Cities that have lots of cultures tend to help the people, but sometimes a person needs more. Luckily, a counselor in Schertz can help you figure out what you’re missing in life.

Schertz is known for its history, and its arts and culture. It has the Wilenchik Walk for Life which actually benefits the University of Texas Health Science center, which is good for everyone. There are many festivals and outreach programs that also benefit counselors here too, so you’ll get the help that you need from a therapist here easily. 

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Dr. Brenda Bridges

Offering therapy in TX
License: EdDCP,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Dr. Brenda Bridges has spent her life using her own personal and career experiences to help individuals overcome challenges and stressors. Dr. Bridges has vast experience in PTSD, Military Culture, and treating Mental Illnesses. Dr. Bridges is able to genuinely provide support and hope, especially when their life seem to be more than they can handle. As the Marines veteran, she knows how post-traumatic stress can affect every facet of one’s life as well as the lives of their loved ones. While her focus is on veteran care, she also provides services for children, teenagers, adults , couples and families who are dealing with traumatic situations of their own. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Dr. Bridges has experience in many modalities and is trained in EMDR. Dr. Bridges knows there is no single approach that works for everyone, so she continues to educate herself on emerging therapies and psychological trends to provide the most comprehensive program that works for each of her client’s individual needs. Dr. Bridges received her education at Argosy University, earning her Doctorates in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Bridges earned her Masters with Brandman University Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy. She also holds a Bachelor’s in Social Psychology from Park University.

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Lucretia Reed

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,MA,M.Ed
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience

Hello! Thank you, for taking the time to get to know a little about me. My name is Lucretia Reed and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I have worked in the field of Counseling for over 17 years and enjoy every minute of it. I acquired my counseling degree from Prairie View A&M University. I have a passion for helping anyone in need. My personality and determination ignited a fire in me to reach my goals that is often replicated in the counseling relationship to help my clients reach their goals. I have experience providing services to adolescence, young adults and adults who come from diverse backgrounds. I have worked clients in the foster care system, adults in transitional homes, at risk youth, domestic violence victims, and families in crisis. My counseling technique is unique in nature. I am genuine, supporting, and honest while also holding my clients accountable to the hard work often required in the counseling process. The cornerstone of my technique is a great rapport fostered by a non-judgmental listening ear. Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family Systems and Person-Centered Therapy are therapeutic approaches used to help meet the needs of my clients. The decision to seek help is not easy, but when you are ready, I am her to support you.

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Bobbie Anne Brown

Offering therapy in TX
License: MEd,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Bobbie Anne and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over six years of experience providing therapy and related services. I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including: inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, partial and intensive outpatient care, physician family practice and maintain my own private practice. I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma and relationship challenges. I have experience with individual, group and family therapy. I am passionate about helping people discover hope, develop resilience and increase self-awareness to promote healing. I emphasize Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy but integrate interventions from a variety of therapeutic approaches to allow for a treatment plan that will meet the unique needs of each specific client and help restore balance with a positive mindset for overall improved mental health and emotional wellbeing. I received my Bachelor’s degree in English/Education from Tarleton State University and my Master’s degree in School Counseling/Clinical Counseling Certification from Lamar University. I hold concurrent licensure as a Texas State Educator and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Outside of my work as a therapist, I enjoy reading, cooking, and spending time with my family.

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Easter Spates

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.Ed., LPC-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
20 years of experience

Hello, my name is Easter Spates. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor with over 20 years of experience providing counseling and supportive services to individuals, families, children and adolescents. I am a graduate of Prairie View A&M University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and earned my Master’s in Counseling and Guidance. My goal in the therapeutic process is to engage and guide individuals to evoke the specific "change" you need to experience. My focus is to ensure that the counseling experience is ordered and set up for you to feel pleased and invigorated throughout the process. I see myself as a vehicle for the client’s change. Assisting you to make sense of your experiences and seeing better patterns. I would describe my therapeutic style as warm and engaging. I consider myself as leveled headed, balanced, and non-judgmental. I do understand that making the decision to seek counseling can be overwhelming but by doing so you have begun the journey. Know that I am here to be a guiding light with you through each step of the way.

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Ronna Huckaby

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.Ed,LPCS,Ronna Huckaby
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor, Texas board approved supervisor and executive coach. I have been working with individuals and couples throughout my 20+ year career. I have worked with client concerns that included but not limited to, domestic violence issues, self-esteem, depression, relationship stress, infidelity, anxiety, anger and adoption. I have had the opportunity to present trainings and workshops on the state and national level. Most of my expertise centers around issues of domestic violence, adoption issues, anger and depression. I truly believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is the key to success. While I utilize a cognitive approach I also use many different techniques and approaches from many other theories. Clients are the experts in their own lives, I aim to work with the client to uncover the answers that they seek-I look forward to the opportunity to meet you.

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Amber Johnson

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I know each person’s journey to healing is distinct and unique, and it is my privilege to offer support, guidance, and transformation to those who seek help. I will provide you with the tools needed to make a lasting change in a safe environment. Please contact me for more information or to make an appointment to begin processing, healing, and creating a new path for your life.

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Araceli Nunez Montero

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

Hi, welcome! I commend you for taking the first step to seek help and a healthier you! My name is Araceli Nunez M. and I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Houston Clear-Lake. I provide a client-centered and holistic approach to counseling, where you are the expert of your life and I assist you to facilitate the process of healing and empowerment in a safe therapeutic environment. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, low self-esteem, irrational beliefs, negative self-talk, chronic pain, and life changing situations among others. I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques such as cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness-based cognitive, psychoeducational, trauma-informed, and more. My desire is to help you achieve your goals and provide a safe and compassionate atmosphere through an individualized and unique therapy experience. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Regina Meeks

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemADHD
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & 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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Laura Faiai

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & career difficulties. 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.

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Virgen Garcia

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
7 years of experience

My name is Virgen Garcia. I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Florida with 7 years of experience as a therapist. I graduated with my Masters in Social Work from Barry University in Miami, Florida. I speak both English and Spanish. I use different approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, client-centered, and motivational interviewing. I have experience working with individuals struggling with negative self-talk, low self-esteem, substance use, depression, anxiety, and history of trauma. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in meeting the client where they are and using reflective questions to guide sessions and change. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes great courage to seek help to start your process for change, self-discovery, and healing. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support you. I look forward to working with you.

How to find counseling in Schertz

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Schertz 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 Schertz 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 Schertz 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 Schertz, 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 Schertz 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 Schertz 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 Schertz 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 Schertz 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 Schertz 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 78108 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 Schertz 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 Schertz 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 Schertz, 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.

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

78108, 78154

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