Therapists Specializing in Identity Development in Texas

Our identity can change and develop throughout life. For many of us, our ideas of who we are and what we believe constantly evolve over the years. Defining your own beliefs, lifestyle, and sense of self can be exciting, but it’s natural to experience some uncertainty or discomfort in the process too. Although identity development is most commonly associated with adolescence, challenges can arise at any time, especially during major life transitions or other times of change.

Therapy can help us better understand ourselves, feel more confident in who we are, and improve our ability to make sense of our world. A therapist might focus on clarifying values to guide your actions through acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) or develop your thoughts and core beliefs through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Some therapists also provide existential therapy, a philosophically-rooted approach that focuses on meaning, freedom, connection, and mortality.

As numerous therapeutic modalities can help with identity development, it can be beneficial to discuss the options with one of the therapists in Texas below who specialize in this area. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Kimberly  Nelson

Kimberly Nelson

Online Sessions, TX

6500 River Place Boulevard, Austin, TX, 78730

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

Welcome to Holistic Counseling and Wellness. We all have those times in life when something doesn’t feel “right”. We find ourselves short tempered, easily frustrated, anxious, worried, or not feeling like ourselves and enjoying things like we used to. It happens to us individually, and certainly in our relationships. My goal in our work together is to provide a safe, respectful, nurturing environment to help you examine and challenge your concerns. My approach is focused on your wellness using your strengths as we address your concerns, so you can get back to enjoying all that life has to offer.

My work with individuals and couples typically starts with a few weeks of weekly sessions as we get to know one another and focus on your concerns. As you experience improvement, our sessions will become every two to three weeks and then as needed. I have clients I have worked with for years who call as needed for a session or two when life throws them a new curve ball. I truly believe in the benefit of a supportive therapeutic relationship during life’s challenging times, and it would be an honor to help you through your concerns. Please take some time to explore my site and don’t hesitate to call for a free phone consult.


Claire  Palmer

Claire Palmer

Online Sessions, TX

4131 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin, TX, 78759

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $80 - $123 per session

If we decide to partner up on your therapeutic journey my first hope is for you to be able to acknowledge the bravery it takes to be right where you are. My next hope (the big one!) is for you to be able to get to a place in life where you feel whole and integrated. Where you feel free to have open, non-judgmental conversations with each part of who you are – even the parts that you may dislike the most right now. My purpose is to help you feel heard and held along this journey, to be the witness that lets you know you are not alone in your suffering. From this place of courage, integration and compassionate acceptance you will become your own guide on the path towards a rich future full of life, vitality and meaning.


Shywanna Tia  Glenn Honore

Shywanna Tia Glenn Honore

Online Sessions, TX

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 per session

Life is full of changes, those transitions can present emotional and psychological challenges that can be better addressed in a supportive and nurturing counseling environment. I believe that brokenness, challenges and life transitions can be restored when an individual partners with a trustworthy and compassionate professional to rediscover strength and acquire skills to deal with these transactions and unlock the treasures that lie within. There, we find the ESSENCE of our JOY.

I am passionate about family, therapy and helping others. My innate compassion for people and my clients compels me to whole heartedly focus on mentally liberating individuals as well as saving marriages and families.

Our world as we know it is continually changing and that adjustment is not always easy. Compassion can go a long way in this fear and stress filled world. My goal is to address the unique needs of each client with a heart full of compassion.


Delaney  Menell

Delaney Menell

Online Sessions, TX

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $225 per session

While my methods are grounded in evidence-based practices, my style is unique, down-to-earth and non-traditional. I'm also realistic, charismatic and compassionate. I apply humor when necessary and take great pride in challenging you to rise to your own occasion. Being able to step back and take an observational view of your life and consider a different perspective is integrated into my practice and a large part of what excites me about this work. I'll collaborate with you to get where you want to be in a way that makes the most sense to you.

I want to help you realign your head and heart in order to trust your intuition. Doing this allows you to live your life from a strength-based deep understanding of yourself, propelling you toward achieving self-actualization! You already have the characteristics, tools, and passion you need for everything you want, we may just need to make a few adjustments to rejuvenate those qualities or go even deeper to heal pain from past trauma.

Wether you're here to heal primarily or using our time to catapult you to your greatest heights, I'm looking forward to taking that journey with you.


