Are you tying to find a mental health therapist in Corpus Christi? Between finding the right person, getting someone with openings, and actually getting started, it can be overwhelming!
This article will help relieve the stress so you can find a therapist in TX. Whether you’re seeking individual counseling or work on marriage and family issues, help from a mental health professional is available.
Here are some things to consider when searching for a therapist. You may want to give some thought to these issues before spending lots of time on the phone.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist.
The most common approach to therapy these days is called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This approach can be used to address specific issues like anxiety or depression, and is often offered in a solution focused approach. Client typically only stay long enough to get symptom reduction for the specific concern and then they stop therapy.
However, that’s not the only option. For example, I do more depth work with clients. We address the presenting concerns, but do so in a way that respects that you have a long history going all the way back to your family of origin. This approach often uses a Psychodynamic approach.
I also focus attention on the integration between mind, body, and spirit. We understand that our thoughts, emotions, and physical reactions are all related, so it makes sense to discuss these, as well as how they affect our ability to sustain relationships of all kinds.
Because my work encompasses a wider range of Human experience, I find my clients are able to develop nuanced and robust approaches to feeling better. People who are drawn to my work typically want a longer therapy experience, to work on personal development in a variety of ways.
Therapist Qualities and Experience
When you start therapy, you’re establishing a new relationship in your life. There may be qualities about a therapist you prefer. Here are a few considerations.
Gender and Age
Do you care if the counselor is male or female? What about someone younger than you… or older? Some people have preferences about such things.
Worldview or Specific Areas of Focus
Do you specifically want a Christian therapist? One who has other beliefs? Do you want these beliefs built into the therapy experience?
I always clarify that I do not offer Christian-based counseling. If you want that, there are several options in the Coastal Bend.
Other possibilities include those with Military experience, those who may be LGBTQ+ allied, or those who specialize in issues like sports performance.
These days, most Texas therapists have very full case loads. You may find that your first choice either has a waiting list or is no longer accepting new patients. If you’re really focused on a specific therapist, don’t be surprised if you have to wait for weeks or months to get an appointment.
I do not accept insurance for my services. My services are private-pay only. While I provide you with a receipt for payment, I do not provide a Superbill for insurance billing purposes.
For those who wish to use insurance to pay for, or be reimbursed for psychotherapy, I am happy to suggest ways to find an appropriate provider.
Working with Me
I see adult clients who live in Texas for individual psychotherapy via secure telehealth video platform.
Those who do well in my practice are curious and motivated, with a desire to do a deep-dive into their areas of concern and how they can reach their goals and have amazing relationships. I often work with codependency/people pleasers, and also appreciate the chance to help others reconcile their family of origin experiences in adulthood.
If you want to take an integrative approach to your mental health, I’d be happy to have a conversation to see if we’re a good fit. Feel free to contact me for more information.