Working with a therapist can help you develop the coping skills to overcome many of life’s difficulties, such as family conflict, low self-esteem, or the symptoms of mental health conditions like anxiety or depression. If you want to start treatment, consider an online platform like BetterHelp.

With BetterHelp, you can develop a therapeutic relationship with a licensed clinical social worker, psychologist, or other mental health professional from the comfort of your home at a time that suits your schedule. 

While BetterHelp does not offer group therapy or treatment in the school setting, the providers on the platform have extensive experience and can provide an individual counseling experience using a holistic approach to help you on your path of self-discovery.

If you’re looking for an online therapist, TX has many options. The Texas therapists below are licensed to provide teletherapy to people across the Lone Star State. Contact a licensed therapist on the following list to take a step toward a positive change. If you’re interested in couples counseling, consider BetterHelp’s sister site, ReGain, to work through relationship challenges with your partner.

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Hector Chavez

Offering therapy in Texas
License: MS, LPCS, LMFTS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

Hello I am Hector Oz Chavez I am Duel Licensed in the state of Alabama and Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, National Board Certified Counselor, National Board Masters Addiction Counselor. I have over 20 years of clinical experience working in a variety of settings in the private sector and government sector both in inpatient and outpatient settings. I utilize a varied of therapeutic clinically proven techniques that are research based and have a track record of being successful. Personally I am warm and caring. I am non-judgmental person who has personally faced many of the life adversities that others have and will face. This in my opinion has allowed me to be very understanding to individual plights. I know it can be difficult at times to reach out for help and to share your life situations with a someone new. However, I am confident that you are willing to learn new healthy living skills. I would be happy to journey with you on this new stage of discovery and self-growth. I am here to assist you in gaining new healthy tools. I want to provide you an opportunity to receive support and experience growth during challenging times in life. Individual and family counseling counseling can help one deal with many personal topics in life such as anger, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marriage and relationship challenges, parenting problems, spiritual issues, military, career and school changes. I also provide Alien Abduction Therapy- I work with clients having problems in their lives due to a feeling that they have had experiences that are paranormal or unexplained. It can be a very lonely life when you have to keep a secret inside of you.. Alien abduction has been said to have affected over 20 million individuals. It is not rare; it's simply not spoken about in public. For those that feel they have experienced this event or just wonder why they have such strange dreams or fleeting memories of something that they cannot put into words. I am here to help. I acquired my Associates of Science in Pre Medical Studies from Dodge City Community College. I obtained a Bachelors of Science in Health and Human Performance and a Minor in Chemistry from Fort Hays Kansas State University . I went on to earn my Master's Degree from Texas A&M in Marriage and Family Counseling and Community Counseling. I received a fellowship from the National Institute of Health for Biomedical Research to study minority issues in Washington, DC. I completed my National Board Certification post-graduate certificate in counseling from the National Board for Certified Counselors in Greensboro, NC. I have also obtained a post- graduate National Board Certification in Addictions from the National Association for Addiction Professionals in Virginia. In the past I have been recruited by the military as a Clinical Research Counselor for the Army Combat Stress and Addiction Recovery Program in South Carolina. I have also served as a Clinical Counselor for the Navy Fleet and Family Support Center, Naval Station Ingleside, TX. I have over twenty years of experience working with individual with mental health concerns.

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Shawnta Cohen

Offering therapy in Texas
License: LISW-CP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepression
21 years of experience

Hello, my name is Shawnta Cohen and I am licensed clinical Social worker in South Carolina, Texas, and Michigan with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping teenage and adult clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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krista rice

Offering therapy in Texas
License: M.Ed., MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 27 years of professional counseling experience. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, relationships, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Anthonia Osborne

Offering therapy in Texas
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

My name is Anthonia, but I go by Tonia, and I'm a licensed counselor that lives in Houston. I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional counseling experience, as a school counselor and professional counselor. And while my background is in public education, I have transitioned to professional counseling and love it. I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional counseling experience, as a school counselor and professional counselor. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My counseling style is witty and enthusiastic, and those that either know me personally or have worked with me professionally would say that I am supportive, committed, and an advocate for positive mental health experiences. Our therapeutic process will be guided by goal setting and establishing strategies and skills to help reach the desired outcome. Remember, where there is hope, there is help, and we will work together towards positive change. 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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Noemi Solis

Offering therapy in Texas
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

Hello, I am licensed in Texas with over 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. My experience has been in an integrated health clinic where I worked with a team of professionals such as doctors, nurses, case managers, directors, and mental health counselors to help my clients heal. I believe that that to become well balanced and healthy individuals we need to consider mind, body, and spirit. Research has shown that for people that believe in a higher power, the healing process is more efficient and these people and live a healthier life. For my clients that wish to include Christian counseling, I custom tailor their therapy using scriptures and prayers. My counseling modalities include person centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused, Christian counseling, and mindfulness. 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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Veronica Barron

Offering therapy in Texas
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 9 years of clinical work experience and over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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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Keith Welsh

Offering therapy in Texas
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
23 years of experience

PLEASE NOTE: Presently I am only available for unlimited messaging but am not available for live appointments except very sporadically when I have cancellations week to week with my full caseload of clients. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist. My primary specialties are treating general and specific anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem, "imposter syndrome," anxiety which has led to depression, and confidence issues. I am also well versed in coaching, relationship dynamics, parenting, and family history complications. I am a very solution focused therapist with the notion of helping you achieve emotional wellness and happiness in your life as soon as possible. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice at Shippensburg University where I graduated Magna Cum Laude and as the Distinguished Military Graduate. I served six years as a Commissioned Officer in the US Army and later spent eleven years in the private sector employed by behavioral health companies. I earned a Masters in Social Work from Temple University, entered private practice and practiced traditional talk therapy including cognitive behavioral interventions, marriage and relationship counseling, family counseling, group therapy, and EMDR therapy.​ I later spent two years working as a therapist and administrator for an International Mission agency based in the UK. While living, traveling and working in fourteen countries on five continents, I gained experience with mental health interventions across cultures in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and PTSD. ​During this time I evolved my practice into specializing in EMDR Therapy which I have practiced now for 22 years and virtually since 2016. In 2018 I became a Senior Executive Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. I am honored to serve our all clients including Veterans as I am also a Veteran myself and enjoy serving people from all walks of life. I continue my clinical practice virtually from Pennsylvania and Delaware serving clients all over the United States and around the world, having treated clients on every continent so far except Antarctica!

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Nicole Juarez

Offering therapy in Texas
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Belen Castillo

Offering therapy in Texas
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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. 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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Cynthia Suarez

Offering therapy in Texas
Trauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
26 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 26 years of professional work experience helping adults, children, and teens. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How can therapists in Texas support you?

Therapists in Texas can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 20,557,050 people live in Texas, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for licensed professionals in Texas may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why are many residents in the state of Texas working with a licensed counselor?

People reach out for mental health support for a variety of reasons. Many individuals work with a counselor for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a smaller county in Texas, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed professional tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

Mental health counselors in Texas support clients with varying issues, which can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp has over 35,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency services

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:

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How much does a therapist cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How do I know if I should get a therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. 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 advice. A counselor may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many professionals provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in Texas can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to an office.

Does insurance cover therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is online therapy safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.

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