Dallas is a big city in Texas. In fact, it’s one of the biggest growing cities out there. Living in a place that is always growing can be interesting for one’s mental health. On one hand, living in a growing city means that you can meet new people and have new opportunities. However, it can also be overwhelming for someone. And with the city growing, you may feel like you’re being packed. A counselor can be a person who can be your city guide, and they can be someone who makes the city feel a little less crowded. Speak to a Dallas-based therapist to get started. 

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 7

Hi! My name is Corinne and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have experience working with both teens and adults in different settings. Most recently, I worked with adults in intensive outpatient care in a psychiatric hospital. I’ve helped people with a wide variety of issues, from depression and anxiety to coping with hallucinations, and everything in between. As a therapist, it is my goal to help people take control of their life, heal from past wounds, and increase their sense of well-being. I completed my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Te...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 8

Hello and welcome! Thank you very much for seeking counseling services. This takes much courage and I admire and applaud you for taking this important step. People seek out counseling for many reasons. Maybe they are feeling lost, maybe they are stuck in a rut, maybe a bad break up has left them in pieces, maybe a traumatic event has been affecting their lives, maybe the use of substances has taken over their lives as they used them to get through the day and now have gone too far, or maybe they are even feeling the abysses of depression and anxiety and can't unde...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of experience: 14

I have been practicing for over twelve years. I have a Master of Science in Counseling and a Masters of Arts in Anthropology, which I find helpful in many cases. I enjoy working with families and couples. I am veteran myself and have worked extensively with PTSD, caused by military and other events. I started working in a residential facility as an addiction therapist which almost always included work in the various co-morbidities. I have been doing general mental health for approximately eight years working with the Veterans Administration. As a result of th...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of experience: 12

Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with M.A. in Psychology & Counseling in Texas practicing over 10 years. I have worked with various age groups, ethnicities, genders under different settings, i.e., hospitals, residentials, private firms, & etc. I have experiences of working with various issues including various mood disorders/issues as well as personality disorders, ptsd, family issues, couples issues, gender issues, & more. I believe in resolving issues by exploring the root of the problem behaviors whether they be anxiety, depression, OCD, or relati...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 26

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a PhD in Human Services with a specialization in counseling. My therapeutic style includes the concept that the counselor/client relationship is, in itself, a clinical helping strategy. My clinical style also includes narratives, vignettes, or brief stories designed to help illustrate or illuminate client circumstances in a non-threatening manner. This technique encourages clients to derive parallels to their own circumstances. I work with individuals and couples. Historically, most of my clientele have been adults/coupl...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 30

My name is Deborah Marlin and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I have lived in a variety of countries and states and find that I have a diverse perspective about most everything. For the past twenty years I have lived on a ranch but don’t ask me about livestock or pastures! I enjoy people and find counseling a fascinating endeavor. I have graduated from the University of Texas and the University of Missouri and have trained over the years in a variety of approaches. My work setting has been with the military and family members in Germany, priv...

Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of experience: 10

When struggling in silence is considered one of your superpowers, seeking support can be filled with conflicting emotions. The emerging “self-care”, “fill your cup first” way of life can be in direct opposition with your culture’s longstanding pillars of “just work harder” and “just pray harder”. So, first of all, kudos to you for making moves toward adding necessary supports to the strengths that have kept you thus far. I believe that you are an expert in your own life, even if you don’t always use that expertise effectively. I believe it is my job to provide yo...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 7

Hi, welcome! I commend you for taking the first step to seek help and a healthier you! My name is Araceli Nunez M. and I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Houston Clear-Lake. I provide a client-centered and holistic approach to counseling, where you are the expert of your life and I assist you to facilitate the process of healing and empowerment in a safe therapeutic environment. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 7

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Louisiana and Texas with over 8 years of Social Work experience. My experience Includes working with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, parenting problems, career challenges, end stage renal disease, and ADHD. My therapy style is eclectic. I like to combine cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, client centered, psychodynamic and logo therapy. This approach helps me to tailor our dialog and treatment plan to help you with your specific needs. I bel...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 4

While my credentials make me a therapist, I prefer to think of myself as another human being lucky to join people on their journey. You can find me sitting on the floor with kiddos, listening to music with teenagers after a rough session, and tearing up with families as I witness them grow together. I seek to learn as much as my clients are willing to share, and to create a relationship of trust and respect. Progress looks different for everyone, and we will be partners during this time. My primary specialty is individual and family therapy with adolescents, wor...

Specialties: Grief
Years of experience: 11

Thank you for sharing information about yourself. I'm so happy that you reached out for help. I am Loretta McClory. I've been a Licensed Professional counselor in Texas for 11 years. Before that, I was in education for almost 20 years: Classroom and Administration. My focus is on working with clients on their life challenges. My licensing allows me to work with Texas residents and residents in some other states. My available appointments presently are for early morning times beginning at Central Standard Time 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM. I am sorry you are having a ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of experience: 6

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. I have worked with clients from ages 6-60, through all types of life changes/mental health needs. 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 & e...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 5

Hey ya'll! My name is Jasminn and I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & career difficulties. I also have over 17 years of experience with working with children from ages 5-18. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. My goal is a variety of approaches to support you. I valu...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 10

I am licensed in Mississippi with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & depression. 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 7

I dedicate myself to create a safe, trusting space where genuine connection can be built up. Relationship depth nurtures meaningful changes and personal growth. I have genuine interest in people’s growing history and the way of their being. Exploring one’s potentials, strengths, and aspirations is core to heal trauma and rebuild a life with quality. I utilize EMDR and Internal Family System to assist clients in gaining wholistic view and deep understanding about their own emotions, thoughts, and past experiences. To trust the process and be patient with oneself wi...

How To Find Counseling Dallas

Finding the best therapist close by in Dallas can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Dallas 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 Dallas. 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 Dallas, 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, these professionals 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 Dallas 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 Dallas counselors 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 Dallas area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Dallas
  • DBT in Dallas
  • Substance use therapy in Dallas
  • Couples therapy in Dallas

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Dallas, 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 Dallas, 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 Dallas area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Dallas 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 Dallas 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 in Dallas: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Dallas: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Dallas: $100
  • Therapy in Dallas: $80

While many psychologists in Dallas may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Dallas and elsewhere throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Dallas, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Dallas above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Dallas 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Dallas counselor 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 almost one million people in Dallas, TX, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 75032 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 in Dallas can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Dallas 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Dallas 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 Dallas, 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.

Dallas has many professionals 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. In Dallas, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Dallas.

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

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