The City of Weatherford was named the peach capital of Texas because of the large amount of peaches grown by farmers in the town. In fact, the city has a peach celebration every year called the Parker County Peach Festival, which is the best attended celebrations in Texas. 

Some people avoid large crowds like the peach festival because being around that many people can make them anxious. This could be a sign of social anxiety or even depression. In Weatherford, there are numerous dedicated counselors who can help you with whatever problem you may be having in your life. Just reach out today and you could start to feel better by tomorrow. 

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Priscilla McLemore

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

Over the last decade, I have supported clients through uncertainty, devastating loss, and unimaginable hardships. Taking each experience in stride through therapy, has created lasting change for clients, and for myself. Personally, I also have known deep loss, emotional suffering, and have moved through what seemed like unending darkness. Humbled by the journey, I offer a place for fellow travelers to reset, refocus, and forge a path forward with a new set of skills and understanding. To accumulate evidence-based counseling skills, I earned a Bachelors in Psychology and a Master's in Counseling from the University of Texas-San Antonio. Additionally, I hold a Master's in Business Administration from University of Texas- Rio Grande Valley. With a well rounded educational foundation, I am fluent in addressing challenges across various walks of life. Grief is a universal burden that we all must carry at some point in our lives. Just like any heavy load, things can quickly feel unbalanced, putting goals at risk, interrupting progress, or shutting you down all together. You are not alone, and this is not just "all in your head." Finding a soft place to land, where its safe to say what you are thinking and feeling, is important for healing and growth after life's traumas have touched your life. Therapy can be that place. I offer you a safe space, and provide you with compassion, validation, and education. Trauma is a complex set of symptoms that can make sense when we apply the best fitting lens for your personal situation. Anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other conditions can complicate coping, making it challenging to move forward with confidence. Your unique experiences are welcome here. Feeling lost with no one to turn to who understands can prolong personal suffering. Its time to face what is driving you towards unhealthy coping habits, toxic relationships, and situational conflict. When you are ready, I invite you to access your strengths through therapy.

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Dr. Sandra "Sandi" Browne

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,M.Ed.,DSS
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
27 years of experience

Whether struggling with emotions or simply wanting a better life, I assist people to unconditionally love and accept themselves. My counseling focuses on assisting my client to learn what works/doesn't work for you them to create the life they want. Each of us are unique and are learning how to live this wonderful life we have been given. I offer Cognitive-Behavioral counseling from a Spiritual Psychology perspective. This Soul-Centered view is filled with great love, joy, compassion, acceptance and peace. Not connected to any religion, this approach recognizes that we are Souls having a physical experience. We are here to learn and grow. Most of our emotional suffering comes from judgments based in misunderstanding and illusion. We misinterpret, have false expectations, lack forgiveness for ourselves and others, and get caught seeking material things to fill up the hole we feel inside. Sessions focus on PRACTICAL SKILLS that work in your life. I have a Doctor of Spiritual Science degree combined with a Masters of Education - Agency Counseling and have over 25 years of experience. Before becoming a counselor, I worked with businesses to develop and train teams to be more effective.

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Erin James

Offering therapy in TX
License: MA,LPC-S
AddictionsRelationship issuesEating disordersDepressionCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor supervisor in the state of Texas. I have experience working with adolescents on probation and their families, couples, families with trauma and conflict, individuals seeking Christian Based Counseling, individuals seeking support from the LGTB+ community, individuals with Eating Disorders and complications with Disordered Eating, and individuals with substance abuse and addiction. I am originally from Bossier City, Louisiana and came to Dallas, Texas in 2003 to attend graduate school at Dallas Theological Seminary. It is there that I received my Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling. I have been a licensed professional counselor since 2008. Along with the above, I have had experiences with inpatient mental health hospitals, mobile psychological evaluations, intensive inpatient and outpatient assessments, marriage & family therapy, in-home counseling, and residential treatment centers. My counseling goal for my clients is to to help provide the skills needed to cope with life's struggles and for them to achieve mental and physical wellness. In my down time, I enjoy relaxing with my husband, sweet daughter, and 3 dogs Chewie, Meiko, and Brooklyn.

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Jesus Chavez

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,LCDC,MS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
5 years of experience

As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the State of Texas, I possess a distinguished background. I hold a Masters of Science in Counseling and Guidance from Texas A&M Kingsville University, where I honed my expertise. Throughout my sessions, I proficiently apply cognitive behavioral and solution-focused approaches, supplemented by alternative methodologies when appropriate. My extensive experience in high-stress environments has endowed me with the competence to address diverse issues faced by individuals. My primary objective in assisting individuals is to effectively mitigate the likelihood of problem recurrence. Moreover, I strive to equip individuals with the necessary skills to independently cope with and resolve any resurfacing challenges. It is important to recognize that counseling outcomes require time and patience to observe tangible effectiveness and positive transformations. Life's unpredictability necessitates our proactive approach in addressing and resolving problems as they arise, rather than disregarding or neglecting them, as such avoidance only exacerbates their manageability. The pursuit of a joyous existence, free from judgment, is a fundamental right for everyone seeking support. Ultimately, we are unified in this journey, and it is our collective responsibility to uplift and inspire others towards personal growth and fulfillment. Visit my website at https://www.liftbehavioralhealthservicesllc.com/

