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Stacy Reynolds

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,CRC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” is a metaphor used to encourage optimism and a positive can-do attitude in the face of adversity. Lemons represent adversity or difficulty in life and making lemonade is turning those difficulties into something sweet or positive. It is estimated that 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health disorder at one point in their lives. Consequently, nearly two-thirds of those people living with a mental disorder never seek help from a health professional. Reaching out for help, demonstrates strength and courage and a willingness to persevere! Stacy Reynolds strives to bring an integrated approach, within her experience, expertise, clarity, goal - setting, and has the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively navigate difficult life issues. She possesses a genuine concern for the client and their pain. Stacy earned a Master of Arts Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with an emphasis on Sociology and Psychology from Michigan State University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in The State of Texas and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). Stacy has over 3 years counseling experience with diverse populations with varying mental health and physical disabilities in a variety of settings. She has provided evidenced based counseling practices and skills group trainings in a residential treatment facility, private rehabilitation, a program serving clients with varying mental health disorders and physical disabilities and a program that provides educational, employment and independent living services. Stacy brings a wholistic approach with use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness Training Therapy. Specialty areas include post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, self-esteem, schizophrenia and psychosis. Stacy also has significant experience working with adults who have experienced varying degrees of trauma, various types of physical and/or sexual abuse, abandonment and/or neglect, dysfunctional family systems, as well as issues related to mental health and physical disabilities. Help me, help you to effectively deal with stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis, trauma or other interrelated disorders or phobias.

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Ray DeBlanc

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
5 years of experience

Hello, my name is Ray DeBlanc. I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker in the state of Texas with over 5 years experience working in the Mental Health field. I have experience working with individuals who are battling depression & anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, bi-polar, schizophrenia, & thought distortions. I provide a client-centered approach to therapy with warm and accepting mannerisms. I will treat you with dignity and respect. I will meet you where you are and you will set the pace at which we move. I do not believe in judging others. I recognize the courage it takes to reach out for professional help in living a wholesome life and I commend you for making the choice to reach your goal. Congratulations on taking a courageous step toward healing and recovery! I hope to hear from you soon.

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Gene Gibbs

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issues
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues. 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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Shirley Gutierrez

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with professional work experience in a hospital and private practice setting. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, life changes, chronic illness, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, boundaries and depression. 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.

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Ruth David

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger management
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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 can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Kelsey Poskey

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Jeanette Fierro

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

Hello, my name is Jeanette Fierro. I am a Latina therapist licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I currently live in Van Horn, Texas and spent most of my life in Odessa, Texas. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, feelings of anger and frustration, trauma and abuse, & 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. Although I do not give advice or direction, I will provide insight and understanding to your situation, so that you can ultimately decide what is the best course of action toward your personal goals. 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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Wenrui Li

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I dedicate myself to create a safe, trusting space where genuine connection can be built up. Relationship depth nurtures meaningful changes and personal growth. I have genuine interest in people’s growing history and the way of their being. Exploring one’s potentials, strengths, and aspirations is core to heal trauma and rebuild a life with quality. I utilize EMDR and Internal Family System to assist clients in gaining wholistic view and deep understanding about their own emotions, thoughts, and past experiences. To trust the process and be patient with oneself will eventually lead to deep healing. I highly value the importance of our bodies in therapy. Considering the cultural influence, many people express or feel emotions almost only through their body reactions. Trauma can make profound impact on one’s body but usually people overlook the meaning of their physical discomfort. It can be confusing or even scary to discover the message that our body send to us for the first time. And I would love to assist my clients to feel confident and comfortable to begin the trip. Personally, I love to make art with my own hands. I enjoy playing with paper and cotton loops. Macrame and paper rose are two major projects I am doing recently. Watercolor, painting, and tie-dye are always interesting. Art teaches me how to be patient with the process and how smalls steps make big differences. Creating beauty build resilience. I like to have deep conversations within myself and with loved ones. Practicing therapeutic techniques to myself is a lot of fun and always beneficial. I am passionate about my life, and I believe the way to cherish life is to be grateful and remember worthy moments. To laugh and be “silly” with my 7 years old daughter is a happy daily routine! 我是一名出生和成长在大陆的华人咨询师,毕业于北德州大学并取得心理咨询硕士学位。我有七年的心理咨询从业经验,通常为成人和青少年做个人咨询。我接受了EMDR和家庭系统疗法(IFS)的培训,并作为我主要的咨询方式。 我专长于创伤治疗,家庭关系,抑郁和焦虑。在我的成长环境中,心理健康一直是华人家庭难以接受和回避的话题。我们的精神痛苦通常只能通过身体病痛去表达,经常被压抑,或者恢复地十分缓慢。每一个愿意尝试心理咨询的华人,在鼓足勇气的同时,一定也有很多怀疑和犹豫。将自己最深的感受和最私人的经历向咨询师讲述出来,通常不会被我们的文化和身边人所鼓励,这其中巨大的不确定性和精神上可能会经历的风险,甚至可以比作一场豪赌。与此同时,我也坚信每一个华人和他们身后家庭成员的坚韧,勇气,和恢复力。我相信每个人都有与生俱来的智慧,去克服人生道路上的艰辛,去追求并成为理想的自己。 我愿意倾听并陪伴你,用最真诚的心意去理解你的经历和处境,不仅仅是了解你的痛苦和问题,我愿意了解更多你的感受和你的经历。治疗的体验对每一个人来说都是独特的,不论是对咨询师还是对于来访。我曾经和很多人一起创造并见证治疗带来的感动和力量,我也期待和你一起创造全新的经历。

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Cassandra Lozano

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor & Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in Texas. I've worked primarily with clients who have issues relating to Addiction for about 10 years. But have experience experience assisting client through therapy sessions dealing with a wide array of problems such as, clients who have relationship issues, depression, anxiety, family conflicts, clients who have been incarcerated, ADHD, domestic violence, anger-management issues, self-esteem related issues, and various other issues for 8 years. My therapeutic approach is a warm, welcoming, and interactive with my clients. I believe in treating all clients with respect, sensitivity and collaboration to help them work to overcome their problems. I used various therapeutic theories such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focusing on our actions, behaviors and emotions, Client-centered, and solution focused therapeutic approach, using a eclectic approach to cater to my clients needs. My goal is to provide to provide my clients with the tools they need to begin learning and begin living to live a holistic and self-rewarding life, and have them accomplish and meet the goals set, by providing a positive and safe atmosphere for them to disclose information to me, in a non-judgmental environment as their therapist without feeling uncomfortable. 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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Shearon Penn

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & depression. 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.

How to find counseling in Surfside Beach

Finding the best therapist close by in Surfside Beach 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 Surfside Beach. 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 Surfside Beach, 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 Surfside Beach 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 Surfside Beach 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 Surfside Beach, elsewhere in Brazoria, 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 Surfside Beach area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Surfside Beach 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 Surfside Beach 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 Surfside Beach 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 Surfside Beach, 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 Surfside Beach 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 Surfside Beach 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 Surfside Beach 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 Surfside Beach 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 Surfside Beach 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 77541 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 Surfside Beach 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 Surfside Beach 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 Surfside Beach, 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.

Surfside Beach 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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