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Ebonii Nelson

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Well hello, and welcome to step one of the therapeutic process - finding a therapist. Take a deep breath, and trust your gut. My name is Ebonii Nelson, and I'm an LPC in Texas. In my work, my goal is to enable my clients to live in the here-and-now, take notice of their own experiences, and harness the power that already resides inside in order to create change and live happier, healthier lives. I believe life is about two things: loving and learning, and through our work together clients will be encouraged to reveal and learn from what was or has been, in order to heal and love what is. I am a generalist practitioner, and my style combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic counseling methods. I specialize in working with those aged 19 - 36, however I am committed to helping all individuals. I treat a variety of concerns including anxiety, stress management, goal setting, depression, relationship issues, and self-esteem. My approach to working with clients is straightforward and supportive in order to assist clients in becoming aware of what they are doing, how they are doing it, and how they change themselves, and at the same time, learning to accept and value themselves. Finding the perfect therapist fit is not always easy, but well worth the initial angst. Scary as it may be, you deserve to rediscover your best self, and I look forward to the opportunity to create the safe space that will enable you to reemerge a healthier you.

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Kiran Ahmed

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Welcome! I'm excited you have decided to take this amazing first step in becoming your best self! My name is Kiran and I am here to help support and guide you on your journey. Many people have an idea about what therapy is and what I like to tell my clients is that therapy can mean many things to different people. Some use therapy as a way to learn how to live again after a traumatic experience and others may feel stuck and need some guidance. Whatever therapy means to you, I will support you by meeting you where you are at and then we can go from there. To tell you more about myself, I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor is Sociology from the University of Houston. I later attended Prairie View A&M and received my Masters of Arts degree in Counseling. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (#68646) and have been working in the mental health and substance abuse field for about 10 years. I have worked in both inpatient hospitals and outpatient settings doing person-centered individual and group therapy. I have experience working with all demographics including children, adolescents, adults and families that struggle with many different issues, including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, bipolar, stress management, grief, trauma, abuse, family conflict, relationship issues, anger management, behavioral problems and other mental health concerns. My approach to clients is simple, meet them where they are. I use multiple types of theoretical approaches to make you feel the most comfortable. I believe you know what you want and need and its my job to help you get there. I am not here to judge you or lecture you, I am simply the support and guidance you may need to get to where you want to be.

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Gabriela Kuri Montes

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepressionADHD
9 years of experience

Hello and welcome! My name is Gabby and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. I have over 12 years' experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including private practice, outpatient, in-home, and with law enforcement, this simply means that I have had experience working with a broad range and severity of clinical issues. I have the most experience working with anxiety, depression, ADHD, family/relationship conflicts, couples counseling, life transitions, and trauma. I like using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy (SFT), and many other modalities that have shown to be successful. I would describe my style as empathic, warm and supportive, and I am ready to help you with your struggle head-on. Collaboration is very important - together we can work on establishing concrete goals and steps for you to help overcome your current situation. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Aleida Chavez

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Texas. I have 18 years of professional experience in mental health, case management, and training & education. I have ample experience in helping clients with depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self-esteem issues, addictions, trauma, abuse, & anger among many other mental health issues and disorders. I am fluent in English and Spanish. I am very empathetic and my number one goal is to create an open and safe environment where my clients can share thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement. I am laid back and in my professional interaction display cultural competence and humility with every one of my clients. I understand that everyone is a unique individual, with a diverse background, who may not share commonalities with me. I am always open to learn about my clients background, and by no means will appear to be the expert in their life experience. I want to have my clients feel welcomed and supported through their many diverse life stressors. I do not take a cookie-cutter approach to therapy, but instead, focus on the client as an individual, and tailor a therapeutic intervention that will best help my client in feeling supported while they work on achieving their therapeutic goals. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes a lot of courage. I want to be the first to commend you for taking this step and look forward to getting to know you and forming a strong therapeutic alliance.

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Jean Castle

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQIA+ related issues, relationship issues, 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 or 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 and empower you on your journey.

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Sandy Seward

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I have 3 years experience helping clients through career development, personal challenges, and life role transitions. Most of my clients are working adults so I like to offer night and weekend availability so that clients can make an appointment at a time that works best for them. My current availability for video, phone, and chat sessions are: Monday: 6 PM-10PM Tuesday: 6PM-10PM Wednesday-Closed Thursday-Closed Friday-Closed Saturday: 1PM-9PM Sunday: 1PM-9PM Messages between session are also available. I usually respond same/next day in the evenings. My experience includes assisting clients develop (Specific, Measurable, Action Oriented, Realistic, and Timely) S.M.A.R.T. goals, providing guidance and coping skills to managing stress, anxiety, and depression. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to help clients build confidence and achieve their goals. It takes courage to work towards a happy healthy life and commitment to take the first step to making a change. If you are ready for that step, I am here to support you in this journey. I look forward to working with you and helping you meet your goals!

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Mona Bartram

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Carlene Osunmo

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am a licensed Mental Health Therapist based in Texas. I have over a decade of professional work experience and have helped clients manage stress, anxiety, trauma, abuse, anger management, motivation, and self-esteem. I respect the dignity and autonomy of the clients I serve. I believe you are the expert on your story and have the strength to overcome life’s challenges with my expert collaborative assistance. I understand that it takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps toward making changes, which is why I am here to guide, support, and empower you in that journey.

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Jonelle Browne-Finley

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

Welcome! I am clinical therapist licensed in District of Columbia and Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I graduated from University of Southern California and have been embedded within the military community as a service member, as a spouse and as a civilian service worker. I have helped many clients with varying concerns including depression and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges and trauma. I have also worked with individuals and couples who have experienced physical and emotional abuse. As a life and career coach, I mentored budding professionals as well as seasoned executives toward their self identified purpose. Providing motivation and support to increase their confidence in their role. Our sessions will be warm and inviting. My approach combines a dialectic and cognitive-behavioral aspects as well as a humanistic element which I will tailor to meet your specific need. You have taken the most difficult step, you are here. I ask you to come just as you are and allow me to provide the support needed to empower you toward your goal. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and I am proud of your steps towards change. I look forward to supporting and encouraging you and I am excited about this venture we will take together.

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Romeo Ballayan

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida and Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & depression. 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.

How to find counseling in Ransom Canyon

Finding the best therapist close by in Ransom Canyon 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 Ransom Canyon. 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 Ransom Canyon, 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 Ransom Canyon 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 Ransom Canyon 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 Ransom Canyon, elsewhere in Lubbock, 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 Ransom Canyon area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Ransom Canyon 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 Ransom Canyon 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 Ransom Canyon 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 Ransom Canyon, 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 Ransom Canyon 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 Ransom Canyon 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 Ransom Canyon 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 Ransom Canyon 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 Ransom Canyon 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 79366 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 Ransom Canyon 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 Ransom Canyon 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 Ransom Canyon, 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.

Ransom Canyon 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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