Some places are known because of how well they work together. But, you may have your own issues too, and luckily a counselor in The Colony can help you appreciate this wonderful suburb. 

The Colony is home to a place called the Five Star Athletic complex, and it’s known as one of the top sports towns out there.  It also is headquarters of Pizza Inn, and has some small businesses. It’s a booming place, and with the help of a counselor you can make your life even better in this developing town. 

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Larry Payne

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,DMIN (Pastoral Care)
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 40 years of experience in the helping professions, including 15 years of work as a licensed counselor. Therapy offers the opportunity for personal exploration, insight and change to work through difficult times toward a healthy adjustment. I will work at your pace to address the issues you are facing and promote an improved quality of life. I have worked with many people who have experienced grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, troubled relationships, or spiritual distress. In these times, a trained guide makes the difference in overcoming the obstacles and building a new life. I believe my breadth of experience, compassion, and insight will be useful in addressing your concerns. I often use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, which focuses on both thought patterns and behaviors. Discovering new viewpoints, confronting actions that hinder adjustment, and mastering new skills provide a powerful force to move us toward our goals. Hundreds of studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of this tool to bring positive change. As the need arises I may also utilize Acceptance Commitment Therapy or Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma. Spirituality is often a vital element is strengthening the work toward wellness. I respect each client’s spiritual perspective as unique. I hold a progressive faith that believes in the love, goodness and redeeming power of God to work in every life. Seeking help requires great courage. I hope you will take a step forward to find a new path toward a better life. Let's work together on it!

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Samuel Salazar

Offering therapy in TX
License: Licensed Professional Counselor,Ordained Minister,Pastoral/Christian Counselor
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

I am here to help you overcome whatever storms and its challenges that have left you thinking or feeling that you just can't overcome. Together, we can arrive at healing and coping with things that may never change, yet with the right approach, we can significantly learn to best cope and manage how they affect our life. Your life can improve as well as enhance and that is what I am here to help you with. I have over 20 years of Pastoral Christian Counseling (ministering to various lifespans in spiritual, emotional and family needs), Educational Setting Guidance as a Professional School Counselor (specializing in at-risk and juvenile court mandated cases), and experience in the Military Family Life Counseling and Mental Health Clinic Therapy as a Licensed Professional Counselor in West Texas. I have been blessed to learn and implement various forms of therapy from the most traditional modalities such as C.B.T./REBT/Mindful Training/Solution Focus Therapies to E.M.D.R. for trauma. As an Ordained Minister, my training has been one that has been Theological in doctrine, and Theological in the practice of spiritual warfare and a spirit filled approach. It's time for you to take hold of the opportunity that is before you to reach out and begin this journey of healing that awaits you.

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Christie Jacobus

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.Ed LPC-S,MSN, RN-BC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
13 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Christie Jacobus and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board approved Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Texas. I have been a therapist for over 12 years serving a variety of clients in both public agencies and private practice. I have experience with individuals, families, and groups experiencing challenges related to relationship and family concerns, parenting issues, and career conflicts. Additionally, I have over 30 years of experience as a Registered Nurse and I understand the correlation between physical and emotional health, and I have worked with many clients to improve their health and wellness. I also have experience working with domestic violence, physical and emotional trauma. I love working with people and my approach to counseling is to work together to help clients grow and become the best version of themselves. I use a variety of skills and interventions based on cognitive behavioral, client centered and solution -based therapies. Since each client is unique, we will collaborate to meet the needs and goals of the person. I think every individual is entitled to compassion, dignity and respect. Open and honest communication in a warm non threatening environment is key to our success. It can be difficult to ask for help and finding the right fit for a counselor is very important. I wish you success on having a more healthy and vibrant life and if I can be of assistance, I welcome the opportunity to share the journey. Thank you

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Amy Collins

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,LSSP
Family conflictsParenting issuesADHD
3 years of experience

Greetings from Texas!I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. Though I have worked most of my professional life in the public school system, I have had the blessing of working in the private sector as well. I have worked closely with families going through the reunification process, as well as adults dealing with depression, anxiety, and aging challenges. I will be the first to admit that life is tough sometimes! When it rains, it pours! It can feel like we are dealt cards that create insurmountable obstacles. Working together, I believe we can create a plan than will help you get through difficult times and create strategies to help power through future challenges. I believe in an approach that allows you to discover your own strengths through rapport building, reframing, and problem solving, with the goal of providing you the power to work through future difficult situations and struggles independently. My counseling style is very much relationship oriented. I believe everyone needs an individualized plan based on personal experiences, strengths, and available supports. I do not promise to have all of the answers; however, I promise to utilize my experiences, training, and expertise to stay committed to helping you accomplish your counseling goals. I look forward to establishing a strong working relationship that will enrich both of our lives!

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Oscar Guevara

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

Hello, my name is Oscar Guevara and I obtained a bachelor's in Social Work at Prairie View A & M University and a Masters in Social Work at the University of Houston. I am native Houstonian, and bilingual. My experience range from mental health to administration in social work. I was the manager of behavioral health services at Spring Branch Community Health were I helped patients from all age ranges and all demographic backgrounds. I partnered with community in schools to help patients with bullying, depression/anxiety and a host of other psychosocial issues. While my tenure there, I also conducted marriage counseling and host of educational seminars to help the community. I have also worked with acute psych patients where I conducted group, family, and individual counseling. Currently, I am a director of clinical operations where I am working with acute patients with mental illness and other complex co-morbidities.

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Patricia Alexander Galvin

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
14 years of experience

Patricia Alexander-Galvin, LPC has been providing counseling and mental health services for over 40 years. She has a depth of insight and compassion across generations and experiences. Ms. Alexander-Galvin is an expert in offering individual, couples, families and group counseling sessions. Some specialties include anger management, depression and anxiety, goal setting, chemical dependency, geriatrics, youth and young adults, trauma, parenting, coping, crisis and vocational rehabilitation. As a graduate of Prairie View A&M University's Masters in Counseling program, Ms. Alexander-Galvin has been providing independent counseling since 2007 through Refreshing Springs Counseling Services.

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Luis Lozoya

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW,BCD
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am an Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 5 years of experience working as a psychotherapist, and over 10 years of experience working in the Behavioral Health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges and phase of life concerns. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. A wise clinician once taught me that "We are more than our diagnosis", and I firmly believe in this. Just because of someone has a condition, does not mean that this is what should define them. I utilize a different amount of techniques to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), along with other approaches that I utilize based on the needs of my clients. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Donald Armstrong

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Terri Burns

Offering therapy in TX
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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.

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Heather Sronce

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in The Colony

Finding the best therapist close by in The Colony 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 The Colony. 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 The Colony, 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 The Colony 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 The Colony 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 The Colony, elsewhere in Denton, 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 The Colony area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed The Colony 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 The Colony 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 The Colony 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 The Colony, 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 The Colony 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 The Colony 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 The Colony 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 The Colony 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 The Colony 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 75034 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 The Colony 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 The Colony 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 The Colony, 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.

The Colony 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

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 The Colony:

75034, 75056

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