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Elissa Jeter

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Texas. I grew up and went to school in New York. I have been working in in the Mental Health industry in Texas for 6 years. I also provided Mental Health services for 5 years in the US Army. I enjoy working with adults on a variety of issues, including depression/anxiety, trauma, and relationship problems. Since I have provided therapeutic services in multiple settings and to various populations, I am able to bring multiple perspectives to each session. I prefer to view clients holistically and individually. I believe that people need to be viewed as whole person before any single aspect can be worked on. In addition, every person is an individual with a unique set of experiences that have created their worldview- therapy should also be unique and tailored to each individual's needs and experiences. My theoretical approach is best described as eclectic. My core modality is Cognitive- Behavioral, however I feel this approach leaves out essential aspects of the human experience, such as emotional, relational, and spiritual health. Every level of an individual's health needs to be considered before true growth and happiness can be reached. I am excited to get to know you!

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Christine Jacobsen

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.Ed.,LPC ,TTS
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Thank you for your interest in learning more about my professional background. I am an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in Texas with over 7 years of experience, CCATP (Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional), and TTS (Tobacco Treatment Specialist, certified by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center). I enjoy working with individuals (children, adolescents, & adults), families, and groups, in both outpatient and inpatient settings. I also have several years of experience working with the U.S. Veterans (combat and non-combat). Below is a brief description of my treatment experience: Career counseling. Development of treatment plans, including establishing short and long-term goals tailored to each individual’s concerns, issues, personal goals, past history, and current situation, etc. Tobacco/nicotine-addiction treatment counseling. Relationship and adjustment issues to life changes. Trauma, PTSD, & anxiety. Suicide prevention. Bipolar disorder and depression. Pain-injury cases. Prior clinical research experience at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center/Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, the Menninger Clinic (affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine in the Texas Medical Center, Houston), Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Family & Community Medicine, and Thomas Street Health Center & Smith Clinic (Harris Health System).

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Samuel Salazar

Offering therapy in TX
License: Licensed Professional Counselor,Ordained Minister,Pastoral/Christian Counselor
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

I am here to help you overcome whatever storms and its challenges that have left you thinking or feeling that you just can't overcome. Together, we can arrive at healing and coping with things that may never change, yet with the right approach, we can significantly learn to best cope and manage how they affect our life. Your life can improve as well as enhance and that is what I am here to help you with. I have over 20 years of Pastoral Christian Counseling (ministering to various lifespans in spiritual, emotional and family needs), Educational Setting Guidance as a Professional School Counselor (specializing in at-risk and juvenile court mandated cases), and experience in the Military Family Life Counseling and Mental Health Clinic Therapy as a Licensed Professional Counselor in West Texas. I have been blessed to learn and implement various forms of therapy from the most traditional modalities such as C.B.T./REBT/Mindful Training/Solution Focus Therapies to E.M.D.R. for trauma. As an Ordained Minister, my training has been one that has been Theological in doctrine, and Theological in the practice of spiritual warfare and a spirit filled approach. It's time for you to take hold of the opportunity that is before you to reach out and begin this journey of healing that awaits you.

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Paul Germany

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementBipolar disorderDepression
18 years of experience

Hello! My name is Paul Andrew Germany. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have over 15 years of experience in the mental health field and have worked with people from teens to seniors of differing back grounds, cultures, beliefs, and life choices. The majority of my career I have been employed by UTMB-CMC as a Mental Health Clinician. I can’t remember a time when I was not fascinated and intrigued by the subject of psychology and mental health; and it remains one of my passions to this day. I pursued my BA in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and continued my post-graduate studies in clinical psychology at Stephen F. Austin State University earning my MA. While working in the field full-time I continued to enroll in advanced counseling courses and exceeded the state’s criteria to become a License Professional Counselor. With years of continuing education and the motivation to be most effective counselor possible, I have stayed up to date with emerging theories, evidence-based techniques, and am proficient in many counseling methods. My counseling style is tailored to the individual with whom I’m working, however, I treat all with compassion, empathy and respect. The techniques I tend to utilize most often are those that have shown to be most effective. They include Cognitive Behavioral, Client Centered, Solution Focused, and Mindfulness Based Therapies. However, this again is dependent upon the issues we are addressing and goals you wish to achieve. I have experience treating individuals and groups with a wide range of mental health issues. From life coaching to treating patients with chronic mental health disorders in an inpatient setting, from agoraphobia to trichotillomania, there are only a few areas out of my wheelhouse. In those rare cases, I would work just as hard helping you find a therapist better suited to your needs. Whether you are seeking help for a severe issue and require long term therapy or you are just wanting an old school psychodynamic experience with a warm and non-judgmental ear to listen, I’m here. I commend you for taking this first step towards a better you; now let’s get to work.

