They say that everything from Texas is bigger than anywhere else and we also think of cowboy hats, boots, and rodeos. Interestingly, Southlake is one of the 100 richest cities in the United States by Bloomberg and one of the top 10 wealthiest cities in America. It is also home to many NFL superstars and MLB players such as Terry Bradshaw and Ken Hill. 

Playing sports is good exercise and is also good for your mental health, according to experts. Whether you are having anxiety attacks, feelings of depression, or even marital problems, there are plenty of counselors based in Southlake that are available to help you.

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Amaranta Penate-Marty

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

Hi! I am a bilingual and bicultural psychotherapist that sees this profession more as a calling than a job. I love helping people understand that they can have healthier and happier lives if they invest a little bit of time in understanding their way of thinking and how this impact their emotions and behaviors. I have extensive training in trauma, depression, anxiety and other mood and personality diagnosis as well as grief and substance abuse. Being able to reach both cultures: North American and Hispanic, has also opened my understanding of other relationship problems in couples and families when language and culture are barriers in their interactions. I see every person as individual and I adapt my training to their individual needs. Counseling is not for the sick, but for the ones that believe in change. What you will receive in therapy is unconditional acceptance since that is the main point of my life's philosophy. I look forward to start helping you! Should we start? 

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Colana Bates

Offering therapy in TX
License: M.S.,LPC-S,LCDCI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteem
12 years of experience

Hello there, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over 10 years of experience in the field of mental health working with children, adolescents, and adults in different capacities. The clients I have worked with have presented with a wide range of concerns including ADHD, depression, anxiety, anger management, relationship issues, family conflicts, self-esteem issues, parenting problems, academic problems, and substance use. I have a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Master of Education in Student Affairs Counseling from Southern Arkansas University. My counseling style is non-judgmental, genuine, and optimistic. Above all, I truly love the work that I do and I will do what I can to be helpful, even if that means connecting a client with suitable resources or referrals. My thinking is: “I feel that if I’m not being helpful, I’m not fulfilling my purpose.” My counseling approach involves Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing techniques. I think it’s great that you’ve chosen to take a step towards a better you and I would love to spend some time getting to understand more and discussing your counseling needs. Sincerely, Colana Bates, M.Ed, MS, LPC-S, LCDCI

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Ana Ortiz

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC,CBIS
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in Texas with over 12 years of experience working as a rehab counselor, advocate, and therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including brain injury, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, relationship issues, parenting problems, career/vocational challenges, and chronic pain. I have also worked with many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person centered, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your specific needs. My therapy style is warm and interactive and you will always be met with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. It takes courage to seek help and I very much enjoy helping people find a more fulfilling and happier life. Thank you for allowing me to help you make those changes. I look forward to working with you!

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Patricia Hutchinson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
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, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. 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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Kayla Burrow

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia & schizoaffective disorder, as well as, the co-occurring diagnosis . I've worked in emergency room settings completing psychiatric triage, psychiatric inpatient units, high level of care outpatient programs, and private practice. I have mediated group therapy sessions to include life skills, anger management, stress management, and parenting, I believe you are the expert of your story and working together in a solution focused approach we can increase your coping skills aiding you in overcoming your challenges. It takes courage to seek a healthier version of yourself, and I am here to support and empower your journey.

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Clarissa Peralta

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, Anxiety
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. 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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Kamyala Howard

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoachingCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 12 +years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & executive and professional coaching. 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. Please reach out to me directly and we will discuss scheduling.

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Rebecca Phillips

Offering therapy in TX
LGBTTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Sometimes in life we encounter painful experiences. These can lead to negative self-thoughts, feelings of sadness and anxiety, intrusive thoughts or memories, and feeling like we’ve lost our sense of enjoyment or fulfillment. I specialize in helping individuals heal from these painful experiences so that they can return to a state of fulfillment and confidence in themselves. 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. I use a variety of theories and techniques, including cognitive-behavioral, experiential, art, and somatic experiencing. I’m also trained in EMDR. I work with individuals of all ages, from adolescence through older age.

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Matthew Henderson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
27 years of experience

As a compassionate and dedicated tele-health counselor licensed in the states of Texas and Missouri, I bring over 27 years of professional experience to our sessions. My journey in this field includes working in a private psychiatric hospital, community mental health clinics, employee assistance/ insurance programs, long-term care facilities, a military mental health clinic, and private practice. This has equipped me with deep insights into managing stress and anxiety, fostering motivation, boosting self-esteem and confidence, navigating career challenges, and adapting to life’s changes. What sets my approach apart is my commitment to creating a warm, inclusive, and safe space. Here, every thought and feeling is respected, free from judgment. I believe in a collaborative process, working together to unlock your potential for a more fulfilling and happier life. This journey requires courage, and I deeply admire the strength it takes to start. In our sessions, you’ll find a blend of empathy, expertise, and tailored strategies aimed at your unique life story and goals. The strategies I would use would be based on the unique qualities of you as a human being within the context of your cultural and life circumstances. Some of the approaches that I employ include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Solution Focused Treatment, and Mindfulness approaches. Your well-being is my priority, and together, we’ll explore new perspectives and coping mechanisms that resonate with your personal experiences. Let’s embark on this transformative journey together, with me supporting you every step of the way towards a more empowered and joyful life.

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Ashley Stancil

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am a woman who wears many hats and my life experiences have led to my passion and career pursuit in counseling. I believe in the importance of self-care and adopting a fresh perspective when life’s adversities can leave us feeling "stuck". Not everything in life is within our control. However, we can foster our inner resilience while employing researched intervention strategies and theoretical approaches in counseling to sustain ourselves during the unexpected. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I look forward to working with you!

How to find counseling in Southlake

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Southlake 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 Southlake 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 Southlake 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 Southlake, 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 Southlake 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 Southlake 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 Southlake 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 Southlake 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 Southlake 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 76092 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 Southlake 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 Southlake 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 Southlake, 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.

Southlake 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.

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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