Life can sometimes explode into a disaster. Just when you think you're going well, depression or anxiety can make it a challenge for you to go on, or you may feel as though you can’t carry on when faced with a challenge. A counselor based in Texas City can pick up the pieces when disaster strikes. 

Texas City was infamous for an explosion that almost wiped out the entire city. Despite this, the city recovered and carried on. Even the biggest explosions in life you can recover from, and a counselor can help you do just that. Talk to a counselor today if you want to learn how you can recover. 

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Angie Carrera

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.A., LPC, LCDC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
11 years of experience

Hi, my name is Angie Carrera. My background is in Counseling psychology and my highest level of education is a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology where I developed skills in individual counseling, family counseling, and couples counseling. Currently, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Board Approved Supervisor for LPC associates, and a Licensed Chemical dependency counselor. I have 10 years of experience and have 8 years licensed to practice counseling in the State of Texas. My specialties are trauma and related disorders, ADHD and related conditions, and autism spectrum disorder (for level 1 using CBT). I have worked in a variety of settings such as in shelter and foster care, in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care, in community health centers, and in crisis centers like one of Texas' Children's advocacy centers. I am certified in specific treatments to help my clients with their problems such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing therapy as well as Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children. While there are many types of trauma treatments for adults, CPT has been extremely helpful for my clients and many have discovered that recovery is possible from PTSD and related conditions such as depression. I have similarly worked with clients with ADHD that present with comorbid conditions such as depression and anxiety that have benefited significantly from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I look forward to working with you or in collaboration with your family member/s and helping you find the recovery that is right for you. Select me as your counselor if you are ready to start a meaningful change toward a stronger, happier you.

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Susan Lingle

Offering therapy in TX
License: TX LPC 75776,TX LMSW 68213,TX LCDC 15507
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefCareer difficultiesDepression
7 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Susan and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) in the state of Texas, and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). I have over 7 years’ experience as a counselor. One of the guiding principles I operate under is the belief that each of us already have inside of us what is needed to bring change and healing to our life, as your counselor I am going to help you find those things. I use therapies such as solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT), and motivation interviewing to help you the client find the skills needed to bring change and healing to your life. I have help clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief, disability, life changes, and trauma. I am here to help and support you as your counselor. I look forward to working with you and am excited to meet you.

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Melissa Vazquez

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

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and able to practice in Utah, Texas and New Mexico. I have been a LCSW for 5 years with over 10 year of experience working with individuals that have experienced trauma, intimate partner violence/domestic violence, sexual abuse/assault and struggle with depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms/diagnosis. It is my goal to provide a safe, respectful and empathic environment for all individuals. I have experience in providing solution focused therapy, client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and cognitive processing therapy. I also have experience with couples counseling and utilization of the Gottman method. Deciding to take the first steps to reach out for counseling takes courage and can be scary or difficult for some, I want to assure you that therapy with me will be geared toward the issues that your experiencing and identifying your goals for therapy. When working with individuals I build rapport by using my excellent listening skills and "down to earth" personality, which develops a safe and caring environment for all. I am excited to meet and work with you!

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LaVonne Ricks

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Circumstantially, there are numerous reasons as to why individuals reach out to professionals such as myself. Similarly, this is my primary reason for choosing to educate and establish my credential as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, so that when an individual seeks support I can provide emotional support and effective guidance. My areas of expertise include: • Depression • Stress and Anxiety • ADD/ADHD • Relationship Issues • Family Conflict • Trauma and Abuse • Coping with Grief and Loss • Multigenerational and Racial Trauma In addition, my therapeutic approach for practice is a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and solution-focused questioning, which provides psychoeducation on how individuals’ thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns that may affect self-reflecting and relationships with others. Another key element of my practice is to highlight how trauma can affect individuals’ viewpoints towards future goals. Without a doubt, I will patiently listen and walk humbly alongside you as we explore the best tactics for your life future. Equally important, it is imperative to understand that it is normal to feel afraid, uncertain, or lonely when life is not going according to your plans. On a positive note, the services that I offer will tailor expectations for us working together to come up with an effective plan that is personalized to your actual needs.

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Larissa Dovalina

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

There are times in life where you may feel lost and struggle to understand, change, or accept life and the circumstances that surround you. Sometimes you need someone in your corner when times are tough where it seems like there is no way out of a negative situation. My passion is to be in your corner and help support you in your time of need through psychotherapy. My therapeutic approach focuses on a client- center approach such as Cognitive behavior Therapy (CBT) and Reality therapy. I want to encourage you to focus on your mental health and life issues such as depression, anxiety, past trauma, loss of a loved one, relationship issues, or any other life change you may be going through. I Believe that your mind is a powerful tool that can affect your emotions which then can change your behaviors. My goal is to help guide you to focus on your negative thought processes and overcome them together for a positive outcome. I aim to help you understand how to focus on your needs, set goals, problem solve, and create more meaningful connections with others.

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Chelley Collins-Anderson

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I'm a LCSW with over 8 years of experience in social services specializing in treating adults and couples with anxiety, depression, life transitions, life's stressors, family/relationship issues and a host of other events that could be affecting your overall mental health. I've in the social services/therapeutic field for over 8 years and I strive to meet my clients where they are and support you during your journey to healing and growth. Working together we’ll focus on healthy coping mechanisms, personal growth, and regaining control over your life. You’ll be encouraged to establish realistic goals and confront the internal battle that you may be facing. I use a laid back, talk therapy approach that is conversation based while also incorporating CBT, Mindfulness therapy and solution focused interventions. During our sessions I will develop behavioral strategies specifically tailored to you. I strive to be the catalyst needed to promote the self-growth and positive change you desire to see in your life. It is my goal that you will leave each session feeling relief, equipped and empowered to continue to face life's battles head on.

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Jeff Goodman

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma, abuse, 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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Regina Levine

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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. 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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Carolina Casillas

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
15 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, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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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Hilarie Laverty

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

I am licensed in Oklahoma and Texas with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & 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. 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 counseling in Texas City

Finding the best therapist close by in Texas City 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 Texas City. 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 Texas City, 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 Texas City 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 Texas City 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 Texas City, elsewhere in Galveston, 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 Texas City area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Texas City 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 Texas City 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 Texas City 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 Texas City, 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 Texas City 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 Texas City 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 Texas City 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 Texas City 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 Texas City 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 77592 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 Texas City 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 Texas City 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 Texas City, 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.

Texas City 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.

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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 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Texas City:

77539, 77554, 77590, 77591, 77592

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