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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 16

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over 14 years of experience in direct counseling and case management. I have worked with couples, families and individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, relationship issues, grief and transitional adjustments. I am a Certified Grief Educator (trained by David Kessler). It can feel lonely when you are grieving - whether that is the death of a loved one, loss of a relationship, etc. I am available to be beside you during this journey. I believe in creating a warm ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 6

I am Andrea Ryan, a licensed professional counselor with a master's level education in the state of Texas. In addition to my professional degree, I have studied and become certified in Traumatic Stress Studies with The Trauma Center at JRI through Bessel Van der Kolk. I have worked both in a behavioral hospital with inpatient and outpatient clients, and as an independent counselor in private practice for years. If it is a part of the human experience in mental health, I have most likely addressed it. I offer you an empathic, supportive, in-the-moment, and non-j...

Specialties: Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of experience: 11

Hi, my name is Alyssia Woolard I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 10 years of experience. I enjoy working with patients struggling with emotional/psychiatric diagnosis, life transitions and improving self esteem. I also have experiences working with domestic violence clients and educational/career goal planning. I come from a mixed race Military family background; which has afforded me many different life experiences I have learned from. My counseling style is open and interactive, but mainly what will work for you as my client. My goal is...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 4

We all have experienced times when life seems challenging. Whether it be a period of transition, ongoing struggles with mental wellness or a loss that can seem overwhelming. Or maybe you are struggling with the current times, that can find us in a world that might not feel very stable or safe. Routines have been interrupted, financial stressors have been amplified, and health/livelihood are being questioned. You don’t have to go through these times alone. And in these moments, you might benefit by chatting with a counselor. And that’s where I come into play. ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 10

My approach in providing mental healthcare incorporates mainly the use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as evidenced-based methods. I have a Master of Counseling and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been practicing since 2011. I have experience in working with adults with a history of inpatient/outpatient mental health treatment, substance abuse, and crisis management. I have also worked alongside families with children to guide them in building healthy relationshi...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 11

Welcome, and thank you for viewing my profile page. I am a Christian cis-gender woman and the mother of two adult daughters and one teenage son. I have a Ph.D. in Counseling Education and Supervision, a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling, and a post-baccalaureate certification in psychology specializing in play therapy. I am a licensed professional counselor for the state of TX, a licensed clinical mental health counselor for NC, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. I am an active National Board of Certified Counselors member, the Chi Upsilon C...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 36

Hi there! Congratulations on taking action for your self-care. I've always known that I wanted to work with people to help navigate the challenges of Life, and have been successfully doing so for over 3 decades with literally thousands of Clients. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for nearly 30 years. I enjoy helping others learn to help themselves; there's nothing more empowering. I believe everyone has the right to be treated with dignity, respect and acceptance, and interact with others accordingly. I highly value creating a therapeutic allian...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 8

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Texas. I have over 8 years of experience working as a psycho-therapist and life coach. I work with clients with a variety of life challenges including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, couples counseling, parenting problems, career challenges, legal problems, domestic violence, complex trauma, addiction and as well as all forms of abuse. My therapy style is empathetic , encouraging and supportive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, and compassion. I believe in educating my clients about their s...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 4

Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas. She's been working primarily with adolescent and adult survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse since 2015. She is certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), an evidence-based modality developed specifically for reducing the effects of trauma. Elizabeth knows the effects of trauma can linger many years after the event and is ready to help you process the reminders of your past that still impact you, whether recent or long ago. Because of her work with survivors of trauma, E...

Specialties: Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of experience: 12

I am licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and Texas with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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 seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 6

My passion is to assist anyone who has the ability to take the first step in reaching out for help. Life is difficult at times and having someone who understands without judgment is vital in recovery and change. I have a Bachelors in Psychology & Social & Criminal Justice, as well as a Master's Degree in Social Work. I understand the power of addiction, but even better I understand what it takes to recover from addiction and maintain sobriety. I utilize different therapy modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral, Strengths perspective, Dialectical Behaviora...

Specialties: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of experience: 35

I am licensed in the state of Texas with 35 years of professional experience as a therapist and sometimes a supervisor. I have experience in helping clients in coping with depression, grief and loss, and intimacy related issues. I use Gestalt therapy to help you focus on the here-and-now and improve your awareness of issues that are interfering with your happiness and to hopefully free you from any blocks that interfere with your happiness. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will work with you to create a treatment plan t...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 24

I am licensed in Texas with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of experience: 5

I am licensed in Texas with 5 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 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!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 4

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, career difficulties, & 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 help you navigate the complexities of life and promote positive change. Together we can explore the path towards healing,...

How To Find Counseling 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 near the River Oaks 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 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, these professionals 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 River Oaks 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 River Oaks counselors 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 in River Oaks
  • DBT in River Oaks
  • Substance use therapy in River Oaks
  • Couples therapy in River Oaks

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in River Oaks, 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)

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 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 in River Oaks: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in River Oaks: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in River Oaks: $100
  • Therapy in River Oaks: $80

While many psychologists in River Oaks may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of River Oaks and elsewhere throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 River Oaks above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around River Oaks 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What Mental Health Issues Can Psychotherapy Address?

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:

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. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 River Oaks counselor 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 almost one million people in River Oaks, TX, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 in your area or beyond, online therapy in River Oaks can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A River Oaks 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 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 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 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 professionals 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. In River Oaks, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of River Oaks.

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

76114