In 1879, a man named John Balch found several springs on his land and the community started calling it Balch’s springs, which is how the city got its name. The city grew rapidly and because a popular place to start a family, as it still is today. If you need family therapy, there are a number of trusted therapists in Balch Springs who can help. 

If you or someone you know has signs of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, or any other mental health disorder, you need to get treatment. The mental health professionals in Balch Springs are trained and experienced in treating these and all other mental health disorders. 

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Buddy Duncan

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
20 years of experience

Hello, my name is Buddy Duncan. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for well over twenty years. In my private practice I have worked with many individuals in crisis and transition. I began years ago working with those struggling with addiction issues. I then transitioned to several years working with those with severe medical issues and chronic pain. I have functioned as a Marriage Counselor in all of these years and specialized the last decade with grief and loss issues. I taught psychology in college for multiple years and served as an academic advisor to college students. My practice has been varied yet I have consistently practiced as a cognitive behavioral therapist who believes each person has the ability to make choices and decisions that can empower their lives to move in the direction of their choosing. My experience has allowed me to witness an abundance of people overcome complex challenges and move forward in a positive manner through talk therapy by offering healthy options in a safe non judgmental environment.

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Samille Frazier

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS. LPC-S, LCDC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger management
3 years of experience

I have been in the helping profession of counseling since 2001. Working as both a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), empowering individuals to seek healthy life change is the focus and goal. It is important to build therapeutic rapport to address concerns which may be very sensitive in nature. So, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral interventions are employed throughout the counseling. I have had the opportunity to work with diverse populations in a private practice setting, multi-specialty counseling group setting, and also in a publicly funded community counseling center. Some of the populations specifically required attention to child abuse and neglect, substance use disorders, domestic violence, anger management, parenting skills education, trauma-informed care, and general decision making/healthy life skills. Most individuals end counseling services having achieved identified desired goals including increased personal strength to maintain positive choices. Having support to make the necessary changes goes a long way. I am here to provide the additional support you may need as you work towards your best life.

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Alexandria Harville

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor here in the state of Texas. I have been working part time for 4 of the last 6 years. I took the opportunity to travel for the other 2 years and spent that time in Europe and Southeast Asia working with diverse populations and experiencing living different lifestyles. I have worked with a wide range of clients including those that struggle with autism spectrum disorders, substance abuse disorders, process addictions like self-harm and eating disorders, depression, anxiety, dual-diagnosed clients, ADHD, and interpersonal issues. The majority of my experience has been with adolescents and collegiate aged individuals and/or addiction populations. I operate from a client-centered approach. I believe that understanding how you see yourself and the world around you is the first step towards helping you address the issues you would like to work on. I utilize various other counseling techniques that may be helpful to your unique situation and tailor treatment to each individual. I believe that asking for help is the bravest thing a person can do. If people are willing to meet halfway, then I will be here to support you in meeting your goals and becoming the person you want to be. I look forward to walking with you in this journey.

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Samantha Thornton

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC, LCDC
AddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
30 years of experience

In the era of Covid 19, social unrest, and financial strain people are more stressed than they have been in recent history. Life can change us for the better, or for the worse. We can become stuck. While we have labels for these things, the bottom-line is we get stuck and we can become unstuck. I am s seasoned helper who has been in the mental health field for over 30 years. I have worked with all age groups and diagnoses. I have worked in hospitals, clinics and in the community. I have a strong background in addiction, trauma and life transitions. I have made a life of breaking out of the boxes and labels, professionally and personally. I am well versed in clinical and professional approaches; but my strengths are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing/Change Theory, Solution-Focused Therapy and EMDR. But, I believe there are many ways to getting unstuck found in ones own personal curiosity, creativity, and experiences. I am interested in those I serve being able to describe their experiences in the own words, through their own expression, and though their own lived experience. I believe a person's history is social, cultural, spiritual, and emotional. I believe healing comes from a personal journey and making sense of things. Let's work together as collaborators!

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Jourdan Hamilton

Offering therapy in TX
License: M Ed.
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTFamily conflictsDepression
6 years of experience

At the end of the day I want you know the you have a place where you belong, where you are loved and where you are supported. I think the world can be tough enough on its own... and the last thing that we all need are others criticizing and judging us for being ourselves. I specialize in LGBTQ affirming therapies in addition to a range of mental health issues. From depression and anxiety, to post traumatic stress, workplace stress, bereavement and loss; I will always take things at your pace, and look to approach your recovery with a blend of traditional counseling techniques and complementary alternative therapies. I am a proud supported of HBCUs. I received my Bachelors degree in psychology from Prairie View A&M University and Masters of Education in Counseling degree from Texas Southern University. I have devoted the past 12 years to the field of counseling and social work in a effort to improve the life of others, and develop effective therapeutic skills. I am a member and proud supporter of the LGBTQ community and consider it a top priority to create a safe space for all people to exist. Hope to hear from you soon....

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Ryan Findley

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
11 years of experience

Ryan Findley, M.S. LPC, is a highly skilled therapist with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of mental health. With a Master of Science in Counseling, Ryan has honed his expertise in working with individuals, couples and families struggling with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, addiction, and family of origin issues. As a therapist, Ryan is committed to using evidence-based approaches to help his clients achieve their goals and improve their overall wellbeing. He has extensive training in several therapeutic modalities, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Psychodynamic Therapy, which he uses to help his clients understand their underlying emotions and behaviors and develop healthier coping strategies. Ryan brings a unique perspective and a deep understanding of the complexities of human behavior to his work as a therapist. He is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest research and best practices in the field, and he takes a collaborative approach to therapy, working closely with his clients to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to their specific needs and goals. Through his compassionate and empathetic approach, Ryan has helped countless individuals and families overcome challenge and change while achieving greater happiness and fulfillment in their lives.

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Patricia Crow

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 14 years of professional work experience. I work with individuals who may be experiencing things that are difficult to cope with. My goal is to help my clients identify and talk about their feelings, work through problems, and learn new ways to cope. I often use various techniques, and I try to match my style of therapy to my client’s personality. Therapy is not always easy, so it is my goal to form a trusting relationship with my client by building on their interests and skills during our sessions. I use a client centered approach, which means I believe you are the expert on your own life. I know you may have conflicting feelings about starting counseling. It can seem very intimidating. I am looking forward to working along with you to meet your counseling goals.

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Stacy Porter

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
20 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, family conflicts, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Amy Pezzotti

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Reginald Lawson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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.

How to find counseling in Balch Springs

Finding the best therapist close by in Balch Springs 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 Balch Springs. 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 Balch Springs, 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 Balch Springs 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 Balch Springs 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 Balch Springs, elsewhere in Dallas, 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 Balch Springs area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Balch Springs 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 Balch Springs 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 Balch Springs 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 Balch Springs, 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 Balch Springs 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 Balch Springs 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 Balch Springs 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 Balch Springs 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 Balch Springs 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 75181 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 Balch Springs 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 Balch Springs 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 Balch Springs, 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.

Balch Springs 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.

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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 through the contact page or send an email to

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 Balch Springs:

75180, 75181

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