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Rafiah Dixon

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
12 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor who works with my clients in their quest for peace while making progress toward their life goals by tapping the power that lies within them. Life can be overwhelming and confusing at times, so I enjoy working with my clients on their journey of exploration and self-discovery. I treat everyone as the unique individual they are in a respectful, collaborative and objective manner. I am a solutions-focused therapist with over 10 years of experience counseling all ages and ethnicities from various cultural, and religious backgrounds. I have extensive counseling experience in the areas of depression, anxiety, grief, anger management, and trauma including abuse, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. I use a holistic counseling approach that incorporates my clients’ mind, body, emotions and spirit. Your past does not have to dictate your future but it can be a source of motivation and inspiration for the rest of your life. I view therapy as a spa treatment for your mind. It’s a time of personal exploration that may help transform you so you can live your fullest life. I am honored to work with you on your journey to Peace. Progress. Power.

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John Moyanah

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LPC,QMHP
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefAnger managementSelf esteem
4 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor and qualified mental health professional in Texas with several years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, conflicts, multicultural concerns, immigration issues, grief and anger management. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, client centered therapy and solution focused therapy. Every individual/family is unique and I will strive to guide you towards ascertaining a suitable plan to meet your unique needs. It is my understanding that, seeking for help or guidance is not a weakness, it is a strength that is necessary and pivotal to the healing process. Whenever you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and guide you in finding a lasting solution. I look forward to working with you!

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LaNesha Creeks

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience as a therapist and I am trained in EMDR. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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! Feel free to review my calendar and select a time that works for you. I am available for evening and weekend sessions. I recommend booking your next session as soon as possible because preferred times cannot be reserved. Be blessed.

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Victor Sanchez Jr

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Dr. LeMeita Smith

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with seven years of professional counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship and attachment issues, family conflicts, substance abuse, anger, and trauma. 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. My treatment approach is to support you in identifying your inherent strengths and ways they can be utilized to manage triggers in a healthy way that honors you. I will support you in identifying your inner wounds and ways that you can begin to let go of things that no longer serve you to begin healing, and reveal your higher, present self. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling, happier life takes courage and I am here to provide guidance and motivation to support you in taking back your power.

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Ana Boise

Offering therapy in TX
Trauma and abuseParenting issuesBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, depression, & executive and professional coaching. 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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Bria Bonnette

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of 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, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Candice Poole

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemADHD
5 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) as well as a national certified counselor (NCC), licensed in Texas and Florida with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. I believe that two of the most important needs in this world are to be understood and to make genuine connections with others. I also believe that the therapeutic relationship can help equip clients with the necessary skills and tools to get those needs met outside of the counseling office and to truly live well! My foundational approach is client-centered, which I believe is the key to a successful therapeutic experience, relationship, and outcome. I truly believe every client is unique, therefore my methods vary according to the specific needs of each individual client and situation. I depend on the therapeutic relationship to assess where the client is at, and what I can do to help them. I believe everyone has the capacity for growth and change when given the tools and skills to do so. Based on the combination of circumstances, my approach may include helping individuals gain insight into how their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs directly or indirectly affect their behavior and the stories they tell themselves (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). My priority is to help clients discover the roots to their unhealthy behavior, thoughts, and or actions and then guide them through finding healthier solutions for their future. (Solution Focused Therapy).

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Han Dinh

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

Hello, I'm Han, a licensed therapist in the state of Texas, and I'm excited to be a part of your journey towards emotional well-being and personal growth. With over 7 years of professional experience, I have a strong foundation to provide the support and guidance you need. I understand that seeking therapy is a courageous step, and I commend you for taking it. My therapeutic approach is rooted in respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I believe that every individual's path to healing is unique, and I'm committed to tailoring our dialog and treatment plan to meet your specific needs and goals. My expertise lies in helping clients navigate a range of challenges, including stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse. Whether you're struggling with the daily pressures of life, facing difficulties in your relationships, or dealing with past traumas, I'm here to provide you with the tools and support to find relief and healing. I deeply value diversity and am committed to creating a safe and inclusive space for individuals of all backgrounds. Whether you come from different cultural, ethnic, or identity backgrounds, my goal is to understand and respect your unique perspective while providing effective therapeutic support. Taking the first step towards a more fulfilling and happier life is a courageous endeavor, and I'm here to support you every step of the way. I typically respond promptly within 24 hours, and together, we can explore your concerns and work towards positive change. In our therapeutic journey, you are at the center. I'll actively listen, provide guidance, and collaborate with you to develop strategies and solutions that align with your personal goals. My approach is empathetic and non-judgmental, fostering an environment where you can freely express yourself and embark on a path towards a brighter future. Thank you for considering me as your therapist. I look forward to the opportunity to work together and help you achieve the personal growth and fulfillment you deserve.

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Ann Johnson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Christine

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Christine 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 Christine 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 Christine 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 Christine, 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 Christine 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 Christine 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 Christine 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 Christine 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 Christine 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 78012 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 Christine 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 Christine 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 Christine, 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.

Christine 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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