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Amanda Pack

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

Hi there! I am so grateful that you have decided to try therapy as an option to help you at this time in your life. Beginning a relationship with a therapist can bring up some challenging feelings such as discomfort and uncertainty. It is my hope that together we can make the experience feel encouraging and even something that you look forward to. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, licensed in the state of Texas, and live in Austin. I have gained over six years of clinical experience in several settings, including a nonprofit advocacy center, two crisis shelters and, most recently, a secure juvenile facility. I specialize in working with survivors of trauma from abuse, sexual assault, family and dating violence, and displacement from being unhoused, at all stages of the healing process. Experiences of trauma often leave survivors with many symptoms that can have such a large impact on their daily lives. These symptoms range widely from difficulty engaging in relationships, struggles maintaining a job, flashbacks and nightmares, feeling overwhelmed with emotions, having a persistent feeling of being on edge or no feelings at all, panic attacks and generalized anxiety, deficit in self-esteem or self-worth, depression, and even thoughts of suicide. Symptoms of trauma can reach high levels for a survivor during times of transition, such as the passage from adolescence into adulthood, beginning and endings of relationships, entering a new job or school, and most definitely during such uncertainty as we have collectively been enduring. My approach to working with survivors of trauma is to first build trust, as impossible as that may seem for the client, through genuine engagement and unconditional acceptance. When a client is ready, together we can explore their specific concerns and work to identify new, adaptive options for coping that help restore their desired quality of life. Within our therapeutic relationship a client can find their voice by practicing assertive communications skills, learn to befriend their body again with mindfulness and movement exercises, and establish a self-care routine that nourishes their whole self. It is my ultimate meaning to help clients remember that they are worthy of this life and own their power for fulfillment of any goal they desire to reach. Thank you for reading and learning more about my skill set. Finding a therapist that is a good fit for you is important work and I appreciate your research. If you find that we could be a good fit, please reach out and let me know. I would like the opportunity to get to know you.

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Kristin Ray

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

What do you need? Someone to listen? Someone to help you reframe negative intrusive thoughts? An encouraging voice in your corner helping you get back your spark? Therapy is what you make it, when we work together you decide how I can help you achieve your goals. I am a trauma informed therapist committed to helping you learn how to unlock your full potential. My work focuses on decreasing anxious feelings and feelings of sadness while targeting healthy coping skills that work for you. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to help you get back to where you were or to where you’d like to be. I have a Master of Science in Counseling, I am EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) trained, and I am a CPT (cognitive processing therapy) approved provider. I believe I can help you get to where you'd like to be and I look forward to working with you.

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Lindsey Parker

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
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, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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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Ashleigh Smith

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficultiesDepression
11 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas with 11 years professional work experience. I provide talk therapy and specialize in helping people who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, lgbtq-related issues and problems with interpersonal relationships. My style is best described as "eclectic," drawing from a variety of treatment modalities, and tailored to each client's specific needs. However, my primary goal with every client is to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I aim to develop a strong therapeutic relationship built on mutual-respect, understanding, authenticity, and trust. Ultimately, I enjoy helping people realize how their past affects the present and the value of learning to recognize, understand, process and manage their emotions in ways that improve their functioning and quality of life.

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Adrianna Linares

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 8 + years of experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our sessions and your 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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Timothy Ice

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 15 years of professional work experience. I serve as an active Duty Family Life Chaplain in the U.S. Army. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. 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.

How to find counseling in San Patricio

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed San Patricio 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 San Patricio 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 San Patricio 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 San Patricio, 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 San Patricio 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 San Patricio 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 San Patricio 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 San Patricio 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 San Patricio 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 78368 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 San Patricio 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 San Patricio 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 San Patricio, 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.

San Patricio 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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