Therapists in Waco, TX

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Janice Moran
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Waco, TX 76701
Welcome! Dr. Janice is so excited to virtually meet you. She is passionate about helping people go from doubtful and insecure to assertive and confident. Dr. Janice's mission is to provide therapy to help people heal childhood wounds, create/set/stick to boundaries, embrace self-care, tap into their intuitive wisdom, find their voices, discover their resilience, and confidently live their lives.
Welcome! Dr. Janice is so excited to virtually meet you. She is passionate about helping people go from doubtful and insecure to assertive and confident. Dr. Janice's mission is to provide therapy to help people heal childhood wounds, create/set/stick to boundaries, embrace self-care, tap into their intuitive wisdom, find their voices, discover their resilience, and confidently live their lives.
(254) 572-6032 View (254) 572-6032
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Pi Chen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Waco, TX 76710
Seasons change and people change. Regardless of age, gender, and status, we all encounter challenges and difficulties throughout different stages in life. I help clients re-discover who they are, reclaim their lives, rebuild relationships that are meaningful to them, restore balance and satisfaction in life, reach insight and problem solve, or get to where they want to be. You determine the nature and amount of change you wish to make. I believe that helping people recognize and hone in their strengths can create new possibilities for action and new directions in life.
Seasons change and people change. Regardless of age, gender, and status, we all encounter challenges and difficulties throughout different stages in life. I help clients re-discover who they are, reclaim their lives, rebuild relationships that are meaningful to them, restore balance and satisfaction in life, reach insight and problem solve, or get to where they want to be. You determine the nature and amount of change you wish to make. I believe that helping people recognize and hone in their strengths can create new possibilities for action and new directions in life.
(254) 400-2377 View (254) 400-2377
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Susan C Mathis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Waco, TX 76710
Ideal client would be looking for ways to improve communication and conflict resolution within their marriage. 35+ years experience with marriage and individuals. Christian foundation. Clients are ready to learn new ways of coping with the Stress in their life or challenges they are facing. Individuals may have experienced loss or have anxiety or OCD, Depression, Grief, or mood disorders that they need help managing. They may have need of spiritual counsel, and moral decision making. My degree is from seminary, I know the important role your spiritual beliefs can have on healing.
Ideal client would be looking for ways to improve communication and conflict resolution within their marriage. 35+ years experience with marriage and individuals. Christian foundation. Clients are ready to learn new ways of coping with the Stress in their life or challenges they are facing. Individuals may have experienced loss or have anxiety or OCD, Depression, Grief, or mood disorders that they need help managing. They may have need of spiritual counsel, and moral decision making. My degree is from seminary, I know the important role your spiritual beliefs can have on healing.
(254) 282-0944 View (254) 282-0944
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Melissa Sorelle
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Waco, TX 76708
Are you struggling with beliefs and attitudes that are preventing you from being able to move forward in a productive way and live a better life? I believe that everyone can grow and learn to be a better version of themselves, and I would love to partner with you through this walk. By dealing with unhelpful beliefs and recognizing the choices we make affect the attitudes that shape our lives, each person can start to develop a more positive belief about themselves. I have worked with teenagers and adults who have experienced trauma and are trying to learn to deal with the reality of their experiences.
Are you struggling with beliefs and attitudes that are preventing you from being able to move forward in a productive way and live a better life? I believe that everyone can grow and learn to be a better version of themselves, and I would love to partner with you through this walk. By dealing with unhelpful beliefs and recognizing the choices we make affect the attitudes that shape our lives, each person can start to develop a more positive belief about themselves. I have worked with teenagers and adults who have experienced trauma and are trying to learn to deal with the reality of their experiences.
(254) 632-5433 View (254) 632-5433
Lacy Scarborough
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Waco, TX 76710
Lacy (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience in the outpatient setting. Lacy has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families to address a variety of challenges. She seeks to treat each client from a holistic perspective that considers biological, psychological and social/environmental factors that influence well-being. Lacy believes that connection, compassion, empathy, and respect within a safe and welcoming environment are vital to the therapeutic process. She is passionate about helping her clients move towards empowerment and positive change.
