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Ray DeBlanc

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
5 years of experience

Hello, my name is Ray DeBlanc. I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker in the state of Texas with over 5 years experience working in the Mental Health field. I have experience working with individuals who are battling depression & anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, bi-polar, schizophrenia, & thought distortions. I provide a client-centered approach to therapy with warm and accepting mannerisms. I will treat you with dignity and respect. I will meet you where you are and you will set the pace at which we move. I do not believe in judging others. I recognize the courage it takes to reach out for professional help in living a wholesome life and I commend you for making the choice to reach your goal. Congratulations on taking a courageous step toward healing and recovery! I hope to hear from you soon.

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James Liles

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

Hi there! My name is James Liles, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of experience in the emotional healing industry, the last 14 as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Throughout my career, I've been dedicated to helping individuals heal and find their inner strength. I've earned multiple degrees, including two Masters from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, an undergraduate degree in psychology from Louisiana Tech University, and a minor in military science from Grambling State. In the past, I also held a teaching degree and was licensed as a special education teacher EC-12 and a secondary educational counselor. My work experience spans various areas, and I've had the privilege of working with soldiers returning with combat trauma during my time in private practice in Killeen, Texas. Additionally, I've trained in EAGALA - equine-assisted therapy techniques, allowing me to bring unique approaches to my counseling sessions. Over the years, I've also gained valuable experience in assisting teens, couples, and families with behavioral and relational issues. Recently, I've been involved in the corporate wellness resiliency and life coaching sector, further broadening my expertise. When you work with me, expect an eclectic therapeutic experience. I believe in using various theories and counseling styles to tailor the approach that suits you best. Building genuine relationships with my clients and being fully present in our exchanges are essential aspects of my counseling philosophy. At heart, I am a healer, a helper, and a servant, driven by the desire to support you in your journey towards healing and personal growth. Outside of my work, I enjoy cooking, exercising, and spending quality time with my spouse. I believe in practicing self-care and maintaining a balanced life, which enables me to be even more present and attentive to my clients' needs. If you're looking for support on your emotional healing journey or seeking assistance with life coaching, I'm here to help. Referrals are always appreciated, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and support you in achieving your goals. Let's take this journey together

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Debra Iversen

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

I am a Master's level trained clinician with an MSW from the Columbia University School of Social Work. Over the last 30 years, I have worked at both Inpatient and Outpatient Behavioral Health settings with a variety of population and client concerns. I have an easy going, client centered approach and enjoy helping people meet their goals.

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Vanessa Faulkner

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am a well-qualified Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a comprehensive range of specialties that address many of the common issues clients seek therapy for, including depression, anxiety, grief, childhood trauma, attachment issues, domestic violence, and PTSD. My background and education, with a Master's degree in Counseling from West Texas A&M University, provide a solid foundation for my clinical practice. Furthermore, my approach to therapy, incorporating mindfulness, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and FLASH techniques, suggests a versatile and client-centered methodology, enabling me to tailor my therapeutic approach to meet the unique needs of each client. My commitment to creating a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic environment is crucial for fostering trust and openness in therapy, which can significantly enhance the therapeutic process and outcomes. This approach is particularly effective for clients dealing with sensitive and complex issues, as it encourages them to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a supportive setting. Clients interested in beginning their journey towards healing and resilience may find my approach appealing, especially those who resonate with my areas of specialization and therapeutic techniques. My personal connection to trauma and passion for facilitating positive change are likely to be motivating factors for clients seeking a therapist who is empathetic and deeply committed to their well-being. For anyone considering therapy with me, it would be beneficial to reach out and schedule a consultation to discuss their needs and goals, and to establish a therapeutic alliance that is the foundation of effective therapy. I work best with client who have experiences trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, & general mental health challenges. My expertise & experience in trauma-focused therapy, combined with my proficiency in addressing these additional issues, make me particularly effective in assisting individuals who are struggling with various mental health concerns. My approach helps clients build resilience & move towards a more fulfilling & meaningful life. One thing I wish all clients knew is that seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. It takes courage to reach out for support and work on your mental health and well-being. You don't have to go through your challenges alone, and there is hope for positive change and growth through therapy. My inspiration comes from witnessing the resilience of my clients, making a positive impact on their lives, & the continuous process of learning & growth. These experiences & the opportunity to facilitate healing & personal development in others are likely to be deeply motivating & fulfilling aspects of my work as a counselor.

