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Courtney Lewis
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $140

Courtney Lewis, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Courtney Lewis is a board certified LPC-Associate with a great passion to collaborate with clients to establish a trusting and therapeutic alliance. Courtney assists clients to become aware of inconsistencies within the thought process and bodily responses. Courtney began her journey into the mental health field while in high school where she interned with the Wounded Warriors Program; Courtney expanded upon this while interning at the Central Texas Veterans Health Career System. These opportunities assisted Courtney in learning a variety of strategies, which include suicide awareness and prevention, cognitive behavioral techniques, and becoming aware of various addictions such as alcoholism. Over the years, Courtney has had the opportunity to work with a variety of populations such as children, adolescents, veterans, wounded warriors, and case management for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

With Courtney coming from a family of education and healthcare professionals, these have been the driving forces throughout her career. In 2018, Courtney earned her Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. During the summer 2021, Courtney obtained her Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Throughout her educational experience Courtney began to see the need to assist clients in learning more about themselves in order to develop habits and skills to effectively deal with the challenges that life may bring.

Courtney believes that clients are the experts of their lives. Courtney strives to give clients the resources needed and she takes pride in ensuring that the clients collaborate throughout the counseling process.

Education

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Mood Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Chris Hansen
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $140

Chris Hansen, Ph.D., LPCS, NCC, CCM

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Chris Hansen is a Licensed Professional Counselor (63206), clinical supervisor and nationally certified counselor. Dr. Hansen Served 24 years in the United States Navy, is a disabled veteran and is a member of several veteran's mental health groups and associations. Chris obtained his Master's Degree from Texas A&M and his Doctorate from St. Mary’s University and graduated with honors from both programs.

Chris has a very wide range of clinical experience ranging from inpatient, outpatient programs such as IOP/PHP, the Veterans Administration, Private Practice as well as clinical research and contract mental health work. Dr. Hansen has also worked extensively within corporate healthcare and has been a staunch advocate for mental health reforms.

Chris has experience working with severe psychological/psychotic disorders, abuse, trauma, PTSD, addiction, domestic violence, groups and couples. Given his extensive military experience, Chris has a passion for and specializes in treating military members and their families.

Education

St. Mary’s University
Ph.D. Counseling/Education

Specialties

  • Military members/families
  • Retired military members
  • Trauma
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Couples Therapy
  • Personality Disorders
  • Group Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Parenting
Gayla Campbell
Accepting:
  • BCBS of TX
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Compsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $140

Gayla Campbell, LPC-S

Philosophy of Care

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor who has been in the helping profession for over 30 years.The journey has been both personally and professionally rewarding!

My counseling style is compassionate and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect and sensitivity. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, motivational interviewing and will utilize techniques from other theories if needed. . I will focus on meeting your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Education

Master of Arts
West Texas University

Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
ijeoma Ajayi
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199:Intake $149: Follow-up

ijeoma Ajayi, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Ms. Ajayi is currently licensed as a PMHNP-BC/FNP-C in the states of Texas, California, and Colorado. Ms. Ajayi has dedicated over 20 years to the healthcare profession. She completed her Masters of Nursing at the University of Texas Rio-Grande Valley. Ijeoma’s experience with mental health spans over 20 years in inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and correctional settings across a broad range of client populations. Ijeoma has a passion for mental health and people’s wellbeing and works diligently to help restore personal health and wellness to the mind, body, and soul. She believes in utilizing a holistic approach to treatment whenever possible and believes in working closely with her clients to deliver an effective individualized treatment. With her passion for providing mental health care to clients of all ages. Ijeoma engages clients, by providing psychopharmacological education, with the goal of empowering the client in their treatment plan. 

It is her goal to provide culturally competent and compassionate care to persons of diverse backgrounds. Ijeoma is a highly requested Provider in her community. Her personal statement, “I am continuously evolving in order to grow my expertise so that my patients can get the possible care. Patient’s needs are always paramount in my care and also their wellbeing are at the forefront of my Practice.” In her free time, Ijeoma enjoys watching TV, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. 

