Though the skyscrapers may be small, it doesn’t mean that the dreams can’t be big, and you can learn to take control of your dreams with the help of a counselor.

Wichita Falls is a beautiful location with gorgeous waterfalls, and it’s home to the Newby McMahon building, which is the world’s littlest skyscraper. While it’s been hit with some major tornadoes, it’s always recovered, so you can recover from the tornadoes in your life with the help of a counselor that can get you on the right track, even after the disaster has already hit. 

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Lindsay Lientz (he/him)

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

I’m glad you're here! My name is Lindsay Lientz, and I’m a professional counselor. Before I say anything else, it’s important to welcome and congratulate you. Asking for help is not easy for everyone. You’ve taken a bigger step than you realize in simply beginning your search. Soon I believe you’ll find out just how far you can go toward making your life what you really want it to be, so congrats on taking that first step. I’ve been in the counseling profession for 25 years. It’s been one of the most rewarding choices I made as a young person. I place high value on the people with whom I work. Most often, my approach includes helping people realize what they already knew, and just need the encouragement and safe space to say aloud. My counseling approach is eclectic, but one unchanging factor is the time and patience I extend to everyone. We all need a safe space to open up. On a personal note, my favorite thing in the world is being a dad and a "papa." I have two young adult children, a granddaughter, and I also am a “dad again” to my wife’s children. Together, we have several dogs, and have started raising chickens, so life can sometimes be noisy and active! When I’m not doing the work I love, I prefer to spend time outdoors doing anything that keeps me moving. I believe movement is life. Some of the choices you’ll make over the next couple years could set you on a really successful course. I would be happy to be part of your team, helping encourage you toward the next stage of life. Thanks again for taking this first big step - no matter who you choose to work with, I believe you'll make progress toward the person you want and the world needs.

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Shana Trahan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): M. Ed,LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionCoaching
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor whose education includes an undergraduate degree in Psychology, the first master's was focused on Diverse Learners and the second masters was in Counseling. I have a plethora of experience from working in psychiatric hospitals, nursing facilities, substance abuse rehabilitation centers and more. My counseling styles is a coach by nature though I am also an excellent listener. I have lots of empathy peppered with a "Can do" attitude. My clients note my great insight and positive attitude as being beneficial to them along with my counseling abilities as characteristics that they really benefited from. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Denise McCarson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): M Ed, LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
27 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, I am Denise, a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in Texas for over 27 years and still enjoying it. Over the years, I have gained valuable experience working with a wide range of issues including depression, bipolar, anxiety, grief/loss, addiction/recovery and life changes. I have had the opportunity to work in many different levels of care including, outpatient, crisis intervention, intensive outpatient, partial hospital, hospital, and residential care. My counseling style is respectful and interactive. My integrated approach includes theory and techniques from client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral and mindfulness. By combining techniques from various approaches, I can develop a plan of treatment to fit your specific needs more effectively. I appreciate the courage it takes to seek help and strive to work with each client to overcome their challenges, understanding that reaching out for help is the first step on the journey to feeling better. I look forward to working with you.

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Deborah Marlin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Deborah Marlin and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I have lived in a variety of countries and states and find that I have a diverse perspective about most everything. For the past twenty years I have lived on a ranch but don’t ask me about livestock or pastures! I enjoy people and find counseling a fascinating endeavor. I have graduated from the University of Texas and the University of Missouri and have trained over the years in a variety of approaches. My work setting has been with the military and family members in Germany, private rehabilitation in Texas, the school system in Texas, and then I continue to work in public mental health while seeing clients in my private practice. Trauma Informed Care is stressed at the mental health facility where I do some work and in work in my private practice. The work I do with children and families is not much different from that with individuals who have experienced trauma along with boundary and attachment issues. I find Cognitive Behavior Therapy to be a very useful technique but what I use is determined by the needs of each client. I find counseling to be an adventure that can yield very positive results

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Dora Hicks

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,M. Ed.
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! Good to meet you! My name is Ms. Dora Garcia, LPC, M. ED, and I have worked in the school system for over 17 years, taught History at the High School Level, and provided Guidance Counseling, from Pre-Kinder to 12th Grade Students. After working with parents, children, youth and adolescents, my approach when working with you is to find skills you have used in your life to assist you to build the confidence and power you have from within you, guide you into your own purpose in your venture in this particular season of your life using methods such as Solution-Based Focus Therapy.

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Joanne Franks

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Lauren Parish

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCompassion fatigue
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, and career difficulties. 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 and empower you in that journey.

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Dr. Bette Smyth

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
35 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed to counsel in Texas with 35 years of professional experience. I have worked well with clients having a wide range of challenges including anxiety and stress, abuse and trauma, grief and discouragement. I look forward to collaborating with you for your personal growth in a safe, interactive environment where your thoughts and emotions can be shared without fear of judgment. You are unique and so our work will unfold in its own particular way and at its own pace. I want to support you in new understandings and practical skills to embrace life's struggles as opportunities for fresh insight and healing in order to achieve your therapy goals. Taking this step to sign up for therapy requires courage, and I am proud of you for getting started! I look forward to our first session and working together.

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Robert Gaertner

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf 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, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Amanda Williamson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,MAC,AADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Mindfulness Practitioner. I have been a counselor for over 18+ years in Maine and South Carolina. I have worked in a variety of settings, with clients of ranging in ages from 13 to 75, with a wide range of concerns such as dealing with grief and loss, low self esteem. Mood disorders such as depression, bi-polar, and anxiety. I help individuals evaluate current life satisfaction and set goals to increase that satisfaction level. I am also an addictions specialist. My counseling style is empathetic, warm, supportive, and non-judgmental. My goal is to always meet my client were they are. You are the expert on you. My job is to support and help guide you along your journey to wellness.. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines and may use several theories and techniques that include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and Solution Focused strategies. Asking for help is difficult, I applaud you for taking the first step in taking control of your emotional wellness. I look forward to working with you!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Wichita Falls

Finding the best therapist close by in Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls. 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 Wichita Falls, 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 Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls, elsewhere in Wichita, 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 Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Wichita Falls, 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 Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Wichita Falls 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.

Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls 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 76306 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 Wichita Falls counselor?

Before seeing your Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls.

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 Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls, 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.

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

76301, 76302, 76305, 76306, 76307, 76308, 76309, 76310, 76311

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