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Kathlyn (Kathy) Bryant

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.Ed,L.P.C.
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
40 years of experience

My name is Kathy Bryant. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and have a Master’s degree in Education. I have over 40 years of experience working as a school counselor and also providing individual therapy in a psychiatric office. I have worked with clients from age 5 to 85. My clients have had a wide range of concerns - anxiety, depression, parenting issues, ADHD, coping with grief and loss. During the last ten years I have focused on learning and supporting caregivers for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. My humanistic style of counseling is empathetic and non-judgmental. Sessions initially are person centered to establish a trusting therapeutic relationship. Together we establish goals and determine what interventions are appropriate. I frequently utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) . I have been a yoga instructor for 10 years and have found that Mindfulness activities are very helpful in addressing ADHD, anxiety and depression. Personally I was married for 50 years and have raised three daughters. I value family and social relationships very highly. I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, music, theater, reading, sewing, yoga, and church activities. At this point in my life I enjoy working with people and trying to make a difference. I look forward to working with you.

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Monique Foster

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience

You are here, and I believe I can help you--that is the first step, reaching out. My name is Monique C. Foster, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who worked in counseling, coaching, teaching and consulting for over 15 years. It gives me great pleasure to plant seeds of hope in other people's lives. My counseling experience ranges from pediatric to adolescence, young adult to mid-life, and older to aging adults. I have a wide range of counseling and coaching experiences from educational institutions, substance recovery, and psychiatric hospitals. Besides counseling, I also was a college professor in Human Services who taught others studying to become a counselor. I am a down-to-earth counseling professional who is versatile, willing, and ready to meet my clients right where they are--dealing with their unique issues. I could write more information about me, but you will gain a first-hand phone call or video chat. I believe in building a therapeutic alliance with my clients. You will do your part, and I will do mine, and together we can improve your quality of life. Please know that I respond within 24-hours when you send me a message. I encourage clients to call 911 for all medical emergencies.

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Maysun Elnihum

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
7 years of experience

My name is Maysun and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I have had the honor of working with children and adults in a private practice setting and at psychiatric facilities. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Opening up to a therapist might make you feel nervous, but it can be helpful to gain new perspectives and insight to your thoughts and behaviors. We aren't often taught healthy ways to cope with life's challenges, and I can provide a safe space to work through trauma, relationships, anxiety, negative thinking patterns, and other obstacles. There are many ways you can achieve your goals, and therapy can be one of them!

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Andrea Foerster

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Hello and welcome to my profile! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri and have been helping individuals seek life solutions for over 10 years. I enjoy helping clients work on a variety of issues but am especially passionate about helping women overcome issues related to anxiety and life changes (relationship, motherhood, menopause, etc). Methods that I have found particularly effective for clients in therapy include but are not limited to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention. For couples and relationship therapy I draw from the Gottman Method to guide the progression. Each client is unique and therapy is planned around the client’s needs and goals. I feel that trust in the therapeutic relationship is the basis for our work together and we will start out investing time to build that relationship. I am hopeful that through a strong therapeutic alliance and evidence-based methods we can make excellent progress toward your goals. Let’s work together to find joy and value in your life that you never thought possible!

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Rene' Corneliussen

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

This is your journey. To help you in your search for someone who can support you in a co-navigator role, I’d like to share a little about myself. These are traits that I value and aspire to emulate: trustworthy, nonjudgmental, respectful, patient, a good listener, and empathetic. Whether you are seeking clarity of goals or help to attain goals that you have already defined, I would like to be that support for you. I come with over two decades’ worth of experience and am trained to address issues that include: life-path concerns and decision-making, social/relationships, self-esteem, ADHD, trauma and adjustment disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, and autism, grief and loss. I would be honored if you decide to allow me to help you.