Education

University of Texas
Masters of Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
Joy Yango
Accepting:
  • ARIA
  • BCBS of TX
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Joy Yango, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Joy is a Board Certified Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, who is qualified to diagnose, treat and prescribe medications for adults, adolescents and children. Some of her practice specialties include but are not limited to; Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 

Mrs. Yango holds strong assessment, diagnostic and communication skills. She works effectively independently as well as collaborates with other professionals to provide great care for her patients. 

Joy is a great listener, empathetic, accountable, trustworthy and has great integrity in the care she provides for her patients. Joy uses a holistic approach to patient care. She is a great advocate for both professional psychotherapy, medication management and ongoing education to manage patient’s symptoms. She exercises patience and ensures that before she completes a visit with her patients, they have a comprehensive and understandable plan of care tailored to their needs.

Education

University of Texas Houston
Family Nurse Practitioner Post Masters- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • PSTD
  • ADHD
Linda Osuji
Accepting:
  • BCBS
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Linda Osuji, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Linda Osuji is a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Texas. She began her nursing career in 2015, caring for the mental health needs of individuals across the lifespan and in various settings including residential treatment centers, inpatient facilities and outpatient community mental health clinics. 

She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology at Texas Lutheran university and then switched careers to receive her Masters in Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin. Since then she has been providing evidence-based and client-centered care for individuals struggling with mood disorders, anxiety and psychotic disorders. 

With a passion for the field of psychiatry fueled by experience and empathy, her mission is to provide compassionate care that leaves each client with a sense of hope.

Education

University of Texas at Austin
Masters in Nursing

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
Molly Wang
Accepting:
  • BCBS of TX
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $140

Molly Wang, LPC-S

Philosophy of Care

Molly Wang is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) who specializes in treating alcohol use, addictions, anxiety, depression, and coping skills in preteens, teenagers, and adults. Molly has 10 years of experience in the mental health field.

Molly completed her Master of Education (M.Ed) in Austin, TX. She has a passion for working with multicultural identities and relationships, life transitions, relational stress, and clients from immigrant backgrounds. She also works with clients looking to heal interpersonal relationships, break out of harmful relational patterns, explore meaning and purpose, and process difficult transitions.

Molly will create a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs, utilizing a variety of approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive reprocessing therapy (CPT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).

Education

The University of Texas at Austin
Master of Educational Psychology

Specialties

  • Alcohol Use
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
Monica Gutierrez
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $140

Monica Gutierrez, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Monica is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and National Certified Counselor, under the supervision of Kate Robbins, M.A., LPC-S.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas State University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward’s University. Monica has experience working with at-risk youth and families in ministry, adult individuals with disabilities and musculoskeletal injuries, college students, and young adults.

Monica often works with young adults navigating issues related to personal identity/values, career, life transitions, and relationships. Her philosophy is rooted in existentialism, focused on finding personal meaning and purpose in life. Through this lens, it is understood that there are certain things in life that we can and can’t control. Therapy can be a way to help us develop awareness and identify personal autonomy.

Working collaboratively with her clients, Monica helps them discover their therapeutic goals. She enjoys helping clients explore their presenting issues and concerns, develop new insights, and take action to help overcome those issues. Monica comes from an integrative approach, which means she utilizes a variety of different techniques and skills, tailored to your specific needs. Coming from the Christian perspective, she also welcomes those who request to integrate their faith into their counseling sessions.

