University Park is one of the most affluent cities in Texas with an average household income of almost $200,000. However, no matter how much money you have, if you have a mental illness, it is hard to enjoy anything and may even be difficult to keep that high paying job. University Park has a large number of professional therapists who are trained in treating all kinds of mental illnesses. 

Whether you have a lot of money or none at all, treating your mental health should be top priority. The mental health experts in University Park can help you figure out what is going on and how they can help you feel normal again. 

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Dr. Sandra "Sandi" Browne

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,M.Ed.,DSS
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
27 years of experience

Whether struggling with emotions or simply wanting a better life, I assist people to unconditionally love and accept themselves. My counseling focuses on assisting my client to learn what works/doesn't work for you them to create the life they want. Each of us are unique and are learning how to live this wonderful life we have been given. I offer Cognitive-Behavioral counseling from a Spiritual Psychology perspective. This Soul-Centered view is filled with great love, joy, compassion, acceptance and peace. Not connected to any religion, this approach recognizes that we are Souls having a physical experience. We are here to learn and grow. Most of our emotional suffering comes from judgments based in misunderstanding and illusion. We misinterpret, have false expectations, lack forgiveness for ourselves and others, and get caught seeking material things to fill up the hole we feel inside. Sessions focus on PRACTICAL SKILLS that work in your life. I have a Doctor of Spiritual Science degree combined with a Masters of Education - Agency Counseling and have over 25 years of experience. Before becoming a counselor, I worked with businesses to develop and train teams to be more effective.

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Dr. Randall Maurer

Offering therapy in TX
License: PhD,LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

My training and experience are varied. I have a PhD in Counseling Psychology and I am licensed as a marriage and family therapist. I have trained therapists and counselors for the past three decades. In addition, I have seminary training and years in ministry and in training ministers. My work has ranged from private settings, agencies, and even in-patient psychiatric hospitals. This training and experience enable me to address both psychological and spiritual issues, when counselees wish to do so. My foremost concern is to help you make the changes you want to make in a psychologically and relationally sound manner. I do not have an agenda nor will I ever push religion on anyone. To do so would be unethical and very distasteful to me. I enjoy helping people make changes in their lives by discovering and implementing strengths and resources they already possess. To that end, I use a solution-focused and strategic approaches. In other words, I help you to discover or create the solutions, develop a plan to help you find the motivation and direction to apply those solutions, and do so with encouragement, warmth, and support.

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Carlos Garcia

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am a Professional Counselor in the state of Texas with over 3 years of counseling experience. I received my Master's degree in Clinical Psychology in 2011. Prior to this, I worked as a Mental Health Case Management Supervisor for over 10 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of of concerns including Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Parenting Problems, Career Challenges, and Disability issues. I also have helped many people with multiple disabilities. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with dignity, respect, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered therapy, and solution focused therapy. I will tailor our discussion and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek assistance with addressing personal issues and taking the first steps towards making a change. If you are ready to take that first step, I am here to support and assist you.

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Zachary Moore

Offering therapy in TX
License: LICSW,LCSW
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSleeping disordersParenting issues
6 years of experience

I strive to engage children, adolescents, adults, Veterans, seniors, and families in a process of healing and growth that celebrates their individuality, identifies all barriers to quality of life, mitigates those barriers, and challenges each participant to live to their utmost potential. We focus on the complex realities of biopsychosocial issues and provide innovative services, which respond to the diverse needs of our patients and the community. "We strive to maximize quality of life, we do it well, and we do it every day.” Zach, LICSW

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Angela Diehl

Offering therapy in TX
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsGriefDepression
20 years of experience

Hi! My name is Angela Diehl and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for the States of Texas, Utah and Arizona. I appreciate you investing your time and courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. Whether this is your first time to seek therapy, or you have been in therapy before, , I am here to support you as you seek solutions in your life. I work with individuals, couples and families, primarily utilizing a solution oriented approach. Here are some other specifics regarding my training and background: Education: BA in Psychology/Sociology-Oklahoma Baptist University MS in Marriage and Family Therapy-Texas Woman's University My specialties include: ADHD Adjustment Issues Anger Management Anxiety and Panic Attacks Bipolar Disorder Blended Families Depression Grief and Loss Infidelity Parenting Substance Abuse (Alcohol/other drugs) As a solution-oriented therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

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Joyce Caldwell

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. 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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Lisa Hernandez

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

Hi, my name is Lisa Hernandez and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker born and raised in a border city in Texas. I am married with two teenagers and a chocolate lab. I strongly value self care and respect and compassion for self and others in order to be an effective therapist. For self care I enjoy hiking, listening to music, meditation, cooking, and reading while enjoying my coffee or tea. Starting therapy can be scary which is why I am dedicated to providing a safe environment where you can feel comfortable and accepted as you share your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement. I have experience in helping teens, adults, and families with a variety of needs and issues including trauma, anxiety, stress, depression, Bipolar Disorder, addictions, low self-esteem, anger, grief, Borderline Personality Disorder, and women's issues. Much of my clinical experience includes working with the Hispanic population living on the border of Mexico. I use a collaborative and personalized therapeutic approach that prioritizes respecting cultural factors. I understand the importance of being listened to and respecting individual values and beliefs. I utilize a variety of therapy styles such as Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and other evidence based therapeutic approaches to help my clients address their needs and reach their personal goals. 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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Shania Miertschin

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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DeQuita Frost

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepression
3 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, 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. 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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Kenita Perry-Bell

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. I have many years of experience working within the  experienced health field, including providing services to individuals dealing with substance abuse. My experience includes working with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and grief and loss. I am also a breast cancer survivor and welcome women/family members who are experiencing or have experienced breast cancer and need to talk. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with compassion, and respect. My therapeutic approach is eclectic and holistic using an integrative approaches such as mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic therapies. I am client centered and will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to address your specific needs. It takes a lot of courage to seek help and want to make a change. If you are ready, I am here to help, guide, assist, empower and support you. **Currently I am only accepting clients who are interested in utilizing the chat feature.** I look forward to working with you! Kenita Perry-Bell, MSW, LPHA, LCSW

How to find counseling in University Park

Finding the best therapist close by in University Park 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 University Park. 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 University Park, 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 University Park 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 University Park 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 University Park, elsewhere in Dallas, 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 University Park area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed University Park 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 University Park 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 University Park 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 University Park, 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 University Park 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 University Park 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 University Park 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 University Park 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 University Park 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 75205 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 University Park 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 University Park 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 University Park, 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.

University Park 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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75205, 75225

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