The city takes its name from the adjacent Lake Worth - a manmade lake where people could enjoy recreational sports. Life is something we can and should enjoy. But what if that seems like a distant dream? What if emotional troubles and mental health issues make life negative, rather than positive?

This doesn’t have to be your life experience. Lake Worth-area counselors know what you’re
going through and these health professionals can provide guidance and advice to help you
make important changes to your life. Match with a licensed, confidential mental health
professional to get started today.

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Joseph Lee

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefParenting issuesDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! As a Nationally Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed School Counselor, I utilize client-centered, cognitive-behavioral/solution-focused techniques. I focus on assisting clients to identify and build upon strengths, helping clients accomplish mental health, behavioral, wellness, education, and career goals. I am blessed to have worked with and continue to work with many families and youth nationally. I currently run the Grand Rapids Michigan and San Antonio Texas Office of Impact Counseling and Consulting Services LLC serving both civilian and military families. My approach is interactive, warm, but also direct. I love to help clients reach their academic, career, mental health, and/or relationship goals while maintaining balance. I am also a Veteran, and familiar with the military lifestyle and the unique challenges military families face. I look forward to speaking with you soon!

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Dr. Charnequa “Nena” Kennedy

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC-MHSP,NCC,ACS
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changesCoachingADHD
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional and national board-certified counselor who has been a counseling professional for several years with experience in educational and clinical settings. I have additional years of experience in the non-profit sector, leadership development, and student success within higher education. I work with clients across the lifespan to address different issues that include and are not limited to depression and mood disorders, anxiety, stress, giftedness and performance, ADHD and learning/ behavioral issues, grief and loss, collegiate mental health, and adjustments/transitions. Additionally, I have worked with athletes and performers at different levels (law, medicine, arts/entertainment, business, leadership, and technology) to address clinical concerns and mental skills. My current areas of focus are clinical and, sport and performance. With my experience spanning settings for integrated behavioral health, private practice, and collegiate mental health, I also focus on assisting clients with concerns that disrupt wellness across domains (physical, emotional, professional/academic, spiritual, etc.). My approach to therapy is integrative, and my primary orientations are client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, strengths-based, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. I strive to provide affirming services grounded in multiculturally proficient knowledge of multiple identities that support clients' personal growth. Beginning counseling is a courageous step towards being one's best self. My role in the therapeutic relationship is to walk alongside clients and facilitate that process by creating a safe, brave, and comfortable space that empowers clients. Developing therapeutic goals is a collaborative process focusing on a client's strengths and values for optimal functionality. I look forward to working with you as you begin your journey towards growth that aligns with areas of overall wellness and life satisfaction for you.

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Peter Cosens

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,LCDC,MSC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

The decision to reach out to a therapist may be a difficult one but is viewed as a strength. Not knowing the answers to all your life questions is normal. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, I will listen to your concerns and help you decide upon the most appropriate course of action. My compassionate, firm approach helps most patients lead more happy and productive lives. I do not help you make excuses and will not recommend therapy indefinitely. I do not believe in endless therapy that costs you a fortune. I genuinely care for every patient. My record of integrity & responsibility speaks for itself. Often, people choose therapy during times of stress and emotional pain. It may also be when you want to grow . The decision to seek therapy is a very personal decision. I'm experienced in treating an array of issues & disorders, including, but not limited to: · Addictions (Substance and Process) · Major Depression Disorder · Adult Children of Alcoholics · Men's Issues · Military/Veterans · Anxiety Disorders · Mood Disorder · Bipolar Disorder · Panic Disorders - Co-dependence · Personal Growth · Crisis/Trauma Recovery · Schizoaffective Disorder · Dually Diagnosed Individuals · Schizophrenia · Ex-offenders · Self-Esteem · Grief/Loss Counseling · Spirituality · Impaired Professionals · Stress Management · Life Events/Transitions · Substance Abuse/Dependence

