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Nettie Muhammad

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

On the inside, you are confused, hurting, and you don't like to feel this way. You feel free when you become intoxicated, binged, yell at those closest to you, sometimes, you find yourself alone staring and thinking. You feel something, you are just not able to say exactly what's bothering you. The more you try to pretend everything is okay, the more you see yourself losing your grip on things around you. You tell yourself, things will get better, you put your best smile on for the world, it continues to get worse. All individuals and relationships have unique challenges and strengths. My goals is to help you focus on your strengths and work on those things that threatened the vitality of it. The difficulties we experience, and despite what we may have been taught to believe, are sometimes really our friend. In this Collaborative therapy, which means I take the stance that you are the expert about your lived experiences and my teacher. It is an invitation that I am willing to learn and participate with you in your story. I want to learn and understand your perspective and preferences, your lived experience and the meanings and understandings associated with your lived experience,s your future goals by emphasizing the whole person. My therapeutic goal is to convey to you that you are valued as a unique human being. That you have something worthy of saying and hearing. This means, I will respect and honor the way you choose to tell your story, what parts you prefer to share and the knowledge you desire or wish to convey. My goal is to engage in a dialogue with you not a monologue; yet, not expect certain types of answers and information, make judgments or attempt to direct your answers to what I believe they should be. My name is Nadirah and I am an LMFT. I have a passion and desire to see all persons live their best life. While I use many tools from many fields, my primary approach is Collaborative. Let's partner together, whether individuals, families, couples, divorce, career or educational goal using Collaborative Approach to improve your relationship with self and others, overcome issues such as anxiety, or find purpose and happiness in your personal life. You'll find your voice matter in this active, reflective listening approach to gain clarity, validation about your unique situation. Welcome!

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Kim Ferren

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepression
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! I'm Kim Ferren and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years experience, licensed in the state of Texas. I have a Master's in Counseling and have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I've worked in the clinical setting, in private practice, and in the in-patient hospital setting. My therapeutic approach can best be described as client-focused, with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and family systems. It's important to me to provide a calm and safe environment where you know you will be listened to and not judged. The client/therapist relationship is a key component in successful therapy, so I strive to establish a good rapport, then we will work as a team to establish goals and move forward. Life presents many challenges, most of which we can confidently deal with; but there are times when we get stuck, or we've been deeply wounded, and we just don't know what to do. Asking for help is a great first step in finding your way through the tough moments.

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Stephanie Mouser

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Family conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi There! My name is Stephanie Mouser and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. I have worked as an educator and currently as a high school counselor in addition to my private practice. I have worked with individuals experiencing a variety of issues including family conflict, depression and anxiety, stress-related issues, communication challenges, self-esteem, and many more. My decision to work in this field comes from believing we each have a unique responsibility and privilege to live a life that has been purposefully created and designed specifically for us. My passion is to counsel & educate others so that they may discover & reach their full potential, whatever that may look like for them. We all are designed to be so much more than what today’s world offers. Throughout one's life there may come a time where one may need soft skills to move through a life-changing moment, to clarify life goals, and prioritize steps for reaching those goals. This time would not be a mental health concern, but more of a coaching situation. I am also a Certified Oola Life Coach. The Oola framework focuses on helping individuals find balance in an unbalanced world and grow in all the key areas of health and well-being. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I provide empathy and validation for client's feelings and experiences. Genuine care goes a long way in helping client's heal from some of their deepest wounds. It is also important to have an objective atmosphere filled with accountability to increase the possibility of positive change. My role in the therapeutic partnership is to strive towards understanding you, your perspective, and situation. I will ask explorative and challenging questions to help understand your situation and goals. I will provide support and empower you through your healing process. I look forward to working with you!

