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Rick Fulton

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
29 years of experience

Hello! My hours are Monday-Friday from 10am-7pm and on Saturday from 10am-1pm. Messages after 8pm will be answered the next morning as soon as I can get to you. I received my Masters Degree in Counseling at the University of North Texas in Denton Texas. I come from a cognitive behavioral orientation although I also use gestalt therapy. I have treated mental health and addiction issues for 29 years. I have worked with a variety of populations including people with grief issues, HIV and AIDS, dual diagnosis (addiction with a mental health disorder), couples, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and PTSD. I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I currently have a private practice in Meridian Texas. I practice exclusively online. I provide Christian counseling if you ask for it. My practice is all inclusive regardless of what you spiritual belief is or is not. I am trained in the stages of change and motivational interviewing techniques. I am certified to teach Developing Capable Young People, a course developed by the late Stephen Glen for caregivers of young people. "My goal for clients is to establish an alliance using love, acceptance, and support. "My hope is that client's can take something with them from each session that they can apply to their daily lives". Just a word about the no show policy I have. If you are going to miss an appointment for a live chat or video session please give me 24 hours notice. If you no show once I will attempt to reschedule the appointment. However after the second one in a row it is up to you to contact me about rescheduling. I believe in providing compassion, love,and support to my clients. Please make note that I do not provide counseling on demand. So if you send me a message in the middle of my night. I will respond to your post within 24 hours. I respond to all posts within that time frame

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Brenda "BREN" Berry

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,MS,M.Ed.
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

Hello ! I am glad you are reaching out for support. It is my belief that most people have the ability to grow and build on their own strengths; however, at times, need empowerment and encouragement. My goal is to help you work on and accomplish your goals, regardless of how big or how small they may be. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for the state of Texas and I received my Master's from Texas Woman’s University. My approach to working with individuals includes a collaborative approach where solutions, instead of problems, are the focus. I believe that one of the main goals is to give clients the tools and skills they need to make positive changes in their lives. I would consider my counseling style as integrative, as I like to pull from a variety of therapeutic techniques such as C.B.T., solution-focused, mindfulness, importance of wellness (physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, occupational), etc.

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Bridget Speer

Offering therapy in TX
License: ATR-BC,LPC,Supervisor
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
22 years of experience

Hello & Welcome! I am very happy that you have found my profile on BetterHelp. I am currently licensed in the state of Texas as an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have lived on and off in Texas since high school and my graduation from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. My primary training is as an Art Therapist from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois. Since graduating from SIUE, I have worked for over 20 years providing adult, adolescent, and children's therapy to individuals seeking help and support through counseling. I have worked in adult community mental health settings, where I provided both individual and group therapy to those individuals affected by anxiety, depression, mood swings, and other issues related to wanting to live their best life - only needing help and support to recover and grow! I have also worked with individuals affected by trauma such as domestic violence and other types of interpersonal or partner violence. Whether in Illinois, or Texas, I have continued to grow as a professional and have additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I continue to focus my continuing education on how trauma, depression, and anxiety, and other mental health issues impact attachment, development, and the brain. This next year of professional education and growth will focus heavily on cultural diversity, awareness of privilege and disparity, and how to best support and help individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community, and Persons of Color (POC). I grew up mostly in Iowa before being transplanted to Texas in my teens. Graduate school took me back to the Midwest in the St. Louis area, where I stayed for 10 years post graduation. It was there that I was introduced to yoga and became interested in meditation and other mindfulness practices. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, and hanging out with my dogs, I believe in having a Wellness Plan for myself that includes time for reflection, reading, exercise, eating good food, and taking trips with my fiancé. I love to go to Big Bend and hike, and to enjoy the people in the vast desert of West Texas. Love the smell of the creosote and wide blue skies. My next state to explore would be Colorado! Not sure that I have a 'bucket list' but enjoy having new experiences, traveling, and learning to appreciate the differences in culture among people and different regions of the United States. My therapeutic framework is heavily influenced by Attachment, Development and the impact of trauma on individuals. As I have grown as professional therapist, I continue to incorporate on going education and learning around Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and more recently Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I feel strongly that counseling should be person-centered, developing a foundation of trust and safety so that the therapeutic relationship starts with what the individual has identified and prioritized to be important to them. Regardless of the therapeutic approach, I believe in helping to challenge and change feelings, thoughts and behaviors that are not currently working for my client. Overall, therapy is about problem solving, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that support the ability for everyone to Live, Laugh & Love. I look forward to hearing from you and finding out how I can best help and support you through this process using the BetterHelp platform with video, text, and email. BetterHelp is an awesome way to explore the benefits and flexibility of having a therapist who fits into your schedule through the non-traditional growth of telehealth and virtual counseling!

