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Rebekkah Pennington

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA., LPC., LCDC.
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
30 years of experience

Hello! My name is Rebekkah Pennington, I am a seasoned mental health professional and counselor. I have worked in the field of addictions and mental health since 1993. Before this I have years of personal experience dating back to the 70's and 80' I actually had the privilege and honor of studying under some of the original recovery movement gurus before recovery and rehabs were a thing. John Bradshaw, Claudia Black and Pia Melody have been some of my early hero's in the field. So after my recovery began to take place for real :) in 1991 Jan 14th to be exact, God as I understand Him put a strong desire in my heart to become educated more on a professional level so that I could help others find their way back. Since that time I have achieved four college degrees in Addictions, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Rehabilitation Sciences, and Professional Counseling. Years and years of training and experience working with Men, Women and Adolescents in many varied settings. Hospitals, Residential, Intensive Outpatient, Supportive Outpatient, and Aftercare to name a few, also Jails and Prisons I have worked in Therapeutic Community settings which were some of my favorite and most passionate days. Recovery is real and it is totally possible if you are willing to put yourself all in, you get out what you put in basically and I am willing to go all in with you to help you save your own life. Literally. Or some definite improvements. Quality of life is essential and a basic peace and happiness will be obtained by working through issues and finding your authentic selves. One of my strengths is geared towards establishing authentic relationships with those I works with, using a person-centered technique. You do and will always know yourselves, your strengths, your weaknesses, much better than I or anyone else ever could. My main mode of counseling is solution-focused, preferring an integrative approach to therapy as the ways and means to provide a foundation for building relationships with clients. I specialilize in addictions. Specializations/Expertise Specialize in Addictions treatment/ Interventionist 28 Years of Trauma Recovery work 35 Years Experience Codependency Specialist 28 years Relapse Prevention Work 28 Years of various Mental health Diagnosis work, Schizophrenia, Depression, Borderline Personality, Bi-Polar, etc etc 30 Years experience in Criminal Justice institutions in Texas working as Counseling Professional. 15 Years with Addicted High Risk Adolescents, some of my most favorite years by far!! and Heartbreaking. Types of Therapy Person-Centered Christian Counseling Multicultural: Culturally Sensitive Experiential Therapy 12 - Step components Strength-Based Trauma Focused Mind-full based approaches SPECIALTIES Adolescents Criminal Justice Population Addictions Depression Trauma and abuse Grief and Loss Self esteem If you need help and want to put in the effort I would be really excited to be a part of your Journey back home!

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Christal Bloomer

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
3 years of experience

Greetings to you! My core value as a therapist is that all clients deserve unconditional support and service. I am a POC (black and indigenous) and have experience vast experience counseling clients from marginalized populations and clients from 'alternative' communities. My approach is inclusive and client centered; come as you are and know you will be in a safe, respectful, supportive space as we listen to each other and make progress in your therapeutic recovery. I am a LPC with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health. Solutions focused, Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, and Reality/Choice are just a few examples of the treatment approaches I have used to help clients reach their therapeutic goals.

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Jenifer James

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas and Michigan with 4 years of professional work experience working with children, teens, and adults. I formally provided counseling services in-home, in a middle school clinic, at a university college clinic, and within a community healthcare clinic. I have experience in helping clients coping with addictions, relationship issues, 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. 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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Stephanie Garcia

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
9 years of experience

Hello and welcome to my profile! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with over eight years of clinical experience treating individuals and couples with mental health and relational challenges. I specialize in QEEG brain imaging and neurofeedback therapy. I am passionate about helping clients recover from trauma and create the meaningful lives they want and deserve. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including addiction, depression, anxiety, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, PTSD, and ADHD. I like to give my clients actionable tools to take with them outside of session. My therapy style is warm and collaborative. I work to build an engaging atmosphere where my client's feel heard, understood and comfortable with being their authentic selves. My approach combines Internal Family Systems with cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and dialectic behavioral therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. You have already taken the first step towards fulfilling and happier, purposeful, more authentic life. I feel honored to support and empower you along this journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Jacqueline Miner

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

Hi, I'm Jacqueline Miner, a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas with a strong commitment to helping individuals live fulfilling and emotionally balanced lives. With 10 years of experience in the mental health field, I've had the privilege of witnessing the transformative power of therapy in my clients' lives. My journey in this field began with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University, where I discovered my fascination with understanding human behavior and the complexities of the mind. This fascination led me to pursue a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Throughout my career, I've worked in a variety of settings such as psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, and private practice. I've had the honor of working with diverse populations and addressing various challenges such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship difficulties. I believe that the foundation of successful therapy lies in building a trusting and collaborative relationship with my clients. I provide a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors without fear of criticism. My goal is to equip my clients with the skills and tools they need to navigate life's ups and downs confidently. Beyond the therapy room, I am a firm believer in promoting self-care and self-compassion as essential ingredients for maintaining mental well-being. I encourage my clients to implement self-care routines that suit their individual needs and lifestyles. Additionally, I will tailor our sessions and my interventions to meet your unique and specific needs. If you're seeking a supportive and compassionate therapist to guide you through your journey of growth and healing, I am here to walk alongside you. Together, we can work towards a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life.

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Sarah Ritchea

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas and Washington State with 10 years of professional counseling experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and Licensed Professional Counselor. I am open to all walks of life. I strive to be an open minded,multi faceted counselor. I am open to all races and cultures. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I do also have experience working with persons with all types of eating disorders. I also have experience working with many persons with Major Depressive Disorder, and some Schizophrenia, and BiPolar. I have also had much more experience in the last year working with persons of the LGBTQ plus population. 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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Dr. David LaBrie

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersDepressionADHD
27 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Adrianna White

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & bipolar disorder. 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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Peace Popoola

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
4 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in Texas with experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship and family conflicts, perinatal issues, trauma and abuse. Whether you are struggling with college, work, family issues, declining health, or just feel emotionally exhausted from always putting others first, I understand how overwhelming it can be trying to juggle everything. You may feel like you have to hide your struggles and pretend everything is okay even as you cry for help internally. I provide a judgement-free space where you can release pent-up emotions, laugh, cry, or just take a break from the chaos. My approach is collaborative, holistic and combines proven techniques tailored to your unique needs and situation- whether as an individual, couple or family. You deserve to make your mental health a priority. If this describes you, I encourage you to contact me to see if we are a good fit. Life may be difficult, but you don't have to navigate it alone. I'm here to help lighten the load so you are empowered to live a fuller life. I can't wait to get started!

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Sherene Jones

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), licensed in Washington with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Vega

Finding the best therapist close by in Vega 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 Vega. 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 Vega, 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 Vega 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 Vega 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 Vega, elsewhere in Oldham, 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 Vega area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Vega 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 Vega 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 Vega 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 Vega, 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 Vega 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 Vega 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 Vega 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 Vega 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 Vega 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 79092 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 Vega 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 Vega 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 Vega, 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.

Vega 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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