Founded in 1881, the City of Watauga is a quiet and family-oriented community with a population of over 24 thousand. Each year they have many different celebrations such as the Watauga Fest and concerts in the park. The city also boasts of many dedicated counselors who are there for you when needed. 

With all the amazing and fun things to do in Watauga it is difficult to get bored but if you are suffering from an anxiety disorder or depression, going out and enjoying these things is not on the menu. It is important to get treatment for mental illness no matter what it is so talk to a therapist today if you suspect you may have a mental health issue. 

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Samille Frazier

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MS. LPC-S, LCDC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger management
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have been in the helping profession of counseling since 2001. Working as both a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), empowering individuals to seek healthy life change is the focus and goal. It is important to build therapeutic rapport to address concerns which may be very sensitive in nature. So, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral interventions are employed throughout the counseling. I have had the opportunity to work with diverse populations in a private practice setting, multi-specialty counseling group setting, and also in a publicly funded community counseling center. Some of the populations specifically required attention to child abuse and neglect, substance use disorders, domestic violence, anger management, parenting skills education, trauma-informed care, and general decision making/healthy life skills. Most individuals end counseling services having achieved identified desired goals including increased personal strength to maintain positive choices. Having support to make the necessary changes goes a long way. I am here to provide the additional support you may need as you work towards your best life.

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Akilah Martin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Akilah Martin is certified by the Texas State Board of Examiners as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Texas with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Counseling. Akilah attained a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Sam Houston State University, with a focus in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has achieved competency in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has completed level 2 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Akilah believes the client is the expert of his or her life and hopes to help the client acquire the tools, skills, knowledge and the support necessary in order to be successful in meeting the client’s self-determined goals. She incorporates many different techniques from various therapeutic schools in order to best meet the needs of each individual client. She has years working with adults struggling with various issues. She has experience with: foster children, Department of Family Services, substance abuse, adjustment issues, depression, anxiety disorders, family/marital discord, communication issues, anger management, oppositional children, ADHD, and physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Akilah hopes to make each individual client feel validated, valued, and heard while simultaneously helping the client find his or her voice. She hopes to empower the client to realize he or she can make the desired changes in life.

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Lisa Golightly

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Texas with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with an array of concerns including relationship issues, depression, parenting problems, anxiety, stress. My counseling style is one of making sure that each client feels heard and safe. My belief is that it is very important to the counseling process that each client is respected and shown compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and client-centered counseling. All communication and strategies will be designed to meet your individual needs. It is not always easy to admit that one may need help with navigating issues in life. I am here to offer you support in moving forward with finding the strength you may be seeking to regain your balance. I look forward to working with you!

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Stephen Miller

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I'm Stephen Miller, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor (NCC), proud to be a professional member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). I bring over 22 years of dedicated service as a U.S. Air Force veteran to my practice. With extensive experience counseling adolescents, adults, and couples, I am equipped to address a wide range of issues, including but not limited to: Anxiety, Depressive and Conduct Disorders, Anger Management, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder and Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders Recognizing the intrinsic connection between our mental and physical well-being, I approach counseling with a holistic perspective. This entails incorporating mindfulness practices into evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). In our collaborative journey, we'll harness your strengths and employ a diverse range of therapeutic tools to identify and overcome obstacles, empowering you to embrace life to its fullest potential. Your personal growth and well-being are my top priorities, and I'm here to support you every step of the way.

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Lisa Nieves

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Anger managementSelf esteemADHD
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 6 years of professional social work experience. I earned my Masters of Social Work from the University of Texas at San Antonio. My experience comes from working with non-profits and in school settings. I have experience working with clients of all ages including early childhood, school-aged children, adolescents, parents, foster parents, and grandparents. My experience includes working with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, adjustment issues, grief, trauma, attachment issues, and ADHD. It is my passion to serve others through supporting and empowering them to be their best selves. I aim to create a safe space for clients to come during difficult stages in life without fear of judgement. My counseling style is supportive, interactive, and strength-based. I utilize strategies from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. Because every client is unique, our work will be individualized to fit your specific goals and needs. You already took the first step towards change! Starting the process takes courage, but if you are ready for that step it will be worth it. We will work as a team to get you where you want to be and I will be there to help you feel empowered and encouraged along the way. I look forward to working with you!

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Haris Ciceklic

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & parenting issues. 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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Karen Possessky

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
29 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 29 years of professional social work experience. I help clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting, trauma and abuse, workplace issues, and more. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am very client-centered and outgoing. It takes immense courage when taking the first step to heal and discuss blocks that interfere with life fulfillment. I am here to support you and guide you towards your self-determined goal. Niche populations include: healthcare workers, first responders, lawyers, other counselors, military, parents, caregivers, men, and postpartum women. I am warm, enthusiastic, caring and friendly. I have a great sense of humor. I love working with people. I am also a huge animal lover. Every once in a while, my dog Golden Wizard May offer a supportive bark; my hope is that you do not have to hear him cite a neighborhood violation (his arch nemesis is the department of sanitation). My greatest interest is learning about you and helping you with whatever you want to achieve.

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Regina Walker

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Leonard Tennart

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionADHD
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Louisiana with 15 years as a Professional Counselor, and a board-certified Clinical Chaplain with over 30 years of experience in pastoring, pastoral counseling, and Specialized Pastoral Care. I routinely provide counseling in age and stage related issues; family and relationship issues; PTSD, trauma, and crisis; incidence reduction and counseling related to medical conditions, depression, anxiety disorders, health and wellness; career, and religious and spiritual concerns, crisis intervention, grief ministry, family support counseling, pre-surgical and postsurgical counseling. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Sadie Lanier

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. In an open and safe environment we can work together to set and attain goals. Your 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 a therapist for counseling in Watauga

Finding the best therapist close by in Watauga 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 in Watauga that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Watauga. 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 Watauga, 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 in the Watauga region and in the state of Texas. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Watauga or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Watauga area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Watauga 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 Watauga, elsewhere in Tarrant, or in the greater state of Texas.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Watauga area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Watauga 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 Watauga 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 Watauga 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Watauga online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Watauga, 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 Watauga psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Watauga 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 Watauga helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Watauga 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Watauga 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 in Watauga?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Watauga 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.

Watauga therapists 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 Watauga 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 Watauga 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in TX, therapists 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 76148 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Watauga counselor?

Before seeing your Watauga 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Watauga.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Watauga 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 with a Watauga counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Watauga, 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.

Watauga 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service 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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