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Katy Kong

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
12 years of experience

Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with M.A. in Psychology & Counseling in Texas practicing over 10 years. I have worked with various age groups, ethnicities, genders under different settings, i.e., hospitals, residentials, private firms, & etc. I have experiences of working with various issues including various mood disorders/issues as well as personality disorders, ptsd, family issues, couples issues, gender issues, & more. I believe in resolving issues by exploring the root of the problem behaviors whether they be anxiety, depression, OCD, or relationship conflict. Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Psycho Dynamic approaches are among my favorites to work with. I enjoy analyzing with my clients their thought patterns & behavior tendencies through exploring their childhood & current life to find some answers that they are looking for. It’s the best! Some times the process can be painful. That’s our defense mechanism stripping. It will be worth it though, when you make it there:) Regards, Katy Kong

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Mark Beal

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
27 years of experience

My goal is to guide clients to an acceptance of themselves, and an ability to make positive changes. I assist clients to discover meaning in life, even when life is painful. I have over 30 years experience working with adults from diverse backgrounds, experiencing depression, anxiety, loss, and medical issues. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology, and I have a Masters Degree in Counseling. My counseling orientation includes CBT (cognitive-behavioral-therapy), DBT (dialectical- behavior-therapy), existential, and Jungian Analysis. I also work with dreams from a Jungian perspective.

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Edith Blake

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.S.,LSSP,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersParenting issuesDepression
6 years of experience

Living life is a journey that is sometimes wonderful and other times very difficult. By walking with you on your journey, helping you through these times when the way is tough, you do not have to face it alone. I'd like to help you! I have worked in a variety of settings helping individuals and families experience emotional healing. I have assisted those struggling with a wide range of mood disorders, relationship problems, including trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical or emotional abuse or trauma and addictions. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral techniques which focuses on changing how we think in a way that changes our emotions and behaviors. For those specifically seeking Christian counseling, I offer experience seamlessly integrating faith into the healing process. I love what I do. I love to see others grow, heal, and thrive. I am passionate about it and I will give your concerns my very best. I am currently licensed in Texas and work exclusively with Texans seeking help and healing. My active family consists of two grown adults, my son and daughter and two granddaughters and one grandson. On weekends you can find me somewhere outside enjoying nature, and my family. I have practiced counseling students and young children as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology in schools and as Licensed Professional Counselor, in Texas. I worked in schools assisting special needs students and students in crisis. as well as in private practice. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and positive psychology. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking steps towards change, and wellness are strongly encouraged. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you on your journey. I look forward to meeting you!

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Rosemarie Leon

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesSelf esteem
24 years of experience

Hello, thank you for visiting my profile page and taking the time to learn a little about me. I hope you will find my experience and practice modalities to meet your needs, and begin working together. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the states of Florida and Texas. I have over 24 years of professional work experience providing 1:1 clinical services, group counseling, workshop facilitation, briefs, and consultations. My clientele have ranged from military members and their families, to children, parents, native Spanish speakers, and multiculturally diverse populations. This has allowed me an opportunity to work in different settings from military bases to schools; the medical field, and in overseas countries. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues; parenting issues from post-partum for both mothers and fathers, to parenting teenagers. Moreover, my experience extends to working with separation, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, and marital challenges. I believe in using a holistic approach toward transformational growth, focusing on the mind, body, spirit, and social centers of our well-being. 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 participate in counseling takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Let’s build a foundation of trust for you to share your experience with confidence.

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Dr. Valerie Saffold

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
15 years of experience

I feel privileged that you are reading this to potentially help you, a loved one, or someone you know. I would love to join you on your journey of nurturing your emotional health. Are you the one that has been considering counseling, but keep talking yourself out of it because you have lived with many of these symptoms for so long, and think you can just keep going on with them. My philosophy in counseling is to help others be the best version of themselves, promote healing, reach their potential with their goals, guide them on how to get there while overcoming any barriers. ​ I help treat the following: relief from anxiety and stressors, improving mood, strengthening social skills, self esteem, healing trauma, infertility, pregnancy, postpartum, strengthening relationships and parenting skills, coping with adjustments, sport performance, cultural issues, and all areas of addiction. Contact me and lets see how I can help with what you are experiencing, or have experienced. I utilize multiple modalities that may include: CBT, TF-CBT, EMDR, Play Therapy, Exposure/Response Prevention, Motivational Interviewing, Prolonged Exposure, Reality Therapy, Strength Based Therapy, Multicultural Therapy, and Parenting.

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Marina Randall

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

Hello! I'm so glad you are here! If you’re looking for a therapist who is down to earth and genuinely wants to collaborate with you on your journey, then you are at the right place. I believe each client is the expert on their life and strive to create a safe space to navigate the challenges and successes that life brings. I specialize in mood disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, codependency, communication, gender identity, grief and major life-transitions. I also specialize in perinatal and postpartum depression, transitioning from partners to parents and family dynamics. I use a range of modalities (different therapy types) to provide evidence based care that is culturally competent and trauma informed. I am LGBTQIA+, and gender affirming, and sex/kink positive. I acknowledge and value all types of diversity including ethnicity, race, size, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and abilities.

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Katherine Cook

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
4 years of experience

Transform your journey towards mental well-being into a guided exploration of your own resilience and strength. As a licensed therapist in Texas, with four years of dedicated experience, I specialize in providing compassionate support for individuals navigating stress, anxiety, trauma, abuse, grief, loss, and depression. I firmly believe that you are the author of your narrative, possessing inherent strengths that can empower you to overcome life's obstacles. Taking the first steps towards a happier, more fulfilling life requires immense courage, and I am here to offer unwavering support and empowerment throughout your transformative journey. Together, let's embark on a path towards healing and growth, leveraging your inner resources to create positive change and cultivate resilience.

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Steve Gengenbacher

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
43 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, as well as 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Lynn Stevens

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

Hello! Before becoming a therapist, I was a public educator for over 25 years. While I was there, I developed a calling to become a therapist and went back to school to make it happen. It’s never too late to make a fresh start or find a passion. I have experience in providing therapy from ages 4 – 76 with anxiety, depression, bipolar, trauma, change of life, parenting, relationship problems and more. I believe that you are more than what brings you to therapy. You have strengths inside you that can help you overcome. I can help you find those strengths. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. You have taken the first step by choosing to find a therapist. I hope that I can take that next step with you.

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Christopher Loup

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf 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, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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.

How to find counseling in Annetta North

Finding the best therapist close by in Annetta North 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 Annetta North. 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 Annetta North, 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 Annetta North 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 Annetta North 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 Annetta North, elsewhere in Parker, 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 Annetta North area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Annetta North 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 Annetta North 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 Annetta North 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 Annetta North, 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 Annetta North 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 Annetta North 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 Annetta North 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 Annetta North 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 Annetta North 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 76008 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 Annetta North 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 Annetta North 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 Annetta North, 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.

Annetta North 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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