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Kathy Stringfellow

Offering therapy in TX
License: EdD, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and I have worked as a LPC in Texas for three years. I seek to assist individuals, families, and couples resolve or better cope with a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, relational or social problems, parenting issues, divorce recovery, and trauma. My background includes working with adolescents in a school setting for the past 24 years, including working as a counselor for the last seven years. In addition to my work with adolescents, I obtained my LPC licensure, so that I was able to work with individuals and families as well. I have a Bachelor's of Science degree from Texas A&M University (1992) - Commerce, Texas, and my Master's of Science in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University (2010) in Commerce, Texas. I have experience with individual counseling, family counseling, group therapy, and play therapy. My counseling approach includes using cognitive behavioral, humanistic, and solution focused techniques. I believe it's important to treat each person with respect and compassion. I will create an individual counseling plan for you to help meet your specific counseling needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Andrew Mercer

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefDepression
10 years of experience

I'm so happy you're here and so happy that you're taking an important step towards positive change in your life. Nothing brings me more joy than to be able to be a part of your journey while we work towards your goals. I've been partnering with adults for the past 8 years in private practice as a licensed therapist and 3 years as a life coach working with college-aged adults. Former and current clients appreciate my honest straightforward approach to counseling as well as my ability to patiently and compassionately hold space for answers to emerge. The struggles of life are not meant to be all-consuming or overwhelming and as self-sufficient as most of us are, we all need help at some point. I know I've benefitted from being able to talk through my worries and concerns with the help of a trained therapist and know what the experience is like in either seat. I was trained in pastoral counseling and at Loyola University in Chicago and can assist if your concerns are more spiritual in nature and when they are not take a more traditional approach. I draw from relational schools of thought- psychodynamic, humanistic and Adlerian but apply them in a straightforward pragmatic fashion to keep the process brief and effective. Having been trained and educated in diverse settings, I have experience working with many different types of people with many different concerns. In particular, spiritual and religious questions, LGBT issues, anxiety and coping with grief and loss are areas that I can support you the most. I look forward to working with you as we take the next steps in your journey together.

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Paul Germany

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
18 years of experience

Hello! My name is Paul Andrew Germany. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have over 15 years of experience in the mental health field and have worked with people from teens to seniors of differing back grounds, cultures, beliefs, and life choices. The majority of my career I have been employed by UTMB-CMC as a Mental Health Clinician. I can’t remember a time when I was not fascinated and intrigued by the subject of psychology and mental health; and it remains one of my passions to this day. I pursued my BA in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and continued my post-graduate studies in clinical psychology at Stephen F. Austin State University earning my MA. While working in the field full-time I continued to enroll in advanced counseling courses and exceeded the state’s criteria to become a License Professional Counselor. With years of continuing education and the motivation to be most effective counselor possible, I have stayed up to date with emerging theories, evidence-based techniques, and am proficient in many counseling methods. My counseling style is tailored to the individual with whom I’m working, however, I treat all with compassion, empathy and respect. The techniques I tend to utilize most often are those that have shown to be most effective. They include Cognitive Behavioral, Client Centered, Solution Focused, and Mindfulness Based Therapies. However, this again is dependent upon the issues we are addressing and goals you wish to achieve. I have experience treating individuals and groups with a wide range of mental health issues. From life coaching to treating patients with chronic mental health disorders in an inpatient setting, from agoraphobia to trichotillomania, there are only a few areas out of my wheelhouse. In those rare cases, I would work just as hard helping you find a therapist better suited to your needs. Whether you are seeking help for a severe issue and require long term therapy or you are just wanting an old school psychodynamic experience with a warm and non-judgmental ear to listen, I’m here. I commend you for taking this first step towards a better you; now let’s get to work.

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Jennifer Eckols

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementDepressionCoachingCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience

Jennifer attended Baylor University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and later attended Webster University obtaining a Master of Arts in Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) as well as a board-approved Supervisor for LPC-Associates and has been licensed since 2007. Jennifer is a passionate and person-centered therapist whose primary goal is to help her clients develop the skills needed to live healthy, happy, productive lives. Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches, she assists clients in taking honest, bold looks at their thought patterns and behaviors and in making intentional changes to assess, acknowledge, and adjust these thoughts to develop more functional and stable behaviors and communication patterns. She will provide support, resources, and feedback in order to assist clients with creating lasting, meaningful change.

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Oralia Mascorro

Offering therapy in TX
Parenting issues
17 years of experience

Hi and welcome to my page. My name is Oralia Mascorro, and I am an LPC counselor in Texas. Whether you have experienced a difficult life changing event, feel overwhelmed with life, or feel emotionally stuck, my job is to guide you in a healthy direction that fits your needs. I have over ten years of experience as a mental health professional, and I am thankful to have the skills and experience to help others. My clients experience validation, a sense of calm, and hope as they share their journey with me. My role is to listen and reflect as we explore steps towards healing. I have worked in various settings including private practice, non-profits, and have experience working in schools serving students, parents, and faculty. I hope you find the right therapist to help you as you explore positive changes.

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Kenisha Henderson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & intimacy related issues. 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. 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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Ayana Lewis

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

There are times when we find ourselves on auto-pilot, in a state of being that is mundane, overwhelming, and monotonous. We want to take our lives to the next level but do not possess the tools to do so. If you are feeling stuck and want more out of life, I'm here to assist with setting goals, overcoming limited beliefs, and developing appropriate coping skills that will propel you forward in life. I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Georgia and Texas with over 8 years of experience within the counseling field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns to include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and self-esteem/ self-image. Oftentimes, we focus on past life experiences or are anxious about the future; therefore, I use a combination approach that includes mindfulness (being present) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (thoughts influence behaviors). This technique helps with grounding and appreciating the present moment while identifying belief patterns that are a hindrance. I want you to know that you've already made the right step by seeking out a qualified therapist. In this very moment, you are making a life-changing decision to improve your overall mental well-being. If you are interested in how I can assist in your life's journey, please feel free to reach out. I'm here for you!

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Oscar Chavira Jr.

Offering therapy in TX
Anger managementBipolar disorder
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anger management & bipolar disorder. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Laurel Tate

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
40 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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DeLisa Smith

Offering therapy in TX
Self esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, depression, & coping with life changes. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in George West

Finding the best therapist close by in George West 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 George West. 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 George West, 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 George West 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 George West 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 George West, elsewhere in Live Oak, 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 George West area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed George West 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 George West 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 George West 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 George West, 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 George West 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 George West 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 George West 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 George West 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 George West 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 78022 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 George West 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 George West 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 George West, 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.

George West 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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