Tracy  Carver

Tracy Carver

Online Sessions, TX

4407 Bee Cave Road, Austin, TX, 78746

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 per session

One of my favorite parts of being a therapist is getting to know new clients — I enjoy discovering what makes you unique and figuring out how I can best serve you in my role as a therapist. While I bring years of experience to our sessions, I'm also deeply invested in understanding your individual experiences and I'm always curious to learn more about you.

Current clients have told me they appreciate my sense of humor and my calm, grounded presence. They've said therapy has helped them see their lives from a different perspective and that their problems seem simpler and more manageable now. They've appreciated that I'm a reliable source of support when times are tough and when dependable friends may be hard to come by.

Expect me to challenge you when you need to be challenged. I'll provide you with honest feedback and will share my opinion when I think it's necessary. And even when I'm gently pointing out that feeling you're avoiding feeling or that not-so-obvious thing you always do in relationships, you'll know it's coming from an empathic, loving place.


Kathryn Whistler Austin

Kathryn Whistler Austin

Online Sessions, TX

1010 Land Creek Cove, Austin, TX, 78746

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I believe that we are alive to experience joy and do incredible things based on our unique genius. Seeking support around vulnerable areas in your life takes courage and change is uncomfortable. But growth is a necessary part of our individual evolution and something that we all have the inherent ability to do. The most important factor in successful therapy is the fit between the client and therapist. Trust your intuition and take a leap of faith that you, like every human, deserve to prosper and be at peace.


Rama  Gerig

Rama Gerig

Online Sessions, TX

3701 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX, 77098

9420 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX, 77554

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 per session

Finding the right therapist that you can trust and forge a healthy working relationship with is critical to your healing journey. My passion is trauma intervention and resolution. Trauma has a multi-dimensional impact and effects each person in a unique way. Regardless of the type of trauma you are dealing with, the proper intervention, with the proper therapist can help you thrive, mentally, physically and spiritually. To bear witness to your healing is both and honor and privilege. My primary concern is to help you recover, and to become aware of your inner strengths. In part, this can be achieved by providing you with a safe and nonjudgmental space, listening to you, and customizing a treatment plan tailored to meet your goals. I promise to be there for you, and to share in your journey. My greatest desire is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. I am happy to chat before we meet to ensure we are a good fit.

Together we can work through trauma, addiction, interpersonal relationships, communication conflicts, and anxiety management, so that you can start living a happier, stress free, and more fulfilled life!


David J  Schlosz

David J Schlosz

Online Sessions, TX

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I believe that each of us has a deep-seated desire to know others and be known by others. When this doesn't happen, we often find ourselves isolated and feeling alone - even when surrounded by others.

I will create a safe space where you can explore, know, and understand your whole self, even the parts that you’re sometimes afraid to look at. I will help you remove shame, fear, loneliness, and guilt so that you can manifest your authentic self. I can help you get unstuck and discover who you really are. I can help you overcome the pain of rejection and embrace your authentic self.

Taking the first step to begin therapy can be challenging, but you won’t regret it. By now, you have already learned ways to tolerate life’s painful challenges. You don’t have to do this alone. Take the next step and call me today.


Katy  Alaniz

Katy Alaniz

Online Sessions, TX

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $80 - $120 per session

My main saying, which is plastered all over my website, is 'you deserve peace just as much as anyone else'. I remember what it felt like to have little to no peace/contentment, and it's miserable. When I was at my worst with my own mental health diagnoses, I would describe to others that I felt like a half-dead person, just kind of walking around in a perpetual state of being asleep. When I started getting better, it's like I woke up.

I named my practice 'The Wakeful State', because that's my hope for you: to be in a state of wakefulness, clarity, and a little closer to joy. If you're willing to talk and change, I believe I can help get you to your own wakeful state.


LaKendria  Ellis

LaKendria Ellis

Online Sessions, TX

5444 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX, 77056

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 per session

Greetings! My name is LaKendria Ellis, M.Ed, LPC. I am a licensed professional clinical and mental health counselor who Kares. My personal background revolves around the process I took to uncover and navigate through my own hurt and trauma, while utilizing kounseling to connect the dots. I was hurt and needed help to heal. Kounseling was the key! I truly enjoy the process that is healing work and I would love to be apart of your therapeutic journey. I see each client as an individual and make it my priority to see each person for who they are. My services are individualized, filled with work and enjoyment. The process may be difficult, but the end result is worth it.


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