If you’re looking for a therapist, Garland, TX, offers a few options. There are different in-person practices to consider, as well as online options like BetterHelp. If you're a practicing Christian, there is also Christian counseling available.

Some clients find the convenience of attending therapy from home beneficial, as well as the affordability of online therapy when compared to traditional in-person therapy. At BetterHelp, every mental health professional on the platform has at least a master's degree and meets the licensing requirements in their state.

Therapy can be an essential part of healing for many mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, or recovering from the psychological effects of sexual abuse. You can also speak with a licensed chemical dependency counselor if that’s the kind of support you are looking for. A therapist can also help you work through family conflict, shift your focus, or find something to be passionate about in your life. To learn how therapy can help you, connect with a Garland-based therapist to get started.

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Dr. Robin Beauregard

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
31 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in Texas. I have worked with children, couples, families, and adults for 31 years, and feel I am fulfilling a calling! I have a great deal of experience in the areas of depression, anxiety, surviving childhood trauma, drug and alcohol counseling, and marriage counseling. In addition to working with BetterHelp, I have my own private practice where I specialize in children and families involved in the foster care system. I have worked within the public school setting, contracted with the Department of Defense, and work with children and families within residential settings. I also teach for a local college, training students to become drug and alcohol counselors. I have a Doctorate in Counseling and another Doctorate in Strategic Leadership - Leadership Coaching, and always feel there is more to learn! I believe effective change comes through relationships, so first and foremost I want to establish a comfortable therapeutic relationship with you. From there, we will establish goals and objectives, setting up a road map so you will see where you're going and celebrate each step of the way. I will meet you where you are at, and listen compassionately and non-judgmentally in order to support you on your journey. My counseling style is based in the cognitive-behavioral approach, augmented by trauma informed care and solution-focused practices. No matter what your goals are, you are in the driver's seat because I believe you have everything within you to make wanted changes or handle difficult situations. There's just those times when having someone objective to listen, help, and support will make the difference you need. I'm so glad you've taken this first step toward completing your journey, and I look forward to working with you!

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Karen Medlock

Offering therapy in TX
License: MTS, MSSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesDepression
27 years of experience

My name is Karen Medlock. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Texas and Louisiana. I have two Masters' Degrees, one in Social Work and one in Theology. I take a holistic approach with my clients. I have worked with all age groups, from three years old all the way in the eighties. Yes, I have been around awhile. I have teaching certifications in Michigan and taught Kindergarten through twelfth grade. The experiences I had as a teacher were tremendous and very helpful in my therapeutic relationships with adolescents and teenagers. I enjoy working with all age groups and totally enjoy diversity in culture, race and sexual orientation. I ran and did sexual offender treatment with male adult offenders at Norton Correctional Center in Norton, Kansas, which gave me a great magnitude of skills in addiction treatment, running groups and providing psycho-social classes in multitudes of topics. I would have to say working with inmates in state prisons is very rewarding for me because I can now view them as people with problems from the past that have never been dealt with for the most part. Also, I have much experience in helping people work through trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, including the severe panic attacks that occur. I have worked extensively with grief and loss. I am very excited to be a part of Better Help because it is a way for people who need help to access me at various times via text, phone or video. It is a good medium for all those who are a bit shy to meet in person (or aren't ready) or have tight schedules. I am very excited to work with you! I am quite a laid-back therapist, and always respond to where you are in your life-path. We all are on personal life journeys...let's use this time to explore and traverse new worlds and paths! I will help you develop your strengths and accompany you on your journey.

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Jessica Burger

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepression
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University and my graduate degree in Counseling from University of Houston-Victoria. I have worked in the mental health field in a variety of ways for the past 4 years. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including: intellectual and developmental disabilities, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, mood disorders, as well as ADHD. I've also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I believe that given the chance and armed with the skills needed, anyone can accomplish what they have set out to do. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I believe in walking alongside my clients as they go through their personal journey. I utilize a cognitive behavioral approach but tailor my approach to the needs of the client. It takes courage to recognize that a change needs to happen in someone's life. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Katrina Lane

