Therapists in Fair Oaks Ranch, TX

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Family Changes Play Therapy Clinic
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015
Welcome to the Family Changes Play Therapy Clinic. The Clinic specializes in play, art, and sand play therapy, to address the psychosocial, emotional and behavioral difficulties that young children, adolescents, and families experience at various stages of life. Many of these result from the loss of relationships and adjustment issues related to death, divorce, stepfamilies, and adoption.
Welcome to the Family Changes Play Therapy Clinic. The Clinic specializes in play, art, and sand play therapy, to address the psychosocial, emotional and behavioral difficulties that young children, adolescents, and families experience at various stages of life. Many of these result from the loss of relationships and adjustment issues related to death, divorce, stepfamilies, and adoption.
(210) 417-4958 View (210) 417-4958
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Ralph A Porter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015
Are you experiencing difficulties with your life due to anxiety, depression, or substance abuse? Are your relationships on-again, off-again, on-again, and you don't know why? You might wonder whether it's possible to find "normal." With hard work and the tools I offer, through Gestalt therapy, I will guide you to finding the answers you already have and do not know that you have them. My office is conveniently located in Fair Oaks Ranch in a quiet and serene area. I offer evening appointments for your convenience. My website can address any questions you might have and you can request a free phone consultation or book online.
Are you experiencing difficulties with your life due to anxiety, depression, or substance abuse? Are your relationships on-again, off-again, on-again, and you don't know why? You might wonder whether it's possible to find "normal." With hard work and the tools I offer, through Gestalt therapy, I will guide you to finding the answers you already have and do not know that you have them. My office is conveniently located in Fair Oaks Ranch in a quiet and serene area. I offer evening appointments for your convenience. My website can address any questions you might have and you can request a free phone consultation or book online.
(830) 468-6276 View (830) 468-6276
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Chriselda Santos
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S , CCP, GCT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015
Resilience. Connection. Perspective. I believe in focusing on one's strengths and capabilities and assisting a person by building on those factors. With so many demands placed on our lives, relationships may sometimes suffer. While we make plans and schedule ourselves to accommodate life, at times we make assumptions based on past experience. Are you living the life you want to be living? Do you know who you are and what brings you joy? Are your relationships all you want them to be? If the answer is yes, congratulations. If it's no, then maybe I can help. Summer availability
Resilience. Connection. Perspective. I believe in focusing on one's strengths and capabilities and assisting a person by building on those factors. With so many demands placed on our lives, relationships may sometimes suffer. While we make plans and schedule ourselves to accommodate life, at times we make assumptions based on past experience. Are you living the life you want to be living? Do you know who you are and what brings you joy? Are your relationships all you want them to be? If the answer is yes, congratulations. If it's no, then maybe I can help. Summer availability
(210) 549-6663 View (210) 549-6663
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Danny Wade
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015
I've never seen anything as beautiful and thrilling as watching the heart of a man or woman set free from what have has held it captive for years. As I sit with you, I will be privileged to walk with you through your struggles and wounds and watch freedom begin to take form. Suffering and abuse and all sorts of wounds occur, and the result is that we develop self-protective strategies that hamper relationships. Whether I'm working for your marriage or yourself as an individual, my commitment to you is to try to help you identify lies and embrace truth.
I've never seen anything as beautiful and thrilling as watching the heart of a man or woman set free from what have has held it captive for years. As I sit with you, I will be privileged to walk with you through your struggles and wounds and watch freedom begin to take form. Suffering and abuse and all sorts of wounds occur, and the result is that we develop self-protective strategies that hamper relationships. Whether I'm working for your marriage or yourself as an individual, my commitment to you is to try to help you identify lies and embrace truth.
(830) 743-9968 View (830) 743-9968
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Adrianna Garza-Gongora
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LSW, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015
COUNSELING. What does it mean when we hear that word? To some its intimidation, fear, broken, and some may even think judgment. All of those definitions could not be further from the truth. We all have times in life when we need to clarify our perspective on life's challenges and opportunities. Counseling is an avenue to provide encouragement and assistance to those facing various life challenges. Sometimes we are unable to conquer serious challenges alone. I am able to provide the help and support needed to achieve that next level.