Education

St. Edward’s University
Master of Arts in Counseling

Specialties

  • Career Counseling
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Christian Counseling
  • Communication Skills
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Relationship Issues – Single, Dating or Married
  • Self-Development/Values Work
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Ideation
Simone Ducloux
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
Self Pay Rate: $140

Simone Ducloux, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Simone is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate under the supervision of Wanda Medina, Ph.D., LPC-S. She holds a B.M. and M.M. in Piano from the University of Texas and earned her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. During her years working with families to help their children learn music, and her experience counseling adults in a community clinic setting, as well as young adults in a college counseling center, she developed a strong awareness of the important roles that creativity and self-compassion play in helping people connect with their strengths and trust themselves to work through challenges.

Simone has a warm and attentive style with clients and integrates clinical perspectives and evidence-based techniques from ACT, CBT, SFBT, and person-centered/humanistic approaches into her practice. She is passionate about providing treatment for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, compulsive behaviors, and body image concerns.

It can feel lonely and confusing to navigate through life’s difficulties in the absence of a therapeutic relationship with someone who can help you process your thoughts and feelings, and to connect with your inner resources, so that you may build skills to find meaning and worth in all of your experiences, as you work toward your goals.

Education

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling
Texas State University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Grief and loss
  • Career counseling
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma
  • Body image concerns
  • LGBTQIA+ allied
  • Multicultural concerns
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-care
Victoria Bailey
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of TX
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $140

Victoria Bailey, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Victoria Bailey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in meeting clients where they are and assessing the whole person in their psychosocial, emotional, and behavioral environment. She is a skilled listener who uses a strengths-based and collaborative approach with each client/couple. She seeks to create a flexible and adaptable relationship to best suit their needs and goals in therapy.

Victoria completed her Masters of Science in Social Work at University of Texas. She is strong in her advocacy and helps clients with autonomy and navigating the social structures they encounter through their lived experience.

Victoria looks forward to connecting with you and seeing you for who you are in this moment, while working toward the goals and future you desire in a collaborative and nonjudgmental relationship.

Education

University of Texas
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem
  • Couples & Relationships
Wanda Medina
Accepting:
  • ARIA
  • BCBS of TX
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
Self Pay Rate: $140

Wanda Medina, LPC-S

Philosophy of Care

Wanda is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and Provisional Licensed Psychologist with more than 30 years of experience in Texas and Puerto Rico. She is experienced in working with diverse populations, including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and the elderly. She is also experienced in working in different settings, such as public school, university, mental health center, emergency room, prison, crisis team and private practice. Wanda is trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma Focused-CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Illness Management and Recovery, Counseling on Access to Lethal Means, Psychological First Aid, Integrate Health and Motivational Interviewing.

Wanda earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology at Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Her clinical internship was in a correctional complex treating people with dual diagnosis. She has extensive experience treating children, adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and crisis management. Wanda provides a safe and confidential environment where you can openly communicate your innermost concerns without judgement. She will also help you get a better understanding of your concerns and assist you in learning how to process them in healthy ways.

Education

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
Inter American University of Puerto Rico

Specialties

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Crisis Management
  • Parenting Skills
  • Phase of Life Problems
Antoinette Byrd
Accepting:
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Antoinette Byrd, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Antoinette Byrd is a Psychiatric Nurse practitioner in the state of Washington and Texas. She has 10 years of experience working with individuals ages 4-90 and their families who experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and psychosis. Antoinette has experience working in school health, public health, community mental health, inpatient psychiatry, outpatient psychiatry, and emergency psychiatry departments.

Antoinette strives to understand the underlying beliefs and/or the cause of the symptoms experienced by clients to successfully provide the best treatments to manage the symptoms. Antoinette utilizes active listening skills to obtain what symptoms are causing the most distress and principles of cognitive behavioral therapy and medication management to improve overall mental health and well-being.

Antoinette desires to ease the distressing symptoms of mental health by letting you know you are not alone, there are people who care, and will listen to you without judgment.

