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Soneakqua White

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-S
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am a Cognitive-Behavioral counselor who specializes in working with performing and non-performing creative artists, athletes and ministers. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Child Development and Family and Consumer Sciences from Baylor University in 1998. I completed a Master of Arts in Counseling from Amberton University in 2002. I was licensed in 2006 and became an LPC supervisor in 2008. I opened my private practice, At the Table Counseling, in 2009 and have been devoted to my clients full time since 2011. My counseling clients are typically those with concerns of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and work or home-related stressors. I also operate as a mental strength strategist who coaches creatives, athletes, and ministers in building and maintaining the mental capacity to handle their platforms with excellence and to operate in their gifts for Christ. This is a specialized coaching program that is outside of my practice, but it is offered to anyone who is interested. I strongly believe in teaching my clients so, I have also written 5 books to help with several different issues. The main focus with most of my clients is the transition from their jobs to their dreams. Having made this transition myself, I understand the struggle this desire brings with it. Being unhappy in your life is not something you simply have to put up with. I want all of my clients to understand that we can work together to figure out where you want to go and map out how to get there.

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Thea Cristwell-Butler

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC, LMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesDepression
12 years of experience

Hello, I'm Thea Cristwell-Butler, I have a Master's of Arts degree in Professional Counselor from Webster University, and I am currently working on earning my Doctorate degree from Liberty University in Community Care and Counseling. I primarily use Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment, Client-centered Therapy, and Narrative Therapy when working with my clients. I have worked over 10 years with non-profit agencies, school settings, and community settings. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults. I enjoy working with individuals, families, and small groups. I have helped my clients work through issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, anger, mood disorders, and poor coping skills. If you are going through a difficult time and need help stabilizing your emotions, thoughts, and behavior, I can help.

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Heather Pantalone

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience

My intention is to support clients grow personally, emotionally, professionally, and in their relationships. People grow at their own pace, but it is my experience that with counseling support, personal evolution can happen more quickly. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and Life Coach, my background is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with an emphasis on mindfulness, behavioral changes, emotional regulation and finding solutions. My practice is built on positive psychology, neurolinguistics, cognitive behavioral theory, mindfulness and emotional intelligence. It is my pleasure to join with clients for however brief or long. Sometimes in entering a therapeutic relationship we are not sure where to begin. I work with you to determine areas to work on and how to achieve positive growth. Together we partner for improvement by setting goals with strategies for change. We work at your pace within our allowed time together. My aim is for you to feel safe and supported to discuss personal challenges while keeping hope for positive change.

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Frederica Johnson

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Greetings, My name is Frederica Johnson, LPC, NCC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Louisiana. I am also a National Certified Counselor. I have worked in the mental health field for many years and my expertise is related to working with individuals who are experiencing grief, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, anger, self-esteem issues, etc. I specialize in working with all ages. My therapeutic focus is person-centered therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, in which my clients are able to fully express their thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential environment without judgment. My goal is to assist individuals in working towards fulfilling their fullest potential by successfully accomplishing goals that will help them to gain a new perspective on life.

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Dr. Barbara Candley

Offering therapy in TX
License: Dr.PH. MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
30 years of experience

ABOUT ME: I am a psychptherapist who provides individual and family therapy. My doctorate degree is in public health My emphases are in psychology and mental health services. I am highly skilled in diagnosing and treating individuals from diverse backgrounds. I am thrilled when individuals are committed to achieving their personal growth and wellness. As a healer (therapist) I have used the talents gained through life experience, education and training to help my clients' improve their capacity to accomplish their desired goals. Clients bring their understanding of issues and concerns. We work together to bring to the table important insights and solutions that may help to acquire and sustain healing. SPECIALTIES: Depressive disorders Anxiety disorders Trauma & abuse Mood disorders Adjustment disorders Also experienced in relationship Issues, burnout, grief and loss. CLINICAL APPROACHES: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Solution Focused Therapy LICENSE: LCSW-S: #1436 (Expiration date: 2023-11-30). SERVICES OFFERED: Video, Phone, Live Chat and Messages

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Jennifer Fleming

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
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, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Ciera Harris

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

It is my belief that who we are today is a product of our experiences throughout our lives. My work as a counselor helps you make positive changes in your life and understand any barriers to making progress.  Oftentimes, the roots of our challenges run deep into our childhoods, our families, and our cultures.  Psychotherapy helps us discern what legacy we want to continue. While exploring the past, we inevitably alter the present.  You don’t have to do it alone! I look forward to supporting you on your journey toward mental health and wellness.

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Ken Carona

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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.

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Lisa Little

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Trauma and abuseGrief
3 years of experience

Are you feeling DEPRESSED or ANXIOUS lately? GRIEVING a loss? Feeling TRAUMATIZED? Do you find yourself lost in a RELATIONSHIP, a JOB or a BIG DECISION? Feeling TIRED and UNMOTIVATED in life? Sometimes we experience life transitions unexpectedly. It's important to find support and guidance to help you move through them. I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. 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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Valerie Roper

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

Welcome to my site! I'm so glad that you landed here. My name is Valerie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I enjoy helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, motivation, self esteem and confidence, grief and other concerns. 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. To learn more about me, visit my Psychology Today profile: https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/1283851

How to find counseling in Hale Center

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hale Center 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 Hale Center 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 Hale Center 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 Hale Center, 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 Hale Center 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 Hale Center 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 Hale Center 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 Hale Center 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 Hale Center 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 79041 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 Hale Center 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 Hale Center 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 Hale Center, 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.

Hale Center 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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