West University Place is nicknamed “the neighborhood city,” and borders the most populous city in the state – Houston. Being a good neighbor is to be kind and to care, but if you’re struggling with emotional or mental issues, you must first take care of yourself in order to help others.

Knowledge is what drives this community. If you know that you may have a problem that you need help with, the counselors in West University Place and the surrounding area are ready and willing to help you get back on track. Consider reaching out to one today.

This is Kelly Brast's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West University Place, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-S,LSOTP,CART
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am the owner and lead therapist at Kelly's Counseling Services. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling from Sam Houston State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider, and Certified Anger Resolution Therapist. I have over 30 years experience working in the Mental Health field with 20 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have worked with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, sexual abuse, physical abu...

This is Vanessa Cleere's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West University Place, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! My name is Vanessa Cleere. I am a mom, educator and a fixer. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the great state of Texas and have lived here my entire life. I grew up in South Texas and relocated to attend Baylor University to pursue my degree in Psychology. I obtained my Master's in Counseling at Tarleton State University a few years after. I have worked in a school setting for over ten years and helped many families who needed extra support for various reasons. I understand that life can get tough and that having some one that will help you ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West University Place, TX
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a license professional counselor with several years experience working with mental health, trauma, addiction, grief, and couples counseling. I am here to walk along your side and see the world as you see it. I believe that with support, people can change their beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors in order to live productively and joyfully. It is my hope to build trust in a therapeutic relationship by providing safe and nonjudgmental therapy. My desire is for you to feel comfortable in relaying your goals and needs. I will collaborate with you in understanding wha...

This is Sharie Scott's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West University Place, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,Ed. D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) Certification. I proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years. During my military career I gained a wealth of knowledge working with sailors suffering from addictions, depression, trauma, and other life challenges. My military experience coupled with my 10 years of community counseling has exposed me to the devastating struggles individuals face. Therefore, my passion is building collaborative counseling relationships to help individuals heal and thrive to reach their hig...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West University Place, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D,LPA,ASOTP
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

I am a bilingual therapist licensed in Texas and Puerto Rico with over 10 years of experience working with youth, adults, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns and issues including Depression, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Family Conflict, relationship issues , and other stressors/problems. I have also worked with people who have experienced sexual and physical abuse. My therapy style is relaxed, empathetic, and open minded. I believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect and listened to. My approach is cognitive behaviora...

This is Jenifer James's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West University Place, TX
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West University Place, TX
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 35

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Texas with 35+ years of professional clinical experience working successfully with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I have also been a professor at the University of Texas teaching clinical skills to graduate social work students. My experience has been with a broad range of client issues across the life span. I have additional training in creative intuitive painting and the expressive arts and enjoy supporting clients in expressing their creativity to support their healing and personal growth. I strongly beli...

This is Telisa Randle's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West University Place, TX
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with work related intercommunication issues, motivation, self esteem, confidence, brief life crises affected daily coping, self-care, family dynamics, & career difficulties. I am a clinically trained social work therapist and certified case manager. My goal is to closely listen to my client in hopes to find the best fit of treatment modality to tailor to their specific needs. I believe in treating everyone with respect, empathy, and compassion I want to ...

This is Theresa Fawvor's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West University Place, TX
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

I am licensed in Texas with 20+ years of experience helping clients struggling with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts. I believe people who want the best for you what you to be your best. With sensitivity and compassion, we will work together to set goals related to 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West University Place, TX
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Anne Lornson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West University Place, TX
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Brian Hoppe's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West University Place, TX
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

I am licensed in Texas with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Carolyn Washington's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West University Place, TX
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & 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!

This is Dr. Chinh Trieu-Keele's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West University Place, TX
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Texas with 10+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Jeffry Daniel's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - West University Place, TX
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In West University Place?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the West University Place area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective counselors which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in West University Place and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your psychotherapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of West University Place or elsewhere in Harris or the state of Texas.

Mental health professionals working through their own practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified West University Place therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp With A West University Place Therapist? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session with a counselor in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in West University Place due to a higher cost of living.

Some counselors 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 therapists serving the city of West University Place and elsewhere throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with counselor sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around West University Place to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy with a counselor. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

West University Place has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy. In West University Place, therapy can be easily to use and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a psychotherapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy with a licensed counselor is having a 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 West University Place 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in West University Place, TX, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby psychotherapist close to 77005 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Around West University Place Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in West University Place:

77005

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

How Do I See A Therapist Taking West University Place Sessions For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a psychologist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend counseling. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist 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 with a counselor.

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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions with their counselor. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Counseling can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective when working with a licensed counselor.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job as your counselor is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.