In Bexar County, Texas you will find the City of Windcrest with a population of just over 5850 people. It is part of the San Antonio metropolitan area and was founded in 1959 by Murray and Barbee Winn, who wanted to create a unique community where they could live in a safe environment and raise a family.

Raising a family can be a tough thing to do and having to deal with any type of psychological issues can make things even more difficult. If you are struggling with a mental or emotional illness or just have questions, talk to one of the professionals in the Windcrest area for help.

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Angela Noah-Rico

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Welcome, and thank you for taking this first courageous step...reaching out for support!! Here's a little about me. My name is Angela Noah-Rico and I am a native Texan. I have learned much about perseverance and determination in my life but some of my lessons had to be learned from falling and making mistakes. As humans, we do make mistakes and run into difficulties, but even in these less than graceful moments, valuable lessons can be learned and character can be strengthened. I feel that I have been through very challenging experiences that have given me a broader view and empathy for what others may be experiencing. I have known the challenges of having to work, attend college, attend my child's school and sporting events, cook, clean and perform all of the other countless responsibilities on my own. All of these factors have made me more cognizant of the struggles that others face. As your therapist, you can expect me to tune in closely to your experiences and work in close collaboration with you as we explore your unique challenges but also your unique journey, strengths and resiliency. A little about my education, experience, and therapeutic approach: I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in psychology from the University of Texas-San Antonio and graduated with my Master's Degree in community counseling from Wayland Baptist University. I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients to include individuals dealing with grief/loss issues, with children in a residential treatment center setting, children/adolescents/adults in inpatient/outpatient hospital settings, individuals struggling with drug/alcohol addiction, active duty service members dealing with PTSD, and civilian patients who have experienced various forms of trauma. As I studied to obtain my degree in counseling, I became interested in different therapeutic approaches but one that stood out to me was Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), in that it has been very effective in treating multiple concerns such as anxiety, depression, panic, eating disorders and much more. I attempt to adjust my treatment approach to best fit the needs of my clients but I often take either a Cognitive Behavioral approach, which addresses thought and behavioral change, or a Solution-Focused approach, to assist clients in brainstorming and coming up with practical and healthy solutions to their concerns. As a therapist, I genuinely and enthusiastically look forward to assisting clients in realizing their strengths, maximizing their potential, and seeing healthy changes in their lives! Again, I applaud you for exhibiting such strength in reaching out for support during this time in your life!

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Natalie Bouffard-Lewis

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesCoping with life changesADHD
10 years of experience

As a counselor and an artist, I enjoy helping others - youth, adults, and families - solve challenges and improve their relationships, communication, and growth. I see the therapeutic process as a journey. We get to a better place by working together, identifying your goals and the strategies to make them reality. I firmly believe that the best way to do this is by providing a safe and judgment-free environment where I listen with unconditional positive regard, helping you clearly see the path in front of you. It is in the moments of profound insight - when the light truly comes on - that we can leap forward in overcoming current challenges, escape painful mindsets and relationship dynamics, and create opportunities for true and lasting growth. We are partners, working together to find what works for you. I’m excited to begin that journey.

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Michelle Hepworth

Offering therapy in TX
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepression
15 years of experience

Michelle Hepworth is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Michelle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University – Hawaii. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both Texas and Utah, and has practiced professionally for over 12 years. She has worked extensively to help couples and families heal their relationships and to thrive with a renewed focus on love and connection. She also has considerable experience helping individuals with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, self-worth and confidence issues, and more. Michelle’s passion is working with couples who are experiencing changing and challenging family dynamics. Some of these dynamics may include couples who are transitioning to empty nesters with adult children, couples who are working to redefine their boundaries with adolescent children, or couples working to blend families. Michelle is also highly experienced working with couples to enrich their intimacy, supporting parents who have older children, strengthening families experiencing grief associated with divorce or loss of a family member, and assisting victims of domestic violence. Michelle also has extensive experience facilitating an Enriching Marriage class. Michelle is married and is a mother to six children in a blended family. She has four grandchildren. Her favorite color has always been and will forever be PURPLE. She loves to create handmade cards and other crafts. She is an avid reader and always has a book with her.

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Lisa Roark

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self-esteem, and confidence & experience with executive and professional coaching. 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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Tiaira Willis- Haynes

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
6 years of experience

Hi, I am Tiaira Willis- Haynes. I have been providing therapeutic services for over 5 years. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is Nationally Certified. I received my Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2018. My favorite theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I graciously believe how we think and behave plays a role in our current struggles. I also utilize Solution Focused Therapy when problems need to be resolved quickly. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and loved ones. I started this helping journey when I first entered college. As I navigated my way into adulthood, I found myself to always be the person others were drawn to in their time of need. I then learned my strongest therapeutic skills were being openminded while listening and showing empathy towards others. A high percentage of my caseload involves those struggling with anxiety, anger, depression, family or relationship conflict, domestic violence, parenting, life skills, and stress. The joy I get when I realize I am helping someone makes this career worthwhile. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support, encourage, listen, and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Zarinah Foggle

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

I am licensed in Texas with 12 years of professional counseling experience. I have helped clients dealing with issues such as stress, depression and anxiety, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, self-worth, and past abuse/trauma. 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 change. I am here to support and empower you on that journey.

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Aletha Jacobs

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Texas. I have over 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, and career guidance. My therapy style is person centered. I believe in creating a warm, inviting environment for all my clients. I will customize our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I provide a safe and judgement free zone where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes bravery to seek a more fulfilling, happier life and to take the first steps towards 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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Adrianna Linares

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 8 + years of experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our sessions and your 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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Christopher Bruck

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Robin Carter

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & 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.

How to find counseling in Windcrest

Finding the best therapist close by in Windcrest 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 Windcrest. 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 Windcrest, 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 Windcrest 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 Windcrest 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 Windcrest, elsewhere in Bexar, 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 Windcrest area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Windcrest 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 Windcrest 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 Windcrest 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 Windcrest, 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 Windcrest 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 Windcrest 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 Windcrest 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 Windcrest 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 Windcrest 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 78239 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 Windcrest 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 Windcrest 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 Windcrest, 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.

Windcrest 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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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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78218, 78239

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