Good times and good food are some of those key ingredients for living a full and happy life. Hard work is important, but friendship and celebration are important too. Taylor, Texas is a town that knows all about good times and good food, especially when it comes to barbeque.

But, if you're someone struggling with mental health issues, if those issues are standing in the way of enjoying food, festivities, and friends, it may be time to seek help. Taylor-area therapists and counselors are here to work with you, to help you enjoy life to the fullest once again.

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Kimberly Washington

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LCSW
AddictionsRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
21 years of experience

Are you overwhelmed? Is stress and worry impacting your life? How are you sleeping? Do past hurts, traumas, and broken relationships keep you woke at night? Are you misunderstood and judged, is your best not good enough? Do you long for relief from the pain of a broken heart? Well carrying the weight of unresolved issues has a negative impact on your present and your future. The hurt that's embedded deep in your heart may manifest in many ways such as anger, depression, isolation, anxiety, broken relationships, poor parenting, eating disorders, substance abuse, and much more. It's okay to seek help you're not weak; you're human. My passion is healing broken hearts. I want you to release pain and begin healing. I want you to come to terms with painful experiences that you cannot face alone. I utilize Cognitive behavioral Therapy and Psychoanalytic therapy to help you overcome the limiting and often paralyzing beliefs that result from past hurts and trauma. I want you to live again! My career is a call to serve. I have 18 years experience focusing on healing emotional and psychological wounds. I provide a safe place where you can expose your pain and problems through a heart-to-heart conversation. I offer therapeutic interactions that bring comfort, healing, and hope, for the future. I honor the opportunity to connect with you. Educational and Professional Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work Administration from The University of Chicago (2002) Licensed Clinical Social Worker ( Texas License # 66601) Clinical Experience: Substance Abuse Treatment Facility- Outpatient Individual and group counseling Non-Profit Agency- Transitional Living Program for single mom's Independent Living- Individual and group counseling Independent Contractor- Department of Child Services, Child Protective Services, Court mandated clients. Parent Educator Agency- Individual and Family Counseling Private Practice Therapist Therapeutic Approach: Cognitive-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychotherapy, and Reality Therapy. ​ Ready to take that first step? It's often the hardest, but you can do it. I'm here to guide you to healing.

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Alicyn Hennis

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS, LPC, LCPAA
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
21 years of experience

Hello! Thank you so much for reaching out! Sometimes taking the first step can be the most difficult step. My name is Allie and I have been providing counseling since 2002. I believe we all possess the skills to reach our potential and that as a Counselor it is my job to help you find your strengths to be the person you want to be. I have worked with children as young as 3 years old as well as adults. Much of my experience is with children who have experienced trauma and their caregivers. I will focus on building an authentic and supportive relationship with you and utilize techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused and many other modalities. I look forward to working with you!

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Chantel Clarke

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

I am a fully Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I graduated with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Texas A&M San Antonio in 2018. I have worked closely with people dealing with a range of issues including career problems, parenting issues, depression, anxiety, self love, and relationship issues. I have also worked with people leaving correctional facilities to prepare for transitioning back to family life. My style is more of a realistic and calming atmosphere. I do not believe in judging people based on their race, economic status, or past. I believe that everyone is placed on this earth for a reason and I would love to help you find your purpose and thrive in your daily life. I do not believe in giving false hope to clients. I prefer to offer realistic, therapeutic, guidance that caters to each individual I have the opportunity to work with. We all have difficult points in our lives but we can overcome! I am here to support you through your life journey!

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Gregory Barringer

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
GriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California and Colorado. I received specialized training as a fellow at Stanford Children’s and Adult Hospitals. I understand that starting therapy can be daunting, but I am here to listen to my client’s needs without judgement and incorporate your goals to establish a holistic treatment plan to address your individual situation. My counseling style revolves around authenticity and genuine interaction. Treatment begins with mutual respect, compassion, and where you currently are in your life. My approach combines ACT, motivational interviewing, and task-centered therapies. Best of luck in your search for counseling options, and look forward to working with you!

