If you want to make a positive change or overcome past experiences that may be holding you back, talking to a therapist in Corpus Christi, TX, can help. 

If you’re concerned about your mental health, Corpus Christi has numerous counseling services available. Finding the right therapist can be challenging, but an online platform like BetterHelp can make it easier. Whether you need psychological testing and evaluation or just need to talk to someone, BetterHelp therapists provide a therapeutic approach to treatment and are qualified to help you with your mental health concerns. The flexibility and convenience of online therapy may be a good fit for busy professionals, stay-at-home parents, or college students. With BetterHelp, you can find a therapist who fits into your schedule and attend sessions from anywhere you have an internet connection, whether in your office, home, or dorm room.

Whether you’re looking for support with specific behavioral issues or need to talk about all the stressful things life throws at you, connect with a Corpus Christi-based therapist below to get started with a person-centered approach to treatment.


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Naquasha Riser

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
6 years of experience

Hello! My name is Naquasha Riser and I am a Licensed Professional Therapist in Texas. I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Psychology. I have also received a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Addictive Behavior. I have 13 years of experience as a behavioral and mental health professional. A supportive, understanding, and compassionate environment is what I strive to create. An environment where you can feel safe to discuss topics and issues that are important to you. Respectfully, my goal is to help you recognize your hidden strengths and inner resources by using a client centered approach that will best fit your needs and help you reach your goals. Life can be complicated and challenging, my hope is that we are able to work together to create a realistic plan and set goals for therapy that best fit your needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Michelle (Shelley) Roberts

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsEating disordersDepression
22 years of experience

I have been a licensed professional counselor for 20 years. I specialize in eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression and OCD. I have background experience at an inpatient level as well as outpatient. I would describe myself as goal focused, empathetic/sympathetic, healthy professional boundaries with clients and a warm personality. Treatment methods include: CBT, DBT, ACT, Mindfulness Based Therapies and Relational-Attachment Focus. I feel comfortable integrating spiritually/faith system into therapy with clients. I look forward to working with clients who are open to seeking help and change in areas of their lives that are affecting their level of functioning. Change is hard, difficult to look at sometimes, but it is doable! I look forward to meeting you to see if it’s a good fit for you.

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Jonathan Richard

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

Hello! My name is Jon Richard, LPC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works in Austin, Texas. After graduating from the Masters of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program at St. Edward's University, I completed an internship at Capital Area Counseling (CAC) which is the most rewarding chapter of my adult life. At CAC, I discovered my therapeutic "voice" while counseling a diverse sample of the population (those who suffered from addiction, gender dysphoria, divorce, the harsh realities of youth and middle age). By "therapeutic voice" I mean that a person-centered approach was congruent with my easy-going personality. I felt more authentic with clients when we engaged in a loose, organic conversations (sometimes informed by cognitive behavioral therapy). Since that time, I have gravitated toward Solution Focused Brief Therapy (though I cannot market myself as an official SFBT therapist). I find SFBT to be particularly liberating because it leads with inspiring the client by asking them about their desired outcome. Once I learn what difference you would like to notice in yourself, my line of questions will focus on your previous experience with happiness/success. The more vividly you can describe your history with the desired outcome, the more possible it seems. The popular saying amongst SFBT experts like Elliott Connie, MA, LPC is "It's simple, but it's not easy". I cannot promise "easy", but I will say that the journey will be meaningful and invigorating.

