Life can be like a creek. When it’s going well, it flows and teems with life. It can be relaxing and just nice to swim in if it’s clean. However, when life goes bad, that creek can dry up. When you're depressed, who can help you fill up the creek? A counselor based in Rowlett can be able to help. 

Rowlett is named after its creek. Creeks are beautiful, and so is your life. You just need to find the beauty in it. A counselor can help you do just that. Talk to one today. 

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Rick Fulton

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
29 years of experience

Hello! My hours are Monday-Friday from 10am-7pm and on Saturday from 10am-1pm. Messages after 8pm will be answered the next morning as soon as I can get to you. I received my Masters Degree in Counseling at the University of North Texas in Denton Texas. I come from a cognitive behavioral orientation although I also use gestalt therapy. I have treated mental health and addiction issues for 29 years. I have worked with a variety of populations including people with grief issues, HIV and AIDS, dual diagnosis (addiction with a mental health disorder), couples, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and PTSD. I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I currently have a private practice in Meridian Texas. I practice exclusively online. I provide Christian counseling if you ask for it. My practice is all inclusive regardless of what you spiritual belief is or is not. I am trained in the stages of change and motivational interviewing techniques. I am certified to teach Developing Capable Young People, a course developed by the late Stephen Glen for caregivers of young people. "My goal for clients is to establish an alliance using love, acceptance, and support. "My hope is that client's can take something with them from each session that they can apply to their daily lives". Just a word about the no show policy I have. If you are going to miss an appointment for a live chat or video session please give me 24 hours notice. If you no show once I will attempt to reschedule the appointment. However after the second one in a row it is up to you to contact me about rescheduling. I believe in providing compassion, love,and support to my clients. Please make note that I do not provide counseling on demand. So if you send me a message in the middle of my night. I will respond to your post within 24 hours. I respond to all posts within that time frame

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Kimberly Fleischer

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
8 years of experience

Life can be difficult, and everyone deserves to have someone to listen and support them. My goal as a counselor is to help you as you face life's challenges by providing a listening ear, kind words of encouragement, and sometimes even a push to get you past difficult obstacles. Unfortunately, I don't have a magic wand or a quick-fix. However, if you are ready to make some changes, I am ready and willing to be your partner and guide. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the states of Texas and Oklahoma. I have 8 years of experience working in a variety of settings including private practice, hospitals, non-profits, and schools. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families throughout the course of my career through both individual and group counseling. My approach is based on Solution-Focused techniques that help to work through issues with an end goal in mind while focusing on the strengths my clients already possess. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral techniques that focus on identifying and improving the negative thinking that sometimes prevents people from moving forward. My areas of interest include anxiety, ADHD, depression, major changes in life, and parenting. However, I enjoy working with all types of clients. I appreciate you taking the time to learn more about me, and I hope to have the opportunity to work with you! “Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” ~Mandy Hale

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Dr. Rita Martin

Offering therapy in TX
License: DBH,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I see counseling as a process in which you the client, and I, the counselor, having come to understand and trust one another, work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, develop future goals for an improved life and work in a systematic fashion toward realizing those goals. I focus on clients self-awareness, self-acceptance, and empower them to change self-sabotaging behaviors. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Student Personnel Services, Counseling from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in May 2011 and a Doctor of Behavioral Health from Arizona State University in December 2017. I am licensed as a Professional Counselor (#5115) with the Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners at 11410 Lake Sherwood Ave. North Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, (225) 295-8444. On May 12, 2020, I became licensed as a Professional Counselor (#83930) by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors in Austin, Texas. On March 25, 2022, I became licensed as a Professional Counselor (#C6691) by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (OBLPCT) in Salem, Oregon.

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Alyssia Woolard

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA ,LPC
Self esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
11 years of experience

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 to develop a strong trusting therapeutic relationship in order to help you reach your goals and meet your needs. I have a strong belief that through understanding and awareness of one’s behaviors and choices comes the ability to develop the means to make needed changes and to take necessary actions. If you need support to get through a rough time in your life and seek someone to listen and help weather its depressive symptoms, self esteem, relationships or career, please feel free to reach out. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know more about your goals and needs.

