Visitors who come to Vidor enjoy taking a stroll down the Walk of Fame. Here the names of past residents of the city, including stars like George Jones, Johnny Paycheck, and Clay Walker, are engraved. When you feel both your suffering and your accomplishments go unnoticed, a counselor can help you find your own place in the world.

Sadness, turmoil, and fear can cause you to feel unwanted and even unlovable. Emotional distress keeps you from fulfilling your greatest dreams. Talk to a counselor in the Vidor area to overcome your emotional hurdles and discover the star within you.

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Chinwe Nzerue-Obi

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.Ed.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

It is with great pride and humility that I come to you prepared to listen and talk so together we can work for you TO BE YOUR BEST SELF AND WHOM YOU ARE CREATED TO BE! My name is Chinwe Matilda Nzerue-Obi and I am Licensed as a Professional Counselor by the Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. I got my Masters Degree from University of Houston Victoria, Texas. Prior to this, I was an Attorney from Nigeria: having graduated from The Counsel of Legal Education, Victoria Island Lagos and with a Law degree from University of Jos. I am also a Certified Christian Counselor for the benefit of clients who draw strength from their faith. For Interventions, my theoretical approach is Solution Focused Brief Therapy because I believe that when people “need help, help can not wait”. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help keep the mind and body whole. I have been privileged to help near school drop outs get back into school, stay in school, and graduate; helped couples at the brink of divorce save their marriage; worked with and helped people of all ages overcome – Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Substance use/abuse, Parenting and Relationship issues among others. I hold a Multicultural Counseling Certification and a Real Estate License too; all these have enhanced my ability to work across ages, cultures and countries. No matter what the issue is, you too can be helped. I believe that with determination and the will for a better life we will help you BE THE BEST YOU ARE CREATED TO BE and enjoy your best life!

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Dr. Dora Whiteside

Offering therapy in TX
License: EdD,LCDC,LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
16 years of experience

I absolutely love what I do and I view each day as an opportunity to increase in love, peace, joy, and believing that all other increase (i.e. spiritual and material things) will naturally follow. Not only do I work to increase myself, but I also absolutely love helping others to increase in these areas. I primarily use Cognitive Behavior Therapy, with a mix of Solution based Therapy, and Person Center Therapy, and many different skills and interventions. I have worked in various settings; with clients from many different cultural/ethnic groups; and with various presenting problems. These presenting problems include major depression, anxiety; bipolar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Psychosis, suicidal crisis and multiple suicide attempts; and well as feelings of self harm and harm to others; and other many other problems. When working with clients I like to begin to build the client and therapist relationship/rapport right away, and use this to create individualized treatment for each client. Whenever you make the decision to think about change in your life and/or are ready to begin change, I want to be here for you every step of the way. I pray each day "Lord let today be an adventure and not just a chore". I have been to the deepest depth of depression, death fear, hopelessness, worthlessness to highest out of control points of mania with very risky and reckless behavior and then back to living each day as the "best me". I desire to help guild you through the rough and tough times in life and all the way to truly living "your very best you and your very best life". Whenever you are ready really live your life, and not simply exist, I will be here waiting for you.

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Karen Walker

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC, LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience working as therapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems. I have worked with many couples for relationship repair, communication skills, and pre-marital counseling. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, without judgment. My approach combines person centered, solution focused counseling styles. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Lisa Jennings

Offering therapy in TX
GriefCoaching
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama and Texas with over 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss; family caregiving & professional coaching. 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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Loreen Button

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

I am licensed in Texas as an LPC with 13 years of professional work experience. I enjoy helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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 look forward to helping you in that process.

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Megan Russell

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
3 years of experience

NOTICE: I am no longer accepting new clients at this time and am no longer providing services on the platform. Thank you. Life can get overwhelming at times. Sometimes we face challenges in our careers that leave us feeling unfulfilled, or we experience friction in our relationships that leave us feeling isolated, while at other times we may struggle to love ourselves for the unique and wonderful beings that we are. My goal as your therapist is to allow you to be heard and validated, while working toward the changes you would like to see occur in your own life. Through a collaborative therapeutic relationship, we will identify solutions and practice skills that will allow you to resolve any challenges that you face. I have been a licensed social worker in the state of Texas since 2018. I received my Master of Social Work (MSW) with specialization in Mental health and substance use, from University of Texas at Arlington. I have worked in behavioral health throughout my career, although I have taken a brief adventure outside the field in 2020 to teach English language to high school students in Myanmar, Southeast Asia. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and depression. I am also a LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist and support diversity, inclusion, and equality. You are the author of your story and you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you in life. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey!

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Barbara Stanley

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

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience as a Counselor, and 20 years as a licensed social worker. From all walks of life I've met people where they are, as they are. Listened, to learn what's happening, what hurts, what you are wanting to change. Stress, anxiety, career difficulties, & depression can come into life sometimes. It can be hard. As the expert of your story you can share and I can be a listening heart,a safe place to talk openly. I'll remind you of your strengths you can use to face challenges. And new ways to consider things. If you are a person of faith, or spiritual beliefs I'm open to including them in our counseling process. It's always your choice though, and will honor your decisions. It takes courage to take a step to change, to move toward a life of your own design. I am an ally to support you along the journey.

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Matthew Henderson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
27 years of experience

As a compassionate and dedicated tele-health counselor licensed in the states of Texas and Missouri, I bring over 27 years of professional experience to our sessions. My journey in this field includes working in a private psychiatric hospital, community mental health clinics, employee assistance/ insurance programs, long-term care facilities, a military mental health clinic, and private practice. This has equipped me with deep insights into managing stress and anxiety, fostering motivation, boosting self-esteem and confidence, navigating career challenges, and adapting to life’s changes. What sets my approach apart is my commitment to creating a warm, inclusive, and safe space. Here, every thought and feeling is respected, free from judgment. I believe in a collaborative process, working together to unlock your potential for a more fulfilling and happier life. This journey requires courage, and I deeply admire the strength it takes to start. In our sessions, you’ll find a blend of empathy, expertise, and tailored strategies aimed at your unique life story and goals. The strategies I would use would be based on the unique qualities of you as a human being within the context of your cultural and life circumstances. Some of the approaches that I employ include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Solution Focused Treatment, and Mindfulness approaches. Your well-being is my priority, and together, we’ll explore new perspectives and coping mechanisms that resonate with your personal experiences. Let’s embark on this transformative journey together, with me supporting you every step of the way towards a more empowered and joyful life.

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Jonathan Jonathan

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoaching
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Shearon Penn

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & 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.

How to find counseling in Vidor

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Vidor 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 Vidor 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 Vidor 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 Vidor, 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 Vidor 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 Vidor 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 Vidor 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 Vidor 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 Vidor 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 77670 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 Vidor 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 Vidor 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 Vidor, 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.

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

77662, 77670

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