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Matthew Biermacher

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I stress the importance of developing a trusting relationship with my clients with the purpose of helping them understand the origin and nature of their issues and concerns so that we can overcome them. When we empower ourselves to make choices and changes for our own happiness, we can begin to live the life we want and not have to suffer through a life that we don’t. I practice a Solution-Focused and Systems-based approach. I believe that everything in one’s life is connected and complex. By identifying specific problem-factors, a person has the capability to decide to make changes that will result in their desired solution. I'm ready to be your catalyst for change, so let's get to work.

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Christal Bloomer

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
3 years of experience

Greetings to you! My core value as a therapist is that all clients deserve unconditional support and service. I am a POC (black and indigenous) and have experience vast experience counseling clients from marginalized populations and clients from 'alternative' communities. My approach is inclusive and client centered; come as you are and know you will be in a safe, respectful, supportive space as we listen to each other and make progress in your therapeutic recovery. I am a LPC with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health. Solutions focused, Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, and Reality/Choice are just a few examples of the treatment approaches I have used to help clients reach their therapeutic goals.

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Sandra Potter

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
30 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, grief and trauma. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and supportive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. 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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Yolanda Barnett

Offering therapy in TX
License: LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am a family and marriage therapist licensed in Texas. I've experience working with non-profitagencie, community based mental health facilities and family advocacy centers. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems and domestic violence. I believe it is important for a client to be able to narrate their stories in a safe and warm environment. My therapy style is open and interactive. I believe in treating individuals with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I use a combination of Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory, and Solution Focused Therapy to help clients identify problematic patterns, behaviors and relationships in session. My goal in therapy is to help clients reflect on how their experiences thus far in life have shaped these patterns and challenge clients to discuss possible solutions or ways to experience the problem in a new way. I believe the way in which we communicate and experience life affects how we choose to live each day and the quality of our relationships influences how we cope with stress, anxiety, happiness and sadness. Through the use of mindfulness practice. I hope to help clients learn to tolerate the new and different ways they experience the world and create lasting change. I'm here to support, guide and empower you. SPECIALTIES Stress, Anxiety Depression, Abuse and Self esteem Also experienced in: Anger management , Coping with life changes, Communication Problems , Forgiveness, Family of Origin Issues and Mood Disorders Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Internal Family Systems Years of Experience: 6

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Cynthia Vasquez

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changesCoaching
14 years of experience

Overwhelmed? Trouble sleeping? Difficulties with everyday tasks or decision making? New goals you are focusing on? Healing from loss? These situations can be very painful, they are common, especially given all the changes in our world the last two years. Unfortunately, many people are often hesitant to take the time or seek the support they need for themselves, which ends up impacting you as the individual and those around you. I want to provide you a safe place to navigate through your current phase of life and support you through your growth. I want to help you make those life changes and find those solutions all while enjoying the process as you discover and to begin experiencing yourself in new ways. Life can pass us by so quickly, especially in times we are feeling distressed. Together you will find ways to manage your emotional pain, deal with everyday life issues as they come up; and to recognize and find meaning and purpose in your work, love life, friendships, family and more. During my 10+ years as a therapist, I have worked with individuals, couples, & families including First Responders, Military, and Veterans. Together, we have done work to find healing and understanding in difficult situations. I specialize in trauma therapy, sleep enhancement practices, & couples’ therapy. I’ve also spent many years working with those suffering from chronic health issues, grief, and end of life processing. Deciding to seek therapy can be intimidating, but I hope you’ll reach out and see if there’s a connection and we will get started on your journey together.

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Ezekiel Oduola

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 30 years of professional work experience. My specialization areas include helping clients struggling with stress, anxiety and depression, relationship issues, personal and family conflicts, grief and loss. I work collaboratively with my clients to achieve desired change and problem resolution, in an open, safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am pleased that you have made that difficult decision.

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Ke'Ana Bradley

Offering therapy in TX
Self esteemCareer difficulties
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas. Since 2011 I have had experiences helping clients with motivation, self-esteem, and confidence & career difficulties. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Patricia Mendoza

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteem
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Carletta Johnson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Kaycee Polite

Offering therapy in TX
LGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 counseling in Sour Lake

Finding the best therapist close by in Sour Lake 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 Sour Lake. 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 Sour Lake, 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 Sour Lake 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 Sour Lake 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 Sour Lake, elsewhere in Hardin, 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 Sour Lake area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Sour Lake 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 Sour Lake 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 Sour Lake 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 Sour Lake, 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 Sour Lake 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 Sour Lake 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 Sour Lake 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 Sour Lake 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 Sour Lake 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 77659 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 Sour Lake 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 Sour Lake 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 Sour Lake, 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.

Sour Lake 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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