COUNSELING. What does it mean when we hear that word? To some its intimidation, fear, broken, and some may even think judgment. All of those definitions could not be further from the truth. We all have times in life when we need to clarify our perspective on life's challenges and opportunities. Counseling is an avenue to provide encouragement and assistance to those facing various life challenges. Sometimes we are unable to conquer serious challenges alone. I am able to provide the help and support needed to achieve that next level.
(210) 880-9375 View (210) 880-9375
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Paula Mokry With Genesis Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LPC, LMFT
Verified
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015
I provide confidential therapy to adults, couples, adolescents, and children. I offer an open-minded and non-judgmental approach to my clients when everyday problems become too overwhelming to handle on their own. I create a warm relaxing environment so clients feel comfortable exploring their situation and together we can find solutions. I am open to seeing either just the individual or incorporating members of the family to help achieve the best outcome through therapy. When working with children, I often use play therapy techniques including art therapy to help children express their feelings through play.
I provide confidential therapy to adults, couples, adolescents, and children. I offer an open-minded and non-judgmental approach to my clients when everyday problems become too overwhelming to handle on their own. I create a warm relaxing environment so clients feel comfortable exploring their situation and together we can find solutions. I am open to seeing either just the individual or incorporating members of the family to help achieve the best outcome through therapy. When working with children, I often use play therapy techniques including art therapy to help children express their feelings through play.
(210) 899-0584 View (210) 899-0584
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Jessica Calderon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy working with adults, children and families who are struggling with life's transitions. The most important aspect of counseling is the relationship that I will build with you. It is through this relationship that change occurs. I will collaborate with you to identify an approach that fits best with your goals. I will use your strengths as building blocks in the counseling process. I will walk with you through the process of change and healing. If you are feeling stuck or ready to make changes in your life please consider reaching out to schedule a consultation.
I enjoy working with adults, children and families who are struggling with life's transitions. The most important aspect of counseling is the relationship that I will build with you. It is through this relationship that change occurs. I will collaborate with you to identify an approach that fits best with your goals. I will use your strengths as building blocks in the counseling process. I will walk with you through the process of change and healing. If you are feeling stuck or ready to make changes in your life please consider reaching out to schedule a consultation.
(512) 710-2973 View (512) 710-2973
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Emiley Goulet
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015
I believe it is a very positive step for someone to seek therapy. Let me help you with some of the difficult challenges we all deal with in life. I have worked previously with clients in the community/school setting counseling clients between the ages of 3-17 and their families. I have helped children and families suffering from grief, depression, dysfunctional family dynamics, anger issues, low self esteem, school challenges, interpersonal issues, and challenging life circumstances.
I believe it is a very positive step for someone to seek therapy. Let me help you with some of the difficult challenges we all deal with in life. I have worked previously with clients in the community/school setting counseling clients between the ages of 3-17 and their families. I have helped children and families suffering from grief, depression, dysfunctional family dynamics, anger issues, low self esteem, school challenges, interpersonal issues, and challenging life circumstances.
(830) 433-5496 View (830) 433-5496
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Desirae Ysasi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
4 Endorsed
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015
Frequent conflict. Broken trust. Defensiveness. Emotional disconnect. Infidelity. These are just a few reasons couples may find themselves in need of therapy. But with the right help, warmer, closer, more intimate relationships are possible. I approach couples counseling using Relational Life Therapy (RLT). RLT is a form of couples counseling that aims to move you out of your knee-jerk reactions and into a more compassionate and collaborative part of yourself. I can teach you how to move into an US consciousness based on relational empowerment instead of the individual empowerment touted by our You vs Me culture.
Frequent conflict. Broken trust. Defensiveness. Emotional disconnect. Infidelity. These are just a few reasons couples may find themselves in need of therapy. But with the right help, warmer, closer, more intimate relationships are possible. I approach couples counseling using Relational Life Therapy (RLT). RLT is a form of couples counseling that aims to move you out of your knee-jerk reactions and into a more compassionate and collaborative part of yourself. I can teach you how to move into an US consciousness based on relational empowerment instead of the individual empowerment touted by our You vs Me culture.
