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Jennifer Leos

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteem
15 years of experience

You're feeling stressed, down and maybe a bit anxious as you try to navigate this new world we are finding ourselves in. Reaching out for support takes courage and it's a responsibility I do not take lightly. I am a licensed counselor with more than 15 years of experience working as a therapist with families, individuals and in group settings. I have worked with clients who have a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues and parenting concerns. I have also helped many people who are struggling with self confidence. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic counseling. I am a firm believer that a one-size-fits-all approach is not effective and believe in tailoring a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Most importantly, I believe in EMPOWERING my clients. I look forward to working with you to see how I can best support you. To get started, simply click the "Work with Me" tab.

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Lannie Cox

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.A., LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience

You’re convinced that life can be better, but you feel stuck. You’ve tried everything you can think of to change, and you’re looking for a fresh approach. I deal in encouragement. No gimmicks. I give you a fresh set of ears to hear what’s not working and help you find what will. I’m trained in several therapeutic disciplines, including solution-focused brief therapy, CBT, family systems, Gottman, Adlerian, and others that fit your needs. With all that said, we’ll find what works for you. In addition to my therapeutic experience, I had a 15-year career in the corporate world in communications and public relations. I am a licensed professional counselor with a master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from West Texas A&M University. I am a husband and father and understand from the inside what individuals, couples and families are seeking. listening ears, encouragement, and experience helping people find solutions is what I would like to share with you. I’ll tell you a secret: Solutions you’re looking for will most likely come from inside you. Also, my Seeing Eye dog, Abbott, is usually good for a laugh when he occasionally snores. Let’s talk and see if we can find what you’re hunting for.

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Bridgjette Evans

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, Anxiety
3 years of experience

My name is Bridgjette Evans, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have experience counseling adolescents and adults in a school and in a clinical environment. I also specialize in helping people in their desire to close the gap between their present state of being while at the same time instilling positive and productive visions of where they want to be in the future with supportive individualized therapy sessions. When it comes to professional counseling, I envision and equate it to a professional coach but instead of coaching athletics, I coach professional life skills to clients. Helping them to cope with life stressors and providing tactics to navigate through the social constructs of society. Moreover, like a sports coach who help athletes train their bodies for strength and conditioning for peak performance, as a professional counselor, I visualize myself training individual’s minds for mental excellence and balance. My theoretical orientation is a person-centered approach. However, I combine cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance commitment therapy when needed. I use an integrated approach when creating a treatment plan to address each person as a whole. Furthermore, I keep in mind the needs of my client’s safeguards, symptoms, and personality, as well as, provide an empathetic, safe, trustworthy environment, which allows us collaboratively to identify and conquer concerns. Lastly, I believe that being a therapist is an incredibly rewarding career. Interacting positively and proactively with people helps in the healing process and problem solving. For me, it is deeply satisfying, and time well spent helping people to lead more productive, functional, and happier lives. I am the author of Pleasant Place of Peace: Journal/ Workbook for Anxiety.

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Dr. Shaji Daniel

Offering therapy in TX
License: PhD, LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Texas and A National Certified Counselor (NCC), dedicated to providing exceptional care and counseling for individuals and families dealing with various spiritual, emotional, and mental health issues. I earned my Ph.D. in counseling from the University of Cumberlands, KY, after completing the Master of Education in Professional Counseling from the University of Houston-Victoria. I also hold my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Theology. With years of professional counseling experience as a counselor, pastor, and counselor educator, I have learned that physical and mental healing can be aided by a strong positive mind and trust in God. I am an interactive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Counselor. I also adopt interventions from Solution Focused Brief Therapy to help clients find meaning and hope in their life. My approach in counseling is to collaboratively develop strategies that help the clients overcome their mental hurdles, effectively address personal life challenges, build their strength, and attain personal growth. I help clients identify maladaptive, dysfunctional thoughts and replace them with more functional and positive thoughts through cognitive restructuring interventions and reflection of thoughts, feelings, and meanings. I work with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, Spiritual, cultural, and relational issues, and other mental health disorders.

