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Wendy Salazar

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-Supervisor
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

As an emotional health care provider, I take an integrated care approach when supporting my clients. This approach focuses on whole-person care that ensues the body-mind connection, as well as ensures a trauma informed approach to the client experience. I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years and have experience in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, life change issues, parenting, transitioned aged youth, ADHD and mood disorders. My clinician skill set includes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Exposure Therapy, and Parenting Support. I have a Doctorate in Integrated Behavioral Health. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and serve as a Licensed Supervisor for incoming clinicians. As a clinician, I believe that the client-counselor relationship is collaborative. My clients privilege me into their lives and are the experts of their experiences who come with strengths that we work to enhance and strengthen together. Embodying the body-mind connection of integrated care, we can prevent mental illness through the avenue of emotional health care in the same way we do our physical health.

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Peggy Wright

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am happy to work with marginalized people from all walks of life and welcome the LGBTQ community. 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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Theodore Woodard

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. 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. 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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Kasey Polk

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with four years of experience helping children, adolescent and adult clients work through their issues. Specifically, I have extensive experience working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, complex trauma, history of abuse, relational difficulties, mood disorders and externalizing behaviors in children and adolescents. In my daily practice, I frequently use Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other trauma-informed therapies. 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. 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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James Roberson

Offering therapy in TX
Trauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & 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. 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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Stella Rodriquez

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 24 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 work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings may 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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Meagan Butler

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. My recovery story began seven years ago. I had a counselor come alongside me and teach me how to deal with anxiety, toxic shame, depression and fear. She did it gently and without judgment. It is my joy to pay forward what I have received. I am passionate about living life free from thoughts, emotions and patterns that lead to dead ends, emotional rollercoasters and burnout. If you’re ready to be freed of those things too, I am here to work with you! I work with college students, young adults, adults, families, and couples.

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Rocio Bickei

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 15 years of experience in mental health, and 6 years of professional work experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Molly Cook

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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. 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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Natalie Branda

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over 5 years of experience working with diverse populations that span from young to older adults. I understand and value that every person is unique with different life experiences. Because of that, I aim to provide empathetic and trauma-informed approaches that are specifically tailored to each individual. I believe in every person’s capacity for change and healing, especially when provided with the right tools, strategies, knowledge, and understanding. My therapy style is warm, non-judgmental, at times humorous, and collaborative. I approach each session through a person-centered perspective, which means I strive to empower each client as the expert of their own lives. I utilize a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Therapy. Through collaborative efforts, I aim to provide relevant psychoeducation based on each client's needs and establishing individualized goals that foster growth and healing. Together, we would navigate through difficult experiences, work to bolster self-worth, cultivate mindfulness, and develop effective coping strategies for any presenting concern or symptoms. Additionally, we would begin to identify, understand, and change any unpleasant thoughts and emotions, and unhelpful behavior patterns that may be contributing to present distress. Ultimately, my objective is to support and meet each person where they are at, without judgment, to help assist in creating sustainable, realistic changes and alleviate distressing symptoms which can allow for a more meaningful, authentic life. I hope that we can work together can create a sense of empowerment and healing to navigate personal and life challenges with resilience and authenticity to successfully reclaim control over your life. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! Important Details to Note: -Before beginning treatment, for ethical purposes, proof of identification is required. This can be done by scheduling a live session or by sending a picture of yourself along with a photo ID in the messages. Proof can be in the form of a driver's license, ID, Passport, or School/Work ID card. -The first session, whether it's via live chat, phone chat, or video chat, will consist of reviewing and signing a consent for treatment form, which will be sent to you in the messages after, and completing an additional intake to gather further, required details. This will include: emergency contact information, general background and logistical information, mental and physical health/medical history, medication information (if applicable), substance use history (if applicable), history of abuse or trauma (physical, emotional, mental, or sexual), and any other relevant issues or information, such as current life transitions and/or stressors. Regarding Communication and Scheduling: -I check messages daily Monday through Friday, but am only able to respond between 10 AM CST and 12 PM CST and then once more between 4 PM CST and 6 PM CST *I appreciate your patience when it takes a bit longer at times, as I may be tending to other clients or professional/personal responsibilities. Depending on the circumstances, there may be times I am unable to respond to the above times. If this occurs, I will do my best to let you know in our messages and will get back to you as soon as I'm able to. -I currently do not work or check messages on the weekends. You're still welcome to send me messages and/or questions/concerns, etc. during these times and I will get back to you as soon as possible the following Monday. -If you need to reschedule or cancel, please try to reach out at least an hour prior to scheduled session. -I currently do not facilitate family or marriage therapy. If this is what you’re looking for, please connect with our Member Success Team at contact@betterhelp.com. -If your presentation or needs are outside my scope of practice, I will let you know and refer you to our Member Success Team at contact@betterhelp.com to be matched with a counselor who can better meet your needs. -In the event of a crisis or you are experiencing urgent mental health concerns, please seek immediate assistance by calling 911, reaching out to a crisis hotline, and/or locating the nearest hospital. BetterHelp does not provide crisis intervention services at this time. Here is the contact information for different hotlines: National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Dial 988 or chat online Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233 National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-4673

How to find counseling in New Hope

Finding the best therapist close by in New Hope 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 New Hope. 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 New Hope, 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 New Hope 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 New Hope 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 New Hope, 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 New Hope area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed New Hope 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 New Hope 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 New Hope 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 New Hope, 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 New Hope 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 New Hope 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 New Hope 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 New Hope 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 New Hope 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 75071 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 New Hope 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 New Hope 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 New Hope, 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.

New Hope 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.

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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