Depression can be a debilitating disease that can crush your motivation and your spirit. You may not feel like going to work or even getting out of bed on some days. It is important to get treatment for depression and there are many excellent therapists in Plainview who are experienced in diagnosing and treating it and other mental illnesses. 

Plainview is proud of their history and has several buildings on the National Register of Historic Places that you can visit. However, with depression, you likely won’t feel like going anywhere. Speak with a mental health care provider in Plainview today.

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Billie Nunez

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
17 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed chemical dependency counselor in the state of Texas. I have been in private practice and mental health inpatient for three years and have spent the last 17 years supporting the community through behavioral coaching/counseling in schools. I have experience working with clients with ADHD, stress, anxiety, trauma, depression, suicidal ideation, addiction, PTSD, family issues and career counseling. I use cognitive behavioral therapy to help the client find new perspectives and ways of managing their thoughts and behaviors. I also use solution focused therapy , dialectical behavior therapy and motivational interviewing. I have experience working with clients from diverse populations including children, adults, geriatrics, foster care, low socioeconomic levels, veterans and supporting others with varying disabilities. I like to create a open, warm and judgement free place for clients to work in therapy. I adjust to my clients needs and get their input for setting goals for treatment. I truly believe the counselor/client relationship is vital to positive outcomes in therapy and I work hard to create that space for you! It takes courage to face problems and seek help, I look forward to exploring this journey with you and I am glad your here!

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Stacey Tays

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hi and thank you for taking time to read my profile! I have been working in the counseling field in various settings and a variety of populations for over twenty years. I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas specializing in women's issues and maternal health though I often approach the counseling relationship from a systems perspective by working with spouses, partners and families as well. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship and intimacy issues, parenting problems, career challenges, postpartum depression, trauma and abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and feel that the client is their own greatest advocate. No one knows you better than you! My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and solution-focused counseling. Every client is unique, as are their counseling needs, so together we will tailor a treatment plan that works best for you and the goals you set during our sessions. It takes courage to reach out for help and seek a more fulfilling life. Change can be difficult as can prioritizing yourself and your mental and emotional needs. If you are ready to move forward toward a better and happier version of yourself, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! Stacey D. Tays, MA, LPC

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Randall Kitchen

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
25 years of experience

I've become very familiar with many aspects of the mental health field. I work with motivated clients willing to take responsibility for becoming well and happy. I build on clients strengths and partner with the client to address problems head-on. I don't focus on diagnosis, but prefer to see each person as an individual capable of overcoming problems and reaching her/his goals. I work with the person as a whole being, spirit soul and body, and am willing to address issues of spirituality if the client chooses. I specialize in dealing with addictions, men's issues. I specialize in building on the strengths of each individual, and maximizing their quality of life through embracing their God-given potential. Randy’s passion has always been for helping marriages, families, and relationships, yet he has expanded his knowledge and experience in other areas. For the past 25 years, he has been focused on helping people and their families that have struggled with addiction to drugs and alcohol, providing individual, group, and family therapy.

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La Toya Carter

Offering therapy in TX
License: M. Ed,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Life can come at you hard; however, it doesn’t have to break you. Are you struggling with depression- sadness that has lasted too long, anxiety, anger, everyday life issues related to marriage, family? Allow me to walk with you on your journey to healing. Together we can conquer the mental challenges that may be preventing you from living your best life. When life is coming at you hard it is forcing you to free yourself from the familiar and face your brand-new life which may seem scary. That is where I come in. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I provide assistance and real-life practical tools for issues that affect daily life management and help motivate individuals and couples to reach their full potential. Using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidenced-based practices we can learn to change the way we think, which changes the way we feel, which in turn changes the way we view and handle tough situations. As a therapist, I am very straightforward. I will get in the trenches with you helping you confront the tough issues while encouraging you to move forward in the process. I would love to help you make lasting changes to get the desired results in your life and relationships. Oh, unfortunately, one of my children broke my magic wand so you will have to do the work. I can't wait to join you on your journey.

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Maysun Elnihum

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
7 years of experience

My name is Maysun and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I have had the honor of working with children and adults in a private practice setting and at psychiatric facilities. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Opening up to a therapist might make you feel nervous, but it can be helpful to gain new perspectives and insight to your thoughts and behaviors. We aren't often taught healthy ways to cope with life's challenges, and I can provide a safe space to work through trauma, relationships, anxiety, negative thinking patterns, and other obstacles. There are many ways you can achieve your goals, and therapy can be one of them!

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Gene Gibbs

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issues
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues. 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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Nimrat Bindra

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuse
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & 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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Jo Ann Partain-Broquie

Offering therapy in TX
Depression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, and relationship difficulty. 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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Janet Sanchez

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am a graduate from The University of Texas Pan American with a Masters of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling. I have worked in several mental health background as an LPC. I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I am bilingual and speak English and Spanish. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Oluremi Ladeji

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and abuse, & bipolar disorder. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I work with adults and children to overcome anxiety and depression through group and individual counseling. I also work with groups and individuals struggling in marriage. I counsel children whose parents are going through divorce or separation to minimize the short- and long-term effects of divorce on children’s schoolwork, emotional health, and spiritual life. 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 Plainview

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Plainview 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 Plainview 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 Plainview 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 Plainview, 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 Plainview 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 Plainview 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 Plainview 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 Plainview 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 Plainview 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 79073 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 Plainview 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 Plainview 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 Plainview, 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.

Plainview 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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Plainview:

79072, 79073

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