Education

Seattle Pacific University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
Appolonia Chineme
Accepting:
  • BCBS of TX
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Appolonia Chineme, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Appolonia Chineme is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a passion for holistic patient care. Appolonia has worked as a Registered nurse in many hospital and outpatient settings including, home health, psychiatric hospital setting, Medical surgical nursing, ICU nursing and inpatient nurse case manager in the Tarrant County level one trauma hospital system. Appolonia spent over 10 years as a bedside Registered Nurse prior to graduating with a master’s degree from the University of Texas El Paso in 2015 with focus in Family Practice.

Appolonia has worked as an outpatient Family Nurse Practitioner at the Tarrant County hospital system since 2016 providing holistic care to patients addressing both medical and mental health needs of patients in all age groups. Throughout the years as a Family Nurse practitioner, Appolonia recognized the overwhelming need for specialized and knowledgeable providers to address the Mental health needs of the patient population, she became increasingly interested in the Mental health aspect of her patient population. Appolonia then graduated from the University of Texas Arlington with Post Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2019 after which she continued Practicing at the Tarrant County Hospital with a focus on medical and psychiatric patient care.

Appolonia believes that her years and experiences working at the bedside, case management, family and psychiatric patient care have prepared her to provide holistic care and better understand the patient as an integral part of the care team.

Education

University of Texas at El Paso
Masters with Focus Family Nurse Practitioner

University of Texas at Arlington
Post-Masters with Focus Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston Texas
Post-Masters with focus Emergency and Trauma care.

Specialties 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorder
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive disorders
  • Medically induced Mental health problems.
  • Generalized Mental Health Problems.
Deborah Solomon
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Deborah Solomon, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Compassionate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over three years of experience delivering care focused on the body-mind-social wellbeing of individuals ages 16 and older. Commended for expertise of a broad range of psychiatric and mental health diagnosis. Demonstrated proficiency in comprehensive assessments and integrating findings to coordinate recovery-focused care to promote optimal mental healthcare results.

Identify and capitalize on the psychological, developmental, cognitive and personal strengths of the individual with empowerment to effectively manage your mental health conditions

Let us work together to help you be the best you can be. Let us begin setting achievable goals together.

Education

University of Cincinnati
Post Master's certification as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Men's Issues
  • Military/Veteran
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
Karina Baltazar-Duran
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ARIA
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $140

Karina Baltazar-Duran, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Karina is a Marriage & Family Therapist licensed in Texas and California. Karina has an extensive background of treating individuals, couples and families including but not limited to those with mood disorders, co-occurring substance abuse disorders, children including at-risk adolescents, families experiencing barriers to health care, parenting, women’s issues, Latino/Latinx families, the LBGTQ+ population, individuals experiencing a psychiatric crisis or suicide ideation. Karina specializes in bringing families together, helping them uncover barriers, and supporting them in reconnecting to the bonded unit they were meant to be.

Karina received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Alliant International University in San Diego, California and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in San Bernardino, California. Karina was trained and certified in Multidimensional Family Therapy and Trauma-Focused CBT, is certified as a Parent Project Facilitator©, & has been facilitating parenting classes while empowering parents & enriching family relationships for over a decade. Karina led an award-winning gay straight alliance at a high school in Palm Springs, California, and has been very active in promoting diversity with the LGBTQ+ community. Yo hablo español!

Education

Master of Arts in Counseling psychology
Argosy University

Specialties

  • Native Spanish Speaker
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Parent Coaching
  • Children ages 4+
  • Adolescents
  • Substance Abuse Issues
  • LGBTIA +
  • Girls/Women/Self Esteem Issues
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Trauma
  • Crisis Management
  • Psychosis
Mabel Nwachukwu
Accepting:
  • BCBS
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Mabel Nwachukwu, APRN, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Mab Nwachukwu is a Board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner licensed in the state  of Texas since 2017. She has experience working in psychiatric clinics with clients 18 years and older helping them to achieve their recovery goals. She is skilled in assessing and treating a variety of mental health disorders including Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Adjustment disorders, Bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, and psychotic disorders. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University Dallas and received her Master of Science in Nursing specializing in Psychiatry and Mental Health from University of Texas in Arlington. 