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Brandi Sewell

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
5 years of experience

Hello, My name is Brandi and I am Licensed Professional Counselor, who is currently a Ph.D. Student in Marriage & Family Therapy. With over 13 years of experience working for the State of Texas, I attribute a lot of her client’s success to their openness to feedback and their willingness to process through uncomfortable habits/situations. It takes a lot of courage to decide to go to therapy, and finding the right therapist is important too. My priority and passion is to ensure that your mental and emotional health needs are met. Some of the goals of therapy may look like one reorienting their focus, transformative thinking, redefining norms, and being willing to make tough decisions in order to ensure overall health and wellness for themselves and those around them. When you step into the therapy room, you are entering a non-judgmental space with someone who cares about your overall well-being just as much as you do! My hope is that the counseling room would provide you to feel seen, safe, soothed and secure. It is my goal that you become the absolutely best version of yourself. I am appreciative and grateful for the opportunity to join you and walk alongside you on this your journey. You are one action and mindset away from emotional and mental wellness. My greatest aim is to empower you to your desired level of growth to eventually get along without a therapist, so that you can ultimately be your best self! That is what therapy is all about. I look forward to working with you, Brandi Sewell, M.A. LPC

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Tamara Long

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Texas. I've worked as a Social Worker for the past 9 years. Most of my experience has been in hospice and end-of-life settings. I've worked with a diverse group of clients, with a range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, coping with terminal illnesses, caregiver burnout, and compassion fatigue. My counseling style works towards the goal of creating a safe and open space with my clients. Your treatment will be specific to you and your needs to empower you to make positive changes. I'm here to help you through this journey. I look forward to meeting you!

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Dr. Bruce Buirkle

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

Each person’s story is unique and deserving of quality therapeutic support that fits their individualized needs. I welcome the opportunity to be a support to you on your journey. Counseling is a way to promote growth and healing as you explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in this nonjudgmental space where you can learn how to change in a productive way. My most frequently used approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which explores your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors which are all related. The process involves changing your thoughts your feelings and ultimately your behaviors. There are variants of this approach such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which focuses on mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. These approaches are easily compatible with other approaches so the treatment can be very individualized, thus made for you. My Experience I have been married and divorced, suffered deaths in my family, and have had many wonderful life experiences and some incredibly difficult ones. In addition, I have worked with a wide variety of clients in a wide variety of situations. I believe you can benefit from my extensive life experiences and from my comprehensive training. My constant motivation is to use myself as a vehicle through which we can work together to resolve whatever it is you are trying to work through. Clinically, I have extensive experience going back over 20 years with a wide variety of clients. Some areas I have worked in include anger management, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and PTSD, both individually and in groups. Other areas include working with families, including children engaging in inappropriate or self-destructive behaviors. I enjoy working with couples for pre-marital, marital, and post-marital counseling. Issues here include conflict about money, parenting, sex, infidelity, in-laws, chronic health issues, infertility, gambling, substance abuse, emotional distance, and frequent conflict, including domestic violence. I have conducted groups for BIPP (Batterers’ Intervention Prevention Training) and worked individually with men who are violent towards women. I have experience helping with substance abuse recovery both individually and in groups. As a Certified Vocational Evaluator and with years of involvement in work-hardening facilities, pain management, and the Workers’ Compensation system. I have led groups and individual counseling for those with chronic pain to help them cope with the pain and the ripple effect throughout life. Although you can learn to live with a disability, it may impact your enjoyment of life, finances, marriage, and career prospects. Part of this process involved performing a vocational assessment to uncover transferable skills so as to recommend what type of work and/or training would be most advantageous for someone to continue to live and thrive while keeping in mind their skills and interests. Outside of my counseling work, I earned a Juris Doctorate in Law and am licensed as an attorney with significant experience as a Mediator, including divorce mediation. In my clinical role as a therapist, I can offer clinical consultations regarding issues related to custody agreements applying, creating, and appropriately following them. Additionally, domestic violence issues such as getting a restraining order, how to regain custody of your children, and many other family law issues. As legal issues sometimes arise, I am happy to give you legal advice but will not be your representing attorney outside of our counseling or consultation sessions. My Education I am currently licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC #67092) and Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #201725). I am also certified as a National Certified Vocational Evaluator (002033) and hold certifications as a General Mediator and Divorce Mediator. I have a license as an Attorney in the State of Texas, I am proficient in Spanish, and am currently pursuing my doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

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Sicily Garner

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily 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, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Victoria Highland

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCompassion fatigue
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, parenting issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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. Please note that my availability is limited to evening hours. My availability is ideal for the working professional who prefers therapy outside of standard working hours.

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DeeAnna Allison

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

I am licensed in Texas with 9 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 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.

How to find counseling in Rowlett

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Rowlett 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 Rowlett 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 Rowlett 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 Rowlett, 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 Rowlett 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 Rowlett 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 Rowlett 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 Rowlett 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 Rowlett 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 75089 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 Rowlett 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 Rowlett 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 Rowlett, 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.

Rowlett 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.

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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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75030, 75088, 75089

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