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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Marquita Clay

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with over 14 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I am also currently licensed as a counselor in the state of Louisiana. I have a wide array of experience working with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I am a expert in my field and I helped many individuals overcome situational barriers such as abuse/trauma, job stress, divorce, blended families, relocation/transition and more. My counseling style is compassionate, patient, non-judgmental and client centered. I am sensitive to the needs of all my clients. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, christian counseling, and client centered counseling. I will incorporate a specific needs based treatment plan to help you get your best foot forward. Healing, extra support, reflection, positive changes, and guidance is just moments within reach! I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Robert Mapes

Offering therapy in TX
License: Licensed Professional Counselor
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

My personal approach: I especially respect the individual uniqueness of each person who becomes my client. There are no clones in my office. My expectations for you are not based on standardized universal norms for what to think, what to do, and how to feel. With respect and honoring your unique situation I work with clients to better understand areas of their own life situation and set their own personal goals for change. We will explore things that are holding you back and discover your own strengths and resources to help make the change. If you are looking for extra support while faced with a challenging situation and you are ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

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Peggy Thomas Rosiek

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Hi. I’m Peggy. I am an LPC in the Great State of Texas and have extensive experience working in the mental health field. I am a United States Navy veteran and a retired federal civilian employee. These life experiences have helped to shape who I am – a straight forward, authentic person. I’m task oriented in that I believe if you voluntarily reached out for a counselor, there’s probably a reason. So let’s get to work. On the other hand, I also believe that sometimes life events can seem overwhelming in the moment and you just need someone to talk to, not to fix anything, just someone to listen. I’m that person as well. I wish I could press a button to fix whatever is going on in your life, but we all know that’s not possible. This journey is yours to take, but you don't have to go alone. As a member of your team. I promise I’ll walk beside you, encourage you, and be your biggest ally. Although it may not always seem like it, just remember – you’ve got this!

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Treneva Butler

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW,CCM
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker of 20+ years in the helping profession. I enjoy helping people reaching their goals by engaging the body, mind, and motivation through the process of positive healing. I have been able to complete these results by working with individuals using tools related to cognitive-behavioral modification, solution focused approaches, while helping the client understand and reach their goals of mindful wholeness. My studies include both a Bachelors and Master degree from Southern Illinois University @Carbondale. I have worked with children and adolescents however most recently with adults (young to mature) with chronic illness for over 15 years. I love the services I provided and the transformations I am able to witness in the lives of people. While taking a accountability approach with individual when appropriate, I guide people with compassion, accepting that we all have challenges in life and need a helping hand at times, there is not judgement here!

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Dr. Kervil Durand

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Sarah Behrens

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
5 years of experience

I am a practicing, licensed clinician in the state of Texas, and have been seeing clients for the past 5 years. No problem is too big for me. I have worked in a variety of settings from a juvenile detention center, to a psychiatric and substance abuse facility. Whatever your issues, we can work through them together. I want to be the starting block for your new improved life.

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Stacy Porter

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
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, family conflicts, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Nakeisha Washington

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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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Nicole Juliana Dewitt

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
11 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 11 years of professional work experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma and abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault, family conflicts, stress and anxiety, depression, identity development, multicultural concerns, compassion fatigue, and coping with life changes. My approach to therapy is empathetic and diverse, using a culturally appropriate, trauma-informed, gender and sexuality-affirming lens. My theoretical framework is integrative to meet the needs of my clients, often working from a social justice and feminist theoretical orientation. I combine techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, existentialism, and humanistic approaches. I see my role as a therapist is to be my clients’ advocate, guiding them toward positive change specific to their life issues. 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. Whether you are looking to explore your experience or have specific mental health concerns, I want to center what matters to 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. I look forward to working with you!

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Valerie Parker

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
8 years of experience

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, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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!

How to find 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 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 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. 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 Watauga 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 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 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)

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 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 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 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 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 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 or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

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:

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?

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 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 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 76148 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 Watauga 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 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 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 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?

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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