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Dr. Melissa Madeson

Offering therapy in TX
License: PhD,LPC,ERYT-200
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

My background is rooted in physical fitness, competitive athletics and the field of Sport & Performance Psychology. I earned a PhD in Sport & Exercise Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and worked with competitive teams and athletes in the Mental Training Facility there. After dabbling in yoga and becoming a certified yoga instructor (ERYT-200) the mind body connection became more and more foundational to my teaching and my life. My interest in positive psychology and performance trickled into a passion for mental health (specializing in stress, anxiety, depression and trauma/PTSD). I returned to school while teaching at a private Christian University full time to get a second Masters degree in Counseling and Human Development to become an LPC. As I currently work with clients on an individual basis, hold workshops and seminars and use yoga, breathwork and mindfulness to improve lives and relationships I know I have found my true calling. Working in private practice the last three years I have helped couples, families, individuals and groups dealing with a wide range of issues from binge eating, abuse, trauma to navigating basic life transitions. I use a combinations of CBT, mind-body techniques/mindfulness and talk therapy with a person-centered approach. I believe in a holistic approach to mental health that includes physical, spiritual and emotional support.

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Kathleen Hardison

Offering therapy in TX
License: MEd,LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hello! My name is Kathleen (Kathie), and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in private practice as well as 15 years of experience as a school counselor in Texas high school and junior high. I have dedicated my counseling practice to help youth and parents in their relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, adjustment to change, as a well as academics and career concerns. Much of my experience focuses also on the acute needs of those in crisis. Although I was born and raised in Texas, I have had many life experiences that have given me the opportunity to learn and appreciate people in very different situations and cultures. After graduating high school in Texas, I spent a year in the Netherlands (Holland) as a Foreign Exchange Student where I learned a new language and assimilated into the Dutch culture. I then returned to the United States and graduated from Southwest Texas State University, now Texas State University. After seven years of teaching in several culturally diverse areas of Texas, such as South Texas, San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston area school districts, my interest in collaboratively helping people work through their emotional and mental health issues to improve their relationships and quality of life became an important life goal. As a result, I earned my Masters degree in Education with a major in Counseling at Tarleton State University in 2008. Since clients are the experts on their lives, my direction for therapy is client centered. Clients determine the direction and depth of therapy while I determine what treatment modalities would work best for the client to accomplish their treatment goals. I have studied Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) that will help us as a team examine the overestimation of risk and the underestimation of the ability to cope when dealing with anxiety and depression. I understand and have experience with counseling youth concerning relationships, anxiety, depression, academics, and careers, as well as helping parents evaluate their own life experiences and guide them to explore the help they may need for their own lives. Outside of my work as a therapist and school counselor, I like to practice yoga, sew, and support my kids in their endeavors. I also enjoy reading, hiking, and traveling to new places. My work hours vary. Generally, Live Session are availalbe Monday- Friday after 4:00. I also work some weekends, offering Saturday morning and Sunday evening appointments.

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Alyce Martin

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA LPC,CCTP
AddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
18 years of experience

Welcome! Each of us needs some help at some point in our lives and it takes great courage to reach out for help. I believe that finding the right counselor is like finding  a trusted friend that offers a safe and non-judgmental environment. I strive to provide this for my clients so that they know their thoughts and feelings are valid and heard. I have a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston – Victoria (2002). I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (2004) in the State of Texas and have been practicing since that time.  I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.  I  have worked in different areas social services specifically with foster children previously removed by Child Protective Services for all types of abuse and with the biological parents to promote healing and reunification. During this time, I gained experience with Trauma Informed Therapy and working to help children overcome the pain of the abuse they have suffered.  I have also worked with Addictions Counseling serving clients within the Criminal Justice department, whether on probation, parole or in a rehab setting.  During this time, this counseling also extended to the families of these clients, to help heal and overcome these issues in their lives.​​ My counseling style is warm and client centered by empowering you, with guidance, to make positive choices for your life and making the changes that will make your life successful. After all the years of counseling experience, my greatest joy is seeing my clients recognize their own strengths and benefit from our time together. I look forward to working with you.