Lacy (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience in the outpatient setting. Lacy has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families to address a variety of challenges. She seeks to treat each client from a holistic perspective that considers biological, psychological and social/environmental factors that influence well-being. Lacy believes that connection, compassion, empathy, and respect within a safe and welcoming environment are vital to the therapeutic process. She is passionate about helping her clients move towards empowerment and positive change.
(254) 998-2505 View (254) 998-2505
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Amanda Ibanez Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waco, TX 76701
I enjoy walking alongside individuals in order to help them learn more about themselves, their mental health, and ways to build skills that they can utilize now and in the future. I enjoy working with teens, young adults, and older adults. I have a passion for advocacy and education, specifically surrounding the under-diagnosed and often misdiagnosis of ADHD in those who identify as female.
I enjoy walking alongside individuals in order to help them learn more about themselves, their mental health, and ways to build skills that they can utilize now and in the future. I enjoy working with teens, young adults, and older adults. I have a passion for advocacy and education, specifically surrounding the under-diagnosed and often misdiagnosis of ADHD in those who identify as female.
(254) 414-0908 View (254) 414-0908
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Meridith Moffatt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Waco, TX 76710
Meridith is a Licensed Professional Counselor and specializes in child and adolescent mental health, sexual assault, trauma, anxiety, self-harm, suicide prevention and intervention, and identity and gender issues. She is internationally published in collegiate and at-risk adolescent mental health. In addition to her international publications she has published research in gender and identity development, suicide intervention and at-risk adolescent positive psychology development.
Meridith is a Licensed Professional Counselor and specializes in child and adolescent mental health, sexual assault, trauma, anxiety, self-harm, suicide prevention and intervention, and identity and gender issues. She is internationally published in collegiate and at-risk adolescent mental health. In addition to her international publications she has published research in gender and identity development, suicide intervention and at-risk adolescent positive psychology development.
(254) 602-5238 View (254) 602-5238
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DeVon Nicole Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waco, TX 76701
My specialty areas are working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma (including spiritual), and chronic health issues. I am EMDR trained. I also have training in Trauma focused CBT, CBT for chronic pain, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.
My specialty areas are working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma (including spiritual), and chronic health issues. I am EMDR trained. I also have training in Trauma focused CBT, CBT for chronic pain, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.
(254) 269-5326 View (254) 269-5326
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Vanessa Cleere
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Waco, TX 76706  (Online Only)
Book with me now by clicking on my website! I understand that life can get tough and that having someone that will help you process your thoughts and feelings is important. It takes courage to seek out help so I look forward to making that an easy and comfortable step for you! I specialize in person centered and humanistic therapy and I offer a variety of coping skills and tools that we use to find the root of the problem all the while giving you a safe and supportive space to be your true self.
Book with me now by clicking on my website! I understand that life can get tough and that having someone that will help you process your thoughts and feelings is important. It takes courage to seek out help so I look forward to making that an easy and comfortable step for you! I specialize in person centered and humanistic therapy and I offer a variety of coping skills and tools that we use to find the root of the problem all the while giving you a safe and supportive space to be your true self.
(254) 645-8274 View (254) 645-8274
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Aimee M. Herzog - Anxiety And Trauma Treatment
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Waco, TX 76712  (Online Only)
Dreading another day of waking up overwhelmed by worry, sadness, and the feeling that you have lost all control? Maybe you have experienced things that leave you feeling weighed down by an unshakeable weight. Anxiety and trauma can feel like being numb one moment then on-edge or jumpy the next. You may find yourself irritable at times and wanting to avoid lots of things to maintain calm, making it difficult to manage everyday tasks and healthy relationships. These heavy feelings can yield what feels like chaos and helplessness in our lives. Enlisting support is the next best step and gives you the ability to feel empowered again!
Dreading another day of waking up overwhelmed by worry, sadness, and the feeling that you have lost all control? Maybe you have experienced things that leave you feeling weighed down by an unshakeable weight. Anxiety and trauma can feel like being numb one moment then on-edge or jumpy the next. You may find yourself irritable at times and wanting to avoid lots of things to maintain calm, making it difficult to manage everyday tasks and healthy relationships. These heavy feelings can yield what feels like chaos and helplessness in our lives. Enlisting support is the next best step and gives you the ability to feel empowered again!
