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NaTanya Smith

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hello and welcome! First, I want to commend you for your willingness to grow and change by seeking out therapy. Next, I would like to introduce myself. My name is NaTanya Smith. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. Together, with my 5 years experience as a counselling intern and another 5 years as a fully licensed counselor/therapist, I have a total of 10 years in the mental health arena. I've worked with clients dealing with grief and loss, substance abuse, self-esteem issues, communication, depression, and anger management. I've counseled in group settings as well as individual settings. My approach to counseling is that of a guide and partner in the client's best self and positive well being. I use client centered therapy combined with solution focused and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Above all, my goals in counseling are to provide what is best for you the client. I hope you are ready for the journey to becoming the best version of yourself!

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Alexcis Grushinski

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW,M. Ed
Self esteemCareer difficultiesBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hi, I'm Alexcis! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker but you might also call me a mindful, coping skills, mood disturbance, values-oriented, polyamorous counselor. I help people who long to feel stable, secure, physically, and emotionally healthy but hold themselves back due to past and present difficulties. These barriers, keep them from moving forward and accomplishing their goals. Living a life of values does not guarantee a stress-free easy life. It can however help get through the tough times by keeping us on track to accomplish our goals. Life is hard and full of stress. I believe that through self-compassion, values, mindfulness, and a desire for something better will lead to a meaningful life. Call or send an email to start on your new path.

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Sharon Blanchard

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
27 years of experience

Hi -My name is Sharon Blanchard and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas. Since 1995, I have been counseling in K-12 school settings and teaching counseling courses at the graduate level as well as working with individuals through their mental health concerns. I have supported parents as they navigate the demands of parenting challenging children/teens. I have counseled young adults as they embark on a journey into the professional world or new relationship and are conflicted about who they are emotionally and/or spiritually. I also have counseled with middle-age adults as they make some tough life decisions and are seeking guidance in their circumstances. I, too, have been through the counseling process as an adult and it was such a meaningful experience! Most of my experience revolves around depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, parenting issues, career counseling, and self-understanding. Although my experiences and clients are varied, I believe that all adults (and children) do the best they can with what they know. I think it's important to LISTEN and HEAR what you are saying as you share your situation(s) and emotions. I believe that I can help you sift through all of the "junk" and facilitate new revelations that can change your outlook and your life. I am a Christian and we can explore that influence as little or as much as you desire. I want to be whatever you need as you explore and develop a refreshed sense of YOU as you are healing. You are beautifully and wonderfully made and you deserve to live life to the fullest! I've been a therapist with BetterHelp since 2021 and I'm excited that you are taking the first step to a more peaceful life as you seek support! If you think I could be of help to you, please reach out and let's get started on your journey to healing.

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Heather Pantalone

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

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

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Dr. Jennifer Outlaw

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,MSW,LCSW-C
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSleeping disordersBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

Greetings! My name is Dr. Jennifer Outlaw and I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical/Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Licensed Independent Social Worker in the states of Maryland, Georgia, South Carolina, and Texas. I have experience in working with adolescents, adults, service members, and veterans. I have extensive experience working inpatient and outpatient mental health and promote well-being through assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness and substance abuse. I have provided professional counseling and psychotherapy services for the past 10 years to adults with severe and persistent mental illness to include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I also provide counseling services for individuals with a wide array of mental, behavioral, and emotional challenges. I specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I bring to you authenticity, genuine compassion, and support to help you through what is bringing you here. I look forward to working with you.

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Dina Garza

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
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, relationship issues, 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Tashinika Crowley

Offering therapy in TX
License: PhD,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience

My name is Dr. Tashinika Crowley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor for the state of Mississippi. I have over 7 years of experience in working with adults, adolescents, and the prison population. I received my PhD in Social Work from Jackson State University in 2020, and my Master's in Counseling from Mississippi College in 2013. I truly believe in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy because I believe that if a person can change the way that they think, this can change the way that they behave. I have used this approach with many of my clients and have had the greatest success with this approach.

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Andrea Villescas

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with over 10 years of professional work experience. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Eryn Edwards

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Joseph (Sam) Warren

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issues
33 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 33 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Lockney

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lockney 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 Lockney 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 Lockney 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 Lockney, 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 Lockney 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 Lockney 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 Lockney 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 Lockney 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 Lockney 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 79241 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 Lockney 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 Lockney 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 Lockney, 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.

Lockney 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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