Why does it seem like no matter how nice you are to everyone, you do not have anyone to talk to? Does it seem like nobody understands you? Are you having a hard time talking to people? You may have a condition called social anxiety that prevents you from being able to relax around people. There are some amazing mental health professionals in Selma who know how to diagnose and treat this and other similar conditions.

Some awesome places to meet people in Selma include great places to eat, a waterpark, miniature golf, and some parks such as Lions Pride Park, Universal City Park, John S. Harris Park, and the Stage Stop Park, which has some terrific trails to explore. Once you start getting treatment from one of the Selma therapists, you will be able to open up and enjoy yourself more and others will enjoy being around you as well.

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Tova Pete

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,M.Ed,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
11 years of experience

I am a Marriage, Couples, and Family counselor who is currently licensed in the state of Texas. I have 11 years of experience working with individuals across the age span addressing issues related to depression, anxiety, relationship issues (parenting, couples), behavior issues, anger, and ADHD. My counseling style is open and collaborative. I believe in treating others with respect and creating a space of honesty and trust. My approach to therapy involves using evidenced- based therapeutic models while taking a person-centered approach to meet your needs. I will work to ensure that our plan to treatment will be collaborative and individualized to meet your needs. This is the first step to healing and I am here to encourage and support you through this journey. I look forward to joining you in this process. Welcome to growth!

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Maryclaire Aseret

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
4 years of experience

Maryclaire Calton, MA, LPC, LCDC Maryclaire Calton received her Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2017 from Argosy University. Claire is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Claire provides a warm, compassionate and caring environment to help people who suffer from trauma, depression, anxiety and substance abuse issues. She believes it is important to create a safe place throughout the therapeutic process. She utilizes an Eclectic approach utilizing CBT, Mindfulness, EMDR as well as other techniques. Claire works with individuals and families.

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Claudia Smithart

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.S.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience

Hi there! My name is Claudia Smithart, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. I have a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, which followed my graduation in Psychology and Sociology undergraduate, where I graduated Suma Cum Laude with Highest Honors. Psychology/Counseling is my passion, and I have worked in a Metacognition psychology lab, and interned early in my education working in a psychology and counseling clinic. Since then, I have worked with children, teens, and adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, specifically Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as populations 18+, across the lifespan, with a variety of presenting problems, such as LGBTQ+ related-issues, anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, trauma, self-esteem issues, and everything in between. I have a background in Applied Behavioral Analysis, crisis intervention, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. In addition to the information listed above, I work from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach, which basically means that I believe in challenging our cognitive distortions, or "stinkin' thinkin'" as an old supervisor of mine referred to it as. Our maladaptive thinking patterns can affect our behaviors, beliefs, and even our actions. Breaking these down and unpacking our assumptions and thoughts can be very therapeutic, and where we will spend most of our time in therapy, as well as building coping skills, and building a new way of thinking and viewing the world. I also use a Person-Centered approach, which means that I view my clients with an unconditional positive regard. How can I help if I come in with preconceived ideas about a person? Your values, beliefs, and experiences matter, and my non-judgmental approach is an absolute necessity to help you on your journey. I am a part-time therapist on the platform, and offer some evening hours Monday-Thursday only. Please note I do not offer any session availability on weekends. If this schedule seems to work well with you, I look forward to meeting you!

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Grace Okugbere

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am a self-motivated and progress-driven Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. With an extensive background in Nursing, Organizational Management, and Small Business management. Over the years, I have been driven by core values to become an essential agent of change. MY experience comes from providing individual and group counseling for teenagers, kids, and adults with a variety of presenting issues, including LGBT-related issues, depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, trauma, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My work experiences have allowed me to strengthen my abilities as a therapeutic trauma-informed therapist, Leadership, and crisis intervention. I approach therapeutic relationships with multi-cultural sensitivity. Most of my clinical experience includes working with youth and adults Africa-America, Asian- America, Hispanic, and African. I make it a priority to learn all I can to improve what I know and what I can offer to my clients. I think this is one of the personal attributes that set me apart. My Therapy style and approach draws influence from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness, Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage, and I am proud of you for starting to work toward a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support and empower you if you are ready to take the step.