Mab provides Psychiatric evaluation and medication management services  through Telepsychiatry. She is passionate about thorough evaluation, patient teaching, holistic and collaborative care. So, your treatment will be customized, physical, psychosocial, and spiritual concerns considered, medical work-ups and therapy referrals included when indicated. 

Mab is a patient-friendly clinician who actively and intuitively listens to foster a therapeutic alliance with her clients; you will ALWAYS have an active voice in  your treatment and her goal is to provide a setting where all clients are comfortable to communicate their current needs and achieve the optimal level of functioning that they value and desire. 

Education

University of Texas
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties 

  • Major Depressive Disorder 
  • Post-partum Depression 
  • Adjustment Disorder 
  • Bipolar Disorder 
  • Other mood Disorders 
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder 
  • PTSD 
  • OCD
Mandy Davidson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ARIA
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $140

Mandy Davidson, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Sitting with people in their darkest moments is the most life-affirming work possible. Mandy Davidson is a Licensed Professional Counselor who brings her experience as an academic advisor, grief counselor, suicide hotline supervisor, and community agency therapist to support people through grief and loss, anxiety, career transitions, depression, trauma, and self-esteem and relationship issues. She often works with young adults navigating their first professional and personal crises, and also works with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents 13 years and older with grief and loss, specializing in suicide loss.

Mandy is completing Gottman I training for couples work and is trained in Motivational Interviewing and EMDR (to help your brain adjust the way it processes and stores traumatic memories and information), integrating these and other therapeutic techniques to tailor therapy to a client’s needs. She believes therapy is a reparative, mirroring process to understand and really see yourself and learn to untie your own knots. Mandy believes each client is the expert on themselves and teaches them to create their own toolbox to cope with life’s challenges.

Mandy earned her MA in Counseling at St. Edward’s University, and is also completing an MFA in Creative Writing at Lindenwood University because she believes in the value of telling stories to make sense of our lives.

Education

Master of Arts in Counseling
St. Edward's University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Couples or Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy for Grief and Loss
  • Grief and Loss- including pregnancy and suicide loss
  • LGBTQ Ally
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
Abe Clabby
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ARIA
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $140

Abe Clabby, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Abe Clabby is a warm and compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor. He graduated with a 3.7 GPA for a Master's in Counseling from St. Edward's University, where he spent an extra semester on their Marriage and Family Therapy courses. Abe spent the last six years at the Love Is Respect hotline and the National Domestic Violence Hotline, where he has seen the best and the worst that family and relationships have to offer. In postgraduate training like the Gottman Method, he found what some couples do that makes them thrive. They're things that help with a partner, but they also help with our parents, our jobs, and our friends.

Abe works with a lot of good-hearted people.  They're compassionate and want to do good in the world and to help people they love.  Caring people can be taken for granted, taken advantage of, and even hurt and used.  They can be left feeling empty, unfulfilled, and unloved. But with the right mindset, boundaries, and self-care, they can be respected, appreciated, and live a life that they're proud of. Abe helps people care for others and in turn, care for themselves. With therapy, people can troubleshoot their troubles in jobs and relationships. We all have more options than we realize.

Abe uses Motivational Interviewing in a Client-Centered way, empowering people to change the Narrative and find an Existential purpose for what they do and using the tools of CBT to get around the obstacles where people feel stuck.

Education

Masters in Counseling
St. Edward's University

Specialties

  • Healthy Boundaries
  • Making and Improving Friendships
  • Couples Therapy (new relationships welcome)
  • Recovery from Abuse & Trauma
  • Seeking Purpose
Andrew Brandt
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ARIA
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $140

Andrew Brandt, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Andrew Brandt is an empathetic and warm Licensed Professional Counselor. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University. He has been a licensed clinician in the state of Texas since 2016. Andrew has extensive experience in working with children and adolescents of all ages as well as adults. He is also experienced in working with families and couples. He utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy coupled with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy techniques in order to help clients understand and work through a wide range of issues. He has specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Andrew is passionate about helping people to understand that mental illness does not mean that an individual is “broken” and that with hard work they can live a happier, more fulfilled life. He places immense value in the power of the individual and strives to help clients to recognize their strength and value.

