If you are looking for support from a therapist, El Paso TX is home to a variety of mental health professionals who can support you in caring for your mental well being.

An online therapy platform like BetterHelp has all of the benefits of an in-person counseling practice without having to worry about a limited number of appointment slots being available for therapists in El Paso. If you’re worried about therapy cost, BetterHelp is usually more affordable than in-person treatment. Mental health professionals on BetterHelp include psychiatric nurse practitioners, licensed professional counselors, and those with a master's degree in social work who are qualified in a range of talk therapy, including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF CBT), dialectical behavior therapy, and art therapy. 

If you want to explore the difference that online therapy can make, talk to a counselor based in El Paso to determine what type of treatment may be best for you.

 

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Julie Jackson

Offering therapy in TX
License: MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience

Our challenges can sometimes be simple, but other times, they can be like puzzles. Multiple factors and layers can play a part to produce complicated issues that are difficult to unravel. Ultimately, our mental health boils down to our world-view and how we perceive the events we experience. It’s important to remember that it’s not that our problems are unsolvable, it’s just that the solutions haven’t been identified or manifested yet. Further exploration may be needed. I am able to use a variety of treatment methods to support you in creating the life you want. I have my LCSW in Texas and California and have worked primarily in mental health and healthcare. I’d love to join you on your path towards a fulfilled and abundant life.

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Randall Kitchen

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
25 years of experience

I've become very familiar with many aspects of the mental health field. I work with motivated clients willing to take responsibility for becoming well and happy. I build on clients strengths and partner with the client to address problems head-on. I don't focus on diagnosis, but prefer to see each person as an individual capable of overcoming problems and reaching her/his goals. I work with the person as a whole being, spirit soul and body, and am willing to address issues of spirituality if the client chooses. I specialize in dealing with addictions, men's issues. I specialize in building on the strengths of each individual, and maximizing their quality of life through embracing their God-given potential. Randy’s passion has always been for helping marriages, families, and relationships, yet he has expanded his knowledge and experience in other areas. For the past 25 years, he has been focused on helping people and their families that have struggled with addiction to drugs and alcohol, providing individual, group, and family therapy.

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Cassandra Asberry

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteem
4 years of experience

Greetings, I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas. During my four years of experience, I have had the opportunity to work with adolescents and adults' in a variety of settings, including an inpatient behavioral healthcare facility, a county juvenile detention center, post graduate classrooms, and nonprofit community organizations. I have counseled clients with a wide range of concerns, such as anxiety, stress, and anger management; premarital and marital issues; grief and loss; career difficulties; family issues and conflicts; and blended families. In counseling, I take a person centered, integrated approach, using evidence based techniques and providing feedback suitable to your needs and goals. I tend to utilize CBT (cognitive- behavioral therapy); narrative therapy, and solution focused therapy. I am collaborative in developing treatment goals and plans, believing my client's self knowledge and experience are essential in the counseling process to addressing concerns and issues. I desire to provide a safe, warm, respectful, and professional environment that results in a positive experience for my clients. I am available to offer therapy via live chat; messaging; video conferencing, and phone calls. Please let me know which of these are suitable for you.

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Rachel Portlock

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA Counseling,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hi there! My name is Rachel Portlock. I have been counseling for 6 years. I am a Professional School Counselor as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the great State of Texas. When we work together, I like to create a safe, judgement free, welcoming atmosphere, where we discover what you want to work on. I am here to journey along with you, as you discover changes, goal settings, boundaries, and/or new opportunities in your life. The approaches I like to use are Solution- focused, Person- Centered, Cognitive Behavior therapy & Mindfulness approach tailored to fit your needs. I'm open to finding the best approach you need to help you be the BEST you, you can be! I can't wait to journey beside you and help you become the best you possible. "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just the way I am, then I can change"- Carl Rodgers

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Lisa Meotti

Offering therapy in TX
AddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
15 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical therapist in Florida, Texas, and Utah with over 15+ years of professional work experience. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) with experience in helping clients with PTSD, coping with addictions, LGBTQ+-related issues, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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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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Mary Roldan Balboa

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionADHD
20 years of experience

Welcome to Counseling! I am delighted that you have chosen to embark on a journey towards greater well-being and fulfillment. Your decision to seek support through positive psychology counseling demonstrates a commitment to harnessing your strengths, fostering positive emotions, and cultivating a life filled with meaning and purpose. I have had great endeavors in different settings such as Hospitals, Crisis Center, Nursing homes, Hospice, School-settings, and Private Practice. Currently, I am a doctoral student, attending Capella University working towards my goal of attaining my doctorate in Psychologist specializing in Development psychology. In positive psychology counseling, I focus on exploring and nurturing the aspects of your life that contribute to your happiness and flourishing. Rather than solely addressing challenges or difficulties, our approach emphasizes building upon your existing strengths, virtues, and positive experiences to create positive change and enhance your overall well-being. Here is what you can expect from your positive psychology counseling experience: 1. Strength-Based Approach: I will collaborate with you to identify and leverage your unique strengths, talents, and abilities to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals. 2. Positive Emotions and Mindset: Through evidence-based techniques and interventions, we will explore ways to cultivate positive emotions such as gratitude, joy, resilience, and optimism, helping you to navigate life's difficulties with greater resilience and positivity. 3. Meaningful Goals and Purpose: Together, we will clarify your values, aspirations, and sources of meaning, and develop actionable steps to align your life with what matters most to you. 4. Practical Strategies and Tools: You will learn practical strategies and tools grounded in positive psychology research that you can integrate into your daily life to promote well-being and enhance your overall quality of life. 5. Supportive Environment: Our counseling space is designed to be warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental. You can feel comfortable expressing yourself openly and honestly as we collaborate on your journey toward growth and fulfillment. 6. Collaborative Partnership: Counseling is a collaborative process, and your active participation and feedback are essential to our work together. Your goals, values, and preferences will guide our sessions as we co-create a path toward positive change. I commend you for taking this courageous step toward investing in your well-being and personal growth. I am here to support and empower you every step of the way as you embark on this transformative journey. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. I look forward to partnering with you on your path to greater happiness and fulfillment. Mary Roldan, LPC

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Irene Jirinzu

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in both Nevada and Texas, with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Catherine Fraze-Rice

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas and have 10 years of professional experience in counseling students and parents as well as adults from many varied backgrounds and experiences. Additionally, I have volunteered many counseling hours working with people in non-profit settings. Prior to my counseling experience, I was a speech therapist and worked with students of all ages and disabilities. Because depression and anxiety run in my family, I feel passionate about helping people in these areas. If you choose to work with me, we would discover and nurture the unique talents and skills you possess. My treatment approaches would be classified as Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness. These two perspectives work well together in identifying troublesome thoughts, behaviors and physiological contributing factors. Mindfulness - Based Cognitive Therapy The essential focus of MBCT is an easy, step by step training in mindfulness. Mindfulness is a state of observing one’s thoughts and feelings without judging them good or bad. It is a purposeful active attention to what is happening in the moment. Additionally, it also emphasizes learning how to live in a calm body state as much as possible. When you are in a calm body state, anxiety cannot exist at the same time. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT Therapy suggests that our thoughts, feelings, emotions and bodily sensations are all connected and that we think and do affect the way we feel. Additionally, I offer faith-based counseling upon request.

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Robin Carter

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in El Paso

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed El Paso 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 El Paso 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 El Paso 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 El Paso, 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 El Paso 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 El Paso 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 El Paso 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 El Paso 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 El Paso 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 88587 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 El Paso 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 El Paso 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 El Paso, 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.

El Paso 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.

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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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