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Robert Trevino

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
3 years of experience

Hi! I'm very happy to be here. For the past 20 years, I've been in academia as an educator. I am constantly researching new, interesting, and relevant information to include in my teachings and to share with my friends, family, and colleagues. I utilize social networks to disseminate this information as well. I not only share info related directly to psychology, but expand it to wellness, health, fitness, nutrition, and exercise. So I encourage life-long learning. I feel that the concepts in Psychology offer themselves to being transformational and meaningful. I spent my childhood and most of his teenage years in Houston, TX. I was active in sports and played through high school. I finished myundergraduate career at Texas A&M University in College Station and completed my MS at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX. . I am also is personal trainer, assisting in weight loss and nutrition. Much of my work has been in the community, working with youth. In 1990, right after receiving my undergraduate degree, I worked with Communities In Schools, a non-profit student enrichment program. In 1994, I began a relationship with Youth Advocates, Inc., with whom I continue to work with on a part-time basis, as a consultant. My interests include photography, fitness, music, tennis, basketball, and my dogs Indigo, Otis, Dulce and Onyx. I strive to maintain a positive relationship with clients by creating a safe, open environment in the therapy session. I treat people with respect and attempt to maintain a high level of approachability and accessibility. I also utilize humor to maintain a level of acceptance and warmth in the therapy session. Have a great day!

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Shameka Broussard

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am a clinical social worker in Texas with over 10 years experience in the field. I have worked with clients with a variety of challenges and concerns including depression, anxiety, career concerns , parenting concerns , adjustment to life changes etc. My therapy style is supportive and engaging. I like to meet clients where ever they are on their journey. I utilize Cognitive behavioral, solution focused and mindfulness approaches. I believe in the dignity and worth of all people despite circumstances and challenges. I look forward to working with you.

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Tammy Varghese

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

We all are on a journey in life, where our path leads can be altered by many different factors along the way. How we view ourselves, each other and how we make choices, is affected, by not just our experiences, but how we process them. How we look at our life, job, friends, family and ourselves is impacted by our views from the lens we look through. My passion is to help others clear their lens, process the life events they have encountered and allow the idea of new beginnings, fresh starts and bright futures to become within sight. I have been a nurse for 31 years, a single mom for 20 years, raised two wonderful children, then pursued a Masters in counseling. By using my life experiences alone I believe I can inspire others. However, by using the education and my passion to see God work in the life’s of others as he did mine and those I have worked with through out my internship, inspires me. I want those who feel there is no way, that their situation can not possible change for the better, to realize their potential, their calling, and find healing in mind, body and spirit. I studied undergraduate at Oral Roberts University with two majors, nursing and psychology, graduating back in 1990. I decided in 2016 to pursue my Masters in counseling at The Kings University graduating in 2019. I use Cognitive Behavioal Theory, where by renewing ones mind, thoughts, then ones actions will mostly change as well. Where do you find yourself? Do you find you are discouraged, anxious of what’s next, and wonder how you ever got to the place you are or why? I’m here to listen and guide you to bring clarity to those desperate or confusing times.

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Dr. Thomas Speer

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySleeping disordersDepression
37 years of experience

I invite you to work with me one-on-one to explore solutions for living and thriving in this ever-changing world. I believe that each person’s overall well-being is linked to the quality of their 24-hour lifestyle. I consider most behavioral issues to be persistent patterns that respond to empathy and support intervention. I specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy for Insomnia, sleep problems, Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Insomnia, and sleep-wake cycle problems. I am licensed as a clinical psychologist in the state of Texas and board-certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. I completed my doctoral work at the University of Toledo in Ohio and did my post-doctoral training in Michigan at the Henry Ford Sleep and Research Center and Stanford University. I have over 20 years of experience working with clients undergoing sleep-related challenges.

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Neva Deschner

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Debbie Sandberg

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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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Lea Walberg

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 7 years of experience providing therapy and case management services. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed and client-centered. I utilize techniques like trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy to help clients achieve their goals. ✨ I believe every client possesses inner strengths and resilience, and my role is to help them identify and build upon these strengths to move forward with hope. Empathy, active listening, and creating a safe space are at the core of my practice. I seek to understand each client's unique experiences and perspectives in order to provide the most effective support for their emotional and mental wellbeing. 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 Corpus Christi

Finding the best therapist close by in Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi. 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 Corpus Christi, 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 Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi, elsewhere in Nueces, 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 Corpus Christi area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi, 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 Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi 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 78403 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 Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi, 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.

Corpus Christi 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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