(254) 232-5918 View (254) 232-5918
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Jennifer Russell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Waco, TX 76706  (Online Only)
Negative thinking can greatly impact the way a person approaches the world. With a focus on mindfulness techniques, identification of nonproductive thought patterns, and encouraging a healthy life balance, clients are better equipped to manage their symptoms and daily stressors. I graduated from Texas Woman's University in 1997with a Master's Degree in Counseling. I have been practicing as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) for over 20 years in a variety of settings including private practice, mobile crisis assessment and with teens in a school setting.
Negative thinking can greatly impact the way a person approaches the world. With a focus on mindfulness techniques, identification of nonproductive thought patterns, and encouraging a healthy life balance, clients are better equipped to manage their symptoms and daily stressors. I graduated from Texas Woman's University in 1997with a Master's Degree in Counseling. I have been practicing as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) for over 20 years in a variety of settings including private practice, mobile crisis assessment and with teens in a school setting.
(737) 201-9678 View (737) 201-9678
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Andrea Grether
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Waco, TX 76701
At various times in our lives, we need a supportive space to set down the mentally and emotionally heavy things that we carry so we can move toward health and happiness. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is devoted to creating a supportive space for each client in their healing journey with warmth, empathy, and unconditional acceptance. I work with all ages but have increasingly developed a passion for working with young children, teens, and young adults over the past 5 years as a child therapist in various rural, non-profit, and school-based settings.
At various times in our lives, we need a supportive space to set down the mentally and emotionally heavy things that we carry so we can move toward health and happiness. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is devoted to creating a supportive space for each client in their healing journey with warmth, empathy, and unconditional acceptance. I work with all ages but have increasingly developed a passion for working with young children, teens, and young adults over the past 5 years as a child therapist in various rural, non-profit, and school-based settings.
(254) 393-9032 View (254) 393-9032
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Dr. Brooke Hill-Allen
Counselor, PhD, LMFT, LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Waco, TX 76710
The most important aspect of therapy is that you, the client, feel both comfortable & safe. I pride myself on providing an environment that fosters both safety & growth. I believe that the therapeutic process is a journey & it is one that I will willingly take with you. I believe that this process should be a collaborative effort between you & me. My therapeutic style is uniquely tailored to the needs of each client to help them achieve their goals. Although the therapeutic process varies for each client, my role remains the same and that is to guide, encourage, & support you while you are on your journey.
The most important aspect of therapy is that you, the client, feel both comfortable & safe. I pride myself on providing an environment that fosters both safety & growth. I believe that the therapeutic process is a journey & it is one that I will willingly take with you. I believe that this process should be a collaborative effort between you & me. My therapeutic style is uniquely tailored to the needs of each client to help them achieve their goals. Although the therapeutic process varies for each client, my role remains the same and that is to guide, encourage, & support you while you are on your journey.
(254) 306-0858 View (254) 306-0858
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Taylor McNeely
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waco, TX 76705  (Online Only)
I am a great fit for clients that are looking for someone that can connect with them where they are. I have no agenda for therapy - we are going to do what you need! We can work on everything from coping skills, trauma, relationships, grief, and more.
I am a great fit for clients that are looking for someone that can connect with them where they are. I have no agenda for therapy - we are going to do what you need! We can work on everything from coping skills, trauma, relationships, grief, and more.
(254) 633-3842 View (254) 633-3842
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Megan Vergara
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waco, TX 76708  (Online Only)
My passion as a counselor is empowering clients to make the connections to make positive changes in their lives through offering a safe and empathetic counseling experience as well as offering strong and secure abilities of practices, ethical judgment, and flexible approaches to different modalities to best fit client needs.
My passion as a counselor is empowering clients to make the connections to make positive changes in their lives through offering a safe and empathetic counseling experience as well as offering strong and secure abilities of practices, ethical judgment, and flexible approaches to different modalities to best fit client needs.
