Therapists in Houston, TX

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Photo of Juliana Chesser, LPC Associate in Houston, TX
Juliana Chesser
LPC Associate, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77079
You are looking for support, connection, reflection, and joy - wanting to release your pain, trauma, loss, or crisis. Well then, let's collaborate! The heartbeat that sets our therapeutic journey apart is a relationship that's meaningful, healthy, and authentically deep. Together, uncover the layers of your existence, armed with skills and insight. Picture yourself gaining self-awareness that transcends both our sessions and the world outside, nurturing a confidence and responsibility to your truest self. Integrate your life experiences to shed the weight you have carried far too long.
You are looking for support, connection, reflection, and joy - wanting to release your pain, trauma, loss, or crisis. Well then, let's collaborate! The heartbeat that sets our therapeutic journey apart is a relationship that's meaningful, healthy, and authentically deep. Together, uncover the layers of your existence, armed with skills and insight. Picture yourself gaining self-awareness that transcends both our sessions and the world outside, nurturing a confidence and responsibility to your truest self. Integrate your life experiences to shed the weight you have carried far too long.
(346) 770-3007 View (346) 770-3007
Photo of Martha Mealy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Houston, TX
Martha Mealy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77008
Clients sometimes ask me why it's easier for them to talk about "heavy" things in my office, versus at home or with their friends. Their second question/concern is about why they should use their resources to take care of themselves instead of other things... My response: Seeking guidance from an unbiased third party usually allows for increased honesty and vulnerability because there's no judgement and no personal relationship with me outside of therapy. Your story matters! Taking care of You is one of the most important commitments that you'll ever make. Self awareness and confidence is something that every person deserves.
Clients sometimes ask me why it's easier for them to talk about "heavy" things in my office, versus at home or with their friends. Their second question/concern is about why they should use their resources to take care of themselves instead of other things... My response: Seeking guidance from an unbiased third party usually allows for increased honesty and vulnerability because there's no judgement and no personal relationship with me outside of therapy. Your story matters! Taking care of You is one of the most important commitments that you'll ever make. Self awareness and confidence is something that every person deserves.
(832) 981-4523 View (832) 981-4523
Photo of Paige Falcon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Houston, TX
Paige Falcon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77096  (Online Only)
Hi I’m Paige Falcon! Life can be really hard, I’m here to help! Falcon Counseling, PLLC was established to provide counseling services for those who need help coping with what life is throwing at them. I aim to help decrease symptoms of anxiety, depression, and help you work through trauma and stressful feelings and behaviors that are interfering with your ability to function in your daily life.
Hi I’m Paige Falcon! Life can be really hard, I’m here to help! Falcon Counseling, PLLC was established to provide counseling services for those who need help coping with what life is throwing at them. I aim to help decrease symptoms of anxiety, depression, and help you work through trauma and stressful feelings and behaviors that are interfering with your ability to function in your daily life.
(346) 292-5468 View (346) 292-5468
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Dr. Darius B Dawson
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77006  (Online Only)
As professionals, we have to balance a bevy of demands. I seek to coach, assist, and collaborate with you in navigating the barriers that prevent you from living a peaceful, productive, and aware life. I enjoy working with adults from all racial/ethnic backgrounds and gender identities.
As professionals, we have to balance a bevy of demands. I seek to coach, assist, and collaborate with you in navigating the barriers that prevent you from living a peaceful, productive, and aware life. I enjoy working with adults from all racial/ethnic backgrounds and gender identities.
(832) 965-0073 View (832) 965-0073
Photo of Emily Netherton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Houston, TX
Emily Netherton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77005  (Online Only)
I believe that therapy is a tool of self-examination that helps individuals navigate difficult life experiences and know themselves more deeply. It often takes painful experiences or emotions for someone to seek therapy, and I enjoy helping people find new pathways through which to experience a more fulfilling life. I most often work with people navigating depression, anxiety, perinatal and postpartum depression and/or anxiety, or general life stressors (such as relationship issues or a new job).
I believe that therapy is a tool of self-examination that helps individuals navigate difficult life experiences and know themselves more deeply. It often takes painful experiences or emotions for someone to seek therapy, and I enjoy helping people find new pathways through which to experience a more fulfilling life. I most often work with people navigating depression, anxiety, perinatal and postpartum depression and/or anxiety, or general life stressors (such as relationship issues or a new job).
