Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions in the United States, affecting over 40 million adults, which is almost 20% of the American population. Some of the symptoms include nervousness, eating and sleeping changes, confusion, trouble making decisions, increased heart rate, shaking, and inability to concentrate. The City of Roma has some of the best counselors in the state who are trained in diagnosing and treating anxiety.

With only just over 10 thousand inhabitants, Roma is a small town with big character. They love the outdoors and nature and it shows in their outdoor activities like the Roma World Birding Center and the Roma Park, which has 27 acres in the lower Rio Grande Valley. Whether you enjoy the outdoors or not, it is important to get your anxiety treated so you can relax so contact one of the Roma counselors today.

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Nekeshia Limuel

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am a passionate and hopeful Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who loves to help facilitate change. For 10 years, I have worked with various populations from individual and families, women and children that survived domestic violence, adolescents at risk and those with substance use issues. One treatment approach that I believe in whole heartedly is Cognitive Behavior Therapy, being that our actions are rooted in what and how we think. It is not until a person restructures their thoughts that their actions change. I also think that Positive Psychology is vital to success. Most people seek therapists because there is a problem. I find it beneficial to focus on successes and strengths to get motivated to conquer life's challenges. I can help you identify ways to navigate through this journey of life. The clients who I find to be the best fit for my services are those who meet the following criteria: 1. They are READY & MOTIVATED to change: My ideal clients are those who have recognized the need for change and are highly motivated to take action. They have already taken the first step by seeking my assistance, and they are eager to get started on their journey towards personal growth and development. 2. They INVEST their TIME & RESOURCES in themselves: My clients are committed to investing their time, energy, and resources in their own personal development. They understand that achieving their goals requires effort and dedication, and they are willing to put in the work required to succeed. 3. They DESIRE to move from surviving to THRIVING: My clients have a clear vision of where they want to be and are determined to reach their full potential. They are not satisfied with simply getting by, but instead, they strive to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. 4. They have a GROWTH MINDSET: My clients have a mindset that is focused on growth and improvement. They are not afraid of challenges or setbacks, but instead, they see them as opportunities to learn and grow. They are open to feedback and are willing to make changes to their approach in order to achieve their goals.

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Barbara Johnson

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor with close to thirty years of experience. I have counseled clients in a wide variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities, as well as my own private practice. Some of the concerns of clients have been depression, anxiety, stress, substance abuse, grief, anger, relationship issues, separation, and divorce. I would describe my approach as empathetic, encouraging, supportive, goal oriented, and centered on the client’s needs. Although I have completed much training and have experience in many therapy methods during my career, I would describe myself mostly utilizing Client Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I love helping clients go from struggling with their issues to gaining more satisfaction and meaning in their lives and feeling more secure in their capabilities for dealing with their life challenges. I have worked with many people who state it is their first time in counseling. Frequently they remark by the end of the session that I helped them feel very comfortable in delving into their concerns and they were pleased they chose to contact me. I understand it takes courage to ask for help. I want to warmly welcome you to start the journey of making your life better by letting us work together.

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Jim Fowler

Offering therapy in TX
License: MED, LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issues
25 years of experience

I have a passion in making a treatment difference in each client and couple in my practice. My experience in counseling, therapy over the past 25 years ranges from mood disorders, depression, anxiety, including various instances of comorbidity with such issues of generalized anxiety and particular gradience in depression; I have been in private practice since retirement from public school administration in 1994. More generally, I have maintained a general practice in treating a wide range of personal and family issues; Much of my practice has included couple therapy and I have conducted over 800 child custody evaluations. I have maintained contract services with two major independent school districts delivering therapeutic services to students (grades 6-12). My main theoretical orientation is in cognitive behavior therapy, client centered therapy and psychodynamic theory. I believe in doing "no harm" and in the dignity and empathy for each individual in delivering the utmost treatment in individual and group therapy.

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Mary Lynn Boatwright

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA, LPC-16477,LMFT-4982
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
22 years of experience

I am a family and marriage counselor with experience working with adolescents, individuals and couples, I respect that personal growth is individualized and I honor the client's own sense of self reflection. I am an active listener and see the client and therapist connection as the basis of co-creators of healing for the client. I have experience in grief counseling, CBT, depression, anxiety using a myriad of approaches. I am a Christian but do not promote any dogmas that do not fit with the client's growth and focus. I draw upon my own life experiences ( I've been married for 50 years) as well as documented relationship work in my ongoing continuing education for relationship therapy.

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Brandy Watts

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoaching
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients in finding purpose and pursuing their dreams, increasing motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I also work couples and individuals struggling with relationship issues, intimacy related issues, and parenting issues. As a wife and mother, I understand the struggle to be "Superwoman" and the need to remove your cape for self-care. I also understand the suffering in silence that many mothers endure out of fear of being judged or shamed. 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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Renee Sharper

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
7 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, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Christopher Pieper

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefAnger management
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & 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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Jeff Goodman

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefCoping 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, 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!

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Alexis Patel

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyEating disordersParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Janet Sharkis

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCompassion fatigueADHD
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Connecticut and Texas with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Roma

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

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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