I. Therapists in Houston, Texas

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There are no therapists currently located in Houston, TX. The following therapists are located in TX.

Rebecca Gibson

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Juliana Guadamuz

Sponsored by BetterHelp

Languages: English, Spanish

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue

Jessica Eiseman

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Eclectic, Forensic Psychology, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Motivational Interviewing, Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State License: Texas

Sanna Khoja

Languages: English, Urdu

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Integrative, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Multicultural, Narrative, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Somatic, Trauma Focused

State License: Texas

Rachel Eddins

Languages: English, Arabic, Spanish, Farsi

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Gottman Method

State License: Texas

Delee D'Arcy

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Eclectic, Family / Marital, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State License: Texas

Jennifer Hughes

Areas of focus: Caregiver Stress, Chronic Pain, Coping Skills, Coping With Medical Issues, Depression, End of Life Issues, Grief, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Transgender, Trauma / PTSD

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical (DBT), Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Psychodynamic, Trauma Focused

State Licenses: Louisiana and Texas

Amber Boyd

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Integrative

State Licenses: California and Texas

Bernadette Smith

  • 9 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Houston, Texas
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Family / Marital, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Multicultural, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State License: Texas

Helen Godfrey

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

State License: Texas

II. Choosing the Best Houston, TX Therapists

Online Therapy evaluated the 15 best therapists in Houston based on eight key factors, including cost, specializations, credentials, and accessibility. This information can help you find mental health support that’s highly reviewed and fairly priced.

Credentials

To ensure trusted, high-quality care, only therapists who meet current Texas counseling requirements were considered. In Houston, licensed professional counselors must have a master’s degree, passing scores on the jurisprudence exam, and a sufficient number of supervised training hours completed.

Accessibility

The best therapists in Houston offer flexible meeting times and have office hours that work with your schedule, so you can get the care you need whenever it’s convenient for you. Counselors were chosen based on their specializations and types of appointments offered, such as remote sessions held online or over the phone.

Cost

Quality counseling in Houston doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. The selected therapists accept a number of payment methods and insurance plans, with many offering a sliding-scale fee option. Therapists were chosen based on per-session or monthly subscription cost.

III. The Best Therapists in Houston, TX

Michele K. Lane: BCD, LCSW | Best for strengthening relationships

Michele K. Lane
713-668-3838
Website

Michele Lane is a psychotherapist with more than 25 years of experience working with individuals and couples. Her main focus is relationship enrichment and teaching partners how to communicate in a healthy way.

What patients say:

“I credit my turnaround in recovery from a shocking and unexpected divorce to Michele’s skill in helping me to change some of my ways of thinking and affirming me as a person.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Couple’s and Marriage Counseling,
Relationship Enrichment,
Controlling Depression and Anxiety,
Surviving Infidelity, Improving Communication,
Reducing Shyness,
Coping with Loss,
Managing Stress,
Overcoming Procrastination,
Increasing Self Esteem
Aetna PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Texas only, not Anthem or Magellan)
Cigna (PPO only)
United Behavioral Health
Value Options/Beacon Health
$100 to $185 depending on income Yes Yes

H.O.P.E. Psychotherapy of Houston: M.A., LPC-S, CART | Best for trauma and PTSD

H.O.P.E. Psychotherapy of Houston
281-373-5200
Website

Psychotherapist Debbie Edmunds teaches clients how to overcome trauma in a safe manner with healthy coping mechanisms and self-soothing skills. She specializes in a variety of emotional support tools for adolescents and adults.

What patients say:

“Debbie is an amazing therapist. She has truly helped me navigate the challenges and successes in my life. Her patience and sincerity are evident in every session.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Coping Skills
Child or Adolescent
Trauma and PTSD
N/A $100 fee per session Yes Yes

Julia Babcock, Ph.D. | Best for struggling marriages

Julia Babcock
281-844-8364
Website

Julia Babcock specializes in helping individuals and couples with marital problems using the Gottman couples therapy approach. She provides a safe space for clients to discuss sensitive issues, such as infidelity and abuse. Her three-session couples’ checkup can help partners spot relationship issues and offer an actionable plan for improvement.