(713) 597-6779 View (713) 597-6779
Photo of Jacqueline Rosckes, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
Jacqueline Rosckes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
We often have life experiences that can be overwhelming and difficult to handle on our own. If you find yourself caught in a web of overwhelming emotions, anxiety, or depression, trying to balance multiple responsibilities or grappling with past experiences, please know that I am here to provide support. Together, we will navigate through these challenges. With over a decade of experience working at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas (www.childrens.com), UT Southwestern Medical Center Neuropsychology department (www.utswmed.org), and private practice, I bring a unique perspective to therapy.
We often have life experiences that can be overwhelming and difficult to handle on our own. If you find yourself caught in a web of overwhelming emotions, anxiety, or depression, trying to balance multiple responsibilities or grappling with past experiences, please know that I am here to provide support. Together, we will navigate through these challenges. With over a decade of experience working at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas (www.childrens.com), UT Southwestern Medical Center Neuropsychology department (www.utswmed.org), and private practice, I bring a unique perspective to therapy.
(713) 360-0870 View (713) 360-0870
K. B. Reentry Resources
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCDC , CART
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77093
Alora Swayzer, is the facilitator of the Anger Management and Parenting classes/groups and conducts the Substance Use Disorder Assessments. Alora Swayzer's credentials include a M.S. in Human Service, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor #13161, Certified Anger Resolution Therapist #2524-5937, and a Certification as a Parenting Instructor #66935.
Alora Swayzer, is the facilitator of the Anger Management and Parenting classes/groups and conducts the Substance Use Disorder Assessments. Alora Swayzer's credentials include a M.S. in Human Service, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor #13161, Certified Anger Resolution Therapist #2524-5937, and a Certification as a Parenting Instructor #66935.
(281) 688-6958 View (281) 688-6958
Photo of Sarah Reid, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Houston, TX
Sarah Reid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77018
When we reach the limits of our emotional pain tolerance, we may see that the way we’ve been coping with our stress and pain is not sustainable. This can look like disordered eating, self-harm, self-medicating, perfectionism, self-sabotage, or isolation. This realization is particularly hard when our ways of coping feel like a lifeline and the idea of change feels at best theoretical and at worst like an invitation for impending doom. Our inner beliefs of being unworthy, unlovable, unsafe, out of control, and powerless ensure that we keep choosing the same self-destructive coping strategies over and over.
When we reach the limits of our emotional pain tolerance, we may see that the way we’ve been coping with our stress and pain is not sustainable. This can look like disordered eating, self-harm, self-medicating, perfectionism, self-sabotage, or isolation. This realization is particularly hard when our ways of coping feel like a lifeline and the idea of change feels at best theoretical and at worst like an invitation for impending doom. Our inner beliefs of being unworthy, unlovable, unsafe, out of control, and powerless ensure that we keep choosing the same self-destructive coping strategies over and over.
(346) 233-1625 View (346) 233-1625
Photo of Dyer Psychology, PLLC, Psychologist in Houston, TX
Dyer Psychology, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77008
Are you noticing signs of stress? Striving for balance? Have you experienced professional burnout, felt overwhelmed, or avoided difficult decisions, even when you knew what to do? If you are facing personal, family, or career challenges, Dyer Psychology can help.
Are you noticing signs of stress? Striving for balance? Have you experienced professional burnout, felt overwhelmed, or avoided difficult decisions, even when you knew what to do? If you are facing personal, family, or career challenges, Dyer Psychology can help.
(832) 702-3980 View (832) 702-3980
Photo of Javier Medina, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Houston, TX
Javier Medina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77083  (Online Only)
I will always approach all my patients with unconditional positive regard. My primary aim is to create a judgement-free experience. I will create a safe place for patients to explore, think and heal. I work well with patients who like to indulge the rational side of their minds. If you feel scared about discussing your feelings or changing your behavior, I can help. I will create a safe place for patients to explore, think and heal. I want patients to have the freedom and skill set to explore their emotions and inner world in a competent and healthy manner.