(210) 774-8292 View (210) 774-8292
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Mina O'Connell, MS, LMFT, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS
Verified
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015  (Online Only)
Are you looking for direction and support at a difficult time? You are most likely on a path to healthy growth and development, but are just hurting along the way. I recognize and value the courage and trust it takes to seek insight, and believe you can achieve your best functioning through focused goals. We can work to help you identify your goals and develop strategies to reach them within the context of your most important relationships. You don't have to give up on improving your health and the important relationships in your life!
Are you looking for direction and support at a difficult time? You are most likely on a path to healthy growth and development, but are just hurting along the way. I recognize and value the courage and trust it takes to seek insight, and believe you can achieve your best functioning through focused goals. We can work to help you identify your goals and develop strategies to reach them within the context of your most important relationships. You don't have to give up on improving your health and the important relationships in your life!
(210) 791-7434 View (210) 791-7434
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Randy Adkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015
I enjoy working with a diverse clientele and offer hour-long early, late (as late as 7pm) appointments for busy people and accept major insurance plans. I am open to working with complicated and difficult situations or those who just need help meeting their personal goals. I love what I do and I love helping clients find what they are looking for. I want to make our sessions enjoyable and something to look forward to. I enjoy working with clients with Asperger's/Autism Spectrum Disorder. I also offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy for highly motivated clients.
I enjoy working with a diverse clientele and offer hour-long early, late (as late as 7pm) appointments for busy people and accept major insurance plans. I am open to working with complicated and difficult situations or those who just need help meeting their personal goals. I love what I do and I love helping clients find what they are looking for. I want to make our sessions enjoyable and something to look forward to. I enjoy working with clients with Asperger's/Autism Spectrum Disorder. I also offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy for highly motivated clients.
(830) 264-2064 View (830) 264-2064
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Jessica Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015
As a therapist I see my role as an objective listener, teacher and companion on your journey to growth, healing, insight and self-discovery. Building a safe, respectful and trusting relationship is essential for success in therapy. I strive to be a gentle guide in helping you discover your answers and reach your unique potential. In doing this you will gain the opportunity to rediscover your inner voice and confidence and become the person you aspire to be.
As a therapist I see my role as an objective listener, teacher and companion on your journey to growth, healing, insight and self-discovery. Building a safe, respectful and trusting relationship is essential for success in therapy. I strive to be a gentle guide in helping you discover your answers and reach your unique potential. In doing this you will gain the opportunity to rediscover your inner voice and confidence and become the person you aspire to be.
(830) 483-2572 View (830) 483-2572
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Christine M Hefel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015  (Online Only)
Navigating Life's obstacles can be overwhelming. I work with individuals, couples and families to help provide the guidance and direction they need. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Professional Life Coach with over twenty years of clinical experience. Whether you are struggling to resolve past hurts, feeling stuck in the present, or are exploring ways to shape your future, I can help.
Navigating Life's obstacles can be overwhelming. I work with individuals, couples and families to help provide the guidance and direction they need. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Professional Life Coach with over twenty years of clinical experience. Whether you are struggling to resolve past hurts, feeling stuck in the present, or are exploring ways to shape your future, I can help.
(210) 698-8818 View (210) 698-8818
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Catherine Wooten
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78006
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. Throughout the years, I have worked with individuals, couples, children, families, and groups presenting with a broad spectrum of concerns. I have extensive experience working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Presenting problems have ranged from depression and anxiety, to marital/relational discord, to parenting issues with children and adolescents, to individuals who want to better themselves by maximizing personal potential in life.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. Throughout the years, I have worked with individuals, couples, children, families, and groups presenting with a broad spectrum of concerns. I have extensive experience working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Presenting problems have ranged from depression and anxiety, to marital/relational discord, to parenting issues with children and adolescents, to individuals who want to better themselves by maximizing personal potential in life.
(210) 988-6688 View (210) 988-6688
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Catherine W Parten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, RPT-S
Verified
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015
My mission is to inspire all persons to explore and heal their spirit, and help each find hope. I work with individuals from 3 years old to older adults, couples, and families. I've always believed anyone who is willing to look into the interior ocean of themselves, that is a brave soul. I've sat in that chair and know it takes courage to confront one's self and to make changes that can improve one's life. Over the 40 years I've been practicing, I have been blessed by those who have trusted me with their darkest places. Come see me, let's find your hope, life, and your light.