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Gwendolyn Marentes

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Gwendolyn Marentes and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has practiced for 12 years. I have worked with a multitude of people from various backgrounds, and ages. I work primarily using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and employ Narrative Therapy, Client Centered Therapy and Logos-Therapy accordingly. I feel the most influential piece of a therapeutic relationship is the trust and rapport between client and therapist, in which I work diligently at throughout the process of therapy. It is my deepest desire to truly hear and understand the struggles of those who suffer from anxiety, depression and grief. It is through my formal education that I can apply my knowledge but it is moreso through personal experience that I can understand, empathize and validate the raw emotions of human experience in times of vulnerability and emotional discomfort. I strive at offering the individual the respect they deserve while exercising empathy, validation and psychoeducational tools to help individuals cope through these most difficult situations. I believe we can effectively help ourselves once we are taught and empowered to do so. I invite individuals to meet and explore the possibilities of healing and moving forward from a place of emotional discomfort.

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Meghan Perez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW Texas ,LCSW California
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, I am a licensed clinical social worker in Texas as well as California. I have been working with patients with mental health diagnoses for a little over 10 years. I received my Bachelors and Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialty in Mental Health. From there, I obtained two years of supervised clinical mental health training to become a clinical practitioner, and here we are! I am proficient in working with clients who experience depression and anxiety, but who isn’t? Anyone who has those labels on their chest knows that there are large subsets of other disorders lying around. You and I can work on all of the above. You are in a safe place. Relationships, body dysmorphia, life changes- you have space for it all with me. I will not sell you anything nor promise that I am the best of the best. What I can give you is a solid heart and a safe place to heal. After all, you made it this far, what’s the harm in trying on some healing? My therapy style is direct, honest, and heartfelt. I expect you to show up for yourself. Respect and compassion for your pain are forefront. Also, the belief that a tiny step is worthy of celebration! If I am believing in you, I’m bringing you along with me on this journey. Clinically, I cannot say that I adhere to one modality. I pick at Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT). I will use components of CBT, but I will NEVER throw a book your way and say finish it. I combine narrative style with motivational interviewing as well as a psychodynamic approach. Sure, let’s talk about mom and pop. I am following your lead here with a strong guiding hand. If you have read this far come on down and give me a try... See you soon. Meghan

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Larry Barber

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
19 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with almost 19 years experience working with individuals and couples. I can help you with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. I believe that you are person who needs to be heard and understood in order to improve yourself and your life. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I congratulate you on taking the first step to a better you. I am here to support you in that process.

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Stephenie Nunn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. Helping people to find recovery, heal from trauma, and find healthy coping skills to mange depression and anxiety is essential. I look forward to meeting you and helping you in you reach the goals you want to achieve.

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Luisa Elberg-Urbina

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 12 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. 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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David Benavidez

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I'm David Benavidez. Throughout my time as a therapist, I have come to learn to see myself as a relationship consultant. It's been my experience that people often lose connection with not only others but themselves during their struggles. I hope to help people assess and restore those connections, while exploring the potential to enhance the quality of those bonds. I a draw from both modern and postmodern approaches, mostly utilizing collaborative therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy in conjunction with one another. I also draw from the font on Jungian psychology to add perspective to my client's situations. I've been in the business for six years- I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. Therapy can feel like a daunting process, but I will treat you with respect and empathy each step of the way. I also have availability on weekends on request.

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Jaime Rivera

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with more than a decade of professional clinical experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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. My primary therapeutic approach is from a strength-based perspective helping empower you to utilize your inherent strengths to work towards self-sufficiency and through life's adversities.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Petronila

Finding the best therapist close by in Petronila 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 in Petronila that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Petronila. 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 Petronila, 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 in the Petronila region and in the state of Texas. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Petronila or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Petronila area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Petronila 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 Petronila, elsewhere in Nueces, or in the greater state of Texas.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Petronila area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Petronila 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 Petronila 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 Petronila 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Petronila online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Petronila, 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 Petronila psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Petronila 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 Petronila helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Petronila 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Petronila 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 in Petronila?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Petronila 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.

Petronila therapists 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 Petronila 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 Petronila 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in TX, therapists 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 78343 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Petronila counselor?

Before seeing your Petronila 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Petronila.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Petronila 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 with a Petronila counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Petronila, 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.

Petronila 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service 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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