Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Helotes, TX

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Daniel Bernard
Self Pay Rate: $140

Daniel Bernard, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Daniel Roy Bernard is a Licensed Professional Counselor- Associate (LPC-A) in the state of Texas who has more than 2 years of experience providing therapeutic care to adults and couples seeking assistance with depression, anxiety, panic/anxiety attacks, trauma, grief, and couples counseling. He is empathetic, compassionate, and objective.

He completed his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. Daniel utilizes Gestalt, cognitive behavioral (CBT), reality-based, mindfulness, and the Gottman-based approaches to maintain a creative, thoughtful, and objective approach. He always strives to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple.

Daniel seeks to establish a safe, trusting, and caring environment for you to unburden yourself in order to clear a path for you to find your strengths and values. He will assist you in meeting your goals and moving forward in a more positive and meaningful way.

Education

Lincoln Memorial University
Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic / Anxiety Attacks
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Stress Management
  • Relationship Issues
Adam Dueber
Self Pay Rate: $99

Adam Dueber, LPC-S

Philosophy of Care

Adam Dueber is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas who has 15 years of experience partnering with adults, couples, and teens seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship issues.

Adam completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Edward's University in 2003 and received his Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward's University in 2006. He utilizes relational, collaborative, strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, solution-focused methods with trauma-informed care to therapy while always maintaining the creativity, flexibility, and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual, couple, and family.

Adam 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.

Education

St. Edward's University
Master of Arts in Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
Amy Anderson-Dueber
Self Pay Rate: $99

Amy Anderson-Dueber, LPC-S

Philosophy of Care

Amy Anderson-Dueber is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in helping military/veterans, polyamorous clients, and clients dealing with sexual assault, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, and trauma. She has 15 years experience in the mental health field, collaborating with individuals from all walks of life.

Amy completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Occupational Education from Wayland Baptist University and her Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling from St. Edward's University. Amy served a total of 10 years active duty and reserves in the United States Air Force.

Amy strives to build a trusting and a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients. She has a warm and open-minded approach, utilizing trauma-informed care, solution focused, cognitive behavioral, and narrative therapy modalities. Whether you have a concern you may feel tentative to discuss with anyone, you’re feeling stuck, or you would like to do some emotional exploration, Amy will meet you where you are with non-judgement and respect. She invites you to reach out if you feel she would be a good fit for what you are seeking.

Education

St. Edward's University
Master of Arts in Counseling

Specialties

  • Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Military/Veterans
  • Trauma
Brandy Messiah
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Brandy Messiah, PMHNP-BC, RN, APRN

Philosophy of Care

Brandy Messiah is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with a mission to deliver quality mental health care to individuals and their families by providing a safe, nonjudgmental environment to foster a strong therapeutic alliance with the patient and/or family. Brandy began a nursing career in 2009 as a Registered Nurse (RN) and spent the next 10 years as a bedside nurse in emergency medicine, psychiatry (outpatient programs & inpatient hospitals), long-term intensive care units (ICU), step-down ICU/cardiac/telemetry, home-health, and hospice.

Throughout her nursing career Brandy witnessed the many disparities in the delivery and approach to mental health issues. This led her to develop an intense passion for the mental health population and the specialty of psychiatry. She decided to pursue an advanced degree as a PMHNP to effectively contribute and reach her personal goal to enhance the delivery of the mental health care to assist patients/families in better management and outcomes associated with mental health conditions.

Brandy thoroughly enjoys direct patient care and values the therapeutic relationship between patient/family and provider as the foundation to success in outpatient psychiatry. In this relationship, she will be able to provide you with the relevant education and resources, and better assist you in your own, unique journey in the recovery and healing process.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing
University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Adolescents
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Francis Segovia
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Francis Segovia, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Francis Segovia is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) in Texas and Wisconsin. She is qualified to diagnose, provide psychotherapy, and prescribe medications to children, adolescents, and adults with mental health disorders. Francis has experience working with individuals who experience symptoms of anxiety, impulsivity, depression, insomnia, trauma, abuse, obsessive compulsive, adjustment, behavioral, and psychosis. She has a passion for holistic patient care and has 14 years of experience working with individuals from ages 10 to 95.

Francis completed her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at the University of South Alabama. She spent 9 years as a Registered Nurse (RN) and 4 years as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Francis has worked at an in-patient psychiatric state facility in Texas, a 24-hour crisis phone line, and an outpatient crisis stabilization unit. She also has experience as a charge nurse on an adolescent and adult psychiatric forensic intensive care unit. Francis has great communication skills, is a good listener, and takes pride in providing positive patient care with no judgement.