What patients say:

“Dr. Babcock helped save my marriage. Worth every penny!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Couples Therapy
Domestic Violence
N/A $200 – $250 fee per session No Yes

Dr. Megan N. Houston, Ph.D.: S.A.P. | Best for substance abuse

Dr. Meagan N. Houston
713-854-5654
Website

Meagan Houston’s services focus on repairing relationships and helping clients navigate through new changes in life. Her specialty is kind, compassionate treatment for those who are suicidal or self-harming, including abuse of drugs and alcohol.

What patients say:

“Hands down the best psychologist by far. She’s down to earth, knowledgeable, and compassionate. If you’re looking for a psychologist look no further.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Women’s Issues
Self-Harming
Aetna
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
Magellan
Optum
UnitedHealthcare
$120 – $285 fee per session Yes Yes

Michelle Puster: M.Ed., LPC, CART, CCTP | Best for parenting concerns

Michelle Puster
832-361-1547
Website

Michelle Puster utilizes an emotionally focused couple’s therapy approach to strengthen communication, rebuild trust, and help partners cut back on unproductive arguing. She assists women who have anxiety and those struggling with parenting concerns.

What patients say:

“Michelle is passionate about this field and her work shows it. She is an excellent therapist whom I’m highly pleased to have met.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Women’s Issues
Parenting
Stress
N/A Initial appointment: $175 per 50 minute session
Follow up: $160 per 50 minute session
No Yes

Jordan Therapy Services: M.A., LPC, LMFT, CCATP | Best for pregnancy loss and postpartum depression

Jordan Therapy Services
281-317-7237
Website

Laura Jordan is a certified psychotherapist who helps women cope with pregnancy loss and teaches support techniques for overcoming postpartum depression and anxiety. She also offers therapy services for teenagers and young adults who need a helping hand as they transition to the next stage of their lives.

What patients say:

“My daughter’s experience with therapist Laura Jordan was amazing. She has a great way of understanding and listening.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Marital and Premarital
Anxiety
N/A $200 for the initial session
$175 for subsequent sessions
No Yes

Follow Your Heart Counseling: M.S., LMFT | Best for addiction and codependency

Follow Your Heart Counseling
281-826-4380
Website

Galina Thomas specializes in substance abuse recovery and can help patients replace unsafe addictions with new and healthier coping mechanisms. Through her couple’s counseling, she teaches codependent partners of addicts ways to manage emotions and support their loved ones on the journey to sobriety.

What patients say:

“Galina is a great therapist! It was our first time going to a therapy session and we loved it.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Substance Use
Trauma and PTSD
N/A $120 fee per 1 hour session Yes Yes

Caldwell Counseling Center: M.A., LCDC, CCS, CCTP, NCIP | Best for substance abuse recovery

Caldwell Counseling Center
832-326-6276
Website

Dan Caldwell conducts substance abuse evaluations and has more than a decade of experience in the addiction recovery community. He provides intervention services aimed at getting loved ones the treatment they need. Individual and family counseling are also available.

What patients say:

“Dan holds himself to the most professional standard possible. Easy to talk to and very engaging.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Addiction
Alcohol Use
Drug Abuse
Aetna
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
N/A Yes Yes

Freedom Psychotherapy and Wellness Services: M.A., LPC | Best for wellness coaching

Freedom Psychotherapy
713-322-6717
Website

Nadie Roberson’s 12 Dimensions of Wellness coaching program is ideal for anyone who feels stuck or dissatisfied with their career, relationships, or life in general. Her approach to sex therapy is designed to improve intimacy with custom-tailored exercises and communication techniques.

