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Nereida Martinez

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
17 years of experience

Hello, my name is Nereida Martinez and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Texas to provide psychotherapy services. I have over 14 years of experience as a therapist and over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in different settings including community clinics, nonprofit organizations, the criminal justice system and in private practice. I believe my experience in these diverse settings has helped me understand people and their social, cultural and spiritual concerns in a more meaningful way. I have helped individual adults, teens and children cope with and heal from depression, anxiety and trauma. I have also helped them with concerns related to adjustment to life changes, managing and living with ADHD, parenting, relationships, and other concerns. My goal as your therapist is to guide you, support you and encourage you to take the steps needed to meet your goals and overcome those obstacles in your life. I focus on providing a client-centered, accepting and safe environment during our sessions. I use techniques and modalities from different types of therapies, and I tailor the therapy to your individual needs. Congratulations on taking the first step. I look forward to working with you and walking with you through your journey of change, self improvement and healing.

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Angie Carrera

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.A., LPC, LCDC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
11 years of experience

Hi, my name is Angie Carrera. My background is in Counseling psychology and my highest level of education is a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology where I developed skills in individual counseling, family counseling, and couples counseling. Currently, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Board Approved Supervisor for LPC associates, and a Licensed Chemical dependency counselor. I have 10 years of experience and have 8 years licensed to practice counseling in the State of Texas. My specialties are trauma and related disorders, ADHD and related conditions, and autism spectrum disorder (for level 1 using CBT). I have worked in a variety of settings such as in shelter and foster care, in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care, in community health centers, and in crisis centers like one of Texas' Children's advocacy centers. I am certified in specific treatments to help my clients with their problems such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing therapy as well as Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children. While there are many types of trauma treatments for adults, CPT has been extremely helpful for my clients and many have discovered that recovery is possible from PTSD and related conditions such as depression. I have similarly worked with clients with ADHD that present with comorbid conditions such as depression and anxiety that have benefited significantly from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I look forward to working with you or in collaboration with your family member/s and helping you find the recovery that is right for you. Select me as your counselor if you are ready to start a meaningful change toward a stronger, happier you.

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Melissa Morris

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
LGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
20 years of experience

I am a gay therapist living in a metropolitan city in Texas. My pronouns are she/her. I have over 20 years' experience providing individual and group therapy to adults and seniors Though most of my experience has been in large cities, I do have 5 years' experience providing services in rural communities. While in the rural community I had a radio show focused on mental health. I worked in hospice and gained experience in grief and end of life issues. In my practice with BetterHelp I see clients with gender dysphoria, self-acceptance, positive body image and alternative lifestyles. I provide services through chat, phone and video. I prefer video or phone. I feel these give me better rapport with my clients. I am licensed in Texas and I see clients out of the U.S.

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Tom Bogart

Offering therapy in TX
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
17 years of experience

I hold a Master of Science degree in Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I also hold a Master of Science degree in Computer Science with over 30 years of software engineering experience. I have counseled clients at Family Time Foundation, The Women’s Home, The Houston Galveston Institute, Covenant House Shelter, Banyan Counseling, and Cypress Creek Hospital, Bloom Counseling & Family Service, National Smart Heathcare Services, Red Oak Psychiatry Associates PA, as well as in private practice. I work with adolescents and adults as individuals, families, couples, and groups. I have helped clients cope with issues related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder, relationships, marriage and intimacy, etc. I believe therapy is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client(s). We work together to find solutions to the issues and concerns that brought you to therapy. I see my job as listening without bias or judgement, helping you to dig deeper to identify the issues and concerns, working with you to find solutions, and then coaching and advising to make those solutions happen. I strongly believe it is important to focus on learning new ways to find success and happiness in life rather than to dwell on the past. I tend to look forward and focus on solutions. That doesn’t mean that the past doesn’t matter or that you can’t address the hurt and pain of your past – I will listen, and I will HEAR your story and help you process it. Finally, self-esteem and self-image are often at the root of mental health issues; this is an area I often focus on. I believe you are better than you think you are.

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Yvonne Everette

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-S,LCDC-I
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepression
13 years of experience

Everyone needs help sometimes, but often we don't know where to turn to find an empathetic ear. I will listen to understand, not just to respond. Frequently, our thoughts are the barriers that get in the way of success. I can help you identify the negative or faulty thought patterns that lead to harmful or unproductive behaviors. I have worked to help individuals solve real life problems. My promise to you is that I will do all that I can to be helpful , supportive, and empower you to make sound decisions, making the best investment in your future. I am a Texas based Licensed Professional Counselor. I have over 20 years of experience in helping professions. My goal is to be an effective and empathetic counselor empowering individuals by assisting them to understand and overcome personal, social, and behavioral problems affecting their development such as homelessness, unemployment or underemployment, communication or relationship concerns , self - fulfillment difficulties and managing mental health symptoms and disorders.

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Candiss Williams

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am a licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas and have been in the social service field for over 15 years. My general practice includes a focus on depression and anxiety disorders or everyday life stressors. I specialize in: •Multiculturalism/Diversity •Grief/Loss •Interpersonal/Relationship issues (Couples) •Family/Child Development •Mind, Body, Soul •Traumatic situations (PTSD)/Disasters •Women Issues •LGBT or Questioning •Assessment/Diagnosis and Referral to Psychiatry I am a mulit-specialty provider seeing clients of all ages, with all types of concerns and problems. As a leading provider of counseling services, I take pride in offering the best therapeutic techniques and a comforting environment that allows you to express yourself. I am dedicated to serving the needs of my clients each and every day. I am dedicated to helping individuals achieve the growth they long for. I have extensive experience working as a school counselor, domestic abuse, substance abuse, and juvenile/adult criminal justice system with crisis intervention. I combine Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused , and Family Systems theory into an eclectic approach while introducing healthy coping skills to facilitate positive change.

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Matthew Isaacson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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. 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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Dr. Dr. Barbara Modisette

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & motivation, self -esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear 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 adults and children. (I also provide psychological evaluations.)

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Isael Vanegas

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
6 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, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & 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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Debbie Sandberg

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Roma-Los Saenz

Finding the best therapist close by in Roma-Los Saenz 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 Roma-Los Saenz. 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 Roma-Los Saenz, 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 Roma-Los Saenz 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 Roma-Los Saenz 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 Roma-Los Saenz, 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 Roma-Los Saenz area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Roma-Los Saenz 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 Roma-Los Saenz 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 Roma-Los Saenz 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 Roma-Los Saenz, 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 Roma-Los Saenz 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 Roma-Los Saenz 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 Roma-Los Saenz 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 Roma-Los Saenz 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 Roma-Los Saenz 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 78584 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 Roma-Los Saenz 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 Roma-Los Saenz 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 Roma-Los Saenz, 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.

Roma-Los Saenz 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

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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 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.

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