Since Francis has 7 years of experience working with adolescents under the age of 17, she has a way to interact therapeutically and became a great advocate to children and adolescents. She is able to determine the needs of the patient and provide holistic care. She is understanding and provides patient education during each visit. There is no wrong question. It is better to ask than to not understand your symptoms.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing
University of South Alabama

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Trauma & PTSD
John Joslin
Self Pay Rate: $99

John Joslin, LPC-S

Philosophy of Care

John Joslin is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (LPC-S, CCTP) from the International Association of Trauma Professionals with over 20 years of experience and success. John has experience working with adults, adolescents, and children who are suffering from anxiety, trauma, PTSD, abuse-related issues, low self-esteem, risky sexual behaviors, and oppositional defiance-related issues.

He earned his Master's degree in Counseling and Guidance from Southwest Texas State University (Texas State University) and is experienced in cognitive behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and brainspotting techniques. John has experience working in a residential treatment center, private practice settings, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and foster home residents and parents.

He brings a common sense approach to therapy, utilizing a person’s strengths and motivation to facilitate change. John has extensive experience working together with children, adolescents, adults, and families to help them address life's obstacles together, as a team.

Education

Master's in Counseling and Guidance
Southwest Texas State University (Texas State University)

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Mood Disorders
  • Abuse Issues
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Conduct Disorder
  • Children, Adolescents, Adults ,and Family
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Adults,
  • Adolescents and Children
  • Brainspotting For Adults, Adolescents and Children
  • Sexual Behavioral Issues –Adults, Adolescents and Children
Maame Obiri-Boateng
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Maame Obiri-Boateng, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Maame S. Obiri-Boateng is a Board-Certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner whose focus is working with patients with mental illness in a collaborative manner to understand their diagnosis, treatment plan, and develop management strategies to better manage the day-to-day challenges that affect the patient’s general wellness. She sees patients across the lifespan from ages 4 to 88 years older adults and has worked with patients diagnosed with PTSD, MDD, anxiety, psychotic disorders, addiction, and behavior disorders.

Maame graduated with her Associate Degree in Nursing from San Antonio, her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington, and her Master's of Science in Nursing from Walden University.  Her love for psychiatry led her to pursue an advanced degree in nursing and today, she collaborates with other care providers (primary care provider, specialist, therapist, nutritionist, life coach, etc) to address underlying symptoms and lifestyle factors associated with mental illness.

Maame understands that each patient is unique and focuses on providing personalized care, putting the needs of the patients first, and creating treatment plans specific to their disorders. Each patient requires careful attention in order to shape their treatment plan, focus on medication management in order to achieve positive and therapeutic outcomes. Maame puts a lot of emphasis on listening to understand her patients in order to provide the best care possible.

Maame uses engaging, empathetic, and pragmatic guidance in therapeutic settings and utilizes active listening, mindfulness, and observational skills to collect data for treatment planning and therapeutic interventions.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • ADHD
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Trauma and PTSD, Women’s Issues
MikelaRae Bowers
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mikela Rae Bowers, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Mikela Rae Bowers is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate (LPC-A) who has over 10 years of experience in mindfulness-based practices and therapies. Mikela works with those experiencing deep suffering due to life's ever-changing nature. From parenting teenagers to divorce or grief over the death of a loved one, Mikela offers therapies to facilitate healing the anxieties, depression, and traumas often accompanying these life events. Working together with her clients, Mikela finds the roots of suffering particular to each one and cultivates an environment and framework for healing.

Mikela completed her Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology at Texas A&M University. Surviving two divorces and a graduate program while also being the sole breadwinner for herself and her daughter, Mikela understands the many arrows thrown particularly at single women in our culture. As a veteran, mom, professional, divorcee, and trauma survivor, she is in a great place to help with many life transitions, anxieties, and slaps-in-the-face we all encounter along the way. A lifelong seeker of peace, Mikela has learned to cultivate it even in the worst of circumstances. She also humbly maintains a keen awareness of the thieves of peace constantly berating us all. Through awareness, time, and commitment we all may access the peace-of-mind we so intensely need, and Mikela offers her wisdom, experience, training and knowledge to help you find it.