Andrew’s personal passions include exercise, spending time outdoors and cheering on his favorite sports teams – the Milwaukee Brewers, Wisconsin Badgers, and the Green Bay Packers.

Education

Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology
Carinal Stritch University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting
  • Crisis Management
  • Trauma
  • Relationships, couples and family issues
Charmaine Kerr Mattocks
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ARIA
  • BCBS of TX
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Multiplan
Self Pay Rate: $140

Charmaine Mattocks, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Charmaine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduate of Western Michigan University. She has lived all over and is also state licensed for Social Work in Georgia. Her passion is working with children, teens, couples and families to help them to become healthy families and display healthy relationships. She was formerly a Military Life Counselor so she understands the impact of deployment and reintegration on the active duty or veteran soldier and their families. Charmaine believes that her clients are the experts in their lives and that she is here to therapeutically guide them with proven tactics and tools so that her clients achieve the outcomes they desire.

Education

Western Michigan University

Specialties

  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Veteran/Military Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Cultural and Ethnic Issues
  • LGBTQIA Concerns
  • Marital Counseling
  • Anger Management
  • Relationship and Couple's Counseling
Francesca Zucaro
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ARIA
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $140

Francesca Zucaro, LPC, M.S Ed.

Philosophy of Care

Coping with life transitions, a new medical condition, depression, anxiety, loss, assistance with teenagers, dealing with the military impact of deployment and reintegration? Fran is a Licensed Professional Counselor who offers a collaborative approach where dynamic change can occur. She assists clients who are suffering from depression, anxiety, grief and loss, medical illness, relationship issues, divorce, and child/adolescent trauma and behavioral issues. Fran brings a unique set of experiences. She has worked extensively within psychiatric inpatient units, intensive outpatient units (PHP/IOP), emergency departments, school counseling, and college admissions counseling.  She is a seasoned counselor who understands the need for safety and comfort during therapeutic sessions and her goal is to provide a trusting, relaxing and healing environment.

She believes that individuals can own their happiness.

Fran graduated from University of Rochester with a M.S in Counseling in 2005, and was trained at Strong Memorial Hospital in Psychiatry.  Fran was selected into Chi Sigma Iota, the international and professional academic honor society for professional counselors.  In addition, she will be graduating from Texas A & M, A.R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business with her MBA in 2020.

She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Strength Based Training to assist with the complex needs of her clients.

Education

Masters of Science in Counseling
University of Rochester

Specialties

  • Child and Adolescent Counseling (7- 18)
  • Educational Transitions (High School & College)
  • Veteran and Military Issues
  • Women’s Issues
  • Chemical Dependency/Recovery/Substance Abuse Issues
  • Marital Counseling
  • Relationship and Couples Counseling
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Dual-Diagnosis
  • Mood disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Medical Conditions
  • Parenting
  • Stress Management
  • Workplace Issues
Erin Schovanec
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ARIA
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $140

Erin Schovanec, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Erin Schovanec is an expressive and creative Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Education from the University of Central Oklahoma and Master of Arts degree in Dance / Movement Therapy, Counseling Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School.

