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Lauren Novak

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseEating disorders
7 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Lauren and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. I have 7 years of experience providing care in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including intake, residential, intensive outpatient, mobile crisis, holistic care, and outpatient. Essentially, I was intentional in gaining a broad range of clinical experience in various settings with various population groups so that I may serve as many persons as possible. I have the most experience working with addictions, eating disorders, complex trauma/abuse, LGBTQ+ related struggles, stress/anxiety, depression and relationship struggles. I am also a certified personal trainer, certified nutritionist, yoga instructor and somatic experience practitioner; I share this information because I love to learn, and I believe in offering whatever knowledge and or tools I can to those whom I serve, pending interest. I have my own personal struggle with mental health, which is what drew me to the field. I can share more of my story; you need only ask. Seeking help is an act of courage. Visiting this website takes immense strength and vulnerability, and I am truly honored that you took a moment to read this far down my bio. If you are curious about my treatment approach, I am integrative in theoretical orientation and eclectic in techniques. In other words, I consider multiple theories when working with an individual and am open to exploring various techniques/tools/skills from theories and discover what serves you in your healing process as we work together; I do not believe one theory or modality fits all persons; and I do not believe in limiting you in the provision of resources that may facilitate healing; nor do I believe in forcing you down a path that does not fit well with you; ultimately, it is your healing process, I am your guide. I describe myself first and foremost as a yogi, then a healer, then a therapist. My priority is to create a safe environment for you to heal; I am often warm and very supportive, encouraging, and BIG on empowerment; I will also call you on your crud in a gentle way when clinically indicated; part of my job is to help you discover your part in unhealthy patterns and help hold you accountable so that you may change and grow in the ways you desire to do so. With heartfelt gratitude for your time and consideration, Lauren.

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Adriana Kirkindoff

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am currently a Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a LCPC for the state of Idaho. I currently have about 6 years of working as a LPC, but I have been in the behavior health field for about 10 years! I have worked with clients on a wide range of concerns including marital/relationship issues, boundary building, depression, anxiety, career changes, ADHD. My goal as a therapist is to reach and assist others with whatever lifestyle change they desire to have. As a therapist, I believe it is important to listen to my clients and treat every client with respect and compassion. I do not judge nor do I believe in defining others based on their past or current situations. My therapeutic approach is very eclectic and I focus on what works best for my specific client and their unique needs. If you are ready to seek help towards accomplishing your mental health goals, I am ready to empower you to do so! And if you are questioning rather or not this is a step you are ready to take, let's talk! I'm so happy you are here and I'm proud of you for taking this big step! I can't wait to me you.

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Dr. Gloria Fenceroy

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflicts
47 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 47 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, anger, relationships, marriage, stress and anxiety & family conflicts. 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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Terry Hatherley

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

I am licensed in Texas with over 10 years of professional counseling experience. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and trained with Gottman Couples Counseling Level 3. I work with clients to create an open and safe environment to empower change in lives. I believe counseling is a collaborative process to guide you on the journey of positive change and new directions. I utilize multiple counseling modalities to enhance your therapy experience such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, DBT, Mindfulness, and Person Center Counseling to give you tools to empower life changes. I am passionate to guide you on this journey for new directions. Thank you for having the courage to take the first step in new life directions!

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Allison "Ally" Leavitt

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,MA
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I seek to create an empathic, supportive therapeutic environment in which you can feel comfortable opening up about any symptom or issue. Together, we will deepen your understanding of yourself, current or past difficulties to help achieve symptom relief and enjoy a more fulfilling and engaged life. I continue to aim to keep on top of the latest treatment methods and modalities and plan to spend a lot of time in 2023 focusing on trainings dealing with healing trauma and victims of abuse. I have been working in the mental health field since 2007 and became a licensed therapist in 2013. Feel empowered now. It's hard to know when to look for help. Whether it's the loss of a loved one, relationship difficulties, or persistent feelings of sadness and anxiety... it can sometimes feel like too much. As a therapist, I've worked collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families for over a decade to explore current problems and develop solutions.

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Martina Prado

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

Hi! My name is Tina . am a bilingual licensed professional counselor in the State of Texas with over 20 years of professional counseling experience. I have extensive experience in assisting clients find resolution with issues of domestic violence, sexual assault & incest, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, PTSD, self-esteem, and confidence. My personal counseling style is one of warmth and caring. Keeping this in mind, 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 believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Please allow me the opportunity to support & empower you in that journey.

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Lisa Little

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Trauma and abuseGrief
3 years of experience

Are you feeling DEPRESSED or ANXIOUS lately? GRIEVING a loss? Feeling TRAUMATIZED? Do you find yourself lost in a RELATIONSHIP, a JOB or a BIG DECISION? Feeling TIRED and UNMOTIVATED in life? Sometimes we experience life transitions unexpectedly. It's important to find support and guidance to help you move through them. I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. 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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Tracy Kilgore

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & 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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Jazmyn Contreras

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
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, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Caitlin Moody

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Caitlin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas and received her BS in Human Development and Family Studies from Auburn University in Auburn, AL and her Master of Social Work from the University of Alabama. A sentiment that has been foundational to Caitlin’s clinical practice comes from theologian Frederick Buechner – “The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid. I am with you.” Her goal has always been to kindly and competently walk with individuals and families along the arduous path between the beautiful, the terrible and the call forward – sometimes existing so close one can’t feel them separately. She considers it a deep privilege to sit in the most vulnerable spaces with others and provide the structure, support, safety, and humor that is necessary for growth. Caitlin believes it is impossible to separate mind, body, and soul. As a result, her approach to therapy is holistic yet focused on providing individualized care to each client. She has over eight years’ experience working with individuals and families in a clinical setting, and before starting her own practice, Caitlin spent the previous five years working directly with foster and adoptive families in the DFW area.

How to find counseling in Thompsons

Finding the best therapist close by in Thompsons 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 Thompsons. 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 Thompsons, 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 Thompsons 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 Thompsons 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 Thompsons, elsewhere in Fort Bend, 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 Thompsons area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Thompsons 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 Thompsons 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 Thompsons 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 Thompsons, 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 Thompsons 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 Thompsons 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 Thompsons 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 Thompsons 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 Thompsons 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 77469 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 Thompsons 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 Thompsons 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 Thompsons, 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.

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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