(254) 637-0670 View (254) 637-0670
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Amy Beseda
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waco, TX 76701
Amy is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-Associate) who enjoys helping individuals as they navigate their lives. Amy helps concerning personal and social issues as well as working with those who are dealing with anxiety. She has over 20 years of experience helping in public school settings, especially with navigating special programs. Amy’s desire is to help individuals in a practical way that allows the individual to feel seen and heard through collaboration, empathy, and compassion, while allowing individuals to experience autonomy in problem-solving.
Amy is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-Associate) who enjoys helping individuals as they navigate their lives. Amy helps concerning personal and social issues as well as working with those who are dealing with anxiety. She has over 20 years of experience helping in public school settings, especially with navigating special programs. Amy’s desire is to help individuals in a practical way that allows the individual to feel seen and heard through collaboration, empathy, and compassion, while allowing individuals to experience autonomy in problem-solving.
(254) 822-3458 View (254) 822-3458
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Get Out of Your Head Therapy Texas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Waco, TX 76712  (Online Only)
Veronica focuses on creating a healthy environment where clients can feel cared for, pressure-free and understood. Being able to help clients to find a safe place where they can connect with themselves is her passion and motivation. She decided to become a Licensed Professional Counselor when she realized the need for counseling services for minority populations and vulnerable communities. Veronica desires to help people from different backgrounds, cultural and sexual identities, financial situations, and life experiences.
Veronica focuses on creating a healthy environment where clients can feel cared for, pressure-free and understood. Being able to help clients to find a safe place where they can connect with themselves is her passion and motivation. She decided to become a Licensed Professional Counselor when she realized the need for counseling services for minority populations and vulnerable communities. Veronica desires to help people from different backgrounds, cultural and sexual identities, financial situations, and life experiences.
(254) 232-5680 View (254) 232-5680
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Waco, TX 76701  (Online Only)
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals at Lifebulb! We’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Whether you prefer in-person sessions at our locations or online through telehealth, we've got you covered. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals at Lifebulb! We’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Whether you prefer in-person sessions at our locations or online through telehealth, we've got you covered. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
(254) 566-5403 View (254) 566-5403
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Annabeth Morgan
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Waco, TX 76712
Waitlist for new clients
Life can feel overwhelming and challenging at times. My desire is for you to find hope and have a safe place to process life’s many challenges, trauma, stressful life events, depression, anxiety, spiritual abuse and deconstruction, and other personal issues. I recognize the connection that people long for in their relationships with one another and am passionate about helping you experience safety, acceptance and love. I enjoy working with individuals or families who are dealing with childhood trauma, addiction, and foster care or adoption.
Life can feel overwhelming and challenging at times. My desire is for you to find hope and have a safe place to process life’s many challenges, trauma, stressful life events, depression, anxiety, spiritual abuse and deconstruction, and other personal issues. I recognize the connection that people long for in their relationships with one another and am passionate about helping you experience safety, acceptance and love. I enjoy working with individuals or families who are dealing with childhood trauma, addiction, and foster care or adoption.
(254) 334-7884 View (254) 334-7884
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Tania Olivarri
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waco, TX 76710
I am a bilingual therapist that works with children ages 3-14 years old who are experiencing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress symptoms, ADHD, autism, mood disorders, and behavioral challenges. I practice from a client-centered approach where I allow the client to lead their sessions. Dr. Landreth said “In play therapy, toys are viewed as the child’s words and play as the child’s language.” In the playroom, I have witnessed incredible bravery, compassion, and trust. I do this now, because I know the power of psychotherapy and I would love the opportunity to share it with others.
I am a bilingual therapist that works with children ages 3-14 years old who are experiencing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress symptoms, ADHD, autism, mood disorders, and behavioral challenges. I practice from a client-centered approach where I allow the client to lead their sessions. Dr. Landreth said “In play therapy, toys are viewed as the child’s words and play as the child’s language.” In the playroom, I have witnessed incredible bravery, compassion, and trust. I do this now, because I know the power of psychotherapy and I would love the opportunity to share it with others.
(254) 978-7155 View (254) 978-7155
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Number of Therapists in Waco, TX

200+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Waco, TX who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
85% Depression
71% Stress
69% Relationship Issues
68% Self Esteem
66% Grief
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
79% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Waco, TX see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Waco?

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.