The Spencer Highway was built by elephants owned by South Houston mayor George Christy years ago. These big animals made a big difference. If little problems have become big problems, or if your family or friends have become concerned about your well-being, and you too are concerned, don’t ignore the elephant in the room.

Therapists in the South Houston area can help work through issues of this magnitude by contributing appropriate solutions. They can also help you with the smaller problems too. Please don't hesitate to reach out to a nearby mental health professional today.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Houston, Texas (South Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, My name is Telecia Rittiman. I have been married for 28 years. My family includes two children and 5 dogs that we rescued. Helping people is a calling for me. I have often said I feel lucky to be paid for something so important to me. Central to all of my sessions is respect, acceptance, and openness. I believe that therapy is a partnership. We will work together to reach your goals. Your ideas and contributions are central to achieving our success. I have experience in many evidence based therapeutic modalities. I believe one of the most effect...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Houston, Texas (South Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 27

Welcome-- I believe in challenging the status quo. I believe in thinking differently. I believe my purpose in life is to partner with you to transform your life I have over twenty-five years of experience in substance abuse counseling, Christian counseling, and trauma counseling focusing on helping people like you overcome the effects of trauma, anxiety, and alienation from God. I am a counselor in the state of Texas. Client Interaction My clients will come into a session very upset and possibly crying. It seems by the end of the session they have laugh...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Houston, Texas (South Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,CAS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

Amanda is a licensed professional counselor with specialties in autism and trauma. She has worked with families and individuals with autism and comorbidities such as ADHD and generalized anxiety. Additionally, she has been involved in working with families and young adults with complex trauma histories. She has also helped persons suffering from depression, parenting issues, career challenges, and low self-esteem. Amanda adapts her counseling techniques to her clients so that her approach is not a one size fits all. She recognizes that clients have unique diff...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Houston, Texas (South Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LSSP
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Parenting issues, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Greetings from Texas!I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. Though I have worked most of my professional life in the public school system, I have had the blessing of working in the private sector as well. I have worked closely with families going through the reunification process, as well as adults dealing with depression, anxiety, and aging challenges. I will be the first to admit that life is tough sometimes! When it rains, it pours! It can feel like we are dealt cards that create insurmountable obstacles. Workin...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Houston, Texas (South Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,BCD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 31

I was a professor of social work for 23 years, and I continue to supervise social workers toward their clinical licensure. I have guided at least 40 social workers in 3 states in this way, and so I am sometimes considered the "therapist's therapist." During my activities in teaching and supervision, I continued to provide therapy to clients with various concerns, so that I continually learned and became current in many approaches and techniques. I have taught, published, and presented at conferences a great deal in the areas of grief and bereavement as well as ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Houston, Texas (South Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCDC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 3

My specialties include trauma, grief, and loss. In addition, I also deal with panic and anxiety disorders as well as addiction. I worked with at-risk youth for over a year at a residential treatment facility. I believe that our greatest place of pain can be our greatest place of purpose. I provide clients with the tools to not waste their pain, thereby enabling themselves to walk on purpose. I have a passion for those in mourning and a deep empathy for the bereaved. I also provide them with practical tools for their grief journey as well as modeling and explaining...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Houston, Texas (South Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,PSC
Therapy Specialties: Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Professional School Counselor licensed in Texas with 8 years of experience working with children and families. I have experience working with teens managing ADHD, organizational skills, time management, conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, and family relationships. I also have experience working with teens with learning differences and behavior disorders. With adults, I have experience working with relationships, family, parenting, and career planning. My counseling style is focused on the client. I am here to ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Houston, Texas (South Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi, my name is Lisa Cruz. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. I have about five years of experience working in the mental health field. I have a master's degree in psychology. I have counseled college students and worked at a community mental health center. I have experience working with individuals who experience depression, anxiety, mood swings, anger issues, psychosis, and other mental health symptoms. I have worked with youth and adults. I have an eclectic approach when it comes to counseling. I like to combine different modalities...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Houston, Texas (South Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Licensed Professional Counselor
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

My personal approach: I especially respect the individual uniqueness of each person who becomes my client. There are no clones in my office. My expectations for you are not based on standardized universal norms for what to think, what to do, and how to feel. With respect and honoring your unique situation I work with clients to better understand areas of their own life situation and set their own personal goals for change. We will explore things that are holding you back and discover your own strengths and resources to help make the change. If you are looking f...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Houston, Texas (South Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,MA, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

Hello my name is Paty Olachea and I have been a psychotherapist for more than 28 years helping people with overcoming life challenges, managing emotional regulation issues through the process of love and compassion. It is my life's work to work with people of all ages, all walks of life to help them with transforming their lives with kindness to achieve abundance, love, peace, and happiness.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Houston, Texas (South Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 19

My name is Michael Muniz, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years experience. I am worked in psychiatric hospitals, private practice, and corporate healthcare. My experience with anxiety, trauma, and severe and persistent mental illnesses make provide me with a wealth of skill. My goals are to listen and guide you through difficult situations in life. Although each client and situation is unique, my typical method includes cognitive behavioral and solution focused approaches.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Houston, Texas (South Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S.,LMFT-S,LPC-S
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 35

My name is Dennis Doke. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT-S) and a licensed professional counselor (LPC-S) in Texas. I completed my Master's Degree in counseling from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. I worked in a psychiatric unit where I specialized in cognitive behavioral therapy, which has been helpful in conjunction with medication or without medication in treating depression and other mental disorders. I conducted child custody evaluations in Dallas. This encouraged me to help couples find strategies and tools to help them repa...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Houston, Texas (South Houston, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 3

Zakiya is a compassionate therapist and and excellent listener. She is easy to talk to and engages me to think from different perspectives. I have worked as a school counselor for over 10 years and an educator for 19 years. I received a bachelor's in social work and a master's in counseling from Prairie View A&M University. I am a licensed professional counselor for the state of Texas. My treatment approach is more of cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused. I have a passion of helping other and being of service to others.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Houston, Texas (South Houston, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over ten (10) years of experience working with a variety of individuals with addiction, anger, and relationship issues. I also have experience working with clients concerned with depression, anxiety, and ADHD. In our therapy sessions, you will be treated with respect and compassion. It's important to me that I learn about you and what brought you to me. My job is to help you answer your own questions and use the strengths you already have to address the challenges you face. I utilize a number of therapeutic s...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Houston, Texas (South Houston, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Coaching
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Alabama and Texas with over 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss; family caregiving & professional coaching. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Erin Cormier's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Houston, Texas (South Houston, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is RaTonya Bennett's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Houston, Texas (South Houston, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Louisiana with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Houston, Texas (South Houston, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in Texas with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, & anger management. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Houston, Texas (South Houston, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

I am licensed in Texas with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, family conflicts, & 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Houston, Texas (South Houston, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, bipolar disorder, & 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In South Houston?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the South Houston area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in South Houston and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of South Houston or elsewhere in Harris or the state of Texas.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified South Houston therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in South Houston due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of South Houston and elsewhere throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around South Houston to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In South Houston, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in South Houston, TX, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 77587 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in South Houston:

77587

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.