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Laura Fletcher

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,CHWC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! Now pause a moment. Thank yourself for taking this step toward a deeper connection with self and others too, a step toward what you value most . . . Yes, you are exploring something important to you right now that you feel you want to experiment, play, and/or make change around. I am honored that you are considering partnering with me. In addition to being licensed in the state of Texas as a Professional Counselor, I am a Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Additionally, I understand the powerful and sometimes baffling feelings that arise and are present within the grieving process so work with others on this path as well. With over 27 years of experience in the healthcare field, including 17 with UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in the areas of organization change, integrative health, behavioral health, and wellness, I meet people and organizations where they are to better understand their goals ever mindful of how these are grounded in what's most important to them. My specialties include lifestyle behavior change; chronic and terminal illness, grief, women's issues, caregivers, partners of betrayal trauma, relationship issues, self-regulation strategies, and transitions in relationships, careers, school, health; and just life in general as well as the grieving that can accompany these changes. Building on existing strengths; developing insight into challenges; seeing opportunities to learn; my goal is to empower others utilizing strategies including CBT, mindfulness, positive psychology, strength-based, and psychodynamic theories. Let's get started . . .

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Alondra Anderson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am Alondra Anderson, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. As your counselor, my mission is to help you learn how to Trust the Process and Evolve to your best purposeful self. Life is full of transitions, and can require a lot of trust in moments that feel uncertain. These moments require us to learn how to identify where we are and explore the next step on our journey. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, self esteem, motivation, and coping with life changes. As your counselor, my goal is to help you explore the relationship between how you think, how you feel, and how you act. Through our time together, utilizing complimentary therapeutic techniques, we can discover how these areas impact the goals that you have set for your life and process together the necessary next steps towards successfully reaching your desired goals. It takes courage to seek support and to take a step towards change. If you are ready to take that step I would be honored to walk alongside you and support you through this process. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

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Dr. Rachel Sims

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed,LPC,CSC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Are you seeking a path to healthier, more fulfilling relationships, whether you're single and tired of repeating old dating patterns or already in a relationship but looking for effective tools to make it even better? Life is a journey filled with change, and some transitions can be more challenging to navigate than others. When stress, anxiety, or depression creep into your life, it's a signal that something is out of balance. My name is Dr. Rachel Sims, I specialize in attachment theory, a fundamental element that shapes our daily lives and interactions. My mission is to offer a safe, nurturing, non-judgmental, and compassionate space for adults, couples, and families to share their experiences and effectively manage life's inevitable twists and turns, whether they're positive or negative. My goal is to help you create a greater sense of balance in your life, fostering the transformation you seek. I'm passionate about working with individuals who are motivated to make positive changes and discover purpose and meaning in their lives. Attachment theory is a key aspect of our approach, impacting not only your relationships with others but also your relationship with yourself. You can explore your attachment style with our free attachment style quiz available on our Instagram account, @uncomplicatedtherapy, which also offers valuable resources. As well as a great book resource for Dating "Are You Love Smart or Love Stupid?" I have my Doctoral Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and I'm committed to lifelong learning. That ensures that I provide you with the most effective therapeutic practices and interventions. With over a decade of experience, I've helped countless individuals dealing with issues such as anxiety, relationship challenges, self-love, career transitions, life changes, and family conflicts. My mission is to equip you with the skills needed to cope effectively and promote your overall well-being. Making the decision to embark on a therapeutic journey can be overwhelming. I understand the importance of finding a therapist whose personality and approach align with your unique values and needs. I view you as the expert in your own life and I look forward to collaborating with you on your path to achieving your values and unlocking your best self. Remember, you have the power to heal your life. Louise Hay once said, "We think so often that we are helpless, but we're not. We always have the power of our minds… Claim and consciously use your power." We're here to help you harness that power and create the life you desire.

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Albert Bell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & parenting issues. 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!

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Megan Green

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Dr. Lisa Cooney

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseGrief
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in California, Arizona, District of Colombia, Oregon, New Jersey and Texas with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, LGBT-related issues, & trauma and abuse. I work with couples to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen their emotional intimacy and provide a nurturing environment for their children. 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. By signing up for therapy you are taking the first step to help you reach for your goals and move any obstacles out of the way. I look forward to supporting you on your journey to your best life.

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Tashinika Crowley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): PhD,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Dr. Tashinika Crowley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor for the state of Mississippi. I have over 7 years of experience in working with adults, adolescents, and the prison population. I received my PhD in Social Work from Jackson State University in 2020, and my Master's in Counseling from Mississippi College in 2013. I truly believe in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy because I believe that if a person can change the way that they think, this can change the way that they behave. I have used this approach with many of my clients and have had the greatest success with this approach.

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Ahrielle Jackson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
LGBTRelationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, and sexual 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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Erica Buckner

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas and Washington with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients, ages 18 to 30, with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Krystal Whipple

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Nevada and Texas with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Sweeny

Finding the best therapist close by in Sweeny can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Sweeny that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Sweeny. 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 Sweeny, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Sweeny region and in the state of Texas. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Sweeny or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Sweeny area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Sweeny 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 Sweeny, elsewhere in Brazoria, or in the greater state of Texas.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Sweeny area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Sweeny 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 Sweeny 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 Sweeny may not take health insurance, some in the state of Texas may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Sweeny online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Sweeny, 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 Sweeny psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Sweeny 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 Sweeny helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Sweeny therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Sweeny therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Sweeny?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Sweeny 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.

Sweeny therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Sweeny 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 Sweeny therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in TX, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 77480 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Sweeny counselor?

Before seeing your Sweeny therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Sweeny.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Sweeny licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Sweeny counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Sweeny, 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.

Sweeny has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

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