Putting up walls is easy to do, especially when we feel as though we are at war with ourselves or others. We all need someone to take refuge with and we must remember that hope is always just a phone call away. Let a therapist in Rio Grande City help you take down the walls of your fortress and help you bring hope back into your life.

Rio Grande City is a historic town known for the Robert E. Lee Museum inside of Fort Ringgold and Our lady of Lourdes Grotto which is next to the Immaculate Conception Church. The historic Texas city was once a fortress, but you don't have to keep your walls up. Talk to a Rio Grande City-area counselor today.

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Jessica Ortiz

Offering therapy in TX
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hello, my name is Jessica Ortiz. I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with over 16 years of experience. I am licensed in the states of California and Texas. I received my Masters in Psychology from Antioch University in 2008. I have experience working with a diverse population of clients with a wide range of clinical problems including: depression, anxiety, individual psychological problems, marital problems, and child-parent problems. I work with adults, couples, adolescents, children and families. My goal is to help you resolve issues in your life in order for you live a healthier and happier one. I like to use cognitive and behavioral approaches to help my clients achieve their goals quicker and within a specified time. I am trained in several modalities in therapy and will adjust my approach to my client needs. I’m here to help you resolve any issues that you are finding difficult to figure out on your own. I can provide suggestions and insight, but ultimately my goal is to empower you to feel confident in making decisions that are right for you. I am ready to help.

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Samuel Salazar

Offering therapy in TX
License: Licensed Professional Counselor,Ordained Minister,Pastoral/Christian Counselor
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

I am here to help you overcome whatever storms and its challenges that have left you thinking or feeling that you just can't overcome. Together, we can arrive at healing and coping with things that may never change, yet with the right approach, we can significantly learn to best cope and manage how they affect our life. Your life can improve as well as enhance and that is what I am here to help you with. I have over 20 years of Pastoral Christian Counseling (ministering to various lifespans in spiritual, emotional and family needs), Educational Setting Guidance as a Professional School Counselor (specializing in at-risk and juvenile court mandated cases), and experience in the Military Family Life Counseling and Mental Health Clinic Therapy as a Licensed Professional Counselor in West Texas. I have been blessed to learn and implement various forms of therapy from the most traditional modalities such as C.B.T./REBT/Mindful Training/Solution Focus Therapies to E.M.D.R. for trauma. As an Ordained Minister, my training has been one that has been Theological in doctrine, and Theological in the practice of spiritual warfare and a spirit filled approach. It's time for you to take hold of the opportunity that is before you to reach out and begin this journey of healing that awaits you.

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Rigoberto Longoria

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,LPC
Self esteem
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) that has been practicing for 3 years. I believe that everyone holds the key to their own success and discovering yourself will continue to benefit you for years to come.

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Jon Barnes

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefDepression
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 9 years of experience working as a Christian counselor. I have worked with clients on a wide array of fronts including depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, family dynamics, relationship issues, OCD, and attention deficit disorder. I have also treated people with trauma as it relates to emotional, physical, and psychological abuse. Education: I received a Bachelor's degree in Human Services in 2004 from Wayland Baptist University. I acquired a Master of Arts degree in counseling in 2009 also from WBU. I use a person centered approach in my therapy style, facilitating counseling from a Christian perspective. I believe we all come to a point where life beckons some kind of change, or adjustment. My top priority is to provide a safe, and secure listening environment that shapes the boundaries of each and every appointment. My treatment modalities involve motivational interviewing, short-focused brief therapy, Cognitive Behavior-Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and psychodynamic. I am flexible, and will tailor my counseling approaches into a collaborative care plan to treat your individual needs.

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Ashleigh Smith

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficultiesDepression
11 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas with 11 years professional work experience. I provide talk therapy and specialize in helping people who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, lgbtq-related issues and problems with interpersonal relationships. My style is best described as "eclectic," drawing from a variety of treatment modalities, and tailored to each client's specific needs. However, my primary goal with every client is to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I aim to develop a strong therapeutic relationship built on mutual-respect, understanding, authenticity, and trust. Ultimately, I enjoy helping people realize how their past affects the present and the value of learning to recognize, understand, process and manage their emotions in ways that improve their functioning and quality of life.

