Teletherapy for Bay City, TX

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Tara Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT, CIMHP
Verified Verified
Bay City, TX 77414
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, past traumas, work/life interpersonal or relationship stressors? With over 7 years of experience, I am skilled at helping clients to quickly identify their strengths to determine the direction and depth of therapy. I integrate talk therapy and mindfulness practices to guide clients toward feeling better and finding the answers they seek within themselves. Clients I work with quickly decide their level of commitment, and begin exploring how core beliefs, thoughts and past experiences impact them in the here and now, therefore improving insight and power to change.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, past traumas, work/life interpersonal or relationship stressors? With over 7 years of experience, I am skilled at helping clients to quickly identify their strengths to determine the direction and depth of therapy. I integrate talk therapy and mindfulness practices to guide clients toward feeling better and finding the answers they seek within themselves. Clients I work with quickly decide their level of commitment, and begin exploring how core beliefs, thoughts and past experiences impact them in the here and now, therefore improving insight and power to change.
(979) 364-5306 View (979) 364-5306
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Valeria Dubourdieu
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bay City, TX 77414  (Online Only)
Yes, therapy can change your life! I understand that it can be a scary step, but it can be one of the bravest things you do for yourself. You no longer have to try to do it all on your own. Through a safe and compassionate approach, I will help you create a roadmap for your healing, inner peace, and self-confidence. And when THERAPY is combined with your FAITH, it can become one of the most powerful practices to create transformations from the inside out. “Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid." John 14:27
Yes, therapy can change your life! I understand that it can be a scary step, but it can be one of the bravest things you do for yourself. You no longer have to try to do it all on your own. Through a safe and compassionate approach, I will help you create a roadmap for your healing, inner peace, and self-confidence. And when THERAPY is combined with your FAITH, it can become one of the most powerful practices to create transformations from the inside out. “Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid." John 14:27
(979) 406-6653 View (979) 406-6653
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Elisabeth Zaragoza Grief Specialist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bay City, TX 77414  (Online Only)
Grief is overwhelming. It's sad and lonely when you miss your loved one. I can help you through the sadness and find a way to be able to live in this new season. You may be experiencing so many emotions. You may also notice that family/friends that you thought would support you are no longer around. I am a wife and mother of two. I have also experienced grief - from grandparents, great grandparents, aunts/uncles and my biggest loss - my mother With each loss, I have seen how it impacts the family structure and dynamics. Each experience and role I am in, shapes who I am and my journey as a wife, mother, friend and therapist.
Grief is overwhelming. It's sad and lonely when you miss your loved one. I can help you through the sadness and find a way to be able to live in this new season. You may be experiencing so many emotions. You may also notice that family/friends that you thought would support you are no longer around. I am a wife and mother of two. I have also experienced grief - from grandparents, great grandparents, aunts/uncles and my biggest loss - my mother With each loss, I have seen how it impacts the family structure and dynamics. Each experience and role I am in, shapes who I am and my journey as a wife, mother, friend and therapist.
(210) 794-8736 View (210) 794-8736

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Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialized therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.