Therapists in Houston, Texas

Zencare has identified the best therapists in Houston to help you find your ideal provider. Since the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health conditions and issues have increased in the Lone Star state. If you’re looking for a Black therapist in Houston, a depression therapist in Houston, or even a sex therapist in Houston — Zencare can help. If you want to engage in therapy in-person, you can narrow your search for therapists to areas like Third Ward, Museum District and Bellaire. If you’re looking for a therapist who you can see remotely or virtually, Zencare has over 300 therapists and counselors who are licensed to practice and provide sessions to those living in Texas, no matter what city or county you live in. Seeing a therapist virtually can be especially helpful if you’re looking for more convenience like trying to avoid driving through busy downtown Houston, or need flexibility with scheduling. Online sessions are a great way to have therapy sessions, and studies have proven that they are just as impactful as in-person sessions. Additionally, if you’re looking for a therapist who speaks other languages, over 30 Zencare therapists in Texas also provide sessions in Spanish.

420 Matching Therapists with Availability

Carolina  Robledo's profile picture
Vetted

Carolina Robledo

Therapist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Chronic illness - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Burnout - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Life purpose & meaning
 In-person & online
Marva Davis Burks's profile picture
Vetted

Marva Davis Burks

Therapist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement
 In-person & online
Patience  Simms's profile picture
Vetted

Patience Simms

Therapist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Adoption & foster care - Couples counseling - Trauma - Divorce & separation
 In-person & online
Ayesha  Lakhani's profile picture
Vetted

Ayesha Lakhani

Therapist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Adolescent mental health - Anxiety - Depression - Infertility counseling - Postpartum depression - Clinical supervision
 In-person & online
Hillery  Keith's profile picture
Vetted

Hillery Keith

Therapist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Anxiety - Trauma - Adolescent mental health - College & graduate student mental health - Suicidal ideation - Loss, grief, and bereavement
 In-person & online
Phyllis  Tonkin's profile picture

Phyllis Tonkin

Therapist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Couples counseling - Existential crisis & challenges - Mood disorders
 In-person & online
Tim  Flynn's profile picture
Vetted

Tim Flynn

Therapist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Relationship issues - Anxiety - Couples counseling - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Career counseling
 In-person & online
Amy-Noelle Noelle Shih's profile picture

Amy-Noelle Noelle Shih

Therapist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Couples counseling - Divorce & separation - Premarital counseling - Relationship issues - Dating - Anxiety
 In-person & online
Flourish Mental Health's profile picture
Vetted

Flourish Mental Health

Group practice

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Autism spectrum disorder - Adolescent mental health - Child mental health
 In-person & online
Charisse  Ferrer's profile picture
Vetted

Charisse Ferrer

Therapist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Relationship issues - Couples counseling - Attachment issues - Communication issues - Social anxiety
 In-person & online
Nicole  Leitner's profile picture

Nicole Leitner

Therapist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Relationship issues - Life coaching - Anxiety - Depression - Eating disorders & disordered eating - Trauma
 In-person & online
Chikodili Obianuju Oji's profile picture

Chikodili Obianuju Oji

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Medication Only)

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

ADHD - Anxiety - Bipolar disorder - Depression
 In-person & online
Valerie  Tutson's profile picture

Valerie Tutson

Psychiatrist (Medication Only)

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Depression - Mood disorders - Anxiety
 In-person & online
John P Vincent's profile picture

John P Vincent

Therapist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Couples counseling - Anxiety - Depression - Divorce & separation - Relationship issues - Work stress
 In-person & online
EDGE Sports Counseling's profile picture
Vetted

EDGE Sports Counseling

Pre-Licensed Professional

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Anxiety - Life transitions - Sports psychology - Stress management
 In-person & online
Paul  Dang's profile picture

Paul Dang

Therapist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Depression - Anxiety - Artists' mental health - Career counseling - Drug addiction & abuse - Cultural adjustment
 In-person & online
Brian  Goonan's profile picture
Vetted

Brian Goonan

Therapist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Adolescent mental health - Couples counseling - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Dating
 In-person & online
Anavota Behavioral Health's profile picture

Anavota Behavioral Health

Group practice (Medication Only)

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

ADHD - Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Anxiety - Bipolar disorder - Depression - Mood disorders
 In-person & online
Liz L Ross's profile picture
Vetted

Liz L Ross

Therapist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Chronic pain - Insomnia & sleep issues - Chronic illness - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma
 In-person & online
Toby D. Howell's profile picture
Vetted

