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Jonathan Caballero

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Jonathan Caballero, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I received my BA in Psychology from Texas State University, and my MA in Counseling from St. Edward's University in Austin, TX. While in Austin, my work was primarily focused on gender dysphoria, coming out, and other issues specific to the LGBTQ+ community. I enjoy working with parents who may have a child who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and might have difficulty accepting their child as they are due to fear, cultural conflicts, or a lack of understanding. I can help educate you and guide you throughout your journey of discovery. I also have extensive experience and strong interest in working with trauma, depression, anxiety, and problem associated with life transitions. My approach is experience driven and real. I tend to stay away from clinical jargon and try my best to form organic and trusting relationships with my clients. Therapy should not be frightening, and I do my best to provide my clients with a sense of calmness throughout the therapeutic process.

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Wayne Crooks

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionADHD
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Wayne Crooks is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 35 years of experience in the field of mental health and social services. His tenure in the field includes work with children, adolescents, adults and couples. His experience includes working in correctional institutions, outpatient clinics, inpatient hospital, school based health programs, therapeutic foster care, residential treatment, online counseling and the corporate setting. In his role as a health educator Mr. Crooks was instrumental in shaping the efficient delivery of health care services to students in the Dallas public school system. As a clinician Mr. Crooks has focused primarily on treating depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders and working with children who display symptoms related to ADD and ADHD. Mr. Crooks’ experience is supported by a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. He also completed a clinical internship through the nationally recognized Dallas Child and Family Guidance Center. Currently Mr. Crooks provides counseling online, he is a facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Project, and a member of the board of directors for the Chico Peace Endeavor.

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Alin Tovar

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): M.S, LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, my name is Alin Tovar and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I identify myself as a psychotherapist and I have been working in the mental health settings since 2010. My background is in Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling. From a very young age I always knew that I wanted to become a therapist. My main goal is to help my community and with my experiences, I believe I have and continue to accomplish this goal. As a counselor, I place myself in individual’s shoes and I work towards a treatment that reflects their values, unique experiences, and what they want to resolve. I am fluent in English and in Spanish, and this quality has been one of my strengths as it allows me to do clinical work with a variety of clients. I had the privilege of working with Central American undocumented families for 4 years and continue to service a multilingual population. My experiences have also encompassed of working in inpatient settings, Child Protective Services, Schools, Valley AIDS clinic and outpatient counseling. My background has given me the foundation that has led me to become a great counselor. I have done and continue doing volunteer work in the Rio Grande Valley. Big Brother/Big Sister, Special Olympics, Down Syndrome Awareness events, and Transgendered counseling groups are just some of the yearly activities that I’m involved with. I am currently working with a colleague on a pro bono shelter called “La Posada Providencia” with immigrants from all over the world. My main therapeutic orientations are CBT with an emphasis on REBT, Solution Focus Brief therapy and Existentialism but I always work with the client’s best benefit.

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Tory Graham

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, My name is Tory and I have been working with individuals on the path of behavioral health wellness for almost 20 years now. What I offer is an outcome oriented approach that is geared toward helping you see signs of change in your everyday life. In this approach we work toward your desired outcome and increasing the presence of that outcome. Through this dialogue we examine your strengths, resources, and experiences that can move you closer to your desired outcome. By this approach we jump right into the changes you want to see for yourself. I believe that we all contain within us the answers to the questions related to our experiences, goals, and overall well-being. I find joy in assisting with the process of self-discovery and growth. I look forward to speaking with you soon! Congratulations in taking the next step to growth and healing, I look forward to accompanying you on this journey. Be Well, Tory

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Ashley Bing

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Greetings! I treat a vast range of mental health issues with a focus on helping people heal, energize, and identify their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and collaboratively customizing a treatment plan. The goal is to facilitate growth and celebrate with you as you move away from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life! I never judge my clients, and will only present myself with an unconditional positive regard for you. Let's work together to hit your goals and live life to its fullest!

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Melody Hatter

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,Melody S Hatter
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Invest in yourself. You are worth it! It is not about being connected. It is about feeling connected. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas and Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa. I currently reside in Texas. I received a Master of Science in Social Work at The University of Texas at Arlington in 2014. My undergraduate degree is in Applied Gerontology. My professional experience includes inpatient psychiatric treatment and emergency departments working with adults from age 18-95. I have engaged clients in Cognitive behavioral Therapy, Reminiscent Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Working to manage depression, anxiety, addiction, substance use/abuse, grief and/or suicidal ideation is my passion. I have motivated individuals, couples and families to engage in change. My goal is assisting people remain in the community and not become hospitalized. Together we can make that happen! There is no problem that does not have a solution. There are always options. I have an extensive "toolbox" and will encourage you to build one as well. I am genuine and that will be evident the first time we meet. Allow me to help put 'life' back into living with a new perspective. I care. Let's talk!

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Jamie Klemenhagen

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with over 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, grief and loss, motivation, health and confidence in finding their motivation. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared and explored. I have experience in narrative therapy in which I help clients navigate their story through unpacking the layers and re-storying their preferred experience and stance to life's challenges. I also use motivational interviewing to help with developing meaningful goals. It takes courage to seek out a path to a 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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Jason Mills

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
AddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementDepressionADHD
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, anger management, & 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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Darrell Clarke

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship, intimacy and trust issues, motivation, career, self esteem, and confidence. I honor and respect all clients, and I absolutely love being a therapist and having the opportunity to help my clients find their true selves and reclaim their personal power. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, rational-emotive and existential therapy. Seeking help, in order to create lasting change, requires a tremendous amount of courage. If you are motivated and willing to put in the work, I would be honored to assist you in navigating the waters that lead to the shores of a happy and healthy future!

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Irene Grosdanis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! I am glad you have signed up for therapy. It is a brave decision and one to be proud of. My hope is that you find therapy to be a safe place where you can gain understanding and learn healthy coping skills so to experience a more fulfilled life. I am licensed in IN and TX and have over 20 years of professional experience. I have helped clients better manage stress and depression, cope with grief and loss, improve motivation, and increase self esteem. I believe therapy to be a partnership between client and therapist. Together with compassion and respect, we will explore a practical and meaningful treatment plan tailored to your immediate needs. Congratulations in starting your journey to self care!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Abernathy

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

Therapists in Abernathy, 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 Abernathy 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 Abernathy 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 Abernathy 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 Abernathy 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 Abernathy 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 Abernathy?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Abernathy 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.

Abernathy 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 Abernathy 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 Abernathy 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 79311 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 Abernathy counselor?

Before seeing your Abernathy 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 Abernathy.

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 Abernathy 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 Abernathy 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 Abernathy, 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.

Abernathy 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.

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