psychotherapy. Clients with whom I have worked have presented with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, concerns about major life changes, parenting styles, academic direction, and personality disorders. The population I serve range from 10 years old to senior citizens. My treatment style is mainly based upon identifying an individual's strengths, and developing the tools that will best provide actualization of personal goals. The method employed to develop these action plans is drawn from cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, client centered therapy, and relationship therapy. I have learned that the most effective psychotherapy is provided by matching theoretical constructs with personal skills. I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston. My clinical experience began when I was in the U.S. Army. During my first year of service, I was commissioned to provide psychological services to all military personal at West Point Military Academy. My next assignment was in Viet Nam, where I became the noncommissioned officer in charge of the Mental Hygiene Clinic within the stockade at Long Bin, where I worked with American soldiers detained for problems of misconduct. Following my military service, I was hired by Texas Rehabilitation Commission to develop psychological service for the first program that was designed to work with adolescents. My next position was to establish a private practice, where I primarily focused on the delivery of psychotherapy. For over 20 years, I also was a consultant for three public school districts. Within that capacity I consulted with teachers, counselors and administrators in the development of programs designed for special need populations. I look forward to joining you in your quest toward personal development. I believe that all concerns, questions and attitudes deserve to be respectfully addressed. And I extend the promise to all with whom I work, that I will never say something nice just to make you feel good. Our objective will be to enhance self-esteem through honest communication and unconditional positive regard.

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Artrevisa Payton

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

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

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Brittney Mendoza

Offering therapy in TX
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience

Hello and thank you for taking time to look at my page. I know how hard it can be to take the steps necessary to start making change in your life. Finding the right therapist is an important part of the journey so I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. My first goal when working with a client is to provide a safe space where they are allowed to be vulnerable and open up about the things they have been going through in their life. My role is to honor my client's stories and experiences and be there to listen and validate the things that are being shared with me. My approach also includes asking questions to get my clients thinking, pointing out the strengths I see in my clients, and challenging self-defeating beliefs. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families and I believe that the relationships in our lives have a tremendous impact on us. I strive to work with my clients so that they can build strong, healthy relationships, but also honor who they are as an individual. Therapy can be scary and hard at times, but I believe that when my clients learn about themselves and open up new ways of living life, they are empowered! I cannot wait to meet you and help you along in your life journey!

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Kimberly Fox

Offering therapy in TX
Trauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepressionADHD
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & 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.

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Elizabeth Piazza

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemCoaching
28 years of experience

I am licensed in Louisiana and Texas with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, depression and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Carla Pinto

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
12 years of experience

Inner Child Therapy I help courageous, committed, and open-minded individuals who are experiencing a pattern of either anxiety, conflict, and or unhappiness fuel by their relationships with others and or themselves who will accept me as their guide to help them feel safe and empowered in their lives. As an inner child therapist, I will help you achieve this through a road map filled with tips, tools and mini lessons that will support you so that you can have the life you deserve. We will always start therapy by talking about your issue at hand. After, we will dive into the inner child therapy transformation. What you repeat gets ingrained. And we have a lot of limiting beliefs ingrained in us. To break from them we must start by first getting clear of what it is that we want our new life to look like. Get ready to challenge your beliefs. To feel a lot of feelings like anger and sadness while you go through this journey. I am here to guide you, but you will be the one doing the work. The core of this therapy is learning how to have a conversation with your subconscious. All the while you learn about yourself and take a clear look at what your life looks like at this moment. Get ready to do charts, vision boards, do exercises, talk about your family dynamics, receive tips (how not to take things personal, how to make a decision based on your values, how to encourage yourself to do when you don’t have the motivation) among other things. The results are life changing. There is a before and an after. All you must do is make a decision to do it.

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John Ward

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQ+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. As a social worker it is my ethical belief that you should drive the work we do together. I let you lead and tell your story as we work together. I use a variety of techniques such as CBT, SFT, and expressive art and play therapy modalities to help you process grief, trauma, or your every day experience. We work together to figure out which of these modalities works best for you.

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Wynne Melland

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) of 13 years specializing in behavior change and mindfulness. I have worked in both community and private practice settings. I’m passionate about helping clients change habits that are no longer serving them such as quitting or cutting down on alcohol intake while living a more mindful life with self-compassion. I have worked with individuals, families, and groups addressing various behavioral and mental health issues, including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, stress management, trauma, relationship difficulties, parenting, caregiver stress, grief, sexual abuse, domestic violence, post-traumatic stress, and anger management/conflict resolution. My therapy style and approach draws influence primarily from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. My top priority is to meet you where you are so I may calibrate treatment and my approach to what will work best for us as we work together to meet your goals. Working towards a more fulfilling and happier life takes a lot of strength. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

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Calvin Roper

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am a licensed Clinical Therapist in Texas with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress & anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues and coping with grief and loss. 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 Selma

Finding the best therapist close by in Selma 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 Selma. 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 Selma, 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 Selma 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 Selma 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 Selma, elsewhere in Bexar, 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 Selma area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Selma 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 Selma 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 Selma 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 Selma, 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 Selma 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 Selma 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 Selma 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 Selma 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 Selma 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 78154 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 Selma 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 Selma 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 Selma, 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.

Selma 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

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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