Toby D. Howell

Therapist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Anxiety - Attachment issues - Adjustment difficulties & disorders
 In-person & online
Uwem  Obot's profile picture
Vetted

Uwem Obot

Therapist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Addiction - Anger management - Anxiety - Depression - Personality disorders - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
 In-person & online
Geode Health - Texas's profile picture

Geode Health - Texas

Group practice

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Addiction - ADHD - Anxiety - Depression - Stress management - Trauma
 In-person & online
Mikeicia  Smith's profile picture
Vetted

Mikeicia Smith

Therapist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Anxiety - Depression - Self-esteem - Stress management - Emotion regulation
 In-person & online
Martha  Akinbile's profile picture

Martha Akinbile

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

ADHD - Anxiety - Bipolar disorder - Depression - Child mental health - Alcohol use disorder & addiction
 In-person & online
LaKendria  Ellis's profile picture
Vetted

LaKendria Ellis

Therapist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Depression - Women's issues - Self-esteem - Life coaching - Perfectionism - Anxiety
 In-person & online
Maddison  Adimora's profile picture
Vetted

Maddison Adimora

Therapist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Anxiety - Trauma - Depression - Women's issues - Stress management - Race & cultural identity
 In-person & online
Manuel  Guillen's profile picture

Manuel Guillen

Psychiatrist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

ADHD - Anxiety - Depression - Relationship issues - Trauma - Mood disorders
 In-person & online
Sisily Deneise Rainey's profile picture

Sisily Deneise Rainey

Therapist

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

Anxiety - Depression - Relationship issues - Stress management - Trauma - Mood disorders
 In-person & online
Mindful Health Solutions's profile picture

Mindful Health Solutions

Group practice

Accepting clients from Houston, Texas

ADHD - Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Stress management - Trauma
 In-person & online
Angela H Smith's profile picture
Vetted

Angela H Smith

Therapist

Waitlist

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Anxiety - Trauma - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Relationship issues - Loss, grief, and bereavement
In-person only

1-30 of 420 providers who match your search criteria

FAQs about how to find a therapist in Houston, Texas

How do I find a therapist in Houston, Texas?

Find a therapist near you in Houston, Texas on Zencare. Narrow your search by using filters like insurance, therapy budget specialty, and provider identity. Mental health professionals on Zencare are vetted for their extensive experience treating individual adults, children and adolescents, as well as couples and families. Explore each potential therapist profile to learn more about their specialties, and watch an introductory video to get a sense of their personality. Book a free initial call to find the right therapist for you!

Does insurance cover therapy in Houston, Texas?

Yes, most Houston, Texas health insurance carriers provide mental health benefits that cover therapy. However, the exact amount of coverage will vary based on the plan details and whether the selected provider is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance. If the therapist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the therapist is out-of-network with your insurance, you may still be able to receive reimbursement after paying the fee at the time of therapy session. If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan, you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a therapist out-of-network in Houston, Texas. If you have an HMO, EPO, or Medicaid/Medicare plan, you likely cannot receive reimbursement, and would be responsible for the full out-of-network session fee. Note that services designed to treat topics which are not diagnosed mental health conditions, such as couples counseling and life coaching, are not typically covered by health insurance. The potential mental health provider must also be a licensed therapist in your state for the insurance company to cover services.

How do I find an affordable therapist in Houston, Texas?

Many therapists offer a sliding scale, or a range of session fees based on financial need to clients who would not otherwise be able to afford typical therapy rates in Houston, Texas. If you are struggling to pay for therapy, consider asking for a sliding scale, looking for an in-network therapist, or seeking services through a local agency, college counseling center, or hospital.

How can I make an appointment with a therapist in Houston, Texas?

Start your search for an appointment with a therapist in Houston, Texas on Zencare. Many mental health professionals located in Houston, Texas require clients to have an introductory call before booking a full appointment online. In this free call, the prospective therapist will ask about your goals for treatment, and make sure that their skills, specialized training, and scope of private practice are a match for your mental health issues. At the same time, you should assess if you feel comfortable talking with the therapist, as studies show that the most important determinant of successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. After an initial call, you’ll typically be given the option to book an appointment with the therapist, or continue your search if it’s not a good fit. At the initial session, you’ll likely discuss the therapeutic process and determine goals for your personal growth. Common therapy goals include learning effective coping strategies to deal with negative feelings, increasing self-awareness, and gaining a deeper understanding and insight into relationship patterns.

How can I find a therapist in Houston, Texas who sees clients after hours?

