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Jennifer Reeves

Offering therapy in TX
License: LMFT-Supervisor,CST-Supervisor
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issues
8 years of experience

I am a marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist licensed in Texas with over 8 years of experience. I have worked with clients dealing with sexual and intimacy issues including, but not limited to desire discrepancy, erectile dysfunction, pain disorders and sexual trauma. I also work with clients struggling with managing anxiety and depressive symptoms and episodes; relationship and family dynamics; stress management; and life changes. My counseling style is nonjudgemental and open. I use a direct, yet empathetic approach to meet my client's needs where they are at. I help clients look for solutions to their issues and utilize psychoeducation as a means to helping clients understand their brain and body and why it might be reacting the way that it is to certain scenarios and triggers. Problems can often be exhausting and frustrating. There are usually multiple situations that contribute to these frustrations. However, many of these concerns can be improved upon by carefully examining the situation in a safe, non-judgmental environment. I can help to increase communication and work towards mutually satisfying solutions. I look forward to helping you find the solutions you are looking for!

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Michael Ecuyer

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
33 years of experience

Hello! I would like to welcome you to Better Help, where you will find caring and personal support and discover effective ways to break free from those issues that are holding you back from achieving your dreams in life. I believe that every one of us has a calling or purpose in life, and the journey to discovering and walking in that purpose should be both exciting and challenging. I like to view myself as a "life coach" and that is the framework that we will use if you decide to join with me in overcoming those obstacles that have been in your way. I have been a social worker for more than 30 years and have experience working with people from many backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. Much of my experience has been working with individuals struggling with relationship disappointments, fear and crippling stress, with couples dealing with marital strife and with parents trying to navigate the ever changing landscape of family life. There are many other issues that I have been able to assist with including coping with the challenges in a blended families, workplace stress, financial concerns, and men's issues. We can work together in whatever manner you are most comfortable with, including phone and texting and sometimes video sessions if that is your preference. My availability is mostly during daytime hours during the week with some evening times and a handful of afternoon times on weekends, but I do check and respond to messages every day. I look forward to to working together with you in this noble endeavor that you have decided to embark upon with us here at Betterhelp.

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Nicole Everitt

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

If you are overwhelmed, hurting, frustrated, and stressed it is time for a change. Has depression, anxiety, addiction, or relationship issues created chaos and despair in your life? You have come to the right place. I am eager to help individuals on their journey of recovery to help them achieve balance and healing. I utilize an eclectic combination of therapy techniques including solution-focused counseling, person centered therapy, CBT, DBT, EFT, reality therapy, and motivational interviewing in a supportive and caring environment, and will walk by your side as you make positive changes in your life! I have 23 years of counseling experience as a licensed professional counselor. I offer a wide range of services including but not limited to help with: anxiety, depression, stress management, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, substance abuse, healing from trauma or abuse, grief, work/school stress, women's issues, relationship issues, forgiveness, shame, chronic illness, and adjustment disorder. With me you will find a warm, non-judgmental, empathetic environment that helps to breed authenticity, healing, and hope. I believe that counseling is a collaborative process where we will work together to develop a plan unique to your needs to help you work towards and achieve your goals. You have shown a lot of courage and strength by taking the first step in seeking counseling. It would be my honor to walk beside you and help you discover healing, authenticity, balance, peace, and change. I am here and eager to take the next step with you towards freedom and contentment! I look forward to hearing from you!

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Lisa Leong

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

Hello! I am a trained clinical social worker with 16 years of experience. My experience is in major hospital systems in New York City, Houston, and New Jersey. Most of my experience involves bringing tranquility, organization, and resolution to very complex and emotional situations. I have interacted with many individuals, using cultural sensitivity to navigate diverse backgrounds. In my work, I have been involved with hundreds of individuals and families during times of crisis and life changes. My goal is to listen to what is causing stress and offer the support needed to overcome it. I believe that problem-solving is a learned trait, and I hope to offer some tools on how to navigate these situations for a more optimal outcome. I have traveled to various cities such as Bangkok, Paris, Madrid, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Cancun, Caribbean, London, Amsterdam, San Diego, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Memphis, Orlando, San Francisco, Montreal, Calgary, Banff, Edmonton, and more. During my travels, I mainly focus on learning about the culture and understanding the history of the area and its people. My passion is to help and coach people to be their best selves!

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Thomika Andrews

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for my clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and strive to create a strong connection with each of my clients. Together, we will work towards identifying and achieving your goals for therapy. I have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and I am committed to providing culturally competent care. I understand the importance of addressing the unique challenges and experiences that each individual may face. I am here to support and empower you on your journey towards personal growth and healing. I believe that everyone has the potential to create positive change in their lives, and I am here to help guide you along the way. Let's work together to create a path towards a healthier and more fulfilling life.

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Amanda Rocha

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Loretta McClory

Offering therapy in TX
Grief
11 years of experience

Thank you for sharing information about yourself. I'm so happy that you reached out for help. I am Loretta McClory. I've been a Licensed Professional counselor in Texas for 11 years. Before that, I was in education for almost 20 years: Classroom and Administration. My focus is on working with clients on their life challenges. My licensing allows me to work with Texas residents and residents in some other states. My available appointments presently are for early morning times beginning at Central Standard Time 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM. I am sorry you are having a rough time right now but I'm glad you are proactively looking into counseling for help.

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Rosario Mendoza

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Trisha Govoni

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with ADHD, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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.

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Kristina Hentges

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issues
10 years of experience

Hello, my name is Kristina Hentges and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alaska and Texas and have ten years experience. I believe that counseling is an opportunity to walk along side a person who is experiencing a challenge and help them over come it. A counselor will provide knowledge and experience to help get through difficulties and assist in making and reaching goals to better one's life. I have had the privilege to aid those facing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, trauma, addictions and so much more. I believe that signing up for counseling is a brave act. Its shows strength when we ask for a new perspective. I hope I can help you with that! Welcome to Better Help! *Please note I prefer counseling people via video or audio only.

How to find counseling in Live Oak

Finding the best therapist close by in Live Oak 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 Live Oak. 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 Live Oak, 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 Live Oak 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 Live Oak 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 Live Oak, elsewhere in Bexar, 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 Live Oak area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Live Oak 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 Live Oak 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 Live Oak 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 Live Oak, 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 Live Oak 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 Live Oak 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 Live Oak 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 Live Oak 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 Live Oak 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 78233 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 Live Oak 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 Live Oak 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 Live Oak, 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.

Live Oak 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

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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