Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Carrollton, TX

Meet our Providers

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
Ken Brown
Accepting:
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of TX
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ken Brown, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Ken Brown is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas with 6 years of experience providing therapeutic care to adults and adolescents seeking help for depression/anxiety, substance abuse, anger management issues, trauma, and life transitions. He is a strong LGBTQ+ally. He completed his Master of Social Work degree at the University of Texas at Arlington and is licensed by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. 

Ken utilizes person-centered, collaborative, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and solutions focused approaches to therapy; always maintaining the philosophy of that there is no “one size fits all” approach to treatment as every individual has their own unique set of needs. 

Ken seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you, meeting you “where you are” in life to better assist you in meeting your goals for therapy and to help you achieve the healthy, happy, life you are looking for. 

Education

University of Texas at Arlington
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Anger Management
  • Substance Abuse 
  • Trauma 
  • Stress Management 
  • Life Adjustment Issues
Leslie Faulkner
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Leslie Faulkner, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Leslie Faulkner is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas who helps people struggling with life transitions, low mood, or anxiety. She specializes in helping people figure out a new direction in their career, relationships, or life goals. Leslie completed her Master’s in Art Therapy from the University of Louisville, and she is excited to meet with you to help you achieve your goals.

Leslie combines traditional solution focused and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy approaches with other expressive interventions such as art and writing to meet each client’s unique set of needs and goals.

Leslie seeks to build a supportive and caring relationship with her clients in order to help them learn skills and make changes to improve their lives and achieve their goals. Book now to schedule an appointment with Leslie!

Education

University of Louisville
Master's in Art Therapy

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Grief and Loss
  • LGBTQIA
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
Vanessa Longoria-Carter
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ARIA
  • BCBS of TX
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Vanessa Longoria-Carter, LPC, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Vanessa Longoria-Carter is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist. She has received additional training through The Center for Anger Resolution to obtain the credentials of Certified Anger Resolution Therapist. She has received training in EMDR, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She is also certified in Hypnotherapy. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and then received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Tarleton State University-Central Texas.

Vanessa has provided therapeutic services in a variety of settings including outpatient, intensive outpatient, community based, home based, and school based. She has worked as a clinical supervisor to graduate level interns providing individual, group, and family counseling in adult and child focused facilities. During her training she worked almost exclusively with military families and their surrounding communities. Vanessa has specialized training and experience in the areas of child welfare, child abuse prevention and intervention, domestic violence prevention and intervention, divorce with dignity, solution-focused therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, foster care and adoptions, blended families, immigration, and couples therapy for couples struggling with infidelity.

Vanessa believes that every client is unique and it is important to ensure the client is utilizing the strengths they already have in order to empower growth and positive change. As a therapist she hopes to help clients build a strong foundation so that they can continue to make positive changes even after they are no longer receiving services.

Education

Tarleton State University-Central Texas
Masters in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Couples
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • ADHD
  • EMDR
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
Kimberly Richter
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • ARIA
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kimberly Richter, LPC-S, RPT

Philosophy of Care

Kimberly Richter is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist in the state of Texas who has 18 years’ experience collaborating with adults and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, adoption issues and school issues. Kim is also an EMDR trained therapist. She completed her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and soon to finish her PhD in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University.

Kim utilizes relational, collaborative, evidence, strength based, cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and play focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to meet the needs of every unique individual and family.

Kim strives to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths. Kim believes the answers to your struggles lie within you and she works with you to bring those answers to the surface.

Education

Capella University
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • School issues
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Adoption issues
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

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