Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of experience: 15

Hi Friend, This is a little about me. First and foremost I am a regular and down-to-earth guy. At times Counseling professionals and other helping professionals can can get reputations to "high and mighty", "up on a pedestal", or 'holier than thou". I am a regular 40 year old man who is balding and slightly overweight. I have made mistakes in my life as I'm sure you have. I do not have a magic wand to make your life better in a hurry. What I do have is an open ear, a caring heart, a good education, and about 15 years in counseling a wide variety of peop...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 9

Hi. My name is Elizabeth and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. I am also a certified school counselor and recently transitioned to BetterHelp full-time after working as a counselor at a high school. I have been working as a counselor for 9 years, primarily in the school setting. I have helped my students with issues such as family problems, academic struggles, relationship issues, trauma/abuse, ADHD, autism, LGBT-issues, depression, anxiety, perfectionism, grief, and suicidal ideation. Before working as a counselor, I was an eleme...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 10

My name is Graciela Rios. I have been a working in the mental health field in El Paso, Tx. since 2006. I have extensive training working with individuals as well as families. I have specialized training in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy) as well as CAPACITAR -which utilizes "holistic wellness practices that help people tap into the wisdom of their own body, mind and spirit". I have been trained to treat depression, anxiety, grief and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) I truly believe everybody has the power to overcome life cha...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts
Years of experience: 6

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Texas and I have been working in a counseling field since 2015. I have experience providing individual, couples, family and group therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have worked with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, adolescent concerns, as well as personal growth, addiction issues, and crisis. I earned a Masters degree in Counseling at Southern Methodist University and received my bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal Communication fr...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 3

I am an LPC in the state of Texas with just over a year working under full licensure. I have worked in several settings including, hospital where I provided grief counseling and outpatient mental health clinic where I have worked with children and adults treating ADHD, Depression, Anxiety and Posttraumatic stress syndrome. In addition to this, I have worked with individuals diagnosed with co-occurring substance use disorders. My approach includes CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and motivational interviewing. I am open, honest and welcoming in session, and en...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of experience: 8

Welcome to counseling, my name is Claudia. I've been a counselor since 2014 and feel honored to work with anyone seeking additional help to get their life back. Sometimes, your life doesn't feel right and things aren't going your way. We can work on that. Whether you are going through a difficult time adjusting to unforeseen things or you haven't felt quite yourself for a while. There are many reasons that people seek counseling and I believe that everyone is different, needing individualized therapeutic treatment. I also work with couples, married, engag...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 9

I've worked in the mental health field for over 20 years and as an LCSW since 2018. I have worked with diverse populations including individuals within hospital and jail settings. I have worked with those diagnosed with acute mental health diagnoses, addiction, trauma survivors and people trying to rebuild their life. I am comfortable with different backgrounds and belief systems. I've taught at the university level and feel that teaching and encouraging others is something that will always be a passion of mine but I'm also always open to learning! ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 7

I am a licensed professional counselor in the great state of Texas with 5 years of experience . I have worked with clients ranging from 7 years of age up to adulthood. I also have experience working with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, autism/Asperger's, mood disorders, impulse control, emotional abuse, trauma, self-regulation, transition and ADHD. My counseling style is calm and interactive. I believe it is important to focus on the client and what they are experiencing and to help them develop skills to manage a...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 8

Dr. Jamaal “Doc J” Fortner is a south Louisiana native who combines his sense of home-spun Southern wisdom with evidence based practice. He brings an extensive clinical background that includes inpatient psychiatric care and outpatient clinical practice focused on members of the LGBTQ+ population and populations of color. Additionally, he holds specialties in substance abuse and domestic violence. Dr. Jamaal “Doc J” Fortner is an alumnus of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Master of Health Administration. He is also an al...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 30

If you are on this site, then I welcome you . Are you depressed, anxious, suffering from past trauma, dealing with family conflict? I have been very successful working with people through these issues and more; my job is to give you the tools you need and work myself OUT of a job. My approach is client centered; I assess your needs and together we decide the best approach. My approach is caring and non confrontational; there is no judgement here. I believe in assigning "growth" exercises between sessions to keep the momentum going and I proactively check in...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of experience: 25

I am licensed in Texas with over 20 years of clinical experience. I have experience in helping clients to learn coping techniques to reduce stress and anxiety. I can help improve relaxation skills and and reduce angry outbursts by helping individuals develop a personalized plan manage and express their emotions and a safe and appropriate manner. I am comfortable working with lgbt-related issues. I have years of experience addressing parenting issues and managing behaviors. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feeli...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coaching
Years of experience: 17

I am licensed in Texas with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, & 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!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem
Years of experience: 18

I am licensed in Texas with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 11

I am licensed in Texas with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Anger management, ADHD
Years of experience: 12

I am licensed in Texas with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, & anger management. 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.

How To Find Counseling Gregory

Finding the best therapist close by in Gregory can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Gregory 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 Gregory. 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 Gregory, 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, these professionals 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 Gregory 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 Gregory counselors 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 Gregory area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Gregory
  • DBT in Gregory
  • Substance use therapy in Gregory
  • Couples therapy in Gregory

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Gregory, 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 Gregory, elsewhere in San Patricio, 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 Gregory area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Gregory 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 Gregory 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 in Gregory: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Gregory: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Gregory: $100
  • Therapy in Gregory: $80

While many psychologists in Gregory may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Gregory and elsewhere throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Gregory, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Gregory above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Gregory 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Gregory 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 Gregory 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 Gregory therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Gregory counselor 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 almost one million people in Gregory, TX, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 78359 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 in Gregory can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Gregory 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Gregory 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 Gregory, 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.

Gregory has many professionals 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. In Gregory, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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

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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 with a counselor 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 Gregory:

78359