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Peggy Thomas Rosiek

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Hi. I’m Peggy. I am an LPC in the Great State of Texas and have extensive experience working in the mental health field. I am a United States Navy veteran and a retired federal civilian employee. These life experiences have helped to shape who I am – a straight forward, authentic person. I’m task oriented in that I believe if you voluntarily reached out for a counselor, there’s probably a reason. So let’s get to work. On the other hand, I also believe that sometimes life events can seem overwhelming in the moment and you just need someone to talk to, not to fix anything, just someone to listen. I’m that person as well. I wish I could press a button to fix whatever is going on in your life, but we all know that’s not possible. This journey is yours to take, but you don't have to go alone. As a member of your team. I promise I’ll walk beside you, encourage you, and be your biggest ally. Although it may not always seem like it, just remember – you’ve got this!

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Ryan Findley

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
11 years of experience

Ryan Findley, M.S. LPC, is a highly skilled therapist with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of mental health. With a Master of Science in Counseling, Ryan has honed his expertise in working with individuals, couples and families struggling with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, addiction, and family of origin issues. As a therapist, Ryan is committed to using evidence-based approaches to help his clients achieve their goals and improve their overall wellbeing. He has extensive training in several therapeutic modalities, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Psychodynamic Therapy, which he uses to help his clients understand their underlying emotions and behaviors and develop healthier coping strategies. Ryan brings a unique perspective and a deep understanding of the complexities of human behavior to his work as a therapist. He is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest research and best practices in the field, and he takes a collaborative approach to therapy, working closely with his clients to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to their specific needs and goals. Through his compassionate and empathetic approach, Ryan has helped countless individuals and families overcome challenge and change while achieving greater happiness and fulfillment in their lives.

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Copocene Laymon

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepression
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, bipolar disorder, & 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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Kiosha Davis

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-S, ,TMHT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience in the field. I have worked with a variety of client concerns, such as ADHD, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Family Issues. I have also worked with individuals who have difficulties coping with life changes and personal relationships. As a therapist I use an eclectic blend of therapeutic approaches such person-centered, existential, and solution-focused. I believe counseling is a collaborative effort between therapist and the client. I believe it is my job to provide an open and safe space for you, the client, to have self-disclosures and self-reflections. I offer a judgment-free environment where the client can feel compassion and freedom to process feelings and thoughts as they appear in sessions. All sessions and treatments are specific to each individual client. I would like to thank you in advance for choosing me to assist you on such an incredible and courageous new chapter in your life.

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Catherine Fraze-Rice

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas and have 9 years of professional experience in counseling students and parents as well as adults from many varied backgrounds and experiences. Additionally, I have volunteered many counseling hours working with people in non-profit settings. Prior to my counseling experience, I was a speech therapist and worked with students of all ages and disabilities. Because depression and anxiety run in my family, I feel passionate about helping people in these areas. If you choose to work with me, we would discover and nurture the unique talents and skills you possess. My treatment approaches would be classified as Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness. These two perspectives work well together in identifying troublesome thoughts, behaviors and physiological contributing factors. Mindfulness - Based Cognitive Therapy The essential focus of MBCT is an easy, step by step training in mindfulness. Mindfulness is a state of observing one’s thoughts and feelings without judging them good or bad. It is a purposeful active attention to what is happening in the moment. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT Therapy suggests that our thoughts, feelings, emotions and bodily sensations are all connected and that we think and do affect the way we feel. Additionally, I offer faith-based counseling only upon request.

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Carl Simpson

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Carl Simpson is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in behavioral health for over 20 years. He truly has a passion for helping others overcome obstacles and achieve their own personal goals. Carl has worked with both children and adult clients with a wide variety of behavioral concerns and life situations. He has helped couples and families heal from painful experiences. Clients receive unique and individualized treatment plans that are personally tailored to meet their specific needs. Carl offers behavioral assessments, treatment planning, and weekly therapy services with flexible scheduling. Feel free to contact him today to schedule an appointment.

How to find counseling in Taylor

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Taylor 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 Taylor 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 Taylor 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 Taylor, 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 Taylor 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 Taylor 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 Taylor 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 Taylor 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 Taylor 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 76574 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 Taylor 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 Taylor 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 Taylor, 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.

Taylor 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.

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