Find a therapist who sees clients after hours on Zencare. Many therapists in Houston, Texas offer appointments outside of traditional business hours. Simply filter by Office Hours under More Filters to choose the time of day that works best for you, whether that be early morning before work, in the evenings, or even over the weekend. After hours sessions are a good option for busy individuals, couples, and families dealing with hectic schedules and who need a flexible option for their mental health care.

How do I find a therapist in Houston, Texas who offers in-person sessions?

Find a therapist who offers in-person sessions on Zencare. Many therapists in Houston, Texas have resumed offering in-person sessions; you can filter by “In-Person” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for in-office sessions. You can also search by map to find providers in Houston, Texas near you. While some clients prefer in-person sessions because they offer a safe, neutral ground for the session to take place, for the widest range of therapist options, consider expanding your search to also include providers licensed in your state who offer telehealth, or therapy sessions via remote video call.

How do I find a therapist in Houston, Texas who offers online sessions?

Find a therapist who offers online sessions on Zencare. Most therapists in Houston, Texas continue to offer appointments online; you can filter by “Online” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for teletherapy sessions. In order to see a therapist, they must be licensed to provide online sessions to clients living in your state. Online therapy is different from text therapy, or asynchronous therapy; online therapy offers the same consistent relationship with a local Houston, Texas therapist that an in-person session would, with sessions taking place via phone or a video sessions through a secure teletherapy platform. Online therapy sessions are a convenient way to find a therapist near Houston, Texas without leaving the comfort of your home or office.

Where can I get mental health therapy in Houston, Texas?

Start your search for mental health therapy in Houston, Texas on Zencare. Many therapists are quality-vetted for excellence in clinical care. When you’re struggling with your mental health, it might be time to seek professional support in the form of counseling services, couples therapy, or psychiatric medication management. There are a wide range of private practice therapists to choose from in Houston, Texas; consider narrowing your search by criteria like insurance carrier, therapy budget, specialty, or provider identity to find a great fit!

How can I start therapy in Houston, Texas?

Start your search for a great therapist in Houston, Texas on Zencare. First, consider any logistic limitations, like how far you are willing to travel outside of Houston, Texas or if you are open to online sessions with a local provider. Also consider how much your therapy budget is, and when you are available for therapy. Then, make a list of priorities for your ideal therapist: do they match your identity, or have expertise in a specific area like anxiety or depression? There is no one reason to start therapy; many individuals in Houston, Texas go see a therapist when they need help to move forward through a difficult time, cope with symptoms of a mental illness such as a mood disorder, navigate life transitions, process relationship difficulties or improve their behavioral health. Use your priorities to filter on Zencare by insurance, speciality, and availability. Look through a few provider profiles to find the therapist you might click with, watch their introductory videos, and book a free call to find a great personal fit!

What kinds of mental health providers are available in Houston, Texas?

There are many different kinds of mental health providers available in Houston, Texas, including psychologists, clinical social workers, and mental health counselors. As long as the provider is licensed in your state, the factor that matters most to therapy outcomes is the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship you build with your therapist. Common types of therapy provided in Houston, Texas include cognitive therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and insight-oriented therapies like psychodynamic therapy. Other providers offer a blend of techniques for a more interpersonal, holistic approach. Some mental health therapists in Houston, Texas also offer specialized treatment services, like couples therapy, premarital counseling, and family therapy. While most Houston, Texas providers are qualified to treat general challenges, like depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem, for concerns such as substance abuse, personality disorders, and eating disorders, consider seeking expert care. Together with your therapist, you’ll build a treatment plan that addresses your reasons for seeking therapy and monitor progress toward your wellness goals and overall well being.

How does paying for therapy work in Houston, Texas?

There are several options for paying for therapy in Houston, Texas. For many people, the most affordable way to seek mental health services is to look for a provider who is in-network with your insurance. Due to high demand and low availability, in-network providers often have long waitlists; to widen your options and start therapy sooner, you might also consider looking for an out-of-network provider. When you see an out-of-network therapist in Houston, Texas, you can ask for a sliding scale if you are unable to afford their typical session fees, or seek reimbursement from your insurance company if you have a PPO or POS plan. For clients who have an insurance plan with a high deductible and low medical costs, therapy costs are often comparable when you see a therapist in- or out-of-network. While paying for therapy can be a substantial investment, it’s also a great way to improve relationships, boost self-esteem, address symptoms of mental illness, and ultimately live a happier, more self-directed life.