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Angela Noah-Rico

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Welcome, and thank you for taking this first courageous step...reaching out for support!! Here's a little about me. My name is Angela Noah-Rico and I am a native Texan. I have learned much about perseverance and determination in my life but some of my lessons had to be learned from falling and making mistakes. As humans, we do make mistakes and run into difficulties, but even in these less than graceful moments, valuable lessons can be learned and character can be strengthened. I feel that I have been through very challenging experiences that have given me a broader view and empathy for what others may be experiencing. I have known the challenges of having to work, attend college, attend my child's school and sporting events, cook, clean and perform all of the other countless responsibilities on my own. All of these factors have made me more cognizant of the struggles that others face. As your therapist, you can expect me to tune in closely to your experiences and work in close collaboration with you as we explore your unique challenges but also your unique journey, strengths and resiliency. A little about my education, experience, and therapeutic approach: I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in psychology from the University of Texas-San Antonio and graduated with my Master's Degree in community counseling from Wayland Baptist University. I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients to include individuals dealing with grief/loss issues, with children in a residential treatment center setting, children/adolescents/adults in inpatient/outpatient hospital settings, individuals struggling with drug/alcohol addiction, active duty service members dealing with PTSD, and civilian patients who have experienced various forms of trauma. As I studied to obtain my degree in counseling, I became interested in different therapeutic approaches but one that stood out to me was Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), in that it has been very effective in treating multiple concerns such as anxiety, depression, panic, eating disorders and much more. I attempt to adjust my treatment approach to best fit the needs of my clients but I often take either a Cognitive Behavioral approach, which addresses thought and behavioral change, or a Solution-Focused approach, to assist clients in brainstorming and coming up with practical and healthy solutions to their concerns. As a therapist, I genuinely and enthusiastically look forward to assisting clients in realizing their strengths, maximizing their potential, and seeing healthy changes in their lives! Again, I applaud you for exhibiting such strength in reaching out for support during this time in your life!

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Kristin Thompson

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionCompassion fatigue
4 years of experience

We all have experienced times when life seems challenging. Whether it be a period of transition, ongoing struggles with mental wellness or a loss that can seem overwhelming. Or maybe you are struggling with the current times, that can find us in a world that might not feel very stable or safe. Routines have been interrupted, financial stressors have been amplified, and health/livelihood are being questioned. You don’t have to go through these times alone. And in these moments, you might benefit by chatting with a counselor. And that’s where I come into play. I am an experienced therapist that assists others that are wanting to change old patterns in order to create growth and change. I specialize in working with adults in the following areas: LGBTQ+, anxiety, depression, chronic medical conditions (to include HIV), grief/loss and trauma. I use a combination of skills and interventions to foster resiliency and empower clients to reach their individualized goals. I believe in a holistic approach (mind and body connection) and utilize mindfulness interventions to help clients be present and grounded. I believe it’s important to understand how our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are all interconnected. Therapy is an authentic and secure connection between the client and therapist. It consists of a space of safety, respect and acceptance between both entities. The therapeutic process can consist of only a few sessions to address immediate concerns (or to get a tune-up as I call it) or it can be extended to address long standing patterns. The first (and sometimes hardest) step is to send me an email to initiate services. I look forward to working alongside you.

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Joby Macaraeg-Raborn

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Parenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemBipolar disorderADHD
11 years of experience

Hello! I graduated with a Master's Degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas and received my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. I have over 10 years of experience in counseling with regards to individuals, couples, or groups. I have worked with children, teenagers, and adults through the years. My Treatment approaches include that of Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Brief Therapy. I feel that it is important to be genuine, transparent, and respectful when it comes to working with people. Also, I feel that "starting where the client is at" is conducive to a helping relationship. It is difficult to reach out for professional help when you are going through some hard times, but with your courage and determination, we can go through this journey together.

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Oralia Mascorro

Offering therapy in TX
Parenting issues
17 years of experience

Hi and welcome to my page. My name is Oralia Mascorro, and I am an LPC counselor in Texas. Whether you have experienced a difficult life changing event, feel overwhelmed with life, or feel emotionally stuck, my job is to guide you in a healthy direction that fits your needs. I have over ten years of experience as a mental health professional, and I am thankful to have the skills and experience to help others. My clients experience validation, a sense of calm, and hope as they share their journey with me. My role is to listen and reflect as we explore steps towards healing. I have worked in various settings including private practice, non-profits, and have experience working in schools serving students, parents, and faculty. I hope you find the right therapist to help you as you explore positive changes.

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Jennifer “Jenni” Mayes

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW-S,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficulties
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 15 years of professional experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, hoarding, self esteem/worth, confidence, on the job issues, and much more. 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 sign up for therapy takes courage and I am thankful for you for getting started!

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Leisha Campbell

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I am also fluent in American Sign Language, and well versed in working with Deaf/HH clients. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, trauma, abuse, depression, and family & couple issues. I believe that you are the pilot of your life, and that you possess the answers within to assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage, and I am excited for you for getting started!

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Megan Green

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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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Alvaro Interiano

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSleeping disordersAnger management
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & sleeping disorders. I also have experience working with anger management. 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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Catherine Wimbrey

Offering therapy in TX
Parenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & 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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Diana Austin

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

First, I would like to acknowledge your effort in reaching out to seek guidance. You have taken the first step in improving yourself. I understand it is hard when our initial expectations of how our life "should be" does not match what is happening in the moment. There are many factors that affect our thoughts of what "success in life is." Many times, there are societal, familial and perhaps individual expectations that we feel obligated to fulfill. Sometimes these thoughts of a "normal" life interfere with what our true happiness could be, and this does need to be explored. I would be happy to speak with you in order to better understand your perspective of your present situation. Essentially, I would like to assist in creating different thoughts of how you can feel more fulfilled in your life. I specialize in helping people find the balance that they seek. I focus on identifying potential core root beliefs that sometimes interfere. This often occurs as people have the tendency to internalize thoughts that are negative. This happens most frequently when we feel that we do not achieve or are incapable of achieving the goals or status we think we should have in life. Learning to challenge ingrained negative thoughts is the key in moving forward. With this we can focus on giving ourselves credit for growth not previously accepted as well as creating a level of self-awareness that is free from idealistic perspectives. I look forward to connecting with you in order to begin this process. I have been a licensed clinician for over 20 years and have extensive experience working with a diversity of client ages 18-99. Services include individual, marital, and family therapy. Change your perspective and open your world up to the shift that will allow you to be free! Specialties include CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and transformation.

How to find counseling in Smithville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Smithville 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 Smithville 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 Smithville 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 Smithville, 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 Smithville 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 Smithville 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 Smithville 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 Smithville 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 Smithville 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 78957 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 Smithville 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 Smithville 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 Smithville, 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.

Smithville 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.

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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