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Andrea Deases

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hi there! I am so happy you came across my BetterHelp site and are taking steps to take care of your mental health. I am very passionate about providing mental health services and breaking the stigma around taking care of mental health needs. I think it is vital in the therapeutic process to feel comfortable with your therapist and I wanted to share about myself so you can see if I might be a good fit for you. My name is Andrea Kay and I have my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at Tyler. I have been a counselor in Texas since 2016 and have worked in a variety of settings and with many different populations. I've counseled in crisis centers working with people in their lowest battles of depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. I've counseled kids, teens and families at a community counseling center to work on improving communication, setting healthy boundaries and creating healthy home environments. I've counseled adults through a range of life experiences from general anxiety, transitions, loss, depression and low self-esteem and I also enjoy working with anyone looking to focus on general self growth regardless of having a specific area of concern. My approach is to listen and understand your experiences and collaborate with you to set goals and work toward a more desirable situation. There are a lot of things that we can not control in our lives which is important to acknowledge, and there are also things we can control like our approach, outlook and perspective on our situations. Using an eclectic approach combining cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, narrative therapy and person centered techniques we will work together toward your goals and overall improvement in your mental health. I hope to have the pleasure of meeting you and be well!

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Kenya Rouska

Offering therapy in TX
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

Welcome! I am a Kenya Rouska, a licensed clinical social worker in Texas with six years experience providing psychotherapy to clients in a private practice setting. I hold a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. During my years in private practice, I have worked with adolescents, adults, and couples who have experienced a wide range of mental health issues and disorders including depression, anxiety/panic attacks, trauma, PTSD, psychosis, relationship issues, intimacy issues, parenting challenges, self-esteem issues, body image, personality disorders, eating disorders, addiction issues, and the emotional challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, I have worked with those affiliated with the military whether they be active duty, dependent, or veteran. Having previously been a military spouse for many years, I understand the unique challenges that come along with the military lifestyle. There is no one therapeutic approach that fits all, so my approach is to work in collaboration with each of my clients, one on one, to determine the most appropriate therapeutic treatment approach. Congratulations on taking the first in this process and I look forward to working with together and establishing a rewarding therapeutic relationship.

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Wilbur Carranza

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
3 years of experience

Hi, my name is Wilbur and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have 3 years of experience working as a therapist and have worked with clients ranging from teens to late adulthood, concerning depression, anxiety, parenting stressors, relationship issues, family problems, career challenges/burnout, chronic pain/chronic illness, grief counseling, and transitioning life stages, as well abuse and trauma (sexual, verbal, physical, emotional). My therapy style is eclectic and my approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy and person-centered therapy tailored to understand the individual and working with them to meet unique and specific needs. I believe everyone deserves to be given a non-judgmental space where they are free to be their best and worst selves so they can discover how or who they want to be moving forward. I believe in the simultaneous drawback of labels: how they can help create new identity and completion as well as stigmatize and limit. Working together will necessitate a greater sense of self-awareness. Whether you are seeking change for a healthier happier life, or just need a non judgmental ear to listen, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Deborah Gullatt

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
28 years of experience

My name is Deborah Gullatt. I am a licensed therapist in Texas with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, and anger management. I also have experience working with depression; career and job related skills; and relationship issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Everyone is unique and individually special. We will work together in therapy sessions to set goals you would like to achieve; then we will tailor your therapeutic sessions 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 gently support you in that process.

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Dr. Georgann Owens

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderDepression
27 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & bipolar disorder. 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.

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Briana Williams

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

As a licensed therapist with 5 years of mental health experience, I have been given the gracious opportunity to provide holistic, client-centered, and evidenced based therapeutic interventions to meet the different needs and/or goals of invigorating individuals. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply guidance through life’s transitions, Im here to provide a safe space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. My therapeutic style is warm, empathetic, and collaborative, fostering a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship in respect, understanding, and mutual empowerment. I am proud of you for taking the steps to be the best version of you. Today, you made the decision to create positive change and a life filled with purpose and fulfillment. I look forward to accompanying you on your therapeutic journey.

How to find counseling in Bayside

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bayside 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 Bayside 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 Bayside 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 Bayside, 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 Bayside 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 Bayside 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 Bayside 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 Bayside 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 Bayside 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 78340 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 Bayside 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 Bayside 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 Bayside, 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.

Bayside 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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