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Gloria Coffey

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-Supervisor
Relationship issuesGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor, working from the great state of Texas. I have over 18 years of experience working as a counselor, mentor, and coach to clients of all ages and backgrounds. From traumatized child soldiers in Liberia, to disenchanted newlyweds in the United States, every one of my clients has changed me for the better and made me the counselor that I am today. I have counseled clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, and family conflict. I am especially passionate about empowering clients to become the very best version of themselves. I love watching people shed the wounds and lies that they’ve been carrying for years and step into the lives they were meant to lead. My approach to counseling combines Client Centered therapy’s unconditional positive regard with the results-oriented goals of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I want your counseling experience to be as therapeutic as possible and will often give you assignments to work on between sessions so that you can feel better quickly! No one wants to stay miserable longer than they must! You will not be a passive participant in our sessions- you will be challenged and pushed to be more than you ever thought possible. I am proud of you for seeking to better your life. Change can be difficult, but also extremely exciting and rewarding. I look forward to making this journey with you!

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Denise Santos

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Welcome to the First Day of your new life! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12 years of professional clinical experience. I am an anti-racism and anti-oppression practitioner who uses holistic, cognitive, and trauma-focused modalities through person-centered and solution-focused approaches to deepen one’s insight and increase self-efficacy and resilience while providing tools to empower and access innate strengths. I am passionate about aiding my clients in developing the necessary adaptive skills to lead wholesome, balanced, and enriching lives. I specialize in children, adolescents, and adults. I focus on anxiety, complex trauma, racial and cultural trauma, stress, personal and interpersonal conflicts, impulsivity, defiance, aggression, low self-esteem/worth, adjustment challenges, and creative barriers. My population expertise includes and is not limited to BIPOC, immigrants, asylees and refugees, formerly incarcerated youth and adults, adopted youth and adults, bullied youth, and professionals. You are the expert of your story and you have the strength that will assist you in overcoming the things that challenge you. You have already taken the first step which takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started! You GOT this. **PLEASE READ: If you feel in need of urgent help or that you are in crisis at any time during our work together; please call 1-800-273-TALK; 24 hours a day; or 911. This forum does not provide any type of emergency services, so I want to ensure you know who to contact if you need immediate help.** NOTE: I offer video, phone and live chat therapy sessions. At this time, video therapy sessions are limited.

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Jordan Green

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
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, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & 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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Joan Pruitt

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, and coping with life changes. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Breanna Stuard

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
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, family conflicts, & parenting 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jean-Marie Schweizer

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

As a licensed professional counselor, I am licensed in the State of Texas with five years of professional work experience. I hold a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling, and I am currently in the process of completing my doctorate in counselor education and supervision. I also hold a Master's of Divinity and serve as the senior minister to a non-denominational church with an openness to interfaith and interspirituality. I have over 25 years of ministerial experience, offering spiritual direction and pastoral counseling in various locations around the world. I am quite comfortable navigating the secular as well as the spiritual at the request and needs of my clients. I primarily work with everyday issues such as stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence/coping with life changes. However, I have also experience working with individuals with neurological differences, including autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, and many other mental health disorders. I primarily work from an existential-humanistic perspective, which focuses on the individual's meaning-making in life as well as the potential they strive toward while overcoming the challenges that may present themselves. I also believe that you are the expert of your story and have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Moreover, I integrate with narrative theory, which looks at your life's story and see how you relate to the challenges that may concern you at present. Additionally, I often implement feminist theories, which view our challenges through the perspective of oppression and privilege depending on the many cultural variables (e.g., race, gender, LGBTQIA+, etc.) that make up the beautiful being we are. Finally, I am learning to include the concepts and ideas of internal family systems (IFS) in my counseling practice as a way to combine many of my approaches in a respectful and curious way. However, regardless of my foundational and integrated approaches, I carefully apply modalities that have shown to be effective when working with specific concerns (e.g., cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, etc.). Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage, and I honor your commitment to doing so. Let us get to know each other and see whether we are a good fit. My role is not that of an advisor, telling you what to do, but that of a companion who happens to walk with you, pointing out what may be relevant, as you explore your own path back to your natural state wellbeing.

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Erricker Sessoms Lee

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina and Virginia with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, 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. 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.

How to find counseling in Premont

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Premont 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 Premont 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 Premont 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 Premont, 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 Premont 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 Premont 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 Premont 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 Premont 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 Premont 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 78375 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 Premont 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 Premont 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 Premont, 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.

Premont 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.

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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

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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