Mikela utilizes collaborative, mindfulness-based, cognitive, spiritual, and emotional approaches to therapy, always maintaining awareness and flexibility to adapt to each individual or couple's needs. She excels in offering shifts in perception and perspective, allowing for rapid relief from many of life's painful experiences. Also having myriad life experiences herself involving deep suffering, Mikela's empathy is immediately felt upon interacting with her. Mikela’s clients often comment on the experience of feeling totally accepted and “un-judged” right away, allowing them to feel comfortable and safe in the counseling relationship.

While life has suffering inherent within it, Mikela works with her clients to maneuver the treacherous terrain, helping them to find peace and the ability to cope in the face of it all. We all deserve a safe space to process what life throws our way, free from judgement and unsolicited advice. As a professional, Mikela is highly skilled, ethical, and effective; as a human, Mikela is a kind and welcoming space in which you may find acceptance and understanding. Connect with Mikela today to begin your own new chapter of taking responsibility for–and improving–your level of peace and quality life experience.

Education

Texas A&M University
Master's in Counseling

Specialties

  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Women’s Issues
Olayemi"Cynthia" Akindele
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Olayemi “Cynthia” Akindele, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Cynthia Akindele is a Doctoral-Prepared and Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC, DNP) with over 11 years of experience providing psychiatric evaluations, diagnoses, medication management, and supportive psychotherapy. She specializes in treating clients of all ages who are struggling to cope with anxiety, depression, anger management issues, relationship difficulties, ADHD, behavioral issues, eating disorders, gender identity and transgender issues, military and veteran issues,  including PTSD, and more.

Cynthia earned her Master's degree in Nursing from Walden University, with a focus on Family Nurse Practitioner. She then obtained a post-master's certificate in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in 2019. Her journey into the health care field began when she was working as a registered nurse taking care of patients in homes and hospital settings. She had the opportunity to work with patients in various settings, including medical-surgical units, long-term acute care units, outpatient surgery, hospice, neonatal/pediatric unit, and adult home health agency. She also worked for the Veterans Affairs hospital in 2017, and this experience made her more aware of the great need for mental health professionals.

Cynthia's psychiatric approach is evidence-based, holistic, and patient-centered. She'll work to create an environment where you can develop trust in her and feel safe sharing your stories and experiences. With Cynthia's guidance and support, you'll partner together to create realistic goals that can meet your mental health needs.

Education

Walden University
Master's Degree in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Adolescents
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma & PTSD
Suzette Castilleja-Decker
Self Pay Rate: $99

Suzette Castilleja-Decker, LPC

Philosophy of Care

The counseling relationship is based on creating an accepting, respectful, warm, collaborative working environment to guide you to create change for healthy ways of living in your personal journey. The key is to construct opportunities for you to gain insights into personal patterns of thinking and behavior, while simultaneously strengthening connections in relationships. Efforts will focus on helping you explore your strengths and successes as well as explore effective ways to enhance personal growth and relationship satisfaction.

Education

Lamar University
Masters of Education in School Counseling

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and Stress Related Disorders (PTSD)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Academic/Career
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • LBGTQIA
Tamesh Sowell
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tamesh Sowell, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Tamesh Sowell is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate with over 10 years of experience treating adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, relationship concerns, mood disorders, and addiction.

Tamesh received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Texas Woman's University and her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She decided to become a counselor to make a positive impact on the world by helping to lift others up.

As her client, you’ll partner with Tamesh to create a personalized treatment plan that helps you to set healthy goals and prioritize your mental health needs. Tamesh will help you highlight your strengths and improve your weaknesses with her expert support and guidance.

Education

Capella University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Women’s Issues
Appolonia Chineme
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
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Deborah Solomon, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Deborah Solomon is a compassionate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with over 3 years of experience delivering care focused on the body-mind-social wellbeing of individuals ages 16 and older.

Deborah completed her post-master’s PMHNP certification at the University of Cincinnati. She is commended for her expertise in a broad range of psychiatric and mental health diagnoses. She has also demonstrated proficiency in comprehensive assessments and integrating findings to coordinate recovery-focused care to promote optimal mental healthcare results.

Deborah seeks to identify and capitalize on your psychological, developmental, cognitive, and personal strengths to effectively manage your mental health conditions. She wants to work together to help you be the best you can be. You can begin by 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
Mabel Nwachukwu
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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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Helotes is located at 12030 Bandera Rd Suite 110-A, Helotes, TX 78023. We currently share a building with Synergy Business Center Helotes, Club KO Boxing & Personal Training 2, and Jalapenos Mexican, as well as several other businesses.

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Address 12030 Bandera Rd Suite 110-A
Helotes, TX 78023
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