I will always approach all my patients with unconditional positive regard. My primary aim is to create a judgement-free experience. I will create a safe place for patients to explore, think and heal. I work well with patients who like to indulge the rational side of their minds. If you feel scared about discussing your feelings or changing your behavior, I can help. I will create a safe place for patients to explore, think and heal. I want patients to have the freedom and skill set to explore their emotions and inner world in a competent and healthy manner.
(346) 660-2480 View (346) 660-2480
Photo of Sadiqa Cash, Psychologist in Houston, TX
Sadiqa Cash
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77019  (Online Only)
Are you the strong friend who silently bears the weight of the world while yearning for a moment of peace amid the chaos of work and life? Carrying the weight of the world in silence is a heavy burden and even the strong need a sanctuary. Sometimes we need help learning strategies to manage it all.
Are you the strong friend who silently bears the weight of the world while yearning for a moment of peace amid the chaos of work and life? Carrying the weight of the world in silence is a heavy burden and even the strong need a sanctuary. Sometimes we need help learning strategies to manage it all.
(832) 281-5849 View (832) 281-5849
Photo of Derrick John Anthony Johnson, LPC Associate in Houston, TX
Derrick John Anthony Johnson
LPC Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
I understand that counseling can be a scary process, especially if you’re a male or identify as a member of a minority community. However, the fact that you’re reading this shows you’ve taken the first step towards healing and that's a big deal! I would love the chance to keep walking with you on this journey as we both work to find out what exactly is causing you distress in life and how we can address it. Using techniques from Emotion Focused Therapy and Existential Therapy I will help you get down to the roots of your concerns and help you feel more confident in managing your feelings, even the ones that seem out of control.
I understand that counseling can be a scary process, especially if you’re a male or identify as a member of a minority community. However, the fact that you’re reading this shows you’ve taken the first step towards healing and that's a big deal! I would love the chance to keep walking with you on this journey as we both work to find out what exactly is causing you distress in life and how we can address it. Using techniques from Emotion Focused Therapy and Existential Therapy I will help you get down to the roots of your concerns and help you feel more confident in managing your feelings, even the ones that seem out of control.
(346) 639-3747 View (346) 639-3747
Photo of Avant Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
Avant Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77008  (Online Only)
Hello from Avant Counseling, a therapy practice dedicated to helping individuals journey toward self-discovery, healing, and growth. It’s a practice that offers a safe space to delve into your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with the support of a seasoned therapist. Avant Counseling was created for people seeking virtual support from stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions and more.
Hello from Avant Counseling, a therapy practice dedicated to helping individuals journey toward self-discovery, healing, and growth. It’s a practice that offers a safe space to delve into your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with the support of a seasoned therapist. Avant Counseling was created for people seeking virtual support from stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions and more.
(832) 864-5633 View (832) 864-5633
Photo of Bernadette P Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
Bernadette P Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006  (Online Only)
The counselors at Aspen Counseling and Wellness are available to support your needs. It takes a lot of courage to reach out to someone you don't know for help. Know that in that courage, there is hope. Hope for a new tomorrow. As a counselor, I believe that my client holds the answers to their concerns, and it is my job to help them learn how to discover those answers. I provide secure and confidential Telemental Health services. This modality allows you to receive the care you need, even if you have a busy or restricted schedule.
The counselors at Aspen Counseling and Wellness are available to support your needs. It takes a lot of courage to reach out to someone you don't know for help. Know that in that courage, there is hope. Hope for a new tomorrow. As a counselor, I believe that my client holds the answers to their concerns, and it is my job to help them learn how to discover those answers. I provide secure and confidential Telemental Health services. This modality allows you to receive the care you need, even if you have a busy or restricted schedule.
(832) 345-3085 View (832) 345-3085
Photo of Cecelia Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
Cecelia Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, CART, BCPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77043  (Online Only)
Jeremiah 29:11 Says; For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord; plans of good and not evil, to give you a future & a hope. Experiencing a breakdown in functioning, communication, depression, grief, marital issues, trauma, abuse, etc. I am here to help you live a more productive life. I provide Christian Counseling for Individuals, Pre-marital and Marriage Counseling to Adults Only.
Jeremiah 29:11 Says; For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord; plans of good and not evil, to give you a future & a hope. Experiencing a breakdown in functioning, communication, depression, grief, marital issues, trauma, abuse, etc. I am here to help you live a more productive life. I provide Christian Counseling for Individuals, Pre-marital and Marriage Counseling to Adults Only.
