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Nakita Robinson

Offering therapy in TX
License: LMFT,TF-CBT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoachingCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience

Hello, my name is Nakita and I am a License Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been practicing since 2011. You can check out my webpage at Epistamai.net. I have experience in working with both children, adults and families, specifically individuals would have experiences trauma. I am certified in Trauma Informed - CBT. It is one of many modalities that I use while providing services to the individuals that I work with. I have a focus on not only helping individuals with their own independent problems but also advocacy work within the field of mental health. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. In my personal life, I put value in my own growth and my own self awareness. Through the use of yoga, meditation, and practice in healthy eating habits, I continue to share my experiences by bettering my own whole health, one day at a time. I look forward to our time together.

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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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Dr. Norma Reyes

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I have been working in the field of behavioral health since 2011 and specifically as a counselor since 2014. I've worked with clients of all ages who were facing challenges in their lives. My experience and education can assist unique assist you in resolving your work stress. My education also includes a Ph.D. in Adult, Professional, and Community Education. I'll combine both therapeutic and career development strategies to assist you in learning how to handle conflict and communicate effectively to reduce stress and further your career. Career transitions are stressful and can bring up past trauma, behaviors, or issues; therapy can help you resolve those current and past issues so you can be able to move forward in your career and life goals.

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Regina Garner

Offering therapy in TX
Family conflictsGriefParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Dr. Bette Smyth

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

I am licensed to counsel in Texas with 35 years of professional experience. I have worked well with clients having a wide range of challenges including anxiety and stress, abuse and trauma, grief and discouragement. I look forward to collaborating with you for your personal growth in a safe, interactive environment where your thoughts and emotions can be shared without fear of judgment. You are unique and so our work will unfold in its own particular way and at its own pace. I want to support you in new understandings and practical skills to embrace life's struggles as opportunities for fresh insight and healing in order to achieve your therapy goals. Taking this step to sign up for therapy requires courage, and I am proud of you for getting started! I look forward to our first session and working together.

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Lesli White

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression. 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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Lindsey Richard

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 13 years of professional work experience in an educational setting. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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. My role is to help identify goals and guide towards solutions. If you find yourself stuck in a negative cycle in your life, let's explore the role that your thoughts, feelings, and actions play so that you can break that cycle. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage, which can lead to positive changes in the future. I am here to support you in that process.

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Rocio Bickei

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 15 years of experience in mental health, and 6 years of professional work experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Cinda Muench

Offering therapy in TX
License: Lpc
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

I am licensed in New Mexico and Texas with 23 years of professional work experience. My primary areas of expertise revolve around stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, and marriage/relationships. It's an amazing honor to be able to walk beside you and assist in helping you overcome your challenges. I know that taking the first step to sign up for therapy can be difficult! I want to reassure you that I will do my best to help you resolve your problems so that when therapy ends, you will feel that this was absolutely time well spent.

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Crystal Walter

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Are you a woman or teen girl who is struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief or loss, addiction, codependency, sexuality or relationship issues? Do you wish for a more authentic life, where you are truly loved and accepted just as you are, instead of faking it, and putting others’ needs before yours? If so, I’d like to help. I’ve helped many women and teen girls overcome these struggles, increase their confidence and self-esteem, and pursue a life they truly want, and I’d like to do the same for you! I specialize in helping women and teen girls like you heal from poor self- image, anxiety, trauma, grief, and depression. I also help clients 65+ through life transitions, caregiving issues, and grief. I am a wife, mother of a blended family, and former caregiver, licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience as an integrative behavioral health clinician. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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. 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. Identifying as a cisgender female, an ally to all, I am honored to support those through the journey of owning their sexuality, whatever that may be. Providing a safe space and emotional support to the LGBTQI issues comes naturally to me as a social worker whom takes her professional code of ethics serious. Character and spiritual development is an investment I encourage not just for my clients but also myself too. My goal is to help YOU live happier, more authentic lives. You might feel hesitant about therapy, what it involves, and if it will help. That’s understandable! I’m very easy to talk to. And, I provide a safe haven to help you process your experiences, thoughts and feelings, find and build on your strengths, and help you create the life you’ve always wanted.

How to find counseling in Garden Ridge

Finding the best therapist close by in Garden Ridge 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 Garden Ridge. 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 Garden Ridge, 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 Garden Ridge 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 Garden Ridge 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 Garden Ridge, elsewhere in Comal, 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 Garden Ridge area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Garden Ridge 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 Garden Ridge 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 Garden Ridge 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 Garden Ridge, 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 Garden Ridge 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 Garden Ridge 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 Garden Ridge 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 Garden Ridge 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 Garden Ridge 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 78266 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 Garden Ridge 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 Garden Ridge 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 Garden Ridge, 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.

Garden Ridge 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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