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS, LPC-S, NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
31 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor (12026) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor (4517) in Texas. I graduated from Texas A & M Commerce with an MS in Psychology and have 144 graduate hours in the field. I have worked in psychiatric hospitals, day treatment centers, a residential treatment center, a substance abuse center, a rape crisis center, and school districts (as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology), as well as in private practice. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, personality disorders, PTSD, Dissociation, OCD, Autism, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach integrates cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, dialectical behavior therapy, psychodynamic, and rational-emotive counseling. I use a trauma informed practice and try to work with your cultural background and lifestyle choices. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

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Easter Spates

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.Ed., LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
20 years of experience

Hello, my name is Easter Spates. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor with over 20 years of experience providing counseling and supportive services to individuals, families, children and adolescents. I am a graduate of Prairie View A&M University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and earned my Master’s in Counseling and Guidance. My goal in the therapeutic process is to engage and guide individuals to evoke the specific "change" you need to experience. My focus is to ensure that the counseling experience is ordered and set up for you to feel pleased and invigorated throughout the process. I see myself as a vehicle for the client’s change. Assisting you to make sense of your experiences and seeing better patterns. I would describe my therapeutic style as warm and engaging. I consider myself as leveled headed, balanced, and non-judgmental. I do understand that making the decision to seek counseling can be overwhelming but by doing so you have begun the journey. Know that I am here to be a guiding light with you through each step of the way.

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Ashley Johnson

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience

You are on the search for something. Whether it is clarity, peace, happiness, support, or the freedom to finally explore who YOU truly are. We often feel the pressure to appear we have it all together when deep inside we are fighting a battle within. This journey that you are on, no longer has to be walked alone. My approach includes using a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered, and Freudian theories. As trust is built within the the therapeutic relationship, vulnerability resides. With collaborative effort, clients will discover the next steps towards healing and growth. I truly value working with diverse clients and understand the importance of being culturally aware and competent. I have years of experience with working with people who have trauma, depression, anxiety, weigh loss therapy, bipolar, and separation and loss for over 10 years as a case manager and therapist. In my career I've worked as a family specialist working with families in their time of crisis. Helping trauma clients is something that I am truly passionate about including my years of working with the abused and neglected. I also work with clients on weight loss journey to understand how to our subconscious sometimes controls our urges. I work with the person as a whole and work to build that therapeutic relationship in order to foster lasting outcomes. I welcome you into a space made just for you.

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Jesus Valiente

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.A.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience

I am bilingual, multi-culturally competent, trauma-informed, and my experience is diverse. My greatest clinical strength is customization – I provide each client with an individualized therapeutic package, centered around your specific needs. My theoretical orientation is based in Positive Psychology using a strengths-based, person-centered approach with a focus on achieving resilience. I believe passionately in the power of the individual to change. My background includes private practice, inpatient and outpatient hospitalizations, residential treatment centers, and community-based counseling. Real change happens when behaviors change. You and I will know you are making progress as you begin to feel better and make meaningful behavioral adjustments. As a cognitive-behavioral therapist, I teach clients about the link between thoughts, emotions, and behavior. Using this link, I will then teach you how to “hack” the system in reverse – that is; changes in behavior lead to changes in emotions and thoughts. Therapy is a process rather than a destination. So, the duration of time in therapy varies by individual, as do the results. Telehealth offers client's convenience, eliminates travel time, and increases access to therapy.

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Charmaine Smith

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoaching
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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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Patrick Faircloth

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
4 years of experience

I believe that we are all unique and have the power and ability to make effective change in our lives. It is with this empathetic and non-judgmental approach that I assist clients to discover their own solutions for therapeutic healing. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor and a military Veteran with 10 years active duty service. I am currently licensed in Texas and have 4 years of professional experience working with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children from various cultural backgrounds. My clinical interests include working with couples, families, military families, and Veterans on a variety of concerns to include anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, parenting, relationship issues, trauma, and Veterans’ issues. 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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Kelly Marcelle

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona and Texas with 17 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 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 Garland

Finding the best therapist close by in Garland 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 Garland. 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 Garland, 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 Garland 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 Garland 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 Garland, 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 Garland area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Garland 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 Garland 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 Garland 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 Garland, 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 Garland 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 Garland 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 Garland 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 Garland 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 Garland 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 75049 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 Garland 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 Garland 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 Garland, 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.

Garland 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 Garland:

75040, 75041, 75042, 75043, 75044, 75045, 75046, 75047, 75049

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