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Dr. Michelle Davis

Offering therapy in TX
License: DBH,MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
11 years of experience

I am a professional counselor, certified executive, and health coach. I have nine years of experience helping others overcome challenges and create purposeful, meaningful lives. I have worked with clients with various concerns, including chronic pain, chronic illness, stress, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, family problems, and career challenges. Many individuals I have worked with have had traumatic experiences. As a counselor and coach, one of my greatest strengths includes noticing and appreciating each person's unique characteristics. I do not treat everyone using the same approach because each person's response to stress, motivation to change, decision-making, relationship-building, and thinking styles are unique. As a result, I customize my approach accordingly. I draw from my extensive training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Neuroscience, Motivational Interviewing, Positive (Strengths-based) Psychology, Mind-Body Medicine, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy to draw out the best in you. I view the therapeutic environment as a safe place to explore relationships, whether those relationships are with people (family, co-workers, partners) or things (food or money). I also believe an important part of therapy is addressing the social, economic, and cultural influences on a person and that the therapy process should be collaborative, with the client seen as the “expert” on their life. It takes great courage to take the first steps toward change, seek a more fulfilling and happier life, and determine your personal goals. But, if you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you on this journey to create your best life. I look forward to working with you!

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Donald McMurray

Offering therapy in TX
AddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, 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. 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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Vanessa Faulkner

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am a well-qualified Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a comprehensive range of specialties that address many of the common issues clients seek therapy for, including depression, anxiety, grief, childhood trauma, attachment issues, domestic violence, and PTSD. My background and education, with a Master's degree in Counseling from West Texas A&M University, provide a solid foundation for my clinical practice. Furthermore, my approach to therapy, incorporating mindfulness, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and FLASH techniques, suggests a versatile and client-centered methodology, enabling me to tailor my therapeutic approach to meet the unique needs of each client. My commitment to creating a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic environment is crucial for fostering trust and openness in therapy, which can significantly enhance the therapeutic process and outcomes. This approach is particularly effective for clients dealing with sensitive and complex issues, as it encourages them to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a supportive setting. Clients interested in beginning their journey towards healing and resilience may find my approach appealing, especially those who resonate with my areas of specialization and therapeutic techniques. My personal connection to trauma and passion for facilitating positive change are likely to be motivating factors for clients seeking a therapist who is empathetic and deeply committed to their well-being. For anyone considering therapy with me, it would be beneficial to reach out and schedule a consultation to discuss their needs and goals, and to establish a therapeutic alliance that is the foundation of effective therapy. I work best with client who have experiences trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, & general mental health challenges. My expertise & experience in trauma-focused therapy, combined with my proficiency in addressing these additional issues, make me particularly effective in assisting individuals who are struggling with various mental health concerns. My approach helps clients build resilience & move towards a more fulfilling & meaningful life. One thing I wish all clients knew is that seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. It takes courage to reach out for support and work on your mental health and well-being. You don't have to go through your challenges alone, and there is hope for positive change and growth through therapy. My inspiration comes from witnessing the resilience of my clients, making a positive impact on their lives, & the continuous process of learning & growth. These experiences & the opportunity to facilitate healing & personal development in others are likely to be deeply motivating & fulfilling aspects of my work as a counselor.

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Diana Stepp

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & bipolar disorder. 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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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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Otis Mann

Offering therapy in TX
Trauma and abuseGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

I have worked with populations that have substance problems and who have been incarcerated, on probation, or parole. Very familiar with the military and aerospace industries. Although, I am extremely familiar with Christianity, secular counseling is important. Solution Focused Brief Therapy is my main interest because I feel the client knows him or herself better than any counselor. In this light, I become a helper rather than a therapist. I have used Written Exposure Therapy for Complex PTSD.

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Erica Buckner

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas and Washington with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients, ages 18 to 30, with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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!

How to find counseling in Westover Hills

Finding the best therapist close by in Westover Hills 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 Westover Hills. 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 Westover Hills, 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 Westover Hills 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 Westover Hills 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 Westover Hills, 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 Westover Hills area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Westover Hills 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 Westover Hills 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 Westover Hills 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 Westover Hills, 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 Westover Hills 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 Westover Hills 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 Westover Hills 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 Westover Hills 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 Westover Hills 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 76107 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 Westover Hills 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 Westover Hills 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 Westover Hills, 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.

Westover Hills 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.

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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 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.

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