My mission is to inspire all persons to explore and heal their spirit, and help each find hope. I work with individuals from 3 years old to older adults, couples, and families. I've always believed anyone who is willing to look into the interior ocean of themselves, that is a brave soul. I've sat in that chair and know it takes courage to confront one's self and to make changes that can improve one's life. Over the 40 years I've been practicing, I have been blessed by those who have trusted me with their darkest places. Come see me, let's find your hope, life, and your light.
(210) 801-9954 View (210) 801-9954
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Rivers Edge Counseling and Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015
Sometimes whatever is going on has something to with “stuff” from the past. When that happens I believe we tend to get stuck in unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving in our present and impacts our relationship with others and even ourselves. People I work with generally are looking to feel fully alive and free in the present without being bogged down from the past. A lot of my people are looking for encouragement, guidance and someone to be their cheer leader.
Sometimes whatever is going on has something to with “stuff” from the past. When that happens I believe we tend to get stuck in unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving in our present and impacts our relationship with others and even ourselves. People I work with generally are looking to feel fully alive and free in the present without being bogged down from the past. A lot of my people are looking for encouragement, guidance and someone to be their cheer leader.
(979) 475-9872 View (979) 475-9872
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Cristy Connolly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015  (Online Only)
Things aren’t right. You grapple with profound sadness, nightmares, and a feeling of dread when contemplating past events. Despite attempts at improvement, your situation remains stagnant. Your social life is struggling and relationships are strenuous. You have aspirations and goals for the future yet are uncertain about how to navigate past your history. Or maybe you’re a like 20% of new parents and struggling with your mental health during pregnancy or the early years. I can provide insights into the brain differences associated with trauma, depression, and anxiety, and offer explanations for the emotions you are experiencing.
Things aren’t right. You grapple with profound sadness, nightmares, and a feeling of dread when contemplating past events. Despite attempts at improvement, your situation remains stagnant. Your social life is struggling and relationships are strenuous. You have aspirations and goals for the future yet are uncertain about how to navigate past your history. Or maybe you’re a like 20% of new parents and struggling with your mental health during pregnancy or the early years. I can provide insights into the brain differences associated with trauma, depression, and anxiety, and offer explanations for the emotions you are experiencing.
(210) 592-4065 View (210) 592-4065
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Katie Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015
(830) 251-5722 View (830) 251-5722

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Johnna W
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ASOTP
Verified
Boerne, TX 78006  (Online Only)
I have provided therapy to a wide variety of clients including children, teens, adults, individuals with serious mental illness, and those who have been incarcerated. I have worked in private practice, the prison, and state hospital setting. I really love working with a diverse range people.
I have provided therapy to a wide variety of clients including children, teens, adults, individuals with serious mental illness, and those who have been incarcerated. I have worked in private practice, the prison, and state hospital setting. I really love working with a diverse range people.
(830) 947-5406 View (830) 947-5406
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Phi-Long Le
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, NCC, LPC-A
Verified
9 Endorsed
Boerne, TX 78006
Are you ready to dig deeper with us? We strive to build strong relationships and help dig deeper 'into the roots' of any challenges that you or your family may be experiencing. Our goal is to ensure that all parties feel connected throughout the treatment process as this contributes positively to the progress in and outside of therapy. We pride ourselves on how quick and efficient our setup process is. Whether or not we are the right service for you, we promise to give you a response and strive to make you feel less-alone in your searching process. Our therapists are ready to be a part of your journey.
Are you ready to dig deeper with us? We strive to build strong relationships and help dig deeper 'into the roots' of any challenges that you or your family may be experiencing. Our goal is to ensure that all parties feel connected throughout the treatment process as this contributes positively to the progress in and outside of therapy. We pride ourselves on how quick and efficient our setup process is. Whether or not we are the right service for you, we promise to give you a response and strive to make you feel less-alone in your searching process. Our therapists are ready to be a part of your journey.
(210) 405-9976 View (210) 405-9976

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Number of Therapists in Fair Oaks Ranch, TX

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Fair Oaks Ranch, TX who prioritize treating:

94% Relationship Issues
94% Anxiety
89% Parenting
89% Trauma and PTSD
89% Self Esteem
83% Depression
78% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
82% Optum
73% Aetna

How Therapists in Fair Oaks Ranch, TX see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fair Oaks Ranch?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.