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Claire Poff

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Hi there! Top three things you should know about me as a clinician - I am completely non-judgmental, I am a good listener, and my general style is informal and comfortable. I am here to be on your team, unconditionally. I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of clinical work experience, 10+ years of experience as a licensed social worker. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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 seeking a happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I also love to read and will absolutely recommend books if you like to read as well. I will also gladly reread a book with you or read a book at your suggestion. So feel free to send me your recommendations!!

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Jennifer Haney

Offering therapy in TX
License: Mississippi and Alabama Licensed Professional Counselor,NCC,BC-TMH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed and experienced in providing counseling on the various challenges life throws our way. Everyone goes through times of stress, tragedy, turmoil and angst. Seeking professional advice during these times can help to ease these difficult feelings. As a therapist, I have helped individuals and couples overcome tough times in life such grief, loss, marital strain and divorce as well as other career and lifestyle transitions. My professional counseling style mirrors my personality in that I am kind, compassionate and have a heart for helping others in need. Please know I am here to help you overcome whatever difficulties or transitions you are experiencing. Collaboratively, we can help you set some personal goals, challenge your inner strengths and help you overcome these challenging times of your life.

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Michelle Jacobs

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am a veteran and a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Texas with 6 years of experience as a therapist. While pursuing an education to become an LPC, I spent more than 4 years working in the mental health field providing case management, advocacy, and crisis response services to individuals living in rural communities. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes, self-esteem, substance abuse, and ADHD. I enjoy working with people of all ages. Most positions I’ve held within the field have allowed me to gain experience of working with a wide age range of individuals. My therapy style is comforting, yet direct and interactive. I believe in meeting a client where they are at, understanding that trust is an essential part of a healthy counseling relationship, and the timeline for developing that trust looks different for everyone. My approach is integrative, utilizing techniques mainly from person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness-based therapies. Whether you already know what to expect out of therapy or not, we’ll work together to identify realistic goals and techniques that fit into your life. For many of us asking for help, especially when it comes to our mental well-being, isn’t easy. Whatever it is that led you here, I encourage you to acknowledge that you've taken that first step. I encourage you to give yourself credit for this. I encourage you to be mindful, to be honest, and to acknowledge each step you take throughout your journey. The little things come together faster than you think. When you’re ready for that next step, I look forward to supporting and encouraging you through the process. “If you change nothing, nothing will change.” Michelle Jacobs, LPC

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Marquita Wooley

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hi, my name is Marquita Wooley. I received my Bachelors degree in Sociology and my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology. I am licensed in Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor as well as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I have over 20 years of professional work experience with an extensive clinical background in multicultural counseling working with families, children, adolescents, adults, young adults, and college students from diverse backgrounds. I enjoy working with active duty military, dependents, veterans and the civilian community. I have experience in community mental health treatment centers and hospitals with level of care that includes acute, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient care and private practice. I am someone who sparks change in people’s lives and relationships. My goal is to help facilitate change at your pace by creating a supportive safe and non-judgmental space to explore your issues and thoughts. I lean mostly toward a person-centered approach, utilizing an eclectic of techniques, such as, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, conflict resolution and humanistic to name a few, all tailored to fit each individual needs. Some of my areas of focus is, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, anger management, relationship issues, parenting, self-esteem, stress and sleep to name a few. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and goals to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Anne Weathersby

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTDepression
3 years of experience

Hello, I'm Anne, your down-to-earth LPC in Texas. Passionate about supporting young mothers, navigating the journey of pregnancy, and providing a safe space for the LGBT community, I specialize in anxiety and depression. With a client-centered approach and training in TF CBT, I'm here to walk alongside you on your path to healing. Let's embark on this journey together – feel free to message me to begin your personalized therapeutic experience. 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!

How to find counseling in Lavon

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lavon 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 Lavon 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 Lavon 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 Lavon, 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 Lavon 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 Lavon 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 Lavon 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 Lavon 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 Lavon 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 75166 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 Lavon 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 Lavon 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 Lavon, 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.

Lavon 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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