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Kimberly Fenner

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

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a MA in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I have focused my counseling career on helping individuals adjust to various life transitions and traumas. These transitions may be due to retirement, parenthood, or moving into adulthood. The transitions may be by choice, such as marriage, or by force, such as a work-related injury. No matter what the cause of the life transitions, I have dedicated my career to helping people learn how to identify the skills they already possess, strengthen these skills, and then learn new skills in order to make the life changes they desire. I also hold a BSW in Social Work from the University of Wyoming. Prior to becoming a counselor, I spent 16 years as a Social Worker focusing on helping individuals with chronic mental illness and life-altering disabilities learn to cope with life. My experience from this season of my career has helped enable me to look beyond the present circumstances and help individuals gain hope for a future created through circumstances, but not defined by those circumstances. I believe that therapy is a journey for which all people can benefit in order to take charge of their lives and make intentional choices to find joy in the midst of a chaotic world. My role within this journey is to come alongside my client and help them grow during this season of change. I look forward to the opportunities for growth and change which are available as a partner with my clients. On a personal note, I have lived in Texas for over 27 years and enjoy the diversity and opportunities available in the Lonestar State. When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and learning about history.

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Bethany Kulp

Offering therapy in TX
License: LCSW,SEP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain." -Vivian Greene. For more than 20 years, I have had the privilege of providing behavioral health services for individuals experiencing a variety of mental health issues and personal challenges. I believe in empowering my clients through emotional support, gaining insight, learning coping skills, and learning how to challenge those beliefs and thoughts that increase suffering. Along with mindfulness and cognitive approaches, I use somatic therapies that help you access your body's intrinsic healing capabilities. I would like to work with you to help you achieve lasting changes in your life. My counseling style is collaborative, compassionate, empowering, and goal-directed. I'm an empathetic listener, and I also teach, gently challenge, inspire, motivate, and encourage you to come to your own conclusions. I am a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, and I have integrated these skills in my practice since 2015. I am also trained in Integral Somatic Psychology.

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Ercelia Smith

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
4 years of experience

I am a License Professional Counselor and a License Chemical Dependency Counselor. I have experience working with teens, adults, couples, and families to help them find resolutions. I have worked with individual that have a wide range of concerns that include addiction, communication issues, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, family conflict, parenting problems, career challenges and anger management. I have also helped individuals who struggle with managing their emotions and those suffering from grief and loss. My therapy style is compassionate and engaging. My approach is a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and acceptance commitment therapy. I am committed to helping you overcome you difficulties. I provide a safe space to listen to your concerns and a treatment plan that is unique to you. I commend you for taking the first step to make changes in your life. With your desire and willingness to begin therapy we can start this journey together. I look forward to assisting you in your journey to success.

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Patti Mallow

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
10 years of experience

Counseling provides a safe space for you to explore and address your life at your pace. Success depends on having a good rapport with a counselor you trust, and I would like to provide that for you. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas and have provided counseling services for eight years in agencies primarily serving clients of domestic violence and sexual assault. Therapeutic approaches include trauma-informed, client-centered, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for those who have experienced abuse, trauma, depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and issues with parenting, self-esteem, boundaries, and healthy communication. I have provided individual and group counseling to residential and outreach clients as well as supervised other counselors and student interns within an agency setting. I have worked with clients on the spectrum, depression, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, life transitions, relationship issues, and parenting. My work experience on a group foster care ranch, discipleship counselor, and program director support my work as a counselor in areas of parenting, discovering values and beliefs that motivate us, and practical implementation of acquired skills. I am ready to meet you where you are and share your journey to where you want to be.

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Angela Stills

Offering therapy in TX
License: LPC-S,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

Acting on your decision to seek counseling is a step in you taking the very best care of yourself! My name is Angela M. Stills, LPC-S, NCC. I am licensed in the State of Louisiana and have been since 2004. I believe that you possess the change that you seek, and I will work with you to bring about this change. I firmly believe that you do not have to live in a manner or state that does not produce the best you! Although this process will be challenging, it will be well worth your time, effort, and investment. My purpose is to create a safe space that will prompt you to speak openly and explore freely as well as be challenged to grow. My experience is in both administrative and clinical counseling roles. I have counseled adolescents, and adults in a variety of outpatient, community, and/or home-based settings, intensive mental health programs, and within a correctional institution. I have worked with individuals on various areas of concern; self-esteem, phase of life adjustments, grief, anger management, depression, anxiety, trauma-related issues, domestic violence, parenting, substance use, and serious mental illnesses. As a foundation, I practice Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I look forward to working with you in getting your desired outcome!

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Meredith Sims

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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 Weatherford

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Weatherford 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 Weatherford 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 Weatherford 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 Weatherford, 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 Weatherford 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 Weatherford 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 Weatherford 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 Weatherford 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 Weatherford 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 76087 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 Weatherford 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 Weatherford 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 Weatherford, 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.

Weatherford 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.

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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 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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76086, 76087

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