Are you cruising across the open waters of life, enjoying the ride? Or are you fighting to tread water, not knowing which direction to turn? For many Lake Dallas residents, like millions of Americans across the United States, enjoying a fulfilling life is no easy task. Mental wellness issues have their way of putting obstacles in the way.

Don't hesitate to reach out to a Lake Dallas-area mental health professional today to get the help you need and deserve to battle touch issues such as addiction, trauma, loss, stress, toxic- relationships, family hardships, mental illness, and anything in between. Make the call today.

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Corbett Hinkle

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MEd,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyEating disordersSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have immense passion for helping people navigate through life's hardships. Everyone struggles in one way or another and sometimes we just need a little guidance and support. I am here for you. Engaging in therapy is a courageous, commendable task and I have enormous respect for the individuals I work with. My goal is to form a solid base of trust and a collaborative relationship with each person. My approach to counseling is based upon person-centered, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral theoretical approaches. I guide clients through the explorations of solutions already present within their lives in order to solve current challenges. I work with clients to explore how certain thoughts can produce negative or painful feelings and maladaptive behaviors. My overall approach is holistic in nature, with emphasis on clients’ feelings, behaviors, thoughts, and beliefs. I am committed to assisting each individual to build on their existing strengths to live their best possible life. My counseling style is warm, accepting, challenging and empowering. I provide therapy to individuals concerned with low mood/depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, relationship issues, adjustment issues, intimacy concerns, disordered eating, body image, life transitions and life satisfaction. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas with over four years of experience. I have worked in a variety of settings, including a residential, IOP and PHP treatment facility for eating disorders, school-based program, outpatient clinic and private practice. I enjoy awakening awareness and insight, encouraging action, fostering healing and cultivating joy in the lives of others. I hope to have the privilege of working with you to this end!

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Gwendolyn Franks Carter

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): Licensed Clinical Social Worker,LCSW
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Texas. I have worked with families and children for over thirty years in various capacities. I also have a masters degree in counseling psychology. I have worked with clients on issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, blended family issues, abuse and/or neglect, self esteem and trauma. I am a certified clinical trauma professional. I like helping others work through difficult situations. I like to think of myself as a understanding guide to help for those in need. I like to help people connect with themselves, relationships and resources. I am a firm believer in the mind, body and spirit working together to find a sense of well being. My approach is is a combination of short term goal oriented therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic and solution focused therapy. I am happy to help work on a treatment plan that best reflects the individual needs of the client. I truly believe that all of our lives have been forever changed due to events in the last two years. Those changes have created more conversations about the importance of mental health.Those conversations have helped many to learn that it is okay to not be okay. The ability to get the help that we need is so important for the people that we are, the people that we hope to become and to those that will come after us. We can all do our part to promote mental health for yourselves and others. Allow me the honor of helping you in your self care journey.

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Vanessa Guidry

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi and welcome to Better Help, let me introduce myself , I am Vanessa and meeting people where they are to help them with life and balance is my purpose. I have been a therapist for 16 years. I have a very strong background in individual therapy, adolescent therapy, family therapy and couples therapy. I am certified in DBT (dialectal behavior therapy) and TFT (trauma focused therapy). I use different therapy modules, including the previous mentioned as well as CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) as well as many other forms of therapy that have a strong history of providing great outcomes. I have a very diverse background in my clinical experiences . My experiences include working for a world renowned Cancer Center, the largest hospital system in Houston on their Psych Response Team and also working in a Community Health Center providing therapy within the community. In addition I have worked in private practice providing therapy for a variety of different client needs. I look forward to meeting you and working with you on your therapy goals. As a therapist, I will work with you to set and reach your personal goals to improve your overall mental health.

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Caroline Turnbull

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, major mental health disorders. 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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Jessica Merrells

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Louisiana and Texas with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & 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. 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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Robyn Carey

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, AD/HD, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. My Counseling style is more laid back, supportive, and with humor. 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. I want to make sure to clarify that I check messages here daily during the week and will respond to you whenever I can, at least twice a day. You can also schedule a live session (text chat, phone call, video session) with me using the Scheduler. The days/times you see are when I am available for a session, so feel free to select any slot there that works for you. I like to enjoy life and take time to recharge a few days each week, which I encourage you to do as well, so I do not schedule sessions at those times/days. I will do my best to respond as soon as I am able. I look forward to working with each of you.

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Mary Guillory

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I believe successful therapy depends on clients honestly sharing their experiences and behavior. Yet many clients struggle to articulate their feelings, sharing these feelings with a stranger, even a therapist, can be difficult. It takes time for a therapist to earn a client’s trust. My goal is to build a therapeutic relationship with you to enhance a safer and supportive therapeutic environment. I believe in providing personalized service. I specialize in various therapeutic techniques including, Trauma-Informed Care, Person-Centered Therapy & Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I work with individuals struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, and substance use. I believe therapy should reflect a mutual partnership ensuring acceptance & compassion.

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Gene Hauser

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesADHD
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over 20 years of experience. It has been my honor to work with disabled American Veterans, persons who are homeless and marginalized, and those who have severe mental health issues. I am mostly retired but continue to maintain my commitment to help others develop a strong and healthy sense of self, explore their feelings, find meaning and purpose, and focus on their strengths. My core beliefs are to treat everyone with dignity and respect; equity of power (meaning this is your time and your choices), and transformation (we all have the ability to change our lives). I encourage you to take that first step in seeking a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support you on your journey.

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Kelly Langston

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue 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 and empower you in that journey.

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Montoria Liggans

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas and Virginia with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Lake Dallas

Finding the best therapist close by in Lake Dallas 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 in Lake Dallas that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Lake Dallas. 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 Lake Dallas, 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 in the Lake Dallas region and in the state of Texas. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Lake Dallas or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Lake Dallas area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Lake Dallas 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 Lake Dallas, elsewhere in Denton, or in the greater state of Texas.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Lake Dallas area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lake Dallas 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 Lake Dallas 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 Lake Dallas 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Lake Dallas online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Lake Dallas, 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 Lake Dallas psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Lake Dallas 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 Lake Dallas helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Lake Dallas 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Lake Dallas 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 in Lake Dallas?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Lake Dallas 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.

Lake Dallas therapists 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 Lake Dallas 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 Lake Dallas 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in TX, therapists 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 75065 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Lake Dallas counselor?

Before seeing your Lake Dallas 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Lake Dallas.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Lake Dallas 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 with a Lake Dallas counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Lake Dallas, 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.

Lake Dallas 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service 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.

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