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Catherine Robbins

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that your story is important, and that you are the expert of your story. You may not realize this, but you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming the challenges you face. 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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Kathrin Carter

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I enjoy providing Christian counseling when requested. I have experience in helping clients with impacts of chronic illness, stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, life change & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jan Quirl

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

I am licensed in Texas with 30 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 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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Carrie Follmar

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesParenting issuesADHD
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. 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. I like to use a strengths based approach in counseling and work with my clients toward a solution, but I also use Congitive Behavioral Therapy and psycho-education when needed. My primary focus in counseling is working with clients who have a connection to the struggles and challenges of ADHD. The challenges that may bring to the individual, or within the family can be confounding .I build strong relationships with clients and work toward giving my best for their good. I have years of experience working with students, family members and employees and others where a greater understanding of ADHD is needed. I would love to have the opportunity to talk to you about your challenges and look forward to that possibility!

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Leah Pavela-Mullins

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW,C-ET
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience in helping people find solutions to their problems. Over the years, I have been told by clients that they really feel that I am listening to them and trying to understand what is going on in their lives and how they feel. Clients have also told me that they do not feel any sense of judgment, but rather that I accept them for who they are and where they are in their life’s journey. My style is empathetic and solution focused. I will spend time asking you questions in order to get to know you and try to find out what is at the heart of your issue. Together, we will talk about possible avenues you may want to take, or changes you may want to consider. I may give you some “homework” assignments…things to write out or think about, worksheets to complete, or even techniques/exercises to practice in your own time so that some of what we discuss in our sessions is reinforced. Most of all, I will be an objective listener, helping you to gain insight into what is going on with you, so that you are able to make the choices and changes you want to, in your own time. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Miles Matise

Offering therapy in TX
License: PhD, MDiv, MS, LMHC, LMFT, NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefDepression
20 years of experience

I have worked as a counselor in varying roles since 1996 and am a Nationally Certified Counselor (#80195) and hold dual- licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado (#4120), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida (#11935), and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) in Florida (#3260). I am also a Certified Addiction Counselor (CACIII- #7171) and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). These are national and state licensing agencies that recognize counselors who have distinguished themselves through meeting the board’s standards for education, knowledge, and experience. I have an earned PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision, a Master’s of Divinity degree (MDiv), and a Master’s of Science degree (MS) in Counseling from universities that are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). I have pursued additional training in the area of trauma, addiction, and couple’s therapy. I provide services to individuals who are motivated to make positive change and desire a greater quality of life, while wishing to enhance their growth through self-discovery and other related techniques designed to enhance and nurture relationship skills for more successful living. I provide spiritually-attuned therapy services when a client is open to this perspective and may utilize prayer as an effective means if a client is comfortable with this or requests it. My counseling expertise is in working with adults and includes issues dealing with career, family, relationships, trauma, grief, and addiction. During the course of therapy, Dr. Matise is likely to draw on various psychological approaches according, in part; to the problem that is being treated and his assessment of what will best benefit you. These approaches include, but are not limited to, behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, existential, system/family, developmental (adult, child, family), humanistic or psycho-educational. *If you are interested in scheduling an appointment please check my schedule or let me know and I will let you know my availability. Miles Matise, PhD, LMHC, LMFT

How to find counseling in Double Oak

Finding the best therapist close by in Double Oak 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 Double Oak. 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 Double Oak, 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 Double Oak 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 Double Oak 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 Double Oak, elsewhere in Denton, 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 Double Oak area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Double Oak 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 Double Oak 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 Double Oak 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 Double Oak, 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 Double Oak 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 Double Oak 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 Double Oak 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 Double Oak 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 Double Oak 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 75077 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 Double Oak 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 Double Oak 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 Double Oak, 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.

Double Oak 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 Double Oak:

75077, 76226

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