What patients say:

“She is a great listener and she helps me to learn how to cope with everyday stressors.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sex Therapy
Self Esteem
Relationship Issues
Cigna $119 fee per session Yes No

John Nomura, Ph.D.: BCBA-D, LP, LSSP | Best for child therapy

John Nomura
832-519-8180
Website

Dr. Nomura’s counseling services are specifically geared to meet the concerns of children, which may include school stress and adjusting to divorce or relocation. His thorough evaluations help assess children and adolescents for autism, ADHD, and mood and behavior disorders.

What patients say:

“Dr. Nomura assessed my son when he was five. The detailed report was very insightful and my son always looked forward to going.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Child or Adolescent
Testing and Evaluation
ADHD
Aetna
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
$165 fee per 1 hour session No Yes

Jennifer Hughes, Ph.D. | Best for trauma survivors

Jennifer Hughes
504-408-1790
Website

Jennifer Hughes has more than 10 years of experience working with trauma survivors and those who have PTSD. She provides counseling services that can aid in healing and mental recovery, including the development of a crisis response plan to prevent self-harm and feelings of suicidal ideation.

What patients say:

“I have always been struck by her dedication to providing evidence-based therapy, her commitment to her clients and her ability to connect with therapy-resistant teens.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Grief
Chronic Illness
N/A $200 fee per session No Yes

Beth Christopherson: LCSW, CST, CCTP | Best for psychotherapy and sex therapy

Beth Christopherson
832-478-8897
Website

Beth Christopherson is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist who’s dedicated to helping couples with issues such as low desire, body image, and trauma. Her psychotherapy services for individuals can assist with treating mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, and teach clients positive ways to deal with life stressors.

What patients say:

“Beth Christopherson is an incredibly knowledgeable and experienced therapist, who makes a difficult subject easy to talk about.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Sex Therapy
Grief
Relationship Issues
N/A $160 fee per 50 minute session No Yes

Dr. Rebecca Wagner, Ph.D.: CEDS | Best for eating disorders

Dr Rebecca Wagner
713-338 1927
Website

As a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, Dr. Rebecca Wagner works with patients to overcome impulse control, personality disorders, and addiction. She specializes in treating anxiety and depression with various therapeutic methods, including CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

What patients say:

“You always believed in me and though it wasn’t always easy, you helped me figure it out along the way, allowed me to make mistakes, and stuck with me when it was hard.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Eating Disorders
Anxiety
Depression
N/A Not provided No Yes

Kennetha L. Frye, Ph.D.: LP, LSSP, HSP | Best for struggling adolescents

Kennetha L Frye
281-771-1326
Website

Dr. Frye is a specialist in working with at-risk children who exhibit emotional and behavioral difficulties, such as depression and Occupational Defiant Disorder. Her holistic training can help parents understand these childhood concerns and allow families to address them constructively.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Depression
Anxiety
School Issues
Blue Cross Blue Shield $150 per 50 minute session No Yes

Klaybor and Klaybor Psychotherapy: Ed.D., LPC-S, LMFT, CEAP, NCC | Best for life changes

Klaybor and Klaybor Psychotherapy
713-621-2490
Website

Mike and Gayle Klaybor work with individuals and couples. Their practice covers addiction treatment, biofeedback, relationship counseling, and sports psychology. The Klaybors help clients use cognitive behavioral therapy to realize personal goals and manage stress.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Sports Performance
N/A $200 fee per session No Yes

IV. What You Should Know About Houston Therapy

How are Houston therapists licensed?

Licensed Houston therapists must have an accredited master’s degree, passing scores on the NCMHCE and Texas Jurisprudence exams, and at least 3,000 hours of supervised counseling internship completed. Licensure for Texas LPCs is managed by the state’s Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, a branch of the Texas Department of State Health Services.

How much does therapy cost in Houston?

A session with a Houston therapist typically costs between $125 to $130, with rates of up to $200 on the high end. Therapists may charge varying rates depending on the service provided. Couples counseling generally costs more than individual therapy, for example. Providers may offer a free initial consultation or charge a discounted rate for the first meeting. Several Houston therapists accept insurance providers such as Aetna, Cigna, and Blue Cross. Some have sliding-scale rates, with services priced based on the client’s ability to pay.

 

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