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Kimberly Tauaefa

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionADHD
8 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, parenting issues, 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. 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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Jenny Rodriguez

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
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, 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Alexis Tarr

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

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”- Maya Angelou My name is Alexis Tarr. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 7 years experience as a clinician. I utilize a client-centered and strengths focus approach to therapy. As an empathic person, it is a natural part of the therapeutic process. Additionally, I believe that we all have the ability to achieve the goals we set for ourselves. As your therapist, I will guide you along this journey. My former clients have described our therapy process as encouraging and motivating. I specialize in providing cognitive-behavioral interventions, coupled with dialectical behavioral therapy and narrative therapy concepts. I have worked with clients experiencing a variety of mental health diagnoses. In addition, I can provide therapy to those experiencing trauma, interpersonal conflicts, gender identity crises, anger/mood dysregulation, grief, and so much more. I have experience working with a variety of client populations, including adolescents, adults, older adults, families, groups, and couples. I have several years of experience providing mental health therapy, including in inpatient and outpatient settings. This has given me the tools to continue providing therapy and improve the quality of therapeutic services. In addition to private therapy practice, I currently work in leadership at a local organization providing mental health services to the community. I obtained my Bachelor of Social Work degree from Lamar University. Following, I went on to obtain my Master of Social Work degree from University of Texas at Arlington with a focus in clinical practice. Additionally, I have obtained advanced trainings in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). I follow the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics. In my life, I always look for opportunities to have fun. I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughters, and dog. In my spare time, I enjoy eating out, going to the beach, and shopping for something new.

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Kaitlin Cross

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Play Therapy and Activity Therapy for children and preadolescents with a variety of presenting concerns. I also works frequently with adolescents and adults in the context of traditional talk therapy. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas where I trained in Play Therapy, Group Play Therapy, Activity Therapy, Filial Therapy, Group Counseling, and Crisis Intervention. While at UNT, I also trained in Child Parent Relationship Training (CPRT). The goal of CPRT is to strengthen the quality of the parent-child connection to reduce child behavior problems and stress between the parent-child relationship. My experience working in agency and hospital settings has allowed me to gain comprehensive training in treating clients struggling with trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, divorce, self-esteem, behavioral concerns, and child/parent relationship concerns. I work to meet my clients where they are, supporting their growth toward increased self-awareness, emotional regulation, and reducing their overall distress in a safe nonjudgmental space utilizing aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My specialization with children and adolescents involves operating within their developmental abilities utilizing play and activity therapy. I strongly values acceptance, empathy, and genuineness in all of my therapeutic relationships. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Tiffany Richburg

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
3 years of experience

My name is Tiffany Richburg. I am a native of Charleston, South Carolina and relocated to Tampa, Florida in 2019. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Experimental Psychology in 2006 and Masters of Social Work in 2009 from the University of South Carolina. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida with over 3 years of professional experience. I have a broad range of clinical experience working with individuals and groups across the lifespan. I have worked in community mental health settings, inpatient psychiatric facilities, child and family agencies, community health and mental health advocacy organizations. I utilize a variety of techniques and skills drawn from recognized therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy. A holistic, strength based, person centered approach guides my practice. I believe in working in partnership with clients to identify strengths, confront challenges and achieve goals. I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for my clients to promote a safe space for healing, empowerment and growth. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & anger management. 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.

How to find counseling in Rio Grande City

Finding the best therapist close by in Rio Grande City 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 Rio Grande City. 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 Rio Grande City, 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 Rio Grande City 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 Rio Grande City 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 Rio Grande City, elsewhere in Starr, 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 Rio Grande City area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Rio Grande City 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 Rio Grande City 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 Rio Grande City 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 Rio Grande City, 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 Rio Grande City 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 Rio Grande City 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 Rio Grande City 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 Rio Grande City 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 Rio Grande City 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 78582 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 Rio Grande City 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 Rio Grande City 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 Rio Grande City, 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.

Rio Grande City 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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