Having a mental illness does not make you a crazy person and you should not try to hide what is going on with your mental health because you are ashamed. There is still too much stigma about mental health that needs to be eliminated. Don’t be afraid to get help. There are many dedicated therapists in Universal City who can help. 

Universal City has several fantastic parks and recreational areas where you can hang out and have fun. There is even one park that is dedicated to disc golf and is a member of the Alamo City Disc Golf Club. This can be a great relaxing sport to help you relax but if you have a mental illness that has not been treated, you need to make an appointment with one of the therapists in town right away. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Universal City, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Choosing a counselor that's the best fit for you isn't easy. I consider myself to be an open-minded and patient person with experience helping others manage the struggles they face. My approach is warm, interactive and client driven. I prefer to utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy but realize that every person is unique, and I will adjust my methods accordingly. I strongly believe in having goals and a purpose in life. Helping others to discover their own goals and purpose is what remains most rewarding to me. I also...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Universal City, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC, RPT-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 10

Are you or your child experiencing emotional pain? Everyone needs a little help sometimes and it is never too late or too early to begin healing. I truly believe in the resiliency of us all and have been working as a helping professional for over 10 years. I work within a humanistic framework and I can assist parents, young adults, and adults to work through unresolved past issues, or present concerns, to create a more positive future. I offer a personalized approach tailored to the individual's needs and with compassion and understanding, I work within each coun...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Universal City, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S.,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am a licensed professional counselor with over 13 years of experience working as a mental health professional. I have had experience with working with people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds on a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, personality disorders, substance addiction, identity problems, self-esteem problems, intellectual disabilities and ADHD (to name a few). I also have helped many people who have experienced physical...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Universal City, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome to my Better Help page. My name is Jennifer Charles and I am an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) located in Texas. I have four years of clinical experiencing working with diverse populations including children, teens and adults. My therapeutic experience and training spans in a variety of different areas including Depression, Anxiety, Couple/Relational Problems, Parenting Related Issues, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) , Stress Management, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (combat trauma , sexual trauma, natural disaster), and Grief. My th...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Universal City, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

Hi and thank you for visiting my page. Whether you're here to seek support or gain a deeper understanding of the challenges you have faced, I am glad that you are here. I have a passion for helping individuals move forward towards growth and healing. I value creating a warm, accepting, and encouraging atmosphere for my clients - a place where you're valued for being you and feel empowered to reach your full potential. I encourage you to schedule a session within your first week so that we can get to know one another. I know that counseling can be intimidating...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Universal City, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA ,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 11

Hi, my name is Alyssia Woolard I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 10 years of experience. I enjoy working with patients struggling with emotional/psychiatric diagnosis, life transitions and improving self esteem. I also have experiences working with domestic violence clients and educational/career goal planning. I come from a mixed race Military family background; which has afforded me many different life experiences I have learned from. My counseling style is open and interactive, but mainly what will work for you as my client. My goal is...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Universal City, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Kathlyn Guerrero is a Bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist originally from the Rio Grande Valley. As a fluent Spanish speaker she has extensive experience working with the Latinx population including immigrant youth and human trafficking victims. She received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Studies from Baylor University. She has experience working with children/adolescents, adults, couples and families in non-profit agency settings in...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Universal City, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 12

Hi, My name is Shaun Hill. I am a Licenced Professional Counselor licensed in Texas with over 12 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship, marriage and family, parenting problems, career issues, OCD, trauma, and ADHD. My counseling style is warm and non invasive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, empathy, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person centered, solution focused, client centered, and systemic counseling. I will work to make our comm...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Universal City, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. My work is directed by a desire is to help people experience emotional growth with stronger forms of self-regulation. My goal is to help people establish the foundation(s) that will help them create and maintain greater coping skills. The strengthening of existing personal skills will help a person deal with the difficult events and stressors of their past more successfully. The creation of new skills is life impacting. These new skills will help guide a person as he/she moves toward positive experiences while lea...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Universal City, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MSSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

I've enjoyed working with many varied populations with many varied concerns ranging from post-partum depression to addiction. My certifications and licensures compliment my skillful approaches when working with individuals and families. I greatly enjoy using Internal Family Systems and the Nurtured Heart Approaches due to their compassionate and deeply empowering effects on people's lives and their ability to affect real change. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with 16 years of clinical experience. My time spent wit...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Universal City, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Texas for over six years. In that time, I have worked with a wide variety of clients dealing with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issue, relationship problems, but the majority of my work has been with clients dealing with trauma. My counseling style is laidback as I try to provide an environment where everyone feels comfortable and safe when discussing those difficulties issues in their lives. I do not believe in judging or labeling my clients; I believe in helping my clients to the best of my ability. I use...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Universal City, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 7 years of experience. I provide a supportive outlet for teens and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, or anger issues. I view my therapy approach as a collaborative team effort with you (and sometimes your family unit) to work together to improve the quality of life for everyone involved. Through empathy and therapeutic humor, I strive to create a safe place in which you can grow. I would be so honored for the opportunity to walk through these seasons of life with you.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Universal City, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSWS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

In our life's journey change is inevitable. With intentionality, and reflection we can move towards growth. As a counselor I seek to support my clients to move towards, healing, self discovery, and living a whole hearted life. My therapeutic approach is a person centered approach. I believe that all can benefit from the process of therapy, and that the therapeutic process can provide a grounded centeredness and strength to support us through the challenges that all will face. Healing and growth can further happen in the context of relationships, and I believe the...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Universal City, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC LCPC PC, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! My name is Lynette. I have been practicing therapy for over 12 years. I am currently licensed in Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. I believe in treating all people with dignity and respect. Your privacy is precious to me and I will protect it. I have enjoyed helping many different populations of people with all sorts of issues and concerns. Helping people reach their individual potential for success is a joy for me. I am a trained in EMDR, SFBT, CBT, MRT, MI, and Prime f...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Universal City, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I started my career as an educator over 25 years ago. I work as a mental health professional and a professional school counselor. I am a strong believer in self care, mental health , nutrition, and wellness as instrumental in our quality of life. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor and certified school teacher, my qualifications include a master of science in nutrition and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) certification. I am an advocate for healthy living using a holistic approach for physical, emotional, social...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Universal City, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,MA ,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a family and marriage therapist and professional counselor currently licensed in Texas with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients who have a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, family conflict, DMDD, ADD, and LGBTQ. I've also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I use evidence based approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy with a hum...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Universal City, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience working with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress, anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence and depression. I also have a background in working with varying degrees of trauma. I focus on developing an authentic and trusting relationship with my clients, drawing from various techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and mindfulness approaches. I work with my clients to create an open and safe env...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Universal City, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, parenting 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Universal City, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in Texas with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Universal City, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in Texas with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Universal City?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Universal City area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Universal City and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Universal City or elsewhere in Bexar or the state of Texas.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Universal City therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Universal City due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Universal City and elsewhere throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Universal City to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Universal City, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Universal City, TX, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 78148 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

78148

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.