(281) 724-5035 View (281) 724-5035
Photo of Tameka L. Gant, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
Tameka L. Gant
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77098
Tameka L. Gant is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider Designation in Tennessee who has been practicing since 2021. She has a Master's of Mental Health Counseling. Tameka is a skilled clinician with experience in CBT, DBT, and EMDR. She offers CPT focusing on individuals managing relational issues. Tameka's primary referral issues include anxiety, depression, grief, and life navigation. Outside of work, Tameka enjoys shopping, traveling, and volunteering.
Tameka L. Gant is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider Designation in Tennessee who has been practicing since 2021. She has a Master's of Mental Health Counseling. Tameka is a skilled clinician with experience in CBT, DBT, and EMDR. She offers CPT focusing on individuals managing relational issues. Tameka's primary referral issues include anxiety, depression, grief, and life navigation. Outside of work, Tameka enjoys shopping, traveling, and volunteering.
(832) 669-5327 View (832) 669-5327
Photo of Jane J. Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
Jane J. Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC - S, CST, LMHC, BCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77007  (Online Only)
Negative intense emotions can affect our daily lives if we allow them to. These emotions can be anger, shame, guilt, or sadness. It can leave us feeling down and overwhelmed causing anxiety and may drive us to behave in ways we normally wouldn't. Sometimes it may be difficult for couples and families to relate to each other when issues of life get in the way or when one may not believe the other understands. My focus is to help couples and families to connect emotionally while developing skills to communicate, validate, and understand each other.
Negative intense emotions can affect our daily lives if we allow them to. These emotions can be anger, shame, guilt, or sadness. It can leave us feeling down and overwhelmed causing anxiety and may drive us to behave in ways we normally wouldn't. Sometimes it may be difficult for couples and families to relate to each other when issues of life get in the way or when one may not believe the other understands. My focus is to help couples and families to connect emotionally while developing skills to communicate, validate, and understand each other.
(832) 786-2586 View (832) 786-2586
Photo of Cody Plant, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Houston, TX
Cody Plant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCDC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77006
Life is challenging in 2024. Many of us learn to worry incessantly and criticize ourselves. Many of us battle anxiety and depression. Many of us are looking for answers, acceptance and validation. The search for serenity can leave us exhausted and bewildered. The pressures of a modern life can lead to loneliness and sadness. Fortunately, we do not have to face life's most daunting moments alone.
Life is challenging in 2024. Many of us learn to worry incessantly and criticize ourselves. Many of us battle anxiety and depression. Many of us are looking for answers, acceptance and validation. The search for serenity can leave us exhausted and bewildered. The pressures of a modern life can lead to loneliness and sadness. Fortunately, we do not have to face life's most daunting moments alone.
(832) 632-4232 View (832) 632-4232
Photo of Julie Cunningham, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Houston, TX
Julie Cunningham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77006
I am a long-time veteran in the behavioral and mental health professional community. It is my mission to change the way we view relationships and how we treat the individuals who are affected by addiction and mental health issues. For over 25 years, I have been helping individuals, couples, and families who are interested in creating lasting positive change. I use a combination of evidence-based approaches which are client-centered. By having a rich body of experience, I am able to connect with and create relationships with clients that are authentic.
I am a long-time veteran in the behavioral and mental health professional community. It is my mission to change the way we view relationships and how we treat the individuals who are affected by addiction and mental health issues. For over 25 years, I have been helping individuals, couples, and families who are interested in creating lasting positive change. I use a combination of evidence-based approaches which are client-centered. By having a rich body of experience, I am able to connect with and create relationships with clients that are authentic.
(832) 966-3839 View (832) 966-3839
Photo of Charles LaDay, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
Charles LaDay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, BS, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77067
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am committed to using various modalities of therapy and mental health interventions to help clients reach their goals and make better decision for their personal health.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I am committed to using various modalities of therapy and mental health interventions to help clients reach their goals and make better decision for their personal health.
(832) 621-3341 View (832) 621-3341

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Houston, TX

3,000+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Houston, TX who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
74% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
68% Relationship Issues
66% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Houston, TX see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Houston?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.