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Jennifer Leos

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteem
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

You're feeling stressed, down and maybe a bit anxious as you try to navigate this new world we are finding ourselves in. Reaching out for support takes courage and it's a responsibility I do not take lightly. I am a licensed counselor with more than 15 years of experience working as a therapist with families, individuals and in group settings. I have worked with clients who have a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues and parenting concerns. I have also helped many people who are struggling with self confidence. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic counseling. I am a firm believer that a one-size-fits-all approach is not effective and believe in tailoring a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Most importantly, I believe in EMPOWERING my clients. I look forward to working with you to see how I can best support you. To get started, simply click the "Work with Me" tab.

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Christine Ryan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Relationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
40 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I'm glad to introduce myself to you and look forward to us possibly working together in collaboration to address whatever has brought you here. I have been in private practice as a licensed psychotherapist (LPC) for the past 37 years, most of that time in Dallas. I moved to the Bay Area in California 8 years ago (best decision i ever made!) and added Life Coaching to my practice. My work is much different now than in Texas--instead of going to a brick and mortar office every day and seeing clients, I now work exclusively on the phone and on line and have become involved with several projects on different platforms, including as an online coach for a decision making start up, and as a counselor for the Life Reimagined program. i also received Disaster Management Training and became certified as a telephonic critical incident responder. I received my Master's from Arizona State University and I have been licensed since 1983 after gaining early experience in psychiatric hospital social work and mental health center settings. In my practice, I have worked with individuals on a wide variety of issues, including anxiety and depression, relationships, separation and divorce, family conflicts, parenting, grief and loss, and chronic illness. i am a cancer survivor (30 years healthy and happy) and have talked with many people experiencing catastrophic illness and disability. In 2011, I became a Certified Life Coach, receiving training through Coach Training Alliance. I am now fortunate enough to be able to blend my years of experience as a therapist and life coach with my own life experiences to work with Baby Boomers as they face the challenges and transitions in the new chapters in their lives. Most of the issues that bring people into a counseling relationship can be addressed in three phases: First is the "What"--what is your situation, problem, experience, etc. Next is the "So What--what effect have these experiences had on your decisions, choices, lifestyle, behaviors The third is the "Now What"--where to go from here. My experience in solution oriented, brief therapy has led to an emphasis on this "now what" and the changes that can make a big difference in your life. i would be honored to be your partner in your growth journey! Best, Chris Ryan

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Anna Victoria Baillio Bordelon

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW,DCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
37 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Board Certified Diplomate in clinical social work and I have practiced for 36 years as a wellness professional, providing direction and encouragement during life's challenges. I encourage individuals to develop self-knowledge and self-understanding to create deeper meaning, personal fulfillment and effective relationships via mutual collaboration. My areas of concentration include self-esteem, relationships, parenting, career path planning and effective communication skills. Well-being is the state in which the physical, mental, and spiritual health of an individual are in balance. I hope to collaborate with you to define what "well-being" means for you to live a healthy lifestyle where you can reach your full potential. Choosing a well-being coach is a very personal process. A "good fit" is important and will vary depending on your needs, personality and preferences. I am happy to use whatever form of communication you are most comfortable with, phone, text messaging or video, according to your needs. My schedule offers flexibility as to times we can work together, including weekend and evening appointments.

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Vanessa Guidry

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi and welcome to Better Help, let me introduce myself , I am Vanessa and meeting people where they are to help them with life and balance is my purpose. I have been a therapist for 16 years. I have a very strong background in individual therapy, adolescent therapy, family therapy and couples therapy. I am certified in DBT (dialectal behavior therapy) and TFT (trauma focused therapy). I use different therapy modules, including the previous mentioned as well as CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) as well as many other forms of therapy that have a strong history of providing great outcomes. I have a very diverse background in my clinical experiences . My experiences include working for a world renowned Cancer Center, the largest hospital system in Houston on their Psych Response Team and also working in a Community Health Center providing therapy within the community. In addition I have worked in private practice providing therapy for a variety of different client needs. I look forward to meeting you and working with you on your therapy goals. As a therapist, I will work with you to set and reach your personal goals to improve your overall mental health.

