Incorporated in 1940 and listed as a city in 1949, River Oaks is relatively new compared to most cities, which were typically incorporated in the 1700s. This small town on the Trinity River has an excellent education system as well as plenty of interesting history for such a new town. Even though the town was not incorporated until 1949, the first settler, James Ventioner, built a cabin there in 1849.

Learning about your town’s history can be fun as can learning about your own family tree. In fact, tracing your history is a great way to work through any feelings of uncertainty you may be having about your emotional health. Fortunately, the town ow River Oaks has many therapists in and around the town who are ready and able to help you figure things out.

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Justin Bayles

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Texas state licensed counselor with nine years’ experience with mental health care. I have worked in roles providing psychosocial rehabilitation, counseling and director of clinical services within the community mental health environment. Each role has assisted with my clinical development to focus on strengths people possess to make meaningful changes. I work within a holistic/integrative approach to make each session dynamic and creative based on content you bring to session and goals you want to achieve. I have experience with Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interview, Narrative Therapy, Reality Therapy, Illness Management and Recovery, and Seeking Safety. Using these, and other approaches/modalities, I have worked with people who struggle with relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and trauma/abuse.

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Dr. Paulette Edwards

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

I am Paulette Edwards, PhD, LPC and I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I have over 12 years of experience as a counselor and have assisted a wide variety of adults, couples, children and families in reaching their goals. My counseling style is warm and interactive, because I want to provide the best level of care to my clients while also helping my clients to be the best person you can be. This compassionate approach provides a safe place in which clients can find their inner strength to grow and adapt to the many changes in life. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focus, narrative, natural system and psycho-dynamic therspy, of course I will tailor the approach specific to your needs. I realize in life we get overwhelmed by situations that are unexpected and out of our control. My job is to teach you ways to balance these unexpected events with the appropriate tools. I applaud you for taking the next step towards change that will lead to a happier and fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you.

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Rose Simon

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Rose Simon. I have over ten years of clinical and counseling experience and training. I have previous experience working in community mental health services for: individual/family counseling, group facilitation, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), outpatient, and residential treatment. I have knowledge, skills, and abilities in the areas of vocational rehabilitation and therapeutic community. I have additional training and coursework at the doctoral level, ABD, in psychology.

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Shonda Harris

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am an LPC-S, trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with wide range of experience. I have many years of experience working with those with mental health issues such as depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety, and ADHD. I will help you to understand your diagnosis and how to build coping skills. I also work with individuals experiencing relationship problems, struggling to reach goals, or seeking behavioral changes. I will help you understand the relationship of your thoughts, actions, and feelings. We will work to find what changes you want to make and how to best make that happen. I enjoy working with diverse populations and have a non-judgmental approach. It is important to me that you feel safe and free to express yourself.

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Michelle Rittenour

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My emphasis in a therapy session is to guide clients to discover their purpose and meaning in life. I believe that therapeutic relationships are a powerful tool for change. I encourage clients in their ability to make their own decisions toward progression and accomplishment of goals. In addition to private practice, my clinical experience includes group and individual therapy in various clinical settings. In that setting, I specifically worked with clients affected by alcohol and drug dependency by providing support groups and prevention services. I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in Counseling and Development from Texas Women's University. I am certified in Gerontology; and I obtained this certification from University of Texas at Arlington. My areas of specialty include substance and alcohol abuse, geriatric issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, woman's issues, PTSD, and life transitions.

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Jasmine Blue

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): Ma,Ms,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have been counseling for over 10 years. I took 3 years off to focus on wholïstïc wellness & shamanistic healing. In that time it forced me to gain insight & enlightenment in to my deeper purpose for being on this planet. Growing up in the inner city of Chicago I seen so much at a young age. It forced me to always seek peace and protect my energy from adverse entities being emerged in so much emotional & spiritual deprivation. After being so helpful to thousands of clients burnout set in. I took 3 years away from counseling and participated in multiple spiritual wellness retreats and gained clarity about my path on this planet & now more grounded and intentional then I have ever been. I live in a state of Flow & practice being present. My inner child was revived & now I assist others in discovering their Purpose and assisting them in being alignment to their core values & divine destiny. I use art therapy, nature therapy & innerchild healing techniques to assist my clients in gaining & grounding a deeper sense of stability while on this planet. Assisting you in Re-Learning to love ourselves is my primary objective while fearlessly coping with our daily test & opportunities for greatness.

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Dr. Tammy Sutterfield

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
LGBTTrauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) as well as Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) and Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP). In undergraduate as well as master's and doctoral degree programs, I studied clinical psychology and behavioral health. I also maintain national certifications in related regards. For me, the most significant professional certifications and clinical experience are through the Modern Sex Therapy Institute. The combination of study and professional experience provides the skills needed to be a professional resource to clients in alternative adult relationships. Drawing from the toolbox of my professional skills, experience, and education, my work with you will always be focused on and personalized to your evolving therapeutic needs. I appreciate your interest, and I am eager to meet you. Let’s get started!

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Jasmine Owens

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, parenting 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. 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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Bria Bonnette

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Tiffany Curtis

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with depression. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in River Oaks

Finding the best therapist close by in River Oaks can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in River Oaks that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in River Oaks. 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 River Oaks, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the River Oaks region and in the state of Texas. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in River Oaks or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater River Oaks area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

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

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed River Oaks 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 River Oaks 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 River Oaks may not take health insurance, some in the state of Texas may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

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

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in River Oaks 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 River Oaks helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

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

BetterHelp's verified River Oaks therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

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

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a River Oaks therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in River Oaks?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a River Oaks 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.

River Oaks therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of River Oaks 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 River Oaks therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in TX, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 76114 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your River Oaks therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in River Oaks.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A River Oaks licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a River Oaks counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

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

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in River Oaks, 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.

River Oaks has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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