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Emily Hoelscher

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children both in individual and group settings. In addition, I specialize in working with couples and families. I believe the best treatment comes from establishing trust in the therapeutic relationship. You want to make sure you feel comfortable and that I am the right fit for you as a counselor. In counseling, I aim to be supportive and compassionate, while actively listening to and respecting the issues that my clients are facing. I want to meet my clients where they are at, whether it be in struggles or encouraging achievements as counseling progresses. My counseling style combines strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused approaches to help individuals achieve their therapeutic goals. Identifying one's strengths and coping skills that can be used to help work through various issues is an important part of my therapy approach. In counseling, I want to see my clients have hope for their future, and that from the therapeutic relationship that they gain skills and confidence to manage what may come in life. If you feel like I would be the right counselor for you, I would be honored to work with you.

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Frederica Wooten

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepression
15 years of experience

"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." - George Bernard Shaw. Often times, we find ourselves stuck and are unsure how or what to do to move forward. My goal is to assist individuals in this process so the fullest potential is reached allowing you to live your best life. I provide tailored therapeutic interventions to adults and families who are struggling with trauma, substance abuse, behavioral issues, and/or mental health issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I utilize cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, solution-focused approach as well as motivational interviewing to foster a client-centered environment to produce sustainable change. I have nearly two decades of experience in the field of mental health, case management, and crisis services. I am dedicated to assisting individuals as they gain the skills and support necessary to make the changes that allow them to make forward progress and achieve their life goals.

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Dr. Victor Carrasco

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
8 years of experience

The majority of my clinical work began in the U.S./Mexico border region. Throughout my clinical work and personal experiences, I realized there are many systemic barriers affecting the community’s access to care. One area that I wanted to address further was adapting the treatments I was trained in to incorporate the cultural values of the community. My aim is to incorporate my patients' values such as family and faith, when possible into the treatment process. My interest continues to be related to working in multidisciplinary health care teams and addressing severe mental illness. I plan to incorporate more psychological testing and provide this service in my community. In my time away from work, I enjoy spending time with my family, exercising, eating good food, and watching DC movies.

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Jennifer Frias

Offering therapy in TX
License: MSW,LCSW
AddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
4 years of experience

Hello, my name is Jennifer Frias. I am a newly licensed clinical social worker, out of West Texas. I spent three and a half years working towards my clinical license. I have worked in a behavioral health hospital, with two different homeless shelters, men arrested for family violence, men & women court ordered to anger management, and youth in foster care. Some of my clients struggled with addiction, trauma, abandonment, various mental health diagnosis, physical health ailments, anger/aggression and some of my clients have been US Veterans. I am a Solution-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Informed Care Counselor/Therapist. I will met you where you are at, and work with you to determine what your goals are, and what you want out of therapy. I will be an advocate, a support person, and i will hold you accountable when needed. I believe in treating others with respect and kindness. Thank you for coming to my page and I look forward to working with you.

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Dr. Olufolake Ike ThD

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & intimacy related 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Flor Moreno

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Tamara Harris

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
18 years of experience

I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor(LPC-S) with a Ph.D, in Counselor Education. I primarily practice in Texas with over 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert in your life your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Dr. Clara Aragon

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I have over 15 years of counseling experience, and recently completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I have extensive training and work in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process and assist you to utilize your being (e.g., identity, experiences, knowledge, social, culture, faith, and spirituality).

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Alexis Patel

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyEating disordersParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, & 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. 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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Angela Stills

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-S,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

Acting on your decision to seek counseling is a step in you taking the very best care of yourself! My name is Angela M. Stills, LPC-S, NCC. I am licensed in the State of Louisiana and have been since 2004. I believe that you possess the change that you seek, and I will work with you to bring about this change. I firmly believe that you do not have to live in a manner or state that does not produce the best you! Although this process will be challenging, it will be well worth your time, effort, and investment. My purpose is to create a safe space that will prompt you to speak openly and explore freely as well as be challenged to grow. My experience is in both administrative and clinical counseling roles. I have counseled adolescents, and adults in a variety of outpatient, community, and/or home-based settings, intensive mental health programs, and within a correctional institution. I have worked with individuals on various areas of concern; self-esteem, phase of life adjustments, grief, anger management, depression, anxiety, trauma-related issues, domestic violence, parenting, substance use, and serious mental illnesses. As a foundation, I practice Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I look forward to working with you in getting your desired outcome!

How to find counseling in Agua Dulce

Finding the best therapist close by in Agua Dulce 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 Agua Dulce. 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 Agua Dulce, 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 Agua Dulce 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 Agua Dulce 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 Agua Dulce, elsewhere in Nueces, 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 Agua Dulce area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Agua Dulce 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 Agua Dulce 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 Agua Dulce 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 Agua Dulce, 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 Agua Dulce 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 Agua Dulce 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 Agua Dulce 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 Agua Dulce 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 Agua Dulce 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 78330 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 Agua Dulce 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 Agua Dulce 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 Agua Dulce, 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.

Agua Dulce 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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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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