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Nancy Hill

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MS,MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional counselor with more than 15 years experience supporting individuals, couples and families in changing their lives for the better. I firmly believe that everyone has the right to be happy and fulfilled and the ability to move in that direction. I tend to use a solution-focused approach when I work with clients, but also draw from a number of other models and approaches, when it is appropriate for the issue and the individual. Respect for each person's perspective is a core value for me. I was trained in family systems and family-of-origin work, and my clients often find that background to be very helpful in understanding and resolving issues. I also use cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT) and person-centered therapy. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, and I work with each individual to find the most meaningful way forward toward effective, lasting change. Some of the issues I often work with my clients to address include: Depression Anxiety Relationship and communication issues Rebuilding after separation and divorce Women's issues Grief and loss Stress management Life phase issues ("empty nest," retirement, later life) I look forward to working with you!

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Jiacheng (Jacqueline) Liu

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseEating disordersSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Are you looking for a safe environment to increase self-awareness and personal empowerment? My goal as a clinician is to create space for you to learn about your emotions and thoughts, and to explore your circumstances and strengths to build on. I am dedicated to building a collaborative counseling relationship that foster self-understanding and growth, and to guiding you through more rational ways of thinking and new coping skills such as DBT skills that will promote healthier balance. My counseling approach is primarily compassionate, non-judgmental, and empowering based cognitive-behavioral and person-centered therapy.  I value individual differences and the importance of exploring each unique story. I have worked in Private Practices, national residential treatment facility, and Psychiatric Outpatient settings. I am also competent to provide counseling services for Mandarin and Cantonese speaking clients.

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Dr. Ruby Akhigbe

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementDepression
26 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I understand what it feels like to experience anxiety, sadness, grief/loss, work stress, negative rumination, and role- overload. I have benefited greatly from counseling myself. It takes courage to pursue change; disrupt negative cycles; learn to respond and stop reacting; learn to communicate effectively; heal from trauma; heal from abuse; disrupt co-dependency patterns and dysfunctional relationship dynamics; just to name a few of life's tumultuous experiences. First, I applaud you for taking this courageous step to wholeness, you are seeking change and self-discovery. Hope is the "antidote." If you are looking for a safe space to begin a journey of discovery, change, growth, or healing, you have come to the right place. I pride myself on being empathetic and an active listener. I hold a doctorate, bachelor's, and master's degree. I have over twenty years of clinical counseling. Although I am certified in CBT cognitive behavior therapy, I pride myself on being eclectic, because I know that each client is unique. I also enjoy using a holistic approach to wellness. I am here to support and empower you in your journey and pursuit of change. I have extensive experience helping clients struggling with: depression; anxiety; OCD; Bipolar; stress; excessive worrying- negative rumination; relaxation difficulties; role overload; and communication difficulties (e.g. active listening skills, seeking clarity, getting an understanding; addressing mental filtering; and mind reading); and improving interactions with others.

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John Funk

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas and New Mexico, in NM I have 20 years of working with the highest social work license, and in TX I have 13 years of working with the highest social work license. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, depression, PTSD, OCD, panic and phobias. I work with 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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Terri Hipps

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Darian Aviles

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping 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 a range of issues, such as trauma, PTSD, sexual assault, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress, relationships with both self and others, coping skills, and self-esteem. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Most pain that we experience as humans, is pain that we experience alone, even when surrounded by people/loved ones. We don't want to burden anyone, or they don't understand. This can be very debilitating and lonely. My drive is that no one should go through their hardest chapters of life alone. Allow me to shoulder some weight so you can begin to heal and be the best version of you.

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Karishma Sarfani

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
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, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. 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 Worth

Finding the best therapist close by in Lake Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth. 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 Worth, 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 Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth, elsewhere in Tarrant, 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 Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Lake Worth, 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 Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Lake Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth 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 76135 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 Worth counselor?

Before seeing your Lake Worth 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 Worth.

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 Worth 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 Worth 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 Worth, 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 Worth 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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