Meet Our Providers

Antoinette Byrd
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • 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 experiences 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 using 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:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • 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.
Azadeh Shirgir
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $119

Azadeh Shirgir, LPC

**Azadeh offers therapy services in English and Farsi

Philosophy of Care

Azadeh Shirgir is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas who has 7 years experience partnering with adults and teens seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship issues. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from CUNY College of Staten Island. She also has a background in teaching English at the college level for many years.

Azadeh utilizes relational, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness-based approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual.

Azadeh seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire. Her favorite quote is by Mary Oliver: “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

Education

CUNY College of Staten Island
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Anger Management
Britje' Montgomery
Accepting:
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Britje’ Montgomery, LPC

Philosophy of Care 

Britje’ Montgomery is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas who has 10 years of experience in the field of social services, and 6 years of experience partnering with adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and stress management. She completed a Bachelors of Science degree in psychology from Alcorn State University and received her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of North Texas at Dallas. 

Through, relational, collaborative, strength based, mindfulness based, cognitive behavioral, solution and emotionally focused approaches to therapy, it is her purpose to provide a non-judgmental, encouraging space to help you feel rejuvenated, recharged and empowered. 

With understanding and compassion she welcomes individuals, couples and families facing a variety of challenges to assist in building on your strengths, collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living your best life as the best you.  

Education

Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
University of North Texas at Dallas

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Anger management
Dee Simmons
Accepting:
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Dee Simmons, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Denikequia Simmons is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas who has many years experience partnering with adults and couples seeking help with psychological disorders, life transitions, and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas Christian University and received her Master of Science in Counseling from Texas A&M University - Commerce. 

Denikequia utilizes solution-focused, person-centered, strength based, cognitive behavioral, and dialectic based approaches to therapy with a focus on the unique ability and needs of each client and family to ensure a successful therapeutic relationship.

Denikequia seeks to establish a comforting and supportive relationship with each individual in order to assist in building on your strengths and help you achieve the goals you have set for yourself and your family. 

Education

Texas A&M University- Commerce
Master of Science in Counseling

Specialties

  • Pre-Marital/Marital
  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Stress Management
  • Personality Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Anger Management
  • Mood Disorders
ijeoma Ajayi
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • 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
Jennifer Edwards
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of TX
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jennifer Edwards, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

If prior abuse, relationship problems, or sexual issues are affecting your life and you are ready for a change, you've found the right place. I offer intensive, personalized counseling for those who are struggling with issues arising from sexual abuse, internet/porn addiction, infidelity, and sexual compulsivity. If what you have been doing to try to manage the situation is no longer working, let me help lead you on the path to a happier life and healthier relationships.

I have over 24 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. My specialties include survivors of sexual and emotional trauma, depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction/issues, medical issues, men’s issues, and relationship issues.

My goal is to encourage my clients toward a stronger sense of self. I do this by motivating clients to practice self-care, ultimately leading healthier and happier daily lives. In these unique and challenging times, I especially want to do my part in supporting and uplifting our community, one person at a time.

Education

University of Texas at Arlington
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Sexual Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex/Porn Addiction
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Health/Medical Problems
  • Psych Testing
  • CBT
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Psychodynamic
  • LGBTQIA-allied
Joy Miller
Accepting:
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Joy Miller, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Joy Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas who has experience partnering with children, adults, couples, and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, low self-esteem, and a range of other challenges that comes with impairment of daily positive functioning. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Child Learning and Development from The University of Texas at Dallas and received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Texas at Dallas. Joy utilizes relational, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple where they are at the presenting time.

Joy seeks to establish a warm, caring, genuine relationship with you in order to assist in building on your identified strengths and better collaborate with you or you and your loved ones towards meeting your goals and providing you with the tools to live the meaningful life you value and desire.

Education

University of North Texas
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Esteem
  • Play Therapy
  • Expressive Therapy (Art, Dance, Music)
  • Anger management
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship challenges
  • Substance Use
  • Family relational challenges
Joy Yango
Accepting:
  • BCBS
  • 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
Kristie Vera
Accepting:
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kristie Vera, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Kristie Vera is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Affiliate Sex Offender Treatment Provider in the state of Texas who has 7 years of experience with adolescents and young children. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Baylor University and a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Kristie is committed to helping her clients achieve their goals. She uses aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, person-centered therapy, and various relaxation techniques to help her clients develop tools to live a healthier life. She has worked with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, interpersonal relational problems, anger management difficulties, and adjustment disorders. She has also helped families improve conflict resolution and communication skills.

Kristie believes that counseling can contribute to an individual’s overall health and wellness. She strives to create a safe and empathetic environment for her clients. Kristie will help you find the path to change your life.

Education

University of Texas Southwestern
Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Interpersonal Relationship Problems
  • Anger Management
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Communication Skills
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
Ruby Adjei
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ruby Adjei, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Ruby Adjei is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas who has over 6 years of experience partnering with children, adults and families who are seeking help with addiction, anger, depression, anxiety, life transitions and trauma. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Texas at Tyler and received her Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

Ruby utilizes a variety of treatment modalities that include cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy, strength-based approach and trauma-informed care. All of Ruby’s therapy modalities will be designed to meet the unique and individual needs of the client and/or family.

Ruby seeks to establish a partnership with every client. She will assist each client in creating more meaningful experiences that will generate success in every area of life.  Ruby’s empathic and compassionate approach allows every client to experience develop and gain strategies for better living

Education

Liberty University
MS in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Parenting
  • Foster and Adoption Concerns
  • Trauma-related concerns
  • Stress Management
  • Adjustment Disorder
Barbara Thompson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Barbara Thompson, LPC, MA, MS, Ph.D. EDUL

Barbara offers therapy services in English.

Philosophy of Care

Barbara is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has over 10 years of combined experience with children, adolescents, adults, and couples seeking help with school issues, depression, anxiety, anger, stress management, grief, health and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Houston Central Campus, a Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Science in Human Sciences Marriage and Family Therapy and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Prairie View A&M University.

Barbara utilizes person centered therapy as a starting point between client and therapist. She has empathy for the client and unconditional positive regard for people which means she respects them and will not judge them. An atmosphere of warmth, genuineness, trust and acceptance is valued. A combination of several approaches to counseling is emphasized which includes solution focused, rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), cognitive behavior therapy, and multi-generational therapy. She welcomes and respects diversity. Learning new ways to cope and meeting your goals means a better life and a brighter future.

Education

Prairie View A&M University
MA Counseling, MS MFT, Ph.D. EDUL

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • School Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Marital Problems
  • Panic Attacks
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Bullying
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Family Conflict
Jasmyn Henderson
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jasmyn Henderson, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Jasmyn Henderson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas who has 10 years experience partnering with adults and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, work stressors and relationship issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice/Psychology and received her Master of Science in Psychology at Our Lady of the Lake University. She specializes in Individual and Family Psychotherapy.

Jasmyn utilizes relational, collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, solution-focused and emotionally-focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple.

Jasmyn seeks to establish a welcoming and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire.

Education

Our Lady of the Lake University
Master of Science in Psychology

Specialties 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Relationship issues
Mab Nwachukwu
Accepting:
  • BCBS
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Mab 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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