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Pamela Frink

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): M.A.,LPC,EMDR Trained Clinician
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! I know how important the choice of a counselor can be, so thank you for wanting to get to know me better. I am a Licensed Processional Counselor (LPC) in Texas. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I am currently trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for treating traumatic experiences. I have advanced training in EMDR therapy protocols for early intervention and ongoing traumatic stress. I have worked with a variety of clients who struggle with: trauma, PTSD, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, and grief and loss. I have experience as a group counselor for grief and anger management issues. I practice from an eclectic approach and primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). No matter the mode of therapy, I have found that it really comes down to the relationship between you and I. I feel honored to walk alongside people who are hurting and are struggling to find their way back to leading fulfilling lives. Let’s take this journey together and find the way back home.

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Dr. Mario Nicolas

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): PhD
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersCareer difficultiesDepression
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi, I’m Dr. Mario Nicolas. I am a Ph.D. (Penn State, 2002) trained Clinical Psychologist, with extensive experience in military mental health (Maj [Ret. – 2014]; USAF), clinical neuropsychology (fellowship trained; Univ. of Virginia Medical School [2005-07]), and Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH; past-USAF program consultant [2015-20]). If you want to learn more, check me out on LinkedIn. I provide individual therapy to adults and am available on weekday evenings, some early weekday early-mornings, and weekend mornings. I consider myself a cognitive-behavioral therapist, strongly influenced by Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). My style of interaction is patient-centered & culturally sensitive; and I consider hearing (not just listening to) my patient’s situation (your “story”) to be my most important task. I incorporate motivational interviewing, and the science of behavior-change, into everything that I do. At our initial visit we will discuss your situation, and what brings you to therapy. We will then discuss a "game plan" for moving forward. I will introduce you to the 6 core processes of ACT, and we will discuss how you can incorporate those processes into your life to move your towards a greater sense of wellness. I look forward to working with you!

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Kenyon Arthur

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC-S
Self esteemDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Thank you for visiting my profile. Our work together will be based first and foremost on creating a safe, confidential, and supportive environment where you can be yourself. Together we will focus on understanding and working through difficult feelings and powerful beliefs which leave you stuck and unsatisfied with your life. Your decision to seek counseling provides a unique opportunity to process the challenges you are facing, identify your priorities and values, and to develop the skills needed to reach your goals. My role as your therapist will be to help you access your inner resources for healing and coping. During my career, I've worked with children, adolescents and adults on issues such as behavioral disruptions, anxiety, depression, relationship problems and trauma. I utilize a personalized approach combining interventions from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and motivational interviewing tailored to meet your individual needs. I have worked successfully with adolescents, individuals, couples and their families. If you are: feeling overwhelmed by loss or change, feeling emotional pain, seeking personal growth, and are in search of accepting, non-judgmental support. having anger management issues, please call me. I am only available to work with clients located in Texas at this time.

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Elizabeth Frietsch

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefEating disordersCompassion fatigue
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

At this time, I'm scheduling in late evenings to accommodate parental duties and work schedules. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas. I've been working primarily with adolescent and adult survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse since 2015. I am certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), an evidence-based modality developed specifically for reducing the effects of trauma. The effects of trauma can linger many years after the event, and I am ready to help you process the reminders of your past that still impact you, whether recent or long ago. Because of my work with survivors of trauma, I have also gained experience working with overcoming depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and attachment/intimacy fears. I am a safe person for all people, including individuals on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum and those of diverse (or no) religious beliefs. I am a foster/adoptive parent and have extensive experience navigating the Texas foster care system as well as the additional parenting stressors unique to parenting children who've experienced trauma. I am familiar with Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), a parenting technique developed for raising children from hard places. Having spent all of my career in education and social services, I am familiar with preventing and addressing compassion fatigue/burnout. Some individuals may feel nervous or vulnerable when beginning counseling, so it's important to me to be a completely safe, non-judgmental, and affirming counselor who can handle hefty topics.

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Dr. Christie Taylor

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): EdD,LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

As a counselor my goal is to earn your trust and then help you clarify your thoughts and feelings that led for you into counseling. My focus will be on your hopes and dreams for your life. If your past is casting shadows on your present, then you and I can focus on ways you would like to put some of the past to rest in the past. I have a passion for the change process in individual and group psychotherapy. Recovery in emotional struggles and and abstinance from mood alterning chemicals I believe they are remarkable ways to realign our thought-life; and thereby, change our feelings. I am eager to meet you and begin walking your journey with you. Christie Taylor, EdD, LPC-S has 30+ years of experience in leading mental health and substance abuse treatment programs in private and public settings. She has served as the Clinical Director of psychiatric hospitals in all levels of treatment from acute inpatient to outpatient counseing. Dr Taylor also served as the CEO of non-profit addiction treatment programs, and has held many positions providing direct mental health and addiction counseling services. She also provided clinical leadership in developing the addiction/ chronic pain program for Memorial Hermann PaRC in Houston. Dr. Taylor has been a Mental Health Counseling/ Psychology adjunct faculty member for 20 years at the University of St Thomas- Houston, Cameron University in Lawton/ Ft Sill, OK and the University of Houston in the Addiction Counseling Training Program.

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Terri Eastepp

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
GriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigueADHD
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 10 years of professional experience with clients, I have worked in both the private sector as well as school settings. I have background in helping individuals, couples, and families, with an array of emotional needs, fertility issues and extended waiting, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, coping with life changes, educational and special needs, initial and secondary trauma & compassion fatigue. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our interactions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking holistic well being takes courage and I am here to support you in your process.

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Martina Cisneros

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
19 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas and California with 19 years of clinical work experience. I have assisted clients with addictions, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, stress, anxiety & 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. When I am not helping others I enjoy gardening, skiing, traveling, cooking, music, exploring new cultures, reading, kayaking and spending time with friends and family.

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Heather Race

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, My name is Heather Race. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma. I have been in the mental health field for thirteen years. I currently have a small practice that I own. I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings and have treated all ages. I tailor my counseling approach based on my client’s needs. I primarily use evidence-based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, client centered and solution-focused counseling. I pride myself on being non-judgmental & incredibly supportive of my clients. I know that reaching out for help is not always an easy choice. I do not take the responsibility of guiding my clients towards a healthier mental health lightly. I would love to get the chance to be your guide towards a healthier you.

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Elizabeth Wheat

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Stacie Morgan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Balcones Heights

Finding the best therapist close by in Balcones Heights 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 in Balcones Heights that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Balcones Heights. 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 Balcones Heights, 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 in the Balcones Heights region and in the state of Texas. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Balcones Heights or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Balcones Heights area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Balcones Heights 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 Balcones Heights, elsewhere in Bexar, or in the greater state of Texas.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Balcones Heights area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Balcones Heights 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 Balcones Heights 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 Balcones Heights 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Balcones Heights online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Balcones Heights, 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 Balcones Heights psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Balcones Heights 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 Balcones Heights helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Balcones Heights 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Balcones Heights 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 in Balcones Heights?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Balcones Heights 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.

Balcones Heights therapists 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 Balcones Heights 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 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 may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in TX, therapists 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 78213 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Balcones Heights counselor?

Before seeing your Balcones Heights 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Balcones Heights.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Balcones Heights 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 with a Balcones Heights counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Balcones Heights, 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.

Balcones Heights 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 to customer service 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.

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