Arlington, TX, sits between two larger Texas cities: Dallas and Fort Worth. If you’re feeling overshadowed by anxiety, depression, or other mental health disorders, or if you need to talk to someone about how to make the most of your uniqueness, connecting with a therapist Arlington TX can help.

Finding the right therapist can be challenging. An online therapy platform like BetterHelp can make the process more convenient. There are so many therapists available on the platform that you can find a licensed professional counselor LPC, clinical social worker, or other mental health professional who can work around your schedule. If therapy cost is an issue, BetterHelp may be more affordable than in-person treatment. Subscriptions range from $65 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks). 

BetterHelp therapists can provide individual counseling for a variety of mental health concerns, from eating disorders to sexual abuse to grief counseling to dealing with the psychological effects of chronic pain. If you want to work with a therapist skilled at providing treatment, fosters an environment of mutual respect, and can help you live a more fulfilling life, get in touch with an Arlington-based therapist to get started.

 

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Denise Thornton

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
6 years of experience

Connection with others and healthy, strong relationships are what I am passionate about. There are many times in life when journeys are hard, situations exhausting, and trying or overwhelming, and my desire is to come alongside and help process and encourage my clients. Counseling for clients can be hard work but can be so rewarding and healing in the process and on the other side of the valley they might be up against. People dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma of various kinds, relationship struggles and life change are many of who make up my clients. I work with a wide range of ages and journeys. I received a masters in science from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2013. I am a licensed professional counselor as well as certified by the national board as a nationally certified counselor. I use a solution focused approach as well as CBT and trauma-focused therapy. This means I am looking for ways to help my client process, find tools to help them in the midst of their struggle and then get them to implement the tools so they can move forward to a healthier way of living. We can often get stuck in the way we have always done something and sometimes having a person on the outside can give us a new perspective and lens with which to see things and make changes necessary to move to health and peace.

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Pamela Rowell

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,MA,BS
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionADHD
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas with 6 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. The issues I have worked with many experience including addiction and recovery counseling, depression, anxiety, stress, conflict resolution, anger management, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder),, ADHD, ADD, OCD, grief and loss, career challenges, and relationship issues just to name a few. My counseling style is warm, empathetic and direct. I believe in empowerment and self-confidence and treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I don't believe in labeling and I am determined to be unbiased and objective so as to meet you right where you are. My approach to counseling combines different theories and styles and so is eclectic. Some of the styles I incorporate include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, rational-emotive Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and motivational interviewing, but I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I applaud your courage to seek out help to have a happier and more fulfilling life that promotes change. If you are ready to take the next step toward that, I am here to support and empower you! I look forward to working with you, Pamela G. Rowell, LPC

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Margaret Sue Echols

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

ABOUT ME Hello, and welcome to my profile. I am a clinical psychotherapist, licensed as an LPC in Texas. I have been working in the field of mental health, in various capacities for the past 34 years, and in private practice for 29 of those, including currently. I have had many years of trainings, and hold multiple certifications. My work has included, but is not limited to; issues with anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, abuse and domestic violence; marriage and family, couples/relationships; custody, LGBQT; gender identity; addictions; terminal issues, death and dying; multicultural issues, and many others. Although I have worked with all ages and levels of clients, I am currently only working with adults, marriages, and couples. I also provide psychotherapy, counseling and life coaching. My general approach to therapy work, is to assess client's presenting issues and assist them to resolution of whatever is causing them the most distress. I use, talk therapy, CBT, mindfulness, relaxation techniques and particularly focus on integrative processes, to better balance mind, body and spirit. It is my greatest desire to help others find what best fits in their lives and brings them the most peace. I have an awareness and sensitivity to multicultural issues, and although I am Christian, I have great respect for other faiths and beliefs. I believe that I am easy to talk to, empathetic and have a gift of being very intuitive, and I will use all of these and other personal characteristics in my work with others. I look forward to working with those who are seeking more balance and contentment in their lives. SPECIALITIES * Mood Disorders; Depression, Anxiety and others * Trauma (of all types); PTSD * End of life issues; dying, grieving * Marriage/Couples * Sexual Abuse * Other related issues Clinical Approaches * Client Centered * CBT * Mindfulness * Integrative Process * Solution Focused Years of experience: 34 SERVICES OFFERED; Messaging, Phone/Live Chat, Video

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Cortney Edwards

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesBipolar disorder
5 years of experience

I am a professional counselor licensed in Texas. I have been working with clients from all walks of life for the last 6 years. I believe in meeting you where you are and won't have preconceived ideas about what topics should be the focus of your sessions. It is my goal for you to get the most out of the process, it is your time and you are investing in yourself. In my opinion one of the most important aspects of the counseling process is the relationship between myself and you. I want you to be able to trust me and feel my encouragement and compassion for you. I will work alongside you delve into past hurts in order to heal and be relinquished from those burdens as much as possible. I have worked with clients presenting an array of concerns including anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, parenting, relationship issues, kids, adolescents, life transitions, LGBTQ, prenatal and postnatal concerns. My counseling experience is in a private practice as well as a school setting. Whether you are experiencing some current struggles or just want to focus on personal growth, I would be honored to help out in any way possible. I commend you for beginning this journey, you are courageous for searching for help. I am here to answer any questions that you may have about me or what to expect from the counseling process.

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Mashonda Waddell

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,NCC certified,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
3 years of experience

I am a newly licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 4 years of experience as a school counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and existential. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Lakesha Stidum

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW, CCM
Parenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
8 years of experience

Hello, I've been providing individual therapy since 2014. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing with clients to help in reaching goals. I've mostly worked with clients who experience Depression and Anxiety. I received a Bachelor's degree at Arkansas State University and Master's degree at the University of Arkansas Little Rock. I'm currently licensed in Arkansas and Texas. I look forward to working with you.

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Tommy Pool

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients ages 13 and above with stress and anxiety, coping with chemical and process addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. The first step was to sign up for therapy and it took courage. You just did it! So, let's get started!

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Suzanna Meyer

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
21 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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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Sarah Gasper

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Felicia Bessman

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefIntimacy-related issues
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. 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!

How to find counseling in Arlington

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Arlington 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 Arlington 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 Arlington 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 Arlington, 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 Arlington 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 Arlington 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 Arlington 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 Arlington 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 Arlington 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 76040 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 Arlington 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 Arlington 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 Arlington, 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.

Arlington 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Arlington:

76001, 76002, 76003, 76004, 76005, 76006, 76007, 76010, 76011, 76012, 76013, 76014, 76015, 76016, 76017, 76018, 76019, 76040, 76094, 76096

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