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Riddhi Sevak-Patel

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW,MSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Life is full of ups and downs but the true test in life is how you overcome those obstacles. My name is Riddhi Sevak-Patel and I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist. Welcome to my page, I hope that this allows you to get to know me a little better! I received my MSW back in 2010 from the University of Alabama after completing the advanced standing program specializing in Children, Adolescents and their families and graduating with honors. I have worked in all aspects of healthcare ranging from acute inpatient ICU care to out-patient rehabilitation working with children and adults alike. Outside of Better Help, I have my own virtual private practice where I work with both teenagers and adults who struggle with depression, suicidal thoughts, grief, trauma and substance abuse, to name a few. As a working mother of three, I understand the struggles faced with the "mommy burden" and can empathize towards those dealing with the anxiety that comes from "doing it all." You are not alone. My approach to therapy is mostly a humanistic approach mixed with CBT and DBT. People are a lot more resilient than they sometimes realize and I believe that we all have the ability to "find ourselves" even in the most severe circumstances. My goal is to help you realize your strengths and help you process your feeling so that you can move onto becoming a better you.

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Barbara Lee

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW,MPH
Parenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
17 years of experience

Hello! I’m Barbara Lee, a clinical social worker (LCSW) licensed in the state of Texas. I’ve been a therapist for over 15 years and have worked with clients with a variety of concerns including, depression, anxiety, life transition issues, interpersonal/relationship difficulty, caregiver fatigue, career challenges as well as individuals recovering from a history of abuse. My practice style is client-centered, supportive and strengths based. I love working with clients to develop solutions that center their values. My approach is non-judgmental and accepting of all of the different ways people identify and relate to one another. I am confident that I can help you through the difficulty you are experiencing right now. You’ve taken a very important first step and I’m looking forward to working with you!

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Linlee Carbajal

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS Counseling-LPC,CATP,CTMH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
8 years of experience

Life is full of opportunities, challenges and stressors. Sometimes we all need someone to come stand beside us as we navigate these events whether they are familiar storms or unchartered waters. Congratulations on taking the first step to find the therapist that is going to be the best fit for this journey! My name is Linlee Carbajal, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I am also a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional, a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider and a Certified School Counselor. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and a Masters of Science in Counseling from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. I have 5 years of experience in school counseling and 5 years experience as an LPC for a combined total of 10 years of experience in counseling, plus 20 years of experience in working with children, and families in the education system and in private and community systems. I have served clients of all ages and walks of life including children 0-18, adults, blended, foster and adoptive families, and addressed issues such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, attention difficulties, self-esteem issues, trauma, grief, family dynamics and college and career planning. My counseling approach is integrative and draws from person centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy to meet the specific needs and preferences of my clients. I also incorporate techniques from play therapy, art therapy and trauma focused therapy. I believe my clients are experts in their lives, so I take a collaborative approach in our work. I hope to have the opportunity to stand alongside you as you set goals and incorporate new strategies as you steer your course on the journey ahead.

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Dr. Shannon Hunter

Offering therapy in TX
License: PhD ,Lpcs ,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
19 years of experience

I am a seasoned counselor that has a genuine passion for helping others improve their quality of life by identifying appropriate coping strategies, skills & techniques that can be used to decrease areas of concern. Evidenced based talk therapy & psycho-educational information are combined to best meet your needs. My training & career experience spans across both education & mental health counseling. I use CBT, DBT, mindfulness and other effective modes to create an individualized plan for you. I received 3 of my 4 degrees from Texas Tech University. I have a Master’s in Counseling and in Education, as well as a Doctorate in Educational Psychology. I hold 2 state licenses; community counseling & chemical dependency. I have worked in a variety of settings including; private practice, clinics for groups, integrated health care clinics, state facilities, university campuses and remotely. Through all these different modes of counseling, I have discovered that my calm personality, professional presentation and genuineness have helped me provide a confidential, safe place where people can be themselves and share their thoughts, feelings & concerns without feeling judged. No matter what the setting or population is, I have found that compassionate caring, active listening, & supportive encouragement are important qualities of a counselor. I am available for appointments.

