It feels like the sun never shines on your life when depression becomes severe. It is like the sky is constantly overcast and you may even feel like the clouds will never part again. These feelings can put you in a very negative place and it will be tough to come back to reality if you sleep too deeply into depression. If you currently feel sad and isolated due to depression issues, then you need to reach out to get the right help.

Finding a Sunnyvale-area online counselor will make a difference. You can always rely on an online counselor to be there for you even during the worst times. These professionals know what it is like to face down depression issues and they can give you the strength to get through the problems that plague you. They will act as your light in dark times while leading you towards brighter days. Never hesitate to reach out for help if you are suffering from depression problems.

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Eve Mary Richard

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW-MSSW,MBA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
16 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 14 years of experience working as therapist and behavioral coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including adults with autism (ASD, Asperger) focusing on social/professional (work) integration, depression, anxiety, inter/intra personal relationship issues, parenting problems (family dynamics). I excel at helping individuals who have experienced physical/emotional trauma. My counseling styles are person-centered and growth mindset. I consider the client/therapist relationship to be the most important factor in counseling. I treat anyone with respect, kindness, humility and compassion. I believe in person first, authenticity, growth-mindset. My approach combines trauma-focused, solution focused and dialectic counseling styles. Person-centered approach allows for individual tailoring of coaching and support. Our conversations are set around selected goals on the treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. The best coaches don’t just help us win...They teach us perseverance and create a growth-mindset.

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Joby Macaraeg-Raborn

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Parenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemBipolar disorderADHD
11 years of experience

Hello! I graduated with a Master's Degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas and received my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. I have over 10 years of experience in counseling with regards to individuals, couples, or groups. I have worked with children, teenagers, and adults through the years. My Treatment approaches include that of Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Brief Therapy. I feel that it is important to be genuine, transparent, and respectful when it comes to working with people. Also, I feel that "starting where the client is at" is conducive to a helping relationship. It is difficult to reach out for professional help when you are going through some hard times, but with your courage and determination, we can go through this journey together.

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LaVonne Ricks

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Circumstantially, there are numerous reasons as to why individuals reach out to professionals such as myself. Similarly, this is my primary reason for choosing to educate and establish my credential as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, so that when an individual seeks support I can provide emotional support and effective guidance. My areas of expertise include: • Depression • Stress and Anxiety • ADD/ADHD • Relationship Issues • Family Conflict • Trauma and Abuse • Coping with Grief and Loss • Multigenerational and Racial Trauma In addition, my therapeutic approach for practice is a blend of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and solution-focused questioning, which provides psychoeducation on how individuals’ thoughts, feelings, and behavioral patterns that may affect self-reflecting and relationships with others. Another key element of my practice is to highlight how trauma can affect individuals’ viewpoints towards future goals. Without a doubt, I will patiently listen and walk humbly alongside you as we explore the best tactics for your life future. Equally important, it is imperative to understand that it is normal to feel afraid, uncertain, or lonely when life is not going according to your plans. On a positive note, the services that I offer will tailor expectations for us working together to come up with an effective plan that is personalized to your actual needs.

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Aimee Carrasco

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, career difficulties, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Terri Eastepp

Offering therapy in TX
GriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigueADHD
10 years of experience

I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 10 years of professional experience with clients, I have worked in both the private sector as well as school settings. I have background in helping individuals, couples, and families, with an array of emotional needs, fertility issues and extended waiting, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, coping with life changes, educational and special needs, initial and secondary trauma & compassion fatigue. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our interactions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking holistic well being takes courage and I am here to support you in your process.

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Torey Gilmore

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteem
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, family conflicts, & anger management. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Marilyn Hancock

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepression
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, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Leah Erickson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & career difficulties. 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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Brittany Beltran

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I am a Christian counselor who believes that true hope and healing is available for every form of suffering or difficulty we encounter throughout the course of our lives and there is light and beauty available in the healing work of Christ as we live into the design and freedom we were made for. I have experience counseling in marriage, crisis counseling, abuse, complex trauma, domestic abuse, spiritual abuse, suicidal ideation, depression, stress and anxiety.

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Tiffany Richburg

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
3 years of experience

My name is Tiffany Richburg. I am a native of Charleston, South Carolina and relocated to Tampa, Florida in 2019. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Experimental Psychology in 2006 and Masters of Social Work in 2009 from the University of South Carolina. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida with over 3 years of professional experience. I have a broad range of clinical experience working with individuals and groups across the lifespan. I have worked in community mental health settings, inpatient psychiatric facilities, child and family agencies, community health and mental health advocacy organizations. I utilize a variety of techniques and skills drawn from recognized therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy. A holistic, strength based, person centered approach guides my practice. I believe in working in partnership with clients to identify strengths, confront challenges and achieve goals. I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for my clients to promote a safe space for healing, empowerment and growth. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & anger management. 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 Sunnyvale

Finding the best therapist close by in Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale. 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 Sunnyvale, 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 Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale, elsewhere in Dallas, or in the greater state of Texas.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Sunnyvale area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale, 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 Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale 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 75182 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 Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale, 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.

Sunnyvale 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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