Erin has been a licensed clinician in New Mexico since 2006 and recently relocated to Texas in 2019. Erin’s clinical experience has ranged in various treatment settings including outpatient therapy, Treatment Foster Care, and residential treatment. She has served children, adolescents and adults experiencing symptoms related to attachment, anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse. Her clinical approach is solution focused, person-centered, with the utilization of positive psychology and cognitive behavioral techniques. In addition, as a movement therapist, Erin’s therapeutic approach stems from a mind-body perspective, in that there is an inner relationship between the physical body, our thoughts and emotions. In order to heal, one has to “move through” challenging barriers with open awareness and self compassion to develop a deeper understanding of one’s self. This healing process contributes to more meaningful relationships and greater connection to self and others.

Erin’s personal hobbies include dancing, teaching group exercise and running.

Education

Master of Arts in Dance/ Movement Therapy and Counseling Psychology
Antioch New England Graduate School

Specialties

  • Children and Adolescent Counseling
  • Parenting
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Dual-diagnosis
  • Life transitions
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
Kelly Pederson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ARIA
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $140

Kelly Pedersen, LPC-S

Philosophy of Care

Ready to roll up your sleeves and make a transformative shift in your life? Acknowledging that our personal history often obscures rather than informs who we are, Kelly specializes in redefining perception: assisting individuals with trauma recovery & couples with intimacy-rebuilding with insight and useful techniques for bypassing roadblocks. She helps people hone their anger management skills and address the flip side of the coin: initiating the healing process after someone has endured physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) as a technique to treat PTSD, and she assesses trauma through the dual lenses of spirituality and culture. She also uses CBT and DBT in her therapeutic processes.

"Stuck" situations require creative solutions! Solving a problem in isolation isn't easy, which is why collaboration with an experienced counselor can prove invaluable. The details of each person’s thinking may be varied and unique in every case, but Kelly believes that what is really important is the sense of being enough…sufficient…responsible…capable as yourself…on top of the situation. When the work goes well (which certainly is the intention) the outcome will be the same: an increase in the sense of one’s own ability to manage life, and a feeling of growth and empowerment.

Kelly has a clear approach to counseling with people and it relates to what she sees as the ideal outcome of such work. The highest goal, the gold standard of good counseling, is an increase in client morale, a significant growth of feeling competent and confident to work with the feelings and situations that brought you to counseling in the first place. A good counseling relationship has worked when one hears, “You know, I think I can handle this now. I feel a lot better and think I know what to work on and what to do.”

As a counselor, Kelly strives to encourage a therapeutic connection that serves as a "secure base", enabling you to challenge your misconceptions about yourself and refocus on your strengths. She believes that accessing new experiences in the context a therapeutic relationship can help us rewire our brains-and our lives.

Kelly an LPC-Supervisor, graduated from The University of Texas -San Antonio with a M.A. in Counseling in 2004. Kelly is a member of American Mensa and founder of the South Austin Pickleball League. In her spare time, she enjoys taking cold water swims at Barton Springs and Deep Eddy.

Education

Master of Arts in Counseling
University of Texas

Specialties

  • Trauma Therapy/EMDR
  • Relationship Counseling/Partner Issues
  • Managing Life Transitions
  • College Transitions
  • LGBTQ Coming Out to Parents and Family Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Geriatric Issues
  • Christian Counseling
  • Religious and Spiritual Counseling
Gina Carlino
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ARIA
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $140

Gina Carlino, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Gina Carlino is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She works with clients who need support while they or their family member has either a dual diagnosis, or is struggling with an addiction such as drug or alcohol abuse. She is passionate about working with families and helping to rebuild trust in relationships. Gina has specialized training in working with couples to enhance their communications.

Gina is a graduate of the Texas State University Counseling Education program. Her work with clients spans a variety of issues, ranging from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, and family/relationship issues. She has a special affinity for working with the elderly and their end-of-life issues. If your loved one has Alzheimer's and you need support, then contact Gina Carlino for a consultation.

Education

Masters in Counseling Education
Texas State University

Specialties

  • Grief and Loss
  • Aging and End-of-Life Issues
  • Alzheimers Support
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Pain Management
  • Relationship, Couple and Family Issues
  • Dual-Diagnosis
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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