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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Balcones Heights, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LPC, NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am well versed in GLBT issues, couples therapy, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and other sensitive areas. My goal is to help make life more meaningful and fulfilling. As a teacher, school counselor and therapist of over 20 years, I see the pain that life can take us through. I offer hope and support with non-judgment, compassion, and empathy.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Balcones Heights, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD, LPC,LCDC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief
Years of Experience: 6

My name is Meri Rule, I have been in the Mental Health field since 2010. Some of those years, I have worked with addictions, depression, anxiety, bipolar, grief and trauma, PTSD, OCD, relationships issues, and other life challenges. My clients range in age between 8 and 80. I use techniques unique to client needs, including: CBT, Solutions Focused, Positive, psychodynamic, family systems, humor, along with Art and Music therapies. Working together to find the most effective treatment strategies is essential, in helping you reach your therapeutic goals. I rec...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Balcones Heights, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

My professional experience includes working with our military services members and their dependents working through deployments, suicide, multiple relocation's, marital issues, PTSD and other issues that military families face. In addition, I have worked with families individuals, teens and children on multiple issues such as depression, anxiety, family issues, divorce, substance abuse, anger management, grief and loss, parenting skills, domestic violence and adolescent issues. I know that making the decision to contact a therapist can be difficult for some and m...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Balcones Heights, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC,LCDC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Counselor licensed in Texas with training in strengths-based and goal-focused therapies. I have a master’s degree in Rehabilitation counseling. I have experience working with clients in several areas including Depression, Anxiety, Stress, substance abuse, relationship issues, and career challenges. I have also worked with individuals who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style can be described as welcoming, open, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone equally with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. I primarily...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Balcones Heights, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,MHR,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 10 years of experience counseling at-risk children, youth, adults, and families. My areas of special interest are coping with addictions, motivation, self-esteem, confidence building, intimacy-related issues, trauma, depression, mood management, anxiety disorders, parenting, and severe mental illness. I have worked with clients of all ages and creeds on issues across a wide spectrum of life challenges and mental illness- mild depression to schizophrenia. I am very direct when appropriate and incredibly empa...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Balcones Heights, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Texas. I've worked as a Social Worker for the past 9 years. Most of my experience has been in hospice and end-of-life settings. I've worked with a diverse group of clients, with a range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, coping with terminal illnesses, caregiver burnout, and compassion fatigue. My counseling style works towards the goal of creating a safe and open space with my clients. Your treatment will be specific to you and your needs to empower you to make positive changes. I'm here to help you thr...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Balcones Heights, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,BCD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am an Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 5 years of experience working as a psychotherapist, and over 10 years of experience working in the Behavioral Health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges and phase of life concerns. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Balcones Heights, TX
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in the state of Texas with over 11 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety and stress, depression, anger issues, grief, PTSD and addiction. My therapist style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, being non-judgmental, patient and compassionate while developing a trusting relationship. I employ communications of active listening, open-mindedness and empathetic connection in a therapeutic setting. I am here to come alongside as...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Balcones Heights, TX
Therapy Specialties: Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with career difficulties, executive and professional coaching, & compassion fatigue. 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Balcones Heights, TX
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Balcones Heights, TX
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Texas with 5 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 that you are the expert of 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Balcones Heights, TX
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Illinois with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe in honesty and authenticity and 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!

This is Marisela Castillo's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Balcones Heights, TX
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Idaho with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & 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.

This is Kiosha Davis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Balcones Heights, TX
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-S, ,TMHT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience in the field. I have worked with a variety of client concerns, such as ADHD, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Family Issues. I have also worked with individuals who have difficulties coping with life changes and personal relationships. As a therapist I use an eclectic blend of therapeutic approaches such person-centered, existential, and solution-focused. I believe counseling is a collaborative effort between therapist and the client. I believe it is my job to provide an open a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Balcones Heights, TX
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

My name is Lady Martinez and I am a Bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor with School Counseling and private Counseling experience. I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am a first-generation immigrant that values the importance of culture and I have a passion for working with clients of all cultural backgrounds. I have personally exper...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Balcones Heights?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Balcones Heights area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective counselors which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Balcones Heights and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your psychotherapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Balcones Heights or elsewhere in Bexar or the state of Texas.

Mental health professionals working through their own practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Balcones Heights therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp With A Balcones Heights Therapist? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session with a counselor in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Balcones Heights due to a higher cost of living.

Some counselors 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 therapists serving the city of Balcones Heights and elsewhere throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with counselor sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Balcones Heights to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy with a counselor. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

Balcones Heights has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy. In Balcones Heights, therapy can be easily to use and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a psychotherapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy with a licensed counselor is having a 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 Balcones Heights 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Balcones Heights, TX, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby psychotherapist close to 78213 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Around Balcones Heights Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

78201, 78213

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist Taking Balcones Heights Sessions For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a psychologist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend counseling. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist 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 with a counselor.

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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions with their counselor. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Counseling can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective when working with a licensed counselor.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job as your counselor is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.