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Hannah Padilla

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

Hello! My name is Hannah Padilla below are my qualifications, my experience, and some important information on the nature of counseling if you choose to work with me. Qualifications: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I completed my education at Texas A&M International University gaining my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and then I went on to complete my Master of Forensic Psychology at University of Houston. I am trained in several therapy modalities, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and other therapy modalities. Experience: I have over four years of experience treating adolescent and adult clients with a wide range of psychological issues, emotional regulation issues, life management issues, distress tolerance and interpersonal skills. I usually go for person-centered therapies, but I am flexible. Due to my experiences in trauma treatment and my various trainings, I believe I can aid those who have been through a traumatic experience in gaining mastery over their trauma and learn skills so their trauma no longer impairs their daily living. I also have experience helping individuals manage anxiety, self-esteem, grief, PTSD, depression, and relationship issues. I have focused most of my experience on treating individuals who have experienced trauma. I have worked with individuals who have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, and neglect. I have also treated individuals who have not experienced trauma but have struggles with self-esteem, anger management, relationship issues, family issues, boundary setting, depression, and anxiety. I mainly use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on this platform but will utilize a variety of modalities to ensure that the needs of the client are being met. Nature of Counseling: My approach is warm and welcoming. I firmly believe in treating people with kindness and respect. I do like to challenge my client to motivate them to achieve the change they want to see in their lives. I provide the support needed to share, become aware of and address life challenges in a way that will aid clients in achieving their therapeutic goals. My theory of counseling is a cognitive behavioral approach which is based on the premise that people are born with distinctive personalities and different ways of perceiving and relating to those around us. There can be impactful life experiences and traumas that can trigger unrealistic or automatic thoughts which can lead to negatively influencing moods and behaviors. I have seen personal growth take place when you have the tools and the time to identify unhelpful and self-critical belief systems, confront and challenge negative thoughts, and learn to instill positive core beliefs instead. The ability to grow and change can be difficult, but I have seen with a little help people have the ability to achieve the changes they want to seem within themselves and in their lives. In the safety of our sessions, we will form a working alliance to provide you with the tools and the opportunity to addresses and work on the changes you want to make and see in yourself and in your life. My approach is based on respect, empathy, positive regard, and commitment to your personal goals and growth. We will work together to establish your goals in the beginning of therapy that will set a sort of map of things I will help you work on so you can achieve those goals.

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LaVonne Ricks

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Circumstantially, there are numerous reasons as to why individuals reach out to professionals such as myself. Similarly, this is my primary reason for choosing to educate and establish my credential as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, so that when an individual seeks support I can provide emotional support and effective guidance. My areas of expertise include: • Depression • Stress and Anxiety • ADD/ADHD • Relationship Issues • Family Conflict • Trauma and Abuse • Coping with Grief and Loss • Multigenerational and Racial Trauma In addition, my therapeutic approach for practice is a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and solution-focused questioning, which provides psychoeducation on how individuals’ thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns that may affect self-reflecting and relationships with others. Another key element of my practice is to highlight how trauma can affect individuals’ viewpoints towards future goals. Without a doubt, I will patiently listen and walk humbly alongside you as we explore the best tactics for your life future. Equally important, it is imperative to understand that it is normal to feel afraid, uncertain, or lonely when life is not going according to your plans. On a positive note, the services that I offer will tailor expectations for us working together to come up with an effective plan that is personalized to your actual needs.

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Kim Reed-Hartley

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

I am licensed in Texas with 18 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 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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Shari Elliott

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

I am licensed in Utah and Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Annette Rios-Barrera

Offering therapy in TX
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefIntimacy-related issues
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. 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. 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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Michaelan Ledger

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 23 years of professional work experience. 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!

How to find counseling in Orange Grove

Finding the best therapist close by in Orange Grove 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 Orange Grove. 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 Orange Grove, 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 Orange Grove 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 Orange Grove 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 Orange Grove, elsewhere in Jim Wells, 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 Orange Grove area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Orange Grove 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 Orange Grove 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 Orange Grove 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 Orange Grove, 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 Orange Grove 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 Orange Grove 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 Orange Grove 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 Orange Grove 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 Orange Grove 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 78372 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 Orange Grove 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 Orange Grove 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 Orange Grove, 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.

Orange Grove 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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