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Haris Ciceklic

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepression
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, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & parenting issues. 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 can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Tina Wilson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Marcia Blake

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

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 15 years of experience helping people navigate the difficult seasons of life. I have experience in group and individual counseling in residential, community mental health, and private practice settings. I place a high value on rapport building and strongly believe that each client is an expert on themselves. I have a wide range of skills helping adolescents and adults with issues such as depression, bipolar, generalized anxiety, grief and loss, borderline personality disorder, trauma, school related issues, adjustment and substance use disorders. I use an eclectic approach that includes CBT, DBT, solution-focused, strengths-based, and motivational interviewing strategies. These approaches can be complemented with creative techniques such as using poetry, journaling, music, and art! My approach involves expanding your self-awareness, unraveling those negative core beliefs that shape your worldview and influence your mental health. Together, we'll embark on a journey to understand your history, identify triggers, and develop practices that pave the way for a better version of yourself. Reach out today to get started!

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Felicia White-Meyers

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

I am licensed in Texas with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Taylor Williams

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Taylor, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Texas, brings a distinctive approach to the world of mental health. Her journey began in the heartland of Nebraska, where she obtained a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. With expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, Taylor's therapeutic approach is rooted in a deep commitment to empowering clients. Beyond the clinical setting, Taylor embraces a diverse range of interests, finding joy in walks with her canine companions, nurturing her creativity through art, and coaching gymnastics. These diverse interests mirror Taylor's dynamic approach to therapy, where she helps clients embrace change, overcome obstacles, and find strength in their own unique journey. With a warm and compassionate presence, Taylor is committed to sowing the seeds of positive change and personal growth in her clients' lives, making a profound impact on their path to mental well-being.

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Jackie Potts-Powell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Louisiana and Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have a Masters of Education Degree in Community Counseling from The University of Louisiana at Monroe. I hold Louisiana license number 2935 as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Louisiana license number 858 as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Texas license number 77206 as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am also a Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. I approach counseling from a present focused and ecological perspective. I encourage clients to work towards self-awareness, being action and strength oriented in order to have the capacity to find within themselves the resources necessary to solve their problems and to discover the conditions that will make change possible. I accept a client’s immediate family relationships and larger social context as being important resources in solving life’s problems. I also use Gestalt therapy, which means that I assist couples, families, groups and individuals in increasing their self-awareness through active techniques. Techniques that I often employ are instruction and modeling of communication skills, family role-playing, empty chair, fantasy work and between session interactive assignments. This “homework” is a vital part of the therapeutic process. The completion of homework is necessary if the client is to get the most from the therapeutic experience. I have experience working with adults who are experiencing difficulties in life that may include also having a mental health diagnosis. I have experience as an MST Therapist and MST Supervisor. MST is a type of intervention for at-risk teens and families. I have experience in working with both adolescent and adult substance abuse clients, and community based mental health clients of all ages. I have experience in providing parenting skills to parents with parenting concerns, women in recovery from addictions, tobacco cessation skills and substance abuse assessments. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Shady Shores

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Shady Shores 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 Shady Shores, elsewhere in Denton, 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 Shady Shores 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 Shady Shores 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 Shady Shores 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 Shady Shores 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 Shady Shores online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Shady Shores, 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 Shady Shores 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 Shady Shores 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 Shady Shores 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 Shady Shores 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 Shady Shores 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 Shady Shores?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Shady Shores 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.

Shady Shores 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 Shady Shores 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 Shady Shores 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 76208 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 Shady Shores counselor?

Before seeing your Shady Shores 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 Shady Shores.

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 Shady Shores 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 Shady Shores 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 Shady Shores, 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.

Shady Shores 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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