The Whooping Crane Strut is an annual Rockport running and walking event. Whether your strolling leisurely through life or running at full speed, the journey brings struggles. Trip on an emotional rough spot, and it slows you down. Hit a pothole of despair, and you fall flat.
Stress comes from many sources. Your work life is filled with pressure. Your home life is troubled.

Even the things you want to do for yourself seem too hard to even attempt. Life seems overwhelming, but all isn’t lost. Talk to a counselor in the Rockport area to achieve your personal best.

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Rebekkah Pennington

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA., LPC., LCDC.
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
30 years of experience

Hello! My name is Rebekkah Pennington, I am a seasoned mental health professional and counselor. I have worked in the field of addictions and mental health since 1993. Before this I have years of personal experience dating back to the 70's and 80' I actually had the privilege and honor of studying under some of the original recovery movement gurus before recovery and rehabs were a thing. John Bradshaw, Claudia Black and Pia Melody have been some of my early hero's in the field. So after my recovery began to take place for real :) in 1991 Jan 14th to be exact, God as I understand Him put a strong desire in my heart to become educated more on a professional level so that I could help others find their way back. Since that time I have achieved four college degrees in Addictions, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Rehabilitation Sciences, and Professional Counseling. Years and years of training and experience working with Men, Women and Adolescents in many varied settings. Hospitals, Residential, Intensive Outpatient, Supportive Outpatient, and Aftercare to name a few, also Jails and Prisons I have worked in Therapeutic Community settings which were some of my favorite and most passionate days. Recovery is real and it is totally possible if you are willing to put yourself all in, you get out what you put in basically and I am willing to go all in with you to help you save your own life. Literally. Or some definite improvements. Quality of life is essential and a basic peace and happiness will be obtained by working through issues and finding your authentic selves. One of my strengths is geared towards establishing authentic relationships with those I works with, using a person-centered technique. You do and will always know yourselves, your strengths, your weaknesses, much better than I or anyone else ever could. My main mode of counseling is solution-focused, preferring an integrative approach to therapy as the ways and means to provide a foundation for building relationships with clients. I specialilize in addictions. Specializations/Expertise Specialize in Addictions treatment/ Interventionist 28 Years of Trauma Recovery work 35 Years Experience Codependency Specialist 28 years Relapse Prevention Work 28 Years of various Mental health Diagnosis work, Schizophrenia, Depression, Borderline Personality, Bi-Polar, etc etc 30 Years experience in Criminal Justice institutions in Texas working as Counseling Professional. 15 Years with Addicted High Risk Adolescents, some of my most favorite years by far!! and Heartbreaking. Types of Therapy Person-Centered Christian Counseling Multicultural: Culturally Sensitive Experiential Therapy 12 - Step components Strength-Based Trauma Focused Mind-full based approaches SPECIALTIES Adolescents Criminal Justice Population Addictions Depression Trauma and abuse Grief and Loss Self esteem If you need help and want to put in the effort I would be really excited to be a part of your Journey back home!

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Kelvin McCoy

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
21 years of experience

I am an Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in Texas. I have worked in the field for over 20 years. I have practiced in substances abuse, psychiatric issues, trauma, abuse, relational and family circumstances. I have worked with a variety of ages, genders, and races. I have practiced in Texas, Illinois, Louisiana, Georgia and Missouri. I utilize multiple approaches based on the collaborative process between myself and the persons I am working with. I bring the technical expertise while they bring the values expertise. It is my approach to work with the person based on seeing them as a whole individual wanting to address their quality of life. As a person who has also worked on military bases, in home therapy, inpatient therapy, nursing homes, schools, and outpatient settings, I believe people are experts in their needs, circumstances and experiences (all of which are unique to them). If you are wanting to address your quality of life and gain the skills and strength to address them, I am ready to work with you. Please reach out to me and I look forward to assisting you.

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Robert "Pat" Casey

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
40 years of experience

I am licensed in the state of Texas with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, & self-esteem. 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.

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Ginna Beal

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
30 years of experience

I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with deal with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship difficulties , recovering from trauma and abuse, PTSD, and ADHD. 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. Together we can work to help you overcome the challenges of past trauma as well as the challenges of your present life and begin living a more fulfilling life. This process may seem daunting and frightening at first, but I am here to support you every step of the way!

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Patrick Gibson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
31 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 31 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Margaret Felty

Offering therapy in TX
Trauma and abuseGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
36 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 36 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. 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. I work with clients of ages elementary school through retirement. I am LGBTQ+ friendly and supportive to individuals and families. I use a variety of treatment styles including EMDR for trauma and anxiety, mindfulness, grief and loss counseling, Rational Emotive Therapy and other techniques that are appropriate for Telehealth work.

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Nicholas Mecca

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Currently accepting new clients! As Billy Cox once said: "Life's greatest difficulties always happen right before life's greatest breakthroughs." I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & depression. Following obtaining a BA in Psychology, I entered the mental health field over 11 years ago. It was there that I found both excitement and purpose in my work with clients who found themselves facing a wide variety of challenging life events and used this drive to complete an MA in Professional Counseling, gaining further certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I look forward to helping both teens and adults work on ways to move towards the goals they wish to meet! My clients find me nonjudgmental, easy to have difficult conversations with, intuitive, and committed to finding an approach that works for you. By using a solution-focused modality I strive to meet you where you are and help you find your way to where you want to be. As a therapist I see my role as encouraging my clients to use life's difficulties as stepping stones to create healthier patterns, stronger relationships, and a life they are more excited to live. Clients are helped to set goals that assist them in attaining the outcomes they want.

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Liza Gustave

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger management
6 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor and substance use counselor in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with marriage & relationship issues, family conflicts, depression, anxiety, anger management, addiction, faith -based concerns, as well as self esteem, and confidence issues. I am a 13 year military veteran as well and I have experience counseling in Texas state prisons. No matter who you are, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Stay encouraged! Liza

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Robert Ramos

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Christi Myers

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Rockport

Finding the best therapist close by in Rockport 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 Rockport. 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 Rockport, 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 Rockport 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 Rockport 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 Rockport, elsewhere in Aransas, 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 Rockport area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Rockport 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 Rockport 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 Rockport 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 Rockport, 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 Rockport 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 Rockport 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 Rockport 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 Rockport 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 Rockport 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 78381 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 Rockport 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 Rockport 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 Rockport, 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.

Rockport 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

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

78381, 78382

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