Life can sometimes be stable, and then a disaster strikes and sweeps everything you love away. It can come in the form of depression, or a major life change that makes it hard to cope. Luckily, a counselor based in Cedar Hill can help you improve after a disaster. 

Cedar Hill is known for its tornado in 1856, which destroyed most of the town. Despite this, the town rebuilt and has flourished as a result. No matter how destroyed you think your life is, a counselor can help you. Speak to one and learn how.

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Telecia Rittiman

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW-S
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

Hello, My name is Telecia Rittiman. I have been married for 28 years. My family includes two children and 5 dogs that we rescued. Helping people is a calling for me. I have often said I feel lucky to be paid for something so important to me. Central to all of my sessions is respect, acceptance, and openness. I believe that therapy is a partnership. We will work together to reach your goals. Your ideas and contributions are central to achieving our success. I have experience in many evidence based therapeutic modalities. I believe one of the most effective to be a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I earned my Bachelor'a Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where I was published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology for research in AIDS. I earned my Master's Degree in Social Work in 1997 from the University of Houston. Some of the training I have received has been in Grief and Bereavement Therapy, Stress Management, Anger Management, Mediation, Couples Counseling, Addictions, Setting Goals, End of Life Therapy and working with Adjustment Issues. Some of my work experience includes 12 years in a psychiatric hospital both as a therapist and administrator, State director of Treatment and Recovery for a national non-profit, Employee Assistance Professional for the forth largest city in the US as well as private practice for 20 years. We all want to be our best self. I would be pleased to help you reach that goal.

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Kristin Miller

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in the great state of Texas with 5 years of experience . I have worked with clients ranging from 7 years of age up to adulthood. I also have experience working with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, autism/Asperger's, mood disorders, impulse control, emotional abuse, trauma, self-regulation, transition and ADHD. My counseling style is calm and interactive. I believe it is important to focus on the client and what they are experiencing and to help them develop skills to manage and thrive. My approach is more eclectic, I tend to combine modalities that best suite the client. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage and strength to seek for a more fulfilling life and to take the first steps towards making a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to meeting with you and helping you thrive! Available session times: Monday: 8:15 AM- 1:30 PM Tuesday: 8:15 AM- 1:30 PM Wednesday: 8:15 AM- 1:30 PM Thursday: 8:15 AM- 1:30 PM Friday: 8:15 AM- 1:30 PM Not currently taking clients after 1:30 PM Monday-Friday or on weekends.

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Laura Taff

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

Hello! My name is Laura. I have a master's degree in family psychology and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. I have over 13 years experience working in the mental health field. I have had experience working with families, children, teens and adults individually and in groups in a variety of settings; community mental health, schools and home-based treatment. I have the most experience working with depression, anxiety, family/relationship conflicts, parenting issues, life transitions, and trauma/abuse. I also have experience working with intellectual/developmental disabilities and mild autism. I use a person-centered and integrative approach in treatment. This means I begin where you are and tailor the treatment approach to your needs while being sensitive to how your individual cultural identities and lifestyle choices impact your experience. I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused counseling and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, when appropriate. I would describe my style as warm and supportive, and I am ready to help you tackle your struggle head-on. Collaboration and consistency are important - together we can work on establishing goals and steps for you to help overcome your current problems. I look forward to helping you be the best you can be!

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Geraldine Williams

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger management
22 years of experience

I am a master's levelLicensed Professional Counselor in Texas with required crendentialing to provide counseling services. I have 20 years of experience in various counseling methods and theories employed in counseling clients. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including anger and behavior management, mood disorders, anxiety and trauma. My therapy style is interactive with respectful sensitivity. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral with solution-focus and rational-emotive therapy. I will work with you to design a treatment plan that conforms to your unique and specific need and proceed at a pace that affords you greatest success. I realize and understand that the decision to engage in counseling in a huge life step and personal commitment. I will endeavor to make the experience one in which you feel comfortable and supported. I look forward to assisting you in your journey.

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Jennifer Campbell

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepressionADHD
3 years of experience

Hello! My name is Jennifer Campbell. My educational background includes several internships in a variety of settings before graduating with a Master's of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. I worked with addictions, anxiety, depression, HIV/AIDS patients, and with children and adolescents. I define myself personally as a Christian mom and professionally as a counselor who is open-minded and accepting. I believe in meeting people where they are and going on the journey with them. After Lee University I moved on to work with older individuals facing debilitating illnesses and then to a setting working with parents and children, which is still my full time job 7 years later. I approach the counseling journey by using Client-centered methodology, cognitive processing theory, Junguian ideas, as well as using ideas from Family Dynamics and Solution-focused therapies. Relaxation techniques and spirituality can also be beneficial to the counseling experience for many people. I have experience with depression, anxiety, trauma, family issues, etc. I'd be happy to work with you on any of these problems or other issues.

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Megan Green

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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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Michelle Parker

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC ,LADC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
13 years of experience

Hello, my name is Michelle Parker. I have been working in the behavioral health field for 13 years and counting. I am looking forward to assisting you with becoming mentally healthy. I have 2 master degrees in Addiction counseling and Professional counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). The benefits of receiving therapy with me are that you will develop more effective coping skills, heal pains from the past, enhance problem solving abilities, and feel stronger in the face of challenges.

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Larisha Perlote

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with adjustment and attachment concerns, daily stressors, 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 life's challenges. 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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Lashay Dupree

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
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, coping with grief and loss, depression, & coping with life changes. 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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Kaycee Polite

Offering therapy in TX
LGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Cedar Hill

Finding the best therapist close by in Cedar Hill 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 Cedar Hill. 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 Cedar Hill, 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 Cedar Hill 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 Cedar Hill 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 Cedar Hill, 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 Cedar Hill area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Cedar Hill 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 Cedar Hill 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 Cedar Hill 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 Cedar Hill, 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 Cedar Hill 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 Cedar Hill 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 Cedar Hill 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 Cedar Hill 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 Cedar Hill 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 75106 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 Cedar Hill 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 Cedar Hill 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 Cedar Hill, 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.

Cedar Hill has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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

75104, 75106

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