Willow Park, Texas pioneers were off to a hopeful, but fearful start as they established farms and ranches in the area. Fertile soil and close proximity to the Chisholm Trail made it easy to sell and trade goods. Comanche and Kiowa Indian raids were common, though they failed to fend off sturdy settlers. Today, Willow Park gives its residents the city experience while retaining its small-town values. If you’re not making the progress you desire in your own life, fear may be holding you back.

Fear is useful when you’re able to overcome it. Many people aren’t able to do so without professional help. That’s why matching up with a qualified counselor in the Willow Park area is so important.

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Anique Gonzalez

Offering therapy in TX
License: MS,NCC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
3 years of experience

Welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Anique Gonzalez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have earned my Master's degree in Counseling from Texas A&M University, a CACREP university. My experience has been working with mental health disorders, specifically Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. I also have experience working with individuals struggling with emotional distress, stress, anxiety, trauma/abuse and relationship issues. I have been fortunate to work in outpatient, inpatient and private settings. Counseling is my passion and I wholeheartedly believe in the benefits of the therapeutic process when work is put in. I implement a person-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused and holistic approach to the therapeutic process. The therapeutic process is most effective when treatment and approaches are tailored to the client. Implementing person centered therapy with my clients is used to identify their struggles, goals for the therapeutic process and began working at a stage and pace that is best suited for them. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidenced based technique which helps implement change in our thought processes, feelings and behaviors. I believe in people, their resiliency, and their ability to change their situation and habits. I believe in everyone’s ability to recover and evolve from difficult life situations when provided with support. As humans, life experiences can be traumatic, significantly stressful, and impact our ability to navigate the waters at times. My passion is to aid people in their road to recovery and the pursuit of healthier outcomes for themselves and those they love. Counseling is not a one size fits all. It is vital to tailor counseling services to the needs of my client and offer them a safe, non-judgmental space to work through their struggles and find healing. I am a counselor that believes the therapeutic process takes time in order to see changes in problem areas. Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step! The journey does not have to be taken alone and I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Dionne Dauphin

Offering therapy in TX
License: L.P.C.,MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

My approach in providing mental healthcare incorporates mainly the use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as evidenced-based methods. I have a Master of Counseling and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been practicing since 2011. I have experience in working with adults with a history of inpatient/outpatient mental health treatment, substance abuse, and crisis management. I have also worked alongside families with children to guide them in building healthy relationships.

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Dr. Zereana Jess-Huff

Offering therapy in TX
License: PhD,MA ,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience

Hello! I am so glad you've taken the first step to improving your mental health. It takes a lot of courage to step out of the shadows and get help. Please take a moment to have compassion for yourself as you navigate our system. My name is Dr. Zereana Jess-Huff and I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist. I am currently accepting individual patients ages 13 and older. My approach to therapy is extremely educational and focused on something we call behavioral activation. My goal is for you to leave each session feeling heard, understanding our plan, and having something to practice in the real world. Week after week you can expect to build upon your skill set as we move you towards living your healthiest and best life possible. I practice using several evidence-based theories but do so in a way that is relatable and relevant. I specialize in adolescents (13 and older), ADHD, CPTSD, Depression, Social Anxiety, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I also am trained to treat certain process disorders including shopping addiction, gambling addiction, and even love addiction. I also have a keen interest in women's health and working with the LGBTQIA population especially those individuals who identify as transgendered. It takes a lot of courage to commit to counseling and to begin working on steps toward change. If you are ready to take that step, I'm here to support and empower you to be the very best version of yourself. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Lynn McCormick

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

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & 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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Uwem Obot

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
4 years of experience

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

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

“Counseling is like a journey, it’s your journey, I am only a guide, still I am willing to take this journey with you and walk beside you while providing the support you need”. On this journey if we discover you have a broken heart, we can find and pick up the pieces so you can be free to love, receive love and trust again. Maybe you've been hurt so bad and feel numb, let’s go searching for that person who once cared, and you can take what you can carry, and we’ll leave the rest behind Hello, my name is Daniel Carney, and I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and over the past 25 years I have lead many on a journey of discovering the obstacle/s which are preventing them from living the life they choose to live, plus finding a path which leads to awareness of a true life purpose, and helping each to instill the courage and self-confidence to live the life they choose to live, a life of meaning. My experience with counseling has led to the belief that not only are all unique, but also how each interprets their life experiences. Thus, my approach to counseling is not restricted to a one-size-fits-all perceptive that’s why I have learned to utilize an integrated approach to counseling. This elective approach allows me to draw from a variety of contemporary evidence-based theories/techniques that are proven most effective in addressing each individual concern, while taking into consideration each person’s unique personality characteristics and experiences. Through the means of acceptance, respect, listening, and understanding, I strive in providing a safe and supportive interactive environment; a place where individuals feel safe and free to explore their inner and external worlds. I have experience in helping clients with: Anxiety/Stress Issues, Depressive/Mood Symptoms, Relationship Issues, Trauma, Vocational/Career, Personality Disorders, Bereavement/Grief/Loss, and Spirituality/Religious Issues and work with Couples and ages 12 and beyond. So are you ready to take your journey

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Dalia Garcia-Olivares

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

I am licensed in Texas with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Taylor Klump

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
5 years of experience

I am a TX licensed therapist, EMDR and Accelerated Resolution Therapy enthusiast! I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, PTSD, trauma, dissociation and dissociative disorders such as DID, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Terri Eason

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado and Texas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, depression, & 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! Self-acceptance, self-compassion, and balance of mind, body, and spirit are important tools to healing and happiness that I hope to assist you with. Non-judgmental, compassionate acceptance of where you are and what you are experiencing is what I can provide as your counselor and advocate.

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Reginald Lawson

Offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
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, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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.

How to find counseling in Willow Park

Finding the best therapist close by in Willow Park 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 Willow Park. 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 Willow Park, 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 Willow Park 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 Willow Park 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 Willow Park, 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 Willow Park area can be found below:

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

Willow Park 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.

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