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Rosemarie Leon

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesSelf esteem
24 years of experience

Hello, thank you for visiting my profile page and taking the time to learn a little about me. I hope you will find my experience and practice modalities to meet your needs, and begin working together. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the states of Florida and Texas. I have over 24 years of professional work experience providing 1:1 clinical services, group counseling, workshop facilitation, briefs, and consultations. My clientele have ranged from military members and their families, to children, parents, native Spanish speakers, and multiculturally diverse populations. This has allowed me an opportunity to work in different settings from military bases to schools; the medical field, and in overseas countries. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues; parenting issues from post-partum for both mothers and fathers, to parenting teenagers. Moreover, my experience extends to working with separation, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, and marital challenges. I believe in using a holistic approach toward transformational growth, focusing on the mind, body, spirit, and social centers of our well-being. 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 participate in counseling takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Let’s build a foundation of trust for you to share your experience with confidence.

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Veronica Gill-Reed

Offering therapy in TX
Family conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana, Florida & Texas with 9 +years providing psychotherapy to individuals and families in office, school, work and hospital settings. I have experience in helping diverse clients struggling with mood disorders, life transitions, & loss. I believe that you are the expert of your story; internal strengths can help you overcome life's challenges Take that first step in the journey to wellness.

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Monica Fray

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping 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, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jessica Murph

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 6+ years of professional work experience. I Identify as a Queer/Cis woman, body positive, Health At Every Size aligned, anti-abelism, Neurodivergent, Poly/kink allied. As a LMFT I specialize in family systems and generational trauma; I believe that in a family system, there can not be just one "problem client". I employ models like CBT and DBT to help my clients connect with and understand their emotions separately from the trauma they have experienced. One of my main goals for my clients is to be able to have healthy and thriving relationships even when they may have been told it's not possible due to their diagnosis. I encourage my clients to advocate for their spiritual, social, medical, and artistic needs. I allow my clients the right to choose which treatment method they prefer as only my clients know what will help them the most. There is nothing weak about processing trauma, learning to control anxiety, and getting help for your marriage... There is nothing wrong with you because you identify in the LGBTQ+ spectrum... There is no shame in just wanting to be/feel better... It doesn't matter if you are in a traditional or non-traditional relationship as long as it's healthy.

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Lea Walberg

Offering therapy in TX
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 7 years of experience providing therapy and case management services. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed and client-centered. I utilize techniques like trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy to help clients achieve their goals. ✨ I believe every client possesses inner strengths and resilience, and my role is to help them identify and build upon these strengths to move forward with hope. Empathy, active listening, and creating a safe space are at the core of my practice. I seek to understand each client's unique experiences and perspectives in order to provide the most effective support for their emotional and mental wellbeing. 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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Oluwaseyi Lopez

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
4 years of experience

Welcome to my page. Please call me Anna. I am licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Texas with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with neurodivergence, stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, & coping with life changes. My experience working as a Physician Assistant in psychiatry and as a therapist has positively shaped the way I practice. I want you to be at the center of your care and in charge of making decisions around the life issues that are affecting you the most. I aim to empower you and for you to feel informed about your mental and psychiatric health needs/decisions, and I want to partner with you so that you can be successful in reaching your goals. Your goals and needs are always top priority when you’re seeking support. I’m here to provide a non-judgmental, supportive space for any and all things you are seeking to work through. I believe that the brain and body are inseparably connected. We cannot treat one without the other, therefore, I utilize a combo of talk therapy and somatic and experiential modes of therapy.  I am trained in EMDR and use other modalities such as Talk therapy; Internal Family Systems (IFS); Coherence Therapy; Trauma-informed yoga; and other somatic (body-based) and experiential (here-and-now experience) modalities. I specialize in: trauma; attachment wounds; neurodivergence (ADHD, Autism, PDA, etc); family of origin issues; anxiety; depression; life stressors; coaching (working towards specific goals).

How to find counseling in Selma

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Selma 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 Selma 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 Selma 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 Selma, 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 Selma 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 Selma 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 Selma 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 Selma 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 Selma 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 78154 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 Selma 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 Selma 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 Selma, 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.

Selma 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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